Thursday, 27 March 2014

CSI Q & A {March Special Agent/Guest Designer}

Hello there!  I have a new CSI creation to share soon but not today, 
so I am sharing my interview with CSI, which you can find HERE.

As I hate posts with no images here is a sneak peek of what I was working on last night :)

“Hi there!

My name is Helen Tilbury & I live in Durban, South Africa, together with one lovely man, 4 kids & 3 cats.

I have a day job to pay some of the bills but the real fun starts after 8pm once the chores are done! I spend 4 hours most evenings in my studio, either creating, editing & printing my own photographs or blogging about my creations, writing up tutorials or articles, etc. Then of course parts of my weekends turn into “scrap marathons” when I often create for many hours at a time.

I’ve been scrapbooking for 10 years now & love it from a creative viewpoint ~I have long given up on the idea of recording every moment & scrapping every photo so I pick & chose the stories to tell & try my best to scrapbook each of my 4 children equally so they all have plenty of albums.

My style is artistic, layered up & mixed media orientated ~ I love building up my page with different elements & thoroughly enjoy the process even though each page takes me a few hours to complete.

Currently I design for Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Scrap 365 Magazine, Inkido {Swedish Manufacturer}, 2Crafty Chipboard & Scrap Around The World {my own challenge blog}.

Thanks very much for having me with you at CSI this month ~ let the fun begin!””


What is your favorite color(s) to work with?

I love pale bases so often work with white, together with splashes of brighter colours & black accents.

What would you say is your "fingerprint" on your scrapbook pages? (i.e., what do most of your pages have that make it yoursignature style?) 

Almost every layout of mine has some mixed media work on it. I am gesso crazy, love to stencil with modelling pastes & am obsessed with mists!

What do you find most challenging when working on a layout? 

Starting! I find it difficult to begin creating without something to get me started so I love taking part in challenges & following mood boards or being given assignments to follow by the Design Teams I’m on.

What is your favorite part about CSI--the colors, the stories, or the inspiration? 

Definitely the colours! I love all colours & the challenge of making them work together effectively.

Confession time. Okay, fess up! What secret do you not want to admit but are willing to confess here? 

I am a great procrastinator. As I said earlier, getting started is always a challenge. I am really into organisation at home & am always working on some or other DIY/home storage project so often delay getting into my studio ~ once in though I hardly come up for air & can stay in there the whole day & even the whole night at times too!!

I love Q & A's!  They're such fun I think!!
See you again tomorrow - with my Inkido project!
Still time to play along with our blinged up challenge there.
{A lovely challenge full of beautiful jewel colours}


Desire Fourie said...

Helen your sneak peek looks very tempting and it was great reading your bio.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

sandi said...

What a beautiful sneak Helen! The colors look so pretty!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh loving that sneak!!!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

Your interview is adorable, it was fun learning a bit more about you.:)

That sneak is like... wow... love those colours (some of my favs) and all those embellis and textures... can't wait to see the whole project.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love the interview and love the sneaky too!! Looks amazing!! Can't wait to see the whole piece!! No fair teasing us like that LOL

Lynnda said...

Hi Helen.. Great sneak!! Enjoying the interview!! Miss dropping by!! ... I hope to come by more often as can't wait to see the revealed... Hugs x

Kathy G. said...

Helen I have found your work so inspirational. I enjoyed reading this Q&A. Nice to know I'm not alone with difficulty in starting a page. Great sneak peak.

dstandard said...

Love reading your q & a and can't wait to see your CSI creation!

dstandard said...

Love reading your q & a and can't wait to see your CSI creation!

Lee-Anne said...

Nice to get to know you better. Love your sneak peek!

Val-Belle said...

Love the sneak peak and left a message for on the CSI site :D so nice having you there <3

Mitralee said...

ROCK star interview! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Love the questions and answers.

Heather Jacob said...

absolutely fabulous , such a great post helen , love your work x

Debbie said...

Lovely little peek, intrigued by the butterfly!

Denise van Deventer said...

Super sneak peak...looks divine! Nice reading through your always learns a little more about the person! You're a super creator! ;-)

Debbi Tehrani said...

It was a great pleasure having you as our Special Agent, Helen! Lvoed reading your Interrogation!