As we begin the start of our weekend, we wanted to share with you our next featured crew member in our ongoing CCB series where we feature a member of the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew. These stories allow us to show you what who our designers are, what inspires them, which mediums they enjoying working in and their favorite projects. We work with such a talented crew of diverse designers who love to share the latest techniques, while showing us new ways to use their art supplies. The fascinating part of our journey is our crew who can be fun around the globe. This allows us to travel to various locales, experience a variety of cultures and witness a diverse set of creative views.
Today our journey takes us to a picturesque small town in the South of France, near Avignon called Rognonas. Here we introduce you to a wonderful artist, Valerie Andrieux. For those who don’t know Rognonas it is a small market town on the Durance plain, in the very north of the Bouches du Rhone and just a stone’s throw from Avignon.
Today this area has begun to focus its energies towards business and industry. A development area that was set up for industry and craft activities. To learn more info about the region visit Provence Web. France is a wonderful place for vintage markets, street fairs and wonderful craftsmanship.
Valerie makes an incredible addition to our CCB Crew. Her presence on our team has opened up our creativity and allowed our inspiration to sore. She brings a beautiful paper and mixed media element to our crew. Her work as she describes is: “A mix of shabby bright or baroque chic style and a bit of mixed media!”
We agree, each one of her pieces lures us into a world of gorgeous chic colors which she is constantly bringing to life through layers of paper, paint and ink. We are so excited that she is apart of our creative journey and that we are able to share her world with our incredible community. Our story continues to be told through our products, projects and through our incredible crew, like our featured crew member Valerie.
We do many challenges and work to build awareness through creativity, like Breast Cancer Awareness. Valerie always brings her personal style to every Crew Challenge and we just love that, like her Breast Cancer Awareness Mixed Media Clock.
Each crew member also was given a 4 x 4 Stretched Canvas Square and asked to decorate to resemble their style, or current mood at the time. Every canvas square submitted by our crew each had a unique look and mimicked their style. Here is Valerie’s gorgeous Canvas! We love it!
Valerie’s design style can best be described as…”I can have a shabby bright or baroque chic style with mix media one day, and another just use papers and fussy cutting. It depends on my inspiration at the moment!”
Valerie was inspired most to be creative by….”When I want to discover new techniques, I mostly look at designers like Finnabair or Tim Holtz, and I will always look at themed Pinterest pictures!
What inspires you most today? “Inspiration is everywhere. Art Nouveau, Klimt, impressionism, folk art, ancient art but also nature, children, family and friends!”
What is your favorite Canvas Corp Brand Product? “It’s easy, you just need to look at my stash, the one most used product I have is the Tattered Leather glimmer mist ! I love it because I can use it with almost every project!”
What is one of your favorite Canvas Corp Brands Projects you have created?
“It’s a quick and simple project I made with shells my daughters and I gathered together. I wonder what will be your favorite?”
Do you teach and if so tell us a bit about what you teach, where you go and some of your favorite places?
I am the happiest doing…..”Fussy cutting!” Now that is a fun fact from Valerie. I’m fussy cutting our Canvas Corp Brands papers will add to her happy moments. Very cool Valerie!
My favorite place to be creative…..”In my head and in my scrap room where the creativity spreads to my hands!”
Tell us one cool detail about your studio or craft space…”I designed and built this attic space with an Ikea kitchen ! I have like 50 drawers on two sides, and none empty!”
This is one of our favorite pieces Valerie has created and like the quote “Live Every Moment; Laugh Every Day; Love Beyond Words” we are inspired to work hard to do all of these when we see Valerie’s art. To see more of Valerie’s work visit her blog Bonjour Scrap and her Facebook Page or follow Valerie on Instagram
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If you are not familiar with the Canvas Corp Crew it is a group of amazing designers from around the world they have come together to create, share ideas, support each other, let us know what we can do better and remind us of what we are doing well. Our Crew is made up of about 100 designers who contribute projects to our blog, design with our products on their blogs, and create models for our trade shows, packaging, and other fun little projects. We love to hear what they have to say, to be inspired by their work, and to learn new things everyday. For more information, about our crew, stop over to our website www.canvascorpbrands.com and if you are interested in being a guest blogger for us apply here.
To see our complete line of products with design ideas provided by our Crew visit our shop Canvas Corp Brands Shop.