From time to time we like to invite crafters to be our Guest Designer/Blogger for a month to challenge us to see things in a different way and so that we may learn more about our products through the eyes of a new designer. Today we want you to meet one a lady that with her eclectic style has been been a huge source of inspiration to us through the years. Louise was a remember of the Tattered Angels Design team back in 2012 and she has been a friends and supporter through the years. Louise has always had creative hobbies. Before taking up scrapbooking, she loved to restore furniture. Since she started scrapbooking she has also developed a love for portrait photography, painting and her plans for 2017 will be to continue to explore her creative to do list; especially in the area of assemblage/sculpture and pottery/ceramics.
Welcome Louise Nelson!
Louise: I live in the beautiful city of Adelaide, South Australia. I am lucky enough to be in a suburb where I am only 10 minutes from the centre of Adelaide and 10 minutes from the beach.
CCB: How would you describe your design style?
Louise: Hmmm I am never quite sure how to describe my style, but other people have told me the following; simple, minimalist, elegant, grungy, and emotive.
One thing Louse likes to experiment with is adding paint, mist & textures with a lot of shimmer to a black backgrounds creating a really cool, grungy effect. Tattered Angels has a wide range of products suitable for the task!
CCB: How long have you been creating?
Louise: I first started scrapbooking in May 2005, I remember it very well as I had just started a new job and one of my colleagues introduced me to scrapbooking by inviting me to one of her craft days.
CCB:What is your go to product right now?
Louise: Heavy white gesso and chipboard.
CCB: Do you have a signature touch you like to include in all your pieces?
Louise: Yes kind of, I always incorporate use of white or negative space in my layout design, and with many of my OTP projects I like for them to be meaningful, have a story to tell.
CCB: What is the oddest inspiration you have used for one of your projects?
Louise: I can’t actually think of anything that was particularly odd, however I am very much inspired by avant garde and haute couture fashion and always look to the new releases and runway shows with interest.
CCB: What advice would you give to someone who gets in a creative slump?
Louise: Hmmm, pushing through a creative slump is a very individual thing, I have personally tried many approaches, and currently what works for me is forced creativity, I just get in there a create 1 or 2 layouts to help me get in to the groove. They may not be pretty but it usually does the job.
CCB: Tell us one thing that people might not know about you.
Louise: I dislike wearing shoes and if I didn’t have to I wouldn’t.
CCB: How often do you create?
Louise: Not as often as I would like, but probably on average 1 maybe 2 days a week.
CCB: Do you jot down your ideas before you do them or do you create as you go?
Louise: Always on the go! I get in a zone and just go with the flow and with the ideas that are in my head.
You must love those wings…
You can find more inspiration from Louise Nelson here:
Instagram link/name: https://www.instagram.com/loolabelle/
Who would you like to see as one of our Guest Designer during 2017? We are always looking for creative souls out there – artists, general crafters, food stylists, re purpose crafters, planner girls, mixed media artists, painters, seamstresses, interior decorators – maybe you are one of those? Please leave us a comment or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestion.