Friday, 7 October 2011

Dana's Darling Designs

Welcome to the first week of October with Fascinating Fridays!!!! Its really interesting to come across different creative minds as we get exposed to a wide variety of styles and techniques...
This Friday will be inspired by Dana who creates terrifically elegant cards. Unsurprisingly she has proudly worked on several Design Teams in the past and until present. Now let's get to know her better:

Name: Dana Seymour
When and how did you start card making? 
As a child my mom always insisted I make cards for family on every occasion possible. I dreaded it. It wasn't until college in 1996 that I really started making cards for fun, and I didn't discover stamping until 2004. 

When would you say you are most creative? 
Definitely early morning! Sometimes I wake up around 4 am and sneak into my studio for some crafty time before the family wakes up.

What is your favorite technique?
I love emboss resist. Love it. 

Do trends inspire your creative process?
Not really. I'm kind of clueless about what's trendy and what's not, and just like to work with whatever sparks my interest.

Is there something about paper crafting you find challenging? 
Oh sure! The most challenging thing to me is working "on demand" for Design Team projects or to meet deadlines. I'm really a "go with the flow" kind of person, so working "inside the box" is not easy for me! 

Is there a designer in the paper crafting industry that inspires you? If so, what about their style or technique inspires you?
I'm really inspired by so many people, and not all of them are stampers. For instance, Alicia Paulson at Posie Gets Cozy is one of the first places I go for creative inspiration. She blogs about knitting, cooking, sewing, and lots of other inspiring things. It's total eye-candy over there!

How would you describe your style? 
I'm pretty eclectic, not sticking to any particular style, but using them all from CAS to Vintage/Shabby as my mood sees fit.

How long would you say it takes you to complete a card or project? 
Generally, about an hour, but I make lots of 10 minute cards too! 

When you are finished with your beautiful creations what do you do with them? 
Mail them out, give them away, donate them to fundraisers, and sell them. 

Are you on any Design Teams or have served on any in the past including guest design spot? 
I currently design for CAS-ual Fridays, Denami Designs, and Practicing Creativity Designs. In the past I've designed for Verve, Sasya's Sketches, Firecracker Designs, Tuesday Throwdown, Simply Scrapping Crafts, and CS Designs.

Have a look at these so pretty cards:

Such gorgeous cards, Dana!!! You're absolutely creative :) Thanks dear for making us smile and thanks to all who visited us... Fabulous Friday!!!!


Kavya N said...

Amazing cards...Love each and every one of them!!!

~Tammy~ said...

I love Dana's eclectic style! She has always wowed me with her creations and her clever use of stamps and paper crafts!

Dana said...

Thank you Noor and Tammy for this fun feature! I'm so honored.

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