Thursday, May 22, 2014

"Adorable" Mixed Media Layout for Donna Salazar

As I was going through some older photos recently, I came across this cute baby photo of our now grown son, Joseph. It was so sweet and adorable that I just had to create a layout with it. The Donna Salazar Family Jeans collection along with her other products were absolutely perfect for this layout. Joseph is a real charmer with this darling grin!! 


Tips and Techniques
I've handcrafted these sweet roses with Donna's Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Dies. My tutorial can be found here. Donna's paper pads include a sheet of these great embossed words and images, perfect to fussy cut for my title. 

The heart is stamped with Donna's Heart Applique stamp using Denim Mix'd Media Inx then heat embossed with Clearsnap clear embossing powder.

My gears are created by cutting and embossing black cardstock with Donna's Sprightly Sprockets dies, then applying metallic paint. Another Bitty Blossom, this time created with mulberry paper from Donna's Mix'd Media Stax 2.

For the background I cut the starburst and applied it to the background paper. I used Donna's Want2Scrap 8 x 10 Arrow Stencil to brush on thinned gesso. I then brushed the wet gesso in the direction of the arrows for the cool striped effect. I misted with Pralines and Cream Smooch Spritz and dyed the white ric rac with this Smooch as well. Finally I splattered with thinned white gesso.

To go along with the baby theme, I used Donna's Want2Scrap Alphabet stencil with light molding paste to add dimension and texture.

I layered one of Donna's Want2Scrap Hand Drawn Swirls with a Twine Flower and mulberry Bitty Blossom. A tutorial for my Twine Flowers can be found here

One final shot of this little cluster with more of the mulberry Bitty Blossoms.

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Family Jeans Collection
GCD Studios ~ Natural Beauty
GCD Studios ~ Mix'd Media Stax 2
Want2Scrap ~ Hand Drawn Swirls Chipboard, Card Size
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Stormy, Truffle, Denim, Patina, Peridot
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte, Ice Rink
Want2Scrap ~ Alphabet Stencil - 8 x 10", 3 1/2 x 5 1/4"
Want2Scrap ~ Small Arrows Stencil - 8 x 10"
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms Dies
Spellbinders ~ Sprightly Sprockets Dies
Art Gone Wild Stamps ~ Heart Applique
Art Gone Wild Stamps ~ Woodgrain
Art Gone Wild Stamps ~ Crackle

Other Products
Black Cardstock
Idea-ology ~ Remnant Rubs - Life Quotes
Hemptique ~ Baker's Twine, Oyster (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Jute Twine
Ric Rac 3/8", white (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Prima ~ Say it in Crystals
Prima ~ Rusty Typo Zippers
Prima ~ Wood Buttons
Prima ~ Small Typo Bulbs
Idea-ology ~ Tissue Tape
Bead Landing ~ Found Objects Charms - Watch Keys, Mini Clocks
BBP ~ Vintage Keys
Liquitex ~ Gesso
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Lumiere Pearlescent Paint
Clearsnap ~ Metallic Ink - gold, copper
Clearsnap ~ Embossing Powder, clear
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar ~ Zap Dots 1/2", white
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer
Darice ~ Heat Tool

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~ Blessings ~


  1. Adorable layout, sweet photo and love the rays going out of the photo.. it draws your eye to the photo!

  2. I'm 'into' doing some older photos atm,'s a nice change & something special about NO digital ones, the 'sunburst' idea around the photo & of course, your flowers are AMAZING...specially like the twine one - cool:):)

  3. This is totally adorable. You put such a lovely grungy spin on the sun burst.

  4. Tracey what a beautiful LO! I love the way you did the radiating rays from the pic and the beautiful flowers and cogs are perfect with your precious pic :)

  5. Hi dear Tracey! I nominated you for the "Liebster Award". As you know I am a big fan of your stunning work and would be happy if you´d participate in. The informations you can find on my blog
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  6. Simply beautiful Tracey!! Such a precious photo and I love the sunburst radiating from it, stunning!!! Love the soft colour and the different textures!! Absolutely gorgeous page!!!! ox


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