Wednesday, 23 June 2010

My Brother

My brother and I share a birthday......3 years apart.....pretty cool as an adult.......I'm not likely to forget it's his birthday next week!!
Probably not so cool as a child......never having your own special day.
My brother isn't into crafts........he's a photographer.......not his day job.......but he's very good.........and he sells his photographs.
My brother collects paintings......mainly Eastern European......mainly rather ghoulish and macabre......so much so that his wife made him take them down after their daughter was born......she thought they might frighten a child.
My brother tends to wear bright,retro shirts......usually designer......always from charity shops.....he has about 50!!!!
My brother doesn't watch DVDs......only videos......he has an enormous collection....added to weekly from the charity shops.....the same goes for his vast collection of vinyl records.....his wife despairs of his 'collections'.
My brother doesn't do 'cute' at all........but if he did like crafts.....I think he'd probably approve of Tim Holtz.

So that's what he's getting.........I coloured some photo paper with alcohol inks and a little Perfect Pearls.......and then stamped on the image before layering it all up.......the papers are all 7 Gypsies....the stamps all Lord Tim's......I masked the writing part of the ticket stamp so that I could write Happy Birthday on it.
Just hope he likes it.

20 comments:

Cheri said...

Happy Birthday Jacky! :)

Amy said...

Wow! Your Mum would have been one busy lady :-) I've just made 4 doz cupcakes for the four-year-old-to-be, we have playgroups and pre-school sharing, your Mum must have been so busy with two of you on the same day! I agree though - very cool as an adult ... so, is the big day next week some time? Don't forget to let us know :-)

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely COOL!!!! Your brother is going to love it. Happy Birthday to both of you.

Deb said...

What a great tribute to your brother in this post, Jacky. :o) And I love the card you have created. Very clever layering of the alcohol inks with the stamp on top.

I'll wish you happy birthday now (and your brother too)...but will hope to see you post something when it's your actual birthday so we can wish you a happy day then as well. xo

Tracy said...

It sounds like this will really fit the bill for your brother.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Lauren Hatwell said...

How great. My two boys were due on the same day two years apart but, of course, conspired to be two weeks apart! Hope you and your brother have a fabulous birthday Jackie. Your brother sounds like a cool guy. He will love your card. How can you not like craft? His saving grace is that he is obviously creative so I won't deploy The Killer Spaniels ;oD
Lauren x

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love hearing about your family. Your brother sounds like quite an interesting chap, and Tim's Photo Studio a perfect fit for him! Four of us siblings all have birthdays within three weeks of each other, and I always felt a bit of a short short shrift.
Rinda

Sian said...

So Happy Birthday for next week then Jacky! I can imagine that sharing is more fun now than it used to be. My brother, sister and I are 22nd, 23rd and 24th tho' different months, but it is easy to remember.

I really enjoyed reading your loving little portrait of your brother. He sounds like quite the character.

Heather said...

Your brother does sound very interesting but dare I say eccentric!! I hope he appreciates the time & effort of your beautiful card :) xx

Kathyk said...

What's not to love? It's a fab card - if he doesn't like it - can I have it?
Happy Birthday Jacky (as they say "the cards in the post"!)

Kathyk

Denise said...

I love it, I would be chuffed to get a card like that and I think your brother will love it. Happy early birthday Jacky xx

AuroraDawn said...

Happy Birthday to both you and your brother for next week Jacky - fabulous card I know your brother will just love it!

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm sure he'll love it! What's not to love?!! He sounds a real cool individual...I was only thinking the other day if anyone out there still watches Video's, as we have about a million in the loft from the boys early years & no 'working' VCR!!! One day they'll be collectors items...or not as the case may be?!!! have a wonderful birthday yourself too!

pinky said...

Its stunning Jacky, your brother sounds so cool and funky.
Pinky

SarahLP said...

Fabulous card, Jacky... I'm loving that photo paper/alcohol ink technique! Great quote too.

Happy birthday to you and your bro for next week!

Cheryl said...

oo lovely card I am sure your brother will love it as well. I love the Lord as well he iis so creative, one of my crafting friends has just come back from being taught at RangerU and she is now qualified lucky or what x

humel said...

It's fab Jacky :-) Two of my cousins share a birthday - and the sister between them shares her birthday with The Girl - and there are other instances of shared birthdays in my family, even before you get to the several sets of twins!! I'm glad my birthday is unique within our family circle...

PS Early birthday greetings! xx

judie said...

this is gorjuss, i adore it all, the colours are fabbie as well xx

miscanthuscrafts said...

that is a brilliant card! X

Karen said...

Happy birthday to both of you. This was such a thoughtful card, so many pieces of it connected to who your brother is. I'm sure he'll love it.