Thursday, 27 August 2015

Welcome to today's Guest Designer, Lula !

Hello and welcome ! Today we are joined by the very talented Lula of u Luli blog. Lula was chosen by the DT as the winner of the Small is Beautiful challenge and was asked if she'd like to join us for a day. So, without further ado let's move on and hear from Lula !

My name is Lucyna Marynowska, aka Lula from
I come from the north of Poland. Fifty-six, part time working widow, mum of two grown up boys and a proud grandma. I started my crafting journey 3 years ago as a card maker and immediately became an addicted paper-lover. My latest craze is playing with mixed medias and altering things. My beloved husband has passed away recently and I found true solace in crafting. I love challenges to spark my creativity and I love making crafty friends all over the world.

This is my take on the theme: Time Flies.
I altered a clock from the charity shop. I started with covering the whole piece with black gesso. To add the texture I put some modelling paste on it, using the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil.

Next I decided to add some die cuts to make the surface more dimensional.
Another layer of black gesso was put on it as well as on some metal and chipboard embellishments.

I stick all pieces together with gel medium and started adding colours with Inka Gold metallic paints - very shimmery paints with great shine.

Then it was time for the dial. I stamped and embossed it with Shimmerz Enamel- Molten Metal.

Some die cut cogs, metal pieces , hand made button with the photo and some lettering was added to it. Hope you like it!
Absolutely beautiful project Lula ! I'm sure you'll all agree that Lula's piece has provided even more inspiration for the current challenge Time Flies which you still have time to join in with !


  1. Truly wonderful - a gréât inspiration! Chrisx

  2. So stunning Lula, absolutely love this, gorgeous texture and the flower is just wow! Lovely, lovely keepsake. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils. Hugs Ruth xx

  3. This is beautiful Lula! What a lovely tribute to your special man. Thank you so much for sharing the process of this gorgeous project with us. Xx