Friday, 21 October 2011

Kasia's Krafting Kreativity

Hello friends!!! Hope all are well :) :) Its been a week since I last posted and am still waiting for the end of coming week to get stable. I'm just praying that things go the way I want coz this step will be a milestone in my career life!!!
Now back to Fascinating Fridays as we're featuring a smart and vibrant talent in cardmaking... Its Kasia whose cards are undoubtedly awe-inspiring!!! Without further ado, lets get to know her better:

 Name: Kasia Curry

When and how did you start Card making? 
Technically, I guess I started cardmaking when I was about 13 or 14. My mom got me into it, I remember her showing me how to heat emboss and I was hooked! I thought it was the coolest thing ever. Then high school hit and well you was put on the back burner. Sometime in 2005 my mom discovered a local scrapbooking store and started taking classes, which got me totally intrigued but I had just bought a condo and started a new job, life was too busy to start it up again. Excuses, excuses! So when my mom passed away in 2007 I promised myself I would put her stuff to good use. The bonus is I find it a great way to keep her close. And the rest is history!! :) 

When would you say you are most creative? 
Honestly, when I'm not trying. Sometimes if I sit down because I have to make something for a design team challenge the creativity doesn't flow as well. A lot of the time I can be blog surfing, or perusing Pinterest, or even reading a magazine and something will trigger an idea. Those are the times I find I am most in love with my cards. 

What is your favorite technique?
I don't know if I have a favourite! My favourite style is definitely Clean & Simple. I see new techniques all the time and I just HAVE to try them. I have so much stuff from trying something and then realizing I can't make it work with my style. I do love paper piecing and colouring with my copics. Not that I'm any good with the copics as they are supposed to be used, ie the blending, but I have always loved to colour.

Do trends inspire your creative process? 
They do in that I love learning new things, styles, techniques etc. I don't necessarily follow it whole heartedly, but I will use them to try take my style in a different direction.

Is there something about paper crafting you find challenging?
Yes, embellishing! I am always in awe of designers that can pair multiple patterned papers together, and put abundant amounts of ribbon, and buttons, and bling on their cards and have it look so fabulous. If I try to make a card like that, I end up finding it too busy and start taking things off!

Is there a designer in the paper crafting industry that inspires you? If so, what about their style or technique inspires you?
There are so many designers to choose from! Emily from Art From The Heart, a fellow Canadian who has mastered CAS and has a keen eye for finding multiple uses for stamps and things, I just love how her mind works. Cristina from My Paper Secret, another CAS master who puts a wonderfully unique spin on everything she does. I also love Heather from Witty Title Here, her style is fresh and clean and the way she uses colour is amazing. 

How would you describe your style?
Clean and Simple, for sure. I try and branch out sometimes, but it's something that I always come back to. 

How long would you say it takes you to complete a card or project? 
It could take anywhere from 10 minutes to all night! It depends on how my creativity is flowing on a given day. 

When you are finished with your beautiful creations what do you do with them? 
Right now I either give them away, or they are stored in a beautiful box in my craft room. I have recently been toying with the idea of selling them, I just need to figure out what avenue would work best for me. 

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 for ColourQ colour challenge, Bows & Berries digital stamps, and Scrapbooker's Paradise Playing in Paradise challenges. I was also privileged to be the first monthly guest designer for Paper Smooches stamps. 

Now have a look at these very clean creations:

Simply beautiful and cheerful!! Your work is so professional and creative, Kasia!! Thanks friend for your inspirational doses and thanks to all who popped by,,, See ya soon :)


~Tammy~ said...

Love this girl! Her cards can be cute, adorable as well as sophisticated! She inspires me constantly!

KellyCreates said...

Wonderful cards! I love your classic, clean style!

Blossom inch said...

stunning cards and beautiful!

Donna Heber said...

Beautiful cards by Kasia!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Awesome cards, Kasia! I always love your work. :)

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