Sunday, August 30, 2015

Girlie Grunge Wedding Layout for Donna Salazar Designs

Hi everyone!

I'm up with a new project on the Donna Salazar Designs blog today with a girlie grunge wedding layout. Please stop on over there for photos and details HERE.

Here's a little sneak peek:

You'll find tips on using Donna's products including a link to the
tutorial for my Wispy Burlap Flower shown here.

~ Blessings ~ 


Donna Salazar Designs Products




Partner Products
DODZ™ - 3D

Other Products
Prima ~ Epiphany - Striking Appearance
Prima ~ Nature Garden Collection - 6x6” Paper Stack
Prima ~ Something Blue Collection - 6x6” Paper Stack
Prima ~ Arco Iris Flowers #544379
Prima ~ Say It In Crystals #551582
Prima ~ Say It In Crystals #563639
Prima ~ Garden Fable - Say It In Crystals #579371
Prima ~ Lyric - Wood Buttons #564995
Prima Flowers ~ Coy Flowers - Walden #581176 ??? Box of tan flowers/leaves
Prima Flowers ~ Isabella - Pia #581725
Prima Flowers ~ #577827
Prima Flowers ~ Butterfly - Bulbe #580605
Prima ~ Pebbles #570613
Prima ~ Epiphany - Ephemera #575885
Dusty Attic ~ Lace Border #1 DA0843
Prima ~ Resin Icons - Feathers #573355
The Robin’s Nest ~ Dew Drops, large clear
Wild Orchid Crafts - 6mm Rosebuds, white
Wild Orchid Crafts - Sweetheart Blossoms, white
Close to My Heart ~ Opaques Pearl Gems, mocha
Liquitex ~ Gesso, clear, white
Golden ~ Soft Gel, Matte
Prima ~ Elements Stencil 6x6” - Doily #3 #960575
Prima Markenting ~ Build-A-Frame II
Helmar ~ Fabric Glue
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Darice ~ Heat Tool

**Focal paper, resin feather and a selection of flowers come from the Scraps of Elegance/Scraps of Darkness Store and Kits.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

"Wonderful World" Mixed Media Layout ~ Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots; Blue Fern Studios Aug Sketch Challenge

"Wonderful World"

Hi everyone! Our youngest daughter, Maria, has spent time in beautiful Montana country. She loves the wide open spaces. I've created this layout with a photo of her and her Australian shepherd, Tori, on the snowy prairie. I just adore the contrast of the golden prairie grass against the winter sky. 

Flowers of all shapes and sizes are often found on my pages as you see on this layout. Arranging and positioning them can be a challenge. One of my favorite Helmar products, Liquid Scrap Dots, makes this much easier. This thick, slow drying adhesive allows me to position flowers that look better turned at an angle and also allows me to pop up other flowers to better fit into the cluster. So let's take a look at my layout and how I've used the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.

I was inspired by the August sketch challenge over at Blue Fern Studios and have used their gorgeous paper, chipboard, and stamps to create my layout. Please scroll down to view the sketch.

Photo Credit: Joanna Martin - Choteau, Montana

Tips and Techniques

It's so easy to use Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. Simply squeeze a nice size dollop onto the back of your flower, then place it into your cluster. Because it is so thick, you can position your flower just how you want it. In case you're wondering, it adheres well to mixed media backgrounds. It does dry slowly, so when using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, I typically arrange my clusters in the evening and let them sit overnight. By the next morning the adhesive is set, and the flowers won't move around if you bump them while applying the finishing touches to your project. If I'm eager to finish my project, I work around the flowers then when done, go back and re-position any flowers that may have been nudged out of place.

I've tilted and arranged flowers with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.

I like to think outside the box. The "fence" chipboard pieces on either side of the photo are Blue Fern Studios bird houses. The grid design looks like an old wooden fence. I just tucked the curved top part under some flowers.

Helmar Super-Tac EVA Glue is a strong, thin glue that dries perfectly clear, so it's perfect to brush around my clusters. While wet, I sprinkle lightly with chunky glitter and microbeads, to add a touch of sparkle.

I've also used the Helmar Super-Tac EVA Glue here two ways. I brushed the Blue Fern Studios Wildflower chipboard liberally with Helmar Super-Tac EVA Glue a little at a time and used tweezers to apply seed beads to give dimension to the flowers. 

