Monday, July 21, 2014

A Little About Me And Some Amazing Artists To Check Out!

I was nominated by KATE from Sparkle Tart (you can see her post HERE!) and asked to answer the following questions and share some other artists that inspire me.  I usually don't do this sort of thing, but I thought why not do something a little different and share the love about some of my favourite peeps.

1. What am I working on?
For me, it's always cards, cards and more cards.  Using Copics, stamps, dies and all my favourite things!  :)

 2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I don't know how to really answer that - I guess I tend to use very clean and crisp lines and of course I love colouring, particularly florals since they are a big inspiration for me.

3. Why do I write / create what I do?
Basically I just like to create pretty things and this is a way to explore my creative side, make things and not have them fill up my house because I can give them away!  Between work and children, I find taking time out to get lost colouring and creating is like a little oasis in my day.

4. How does your writing / creating process work?
Mostly, it's find an image that I like or want to colour and go from there.  What colours do I want to use?  What paper will match that?  What layout will work with this image?  Clean, Shabby or Bold?  I never really know until I choose the image first and just let it flow from there.

I am supposed to share 3 artists and have them share three blog artists that they admire.  Sadly I only have 2 who are able to join in with me at this time, but what amazing artists they are!!

Cindy Lawrence - The Creative Closet
Cindy is one of the most talented ladies I know who inspires me every time I visit her blog!  She probably doesn't know that I have admired her for YEARS!  This girl's colouring skills are out of this world!  Her floral cards are incredible and I love her beautiful, clean style!  I dream of traveling to the USA and one day sitting down with Cindy and creating and colouring with her.  Not only is she an amazing artist, Cindy is also one of the sweetest ladies I know and I'm very blessed to call her my friend.  If you want to have your socks blown off, pop on over to The Creative Closet and prepare to be amazed!  :)

Julie Koerber - Out to Impress

Julie has such a fabulous style and it doesn't matter whether it is traditional or digi stamping, her creations are always gorgeous!  Her use of fun bold colours are so fabulous and yet she also creates the most amazing elegant cards using soft subtle colours as well.  It doesn't matter what style she decides to use, she combines beautiful colouring, yummy ribbon and beautiful embellishments and she always ROCKS it!!  Add to this amazing talent, that she is such a sweet person, and I'm so thankful for her friendship!  Hop on over to Out to Impress and be impressed!!!

Michele Kovack - Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker

Michele does the wildest things with die cuts and using her electronic cutters such as the Cricut and the Silhouette, she constantly blows my mind away.  I just love the way she thinks outside the box to create and adds a good dose of glitter for plenty of sparkly goodness!!!  We have been working on the JR team together since 2009 and even did the Splitcoaststampers Dirty Dozen together in 2013 and even after all these years, I am still amazed at her flair and creativity and I'm sure you will be too!!  Pop on over to Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker and be inspired!

A big thank you to Kate who nominated me as one of her 3 inspiring people, what a great excuse to share people I think are awesome in my blogworld!

PS.  Sorry, I had plans to upload photos for this post, but when I went to take them, I fell down the stairs and hurt myself.  No photos today......  :(


Jean Bullock said...

I enjoyed reading the post. Hope you didn't hurt yourself too much and that you recover soon.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Love these gals, I follow them all and you too.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Dear, sweet, sweet, Kathy...thank you for your kind words. I am secretly praying for that day when we can sit down and color together, my friend. That will be one HAPPY day! :) We share a similar creative process, and of course a love for coloring (best therapy there is!). Sooo sorry you fell down the stairs! Yikes...done that. Hope you didn't do any serious damage. Sending love & hugs your way! xo

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Kathy, first I hope you are feeling better after falling! And thanks for sharing about these very talented ladies! And I agree that Cindy Lawrence colors so beautifully! Oh, she's my "color idol" for sure! And Julie has such a beautiful style no matter what she does. Hugs and feel better!


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