Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Donna Salazar Oct II

Good morning all!
This little bonus share went live earlier on the Donna Salazar Designs Blog.

Do you find yourself sometimes in a real rut, wanting to create something but you just don't know where to start?
I find that when it gets closer to specific holidays I want to create something that has nothing to do with that time of the year whatsoever. Just like right now, everyone is getting ready for Christmas and I am thinking of Valentines Day - weird, or what?

So the other day I just sat with some of my scraps looking to create some lovey-dovey tags and cards and thought that there is no reason in the world why we cannot express our love for someone special at any time of the year - we don't HAVE to wait for Valentines Day to tell the Sweetie in our lives that we want him/her to be ours, right?
There you go then - let's celebrate love and that special someone in your life.

First of, I create this wee tag

I took a piece of corrugated board and tore it into a tag shape, making sure I peeled some of  the top layer off to reveal the delightful ripple.
Then, I ran the edges through the Distrezz-it-All and inked the tag with Cat's Eye chalk ink in chestnut roan and dark brown.

Next, I used some watermark ink with Donna's All My Love stamp and stamped across the top of the tag. I added some Top Boss embossing powder in white and set my heat gun to work.

Boy oh boy, I do love the effect this embossed stamp has on this tag. I also like the effect the few loose bits of powder have on the overall look. I prefer when artwork looks a little messy and all over the place - a little bit like myself :)
I finished the tag by fussy cutting a few images from various papers and layering them onto of each other and adding a layered flower a la Natasha to the focal point of the tag - the heart
I wasn't quite done for the day and wanted to do a quick card too, and this is the end result.
I pretty much added all sorts of left-over scraps on top of each other and finished it off with yet another Natasha flower (can you tell I am addicted on making these??)
So,what do you think - do I really need to wait until February to pass the card and tag to someone special, someone loved, or shall I just go and do it now?

Lots of Love'n'Glitter
Products used
Other products: Pen - Zig Millennium in black, Pin, Trim, Ribbon, Pearls, Stamp - Papermania, ProMarker Pens


  1. Wow!! These are SO, SO gorgeous, Kim! Love all the detail and you know I love all the product goodies. :) Fabulous flowers. Love the embossed stamping and the corrugated board. Such a beautiful, shabby-chic look.

  2. you just knock my socks off time and time again! love both of these projects!


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