Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Masculine Checkbook by Elena Olinevich

Hello friends.

I am trying to create not only floral cards and feminine projects, but I really wanted to make something masculine.

This time I decided to make a checkbook, this is such a fun way to cheer your man. So I put a typical male's desire on each page, to have a beer, fish & chips with his friends; to watch movies all day long; to go fishing for a week end and so on. I guess it's a great way to make someone feel more happy.


So I started with embossing the black cardstock. After that I wrapped the cardboard with the embossed cardstock - the wooden background works great.

I fixed everything using E-Z Dots® Permanent Refillable Dispenser.


I colored my background using the pigment powders in blue, gold and brown. I like the shimmer they release on the dark paper, especially a textured one.



Then I  added some die cuts and topped them with 3 D Foam Squares. I've also adhered the denim ribbon and put it on a crafty tape.

Using my  E-Z Stars Runner. Those starts have a sticky surface, so the pigment powders are hold perfectly, but however I fixed it with the wet brush, so that the color won't go off the surface.


I hope you have liked my idea of treating your man with such a checkbook.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Masculine Mixed Media Card with Faux Metal Gears by Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone! It's Tracey back to share a masculine card featuring Donna's NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powders along with her Spellbinders® Sprightly Sprocket Dies.

It's been a while since I created a masculine project, so I had a lot of fun creating faux metal gears for this card.


Tips and Techniques
I cut these gears from black cardstock with Donna's Spellbinders® Sprightly Sprocket Dies.

I layered several colors of Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powders onto the diecut gears. I started out by mixed brown pigment powder into Matte Medium to create metallic paint and brushed it across all of the gears. Then I made more "paint" blending blue, gold, and brown for a patina effect. I used my finger to dab it randomly across the largest and smallest of the gears. Finally, I created copper "paint" with wine, gold, and brown Pigment Powders to rub across the three remaining dies. I rubbed small amounts of copper across the blue gears, and a little patina on one of the copper gears.

I embellished this largest gear with copper eyelets and a Prima piece that fits perfectly into the center.

Here's a close-up of this trio of gears. 

I mixed up Donna's NEW Silver Pigment Powder into paint to rub around the edges of the card and across the outer black border to soften it.

Rather than including a traditional birthday greeting, I used this encouraging metal sentiment and stamped a birthday verse on the inside of the card. I grunged up the metal with the patina and silver Pigment Powder "paints" left on my craft mat. I attached the piece with Donna's NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Natural Girlie Grunge Twine.

I stamped across the bottom using Donna's Clearsnap® Truffle Mix'd Media Inx.

I layered a few strips of Donna's NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Girlie Grunge Tissue tape behind the gears and rubbed them with Silver Pigment Powder "paint."

I hope you've been inspired to create some faux metal elements with
Donna's fabulous Pigment Powders for your next project!

~ Blessings ~
Tracey


Donna Salazar Designs Products

NEW ~ Pigment Powder - Wine
NEW ~ Pigment Powder - Silver
NEW ~ Girlie Grunge Twine - Natural
NEW ~ Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape - Ash  & Oak



Partner Products

For a complete product list, please stop by my blog: Garden of Grace.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Mixed Media Journal Cover by Elena Olinevich

Hello crafty friends.
I've got a denim mixed media cover I made recently.
I had such fun creating it.


I started with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blue Canvas Ribbon, that I placed on the cover and fixed it with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Crafty Power Tape on the top and hid the edges on the backside using the same tape.

After that I put the lace trim on it and fixed it with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® DODZ™ Medium only in few areas.


Later I worked on the cog chipboard, primed it with the gesso  and colored with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powders in blue and brown.

Then I used her Clearsnap® Fairy Dust Glitter on the top.


I love this shimmer on it.

So after I placed all the embellishments, I applied the gesso and colored those areas with the powders too.


Stay tuned for the pages I put into my journal. I will show them in my next post.




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Monday, January 18, 2016

New 2016 products from Donna Salazar Designs with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Hello my peeps! I'm sharing a quick overview of the new Donna Salazar Designs® with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products below. I'll be creating a ton of new projects and sharing videos over the next few weeks as well.


