Friday, August 22, 2014

"Love this Moment" for Donna Salazar

Hi everyone. I have another wedding layout to share with your today featuring lots of Donna Salazar products. This is one of my favorite photos from Elizabeth and Andrew's wedding with a cloud of bubbles surrounding them. I adore how they are leaning in towards each other as they walk together for the first time as husband and wife.

"Love this Moment"
I used Mistra's gorgeous August colors and sketch. 

August Sketch-n-Color by Mistra Hoolahan

Tips and Techniques
I created this focal flower from white cardstock using Donna's Spellbinders Rose Creations and Carnation Creations Die sets. I used Mix'd Media Inx like water colors to tint the centers of the petals. To do this I rubbed the stamp pad onto a craft mat and spritzed on a light mist of water to dilute.

I rubbed Peridot, Patina, and Stormy Mix'd Media Inx around the page edge and then stamped lightly with Donna's Crackle stamp using more Stormy Inx.

I surrounded the focal flower with Bitty Blossoms Flowers created from patterned paper scraps and Mix'd Media Stax 2 Mulberry paper. These flowers were dabbed with Peridot and Patina Mix'd Media Inx, then brushed with gesso. A tutorial for my Bitty Bossoms Flowers can be found HERE. In keeping with the bubbles in the photo, I stenciled circles across this corner using light molding paste. I dabbed the circles with a toothbrush for added texture.

The feathers came from my sweet friend, Jesse. She collected them as her wee chicks shed them.

A close-up of my title area. More (bubble) circles. This time in crystal and acrylic. Here you can see that I used Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All to distress around the photo mat.

I cut this Leaky Shed Swirl Vine Corner into two pieces for either side of my cluster. I left it bare with some gesso dry brushed across. It's quite subtle but I created gesso rings seen here above the flourish and again in the opposite corner. Another reference to the bubbles. :-) 

One final shot.

Donna Salazar Products
GCD Studios ~ Natural Beauty 12 x 12" pad
GCD Studios ~ Botanique 12 x 12" pad
GCD Studios ~ Spring in Bloom 12 x 12" pad
GCD Studios ~ Mix'd Media Stax 2 - Mulberry Paper
Clearsnap ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Peridot; Pewter; Stormy; Patina
Spellbinders Dies ~ Rose Creations
Spellbinders Dies ~ Carnation Creations
Spellbinders Dies ~ Bitty Blossoms
Art Gone Wild ~ Crackle Stamp
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All

Other Products
My Mind's Eye ~ Lost & Found Record It! Antique Alpha & Word Stickers
Pan Pastels
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Swirl Vine Corner
Prima ~ IOD Everyday Vintage Paintables
Prima ~ Engraver Brads; SIIC Circles; Glitter Hearts; Clear Pebbles; Wood Buttons - Lyric
Idea-ology ~ Industrious Stickers, Borders
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Prima 6 x 6" Stencil - Doily
TCW ~ Circle Explosion 12" Stencil
Helmar ~ Premium Craft Glue
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar ~ Zapdots - 1/2" round, black
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer

Thanks for stopping by today! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~


  1. Oh how beautiful this is Tracey, love that color combo, love the blooms and love the flourishes too.. another precious photo scrapped so wonderfully!

  2. Just divine! Loooove the bubble idea taken from the photo onto the page.....& that flower is PAPER????!!! Unreal, banana WAY I would've guessed that. Looks shop bought!!! Lovely palette to work with, too:):)

  3. Wow....beautiful. The colors are so soft and romantic and each detail is perfection xx


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