Monday, September 1, 2014

A very special blog tour

THE FAVORITE SCRAPBOOKERS BLOG TOUR

I am so honored today! Amy Kingsford, a dear friend I met through Get it Scrapped and a fantastic designer and scrapbooker that I admire, just designed me as one of her favorite scrapbooker. She is also one of my favorite scrapbooker!!!! Thank you for that, Amy!!!

Now it's my turn to share a little bit about my scrapbooking. 

WHAT AM I WORKING RIGHT NOW?

To be honest, I haven't scrapbook in a month! We are moving (can it take 4 weeks to move? yep, it sure can) and my scrap room just came out of the boxes this morning! :) So right now I am working on organizing my new studio and getting ready for my next assignments! YAY! 



Coming up in the next weeks I have a blog hop (stay tuned for more details, but here's a sneak peek)


and some fun projects to create for a French-Canadian company which I am so happy to be part of. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE ME TO CREATE A PROJECT?

Once I have my idea and my photos, it takes me about 2 to 5 hours depending on the technique I decided to use. When I work with my Silhouette or with watercolor, it can take me a long time!!

WHAT ARE MY FAVORITE THINGS TO CREATE WITH AT THE MOMENT?

What I love right now are gold embellishments of all kind! 

Gold ribbon, thread and bakers twine


golden flair and gold splatters


Gold foil and gold color shine


Gold rub-ons


Gold letter stickers and thickets


gold velum embellishments


HOW DOES MY WRITING / CREATIVE PROCESS WORK?

My writing is the center of my pages. To me a story is told with words so once I have my story, I choose a picture, or lots of pictures to illustrate the story and I leave room for the words, always! And then I choose papers and embellishments. When choosing my papers and embellishments, I'm not looking for the products to match the colors of the picture, I'm rather looking for some colors that won't make me cringe. lol I'm looking for colors that complement my pictures.

You can see here how I used greens and gold  and the purple of the patterned paper isn't the purple of my daughter's skirt and the blue of the button isn't the blue of the chair but the triangle created by the 3 blue elements leads the eye around the page.


HOW DO I BECOME INSPIRED AND STAY INSPIRED?

I am very inspired by stories I hear from others. Ali Edwards is very generous with the stories she tells from her everyday life and most of the time, when I read her writing, it sparks an idea in my head about my own life. I won't tell it the same way though. I have my own way of telling a story and my own words. I also am very inspired by articles I read from the hands free mama and by a book called Writing Motherhood. These are both about living with kids and they hold great subjects to scrapbook about.

I'm also inspired when I look at other scrapbooker's pages that I love. I have them all together on my Pinterest board and my favorite scrapbookers have their own board. A couple of them are Wilna Furstenberg, Celine Navarro, Heidi Swapp, Dear Lizzy and Amy Kingsford to only name a few. :)


WHAT IS MY SIGNATURE STYLE?

Oh my, that's a tough question. I don't really know what my style is. I know that I always start my pages with a story and that I like vibrant and crisp colors. I also love to use lots of smaller pictures on one layout. And I love to mix stories together....


Now I get to tag 3 of my favorite scrapbookers who will continue the tour. I hope you'll go check their blog and their blog post next Monday!! :)

Céline Navarro

Caroline Elliam

Delphine Potier aka P'nky Dee


Have a great day!!

Marie-Pierre










5 comments:

Amy Kingsford said...

Love your new scrap room Marie! Hope all is well and you are settling in nicely :)

Gab said...

Great to learn more about you!

Marie-Pierre Capistran said...

Thanks Gab!! :)

Johanne said...

Je découvre ton univers par l'entremise de Punky Dee! Longue vie à ce blog! Je continue ma visite!
Bises

Marie-Pierre Capistran said...

Merci Johanne!! C'est gentil de m'avoir laissé un petit mot. :)