Monday, June 30, 2014

Bellelive Blog Tour

I was recently nominated by one of my talented artsy friend/student Karen Siegel Fitting at Photos Kept Alive.

Here is her lovely post in case you missed it!

The questions

There are four questions tour participants are asked to answer.

What am I working on?
I suppose that I can better answer this question by changing it to “what’s my creative mojo telling me to pick up” lol!

This is a hard one!!! I’m always working on a few different things at one time. It all depends on which one is just calling my name out!   Presently I’m going through a “highlighter” color phase. These totally 80’s vivacious neon colors are just calling to me. I have created a slew of Gelli Prints on paper and fabric. With these fantastic prints, I have made Art Journals, pencil cases, sets for Project Life cards, and the list goes on. I am also working on my acrylic and watercolor skills.

My love for Mixed Media drives me beyond boundaries - so I always find myself pushing forward and experimenting.
How does my work differ from others of its genre?

Hmm let’s see the easiest way to answer this question is by saying that I am always changing and transforming, I see things in “color” if that makes any sense! A simple walk through my neighborhood can trigger an artsy adventure… Ever since I can remember one of my biggest strengths has been my ability to see something that at first glance maybe simple and changing it into something interesting or pleasing to the eye.

Here are some pictures of my latest acrylic paintings.

Why do I create what I do?

I create to make “me” happy! I know that that may sound a little - arrogant or snobby -even but, believe me I don’t have those “qualities in me”…  When I pick up a brush, a marker, or just simply ink up my fingers there is something that rises up from within me and takes over my senses. This awe-inspiring feeling transfers into wanting to teach what I do/create. I want to share with others the incredible feeling you get when you just let go and remove all the stress, pressures, and every day “rules” that keeps us up boxed up!
 So what if my – or your art is not what society calls “pretty”? 

I make art for me! Now do you see what I mean? Making sense so far? Creativity is not a measure of skill, but a passion from within. When I teach a class I ask my students to just let go! I explain how there are endless possibilities in art and how it’s “not important to copy something exactly, but rather making it yours” and being happy with that.

Here I want to share an example of how I play with Mixed Media and texture.
Ok so the tour continues!
I will now send you over to visit and show some love to three different creative bloggers from around the globe. I have nominated these extraordinary friends of mine who blog their own stunning and creatively artsy journey! 

Meet Kate Palmer aka Sparkle Tart

Kate is an amazing Australian Mixed Media artist and crafter! I learned about Kate and her inspiring art when I started designing for LSG way back in 2009! She has inspired me with her drop-dead-gorgeous art and radiant attitude!  
Meet Sharon M. The Night Owl Scrapper

In my artsy adventurous journey I have met many people but, I have to say that Sharon has not only been an amazing artist but a true friend! I have had the pleasure of meeting Sharon on a couple of occasions even though we literally live 3500 miles from each other we have so many things in common. I am blessed to have met her and able to communicate with her beyond our artsy endeavor.

Meet Jo Paper Drama

I meet Jo while designing for some of the same design teams past and present. Jo has a charming attitude and creates stunning pieces and spectacular cards! She does wonders with Copic Markers and has definitely been an inspiration to me. 

Thanks again to Karen Siegel Fitting at Photos Kept Alive who tagged me!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

4th of July Invitation

Hi Everyone Ivett here again! I just got my 4th of July decorations out the other day and I’ve been busy working on plans for our 4th of July party. We usually host a BBQ at our home so when it come to decorating our home it's quite fun! 
I thought it would be nice to create some unique place tag holders, gift tags for the kid's treats, and these beautiful cards for some of our closets friends as invites! 

I took some white card stock and used it as my card base topped it off with some white corrugated cardboard that I distressed with some Distress Ink in Faded Jeans. Then I colored an image of this wonderful little girl – doesn’t she look mischievous? 

Unfortunately I didn’t save the info on her so I can’t give credit back. Then I added my image some banners and of course my beautiful Carnations from I Am Roses. I added some distress ink in Festive Berries, and Faded Jeans to them. I also used a miniature rose in her hair and added Faded Berries distress ink to the white rose as well.
I Am Roses flowers used were:
Mini Rose R2 – 15
Carnations CA1
Copic Markers I used were:
R29, R27, R11, R00
B93, B95, B97, B00
E000, E00, E17, E33, E37, 0

Friday, June 20, 2014

Watercoloring @ the park!

Hi Everyone Ivett here again!This week I was able to go to the park sit back and relax. It's often that I get to do this and as an added bonus I brought some of my Daniel Smith watercolor paints, Lindy's Stamp gang Flat Fabios, and wonderful Fabriano watercolor paper! I have always loved the look of watercolor but, have never taken any classes or instruction on it so be nice! Here is what I "painted"...


Leave me a comment and tell me what you think? 
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Feathery Faith Page (on tonight's Ustream show)!

Hi everyone Ivett here again to share a quick project with you! For those of you that don't already know I host a live Ustream on Wednesday nights and tonight was no exception.
I took my large Dylusions Art Journal and created this Feathery Faith Page. I added gesso to the raw page then i added various tones of turquoise and aqua to the background. I then stenciled in the feathers with a Crafters Workshop stencil and added stickers for the word faith.
Here is the link to my Ustream channel:

Thanks for stopping by and see you on Wednesday!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Library Photo Drawer {LSG}

Hi Everyone Ivett here again! This Wednesday I want to share this handsome little Library Photo Drawer that I put together for you all. 
I took an unfinished wooden box and converted it in to this adorable picture storage Library drawer to hold pictures of my boys. 
I used twelve jeweled toned Starburst Sprays, a beautiful Moon Shadow mist, and 7 Gypsies Framlits die. Behind the ornately pressed fronts I will be adding school pictures of my boys. 
Above you can see the amazing colors and vibrancy on each Library card! I have a full video tutorial for you so sit back and watch! I hope to inspire you to make one for yourself! See you all soon
As I say, farewell, not goodbye. Until the next time. Stay healthy, happy and inspired!
With much love,


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Trust, Dream, Live Art Journal Page (June Challenge for LSG)

 Hi Everyone can you believe it? It's June already!!! 

I want to share this art journal page that I created as my June Color Challenge for Lindy's Stamp Gang this month. 
And if that wasn't enough we have a brand new Flat Fabio set called Under the Boardwalk! 

I created this page by spraying and adding my spray to white paint to be able to stencil in my background, then I prayed some more and added this beautiful wooden butterfly and of course then I added embossing powders in: 

The sprays I used were:

Altered Frame for IAR

Hi everyone Ivett here again  and Happy June to all of you!!!I want to share a project with you on behalf of I Am Roses! 
For this months challenge we were asked to incorporate a frame to our project. I used a frame that I had laying around the house and decided to create this cutie for my guest bedroom this summer. 
I used a few of my fabulous roses and some punched out butterflies and added them to some beautiful background paper. 
 Make sure to stop by our challenge blog and participate in our awesome challenges every month! Don't forget to check us out on our Facebook page for new releases and important info updates!