Friday, August 1, 2014

August Sketch-n-Color

Hello my peeps! I have another FABULOUS sketch by the lovely and talented Mistra Hoolahan. I absolutely ADORE her sketches! The colors in all of the sketches are based off of my 
Mix'd Media Inx from Clearsnap/Colorbox. Below is the sketch for August. 
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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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Quick Craft Tips - Artsy Assistant by ~ Donna

Hello my peeps! This week my Quick Craft Tips will be all about using up your scraps to create some fun mixed media techniques. I'll be focusing on my Clearsnap/Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx and Smooch Spritz.

Watch the video HERE

Pics of the layout are below:






Product used 
Mix'd Media Inx - Berries, Wisteria, Indigo, Truffle
Smooch Spritz - Mixed Berries
3D Foam Squares
Crafty Power Tape
White Photo Corners
Distrezz-it-All

Well that's all for now. Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

"Pieces of the Puzzle" Layout by ~ Mistra Hoolahan

Hi everyone!

I have a little 8x10 layout to share with you today using papers from Donna's Fun and Funky Collection, tied in with some Natural Beauty.  Donna's papers often blend well between Collections; it's just one of the things I love about her papers!

This one is me. I've just cut off about 12" of hair into a concave bob, and going back to my natural colour... huge steps, but feeling much more me.  Just another piece of the puzzle that is my life right now back into place!!


Donna's cute puzzle chipboard from Want2Scrap actually fits together!  I left these raw and coated them with glossy accents, it really deepens the lovely brown tones of Want2Scrap chipboard base.


I've created a "Worn Rose" to match from Donna's Rose Creations Die by Spellbinders. 


See you next time!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

"San Diego" Layout by ~ Donna

Hello my peeps! I'm sharing a quick layout I made using some "Couture" papers from my friends at Graphic 45 with some of my DSD products from Colorbox, Spellbinders and Zutter.
This layout is of a trip from a few years ago when my hubby and I were able to go to San Diego for a work function of his. The view from our room was AMAZING and the trip itself was so much fun!

In the photo below I used dies from Spellbinders to create some gorgeous flowers (even if I do say so myself... LOL). Flower dies used: Bitty Blossoms, Carnation Creations, Rose Creations.

I distressed all the edges with my Distrezz-it-All from Zutter.

I LOOOVE using kraft paper on my layouts and these cute little photo corners from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L match perfectly and give a vintagey look to my layout.

I designed and cut my own jumbo damask stencil using my Silhouette Cameo. I used my Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx with the matching embossing powder to add it to this layout. You can also see my Spellbinders Shadow Flowers dies peeking out from behind the photo. The photo itself is popped up using 3D Foam Squares.

I added some of the embellies from the Graphic45 "Couture" paper set with one of the swirls from my Pockets & Swirls set from Spellbinders and a little flower made with my Bitty Blossoms and Carnation Creations sets.

Product used
Spellbinders:
Shadow Flowers, Carnation Creations, Bitty Blossoms, Rose Creations, Pockets & Swirls 
Clearsnap/Colorbox: 
Mix'd Media Inx - Jasmine
Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Jasmine
3L Scrapbook Adhesives:
3D Foam Squares
Crafty Power Tape
Zutter:
Distrezz-it-All

Well that's all for now. Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~

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Saturday, July 26, 2014

"Beautiful" Card by ~ Helena Johansson

Hi! I have a shabby card to share with you today, using papers from GCD Studios and Donna's Natural Beauty and Family Jeans collection. I just adore the wood paper - the perfect background for shabby projects!
I have used both the 6x6 paper pad from the Natural Beauty collection and a piece of the 12x12 paper "Family Cards B" from the Family Jeans collection. I have distressed the edges and also painted them with white gesso. I then cut pieces of the 6x6 paper Natural Beauty Cards A and glued a couple on top of each other, with small pieces of cheesecloth here and there. The butterflies are cut from the same paper and I just painted the edges with white gesso and attached a couple of bling stones in the middle.
Behind the butterflies I have corrugated swirls from Want2Scrap and Donna's, I painted them with some gesso and then put on some Fairydust glitter - nice and sparkly!


Some close-ups for you:





Thank you for stopping by today!

xoxo
Helena


Donna Salazar products used:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty collection, 6x6 paper pad
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Family Jeans collection, Family Cards B
Want2Scrap: Donna Salazar Designs - Corrugated Swirls, small
Clearsnap: Donna Salazar Designs - Twinkle Dust Glitter, Mixed Berries

Other products used:
White gesso
Cheesecloth
Bling stones

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Together" Card by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone, Tracey here. I'm so blessed to be celebrating 32 years of marriage with my wonderful husband, Gary, this week. I've created this grungy, masculine card for him filled with fabulous Donna Salazar products.

"Together"

Tips and Techniques
Anniversary Card by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar, Grungy, Masculine
I've layered Donna's papers from the Natural Beauty collection along with her Want2Scrap Corrugated Board. I've inked, then lightly distressed the straight edges with Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All, and machine stitched a border.

