Sunday, 15 February 2015

Create Art Journal - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi lovely people!!  Over on the Donna Salazar Design blog I have the start of a new art journal to share with you using her fabulous new Denim Art Journal from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Here's a little sneaky peek... you can see the full post and deets over on Donna's Blog HERE.

DSD Products used:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Denim Art Journal
Canvas Ribbon
Lace Ribbon
3D Foam Swirls

Mix'd Media Inx - Denim, Wisteria
Mix'd Media Ink ReInkers - Denim, Wisteria
Smooch Spritz - Mixed Berries, Caramel Latte, Sea Breeze
Twinkle Dust Glitter - Mixed Berries
Glue Gloss

Other Products:
Denim Offcuts
Vintage Book Paper
Chipboard Alphas and Cogs
3D Matte Gel
White Gesso, Clear Gesso

Thanks for stopping by today! M xo

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Saturday, 7 February 2015

The Sweet Life - Design My 6 Challenge #1

My lovely and mega talented friend Michelle Grant has been jumping from strength to strength lately, she's not only started her first online course - Designed By You - but she's also revealed one of her little dreams - Design My 6.   

But anyways... today I want to share what I created for her first challenge at Design My 6!  I was commenting on the other girls work and was so inspired to just get out of bed {I've got a cold and was planning on spending the day in bed} and play!  So I did!

This is the challenge...

And here is what created itself!  I've incorporated a little bit of what I have learned about myself from her Design by You course... that I am now learning to live the sweet life, one day at a time.  The sweet life doesn't have to involve riches and fortune, it's about enjoying every little blessing you have right now!

I'm also so happy that I have finally found my style with the inky painty backgrounds... it's not to drip, it's to blend!   So I managed the Chocolate, Mint and White with no problem.  I've used some old Heidi Swapp paper I've been coveting for a while, it was perfect.  

I've used craft foils on the chipboard, it's hard to see as it blends in but I managed to catch a shimmer of it here on the chippy negative {and that's my negative component LOL}

There's staples!  Oooh and there's the craft foil on the little butterflies!

And I've used stamps... this one a BoBunny one that I've not used!  And there's paint in the background, white gesso and some Golden Raw Umber.

So it was such fun, there's also product challenges to combat 'craftaccumulitis' and theme challenges as well to get your creative energies flowing, and on top of that there's a new growing community of beautiful supportive ladies sharing and caring.  Why not pop over and check it out on Facebook HERE!
If you're looking for a course to help you unlock and define your style and gain confidence in the scrapbooking industry why not sign up for her next course!  I've been doing her course, it's just finished it's first week... and she's good, yep, she gets right down to the nitty gritty in helping you get right to the source of what you might feel is holding you back from being everything you want to be creatively!  She'll be advertising the next round soon, on her Facebook Page HERE and in her online store HERE.  Don't forget to not only click "Like" but also to tick "Get Notifications" so you don't miss new posts coming through!
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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Awesome and Bombdiggity Canvas - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi lovelies!  Today I have a canvas to share with you!

The quote on here is one that makes me smile each time I see it pop up somewhere on social media, it's just so happy! 

I've had fun with this grungy style background... book paper layers, stencilled pattern and loads of earthy colour.   First I've torn pages from an old book and adhered them with a matt gel medium.  I've then added some iddy hearts stencilled with a mini stencil and texture paste and overlayed some of Donna's new Burlap Ribbon and Lace Ribbon from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  This too was adhered with gel medium. 

The butterflies were cut out of denim offcuts using Donna's Wonderful Wings Die by Spellbinders.  These were adhered with gel medium and once all dried, layers of colours were added.  I've used Clearsnap's Mix'd Media Inx in Truffle, Honey, Denim and Indigo, as well as Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte, Pralines & Cream and Sea Breeze.

These little scrolls are fabulous!  They are Donna's new 3D Foam Swirls from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  So very practical and easy to use!  I've sprinkled Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter in Pralines & Cream onto them, and then used iddy drops of Mix'd Media Inx Reinkers in Denim and Indigo to add deeper colour.

I've made my wild roses using Donna's Rose Creations Die, this time I've cut a couple from plain white cardstock and then coloured them afterwards.  One with Pralines & Cream Smooch Spritz and the other with a watered down mix of River Mossy and Ice Rink   The Smooch Spritzes blend well!  I've touched the edges with Truffle Mix'd Media Inx.

And I've also cut some smaller flowers from some of Donna's patterned papers I still have in my stash using her Bitty Blossoms Die.  And finally, after all these years, I can almost make them as fast as Donna can in slow motion LOL!!

I decided to add some interest to the edges of the canvas as well so have used larger chipboard letters to spell out Awesome & Bombdiggity up the sides and across the top... just something unexpected, like the quote is itself!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you've like my canvas today... and I hope the little quote made you smile like it does me!

