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Antiquary :: sunny October


This is a second part of my October’s ‚Antiquary’ gallery. In this part you will find more subtle shades, lots of greens and yellows, the mood of warm, autumn afternoons.

Let’s start from my favourite. I looooove late summer afternoons! This warm sun light everywhere, the smell of grass… the pictures shows one of such moments. I collection this warm paletter with an accent of lovely green to give you a piece of my happiness 🙂 a little bit of chocolate brown, yellow sunrays, gold…

NOT the end

Pale, feminine layout with a lot of flowers cuted from the Dear Lizzy patterned paper. Some pastel mists used as a watercolours on a gesso base, simple composition and ‚selfie’ photo 🙂 I can’t add nothing more about this project.

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My October’s Main Kit Only is simple and full of soft, autumn and feminine colours. I decided to contrasted them with this amazing photo of my friend’s daughter who loves to play with… Buzz Astral which is not very common for little girls who is almost 4… I adore this month’s main kit and amazingly beautiful printables! I am also in aw! about these outstanding bright green, transpaent alphabet!


I’m sure it will be your favourite project this month… I feel it! remember my fallish layout inspired by PL spread composition ‚Do you like autumn?’ – this project was the first one. These greens and cyans inspired me so much! I used some PL cards from the ‚Dublin’ Project Life add-on, recycled galcine bag, pieces of patterned papers. It was so fun! I adore the idea of Project Life and I think I will start this new adventure soon…


I also used here an amazing watercolour PL card designed by Tina! I hardly recommend you these beauties!!!

LLP watercolour cards


Antiquary reveal!

I can swear to you that every single month I feel honoured and blessed that I can work my dreamy job here, at Studio Calico Creative Team. This is one of the most amazing places in whole scrapbooking world – full of beautiful souls and amazingly talented people. This is so great that I can work with the best supllies you can find on the market, with a special editions of greatest artists designs… everything seem to be a fairytale! It’s hard to believe that this is the tenth month with these amazingly inspired kits!


What I grabbed this month? ‚Antiquary’ Scrapbook Main Kit, ‚Amsterdam’ scrapbook add-on, ‚Rome’ scrapbook add-on, ‚Vienna’ scrapbook add-on and ‚Dublin’ project life add-on.

Main kits and add-on kits are available for purchase at 12:00 am EST on 9/28/2013.
Remember, the links to purchase the Scrapbook, Card, or Project Life kits will not work until this time.
This is an [Only Amsterdam add-on] project. Amazing kit full of brand new ‚Printshop’ collection!!! This ampersant patterned paper totally charmed me with its colours! I used a lot of watercolours here, add some gold glitter and lovely vellum die-cut shapes. In the end of my work I sticked these adorable wood veneer hearts and ampersant stamps. I adore every little piece of this project – specialy the photo of the cutest little sisters 🙂
This is a horrible hour to wake up, but this year my son started his primary school education so we have to wake up at 6 a.m. Every morning we are so sleepy and there is no ruch in the air – nobody wants to go outside 🙂 I took this photo during one of such mornings. The composition of this project is very simple, but I add some interesting add-ons like hand drawn clock, and coloured ‚pencil’ shape stamp. I coloured the ‚6’ using Black Precision Pen 05 and added a neon yellow stripe made with smooth brush on a patterned paper from the latest ‚Printshop’ line.
Wake up at 6 am
This is all about crazy colour palette. I tried something new with the construction also. I played with these fancy triangles cuted from the patterned paper from the main ‚Antiquary’ scrapbook kit. My main inspiration was the dress of my lovely girls resting in the hammock. I encourage you to look at the close-ups photos to get the details of watercolour actions.
Best day EVER
I know – this one looks so simmilar to the first project in my gallery this month, but you will understand me when you will receive your SC box with this amazing ‚Printshop’ ampersant patterned paper from the ‚Amsterdam’ add-on… I am so in love with these colours! I couldn’t resist myself and in the end of my this month’s work I decided to create one more layout using this paper adn watercolours. It was a pure pleasure and I hope you see this when you are looking at this LO.
As you can see I made a lot of layouts this month, I killed the kits! I used every single detail – that’s why the last project is so different. This is kind of composition play. I was inspired by an old layout which I saw a year ago somewhere in the internet, I don;t remember the title and the author, but I remember a piece of composition constructed with numbers in such crazy way as you can see below. I tried to combine something simmilar, using hard contrast, vibrant red colour and in the oposition to these – soft photo. This is just a clean & simple experiment, but I hope you will feel inspired to use every detail you have in your kit.
It was the first part of my October’s gallery, the bright one. Later I will show you the second, bigger part where you will find more subtle, pale palettes combined with ‚Antiquary’ kits.
I send you lots of sunny kisses from Madrid where I am teaching mixed-media classes right now!

Introducing PRINTSHOP!

I am so happy that I can introduce you to the Studio Calico autumn mid release – PRINTSHOP! designed by dear Shanna Noel. If you want to get more information about this line just move to the Studio Calico Blog.


Look for it to hit stores in mid to late October – visit Studio Calico shop and hit „notify me!” on your favorite items so you’ll get an email as soon as they come in!

Because I get some ‚Printshop!’ items in my October ‚Antiquary’ kits, I was able to prepare a layout with these amazing goodies! Below you will find only a few ‚Printshop!’ vellum die-cuts and one wood veneer star, but in my October projects there will be much more of other ‚Printshop!’ supplies!


