poniedziałek, 26 stycznia 2015

Art Journals and magical backgrounds + VIDEO tutorial

I looove, adore working on my backgrounds.
Whether that is journal page, card or layout my main focus is background.
Sometimes it is enough to have some great stencil and colours :)
These two things can create magical effects.
Here are my new journal pages and recent video if you haven't see it yet.
Enjoy :)

This page is my favourite of all, I used Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays and interesting 'Lace stencil' from Finnabair (Prima).

Every project incudes basic mixed media line: Heavy Gesso and usually 3D Gel from Finnabair.

Enjoy my mixed media art journal page

If you wish to see more videos click here to go to my YouTube channel and subscribe :)

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

piątek, 23 stycznia 2015

'Sparkle & Shine' Blog Hop & Challenge + VIDEO tutorial

Hello my friends ;)

Today we are having great fun for you !!!
Guess what ? You can win  this amazing prize (all new Finnabair goodies).

How to win this ?
First of all, make sure you blog hop with our Creative Team. 
Below you can see the list of all the blogs where you can find some really breathtaking artworks. Make sure you visit each of the ladies to see in detail how they played with all kinds of sparkling materials. Don't forget to leave a kind comment

We hope you'll feel inspired and ready to create some sparkle of your own!
The rules of the challenge are very simple indeed - you can create any kind of project (layout/art journal/altered art/ATCs etc) and our Creative Team will vote on their favorite one.
The only rule is: making it sparkle & shine!

The challenge's open 'till February 8th.

Here is my sparkly journal page + VIDEO tutorial, enjoy watching and hopping ;)

Video, enjoy

 Our challenge banner :)
join challenge here !!! 


 Love, Marta xx

wtorek, 20 stycznia 2015

'Shine bright' journal page for Art Workshop

Hello everyone,

I would love to share with you my new project for ArtWorkshop.
I created sparkle and 'loud' journal page. I used bright and striking colours.

I used lovely shine American Crafts letters and Heidi Swapp teal stickers.
Additionally I added Finnabair gold crackle medium and sprays from Lindy's Stamp Gang.

Shimelle - Glitter - Fitzgerald - Gold (183 Piece) Prima - Art Extravagance - Texture Paste - Gold Crackle    Prima - Vintage Vanity - 2.2x2.5'' Clear Stamp - Checkered

For more inspiration visit Artworkshop facebook page and YouTube channel.

Thanks, Marta xx

piątek, 16 stycznia 2015

Art journals by me...

I need my journals !
When the evening comes, when it's time to go to bed... I feel like creating...
Have you got that feeling too ?
Those evening creations are far most

Here is my last project for ScrapFX.

Hugs, Marta xx

wtorek, 13 stycznia 2015

Mixed media layout + VIDEO tutorial for Lindy's Stamp Gang

Hello everyone :)

Welcome in the new year !
I hope you had an amazing Christmas time and New Years Eve.
For me, this festive atmoshere was full of emotions and reflections.

Today I would love to share with you a very special piece.
I feel that pages showing myself as a baby are like a keepsakes for me.
Special and precious.

To create my backroud I used magicals mixed with gel medium and texture paste.
There were three magicals used: 'Frenchy's pink pouf', 'Pop rock purple' and 'Cafe au lait'.

Additionally I used some of my favourite sprays:

 As you can see I added chipboard embellishments. I embossed all the wooden pieces with Midnight Violet embossing powder. You can see that the wooden elements shine. Dark, rich colour of the purple is giving an amazing contrast to the page.

I have a video ready for you to see the whole creating process from start to finish. I hope you will enjoy it and feel inspired. Happy creating.

Hugs, Marta xx

niedziela, 11 stycznia 2015

Projekt: Art Żurnal 2015 (Kawa i Nożyczki)

Na szybko, na ostatnia chwile !
Zobaczylam akcje na Kawa i Nożyczki i nie moglo mnie tam zabraknac.
Projekt: Żurnal 2015 - czytaj tu !
Kocham żurnale, journale, wizualne strony, karty z dziennika, zwal jak zwal ;)
Dzis okladka owego 12-sto miesiecznego twora.

'Naprawdę jaka jestem...'

Usciski, Marta xx

sobota, 10 stycznia 2015

Mixed media journal pages by night + VIDEO tutorials

Hello everyone,
Do you create in your journals ?
Have you got a journal ?

