Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Find Some Color in this Black & White World" Layout by Tracey Sabella

Hi everyone! It's Tracey back with a layout to share with you today featuring Donna's fabulous products. It's so much fun trying them out in new ways. 

One of my dear on-line scrapbooking friends, Val Thorpe, took a tour of Europe this summer. She posted many amazing photos, but this one captured my attention and imagination. I just adore the brilliant colors in these old churches in the city of Maastricht, the Netherlands. Many thanks to Val for allowing me to create with her photo.

"Find Some Color in this Black & White World"

Tips and Techniques
I cut these leaves with Donna's Spellbinders Rose Creations dies from her Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Texture Ribbons (burlap). I mixed her Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pigment Powders with Matte Medium to create "paint" to color the leaves. Then to soften the leaves and flowers, I dry brushed them with gesso. 

I mixed Donna's blue, gold, and just a smidgen of brown pigment powders into soft molding paste for a rich, teal color and stenciled the grid lines with it. There are just so man fun ways to use this sparkling color!! I also mixed up some "paint" as I mentioned earlier to lightly color the leaves. I used some of this to splatter across the background. I also made some in gold to splatter for a two-toned effect. You'll see this paint used several ways on my layout.

This sentiment couldn't be more perfect for this gorgeous photo!! It was printed in gray, so I used the paint I created to color it as well. 

The chipboard started out as one compact flourish. I cut it apart to spread across the page. I applied white gesso, then used the paints I created to color it, randomly brushing the two colors across the pieces for a grungy effect.

A view of the top corner. The fleur-de-lis was treated like the chipboard - white gesso, then brushed with the Pigment Powder paint. I added some chunky glass glitter and microbeads from my stash around the clusters and photo.

 Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ DODZ™ work great to adhere flowers and embellishments to the page.

The white mulberry roses are cut with Donna's Bitty Blossoms dies. After die-cutting the mulberry paper, I spritzed it with water and crinkled the piece up into a ball and let it sit overnight to dry. Once dry, I opened it up and created the Bitty Blossom rose, like normal.

I hope you've been inspired to get creative with Donna's Pigment Powders!

~ Blessings ~

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**Photo Credit: Val Thorpe
To view her gorgeous work, please stop by her blog: Val-Belle's Ramblings.

For a complete product list, please stop by my blog: Garden of Grace.


  1. Beautiful layout Tracey, the roses are so pretty !

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Lizzy!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  2. Soooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Julie!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  3. Love how rich this layout looks and how well it accentuates the photo!
    Your flowers are always so stunning & that little bitty blossom out of mulberry paper is just so darn adorable:)

    1. Thanks so much for your delightful comment!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  4. Love the colors and the roses.

  5. Love the colors and the roses.