Today I was asked to participate in a CREATIVE BLOG HOP by my fellow Canadian crafter, Karla ~ Creative Love Affair. Thanks for including me Karla. It means a lot.
There are four questions on this hop that I need to answer so here goes. Following the questions, I will have a card to show you too.
1. What are you working on now?
Right at the moment, I am working on some design team commitment projects for the next few weeks. But I also need to make a couple of birthday cards for special people in my life and Easter cards for my grand kids. I promised myself I would not get behind in both commitments and personal projects I needed to do this year. So far so good!!!
2. How does your work differ from others in your genre?
This question was a tough one for me. I am not sure how my work differs except to say that every one's style is different and I admire lots of styles and emulate a few of them but hope I have developed a "style" of my own.
3. Why do you create what you do?
I create scrapbook pages to preserve the memories for the next generation. I create cards as a way of giving myself to others on special occasions. And yes, I create what I do for design team obligations too. But creativity is so much a part of me I would not survive without it in my life. It is my way of dealing with stress.
4. How does your creative process work?
My creative process for things can be pretty chaotic at times and my mind changes as the project progresses from start to finish that is for sure. When creating a card, I will choose the image first and then think of colours I would like to use for colouring. At this point, I pick out paper to match so that I know the colours will go. Sometimes I use a sketch as my starting point and go from there. Embellishments are always chosen last. I never stick anything down until I am certain I want it to go there and that is one of the last things I do as elements are arranged and rearranged many times. I am not fast at creating and enjoy the therapeutic effects it gives me. I don't create well under pressure.
This is the card that I made for my hubby for Valentine's Day.
Copic Xpress It Card Stock
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Card Stock ~ Recollections, Bazzill
Patterned Paper ~ My Mind's Eye Filled With Love
Sentiments ~ Michaels $1.50 Bin
Ink ~ Memento Rosebud
~ Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress
Canvas Hearts ~ Recollections
Wire Heart ~ Two Scrapbook Friends
Wink of Stella Clear
Copics Used: E00, E01, E11, E13, E25, E29, E31, E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47,E50, E51, E81, R20, R22, R24, R35, R37, R39, W00, W1, W3, W5, W7
Thanks once again for dropping in today. I hope you learned a little more about me and my creative journey. And, please remember to visit my friend, Anita at her blog ~ Scrappy Happy Mommy, next Monday, February 23 for the next stop on the CREATIVE BLOG HOP.