Monday, December 15, 2014

"A Captured Moment" Layout by ~ Mistra Hoolahan

Hi lovelies... it's been a while I know, life tends to run away with me these days, or is it it runs away and leaves me behind LOL!  Either way, getting my groove on has proven a little harder.  However this weekend I was able to slot away some "don't have to do nothing you don't wanna" time and I found I got my Girlie Grunge happening! Yayyyy!

This layout features myself with a fabulous woman I have been friends with for years.  We met in an online forum, and then shortly afterwards in real life.  We used to spend lots of time together, and these days not so much... but we're still good friends, and she's one of the few people I trust with all my heart.  She's funny and silly and real... and true.  Love you Dizz!

I've cut some petals with Donna's Rose Creations Die from Spellbinders to create my Worn Roses. 

The pale pink one above was cut using just white cardstock and then inked with Chiffon Mix'd Media Inx from Clearsnap.  The brown one below was cut from some paper from Donna's Natural Beauty Collection and it too was inked, this time with some Truffle Mix'd Media Inx.

I love textiles on my work, the butterfly below was cut from Canvas using Donna's Wonderful Wings die by Spellbinders.  I then created a pool of colour using Chiffon Mix'd Media Inx ReInker and water, and dipped the butterflies in randomly so they weren't coloured all over.

Lastly, the part I love so much... I added Twinkle Dust Glitter to the flowers and butterflies.  I love glitter, it would be rare to see me not covered in it after a scrappy weekend!  I usually add the glitter right near the end, no idea why this works for me.  Clearsnap's Glue Gloss makes it easy, just touch the gloss where you want the glitter, sprinkle the glitter and it's done!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope to see you again soon!

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studio ~ Natural Beauty Collection
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Chiffon, Truffle
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx Reinker - Chiffon
Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter
Spellbinders ~ Rose Creations
Spellbinders ~ Wonderful Wings

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Girlie Grunge Christmas Card by ~ Tracey Sabella

It's Tracey here to share a girlie grunge Christmas card
created with lots of Donna's amazing products.

Tips and Techniques
I used Donna's Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms dies to create these sweet little roses.
A tutorial for my Bitty Blossoms can be found HERE.

The flowers are dry brushed with white gesso then the background
and flowers splattered with white drawing ink. 

The layer edges are grunged up with Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All.

I printed out the sentiment using a typewriter font found on the internet.To help it stand out, I rubbed the edges with Donna's Clearsnap Pewter Mix'd Media Inx.

To glam up this rustic corrugated snowflake, I dry brushed with white gesso, then dabbed with sparkle effects paste. To add more sparkle I sprinkled the wet paste with Donna's Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust Glitter.

The card edge is rubbed with Leather Mix'd Media Inx.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you've been inspired to pull out your
Donna Salazar supplies to create holiday projects of your own. 
~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studio ~ Natural Beauty 12x12” Paper Pad
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx – Leather, Pewter
Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter – Sugar Shimmer
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms Dies
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Kraft Card Base – Stash
Doily – Stash 
Corrugated Snowflake ~ Stash
Darice ~ Berry Stems 
Lace ~ Stash 
Cheesecloth ~ Stash
Martha Stewart ~ Sparkle Texture Effect
Liquitex ~ Gesso – White 
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink – white
Martha Stewart ~ Punch – Doily Lace
Font ~ Elegant Typewriter – from the internet
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Premium Craft Glue
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Sketch-n-Color from Mistra

Hello my peeps! This is our very last Sketch-n-Color challenge! I just love Mistra's sketches and I'm sad to see them go. BUT... We have some exciting things coming up next year that we will be focusing on and since we have such an itty bitty Design Team I need to make sure that the gals have enough time to do what they need to do. We'll be making the announcement for our new and exciting stuff really soon so stay tuned!!!

So without further ado... here is this month's sketch:

I hope you have enjoyed our sketches this year! 
Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Candles by ~ Elina Olinevich

Hello everyone,
I am still very busy with busy preparations, not only for my home, but for some bank organization also.

Today I have a decoration project to share with you - there are the candles.

They are quite simple, I used just linen fabric, jute  and just a little of embellishments.

I used Donna's Dies - Bitty Blossoms Dies to create my fabric flowers .

Some flowers are made of fabric, the others are from Mulberry paper from Mix'd Media Stax 2.

I made 5 absolutely different candles but  they look like a set as I've used almost the same stuff.

So if you are still thinking how to decorate your house, check your stuff for the embellishments and dies, and you can easily create something unique.
May your holidays be bright and merry.

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Mix'd Media Stax 2
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Faith Shines Bright by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone, it's Tracey here with a scrapbook layout I created based on Mistra's fabulous November Girlie Grunge Sketch-n-Color. 

