Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Sketch-n-Color by Mistra

Hello my peeps! It is FINALLY starting to feel like fall here in California. We actually get to experience the turning of the leaves in our new place because there are trees EVERYWHERE. I love the bit of crispness that is in the air and I have a burning desire to start baking... after all, the holidays are just around the corner and I can start "practicing" some new recipes.

I have a FABULOUS sketch using some very fall looking colors by the lovely and talented Mistra Hoolahan. Her sketches are awesome! The colors she uses for the sketches are based off of my Mix'd Media Inx from Clearsnap/Colorbox. Below is the sketch for October and Mistra used another one of my FAVE Mix'd Media Inx colors... Patina! 
These sketches are just for your own enjoyment but you can post the projects you make in the Girlie Grunge Gallery if you like. Enjoy...
Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Be Happy Cards by ~ Mistra Hoolahan

Hi everyone!  Today I have created a couple of cards to share with you, featuring my favourite Spellbinders Dies by Donna.

I have used Donna's Rose Creations, Wonderful Wings and Girlie Grunge Labels... these would be my favourite from Donna's fabulous collection!  

I have inked the die plate with Patina Mix'd Media Inx and then used the embossing matt for the Be Happy Labels from the Girlie Grunge Label set, it's such a fun process!  

I love the dual layers available with the Wonderful Wings Dies.

For this one I've used the Rose Creations and Wonderful Wings Dies again and also the Shadow Flowers which I find are perfect to created some background interest.

The flowers were touched with Clearsnap's Glue Gloss {if you haven't used this before you've simply got to try it... for adding glitter to precise spots it's just brilliant}, and then coated with Twinkle Dust Glitter.  Mixed Berries for this pink toned card and Sugar Shimmer for the aqua toned card.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have like my cards today!

Until next time, take care!

Donna Salazar Designs products used:

GCD Studios: Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Dies: Wonderful Wings, Rose Creations, Girlie Grunge Labels, Shadow Flowers
Clearsnap: Mix'd Media Inx, Patina | Twinkle Dust Glitter, Sugar Shimmer/Mixed Berries | Glue Gloss

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy Birthday Tag with Tutorial by ~ DeeDee Catron

Hiya folks :) DeeDee back today with a How-To.

I've put together a little Happy Birthday tag using lots of fun Donna Salazar Products to really brighten up the piece.

The how to video:

Some close up shots:

DSD Products used: 
Clearsnap - Mix'd Media Inx {Pewter} | Mix'd Media Inx Chox {Midnight and Denim}

GCD Studios - Mix'd Media Stax 2
Zutter - Distrezz-it-all


7 Dots Studio
Glitz Designs
Viva Las VegaStamps! rubber stamps

May Arts Ribbons
cheesecloth, adhesive, flower layers, pebble, Micron pen

Monday, September 22, 2014

Life Is Good Layout by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone! It's Tracey back to share a layout with you based on the gorgeous Girlie Grunge Sketch-n-Color created for Donna by Mistra Hoolahan. I hope you'll grab some of Donna's fabulous products and join me in using this month's color palette and sketch.

We recently took a trip to Iowa to visit wonderful friends. This is a photo of the guys by the corn field on the family farm.

"Life Is Good"

September Girlie Grunge Sketch-n-Color

Tips and Techniques
Here's a close-up of the lower flower cluster. I've created the brown paper rose using patterned paper cut with Donna's Spellbinder's Rose Creations dies. The green twine flower is handcrafted as well and a tutorial can be found HERE

The Here & Now sentiment is fussy cut from the Natural Beauty embossed image sheet along with the birds flying at the top of the page, while the clouds are cut from the Family Jeans sheet.

I've also tucked in a few feathers and strands of sisal fibers. I've altered the background with chicken wire stenciling, splatter, and Donna's Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz. I've even tucked in some crafting chicken wire next to the photo, in keeping with the farm photo.

The blue flower is created with Donna's Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies using her Mix'd Media Stax 2 Mulberry Paper. I've spritzed it with her Clearsnap Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz and dry brushed all the flowers with gesso. The "friends" tag is cut with one of Donna's Creative Page Tabs dies.

