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14 February, 2017

Special Guest Spotlight on
Ingrid Gooyer

We are back today with yet another fabulous Guest Designer
whom we know you will absolutely love!

Ingrid Gooyer is a tremendously talented artist whose attention 
to detail is simply awe inspiring. Her romantic shabby style was 
the perfect match for this month's challenge board and 
we are so thrilled to have her join us as our February Special Guest! 

Learn a bit more about Ingrid as she introduces herself:

"Hello! My name is Ingrid Gooyer and I live in the Netherlands.
I am married to the best hubby and together we have two beautiful girls.
Thanks to my mom and dad, who were also very creative, I was always
busy throughout my life with artistic hobbies: knitting, painting, crocheting, 
calligraphy, making all of my kids' clothes and many many more.
In 2016, I discovered scrapbooking. It was a great way to showcase
all of my photos, another favorite hobby of mine! I fell in love with
lovely papers, but the last two years, I have really come to adore everything
that is mixed media.  There is nothing better for me than to be in my small
craft room, playing with all my paints!  Pure crafty heaven!"

You can visit Ingrid and see more of her art at the links below:

Here is a reminder of our February TOGETHER & AMPERSAND challenge
which inspired Ingrid to create the beautiful project that immediately follows:

Here is how Ingrid describes how she was inspired by our word
and how she incorporated our creative challenge:

"I was inspired by the word TOGETHER to create this piece featuring a photo
of our walking shoes.  My hubby and I really love to take long nature walks and
any days spent together this way are so special to us... precious time together, 
enjoying each other's company and all of nature's beauty!
So I came up with this layout including all that: together, love and nature.
And of course, I added an AMPERSAND in my title!"

We absolutely adore Ingrid's photo and how it embodies 'togetherness'.
As are all of Ingrid's creations, this one contains fantastic mixed media
techniques on the background with fabulous flower clusters!
Truly gorgeous!  

Here are some close-ups:

A big THANK YOU to Ingrid for agreeing to be our February Special Guest!

We have no doubt that Ingrid's beautiful creation will inspire you
to play along with this month's Main Challenge if you haven't already done so!!

Link up your project in our sidebar by February 28th!


  1. Ingrid your layout is stunning !! I love what you created. The picture is such a fun and original idea. And your flowers make me speechless !!! Those with white edges ate so pretty ! Did you make the flowers yourself ?
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely art.
    Hugs from Monica

  2. It's so gorgeous, I really love your style Ingrid! Thank you for being our guest this month!

  3. Wow! Thanks so much Ingrid! I adore your photo - it depicts the word "Together" perfectly!

  4. What a stunning piece from our Special Guest! Thank you for joining us Ingrid!!

  5. Gorgeous as always Ingrid. Love your work ❤❤❤

  6. Wow!!!Very fabulous layout! I love your style! Xx

  7. This is so stunning, your work is always so fabulous!! Thank you for joining us for this month!!! xx

  8. This is gorgeous Ingrid, love the colours, design, layers, textures and the photo. A beautiful and inspirational take on the challenge. x

  9. Wow Ingrid this is fantastic, I love your work so much! This layout is perfect in every points!

  10. Amazing work Ingrid, I am always in awe when you create something magical like this stunning piece of art! Thank you for being our guest this month!

  11. Ingrid, what a sweet and romantic you made it work!I love this delicate chipboard with hearts and a beautiful composition of flowers.
    Thank you very much for such a beautiful piece for our blog!

  12. As always, stunningly BEAUTIFUL Ingrid. Thanks so much for being our guest designer this month.

  13. Gorgeous. Love those chipboard chains with the hearts. Hugz


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