Sunday, June 22, 2014

Mixed Media Love Card for Donna Salazar

I have a Donna Salazar project to share with you today. I've created a mixed media card for the wedding shower of a sweet young couple. The bride-to-be is so lovely and plans to frame it as a decor piece for the new home they will be sharing. I've featured lots of Donna's amazing products, but particularly her Spellbinders dies for the butterfly and handcrafted flowers.

"Love Cherish"

Tips and Techniques
I create one of my Crushed Voile Peonies, but before assembling the layers dyed them by spritzing Caramel Latte Smooch Spritz onto my craft mat along with several sprays of water. I then pulled the petal layers through the mist to color. Once dry, I assembled as in my tutorial which can be found HERE.

These Want2Scrap chipboard flourishes were covered with pearl medium
and sprinkled with microbeads and mini marbles. 

The smaller flowers are created from Donna's Mix'd Media Stax 2 mulberry paper cut with Donna's Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms Dies. They were brushed with Smooch Spritz, then when dry with Clearsnap Glue Gloss and sprinkled with Twinkle Dust Glitter (formerly Fairy Dust Glitter).

The butterfly is fussy cut, and I used Mix'd Media Inx to stamp this
sweet sentiment and crackle around the edges. 

I layered the paper strip, lace and doily using soft gel medium, then brushed
Donna's Caramel Latte Smooch Spritz across the Dictionary paper.

I applied more Glue Gloss across the bottom corner and sprinkled with Twinkle Dust Glitter.

A tutorial for the Twinkling Butterfly can be found HERE.

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Fun and Funky 12 x 12" Paper Pad
GCD Studios ~ Mix'd Media Stax 2 - Mulberry Paper and Dictionary Page
GCD Studios ~ Spring in Bloom 12 x 12" Paper Pad
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Chiffon
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx CHOX - Sparrow, Driftwood
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz, Caramel Latte
Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter, Pralines & Cream
Art Gone Wild ~ Crackle
Spellbinders ~ Grand Peony
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders ~ Wonderful Wings
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Cardstock ~ Cream
Darkroom Door ~ Wordstrips - Venetian
Want2Scrap ~ Teardrop Pearls, White
Want2Scrap ~ Baby Bling Pearls, White
Want2Scrap ~ Chipboard Style C - Kathie
Want2Scrap ~ Chipboard Style D - Martha
Liquitex ~ Gesso
Golden ~ Soft Gel, Matte
Beadies ~ Mini Marbles, Clear; Microbeads, Silver
Viva ~ Pearl Pen, Cream
Pan Pastels
Close To My Heart ~ He Is Risen
Spellbinders ~ Radient Rectangles
Clearsnap ~ Glue Gloss
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Premium Craft Glue
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Totally gorgeous Tracey. I am sure the bride-to-be will love it. Love all your inspiring work. You are truly blessed with designing talents.

  2. Beautiful - The colors are so soft and subtle -- I love the design and so will the recipient. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  3. Really, really gorgeous! The little beads on the chippy looks fabulous...they give such yummy texture:):)

  4. Oh so gorgeous.. love the big flower!


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