czwartek, 27 sierpnia 2015

Mixed media background TUTORIAL

Hello everyone,
It's Marta Lapkowska here.
I hope you are doing great.
I am back to you with my new page and full video tutorial
 for Blue Fern Studios.
You can see my creative process step by step.

 This is one of my favourite photos. I enjoyed creating mixed media background to this photo by adding layers of chipboards and modeling paste. For extra texture I added some micro beads.

I love creating my backgrounds matching the photo. I wanted to achieve some magical scenery for my beautiful photograph.

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

Hugs, Marta xx

środa, 26 sierpnia 2015

Simple tutorial + ATC set for Lindy's

Hello everyone,
I am back to you with some fast, easy and my most favourite sprays technique.
Most of my projects will involve using sprays, modeling paste and stencil.

Simply create some background using your favourite stencil and modeling paste.
After drying start colouring your texture with colour.
As you can see I add my colours with sprays pipe, then I sprays some water to move my splashes.

I hope you will enjoy the process of mixing colours... mixed sprays will create some new colour shades.
This is very simple and basic technique. Ususally I start my project with this background tip.
Your next step is to add some embellishments and you are done.
I created a set of ATC's. I hope you will like those!

Happy creating, Marta xx

niedziela, 23 sierpnia 2015

About my JOURNAL LOVE + VIDEO tutorial

Dear friends,
Today's post will be very special for me.
For those who follow my work it won't be a surprise to say that my biggest love is art journaling.
I adore the freedom, experimenting and pure creative fun.

is my best way for you !

I love challenging myself, to create something different each time but still stay true to myself.
All my journals are very special for me but those that are done in the evenings are closer to my heart.
Why ? Well, usually they are made very quickly, with not many art materials but with my heart and soul. Most of the time I just felt like creating NOW! So, without much thinking I was going to my art table to grab one of my journals... to make something.
Today I will show you my latest creations which were shared on my Facebook & Instagram.

I love Instagram... it's complitely different world out there. You can find so many amazing people and inspiring projects. If you wish to see more photos with my art, sneak peaks etc - please go here to find me on Instagram ;) 

Here they are my journals, created by night... mixed media love & fun !
Do you own a journal ?

'Don't forget to fly'
I was asked so many times about the stamp used on this page ;) so here is the link to The Scrapbook Diaries store where you can purchase the set of stamps :)

'I love this day' with another great stamps from The Scrapbook Diaries store!

I love sharing sneak peaks of my work in progress ;) You can always find them on my Instagram.
Here you can click to see VIDEO tutorial on my YouTube channel and to see how this page looked when it was finished :) 
This page is a part of M&M YouTube challenge with MixedMediaJenn!

... this is my travel journal with no art materials, page created on my holidays... I used tea, coffee, pen and pencil ;)

...  and few more journals created by night !

I was so lucky to have my very first journal publication in Histoires de Pages magazine.
I am over the moon to see my make printed!
Go here to find & follow them on Facebook ;)

Lastly a little treat ;)
Small video tutorial with my coloured journal series!

I hope you will enjoy my video :) - go here to visit & subscribe my channel for over 100 videos!
Wow a hundred! I know, I know I was shocked myself when I saw how many videos I made in only 1 year! Check them out here !

As you can see in nealy all my creations I use Artbasics mediums from Mixed Media Place & Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays from Lindy. I cannot leave withouth them ;) click on the logos it will take you directly to the shops ;)

Wow this is one of my longest post! haha ;)
I am sending you my creative hugs, I hope to hear from you on my Social Media Places!

I am so proud to be part of 21 Secrets Color, Color, Color!

So many of you asked me about online class... here is it :) I created a very special class from my most favourite art journaling! I hope you will loooove it! This is something you have been waiting for! :)

In short, 21 SECRETS is a 150+ page downloadable eBook filled with 25+ hours of videos, full colored photos, templates, and clear instruction intended to inspire and deepen the way you approach art journaling. What makes 21 SECRETS even more special is that you receive all the content at once 
— YOU get to pick and choose which workshops to do and when! No waiting around for your favorites and no need to feel rushed or falling behind — these workshops are YOURS TO KEEP! In the Color, Color, Color! edition the teachers were asked to focus their attention on how color influences their creativity and is an important element in their art making. 

The workshops will be released on September 26th 2016 but...

Wednesday - Friday (17-19thAugust) is our Early Bird Sale!! 
use discount code: COLOR and receive a $10 discount

All you need to do it click the image below 
or Click This Link to register for your classes !

Also :) by using this link you are giving me a chance to earn a small commission as your teacher. Thank you a lot in advance!

 Wish to know more about 21 SECRETS???

