I'm honored to be the guest designer for the over talented Ingvild Bolme
that is surely a source of a great inspiration.....
Here is the interview from Ingvild's blog:
When did you discover paper craft, and why do you still create within this craft?
I discovered this great paper art about 5 years ago and I continue in
this journey because it offere me endless ways of expression and every
time I'm doing it it's like the first time I did it: full of inspiration
and prepared to follow new ideas.
Where do you find inspiration to your work?
I always try to make something new so sometimes I find myself thinking about how to use items and techniques in a new way.
Where, and when do you prefer to create, and how do you prefer to have it around you?
I always create in my scrap room and I love to do it with some good music that make my hands just go and create.
How does your scrap place usually look like?
My scraproom is always a bit messy when I'm creating but I thnk this is
just proper to creativity because sometimes even the mess contributes to
a great final goal. Creativity is always free of rules.
Do you have any favorite Prima – Ingvild Bolme line products?
I just love the Distressing Tool because it gives me the possibility to
distress my projects in every way, every surface and every dimension.
And here are the projects that I created inspired by Ingvild's extraordinary products and the Ingvild's view on my interpretation:
Christmas Surprise Ball
Above; Jana made this wonderful Christmas surprise ball and so beautifully decorated it in winter and Christmas colors..
Above; The beautifully distressed tag attached to the ball says "May all YOUR Christmases...". Jana used Comfort-Craft Tools - Distressing Tool and Chalk Edgers "Dark Rust" to achieve the vintage looking edges on the tag.
Above; The creative altered ball can be opened, and inside Jana so amazingly creatively added three Junkyard Findings "Typo Bulbs"
with the words "Love", "Family" and "memories" printed on, together
with some thin cords, all set together as a fun cluster with an
electricity look. Now, how clever is that?! On top of the cluster she
added a vintage looking banner with the words "... be bright!" to finish
the sentence from the tag attached outside of the ball. Also note how
detailed she covered the inside of the whole ball, including the lid.
Above; A close-up of the cool and creative "electrical cluster" made of Junkyard Findings "Typo Bulbs" and cords looking like thin wires.
Above; Chalk Edgers with chalk fluid ink from the Comfort-Craft Tools collection which are available in 40 different natural colors. Jana used the color "Dark Rust" on the her tag to achieve the brown colored edges.
Above; Comfort-Craft Distressing Tool.
This is a multi functional tool with 7-8 tools in one! As on this
image, it comes with two metal rasps, one fine and one rough. It can
easily be replaced with a simple step. The rasp can be used on several
soft materials for a distressed and "used" look. On the top of the tool
there is a fine metal file, which gives a more soft effect then the
rasp. On one side edge there is a metal edge scraper to scratch on paper
edges etc, and on the other side of the tool there is a bone folder.
The bone folder can be used to fold cards etc, and also as a "nail
effect tool", which I like to use to press down paper edges etc instead
of using my finger nails. With a simple pull you can take of the lid on
the back of the tool. Underneath there you will find a metal brush to
brush and scratch on paper, photo etc for a scratched and grunge look.
On the tip of the lid there is a shape that can be used to rub on
rub-ons. Jana used this Distressing Tool on her paper tag together with the Chalk Edger to achieve the vintage looking edges.
An amazing Christmas tree all created by the talented Jana! She
decorated a Christmas tree shape with many tiny handmade frosted balls,
colored with touches of Chalk Edger "Cold Ice". Look at this wonderful frosty looking Christmas tree! Isn't this beautiful and so creatively done?!
Look at the amazing frosted details Jana made on this project. On the
front of the tree she added the sentence "we believe" using Prima chipboard letters written "we" and a Junkyard Findings "Typo Bulbs" with the word "believe" on. I just LOVE the look of her tiny little blue balls!
Above; The Junkyard Findings "Typo Bulbs"
Jana used as a part of the sentence on her amazing winter project.
These bulbs are totally flat on the backside, so they are "half bulbs",
and fit perfectly on to all kinds of projects. Each pack has 6 bulbs
with 6 different words printed on. They are not "breakable", they are
solid and made of strong material. The Junkyard Findings bulbs are
available also in two different designs, large vintage designs, and
small sized ones. The large vintage ones are the ones Jana used on her
Christmas ball shared in this post, and the small ones she used on the
next project coming up here below.
Jana are not only talented on projects, but she also does amazing
layouts. Here you can see "Smile", a wonderful layout with a happy theme
and great little details. I really love how she use so much negative
spaces combined with amazing tiny details to look at. Wonderful art in
every way with lots of great techniques. And I love, love love the cool
color combinations used here!
Above; Here you can see how clever she used the "Small Typo Bulbs" from the Junkyard Findings collection. The thin cords with colors on are just amazing, truly creative and really inspiring!
Above; On many of the tiny little details Jana used Chalk Edgers in the color "Cold Ice" to add cool little touches. Really beautiful. Thank you Ingvild for hosting me on your blog and thank you for inspiring us with your products and especially with your marvelous art!