Monday, February 10, 2014

Mixed Media Valentine Tag for Donna Salazar

I hope you had a lovely weekend. I had the wonderful opportunity to judge at a debate tournament this past weekend. Fortunately, I was able to switch back to my creative side to put together this Valentine inspired tag featuring Donna Salazar products. 

Love Tag

Tips and Techniques
Donna's products are so yummy for mixed media creations. She has some gorgeous stamps created by Art Gone Wild. I started out by stamping the tag with her crackle stamp using Mix'd Media CHOX Inx, then added the stanza stamping at the bottom. If you are stamping before misting, It's a great idea to used Donna's CHOX inks which are permanent. The regular Mix'd Media Inx are water based and tend to bleed and shift when misted. That can be a very cool effect, but not what I was looking for here. 

Next I used Donna's Want2Scrap Love Stencil with Polka Dots and Arrow with light molding paste to create the word love and the polka dot heart. I then heat embossed with MMI Embossing powders.

I did some more stamping around the tag with Donna's Dear Sir and Vine stamps then used my handy dandy Distrezz-it-All by Zutter on all the edges. Once everything was good and dry, I misted the tag with water, then Donna's Clearsnap Smooch Spritz in Tea Party and Caramel Latte. I spritzed with a little more water and tapped the tag to drip excess mist down the tag. I adore how the mist pooled onto the embossed molding paste. Now, I'm not one to waste much, so I dragged the distezzed edges of my tag through the overspray mist on my craft mat to color. There was still a small amount of mist on my mat, so I spritzed it with more water and colored my seam binding ribbon with the remaining color. I pulled the ribbon through the color to allow for grungy variations.

Here's a new flower I've created. I will be sharing a tutorial for this Lacey Open Rose in my next post. So be sure to come back February 22 for the details. Before using up the last of the mist on my mat for my ribbon, I brushed some of it across my flower and leafy die cut. 

Finally, I dabbed the flower, lace, and edges with Glue Gloss, then sprinkled with Donna's Fairy Dust Glitter in Pralines and Cream. 

Thanks for stopping by today!!
I hope you've been inspired to grab some of Donna's fabulous products
and get inky creating a mixed media project of your own.

Don't forget, Donna is sponsoring a fun challenge this month with some fabulous prizes.
You can find all the details here.

Donna Salazar Products
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Driftwood, Sparrow
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Chiffon, Jasmine
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Tea Party, Caramel Latte
Clearsnap ~ Fairy Dust Glitter - Pralines and Cream
Spellbinders ~ Grand Peony
Spellbinders ~ Rose Creations
Want2Scrap - Love Stencil with Polkadot Heart and Arrow
Art Gone Wild Stamps - Crackle, Stanza, Vine, Dear Sir
Zutter Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Ranger #8 Manilla Tag
Seam Binding, White (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Spare Parts - Bling Brads - Antique Silver
Lace - 2 kinds - Stash
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste, Matte Gel
Clearsnap Glue Gloss
Helmar ~ 450 Quick dry Adhesive
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Craft Sheet
Spellbinders Artison X-plorer

I've entered this at:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #118 ~ Anything goes
Scrapping Everyday Memories ~ Challenge #1 Main Theme Challenge - Love

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments. 

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is soooooooo gorgeous! I loveeeeee the colors and the textures!!!!

  2. Gorgeous tag and some wonderful techniques. Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

    1. Thank you, Nolene! What a delightful challenge at SEM! ~ Blessings

  3. Soooo pretty! Love that flower...looking forward to the tut, now:):)!!!!!!!!!

    1. Thanks so much, Lizzy!! It's a fun flower to make! ~ Blessings

  4. wow wow wow this is so amazing .. love the colors and texture xx

  5. lovely tag and I like the flower and colours and textures thanks for sharing with SEDM this week Rachel DT

  6. This tag is a stunner and I'm sure looks even better in person because glitter never photographs well at least not for me. I also love the word love it looks amazing.

  7. Love this tag, Tracey! So may wonderful elements going on yet they blended so well. Great work! So grateful you joined our Challenge at Word Art Wednesday this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 34:8 which says, "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him." Hugs always...

    JO ANN

  8. I saw this tag over at, and had to come visit your blog to tell you just how much I love it. It is absolutely gorgeous and has so many wonderful "Tracey" details! Thanks for sharing how you made it with all of us, too!

  9. Tracey I always am in awe of your work. This tag is yummy on so many levels. Thank you so much for sharing with us at SEM.

  10. Hey there! Remember me???!!! I've been out of the bloggy world for a while! Just thought I'd stop in and say HI! Beautiful tag!! I love all of the detail!!!!!

  11. fabulous work, love the textures :)

  12. A truly gorgeous tag Tracey!! Love the colour and the textures. That flower is stunning and can't wait for the tutorial!! Love this!! ox

  13. Stunningly gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

  14. gorgeous work Tracey! Love the lace flower! Thanks for sharing it with us at SEM.

  15. So gorgeous Tracey (as always) the dots and the glitter. Just beautiful...thanks for joining us at SEM this month!

  16. Very Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at SEM!

  17. Tracey, your artwork is always gorgeous! This tag is so beautiful! I love the glitter! :) Thank You for sharing with us at SEM this month :) Hope to see you again next month challenge at

  18. Such a beautiful tag Tracey. I love that flower and all the sparkle. Thanks for playing with SEM!!

  19. Beautiful Tracey! This is so elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!


Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a message! I treasure your comments.