Monday, May 25, 2015

"Amazing Grace" Canvas by ~ Misty Russell

Hi, Misty here to share a new canvas I created using the beautiful texture and lace ribbons as well as the new pigment powders!

It's been a while since I've created a canvas, and I really enjoyed this one.  I've been reflecting on my faith and how thankful I am that I wasn't written off a long time ago.  There are so many reason's that I don't deserve God's love and blessings, but He showers me with them daily despite my many flaws and short comings...

Each piece and even the process of creating it was full of symbolism.  From the tattered organza texture ribbon being covered by "grace",  to the keys and wings symbolizing freedom...

Even the iridescent colors from the pigment powders and glitter are all have symbolic meaning.  

You can see how I created it in the video below...


Thanks for watching!  Hope you have a great week! 

Donna Salazar Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™
Pigment Powder ~ brown, gold, pink, blue
3D foam keys
Texture Ribbons (organza)
Lace ribbons

Smooch Spritz ~ candle light, latte
Twinkle Dust glitter-pralines and cream

Rose Creations Die

Friday, May 22, 2015

Father's Day Card by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hello everyone! It's Tracey back to share my latest project with you. Father's Day is around the corner, and I have created a card to inspire your masculine creativity. Sometimes it can be a challenge to switch gears to make cards for the guys in our lives, but Donna's products are oh so perfect for masculine creations!!

Tips and Techniques
Donna's Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets Dies create the coolest gears and her new Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™Pigment Powders give a fabulous metallic finish. I cut the dies from smooth black cardstock, then dabbed with Donna's Clearsnap Mossy and Patina Mix'd Media Inx. While the ink was still wet, I used my finger to apply brown and gold Pigment Powders. When I had the grungy metallic finish the way I wanted, I spritzed with a matte fixative spray.

I hang on to my scraps to use for texture. Here I've used bits of Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ Pennant Set (Canvas Flag) and Texture Ribbons (Burlap). I colored them with Donna's Mix'd Media Inx.

I adhered my title onto a piece of cork which I colored with Mix'ed Media Inx. To raise the title, I've adhered it with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ DODZ™ - 3D. 

I simply rubbed these chipboard circles with Pigment Powder. I also dry brushed the background with metallic copper, olive, and black craft paint.

I spritzed and splattered the background with Donna's Clearsnap Green Olive and Wood Stain Smooch Spritz. For texture I punched this grid border and tore off one edge and the sides for a grungy masculine effect. I also used graphite molding paste to stencil a grid design. The card edges are stamped with Donna's Ruler stamp. I used pieces of washi tape to cover the numbers when I inked up the stamp so just the lined edge marks would stamp onto the card. Just remove the washi tape before stamping. 

I use just about anything to add texture. Here, I've used matte soft get to adhere punch waste in the corner, then topped it with Iced Enamels Shattered Inclusions. Chunky glitter or mica flakes would give a similar effect. 

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you've been inspired to grab your Donna Salazar products and try out
a masculine card for that special guy in your life. 

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™
Pigment Powder ~ brown, gold
DODZ™ - 3D
Pennant Set (Canvas Flag)
Texture Ribbons (Burlap)

Mix’d Media Inx ~ Truffle, Mossy, Patina, Black
Mix’d Media Inx CHOX ~ Midnight
Smooch Spritz ~ Green Olive, Wood Stain

Sprightly Sprockets

Donna Salazar Designs
Rubber Stamp ~ Ruler 

Partner Products
Spellbinders ~ Fallen Angel
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

Other Products
Um Wow Studio ~ Chipboard - Circle Confetti

A complete product list can be found on my blog HERE.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

"In His Presence" by Donna

Hello my peeps. I'm a couple weeks behind on my mixed media canvases for the "Take Me Deeper" project. I've actually stepped down as a moderator but I love this project and I am determined to have 52 canvases at the end of the year so I am going to keep participating.

This is the canvas that I created for the 2nd week of May (a little late... LOL!)

I love all the texture and grunginess that I got on this canvas. I used stencil masks from Hazel & Ruby, Liquitex paints and my Mix'd Media Inx CHOX from Colorbox to make this canvas.

I created a peeled paint background, added the stencil masks, then added a layer of white paint over them. This allowed me to remove the letters while the paint was still wet and I still have the fun girly grunge texture on the letters and in the background.

I rarely write on my canvases but I felt like this one needed a little something to the left so I pulled out my Spectrum Noir pens because they work best over painted surfaces.

After I outlined the words with the pens I used my Mix'd Media Inx CHOX to add some grunge to the edges as well as some stamped leaves and swirls. The CHOX dry fast but to make sure that they are sealed to the canvas I added a layer of Matte Medium.

Product used:
Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow, Patina

Hazel & Ruby - Stencil Masks - Central Park, Brooklyn
Liquitex - Basics acrylic paint, Matte Medium
Spectrum Noir - Alcohol Markers

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Spring Diary by ~ Elena Olinevich

Hello crafty people. Today I have a spring diary book to share with you. I wanted something special to keep on your thoughts, plans, sketches and so on.
I made my cover using the fabric and some trims and ribbons by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™.

I combined some fabric with the papers and some embellishments,

and used the stars ribbon to tie it.

Also I made many pockets and envelopes, and decorated the sheets inside.
I used some of Donna's papers from different collections and sprinkled the 3D Foam Key with the Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter.

