Hi, it´s Monika again, sharing two small projects...
In our family, fall means a lot of birthdays. And for me, noting represents changes as much as birthdays does so, a birthday gift bag and a card seams the perfect project for this months themes – fall and changes.
I got this plain gift bag in the shop. It was glosssy white and I just had to alter it. I started with some Smooch Spritz in different colors, but as the surface was glossy, it didn´t dry so I whiped the excess of with tissue paper. I loved the soft effect. For the big flower, of cause I used the Rose creations die set, I can’t imagine how I could survive without them…
ClearSnap Donna Salazar Smootch Spritz
Queen Bees - Antiquities Collection by Donna Salazar
Calendar - Artistic Papers Collection by Donna Salazar
Nestabling Fancy Tags Two White Pearl
Chipboard Embellishments - Pack of 4 - Style C
Spellbinders Donna Salazar Rose Creations
For the birthday card I printed an image I found at http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ and placed it on the background with 3D adhesive. The focus is on that gorgeous butterfly, I think I might be able to use those dies on each project I´m making now, they are simply… STUNNING!!!
Journal Cards - Antiquities Collection by Donna Salazar
Tags, Ribbons, Mosaics - Antiquities Collection by Donna Salazar
Nestaboard Labels Five
Nestabling Labels Five Pink Pearl
Spellbinders Donna Salazar Wonderful Wings
Other products: Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Pens: Uniball Signo in black, Zig Millenium pen in black Various Trims
STEP 5: Ink the edges and gently swipe across the embossed texture with an ink pad. And you're done! I really love the effect of Clearsnap's white embossing powder. I tend to use it often. I hope you enjoyed my post today. Wishing you all a beautiful day! Many hugs. xoxo
Hello my peeps! While I was at the Scrapping Frenzy convention in Alabama I had a chance to make 1 1/2 layouts (the 2nd layout is still not finished but I'll finish it soon... I hope) It's been a long time since I've been able to sit down and just play. I wanted to do something fun and lighthearted and of course this has NOTHING to do with change since that is how I try to live everyday. So since the theme is Change this month... I'll just say that I did the opposite of change to make my layout fit... LOL.The photos are of me with my mom and sisters from my last trip out to Arizona.
As you can see in the photo below there was a whole lotta Distrezzin' goin on! I used my Distrezz-it-All from Zutter on the background paper ("Textures" Memory Mosaics), on the Artistic Paper, on the photo mats ("Nana's Notebook" from Trunk in the Attic), on the extra corrugated board die cut with my Creative Pages set (the first one) and then right on the photos themselves! I Smooch Spritzed the Artistic Paper with "Caramel Latte" and the new "Cashmere" color. I also inked the edges of almost EVERYTHING with my new Mix'd Media Inx from Clearsnap.
Below is a double butterfly made with my Wonderful Wings Spellbinder dies. I die cut the lacey part out of my Artistic Paper and the background part from shipping labels. I used the sticky side of the sticker to adhere Fairydust Glitter in Pralines & Cream. The fancy tag was die cut from my 8x8 paper pad that has "Compatible" images that you can die cut from the Spellbinder dies and then to make it even more fabulous, I added the bling from Want2Scrap that matched the fancy tags as well!
In the photo below, I die cut the lacey strip from my Creative Pages Two set out of my Corrugated board from Zutter, embossed it and inked it with my "Truffle" Mix'd Media Inx, then wrinkled it and made a ruffle out of it. Before I distrezzed the Artistic Paper I tore it to make it smaller (I shoulda used a paper trimmer) and I ended up tearing a long gash in it. I had bought a Sew Easy months ago but hadn't had a chance to play with it yet. However, I was sitting next to Monica at the crop and she had one so I got to try it out. The result is the stitching with the super thick string below. The Smooch Spritz was still damp on the string when I used my Inx on it and since they are water based the Inx blended really nicely. I also fussy cut the roses out of my Antiquities paper and embossed them with clear emboss to make them stand out.
The structured flower below is made with my Rose Creations dies from Spellbinders and Artistic Paper. The rose was Smooch Spritzed with "Cashmere". The smaller flowers were made from my Grand Peony Creations and my Crafty Chronicle and was Smooch Spritzed with "Caramel Latte". The leaves are from an oooooold Spellbinder set and I Smooch Spritzed them with my new "Evergreen" color. The bling swirls are from Want2Scrap and they are called Finesse Swirls. I cut them all apart and make the swirls go the way I need them to go... it is super easy to do.
On the left you can see a couple layers of my Shadow Flowers from Spellbinders. The medium sized die was used with my Crafty Chronicle for the Shadow Flower with the text and the large Shadow Flower was used with shipping labels with the glitter on the sticky side.
Int he photo below you can see the Distrezzing a little better. And just in case you are wondering... I'll list who is in the pictures from left to right in the large photo: Me, my younger sister (DeeAnna), my mom (Nancy), and my older sister (Debbie).
