Monday, April 21, 2014


Hello Friends!
A beautiful moodboard at Maja Design inspired my spring themed layout - can it get more spring than this? :)

I have used Vintage Summer collection,  the colour scheme of my layout is inspired by the moodboard photo.
This pic of my daughter was taken last year, now I'm really looking forward to the days when our cherry tree will be blooming again :)  Spring arrived early to us this year, so I hope it will be very soon!

Maja Design April moodboard 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Live, love, create - SATW April moodboard

Hello friends around the world :)
Time for a grand finale of my year with Scrap Around The World DT. On SATW blog we have just revealed the works of team 2, including my layout.
Still 2 weeks to go, so let yourself be inspired once more by SATW moodboard, this time it's light and modern, created by Riikka Kovasin 

Supplies: 7 Dots Studio, Prima , Luminarte Twinkling H2O

Here's April SATW moodboard:

Thank you for stopping by  :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Little Prince - Scrap Friends / kreative koncepts

Today on Scrap Friends/kreative koncepts blog you can find our latest colour challenge - a joyful, optimistic spring colour scheme!  Don't miss :)

Papers: UHK Gallery My Precious
Media: gesso, Jacquard paints, Faber Castell Gelatos, Ranger Liquid pearls (check out kreative koncepts store for a wide range of art supplies, including those)

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment, they mean a lot to me!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The best moments - a photo album

Today I'm sharing something I wanted to make for a very, very long time - a photo album! Like ATC , they don't top my statistics, in my soon 4 years long scrapbooking history, I only made like 2 or 3 of these ;)

I've recently got a few plain accordion albums in different sizes and it really kicked me going with this project :)
The albums are produced by Papierowa Galanteria and are available in a variety of sizes and colours.
For this project I chosen the biggest one 15x21 cm , made of a heavy cream coloured cardstock .
I decorated the cover and the pages in mixed media style , using gesso, stencils, Twinkling H2Os and stamps. I also added washi tapes, stickers, journaling cards and pieces of paper. Each photo has a matting of kraft cardstock, also by Papierowa Galanteria which gives the photo a neat, solid, even base.
Supplies: Papierowa Galanteria, Prima, UHK Gallery, 7 Dots Studio

Well, enough talking, there is plenty of photos to be shown :)

Our photos by Monika Manowska Photography

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Something unusual...

Hi there!
Today something unusual in this place - a small form!
Do you remember ever seeing an ATC here? ;) Probably not , it's been ages since I did one of these! I'm somehow stuck in the 30x30 space :)
Anyway, few weeks ago I have been asked for an ATC swap so I thought it will be fun to try a small form for a change.
This is what I came up with, TFL!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Prima BAP and PPP - Guest Designer

Hi there!
This is a special moment, definitely one of my most anticipated scrappy experiences - my guest design appearance at Prima!!!
Few days ago you could meet me in My Prima Place vol 11, where I got a page and one of my earlier works is published.
I have also prepared pages for Prima's April challenges, BAP and PPP. You will find the challenges here.

Without further ado, let's start with the BAP

I started by creating the stencil pattern in the bottom part of the paper. I used Floral stencil and gesso to create some round patterns, following the sketch. Then I added a bit of colour with watercolours to get more dimension. I finished off the background with some stamping and splatters of black ink. For the matting under the photos, I used pieces of papers from the Love Letter kit and Sunrise Sunset. I also added some round embellishments, corresponding to the round patterns in the lower part of the sketch.

Products: Lifetime - Guiltier, Item: 845483, IOD- 12” x 12” Love Letter Kit, Item: 813352, 6x6 Paper Pad - Sunrise Sunset, Item: 960087, Ingvild Bolme- Oval Frame Resins, Item: 892111, Junkyard Findings Typo Bulbs, Item: 891534, Tatiana - Victorian, Item: 566364, Lyric Clear Stamp 2, Item: 563219, Poppies and Peonies Collection - Donna Downey - Stencils Mask 6x6 – Floral

This is my take on the PPP

I wanted to create a subtle, dreamy layout to match this cute photo of my daughter and the soft colour palette. I’ve used gesso to prime the paper, then added generous small splashes of the watercolours in pink, mint green, and yellow. I also used a stencil (with gesso) to get this delicate, flowery white pattern.
I used stitch stamp to outline the main part of my layout. I layered a paper doily and some Prima papers under the photo. As you probably know, even the packages from Prima products can make a great addition to your project. Well, I’m saving them all!  :) Here I have used a yellow banner and a word ‘Dream’ cut out from the packaging of Prima flowers.
Products: Lifetime - Familia Item: 845506, 6x6 Garden Stencil Item: 922115, Vintage Mechanicals - Mini Brads Item: 960384, STITCH STAMPS- RECTANGLES Item: 570507, Ingvild Bolme- Butterfly Resins, Item: 891992, Debutantes, Item: 539627

Our photographs used in both layouts were taken by a fantastic photographer Monika Manowska
Thank you so much for visiting me today and sharing this happy moment with me. If you are a new visitor- feel a warm welcome! I hope you will enjoy your visits in this space. And if you are a frequent guest here, I just wanted to say how much I appreciate your presence and encouragement! 
Hope you are all having a great weekend :)

Saturday, April 5, 2014

That's awesome - Scrap Friends/kreative koncepts sketch

Hello :)
I had such a busy March, creating projects due in April that now I'm hardly catching up with publishing on my blog ;)

Yet another DT project, this page I created for Scrap Friends/kreative koncepts sketch which was revealed few days ago. I feel really humble when I see the spectacular projects from my fellow DT members and our guest, you just have to see it!

