Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Focus On... ALT Designs! {and a giveaway!}

ALT Designs 19 is backed by Amanda Trader, a super nice, super talented, super generous artist based in North Carolina. I first saw her art a few months ago and fell in L-O-V-E. You will too, I promise. Plus, she's giving away one print to a lucky winner! Read on for more details!

Tell me some basic info about yourself.
My name is Amanda Trader. I am 24 years old and recently moved to Asheville, NC with my fiancé. I nanny to pay the bills and I create art in my spare time.


What kind of mediums do you use and why?
I use pen and paper to create a design. Then, I scan the design and edit it on photoshop. After that, I have the image printed on cardstock. I like creating this way because it allows me to create affordable artwork which looks neat and clean.


What made you decide to sell on etsy?
I was inspired to start an Etsy shop after seeing the Etsy shop of an artist friend. I thought it was a great idea and wanted to be a part of it.


Where do you get your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from everywhere. I love to put quotes from pop culture into my work. I typically just put whatever pops into my head into a design.


What is your favorite music to craft by?
I don’t typically craft by music; I like to watch TV shows on my laptop (like the Rachel Zoe Project) or listen to podcasts on my laptop (like To the Best of Our Knowledge) while drawing.

{you and me - my favorite!}

When it's cold outside...
I like to snuggle inside with my fiancé.


When I'm hungry...
I like to eat Mexican food.


When I need a boost...
I like to go on a walk or drink a caffeinated beverage.


I wish I was/were...
Able to make a living from my art.


If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be...
A trip to any destination they have ever wanted to visit.


If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be...
My fiancé.

{glinda - my 2nd favorite!}

If you were an animal, what would you be?
A bird.


What's your favorite piece of your own?
Right now it’s “Lovely.”


What are your favorite blogs/websites right now?
I always check Etsy, Facebook, Nylon magazine, and NPR.

Amanda also has TWO other etsy shops, 

Amanda has awesomely offered to give away one print of her favorite work, Lovely, to a lucky winner! 

- To be eligible for entry, you must be a follower of my blog through google friend connect or through your preferred RSS reader. -
- Make sure you leave me a way to contact you if you win. -
- Please leave separate comments for each entry. - 

First entry (mandatory):
Head over to ALT Designs 19 and tell me your favorite item!

Extra entries (optional):
- Heart ALT Designs 19 on Etsy.
- Sign up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.
- Follow me on Twitter, tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.
- Blog about this giveaway and leave me the link. 

Fine print: Giveaway begins when it is posted and ends at 11:59pm pacific standard time November 11, 2010. A winner will be selected by a random number generator on November 12, 2010 and will be emailed promptly. Amanda will ship anywhere in the world!

41 comments:

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  2. Haha, so I THOUGHT I knew my favorite, but I changed it :)
    I loooove Wowza - perfect for cheering up all these dreary winter days to come.

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  3. "Lovely" is beautiful, but if I had to pick from the shop, it would definitely be "Air"! http://www.etsy.com/listing/53289140/air?ga_search_query=air&ga_search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5971972

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  4. Hearted! <3

    Thank's for the opportunity!

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  5. my absolute favorite is: You and Me ♥

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  6. i am signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.

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  7. i follow you on twitter, i tweeted about the giveaway.

    link: http://twitter.com/beeyum

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  8. i like Kate and Oli on Facebook.

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  9. Radiohead is def my fave. I love the calm colors.
    Mommytrenches at gmail dot com

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  10. I'm on your mailing list.
    Mommytrenches at gmail dot com

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  11. My favourite print from ALT Designs is Shower Print! :)

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  12. Hearted ALT Design on Etsy! :) name: alvind95

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  13. Signed up for your mailing list :)

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  14. Followed you on twitter, name: alvind95

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  15. Tweeted about the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/#!/alvind95/status/29653699036

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  16. LIKED Kate and Oli on FB, name: Alvin Darmawan

    alvin_darmawan@hotmail.com

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  17. Shop added to my etsy favs!
    Mommytrenches at gmail dot com

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  18. I like you on FB!
    April P
    Mommytrenches at gmail dot com

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  19. i follow on GFC as amber01sw
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  20. i really like the somewhere one
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  21. i have them as a fav on etsy as Amber01sw
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  22. i get ur emails
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  23. i like u on FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  24. i follow u on twitter and shared as Amber01sw
    http://twitter.com/#!/amber01sw/status/29689738656
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

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  25. My favourite piece is 'Shower Print', I'm following via GFC as Jasmine1485

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  26. I hearted the store on Etsy (Jasmine1485)

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  27. I'm almost certain I'm following you on Twitter (@NTFancy) and I tweeted about it:

    http://twitter.com/NTFancy/status/872815049834496

    I tried your link to your twitter but it's not working, so I can't check for sure : \ I don't know if it's my browsers, I tried Firefox and Opera.

    Kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  28. I really like the colors in The Timeless and Immortal Self!

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  29. I hearted ALTdesigns19 on Etsy

    charlenemccoy@ymail.com

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  30. I love the "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH" print, it speaks to me!!!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  31. Hearted shop on Etsy (oonamoon)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  32. Added your button to my blog!
    backyardmama.blogspot.com
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  33. Signed up for your mailing list!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  34. My fav item is Experiment. I follow your blog. Lubaska
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  35. I Hearted ALT Designs 19 on Etsy. (ID Lubaska)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  36. I signed up for the Kate and Oli mailing list.
    lubaska at hotmail dot com

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  37. I follow you on Twitter, tweeted about this giveaway
    http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/2748324549492736
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  38. I like Kate and Oli on Facebook. (Lubka Kotmanikova)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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