In the photo below you can see the title letters that I cut out using my new "Donna's Aphas" from Spellbinders (We were soooo original on the naming of that die... LOL). I die cut the letters out of my Corrugated Board from Zutter, Spritzed them with the new "Gingerale" Smooch Spritz and inked the edges with my new Mix'd Media Inx in "Truffle". You can also see the extra Corrugated board behind the letters and this was entirely inked with the "Truffle" as well. **TIP - When you ink over a large area, make sure that you pat the pad over the surface you want to ink and don't drag the pad across. This can help extend the life of your Inx pads.** You can also see the second set of roses that were fussy cut from my Antiquities paper and embossed with Clear Emboss from Clearsnap.
In the photo below you can see the "Compatible" image that was die cut from my Artistic Paper Journal Cards. I Smooch Spritzed the card with "Cashmere" and while it was still damp I inked the edges with my Mix'd Media Inx in Truffle. You can also see the second medium Shadow Flower cut from my Crafty Chronicle behind the journal card and you can see that both the Chronicle Shadow Flowers were inked with my Mix'd Media Inx in "Truffle".
In the photo below you can see the medium shadow flower (cut from a shipping label and glittered on the sticky side with Pralines & Cream Fairydust) peeking out from the bottom. I also added a dymo label behind the opening on the page tab (that is from my Creative Pages Two die set from Spellbinders) and adhered it to the Artistic Paper. I finished the layout by using my vintage Dymo labeler to add "THE GIRLS" to the center of the Fancy Tag.
So... if you haven't heard I'm now offering "e-classes" on the Girlie Grunge site HERE. The first class is using my Rose Creations dies and was SUPPOSED to be this Saturday. However... we have had to move the class date to October 14th. I had offered a PayPerView video portion of the class that is being hosted on USTREAM for $5 and once there are tickets sold I can't cancel or edit the class. So... if you've purchased a ticket to the video portion, I am still going to do a project with you this Saturday. It will be using the same product but will be making a different project.
You don't have to be signed up for the "e-class" to get a ticket for the PayPerView video.
If you are joining me on Saturday...This is a picture of the project (it is really similar to the "e-class" project) we will be making:
You will need:
Tools: Rose Creations die set, Distrezz-it-All, Heat gun, large dry embossing tool or a sharpie, Foam pad (like the kind used in a pack of brads), ColorCATCHER or spray box, spray bottle with water, baby wipes.
Product: 5x7 Zutter Corrugated board, Crafty Chronicle, Artistic Paper (any design), Mix'd Media Inx in "Jasmine" and "Truffle", Smooch Spritz in "Holly Berries" and "Evergreen", Clear Emboss, Glue Gloss, Fairydust Glitter in Sugar Shimmer, Want2Scrap Finess Bling in silver, 12 inches of ivory tulle, Liquid glue and Foam Squares.
Below is a list of the dies that you should have cut out and ready to go:
Rose Creations Dies - Largest die = #6 Smallest die = #1
#6 - 3 pieces
#5 - 2 pieces
#4 - 1 piece
Large leaf - 3 pieces
#6 - 6 pieces
#5 - 5 pieces
#4 - 11 pieces
#3 - 7 pieces
#2 - 6 pieces
Large leaf - 3 pieces
Medium leaf - 3 pieces
Thanks for stopping by! Smooches ~D~
Hello again. We are half way through September ! I am bringing you another project today using the fabulous Want 2 Scrap goodies . Can I tell you how excited I am to have some bling bling in my possession.
They also carry some fun shapes in a chipboard that matches the Nestabilities Lacey Ovals dies from Spellbinders... perfection! and not having to put adhesive on those bitty openings... can you hear me squealing with delight! ;)
First I started with some of the Want to Scrap nestaboard in the Lacey Ovals shapes... yes.. that's right.. they are already PRE cut to the lacey ovals board!!!
Its a great weight of chipboard. These could also be used as is but I decided to distress it a bit... after all....I am a Donna Salazar Designs girl ;) I added two new colors of Smooch Spritz to these puppies coating them front and back in my color catcher.
Next I took the Truffle MIx'd Media Inx and slathered the ink directly over the front. It allowed the shimmer to shine through even though the ink is so beautifully rich and dark.
Set the sprayed nestaboard piece aside to allow it to dry. I love the distressed look so while it was wet I began "scratching" the surface with my nail to flick off some of the top layer... the colors, wetness of the board and the kraft color gives it a slightly faux wood look... really simple to achieve!
I tried the same technique here on this corrugated cardboard piece... love how the ink didn't cover the entire surface but the smooch was able to coat it completely.
Then I layered my card with pattern papers from Antiquities line. I added some Fall silk flowers and topped the nestaboard piece off with the gems for a complete card