Thursday, 17 January 2013

Circa 1938 - Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone!  Today I wanted to try some different colours for me, yellow and brown tones, they were just right for this old photo of my grandparents.  I have used papers from both the Family Jeans and Fun and Funky lines, the tones worked together perfectly!  

I white washed the papers to give it a more 'vintagey' feel.  The chipboard numbers were painted white and then inked with Mix'd Media Inx Chox.  I love how these inks are beautify for shading as they dry almost immediately.

I've torn and scrunched up some snippets of Donna's Crafty Chronicle, these help break the patterns and add interest. 

The big brown flower was created using Donna's Grand Peony Dies, originally on a light brown card stock, but I have spritzed it with Candle Glow Smooch Spritz to give it a real autumn tone.

I've tucked in some of the new Diecut Shapes, here using a few of the Banners on matching tones.

Thanks for visiting!  Until next time, take care of you...

Products used:

GCD Studios Fun and Funky
GCD Studios Family Jeans
GCD Studios Crafty Chronicle

Clearsnap SmoochSpritz - Candle Glow
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Chox - Sparrow
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx Embossing - Jasmine
White Acrylic Paint

Spellbinders Grand Peony, Rose Creations

GCD Studios Diecut Shapes
Green Tara Roses, Leaves
Kaiser Blooms
Green Tara Coloured Jute Ribbon
Handmade Halo Resin Flower


  1. What a great post to enjoy on this Winter's day... I have been busy with some decorating and craft projects this week and behind on reading my emails and posts. So glad I stopped in to enjoy your site!

    Thanks for sharing!
    God bless....Brooke
    My home and garden site...
    My Vintage Art and Printables site...

  2. What a stunning LO! I love the photo... it's striking on its own, and you've showcased it fabulously with all your attention to detail. Just gorgeous.

  3. What a gorgeous layout. I love the colours you've chosen and you brought all the elements together beautifully. Stunning! ox Marg