We are a papercraft challenge blog offering a monthly Main Challenge based on a Word and a Creative Challenge,

open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages. PLUS we host a word-based Mini Challenge

on the last week of each month for cards, tags and ATCs. There is definitely something for everyone!

16 May, 2016

Special Guest Spotlight on
Marta Lapkowska


We are back today with yet another fabulous Guest Designer
whose creative talent knows no bounds!!!



Marta Lapkowska has graciously accepted our invitation to come inspire you all this month, using the May Main Challenge as basis for her outstanding project.

Here is what Marta had to say about herself and her passion for creating:

"My name is Marta Lapkowska (Maremi's Small Art).  I was born and raised in Poland.  I am currently living in Ireland and have been for the last 10 years.  My inner soul is truly a creative person.  Ever since I can remember, I have loved arts and crafts and have a passion for innovative techniques.  I love playing around, experimenting and creating unique pieces... from cards and tags to layouts, assemblage art, mixed media canvases, art journals and altered objects.  I love sharing my passion through my YouTube channel where I regularly share new project tutorials.  Recently, I started my Art Vlogs where I talk about important and interesting scrappy news in addition to product introductions and reviews.  For the past 3 years, creating is my way of living.  So far, it's the best journey I could have imagined!   I am so happy and honoured to be the More Than Words Special Guest this month!  
Thank you so much for having me!"

Visit Marta here:
BLOG  -  FACEBOOK  -  PINTEREST 
INSTAGRAM  -  TWITTER  -  YOUTUBE 

We urge you to go visit Marta as you will without a doubt find inspiration galore and see, as we do, how Marta is one of the sweetest and generous creators out there!

Let's take a look at this month's MOMENT & CLOCKS Main Challenge
followed by Marta's awesome interpretation:




Marta shares this about her beautiful layout:
"When I saw this challenge, I absolutely loved it... a wonderful theme that is perfect for everyone!  For some reason, the word MOMENT made me think about dreams that we have and how every moment is ideal to follow your dreams.  CLOCKS is about time, years, age...  You are never too young or too old to follow your heart and bring your dreams to life.  I added a chipboard clock to my page."

Marta was so kind as to also provide us with a video to see her creative process!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE VIDEO

And here are a few close-ups:
  

We love how Marta used many layers of ripped patterned paper to create her background. This technique not only add depth and texture (with torn distressed edges), but also a variety of designs and colours to work with as a base.


Marta has added some beautiful touches as in twine wrapped around the base 
and several mists sprayed over flowers to create a most gorgeous smokey blue effect.


What a truly inspiring layout!  Totally exquisite!

Thank you so much Marta for joining us this month as our Special Guest!

If you haven't played along with our MOMENT & CLOCKS Main Challenge yet,
you still have 2 weeks to do so.  Watch Marta's video and get inspired!


19 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for being our guest designer this month Marta & for inspiring us all. I have just watched you video & I must say, I LOVED it. Love the way you created that background too, I know I will be giving that a try some time in the future. Adore what you have created for our challenge.

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  2. Thank you very much Marta! It's an honor to have you here at More than Words! It's a stunning layout!

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  3. Your work is always amazing Marta! So glad you could join us here!

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  4. Oh this is stunning Marta. you always have such wonderful details and inspire me everytime! Just love the bigger size photo too...

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  5. Wow, I just love your work and this is no exception!! Off I go to watch the video!!

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  6. Marta, you know how much I think of you & tour creativity! The colours & atmospheric feel around the beautiful photo is what struck me first! Then, as always, there is so much more to investigate & be inspired by.... Your journey seems to have travelled so quickly (from 0-60mph in seconds kinda metaphor). Since you came off the starting block, there has been no stopping you! May it be a never ending one. C

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    1. Thank you so much for your kinds words ! As always you never dissapoint me ! love ya !

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  7. Fantastic layout. I was wondering where you were going with all the tearing of the beautiful papers, lol, but it turned out amazingly beautiful. Also love the size of the pic. I never manage to use such large pics. I think i make it look weird, lol. Fabulous job, Marta. Hugs...Mona

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  8. Marta's page is so very gorgeous! And, her video was awesome. I enjoyed how Marta used the different papers to form her background - beautiful.

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    1. My dear friend thank you so so much ! xx

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  9. STUNNING page Marta... THANK YOU for joining us as our GUEST DESIGNER, WE are lucky to have you! :)

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  10. Wow, such a beautiful page and great video tutorial, i love your work Marta!
    Greetings, Danoesja

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  11. Marta, thank you so much for agreeing to be our Special Guest this month and inspiring us with your gorgeous layout! Absolutely adored seeing your creative process in your video!! Who knew tearing so many lovely papers would end up in such a beautiful work of art!

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  12. I follow Marta's blog she is one of the best in her field,such awesome work x

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  13. Another stunning layout Marta!! And such a beautiful subject to scrap! Your Emily is precious! All the best!

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  14. Marta, thank you for the wonderful video. I love watching your creative process. The layout is magical and the pic is so beautiful. I will try your paper tearing idea on one of my future layouts.

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  15. Brilliant !!! Just brilliant !! Thank you Marta !!

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  16. Очень вдохновляющая страница! Красиво и воздушно.

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