Sunday, January 26, 2014

Make a wish - mixed media layout

On the last working day of this week a happy mail arrived, containing among others the newest addition to my collection of Twinkling H2Os . It is already a considerable size, but so far staying within familiar colour range - so this time I decided to explore some new colours  :) I think I've just got some new faves!

Starting with a plain light cream eco cardstock  (Papierowa Galanteria), primed with gesso, I prepared the background literally in 15 minutes (if you don't count drying time)
There is some stamping, generous amounts of water and twinkling H2O paints and on top - some white embossing.
This is how the whole thing turned out:

Photo by Monika Manowska Photography

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week everyone:)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Good times - 13 arts challenge

I found this lovely sketch at 13arts blog and I could not resist :)
I started with the plain cardstock and went totally mixed media style with this one , playing with the variety of 13arts products. I primed the paper with gesso and misted, blending teh mists with water on the page. I stamped a collage with stazon ink and I also used Ayeeda's acrylic paint to stamp with.


Ayeeda mists: chalk blue light, pastel turquoise, chalk turquoise, pearl bordeaux
Ayeeda paints: matte cobalt, matte green.
13 arts Galazki ozdobne biale
Stazon ink
Cardstock (Papierowa Galanteria)

Friday, January 17, 2014

This is amazing - Scrap Friends Colour Challenge # 21

Time again to have a look what's up at Scrap Friends ;)
We have a new challenge for you to play with, a first colour challenge of 2014 -  check this out!

Plenty of supplies in my stash to go with this gorgeous palette, so this one here is a real mix (Prima, UHK Gallery & 7 Dots).
I picked the grey to dominate my page and the other colours as accents.

Photo by Monika Manowska Photography

Hope to see you playing along with Scrap Friends! We have both sketch and colour challenge going on, you will surely find something inspiring there!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

SATW January moodboard - reveal team 2

Welcome to REVEAL TWO of SATW Challenge NINE
 hosted by Design Team member Kim Ewins from Australia!

Please see our first reveal post HERE for another EIGHT
awesome layouts by the rest of our Design Team,  as 
well as some of our plans for 2013, a couple of changes
& a list of everyone we are thankful for so far!


We have some amazing prizes YET AGAIN this month & we hope 
that many of you will be able to participate in our January challenge!

As you will see we now offer a mood board ONLY, without a sketch, in order
 to assist you in combining our challenge with a sketch challenge if you want :)

Feel free to interpret the mood board in any way you like,
 using one image, several of them, all of them or even just
 one aspect of an image, using ANY COLOURS!  

To be eligible for judging:-

1.   You need to follow our 10 Golden Rules found HERE, which include :-

1)  Sharing the mood board image.

2)  Mentioning Scrap Around The World {in full - not just 
SATW} & LINKING BACK to the current challenge.

3)  Mentioning HOW you were inspired by our mood board.

4)  Linking back to your SATW blog post NOT YOUR ENTIRE BLOG.

If receiving comments from some of our Design Team members is important
 to you please ensure that you have WORD VERIFICATION TURNED OFF.


 This wonderful moodboard inspired my vintage layout below - I picked the woodpattern, colours, tangled string and roses.


1st prize - Over US$50 prize- pack from Creativica
{Swedish Store - brick & mortar/online}

Bo Bunny Woodland Winter Collection {papers/stickers/alphas/chipboard}
plus co-co-ordinating Winter Themed stamps from Maja Design {Sweden}.
ALL SPONSORED BY CREATIVICA, including postage to our winner!

Creativica is a brick &mortar/online store founded by Karin Dahllöf in May 2009,
 situated on the West Coast of Sweden, one hours drive north of Gothenburg.

We are 3 women working in the store & also holding classes & crops regularly,
often with help of our talented Design Team. Come & see what we can offer YOU!

with daily updates.

2nd prize - 2 Crafty Chipboard valued at $30!

2 Crafty offers affordable & versatile laser cut chipboard products to the Australian 
& International Craft market, with over 700 designs, manufactured in Australia
 for scrapbooking,cardmaking, altered art, invitations & mixed media. Vanessa,
 the owner,  provides the highest level of customer support & is happy to discuss
 personalized orders with customers via their local scrapbooking store.

 2 Crafty has a fabulous blog Facebook page updated weekly with projects 
created by it's international Design Team.  Check out the 2 Crafty website
 for products available to wholesalers & ask your local store to order products
 for you if they don't have them in stock!

