Friday 20 February 2015

Stampotique Original new release! BLOG HOP

Yeeessss, I'm very very exited!
My new stamps are HERE!!! 
Ok, calm...

Today we are so excited about the new release for Stampotique Originals!!! We've been keeping it under wraps for weeks now, but know that some of you got a sneak at one of our new stamp artists.

Stampotique is thrilled to add to the line-up the designs one of our former team members and popular mixed media artist, Kate Crane(is that squealing we hear amongst you?).We know you all won't be disappointed with the line-up of stamps from all our artists this go around.

Are you ready to see some wonderful artwork showcasing some of the new stamps? There are 50+ new ones being released this time around, so plenty for everyone to choose from (or choose them all).

Here is my project with Agatha the Cook, Agatha's Cup and small Fork and Spoon.

Hop along with the design team and 2 special guest bloggers leaving comments along the way. We will choose 3 random winners from 3 selected blogs along the way to win some goodies.

We will choose our winners with our next challenge on February 25th.

You should have arrived here from Arwen McCullen. Your next stop along the way will be Jackie Payne. If you get lost anywhere along the way you can come back to the Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog to find your way.

Magda Polakow (you are here)

Hope you enjoy all the design team creations!

p.s. My stamps will be in the UK shops very soon! .

Magda x

Wednesday 18 February 2015

Stampotique #183

I'm so exited! You will see on Friday...
But for now...
Here is a card for a new Stampotique challenge - Unbirthday card.
Great challenge, thanks France!

Stamps which I used:

I also used gesso, 13arts mists and TCW stencil.

Magda x

Tuesday 10 February 2015

Artist Feature - Alison

Today I'm honoured to have lovely Alison as my guest. 
I met Alison last November. She is lovely person and very talented!
I love her projects!  Below you will find a few words from Alison and her amazing projects.

Here you will find her blog.


Hi, my name is Alison, aka Craftytrog. I live in Kent, on the outskirts of London, with lots of lovely countryside around me which I love, but also near to the wonderful art galleries, concert venues and other delights of London.

I have been crafting since I was little, starting with knitting, crochet & cross-stitch, then a few years ago I discovered rubber stamping, and now it's all about ink, paint and mixed media.

I first discovered Magda's gorgeous stamps back in November, when I met this lovely lady at a class. My vast stamp collection now includes 'Agatha Heart' and 'Agatha Crown', and here are some artworks that I have created with them...

This is a journal page spread that was started at the class where Magda and I met.
Magda's friend Karen let us play with Magda's 'Nina'. I have finally added a few finishing touches to it! Lol! Blue features rather a lot in my art, it's my favourite colour.

Here's a collage style card that I made in December 2014, featuring 'Agatha Heart'.
I used PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paint, and the red dots were stamped with a piece of lego. I love to use red with my blue!

And finally, here's the January page that I made for Kate Crane's Art Journal Calendar Challenge. On this page, I featured 'Agatha Crown', and used Fresco Finish Paint and a splat stencil by The Artistic Stamper.
Again, lots of blue! It goes with every colour! :-)

Thank you dear Magda for featuring my art on your blog, and thank you all for visiting. I hope that I've inspired you a little.

Alison xox


Tomorrow I will be back with my art journal pages.

Magda x

Saturday 7 February 2015

Stampotique + 13arts

I'm sorry that I didn't show you my last 4 art journal pages yet.
I was having problems with Blogger, once again!
But here I am with new projects.

Today I want to show you my tags for Stampotique and 13arts but tomorrow I will return with my art journal pages (I hope no more issues with Blogger!)

Here is a tag for 13arts. If you want to see more photos and how I have made a background for this project pop in to 13arts blog for step by step tutorial

More tags...these are for Stampotique challenge - Citrus colours.
I used my Ignis Kisses and Raindrops stamps and also Heads and Superhero text.

Magda x

Monday 2 February 2015

6 + step by step

Few more pages and I will be done with my art journal counting. 
The 6th page is with step by step pics.

I simply stuck some paper, fabric, canvas scraps using gel medium Everything which normally would be binned. I also stuck pieces of masking tape - love the texture of it.
I used Liquitex Gloss Gel, it was the only one on my shelf - I think it is time for shopping! - but I love it.

I applied a layer of gesso - Winsor&Newton White Gesso Primer. There is a few reasons why I like it but in this case - the gesso has nice consistency and it is easy to apply on the background like this.

And here it is! Pink! 
When the gesso was completely dry I applied a think layer of ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glaze - Pink Azalea. What can I say? I love it!

One more layer of ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glaze but this time Teal Zircon.

When the paints were dry I applied white acrylic paint in a few places.

Ok, now the fun bit. Tried it for the first time and I loooove the effect. I mixed LuminArte Primary Elements - Blushing Rose with DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze - and it worked! The crackles appeared as normal. And one more thing...because the Crackle Glaze is fluid there is a few options to applied it - smear or 'drop it' from brush.

No project without stamping!
I applied Silks on Stampotique stamp (France's design) and simply stamp it on my project. I really like stamping using paints or fluid inks (but about this another time ;))

No pink thread in the studio? No problem!

Silks + water = coloured thread

 Magda x