Wednesday, December 11, 2013

"Sweet Moment" Mixed Media Layout for Donna Salazar Designs

Winter has settled upon our area with cold temperatures and more snow. I hope you're enjoying the preparations of the Christmas season. 

Today I'd like to share a layout from our daughter's wedding Featuring Donna Salazar's Distrezz-it-All and Spellbinder dies. Elizabeth is with her two young cousins who were her flower girl and junior bridesmaid. Don't you just adore those sweet smiles? 

"Sweet Moment"

Tips and Techniques
I included two borders seen above in the large project photo. On the right side I used mat gel medium to apply a piece of vintage lace which I then dry brushed with gesso, inked and splattered. The remainder of the layout is bordered with light molding paste, which when dry was randomly stamped with Donna's Woodgrain stamp in Storm Mix'd Media Inx. 

The flag strips and mats were all distrezzed with my handy Distrezz-it-All. I adore how this machine makes such quick work of my distressing and gives a thick shabby edge to the layers. I used several of Donna's Art Gone Wild stamps on the background. Here your can see her Stanza stamp. This Want2Scrap chipboard piece was given a light and spotty application of Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx. I then sprinkled lightly with Jasmine Embossing Powder, knocking some off in places to be sure some of the bare chipboard would show through. 

Another view of this lovely cluster. The flowers and leaves are created with a mix of vintage pattern paper, voile fabric, mulberry paper from Donna's Mix'd Media Stax 2, and regular printed cardstock paper using Donna's Grand Peony, Bitty Blossoms, and Rose Creation Dies. 

Here's a view of the smaller cluster. You can see just a little of the hearts stenciled with Donna's Want2Scrap Small Heart Stencil. I used light molding paste, then lightly inked with Chiffon Mix'd Media Inx. I then sprinkled on Clearsnap clear embossing powder and heat set to give a glossy shimmer to these sweet hearts. There's also a bit of splattered Smooch Spritz on these particular hearts. 

Don't you just adore Donna's Wonderful Wings dies and coordinating Bling from Want2Scrap? I die cut the background from Donna's Want2Scrap Canvas distressed with the edge of my scissors and inked with Chiffon and Stormy. The butterfly trail is a little scrap from a Want2Scrap border. I used a stiff paint brush to splatter Donna's Caramel Latte Smooch Spritz around the page. 

I drew inspiration from this lovely Flying Unicorn Mojo Monday Sketch from October.

Donna has now released her Distrezz-it-All V3.0.
For all the details and a demonstration of this handy machine, 
check  her Youtube video here.

Donna will be giving away a new Distrezz-it-All V3.0 when
her Distrezz-it-All Facebook page gets 2,000 likes.
For other ways to enter this drawing go here

Donna Salazar Design Products
GCD Studios ~ Natural Beauty Collection, Mix'd Media Stax 2
Want2Scrap ~ Wonderful Wings Nestabling
Want2Scrap ~ Canvas
Spellbinders ~ Wonderful Wings
Spellbinders ~ Grand Peony
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders ~ Rose Creations
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Stormy, Denim, Truffle, Chiffon, Jasmine
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Jasmine
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte 
Want2Scrap ~ Small Heart Stencil
Art Gone Wild ~ Woodgrain Stamp
Art Gone Wild ~ Dear Sir Stamp
Art Gone Wild ~ Stanza Stamp
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Vintage Pattern
Voile Fabric - Ivory
Heidi Grace Epoxy Stickers 
Want2ScrapFinesse Swirls - Rhinestones, Silver
Want2Scrap ~ Chipboard - Martha
Lace and Vintage Lace
Jewelry Pieces
Bead Landing - Textured Metal
Crystal Brads
EK Success ~ Swirl Border Punch
Clearsnap ~ Top Boss - Clear Embossing Powder
Golden Molding Paste
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Zapdots, Premium Craft Glue
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer
Darice ~ Heat Tool

I hope you've been inspired to create with your favorite Donna Salazar products!!

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Such a beautiful and elegant layout.. the photo is gorgeous, love the flowers and the blingy butterfly is stunning!!

  2. Oh wow so many gorgeous layers!! Congrats on creating such a beautiful page , loving this xoxo

  3. Gorgeous page and photo! Love the design and all the texture! Beautifully embellished!

  4. This is sooooooo gorgeous!! I love love love love the colors, the flowers and all that amazing distressing!!!!!!!!

  5. GORGEOUS layout, Tracey! Really fabulous work! :o)

  6. Absolutely beautiful layout Tracey! What a lovely photo as well!

  7. This layout turned out gorgeous! As always, I loved watching you create it!!!

  8. such a gorgeous page!!! LOVE LOVE all the distressing and flowers!!!

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the distressing!! It looks amazing!! And such a beautiful picture!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Sweet photo, gorgeous page - love the inspiration sketch, of all, that lovely lovely flower made from the pattern paper.....YUM!!!!!!!!

  11. Especially love the distressed tags.

  12. Gorgeous Gorgeous Tracey, love all the distressing and beautiful flowers to go with the sweet pic:)

  13. Gorgeous page Tracey!! Love the mix of hard and soft embellishments on your page, and that tassel border is so fabulous!

  14. A beautiful photo on a stunning page!!!! I love everything about this Tracey, the gorgeous flowers the the fabulous elements, everything is just perfectly placed!! An absolutely amazing creation!! ox

  15. How beautiful! LOVE the photo, too! Gorgeous flowers and loving all the bling!

  16. Simply gorgeous, Tracey! A definite sweet moment to scrap, and you did it so beautifully!


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