Faith is an important part of our lives, and we are so happy that Elizabeth and Andrew are carrying that faith into their marriage and lives together. I love this photo from their wedding where their love for each other and for our Lord shines so brightly in their faces. 

"Faith Shines Bright"

November Girlie Grunge Sketch-n-Color

As you can see I flipped and turned the sketch, using lanterns for some of the circles.

Tips and Techniques
I've used Donna's Spellbinders Grand Peony and Rose Creation dies to create the larger Open Lace Rose flower. The tutorial for this flower can be found HERE.

The photo mat is distressed with Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All. I've inked the edges of the paper scraps edging the photo with her Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx CHOX in Sage - one of the featured colors.

Here I've clustered some handcrafted little roses cut with Donna's Bitty Blossoms dies and dusted them with her Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter in Sugar Shimmer. My Bitty Blossom flower tutorial can be found HERE.

I've embellished this beautiful chipboard piece from Um Wow Studio by painting and glittering. The top and "strings" are white. I wanted the hearts to be a pale pink, so I twisted my Petals Mix'd Media CHOX Inx onto my craft mat, then a dallop of white gesso. Mixing them tinted the gesso this lovely shade of pink. When dry, I brushed the hearts and upper flourish with glue and dusted with Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust Glitter.

I tried a new technique with Donna's embossing powder and glitter. I used Jasmine Mixed Media Inx to stamp out this fun grid circle. I sprinkled with Jasmine embossing powder, tapping off the excess then sprinkled with Twinkle Dust Glitter. I heated from the back of the page until the embossing powder had melted - capturing the sparkly glitter in the process. (If you heat set from the top, you will blow the glitter away before it gets set into the melting embossing power.) It does take a bit longer since the heat is not direct, but definitely worth the wait!!

Here's a shot showing some of my background textures. I did more of the glittered embossing for this other large circle stamp. 

I misted the background with water, then with some of Donna's Clearsnap Smooch Spritz in River Mossy, adding even more shimmer and shine. I then splattered with white ink and finished off by adhering a blend of microbeads and chunky glass glitter here and there across the page and around the clusters.

I don't have any close ups of the lanterns, but as you can see in the full photo at the top of the page. I stamped and embossed these images, then adhered Pralines and Cream Twinkle Dust Glitter so they look as if they are glowing and shining. The title is stamped in Stormy Mix'd Media Inx to bring in the final color from the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by today!! 

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
Grandma’s Garden – Garden Journal Cards
GCD Studio ~ Botanique 12” Paper Pad
GCD Studio ~ Natural Beauty 12” Paper Pad
GCD Studio ~ Family Jeans 12” Paper Pad
GCD Studio ~ Mix’d Media Stax 2
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx – Jasmine; Stormy
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx CHOX – Sage; Petals
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx Embossing Powder – Jasmine
Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter – Pralines & Cream; Sugar Shimmer
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz – River Mossy 
Spellbinders ~ Grand Peony
Spellbinders ~ Rose Creations
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All 

Other Products
Um Wow Studio ~ Flair – From the Heart
Um Wow Studio ~ Heart Strings Chipboard
Lace – Stash
Tim Holtz ~ Idea-ology – Accoutrements – Fanciful Buttons
The Charm Shop ~ Heart Charms
David Tutera ~ Pearl Rhinestone Crown Picks
Darice Sequins ~ Crystal Iris
Michaels ~ Metal Embellishments - Keys
Liquitex ~ Gesso – White; Clear
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink – White 
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage – Glass Glitter, Silver
Martha Stewart ~ Micro Beads – Pink Sapphire
Stampendous ~ N*Studio Stamps –  Brush Strokes; Mish Mesh
Close to My Heart ~ Clear Stamps – Illuminate
Forever in Time ~ Clear Stamps – Hearts Medley
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Zapdots, ½” Square, White
Art Glitter ~ Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Ranger ~ Glossy Accents
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer
Liquitex ~ Splatter Brush
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Take Me Deeper Weekly Devotional

His Kingdom Come is so excited to announce that the preparations are done and we are ready to launch!!! Personally, I am so flippin' excited about this!!!

Take Me Deeper™ is a free weekly journey at His Kingdom Come beginning Friday, January 2 2015. Take Me Deeper™ will be a weekly devotional and verse that will prompt us into spending time in His word. It is about each of us encouraging, sharing and studying the word. 

Each week you will get the opportunity to translate bible study into art- mixed media, a journal, a photograph, or a digital page, poem, music. Every Friday HKC will post a verse, devotional, worship video and examples of how we interpreted the bible study in our art.  We pray that these 52 weeks will change how you approach, engage and apply God’s word in your life and art. At the end of the year regardless of how many weeks you've participated, you will have created a legacy of the faith walk. This legacy will show you how God has moved in your life!

