You are going to love Jennifer Ingle's "Indie-Art" home-spun style. You may already know Jennifer by the name "Jingle" in the blog world--she's a popular blogger. It's obvious that Jennifer loves to craft. Not only does she do cards and altered books, but also art-dolls and other fun crafty goodies. She loves to put a little sparkle of glitter here, a little lace there, add some crocheted accents and use twine to create her home-spun feel. You will love the laid-back feel of her designs. One other thing I need to mention, Jennifer was just involved in a major move, and many of these projects were created during all of that packing and unpacking, and she apologizes for a couple of the photos as she took them in a pinch at her old apartment after the lighting had all been taken down.
Here is the first project I'm sharing with you...Jennifer created this card using some of my patterned papers for Creative Imaginations which are a part of the Ooh La La Collection. The stamps are from my Encompassed Grace set for Unity Stamp Co. She added a bit of twine and hemp and a few brads and some glitter to finish off this super fun card!
Jennifer spruced up a simple pocket notebook and covered it with papers from my Cowboy Collection for Creative Imaginations. She finished it off with some copper tape (clever repurposing of a craft item made for making stained glass) and just a tiny scrap of fabric from my Wanna be a Cowboy collection for Riley Blake Designs. I think this turned out wonderfully. I love the copper tape behind the lightbulbs...if I must say..."it's simply electric!"
For this whimsical snowman card, Jennifer used papers and stickers from my Christmas Traditions collection for Creative Imaginations. Turned out cute! Love the maroon accents.
One thing you MUST know about Jennifer, is that she is an avid art-doll maker. You should see the way she talks about each individual one as she creates them...they are very dear to her. This beauty she named, Catherine. She sculpted her head and painted her makeup and eyes, then sewed a dress for her out of my Wanna be a Cowboy fabrics for Riley Blake Designs. You can read more about Catherine here. Jennifer was brilliant and added shimmer to Catherine's face withTwinkling H2O's by Luminarte (Creative Imaginations) and her hair is beautifully coiffed with acrylic paint.
I love this project because it shows how simple you can be when crafting, yet, it can have so much impact. Wouldn't you love to receive a gift wrapped like this...makes you feel loved, doesn't it! Jennifer started with a recycled chocolates box and wrapped the lid with handmade paper. I she wrapped a strip of my Harvest paper for Creative Imaginations around the box, layered a skeleton leaf over that, tied it with twill tape and then added the sticker from that same collection(Creative Imaginations). I love how pretty it looks!!!
I LOVE these place cards that Jennifer made for Thanksgiving! She used my Harvest collection for Creative Imaginations. She added glitter accents for a little sparkle. She also cut the leaves from a sheet of patterned paper and then coated each of them with a light coat of Twinkling H2O's. I love the shimmer it adds! The photos don't do this product justice. But trust me...they are so pretty and shimmery when added to a project.
I know you enjoyed getting to know Jennifer Ingle. I hope you visit her blog often. She's always got a new craft going on, and she often posts fun videos which showcase her fun spritely personality.