My name is Ingrid Kristina V. I’m in my early 30's, live in London with my husband-to-be and our two little girls and work in property. I have a second job - a designer for a few UK best-selling magazines, Simply Cards & Papercraft, Creative Stamping, Papercrafter, Making Cards, Die-cutting Essentials and Craft Stamper.
Anything to get my fingers inky or covered in paint :) I started making cards in 2013 after watching a few youtube videos and buying some craft magazines and got totally hooked! Art journaling followed immediately and I have re-discovered my love for drawing and painting. My biggest passion lies with mixed media and abstract art.
I am the winner of ‘Card Designer 2014’ with Simply Cards & Papercraft which resulted in me becoming the designer for the magazine.
I also design for a company called Glitzcraft. I get to showcase their own stencils, mdf designs, glitter pastes and other craft supplies. My cards are displayed during their demonstrations at expos and even made it to the craft TV.
In my free time, I like to share my work via my two blogs, the Mixed Media Word challenge blog & my personal blog IKV Designs. These two blogs are filled with my mixed media art, cards and alternations, watercolour art and other artistic explorations. I am very curious by nature and love to experiment with supplies and enjoy developing new fun techniques which I then share with others. I share my work via the Paperartsy blog now and then too.
To add to the list above, I represent DecoArt via their Blogger Outreach Programme and their Helping Artist Programme. I intend to start running my own workshops and hopefully pass some of what I know onto other enthusiasts.
I have a saying... "Dream big, work hard, reach high!" ...that I live by.
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