środa, 27 maja 2015

'Memories Captured' mixed media layout for Blue Fern Studios + VIDEO tutorial

Hello everyone,

I hope you are doing great.
I am back to you with my new page and full video tutorial for Blue Fern Studios.

I had a great pleasure to make this piece.
This amazing photo of two little fairies in the forest comes from Enchanted Fairies.
(Enchanted Fairies is a studio boasting world renowned Photographers, and Special FX Artists specializing in wall portraiture and has raised over $200,000 for local charitable organizations right North Texas). Be sure to visit their beautiful website to see more stunning photos ! 

As you ca see this is very magical page. I wanted to recreate the forest and dreamy scenry from the photo. I added some dry moss, thread to build my page.

 I love the colours of Deja Vu paper collection, so soft and elegant. My favourite way of altering the chipboards is to emboss them with white embossing powder.

I hope you will enjoy the vidoe tutorial!

Hugs, Marta x

niedziela, 24 maja 2015

'Dream on' journal, stamping technique + VIDEO

Hello everyone !
Did you have a good weekend ?
My one was very busy with kids parties... for those who don't know I work as Snow White. 
Yes, Snow White :) and I entertain kids on their birthday parties.
I love my work but... I love creating too...! I cannot survive without making something :)

Today's work is another experimental piece of mine.

I am not a stamper and I admire stunning works by my crafter friends.
They are having such an eye where to stamp an image.
I am not like that... I decided I need to find my own way ;)
I used tissue paper to have a better control on my stamped images.

I could not resist. 
New stamps from Finnabair are simply amazing !

I hope you will enjoy my video tutorial. You can see the creative process.

Love, Marta xx

ps. there is blog giveaway on Finnabair blog !
Click on the photo :) Good luck !


piątek, 22 maja 2015

'Dare to spread your wings' visual diary + VIDEO tutorial

Hi friends,
I am running back to you to share with you my new project.
This work was created just for myself. I have seen so many amazing colourful creations, journals, painting, visual art and so on... and I felt I wish to try.
I wish to learn how to create those fun pages.
I decided I will record my beginnings in colour journaling.

I got some handy supplies and started experimenting.

I loved playing with my new stationary.
I decided I will create some fun, easy to follow journal spread.

So here is it.
'Dare to spread your wings'

I hope you will enjoy the video too !!!

Love, Marta xx

wtorek, 19 maja 2015

'Amazing you' by Marta Lapkowska + VIDEO tutorial

Hello crafty people !

It's Marta here.
I am back to you as Limor Webber guest designer.
I will share with you my love for mixed media and journals.

Today I created mixed media journal cover.
If you wish to see the whole project and VIDEO tutorial please visit Limor Webber website.
Click HERE for my journal cover :)

 I hope you will enjoy my video tutorial. 
Happy creating.

Limor Webber mixed media store ---> HERE

Love, Marta xx
ps. I hope to see you soon as I will show you step by step video on art journaling.

poniedziałek, 18 maja 2015

'Smile - now is the right time' journal + VIDEO by Marta Lapkowska

Hello everyone !
It's Marta Lapkowska here.

I am back to you with my new mixed media journal page for Lindy's Stamp Gang :)
Those who knows me know that this is my favourite way of creating.
This piece is a perfect example for every journal begginer.

I used very basic list of materials, book pages, masking tape, gesso, some random stamps and SPRAYS of course :)
I used colours from April limted edition set

I hope this make will inspire you to create your own mixed media journal page.
Follow my video tutorial, enjoy and let it go !

Happy creating, Marta Lapkowska

czwartek, 7 maja 2015

May Limited Edition kit + 2 VIDEO tutorials !

Hi there ! :):):)

Just few questions...

Did I ever say to you THAK YOU for being here ?
THANK YOU for leaving me with some amazing comments ?
THANK YOU for every visit !

I create my makes for myself of course... but... I also do my art for you my friends !
Yes, for those who are here to grab some inspiration and follow their inner artist.
My YouTube channel is definately more for you than myself :)
I wondered... do like watching tutorials ?
Do you follow art video inspirations ?
What is your favourite type of videos ?
I also wondered... do you prefer when someone is talking (like me :) to you in the video ?
Do you prefer if there is only subtitles ?
If you are YouTuber, if you are watching my videos... please let me know your thoughts ?
I wish to make sure that you are finding everything in my vidoes !

Also !
It's REVEAL day!
My Creative Scrapbook is super excited that the day has finally come to reveal our May kits.
I had a great pleasure to create with Limited Edition kit:
If you wish to sign for kit club ----> here is the link ;)
This is one of my favourite kit, so beautiful ! I made 2 layouts with videos and 4 cards.
I hope you will enjoy it.



Love, Marta xx

Mixed media workshops in Cork, Ireland / Warsztaty mediowe w Cork, Irlandia

Hello everyone !
Witajcie kochani !

Finally, finally I managed (after many weeks) :) put together just for you :) a post about my last mixed media workshops. It was all day workshop held by myself and Sylwia from TandiArt.
I have introduced mixed media, romantic layout and Sylwia showed mixed media canvas.
There is looots photos, grab some tea or coffee and I hope you will enjoy them !

