Hello! Welcome to Ivory Pumpkin. Here you'll find snippets of things that I like and, hopefully soon, of things that I've created. Please stay awhile and browse.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Our time has come...enjoy yourselves on the magical day!
Mommy Pumpkin by Paulina Cassidy

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

My Dive into the World of ATC's......

I've often wondered about these beautiful little creations I see on some of my fellow bloggers sites. Gorgeous creations adorned with glitter, bits of lace or beautiful, little, handpainted masterpieces. After some input from Becky and Lynne at Moonlight Journey I've decided to take the plunge and try to create some ATC's myself.

As I mentioned to Becky and Lynne, I have a ton of bits of paper, fabric, lace, stamps, colored pencils and chalks that have been sitting in my closet for years. I've always liked collage work (haven't done it for years though!) and I thought ATC's would be a great medium for all of my bits of stuff and, they are small. It's not too intimidating working on a 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch piece of card.

Here are my first one's. Would love to know what you guys think any advice is appreciated and I would love to participate in a swap someday....

This is my very first one....

My second one....

I'm sending this one to my sister.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Artistic Credit

I would like to take a moment to give artistic credit where it is due. I've received so many compliments on the Night Sky pendant that, even though it was not required by the artist,  I feel only fair to give credit where it is due.

The digital image for the pendant was created by Robin Camps at Rowan Tree Design. She has a great shop over on etsy, Rowan Tree Design. Some of the other pendants I've created have been designed by her as well (some of the witch and leaf pendants I've made). She gives permission on her etsy shop to create jewelry or other designs and sell them but, not to sell them as is.

I feel very strongly about receiving permission from the artists for using images in the jewelry that I create. I either receive permission from the artist (it's usally given on their etsy site how the images can or cannot be used), or  I  use images that are in the public domain.

I've done some research on copyrights, in particular vintage images, since that's what I like to use. Here is a link that gives a good basic explanation of what is considered in the public domain.

I also ask permission from artists if I can use their images on my blog. I post a lot of Paulina Cassidy's work on my blog and it has been with her permission only that I do  this.

So many of ou have such creative minds - you do things with digital art that I can only hope to do.I am just glad that you all share with the rest of the world.

Thank you,

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Winner for Le Mysterieaux Carnival Give-Away.....

.....the winner is Dogs Mom Visits! Congrats! Dogs Mom will be receiving the midnight sky pendant and a few other surpize goodies.

Another annoucement is that I'll be hosting more give-aways for the rest of October! I have soooo much stuff that I've created things are starting to overflow. So what better way to make room that to give it all away!

So, if you're interested in this fall pendant, leave me a comment and next Sunday, by a random number generator someone will be picked.

I'd like to give credit to RowanTreeDesign for creating the graphic. She has a great shop on etsy and is very kind in giving permission for her designs to be used in jewelry, art, atc's, etc.

May the good luck goblins be with you,

Monday, October 8, 2012

Last Day for the Sale at my Etsy shop

Today is the last day for the sale at my etsy shop. Use the coupon code "october2012" to receive 20% off! Sale is until midnight tonight.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Le Mysterieaux Carnival

Le Mysterieaux Carnival - Are You Ready?

I have my ticket. Do you have yours? I'm so looking forward to visiting your carnivals and parties. I hope you enjoy visiting mine. I'll put on my best hat and grab my broom and whisk away your parties.
I'm having a little give-away for visiting my party. It's a pendant I made. It's what I think the night sky would look like during our party and while I'm whooshing around the sky. If you'd like to be eligible for the give-away. Leave a comment, nothing special, just let me know you dropped by. You can follow my blog or not. Some other trinkets will be included but, those are a surprise!

I'll be leaving this post up for at least a week so there will be time for everyone to visit. Thank you for flying by!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

New Items at Ivory Pumpkin and, the Sale is Still On!

Here are some new items I've posted on my shop the past few days. The 20% off sale is still going on until October 8th. Just enter the coupon code "october2012" to receive the 20% off! Thank you for visiting!