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Mobile phone pouch ~ Donna Salazar Designs

Back again, this time with something a little different! I have been walking for awhile and always take my mobile with me, It’s a necessity out here when you walk the back tracks with the snakes & dingos etc around. I also use it for tracking our distance etc too. Anyway I don’t always have a pocket on my clothes to put it in and have to hold it or put it in my bra.
Then I had a brainwave to this problem when we had to use the canvas and denim this month. So I had a play and come up with a mobile phone pouch! It is perfect, small and light enough to be comfortable and out of the way when I go walking.
 Steps for Making This Mobile Phone Pouch ~
Step 1: Cut 2x canvas rectangles approx 10.5cm x 14.5cm then spray with Smooch Spritz (Green Olive, River Mossy, Candle Glow) Then lightly mist with water to soften the colours.
 Step 2: Fold over one end and machine stitch some lace along the top of each piece.
 Step 3: Next I stamped the Swirly Doos Stamp and the Mossy Miz’d Media Inx on each piece.
 Step 4: Now take a piece of canvas approx 6cm x 6cm and fray the edges. Then I sprayed a little of the Candle Glow Smooch Spritz on the mat and sprayed it with water. Drag the edges of the canvas square through the ink on the mat to colour the edges.
 Step 5: Stamp over the canvas square with the Mossy Inx and the Dear Sir Stamp. Emboss with clear embossing powder.
 Step 6: Using the Spellbinders Mix’d Media Elements cut the bird out of the denim, it didn’t cut all the way through the denim but left a good impression to cut around with my scissors.
 Step 7: Next sew around the denim square then sew the bird to the square before sewing to one side of the pocket pouches.

Step 8: Finish off by sewing around the outside of the pouch with a zig zag stitch just in a bit from the edge so that you can fray the outside edge of the stitching. All I did then was cut two small slits near the top edges and threaded a strip of denim through and knotted off each end.
I finished off by stitching a button to the top center with some thread.

It works a treat! I am really happy with it! 🙂


Other Products:
Denim Strip
Clear Embossing Powder

Craft Knife
Sewing Machine

Thanks for dropping by!
Have a great day!
Michelle xx

Take the Leap ~ Dusty Attic ~ Canvas & Textured Modelling Paste Background Tutorial

 I have really been enjoying playing with Canvas’s lately! This canvas is featuring the new Dusty Attic Birdcage and Flutterbies. I also have a tutorial on creating this background, that came about purely by accident! I had coated the background of the canvas with Modelling Paste then as I was moving a bag of stuff over it I dropped it on the canvas and when I lifted it up I went “Ooooh! I like that” so wola!! Love this textured background finish!

  The New Dusty Attic Flutterbies


& The New Birdcage

Textured Modelling Paste Background Tutorial

 Step 1: Use a spatula and coat the canvas with a thin layer of modelling paste

 Step 2: This is where by accident I dropped a bad of fibers on the canvas onto the wet modelling paste.

 Step 3: Just lay the plastic bag onto the canvas and lift up.

 Step 4: Do this over the whole canvas

 Step 5: You can see the texture in the modelling paste. I dried this off a bit before inking.

 Step 6: I have used Smooch Spritz to spray over the modelling paste.

 Step 7: Once you are happy with the colour placement over the canvas you can leave to dry. I tipped the canvas on different angles to get the colours to run along the creases in the modelling paste. I have only just overlapped some of the colours to prevent them getting too muddied and blending into one colour. I used my finger to wipe the inks around the edges.

 Step 8: Using your finger and some Gesso, lightly wipe your finger over the raised creases in the modelling paste to highlight the texture.

 Step 9: Once you are happy with the colours you can leave to dry then decorate.


 I hope you enjoyed my happy accident! 🙂


Dusty Attic 

Birdcage #6 –  DA0714
Flutterbies #2  – DA0713mini Birds #1DA0723

Dusty in Bloom – Cornsilk, Wild Moss, Smokey Blue & Leaves


Modeling paste
White Gesso
Clearsnap – Smooch Spritz- Green Olive, River Mossy & Sea Breaze
Beads & Gauze
Kaisercraft Rubons & Bling

Thanks for dropping by!
Have a great day!
Michelle x

Home Decor ~ Jewelery Board

I made this jewelery board for Leonii. It is made from a sheet of ply timber. I painted the board with Gesso and Glimmer Mists (Route 66, Silver Sugar) & Perfect pearls Mists (Pewter). While the Gesso was still wet I sprayed the mists over the gesso and using a plastic card dragged the mists through the gesso! I love how the finish  ended up! Then I added some rub ons to the edges and corners and went around the outside with a black dabber paint. Them I have screwed in hooks to hold the jewelery & belts etc. I layed the jewelery on the board to work out where I would put the hooks. Was really happy with how it turned out!


And it goes with her bedspread perfectly.
We cut it to fit perfectly in the end of her new wardrobe. 

 We have used little ring hooks for the earrings and angle hooks for the neclaces etc.
 It definitely helps to keep all her accessories a lot tidier, although she didn’t get much of a chance to enjoy it as she is now overseas on holidays doing a contiki tour around Europe! Lucky girl!
Missing her heaps!
Thanks for dropping by!
Have a great day!
Michelle x