Hello! I wanted to do a flower garden post today but I realized I deleted all my flower pictures from my computer. So I went to Instagram, thinking I could copy and paste them to my blog, but 'NO' apparently there is no way you can retrieve your own photos once posted to Instagram, because I tried and I tried and I can't get them back. Does anyone know of a trick I'm not aware of? In any case, if you are interested in what my garden looks like this year, you will have to check out Instagram because all the pictures are over there!
So in place of a garden post, I decided to showcase my daughter's cards and talk about the unique creative process we all possess. My daughter was visiting us back in June, and we always love to have some Mother/Daughter time in my craft room when she is home. While watching Ashley create, I noted how different her creative process was from my own. When I make a card, I first start with the occasion. What do I need the card for? Is it for a birthday, holiday, etc.? From there I usually go to my computer and search for either a sketch or a card to case from another designer. Then I proceed to make the card, and through the creative process, it usually ends up looking NOTHING like the original sketch or card I started to case; so, when I post it to my blog, I usually don't link it to the original artist for that reason. My card usually changes or evolves from the original inspiration piece because I have different images that don't quite fit the same, or different papers and embellies that give it a completely different look.
My daughter on the hand, creates completely differently than myself. She starts with an occasion, like I do, but rather than search for an inspiration piece or sketch, she begins by searching through my multitude of papers to find something she likes or that she knows is the recipient's style.
Because she loves to decoupage, she loves designer papers, and uses the papers as the main focal point of the card rather than a stamped image like I do.
Here is a birthday card she made which uses only designer papers and a stamped sentiment. She added a simple piece of ribbon for embellishment.
Now, as an example of my creative process, I needed to make a card for a young man. First, I went to Pinterest and found this card:
I kept the football helmet, but I got rid of the white space and added another layer of designer paper and a football. All the papers are from a masculine paper pad by DCWV. I cut the sentiment out of the same designer paper.
So what about you? What is your creative process in paper crafting or any other hobby you do? Do you start with an inspiration piece like I do, or do you start with something you'd like to work with like my daughter does with designer paper? I'd love to hear from you! It might give me some new ideas!
Have a great day! Amy