Hello, let me introduce myself!
my name is Mel and creativeness is simply in my bones!
I LOVE thinking outside the box,
My passion is for inspiring others to get creative!
I offer this through our little business at Wild Heart Creative Studio
I am a BIG believer in offering a custom service with a smile,
always happy to offer to help and make someone's day better!
BEFORE or AFTER you shop or use our services
Come and join me here in our community, talk stamping, mixed media, products, tips or simply shoot the breeze in our groups!
learn or gain some inspiration on our Blog and Shop the products in the Store!
Feel free to reach out and say hi or ask a question
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How long have you been creating?
I always have been a creative thinker, lot of the time over-thinker
but as I have European/Dutch/Spanish heritage, the draw to the bright colours of the world has always been quite strong.
What Introduced you to the Craft?
I was introduced to the craft via embossing & card making class at high school in my first year,
for an activity week which we did at the end of the year.
It did not take long to be obsessed, but as this was the 90's products were very different and scarce to find.
Was not 'til later at 18, when we had a local store open and more available products,
that I truly got into the craft hook line & sinker!
What is your favourite thing to create?
well, if swatching (the testing out products and colours) and purely playing with goodies was a craft, this would be mine!
But I do love to design cards that sometimes are super simple or have a more mixed media feel with layers to
very involved stamping & colour style.
But when I have a spare moment my favourite create is mixed media journaling, making a mess and getting that creativity on in short spurts is top of my list!
how long have you been teaching?
started teaching card making and the stamping craft when my eldest was 4, to support us.
so about 16+ years of in person and online classes.
I do love teaching and inspiring people to have a go and let go of a lot of things that constrains folks to try something new!
What inspires You?
lots of bright colours, florals and mixed media styles inspire me these days, especially with lots of white space!
but i see distress inks colours everywhere out and about in the world and the skies above!
Where are you located?
I live in country NSW, Australia.
Our town Robertson is about 20 -40 mins away from the Wollongong, the Illawarra and the Southern Highlands.
until recently, we had feet in both regions - due to COVID we now have a lot smaller region.
But this suits me well, as much the change was a tad difficult as i'm a coastal gal, I could never function well in a city as a country girl right to the core!
Tell me more?
I am a wife and mother to 3, eldest has left home.
household is always busy so I work around them as I support the household in whatever way I can.
I love travelling around the country, when we can - I love camping, driving & open spaces of nothing.
husband and I share our love of our country especially our coastline.