Recently the lovely Tarrah McLean to take part in a blog hop with a difference. I was so honoured to be asked, I am a huge fan of Tarrah’s work so of course I said yes straight away.
Getting to Know Me:
1. What am I working on right now?
Well at the moment I haven’t been spending a lot of time in the studio which is kind of frustrating because I love creating but as I am currently working on the changeover of Polly Scrap to Scrappy Canary Kits I have been flat out. I do have some DT projects on my desk at the moment but you will have to wait to see them.
This really varies for me, more often than not I complete a project in one sitting and depending of what I am using it can take anywhere for 40mins to an hour and a half. Sometimes if I am struggling with a layout and will leave it overnight to look at the next morning with fresh eyes and see what I can do/change that I didn’t see the day before.3. What are my favourite things to create with at the moment?
This is a hard one because I like to play with all kinds of things and techniques. I guess one thing that is constant on my layouts at the moment are ink splatters, enamel dots and lots of layers.
4. How does my creative process work?
I generally start with the photo I want to use and work from there. After that I choose my papers, I am a pretty paper addict so I have a LOT to choose from. Lately I find I am working with a single collection of papers which is something I used to struggle with. Then it is just embellish, embellish, embellish. I will move things around, change my mind and take bits off until it works for me.
5. How do I become inspired and stay inspired?
I absolutely love sketches and often use one as inspiration but I tend to change things about and by the end of the layout it doesn’t look anything like the original. I like to draw inspiration from all around so I am always reading blogs, looking on Pinterest and online galleries. Another place I get inspiration is from YouTube, there are so many talented scrappers out there making videos of how they put layouts together and sometimes it is just a small thing they do on a page that gives me an idea.
6. What is my signature style?
I am not sure what to call my style, I guess if I had to narrow it down to one word it would be “eclectic”. I really like to try all kinds of things and styles.
So that is a little bit about me, so next week it is a chance to get to know three more really talented ladies.
Ruth is a great friend of mine and we have been working together for over a year now on Life.Paper.Scrapbook. and Scrappy Canary (when it was Polly). As well as traditional scrapping she totally rocks Project Life and the way she documents the day to day in her life.
I first stumbled across Carlie on her fantastic YouTube channel where she shares process videos of how her layouts come together. Carlie has also just released her first class Pages That Pop on her blog Create Mess.
Lauren is one of the most positive people I know and her embrace life attitude really shows through in her work, whether she is doing traditional or Project Life her pages are always fun to look at.
Make sure you head on over to these girls blogs next Monday the 21st to learn some more about them and their creative lives.