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16 August, 2017

Special Guest Spotlight on

We have another fabulous Guest Designer to showcase for you this month,
and we know that you will love her!

Solange Marques is a wonderful mixed media artist whose 
professional training and background show in all her creations!
She definitely knows how to tell a story through her art
and her way with paints and other mediums allow her
to create glorious masterpieces whether they be layouts,
canvas or art journal pages.  A true artist, she sure is!

Let's learn a little more about Solange through her own words:

Hi! My name is Solange Marques. I live in the South of Brazil and I've been in love with scrapbooking since 2004. I am married to John for over 33 years and have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. They are always present in my creations.

I graduated in Architecture and Fine Arts, and perhaps that explains my huge passion for paint and their constant presence in my projects. I worked in a bank as a jewelry appraiser for 27 years until last month, and today I am retired 
and I can now create full-time.

In my scrapbooking art, I love mixing techniques, mainly involving paints and textures (watercolor, acrylic paint, modeling paste, and a lot of mediums). 
I consider myself a mixed media artist and I love the artsy style!

You can visit Solange at the following links:

followed by the beautiful project that Solange has designed for us!

Read below as Solange describes in her own words how she was inspired
by our word and how she chose to incorporate our creative challenge:

I love the word HARMONY which to me means balance, proportion, agreement, 
and I have tried to incorporate these elements into my art journal pages. 

Music is one of my great passions. LYRICal music gives me peace and 
balance. In other words, it gives me harmony. All this is connected, 
and I tried to transmit these sensations in my project.

What gorgeous art journal pages Solange has created using watercolor, 
stamping and image transfer techniques.  The music notes 
are the perfect addition for our creative challenge and you can 
just feel the harmony that was involved in her entire creative process 
just by looking at her art journal spread.
Here are some close-ups of Solange's creation:

A big THANK YOU to Solange for joining us as our August Special Guest!

We hope that you will take inspiration from Solange's creation
and that you will play along with our August Main Challenge.

You have until August 31st to link up!


  1. Absolutel gorgeous as always Solange. Thanks so much for being our guest designer this month. Your work is always so inspirational.

  2. So very beautiful Solange! Thank you for being our guest!

  3. This is wonderful! What a great interpretation of the challenge!

  4. We are absolutely thrilled to have you join us this month as our Special Guest, Solange! You fit in perfectly with this challenge! Thank you so much for the gorgeous project and the inspiration!!

  5. A gorgeous and inspirational art journal page Solange.I Love your interpretation of the challenge. x

  6. Such fabulous and inspirational work Solange! I love this!


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