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Natural Beauty - 12" Pad; Image Sheet
GCD Studios ~ Fun & Funky - 12" Pad
GCD Studios ~ Family Jeans - 12" Image Sheet; Die Cuts
GCD Studios ~ Mix'd Media Stax 2 - Mulberry Paper
GCD Studios ~ Botanique - 12" Pad; Bloom in Spring - 12" Pad
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Denim 
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Indigo
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Stormy
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Wood Stain
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Sea Breeze
Spellbinders ~ Rose Creations
 Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders ~ Creative Page Tabs

Other Products
Petaloo ~ Penny Lane, Ruffled Roses, Sithouette
Petaloo ~ Textured Elements - Burlap Blossoms, Natural (1201000)
May Arts ~ Burlap Woven Ribbon, 1/2"
Darice - Hemp Twine, Green
Darice - Chicken Wire
Darice - Feathers
Decorative Sisal, Brown
Golden ~ Soft Gel, Matte
Liquitex ~ Gesso, Clear, White
Viva ~ Ferro Special Effect Paste - Graphite
Higgins ~ India Ink, Black
TCW ~ Chicken Wire REversed 12"
DCWV ~ Stencil (EM 033-00021)
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Premium Craft Glue; Zapdots; Liquid Scrap Dots
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Celebrating Simple Things Card by ~ Elena Olinevich

Hello Friends.

Today I have a card to share with you, that I wanted to create
for a person who loves rustic style and laces too.

"Celebrating Simple Things"

  I didn't want to use any denim fabric for this , though my friends is a jeans addict. To start with I used Donna's Pocket and Swirls Dies from Spellbinders and cut 2 pockets.

For my background I used a Brick Wall Stencil , modeling paste
and colored everything with Donna's Clearsnap Smooch in 2 colors:
River Mossy and Sea Breeze.

To create the flower I used Rose Creations Dies as well as some leftovers for my background that I inked with Blue Jay and Stormy Mix'd Media Inks.
Just added some splatters of dark blue ink and here it is.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Donna Salazar Designs products used:
GCD Studio ~ Fun & Funky , 6x6 paper pad
Spellbinders Dies ~ Rose Craetions, Pockets and Swirls
Want2Scrap ~ BrickWall Stencil
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - River Mossy, Sea Breeze
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Blue Jay and Stormy

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Canvas For A Friend by ~Donna

Hello my peeps. Wow... 2 posts from me in the same week. This must be a record! I've been crazy busy in my studio this week and I have a canvas to share today. I made this for my neighbor/friend because it is her birthday today... HAPPY BIRTHDAY Adriana! 

This is a 9x12 canvas that I decoupaged with vintage book pages then did layers and layers of inky-painty-goodness. After I got the first layers of color down I decoupaged a couple paper flowers on and added even more layers of Adriana's favorite colors.

 I love the quote and all the textures.

Here is another close up of the layers. You can see the crackle effect here.

And one more close up of the layers.  You can see the bubbled up effect here.
Product used:
Mix'd Media Inx - Honey, Jasmine, Berries, Wisteria, Patina
Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Bluejay, Sparrow
Smooch Spritz - Mixed Berries, Sea Breeze, River Mossy
Sorbet Dimensional Paint - Imperial
Basics Paint - Titanium White, Bright Aqua Green

I will be showing almost all of the techniques that I used on this canvas in the class that I'm teaching at True Scrap 6 "Mixed Media Masterpieces Using Crafty Supplies"

And here is a sneak peek of the canvas that I'll be teaching:

Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

True Scrap 6!

Hello my peeps! I'm superdy duper excited about teaching at this years True Scrap 6 Event. I'm teaching alongside some amazingly talented instructors:

And this is my class...
The “Mixed Media Maven”, Donna Salazar, is going to take you on an inky-painty-glitzy-grungy adventure. Donna will be helping you make your own mixed media masterpieces. You’ll learn how to use craft supplies that you probably already have on hand in ways that you may never have imagined, mixing and combining them to get some AMAZING textures and effects. Donna will demonstrate these fun and artsy techniques on a canvas, but she will also show you how to use the same processes and products to create journal covers, treasure boxes, home decor, etc… You won’t want to miss this totally fun, jam packed, and technique-filled class.

Here is a sneak peek at the "show" projects. My start to finish project will be a canvas. 

True Scrap
October 18, 2014
Produced by Lain Ehmann
For more info or to register click HERE

Food for thought: It would probably cost thousands of dollars to take all 8 classes from these intructors individually. But you'll get it ALL for less than $100*!

P.S.*We have a rockin' special for early bird registrations! Sign up by Oct. 10 and SAVE $20 with code HERO - that means you'll get access to all eight classes, PLUS three virtual make-and-take short projects, PLUS a pre-event PJ party on Friday night, Oct. 17, PLUS full replays, plus extra goodies, for only $79

But that's not all... (LOL) If you sign up before Sept. 19, we have ANOTHER special bonus. You can get access to Heidi Swapp's “Your Memory File: A New Approach to Scrapbooking” from True Scrap 5, valued at $12.95. And it's a gift to you, free, with your True Scrap 5 registration!
Smooches ~D~