A Little Donna

Just sharing two little pages I created with Donna Salazar's new paper lines from Product Performers!! The papers lend themselves to any theme and work beautifully with black and white or sepia tone photos, like these ones of my family by Gypsy Isle Photography.

Leaves – Kat Scrap Studio in Altadena, CA
Paper, Stamp – Donna Salazar
Quote – Copied from Anna Griffin Packaging
Paint – Plaid
Corrugated Cardboard, Key (from Perfect Closures) – Zutter
Ink – ClearSnap
Pen – EK Success
Brads – Unknown
Twine – Hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
Photography – Gyspy Isle Photography

A while back Donna was talking about my style and she said she thought of paint because I use it alot — this was right after we completed our Lucky 13 circle journal, on canvas, where I did use alot of paint. At first I was like, “Me? Paint?…You must be thinking of Candice McLean!” But then I realized, I DO use paint a lot! LOL Sometimes the things we think about ourselves can be so off from reality or what others perceive. And yes, I guess I do like paint ;)

On the layout above I used some white paint to distress the edges of the page, then stamped on that with one of Donna's new stamps with Colorbox Chalk Ink in Charcoal (gives a nice soft look), and added faux stitching with a pen around the perimeter of the page. I've always liked drawing lines around my pages and elements but at Reflections this month in Kelly Goree's class I learned that all of her “stitching” for her Basic Grey samples is faux — I think it looks so real because she does very small lines as stitches. So I did my best impression of short little lines — I am impatient so some of them are kinda big ;)

Paper – Donna Salazar
Doilies – Marukai
Milk Bottle Cap – from class with Katie Watson
Baker's Twine, Buttons – hydrangeahippo.etsy.com
Photography – Gyspy Isle Photography
Paint -Plaid
Inks – Tattered Angels

Doilies are all over the place right now– in 5 out of 7 classes I took at Reflections and I've used them alot before. I had some for sale in my little booth at Reflections and they SOLD OUT! Anyways, Donna's paper is perfect for doilies so I folded on in the center to make it more oval instead of circle shaped. Then I layered that on top of a full doily of the same style.

I painted a rectangle in the center of the Nutmeg Nostalgia paper to create a frame. I watered down the paint in the bottle (it was getting to the end) and splattered it onto the page. I then sprayed a little spray ink over top of the paint for some distressing.

To take advantage of the wood grain of Donna's Banana Nut Loaf paper I wanted to create a shadowbox effect on the page. I tore the center out of a lighter paper and folded the torn edges towards me. Then backed that with the wood grain paper. I placed the doilies inside the “shadowbox”, spilling over the edges, and then added the photo to the center. I cut some flowers from Donna's English Roses paper and added them peeking out from the edges of the shadowbox. To add dimension, I used pop dots only on the undersides of the edge of the flowers closest to the photo.

I crumpled and extra piece of wood grain paper and adhered it across the bottom of the page. Then I trimmed some lace from one of the journal cards on the Attic Journal Cards paper and added that to one edge. I stitched buttons to either side of the strip with baker's twine and then added a “G” cut from Donna's Memory Mosaics Alphas paper and the milk bottle cap.

Hope you enjoyed this fun little journey with some Donna Salazar papers ;) And I hope you're inspired to share your creations with Donna's new line!! Be sure to go to Facebook and search “Donna Salazar Products” to join our Group where we are doing a giveaway for every 100 followers — next drawing should be happening soon and you could win some of Donna's brand new product line! You can also ask Donna questions and share your layouts on the Group.

Happy Scrapping!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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  1. This is one of the MOST beautiful scrapbook pages I have seen in a very long while – thanks for the inspiration and OH MY what beautiful children :)

    Posted on May 25, 2010 at 12:58 am