Friday, October 11, 2013

Smile by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hello everyone, it's Tracey here to share a layout with you today. I decided to go fun and funky with this page of my sweet niece. Doesn't she have a contagious smile? She was sitting outside on a retaining wall that beautiful sunny day, kind of like the one I created here.

Of course I featured Donna's Fun & Funky paper collection by GCD Studios and lots of fun Clearsnap inks and mists.


Tips and Techniques:
I enjoy creating these sweet Bitty Blossoms roses. Here I used a mix of different GCD Studios paper collections designed by Donna along with a couple mulberry Bitty Blossoms created with her Mix'd Media Stax 2. 

I tied the sweet denim bow using the Zutter Bow-it-All and added a crystal flourish by Want2Scrap. 

Each of Donna's paper pads come with a sheet of embossed images. I cut my "Smile" title and stars from the Family Jeans sheet. I get so much mileage from my 6"x 6" paper pads. I cut this fun banner from one sheet out of my Fun & Funky pad and added a little doodling at the edges. 

I did a fair amount of fussy cutting for this layout, from the photo of my niece to this gorgeous flourish cut from the image sheet in my 6" x 6" Natural Beauty paper pad. A tutorial for my Twine Flower can be found here. I altered it by wrapping around the loom 4 times instead of 2 and then cut the ends to make a fuzzy daisy instead of loops. 

I created these bricks with Donna's Want2Scrap 8" x 10" Small Bricks Stencil and light molding paste. I mixed and watered down Donna's - Caramel Latte and Wood Stain Smooch Spritz and brushed it like a wash over the bricks allowing it to pool and drip between the bricks. 

The scrollwork piece is die cut with the Spellbinders Garden Weave die. More hand cutting to create the grass, which is all one piece with the base tucked behind the torn corrugated board. 

For the wispy sky, first I spread Super Heavy Gesso across the page with a credit card and allowed to dry. Then I used my finger to swirl molding paste above the bricks for the sky. After it dried, I added water to Donna's Sea Breeze Smooch Spritz and brushed it across the molding paste to color. 

I cut this sun from chipboard using a Spellbinder Blossom Two die. It's easy to transform a chipboard flower into a sun by adding texture and bling, Here I layered on gel medium mixed with gold micro marbles, dabs of Clearsnap gold reinker, and Gold Glow Smooch Spritz. Most of the color comes from Donna's Vintage Mix'd Media Inx and shimmer from her Pralines & Cream Fairy Dust Glitter. The sun rays are stitched, adding gold seed beads as I went. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!
~ Blessings ~

Product List:
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky: 6" x 6" Paper Pad, Funky Flourish Front
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Family Jeans: Image Sheet, Denim Stripe B, Family Clouds B, Houndstooth B, Heirloom B
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty: 6" x 6" Paper Pad, Blue Fence A
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Stax 2
Want2Scrap 8" x 10" Corrugated Board
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Inx: Patina, Peridot, Truffle, Vintage
Clearsnap ~ Color Box Pigment Ink Refill: Gold
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Smooch Spritz: Wood Stain, Caramel Latte, Sea Breeze
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz: Gold Glow
Americana Acrylic Paint - Driftwood
Spellbinders ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders ~ Blossom Two
Spellbinders ~ Garden Weave
Want2Scrap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - 8" x 10" Small Bricks Stencil
Want2Scrap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Say It with Bling Finesse Swirls: Clear Rhinestones
Darice TOHO Beads - Round Galvanized Gold
Hemptique Baker's Twine ~ Blue/White
DMC Embroidery Floss ~ #726
Cheese Cloth
Mixed Media
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Emboss Gloss
Clearsnap ~ Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Fairy Dust Glitter: Pralines & Cream
Gold Mini Marbles
Helmar ~ Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish Spray
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex Super Heavy Gesso
Liquitex Gesso
Zutter ~ Bow-it-All
Spellbinders Artisan X-Plorer
Bazzill In-Stitch'z Piercing Tool and Foam Mat
EK Success Honey Bee Scissors
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Drying Adhesive, Premium Craft Glue, Scrap Dots