Guest Designer Gibonik

From time to time we like to invite one of our followers to be a Guest Designer for a month and in May our Challenge prize was to be our Guest Designer in July.  Gibonik was our winner and today we want to introduce you to this great source of inspiration. Please join us in welcoming Karina (Gibonik)  to the Canvas Corp Brands blog.

Every month the Crew hosts a different challenge that everyone is welcome to enter and have a chance for prizes, gift cards and even the opportunity to be a guest designer.  Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or join us in our Facebook Group the Canvas Corp Brands Collective for all the details and new challenges.


Where are you from? 

I live in southern Poland with my husband, two dogs and a cat.

How would you describe your design style?

 I would say my style is vintage with a hint of fantasy, steampunk and a big dose of melancholy.

How long have you been creating?

My creative journey’s started with decoupage few years ago but it hasn’t been enough for me so I tried scrapbooking and mix media last year and totally fell in with it.

What is your go to product right now? 

My all time go to product is white and black gesso.

Do you have a signature touch you like to include in all your pieces?

I do not owe one yet or i’m just not aware of it…

What advice would you give to someone who gets in a creative slump? 

Just leave your stuff and go for a walk in the forest or some place you can relax. Your mojo will return just out of the blue.

What is the oddest inspiration you have used for one of your projects? 

The oddest inspiration.. hmmm… I think it was a picture of a Viking licking a popsicle.

Tell us one thing that people might not know about you. 

…I can not swimm…. shame on me…

How often do you create? 

Anytime I’m inspired with sth, can be a view, a song, a quote, an emotion… or a new product.

Do you jot down your ideas before you do them or do you create as you go?

I try to keep all ideas in my mind where they can evolve or vanish….

Karina created this fantastic junk journal using High Impact paints, Mixed Media Orgins Mini Art cards and Gypsy Frames.
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Please visit Karina´s social media for more great inspiration!!

I live with my partner and my two children, in a small village the North of Sweden. I work as a Intensive Care Nurse (with Cardiology as speciality). My "style" is colourful and playful. I often use a lot of papers and embellishments. I try to have the photo in focus, and to reflect the feeling of the photo in the layout. I also makes cards and altered projects. If I would call my style something - well maybe Playful Punk Chic? (if i do a romantic layout, I can´t help giving it a playful twist...)

'Guest Designer Gibonik' has 1 comment

  1. July 18, 2017 @ 10:31 am Linda Simpson

    Great interview, love your work.
    Linda xxx


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