Saturday, June 2, 2012

Designer Spotlight ~ Colleen

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 fourth spotlight in the series. To view the series, please click ~here~

Designer Spotlight ~ Colleen Boshoff

Her blog: Col’s Creating Memories

Colleen is married to a very supportive  hubby and they have 3 gorgeous children, a daughter aged 10 and two boys aged 8 and 7. They also have our fur-baby, Miss Lily who is a cat, although she seems to think she is the baby of the house. They live in Queensland in the 'Outback' of Australia.  Colleen has wonderful coloration skills and an amazing ability to perfectly balance the embellishments on her cards and scrapbook layouts. She truly has a great eye for composition!

Here are her answers to my questions:

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

I have scrapbooked for a couple of years now but it was only in 2010 when I found my love of stamping. It was through a lovely on line store here in Australia that got me started, I wanted to try out Copics plus they had a gorgeous choice of stamps. After inking up my first stamp I was hooked!

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

Whiff Of Joy stamps were one of the first stamps I bought and have always been a favourite of mine. So with an amazing DT and Katharina who is so lovely, I knew straight away I would love to be part of the DT team.

3. How would you describe your style?

I always find this difficult to answer but I guess I would say my style is mainly shabby with lots of dimension, stitching, distressing and layers - I love detail!

4. Whom or what do you draw inspiration from?

I draw inspiration from my nearest and dearest around me as well as the internet while blogging, basically anything really because even a stamp or some patterned paper will give me inspiration!

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

I would love to say neat but while I am busy especially if I have a deadline, it gets pretty messy but I always clean up before I start my next project. I need a clean desk to start off with!

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

Probably pink and brown with some white.

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

I love my Copics but I would love to try Prisma pencils one day.

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

My favourite tool, definitely my distresser!

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

I have heaps of favourites.........but if I am forced to choose I would have to say 'Leaves', always adds a perfect finishing touch to a project.


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

I would be 'Willow', if she is not baking cookies, she is drinking hot cups of cocoa or dreaming and she is beautiful!!

Thanks so much Colleen for answering  all my questions! It is so much fun to get some insight into your creative process!

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know dear Colleen!

Thanks for stopping by. More spotlights are on their way so stay tuned :)
Hugs Jeanette xxo

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