Thursday, 22 December 2016

GD for That's Crafty: Pocket Letter

Hi there!

Thank you for stopping by today.

I am sharing a fun project over at That's Crafty today and was hoping that you will find a minute to hop over and check it out.

I had a great fun using my fuse Tool and played with embellishments. If you like exchanging little bits and bobs with your crafting buddies then this post is for you!

Here's a little sneaky peeky....

Have a lovely time during the festive season!

Merry Christmas!

Ingrid xxx

Thursday, 15 December 2016

GD for That's Crafty + #10mindiy clips

Hi Lovelies!

I am back with more inspiration for you via the lovely That's Crafty blog and today it is more of a DIY project.

Christmas is around the corner and I find myself 'nesting' around this time as I want everything to look cozy, neat, clean and decorated so that I can enjoy the festivities to the full.

I created a few home decor items and would like to share with you my How To. Here are a couple of quick clips for you...

DIY Candle Cozies

DIY Sparkly Pom Pom Pen Holder

There is more on the That's Crafty blog so don't forget to hop over to check out the pics and more details. Thank you!

Oh, and that's right! I have set up my YouTube channel where I will be sharing these little #10mindiy projects and other full tutorials in 2017 so if you would like to see more please feel free to subscribe so the video pops up in your feed when I upload. You can also follow me via my blog here where I also share my projects made for magazines (a big year round up is coming up!) or my other socials like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest where I will share my cardmaking, mixed media, planner and diy projects and all around inspiration. Thank you!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the week to the full! Stay warm!

All the best, 

Ingrid xxx

Thursday, 8 December 2016

GD for That's Crafty: Wintery Door Hanger


I'm back with another post for That's Crafty! and this time I am sharing a mixed media project.

That's Crafty! is a wonderful shop full of various goodies and a lot of it is great for mixed media. The door hanger that I altered, for example, can be altered in many different ways. You can create some fancy sleep looking door hangers with a quote and a dash of stylish gold or make some for your kids' room to jazz it up a bit.

I also share a step by step, should you wish to recreate it. I hope you enjoy the post. Let me know your thoughts ;)

All the best,

Ingrid xxx

Friday, 2 December 2016

GD for That's Crafty!

Hi there!

I hope you are all well and are enjoying the preparations for the Holiday madness! I certainly am! :)

I am honoured to have been asked to guest design for That's Crafty in December and so you will hear from me every Thursday this month. 

Today, I'm sharing my experimental play with alcohol inks and a few fun techniques. Here's a sneak peek... 


There's more on the blog so hop over to That's Crafty!  g for more info and photos. I hope you enjoy the post. 

Best wishes, 

Ingrid xxx

Friday, 5 August 2016

Mixing Colours for Paperartsy

Hey Lovelies!

I know you haven't heard from me for a while and there is a reason behind it. We all need to take a bit of time to get things right sometimes and need to step back a bit. I will talk about it all another time. Today is a happy day and I'd like to share it with you!

I have a special post for you over at the PaperArtsy blog where I talk about colour mixing and show you a few simple steps to creating an abstract piece of art using just 5 Fresco Finish Chalk Paints

Hop over, check it out and let me know your thoughts ;) 

Big hugs to you all! 

Ingrid xxx 

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Peek into the past...

Hello there!

Thank you for stopping by!

I thought I'd share my newest work with you today. I get so little time to create for myself nowadays so when I do I tend to create art. Something worthy, shall I say.

This time I was experimenting with 3D stones and balls and some 3D Flex by Powertex. The paste was a leftover from another project and I hate wasting supplies. I simply took a canvas and created a circles in the middle using my spatula and let it dry.

I picked it up the other day and I had a real urge to create something full of texture and colour yumminess, but nothing too bright. Nothing new then... :) So I came up with this..

Once the stones and sand were adhered using a bit of light modelling paste the entire canvas was covered in a black gesso. Then I played with the DecoArt fluid acrylics - Interference Gold, Turquoise, Purple and Magenta. 

It was pretty but not what I was looking for. It needed more work... It needed more depth and colour variation and toning down. So I used more black gesso, Decoart paints like Dioxazine Purple, Transparent Red Iron Oxide and even a dash of Glamour Dust paint in Black Ice. It's almost transparent so not completely black, I'd say grey with sparkle so it was great for shading. Toned down with black gesso again, added, removed, added, removed... you get the idea... until I was happy with it. 

It was screaming for some rust. I used Oxido primer and activator to add some rust to my stones and it also added that natural colour of decay... love it! I also used it on the dry wall tape to create my rusty mesh. The little rag is a piece of linen which was dyed using Distress Inks like Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo and edges brushed onto Walnut Stain ink pad. The brads were also rusted. 

In the end I added a tiny bit of Silks in purple (or as they call it Snap Dragon) and ginger (Spiced Pumpkin). 



The baby in the photo is actually my Mum! She is held by her neighbour friend... this photo is an original and is over 50 years old. It was hidden in the drawer with some others and I thought it should be displayed instead. I love creating contrast in any way. Here I incorporated the vintage and decay into a modern way of creating art. I think it works rather well. 

The key hole cover is a real deal and was found at the Totnes Market when visiting. I found heaps of treasures like this one there and more items are waiting to be used. 

Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below or via our new Facebook Group ***Mixed Media World***. I hope to see you there! 

All the best, 

Ingrid xxx

Friday, 25 March 2016

Paperartsy meets Powertex... Guest Designer post for Paperartsy

Hi there and Happy Easter to you all!

I hope you are all well. I'm over at Paperartsy blog today with my latest piece of mixed media art using the wonderful Paperartsy and Powertex products. 

I created an abstract minimalist art using Fresco Chalk Paints, Grunge Paste and a few Powertex products. There is a full tutorial on Paperartsy blog so hop over to check it out!

I hope you like it! Feel free to share your thoughts. 

Big thank you for Leandra and Darcy for letting me share this with you! 


Ingrid xx