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

Monday, July 14, 2014

"Families Are . . ." Layout by ~ Mistra Hoolahan

After a little DSD holiday I'm back and today I have a simple little layout share using lovely
cream, brown and denim tones.

Donna's papers are always fun, especially when teamed up with snippets from her
Crafty Chronicles, which you must read before cutting up!!


I must apologise for the photo not being spot on colour wise, it's mid-winter here in
Australia and trying to capture that 'just right' light proved difficult today.


I created a ruffle for this one, again LOL, but they just suit Donna's papers so well!  I've also created a "Worn Rose" using Donna's Rose Creations Die from Spellbinders.


The Chronicle paper and tag edges were inked with Donna's Mixed Media Inx in
Denim, it's just that right shade of blue.

Under the photo and main paper layers I've also added seem denim snippets, crochet lace, Chronicles snippets and some tags.  Just adding in these little touches between the layers helps to develop interest and lots of wonderful layered texture.

I have missed you all and will see you again soon!!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

"You & Me" Layout using July Sketch-n-Color by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone. Its Tracey here to share a wedding layout of our daughter, Elizabeth and her husband on their wedding day. I've used the July Sketch N Color for inspiration.

"You & Me"
You & Me Shabby Chic Layout by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar.

July Sketch-n-Color (rotated)

Tips and Techniques
You & Me Shabby Chic Layout by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar. Open Lace Rose, Bitty Blossoms
I've created all the flowers using Donna's Spellbinder dies. A tutorial for my Open Lace Rose using her Grand Peony and Rose Creation dies can be found HERE. I've added a couple extra layers here, but the process is the same.

You & Me Shabby Chic Layout by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar. Bitty Blossoms
The smaller flowers are created with Donna's Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies and Mix'd Media Stax 2 mulberry paper. 

You & Me Shabby Chic Layout by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar. Die Cuts and Alpha
I used Donna's Art Gone Wild Heart Applique stamp to heat emboss this pretty heart image on a die cut diamond.

You & Me Shabby Chic Layout by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar. Mix'd Media Inx
I just love happy mistakes. I stamped this Lace Corner with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The image faded into the background. I really wanted this image to show up, so I misted the squares with water, then spritzed with Donna's Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz and the embossed image now pops.

Normally I ink these sweet chipboard alphas, but love the way they show up on the page so beautifully in their natural state. 

Each of my squares is hand stitched around the edge and then distressed with Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you've been inspired to grab some of your Donna Salazar Products and our July Sketch to created a layout of your fave photos. 

~ Blessings ~


Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studio ~ Natural Beauty Collection
GCD Studio ~ Mix'd Media Stax 2, Mulberry Paper
GCD Studio ~ Botanique Collection
GCD Studio ~ Chipboard Alphas - Fun and Funky
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Denim, Pewter, Peridot, Jasmine
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Denim
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Sea Breeze
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders ~ Grand Peony
Spellbinders ~ Rose Creations
Art Gone Wild ~ Heart Appliqué Stamp
Art Gone Wild ~ Crackle Stamp
Art Gone Wild ~ Lace Corner
Zutter Distrezz-It-All

Other Products
Clearsnap ~  Clear Embossing Powder
Spellbinders ~ Foliage
Spellbinders ~ Decorative Labels One
Lace ~ Stash
Spare-Parts ~ Antique Gemstone Brads, Antique Silver/Clear
DMC ~ Embroidery Floss
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Premium Craft Glue; Zapdots - Clear 1/2" Round

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day!!!


To all of my USA peeps... I hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!!!

Smooches ~D~



Thursday, July 3, 2014

Birthday Mini Album by ~ Elena Olinevich

Hello friends.

Today I have something special to share with you. You know being a scrappy mom means that you need to involve something special for all your relatives and friends, and every time you are supposed to be more and more creative.

 Well, I have a very strict judge of all of my creations, it's my darling daughter, and this month she will turn 8 years old. So I guess she is waiting for something extraordinary as she does almost every year and on every special date.

 So I made this, well, actually I don't know what name suits my creations best.

 Actually it is a mini album, but I am going to covert it into a card with some notes from me and my hubby, so I tried to make it look unusual, so that she can like it and open every time when she wants to read something that we wish her and expect from her.

I combined several collections there and made some embellishments
using flowers and clear acrylic banners.
I did some fussy cutting from Fun & Funky 6x6 paper pad collection.

So when you open it you can see some hidden pages. I put some space
for my notes that I will make later

I made some silhouette cutting from the photos, me with a belly (I was waiting for our son at the time when the photo has been taken),  my hubby and my daughter that embraced my belly and my knees.

I will put some kind words into those clouds, as they will look as my or her
thoughts that are flying in the sky.
 More space for more words....
I inked all the edges with Mix'd Media Inks and colored the background with Gelatos.
and some space for wishing her a happy birthday.

Hope you have liked my project today.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July's Sketch-n-Color Challenge

Hello my peeps! I have another FABULOUS sketch by the lovely and talented Mistra Hoolahan. I absolutely HEART 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 July. 
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...



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