Friday, 4 July 2014

Playing with white...and some...

Hello and Happy 4th July to my US friends, family and blogging buddies! I hope you are all having a great day celebrating!

The sun is shining, the bouncy castle is up, my dear children are happy, the glass of Cabernet Sauvignon is smiling at me, my friend is coming to join me... life is good! Well, it is now... it was a different story earlier on, I had a specialist Dr appointment this morning and was sent to a wrong place so totally missed it. I waited for it since the beginning of June and now I have to wait another week! I wish people communicated more. Life would be much better in general.

Another great thing is that the Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog has a new challenge and I made a little something for it! 'W is for White'  it is! And what a fun I had! You know when you get an idea about a creation in your head and it doesn't leave you until you actually create it. Well, this was the case. I've had this vision in my mind for some time I just never got to doing anything about it. There's always an element of surprise when an artwork is finished as it is perhaps different to what you have imagined. But isn't it what it's all about? About the play? About letting your imagination flow and your hands doing the job? I wasn't after perfection, I just wanted to play and a result of that is my dimensional art journal page/artwork using mainly white Gesso, some paper for my handmade flowers and the collage, the cotton wool mixed with gesso for dimension, my Calypso Teal Dylusions spray, a soft pencil for sketching my girl and shading, my black Stazon, a piece of a vellum, a piece of a doily, stencils, Stampendous and Prima stamps, dies, my WOW! white embossing powder, the silver Glitter Frosting Paste by GlitzCraft and a few embellishments. I love using a cotton wool with gesso.. you might remember when I made the three canvases using exactly that. If not, you can check them out HERE.

Here are some photos...

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

Ingrid xx


  1. Ingrid,I think you may have created a winner there! Love it,it's so calm looking,wow you really are on a roll now!

    Yes it is annoying when you get wrong information,happens too often unfortunately.

    Still,at least you sound nice and chilled now which is good.

    Lovely weekend again Ingrid,hope you are planning even more fantastic art over the weekend :)

    Donna xx

  2. Stunning work Ingrid, as always I think, I love it...
    Hope you get sorted with your Dr very soon...take

  3. Wow Ingrid, this is absolutely stunning! I love your drawing of the beautiful lady and the gorgeous headpiece you created for her. The blue looks wonderful against the white background. A stunning piece of work.

    Sorry to hear about you missing your appointment, hope it all goes well next time! Anne xx

  4. Oh wow Ingrid this is sensational, stunningly gorgeous...Love your style ..
    Hope you day is good after the mess up...
    The Journey is the Start

  5. Oh my goodness! This is stunning Ingrid. Your sketching is so beautiful, I love all the texture, gorgeous shades of blue with the white and wonderful detailing.
    I hope you are having a good weekend.
    Sue xx

  6. A wonderful piece of art and I adore your style. There is just so much to look at with this piece and it's just fabulous! Thank you for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  7. This is so lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  8. Gorgeous project! Love all the texture and blossoms! Fantastic use of white space! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. Wow! This piece is incredible! I love how you successfully combined so many different techniques and mediums. The color palette is gorgeous and the subject matter is striking. I am so deeply impressed with your drawing skills! How talented you are to have brought this girl to life from your creative vision! She is beautiful and I love that you had your own sketch be a major focal point. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at this project and am so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  10. WOw, this is a gorgeous piece! Love all the wonderful textures, colours and details and the drawing is fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!!

  11. Another stunning piece, this is beautiful, so textural Ingrid. x

  12. WOW Ingrid, this is absolutely stunning - fabulous textures and that pop of colour - WOW again.
    Avril x

  13. Hi Just stumbled across from Redanne's site and saw this, wow this is stunning. Amazing artwork and very jealous as I wish I could do stuff like this (still in training really :) ) Will be signing up to follow for sure x


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