9/15/11 - From MichellesCraftBaske
F is for Firebolt! And here is the coolest firebolt replica on the card! My husband and I both ooooed and aaaahhed as we pulled it out of the envelope. The love the gradient background, too. So cool!
And we did a personal swap and she sent an extra!
A birthday surprise (my birthday was 9/1) and a sparklie cupcake. I'm pretty sure it has real sprinkles on it, too. Its coated with something shiny. I love the backgrounds on both cards, so fun! Thanks, Michelle!
Yay, Jillybeans! Those were my favorite ATCs that I've done so far!!! The gradient background was done with my new Tim Holtz Distress Inks.... I took the Wild Honey and Barn Door and just started distressing! The backgrounds on both the "Happy Birthday" and the cupcake were done with my homemade misters. I used water and food coloring in a mini mister to try to create the Perfect Pearls/Shimmer Mists that Tim Holtz also uses (but I'm poor!) I sprayed directly onto the "Happy Birthday" background, and I sprayed onto my craft mat, and then put the paper on top of the spray for the cupcake background. All three of my ATCs started on plain white printer paper!
On your cupcake, those are real sprinkles! I told you in a PM a while ago that I had some of your ATC out on the counter in the kitchen and husband threw it away - I had the sprinkles on a tray and I sprayed them with a few coats of Spray Acrylic, so keep them nice and not sticky and keep forever! Anyway, husband was picking up the kitchen and threw them away. How could he not know art when he sees it?? So, I had to start all over with my spraying and drying and turning and spraying again!
I'm so excited you got them/like them! I was very excited for you to get your envelope because, like I said, these are my favorite so far! <3