czwartek, 18 stycznia 2018

Double Welcome

Very happy day for me!
I am not only a guest designer  on Stamps and Stencils but I'm also joining the Team  today!
 I feel so honoured to be invited there and have a possibility to create among the artists I truly admire.

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You can see some of my works there:



wtorek, 9 stycznia 2018

My Favourite Things

Hi there and let me invite you to join a new Try it on Tuesday's challenge today.
The theme for this fortnight is My Favourite Things  as usual it's entirely up to you what you make.
Have you a favourite stamp. a technique. paints, inks, mediums, style   etc....
that you like to use?

Have some fun, please tell us about  your choice .

I decided to make a diary cover as it is my favourite thing: to personalise an ordinary pocket calendar. I make it every year!
Next favourite thing is to add as much texture as I can to the surface-
I just love it! I used Texture Paste Platinum Crackle which gave me beautiful metallic effect.
My third favourite thing were Dylusions ink sprays- I find them excellent to use!

 As always you can follow some of my steps:

May each day of 2018 be full of sunshine, joy and laughter for us all!

It is also meant for:

piątek, 15 grudnia 2017

Christmas Eve

Let me tell you all I am absolutely delighted and honoured to be
a guest designer today at  A Vintage Journey- such a talented design

For the current theme I have prepared a canvas
named ,,Christmas Eve''. I was inspired by my memories of this very special night when the whole family went to church about midnight to attend the unique Mass. It is one of the most beautiful Polish custom.

I have used a 29,5 cm x 9,5 cm white canvas where I glued the images of Lavinia
stamps cut out from a magazine.
I loved these houses but unfortunately didn't have any of the stamps.
Next step was covering all with clear gesso.

Next lots of colours were added to the canvas: Gelatos, acrylic paints, some inks
and mists.

I have also heat embossed star stamps and did some stamping with white
gesso. The snow was made with very heavy coarse structure paste.

The star is made of a birch-tree and I emphasized its texture by using heat embossing and some glitter.

I am also linking this to:

Challenge 5/2017

niedziela, 10 grudnia 2017

Gift Bag

My family and friends got used to handmade gift bags, so it is almost impossible to give them Christmas gifts in any other packages.
That means a lot of work to me, but Thank God it makes me feel very, very happy too.
I have used a lot of mixed media stuff here. 
The background was primed and coloured with Gelatos first.
Next it was stamped with some twigs stamp to create a ,,frame''. 
I added the punched dots and outlined them with white Sacura pen.
I used the tree stencil to put some embossing paste , it was later heat embossed with Stampendous shabby green embossing enamel.
Hope you like it!

I'm linking this to:
happylittlestampers: december christmas challenge
stampsandstencils: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
moo-mania: get that heat on
moremixedmediachallenge: atg optional white

czwartek, 7 grudnia 2017

The Elf

I love the latest challenge theme over at Frilly and Funkie so much that I have decided not only to be inspired by  the most memorable gifts I have received over the years, but also use a part of it in my work. 
As you can see it was a tablecloth I got from my beloved Granny - very unusual for design and colours. It is torn and used now but as a dear keepsake still makes me happy!

I fussy cut a cotton hat and glue it to the canvas (29,5 cm x 9,5 cm).
Next step was stenciling some snowflakes with some texture paste.
I coloured the background with gelatos and added some lettering stamps too.
I made the nose of an oval button and the beard of curly moss which I gave a coat of glitter.


My Elf fits also for:


wtorek, 5 grudnia 2017

Twinkle, twinkle..

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 
is our challenge theme at Try it on Tuesday this time.
As always what you make is entirely up to yourselves as long as it fits our theme and we can see Stars / Sparkles / Glittter / Shiny things etc....
We look forward to visiting you to see what you have been making.

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I have a wintery project to share with you today.... 
Not typical Christmas colours but I believe connected with frost and snow.
Had a great time playing with napkin technique for my background.  
I didn't want it to be smooth and tried to make lots of texture. 
It was later coloured with acrylic paints and stressed with silver wax. 
I finished my project off by adding a wreath made with die cuts, fake berries and silver embossed stars.

wtorek, 21 listopada 2017

The Gate

Hello Everyone,
Thank you for calling in and I hope you are ready for our new challenge theme at
Try it on Tuesday.
Great ideas from the team as always so do join us if you can.

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The theme this time is COLOURFUL. 
We would like you to use COLOUR on your entries for this challenge.
with hardly any or NO white areas.

My take on the theme is a wedding card with heart chipboard gate.
As usual I provide you with some steps of the process:

1. Stencilling some texture paste.
2. Coating all with white gesso.
3. Colouring with Gelatos.
4. Lightening the background with white paint.
5. Heat embossing the chipboard gate.
6. Finishing off by adding some colourful embellishments.