Studio Dawn Inskip: Loving What You Create

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I think the thing that strikes me the most about Dawn’s designs are her doodles! I LOVE them!  Her little people are just adorable and always bring a smile to my face! Because of Dawn’s super cute and unique doodles, she has some great things included in her kits that you won’t find anywhere else! Because Dawn also still makes scrapping a priority, here designs are very scrapable!  Let’s take a closer look at “White Christmas” that is included in The Digi Files this month:

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Here are some layouts created using Studio Dawn Inskip’s contribution:

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Layout by Jen. Supplies: White Christmas by Studio Dawn Inskip; Fonts: DJB JenLin.
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Layout by Karen. Supplies: White Christmas by Studio Dawn Inskip; Yin Designs template.
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Layout by Kimberly. Supplies: White Christmas by Studio Dawn Inskip; Heidi Swapp Handwritten Christmas Brushes; Font: Traveling Typewriter; CK Ali’s Hand; 1942 report; Budmo; Typewriter Scribbled; 28 Days Later; Baby Boston; Birch Std.
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Layout by Kim. Supplies: White Christmas by Studio Dawn Inskip; Template by Cindy Schneider; Font: CK Aubrey.
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Layout by Anne. Supplies: White Christmas by Studio Dawn Inskip; Fonts: Scribbled Typewiter and Pea Sugar Noodles.

You can see more layouts created with this kit on our “Team Inspiration” page.

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I live in England (a little North of London) with my very patient hubby Paul and our daughter Carly … she’s in her final University year, and is a total inspiration. Our baby lizard Marvin, cockatiel Sparky and 2 budgies also share our home.
I’m happiest either at home with family and friends or at a zoo or wildlife park – animals have a huge impact on our lives.

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I usually struggle with multi-photo pages, but when put together ‘A Wonderful World Collection’, it inspired me to create this layout, which documents our A-Z of Disney character greetings over the years. Time-line pages like this are fun, so many memories all wrapped up in a 12×12″ square. It’s not necessarily my best creative page, but it’s definitely meaningful to me.

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I started as a paper scrapper in 2002 and only paper scrapped for a few years.
I slowly progressed to digital, first making freebie mini-kits. I very quickly became hooked and haven’t paper scrapped since. Paper scrapping used to cost me a small fortune, not to mention all the mess and storage ! Had a major clear-out of paper scrapping stuff this year and it feels so good to be clutter-free. I love the whole process of digital designing and make time to scrap a couple of pages a week at least. After being in a job I hated, I now design (and scrap) full time.

Being surrounded by an incredible team of staff and designers at ScrapbookGraphics, it’s a real pleasure doing what I do.

My favourite quote “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life” – kind of sums me up right now.
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Even the smallest of things – colour palettes,home decor, TV and magazine adverts, places we’ve visited… every day life and our love of animals – majority of my kits will contain a critter (or two!). I love browsing Pinterest too, it inspires me in so many ways.

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Computer: Desktop PC
I run Windows 7 (correction, I battle with Windows 7)
8.00 GB RAM
24″ monitor
My ‘office’ is tucked away, so I often scrap on a laptop in front of the TV and be sociable!
I rarely design on the laptop
Program: Photoshop CS5
Camera: Nikon Coolpics P90 (almost always on auto!!)
Anything Else: Bamboo Tablet
Canon Scanner
EHD’s (several) and DVD’s
Most of my designing is done with real artists materials:
Fine-tip waterproof artist pens
Watercolour paints and crayons
Artists paper (various, depending on colour medium I’m using)

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My tip for designing would be to stay true to yourself – do what comes naturally or what inspires you – loving what you create will show in the end product.

I also love to scrap and being an ex-paper scrapper, my favourite pages are those which look as if you could reach out and touch them.

IMHO shadows can make or break a page – I still experiment with light direction and depth of shadow and one of these days, I’ll get it right. LOL

My scrapping time is precious and I’ll often turn to templates, especially when somebody else has already done the thinking for me.

BIG TIP – back-up, back-up, back-up … I backup regularly – onto EHDs and DVD’s – kept in different parts of the house.

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At the moment, my favourite product is ‘Wrecked Collection’ … it’s a bit grungy and very me! It allows me to create paper looking touchy-feely pages – totally inspired by the way I love a scrapbook layout to look.

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I guess A Mixed up Fairytale is popular because it’s so versatile and appeals to a wide audience. It’s a perfect kit for digi and hybrid as well as for card-making. It’s a riot of colour, appealing to the child in us all.

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Here are some of my favorite products by Studio Dawn Inskip:

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Here are some more inspirational layouts using Studio Dawn Inskip’s products. All of the layouts are linked to the originals with credits.

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Save 20% off all orders over $5 at Studio Dawn Inskip throughout December 2011 with coupon code: ditdd20pc. Be sure to be logged into the store before redeeming coupon .

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Go have a look in Studio Dawn Inskip’s store! We will randomly select a winner from the comments to win $10.00 in product from her store! (Comments must be posted before midnight EST to qualify)!