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17 May, 2022

Special Guest Spotlight on CYRILLE TEIXEIRA

 This month, we are very pleased to introduce you to Cyrille Teixeira, one of our fabulous Guest Designers for this month!  Cyrille was one of our October winners, just click the link to see his winning entry.

We invite you to get to know Cyrille a little better through his interview below.  Please also visit his social links which are listed in his Artist Bio.


Artist Bio 

My name is Cyrille, aka Papascrap @ Lescartesduchat on the Internet.  I'm a 42 year old man and I live in a small French village, on the edge of the Black Forest, with my husband, our 8-year-old son and our two cats.  My interest in Scrapbooking, but especially for cardmaking, began in 2011 shortly after the start of the adoption process while waiting for the magic phone call!

I still can't find the right qualifier for my style... I like Mixed Média (sometimes to excess) and Vintage/Steampunk but also clean things.  I have a few small OCDs: the kraft, the layers, the staples and the baker's twine!  I like the layering and the build up/accumulation, that's why I like Mix Media Style so much.  I like to join in challenges as it stimulates my creativity, that's why I participate in several blog cardmaking or art journal challenges per month.


Q & A with Cyrille

How long have you been creating art?
I have been creating art and scrapbooking since 2011 as we started the adoption  process.

What is your favourite type of art to make?  
I like cardmaking and art journaling.

Are you inspired by a particular artist or artists, if so who? 
I especially admire the work of Dina Wakley and Drew Steinbrecher for example.

What is your favourite colour palette to use? 
My favorite color is turquoise.

Why do you enter art challenges?  
I think art challenges, with their constraints, stimulates my imagination and creativity.


Cyrille's Interpretation of our May Mini Challenge



I choose to make a tag with the optimistic quote "Happiness comes in waves".
I illustrate this with "camaïeu"(monochrome shades) of blue (with turquoise). The tag below the quote is scrap of cyanotype (a technique I like to incorporate into my creations). I used gauze to recall the foam of the waves. Sequins and dots brings brightness like happiness.




Thanks for sharing your beautiful tag with us Cyrille!  We hope that Cyrille's amazing, mixed media work inspires you to enter the Mini Challenge this month.


Here's a reminder of our current Mini Challenge:








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