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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

From Paris, with love

After such a great and creative weekend in ProzArt I came home full of ideas and new techniques, some of which I already applied. I've begun my scrapbooking journey with  a layout that I will share later this week. The current layout is the second one created, but it was done for some challenges and I wanna post it first.
Dupa asa un minunat si creativ sfarsit de saptamana la ProzArt, m-am intors plina de idei si tehnici noi, unele dintre ele pe care le-am si aplicat deja. Mi-am inceput calatoria prin lumea scrapbook-ului cu o pagina pe care o voi publica mai tarziu saptamana aceasta. Pagina de azi este a doua facuta dar este pentru provocari asa ca are prioritate la publicare.

This is a picture taken in Paris last year. The wooden mechanicals and the chevron chipboard are from 3rd Eye. I used random scraps of paper, but the main paper is from Authentic. I used gesso, acrylics, some Unity stamps and some texture paste. 
Aceasta fotografie a fost facuta in Paris anul trecut. Elementele din lemn sunt de la 3rd Eye. Pentru aceasta pagina am folosit multe resturi de hartii, dar hartia principala este de la Authentic. Am folosit gesso, culori acrilice, stampile de la Unity si niste pasta de textura.

For the textured dots I used a homemade stencil. I'll share a tutorial on that some other day.
Pentru cercurile texturate am folosit o masca facuta de mine. Am sa pun un tutorial in aceasta privinta.
 


I enter this layout to following challenges:
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Dotty

Thanks for stopping by!
Multumesc de vizita!
Alina

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Kasia's workshop at ProzArt

*If you don't know what is ProzArt read about it here and here.
*Daca nu stiti ce e ProzArt cititi despre el aici si aici.
Today I'll present you the layout from the last workshop that we had at ProzArt. It was held in the fourth day of the event by the wonderful Kasia. You can see her blog and creations here. I highly recommend to pay her a visit because she is so sweet and talented and full of joy and ideas.
Azi va prezint pagina de scrapbook facuta in timpul ultimului curs ce l-am avut in cadrul ProzArt. A fost tinut in a patra zi a evenimentului de catre minunata Kasia. Puteti sa ii vedeti blogul si creatiile aici.Va recomand cu caldura sa o vizitati pentru ca este asa de draguta si talentata si plina de veselie si de idei.
Now I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
Va las in compania fotografiilor.

 

 
 Thank you Kasia for sharing your ideas with us!
Multumim Kasia ca ti-ai impartasit ideile cu noi!

Thanks for stopping by!
Multumesc pentru vizita!
Alina

Friday, August 23, 2013

Finnabair's workshop at ProzArt

*If you don't know what is ProzArt read about it here and here.
*Daca nu stiti ce e ProzArt cititi despre el aici si aici.






















We're still in day 3 at ProzArt. Today I'll show you what we did in the second workshop of the day. If you missed the first one here it is the link. So, the second workshop was with Finnabair. Yes! The grunge master! Love her art work! I've decided to go to ProzArt because she was teaching there, but next year I'll go to ProzArt because of ProzArt!
Suntem inca in ziua 3 la ProzArt. Azi va arat ce am facut in al doilea workshop al zilei. Daca nu ati citit despre primul, aici  aveti linkul. Deci, al doilea workshop a fost cu Finnabair. Da! Maestrul in grunge! Imi plac la nebunie lucrarile ei artistice! Am decis sa merg la ProzArt pentru ca ea preda acolo, dar la anul merg la ProzArt pentru ProzArt!
































The kit for this class was filled with Finn's 7Dots papers and lots of Prima Mechanicals which are Finn's design as well. The picture that the photographer printed for me was perfect for this layout.
Kitul pentru acest curs a continut pagini create de Finn pentru 7Dots si tot felul de parti mecanice create tot de Finn pentru Prima Marketing inc. Fotografia pe care fotograful mi-a printat-o s-a potrivit perfect pentru aceasta pagina.



























Thank you Finn for this wonderful workshop! I've learned so much from you!
Multumesc Finn pentru acest workshop minunat! Am invatat atat de multe de la tine!

