Saturday, 21 January 2012

Creative Jump Start

I cannot praise Natalie Kalbach enough, for starting up the Creative Jump Start for January, a different artist every day addresses how they break the hold of the mojo loss, something we all suffer from.  Each day has been a different sort of inspiration, but what Dina Wakely said (day 1) was don't wait for inspiration just get some blank paper and start adding to it without aiming or thinking about it, be it paint or paper, you are not looking for a finished product but just to get those creative juices starting to flow.

So last Sunday, having spent the previous week and Saturday procrastinating, by tidying different areas of my craft area I decided to give it a go, I got an A3 piece of white paper and started by swiping three colours of distress stains all over, then working onto them to blend them in using distress ink, I then stamped all over with paper Artsy Fresco paints and using a set of stamps from elusive images of architecture and maps, I added sprays to break up areas and ended up with an interesting piece of card.  Which I then die cut with my new Tim die's.  And below in order is the work I created using this die cuts as a jumping off point . . 


and I still have this pile of die cuts to use on future projects, gonna have to start a box of bits, for when I need extra bits, so I hope you are impressed by my creativity and perseverance.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

And a Trio of cards


Some birthday cards made over the festive period, and heres some photo's I took of my car windscreen  one  morning
love the look of feathers from the frost.

Trio of pages


Started this year participating in the Creative Jump Start, organised by Natalie Kalbach, different artist every day talking about getting the mojo flowing, its been really really good so far.

So from that Ive been doing some art in my twilight journal, trying to go with the flow and not overthink things, been using some of my new purchases (oops dont tell Use it Up), got some prismacolor pencils in LB crafts surprise packages, so been experimenting with them, love my new skelli bird and my matt white spray.  Did the ABC page because I love nice writing and I thought that's art as well, hee hee.

OH and mentioning twilight have just read The Host, its a great book has anyone else read it.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Use it up

I know what a wierd idea, actually use my already purchased stash, rather than just keep adding to it !!!!!!  Check out Frans Blog for more info on Use it up and pick up you cool button too.