wtorek, 28 kwietnia 2015

pop art

We have another new challenge for you at Try it on Tuesday. The theme is 1960's/ Retro
For our challenge I decided to try my hand at pop art.
pop art:

an art movement that began in the U.S. in the 1950s and reached its peak of activity in the
1960s, chose as its subject matter the anonymous, everyday, standardized, and banal
iconography in American life.
The predominant colors used by Pop Art artists are yellow, red and blue.
The colors used were vivid.
I was trying to achieve the 60's feeling by adding Andy Warhol's Marilin image and creating colorful background. I punched some  two sized circles from a magazine, then glued them to the cardstock. Next I punched myself a mask ( the same two sized circles) and using a mask I outlined the whole cardstock.
I added Marilyn's quotation and a plastic butterfly to finish my tag.
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piątek, 24 kwietnia 2015


I started my mixed media card with a plain cardstock. For the background I put a generous coat of white Deco Art crackle paint. Then it was time for modelling paste through the stencil.
Next the best part- inking and misting . I also stamped some cracking on the edges.
Final step- adding flowers, some gauze, chipboard, some pearls and a metal owl because the card is for a student.

I am playing with the following challenges:

czwartek, 23 kwietnia 2015

live your dream

I just love altering things. This time it was a small (8x8 cm) wooden box - camembert container. 
I added a wee canvas panel inside with a picture of my granddaughter. Isn't she lovely?
Some stenciling, inking and  misting was done before putting chipboards and other embellishments. The stands are made of bobbin case.
I would like to join the following challenges:
creativeartistemixedmedia: colour-board
inspirationemporium: everything goes
pomorze-craftuje: nowe życie starych rzeczy
thatcraftplace: alter something


wtorek, 21 kwietnia 2015

Trading Post

My ATC for artisttradingpost
The first challenge in new format is to create an ATC inspired by the trading post and there are some photos for inspiration too.
Here's how an original Trading Post looked like:


poniedziałek, 20 kwietnia 2015

race of butterflies

Hi, today I am showing double spread pages from my art journal made with Gelatos and Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst. I have also used Archival Ink Cofee for stamping and masking (letters and numbers).
I am playing with:

czwartek, 16 kwietnia 2015

34th birthday

I made this bottom-opened box for my son's 34th birthday.
I used black gesso (which I am a bit scary of), lots of paints, mists and heat embossed chipboards.
Some metal pieces from trash are also added.
I am joining the following challenges:
retrokraftshop: steampunk bingo (rust, numbers, gold)
themaleroomchallenge: use letters or numbers (number 34)
decoratetocelebrate: anything-goes

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środa, 15 kwietnia 2015

The letter

Today it is time for me to inspire over at mixedmediamojo blog
It is a MDF letter I altered  for my friend's birthday, using pieces of wallcovering samples to achieve some interesting textures.

Find out more at mixedmediamojo.

With my altered letter I would like to jointhe challenges at:
I meant the travel from trash bin to treasure.

wtorek, 14 kwietnia 2015

wedding card

The new challenge starts today at Try it on Tuesday .
'NEW BEGINNINGS' is our  new challenge theme.
We are waiting for your creations could be a wedding, birth, new home, new job........................

My take on the theme is a Wedding card, tried to keep it simple but elegant.

I would also like to join the challenges at:
memascrafts: use a die or a punch

niedziela, 12 kwietnia 2015

printers' daughter

Both my parents were printers and I still can remember playing with old fonts and the smell of printer's paint.
That's why I just have  to take part in these challenges...I just have to...
Another reason is the person I made this notebook for- a young actor, a real words buster.
He catches the letters and keeps them together with safety-pins.
Słowa means Words in polish. 
Now, to the challenges. I would like to play with
mixedmediaplace: creative-gym-exercise-6 TYPOGRAPHY and also with
lessology: challenge-46-TYPEFACE
I have recycled my old project here, adding some safety- pins and metal gaskets.
southernchipboard:anything-goes I have added lots of chipboards here.

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piątek, 10 kwietnia 2015

Ings House

Today I am sharing my birds' house made from MDF and altered with some die cuts, flowers and stamping. I have also made the badge from glass cabochon.
With this wee (7 cm) birds' house I would like to join the following challenges:
thecraftingcafe: flights of fancy
lilredwagon: spring-is-in-air

wtorek, 7 kwietnia 2015

GD spot

I am very proud and happy to be a Guest Designer over at citycrafter.blogspot.com and this is my take on the theme.

CCCB is turning five this month, to celebrate this special occasion, Samra made this beautiful card.......


 take any element from her card and make one that is entirely yours, you can used the color scheme, the sketch, the embellishments, or any element that inspired you.

I would also like to play with:
themixedmediacardchallenge: flowers
modsquadchallenge: tick-tack-toe I choose flowers, die cut and dimension

niedziela, 5 kwietnia 2015


Welcome to another challenge starting over at The Mirror Crack'd.
Our theme for this month is to create and use a Masterboard.
A masterboard is a large background piece designed to be cut up and used in smaller projects, such as journals, postcards, cards, ATC's etc. It can be created with any combination of collage, paint, inks, sprays, rubber stamps, stencils. 

I made the masterboard using acrylic paints along with stencils and stamps.
This is my first masterboard ever, so please be gentle!

I have alterd a gift box with my masterboard.


piątek, 3 kwietnia 2015

come rain or come shine

I made this card for my friends' 35th wedding anniversary inspired by their fav song by
Ray Charles:

I'm gonna love you, like nobody's loved you 
Come rain or come shine...

Lots of misting, some modelling paste through the stencil, some die cuts, heat embossed umbrella and a few embellishments- that's all.
I am playing along with:
frosteddesigns: drip-drip-drip

środa, 1 kwietnia 2015

great news!

Today is a very exciting day for me -  I have been invited to join the design team over at
Thank you to the entire team for the inspiration, the honour and the warm welcome!! 
OK...so for my first challenge  we are recycling and using flowers!  

I decided to alter a wooden box, using my hoarded stash like metal embellishments,
a broken necklace and some paper die cuts.
I do hope you will join us in this fun challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with!!



I would also like to play along with:
diecuttindivas: anything goes- I do have some die cuts butterflies on my box
clearitoutchallenge: stash- I used old wooden box and parts of my broken necklace