Sunday, June 24, 2007
Some questions answered
Would you look at our lazy pup! This is Lucy, she is our sweet little Havanese. She is 1.5 years old and is a member of our family. She loves our couch, when she is awake she sits on the back of it and is quite the little watchdog. Today I thought I would answer a few of the questions you all asked me back when I offered my blog candy. You asked...
"How long have you been stamping?"
Actually not for very long, about three years. I have been selling my cards for just over 2 years and been blogging since March. I am really enjoying this craft and since I am at home during the day it gives me a lot of creative time to invest in it. My daily routine (when the kids are in school) is to drive them in the morning, come home, make a latte, then clean up last days project messes and then survey what I will tackle.
"What is you favorite stamp company?"
This one is easy, I love them all for very different reasons. I love the cute and whimsical of A Muse, Gina K, Whipper Snapper, Paper Salon etc. I have a heart for the urban/chic in My Favorite Things, Rubber Romance. I love flowers and many styles of them, this includes parts of most stamp companies. I started with Stampin' Up and love the ease of sets that go together. Lately I have gravitated to the acrylics, mainly due to price, I can have more and buy more and be bored less!
"Have you studied Art?"
No, not formally, I have in the past year or so paid more attention to color charts and design elements. It is interesting that I have come to enjoy this art due to the fact that I was a math and science geek in school. LOL!
"How do you come up with card ideas and where do you start?"
This question was asked a lot and I think it really varies from crafter to crafter. I see ideas everywhere, especially in magazines (not card ones). I love Home Style magazines and often pick up ideas of color or pattern layouts from these. When I start at my table I usually have one element in mind that is my start place. This can be a new stamp or some fun ribbon where I draw color inspiration. I love my new Amy Butler DP that inspires me too. Sometimes I start with a sketch and then see what stamp or focal image suits the layout. I tend to go with my moods in this way.
"What new item is a must have?"
This is very easy since my newest love is the Copic markers I just purchased. Wow, does this makes coloring so much easier and very precise! I love that they don't show streaks except when you want to do shading. I can color an object in and then go over the areas where I think shading would occur again and that shows up just a smidge darker. I plan on doing a side by side comparison very shortly on copics and prismacolors. The color with the copics just pop even if you are doing light shades.....love them!