Donna Salazar Products used:

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Burlap Ribbon
Lace Ribbon
3D Foam Swirls

Mix'd Media Inx - Truffle, Honey, Indigo, Denim
Mix'd Media Inx Reinkers - Denim, Indigo
Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte, Pralines and Cream, River Mossy, Sea Breeze
Twinkle Dust Glitter - Pralines and Cream

Rose Creations Die
Bitty Blossoms Die
Wonderful Wings Die

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Saturday, 10 January 2015

Up-cycled Denim Apron - Donna Salazar Designs - CHA Jan 2015

Hi again lovelies... I have some more CHA yummies to share with you today!

I really can't remember being so excited about a NEW release as I have this one.  I love adding textiles to my work and to have all these fabulous clean, but grungy elements waiting to be played with and transformed got my mojo running again!  Hey, I even got the sewing machine out!

When I opened my parcel of the NEW releases by Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L there was instant love!  The NEW Denim Sheets and Canvas Flags were just what I'd been waiting for to finish this up-cycled denim apron I started about 8 months ago!

I frayed the edges of the sheets and banners a little to match the very frayed uneven edges of my apron.  {Can't sew a straight line equals distressed and frayed edges as a unique Mistra style, and I like it like that - LOL}

I stitched the Denim Sheets and Canvas Flags together onto some of the NEW Lace Ribbon, and then have stitched this to my apron.  Aside from fraying edges, I've kept the finish clean... mainly because this apron is going to have it's own colours added as I work in it!  It will never look this clean again, I'm sure.

I created this cute little flower from some of the NEW Canvas Ribbon, this blue one is lovely and soft, like old worn chambray... it's beautiful to work with.

And I also created another flower in the same design style, using the NEW Organza Ribbon.  It's a lovely soft organza, so it too worked so well for creating the handmade flower!

I'm still creating away with all the new products, pushing how grungey I can make all these gorgeous textiles... so far, they're holding up to everything I can throw at them, love it!!   If you're lucky enough to be at CHA, look for  Donna to see IRL just how fabulous her new yummies are... and say hi from me.  Hopefully next year I'll be able to say hi myself!!  Thanks for stopping in again today, see you soon!

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Remember Jar 2015 - Donna Salazar Design - CHA Jan 2015

Hi lovelies!

What's the next best thing for a scrapbooker to being at CHA?  Being able to showcase NEW stuff that's being launched at CHA!!  

Donna has some fabulous NEW stuff happening with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, these tied in with all her other goodies we know and love, it's like a match match in scrappy heaven!

Today I have this "Remember" Jar to share with you.  I made this to pop little notes of positive things  that have happened over the course of the year into.  Then at the beginning of 2016, we read through them.  Like a reverse resolution!  We'll see all the wonderful things we did achieve, no matter how small, instead of making a New Years Resolution and failing it before January is even finished like we often do!  I saw the idea on Pinterest ages ago, but it wasn't until I saw that a childhood friend of mine had posted on Facebook hers that she actually did for 2014!  Thanks Tanya for the unintentional reminder that I wanted to do this 'one day'!!

I've got all sorts of Donna Salazar Designs goodies on here!  The fabulous NEW bits are all available from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L... and guess what, not all of them are adhesive things, there's textiles, yep!  There's Lace Ribbons, Denim Sheets & Canvas Flags, Organza Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, Denim Books and even Pigments, as well as some fabulous adhesive items that Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L do so very well.  Was I excited much, oh yes!!

My base started with this fabulous NEW Burlap Ribbon - OMG squeal right?  Even just as is, not altered, it's all kinds of awesomeness.  Why...  because it doesn't fray and fall apart at the edges, they've been stitched for you to prevent that happening.  Of course, if you wanted it all frayed, then you can easily trim into it and get that happening.  I then over-layed a piece of NEW Lace Ribbon, these come with 2 kinds in a pack and are this lovely creamy colour, perfect for girlie grunge styling!! 

The next piece of deliciousness is this NEW Organza Ribbon, it comes packaged with the Burlap Ribbon... I love that match of rough versus soft and delicate.  I've used it simply here, just tied to create a lovely elegant bow.  I've kept the design quite simple, instead of covering the whole jar with grungy textures and colours, as I wanted to see the notes it put in there grow over the year!

Not many OTP things I create get to wander off without a butterfly somewhere!  Below I've cut a butterfly in canvas using Donna's Wonderful Wings Die by Spellbinders, love that die.

And I've made some wild roses using Donna's Rose Creations Die and some of her lovely paper from her Spring in Bloom collection.  The smaller flowers were cut from Donna's Bitty Blossoms die,  Once assembled and dried the little flower was sprayed with Donna's WoodStain Smooch Spritz from Clearsnap and one of the larger flowers was misted with a blend of River Mossy and Ice Rink.  The Smooch Spritzes blend beautifully!

Lastly I made an iddy tag cut from some of Donna's cute Creative Cards design from Clearsnap.  This was sprayed with some of the River Mossy and Ice Rink blend and then the edges were distressed and inked with Stormy Mix'd Media Inx.

