Friday, 29 July 2011

Tenia's Terrific Treasures

Incredible, today we're featuring the 30th artisan at Fascinating Fridays!!!! A big thank you shout out to the team members Tammy Hobbs, Amna Al Fardh and Alia Mohammed for their commitment...
Now onto today's spotlight: Tenia Nelson...Her fabulous CAS cards are just breathtaking and a pure delight...Also Tenia is currently working with various design teams...Without further ado, let's welcome today's star....
Name: Tenia Nelson

When and how did you start Cardmaking?
I have always been making cards but I really became serious about creating in 2002 when I wanted to create Christmas cards for the teachers and staff at the school that I was working at.

When would you say you are most creative?
I am most creative when I see awesome inspiration… an outfit on a person or a magazine.
What is your favorite technique?
I love many techniques but I love paper piecing and dry embossing the best!!
Do trends inspire your creative process?
Everything inspires me to create these days whether or not its trends or inspirations….I am cool with anything that sparks my creativity!!!
Is there something about paper crafting you find challenging?
Trying not to spend too much money on product….lol!!! I think that’s hard for all of the paper crafters out there!!!
Is there a designer in the paper crafting industry that inspires you?  If so, what about their style or technique inspires you?
Gosh……I have so many peeps that I love!! I love Tiffany Johnson’s fun, bright and simple style, Maile Belles Clean and Graphic style, I LOVE how Karen Baker uses space on her card….there are many folks I love but those are my faves!!
How would you describe your style?
My style is CAS with spunk…!!! I love the CAS style the best but I do not discriminate at all…!! I love all of the styles!!!
How long would you say it takes you to complete a card or project?
If I already have a design in mind it could take me anywhere from ten to twenty minutes but if I do not think about what I am doing ahead of time…….an hour or so.
When you are finished with your beautiful creations what do you  do with them?
I keep my cards to give as gifts or submit them to Take Ten Magazine or Just Cards Magazine.
Are you on any Design Teams or have served on any in the past?
Right now I design for Wilson Designs Stamps, Off the Wall Craftiness challenges, and Paper Maniac teams. I love working for these companies because the owners and the other DT members are awesome and the product rocks!!!!!


What amazing designs, such cheerful and perfect ones!!! Thanks Tenia for sharing your creations with us...And thank you all for swinging by...Want to see more cards, then pop over Tenia's blog for dozens of inspirations :)


~Tammy~ said...

Noor, it's a pleasure to spotlight such fabulous artist! Tenia is not only talented, but she is a true sweetheart! Her fun style always puts a smile on my face! :-)

Tenia Nelson said...

Thanks for featuring me this week Miss Noor....I am sooooo honored and Tammy....thanks and you rock Miss Lady!!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So cool to see Tenia featured here. Her card making style Rocks!!!!! :0

Kim Wilson said...

Yay Tenia!!! :) And Tammy too! You ladies are FAB! Great feature!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Tenia, we think YOU rock! Congrats on being featured!!

Karen B. said...

Whoo hoo Tenia, YOU are awesome! Love your style and your bold use of colors, certainly and inspiration to me.

Alia said...

Very pretty work!

Isbel Ahmad said...

Beautiful and diferent!!!!

KellyCreates said...

Wonderful cards!! Love the designs :)

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