Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Beautiful for Scrap Around The World with Donna Salazar Designs

Donna Salazar is the October prize sponsor for Scrap Around The World and her design team has joined up to offer inspiration for this month's SATW challenge. When I saw the mood board, I was immediately drawn to these wedding photos of Elizabeth.


Here's the inspiration designed by SATW DT Jesse Christopher:
I used the gorgeous sketch and was inspired by several aspects of the mood board. The shoes and bag placed on the bed reminded me of Elizabeth's wedding day preparations. The small photo is her perfume and flowers while the focal photos show her getting ready for her big moment. I pulled my colors from the board as well as inspiration from the doily wrapped vase of flowers.

Tips and Techniques
I used Donna's Spellbinders Grand Peony and Bitty Blossoms dies for this handcrafted flower. My Crushed Voile Peony Tutorial can be found here. I just used fewer fabric layers for this one. On the background you can see Donna's Dear Sir Art Gone Wild Stamp and Clearsnap Smooch Spritz. 

The frame was bright baby pink. I painted it, then touched the raised portions with Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx and heat embossed with Jasmine Mixed Media Embossing Powder. 

I think we all have old supplies in our stash. I transformed this old brad into shabby chic goodness with more inking and heat embossing. Donna's products are perfect for updating those out of date embellishments in my stash. 

Gorgeous Bitty Blossoms flowers atop strips of gessoed, spritzed Natural Beauty papers. 

I love to add dimension with layers of mixed media. Here I stamped and spritzed the background, then spread molding paste over Donna's Want2Scrap Heart Stencil. I inked and sprinkled on two colors of embossing powder which I heat embossed, then spritzed again. 

A tutorial for my Shabby Layered Rose can be found here. It's created with Donna's Grand Peony and Bitty Blossoms Dies. 

Another View of the Shabby Layered Rose.

Donna's Want2Scrap Canvas cut with her Spellbinders Wonderful Wings and topped with Want2Scrap Wonderful Wings Bling. To color the background, I rubbed the canvas with Mix'd Media Inx. 

GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Family Jeans, Family Eyelet A & B
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Family Jeans, Houndstooth B
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty, Soaring A
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty, Blue Fence A
GCD Studios ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Natural Beauty, Twiggy A & B
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Inx - Jasmine, chiffon, Patina, Truffle
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Jasmine, Leather
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow, DriftwoodClearsnap ~ 
Clearsnap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Smooch Spritz, Sea Breeze
Clearsnap ~ Top Boss Embossing Powder, Clear
Dies/Embossing Folders
Spellbinders ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Grand Peony
Spellbinders ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Carnation Creations
Spellbinders ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Wonderful Wings
Spellbinders - M-Bossabilities, Flora
Art Gone Wild ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Dear Sir
Want2Scrap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Small Heart Stencil
Want2Scrap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Build Your Own Bling
Recollections ~ Adhesive Rhinestone Hearts
Want2Scrap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Nestabling, Wonderful Wings
Prima ~ Junkyard Findings - Industrial Lamps
Prima ~ Shabby Chic Treasures - Resin Corner and Window
Around the Block Flair ~ Big Metal Brads
Pink Frame - Stash
Tim Holtz ~ Tissue Tape
Darice ~ Washi - Newspaper Headline
Doily - Stash
Want2Scrap ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Canvas
Crushed Voile, Ivory
Mixed Media
Liquitex ~ Gesso
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
DecoArt Americana ~ Driftwood
DecoArt Crafter's Acrylic ~ Yellow
Folk Art Enamels ~ Butler Magenta
Drywall Mesh ~ Stash
Zutter ~ Donna Salazar Designs - Distrezz-it-All
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer
Helmar - 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar - Fabric Glue
Helmar - Tape Runner
Helmar - Zap Dots

I hope you've been inspired to hop on over to Scrap Around The World and link up your project.

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Absolutely stunning, so beautiful.. the flowers are amazing and love all the special touches on this layout...

  2. Wowwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! I love love love love the photos, the colors and all those beautiful flowers!!!!

  3. GORGEOUS layout, Tracey! Your flowers are always so beautiful! :o)

  4. This is absolutely stunning!! I love all of the amazing details!! The pictures are just beautiful!! Gorgeous as always!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. gorgeous wedding page, and all the embellies are perfect for it!!!! stunning work

  6. Your layout is truly beautiful. Beautiful photos. I love all the details.

  7. Absolutely stunning. I love the photos of Elizabeth and all your details and techniques!

  8. Beautiful sums the page & your work up perfectly.....that butterfly is awesome & I looooove the pink-ified frame! You do such a wonderful job on your hand created blooms, too...they look totally professional....Liking this sketch...but time wise? Not a HOPE of getting it done...aah well, can't have it all, can we???!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. So pretty Tracey!! Love the b&w photos with the soft color scheme!!

  10. Such a beautiful page, Tracey. Exquisite details as always! Miss you!

  11. Absolutely stunning page Tracey!! Love the soft colors and your flowers are delicious!!!! Love that butterfly too. Everything is just gorgeous!!!! ox

  12. Oh my goodness, Tracey! Your layout is such an amazing take on the challenge. Every single detail that you added is so totally beautiful and creative. And I especially love the stunning photos! Thank you, as always, for sharing your wonderful talents with all of us!

  13. Very beautiful! What a lovely layout of a very special moment!

  14. Perfectly lovely and filled with tender touches!

  15. Really soft and pretty. Love your attention to details. :)

  16. Your work is just stunning Tracey. Such inspiration. Absolutely beautiful style and attention too detail. I just love the way your work compliments the photos.

  17. I love all the varied textures on the page, and your handmade flowers are always so elegant.

  18. wow this is beautiful, I especially love all your flowers, gorjuss!

  19. What an amazing page Tracey. As always such attention to detail! Love this!

  20. Beautiful! The molded hearts are to die for!


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