Saturday, December 2, 2017

Inspired By All the Little Things #75 Featuring Bobby Hagen

Hello, Darnell here to welcome you to Inspired By All The Little Things!

This is a weekly inspiration challenge blog and each week we feature a photo
inspiration and a wonderful designer who inspires us as an artist!

Here is this week's photo inspiration for you!
So many ways you can be inspired by this amazing photograph!!

This week I have invited my talented friend Bobby Hagen
of Bits & Pieces to be our featured designer.
I asked Bobby to share a bit about herself ...

1. What is the name of your blog? When and why did you start it?

The name of my blog is Bits & PiecesBits & Pieces Design Studio was the name I had been using when I was making mosaics, quilts and cards, all of which are made up of bits and pieces of china, fabric, and paper respectively.  I just carried it over to my blog that I started in 2011 for probably the same reason everyone else did - to share my cards and enter challenges.

2. What is your style of card making?

That's a good question.  My style has changed dramatically in the last 6 1/2 years from many layers and distressing to almost too clean and simple sometimes.  I'm still evolving but I do find that I love to watercolor and try new techniques.

3. Who inspires you as a designer?

Oh my.  If I named names, I'd be afraid I'd leave someone out.  Let's just say I'm inspired by those who do beautiful watercoloring, those who can make wonderful cards with mainly die cuts, those who do gorgeous background techniques, and those who can handle any medium (pencils, Zigs, watercolors, Copics).  
If you see yourself in this group, you've inspired me.

4. What sort of things inspire you as a card maker? Photos? Sketches? Other designers?

See question number 3. 😊 What other designers have done can be a big influence on what I make, but I'm also inspired by nature, art, and textiles.  I usually get too literal with photo challenges, but I'm trying to break that habit.
5. Share something about yourself that we may not know?

I play the hammered dulcimer.  Not well, mind you, especially since I put it up for two years and now I'm having to learn the music all over again.  I'm trying to set aside time each day for practice but something else keeps getting in the way.  
Could it be card making? 

Here is Bobby's beautiful card using this week's inspiration!
The challenge designers have also created cards for this week's inspiration! 
These ladies just inspire me SO much!!! 

Kimberly Lackenbach


Leigh Penner 

Marcie Sharp
 Sharp Designs

Sheri Gilson

Wanda Cullen

and one from me:
We hope you will play along with us this week!

The linky will close on Friday, December 8, 2017, at 11:55 a.m. (PST)

Some simple rules to keep things organized and enjoyable:
  • Please use the graphic for your post and link back to this post.
  • Any posts that are offensive will be removed.
  • Please comment on the submissions of others...we all love the support!
  • Yes you can combine with other challenges but NOT other inspiration challenges please.
  • Have fun and challenge yourself!