Pamellia here and I am so excited to finally get the chance to introduce you to our surprise guest for May. This lady has been such an inspiration to me. Not only is she talented, but she is a wonderful and sweet person. I feel so blessed to have found her in blog land and even more blessed to call her my friend! I do hope you will all join me in welcoming Ingrid of Ingrid's Crafts Corner!!
Ingrid here with a make for two special ladies in my life. One happens to be my dear Mum whose birthday it is today and this little canvas was made for her as a reminder that despite the fact we all become eeerm...vintage... one day, but the memories will keep the soul young. The second special lady is my dear friend Pamellia who has kindly invited me to guest design for you all today on her gorgeous new challenge blog. When creating this canvas I had both of them in my mind. For my Mum I used a photo she gave me... we stood in the field of flowers when this photo was taken nearly 30 years ago. I love that photo. I grew up surrounded by beautiful nature and, as we say, liked to play in God's garden. Being a child I picked some of those flowers so I do hope he's not cross with me :)
Pamellia's theme for this challenge is 'Vintage Garden' and I tried very hard not to sway from the theme... I used an old photo, used flowers, vines, fern, various leaves and more, I used Vintage Photo & Victorian Velvet Distress Inks to colour the artwork and a few tricks to age it even more. I didn't want this post to be too long so you will find more info and more photos on my blog Ingrid's Crafts Corner.
It all started with a bit of gesso, I added some left over small tags, a few burlap squares for extra texture. Next came the sand paste by DecoArt through the lovely Lattice work Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz. Then it was just about building layers with wooden pieces that came with the canvas and the two small canvases containing aged images.
Some flowers I used were handmade using the Flower die by Joy crafts, some were paper flowers from my stash. The vines were added using my heat gun. I also sprinkled some micro beads & glass beads over a few areas, let it dry & painted everything with Gesso again. In the end I used the Victorian Velvet & Vintage Photo Distress Stains to add colour. Sponging some Potting Soil Archival Ink and a bit of Black Stazon just added to the aged look. The White Shabby frantage by Stampendous added highlights to the lighter areas. Here are some close ups...
A little bit about me...
Ingrid Kristina V = a designer, a cardmaker, an amateur yet enthusiastic artist 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. Their current issue shows a few cards I made for a very special and exclusive interview with Tim Holtz! Don't miss it, it is certainly one to keep ;)
A big thank you to Pamellia for the invite and for being so wonderful. It is always a pleasure and an honour. I look forward to seeing all your interpretations of the Vintage Garden theme and hope you like mine ;)
Have a wonderful day! Ingrid xxx
WOW, WOW, WOW, isn't that inspiring! Ingrid has truly made a mixed media work of art! The textures and colours are just to die for!! I told you she was talented, didn't I! I hope that seeing Ingrid's wonderful creation will inspire you to join us for our current challenge, Vintage Garden!
You have until the 4th of June to play - and you'll find all the challenge details as well as lots of inspiration from the brilliant Anything But Cute design team by clicking on the challenge link.