3rd prize - Scrapmatts Chipboard valued at $25!

Australian Made Laser Cut Chipboard to compliment your scrapbook pages,
 cards & paper-crafting projects. Scrapmatts has a Ning site that showcases
 an amazing talented international design team who post regularly on the blog
 there, a gallery, customer challenges & an online store. Come join in the fun here!

Below is just one example of some of the awesome products they stock HERE.

CB1118 Floral Desgin 05

4th prize - A selection of Purple Pumpkin products, to the value of $15.

Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin {Australia} manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature,
 specializing in fabric buttons, handmade flowers,resin, twine & washi tape.  
They have a great blog that is constantly active & they hold monthly challenges 
open to all, with Guest Designer positions up for grabs as well as awesome 
prizes of Purple Pumpkin loveliness!  

They stock a huge range of embellishments, washi tape, motex tape, 
etc in their online store HEREBelow is just ONE EXAMPLE
 of the many  products stocked in their online store.

5th prize - 5 packs of Prima embellishments & miscellaneous blooms donated by 
Design Team member Eila Sandberg.{to be eligible for this prize you must be a
 follower of Eila's blog so please follow the link & sign up for some amazing inspiration}.

Random Prize - Sunshine Love Collection from Studio 75 {Poland}

Company Shop 

 "We are dedicated to bring you happiness & satisfaction with 
every moment spent with scrapbooking items by Studio 75.

 We know that keeping your experiences positive is very important 
for you so we prepare our papers and embellishments with care
for every single detail. Our Designers put their heart & soul into
 their work so we can offer you items that spark your imagination
 & give you endless pleasure - papers, tags, stamps, charms,
 chipboard, art journals, album bases & more!"


The deadline for this challenge is Thursday 31st January 2014!

Please leave some comment love for our amazing Design Team
 or let us know  what you think of our mood board & prizes!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Älskar dig imorgon - Skissedilla sketch

Just checking in to share one more layout, this one inspired by the funny and simple Skissedilla sketch.

Photo by Monika Manowska Photography

Here's the Skissedilla January sketch:

The title means 'I love you tomorrow'  and comes from a fraze which Julia says quite often, especially to her dad :) I thought it deserves documenting, it's a bit funny the way she says it :)

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a word of comment, I really appreciate that!
Have a great week:)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Journey starts here - Prima BAP January

In November we did a lifestyle photo session (by incredible Monika Manowska Photography) and I'm so incredibly thankful for this - I now have a bunch of really great photos to scrap :)
In the months to come you will see a great share of that ;)

Not even half way into January, I already managed to play with Prima BAP sketch. Proud of myself :)

Photo by Monika Manowska Photography 

Not only that-I even managed one more challenge which I will share tomorrow...stay tuned :)
Have a great evening everyone!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

From me - with love

As it happens, two persons, very dear to my heart, celebrate their birthdays in the beginning of the year, so I made those 2 cards to send them some love :)

Supplies: UHK Gallery, Maja Design, Papierowa Galanteria (kraft)

Friday, January 3, 2014

Scrap Friends sketch challenge - a new DT!

I just embarked on a new adventure joining the DT for the Australian store Scrap Friends! Ain't that awesome ?!

Must say I quite like myself surrounded by the splashes and fancy font ;) Something tells me this is gonna be a great tour!

We start 2014 with a sketch challenge, just check out this funky sketch by Angela :

My take is a bit romantic, hovewer still mixed media style. I used Twinkling H2O and gesso to my backround, picking some tones from the background paper, only slightly more vivid :)

Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you playing with our challenge! There's a great share of inspiration too, so make sure to check it out :)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Giving hugs - OUAS January challenge!

Here's to the New Year!
There will be some new things happening here in 2014 :) I'm starting with sharing my first layout is a DT member for OUAS :)))
We have just shared our January challenge, with a theme Lesson learnt

Pop in to OUAS blog to check the amazing inspiration from my team mates!

I just loved the minimalistic sketch, here's my take on the challenge:

I have placed the journaling behind the photo.
I learn many things about my daughter every day but the most wonderful is that giving hugs can be such a frequent and casual stuff.

My layout is based on a heavy kraft cardstock (from Papierowa Galanteria) which is primed with gesso. I have used Twinkling H2O to add some colour to the background.

Thanks for stopping by  :) stay healthy, safe and happy through 2014!