Tuesday, 15 May 2012

ATC's - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone!  The other day I played with some of Donna's cool new ATC products, Designer Embellies, made by Want 2 Scrap.  These are way fun... I used the chipboard and canvas, it's all so easy... no cutting required!!

Play, Be Free

For all of the ATC's I have coloured the tag and the canvas using Smooch Spritz and Mix'd Media Inx ReInkers using a colour wash technique.  The little shipping tags were run through the Zutter Distrezz-It-All before colouring, I love how the colour intensifies on the distressed edges!

I have a little tutorial to share with you on how I did the sweet little chipboard bird at the end of this post!

Be Happy

The Butterfly was cut with the Wonderful Wings Die, the filigree cut wings were cut from the Kraft Label from the Mix'd Media Stax and the sticky side covered with Fairy Dust.

The larger flower was made with the 3 smallest Rose Creations Dies.

Just Keep Smiling

I cut some leaves from canvas and coloured them with the tag and backing canvas, added a strip of denim and some cute lace.

The titles were printed using a Dymo Font, so cute! 

Blue Bird Tutorial

For this you will need:
Want 2 Scrap Designer Embellies - Mix'd Media Elements {Bird}
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx - Jasmine, Denim
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Jasmine
Clearsnap Emboss Gloss
 Clearsnap Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink - Cape Cod
Clearsnap Smooch Glitz Sparkle Accent Ink - Frost
Heat Gun, Water, Awl {what I call a Pokey Stick}

Ink the chipboard bird and wings with the Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx {MMI}

And then the add some of the Denim MMI to the wing tips, tail and breast as shown...

While the ink is still nice and wet, sprinkle some of the Jasmine Embossing Powder randomly over the bird and emboss with the heat gun.  It doesn't need to have full even coverage...

Once the embossing powder is cooled and set, dip the wing tips and the tail into some water until the chipboard is soaked through.

Using the awl {pokey stick}, separate the layers and allow them to 'fluff' up and then dry them off with a heat gun...

Add some Emboss Gloss to the 'fluffed' feathers...

Sprinkle Jasmine Embossing Powder onto the feathers {or just dip it into the pot like I did, just make sure the Emboss Gloss doesn't drip into the pot}, and emboss with your heat gun...

Glue the Wings onto the Body, one in front and one behind and then add some of the Cape Cod Smooch to the breast to add more colour over the embossed area.

 And finally add some Smooch Glitz to the wings and tail for some added sparkle!

All done, ready to use on your ATC or project!!

Thanks for visiting, take care and be true to you,
Mis xo

Product List

Patterned Paper:
GCD Studios - Botanique {Botanique Cards}
GCD Studios - Spring in Bloom
GCD Studios - Mix'd Media Staz {Kraft Label}

Want 2 Scrap - ATC
Want 2 Scrap - Mix'd Media Elements

Green Tara - Roses

Clearsnap - Mix'd Media Inx {Jasmine, Denim}
Clearsnap - Mix'd Media Inx ReInkers {Patina, Denim, Chiffon}
Clearsnap - Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink {Cape Cod}
Clearsnap - Smooch Glitz Sparkle Accent Ink {Frost}

Embossing Powder:
Clearsnap - Mix'd Media Inx Embossing {Jasmine}

Clearsnap - Smooch Spritz {Caramel Latte, River Mossy, Pralines & Cream}

Martha Stewart - Doily Lace

Spellbinders - Rose Creations
Spellbinders - Wonderful Wings

Spellbinders - Grand Calibur

Want 2 Scrap - Designer Embellies {ATC Canvas}
Zutter - Corrugated Board
Denim, Lace, Tulle, DMC Embroidery Thread
Manilla Shipping Tags, White Gift Tag

Helmar - Tacky Craft Adhesive
Helmar - Tiger Grip


  1. I love how the bird's tail and wings are fluffed...will be fun to try. Beautiful tags.

  2. They're all gorgeous! I found your blog via Alissa whom I'm on the Heartfelt DT with. :o)

  3. I'm glad to see that you made your way over to my blog to see how I was inspired by you. I usually run around once or twice a month and let people know that I've linked to them but I see that Caroline helped me out :) She is also uber-talented if you haven't checked her out yet.

    I'm looking at this post for the third or fourth time now and I keep seeing something new. I've gotta try that technique you are showcasing in your tutorial! Time to get my hands messy :)

    Thanks again for all you do *hugs*