Have you seen who the September Muse is at Case Study Challenge? It's the super talented Debbie Hughes! I think I will be entering multiple times!
ETA: I've just seen that the lovely Darnell has another NBUS challenge, which is to make 2 cards with the same stamp. So I've made a second card, this time embossing in gold on vellum.
Now, I do hope you keep on reading, because I was asked by my friend Shirley Bampton of Shirley's Stamping Stuff to take part in A Blog Hop with a Difference, where you answer a few questions about yourself , then nominate others to do the same. I have admired Shirley's creativity for a few years and she just seems to keep getting better and better! I had to include a butterfly and some splatters in my card, especially for Shirley!
What project am I working on right now?
I've been working with some water colour and since I have to wait for it to dry, I've got 4 cards going at the same time. They're not for any particular challenge, I just felt like having a play.
How long does it take you to create a project?
If I have a 'ping' moment it can come together within an hour, but often I start something, then get distracted and might then be inspired by something else I see and start another project... Hmmm, I see a pattern emerging!
What are my fave things I like to create with at the moment?
I'm really in to Flora and Fauna stamps and all the big sentiments at the moment. I get really excited when I hear about a new (or new to me) medium and want to rush out and buy it. I just love having a huge choice of media to colour my projects with ie distress inks/markers/paints , water colours (love my Inktense pencils, gelatos, PanPastels, spray inks .....
Lately I've been learning how to do more with my Silhouette Portrait and I want to get back to my Gelliplate too.
How does my creative process work?
Whether I'm creating for a design team or for a challenge, I usually begin by looking at Pinterest, flickr and/or Google images, just to get some ideas. The next step is usually to choose which stamp or possibly die-cut to use and then if it's not a colour specific challenge, I will then think about colours. I usually create for a challenge or DT, but if I start to lose my Mojo, I prefer to just play.
How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Challenges are definitely my number one kick start - it's good to be involved and connect with other people and of course get feedback. I often use Google images and them jump over to Pinterest and Flickr. If I don't have a specific project in mind, I like to watch a You Tube tutorial about a new technique or product - that always inspires me. I love the Online Card Classes and checking out some of my fave blogs.
What is my signature style?
A bit of everything! I love colour, CAS, mixed media and watercolour!
I'm not sure whether anyone would see a card and recognise it as mine.
One random fact about me
I love crime novels
Now it's time to nominate 2 people who inspire me. I have chosen 2 people who live in the same city as me, because it is extra inspiring to see what they do in real life.
First up is Cecilia Hsieh of Cecilia's cards. We first met about 3 years ago I think, when we decided to share postage on an order from the States and since then we've had a few catch ups and even been on an amazing craft retreat together. Cecelia said she'd be happy to be nominated as long as it didn't involve a bucket of ice! Here is an example of her gorgeous creations.
|You can see we like the same stamps!|
Next up is Lyndal Higgins of Ideas & Paper. I met Lyndal a couple of years ago, when I was catching up with Cecilia. Lyndal also came to the craft retreat and not only that, she lives 5 minutes away from me, so we get to create together! Yay! Lyndal and I are on the Mixed Media card challenge DT together and we were both guest designing for Winnie & Walter last month. Small world isn't it!!!
|This mini album is absolutely incredible!|
Well done if you managed to get to the end of this post! I really do appreciate you visiting and all your lovely comments! Don't forget to check out Lyndal and Cecilia's blogs.
ETA: I'm also entering this in the Simon Wednesday challenge which is to celebrate Stamptember by stamping and the Simon Monday Challenge which is also about being bold in your stamping.
Well I stamped the image twice and it is a big stamp, so I hope it counts!
Also entering this in the City Crafter Challenge ( one of my fave challenges, but I don't play there often enough!) where the lovely Charlene has come up with the theme - I See Clearly. My card has the vellum overlay.