Thursday, October 17, 2013

Introducing...Alina Bartan

It's time to introduce our new design team members!

Alina Bartan

Located | Romania


Preferred scrapbooking medium |  I prefere 12x12 traditional layouts. Sometimes I like to make mini albums too. I love getting messy with glue and paints.

What inspired you to begin your creative journey?
I begun papercrafting back in 2007 when I met my best friend Laura who was organizing some art and craft workshops in my town. I felt in love with paper crafting and since than I try to improve my skills. I was making cards most of the time but since this summer I learned that layouts are not so hard to make either.

If you were to describe your scrapbooking style in five words, what would they be?
This is quite a hard question. I think I'll go for messy, dreamy, in development, colorful and mixed media.

What type of camera do you use?
I photograph my art wih a D5000 Nikon camera using a fixed 35 lens.

Where do you do most of your scrapbooking?
I have my own craft space in a room that I share with my husband. I have pictures on my blog if you are curious ;)  (

What time of day are you most creative, and what inspires you to create?
Well, the time of day when I am most creative is the free time. I have a day job so I mostly craft in the evening. Inspiration comes from different things adn in different shapes: a picture, a stamp, a happy color... everything can trigger my imagination.

Why do you love sketches?
I love sketches because they give you a starting point. Don't you ever find yourself wondering "where do I begin?". Well, sketches are the answer.

Here's Alina's layout based on Sketch 105...