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Hello everyone!  Natasha here with a project that I made as a guest for Donna Salazar Designs.  It has been quite a while since I've designed for Donna, but I am so excited to share what I have made with her amazing new products!



​​I started off with a plain paper mache box.  I brushed gesso over the entire box to give it more of a distressed look.  Then I adhered Girlie Grunge Gauze to random sections using Girlie Grunge Medium.



Once the medium dried, I spritzed some blue and gray ink all over (the messier the better).  I dry brushed a thin layer of gesso to add depth to the project.



To add interest to the cover, I punched holes and set eyelets along the edge of the lid.  Then I weaved Girlie Grunge Twine through each hole.  I decorated the sides of the box with Dusty Attic chipboard (DA0469 Fancy Trim #3) that was enhanced with Donna's blue & silver pigment powder.



And of course I needed flowers on my box!  When do I NOT use flowers?  LOL
I grabbed a sheet of watercolor paper and inked it using the same colors that I sprayed the box with.  Then I cut Bitty Blossoms out using Donna's Spellbinders dies.  I shaped each die cut into a flower and adhered the flowers to the lid using Crafty Foam Tape and Dodz XL.  I love these adhesives because they allow me to raise my flowers to create a floral cluster full of depth.



Here's another shot of the lid.  Can you see how the flowers are adhered in layers?
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 To finish off my box, I added Dusty Attic chipboard borders, labels and words to the side.  On each chipboard piece, I rubbed Pigment Powder onto the surface.  I love the shimmery, yet subtle, effect of these powders!
If you're interested in purchasing Dusty Attic chipboard, you can find a selection of hundreds of designs HERE.


That's all for today!  I hope you like my project.  I'll be back soon with another fun creation!

Paper:
Fabriano: Studio Watercolor Paper
Chipboard:
Flowers:
Green Tara: Sakura - Ivory
Prima Marketing: Paloma White
Prima Marketing: Sherwood Rose Truffle
Ribbon/Fabric:
Misc. Embellishments:
Eyelets
Ink:
Ranger: Distress Ink - Faded Jeans
Ranger: Distress Ink - Stormy Sky
Ranger: Distress Ink - Pumice Stone
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist - Crocheted Doily
Pigment Powder:
Medium:
Faber Castell: Gesso
Dies:
Spellbinders: Donna Salazar Designs - Bitty Blossoms
Tools/Machines:
Fiskars: ProCision Rotary Bipass Trimmer
Sizzix: Vagabond
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile Punch
Other:
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue


Hello and welcome to the Donna Salazar & Friends Girlie Grunge Blog Hop!
We've arranged this hop to showcase all the new and exciting products that have recently been released from both Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and Spellbinders®. We are sure that you will enjoy the projects that all of us have created for you AND... we've got PRIZES!!!

The Donna Salazar Designs Prize Pack has a Denim Art Journal, Girlie Grunge Twine and Silver Pigment Powder from Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® and a Jumbo Rose Steel Rule die from Donna Salazar Designs® with Spellbinders®.

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Here is the project that I created for you today:
 I created a 9x12 canvas using a whole bunch of fun Donna Salazar products!
 
This chipboard dress form was altered with Donna's Jasmine Mix'd Media Inx and Brown Pigment Powder.  I then made a skirt using Girlie Grunge Gauze and added Lace Ribbon to the waist.  The gorgeous wings were cut with one of Donna's new dies - Art Doll Accessories.  So pretty!  I added a bit of Girlie Grunge Gauze behind the wings for a more whimsical effect.


 The large flower shown here is hand-made from a mix of Donna's Jumbo Rose and Rose Creations dies.  The Jumbo Rose die is a steel rule die so you can cut denim and loads of other fabrics with it!  Endless possibilities!  The smaller blooms were made using Donna's Bitty Blossom dies... one of my ALL TIME favorites.


I adhered a die cut from Donna's Cascading Butterflies die to the background of my canvas.  The flow of the butterflies helps bring the eye down the canvas and adds a unique pattern to the piece.  What I love about this die is that you can use both the outline of the butterflies and the actual butterfly die cuts!

It's been a while since I have created, and I can't think of a better way to get my mojo flowing than with Donna's products.  Hope you enjoyed my canvas!

Below are images of Donna's products that I used.
(See product list below for links.)



Visit all the blogs on the hop today for more inspiration and more chances to win!

Donna Salazar Designs
Tracey Sabella
Elena Olinevich
Natasha Naranjo-Aguirre
Beth Pingry
Cheryl Waters
Paper:
Lemoncraft: Dom Roz - Herbaciane Róze
Chipboard:
Flowers:
Prima Marketing: Encore D
Prima Marketing: Soprano White
Lace/Textiles:
Misc. Embellishments:
Robin’s Nest: Dew Drops
Ink:
Tattered Angels: Crocheted Doily
Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Picket Fence
Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Tattered Rose
Ranger Ink: Distress Stain - Bundled Sage
Clearsnap: Donna Salazar Designs - Mix’d Media Inx Reinker - Jasmine
Clearsnap: Donna Salazar Designs - Mix’d Media Inx - Leather
Clearsnap: Donna Salazar Designs - Smooch Spritz - Green Olive
Clearsnap: Smooch Spritz - Cashmere
Pigment Powder:
Medium:
Dies:
Tools/Machines:
Fiskars: ProCision Rotary Bipass Trimmer
Sizzix: Vagabond
Other:
Artist’s Loft Canvas 9x12
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue

Hello again!  I'd like to share a canvas that I REALLY enjoyed making.  I just let my imagination and creativity run wild with this one and I love how it turned out!
The background of the canvas is decorated with muslin, ceramic stucco and lace.  I inked, spritzed and painted all of the elements to get this gorgeous color.  (You can find a list of the colors used at the end of this post.)
The floral clusters are made up of Prima flowers, Green Tara flowers and the Dusty Attic Floral Corners (DA0848).  The little diamante hearts were sent to me all the way from Australia by my bestie!


