Showing posts with label Donna Salazar Designs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Donna Salazar Designs. Show all posts

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Play ~ Donna Salazar Designs

Hiya, How is everybody going?? I got to play with Donna's new stencils this month! Love this brick one and how well it coordinates with the brick stamp.

My good friend Deb Kingston took this photo of me while on was down in Melbourne visiting her. This was taken down one of the many graffiti alley ways.



 I have used a Structure paste by Rico Designs to create the bricks with the stencils and then spritzed them with the caramel latte and wood stain smooch spritz. Then I spritzed with some water to blend it a bit.


I used the brick stencil and brick stamp to create texture and dimension.

Paper:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty
Stamps:
Art Gone Wild: Donna Salazar Designs - Bricks
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Stormy
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx Chox - Butternut
Dies:
Spellbinders: Grand Peony Creations
Stencils:
Want 2 Scrap: Donna Salazar Designs - Bricks
Other:

Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte, Wood Stain


I hope this layout inspires you!!
Have a Great Day! xx



Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"Beautiful Eyes" ~ Donna Salazar & Dimensional Border Tutorial

Howdy I am back again this time with another layout of my gorgeous girl! I miss her so much since she moved to Brisbane. She is growing up into a beautiful young lady! I can't believe she will be 20 next month!



I have a tutorial below on how to create this textured frame.


This flower was created using Botanique papers and the Grand Peony Creations


 Dimensional Border Tutorial
 It is pretty easy to create this dimensional border. All you need is a peace of patterned paper. Using your craft knife and cut a cross though the middle of the paper. Only cut up to a couple of inches in form the corners. If you have a pattern on the corners like this paper, blade around the pattern so it stays flat.

 Next spray water all over the paper, make it wet enough so that it is easy enough to manipulate.
 Then starting at the center of the paper, concertina, crumple and fold the paper back onto itself.
 Once you are happy with the folded borders use your craft knife to poke a hole into the center of the border and hold it together with a brad. Then Wallah a quick and easy dimensional border!

 


Paper:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Family Jeans
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Botanique
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Crafty Chronicles
Stamps:
Art Gone Wild: Donna Salazar Designs - All my Love
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Chiffon
Dies:
Spellbinders: Grand Peony Creations
Embellies:
Want 2 Scrap: Donna Salazar Designs - Sprightly sprockets black
Want 2 Scrap: Donna Salazar Designs - Corrugated Hand Drawn Swirls
Other:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty Alphas
Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz - Vanilla Shimmer
Beads

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial!!
Have a Great Day! xx



Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Beautiful ~ Donna Salazar & Tutorial - Butterfly Pizazz

Hello again, I bring you this post from a very very wet Queensland in Aus! It has been raining for weeks we have finally had a couple of days of sunshine!
I have a very clean lined layout for you today! This style of layout is a huge challenge for me, but I really wanted the photo to speak for itself on this layout!
Donna's papers and embellishments were perfect to compliment this photo. This photo is taken at my Grandparents beach. This is my favourite place in the world. And now that my Grandparents are gone it is even more special to me! I miss them so very much!





I have added a little pizazz to this butterfly, you can see the tutorial below to get this effect.





 Butterfly Pizazz Tutorial

This is a really simply and effective way to add a little pizazz to your butterflies or embellishments!



All I have done to achieve this effect is stamp with the Swirly Doos Stamp and the Butternut CHOX Mix'd Media Inx. Stamp the swirl over each wing. I used a scrap of paper to cover each wing while I stamped the other.


 Next take the Glue Gloss and paint inbetween the stamped pattern then sprinkle with Fairy Dust Glitter.
To finish of the butterfly I have used beads and wire to create the body and antennas, I sprayed some gauze with black ink to create the tail for the butterfly..


Paper:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Fun & Funky
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Stax
Stamps:
Art Gone Wild: Donna Salazar Designs - Swirly Doos
Art Gone Wild: Donna Salazar Designs - All My Love
Ink:
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx Chox - Butternut
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Black
Dies:
Spellbinders: Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders: Shadow Flowers
Spellbinders: Pockets & Swirls
Other:Clearsnap: Fairydust Glitter
Clearsnap: Glue Gloss
Beads
Gauze



 I hope you have enjoyed this quick and easy tutorial!
Have a great day!
Cheers!

