Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Faith Shines Bright" Mixed Media Layout for Donna Salazar

Faith is an important part of our lives, and we are so happy that Elizabeth and Andrew are carrying that faith into their marriage and lives together. I love this photo from their wedding where their love for each other and for our Lord shines so brightly in their faces. I've featured lots of Donna Salazar products and have used Mistra's November Girlie Grunge Sketch-n-Color for inspiration.

"Faith Shines Bright"
Mixed Media Layout by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar - Love; Wedding; Faith; Handcrafted Flowers

November Girlie Grunge Sketch-n-Color

As you can see I flipped and turned the sketch, using lanterns for some of the circles.

Tips and Techniques
Mixed Media Layout by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar - Love; Wedding; Faith; Handcrafted Flowers
I've used Donna's Spellbinders Grand Peony and Rose Creation dies to create the larger Open Lace Rose flower. The tutorial for this flower can be found HERE.

The photo mat is distressed with Donna's Zutter Distrezz-it-All. I've inked the edges of the paper scraps edging the photo with her Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx CHOX in Sage - one of the featured colors.

Mixed Media Layout by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar - Love; Wedding; Faith; Handcrafted Flowers
Here I've clustered some handcrafted little roses cut with Donna's Bitty Blossoms dies and dusted them with her Clearsnap Twinkle Dust Glitter in Sugar Shimmer. My Bitty Blossom flower tutorial can be found HERE.

Mixed Media Layout by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar - Love; Wedding; Faith; Handcrafted Flowers
I've embellished this beautiful chipboard piece from Um Wow Studio by painting and glittering. The top and "strings" are white. I wanted the hearts to be a pale pink, so I twisted my Petals Mix'd Media CHOX Inx onto my craft mat, then a dallop of white gesso. Mixing them tinted the gesso this lovely shade of pink. When dry, I brushed the hearts and upper flourish with glue and dusted with Sugar Shimmer Twinkle Dust Glitter.

I tried a new technique with Donna's embossing powder and glitter. I used Jasmine Mixed Media Inx to stamp out this fun grid circle. I sprinkled with Jasmine embossing powder, tapping off the excess then sprinkled with Twinkle Dust Glitter. I heated from the back of the page until the embossing powder had melted - capturing the sparkly glitter in the process. (If you heat set from the top, you will blow the glitter away before it gets set into the melting embossing power.) It does take a bit longer since the heat is not direct, but definitely worth the wait!!

Mixed Media Layout by Tracey Sabella for Donna Salazar - Love; Wedding; Faith; Handcrafted Flowers
Here's a shot showing some of my background textures. I did more of the glittered embossing for this other large circle stamp. 

I misted the background with water, then with some of Donna's Clearsnap Smooch Spritz in River Mossy, adding even more shimmer and shine. I then splattered with white ink and finished off by adhering a blend of microbeads and chunky glass glitter here and there across the page and around the clusters.

I don't have any close ups of the lanterns, but as you can see in the full photo at the top of the page. I stamped and embossed these images, then adhered Pralines and Cream Twinkle Dust Glitter so they look as if they are glowing and shining. The title is stamped in Stormy Mix'd Media Inx to bring in the final color from the sketch.

Donna Salazar Products
Grandma’s Garden – Garden Journal Cards
GCD Studio ~ Botanique 12” Paper Pad
GCD Studio ~ Natural Beauty 12” Paper Pad
GCD Studio ~ Family Jeans 12” Paper Pad
GCD Studio ~ Mix’d Media Stax 2
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx – Jasmine; Stormy
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx CHOX – Sage; Petals
Clearsnap ~ Mix’d Media Inx Embossing Powder – Jasmine
Clearsnap ~ Twinkle Dust Glitter – Pralines & Cream; Sugar Shimmer
Clearsnap ~ Smooch Spritz – River Mossy 
Spellbinders ~ Grand Peony
Spellbinders ~ Rose Creations
Spellbinders ~ Bitty Blossoms
Zutter ~ Distrezz-it-All 

Other Products
Um Wow Studio ~ Flair – From the Heart
Um Wow Studio ~ Heart Strings Chipboard
Lace – Stash
Tim Holtz ~ Idea-ology – Accoutrements – Fanciful Buttons
The Charm Shop ~ Heart Charms
David Tutera ~ Pearl Rhinestone Crown Picks
Darice Sequins ~ Crystal Iris
Michaels ~ Metal Embellishments - Keys
Liquitex ~ Gesso – White; Clear
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink – White 
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage – Glass Glitter, Silver
Martha Stewart ~ Micro Beads – Pink Sapphire
Stampendous ~ N*Studio Stamps –  Brush Strokes; Mish Mesh
Close to My Heart ~ Clear Stamps – Illuminate
Forever in Time ~ Clear Stamps – Hearts Medley
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; Zapdots, ½” Square, White
Art Glitter ~ Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Tombow ~ Multi Mono Liquid Glue
Ranger ~ Glossy Accents
Spellbinders ~ Artisan X-plorer
Liquitex ~ Splatter Brush
Darice ~ Heat Tool

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


  1. Love your new emboss it on glitter tech.....I have done something similar before..but I'm a bit impatient....I'm working on that;) ANYWAYS...lovely, light, sparkly page to match the occasion - loving the soft sweet colours in this one:):)

  2. Really gorgeous layout, love all the shimmer and shine, the flowers are stunning and what a photo of love too.. beautiful layout...

  3. Gorgeous all the techniques and all the little details. God bless xx

  4. So very pretty Tracey! Love all the fancy blossoms!


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