Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Gypsy Soul Notebook Tutorial by Maria Lillepruun

Dear friends!  Today it is my turn (and pleasure) to present my first full video tutorial! I am very excited! I decided not to experiment this time but to make what a kind of book I am known for - a mixed media vintage notebook in my favorite size 20x12 cm. I named this romantic book "Gypsy Soul". It is partly because I used one of my favorite collections by 7 Dots Studio "Fortune-teller" (it is all about magic and gypsies) to make it. But also because I had recently received my prize from our sponsor Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, and its name was also an inspiration for me. By the way, I used this beautiful Wrought Iron Miniatures laser cut on my notebook cover.

Here is how I created it:

Some close-ups:

This tutorial is added among others to my YouTube channel. You are welcome to visit and subscribe if you like what you see there :) Please be my guests and visit my blog, my creative Facebook account, and my Instagram account as well.

Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Maria Lillepruun


  1. Such beauty and little treasures both within and out. What a delightful piece of working art. Thank you so much for sharing this inspirational piece.
    Creative wishes Tracey x

  2. Its so beautyful..amazing.
    Hugs Petra

  3. Maria, your album is stunning, I love all the beautiful colours and textures and I really enjoyed watching your video and seeing how you created this beauty! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. This is so awesome Maria!!!! I totally love this album and thank you for the fantastic video with all those super tips!! The textures and colours are just wonderful!!!

  5. Such a stunning album Maria and your video is really fabulous and so wonderful to see how you design and create. I will be returning to watch it again I am sure! Jennie x

  6. Gorgeous! Everything about this albums screams artistry. The mixed media cover, the papers, the images . . . love every single bit of this.

  7. Stunning Journal!! Gorgeous colour palette and amazing textures!! Fabulous video too! Thank you for the inspiration!!

  8. Unbelievably beautiful, Maria. I'm sorry I'm so late catching up with this extraordinary creation - life has been way too busy - but I'm so glad to have a chance to see it now. The details and textures are amazing, and all in pretty much my favourite colours - a great tutorial too. Glorious inspiration!
    Alison x