Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Ingrid's Crafts Corner, the Blog of the Month!

Hello, lovely people!

It's finally out! What you ask?! The Papercraft Inspirations June issue # 126! Why am I so excited?! Because, Ingrid Kristina V and Ingrid's Crafts Corner blog are featured in it as the 'Blog of the Month', as I mentioned in my previous post! That's right! LOOOOK!

I've been waiting with excitement to finally reveal the lot, but now it is out and I can proudly share my magazine feature about my blog on the actual page. It means a lot to me (as you can tell from the excessive use of the exclamation marks above :)..) and I am very happy to be able to reach out to you readers of this magazine and other lovely crafty souls out there in a hope to connect with you more. I have been working hard since the beginning of this year when I set up this blog and have been sharing my handmade cards, art journaling and other artsy projects and so far, the journey has been amazing. I am prepared to continue to deliver and work hard to make it even better and more enjoyable. I have now also added a 'freebies' page that I will be adding some artsy goodies to as time goes (I have a few in mind already...) and set up a Twitter page for you to reach me there too. I have many plans and ideas for the coming months and hopefully I will find enough time to make them happen so that we can have some fun together!

Have a browse around my blog when you get a moment, I hope you will like what you'll find ;)
Feel free to leave comments on my posts or email me, if you have any questions. I always like to hear from you!

Now hurry and get your own copy if this fabulous magazine - Papercraft Inspirations - you can easily purchase it online via http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/ or simply buy a copy from any good newsagent or your local supermarket, out NOW! I will be getting mine for sure!

Thank you for stopping by! All the best,

Ingrid xxx

p.s.: I will write a post about the cards I made for the magazine soon! Stay tuned! x

Thursday, 24 April 2014

My 'Blog of the Month' feature in the Papercraft Inspirations Magazine!

Dear Friends and fellow Crafters!

As promised, I am here to proudly deliver my super-exciting news to you! I am very honoured and very grateful to be featured in the fabulous Papercraft Inspirations Magazine in the 'Blog of the Month' section (page 75)!!! 

If you are subscribed you are probably enjoying your June 2014 copy (issue 126) by now in which case don't forget to check out the said page! If not, you can easily purchase it online via http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/ or simply buy a copy from any good newsagent or your local supermarket anytime from 29th April 2014. 

I have purchased and read many paper crafting magazines, but this one really is exceptional for its inspiration-packed content. With each issue I learn new clever techniques, discover new handy tips and an up-to-date inspiration for my cards. It comes with gorgeous free crafty gifts which is a great bonus especially if you like me are trying to build up your stash. In fact, this is how I started myself. I started buying Papercraft Magazines and have been hooked ever since. It's my little treat each month! 

This occasion has made me proud and makes me only want to do and share more of my arts and crafts with you. Here's my promise to you... I will keep up the good work, do my best to improve where I lack and create and share as much as I possibly can so that one day you might feel inspired enough to make some beautiful things too. 

I wish you a pleasant evening, night or a day, wherever you are! 

Thank you for stopping by to read about my happy times! 

Best wishes, 

Ingrid xxx

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

'You create your own opportunities...' - art journaling

Good morning!

Do you remember the recent post about how to transfer a newsprint the right way round? If not, you can find it here. The art journal page I used for the tutorial is now finished so I thought I'd share it with you. My art journal is my playground. This is where I get to play with colours, textures, techniques, new supplies, new tools, try new things, new ways of creating... sometimes I like what I've made and sometimes I don't as much, but art journaling is not about trying to impress (well, maybe a little ;)..), but mainly about jotting your thoughts and feeling down and relaxing through art. I find it really therapeutic to journal. I can do what I want! This page is very much about it... I didn't want to think about what I was doing.. there's not much thinking I can do at the end of the day anyway... the kids went to bed, Greg watched some 'manly' movie that I was not much into so I decided to loose myself in my own world of craft. I played with the diluted Dylusions ink sprays (Calypso Teal & Pure Sunshine - I think I'd prefer the Lemon yellow in this, but I haven't got one...yet!:) ), doodled, sprayed more and used some watersoluble crayons which got smudged, a bit of gesso too, added the glitter paste by GlitzCraft (baby blue, I like to scrape it against the dry wall tape, it somehow feels good!) and just let it happen. It looks like a real mess, but I like it. It's my organised mess. I wrote: 'You create your own opportunities. Make it happen!' as a reminder to myself. Here are some more pics for you:

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Tutorial: 'Newspaper print transfer the right way round in 3 simple steps!'

Good morning, lovely people!

Today is the day when you'll learn how to transfer any newspaper or a magazine print onto your masterpiece the right way round in three simple steps, not backwards! Excited? Well, read on...

I've started an art journal page for this tutorial only and the page is not finished, but it will show you how it's done. It is very simple to do and here's how to:

STEP 1: Prepare your wording for transfer

Get a clear sellotape and stick it over your selected print. If your tape is not very wide just make sure you overlap the edges. Burnish the tape well with the back of your scissors or your bone folder. Cut it out and soak it in a bowl of water for about 5 mins and then gently rub the paper of the back of it until you have just the print. You can cut out your piece into smaller one or however you want it to look when on your piece. I used a craft magazine print and cut it into smaller pieces so I could use it here and there...