Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"Old Oaks" Layout by ~ Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone, it's Tracey back to share a new layout. Gary and I took a trip to Florida this spring. One of the highlights of the trip was driving down to Saint Augustine and visiting the lighthouse. The old live oaks on the grounds are so gorgeous and the focus of my layout. Donna's gorgeous products are so fun and inspiring to work with.

"Old Oaks"

Tips and Techniques
I arranged a cluster of flowers, fibers, and elements across the page. Of course I had to include some Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms. These creamy blossoms are created with mulberry paper. The key to achieving the crinkly effect is to die cut the blossoms, then mist the paper to dampen and scrunch up into a ball. Once dry, carefully open up the paper and roll into a blossom.

Donna has some amazing fibers created by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™. I adore grunge, so cut, tore, stained, and unraveled her canvas ribbon and lace to tuck in and around my cluster.

This close-up highlights the torn lace and Bitty Blossoms. I'm all for using every little scrap, so the "braided" fiber piece between the leaves and branches is the strip I cut off of the lace so that I could fray the edge. To stain the lace, I rubbed Donna's Stormy Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx on my craft mat, spritzed lightly with water, and pulled the lace through the color.

I used a Colorbox Foam Applicator to lightly apply Stormy Mix'd Media Inx to the resin moth. The long green leaves are cut with Donna's Spellbinders Carnation Creation Dies.

These chipboard pieces from my stash are so like the live oak branches. To grunge them up, I applied crackle paste to the branches and set it aside to dry and crack. Once dry I brushed with Donna's Mix'd Media Inx. Just like the ink used for staining, I rubbed my ink pad onto a craft mat and spritzed with water so that I could paint it onto the crackled surface. I just adore how the Inx highlights the cracks!

You can see the frayed strips I cut from the Canvas Ribbon by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™. The long fiber strips below the branches were cut from a length of Donna's looped ribbon from a previous project.

There are just so many options for using Donna's new 3D Foam Swirls by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ This girly grunge flourish is lightly sprinkled with chunky glass glitter for some bling, then brushed with her 3L Pigment Powder. For grunge, I spritzed on Donna's Woodstain Clearsnap Smooch Spritz which gave a mottled effect.

I used the bird from Donna's Spellbinders Pockets and Swirls dies to cut a black Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ - 3D Foam Creative Sheet. I peeled off the top paper and brushed with brown and gold Pigment Powder. I also used this technique to create the bee tucked into the cluster shown in the photo below.

On the background I stamped several images including Donna's Dear Sir Stamp using her Midnight Mix'd Media Inx CHOX. Around the edges I applied Mossy Mix'd Media Inx and misted lightly with water to softly color the edges. Finally I splattered Donna's Green Olive and Woodstain Smooch Spritz sparingly across the page. I lightly misted with water to soften the splatters.

Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you've been inspired to get grungy and inky
with Donna's girlie grunge products!

~ Blessings ~

Donna Salazar Products

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™
Canvas Ribbons
Lace Ribbons
3D Foam Swirls
Pigment Powder - brown, gold

Mix’d Media Inx ~ Black, Mossy, Leather
Smooch Spritz ~ Wood Stain, Green Olive 

Bitty Blossoms
Fanciful Flight
Pockets and Swirls
Carnation Creations

Donna Salazar Designs
Dear Sir Rubber Stamp


Partner Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ ~ 3D Foam Creative Sheets
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L™ ~ 3D Foam Squares - Regular, black
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Log Cabin
Clearsnap/Colorbox ~ Foam Applicator Tool

A complete product list can be found on my blog HERE.

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