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}

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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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

What Really Matters Layout - Be-YOU-tiful, Kaisercraft

Hello again beautiful people!  Today Kaisercraft have work from their Be-YOU-tiful range up on their blog.  You can pop on over HERE to see Linda T, Naomi & Cathy's work as well as my own!

Today I'm sharing this layout with you.  I fell in love with this range and have created classes and samples for Tomorrow's Memories already with it.  It was also the range I turned to for my Kaisercraft Submission!  It's such a fabulously feminine range but this time I wanted to create something more masculine and the range is versatile enough to allow you to do this easily!

I adored the worn, peeled patterns on this paper and wanted to cut into some of the 'peeled' parts to show what was underneath... I lined it with some of the reverse of the paper which is a fabulous corrugated board print.  then I've tucked in some cogs and gauze to create more layers and texture.

The cogs were treated so some crackle texture paste and then inked with Mix'd Media Inx in Truffle, Honey and Mossy to create a worn rusted look.  Kaisercraft's wooden embellishments are fabulous to work with, being wood they are extra hardy, but still are thin enough to cut if you need to.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Kaisercraft Products: P1561 Glamorous, P1562 Delightful | SS248 Sticker Sheet | CT800 Collectables | FL399 Flourish Pack – Cogs, FL400 Flourish Pack – Large Cogs | RS409 Sparklets – Ebony | EM925 Tag Pack – Raw | CM502 Captured Moments Pocket Stickers –  Black 

Other: Gauze, Texture Crackle Paste, Brown/Olive/Beige Inks, Foam Tape

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Baby Girl Reverse Canvas - Pitter Patter, Kaisercraft

Hi again!  I know, 2 in one day... its going to be a big Kaisercraft week here on my blog!

This is the reverse canvas I've created using Kaisercraft's Pitter Patter range.  I've used just a small piece of patterned paper and used some accents from the matching Collectables pack. 

What I like about the pink tones in this range is that they're not your standard 'baby pink' colour, they have a subtle added hue of peach... which means I can add some peach inks into my canvas as well as the pinks and it all blends together!

I have used a new {to me, I'm sure it's been around for ages} crackled texture paste by Wendy Vecchi on this to add some different texture. I have fallen in love and went through 1/2 a tub in one weekend!  I have never had a crackle paste that will crackle so well with a heat gun! It allowed me to finish this in record time as I didn't need to wait for things to dry naturally.

I added the paste directly onto the frame as is, then while still a little wet added my first colour layers of pinks.  I let this dry and then added more crackle paste where I felt the colour was a little deep, used it to also hold some Hexagon cut outs from the Collectables pack as well as pieces of paper doilies, and then slowly added more colours, allowing them to run and blend.  Once thoroughly dried I added more visual texture with metallic rubs

Thanks for visiting!  I'll have more to share with you tomorrow!

Kaisercraft Products: P1553 Bundle of Joy | CT798 Pitter Patter Girl Collectables | RS408 Sparklets – Crystal, RS451 Rhinestone Strips – Silver | F627 Paper Blooms – Coconut, F640 Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss, F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut, F657 Mini Paper Blooms – Fairy Floss | FL305 Flourish Pack – Frames

Other: 8×8 Canvas, Crackle Texture Paste, Colour Sprays, Metallic Rub, White Paint, Crochet Trim, Ribbon, Gauze, Paper Doily

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Sweet Baby Boy - Pitter Patter, Kaisercraft

My very first posts for Kaisercraft are up on their blog!  How very exciting it is to be a part of this fabulous team!!  I'll share my work here individually this week, because there's lots... I certainly had myself some fun!

This range I thought was so 'just right' for a baby range, still a little out of my comfort zone though, simply because I think I have only scrapped 2 or 3 'baby' layouts.  But as always, with Kaisercraft papers being so beautifully co-ordinated it was a breeze! 

This is my now almost 18 year old when he was a little one... he was soooo cute!!

I inked some little word phrases with Peridot Mix'd Media Inx to help them blend in with the papers.  The new Kaiser alpha stickers are simply perfect for small titles and phrases.  I left the wooden embellishments raw for this one, the veneer look being so popular now, but also it was just the perfect shade I needed to work with the photos.

The Sage Blossoms were a perfect match for this range... and being a baby layout, I was 'allowed' to use them!  Kel would be mortified if I used flowers on a layout I did of him now with flowers on it!

The Hexagon pattern was screaming to be cut out, so I cut some out as individuals and some as blocks or strips.  I've raised the individual ones to add interest and depth to the pattern.

Thanks for stopping by... later today I will share with you the Baby Girl Canvas I created!

Kaisercraft Products: P1551 Tiny Bundle, P1554 Little Feet, P1548 Little One | PP942 Paper Pad | RS408 Sparklets – Crystal | FL440 Flourish Pack – Hearts | F649 Mini Paper Blooms – Sage, F644 Mini Paper Blooms – Coconut, F632 Paper Blooms – Sage  | AS251 Alpha Stickers – Ebony

Other: Cardstock, Gauze, Vintage Doilies, Word Stickers, Peridot Ink, Embroidery Thread, Foam Tape
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