I like to experiment and had a bit of an accident with clear crackle paint. I applied it over tissue tape and discovered that once dry, it doesn't adhere well to the tape and was chipping off. I lightly (and carefully) brushed Helmar Super-Tac EVA Glue over the loose crackle. Problem solved ~ the crackle isn't going anywhere now.

Larger items that lie flat like my chipboard "fence" and butterfly are adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

A drop of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive for each of these little blossoms and leaf holds them in place.

Although the resin flower was self-adhesive, it didn't stick well to the painted surface on this gorgeous Blue Fern Studios medallion, so a drop of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive keeps it secure.

I hope you've been inspired to try out
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots on your next project.



Blue Fern Studios Products
Deja Vu ~ Petites Cartes
Stamp ~ Forever
Chipboard ~ Ornate Medallions
Chipboard ~ Seasonal Wildflowers
Chipboard ~ Veranda Cage Set
Chipboard ~ Brigitte Butterfly Set

Other Products
Prima Flowers ~ Butterfly - Chenille #655350
Prima Flowers ~ Parisa Mayfair Mix #557607
Prima Flowers ~ Arco Iris Flowers #544379
Prima Flowers ~ Guava Peony Brahms #542771
Prima Flowers ~ Serenade #561444
Prima Flowers ~ Princess - Happily Ever After #574406
Prima ~ Resin Icons - Feathers #573355
Prima ~ Debutante - Say It In Crystals #644350
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Sweetheart Blossoms, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 8mm Rosebuds, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Tuscan Rosebuds, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 25mm Cottage Roses, mixed purple/lilac
The Paper Studio ~ Spare Parts - Brights Paper Flower Assortment
Recollections ~ Embellishments - leather flower
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Glass Glitter, Lavender
Iced Enamels ~ German Glass Glitter - Chocolate
Martha Stewart ~ Micro Beads - White Gold
Idea-ology ~ Tim Holtz - Remnant Rubs, Botanical
Jewelry Findings ~ Stash
Idea-ology by Tim Holtz ~ Tissue Tape - Symphony; Sketchbook
Liquitex ~ Matte Medium
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ Pigment Powder - brown, gold
Clearsnap/Colorbox by Donna Salazar ~ Mix’d Media Inx - Berries
Clearsnap/Colorbox ~ Top Boss Embossing Powder - clear
Ranger ~ Tim Holtz - Distress Ink, Dusty Concord, Walnut Stain, Brushed Corduroy, Pumice Stone, Forest Moss
Viva ~ Croco Crackling Colour - Transparent
Stampers Anonymous ~ Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil, Latticework, Splatters
The Crafters Workshop ~ 6x6” Mini Coffee Splotch 
Stampers Anonymous ~ Tim Holtz - Grid Blocks
Darice ~ Heat Tool

**Please note ~ the paper and a number of other products on this page
came from the June 2015 Scraps of Elegance kit.
You can subscribe to Scraps of Elegance Kits HERE.

I turned the gorgeous Blue Fern Studios August Sketch for my inspiration:


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~

Thursday, August 20, 2015

"Adore" Wedding Mixed Media Layout with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance August Kit


Adore Mixed Media Wedding Layout by Tracey Sabella, Scraps of Elegance August Kit, Prima Debutante, Prima Marketing, Video Tutorial
Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing my latest project for Scraps of Elegance created with the "Mallika's Whimsy" Scraps of Elegance August Kit. My dear scrapbooking friend, Mandy married Josh, the love of her life, in June. This is a delayed wedding gift for them. This gorgeous Prima Garden Fable paper is just perfect for this amazing black and white photo!!

I've created a process video sharing the steps and techniques
used to create this shabby chic, mixed media layout.

Enjoy!


If you enjoyed my video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.
Thanks so much for subscribing!

Here's the gorgeous August Scraps of Elegance Kit:

Elements Add On

Floral Add On

Scraps of Elegance Links:

Close-ups
Adore Mixed Media Wedding Layout by Tracey Sabella, Scraps of Elegance August Kit, Prima Debutante, Prima Marketing, Video Tutorial
Top flower cluster ~ you can see the gesso effect on the flowers and textured background.

Adore Mixed Media Wedding Layout by Tracey Sabella, Scraps of Elegance August Kit, Prima Debutante, Prima Marketing, Video Tutorial
Another view of that top cluster.

Adore Mixed Media Wedding Layout by Tracey Sabella, Scraps of Elegance August Kit, Prima Debutante, Prima Marketing, Video Tutorial
The heat embossed chipboard title. I demonstrate how to distress edges using scissors in the video.

