Creative Blog Tour!

Hi Happy Arty Days Fans!

Thanks for stopping by!
Last week I was thrilled (and a little honoured) to be tagged by the incredibly talented, 
as part of the ever growing Creative Blog Tour.
Adriana’s creations are absolutely stunning! 
She inspires me so very much, and I’m sure you’ll love her creations too!

 The Creative Blog Tour: is the simple idea of answering 4 questions about my creative life and then tagging 3 more creative bloggers to carry on the tour next week.

So to keep it short and sweet, here are my Q&As…..

1.What am I working on right now?

That’s a good question…quite a lot actually! I am always busy creating everyday!
I am fortunate enough to be on 4 amazing design teams (Couture Creations, Kaisercraft, Color Me Scrappy & Scrap and Play!) which keep me happily crafting away! I like to work at least a month in advance to keep myself available for ‘bonus’ projects – so August/September projects are well and truly happening! I am also super lucky to be working on a few Guest Designer projects.
In September I am the guest artist at Paper Wings Productions & will reveal their new (and seriously amazing) mixed media kit, and I am also creating a BTP project for Bostik and Australian Scrapbooking Memories Magazine.
On top of that, I am also very busy in the Studio at Little Picassos – always planning that next masterpiece for our junior artists!
Here is a very sneaky peak from two of my creations from today ;)

2. How long does it take to create a project?

A standard layout, mini – album or BTP item usually takes me a day from start to finish (but keeping in mind, I have very busy children & I work part-time) so realistically I probably only spend 2-3hours per creation. An art journal page normally takes me 10-20mins a day over 4 days.
The hardest part for me is all the technology stuff – photographing, blogging, pinning etc takes me ages – or maybe it just feels like ages because it takes me away from creating??? J

3. What are my fave things to create with at the moment?

Ooh, that’s a tricky question! I love creating with so many different mediums and tools that it can be hard to pick…Oh, and I;m crazy for colour!!! Not afraid to splash some joy about the place ;)
I guess, at the moment I'm really loving Finnabair: Vintage Trinkets, Paper Wings Productions stamps (I looove the Domino Melange stamps), Faber-Castell Gelatos, Couture Creations Ornamental Lace Dies (Seriously pretty!) & fabric! Yes, I am crazy about textiles at the moment! I am also lucky enough to be crafting away with some super divine new release collections from Kaisercraft - keep your eyes on this blog for more... Oh, and I am definitely a sucker for washi tape, & enamel dots! LOL! This list could go on forever...... Let's just say my favourite thing is creating!!!

4. What inspires you?

My family. They are the very essence of all my creative being! My husband and children are my world – they’re my Happy Arty Days and more!
Inspiration is everywhere though - a simple pattern or colour combo can keep me creating for weeks!

While you’re here, please take a look at my previous posts to see what else I’ve been up to – or if you’re a lil lazy and just like to look at pictures (AKA me!) you can follow my board: My Creations on Pinterest : Amanda-Jayne Baldwin.

Here are some very quick pics of some of my creations:

Hope you feel inspired! Now, for something fun…
Here are my tags for next weeks journey on the Creative Blog Tour!

Alexndra Boehenke – I first came into contact with this amazingly talented lady (and her creations) over at Color Me Scrappy. Her eye for detail and strong sense of colour and pattern struck a cord with me immediately. Her designs leave me thinking – why didn’t I think of that? Such an inspiration! Please take a look at her fantastic blog – you won’t be disappointed!

Zoey Emanuella Scarpelli -  This young artist loves getting inky, messy and creative! She has a zest for life which is such a feature in her art, and her designs will wow you! She may be young but by gosh, Zoey’s talented! Please visit her blog and see for yourself…

Thanks for visiting and allowing me the chance to share a lil more about my creative journey!
'til next time,

Happy Arty Days,
Amanda xo

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