Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Ingrid Kristina is wowing us with colour today!

Hi there!

We're delighted to be joined by Ingrid Kristina this morning as our talented guest and a previous DTMSM blog badge winner.  There is no doubt in our mind that you'll love her project...




Ingrid Kristina V = a cardmaker, an amateur yet enthusiastic arstist and an explorer of all artistic :) If you visit my blog you will find anything from cards, journaling, fun tutorials, results of my experiments and wild ideas, but mainly mixed media projects. I love creating abstract art and mixed media is my most go to when I create. There is nothing more satisfying that creating various textures and patterns and adding colour with a dash of grunge. I tend to create rather organic patterns and love using anything naturally aged. Fabric and other materials are so much fun too! If you share my passion I would like to invite you to join my blog Ingrid's Crafts Corner. I also run a  mixed media challenge blog Mixed Media World where my dear talented friends and I share our creations organise fun challenges for you to join. If you prefer cardmaking then simply purchase an issue of the wonderful UK nationwide magazine Simply Cards and Papercraft where I share my projects as a Designer. 

A big thank you to Christ and her wonderful team for inviting me to share my project here with you today! It is always a pleasure and an honour. 

Have a wonderful day! 

Ingrid xxx
 
I spent so much time brainstorming and creating and chucking in the bin when I decided to stop brainstorming and trying so hard and embraced the simple play with colours. 
 
I got my beloved Brusho crystals out and started adding colours to my wet watercolour paper, sprinkled some coarse salt over some areas to create the blotchy effect and let it dry. I cut it to size and added the wording with the label embellishment to front, painted a couple of grey boards in black gesso, glued on top and punched holes adding some eyelets. 
I intend to add the rings when I can finally find them and put together as covers with some watercolour paper. This will now be my watercolour journal.  I look forward to filling it with pages of watercolour paintings.



How fabulous is this!!??  Such richness in the colours and yet another brilliant spin on the 'Simply scenic' theme.  Very creative and absolutely gorgeous Ingrid Kristina, thank you!

How are you doing with your entry?  Have you decided on your project yet, started it?  We'd like to see more of how you're interpreting this theme.  One entrant will be the lucky winner of the £20 shop voucher from our generous sponsor Country View Crafts but we also have 4 blog badges to give away.  All winners will be invited to join us as guests for a future challenge too!

Trace will be here on Thursday so we hope you'll join us again then!

Have a great day!  >:o)

Chris and the CVC team xxx

12 comments:

Inky and Quirky said...

Big congrats on your GDT spot Ingrid and wow what an amazing creation too,fab!
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Congratulations Ingrid !
Love this beautiful dreamy scene you have created with mixed media!

Ellie Knol said...

Happy to see you here as well Ingrid! I enjoy your ART!

Sue Butler said...

Hello Ingrid,
I am loving the palette; it is striking. This is a a beautiful interpretation of our challenge this month.
Smiles:)
Sue

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Thank you very much, Inky! :) I'm so glad you like it! Xxx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Thank you, Shilpa! So sweet of you! X

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Many thanks, Ellie! It's lovely to hear this from such a pro! Love your work too! Xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Many thanks, Sue! I'm so glad you like it. It's lovely to be here with you talented ladies, even for a day ;) big hugs, x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Many thanks for inviting me to share my work with you today, Chris, for you.. Anytime! All the very best! Hugs, Ingrid xx

JackieP Neal said...

Ingrid,
such stunning pages! Your coloring is gorgeous, melding together so beautifully!! Thank you so much for sharing! xo

Sara Barker said...

Lovely watercolor journal cover! The colors are just yummy, and what a beautiful effect you have achieved! I agree that sometime you just have to go with the flow, and let creativity take over. You have got such enormous talent! Congrats on your Guest DT spot, and thank you for sharing your project with us! Hugs!

Kerstin F. said...

Fabulous, the colour combination is really fantastic!!