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.


Deborah said...

What a wonderful collection of art - and all from one A3. V cool, Pidd. Trying to pick a favourite but can't.

Pattie and I had a die cutting marathon on Wednesday (with chocolate fudge cake).

Netrix said...

What gorgeous cards you made. Love them all.
I'll DM you on twitter
Jeanette xx

thekathrynwheel said...

Ooh, yes, very impressed. Far more productive than tidying up the craft corner! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the rest of the die cuts ;-)

The Crafty Chick said...

I adore the washed out nature of these BG's how cool, so distress, paint, spray...right???


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