Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Creative blog tour..... a bit of a chat....

 
 

 
This is a bit of fun,  and what's great is we get to learn more about creative crafters, processes and maybe get inspired....
So after being in a long line of creative crafters, I'd like to thank lovely Leslie
who I 'know' from the fabulous 'Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog for nominating me...
 

 At the end of this post I will be introducing you to a few more of my creative friends. Please visit their blogs for an inspirational stop on the tour!
 
We have been passed on some questions to answer...
What am I working on?
At the moment it’s trying to get up to date two (and a half) Project Life styled albums….
 
One being for 2014, not nearly as filled as I would like!!
 

 
 
 
 
The other is our family’s overseas trip,
 
 
 
 
 And the half – is a mini-album still somewhat in Project Life form for our Cradle Mountain trip to the snow with fabby scrappy friend Julie.
 


 
 
My other ongoing project is a little German antique book called ‘Das Drama’(1911) repurposed page by page for my daughter Hannah containing inspirational quotes etc. 
 
 
 
 Bit by bit with great challenges being around, I get another page for one of them done.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
Hmmn, not sure if I do? But what I can say is that I’m probably diverse and hopefully when you come to my blog, you will see something different each time.  I don’t seem to stick to one type or genre. 
 
 



Why do I create what I do?
Scrapping/creating is an outlet, an escape. I actually forget where I am, what’s happening around me and what time it is when the arty side needs to paint, smooch, sketch and spray with the one photo, but interestingly I began to notice that my family aren’t drawn to those pieces of work as much.  However, with the Project Life styled albums, they will paw through them constantly, remark, laugh, screw their faces up and make exclamations – so this is the memory keeping part of my scrapping, it does have a purpose! I did question why/what I was creating before Project Life came along.


 
How does your creating process work?
I love criteria! (definitely a challenge blog junkie!)  I think I’ve evolved into a scrapper who NEEDS it to create.  I’m not sure if I could come up with something without it, probably would sit with it in front pushing embellishments round and round a 12x12 for ages!  Regardless, I hardly ever start with a photo (not counting PL as it is photo driven)  The criteria, or products get me so inspired that something is created before even considering the photos, however with thousands of photos in computer files – it’s not hard to pick a photo to suit  LOL!  I also have to walk away from my project quite a few times to come back with fresh eyes, so I’m definitely a ‘slow’ scrapper.  I just love the process (but not the sticking down!)tee hee….


  


 
I hope you enjoyed this little creative blog tour...
and now I'd love to introduce you to two very creative friends....

 
My Photo
 whom I've met a couple of times in real life. We live on opposite sides of Australia, and last year Julie and daughter Asher came to holiday with us.  I've known Julie since 2007 and was such an inspiration way back then.  We run 'Let's Get Shabby' Challenge blog together. Julie has a soft romantic shabby style to her scrapping which I adore.




 
Another very valued and creative Let's Get Shabby Team member is
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who hails from England and I adore her work!  Jan has been on the 'Let's get Shabby' team for a few years now and is a beautiful crafter, mostly off the page vintage style with amazing findings! For sure, with every visit, there is something completely different to be inspired by.



 
Thanks Julie and Jan for jumping on board the
Creative blog Tour!
 
xx
 


5 comments:

JansArtyJunk said...

What a lovely post Mandy...as you already know I LOVE your creative style...you have such a talent...Oh...and I adore your altered little German antique book..what a gorgeous little treasured keepsake for your daughter..Love it!...
Thanks for your kind words and for nominating me to carry on the blog hop! Big Hugs! Jan x

Lizzyc said...

So nice to read a bit more about you! I am a slow scrapper too I think!

Julene Matthews said...

It is great to read more about you mandy. I love your interesting style.

Lizzy Hill said...

Loved reading a bit more...& I so relate to the 'challenge junkie'...& it is interesting how 'interactive' with the family PL is---way more than scrappy pages.....

Julie said...

Thanks for choosing me as your tag-ee Missy. Love your scrapping it is all just gorgeous. I may just borrow your idea for the altered book for Asher.