Wednesday, 14 March 2018

19. Lines

I'm super happy to be a guest designer for one of my favoirite challenge blogs, scrapki-wyzwaniowo! This month's theme are lines, so I've decided to explore marks made with different media - markers, gelatos, acrylic ink and paint:

 I had so much fun creating this journal spread!

 Click here to see the DT creations and join the challenge :)

Monday, 5 March 2018

18. Journaling, journaling

Last months wasn't really great in terms of general wellbeing, so picking up any bigger project wasn't an option, but I wasn't completely unproductive! In the end of December I stumbled upon Tori Weyers' Draw Riot Daily challenge and decided to give it a go. day by day my tiny little journal got thicker and thicker, and yesterday I filled up first of the six notebooks prepared for this year.

Here's my favourite pages from January - the main theme was 'colours':

And from February, when I was experimenting with different approaches to mark making:

You can see more at my Instagram account, mousetakesupthechallenge - I've already started working on the second journal, and hopefully this month I'll find some time for other projects too!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, 29 January 2018

17. Seaside memories

Haven't been posting recently - last month was mostly about visiting every single doctor in this town... However, I've managed to make a last-minute entry for current challenge at scrapki-wyzwaniowo - I absolutely love using vellum, so couldn't miss this one:

As a background I've used beautiful chevron paper from 7 Dots Studio's Dreamscape collection - the rest is mostly vellum, recycled kraft envelope and other scraps.

  Stamping on vellum is really fun!

There's still time to join the challenge:

It also goes foor the Artastic January challenge - I've used seaside themed photo took this summer at beautiful East Sussex beach:

I'm off to play with my craft supplies - at last!

Thank you for visiting :)

Thursday, 28 December 2017

16. A tribute

A bit personal journal page... A little tribute to the heart, that's still beating, and the body, that's not giving up. The near-death experience two years ago and diagnosis of CSS made me rethink my life a lot - but it also made me go back to crafting and start learning things I always wanted to learn, but was putting it back for 'later'. I'm still alive and doing quite well, and that's a thing to celebrate! (washi, gesso, gel medium, vellum, red drawing ink, pencil, indian ink pen)

Goes for 'Splashes' challenge at scrapki-wyzwaniowo and for 'Anything goes' at That's Crafty blog

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Tuesday, 26 December 2017

15. Red and white

I'm already fed up with the festive season and definitely not going to make any Christmas-related project till November... So glad there will be no more jingling bells on the radio at work!

Yesterday finally found some time to sit down and craft a bit; I've made this card out of scraps of patterned paper, fabric, vellum and kraft envelope - plus some media:

The process was fast and fun! Card goes for the 'Anything goes' challenge at That's Crafty challenge blog:

Wednesday, 20 December 2017

14. You are my home

Simple art journal page made with just a few pieces of recycled paper, gesso, drawing ink and embossing powder:

I'm so glad I got back into art journaling!

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

13. by the sea

Freshly made layout inspired by this month's theme at More than words challenge - OUTDOOR and WOODGRAIN:

Here at the seaside we spend most of the time outdoors - well, at least in the summer; rainy winter is really rough. For this LO I've used the photo taken this summer by the sea:

I've decided to keep it simple and leave a lot of negative space to let the woodgrain texture shine:

Click to join the challenge:

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

12. coffee

 Getting my hands dirty with iink again... Mini notebook in coffee shades:

Used some gesso, my favourite Glimmer Mist - Crushed Shells, distress inks and white drawing ink:

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Saturday, 11 November 2017

11. kraft & white

More kraft & white cards, this time with stamping and embossing, plus some drawing ink and texture paste:

The stamps I've used were lace from Kaisercraft and my absolutely favourite background from Prima - I could use this one in almost every project!

I really enjoyed making them, so finally I've made a whole set of eight cards in a box:

The project goes for the November Craft Stamper "Whatever goes" Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, 28 October 2017

10. winter wishes

...more christmas cards! looks like i'm obsessed with kraft paper recently...

Monday, 16 October 2017

09. black and teal

Finally! I'm a happy owner of Sutter Bind-it-all machine :) As soon at my new toy arrived, I made a little A6 hardcover notebook:

I liked the mix of black, teal and kraft so much, I couldn't resist the temptation to make a matching card:

More notebooks coming soon :) Thanks for visiting!