Friday, April 10, 2015

"Cherish Family" Layout by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone, it's Tracey back to share a wedding layout I created for some dear friends of our daughter. Micah is blessed to have three sweet children, and this is one of their favorite photos of them all together during the ceremony by Glacier Lake in Montana. 

I wanted the focus to be on this sweet photo, so I went with a monochromatic background filled with textured girlie grunge elements.

"Cherish Family"

Tips and Techniques
I've used white on white elements accented with silver. The bow is created with Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Texture Ribbons (organza) To achieve a narrower ribbon for my bow, I cut a length of it in half, trimmed off the edging, then tied it into a triple loop bow. To get the grungy curled effect, I used a heat tool on the bow, being careful not to get too close to the ribbon for too long. I centered a crystal and silver button on the bow and tucked a couple jewelry charms beneath that are appropriately printed with the love verse from I Corinthians 13:4.

The Roses are created with Donna's Rose Creations dies and voile fabric. I created a tutorial for similar, Crushed Voile Peonies HERE. They are made the same way as the peonies, but using Rose Creation dies instead. If you number the dies from smallest to largest, I've used dies 4, 5, and 6 for the larger roses (the 3 largest dies in the set) and dies 4 and 5 for the smaller roses. I've filled the centers with stamens which can be found in the bridal section of most craft stores. The voile is found in the home decor section with the sheer fabrics used for curtains. I've also tucked in a Bitty Blossom flower, and my tutorial for these gems can be found HERE.

A close-up of one of my roses. I've used Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All on my layered edges. I've not found another distressing tool that makes such gorgeous distressed edges and so quickly too. People think I've used some kind of special paper because the distressing makes the paper look so thick.

I adore using Donna's Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powders. To get a girlie grunge effect on the chipboard, I dabbed with Donna's Clearsnap Emboss Gloss, then sprinkled on Jasmine embossing powder ever so lightly, so the bare chipboard would show through. You'll see the same treatment on other chipboard pieces around the page. 

Below the photo, I've layered a piece of Donna's fabulous Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Lace Ribbons. To grunge it up, I put a dab of Stormy Mix'd Media Inx Reinker on my craft mat and spritzed it with water, then pulled the lace through the inky puddle to color it. If you don't have the reinkers, you could get a similar effect by rubbing your ink pad on your mat, then spritz it with water. I used a paint brush to spatter and drip the excess ink onto my background. I've also used several of Donna's stamps to embellish the background as well.

I hope you've been inspired to grab your
Donna Salazar product to create a girlie grunge project!! 

Thanks for stopping by today!

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Lace Ribbons
Texture Ribbons (Organza)

Mix’d Media Inx, stormy; honey
Mix’d Media Inx CHOX, Driftwood
Mix’d Media Inx Reinker, stormy
Mix’d Media Inx Embossing Enamel ~ Jasmine
Emboss Gloss

Rose Creations
Bitty Blossoms


Donna Salazar Designs
Dear Sir Stamp
Heart Applique Stamp
Lace Corner Stamp

Partner Products
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

Please stop by my blog HERE for a complete product list.


  1. So elegant, light and airy with the monochromatic tones but still very sweet and heartfelt. Very special Tracey. Sure bet they loved it.j.

  2. Beautiful layout! Love the flowers, and such a special moment in the photo too!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous Tracey! I love the monochromatic colours and the shabby grunge.

  4. I love everything about this! Very elegant and I love the muted tones...