 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy To Be Me ~ Donna Salazar Designs ~ DT Swap

Howdy Hi, This is the last of my DT swap layouts done!
This one is going to Natasha, she wanted us to scrap a picture of ourselves!

I prefer to be behind the camera than in front of it. I think there are so many of us mums are like that. Its sad hey, because at the end of the day it is your kids that miss out if anything happens to you and they have so few photos of you to remember you by. It really hit home to me and made me very sad when I was looking for photos of my kids with me when they were babies. I hardly have any, lots of dad and the kids and Grandparents but hardly any of me if any.
So after that I try to suck it up and suck it in lol and will let someone take a photo of me now. As soon as you get past that initial EEK and you start relaxing and having fun even you can be surprised with the outcome! Don't be selfish for your kids sakes, it is they who miss out on you in the years to come. I still don't like a lot of my photos, but that is more about me not accepting me for who I am, so this is me and this is the imprint I am leaving imperfections and all! 
It also helps if you know how to use photoshop too!! Although this pic here is a selfie taken on my phone and is untouched other than a border and texture app.

 
 Love Donna's New Papers!!! The colours are awesome and so versatile! I can see these going with everything!!!

 I have used the new Driftwood Chox Mix'd Media Inx on this one! Love this colour too!


I hope you like this one Tash xxx


Products used:
Patterned Paper
GCD - Natural Beauty - Flying Free, Free, Twiggy
GCD - Family Jeans - Denim Dot
Crafty Chronicles
Mix'd Media Stax
Colour
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Chox - Driftwood
Stamps
Donna Salazar - Chicken Wire
Dies
Spellbinders - Grand Peony Creations
Other
Alphas - GCD Fun & Funky Chipboard Alphas
Brads
Embroidery Thread
Lace.



Sunday, February 10, 2013

Walking with Catitude * Donna Salazar Designs* & Video Tutorial on Background Stamping

OK, I think I am getting over my week, having a day just creating yesterday helped a lot! Will share more of that when I photograph the projects. It has been a nice change of pace for the weekend. I am feeling a lot better now! Thank you everyone for your beautiful words of advice and support! Really does mean a lot! So Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

On some other news I have just announced I will be having my first weekend workshop in Mackay on the 16th & 17th of March. I have just put a call out for expressions of interest, also if any one knows of any good venue's I should look into I would really appreciate it!


I am re-posting this project that was recently published in Scrapbook Creations Magazine

No.97




Welcome back, Today I have another video tutorial on creating your own background with Donna Salazar's stamps & Mix'd Media Inx & Smooch Sptitz. I have also used the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms  on this layout! They are so gorgeous and perfect for creating flowers to suit any project.



 

 To give your bling butterflies more movement stick them to a piece of acetate, then cut it out and glue the center of the butterfly down with the wings slightly bent up.
 After cutting the leaves from the bitty blossoms, ink with Mossy Mix'd Media Inks then mist with water and crumple up to give the leaves more texture.


Here is the Video Tutorial on creating the patchwork stamped background!



Materials:


Clearsnap
SpellbindersBitty Blossoms

Other Products:
String
Clear Embossing Powder

Butterfly charm
Jenni Bowlin - Reverse Navy Stickers
Websters Pages - Little storytellers Colour Holiday
Plain Copy Paper to make a mask

Adhesives
Helmar Tiger Grip 

Tools

Heat Gun



Thanks for dropping by!
Have a great day!
Cheers
Michelle xx

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Happy Birthday ~ Donna Salazar Designs ~

Hello again, How is this fine day treating you all??
I have made a couple of cards to show you today, I need to make more of an effort to make more cards, they always mean so much more when you receive them
. These come about when I was cleaning up and putting stuff away and I picked something up and went, this would look good as a card and this would look good with that, anyway next minute instead of cleaning up I ended up with a bigger mess, but was happy to have created these 2 beautiful cards and cleaned up some of my scraps in the process. Gotta love that. So the clean up just took a detour!
I am shocking for remembering birthdays of all our extended family members I always start out well for Jan but then get so busy with life! This year I want to make sure I send a card to everyone and if not a card at least a phone call!



I have used the crafty Chronicle and Botanique papers for the card and flowers with a strip of canvas frayed to add a bit of interest.



