Hello and welcome to Inspired By All The Little Things! This is a weekly inspiration challenge blog and each week we feature a wonderful designer who inspires us as an artist!
This week I have invited my friend and very talented designer,
Joanne James of The Crafty Owl!
I asked Joanne to share a bit about herself...
1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?
My blog is called ‘The Crafty Owl’ and I started it at the start of January 2013, a few months after I took up papercrafting. I became a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and I wanted to be able to share my creations and connect with other people who shared my new-found passion. I chose the name because the first papercrafting tool I ever bought was an owl punch and I loved it!
2. What is your style of card making?
My style tends to be clean and layered and I love to use diecuts in interesting ways. I also love to colour, especially with markers. I am definitely not a messy crafter though and tend to avoid mixed media, although I do love to have a go at a good collage card every now and then.
3. Who inspires you as a designer?
I am an avid blog reader and am inspired by lots of the designers that I follow. Some of my favourites include Jennifer McGuire, Brian King and Hannelie Bester, all of whom have similar styles to mine but I also Birgit’s fabulous watercolours too.
4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers?
I love a good sketch and will often use one as a starting point for a card. I take inspiration from anywhere and everywhere – magazines, nature and of course Pinterest!
5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?
I am a keen stamp collector, having inherited a collection that includes every first day issue of British stamps that has been produced during the reign of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. I also have four chickens, whose daily supply of eggs feeds another of my passions: baking!
Here is Joanne's festive card using this week's photo inspiration!
The challenge designers have also created a card for this week's inspiration! I hope you will play along with us this week, we would love to have you join us!
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We hope you will play along with us!
The linky will close on Friday, December 15th at 11:55am. (PST)
Some simple rules to keep things organized and enjoyable:
- Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
- Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
- Please comment on the submissions of others...we all love the support!
- Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
- Have fun and challenge yourself!