Sunday, January 25, 2015

Love Art Journal by ~ Misty Russell

Hi, Misty here today to share a journal created with the awesome new Denim Art Journal! I was so excited when I saw this book. I absolutely love everything denim so to have the chance to work with an art journal with a denim cover.... I was in heaven! Not to mention it is so strong and sturdy and ready to take on the messiest of mixed media creations, which is something I definitely want in an art journal.

I grunged it up by adding paint and Mix'd Media Inx (refills). I like to drop the tiniest amount onto my creations and then lightly mist with water to get the same effects you would with regular mists.  

Above you can see one of my new favorite DSD products! The 3D Foam swirls.  Did you know you can emboss these awesome little gems?! I didn't try it with this particular project because I just assumed they would melt!  To my surprise they take heat embossing very well. Not only that, but since they have adhesive on both sides, you don't have to add anything to adhere the powder. So 3D Foam shapes are going to be my go to products. Can you imagine the possibilities with embossing, glitter, and now the new pigment powders...the perfect customizable embellishments for any artwork.

Finally, my other new favorite things...the ribbons. Denim, Canvas and Lace...OH MY!!! It's hard to see here, but I used the Denim, Canvas, lace, and organza ribbon to add some fabric texture to the journal (You can see it better in the video below). In true grunge style, I did abuse the ribbon a bit by tearing pieces apart.  I wanted the funky frayed edges. The great thing about these ribbons is that I didn't have to carefully pull apart pieces of thread to create the full frayed edge it was perfect with just one rip of the fabric. I don't think it has ever been that easy for me before. :)

Now to see my process here is a start to finish video:

Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have a great week!

Donna Salazar Designs Products:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Denim Art Journal
3D Foam Swirls
Lace Ribbons
Texture Ribbons
Canvas Ribbons
Mix'd Media Inx refill (indigo, sparrow, pewter, wisteria, denim)
Mix'd Media Inx (denim) Embossing powder
Sprightly Sprocket dies

Thanks for stopping by! 
 Hope you have a great week...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wintry Birthday Card by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone, it's Tracey here to share a wintry birthday card I created featuring Donna's new Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products.

Tips and Techniques
I created these Wispy Burlap Flowers with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L burlap ribbon from the Texture Ribbons. The flower centers are created with her narrower looped lace from her Lace Ribbons by placing adhesive down the straight side and rolling it up into these sweet buds. These flowers are so quick and easy to create!! A tutorial for my Whispy Burlap Flowers can be found HERE

A tutorial for my Bitty Blossoms flowers using Donna's Spellbinders dies can be found HERE

I placed a length of Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L cotton crocheted lace across the card. For a girlie grunge look, I rubbed the ends to unravel. 

To create this sweet little bow, I cut apart a length of the organza ribbon from the Texture Ribbons, tied it into a mini bow, then heated with my heat tool to crinkle. 

There are so many things you can do with Donna's new 3D Foam Swirls!! Here, I've sprinkled with her Clearsnap Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder. While still hot and molten, I sprinkled lightly with Denim Embossing Powder and heated again. 

The card background is stenciled and then stamped with Donna's Vine Stamp in Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx, then heat embossed with Jasmine Embossing powder. The edges are distressed with Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All. 

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Designs Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Lace Ribbons (both types)
Texture Ribbons (burlap & organza)
3D Foam Swirls
Mix’d Media Inx ~ Jasmine, Denim
Mix’d Media Inx Embossing Powder ~ Jasmine, Denim
Bitty Blossoms Dies
Donna Salazar Designs
Rubber Stamp - Vine

Partner Products
Clearsnap ~ Foam Blending Tool
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

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

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mixed Media Card for 3LSBA by Donna

Hi my peeps! I'm so happy to be joining the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L family. Today I've got a video to share with you on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog using our new products. I'll be doing a weekly video for the next several weeks so keep coming by! This video is a step by step tutorial for one of the make n takes that I designed for CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association annual trade show). Here is a photo of the project:

This card uses a few of our BRAND NEW products; Denim Ribbons, Pigment Powder, and the E-Z Stars runner.

Thanks for Stopping by and Enjoy!!!

Where to find Donna:
FaceBook Business, Facebook Personal, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, Website

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Make n Take Card by ~Donna

Hi my peeps! Donna, here to tell you that I'll be doing a weekly Quick Craft Tips video for the next several weeks on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blog. This week's video is a step by step tutorial for one of the make n takes that I designed for CHA. Here is a photo of the project:

This card uses a few of our BRAND NEW products; Denim Ribbon, Pigment Powder, and the E-Z Stars runner.

You can also see projects from the gals on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Design Team using these new products HERE

Thanks for Stopping by and Enjoy!!!

Where to find Donna:

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Awesome and Bombdiggity Canvas by ~ Mistra Hoolahan

Hi lovelies!  Mistra with you again with a canvas to share with you!

The quote on here is one that makes me smile each time I see it pop up somewhere on social media, it's just so happy! 

