Friday, August 22, 2014

"Love this Moment" layout by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone, it's Tracey back to share a layout with you. I used Mistra's gorgeous August colors and sketch. This is one of my favorite photos from Elizabeth and Andrew's wedding with a cloud of bubbles surrounding them. I adore how they are leaning in towards each other as they walk together for the first time as husband and wife.

"Love this Moment"

August Sketch-n-Color by Mistra Hoolahan

Tips and Techniques
I created this focal flower from white cardstock using Donna's Spellbinders Rose Creations and Carnation Creations Die sets. I used Mix'd Media Inx like water colors to tint the centers of the petals. To do this I rubbed the stamp pad onto a craft mat and spritzed on a light mist of water to dilute.

I rubbed Peridot, Patina, and Stormy Mix'd Media Inx around the page edge and then stamped lightly with Donna's Crackle stamp using more Stormy Inx.

I surrounded the focal flower with Bitty Blossoms Flowers created from patterned paper scraps and Mix'd Media Stax 2 Mulberry paper. These flowers were dabbed with Peridot and Patina Mix'd Media Inx, then brushed with gesso. A tutorial for my Bitty Bossoms Flowers can be found HERE. In keeping with the bubbles in the photo, I stenciled circles across this corner using light molding paste. I dabbed the circles with a toothbrush for added texture.

The feathers came from my sweet friend, Jesse. She collected them as her wee chicks shed them.

A close-up of my title area. More (bubble) circles. This time in crystal and acrylic. Here you can see that I used Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All to distress around the photo mat.

I cut this Leaky Shed Swirl Vine Corner into two pieces for either side of my cluster. I left it bare with some gesso dry brushed across. 

One final shot.

Thanks for stopping by today!! 
~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Natural Beauty 12 x 12" pad
GCD Studios ~ Botanique 12 x 12" pad
GCD Studios ~ Spring in Bloom 12 x 12" pad
GCD Studios ~ Mix'd Media Stax 2 - Mulberry Paper
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Peridot; Pewter; Stormy; Patina
Spellbinders Dies ~ Rose Creations
Spellbinders Dies ~ Carnation Creations
Spellbinders Dies ~ Bitty Blossoms
Art Gone Wild ~ Crackle Stamp
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Record It! Antique Alpha & Word Stickers
Pan Pastels
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Swirl Vine Corner
Prima ~ IOD Everyday Vintage Paintables
Prima ~ Engraver Brads; SIIC Circles; Glitter Hearts; Clear Pebbles; Wood Buttons - Lyric
Idea-ology ~ Industrious Stickers, Borders
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Prima 6 x 6" Stencil - Doily
TCW ~ Circle Explosion 12" Stencil
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue; 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Zapdots
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer


  1. Fun Girly Grunge... OMG all the neat details; feathers , flowers, bling and embellishments, layers; cool background. Love how you "carried" the bubble in a variety of mediums... just so fun !! Gorgeous layout !