Happy Thursday Friends! Nicolle here today sharing another layout.  I created a page around  a sweet picture of my youngest, Jolie. She’s growing up soo fast. A funny story….the other day she was at the park and she text me.” I have hair under my arms.” I have to say when I read that I busted out into  laughter. Kid’s are to funny. The joys of puberty.

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The stamps I used on the background are the distressed checkered and brick stamps. I applied black soot distress stain and vintage photo distress paint.

Distressed Brick Stamp  Distressed Checkered Stamp

For the sunflowers I applied yellow acrylic paint for the base coat on the petals. I then dry brushed over the petals with ripe persimmon distress stain, white acrylic paint and black ink around to edges a bit.  I then applied a medium green acrylic paint and then dry brushed with mowed lawn distress paint to leaves and stems.

For the picket fences I first applied gesso with a dry brush. I left it streaky for an aged look. I then followed with some rock candy crackle and once that dried I added tea dye distress stain. I should have went heavier on the crackle for a more aged look. Next time. :/

I applied green acrylic paint and dry brushed with mowed lawn distress paint to flourish 15.

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Flourish 15 Sunflowers Picket Fence

A close up of one of the cut apart sunflowers.

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Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog! Have a terrific Thursday!

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