I've had fun with this grungy style background... book paper layers, stencilled pattern and loads of earthy colour.   First I've torn pages from an old book and adhered them with a matt gel medium.  I've then added some iddy hearts stencilled with a mini stencil and texture paste and overlayed some of Donna's new burlap ribbon from her Texture Ribbons and Lace Ribbons from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  This too was adhered with gel medium. 

The butterflies were cut out of denim offcuts using Donna's Wonderful Wings Die by Spellbinders.  These were adhered with gel medium and once all dried, layers of colours were added.  I've used Clearsnap's Mix'd Media Inx in Truffle, Honey, Denim and Indigo, as well as Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte, Pralines & Cream and Sea Breeze.

These little swirls are fabulous!  They are Donna's new 3D Foam Swirls from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  So very practical and easy to use!  I've sprinkled Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter in Pralines & Cream onto them, and then used iddy drops of Mix'd Media Inx Reinkers in Denim and Indigo to add deeper colour.

I've made my wild roses using Donna's Rose Creations Die, this time I've cut a couple from plain white cardstock and then coloured them afterwards.  One with Pralines & Cream Smooch Spritz and the other with a watered down mix of River Mossy and Ice Rink   The Smooch Spritzes blend well!  I've touched the edges with Truffle Mix'd Media Inx.

And I've also cut some smaller flowers from some of Donna's patterned papers I still have in my stash using her Bitty Blossoms Die.  And finally, after all these years, I can almost make them as fast as Donna can in slow motion LOL!!

I decided to add some interest to the edges of the canvas as well so have used larger chipboard letters to spell out Awesome & Bombdiggity up the sides and across the top... just something unexpected, like the quote is itself!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you've like my canvas today... and I hope the little quote made you smile like it does me!

Donna Salazar Products used:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Texture Ribbons (burlap)
Lace Ribbons
3D Foam Swirls

Mix'd Media Inx - Truffle, Honey, Indigo, Denim
Mix'd Media Inx Reinkers - Denim, Indigo
Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte, Pralines and Cream, River Mossy, Sea Breeze
Twinkle Dust Glitter - Pralines and Cream

Rose Creations Die
Bitty Blossoms Die
Wonderful Wings Die

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

CHA Faith Art Journal with Wispy Burlap Flower Tutorial by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone. It's Tracey here to share in the CHA excitement of creating with Donna's new Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products.

You know how much I enjoy mixing delicate girlie elements with rugged grungy things, and that's exactly what I got to do with these amazing new products to create my Faith Art Journal cover. As much as I adore mixed media, I've never worked with an art journal, so when I saw Donna's new Denim Art Journal with yummy thick chipboard pages, I knew this was my chance to dig in and create my first art journal. I started with the cover.

Be sure to scroll down the post to check out my photo tutorial for my Wispy Burlap Flowers. They are so easy to create with Donna's new burlap ribbon from the Texture Ribbons!!

Faith Art Journal

In my typical fashion, I altered the denim cover dramatically. What I love is that you can still see the texture and bits of blue denim peeking through. You can literally let your imagination run wild with this fabulous Denim Art Journal. It is a generous 8 x 10 inches and contains 6 thick chipboard pages, which means one side for every month of the year, so you could create a calendar, planner, mini album, mixed media art journal . . .  I plan to create art pages for some of my favorite Scripture verses, so stay tuned to see what I come up with. 

Tips and Techniques
I created the Wispy Burlap Flowers from Donna's new burlap ribbon from the Texture Ribbons. They are so easy to create!! I've included a step by step tutorial, so be sure to scroll down to check it out so you can make some of your own! I was inspired by burlap flowers created by Cool2Scrap found HERE.

I wanted to accent with denim elements, so used Donna's denim products by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L to created these sweet flowers. Those products are her denim sheets (packaged in the Pennant Set) and the blue denim like ribbon from the Canvas Ribbons. They are different weights and colors so give a different feel even though they are the same size. I used the Clover 1 1/2" Kanzashi Flower Maker for a template. The finished flowers are dry brushed with gesso, and sprinkled with Twinkle Dust Glitter. I also tucked in a rhinestone broach from my jewelry findings collection.

Yes, Donna also designed adhesive products as well!! I used her new 3D Foam Swirls to tuck in under each of my denim flowers. I sprinkled a combination of Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powders in Honey and Denim across the adhesive surface and heat set. They paired beautifully with the chipboard piece I embossed similarly after inking with Mix'd Media Inx.

Here you can see the beautiful texture and bits of blue denim showing through. Donna has two cotton laces packaged together including this looped lace and the crocheted lace seen in the following photo. Like most lace, it's treated with sizing to keep it's lovely shape. The sizing needs to be removed for it to accept color. I rubbed the lace gently in warm water then pressed between two towels to remove most of the water then colored with diluted Pralines and Cream Smooch Spritz.

I dabbed the corner of the page, lace, and the trio of butterflies along the side with Glue Gloss and sprinkled with Twinkle Dust Glitter. 