Adore Mixed Media Wedding Layout by Tracey Sabella, Scraps of Elegance August Kit, Prima Debutante, Prima Marketing, Video Tutorial
Beautiful Prima accents - the clock face and hands as well as the 
lacy doily cut with the Prima Doily Die.

Adore Mixed Media Wedding Layout by Tracey Sabella, Scraps of Elegance August Kit, Prima Debutante, Prima Marketing, Video Tutorial
The bottom cluster showing the gorgeous flowers and chipboard.
The chipboard has a metallic gleam with a hint of raw chipboard showing through.

Adore Mixed Media Wedding Layout by Tracey Sabella, Scraps of Elegance August Kit, Prima Debutante, Prima Marketing, Video Tutorial
One last shot showing the sparkle of the mica chips and the iridescent Prima crystals.

Product List

Scraps Of Elegance - August Kit - Mallika's Whimsy

Main Kit
Prima - Garden Fable Collection:  Garden Fable
Prima: Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Flakes - Frosted #961749
Blue Fern Studios: Laser Cut Chipboard - Frolic Mesh

Elements Add On
Prima - Garden Fable Collection - Tags & Tickets #579500
Prima - Garden Fable Collection - Say It In Crystals #579371
Prima - Junkyard Findings - Clock Faces #891596

Floral Add On
Prima - Coy Flowers - Walden #581176
Petaloo - Botanica Velvet Lilacs - White

Previous Kits
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings - Clock Hands #891589
Prima ~ Debutante - Say It In Crystals #579364
Prima ~ Stencil 6x6” - Wild Flowers #579944

Other Products
Prima ~ Something Blue - 6x6” Paper Pad
Want2Scrap ~ Fancy Chipboard Words ~ Adore
Prima ~ Arco Iris Flowers #544379
Prima ~ Tea Roses - Latte #537487
Prima Flowers ~ Sunrise Sunset Collection #565152
Prima ~ Cottage Blossoms - Canary #544089
Prima ~ Mayfair Mix #557607
Prima Flowers ~ Lady Bird Collection #565480
Liquitex ~ Gesso - white, clear
Ranger ~ Perfect Medium
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - white
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Moon Shadow Mist - Treasure Island Aqua
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Aged Taupe; Aged Ivory
Prima ~ Dies - Parisian Lace Doily #572785
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Super-Tac EVA Glue
Tombow Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ 3D Foam Squares - Regular, white
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® ~ E-Z Dots - Repositionable 


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments

~ Blessings ~

Monday, August 10, 2015

"Strength of My Life" Artist Trading Card for Donna Salazar

I tried something brand new - for me this week. I created an artist trading card featuring Donna Salazar's gorgeous products. I like working with ample space for lots of techniques and lovely elements, so wasn't sure how working in such a small space would be. However, as you will see, I was still able to implement my signature girlie grunge style. I'm eager to hear what you think!!

Here's a sneak peek:

For more photos and details, please stop by Donna's blog HERE.

~ Blessings ~
Tracey


Donna Salazar Products




Partner Products

Other Products
Crescent ~ Artist Trading Cards - Mixed Media & Collage
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Cosmos Daisy Stem Flowers - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 8mm Rosebuds - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 30mm Leaves - white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 10mm Open Roses - white
Stampendous ~ Clear Stamps - Hope Verses
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Girlie Grunge Blog Hop ~ Trinket Box with VIDEO TUTORIAL


Welcome to the Girlie Grunge Blog Hop! We have 3 days of projects and inspiration all featuring Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L products, and 4 fabulous prizes to give away! Join us August 6-8, each day six of our talented designers will dazzle and amaze you with ideas for cards, scrapbook pages and mixed media projects, for crafters of all skill levels. 

Daily prizes will be awarded, enter to win by commenting on the participating blog posts through the Rafflecopter app. We have three $30 value prizes, one will be awarded each day. Those that comment through the Rafflecopter app on each designer blog, each day, will be eligible for the Grand Prize, a $100 value, which includes the entire Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® product line, an E-Z Runner® Grand, and a selection of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® adhesives. Remember to use the same email address for each comment so that we can verify eligible entries. 

Click here to enter today's drawing: a Rafflecopter giveaway

My Rafflecopter comments will be open until August 7, 11:59pm Central Time Zone.

