July 7, 2014

Blog hop with a difference

A few weeks ago Denise van Deventer  contacted me and asked me to join her in a blog hop with a difference.  It is really just about exploring different blogs and I have chosen three blogs for you to visit. They are not all scrappy but are filled with plenty of prettiness and creativity.  I met Denise at a scrapping event where we were teaching together, she tagged me here,   Denise is a prominent member at Scrap Africa and currently on a number of design teams imcluding BoBuny.

 What am I working on?
I have just spent time tidying up my studio, finishing off some projects and kits that I received at a recent scrapping event.  I am also busy packing kits for the above page that is going to be offered as a workshop in Joburg.  This is the page I facilitated at Scrap4Charity 2014.

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I cant really define whether my work is different to other scrappers... I am definately a shabby-chic, romantic scrapper..   I am very detail orientated, love layers and making my own flowers.  Scrapbooking is not so much about re-inventing the wheel but adapting and putting your own stamp on the very many techniques available today, there really are no rules anymore. 

Why do I create what I do?
I was very fortunate in that my grandmother and mother were both creatives and I learned many crafts and skills from them. Once I discovered scrapbooking I was in heaven, here I could spend hours creating something my children and grandchildren could appreciate.  Creating is food for the soul and is my happy place.

 How does your creating process work?
I work backwards to most scrappers, I get an idea, then make the background of a Layout and then look for photos.  I love the first stage of designing the background, then can get quite bored with the in -between humdrum part of getting everything together and then once the photos are on I spend hours fiddling and refining.  I am not a prolific scrapper as I spend far to much time on all the small details. 

I am tagging the following blogs
Nadia has a blog filled with awesomeness, it is not a scrapping blog but a wonderful blog for creatives.
Margaret  is a friend and new to the blog sphere,  so pop in and leave her some love
Kirsty is a lovely lady who I met on one of Nadia's creative workshops and watching her grow in her creative journey has been amazing.   

until my next mumblings, be creative and make someone feel special


Desire Fourie said...

You have a beautiful creative style, so feminine.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Denise van Deventer said...

Thanks for being a part of the Blog Hop and for accepting my "tag". It was lovely to read a little bit more about you and see your lovely work! x