Saturday, July 25, 2015

"Sweet Dreams" Wall Hanging by ~ Misty Russell

Hi!  Today I have created a cute wall hanging inspired by Donna's "Under the Stars"canvas she created here.  I absolutely love how easy it is to use the E-Z Stars and it is going to be so much fun using it as focal points of projects or as an extra background pattern beneath mixed media creations!

I started off with a journal page from the DSD Denim art journal as my base, then adhered some paper and a thin napkin layer with gel medium.

After adding some texture with a stencil and some modeling paste, I coated it with some gesso and then added the stars (embossed) and misted with candle glow and pink pigment powder...

 I created the clouds using a stamp over the organza ribbon and then cutting just outside the image.

Then to prevent fraying I glued around the edges and adhered it to the surface...

Then, inspired by the massive amounts of rain we've been receiving here in the midwest (lol),  I decided to add pearly raindrops to finish off the project!

Products Used

Mix'd Media Inx® CHOX - Midnight

Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 

As Always, thank you so much for stopping by!  
Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

"Together" Masculine Mixed Media Card by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone. It's Tracey here to share a special masculine card I created for my wonderful husband. Gary and I will be celebrating our anniversary on Friday ~ thirty-three years!! 

While I enjoy creating feminine girlie grunge projects with Donna's fabulous products, I also adore the challenge of going masculine for the guys in my life.

Tips and Techniques
An easy way to achieve a lovely finish on chipboard is with embossing powder. I pressed the chipboard into my Jasmine Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx pad, and covered with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder before heat embossing. 

I hand cut this heart from the denim banner in Donna's newly released Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Pennant Set. I distressed the edges and lightly dry brushed with gesso. To give the heart some body, I cut a slightly smaller heart from thin cardboard and adhered it to the back of my denim heart.

I used Donna's new Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Pigment Powders to transform black cardstock into grungy metallic gears. I was going to mix the powder into matte medium to create a shimmery paint, but unfortunately it had gone bad. So I looked through my stash and because I wanted something that was colorless, I tried my transparent crackle paint. It worked perfectly. To get the dark gold, I mixed both gold and brown powder into the crackle medium. Then I set aside a small amount of this mixture and added blue pigment powder for a patina effect. I cut and embossed the gears from black cardstock using Donna's Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets dies, then rubbed the dark gold colored paint across the gears, then went back and rubbed some of the patina medium randomly onto the gears. Because it is applied so thinly, there's no crackling on the gears like there is on the other places where I applied a heavier coat of the medium.

The canvas strips from Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Canvas Ribbons are left from a previous project, dyed and stamped with Donna's Mix'd Media Inx. 

I grunged up one of Donna's 3D Foam Keys from Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L. I started by lightly sprinkling on Donna's Clearsnap Leather Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder, then rubbed her brown Pigment powder into the remaining sticky adhesive areas. I wanted to finish off the sides of the key, so mixed brown pigment powder into transparent crackle paint. I applied this to the sides of the key, randomly across the top, and randomly to the metal key.

For a stenciling medium I mixed Donnas blue Pigment Powder into more of the transparent crackle paint. To get a darker blue, I also mixed in some of her Indigo Mix'd Media Inx. After stenciling, and while still wet, I lightly sprinkled with Denim Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder and heat set.

I hope you've been inspired to grab some of Donna's new products
and try out some grungy masculine techniques.

~ Blessings ~

Products Used

Donna Salazar Designs
Rubber Stamps ~ Ruler, Crackle, Ruler

Partner Products
Artisan X-plorer

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

Saturday, July 18, 2015

"Embrace Messy Hair" by Donna

Hello my peeps! Today I've got a new #QuickCraftTips video for you on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog. This is a new video for my #donnasgarden flower technique series. Below I've got a few close ups of the layout that the flower was made for.

Before I get started I wanted to mention that my new products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L are NOW AVAILABLE on the website!!! You can check them out here: Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

I used my new canvas Pennant Set, Lace Ribbons, Texture Ribbons, Canvas Ribbons and Pigment Powder.

In the photo above you can see a close up of the dot pattern that I created using my Pigment Powder and E-Z Dots® Permanent Runner from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®

I used my Mix'd Media Inx CHOX from Clearsnap® The Makers of Colorbox® to stamp the title, Ink the edges of the word strips, the circles and also ink the rolled edges of the background paper.