My style has always been a mix of feminine and grungy elements, so Donna's mixed media "Girlie Grunge" products are perfect for the projects I adore making. Today I'm sharing an oval paper mache box I decorated to use as a sweet trinket box. A perfect place to hide away some of my little metal embellishments. It would also make a lovely gift.

I have created a DIY Video Tutorial for my Girlie Grunge Denim Rose - scroll down to view. This rose is easy to make and would be adorable on a card, scrapbook layout, or home decor project.

Girlie Grunge Trinket Box
Girlie Grunge Trinket Box by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar Designs - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets, Mixed Media, Home Decor, Handcrafted Flower, Video Tutorial

Tips and Techniques
Girlie Grunge Trinket Box by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar Designs - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets, Mixed Media, Home Decor, Handcrafted Flower, Video Tutorial
Please scroll down for my DIY video tutorial for this Girlie Grunge Denim Rose, using Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Canvas Ribbons (denim ribbon), Lace Ribbons, and Dodz™ XL. 

The sweet denim leaves are cut from Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Pennant Set (denim pennant) using her Spellbinders Rose Creation dies, then dry brushed lightly with white gesso.

Girlie Grunge Trinket Box by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar Designs - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets, Mixed Media, Home Decor, Handcrafted Flower, Video Tutorial
I added Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® gold Pigment Powder to light molding paste to stencil this flourish design across the top of the box lid.

Girlie Grunge Trinket Box by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar Designs - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets, Mixed Media, Home Decor, Handcrafted Flower, Video Tutorial
The gears are cut from black cardstock using Donna's Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets dies. I mixed Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® gold and brown pigment powder into matte medium to create a metallic paint, then took a small portion of that and added her blue Pigment Powder for a patina effect. I rubbed this paint across the gears. This such an easy and inexpensive way to add metal looking gears to any project. No one can believe they are made of cardstock!

Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® 3D Foam Swirls are so versatile!! I sprinkled them with Donna's Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter, then heat set with Jasmine Embossing Powder, and finally rubbed very lightly with her Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blue Pigment Powder.

Girlie Grunge Trinket Box by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar Designs - Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets, Mixed Media, Home Decor, Handcrafted Flower, Video Tutorial
I've used the looped lace from Donna's Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® Lace Ribbons package around the edge of the lid. I colored it by rubbing her Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® brown, gold, and blue pigment powders into the lace. It's adhered with Home & Hobby by 3L® ~ Premium Double-Sided Tape - 1/8" Permanent. I adhered the tape to the back of the solid top strip of the lace, removed the backing paper, and pressed the lace onto the box. So easy!!

I used more of the colored molding paste to stencil the box base and the bottom portion of the lid. Be careful not to use texture paste around the top of the box where the lid goes on. The added dimension would make it difficult for the lid to fit.

DIY "Girlie Grunge Denim Rose" Video Tutorial


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Product List



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Thanks for stopping by!!

I hope you've been inspired to grab some of Donna's new Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
products and create one of these Girlie Grunge Denim Roses for your next project.

And be sure to click on the Raffelcopter box above to enter for your chance to win the generous prize. There's a prize each day as well as a grand prize valued at $100 for those who enter all three days!!

~ Blessings ~

This contest is sponsored by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®.
Product was supplied to me in return for blog posts and promotion.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

New Monthly Blog Hop for Craft Hoarders!


Welcome! I have some exciting news for all you paper craft hoarders out there! On the 5th of every month, starting September 5th, a fantastic group of hoarding crafters will be participating in an inspirational Monthly Blog Hop! We will share projects with you, show you how we are using up our hoarded supplies, and encourage you to dig into your own stash! Our goal is to inspire you to USE IT UP! 

Each month, you will start at Gloria Stengel's Blog and hop through 20 amazing blogs. The participating crafters will share projects in all styles and media types, using both old and new product! Some designers will share tutorials; some will share storage solutions; some will share how to use your scraps and leftovers; some will share videos. There is a wealth of experience and creativity among these crafters! Many of the designers are on popular manufacturing teams and a few are part of exceptional challenge blogs. I hope you will take the monthly journey with us, and DE-HOARD your supplies!

Here is the list of the participating Bloggers. Make sure to hop along and say hello! We will share our first projects on September 5th! 


I'm so delighted to be a part of this amazing group of talented paper artists. I hope you'll hop along each month for ideas on using your hoard of paper goodness!!