I have used the Grand Peony Spellbinders die for the flowers.
I have used my fave DSD stamp the Dear Sir Stamp! I think it ends up on most projects!


I have use the new Mix'd Media Chox on this card (Petals)
as well as the Chiffon & Honey Mix'd Media Inks


Products used:
Patterned Paper
GCD Botanique
Crafty Chronicles
Chipboard
Want2Scrap - Chipbopard
Flowers
Dusty Attic
Prima
Colour
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Chox - Petals
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx - Honey & Chiffon
Stamps
Donna Salazar - Dear Sir, Bricks
Dies
Spellbinders - Grand Peony Creations
Other
Brads
Happy Birthday stamp
Want 2 Scrap - Canvas Sheets


 


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Australian Scrapbook Ideas - Issue 18 - Tried & Tested Mix'd Media Inx "Leaning Tower of Pisa""

 Back again with the last layout from the Mix'd Media Inx article in Issue 18 in the Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazine.  Leonii took this photo of the Leaning Tower of Pisa on her holiday overseas last year!!! This one shows the use of mixing the Mix'd Media Inx with modelling paste then used over stencils!!

I went live with my facebook page tonight and I am blown away by the response already!!!
Thank you so much everyone from the bottom of my heart!!! :)
Michelle Grant desiGns Facebook




Tip:  Blend your Mix’d Media Inks with modelling paste to create different coloured modelling paste. You can use the ink pads or the re inkers for this technique.
Tip:  Mix’d media Inx Blend and run easier over the top of Modelling Paste or Gesso and is absorbed more on plain paper but can still be softened and blended into the paper when spritzed with water.

 


Materials
Grey Cardstock
Sunrise Country Garden Morning Bo Bunny Paper
Black, Mossy, Patina  & Jasmin Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx  & Re-Inkers Clearsnap
Dear Sir & Crackle Donna Salazar Art Gone Wild Stamp
Tape 7 Gypsies
Route 66 Glimmer Mist  Tattered Angels
Mont Marte Modelling Paste
Mini Cherry Blossoms, Mini Houndstooth Crafters Workshop Templates
Fiskers Template embossing stencil
Buddies Brads Lost & Found My Minds Eye
Leaves Green Tara
Grassy Knoll Dusty in Bloom
Mini Picket Fence Dusty Attic
Vanilla Ruffled Roses Petaloo
Jardine Printery Prima Flowers
Orchid Blossoms Kaisercraft

Tiles Prima
Grass (from the yard)
Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist Ranger
Adhesives, Helmar Tiger Grip
Double Sided Tape
3D Foam Tape




Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Australian Scrapbook Ideas - Issue 18 - Tried & Tested Mix'd Media Inx "Picture Perfect"



 Back again with the third layout from my Mix'd Media Inx article in Issue 18 in the Australian Scrapbook Ideas magazine. I never get tired of taking photos of my gorgeous daughter, I miss her so much now she has moved to Brisbane, over 10 hours away!!
I was so excited to learn today that this layout went to CHA!! Made my day, been one of those days where I have been feeling overwhelmed by everything and over tired! This was just what I needed!
You can check it out on the Australian Scrapbook Ideas Facebook Page HERE.
 





Tip:  Sand or use a distressing tool over machine stitching to create a distressed worn look.

Tip: Use water to blend the Mix’d Media Inx into your project to create softer more blended look.




 Materials
 Rust & Manilla cardstock
Stamped& Cut Outs ET Cetera Bo Bunny Paper
Combo Stickers  & Rubons  ET Cetera Bo Bunny Paper
School House, Truffle, Vintage,  Black & Peridot  Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx Clearsnap
River Mossy  Donna Salazar Smooch Spritz Clearsnap
Carnation creations Donna Salazar Spellbinders Die Cut
Crafty Chronicles Donna Salazar GCD
Hounds Tooth The Crafters Workshop Template
White Gesso
Mini Scrolls DA0085, Botanic Accent #1 DA0460 & Scroll #8 DA0626
Prima Pixie Glen Patterned Paper
Authentique Diction
Water Spritzer
Colourbox Stylus Ink Applicator
Manilla Tags

 Corrugated Cardboard
Craft Sheet
Graphic 45 Butterflies
String
Machine Stitching
Adhesives, Helmar Tiger Grip
Double Sided Tape
3D Foam Tape

 










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