Who can join?
We welcome anyone who wants to take their faith walk deeper into understanding God’s Word and deeper into their creativity. We will begin January 2, but you can join at any time during the year. You can’t be “behind” since this is about your personal journey with God and your creativity. The community at His Kingdom Come will walk with you, support and encourage you!

Where will the devotionals be?
Posts will be on the HKC site and on the HKC Facebook Page.

Where can I share and discuss my preferred art medium?
Discussions will be across all the art mediums, so feel free to check out each art group for ideas, questions, suggestions and creative ideas.

So how do I start?
First, become a member of His Kingdom Come. It is free and the first step in accessing all the creativity on the site. Beginning December 2014, HKC will have suggestions for making a journal, decorating a journal, what journal to use, and supplies to gather.

If I am doing other projects, can I incorporate them into Take Me Deeper? 
Yes, if you are part of the Journaling Bible community, or any other art community or project, you can mesh all the projects together. Take Me Deeper will assist you in reading your bible, understanding God’s word, and helping you learn how to express your God-given creativity.

What about One Little Word or My One Word? How does that fit into this process? 
So glad you asked! Part of Take me deeper will be the opportunity to participate in Logos365™- finding the word God gives you to focus on for an entire year. Logos365™ will be a component of Take Me Deeper.  We will offer a worksheet for you to use to discover your logos365™, discussions about how to identify your logos365™ and how to live your logos365™ out through the year. Then, monthly Logos365™ prompts will initiate discussions about how you are doing living your word.

Go deeper
Find out how 52 weeks will change how you
& apply God’s word

52 devotions
52 verses
52 art projects

Will you walk out in faith with us in 2015 and go deeper?

Come and have fun, faith and friendship for free at His Kingdom Come!

Join us at His Kingdom Come 
and sign up for the Take me Deeper group HERE

Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~

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Classes by Donna

Hey my peeps! If we've been cyber buds for a while then you know that I used to teach LOTS of live classes. With stores closing left and right locally, it was getting harder and harder to schedule stuff. So I adapted; Most of my classes have been online and I've offered a bunch of freebie stuff on my YouTube channel. BUT... now that I've moved to a new city, I have a local store that is the KEY-YOU-TEST little store that you've ever seen and I'm going to start teaching there regularly!

It is called Pages of Tyme and it just so happens to be right smack dab next to my FAVE beautiful hiking trail (with the "evil hill" that is really steep and never ending but really gets my heart pumpin).  The full trail takes me an hour and a half but it is soooo worth it! If you follow me on Instagram I post pics of the beautifulness quite a bit.

So... back to my class (My A.D.D. shows up even in my blog posts... LOL)

Store info and class description
25108 Marguerite Parkway, Ste D
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
PH: 949-455-0555
Christmas Card Buffet
Saturday, December 6th
2:00 - 4:30
In this 2.5 hour class Donna will show you how to set up your own card buffet so that you can create your holiday cards (that will look like you spent hours on each one) both quickly and efficiently! You will also be learning some of Donna's FAVE techniques like how to make her signature paper flowers using her dies from Spellbinders, inky fun with her Mix'd Media Inx, drippy-spritzy happiness with her Smooch Spritz, distressing up your cards and embellies with her Distrezz-it-All... and more! You will make 3 cards similar to her class samples and then you will be released upon the wonderful buffet of girly grunge goodness so that you can make a couple more on your own (or with a little guidance from Donna).

Here is a sneak peek picture of the cards and some of the card buffet goodies in the background:
And here is a sneak peek of the supplies for the 3 main cards kitted up all "cute like" with the cards in the background:

The cards are on display in the store so if you want to see them close up you can see them there.

I've also got a couple new e-Classes on my Girlie Grunge site:

This hand crafted 3D "Girlie Grunge Cardboard Cross" e-Class has a ton of techniques and it is in my Value e-Classes section for ONLY $5. You will learn how to completely assemble the cross from flat pieces of cardboard and kraft paper, how to customize paint color, how to get a crackle finish, how to add touches of color to the edges with CHOX, and how to add the twine, beads and embellies. 
CLICK HERE for more info

This is an adorable house that I'll show you how to build from large shipping tags and bits of cardboard. The finished house is about 6" high. You can use any colors that you like to make it match your own home decor. You get a 15 page very detailed downloadable step by step instructional pdf with photos as well as a 15 minute narrated presentation with large photos. 
CLICK HERE for more info

 And I've even got a FREEBIE class (that is a simplified "mini-me" version of what you will see in most of my e-Classes) so you can get a feel for what the e-Classes are like. 

I hope you can join me LIVE at Pages of Tyme in December 
or anytime in one of my e-Classes!

Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~

Visit the Girlie Grunge site for challenges, giveaways, tutorials, e-Classes, etc... HERE

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