Friday, 29 June 2012

"Love Is" Wall Hanging - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone!!

Today I have this sweet wall hanging to share with you all, featuring Donna's fabulous Denim and Canvas from Want 2 Scrap.  I love incorporating textiles into my work, so this was something I was really looking forward to playing with!

I have used the 6x6 chipboard from Want 2 Scrap as a base and decoupaged with torn pieces of Spring in Bloom paper and Crafty Chronicle.  I used the 7x7  Canvas and Denim to create 2 of the hearts and to also create a backing for the whole hanging {to hide the messy backs}, the third heart was made from Donna's Corrugated Card by Zutter.

Using Donna's Wonderful Wings die from Spellbinders and an offcut of Canvas I cut a butterfly from canvas, as well as from some sparkly paper and topped it off with the gorgeous Wonderful Wings Bling from Want 2 Scrap.

Donna's chipboard alphas from GCD Studios were perfect to use as is.  They are compatible with her Donna's Alphas Spellbinders Dies, so you can effortlessly cut patterned paper to match, but I just dabbed a little Patina Mix'd Media Inx onto them with a baby wipe and then dried it with a heat gun.  They 'Dymo' words were simply printed onto plain paper to the perfect size I wanted.

The large bouquet rose was cut using Donna's Grand Peony Die from Spellbinders, I have a tutorial on creating these HERE.  I used 2 different sizes on this hanging, one of them using the largest of the die set, creating a flower as big as my palm... impressive!!

I've added some chippy swirls and a birdcage, painted white and then coated with Fairy Dust Glitter in Mixed Berries, and added some rhinestone bling for more shine!  I tied some bows from gauze and also used gauze to make the hanger and then some pretty lace trim to the bottom of each piece.  Then as a final touch added some sweet beaded drops.

Here's how I created the hearts:

First I created a heart template and traced it onto the canvas, denim and corrugated card, then trimmed them out.

The fabric hearts had the edges frayed, I just use an awl to pull the threads.

To add to the worn look, I cut a slit into the canvas heart and frayed the edges.

I dry brushed both the canvas and denim with a warm white acrylic paint...

then sprayed some Smooch Spritz in Mixed Berries and River Mossy onto them randomly.

While the Smooch and the paint was still wet I next misted some water to soften and blend the colours and allowed the hearts to dry.

For the corrugated heart, after trimming out I tore the top layer from one side to reveal the corrugation and dabbed on some warm white acrylic paint.

And as a bonus... here's how I created the background {which I then went and mostly covered up with hearts LOL}:

Tear up some offcuts of Spring in Bloom White Roses patterned paper and Crafty Chronicle and then piece by piece adhere these to one side of 6x6 Chipboard using your favourite decoupage medium.

Until the surface is covered...

Once dried, trim of the salvage from the edges and add a few small dabs of paint across the top...

and then drag the paint across the surface with a scraping tool or old store card. 

This gives a very thin layer of paint, allowing the images to just show through.

Once the paint is dried, add some Wisteria, Peridot and Patina Mix'd Media Inx to the edges with an applicator.

And then blend with a baby wipe to soften... 

and it's ready to be used!!

I hope you found this inspiring!  Very soon this little treasure will be going to live on the other side of the world from me... one of my dearest friends gave me the 'pretty please with sugar on top' line when I showed her, how could I say no!!

Until next time, take care and be true to you!
Mis xo

Products used:

Patterned Paper:
GCD Studios Spring in Bloom - White Roses
GCD Studios Crafty Chronicle Vol. 3

Want 2 Scrap 6x6 Chipboard
Dusty Attic Birdcage & Mini Scrolls

Want 2 Scrap Wonderful Wings Bling
ZVA Creative Crystal Swirl

Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx - Peridot, Patina, Wisteria

Clearsnap Smooch Spritz - Mixed Berries, River Mossy

Jo Sonya Warm White Acrylic Paint
Inkssentials Glue 'n Seal

Clearsnap Fairy Dust - Mixed Berries

Spellbinders - Grand Peony Creations, Rose Creations, Wonderful Wings

Spellbinders Grand Calibur
Clearsnap Stylus & Applicator

GCD Studios Compatibles Chipboard Alphas - Donna's Alphas
Green Tara Lace
7 Gypsies Crystal Ring Dangles
American Crafts POW Glitter Paper

Helmar Tiger Grip

Monday, 25 June 2012

Treasure Family {Mini Reverse Canvas} - The Dusty Attic

Dusty Attic's new Mini's are perfect for these cute little mini canvases I've had for eons!!  I couldn't resist reversing them and creating this cute little scene!

The canvas was pulled back and then Fiber Paste added and sprayed with Smooch Spritz.

The chipboard was all gesso'd white when I primed the canvas and then edges highlighted with Mix'd Media Inx and sprayed lightly with water to allow the inks to bleed over the gesso'd surfaces.  Once dried they were given a lick of crackle accents.

Thanks for visiting, take care and

Products used:

Dusty Attic mini Birds #1
Dusty Attic Bird Houses
Dusty Attic Picket Fence Small
Dusty Attic Branches

Green Tara Roses
Baby's Breath

Clearsnap Smooch Spritz {River Mossy, Mixed Berries, Caramel Latte}

Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx {Wisteria, Honey, Truffle, Black}

Clearsnap Smooch Glitz {Pink Fizz}

Golden Fiber Paste
Jo Sonya White Gesso

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Chit Chat Stickers

Friday, 15 June 2012

Altered Case - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone... today I have to share with you this little treasure box I altered to hold trinkets and what-nots.

