Monday, 1 September 2014

Icing...

Wooohooo, articles written, projects for next few days made. Only one 'small' crochet blanket and a few more walls to paint and I will be free to enjoy working in my studio. Hopefully...

Sometime ago I was playing with textures and Tattered Angels Glimmer mists. I bought five of them a few years ago and still have got them. I don't know why I keep them probably because I love them and treasure them. I will buy more after winning the lottery on Tuesday ;)

My dear friend said that some areas of my page look like icing. I promise it isn't. Haven't got any icing at home, a lot of chocolate - yes, but no icing. The pages are made from pieces of Sodalicious paper, masking tape, kitchen towel, cardboard, white gesso and of course mists - three colours. As always doesn't matter how hard I try I can't make a project without 13arts product. This time I used 13arts Splash! white for the splashes on my pages.




Magda x

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Autumn is coming...

What a good feeling to have a few minutes for my blog! It looks like an abandoned place but I'm still here even if you don't see me regularly. Between redecorating my house, walking dogs and a lot of work I still try to visit your blogs. After all of this no time is left for mine blog. But I will try to show you my project which you haven't seen, there is a lot of them in my cupboard.

First thing first I would like to thank you all my new YouTube channel followers. I'm really happy that you enjoy my videos. You are my motivation to make more videos! Thank you.

Sometime ago I made a video showing art journal pages. You can see them below. I used a lot of 13arts products. More information and photos you will find on 13arts blog. Don't forget to pop in to my YouTube channel where you will find the video showing how I have made these pages.


Yesterday was Wednesday, it means that you will find a new challenge on Stampotique Originals blog!!! Great theme and so many inspiration on the blog! The Girls have created stunning projects. Have a look you won't be disappointed!

If you love Stampotique stamps and have a profile on Facebook you should check Stampotique Originals page on FB. You can find there a lot of inspiration but also will be able to take a part in ATC trades! It's a great fun! I joined the trade sometime ago and I received fabulous ATC's and cards ever! Thank you Corrie and Maxine! I also created something for the trade...




Magda x

Friday, 8 August 2014

I take the chance

There is one place - my favourite one - in the internet world where every Monday you find a step by step video showing a new art journal page. Have you heard about France Papillon? If not what are you doing here? Check out her blog! France is a lovely person and an amazing artist. Last Monday she celebrated her 100th Journal Monday.

To celebrate 100 JoM I'm sharing a step by step video. The video shows one of my favourites techniques. It's simple and effective. 




Here is a step by step video where you can see how I have made these pages. 
It's a short video, I've made it sitting in the garden and enjoying beautiful British summer ;)



A few days ago on 13arts blog I showed very similar page, using the same technique. 
If you prefer step by step with pictures pop in to the blog. Also you will find there a product list. 



Magda x

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Stampotique challenge #157

It's hard to think about Christmas when the temperature outside is 27C...Long British summer is here. Few weeks walking on sunshine and I'm more brown than ever.

I just couldn't make anything more Christmasy than this...
I added Lola because I try to add her everywhere lol But I think she looks pretty good on Christmas theme projects. I'm sure I will add her to my Christmas cards (if I will make some this year;)).



 Whatever you are and whatever you do I hope you have a lovely weather.

Magda x

Sunday, 20 July 2014

boho mojo is back

Last time I showed my card on Monday 11th February 2013. Long time ago...Since then I haven't made any cards. But when I touched Boho Chic collection last Wednesday I knew that I needed to make and I would make some new cards from it. 

The collection is made by Karola Witczak. She is an amazing and very talented girl. Her layouts and other projects are fab not mention her collections which I really love! 
Every time when Karola has her new collection she always says to me 'the collection is not in your style, you won't like it' and every time I try to show her that she is wrong!
The collections are for everyone, believe me! 

I have made a lot of projects from Karola's papers when I was a designer for The Scrap Cake. All of this projects were made in 2011/2012 - great years for my art work. I made a lot of projects these days and I still like them lol.
My favourites: here, here, here, here, here and here. Oh and I like this one too. Oh nooo I like more! But don't want you to be bored. If you would like to see my projects from Karola's papers click here.

Here is my new card. It was a real pleasure to work with Boho Chic. More projects to follow!
Oh forgot to say, I also used my Raindrops designed by me for Stampotique.




Magda x

Thursday, 10 July 2014

My Stampotique challenge and a lot more

What a horrible blogger I am...I haven't blogged properly for ages. 
'Sunshine all the time makes a desert' also on my blog! The weather is so nice (yes, it's sunshine here in the UK!;)) ... I deserve a kick ;)

A little self-defence...I have prepared a really long post about Acrylic Liquid Medium for 13arts blog. It's in English and has a lot of photos. If you are curious what the acrylic liquid medium is and what can you do with that please check the 13arts blog.


From yesterday we have had a new challenge at Stampotique Originals Challenge blog! This time my turn to ask you to prepare projects using newspaper or magazine.
I made a tag with Agatha. I will take her with me to the Westhope Exhibition and Craft Fair on Sunday maybe someone will give her a new home.

Magda x

Monday, 7 July 2014

Questions and answers Creative blog hop - my confession

A few days ago I have been ask by Jaine to join the Creative hop blog. I'm not a huge fan of hop blogs especially when I need to answer some questions but I need to improve my English and I said 'yes' lol I'm really honoured, thank you Jaine! Pop in to Jaine's blog not only to check other people who joined the hop blog but also to see what an amazing and talented friend I have! ;)

Ok, two deep breaths and here we go...

1. What am I working on?
I wish I knew...I have started a few bigger projects and they are still waiting. Before I will find my mojo and finished them I have a few smaller projects on my table - projects for DT's and magazine commission. Ups...almost forgot about my tutorials for 13arts where I have started my new journey as Educator. 
Meantime I'm working on my new blog (it's a secret for now) and I have started my miniature garden (don't even ask!;)). But the most important thing for now is to prepare some projects for Westhope Craft Collage craft fair and have a good thought about my first life course which is in less then two weeks! 

2. How does my work differ from others in my genre?
It's hard to say in a few words especially if I'm not sure why. I can't say that they are different because they are colourful and full of textures. Of course they are but there is a lot of colourful projects and full of textures. But I can say for sure that I'm most often inspired by quotes and music. Maybe this is an answer?

3. Why do I write/create what I do?
All my life I have been a crafty person, I can't live without making things. It can be drawing, crocheting, scrapbooking or making furnitures (have never tried, not yet;)), it doesn't matter. It need to be something where I can develop and have fun in one go.

4. How does your writing/creative process work?
Usually I sit in my studio listening music (sad music is much more inspiring then happy one;)) and create without thinking what I'm doing. If I think about it I know from the start that it will be a rubbish. I haven't got any inspirational board or notebook. Sometimes I look at internet for some inspiration but before I shut my computer I forget what the inspiration was.
I'm not creating if I haven't got mood or have a head full of other thoughts - I'm too exited to craft if I have a brain storm about other ideas.  

Unfortunately I haven't found anyone who would like to participate in this hop blog. I know only a few favourite crafty people and all of them said 'no time, not this time' ;)

Magda x