My embossed chipboard letters are in the same color family as the background, so I used the gorgeous colored crochet lace to provide contrast. 

The Denim Art Journal's cover was painted with white gesso, leaving some areas of denim peeking through. I set this aside to dry while I created my flowers. Next I adhered pieces of printed tissue paper and dictionary paper from Donna's older Mix'd Media Stax 2 pad. (Can you find the denim definition??) Finally I stenciled with Mix'd Media Inx, then sprinkled lightly with coordinating Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powders, then dry brushed lightly with more gesso. Around the cluster area I brushed on diluted Pralines and Cream Smooch Spritz.

Finally, I dabbed gel medium across the page then sprinkled with a mix of microbeads and chunky glass glitter. 

Wispy Burlap Flower Tutorial

Supply List
Donna Salazar ~ Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L - burlap ribbon from Texture Ribbons
Tacky quick drying glue of choice (I used Helmar 450)
Trinket for flower center.

Step 1. Cut an 8 1/2 inch length of Donna’s Burlap Ribbon. (no photo)

Step 2. Pull out the length wise threads of burlap, leaving the stitched edge threads in place. 

***Tip*** When you get to the threads near the edges, they may be caught at one end in the  edge stitching. Just snip off the thread being careful not to cut into the stitched edge and then pull the thread out.

Here's another close up of what it looks like as you pull this thread out.

Here's what it looks like with all the threads pulled out.

Step 3. Place a bead of quick drying tacky glue down one of the stitched edges. (My preference is Helmar 450 Quick Drying Adhesive.) 

Step 4. Fold the burlap in half lengthwise placing the other stitched edge over the glued edge as shown in the photo. 

***Tip*** It is inevitable that some of the cross threads on each end will come out. Once you glue the two sides together, you can trim off any excess stitched edge that extends out past the loops.

Step 5. Place another bead of glue down the stitched edge.

Step 6. Starting at one end, roll the glued edge to form your flower. I left a small opening (about 1/4 inch) in the center so it would be easier to add a button or gem. You wouldn’t need to leave an opening or could leave an even larger opening depending on the look you desire.

Bottom view of rolled up flower.

Top view of rolled up flower.

You can try different lengths of Burlap Ribbon to change the fullness of your flowers. For a more open flower, use your fingers to open up the flower pushing the loops from the center outward, then place a heavy book on the open flower, letting it sit over night

View after fluffing/pushing out loops.

Glittered with crystal bead center.

Thanks for stopping by today for CHA inspiration.
I hope you're as excited as I am about Donna's new
girlie grunge Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products!!

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Denim Art Journal
Canvas Ribbons
Pennant Set (denim colored)
Texture Ribbons (burlap)
3D Foam Swirls
Lace Ribbons (Both types)
Mix’d Media Inx – Denim, Truffle
Mix’d Media Inx Embossing Powder – Truffle, Denim, Honey
Smooch Spritz – Pralines and Cream
Twinkle Dust Glitter – Sugar Shimmer

Partner Products
Clearsnap ~ Glue Gloss
Clearsnap ~ Foam Applicators

Monday, January 12, 2015

CHA Up-cycled Denim Apron - by Mistra Hoolahan

Hi again lovelies... I have some more CHA yummies to share with you today!

I really can't remember being so excited about a NEW release as I have this one.  I love adding textiles to my work and to have all these fabulous clean, but grungy elements waiting to be played with and transformed got my mojo running again!  Hey, I even got the sewing machine out!

When I opened my parcel of the NEW releases by Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L there was instant love!  The NEW Pennant Set with Denim Sheets and Canvas Flags were just what I'd been waiting for to finish this up-cycled denim apron I started about 8 months ago!

I frayed the edges of the sheets and banners a little to match the very frayed uneven edges of my apron.  {Can't sew a straight line equals distressed and frayed edges as a unique Mistra style, and I like it like that - LOL}

I stitched the Denim Sheets and Canvas Flags together onto some of the NEW Lace Ribbons, and then have stitched this to my apron.  Aside from fraying edges, I've kept the finish clean... mainly because this apron is going to have it's own colours added as I work in it!  It will never look this clean again, I'm sure.

I created this cute little flower from some of the NEW Canvas Ribbons, this blue one is lovely and soft, like old worn chambray... it's beautiful to work with.

And I also created another flower in the same design style, using the NEW organza ribbon from the Texture Ribbons.  It's a lovely soft organza, so it too worked so well for creating the handmade flower!

I'm still creating away with all the new products, pushing how grungey I can make all these gorgeous textiles... so far, they're holding up to everything I can throw at them, love it!!   If you're lucky enough to be at CHA, look for  Donna to see IRL just how fabulous her new yummies are... and say hi from me.  Hopefully next year I'll be able to say hi myself!!  Thanks for stopping in again today, see you soon!

Product used
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Lace Ribbons
Texture Ribbons
Canvas Ribbons
Pennant Set