I also used some negatives leftovers, so simple and on a budget.

as well as some dies, and wooden background papers.

I made different envelopes to keep extra secret notes in 

Actually I combined some different papers there, some leftovers and scraps, and I guess it is the best way to fill in your book with many details. and how do you use you leftovers stash?

Products used:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™
DEnim Ribbons - 
E-Z Stars
3D Foam Keys

Spellbinders Dies:
Grand Peony Creations
Shadow Flowers
Fanciful Flight

Twinkle Dust Glitter


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Create Happy Canvas ~ by Mistra Hoolahan

Hi lovelies, Mistra here with you again today! I have a cute little 8x10 Canvas to share with you today. I've had this preprinted canvas for ages, had to buy it {butterflies and all} but wasn't sure what to do with it... until I decided to play with Donna's new Pigment Powders from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ and literally threw it on there... yum and fun!!

In my little house that is slowly becoming all 'sensible' beige while I'm getting it renovated for sale, I created this little bit of pink bliss just for me... pink is my happy!! Pink Pigment Powders, Pink roses, Pink inked butterflies... and even a Pink daisy thrown in there!

Using Donna's Wonderful Wings Die I cut a cute little butterfly from some of Donna's Canvas Ribbon found in the Denim Ribbon pack from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™, frayed the edges and inked it with Donna's Chiffon Mix'd Media Inx from Clearsnap.  

... and cut some flowers using Donna's Rose Creations Dies from Spellbinders.

These little chipboard hearts were dabbed with white gesso to give a textured base, then touched with some Pink Pigment Powder mixed in a matte gel medium. I used this mix across the background as well and while wet sprinkled it with Twinkle Dust Glitter! I love how versatile Donna's new Pigment Powders are!

Donna Salazar Products

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™
Pigment Powder - Pink
Denim Ribbons - Canvas

Clearsnap / Colorbox
Mix'd Media Inx - Chiffon
Twinkle Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer

Rose Creations Die
Wonderful Wings Die

Thanks for stopping by today, take care of you!
Mis xo

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Strength & Beauty by ~Donna

Hello my peeps! Today, not only am I sharing a mixed media canvas that I've created for the "Take Me Deeper" project on the His Kingdom Come site, but I also have a FREE start to finish video (which I haven't done in a while) and additional step by step photos below. You can watch the video by clicking on the link below:

Donna's Strength & Beauty Tutorial Video

The topic for May is "Sanctuary". The bible verse that I chose isn't actually one of the verses for this week's lesson but I really wanted to use it and it fit so well. "Honor and majesty are before him. strength and beauty are in his sanctuary" Psalms 96:6

I made the background of the canvas with Hazel & Ruby's DIY Decor Tape & Stencil Masks. I've found some helpful tips through trial and error and I wanted to share them with you.

Starting The Canvas

Most importantly, you need to start with a canvas that has been treated. A dry canvas will make it so that the Decor Tape won't stick. I use a couple layers of Fast Finish Decoupage.

 Cut your tape bigger than the canvas and lay it down with the image facing your work table. Slowly peel the backing away, leaving about 1 inch on the right side and crease the backing so it will help to hold the tape flat.

Lay the canvas in the center of the tape and use your hand to rub the canvas into the tape to get out any air bubbles.

Turn the canvas over and smooth out the tape all the way to the edges of the canvas.

Cut the excess tape from the edge to the top corner of the canvas.

Fold the edge of the tape up along the sides of the canvas.

 Fold in the sides, crease the edges (like a present) then fold the flap down.

 Repeat on the bottom of the canvas.

Fold the sides up and over the back.

Turn the canvas over and add your stencil masks.

Finishing The Canvas

I added stamped images on the canvas using my Mix'd Media Inx CHOX in Sparrow. This ink dries fast but when stamping over paint you may want to blot it dry or use a heat gun to make sure it is set. I also used a Spectrum Noir alcohol pen to outline and add a drop shadow to the bible verse word strips. I've found that these pens work best over painted surfaces.

I used an ink blender and my Mix'd Media Inx CHOX in Patina to add a soft blue edge to the canvas.

I used my Mix'd Media Inx in Sparrow on the edge as well to give it a bit of a vintage look.

 I used some Glue Gloss with my Twinkle Dust Glitter (both from Clearsnap) to add a bit of sparkle to the word Beauty. You can see how easy this is on the tutorial video.

 The photo below is the finished word.

At this point I added some Matte Medium from Liquitex to seal the ink and the glitter to the canvas because I thought I was done, but then... 

I decided to add a little somethin' somethin' with my "Embroidered Flower" stamp and Driftwood Mix'd Media Inx CHOX... 

But the design didn't show up very well so I added more with my Mix'd Media Inx CHOX in Sparrow. I added another layer of Matte Medium when I was done.

Here are some close up photos of the finished canvas:

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that you are able to take some time to watch my 

Product used:
E-Z Dots - Temporary

Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow, Driftwood, Patina
Twinkle Dust Glitter
Glue Gloss

Hazel & Ruby - DIY Decor Tape - Wooden Grain & Stencil Masks - Central Park, Blindside, Brooklyn
Liquitex - Basics acrylic paint, Matte Medium
Beacon Adhesives - Fast Finish Decoupage
Spectrum Noir - Alcohol Markers

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Where to find Donna: