Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Hello Beautiful Layout - Kaisercraft "Bow & Arrow"

I really enjoyed creating this layout using Kaisercraft's Bow and Arrow Collection!  This was one of my first forays into the 'messy background' style... and it was such fun!

I've used the diecut sheet as a stencil and have used ink as well as texture paste to create the chevron pattern in the background.  I next added some stamping, randomly done without using a stamping block, it creates an even more 'random' look which suits this style so well.

Loving that the Kaisercraft Paper Blooms always have a perfect colour to match their collections!

Thanks for stopping by!  I'll have more to share tomorrow...

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The Perfect Day Card - Kaisercraft "Bow & Arrow"

In scheduling my next set of Kaisercraft projects {they were live on the Kaisercraft Blog last week} I've noticed I've forgotten to share my Bow and Arrow Projects! {Hi mum, here they are finally LOL}. So this first one is a card I've created, layering lots of cute papers and Collectables.

Cards were {are} not my forte, but I'm quite enjoying the process of making them now... especially adding all the layers!

I adored the colours and shapes in the Bow and Arrow Collection, and again it's one of those versatile ones that can be used for masculine and feminine creations, as well as covering different age groups!

I'll have another Bow and Arrow project to share with you this afternoon!

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Monday, 29 September 2014

Be Happy Cards - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone!  Today I have created a couple of cards to share with you, featuring my favourite Spellbinders Dies by Donna.

I have used Donna's Rose Creations, Wonderful Wings and Girlie Grunge Labels... these would be my favourite from Donna's fabulous collection!  

I have inked the die plate with Patina Mix'd Media Inx and then used the embossing matt for the Be Happy Labels from the Girlie Grunge Label set, it's such a fun process!  

I love the dual layers available with the Wonderful Wings Dies.

For this one I've used the Rose Creations and Wonderful Wings Dies again and also the Shadow Flowers which I find are perfect to created some background interest.

The flowers were touched with Clearsnap's Glue Gloss {if you haven't used this before you've simply got to try it... for adding glitter to precise spots it's just brilliant}, and then coated with Twinkle Dust Glitter.  Mixed Berries for this pink toned card and Sugar Shimmer for the aqua toned card.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you have like my cards today!

Until next time, take care!

Donna Salazar Designs products used:

GCD Studios: Spring in Bloom Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Dies: Wonderful Wings, Rose Creations, Girlie Grunge Labels, Shadow Flowers
Clearsnap: Mix'd Media Inx, Patina | Twinkle Dust Glitter, Sugar Shimmer/Mixed Berries | Glue Gloss

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Sunday, 14 September 2014

Creative Kitty Layout - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone!  Today I have a fun, messy style layout to share with you.   I'm playing around trying some new {to me} things and I really love the messy mixed media backgrounds that are becoming popular, but I still want to make them 'me'.

One way to keep things 'me' is to still incorporate my love of handmade elements and the fabulous texture of fabrics.  I'm loving the look so far!

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Today I have used Donna's "Dear Sir" Stamp in the very background using Midnight Mix'd Media Inx Chox and made sure it was thoroughly dry {quick zap with a heat tool for the Chox and it's all good} before adding a very thin layer of gesso in random spots.  After this I've added pattern with a stencil using Texture Paste.  Once it all dried I had fun spraying SmoochSpritz inks and let them run!  I've used Caramel Latte SmoochSpritz and then to get the grey tone colour, I've mixed some Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx Re-inker, Water, WoodStain and IceRink SmoochSpritz to get a lighter tone.  For the ink 'splatters' I used Truffle Mix'd Media Ink Re-Inker with some water to create my own flat colour spray.   

I've created a ruffle {yep, I'm still very much in love with my ruffles} and a Worn Rose using Donna's Rose Creations Die from Spellbinders.  You can find a tutorial link on my blog for the Worn Rose HERE.  I love these roses, they almost sit flat... well flat for me, but have such wonderful impact.  I'm not too sure what I'd do without Donn'a fabulous Flower Dies because nothing beats having your very own hand-made perfectly matched flower!

Thanks for stopping by again!  Don't forget to check out our latest Sketch-n-Color inspiration challenge... you can find it on the blog HERE.

DSD Products Used

GCD Studios Family Jeans - Family Cards B, Family Notebook B, Houndstooth B
GCD Studios Fun and Funky - Blue Damask B

Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Chox - Midnight
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Re-Inkers - Jasmine, Truffle
Clearsnap SmoochSpritz - Woodstain, Caramel Latte, IceRink

Art Gone Wild - Dear Sir

Spellbinders Rose Creations

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Friday, 29 August 2014

Create Dreams Layout - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone, today I have a little 8x10 layout to share with you!  This one is of a favourite photo from when I was in New York... I was so very happy there, loved that city and loved one very special person I got to meet while there.  


Today I have used Donna's Mix'd Media Inx, not only to stamp, but also to alter the colour of a flower, some ribbon and to make some 'ink' splotches.

It was so easy to do with the reinker, just a few drop with some water in a small mister bottle or dropper bottle and you have your own perfectly matched colour spray.  If you don't have the re-inker, then the ink pads are definitely juicy enough to blot onto a craft sheet and add some water.  The wonderfully pigmented ink creates colour that goes a long way!