I have few... made from some old books. Usually they have hard cover as I hope to altered the covers some day. I love my books. I love to create in the night. Do you create in the night ?
My best creative mojo's come at night.
My next few photos will show you my desk with journals...
Enjoy ;)

Here is the photo showing my journal before and after painting. I was not sure if I should cover the pages with colour but most of you suggested to paint it, so I did ;)
I must say I like both looks.

Here is 'Cherish' video tutorial.
I hope you will enjoy one of my decujornal pages video ;)

If you wish to see my other videos here is the link to my YouTube channel, subscribe for more step by step art tutorials  Maremi SmallArt.

Hugs, Marta xx

czwartek, 8 stycznia 2015

'Sisters' page for Artworkshop + VIDEO tutorial

Hi there !
I hope you had a great week.

I am back with a very special project.
This work was created for one of my design team Artworkshop.
I used beautiful papers from Webster's Pages 'Sweet Routine'.

This mixed media page shows my big sister and myself.
I love this photo :)

 Sweet Routine-12x12 Paper - Chic Home Sweet Routine-12x12 Paper - Fun with Cameras Sweet Routine Collection Pack - 12" x 12" Shimelle - Glitter - Fitzgerald - Gold (183 Piece)

Here is video tutorial, I hope you will enjoy it and get inspired.

Love, Marta xx

środa, 7 stycznia 2015

January projects for My Creative Scrapbook kit club

Hello my friends,
I hope your New Year has been good for you so far.
Any New Year resolutions ?
I do have one - BE HAPPY :) 

Today I would love to share with you my prjects for January kit from My Creative Scrapbook.
This is very beautiful and special kit.
Pam as always has put together wonderful selection of our favourite products.
Here are my cards and layouts... and small surprise at the end ;) video tutorial. 
I hope you will enjoy it.
Selection of cards:

Here are my two scrapbooking layouts:

And here is promised video:

ps. This is my first project with photo from my childhood. This is me ;)
Love, Marta xxx

poniedziałek, 5 stycznia 2015

Mixed media workshops in Cork Ireland

Hello everyone,

I am so happy to let you know that I will host my first ever craft workshop.
On 1st of March I will be teaching mixed media romantic layout in Cork, Ireland.
I am so so happy about that !
Here is my mixed media, romantic scrapbooking layout.

This project was created with wonderful papers 'The House of Roses'  from Lemoncraft.
You must check out their products as Anna has created some amazing looking paper collections.
You will also find some gorgeous embellishments. Here they are !
I am pretty sure you looove them.
Here is Lemoncraft facebook page, become their follower to see all wonderful inspirations.

 Zestaw papierów do scrapbookingu - Dom Róż Buttony Dom Róż  Jednostronny papier do scrapbookingu, Dom Róż, Etykietki 1  Jednostronny papier do scrapbookingu, Dom Róż, Etykietki 2  Ćwieki z kolekcji Dom Róż  Zestaw tasiemek i koronek, kolekcja "Dom Róż"  Papierowe kwiaty, zestaw, kolekcja Dom RóżDwustronny papier do scrapbookingu, Dom Róż - Czas płynie  Buttony Dom Róż - wersja angielska

On this scrapbooking layout you can also see beautiful chipboards.
I used chipboards from Wycinanka. Check them out ! Stunning.

 bordery z kolibrami  LUWR - bordery  GAŁĄZKA KWITNĄCEJ WIŚNI - dekory  koronkowe serca, 3 szt.
 Here is 'Wycinanka' facebook page, check them out as they are having amazing designs.
Did you know they have also stamps and stencils ?
We already got our chipboards for the workshops, look at that !


Another element that helped build my page were Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays.

Most of my works waere created using sprays. You can use them in so many ways and in many different projects. You can spray directly from the bottle, you can splash, paint or even use them with gelli plate to create some awesome backrounds.
Here is Lindy's Stamp Gang facebook page, check them out.
Lindy has also embossing powders, paints and many more.

Here is Workshop poster.

As you will see there are gonna be two classes. Second class will be hold by TandiArt
Sylwia Gryczuk is a very talented mixed media artist. She has a very unique style with cute girls.
Here is her facebook page, enjoy ;)


We are gonna be support by our local craft store Cardz'n'Scrapz.
Here is their facebook page ;)

Cardz n Scrapz

Have a wonderful day, Marta xx