Thank you for your visit!
Multumesc pentru vizita!
Alina

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Karola's workshop at ProzArt

*If you don't know what is ProzArt read about it here and here.
*Daca nu stiti ce e ProzArt cititi despre el aici si aici.
So it's day three in ProzArt. We woke up early for breakfast and by nine thirty we all were super excited to begin the workshops. First workshop was with Karola. You can visit her here. Her blog is mainly in polish but I don't think her work needs translation ;). Her style is very feminine, sweet, romantic and full of joy. I was super excited to have a class with her and to meet her in person. She's so sweet and talented. I'm following her blog for quite a while now and she always amazes me with new designs and ideas.
Ziua 3 la ProzArt. Ne-am trezit dis de dimineata pentru micul dejun si pana la 9:30 eram deja pregatite si foarte entuziasmate sa incepem cursurile. Primul a fost cu Karola. O puteti vizita aici. Blogul ei este in principiu in poloneza dar creatiile ei nu au nevoie de traducere ;). Stilul ei este foarte feminin, romantic si plin de bucurie. Am fost foarte entuziasmata sa am un curs cu ea si sa o intalnesc. Este asa de draguta si talentata. Ii urmaresc blogul de ceva ani si intotdeauna ma uimeste cu noi design-uri si idei.
When class started we got our photos from the photoshoot and we had to chose one photo for each workshop. And we also got our kit for the class. The kit was filled with pretty papers and lots of flowers.
La inceputul cursului am primit fotografiile de la sedinta anterioara de foto si a trebuit sa selectam fotografia potrivita pentru fiecare curs in parte. De asemenea am primit si kitul pentru curs. A fost plin cu hartii frumoase si multe flori.
 Here you have the picture with the hole layout.
Aici aveti fotografia cu toata pagina de scrapbook.
And now some details.
Si acum niste detalii.








Thank you Karola for this amazing workshop!
Multumesc Karola pentru acest workshop minunat!

Thanks for stopping by!
Multumesc pentru vizita!
Alina

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

ProzArt - a wonderful event

Are you wondering what I was doing the last few days? Well... I've been having fun with such sweet ladies during an event that happened in Czempin, a small town in Poland. The event was fantastic. Words can't really describe the atmosphere there. I enjoyed it very much!
Va intrebati ce am facut in ultimele zile? Ultimele zile le-am petrecut cu niste doamne minunate la o intalnire ce a avut loc in Czempin, un mic orasel din Polonia. Intalnireea a fost minunata. Cuvintele nu pot descrie cu adevarat atmosfera de acolo. Mi-a placut la nebunie!
It was a 4 day scrapbook event organized by sweet Ewa, smiley Eliza and fantastic grunge teacher Finn. Let me tell you, they are all fantastic ladies with such a dedication and such attention to details! 
A fost o intalnire de scrapbooking de 4 zile organizata de simpatica Ewa  zambitoarea Eliza  si fantastica profesoara de grunge Finn.  Si lasati-ma sa va spun ca sunt niste fete fantastice, dedicate in tot ceea ce fac si cu mare atentie la detalii! 
During this 4 days we had 3 classes, 1 photosession with a great local photographer Marcin, lots of creative challenges and lots of time for ourselves. It was the perfect long weekend!
In aceste 4 zile am avut 3 cursuri, o sesiune foto cu un foarte bun fotograf local Marcin, multe provocari creative si mult timp pentru noi. A fost weekendul perfect!
Unfortunately you will have to wait a little bit for the photos from this event because I didn't had my camera with me and also I will be sharing the layouts that we made in other posts. Today I will share some bits and pieces from ProzArt.
Din pacate va trebui sa asteptati putin pentru fotografiile din acest minunat weekend intrucat nu am avut aparatul foto. De asemenea voi posta layout-urile in alte posturi. Azi voi impartasi cate ceva de pe la ProzArt.
Let's begin with day one. I arrived there on thursday evening. Finn as kind enough to peek up the international guests from Poznan so I got to meet the international girls during the ride from Poznan to Czempin. The weather was fantastic. The venue was very nice. The welcome that we got was unbelievable. Prima flowers were waiting for us on the beds. What an excitement! During dinner I got to meet the other polish participants. After that the organization team gave us unique presents. Eliza was so sweet to prepare us personalized envelopes. Each envelope with vintage goodies was labeled with our name on it and with an distinct message. Here is mine:
Sa incepem cu prima zi. Am ajuns acolo joi dupa-masa. Finn fost draguta si a asteptat in Poznan echipa internationala asa ca pe fetele din alte tari decat Polonia le-am cunoscut in timpul calatoriei dintre Poznan si Czempin. Vremea a fost minunata, iar locul de cazare foarte frumos. Primirea de care am avut parte a fost minunata. Flori Prima ne asteptau pe fiecare pat. Cat entuziasm! In timpul cinei am facut cunostinta si cu participantele poloneze. Apoi, organizatoarele ne-au cadorisit pe fiecare cu cadouri unice. Eliza a fost atat de draguta incat ne-a pregatit la fiecare plicuri personalizate pe care era scris numele nostru impreuna cu un mesaj distinct. Uitati aici plicul meu:
They made me feel so special!
M-au facut sa ma simt speciala!
The evening ended with arranging the craft space and sharing impressions. And then a much deserved sleep.
Seara s-a incheiat cu aranjarea locului de mesterit si impartasirea impresiilor. Si apoi un bine meritat somn.
Day two began with a big breakfast. And of course, surprises were waiting for us on the table. There where nice packs with sweet messages and of course Prima flowers. My message was saying I should relax ;) so I did. The whole day was planned for photo shoots with Marcin. Each of us got to stay 30 minutes face to face with the photographer. And of course everybody loved that moment. In the meantime the girls challenged us to look for tags with challenges and make projects from each of the tag we found. I had so much fun collecting tags! 
Ziua doi a inceput cu un mic dejun mare. Si bineinteles, surprizele ne asteptau pe masa. La fiecare loc erau pachetele deagute cu mesaje incurajatoare si bineinteles flori Prima. Mesajul meu imi recomanda sa ma relaxez ;) asa ca asta am si facut. Toata ziua a fost planificata cu sedinte foto cu Marcin. Fiecare din noi a avut 30 de minute fata in fata cu fotograful. Si bineinteles tuturor le-a placut momentul. Intre timp fetele ne-au provocat sa cautam prin curte biletele cu provocari si sa facem cate un proiect pentru fiecare biletel gasit. Mi-a placut foarte mult sa colectez biletelele!

