Hello there. Lisa here with my first post as the June Guest designer for Donna Salazar Designs. I would like to take this time to thank Donna and Natasha for inviting me to work with all of the beautiful product they sent me. Each collection was just as beautiful as the next. This layout was done using papers from the Natural Beauty collection. All of the flowers and leaves were made using the papers from the 6x6 pad. I wanted to
hoard , I mean save, the 12x12 paper for my other projects. A couple of 6x6 pieces of paper goes a long way!!!
As I was creating this layout, I realized that I should have used the masked bricks onto the layout before I turned pack the peekaboo areas on the sides of the layout. It is almost impossible to do it in the pattern I envisioned after the paper and flowers had been adhered permanently. That is when I came up with the idea of creating the bricks to cut apart. That way, you can use them anywhere you want!!!! It worked out beautifully!!! It took a little time, but was so worth the effort. I hope you enjoy my grungy, manly layout despite the flowers. I cant help it, I love Donna's Spellbinders flower designs!! And for those of you who know me, you know I love to create my own flowers. The dies make it soooo easy!!
Here is one of the turned back peek a boo spots. I love the corrugated paper underneath.
Donna's Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets Die set just lends a little grunge to add to the theme of this layout.
I used the biggest die in the set to frame my photo. I stitched around the edges of the photo.
Once you have the bricks all done, (tutorial below) simply glue them to the spots on your project. They can be cut down further if a shorter piece is needed.
I inked the flowers before assembling them. I also used some watered down ink (press the ink pad down on a non stick mat and spritz some water into it creating a puddle )and a small paint brush to splatter some if the ink around the layout.
Products List for the layout:
Clearsnap Mix'd Media Inx, Leather and Honey
Smooch Spritz-Green Olive
Smooch Spritz-Green Olive
GCD Studios Donna Salazar Natural Beauty 12x12
GCD Studios: Donna Salazar 6x6 paper pad - Natural Beauty
Want 2 Scrap 8x10 Corrugated Board
GCD Studios Chipboard Alphabet Stickers, Fun and Funky
Spellbinders Donna Salazar Sprightly Sprockets
Spellbinders Donna Salazar Carnation
Spellbinders Donna Salazar Rose Creations die set
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms
Want2Scrap Donna Salazar Designs-Brick Wall
Martha Stewart Punch Around The Page-Raindrop
Aleens Quick Dry Glue
ATG Tape Gun
Take your ink pad and stamps a few swirls on the non stick craft mat. I just press it to the mat and give it a twist.
Place some texture paste in the middle of the ink swirls.
Using a palette knife start mixing the texture paste into the ink mixing well to distribute color evenly.
Place the brick stencil onto a piece of card stock and spread on thickly. You want to see some texture on the bricks.
Carefully lift the stencil from the paper.
You can either let the bricks air dry, or you can speed it up with a craft heat gun.
Cut the bricks apart. I did mine while watching Charlie Sheen on an episode of Anger Management....(random I know)
Ink the edges of the bricks using the ink.
Spray the inked bricks and the ink will bleed out a little creating a washed look on the bricks.
Product List to Create Bricks:
ColorBox Mix'd Media iNx-Leather
Texture or molding paste (thick)
Non stick crafting mat
Want2Scrap Donna Salazar Designs brick stencil
Water spritzer bottle
heavy card stock
Thank you for joining me on my debut day as Guest Designer this month. Donna will be sharing a few more of my projects throughout the month on her blog Donna Salazar Designs.
The photo is of my husband, getting ready to "feed" his brothers 1964 modified Falcon. The water bottle you see in his hand contains Alcohol (no..silly, not the kind you drink). The alcohol is used to start the the
These are just a a few of the cars that my husband had in the car show.
The party isn't complete until a friend lands his helicopter on the grounds to join the party...
This is my brother inlaw leaving the property to give everyone a show.
And here you see Pinallas Counties finest keeping it all safe and in control.
And check out this article from a couple of years ago from the event.Scroll down and see my brother in laws "Backasswards" truck that my husband did the paint, bodywork and flames on. When it is going down the road, it looks as though it is driving backwards...lol..But the whole truck was built backwards. The back is the front and the front is the back..Pure genius...My boys, I tell ya, they make me smile!!!
The 55 Chevy besides the truck is one of my husbands pride and joy...
Thanks for letting me share a day in our wonderful life. We get to do this every year in the beginning of November for the last 15 years. Just one of a few charity events we participate in during the year. Having it all is wonderful...Giving back is a gift we love sharing!!!...xoxo