Interview with Creative Victorian! + Freebie!

So glad you made it! This is a great interview with Netta of Creative Victorian Designs!
Netta is such a sweetheart, very gentle and I'm pretty sure I N-E-V-E-R want to get on her bad side, it's the quiet ones you have to watch lol

1. How did you find your way into the digi scrappin world?

I was doing a web search for something one day when I stumbled upon a digital scrapbooking freebie. Since I had tried paper scrapping before and hated it, I thought that maybe digital was the answer to all my problems. I had always wanted to scrap all of our photos, but couldn't stand the amount of time that it takes to make a single paper page. But then I realized after purchasing my first software program that I could make a lot of the things that I needed and wanted the way that I wanted them to be. So I started making freebie kits, then moved on to selling, and I haven't looked back since!

2.How did you find YOUR style of design?

I have to say that my style is ever evolving. There is a lot of trial and error involved in that process. Trying new things and figuring out what you do and don't like. I know what I like now as far as themes, color palettes, lighting, and various other things that I used to be clueless about. I think I am far closer now to portraying "me" through my designs than I was three years ago and, as an artist, I couldn't ask for anything more.

3. What 3 tools are a MUST when you design?

When I design, the three tools that are a must for me are my graphics tablet, my pen tool in Photoshop for extracting, and both my camera and scanner since realistic elements are such a huge part of my designs.

4. Where do you want to be in 20 years?

Twenty years is such a long way down the road that it's hard to say where I want to be. In that time, I would say that I hope to still be happily married to the love of my life, be happy in my own right, and being a grandmother by then might not be a bad thing to throw on top of the cake there either! I have no aspirations as far as quality of living or money since the first three things on my list there are all the wealth I really need.

5. Inspiration! When you need it, what is the first place you think to go for it?

That would be a tie between books and movies! I think both give me the creative stimulation I need to start cooking up new ideas for new things. I can't tell you how many times I will be reading a book or watching one of my favorite movies when all of sudden I am in my own head hashing out ideas for new kits. It's then that I know "replenish me" time is over and it's time to get back to work before I lose all those great new concepts. On the other hand, sometimes just laying on the bed and picking out imaginary designs on the popcorn ceiling for hours on end works too.

6. If you could work with ANY designer, name one that you would choose.

Oh goodness! There are just way too many to pick many in fact that I don't think I could rightfully single any one of them out.
7. When it comes to colors, what is your all time favorite to work with?

I don't think I have a specific color over any others, but I do favor rich jewel or earthy tones that tend toward the darker moodier side. I can work with pastels easily too, but the color that is the bane of my existence is yellow. It's awful to try to keep that one clean!

8. Do you have any advice for those of us just getting started in this fast pace world?

Just keep plugging away! For most of us in the industry it's lots of invested time, a boat load of perserverance, sheer determination, and un-natural amounts of creativity that keep us designing non-stop.

Don't miss her lovely mini kit!

Hope you enjoyed yet another rockin interview! Stay tuned though, I have a SECOND one coming this month! TOLD YOU IT WAS GONNA BE BUSY!!! Lol YAY!!! I love this month!!

~* Danielle S. *~


Anisah said...

Thanks so much Netta!


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [16 Mar 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Christine said...

What a lovely delicate mini-kit. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us.

Anonymous said...

Love these colors. Thank you for sharing it with us.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 8 post on Mar. 16, 2011. Thanks again.