The layout is about my favourite hairdo for the summer, but the weather in Poland is soooooo fallish, that’s why I decided to use those colours here. Turquoise and orange are always my first choice when I’m thinking about autumn mood…


The main reason why I made this layout was… Letterpress!!! Finally every little piece of this magical technique came to my place (thank you so much Studio Calico and Celine Navarro!!!). So when you start looking for the details you will find some letterpressed elements here and there…


I used two of my favourite plates: Magic by Kal Barteski and Triangles by Marcy Penner :***


Other supplies are coming from ‚That-A-Way’, ‚Atlantic’ and ‚Storytime’ collections by Studio Calico (of course). Well – this is not my best project ever for sure, but I think that it’s ‚perfectly imperfect’ :)))



Create a background :: Studio Calico weekly challenge!

Welcome back, I have a creative challenge for you for the upcoming week. The inspiration to this idea was my totally favourite ‚Cotton Candy’ Stamp Add-on by Lindsay Letters!

I’m sure that I am not the only one who is in love with this design. So the challenge for this week is to create a background using stamps. Of course you don’t have to use these particular diamonds stamps – you can any of your favorite stamps to make a background for your project. This set was a perfect starting point for an affirmation page for myself.


This is a new weekly challenge on Studio Calico blog, posted today. am so curious which colours you will use to create your beautiful backgrounds!


Remember – you can create a layout, a card, a Project Life card or a mini album – anything you want, it depends on you.

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Share your new project for this challenge in the SC gallery, then link up your project here in this post by September 23rd to be entered to win a $5 GC to the Studio Calico Shop!


If I would be a PL scrapbooker…

What would happen if I was a Proejct Life crafter? How my spreads could look like? Where is a secret of the PL success? Why so many people love this kind of scrapbooking – I had know idea, that’s why I decided to try. I was so curious how it works, where is the magic. I thought that I could make a layout inspired by the typical PL spread composition. I made the first one (using Studio Calico October kits) and then I liked it so much and made the second one – this time using Studio Calico new lines! It takes houres for me to compose such layout with all the details, journaligs (which I hate so much; if I could I would write ‚Lorem Impsum’ everywhere in these journaling areas…). I compose only two photos in this „spread”, but you can also find hidding notes, vellum envelope for secred message, some watercolour and gesso actions. There is ‚ME’ on the ‚PL LO’ 🙂

do you like autumn

These are the colours on this year autumn for me. Amazingly warm (but sweet) palette which I will be using a lot during this fall season. If you also like it a lot, you can find many papers and embellishments in the latest Studio Calico ‚That-A-Way’ collection.

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What you can find on this close up is: my totally favourite ‚That-A-Way’ printable by ‚In a Creative Bubble’, lovely ‚That-A-Way’ die-cut Feathers and ‚That-A-Way’ Chalkboard Stickers 12×12 (alphas and icons).

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Here we have this lovely vellum envelope from ‚That-A-Way’ Kraft and Vellum envelopes set and adorable ‚That-A-Way’ tiny alpha stickers. I didn’t use any watercol,ours just three, new lovely shades of Mister Huey’s mists from ‚That-A-Way’ line: Double Yellow, Sky, Canyon.

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I didn’t forget about patterned papers. From ‚That-A-Way’ line I used: ‚Road Map‚, 12×12 Paper Pad and ‚Fables‚ from Storytime.

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I hope you like my idea and this lovely SC new collection. I can;t wait to share with you with the second ‚PL LO’ proejct, but I have to wait till September 27th till reveal October’s reveal. Don’t forget the Studio Calico shop because there are a lot of new items!!!


December Daily :: be prepared!


Hi! I know, we still have a couple of months to organize our tollboxes and prepared the concept of this year December Daily kit, but… as a proud member of Studio Calico I have some amazingly good news for you. The kits for DD 2o13 are ready! You can  order one for yourself right now and than you will be sure that you won’t miss anything!

SC DD sneaks

Studio Calico offers you the best solution – now you pay only a part of the final price ($25.00 refundable deposit) and you can get your December Daily kit in October!!! Isn’t it great?! And something more – the shipping is FREE for everybody! These are a few words from SC page:

This year’s kit pairs a modern mix of red, aqua and green with natural woodgrains and the elegant glint of gold accents. We’ve curated the very best holiday designs and paired them with classic pieces from a variety of manufacturers including Studio Calico, Life.Love.Paper, Crate Paper, My Mind’s Eye, Hello Forever, Rachel Gresham, Jennifer Johner and Tim & Beck. This kit is built around an exclusive Handbook album, and you’ll receive a 6x8in paper pad that features 12 double sided papers (two of each design!) and a collection of journaling cards to fill in the pockets. An exclusive 4x6in stamp set from Elise Blaha Cripe and Studio Calico will let you track everything from the date, to who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. We’ve also included embellishments like a veneer alphabet, ultra thin washi tape, chipboard shapes, and ribbons to help you bring your own style to each page.

As you can read you will get a lot of exclusive goodies, special designs, most beautiful embellishments and – you know – you can buy all the awesomeness of Studio Calico magic!
If you want to take part in our Studio Calico BLOG HOP please click >>> HERE <<< and move to SC blog to get the full list of participants – don’t miss your chance!

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