What do you know about the year of your birth? I was so surprised at what I found when I googled it for a challenge from AAM challenge blog... and well, I couldn't help using B&B!!! :)
Have I told you how much I LOVE Buzz and Bloom Chipboard???!!! Really, I can't say it enough...it's so easy to incorporate into a layout! Here I used CB Alpha Shelby countdown and CB Retro Leaves. I applied some crackle paint, let it dry a bit and then sponged on a bit of gold metallic alcohol ink on top. Just to give it that distressed feel to it.
I wasn't too sure of how it was going to come out but I Like it! Don't be afraid to experiment with different things. You may be delighted with the results!