Happy April 2012 Everyone:)
I am so very pleased to tell you all that
as of this month
Birdnuts Mixed Media
1 Year Old!
1 Year Anniversary
of my blog,
and Oh boy has it been a
When I finally decided to jump in both
feet and start a blog, I really didn't know
how it would be received, as this is
a late in life choice that I had made,
and I haven't looked back since!!!
In just 1 Year,
I'm Gobsmacked to say,
that I somehow managed to get the
attention of some
Fabulous Internet Shop Owners
who have so graciously
invited me to be
Guest Designer and
Resident Artist for Representing their Shops!
I've even managed through
to have a couple of my Favourite Pieces
Showcased in their Customer Gallery.
I've had the Great Pleasure of having
a Fabulous Assortment of Wonderful Artists
and Artisans 'Friend' Me on Facebook!
Which I invite you all to
send me a 'Friend' Invite as well!
(Badge on my Column)
And even Better is all of You!!!
As of this month,
over 12,000 Views!
in just 1 Year!
I'm So Proud!!!
So Thank You all so very much!
And do stay tuned as throughout
this whole Month of April
I will be posting all sorts of
So I want to get the month started with
one of my
Lovely Internet Shops
I'm Proud to say that I'm
Artist in Residence for:)
Gail has brought in a Beautiful Assortment
of New Goodies into her shop and
listed more Fabulous Tutorial Classes to boot!
From Wonderful New Line of Journals
for Art Journaling
In a Plethora of Colours to chose from!!
And one of Gail's New Items are
something I just love to play with!
The Crafters Choice
6 x 6 Stencils!
So to Celebrate Gail's
in her Shop,
I thought I'd give you a Mini Tutorial
on how I like to use the
'The Crafters Choice' Stencils:)
for ATC's, (Artist Trading Cards),
Envelopes, Journal Pages
and So Much More!!
For this mini tutorial, I chose the
Using blank ATC Cards and Envelopes
...and a couple of my Favourite Script Stamps
and StazOn Black Ink....
....I started by stamping the blank cards
and envelopes with the Script Stamps....
...then with the
I sprayed the blanks with
This gave me a great starting point for
creating this ATC Card and Envelope....
'Oh Deer Harlequin'
(Yup, Me and My Deer Again!)
For for an added bit of fun, on the back
of the ATC, I used a Library Card Holder
to sign my ATC with:)
The Fabulous Assortment of
and all the other
Wonderful New Products
that Gail has just listed
will certainly get your Mojo going
for some Fun!!
So I hope my Mini Tutorial gives you
lots of ideas on making some wonderful
backgrounds as a start to some
Fantastic New Projects
for you all!!
And do check back soon,
lots more ahead here on
Birdnuts Mixed Media!!