It was a plain brown case that you can pick up at craft stores which I gesso'd and then added some of Donna's Botanique paper to the front, as well as some impasto to the bottom corner and over the lace butterfly embellishment.  While still wet I sprayed with some Smooch Spritz to match!

The sides were covered in some thick lace trim and 'glued' on with the impasto... and sprayed with more Smooch Spritz.

And then I put all the embellishments onto the inside of the lid!  This way they create a little surprise when opened, and all the lovely details don't get damaged.

The insides were gesso'd also, then inked with Mix'd Media Inx and sprayed with Smooch Spritz. 

I have used Donna's beautiful Bonnie's Birdcage as the feature... it's so CUTE!! 

Some handmade flowers using Bitty Blossoms & Rose Creations Dies...

 The words were cut and letterpressed from Donna's Girlie Grunge Labels, as well as the cute banner, bird shape and branch from the Mix'd Media Elements Dies and Donna's Crafty Chronicle.

The 'Home" was stamped on using one of Donna's stamps from the Banner and Words Sets.

 A closeup of one of the little bitty blossoms...

some of the lace butterfly detail...

 and finally a closeup of the cute bird from the Mix'd Media Elements...

The cage was decorated with layers of Mix'd Media Inx Embossing.  First it was gesso'd to prime the chipboard and then Chiffon Embossing Powder was added randomly.  Once cooled some Truffle Mix'd Media Inx was touched to the edges of the 'wires' and dried... next some Jasmine Embossing Powder overall.  When heated the ink bleeds up through the embossing powder in places, giving it a worn aged look.

Thanks for visiting, take care and be true to you!

Mis xo

Product List:

Patterned Paper:
GCD Studios Botanique {Stationery}

Want2Scrap - Bonnie's Birdcage
Want2Scrap Designer Embellies - Mix'd Media Elements

Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx {Peaches, Truffle, Honey}

Embossing Powder:
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Embossing {Chiffon, Truffle, Jasmine}

Clearsnap Smooch Spritz {Mixed Berries, Pralines 'n' Cream, River Mossy}

White Gesso

Clearsnap Fairy Dust - Pralines 'n' Cream

Spellbinders Rose Creations
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders Mix'd Media Elements
Spellbinders Girlie Grunge Labels

Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Vintage Embroidered Doily
Lace Butterfly Motiff
Green Tara Lace

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Little Miss - Tomorrow's Memories

Hi everyone...

I've created this for Tomorrow's Memories, using the brand new BoBunny "Little Miss" papers they have in store now.  It's such a beautiful range with gorgeous patterns and colours, from creams to greens to pinks!!

The Dusty Attic Small Leafy Stems were just right for the natural tones of the papers.

Some handmade flowers adding to the natural feel...

Gauze tied into bows...

And some lovely coloured jute ribbon...

 Thanks for visiting, take care and be true to you!

Products used:

Patterned Paper:
BoBunny - Little Miss {Hannah, Gracie}

Dusty Attic Leafy Stem #3 Small

Green Tara Roses

Zva Creative

Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx {Mossy, Truffle}

White Acryclic Paint
Inkssentials Crackle Accents

Martha Stewart - Swirling Lace, Doily Lace, Cherish, Double Arches

Spellbinders Rose Creations
Spellbinders Fancy Tags 3

Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Green Tara Coloured Jute
Gauze, Manilla Shipping Tag
Zutter Corrugated Board
Melissa Frances Mica Flakes
DMC Embroidery Thread

2/S Tape
Helmar Tiger Grip

Friday, 1 June 2012

Always Fly Home ATC - Dusty Attic

At Dusty we are having ATC Challenges... just for those who like to create these little works of art, without having to create a whole pile of them!

The Dusty Design Team will be creating an ATC for inspiration each month.

The theme for June is Birds/Flight and here is my sample...

Isn't that iddy bird on her nest with those iddy eggs the sweetest thing!!

I have added a little swing tag to my ATC so I can hang them next to my desk, not quite the 'standard'... but this way I can see it everyday!

I have used the new Bird Nests #1 and Mini Birds #1... they are SO cute!

I tied a cute little bow from a strip of wide weave muslin...

The bird, nest and eggs were all painted white and then coloured with Smooch Accent Inks, they are perfect for these mini chippies.  The eggs and bird were then also touched with Smooch Glitz... their new ink that has glitter in it!  It's perfect to add just a delicate touch of glitter in just the right spot.

You can find details of how to play along and enter HERE

Thanks for visiting, take care and be true to you!

Products used:

Dusty Attic Chipboard:
Mini Birds #1
Bird Nests #1

Green Tara Paper Roses

White Acrylic Paint
Clearsnap Smooch - Moonlight, Snickerdoodle, Mocha, Shabby Pink, Taffy, Sassy Pink
Clearsnap Smooch Glitz - Frost, Pink Fizz

American Crafts POW Glitter Paper - Blush, Lollipop
Crochet Trim
Gauze Muslin

Tim Holtz ChitChat Stickers

Martha Stewart Swirling Lace