I LOOOOVE all of my new products and can't wait to show you new techniques. I've pasted a sneak peek photo of what I was able to do with my new Girlie Grunge Gauze and Girlie Grunge Medium on a dress form to show you that there are a lot of out of the box techniques coming your way!


I'll post photos of my new products with Spellbinders over this next week so keep checking in so you won't miss out on getting the whole scoop!

Thanks for stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Monday, January 11, 2016

Donna's Tuesday Make n Take for CHA

Make n Take for Tuesday, January 12

DONNA SALAZAR DESIGNS® WITH SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L®
BOOTH #755 11:00 - 1:00
Tomorrow Donna will be in the booth from 11:00 - 1:00 using the remaining supplies for the 3D Flower Tag from the Spellbinders Make n Take on Saturday. The supplies are limited so if you want to make some of these beauties make sure that you come by early!


Donna Salazar Designs® with Scrapbook Adhesives® product used:
NEW - Girlie Grunge Gauze
NEW - Girlie Grunge Twine

Donna Salazar Designs® with Spellbinders® product used:
NEW - "Big Blossom"
NEW - "Jumbo Rose" (Steel Rule Die)

And I have Creative Team Member, Tracey Sabella, back with her final
wedding project featuring my NEW Scrapbook Adhesives® products.

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Hi everyone, it's Tracey back to share my third project created for the 2016 CHA MEGA Show featuring Donna's amazing NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products!!

This final CHA project is a layout. Weddings are such special days with so many wonderfully captured moments. I adore this photo of our daughter, Elizabeth, with her husband, Andrew, sharing a sweet kiss between the ceremony and reception.


Close-ups and Details
I created this Wispy Gauze Flower and Twine Flower with Donna's NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Girlie Grunge Gauze and Girlie Grunge Twine. I added Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Blue Pigment Powder to Matte Medium to create shimmery "paint" and dry brushed it across the gauze flower to color.

I cut crushed voile (home decor fabric) using Donna's Spellbinders Rose Creation Dies to create the white fabric rose. A tutorial for these flowers can be found HERE.

More of these handcrafted flowers in the top corner.

The wooden heart icon is brushed with Donna's NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Wine Pigment Powder mixed with water.

I colored bits of Donna's NEW Girlie Grunge Gauze with her Blue Pigment Powder mixed with water. I mixed up the pigment powder with water on my craft mat and pulled the gauze through it to color. Once dry I arranged it whimsically across the page and added a few pearl beads which I also brushed with the pigment powder mixture. Once dry, I dry brushed with white gesso.

The chipboard was covered with Donna's Clearsnap Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx, then heat set with her Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder. I dry brushed the edges with the Blue Pigment Powder Mixture, then dabbed on clear crackle medium.

You can see strips of Donna's NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape peeking out below the chipboard which was dry brushed with white gesso.

I  "painted" this wooden title piece with Donna's NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Wine Pigment Powder mixed into matte medium, then dry brushed with gesso,

I cut these sweet hearts from white cardsock, outlined with black marker and stamped with Donna's Midnight Mix'd Media Inx CHOX. I then brushed them lightly with Donna's Pink and NEW Wine Pigment powders mixed with water.

I dropped pinches of Donna's Blue Pigment powder on the page around the clusters, then spritzed with water to add grungy color around the page.

The shimmery hearts are Donna's Clearsnap Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust Glitter mixed with Structure Gel which was applied through a heart stencil.

It was such a delight to work with Donna's NEW NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
products to create the trio of wedding themed projects.

~ Blessings ~ 

Donna Salazar Designs Products

NEW - Pigment Powder in Wine
NEW - Girlie Grunge Twine
NEW -  Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape
NEW -  Girlie Grunge Gauze



Partner Products

A complete product list can be viewed on my blog, Garden of Grace, HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Donna's Monday Make n Takes for CHA

Make n Takes for Monday, January 11th

DONNA SALAZAR DESIGNS® WITH SPELLBINDERS®
BOOTH #1735 11:15 - 1:15
Tomorrow Donna will be demoing the NEW "Jumbo Rose" steel rule flower die to make some Girlie Grunge flowers to give away (similar to those in the photo below). So if you want a chance to get one of these beauties make sure that you are in the booth during Donna's time slot tomorrow!