I got to do 6 challenged and because of this I won a prize at the end of the day. I was super excited. Then, from all the projects that we did the jury had to peek the best 8 and I was so happy to see that one of them was mine! And the last big challenge of the day was to work in teams of 4 and make a collage. I was in the same team with Linda, Minna and Elina and we created this collage. The girls decided that I should keep the collage and I am soo happy for that! We won the 3rd place! Wohoo!
 
Am reusit sa fac 6 proiecte si din aceasta cauza am castigat un premiu la finalul zilei. Am fost foarte entuziasmata! Apoi, din toate proiectele juriul a ales cele mai bune 8 proiecte si am fost foarte fericita sa vad ca unul din ele era al meu! Si marea provocare a zilei a fost sa lucram in echipe de cate 4 si sa facem un colaj. In echipa cu mine au fost Linda  Minna  si Elina  i am creat acest colaj. La final fetele au decis ca eu sa pastrez colajul! Si am castigat locul 3! Woohoo!



Day three was full of workshops. First we had the workshop with Karola and after that with Finnabair. They both are such talented ladies! It was so great to meet them! In the evening the surprise was the bonfire! We got to fry sausages over the bonfire and eat outside. Was such a wonderful time!
Ziua a treia a fost plina de cursuri. Primul curs l-am avut cu Karola iar urmatorul a fost cu Finnabair. Sunt niste fete atat de talentate! Mi-a parut bine sa le cunosc! Seara am avut parte de o surpriza: foc de tabara! Ne-am preparat singure cina deasupra focului si am mancat afara. A fost un timp minunat!
Day four was the last day of the event. In the morning we had an workshop with Kasia and after the lunch we said goodbye and went back to Poznan from where we returned at our homes. On the way back I got to read all the messages that the girls left for me in my "mailbox". Thank you girls!
Ziua a patra a fost ultima zi a evenimentului. De dimineata am avut curs cu Kasia iar imediat dupa pranz am fost nevoite sa ne zicem la revedere si sa plecam inapoi la Poznan de unde fiecare s-a intors acasa. Pe drumul de intoarcere am citit mesajele pe care fetele mi le-au lasat in "cutiuta postala". Multumesc fetelor!
And this was the mail box:
Si aceasta a fost cutia postala:

It was such a great event! Can't wait for next year already! What we did in classes you will find out in the next days!
A fost un eveniment asa de reusit incat abea astept pe urmatorul! Ce am facut la cursuri veti afla in urmatoarele zile.

Happy crafting!
Spor la creat!
Alina


Update: Links to the workshops/Linkuri catre cursuri:
1. Karola's workshop is here.