Thanks for stopping in today, I hope you've liked my little Remember Jar!  Keep checking back here for more cool CHA samples... there's some stunners coming though as well as some fabulous work from our Mixed Media Maven herself!  Much excitement!!

Donna Salazar Products
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Lace Ribbons
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Canvas Flags
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Burlap Ribbon
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Organza Ribbon
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Stormy
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - River Mossy, Ice Rink, Wood Stain
Clearsnap ~ Colorbox Creative Cards - Humor
Spellbinders ~ Rose Creations
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders ~ Wonderful Wings

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Moment Layout - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi lovelies... it's been a while I know, life tends to run away with me these days, or is it it runs away and leaves me behind LOL!   Either way, getting my groove on has proven a little harder.  However this weekend I was able to slot away some "don't have to do nothing you don't wanna" time and I found I got my Girlie Grunge happening! Yayyyy!

This layout features myself with a fabulous woman I have been friends with for years.  We met in an  online forum, and then shortly afterwards in real life.  We used to spend lots of time together, and these days not so much... but we're still good friends, and she's one of the few people I trust with all my heart.  She's funny and silly and real... and true.  Love you Dizz!

I've cut some petals with Donna's Rose Creations Die from Spellbinders to create my Worn Roses. 

The pale pink one above was cut using just white cardstock and then inked with Chiffon Mix'd Media Inx from Clearsnap.  The brown one below was cut from some paper from Donna's Natural Beauty Collection and it too was inked, this time with some Truffle Mix'd Media Inx.

I love textiles on my work, the butterfly below was cut from Canvas using Donna's Wonderful Wings die by Spellbinders.  I then created a pool of colour using Chiffon Mix'd Media Inx ReInker and water, and dipped the butterflies in randomly so they weren't coloured all over.

Lastly, the part I love so much... I added Twinkle Dust Glitter to the flowers and butterflies.  I love glitter, it would be rare to see me not covered in it after a scrappy weekend!  I usually add the glitter right near the end, no idea why this works for me.  Clearsnap's Glue Gloss makes it easy, just touch the gloss where you want the glitter, sprinkle the glitter and it's done!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope to see you again soon!

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Friday, 7 November 2014

Unique - Tomorrow's Memories

Hi everyone!  Today I'm sharing a layout I created for Tomorrow's Memories using some new papers from Authentique called "Spirited".  I don't often create Halloween themed pages... but these papers are just fabulous and were perfect for this unscrapped pic of me from last year's "Nightmare Before Christmas" themed crop at Tomorrow's!

I've used some tulle to create a ruffle behind some of the paper layers, it softens the stark contrast of the spots against the lace patterned paper.  Once the paper layers were in place I've added all my flower clusters and some charms.  Some charms were silver, others brass... so to tie them all together everything got a lick of gesso, just using a dry brush technique.

Afterwards, to grunge up the white gesso I dabbed it with some Prima Color Bloom in Storm Cloud and Precious Stone.

Authentique Spirited Patterned Paper, Gesso, Prima Color Bloom Sprays, Tulle, Charms and Flowers are all available instore at Tomorrow's Memories!!  Why not follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with all their offers, newsletter links and special tidbits that happen from time to time!

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Sweet Child - Tomorrow's Memories

Hi again lovelies!  I have a layout to share with you that I've created for Tomorrow's Memories.  Today I'm showcasing some of the gorgeous new butterfly charms that are in stock now, as well as some new chipboard from My Creative Wings.

The beautiful young lady here is the daughter of my friend Natasha.  She's such a sweet child and growing so fast as they do.  She's changed so much already from the time I met her, I imagine she'll be so different again by the time I get back to the states!

So, there were 3 different butterfly charms used for this layout.  I adore them all but the twin layer one is stunning.  I treated the chipboard swirls and the charms similarly.  Both were spray painted with flat white acrylic paint and let dry.  Next they were coloured with alcohol ink.  On the chipboard I blended the colours together with a blender pen, whereas the metal I gave it another spray of paint, which toned the colours down.  As a final touch I dusted them all with glitter.

The "sweet" chippy is from Dusty Attic, this one was treated a little differently as I wanted the colours to stand out a little more from the subtle background.  It was spray painted white, then inked with Stormy & Peridot Mix'd Media Inx.  This too was dusted with glitter once dry.

The lovely flowers were dry brushed with white gesso to tone them back a little more, creating a lovely pastel bouquet!

Thanks for visiting today.
You can see this layout in at Tomorrow's Memories.  They also always have fabulous stocks of charms, in all kinds of designs... so there will be something that is just right for your project.

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Rejuvenate - Australian Scrapbook Ideas #29

And lastly for my lastest article in #29 of Australian Scrapbook Ideas I have one of me... I love this layout {even with my noggin on it}!  I love the background I created, I love the colours, I love the papers, I even love the sticks!

Some yummy closeups... love it!

I should be back soon with some more creations... this last weekend I've been playing with samples and class samples for Tomorrow's Memories and getting some yummy layouts created for Donna Salazar Designs... so keep an eye out!!

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