Product used:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 

Mix'd Media Inx® CHOX - Midnight, Patina

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Where to find Donna:

Sunday, July 12, 2015

"Hunter Daniel" by Donna

Hello my peeps! Today I have a layout to share with you. I haven't created layouts in a long while but I'm totally on a roll now!!! I think that this layout might be one of my all time favorite layouts that I've ever made... It might be because of the the adorable subject but I like the design too. ;) I don't have any techniques for you today. I just wanted to share what I've made.

I used some of my new products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and some of my tried and true faves from Clearsnap® the makers of Colorbox® and Spellbinders®.

In the photo above you can see quite a bit of the products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. I've got my new Lace Ribbons making the frame, my new 3D Foam Swirls, my new E-Z Stars, and my new Pigment Powder in Gold.

The photo above shows the tiny flowers I made with my Carnation Creation dies that have E-Z Stars as a flower center. You can also see that I've added some 3D Foam Stars from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®. I added some of my Twinkle Dust glitter to the E-Z Stars as well as all the 3D Foam products.

In the photo above you can see that the white 3D Foam products are glittery but also gold! After I added some glitter to them I rubbed some of my Pigment Powder in Gold right over the top of the glitter. The 3D Foam products were slightly sticky until after I rubbed the Pigment Powder over them.

I stamped the words onto paper strips using my Mix'd Media Inx in Midnight and adhered them to the page. I also mixed some Pigment Powder in Gold with some Fast Finish Decoupage then used a paintbrush to add some shiny gold splatters and drops.

I added a little bit of vintage color to the flowers and the edge of the layout using my Mix'd Media Inx CHOX in Driftwood.

And below is a photo of the entire layout.

Product used:
*NEW* Lace Ribbons
*NEW* E-Z Stars
*NEW* 3D Foam Swirls
*NEW* Pigment Powder - Gold

Twinkle Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer
Mix'd Media Inx® CHOX - Driftwood, Midnight

Beacon Adhesives - Fast Finish Decoupage

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Where to find Donna:

Friday, July 10, 2015

"Trust in the Lord" Art Journal Page by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone!! It's Tracey here to share a page I created for my Scripture journal with this sweet verse from Proverbs.

I adore the generous size and substantial chipboard pages in Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Denim Art Journal. I've created handcrafted flowers with Donna's dies and share how I've used her inks and pigment powder to color my background and elements.

"Trust in the Lord"

Tips and Techniques
I created these little open roses with Donna's Spellbinder's Rose Creations dies. I cut them from thick vintage book pages and colored them with Vintage and Denim Mix'd Media Inx. I brushed the edges with Clearsnap Glue Gloss and sprinkled with Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust Glitter. I finished them by centering a rhinestone in each. I used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Medium DODZ™ to adhere them to the page.

I colored light molding paste with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™gold Pigment Powder. This powder is loaded with shimmery pigment, so stir in a small amount of powder to start, and add a little at a time until you achieve the desired color. I used the colored paste to stencil the leafy vine behind the flowers.

Another view of my flowers.

On the background, I created a color wash by misting with water and spritzing with Donna's Clearsnap Sea Breeze Smooch Mist. As you can see some areas have more color wash than others, giving a lovely color variation to the background. I dabbed the stenciled areas with a paper towel to remove the color from the molding paste, so it would be more visible. Once the wash was dry, I splattered with drawing ink and liquid acrylic for more visual texture.

I stamped my Scripture sentiment with Donna's Midnight Mix'd Media Inx CHOX, which is permanent and quick drying. I stamped on white cardstock which I colored by rubbing lightly with Vintage and Stormy Mix'd Media Inx then edged with black. I adhered the strips with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™'s new product ~ Home & Hobby Premium Double-Sided Tape.

Lots of yummy layers here. The base is a strip of Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Canvas Ribbon. I removed the stitching and colored with her Clearsnap Caramel Latte Smooch Spritz, fraying the edges. Then I colored a strip of plaster wrap with Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz. (Plaster wrap is plaster of Paris embedded gauze strips and can be found at your local craft store,) The top layer is a tattered piece of Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Lace Ribbon. I grab up jewelry findings when I see them on clearance and this pendant is from by stash. I've filled in below the flower with seed beads and chunky glass glitter.