Donna Salazar Designs® with Spellbinders® product used:
NEW - "Jumbo Rose" steel rule die
NEW - "Big Blossom"

Donna Salazar Designs® with Scrapbook Adhesives® product used:
NEW - Girlie Grunge Gauze

DONNA SALAZAR DESIGNS® WITH SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L®
BOOTH #755 3:00 - 5:00
Donna will be in the booth from 3:00 - 5:00 tomorrow but this Girlie Grunge bookmark is the Make n Take that will be done in the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® booth all day!


Donna Salazar Designs® with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® product used:
NEW - Girlie Grunge Twine
NEW - Girlie Grunge Gauze
NEW - Girlie Grunge Tissue Tape
NEW - Pigment Powder in "Wine"

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Creative Team Member, Tracey Sabella, is back with another of her sweet
wedding projects featuring my NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products.

Hi, it's Tracey back with another project to share with you using Donna's fabulous NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® products. What a delight to get my hands on Donna's new stuff to create with!! 

The project I'm sharing today is wedding themed home decor frame. I scored this thrift store frame a while back and share how I've given it new life. This happy couple is our daughter, Elizabeth and her husband, Andrew. What a happy day!! I can hardly believe they've been married 3 years already.


Close-ups and Details
I'm "Wearing My Adhesive on the Outside" on Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Swirls. I sprinkled them lightly with her Clearsnap Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx and heat set, then rubbed them with her NEW Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Silver Pigment Powder.

Here are more of the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Girlie Grunge Gauze and Twine Flower that I also used on yesterday's card. I adore these easy peasy gauze flowers. There are so many ways to finish them off - from gems to die cuts like this wooden die cut heart.

I mixed Donna's Pink Pigment Powder with Matte Medium to create "paint" to brush onto the wooden heart die cut icon. It doesn't show up well in the photo, but the mica in her Pigment Powder is simply loaded with shimmer!!

I inked up the chipboard flourish with Donna's Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx then heat set with her Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder. An easy way to achieve an elegant finish!!

These cardstock hearts add a whimsical touch to the frame. I cut out the hearts and stamped with a script image, then outlined the edge with a black marker for definition. I wanted the color to be transparent, so I mixed up some of Donna's NEW Wine Pigment Powder with water along with some of her Pink Pigment Powder to brush across the hearts" I created a couple paired heart duos for the frame - don't you just adore how these two colors go together?

Here you can see the entire right side of the frame.

I treated Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam keys like I did for the swirls, but also added in some of her Gold Pigment Powder as well.

I painted this resin frame with white gesso, then brushed it with "paint" that I mixed up with Donna's Blue Pigment Powder and small amounts of green created by mixing her Gold and Blue Pigment Powders together. Once dry, I sanded to distress.

These shimmery hearts are created by mixing Donna's Clearsnap Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust Glitter into structure gel to stencil hearts onto opposite corners of the frame.

Donna Salazar Designs Products

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
NEW -  Pigment Powder in Wine
NEW -  Pigment Powder in Silver
NEW - Girlie Grunge Gauze
NEW - Girlie Grunge Twine
Dodz™ XL
3D Foam Swirls
3D Foam Keys
Pigment Powder - Pink
Pigment Powder - Gold
Pigment Powder - Blue

Clearsnap®/Colorbox®
Mix'd Media Inx® ~ Jasmine
Mix'd Media Inx® CHOX ~ Midnight
Mix'd Media Inx® Embossing Powder ~ Jasmine
Twinkle Dust Glitter ~ Sugar Shimmer

Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ DODZ™ - Small
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ DODZ™ - Medium
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ Crafty Foam Tape - White
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ Home & Hobby by 3L® ~ Premium Double-Sided Tape - 1/2” Permanent

A complete product list can be viewed on my blog, Garden of Grace, HERE.
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Thanks for stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~