lördag 26 april 2014

True Love ~ Donna Salazar

Hi everybody! Today I have a card to share, and I think this one will be perfect for a wedding, or an anniversary.
I have used a paper from the Botanique Collection, Comfy, front and back. I layered the papers with a doily in between. I have then tucked die cut shapes from the Natural Beauty Collection in three places, the colors worked so well together even though they aren't from the same paper collections.

I have embossed the edges of the Comfy paper, using Emboss Gloss and Mix'd Media Inx Embossing powder, color Jasmine. I did the same on the swirls and bird, Spellbinder dies from the "Pocket and Swirls" dies set. This gives such a beautiful effect!
Here are a few close-ups for you:
Thank you for stopping by today!
 Products used:
Donna Salazar products:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Botanique collection, Comfy
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Natural Beauty Die Cut Shapes
Donna Salazar: Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Jasmine
Clearsnap - Emboss Gloss
Spellbinders: Donna Salazar - Pocket and Swirls dies
Flowers from Petaloo
Chipboard lamp from Dusy Attic
Resin Pieces from Prima

måndag 21 april 2014

Memories ~ Dusty Attic

Hi! Today I have a new Dusty Attic layout to share, and I have used the April sketch, made by Nadia Cannizzo. Such a fab sketch, don't you think?!
Here's my take. Lots of flowers, I know, but I do love flowers :) 
I have tucked some Spider Chrysanthemum leaves (DA1043) into the flower cluster. I painted them white, then with Dusty in Colour, Fine Silver (DA0927). I finished them off with some Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901).
The beautiful butterflies are from Reneabouquets:
The little Lamp Post (DA0185) I painted with white enamel accents.
The title, Memories, was painted as the leaves above, with white, silver and varnish:
I have also tucked some Leafy Stems (DA0447) in the flower cluster. These I just painted with some white gesso.
The white flowers are Dusty in Blooms, Celestial White (DA0800)
The ivory flowers are Botanica flowers from Petaloo.
 Thanks for stopping by today!

måndag 14 april 2014

Spring Frame ~ Petaloo

Hi there! Today I have an altered frame to show you. Spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate it than to use lots of gorgeous flowers from Petaloo when creating!
I started by painting an orange (very orange!) frame with white gesso. I had to paint it several times to get it all white. Then I framed a piece of paper that matches the flowers I wanted to use. Finally I used lots of beautiful Botanica flowers in Ivory, and Mixed Blooms in Lilac combined with Berries, Peach/Green. I finished with Botanica minis and then some gesso on top of everything. The chipboard plate is from Graphic45.
Here are a couple of close-ups for you:
Thank you for stopping by today!
Petaloo products used:

lördag 12 april 2014

Happy ~ Donna Salazar

I simply fell in love with this months Girlie Grunge Sketch-n-color - a fabulous sketch by Mistra and amazing colors to go with it, I had so much fun creating my layout!
Come visit us at Donna's Ning-site and the fantastic gallery there! If you create something using our Girlie Grunge Sketch-n-color, do upload it into the gallery so we all can admire it!

I flipped the sketch 90 degrees:
Before I show you close-ups, I want to share how I did the background on this page, using a brick stencil from Want2Scrap and Donna's with Mixed Media Inx in the colors of this month: Pewter, Peridot and Patina.
I started with three papers from GCD Studios & Donna's, the Natural Beauty Collection and the Family Jeans collection. In the bottom I have Blue Fence from Natural Beauty, then Casual Elegance also from Natural Beauty (used a border punsch for this one) and finally Heirloom from Family Jeans.
After gluing the papers as shown below, I painted with some white gesso using a sponge, just a thin layer. Then I used a brick stencil from Want2Scrap & Donna's with texture paste. 

After the paste had dried I took out my Mix'd Media Inx, colors Pewter, Peridot and Patina. The Colorbox tool is perfect to use when working with these inks!
I started painting on topp of the bricks and gesso, using the darkest color, Patina, first. When painting I use circular moves and then let the ink fade out. I didn't care too much about how it turned out in the middle, since I already knew I was going to have a piece of paper covering this spot.
I then repeated with the Pewter ink, trying to let the gray melt into the dark blue.
I finished the background with the Periodot color, using the same technique as before:
Amazing colors together!
Then I added a piece of paper, Family cards, from the Family Jeans collection, a piece of cheesecloth and my photos (these are of my darling nephew, Malte. Isn't he just adorable?!).
The title, Happy, I cut out from the 12x12 pad image sheet, Family Jeans collection.

The brick background peeks out behind the wood paper. Bricks and wood - gives a rustic yet romantic feel!

I made two flowers using Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and Heirloom paper from the Family Jeans collection. I have distressed the edges of each flower layer, sprayed some Smooch Spritz, River Mossy, and then painted the edges with a bit of gesso.

A couple of close-ups from different angles:

Thank you for stopping by today!
Products used:
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Natural Beauty collection, Blue Fence
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Natural Beauty collection, Casual Elegance
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Family Jeans collection, Heirloom
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Family Jeans collection, Family Cards
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar - Family Jeans collection, 12x12 pad image sheet
Want2Scrap: Donna Salazar - Bricks (small)
Mix'd Media Inx - Pewter
Mix'd Media Inx - Peridot
Mix'd Media Inx - Patina
Smooch Spritz - River Mossy
Spellbinders: Donna Salazar - Rose Creations
Gesso and texture paste
Flowers from Petaloo and Prima
Chipboard from Dusty Attic

söndag 6 april 2014

Window ~ Dusty Attic

Hi everybody! Today I have something unique to share - my very first double layout. Yes, it's true, I have been scrapbooking for over 7 years and just made my first double!
I had so much fun creating this, but I also struggled a bit trying to get the two pages to go well together.
I have worked with Maja Designs beautiful Autumn Vintage Basic collection, and of course lots and lots of amazing Dusty Attic chipboard.
Something I rarely do on my layouts: journaling. For this doublepager I wrote a few sentences, since I had so much more space than I'm used to :)

I painted all the Dusty Attic chipboard with white gesso, and then I inked with pewter ink here and there.
And now I have lots of more close-ups for you. You will find a complete list of the Dusty Attic product used in the bottom of this post.

Dusty Attic Products used:
Window Flower box (DA0987)
Window with Shutters (DA0792)
Ivy Corners (DA1018)