A bit about me and some favourite creations

Hi everyone,

For today I thought I would share a little about me and a couple of favourite creations.  I have lots of interests and love learning new things.  Sometimes I create with my music up loud, sometimes listening to webinars, Get It Scrapped classes, TED talks or other podcasts and sometimes just in the silence when my kids are at school.

I am a practical person and not super gushy but I will definitely give hugs and think it is so important to speak words of encouragement to people when you have the chance.

I create for a few reasons – it makes me happy, I like to play with paint, art mediums and paper, I can ‘finish’ something (unlike lots of the housework i.e. there is ALWAYS more washing to do), I can learn new things, it gives me time to reflect, I can record important moments and memories for my family, it shows my family that they are important to me . . .  and the list could go on.  I also create scrapbook layouts for Get It Scrapped as a member of the creative team.  There are some new people joining the team and over the new month, the team members will be introduced via the Get It Scrapped Facebook and Instagram.

I like to make cards, scrapbook layouts, art journal pages and dabble in making home decor items like canvases too.  I mostly scrapbook using paper products, rather than digital but I have tried printing digital products and will sometimes add journalling directly to my photos using the computer. I enjoy colouring with copic markers.

I don’t blog everything that I create.  Lately I have mostly been blogging scrapbook layouts created for Get It Scrapped but I do still make cards periodically and am working on my children’s baby albums plus a travel album of an amazing 6 week trip we took last year.  I also create and periodically teach classes at Stef’s Papercrafts. I am hoping to get back into blogging more regularly.

But I thought I would share an art journal page that is in progress and a scrapbook page I shared that I feel shows my style – it has lots of texture and details, unity in colour between the photographs and the rest of the layout, has white space and mixed media touches.  Unfortunately the photograph doesn’t capture the glitter and subtle shines – this is one page that does look better in real life.

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I like to experiment with different styles and techniques, so you will see the art journal page is colourful with touches of black and I feel also shows my style.  I also love using lots of white and creating my own backgrounds.  At the moment I am enjoying playing with diagonal flow across the page and playing with grids.

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Thanks for stopping by and getting to know me a bit better.  I hope you will leave me questions if you have them and come back again to see my creations.:).

Kristy

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