Here's a technique tip for you. To color fibers, spritz water on a craft mat, then spritz with Smooch Spritz. Swipe the fabric through the colored mist, until you have picked up enough to color the entire strip. Such an easy peasy way to color coordinate elements for your project.

I colored this die cut the same way that I colored the fabric. I wanted a distressed look, so did not attempt to evenly distribute the color.

I also used several of Donna's stamps with
Denim Mixed Media Inx to add more visual texture.

I hope you've been inspired to grab one of Donna's new Denim Art Journals
to experiment and create you're own special art pages.

To view my Faith art journal cover go HERE.

And my first Scripture art journal page can be viewed HERE.

*** Both of these pages include flower tutorials! ***

~ Blessings ~

*NEW* Denim Art Journal
*NEW* Pigment Powder ~ Gold
*NEW* Lace Ribbons
*NEW* Canvas Ribbons

Donna Salazar Designs
Rubber Stamp ~ Dear Sir
Rubber Stamp ~ Chicken Wire
Rubber Stamp ~ Vine

Partner Products
*NEW* Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ Home & Hobby - Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/2”
*NEW* Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ Home & Hobby - Premium Double-Sided Tape 1/8”

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

Sunday, July 5, 2015

"A Beautiful Moment" Journal Page by ~ Misty Russell

Hi everyone!  Misty here to share another page for the journal I'm making for Braeden's family. If you aren't familiar with this journal you can catch up by revisiting the first blog post here.

 This picture is one of my favorites because its a special moment between mom and son and it just melts my heart!

In true Misty ditzy fashion I wasn't thinking when I created this journal that I would need to plan on doing both sides of the journal pages. Unfortunately, I'm messy when I create so already having the opposite side finished and embellishing was going to be a problem.  

So I decided to use some corrugated cardboard to create my layout and then adhere it to the journal page with Crafty Power Tape.

I'm not sharing too many details because I do have a video showing my process so you can check it out for yourself! :)

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!

Donna Salazar Products

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™
Texture Ribbons ~ canvas, organza
Lace Ribbons
Pigment Powder ~ pink, yellow
3D Foam Swirls

Smooch Spritz ~ candle glow, carmel latte


Rose Creations 

Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ ~ Crafty Power Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ ~ 3D Foam Squares - Regular, black

Friday, July 3, 2015

"#NormalFamily" Home Decor Sign by Donna

Hello my peeps! I have a quick little project to share with you today using a couple of my products from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™. The project is the wooden sign hanging above the photo canvas but I feel that I should explain the photo because most people wouldn't make a canvas out of a blurry picture where everyone isn't looking their very bestest. But... I absolutely LOVE this photo. When my sister took this picture of us we were being so goofy that she couldn't help but laugh and the camera kept moving. She kept trying to take the photo but it gave my husband and son more time to make even goofier faces so this photo ended up being the best one. Even though it is blurry, we are making faces and my hair is all messy it is a perfect representation of our family... So I made it into a canvas knowing that I would have to make a goofy sign to go with it. 

The quote says "Remember... as far as everyone knows we are a nice #NORMALFAMILY"

Here are some close ups of the sign:

I used my new Lace Ribbons from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ to hang the sign.

I used some stencil masks from my friends at Hazel & Ruby to add the large letters. I used Spectrum Noir pens to outline the letters and add a drop shadow to the word strips.

I used Fast Finish Decoupage with my new Pigment Powder from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ to add a bit of gold shimmer to the edge of this mixed media sign.

I used my Mix'd Media Inx CHOX to stamp the words onto the word strips. I inked the edges of the strips with my original Mix'd Media Inx then tapped the edges onto the pad of the same color of Mix'd Media Inx CHOX that I had stamped the letters in.

Product used:
*NEW* Lace Ribbons
*NEW* Pigment Powder - Gold

Mix'd Media Inx - Honey
Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow

Hazel & Ruby® - Stencil Masks - Central Park
Liquitex® - Basics Acrylic Paint
Beacon Adhesives - Fast Finish Decoupage

Thanks for Stopping by!!! Smooches ~D~

Where to find Donna: