Monday, March 19, 2012

Designer Spotlight ~ Angie Bächi



Whiff of Joy is lucky to have such a talented and diverse Design Team. Not only do we hail from different countries around the world, we all have different styles! It makes for tons of inspiration and fun! One thing we do all have in common is a love for all things Whiff of Joy!
This is our third spotlight in the series. To view the series, please click ~here~

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Designer Spotlight ~ Angie Bächi

Angie lives in Switzerland with her husband and their two young sons. Her creations are a blend of vintage and shabby chic and she has the ability to combine elements to perfection.

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Here are her answers to my questions. She has answered in both English and German.

1. How long have you been stamping and how did you get started?

I started stamping in November 2007 just after giving birth to my second son. I was inspired by a woman who made herself the baby announcement cards. She gave me the address of a near Scrapbook Store. That's how everything started and meanwhile I'm addicted to this creative hobby! :)

Ich habe im November 2007 mit Stempeln begonnen, gleich nach der Geburt meines zweiten Sohnes. Ich war von einer Frau inspiriert, die ihre Geburtskärtchen selbst gestaltete. Sie gab mir die Adresse eines nahegelegenen Scrapbook Ladens. So fing alles an und inzwischen bin ich diesem kreativen Hobby komplett erlegen! :)

2. What is it about Whiff of Joy Stamps that drew you to joining the Design Team?

From the beginning on I especially loved and still love the sweet Henry Mouse Stamps. That was my main reason *LOL* but I find that Katharina is such a kind person and she is offering in her shop an adorable range of products for card-making. And of course I was fascinated by the talented and inspiring Design Team Members! So, as on August 2011 Katharina came to me with her invitation to join her Design Team I was thrilled and it was no question... I had to say YES!!! :)

Von Anfang an habe ich ganz speziell die süsse Henry Maus Stempel geliebt und liebe sie noch immer. Das war mein Hauptgrund *LACH* aber ich finde Katharina so eine liebenswerte Person und sie bietet in ihrem Shop eine entzückende Produktepalette zum Kartenbasteln an. Natürlich war ich auch von den talentierten und inspirierenden Design Team Mitgliedern fasziniert. Als dann Katharina im August 2011 auf mich zukam und mich ins Design Team einlud, war ich völlig aus dem Häuschen und es war keine Frage... Ich musste einfach JA sagen!!! :)


3. How would you describe your style?

Hmmmm... I just try out different things. Sometimes I use brightfull freshy colours and simple layouts, but otherwise I love the shabby chic/vintage look with lot of details on my cards... Anyway I LOVE LOVE LOVE sewing (with my sewing machine), distressing paper edges and brown Distress Ink to give it an aged look. And there's always some white Crackle Paint and Glitter glue sticking to my fingers. I allways create my card around the stamp to surround the stamp's character... I try to tell a story! Emotions made of paper is my theme.

Hmmmm... I probiere Verschiedenes. Manchmal benutze ich leuchtend frische Farben und einfache Layouts, aber andererseits liebe ich den Shabby Chic/Vintage Look mit vielen kleinen Details auf meinen Karten... Auf jeden Fall LIEBE LIEBE LIEBE ich Nähen (mit meiner Nähmaschine), das Aufrauhen der Papierkanten und braune Distress Ink für einen gealterten Look. Und ich habe immer weisse Crackle Farbe und Glitzerleim an meinen Händen. Ich gestalte immer die Karte um das Stempelmotiv herum, um den Charakter des Stempels zu unterstreichen... Ich versuche eine Geschichte zu erzählen! Emotionen aus Papier ist ja mein Motto.

4. Whom or what do you draw inspiration from?

Blogland is full of inspiration, but I never want to copy someone. I often just see a few elements of cards and immediately have my own ideas of interpretation... so I combine them in my very own style... create another story that I want to tell on my cards.

Blogland ist voller Inspiration, aber ich will nie jemanden kopieren. Oft sehe ich nur einzelne Elemente von Karten und habe sofort meine eigenen Ideen wie ich es interpretieren möchte... so kombiniere ich si in meinem ganz eigenen Stil... kreiere also eine neue Geschichte, die ich mit meinen Karten erzählen will.


5. Time to confess. Are you a messy crafter or a super neat one?

It depends... normally I'm a super neat one. I am well organized and I get my desk clean. But if I have a big order or especially if I prepare for a market stand... O LORD then I'm so messy!!! Then I am so overboarding of ideas and put out all my stuff and don't find the time to clean my craft room.

Es kommt darauf an... normalerweise bin ich super ordentlich. Ich bin gut organisiert und habe einen sauberen Basteltisch. Aber, wenn ich einen grossen Auftrag habe oder speziell wenn ich mich auf meinen Marktstand vorbereite... O GOTT dann bin ich so unordentlich!!! Dann fliesse ich vor Ideen über und hole all mein Material raus und habe dann gar keine Zeit mehr mein Bastelzimmer aufzuräumen.

6. What is one of your all-time favorite color combos?

Brown/Beige - White - Pastell Pink
Braun/Beige - Weiss - Pastell Rosa


7. What is your preferred coloring medium? Copics, Prismacolor pencils, Distress Inks, H20s?

Definitively Copic Markers, as the colours are so intense, they're refillable, they are sooooo great to use! But I also love to use Distress Inks on Aquarell Paper.

Definitiv Copic Markers, weil die Farben so intensiv, sie nachfüllbar sind, sie sooooo grossartig im Gebrauch sind! Aber ich liebe auch Distress Inks auf Aquarell Papier zu benutzen.

8. What are some of your favorite tools? The ones that you use every day and couldn’t live without?

My Big Shot & Big Shot Pro!!! ...with all the dies that go with!!! My paper edge distressing tool (by Making Memories) and my sponge with brown ink!!! My Bind-it-all !!! My Scissors, my paper Cutting tool & cutting mat!!! My bone folder & water tank brush!!!

Meine Big Shot & Big Shot Pro!!! ...mit allen Stanzformen die dazugehören!!! Mein Papier-Aufrauh-Tool (von Making Memories) und mein Schwämmchen mit brauner Tinte!!! Meine Bind-it-all !!! Meine Scheren, mein Papier-Schneidegerät & Schneidematte!!! Mein Falzbein & Wassertank-Pinsel!!!

9. What is your favorite Whiff of Joy metal die?

The French Lilies Border Die
Die Französische Lilien Bordüren Stanze


10. Finally, if you were a Whiff of Joy stamp, which one would you be?

Henry the Mouse :) what else... hihihi
Henry die Maus :) was sonst... hihihi


Thanks so much Angie for responding to my questions…and it two languages! It is always great to hear the different responses from the different DT members!

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know dear Angie! Thanks for stopping by. More spotlights are on their way so stay tuned :)

Hugs Jeanette xxo

3 comments :

  1. Lovely post and cards. Nice to know Angie more.

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  2. Good to know about you. Card making is indeed a very creative hobby.Some card websites suggestions for you
    Plastic Card
    Plastic Business Cards
    Scratch Card

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