Chulo Smit-ten is about my nephew playing outside in Spring 2008. I was trying to walk the tight rope of not making an extremely famine but elegant layout. I am using an 8x8 in canvas to create the layout. Baby Pink (633) Folk Art paint was used as the base color. Canvas was then highlighted with Metallic Antique Cooper paint and sprayed with Glimmer Mist Frost. A thick coat of Tim Holtz Distress Picket Fence crackle paint was used over the surface of the canvas and dried with the hot heating gun. Once crackle paint was dried the canvas was lightly brushed with Folk Art Metallic Inca Gold. The Tradewinds paper from DCWV is seen as burgundy pieces of paper. These pieces were torn and rolled inwards. DCWV Cafe Mediterranean is the green paper that was torn and used as 2nd matting paper. My Minds Eye Lost of & Found paper, 1rst matting, was torn, crumpled, and sanded.
Michael's Recollections lace was used at the bottom of the layout. The words "Chulo" was welded with my Gypsy cut out using my Cricut Expression on DCWV Cafe Mediterranian paper. The words were then highlighted with Tim Holtz Peeled Pain Stamp ink. The word smitten is from the Making Memories 2004 collection.
Orange flower is from Michael's Recollections and leaves are from I am Roses (Thainland).
Prima Say it in Crystal and Pearls was used around the layout to accent layout.
Sentiment was provided by DCWV Vellum Quote Stacks. The bottom edges were torn and saying was ran through my Xron 510.
Spring 2008 tag was altered from saying Spring 2003 and is from a Making Memories kit I purchased in 2003 from QVC. The bumble bee hiding behind the flower is being a held with a brad and was purchased online.