The hinge and label chipboard are from Want2Scrap. I've painted the hinges and heated while wet to bubble and distress. To highlight under the sentiment, I've brushed on some watered down Mix'd Media Inx below the chipboard.

Anniversary Card by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar, Grungy, Masculine
The corrugated board was inked with several different colors of Donna's Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx, then brushed with crackle paint. The checked strip was stamped with Mix'd Media Inx and heat embossed with coordinating Embossing Powder. I machine stitched the XXX's onto the corrugated board.

Anniversary Card by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar, Grungy, Masculine
I've used several of Donna's stamps on the background like the heart Applique seen here along with the ruler stamped, fussy cut, and stitched across the corrugated board ~ seen in the focal photo.

The gears tucked into the layers are cut and embossed from black cardstock using Donna's Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets dies. A tutorial for these gears can be found HERE.

The die cut and inked layer is cut from Donna's Natural Beauty collection using a Spellbinders die. For additional texture and grunginess, I painted the key wtih black gesso and heated while wet to bubble and give the appearance of old flaky iron.

Here's one final shot of the inside of the card. Like the front, I've inked and distrezzed the paper edges. The stamping is done with Donna's Mix'ed Media Inx and Clearsnap embossing powder.

I hope you've been inspired to get inky and created a grungy masculine project using Donna's fabulous inks, stamps, papers, and dies.

~ Blessings ~
Tracey


Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studio ~ Natural Beauty ~ 6x6" Pad; 12x12" Pad
Want2Scrap Corrugated Board
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Black, Vintage, Schoolhouse; Adobe; Truffle; Leather; Jasmine
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow; Butternut; Midnight
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Embossing Powder - Honey
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte
Art Gone Wild Stamp ~ Heart Applique
Art Gone Wild Stamp ~ Ruler
Art Gone Wild Stamp ~ Dear Sir
Spellbinders ~ Sprightly Sprockets
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Cardstock ~ Kraft, Linen Texture - stash
Cardstock ~ Black, smooth
Want2Scrap ~ Spellbinders - Nestaboard, Fancy Tag
Want2Scrap ~ Antique Keys w/Hardware, Chipboard, Card Size
Martha Stewart ~ Embellishments - Heirloom Metal Key
Prima ~ Tiny Junkyard Findings - Nail Heads
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint - Clear Rock Candy
Liquitex Gesso, white, black
DecoArt, Folk Art, Lumiere Paints
Pan Pastels
Prima ~ Finnabair Clearstamp
Cloud 9 Design ~ Script Stamp
7Gypsies INK ~ Family Clear Stamps
Spellbinders ~ Radient Rectangles
Spellbinders ~ Opulent Ovals
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote Matte Varnish, Premium Craft Glue, 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Liquid Scrap Dots
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Love Canvas 2 by ~ Helena Johansson

Hi again! Do you remember the canvas I made last time? You can find the blog post HERE. Well, I loved making that canvas so much, I decided to make another one to go with the first. This will be the perfect present for someone!
I have also made a step-by-step tutorial on how I made this canvas, so that you easily can make your own.
Here's the second canvas. The first one had a touch of pink, this one has a touch of blue:


And here is the step-by-step:

Donna Salazar products used: Mix'd Media Stax 2 (script paper and crepe paper in small pieces), Love stencil, Embossing powder in colors Jasmine and Peridot.

Other products used: flowers, resin piece, cheesecloth, gesso and texture paste


Step 1: Paint the canvas using a sponge, just a thin layer.


Step 2: Arrange small pieces of paper from the Mix'd Media Stax 2 and a piece of cheesecloth on top.


Step 3: Paint with gesso to "glue" the pieces to the canvas. Don't paint all over, you want some of the script paper to show.


Step 4: Use the heart from the "Love" stencil with texture paste.


Step 5: Add some more gesso, using a sponge, but this time a thicker layer and only on a couple of spots. I have put some on top, bottom and the sides of the canvas. Then, before the paint dries, add some Embossing Powder, color Jasmine, where you used the gesso. Use a heat gun to dry. You will see that the texture paste will "rise" too, making the heart even more beautiful!


Here's a close-up of the fantastic texture:


Step 6: Arrange the resin piece and the flowers. Paint the flowers with gesso on the edges.


Step 7: Add some Emboss Gloss on about the same spots where you used the Jasmine powder, and then add some Peridot powder. Heat with heatgun.


Here's what my finished canvas looks like!


Now some close-ups of the finished canvas:





And of course I want to show you the two canvases together:


Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you've enjoyed!

xoxo
Helena

Donna Salazar products used:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Mix'd Media Stax 2
Clearsnap - Mix'd Media Inx Embossing powder - Jasmine
Clearsnap - Mix'd Media Inx Embossing powder - Peridot
Want2Scrap: Donna Salazar - Love stencil

Other products used
Petaloo flowers
Prima resin piece
cheesecloth
gesso and texture paste