The chipboard element framing the canvas is The Dusty Attic's Devine Frame Set (DA0733).  To get the gorgeous color and texture shown here, I sprayed the chipboard with Black Orchid Silver by Lindy's Stamp Gang and then used a grid stamp to stamp clear embossing ink onto it.  I then added Hibiscus Rose Orange embossing powder, also by Lindy's Stamp Gang, and heat embossed the piece.

The chipboard elements used on this project can be purchased in my shop HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!  See you next time!
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: DA0848 Floral Corners
The Dusty Attic: DA0733 Devine Frame Set
The Dusty Attic: DA0666 Bookman ABC Set
Flowers:
Green Tara: Sakura 5cm Silk & Pearl Flowers - Dusky Pink
Prima: Angelic Rose Gem
Prima: Joulee Marble
Prima: Sherwood Rose Truffle
Lace:
Green Tara: L2868W                  
Ink:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Passionate Plum
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Black Orchid Silver
Ranger: Distress Stains - Milled Lavender
Ranger: Distress Stains - Weathered Wood
Inkssentials: Emboss It
Embossing Powder:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Hibiscus Rose Orange
Medium:
Liquitex: Ceramic Stucco
Faber Castell: Gesso
Masks/Stencils:
The Crafter’s Workshop: Mini Harlequin 
Other:
White Muslin
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
3L Scrapbook Adhesive: 3D Foam Squares
Inkssentials: Glue n Seal

Hi peeps!  Today I have a layout to share using the Cold Country collection by 7 Dots Studio.  I love the subtle tones of these papers.
I added a touch of color to my background by spritzing Lindy's Stamp Gang ink, and I added texture using Ceramic Stucco and a template by The Crafters Workshop.  The little drops you see are called Dew Drops.  Love them!
To create my title I combined a cut piece from the Dusty Attic chipboard element called, "A Lifetime is..." (DA0929) and the word "always" from Mini Words #1 pack (DA0386).
My floral cluster is a combination of lovely flowers by Prima Marketing and chipboard scrolls by The Dusty Attic (DA0760 Scroll #9 and DA0762 Scroll #10).

Many of the products I used for this layout can be purchased in my shop.
Thanks for visiting!  See you next time!
Paper:
7 Dots Studio: Cold Country - Freezing Tears
7 Dots Studio: Cold Country - Lost Letter
7 Dots Studio: Cold Country - Lonely Evenings
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: DA0762 Scroll #10
The Dusty Attic: DA0760 Scroll #9
The Dusty Attic: DA0386 Mini Words #1
The Dusty Attic: DA0929 “A Lifetime is…”
Flowers:
Prima: Joulee Quartz
Prima: Joulee Marble
Prima: Chantelle Heirloom
Ink:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Cocklebells Coral
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Cosmopolitan Pink
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: T-Bird Turquoise
Ranger: Distress Ink - Weather Wood
Tattered Angels: Glimmer Mist - Crocheted Doily
Paint:
White Acrylic Paint
Medium:
Liquitex: Ceramic Stucco
Faber Castell: Gesso
Masks/Stencils:
The Crafters Workshop: Mini Art is
Glitter:
Ranger: Stickles - Eucalyptus
Punches:
Fiskars: Apron Lace
Tools/Machines:
Fiskars: ProCision Rotary Bipass Trimmer
Sizzix: Vagabond
Other:
Sizzix: Texture Fades Embossing Folder - Patchwork
The Robin’s Nest: Dew Drops
Tags
Hemp Cord
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
3L Scrapbook Adhesive: 3D Foam Squares
Sketch:
Page Drafts #29.1 by Em Straface

Hi everyone!  I'd like to share a Dusty Attic Cigar Box that I altered for February's Inspiration Board Challenge over at The Dusty Attic.
(I'm a little late in posting this... sorry!)
To play along with the challenge, all you have to do is create a project using any of the Inspiration Board elements shown in the image.  The only rule is that your project must include at least one Dusty Attic chipboard item.  The prize is a $100 Gift Voucher to use on the Dusty Attic website!
I first painted the cigar box with white gesso and added a layer of ceramic stucco for texture.  I applied overlapping layers of tissue tape to the sides of the box to add some text to my project.  I then added Dusty Attic chipboard and sprayed Lindy's Stamp Gang ink in three colors - Cosmopolitan Pink, Open Arms Amethyst and Amaryllis Burgundy.
My floral clusters are made up of a mixture of Prima Marketing flowers and mulberry flowers.
The title on the box is part of a set of three titles (DA1170 Live Beautifully...).
You can purchase Dusty Attic chipboard in my shop HERE.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: DA0981 Cigar Box
The Dusty Attic: DA1137 Ornate Corner #13
The Dusty Attic: DA0469 Fancy Trim #3
The Dusty Attic: DA1170 Live Beautifully...
Flowers:
Prima Marketing: Camelot Roses Burton
Prima Marketing: Joulee Sugarplum
Ink:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Cosmopolitan Pink
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Open Arms Amethyst
Lindy’s Stamp Gang:Amaryllis Burgundy
Medium:
Liquitex: Ceramic Stucco
Faber Castell: Gesso
Other:
Advantus: Tissue Tape - Symphony
Adhesive:
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
3L Scrapbook Adhesive: 3D Foam Squares




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