Ok, so I have been asked by several ladies to contribute to this blog series going on, where you give a little insight to your creative process. Well, I haven't participated because I hate finding other people to continue the hop with. I don't even like doing things like that on Instagram. LOL But I'm going to break the rules. I'm going to share my answers to these questions and then link you up to all the lovely ladies that asked me to participate in this. So then you can see the posts they have already done on this!
Right now I have several projects in the works. A mini album for my sister's 16th birthday, a mini album of my trip to Broken Bow, OK, from a few weeks ago, and I'm also working on some little fall- themed treat boxes for my co-workers.
How long does it take me to create a project?
Umm… depends on what it is. I can whip a card out it probably around an hour. A layout takes me probably 1-2 hours. Projects like treat bags take days because usually I use paint or something that has to dry. One thing I CANNOT do is work on a layout and then come back to it the next day. I lose my inspiration and end up taking whatever I'm working on apart and putting it back in my stash.
What are my favorite things to create with at the moment?
Oh my goodness-- I've found myself reaching for diecuts, tags, and word stickers lately.
How does my creative process work?
I start with something I'm inspired by. Whether it's a sketch challenge I want to do, or just a photo I want to scrap. I then decide which papers to use, whether I want to use just one line or use odds and ends, and start creating. I HAVE to have my photo to scrapbook. I have tried scrapping without the specific photos and it just doesn't work. I guess that means I create around the photo. What looks good layered around the photo, what colors won't clash with the photo, etc. I usually work in layers. I will layer my papers, add tags/ doilies/ other flat objects, then add more bulky embellishments. Wood veneer and enamel dots are the last thing I add, along with little things like mist splatters or tiny paperclips.
How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
Ooh. That's hard. Sometimes I find it so hard to stay inspired. Well, I should say scrappily inspired (yes, I just made that word up). Everything is inspiring to me. I think it's becoming more that way because of the art classes I'm taking in college. If I'm in a creative rut, I like to find ANYTHING that is inspiring around me and work that into a layout. Whether it's a fun quote I want to use, a color combo I find quite classy, or even if it's just a new scrapbook product I want to use. I have also found out that, for me, buying new scrapbook supplies keeps me inspired as well. I always want to use my new stuff first! :)
What is my signature style?
I would describe my style as clean with a bit of artsy-ness thrown in. I love adding paint and mist splatters to my pages, along with using lots of textures. Textures are my fave. I love patterns, too.
Here are the bloggers that "nominated" me. Be sure to visit their blogs, too!
Katie- She is amazing at artsy things and tutorials. Her little fox creations are the cutest things ever!!
Kelly- I love Kelly's pocket scrapbooking and how she documents the every day moments as well as the big moments in life.
Cassie- If you want to see some serious Silhouette skills, visit Cassie's site. Cassie is the queen of using cool Cameo diecuts.
I'll be back tomorrow with some HAPPY news. Be sure to check back! :)