I used papers, mists and gesso from 13arts,some elements from 7 Dots Studio.

Here's the KK sketch designed by our super-talented Zeneva:

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 4, 2014

OUAS - April challenge

Hello Friends!
A new challenge is up at Once Upon a Sketch ! Need something to kick your creativity going this weekend? Well, you know where to go from here ;)

Journalling Theme: "An event that changed my life..." 

You are free to interpret our theme ANY WAY you like. It is for your inspiration and this theme word DOES NOT need to be part of your title or journalling. But please make sure your layout is based on the sketch below and includes journalling (hidden journalling is fine). Acceptable journalling is MORE than just a sentence, or generic writing such as date/place etc. It needs to be present and at least 3 lines long. Remember, hidden journalling (under a photo/tag or behind your page) is perfectly fine but please DO let us know in your post where your journalling is! 

The day when my daughter was born is the day of the biggest change in my life. On this photo I'm still expecting with excitement:) My journaling is on the back.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Scrap Around The World - April moodboard

Hi there! Another month, another challenge! And what a month March was - the beautiful light & girly moodboard inspired you to make totally gorgeous projects & our team has been gasping while going through the entries!!  Thank you all so much for participating!  It really makes our hearts flutter to see the numbers increasing each month!!! We hope that this new challenge inspires you to come up with even more spectacular projects! 


Welcome to Challenge TWELVE, hosted by Design Team member
 Riikka Kovasin from Finland! 

Riikka has created this light & modern mood board 
for you to be inspired by, using her favorite colors.

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:-

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 is REVEAL ONE.  We now have a MID-MONTH REVEAL 
as well - that goes LIVE on the 16th of every month with another
 full set of inspiration from more of our designers!!


$50+ Cocoa Daisy Package plus free postage!

Expect Something Different, it's what you'll get from Cocoa Daisy. 
We offer 2 stylishly curated kits on a monthly basis – 
one for scrapbooking, one for the day to day Project Life style
 (plus we offer coordinating add ons, stamps subscriptions, 
art journaling &  project kits) – full of great manufacturers, 
exclusive stamps & products & always lots of inspiration. 
Always. 6 month subscriptions are available to save money
 & ensure that you never miss a month of creativity.

March Main Kit - Emerald Isle PLUS March Add-on - Grey Street

2ND PRIZE - Gift voucher for Mixed Media Place

Does your heart desire to create and to play? 
Are your fingers yearning to get inked and misted? 
Then Mixed Media Place is the place for you! 
The store is the treasure chest of different media for the creative minds
 & also carries a wide variety of embellishments & tools to get your projects going. 
The world of mixed media is a place of limitless possibilities - 
we are here to help you to spread your wings & fly!

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team
 on the shop's blog! You can also find us on Facebook
Pinterest - let's connect!

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.
They also have a new Blogger blog now HERE.



What is 3rd Eye? It's world of imagination created by one mixed media freak 
creating her own scrap goodies world (yes, that's me!)
You can find there rubber stamps with a lot of very versatile designs, 
chipboards to decorate Your beautiful projects, adhesive flair buttons &  pins
 to embellish & masks to create patterns & textures! Do you think that's all? 
Of course not! Check my brand & find your 3rd Eye of creativity! 
Wishing You tons of inspirations! - Drycha

5TH PRIZE - A random selection of Purple Pumpkin products, to the value of $15.

Purple Pumpkin

Purple Pumpkin manufactures high-quality embellishments of a fun & funky nature!  They are
 Australian based & specialize 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 HERE

Below is just ONE EXAMPLE of the many products stocked in their online store.

pop and colours « Art of background »

6 weeks of workshops with step-by-step detailed examples & videos !

Do you like to play with inks ?

Dirty hands, painting in the hair and stains on the apron doesn’t scare you?
Then this workshop is for you!
Whatever your style, learn how to create backgrounds
very personal using the techniques presented in this workshop !
I requested SOME internationally famous guests to
 share their secrets for making scrapbook pages from A to Z.
 Each week two different step-by-steps 
(videos or photos & written explanations) will be presented.  
 6 weeks of workshops with step-by-step detailed examples and videos!
Each week (Tuesday & Friday), the  icing on the cake, 
sample pages created by the various instructors on each technique. 
These examples will show you that the techniques are adaptable to all styles !
The workshop will focus on scrapbooking pages but the techniques are obviously
 suitable for other media (Art Journal, Project Life, mini-album, canvas Mixed Media etc.).
There is no time limit for subscribe the workshop & it will be available for a
 period of one year from the beginning of the workshop (18 October 2014)

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The deadline for this challenge is  WEDNESDAY 30th April 2014.

Hope you enjoyed our REVEAL ONE.
Please leave a comment for the awesome SATW 
designers & let us know which prize is your favourite!!