Saturday, 30 August 2014

TECHNIQUE ALERT: Crinkle Transfer Technique


I'd like to welcome my lovely and very talented new blog buddies. It's great to have you here.

I will be on a holiday from Monday for a week so this is most likely my last post. I don't think I will have an online access during my holiday. I couldn't possibly leave without leaving a little something for you to get inspired by.. I have come up with a new fun technique that is super-easy and super-fun so you can play whilst I'm away ;)

I think the hardest part was to think of a name of this technique :) I think it is slightly similar to my Tie Dye Technique as it also using Dylusions and you end up with a pattern transfer. Only this one is easier! I'm going to explain and show you photos of the process. So here's my step by step...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Shaker Card (1 Background - 2 CAS Cards)

Hello again!

Please hop over HERE to see my first card I made with the same background, but added a different fun element to it ;)

The background I use for this card is the same Tie Dye one used on the first card.. I'll show you the photos here too...

Slider Card (1 Background - 2 CAS Cards)


Warm welcome to my new followers, it's great to have you here! Big hugs to my loyal blog buddies, I will be in touch soon! x

I have two cards to show you today. What they have in common is that they are both made using one background created using my Tie Dye Technique. They are both CAS cards, but both have a different element of fun to them. I will post about them separately though so I can enter them into some challenges too.

This is the background...

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

So proud and happy!


I recently received a couple of wonderful news that I'd like to share with you!

#1 - I am the WINNER of the... 
Summer Music Challenge
Volume #1 (Freedom by George Michael) and this was the winning artwork... 

You can read my original post of how it as created and  a little bit about my artwork HERE
I am so proud to have won this challenge! I am also very grateful to the oh-so talented Mixed Media Design Team for selecting my artwork. I am so glad they all liked it. Their own art is very inspirational and in my mind their blog is THE place for any mixed media inspiration. This is why I am absolutely ecstatic about winning this challenge! If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing the work of these talented ladies then please head over check it out by clicking on their logo below... 

#2 - I am the WINNER at the... 

Autumn/Steampunk Challenge and this is the winning artwork... 

You can find the original post HERE. Thank you so much to the DT for selecting my artwork, I'm so pleased that you like it! I'm very honoured to be displaying the winner's badge on my blog! I am most grateful and proud! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and putting up with my boasting :) I am just very happy right now and had to tell someone ;)

I will be back with some other artsy goodness soon so stay tuned! 
Have a fab day! 

Ingrid xxx 

Friday, 22 August 2014



How are you all? I'd like to welcome my new lovely followers! So nice to have you nearby! Feel free to get in touch!
My dear blog buddies, I know I have been a bit quiet in the last few days, I will be visiting your blogs soon! I have been super-busy here at home and also made a Christmas card that I can't really show you so... here I am a few days later with an A5 size artwork using my little technique and Tim Holtz's gorgeous dragonfly die that my blog buddy and a friend Donna kindly sent me to try out before I go ahead and buy the die. OMG! I'm in love with the dragonfly die cut! So pretty!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Collaboration with Donna (Artfully Challenged)


I hope you've had a lovely day! I'm sorry for posting so late, I hope you are sitting nicely with a cup of tea in your hand. Don't worry, this is a short post, I just want you to be comfy ;)

I have been lucky to have made a friend through blogging and we have had some fun together! Donna aka Artfully Challenged recently received some of my Tie Dye backgrounds and made a wonderful card with it. Well this time, Donna sent me some of her gorgeous background tags prepped with her fresco paints and some little bits and bobs with them to me so I could have some fun too ;)

Now, to explain, I get all sentimental when a friend gifts me something and tend to treasure it. Well, this is no different so I wanted to make this tag to remind me of Donna without even reading my little note at the back of it so I decided to put it together with items that Donna sent with the backgrounds. That was fun!

Friday, 15 August 2014

CASE-ing with a twist


I hope you enjoyed my first post this morning and are geared up for the 'Recycle It!' challenge!

My craft corner was such a mess after a few crafting sessions and needed a little tidy up. The moment I started organising and going through it all I came across a Sizzix embossing folder that reminded me of the lattice on Anita's card that is being cased over at the TIME OUT CHALLENGES at the moment. The challenge is called CASE it with your own twist so I got my craft supplies together (well, one one pile as they really were all over my kitchen at the time) and got cracking. This is what I came up with...

And just for reference, here's the beautiful card that Anita made:

Friday, 8 August 2014

'Autumn' - mixed media/abstract art


Just a quick post (second one today! You can find the first one HERE) to show you my recently finished artwork. I was quite a naughty girl and thought it was Wednesday when it was already Thursday and made my DT card at the last minute and didn't get to finish this piece until this morning. This is why I've been quite. It seems that life is passing me by here... Hands up who's guilty of getting days wrong! No? Just me then... :)

I recently posted about Stamping with leaves where I showed you a pile of book pages covered in paint. Well, today I wanted to show you what you can do with them....

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Stamping with leaves

Good morning!

Welcome to my new followers! It's great to have you close by! What a talented bunch of people have joined my blog, I'm the luckiest crafter ever!
I hope your week is going well? Mine is not too bad, I just received my lovely prize from Pan Pastel UK, a mask and a lovely Orange Tint pan pastel with a sponge and I can't wait to try them out! But before I do I have something to show you.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Whimsical Frida Kahlo

Good morning!

Hello to all my lovely blog buddies and warm welcome to my new followers. It's so lovely to share my creations with you and be over at your blog by the click of a button!

I have something a little bit different for you. I've been recently introduced to the ART JOURNAL JOURNEY blog by Susi, my blog buddy and an amazing artist and art journaler! If you are not familiar with her work then hop over to her blog, because you'll be in for a real treat!  So, thank you, Susi!

The Art Journal Journey blog has monthly challenges for art journalers, painters, artists and this month's theme is 'Frida Kahlo'. How could I resist? If you aren't sure who Frida was then hop over to the challenge blog where you will find a little bit about this wonderful artist.