Friday, 5 October 2012

Featuring a Newbie

It's that time again to add onto the Fascinating Fridays Team!! Our newest member is the local artist, Janine Smith, from Kraft KreationZ... Pls give her a nice warm welcome here as will be featuring her talents today... Sadly, we also say good-bye to Tenia Nelson who spotted such wonderful artisans for us!!! Thank you Tenia for being here and all the best in your creative journey :) Now onto today's spotlight:
Name: Janine Smith

1.Tell us a little about yourself 
I am a South African living in Dubai.  I have two daughters who are here with me and am married to the most wonderful man in the world.  My family are all my best friends and my biggest inspiration and supporters.  I am a life coach and a relationship/marriage adviser/coach.

2.When and how did you start cardmaking/scrapbooking?
My mother has always owned a pre-school learning facility and having showed a creative streak when I was young I helped a lot with posters, projects, concerts, backdrops, etc.  I really became active with my passion or should I say obsession for scrapbooking about 5 years ago.

3.What inspires you to create?
My family, beautiful images and photographs, Prima resin pieces, flowers and my abundant  imagination.

4.What is your favorite technique? Why?
I enjoy embossing and inking; you can add so much dimension to any project or embellishment.  I love altered art, creating mini album and layouts - those techniques are the foundation of my designs. 

5.Who are your favorite paper crafters at this time ? Why ?
Iralamija - she creates the most beautiful papers and I love her feminine romantic style
Juliana Montoya - she is the ultimate shabby chic queen I get so much inspiration from her
Marion Smith - her designs and techniques are amazing; I have learnt much from her

6.Describe your style
I have two favourites - vintage look and shabby chic; I love lace, pearls, ribbon, buttons and flowers. 

7.Are you on any design team at this time? Have you been published on any magazine or online journal?
I am currently on the design team for Paper Lane.  I am constantly busy with custom album orders and I also design and make products for two shops in Dubai and 1 in Qatar.  I recently started a scrapbooking swap group for UAE enthusiasts and am in the process of setting up my own Etsy shop. My goal is to be published so watch this space!!

8.What is your favorite thing about creating?
It relaxes me and brings out the creative genie within me.  Nothing better than to sit down at your crafting table surrounded by beautiful papers and embellishments...the ideas come out of nowhere!

I gasped when I saw these perfect creations!!! Can't honestly say which one is more brilliant but the third one is just calling... These altered crafts have been transformed into such elegant and inspiring pieces,,, We love them so much, Janine... And WOW to the max!!
Thanks ladies for joining us and be sure to get back soon for more inspirations!!! Who knows you may be featured here next week *wink*


Swati said...

awesome.....Janine...Noor....both you ppls are you both

chillin with Quillin said...

wow these are awesome !!!!

Hussena said...

Hi Janine,
Its so good to know about more about you...I absolutely love your work its simply gorgeous!!!Each creation looks so so beautiful:)so happy to see you featured here:)

Trina said...

Lovely projects!! That box is absolutely gorgeous!

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