~ Blessings ~

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Published in the August Issue of Scrapbooking.com Magazine

It's always so amazing to have my work published,
and am thrilled to share that two of my layouts are in the

Please click on the links to view the articles:

"Inspire" ~ Papercrafting Department
"Old Oaks" ~ Chipboard Department

Be sure to check out the entire August Issue of Scrapbooking.com Magazine.
You are sure to be inspired and best of all it's free!

~ Blessings ~

Scraps of Elegance August Kit Reveal

It's reveal day at Scraps of Elegance!
Check out the gorgeous new "Mallika's Whimsy" August Kit!
It's filled with gorgeous Prima and Blue Fern Studios products and much more!



A full reveal with all of the fabulous add ons can be found HERE.
To purchase the kit and add ons, stop by the SOD/SOE store HERE.

~ Blessings ~

Saturday, August 1, 2015

"Lighthouse" Mixed Media Layout with VIDEO TUTORIAL ~ Scraps of Elegance July Kit


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing my latest project with the "Patricia's Memoirs" Scraps of Elegance July Kit. Gary and I took a trip to the east coast of Florida this spring and visited the delightful St. Augustine lighthouse. I just had to take this shot to capture the lovely architectural lines of the lighthouse beacon.

I've created a video tutorial for you sharing my process and techniques including:
Heating Stenciled Faber-Castell Pearl Texture Luxe to create texture.
Creating a color wash with
Marion Smith Color Lab Sparkling Pigment Powder & Faber-Castell Gelatos.
Creating a wood grain finish on chipboard.
Coloring Flowers.
Creating a textured background.

Enjoy!


If you enjoyed my video, please subscribe to my channel HERE.
Thanks so much for subscribing!

Here's the gorgeous July Scraps of Elegance Kit:

Creativity Add On

Floral Add On

Elements Add On

Scraps of Elegance Links:

Since I've featured the gorgeous BoBunny Juliet collection from the kit,
I pulled inspiration from the July BoBunny Sketch Challenge.

July BoBunny July Sketch

Close-ups
Colored Flowers and Glittered Prima Resin Flower

Flowers and Textured Background

Another Flower/Texture Photo

"Wood Grain" Blue Fern Studio Chipboard Window

BoBunny Banners and Bubbled Texture

Products

Scraps of Elegance - Patricia's Memoirs Main Kit
BoBunny- Juliet Collection:  Verona
BoBunny: Juliet Collection - Noteworthy Die Cuts
Blue Fern Studios: Laser Cut Chipboard - Petite Windows
Prima: 6x6 Designer Stencil - Wildflowers
Marion Smith Designs: Creameez Color Lab - Inkable Flowers

Creativity Add On
Ice Resin - Iced Enamels German Glitter Glass - Salmon
Marion Smith Designs - Color Lab Sparkling Pigment Powder - Vintage Rose
Prima - Finnabair Clear Stamp - Bubbles
Judikins - Diamond Glaze dimensional adhesive - 2oz

Floral Add On
Prima - Esperanzy Flower & Butterfly Mix - Querida
Marion Smith Designs - Inkable Flowers - Roses

Elements Add On
Prima - Debutante Collection - SIIC
Trimcraft/Dovecraft - Bohemian Collection - Lace Ribbons

Previous Scraps of Elegance Kits
Faber-Castell ~ Texture Luxe, Pearl
Magnolia - Vintage Roses - Yellow

Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance Store
Prima ~ Resin in a Wood Box - Feathers #573355

Other
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 10mm Open Rosees, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 8mm Rosebuds, white
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds, Pastel Tone
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Tuscany Rosebuds, white
Petaloo ~ Penny Lane - Forget Me Nots, slate blue
Darice ~ Hot Fix - 4mm Brushed Dark Gold Nailhead
Sheetrock Tape ~ from hardware store
Tim Holtz ~ Tissue Tape - Sketchbook
Faber-Castell ~ Gelato - Red Cherry, Guava
**Note same color as Double Scoop Gelato in Color Add On
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white
Clearsnap®/Colorbox® by Donna Salazar ~ Mix'd Media Inx® - Stormy
Ranger ~ Archival Ink  - Watering Can
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - blue
Lindy’s Stamp Gang ~ Starburst - Bayou Boogie Gold, Creme Brûlée Cream, Grab a Guy Gold, Tainted Love Teal
CoThe Crafters Workshop ~ Kasia Krzyminska 6x6” Stencil - Mini Sea Bubbles
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Clearsnap®/Colorbox® ~ Foam Blending tool


Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~