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Sunday, July 13, 2014

More about me Blog hop

More about Me 

I have been asked by Tina Connolly to join a  

I is a neat way of getting to know us designers and blog authors 
You can check out Tina's Blog
A list of my tagged blog friends are below.
They will be posting on 21st July hopefully so you can follow
who inspires them too
 Getting to know me ...

1. What am I working on right now .

I am working on Christmas designs right now
 for the various design teams 
I am on, and of course classes
but also completing a range of Inner goddess
canvases. I will be teaching these 
at the stores I hold classes.


You can join me to make a smaller version of this canvas 

2. How long does it take to create a project .
I can take days to finish a project, especially a canvas.
But a layout can take just a day. Sometimes 
I can wake up with a project visualized in my mind
and can work really quickly.
other times like everybody I can struggle to make a
bunch of products to work with me.  

This layout for instance was in my head and came easily

3. What are my fave things I love to create with at the moment 

I have two kind of things I create,
one is little neat paper crafted fripperies.
Kind of a 3 D card.
The other type of thing I like to create is a
Mixed media project either 
a canvas, off the page or layout. I am either neat or messy, 
I can do both types of work, so I am usually
 using stencils, spray mists, chipboard and dies.

4. How does my creating process work
Whether I have a complete concept in my mind or not, 
I usually do up a sketch of my idea.
So when I have a project to do for a design team. commission
 or class I refer to my book of sketches. 
I don't start with a photo, I usually start with a concept and 
choose the photo that will suit the best, tie it in with a technique 
and product. I like to think of other ways to do things, 
like what if I.....and use products in ways they were not intended.  

like old paint brushes  

or lots of chipboard as a background

5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired .
I am inspired by everything, it can be a TV show, nature,
fashion anything that I see that pleases me and gives me
an idea. I will always jot this down for later use. 
I keep a large note book 
always handy. Recently I was inspired by the
Maleficent the movie and 
can see a layout using the rich teals and gold of the
gowns in the movie.
Other ways I stay inspired is blogs,
web and other designers.
None of us can design in a vacuum, so I always
take great creative mojo from what I see around me.
A lot of the time one project feeds off another
as I will come up 
with further concepts while completing one. 

These two shoes came from the same idea, 
I just thought of another theme
to use for the second one, as in the ruby slippers in the 
Wizard of Oz

6. What is my signature style
My style has changed over the years
and I am not really
the best person to ask "what my style is" It just is..
However my students and peers always 
say they can recognize my 
work, so I must have one.
To me I guess it is Busy, shabby chic meets
 mixed media.
I tend not to be grungy, love prettiness, flowers,
bling and glitter. Love
my layers and painterly effects. 
I approach each project like a painting and use 
so many of my skills from Art college days 
I kind of see each project as a mini painting.

My Favourite projects are often the ones that take the longest time
to make

A little about my friends 

Links to my friends joining in this Blog hop 

all these girls will be posting for this blog hop
next week 21st July   
pop over to their blogs to learn about them 

Mistra Hoolahan
Missy has a great mixed media vibe and just loves to create
flowers and embellishments herself. She is always
sharing how to on her blog so be sure to pop over and see
what she is up to.
Her work is always unique and inspiring 

Gabrielle Pollacco
Gabi's work is always inspiring, I have admired
her work for years and as Editor of 
Australian Scrapbook Ideas I have been
lucky enough to work with Gabrielle who
is as lovely as her work.

Melissa Kennedy
Mel is a passionate advocate for all things papercraft
I am always amazed how she fits in the time
to still craft along with her work.
You will always see the latest from 
Kaisercraft on Mel's blog along with 
snippets from her life. 

when I am feeling un-inspired 
I always check out these blogs for 
a touch of creativity.

Happy Crafting 


1 comment:

  1. Fabulous work here Sue, all the projects are stunning, lovely to read how your creative process mind works, very inspirational :)