|Cuckoo Clock Card created with Cuckoo clocks stamp set by Samantha Walker for Unity Stamp Co. Papers are the Kokeshi collection by Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations.|
I have the privilege of sharing the work of Jennifer Ingle with you today. She is such a fun spirited member of my creative team. Her designs always have an innovative twist. She not only works with paper...but also fabric in her one of a kind art dolls, which she affectionately names. I asked Jennifer a few questions about herself and here is how she responded:
|Ice Cream card was created with "The Sweet Life" Stamp set by Samantha Walker for Unity Stamp company. Papers are from the Heidi collection for Creative Imaginations.|
Q. What is your favorite Technique?
That's a hard question, but I think lately it has really been paper piecing. I love cutting out the tiny pieces from various papers and putting them back together like a little puzzle and the results are just too fun!
|Butterfly card was created with "Be You" Itty Bitty by Samantha Walker for Unity Stamp Company. Paper is from the Blossom collection by Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations.|
Q. Where did you learn to design?
Well, I've been making stuff since I developed fine motor skills, pretty much, so I'm not sure if I can define where I learned to design. I pick up new techniques by looking at the art of others, working with new supplies, and coming up with ideas and then trying to find a way to make them work. I am constantly learning in every aspect of my life and since my creative life is such a huge part of who I am, learning and growth is something I am always striving for.
|Flower card was created with paper and stickers from the Blossom collection by Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations.|
Q. What influence your design choices?
Product. I think that might be a horrible answer, but it's true! When I get a new product in my hand, be that a fresh pack of paper clay, some great new patterned papers, a set of stamps, or a vial of vintage buttons from the antique shop it generally spurs me on to create something! I am pushed by my desire to try out new things and make them work in my own way.
|Doll was created with Wanna Be a Cowboy fabric collection by Samantha Walker for Riley Blake Designs|
Q. Who are your artsy inspirations?
Well, she will kill me for saying this, but Eva Dobilas is an amazing card maker and I am constantly inspired by her work. Becky Shander and Terry Stevens are wonderful mixed media artists and Rachel Wetzel and Abi Monroe are some really inspiring art doll artists. I could keep going, as there are so many fabulous people out there creating so many fabulous things!
|Organdy Ribbon card was created with the Heidi collection by Samantha Walker for Creative Imaginations.|
Q. What do you enjoy doing besides crafting?
There is stuff other than crafting??? HA! No, really, I love to read and I collect children's literature. I like to make cupcakes when I have time and I absolutely LOVE hanging out with my fabulous Hubbums and my two beautiful black labs, Maggie and Thatcher.
|Ear rings were created with shrinky dink film. They were stamped with the Kokeshi stamp set by Samantha Walker for Unity Stamp Company.|
|Sympathy card was created with Encompassed Grace stamp set by Samantha Walker for Unity StampCo.|