Welcome to the Turtle Soup Spring themed hop.
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Here is my puzzle piece #3
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Here is my puzzle piece #3
I created a layout for my example of a spring project. Here is Buffalo our weather can be so wacky. One day it could be 70 and the next 25. Mother nature can be very temperamental here. I do love living here though. I enjoy all 4 seasons.I love spring for the warmer temps, everything is new again, the colors and flowers. I enjoy gardening as a hobby when I have the time.
The Shrine Circus comes to town every March and it was Jolie's first time going to a show. She had her face painted and it reminded me a butterfly. So I went with that as sort of a theme and the use of pastels. They all represent spring for me.
I altered all the chipboard pieces in a similar way. The frames and butterflies I first prepped with gesso. The chipboard color is kraft in color and I like to have a bright background to start with. Applying the gesso first helps with a truer color when altering because the mediums used will not be absorbed. I then added some Tim Holtz distressed paint in antique linen (off white color). I then applied some Tim Holt rock candy crackle. With the help of a heat gun I dried the crackle. After drying I applied stains in the colors of Tibetan poppy teal (from Lindy's Stamp Gang) and Tim Holtz stain in rose color. I let the stain sit for a bit to fall into the cracks of the crackle then lightly wiped away. I simply added white gesso to alter the flourish photo corners.
For the wood stars I simply dabbed a bit of antique linen distress paint not to fully cover just for a sponged look. The beautiful title piece simply applied antique linen distress paint to fully cover the chipboard piece. I then went back and dabbed in a few places the teal and rose stains to continue with the pastel theme of the page.
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Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, rubber stamps and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.