Friday, 9 September 2011

Mariana's Mind Medicine :)

Yeah, just have a look at her cards and you'll be mentally relaxed :) Her creations offer an abundance of the 'wow' factor. And if you're an avid follower of talented artists then you must have come across this lady. It's Mariana Grigsby, one of my favorites!!! Her stamping, coloring and embellishing proudly stand out from the crowd. Pls help me and Tammy welcome today's shine..... 
Name: Mariana Grigsby

When and how did you start Card making?
I think that I have always made cards since I was little, but I started making them as a hobby, since 2009 when I started playing along in some of the blog challenges on the internet. 

When would you say you are most creative? 
When I feel happy and my mind is in a “worry free” Usually when nobody is at home, and I can keep myself focus on my project. 

What is your favorite technique? 
I love many techniques, but the one that I enjoy the most is coloring stamped images with Copic markers. I guess this is because it reminds me of when I was little and I used to enjoy using my color pencils all the time. 

Do trends inspire your creative process? 
Yes, trends are a great way to keep my creativity flowing... but sometimes I can find inspiration in anything.

Is there something about paper crafting you find challenging?
Yes! My craft table is kind of small, and I love creating. So, every time I make a card or layout, my crafty table ends up very messy... That is a challenge for me, because I think I spend a lot of time keeping it clean and organized. I don’t like working on a disorganized table. 

Is there a designer in the paper crafting industry that inspires you? If so, what about their style or technique inspires you?
I have many favorite designers. I love the clean and simple style of Cristina Kowalczyk; the colorful and fun style of Jennifer McGuire; the cute style of Teri Anderson, and the classy style of Ashley Cannon Newell. They are super talented and such a great inspiration for me, specially when my mojo is distracted ;)

How would you describe your style?
Usually I design my cards according to the images I am using. But I would say that my style is mostly clean and graphic with touches of elegance and fun. I love using eye-catching colors, and I particularly like to add little details like gems, pearls, or stitches 

How long would you say it takes you to complete a card or project? 
It depends. Sometimes, when I am in the creative mood I can make them very fast. But if I am interrupted many times, I can take longer.

When you are finished with your beautiful creations what do you do with them?
I keep some, I giveaway some, I submit some, and I sell some.

Are you on any Design Teams or have served on any in the past including guest design spot? 
Yes, I am currently a Design Team member of Embellish Magazine, The Stamper’s Dream Store, and Jane’s Doodles. I also have been invited by several blogs to be a Guest Designer like Inspirational, The Play Date CafĂ©, Case Study.

Here they are:

I believe dictionary lacks the relevant words to describe your cards' elegance!!!! And the photos are superb too :) Thanks dear for inspiring us (seriously feel like making a card now).... And thanks to all who read this feature!!!! Have a Fantastic Friday,,,,


Blossom inch said...

Welcome Mariana, glad to have you here and what a gorgeous and absolutely beautiful card. Love those colours used.

~Tammy~ said...

Mariana, is one totally fabulous designer and she can color like a pro! Amazing talent and work, and so happy to feature her!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Thank you so much, for having me here, as you featured designer!!! :)

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