 What will you receive when purchasing 21 SECRETS? 
• A downloadable 150+ page eBook that contains 21 art journaling workshops packed with 25+ hours of videos, full color photos, templates, and clear instructional content that is yours to keep. 

• Unlimited access to all workshops at once! You pick and choose which ones you do and when.  There is no time limit or deadlines to meet — these workshops are yours to keep! 

• Membership to the private 21 SECRETS Facebook community where you can share, be inspired, and receive warm, supportive feedback.  

• The opportunity to learn a variety of art journaling tools and techniques from the comfort of your home/studio.  

• Belong to a supportive online artist community that has been growing strong since 2010! At 21 SECRETS we celebrate everyone’s unique expression and support artists in becoming confident and courageous while creating from the heart!  

And here you have some sneak peeks of workshops ! Amazing!

I hope to see you there !!!
Love, Marta xxx

środa, 19 sierpnia 2015

Art journal page for M&M YouTube challenge #1 'Find a way'

Hello my dearest friends !

I am delighted to be back with my new project.
Today is a very special piece to share. Myself and MixedMedia Jenn came up with an idea of challenging each other!
Sound exciting ?
Oh yes, we decided to create 2 projects including videos using 1 mood board.
We hope you will enjoy our challenge inspirations !

Here is our mood board!

And here is my page & video tutorial ! Enjoy and be sure to visit MixedMedia Jenn YouTube channel here!

And here.... is inspirational video from MixedMedia Jenn ;) don't forger to subscribe to her challenge!

We hope you enjoyed our videos ! If you wish to join the fun be sure to share with us your creations! We would love to hear from you and see your art!

Love Marta & Jenn xx

'Autumn Anthology' is in the Store! (Blue Fern Studios)

Hello everyone,
I hope you are having a great day !
Have a look at this amazing new collection from Blue Fern Studios!

Papers, chipboards, stamps & chipboards are in store!

Love, Marta x

sobota, 8 sierpnia 2015

'Moments' Tag + VIDEO tutorial for My Creative Scrapbook

Hi everyone,

Today I have something different. This tag was created for My Creative Scrapbook kit club.
I used my very favourite Limited Edition kit.
This is easy and fun project to make. I hope you will enjoy it ;)

Enjoy my video !

Hugs, Marta xx
Limited Edition kit

Join the club here :):)

piątek, 7 sierpnia 2015

'Special time' for My Creative Scrapbook kit club + VIDEO tutorial

Hello my dear friends,
It's been so busy last weeks that I didn't even have a chance to respond your emails, comments under my posts and videos. I hope to catch up soon.
I am so very happy and grateful for having you here!
Thank you :)

Today I have some special piece. This layout was created for My Creative Scrapbook kit club.
I used my very favourite Limited Edition kit.
Why this work is special? Well... this photos shows my dear parent on their wedding day! :)
Check out how I created this make and see great and easy way of making mixed media background.

Enjoy my video !

Hugs, Marta xx

Limited Edition kit

Join the club here :):)

środa, 5 sierpnia 2015

'What if...?' colour journal VIDEO tutorial for Lindy's Stamp Gang

New month, new colour challenge !

Lindy's Stamp Gang Color Challenge Information
You must follow the following rules to be eligible to win:
1. Help us spread the word by sharing the Color Challenge graphic below, and linking it to where all the information about the challenge is posted (this post).
2. Use a minimum of two (2) Lindy’s Stamp Gang products, and link them to our online store. You are welcome to add neutrals, white, black, gray and brown, but please stick to the colors in the color graphic.
***There will be five (5) winners of $50 Gift Certificates to the store!
Here is August’s graphic for your inspiration. This challenge is valid on blog posts dated August 1st, 2015 – August 31st, 2015
Join challenge here ;)

Here is my inspiration for you!

Here is colour challenge graphic:

And here is video tutorial, enjoy !
Be sure to join the challenge ! ;)

Hugs, Marta xx

poniedziałek, 3 sierpnia 2015

Black gesso & mixed media tutorial for Finnabair CT

Hi friends,
It's Marta here :) Each month I am so super excited to be back and to share with you my passion.
Each time I have a video tutorial for you too... but this time for a change I will be talking to you and walking you through my creative process.

For the second time I used black gesso as the base of my project. It was still challenging but very rewarding. I loved seeing how the project is coming to life.

I used many metal embellishments, chipboards and Art Ingredients products like micro beads, mica flakes, glass glitter and glass beads. Everything was painted with Inka Golds.

I hope you will enjoy my video and I wish to hear from you too !
Excuse me my English as it is not my first language :)
Have fun !

Marta xx

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