Thanks for stopping by today!  See you again soon...

DSD Products used: 
Clearsnap - Mix'd Media Inx {Indigo, Stormy, Denim} | Mix'd Media Inx ReInker {Indigo} | Twinkle Dust Glitter {Sugar Shimmer} | Glue Gloss
Spellbinders Dies - Rose Creations | Wonderful Wings | Shadow Flowers
Art Gone Wild Stamps - Banner and Words | All My Love

Maja Design Patterned Papers
Paper Flowers, Gauze
Denim, Ribbon, Jewellery Findings, Tag

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Smile Wall Hanging... Donna Salazar Design

Hi again! Today I have  cute little hanging to share with you all.  This originally started out as a card, but I kept adding layers and somehow it became a little hanging!

I love these little 'hangings', they are fun to make and I like to challenge myself to use only the things left on my desk after finishing a layout.  Mind you, since I drag out enough stuff to complete 20 layouts while working on one, it does leave me lots of choice LOL.  I've cut out some of Donna's little clouds from her Fun and Funky Cutout Sheet, as well as one from the Family Jeans collection. 

The ribbon was originally white and was 'dyed' using Donna's Denim Mix'd Media Inx for a perfect match.  Once it's dried with a heat gun the colour doesn't run, love it!

I also stole Donna's idea of feeding paper strips through my Dymo labeller... handy since I ran out of tape!  I love the soft subtle look of it.

And I know I've done them before... but I've done another Brick Wall Tutorial for you!  This one was created on the mulberry paper from Donna's Mix'd Media Stax and the soft paper gives it a whole different look I feel.  Brick Wall on Mulberry Tutorial HERE. {PDF Download through Box.net}

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you find the tutorial useful!


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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Pieces of the Puzzle... Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone!

I have a little 8x10 layout to share with you today using papers from Donna's Fun and Funky Collection, tied in with some Natural Beauty.  Donna's papers often blend well between Collections, it's just one of the things I love about her papers!

This one is me, I've just cut off about 12" of hair into a concave bob, and going back to my natural colour... huge steps, but feeling much more me.  Just another piece of the puzzle that is my life right now back into place!!

Donna's cute puzzle chipboard from Want2Scrap actually fits together!  I left these raw and coated them with glossy accents, it really deepens the lovely brown tones of Want2Scrap chipboard base.

I've created a "Worn Rose" to match from Donna's Rose Creations Die by Spellbinders. 

See you next time!


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Thursday, 24 July 2014

"Faith" - Be-YOU-tiful, Kaisercraft

Last but not least for today... a sweet little card.  I've always said I'm not a card maker {and perhaps many will agree LOL} but finally I'm enjoying creating them!  Even simple these cute little cards make you happy!

The 6.5x6.5" Paper Pads certainly come in handy when creating cards, the patterns are designed for that reason!  Teamed up with the Collectables pack and you can create a little card full of happiness in a short time!

I'll be back again tomorrow with some more Kaisercraft goodies to share with you!

Kaisercraft Products: PP943 Paper Pad | CT800 Collectables | F657 Mini Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss | CD101 Cardstock – Coconut
Other: Lace, Embroidery Thread, Paper Doily

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Small Things Mini Frame - Be-YOU-tiful, Kaisercraft

More beautiful Be-YOU-tiful elements here this afternoon!  This sweet little frame uses a sheet from the 6.5x6.5" Paper Pad and a tag form the Collectables Pack as a quote.

I love these nests so much, and the just right eggs that fit them perfectly.  I cut the nest in half for this one to help it sit flush against the frame.  Means I have another half to use elsewhere!

Thanks again for stopping by... I'll have the last of my Be-YOU-tiful shares for you later today!

Kaisercraft Products: PP943 Paper Pad | CT800 Collectables | F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut, F657 Mini Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss, Mini Paper Blooms – Sage, F627 Paper Blooms – Coconut, F640 Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss,  F632 Paper Blooms – Sage | RS475 Rhinestone Flourish – Ice | EM997 Decorative Nests | EM996 Decorative Eggs
Other: Gauze, Crackle Texture Paste, Colour Spray, Vintage Doily, Ink, Embossing Powder

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Catch Your Dreams Reverse Canvas - Be-YOU-tiful - Kaisercraft

And today I'm back to girly, because I can't help myself!  This little reverse canvas uses the Collectables from the Be-YOU-tiful range. I'm really loving how much fun they are to use.

You know how some of the flowers in Kaisercraft's Paper Blooms come with the petals folded under, below shows a good example of how they look with the petals unfolded and 'fluffed' out.  I love that the look can be changed so easily!

I used the same technique to create the canvas texture as I did HERE, yep... I love that crackle texture!

Thanks for visiting today!

Kaisercraft Products: CT800 Collectables | FL372 Flourish Pack – Small Birdcages | F657 Mini Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss, F640 Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss, F627 Paper Blooms – Coconut | RS408 Sparklets – Crystal 

Other: Canvas, Textured Crackle Paste, Paint, Ribbon, Crochet Trim

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