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This layout made me tear up a few times during the design process. Every time I looked at the photos I vividly remembered anticipating the birth of our third granddaughter and her first "hellos" and kisses from joyous family members.

I experimented with different distressing techniques on some of the new Artisan Element Swirls from Pink Paislee and ended up with something I really like.

Here's what I did:
1) Brush each element evenly and lightly with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint - let dry for about an hour.

2) Daub surface with Walnut Stain to expose the crackle.

3) Lightly spray with Glimmer mist in the following order with the following colors: Cherry Limeade, Burnt Red, Haunted Shadows.

4) Daub the colors into the crevices until you get the look you desire. I used a paper towel.

5) Daub black ink around the edges of each element

6) Add clear jewels as desired.

These elements are pliable (like a fine off-white rubber), accept colors and can be written on. Pretty fun!

Thanks for looking.