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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