*I'm very honored today because I've been nominated by Marie-Pierre Capistran for the favorite scrapbookers blog tour. She's a lovely scrapbooker and the sweetest girl! We met via instagram and facebook and now we're on the same Tchoubi DT
C'est donc à moi maintenant de partager un peu de ma vie créative avec vous
*It's now my turn to share a little about my creative life with you
WHAT AM I WORKING RIGHT NOW?
I'm working more on Cuts2luv, my little flair company than on my scrapbook assigments those days! I've release a new collection in late august and my flairs are now sold in 5 scrapbook stores in Quebec. I'm so very busy with this!
But I might find some time to do my Dt assigments! My next project on the table is the last Creative Scrappers sketch of this term. I have to prints pictures!! :)
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE ME TO CREATE A PROJECT?
Most of the time, it takes me 1 or 2 hours to finish a layout. Depending of the style I want to create. I have always a lot of silhouette cuts in a bucket so I don't need to stop everything to start cutting shapes. I'm pretty organised, I have everything I need on hands.
WHAT ARE MY FAVORITE THINGS TO CREATE WITH AT THE MOMENT?
Anyone surprised if I say flairs? I love them! They are the perfect embellisments to add. I have a ton of them, from my company of course but also from other brands!
No matter if they are in english
or in french!
They are all fun to use! I love spending time to choose the right one that will fit perfectly with my layout.
HOW DOES MY CREATIVE PROCESS WORKS?
I create when I can! With 4 boys at home (yes I count my husband in) I don't have so much time left. So when I have 1 hour in front of me.. I get in my workspace. I often start with papers and start the background with gesso, ink, watercolors... I find a picture that would look great after. If I find nothing I print in black and white! Sometimes I look on my background thinking "OH MY where am I going with this? This will be the uggliest layout ever.." and finally this is often my fav ones!
Like this one..
and this one
HOW DO I BECOME INSPIRED AND STAY INSPIRED?
I will answer PINTEREST save me! Everyday I spend at leat 30 minutes or more looking for inspiration. I pin every thing I like or inspire me for further projects. Some will say that they loose time on pinterest but I don't feel it like this! I often do projects that where inspired first by seing them there. Here's my pinterest profile if you want to follow me http://www.pinterest.com/elliam/
At the moment my fav scrabpookers are Nadia Cannizzo, Sasha Farina, Stephanie Papin, Melanie Blackburn and Ebony van der Starr to name only a few...
WHAT IS MY SIGNATURE STYLE?
That's not an easy question! I think I do not have a style... I love trying everything, yes I use very often inks, gesso and all the mixed media stuff but I also love using only papers. I'm a clustering girl that's clear but Creative Scrappers often makes me get out of my comfort zone with sketches that I would not choose naturally.
Lots of inks
Lots of inks
Now I get to tag 3 of my favorite scrapbookers who will continue the tour. I hope you'll go check their blog and their blog post next Monday!! :)
Have a nice day!