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 July, 2016

Special Guest Spotlight on
KAROLA WITCZAK


It's time for another Special Guest Spotlight
and we cannot wait to reveal to you our July Guest Designer!


Karola Witczak is one of the most talented scrap artists out there.  
She has designed for the top manufactures and she is busy teaching her beautiful 
craft techniques throughout Europe, as a Prima Marketing Educator.  
We are thrilled to have her join us this month!

Let's learn more about Karola from her own words:

"My name is Karola Witczak.  I'm a scrapbooking and card making designer and instructor as well as a graphic designer from Poland.  Since 2005 when I fell in love with scrapbooking, I have developed my passion and creativity working with lots of fantastic products, techniques and cooperated with top scrapbooking brands like Prima Marketing, Pink Paislee, Glitz Design, Melissa Frances, etc, 
as well as several international creative blogs and websites.  
Currently, I am a Prima Marketing Educator.

Ten years of experience have developed my passion into professional work.  I specialize in creating layouts, mini albums, canvases, home decors, altered art and card making.  My style can be called modern shabby chic.  I love dimensional, layered arrangements with flowers, but with a modern fresh look.  I love to use mediums, especially watercolours, modeling paste, mists, gesso and masking techniques.  I adore watercolours and often paint my own motifs on my projects."

Visit Karola here:
BLOG   -   FACEBOOK   -   INSTAGRAM

Now let's take a look at the July SMILE & SKETCH challenge
followed by Karola's interpretation!




Karola shares these words about her gorgeous work 
and how she was inspired by our challenge:

"Firstly, let me thank More Than Words so much for the invite and opportunity to create something new based on the July MAIN challenge.  The word inspiration SMILE is lovely, very versatile and easy to interpret.  The SKETCH was very inspiring to me.  I had so much fun creating my layout.  

I think that the saying "A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear" is so true.  One does not need to wear trendy clothes or use material things to create him/herself into a beautiful person.  Beauty is in us and a great reflection of this is in one's sincere  smile.  I love the photo taken by my friend some time ago, as I am usually pretty critical when I see my smiles (do you know the feeling, when you see yourself as a Joker? Yes, that's exactly it! :))

To follow the fantastic sketch, I decided to start with a white base and then added watercolour paints to create my background.  I strongly believe that everyone can make their own unique and beautiful backgrounds using a wide range of mediums.  My favorites are watercolours.  A few flowers, white modeling paste, a mask with a brick wall pattern, and that's it!  For my title, I used stamped words 
with pigment ink pads.  

I hope I was able to inspire you a bit today and 
I hope you will join us in the fabulous July MTW challenge!"

And now, let's take a look at some close-ups:




How truly gorgeous is Karola's layout?  
You can clearly see the sketch inspiration behind it.  
We are sure you will all agree that this lady has talent!

Thank you so much Karola for being our Special Guest!

Now that you have all been inspired by Karola, we hope that
you will play along with our July SMILE & SKETCH challenge!


10 comments:

  1. A BEAUTIFUL interpretation of our challenge Karola. Very inspirational. Thanks so much for being our guest this month at More Than Words. :)

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  2. I have been a fan of Karola for many years, she is so inspirational.. love her layout..

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  3. Karola, I have been an ardent fan of yours for sometime now. It's so nice to see your work posted here.

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  4. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL layout Karola.... Thank yOu for being our guest designer this month @ More Than WOrds! :)

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  5. Stunning! Thank you so much Karola for being our guest!

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  6. This is gorgeous, I love this romantic composition!

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  7. Very beautiful! I love colors!

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  8. Fabulous LO, love the gorgeous blue and the amazing detail.

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