Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Adorable" layout by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone!! It's Tracey back to share a layout with you today. Donna's papers and products are so versatile. I can easily transition from wedding to masculine to sweet baby pages. I've gone back a couple decades and pulled out one of our son's baby photos to scrap. Isn't he a darling with that adorable grin?


Tips and Techniques
I've handcrafted these sweet roses with Donna's Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Dies. My tutorial can be found here. Donna's paper pads include a sheet of these great embossed words and images, perfect to fussy cut for my title. 

The heart is stamped with Donna's Heart Applique stamp using Denim Mix'd Media Inx then heat embossed with Clearsnap clear embossing powder.

My gears are created by cutting and embossing black cardstock with Donna's Sprightly Sprockets dies, then applying metallic paint. Another Bitty Blossom, this time created with mulberry paper from Donna's Mix'd Media Stax 2.

For the background I cut the starburst and applied it to the background paper. I used Donna's Want2Scrap 8 x 10 Arrow Stencil to brush on thinned gesso. I then brushed the wet gesso in the direction of the arrows for the cool striped effect. I misted with Pralines and Cream Smooch Spritz and dyed the white ric rac with this Smooch as well. Finally I splattered with thinned white gesso.

To go along with the baby theme, I used Donna's Want2Scrap Alphabet stencil with light molding paste to add dimension and texture.

I layered one of Donna's Want2Scrap Hand Drawn Swirls with a Twine Flower and mulberry Bitty Blossom. A tutorial for my Twine Flowers can be found here

One final shot of this little cluster with more of the mulberry Bitty Blossoms.

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Family Jeans Collection
GCD Studios ~ Natural Beauty
GCD Studios ~ Mix'd Media Stax 2
Want2Scrap ~ Hand Drawn Swirls Chipboard, Card Size
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Stormy, Truffle, Denim, Patina, Peridot
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte, Ice Rink
Want2Scrap ~ Alphabet Stencil - 8 x 10", 3 1/2 x 5 1/4"
Want2Scrap ~ Small Arrows Stencil - 8 x 10"
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms Dies
Spellbinders ~ Sprightly Sprockets Dies
Art Gone Wild Stamps ~ Heart Applique
Art Gone Wild Stamps ~ Woodgrain
Art Gone Wild Stamps ~ Crackle

Other Products
Black Cardstock
Idea-ology ~ Remnant Rubs - Life Quotes
Hemptique ~ Baker's Twine, Oyster
Jute Twine
Ric Rac 3/8", white
Prima ~ Say it in Crystals, Rusty Typo Zippers, Wood Buttons, Small Typo Bulbs
Idea-ology ~ Tissue Tape
Bead Landing ~ Found Objects Charms - Watch Keys, Mini Clocks
BBP ~ Vintage Keys
Liquitex ~ Gesso
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Lumiere Pearlescent Paint
Clearsnap ~ Metallic Ink - gold, copper
Clearsnap ~ Embossing Powder, clear
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Liquid Scrap Dots, Zap Dots
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer
Darice ~ Heat Tool


  1. I love all your layers and embellishments. Sincerely, Elaine Rico

  2. love the idea of using the black cardstock with the sprightly sprockets really makes them pop more!!!:)