Monday, June 15, 2015

Junk In Your Trunk Top Talent

Welcome back to another Top Talent spotlight at Our Creative Corner! 

This month we have two Top Talents for you...Our first was the winner of the Junk in your Trunk Challenge that was hosted back in March by Candice!

Candice selected Sarah as her winner and we are so thrilled to be welcoming her as this months Top Talent!!!
 Before we show you Sarah's amazing creation,  let's just spend some time finding out a little bit more about this creative lady... 

1. Where do you live?

I was born and lived in the Boston area my whole life until moving to Tampa, FL 4 years ago to get away from the frigid winters!

2. Describe yourself in five words? 

Oh wow hmmm maybe complicated.

3. How long have you been crafting and what made you start crafting? 

 As a child and teen I loved to dance, sing, write, play guitar, act...everything except art. I thought the definition of "art" was that you must be able to draw a perfect portrait or paint a realistic skyline. It wasn't until a few years ago I learned that art was more than just perfection. Thanks to Pinterest and Youtube I was able to start to learn some different painting and crafting techniques and now I want to try them all! I have a need to create so strong, it's like breathing.

4. What is the most satisfying/exciting..... the designing or the end result?

It depends. With art its definitely exploring and playing with paint and different mediums, being surprised by the results.  When I'm crafting something I think I'm a bit more serious, trying to make some image come alive that's in my head. Of course it doesnt always happen that way and that's ok. When you can alter something or make something completely new and it's done and looks good, that's very satisfying.

5. How do you spend your time when not crafting?

Taking care of and having fun with my two daughters. I love to go to thrift stores, antique markets, etc and treasure hunt. I am very busy with their school and activities during the school year. Living in FL means we can do tons of fun things outside all year, theme parks, the beach, giant craft fairs...

6. What if anything, do you consistently draw inspiration from?

When I realized that I could actually create I went crazy wanting to do everything. It sounds silly but I just never knew how life changing it would be. Now I constantly have ideas spinning in my head, just not always time to see them to fruition. Pinterest, of course, getting a new art supply is great and also taking something old, or "trash" and trying to make it pretty or interesting is really fun~!

7. If someone told you there was no internet for the day, what website would you find you missed the most?

Right now definitely Instagram! I forgot that Instagram, and all the lovely people I follow are very inspirational as well...

 Thanks so much for being here Sarah! It was lovely to find out a bit more about you! We are so glad to have you join us today as our Top Talent

     ....So now it is time to shine the spotlight on the Top Talent creation -  let's see what Sarah made for us!

I am so excited to be joining Our Creative Corner today with this canvas I made. I have really been having fun making these little embellished canvases lately, using lots of media and found objects...

Here is a close up. I love the way the ink accidentally landed in a heart shape.....

This is fantastic Sarah! - This canvas is amazing - Love all the layers and those colours are so wonderful! 
It really has been such an honour to feature this wonderful creation at Our Creative Corner.

Thank you so much for being such a wonderful Top Talent!
If you want to see more photos and details of this wonderful creation and find out how it was made, then please go along to Sarah's blog and say "Hello" - I am sure she would love to see you there!


Would you like to see your work here in the 'Our Creative Corner' Spotlight?
You could be here as our 'Top Talent' with the spotlight shining on something you have created! 
All you have to do is enter the  challenge 'What makes you smile?' and if you are picked as the winner you will be invited to appear here as our Top Talent and have the spotlight shine on something you have made. We will also ask you some questions so that we can be nosey find out more about you....
Please come back on the 22nd to see our next Top talent - Suman, who won Laurie's challenge 'Colour Your World' is appearing here and our wonderful Julia is going to be stepping into the role of Top Talent Coordinator for a while.....
Hope to see you then....
Happy Crafting! 
Laura xxx


  1. What a lovely read! Thanks for the interview, Sarah, and for that gorgeous and bright flowery creation! What a wonderful guest appearance this is! Thank you for being with us today!

    Claudia x

  2. That's such a vibrant and colorful canvas, Sara. Loved your definition of "art" and so nice to know a little more about you.

  3. Thank you Claudia, for you sweet words!

  4. Great to know more about Sarah and understand what triggers her creativity !! love the vibrant colors and layers on this beautiful embellished canvas !! off to her blog to see more ...

  5. OH wow Sarah - this is SPECTACULAR. The colors are just SPELLBINDING. What a fabulous background and texture. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. What a treat to see. It's easy to see why you are a Top Talent. Congratulations and Thanks bunches for such great eye candy. j.

  6. Awesome to get to know a little more about you Sarah and wow you amaze me every single time with your gorgeous art!!! Those colours are to die for and you collaged everything together with the perfect amount of balance and visual interest. So thrilled to see your stuff again - Candice -

  7. Thanks Sarah for sharing, and this card is just shining!

  8. Fabulous creation for your Top Talent Spotlight, Sarah! The colors are vibrant and lively and I love how that ink splotch landed in the shape of a heart, too!! So nice to meet you and Congrats on this fabulous feature!! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Didn't mean to hit the "done" button! It means so much that people take time out to write such lovely comments. Thank you ladies!


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