Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Together Layout for Donna Salazar

I'm up today on the Donna Salazar Blog with this mixed media layout.

I never tire of creating wedding photo layouts. Elizabeth and Andrew's wedding photographer knew they had saved their first kiss for their wedding day, so there are lots of wonderful photos of them sharing these precious moments.

I've pulled out Donna's Botanique paper collection for this page. The colors and design from this line are just perfect for this photo. I enjoy creating handcrafted flowers with Donna's amazing Spellbinders dies, and her Smooch Spritz is a great color medium.


Tips and Techniques
I enjoy playing with texture and color. The rich golden yellows and  pale purples are spritzed and brushed on with Donna's Clearsnap Caramel Latte and Mixed Berries Smooch Spritz. I've also brushed on and splattered white gesso. Before adding any other mediums, I applied clear gesso across the page so it would stand up the the moisture in the media I planned to apply.

I've centered my Crushed Voile Peonies with Mulberry Paper Bitty Blossoms. I brushed them with Pan Pastels, then dry brushed with white gesso. The lace pieces are cut from a length of vintage lace and colored with Smooch Spritz. I have quite a hoard of jewelry pieces and this piece works so well with this page design. 

My Crushed Voile Peony tutorial can be found here

Stay tuned for my Mulberry Paper Bitty Blossom tutorial coming later this month.

This close-up not only shows my flower, but the layers of texture and colors. I've applied molding paste with Donna's Want2Scrap stencil, lace, brushed and splattered white gesso, and Smooch Spritz. The little hearts and dots above the textured strip are waste from border strips I punched. I applied them with Soft Gel Matte Medium, then dry brushed with white gesso.

To achieve these textured hearts, I applied light molding paste with Donna's Want2Scrap Heart Stencil and while wet, sprinkled with Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder in Chiffon. I used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder, which creates amazing bubbled texture that catches and holds color. I brushed Mixed Berries Smooch Spritz onto each heart, then Caramel Latte over the entire strip. 

This heart is formed using Donna's Love Stencil by Want2Scrap, I brushed Smooch Spritz around the edges to highlight.

I've cut out the paper lace pieces in my clusters from another sheet. Not shown here, the butterflies floating across the page are also fussy cut. These paper pieces are adhered to the background, dry brushed with gesso, then brushed with Caramel Latte Smooch Spritz to color and blend with the background.

I had these little trinkets in my stash. I dry brushed them with gesso, then rubbed with Mix'd Media Inx. The cheese cloth was dyed with Smootch Spritz.

This chipboard piece from Want2Scrap was painted with white gesso, then brushed with Smooch Spritz in Caramel Latte and Mixed Berries. I added a little heart charm to the O in the title piece.

The textured background is misted with Donna's Caramel Latte Smooch Spritz, dry brushed with white gesso, then splattered with more gesso.

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Botanique 12 inch Paper Pad
GCD Studios ~ Mix'd Media Stax 2 - Mulberry Paper
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Berries, Wisteria
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder ~ Chiffon
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Caramel Latte
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz - Mixed Berries
Want2Scrap ~ Heart Stencil (Small)
Want2Scrap ~ Love Stencil w/Polka Dot Heart and Arrow
Spellbinders ~ Grand Peony
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
Want2Scrap ~ Chipboard Embellishments - Vintage Fancy Frames
Want2Scrap ~ Chipboard Embellishments - Together
Studio G ~ Metal Charms - VAC 0004
Momenta ~ Metal Stickers - ST-5735
The Charm Shop ~ Metal Silver Heart
 Filigree Medallion ~ Stash
Vintage Lace ~ Stash
Crushed Voile Fabric (Stash)
Tim Holtz ~ Tissue Tape
Liquitex ~ Clear Gesso, White Gesso
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Pan Pastels
Fiskars ~ Hearts Border Punch
Stampers Anonymous ~ Layering Stencil - Doily
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Ranger ~ Heat It

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This looks gorgeous.. what a great photo! Love your textures and flowers.. beautiful page..

  2. I would NEVER have thought of popping this colour combo together - clever you! Works a treat & those flowers look BOUGHT.....amazing! Looove the MM on the bg, of course...right...outta bed I get, all inspired now to CREATE. Thank you:):)!!!!

  3. Gorgeous work Tracey....love the texture and those flowers are divine.

  4. This is soooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the flowers and the butterflies!!!!!!!

  5. Such a Gorgeous LO Tracey!! You always amaze me how put so much together in one Lo and how fabulous it looks! Such a perfect LO to preserve a most precious moment in their lives :)


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