Sunday, 30 November 2014

Time flies

Good news! My projects will stay on the college walls for few more weeks. If you haven't seen them and would like to just pop in to the Westhope college
Because some of you live far away I will show some of this projects on my blog anyway.

Yesterday I spent all day in the college. It was a great day as always! Many creative people around and lovely lunch! My students were really talented. Miss this place already but will come back next year! From February I will be running art journal workshops there twice a month! I will give you more info very soon. 

This one I have made especially for this small exhibition. I used 13arts mists, some paints a few more products. But my favourites are DecoArt  Media Crackle Paste and the glass clock which I brought from Ireland. My lovely friend Agnieszka gave it to me just before leaving. Thank you Agus!
I also really like The Crafter's Workshop stencil designed by Kasia. 






Magda x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Stampotique + amazing weekend

It was an amazing weekend with such lovely people...

But first my quick art journal page for Stampotique Originals challenge blog
Kay asked us to make a project using quotes from Edgar Allan Poe.
This time I used a lot of Stampotique stamps:


More info about the challenge you will find on Stampotique blog.


Last weekend I spent in the north of the UK in Middlesbrough (still don't know where is it lol) at Art Workshops. What can I say?! It was an amazing time with wonderful people. Full of fun and very emotional.

It was a challenge for me for sure. I have never been in any mixed media workshops. I wasn't sure if I would be able to create anything when people were around me. But I could! And it wasn't so bad lol
I have lovely ladies around my table. And a very special - hyper one next to me :P
A big hug for Alison and Alison! x
Special thanks for the most amazing teacher and my Stampotique design team sister France Papillon! Luv ya girl! ;)

A few sneak peaks for you.


That one was really a challenge! Totally out of my comfort zone.


 Experimenting with new products.



And here amazing projects by Karen.
Karen made me a big surprise and now these lovely pieces are mine! (mine, only mine, all of them!!! :P ) Karen you are amazing, not only because I love your projects! Big hug and thank you, you know for what. You are a star! xxx


Magda x

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Artist Feature - Kassa

I'm so exited today! I would like to share with you some of my favourite artists who use stamps designed by myself! Everyday I find many projects with my old and new stamp designs (Stampotique Originals) and they are fabulous! Every month I will invite one or two artist to show you their artwork and tell a few words about themselves. I hope you will enjoy it because I...can't wait! 

Today I would like you to meet Kassa. She is an amazing artist. I love the way she uses the stamps and how she colours them. Every image with her colouring looks stunning! Karen always surprises me, her ideas how to use stamps are amazing! She is really amazing andI'm so happy that I will meet her in three weeks!

A few words from Kassa

Hi there everyone

Tis Kassa here today (Karen Hayselden) xoxo

I've popped over onto Magda's blog to share some of my creations using a couple of Magda's amazing and oh sooooo adorable  Stampotique stamps - PLUS - a give away or 4 (yes 4)........

So a few sentences about me before I show piccys and all that stuff - YeY!!!
I live in a beautiful part of England, West Yorkshire, Wetherby, I'm a proper Yorkshire lass, I live with my family and 3 dogs, a Pug called Sammy and 2 giant breed dogs, Leonbergers, Leo and Ruby.
Growing up art was around every corner, what an amazing journey I experienced, soaking up all the joy and love of creating.  My Gramps was a fine artist, I say fine as he drew/painted fine architecture and magnificent landscapes, both my Grandmas sewed, knitted, flower arranged and cooked (alas cooking did not pass down through my genes hahaha!) And my Mum is an artist, a botanical artist, her pieces are so precise, so very beautiful, full of life and colour, exquisite - and also a  qualified pottery teacher - I have and still do have fabulous guidance throughout my creative journey......

 Now piccy time x


This card is created using the beautiful 'Lola' - I stamped her onto old book pages.
Don't you just love Brusho for backgrounds - sooo easy to use too - mind your wet paper does end up drying a tad curly lol



Agatha Heart was my inspiration for the following few designs - I do soooo loves Agatha x

Again I stamped Agatha onto old book pages, to 'toughen-up' and make these fragile old pages workable for my Derwent colouring pencils -  I seal the pages and let the sealer dry before stamping the images, then I can softly, softly and slowly start to layer, layer and yes more layers the colours, bringing life and depth to the fabulous images.



Agatha Heart with her lovely wings works her magic on Christmas cards - especially with soft fibres and a little twinkle 'n' sparkle. 





Give away time.......
The baubles below are all give aways created using Agatha Heart x
My inspiration for these were of course 'Agatha' and the very creative Trish Latimer, who a couple of years ago sent me an altered swap - a beautiful 'star' bauble which is hung up all year round cos I loves it sooo much.  Now using the Agatha image and my take on Trish's bauble (I created my style baubles using clay - couldn't not what with my Mum's background) and voilà




 So to be in with a chance of winning just pop in to my blog and leave a comment.

And lastly here's a tiny ATC (artist trading card) measuring 2.5" x 3.5"
Agatha Star was my inspiration - she had a little make- over lol, lost her star and gained a witches hat 'n' a lots of Halloween make-up lol
There is a mini tute up over on my blog showing part of this 'Agatha Halloween' ATC - Press Here to visit.





Awe I've had such a ball creating these little Christmas pieces - thank you Magda for inviting me over to share my love of your amazing images with your friends. And thank you everyone for popping by and peeping, hope you've enjoyed and I hope you are all lucky..........GOOD LUCK everyone.

ps   (I buy my Magda design Stampotique stamps from Art From The Heart,  Stampotique also sell direct - go take a peep at all Magda's other designs, they are all little delights)

Hugs
Kassa xoxo

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Big thank you to Karen for the inspiration!

If you want to win Karen's fab baubles pop in to her blog and leave a comment!

Magda x

Thursday, 30 October 2014

My fav colours

There is no chance I can make a project using my favourite colours! Why? Because I love all colours. 
Choice of music, colours etc. depend on my mood the day when I create. This time I choose yellow with white and black (my all time fav). 

As you probably know looking at my artworks I love using a lot of colours in my projects. It is great sitting in my studio and creating choosing and mixing colours together. But the best thing is I was given an opportunity to share my interest in colours and techniques. In November I'm running two short workshops in Westhope college and from February I will run regular art journal classes in Westhope college!!! How exiting! I really looking forward to it and I hope I will meet some of you there.

Back to my today's project...I made it for Stampotique Originals challenge - favourite colours.








Magda x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

back to work

 It's time to spend some time in my studio after an amazing trip to Ireland with some scary moments. A lot to tell but maybe another time. Thank you girls for an amazing time!!! 

I have made two pages for todays DT posts. 
Here is the page for Stampotique Originals challenge - Black&Pink&Purple.  I used my Romek and Circles Cube from a new release. I also stamped my Raindrops. Check out the Stampotique challenge blog for more inspiration. Girls created stunning projects!




My second page is for 13arts but I also use a few stamps from Stampotique. Pop in to the blog to see more photos and step by step tutorial. 



Magda x

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

fish and chips without chips

Thank you for your lovely comments. It's good to know that you are there. You are a big motivation for me and also an inspiration. Thank you xxx

Few days ago I made two new art journals. I bought watercolour paper and sewed the pages together using coptic stitch. I'm sure I made something wrong because not all stitches are the same but the most important my journal is stitched and not falling apart. 

The pages are simple. I used Galeria acrylic paint, 13arts stencil, TCW stencils designed by Kasia and black pen.




On Friday I'm off to Ireland for a weekend to meet my crafty friends. It will be very inspiring and emotional weekend. I hope I will find the mojo around the lovely girls. 

Magda x