Hello, Creative Embellishments Fans! Thanks for coming by the blog today! Sandi here with you today sharing a new layout featuring a photo of sweet granddaughter, Marianne. Although not an award-winning photo from a technical point of view, it really got the creative juices flowing for me because I just LOVE it! There is something special about seeing kiddos outdoors enjoying themselves in swimsuits and straw hats! To mimic the straw hat a bit, I’ve used the Prima Basket Weave stencil and molding paste on my yummy 7 Dots Studio’s Nature Walk papers.
Here is a close-up of the Flourish Frame 2 as well as the  #summer title from the Social Hash Tags collection … my first time to use the hash tags! I know, I know, shock! The frame was treated with white gesso and then a myriad of paints and stains, TH Distress Paint in Wild Honey and Fired Brick as well as his Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Lastly, a few steaks of Black Soot and my ever faithful Rub ‘n Buff in Patina. The hash tag was treated similarly minus the Fired Brick and Patina. On the hash tag, I swiped my Black Soot on with a palette knife just to give it a different look. You know me, always experimenting.
 I’ve included this closie to show you the fab new Paint Splat Trio stamp which I’ve used in various places throughout the page. My Time Flies Frame Set was treated like the Summer hash tag although it got a bit more of the Vintage Photo rubbed into it with my favorite tool, my finger.  I’ve used some older Prima florals from the Anna Marie collection along with some Prima Something Blue. Then I’ve added in some of my fave Marion Smith Junque and Gems as well as some cute Prima Hello Pastel wood buttons. Oh, and  a bit of raffia ’cause I couldn’t resist! Straw hat photos beg for it.
Thought I’d share another close-up of the Flourish Frame 2. Love, love, love it! And it’s kind of hard to know when  to stop! I love creating as many layers as possible on my chippys for added dimension.
Thanks for coming by today! Hope you enjoyed your visit. As always, let me know if you have any questions. Be sure and visit The Creative Embellishments Store and load up on fun!


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