Friday, April 25, 2014

Special Guest Designer Magda Bolinska

We're thrilled to have the super talented Magda Bolinska with us today! You will find Magda's work in the Pop and Colours Workshop.

My name is Magda Bolinska also known as mumkaa. I`m a 28 year old Polish girl, full time mum, scrapbooker, blogger, teacher, mixed media artist and immigrant. For the last 8 years I have lived in the UK – with my [almost] hubby and with my two little daughters – Olivia [7] and Hannah [2]. My world revolves around my children and our home. And as a mum of 2 I have lots of things to do all day long :) But I love it :) When my girls are asleep I have a few night hours only for myself - then I read or create :)

I discovered scrapbooking in 2008 and now it`s very important part of my life. In my work I like using different kinds of mediums - like watercolors, acrylic paints, inks and so on. My work without paint? Definitely NO ! ;) I love using scraps of papers and stamps [yes, stamps are my big love !]. How could I decribe my works? Freestyle, controlled mess, colors. I hope that people see a good energy in my work.

I proudly design for : SODAlicious, Prima, Kellie Stamps, Kits de Somni and since May for Pinkfresh Studio. You can see my works on my blog >>

Here is more information about the April Challenge:

This month we challenge you to create a project using handmade flowers!

There must be at least ONE homemade flower on your project.
 This challenge is not limited to a scrapbook page - think canvas, home decor, headbands, anything your creative mind can dream up! There are hundreds of flower tutorials out there for flowers made out of paper, felt, cloth, twine, burlap, coffee filters, etc. For links to all of the flower tutorials pictured above, and many more, see Tracey's Pintrest page here.

First Prize:
Studio Shirel Pop & Colours Workshop

Second Prize:
Studio Shirel Pop & Colours #2 Workshop

3rd Prize:
Darkroom Door Paper Collection


Pop and Colours Workshop #1 - Art of Background 
Six weeks of workshops with step-by-step detailed examples and videos! Do you like to play with inks? Dirty hands, paint in the hair and stains on the apron don’t scare you? Then this workshop is for you! Whatever your style, learn how to create backgrounds very personal using the techniques presented in this workshop! I requested internationally famous guests who will share their secrets for making scrapbook pages from A to Z. Each week two different step-by-step (videos or photos and written explanations) will be presented. Each week, icing on the cake, sample pages created by the various artists using each technique will be shared. These examples will show you that the techniques are adaptable to all styles! The workshop will focus on scrapbooking pages, but the techniques are obviously suitable for other media (Art Journal, Project Life, mini-album, canvas Mixed Media etc.). There is no time limit to subscribe to the workshop and it will be available for a period of one year from the beginning of the workshop (ie 18 October 2014).

Pop and Colours Workshop #2 - Around the World
10 weeks of workshops in video! Did you like Pop and Colours Workshop #1 - Art of Background and you want more? Well...we do have more! Pop and Colours # 2 - Around the World is based on the same principle. Our team of renown international artists will share their secrets for making scrapbook pages through exclusive videos! Different styles will share the spotlight: freestyle, shabby, mixed media or graphic style, you will find types for all tastes! Class started on January 3, 2014 and all the content will be available for a whole year. You can join us at anytime within this year!

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps and papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, mixed media and altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products have a strong photographic element in their design.
Products include: Rubber Stamps, Photo Stamps, Background Stamps, Frame Stamps, Collage Stamps, Word Block Stamps, Montage Sheets, Photochips, and Filmstrips along with a wide range of accessories for all type of paper crafts.

Darkroom Door also has a fabulous blog that is updated regularly with projects created by many talented artists. Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

Design Team Sponsors

We're a US based company who has recently changed directions and moved to chipboard embellishments! Our designs are fresh, new and on trend. We pride ourselves in the quality of our chip and our dedication to the trade. With our passion for paper crafts and our knowledge of industry we can safely say you'll love our goods and their high quality!

We are a team of creative women who cannot image their world without paper, glue and the creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion and we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers. For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists. The quality of our products is our top priority. Our collections are made from thick (250gsm), acid-free, lignin-free, archival scrapbooking paper. We also offer high quality cardstock stickers.

Please note that if the winner(s) of this challenge are international they will be responsible for shipping costs.

Make sure you follow our CHALLENGE RULES.

Thank you and we hope to see your beautiful creations this month!


  1. Loooove this....that hand made flower is amazing.....I have some of those wooden buttons & never know hat to do with them! Thanks for sharing:):)

  2. Gorgeous layout! I love the flower and the colors. Thanks for sharing your work with us! :)

  3. Soooooo gorgeous! Super, cool page! ;-)


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