Wreszcie, naraszcie ;) po wieeeelu tygodniach :) udalo mi sie stworzyc posta dotyczacego moich mediowych warsztatow. Zajecia prowdzilam ja oraz Sylwia z TandiArt.
Moim zadaniem bylo pokazac mediowo, romantyczny scrap a Sylwia uczyla jak stworzyc medioy bletram. Lapcie za kawe lub herbate bo bedzie troszke ogladania !
Mam nadzieje, ze sie spodoba.

Here we go !
Zaczynamy !
Some introduction with smiles and even tears (my first workshop... and yes, I got emotional :)
Na poczatek wprowadzenie z usmiechami ale i lzami wzruszenia (moje pierwsze warsztaty, nie moglam powstrzymac emocji ;)

This is my Mixed media, romantic scrapbooking page which similar were created by my wonderful workshop participants.
Oto moj mediowy scrap, podobe tworzone byly podczas zajec.

TandiArt style mixed media canvas.
Kanwy w stylu TandiArt.

We had some wonderful sponsors !
Mialysmy wspanialych sponsorow !

Stunning papers from Lemoncraft !
Piekne papiery z Lemoncraft !
Sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang !
Mgielki z Lindy's Stamp Gang !
Chipboards from Wycinanka !
Tekturki z Wycinanka !
Cardz'n'Scrapz shop has been giving bags of goodies for freefor everyone !
Same shop brought lots of goodies to buy on the day too !
Sklep internetowy Cardz'n'Scrapz rozdawal torby pelne dobroci dla kazdej uczestniczki, oferowal takze cudownosci do kupieniaw czasie warsztatow.

 This is a yummy kit that all the ladies has received to create a scrapbooking page ! :)
Kazda z uczestniczek otrzymala ten cudny zestaw! :)

 My Emily ;) our little helper on the day ! 
+ Amazing goodies !!!
Moja Emilcia :) maly pomocnik !
+ Cudownosci dla scraperek !!!

Some more photos !
Showing techniques, teaching and chatting... oh I loved every single minute :)
It was so good to finally meet my online friends...
Wiecej zdjec !
Pokazywanie technik, uczenie i plotkowanie... oh cudowne to byly chwile :)
Wreszcie moglam poznac osobiscie moje kolezanki internetowe...

Here is Sylwia's workshop !
Beautiful and cute :)
Oto Sylwi warsztaty !
Piekne i urocze :)

It was an AMAZING day !
I met so many creative souls ! Fabulous pieces were made... and I was so proud of my girls :) 
Can you imagine that some of the ladies had never created a scrapbook page ?! 
It was my honour to show them from where to start, what is the scrapbooking and mixed media all about :)
To by WSPANIALY dzien !
Poznalam tak wiele fajnych, kreatywnych dusz ! Powstaly wspaniale prace... taka dumna jestem z moich dziewczyn :) Czy wiecie, ze niektore z pan nigdy nie mialy okazji stworzyc scrapa ?!
To byla wielka przyjemnosc i zaszczyc pokazywac scrapbooking i mixed media od podstaw :)

So, so inspirational and wonderful feeling to teach for the first time.
THANK YOU for taking part in my workshop ladies <3
I hope we can soon do it again :)
Inspirujace i cudowne przezycie.
DZIEKUJE pieknie za przybycie <3
Mam nadzieje, ze wkrotce to powtorzymy.

Sending you my love and biggest creative hugs, Marta xx

poniedziałek, 4 maja 2015

My goodbye to Artworkshop DT

Hello everyone !

Today's post is my goodbye moment with Artworkshop design team.
Artworkshop is european distributor of many American brands.
Here is their website: http://artworkshop.pl/pl

My time as part of Artworkshop DT has come to the end. 
I wish to thank so much for this wonderful opportunity and great artsy journey.
Here are my last two makes.

Be sure to join Artworkshop facebook page for stunning inspirations of it's design team.

Hugs, Marta xx

sobota, 2 maja 2015

May colour challenge with Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hello everyone :)
There will be five (5) winners of $50 Gift Certificates to the store!
 Here is May’s graphic for your inspiration. This challenge is valid on blog posts dated May 1st, 2015 – May 31st, 2015
For your inspiration I prepared new mixed media canvas.
I hope you will join the fun :)
Here is the link where you will find more informations.
Hugs, Marta xx

piątek, 1 maja 2015

'Be brave, be bold' assemblage, mixed media canvas + VIDEO tutorial for Finnabair CT

Hello everyone !
I am back with a message: 'Be brave, be bold' in your art !
How many times have you stopped yourself while creating ?
How many times did you think: 'No, it's not great'. Oh 'they' won't like it...
Do you often compare yourself to other artists ?
How often you doubt your art ?

Well my friends... all above should not matter.

We should be brave, bold and have no regrets while making our pieces.
Today's canvas had at least 3 different looks in my head.
I was thinking: No, this is too simple, this is not unique and this is too strange...
Which option I have choosen ?
Yes, the strange one in my mind ;)

Why strange ?
I felt that this doll is not a perfect match... Bare doll with blue hair, scary looking actually.
But should it be perfect ? Of course NO !
When I painted my doll with gesso and accidently covered her with some leftover canvas I knew, this is it. I loved it !
 Step by step the project was coming together and I felt that this small dolly is me :)
Funky, fearless and happy the way she is !

I hope you will enjoy my process video.
Be brave, be bold and find your inner artist !
Happy crafting :)

Sending you lots creative hugs, Marta xx