Vicky Chrisman did her Jumpstart about bows and her accucut dies for bows.
As I don't have a accucut ant Bows are not very inspiring at the moment for me I will skip this Jumpstart I just don't have a clue what to do with it. It is a nice video with great tips but I think It's just something that is not something I would do.
The Jumpstart from Carmen Sanchez is something that I looked forward to. Last year she made us make some heavy paper with relief made out of toiletpaper!
So I wondered what she had up her sleave for us this year ... and it were napkins.
I liked the idea very much, but I had to adapt it a bit. I used used kitchen towel. It was full off "excess" ink, so I was pretty coloured. I used it as background. For the rest I followed kind off what Carmen did.
Jump Start 27 was a giveaway and a video by Maya Road. So I decided to make a little something also.
Today everyone woke up to a white blanket outside, yes Belgium has turned white, it has been snowing like mad here where I live. 15 cm isn't something you see often. So it is always special.
Back to Creative Jumpstart and Janna Werner. I combined the 3 techniques she showed. For one I substituted the plain plastic by bubble wrap because I thought it would be cool, and I loved the result.
Just because I didn't want to work on a white page I did a very light background spray.
As I'm a real Ranger fanatic I used the Dylusions sprays for this project.
Oh I almost forgot, the Jumpstart 21 is a giveaway from Crafty Secrets.
Thank you for reading my blog and enjoy your creative time.
Techniques with Nathalie Kalbach are always special, always fun to do and I always learn a lot.
This time I learned about the paint I used. I had a bit of trouble with the second layer I used, the paint was very thick and with mixing it with water it became very translucent. So I added another color of paint. This solved the opacity but it also made that I had a thick layer of paint on for the 2nd layer, which made it very difficult to pull off the technique. I did manage to pull it off somehow however and after JumpStart when I have a bit more time I do want to experiment a lot with this technique.
I'm posting my lay-out already it will be modified later to add the beads, but I don't have any at the moment and don't know when I'll be able to buy some. So just not to drop too much behind in JumpStarting I'm going to consider that I did this excercise.
JumpStart n° 17 was a giveaway from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
The 11th day of the Creative JumpStart Summit was the one from Christine Delgadillo.
Christine did a really cool transfer technique but used a product that we can't find here in Belgium, so I thought it would be good to dust off the transfer technique I learned in the very first workshop I took by Tanya Watts.
This technique gave me the opportunity to test something I wanted to test quite a while know. I wondered how well the Graphic45 paper would do if used for a transfer.
So after doing the transfer I addes some distress ink to age the page. And finally I journaled a silly text to the page.
Today Nathalie has another technique and another giveaway for us. So again two JumpStarts today :)
Nathalie worked with overhead transparencies today and I don't have those, so I got my creative mind thinking and used the backing of some embellishments packaging, it is a bit thicker than the transparencies Nat used but it did the trick.
For the background I went Ranger all the way, it is all distress ink and archival ink the stamps are all Tim Holtz. The only not Ranger or Tim Holtz product I used, as a wink to the giveaway Jump from today, on the background is a stencil from The Crafters Workshop.
For Jumpstart n°10 it is another technique from Nathalie Kalbach. I always love them because Nat always really explains it good.
And even with the all the information from Nathalie, I still was able to mess it up a bit. I sprayed to much ink and in combination with the paper that I use (it isn't heavy enough) it started bleeding under the gel medium.
Lessons learned yet again, and I really must hold onto the rule, mixed media only on minimum 150 gr paper.
The JumpStart n° 11 is another nice giveaway this time by prima :)
Last night we had a giveway for JumpStart n° 8 so we are already at n° 9. I finished quite late today, but I loved making my piece so much.
The Jumpstart today was brought by Karin Ellis. She made a very beautiful card. I couldn't do all the steps like her because I don't have the materials.
So I just painted the background of my page with acrylic paint. The pattern on it is with a mask and some modelling paste. The Stamps are from "the greeting farm", I pieced the happy couple together with cardstock I colored with the Ranger Distress Stains (every time one or two coloured stains combined with the white one). Even the faces are coloured that way!
And with the ink from the stains that was left on my craft sheet I have this lovely tag that I can use later :)
Today's Jumpstart is by Louise Nelson, who gives a whole new view on crackle.
I didn't really have a crackle stamp so I used one with gears. The technique is easy but tricky you have to be very careful to have only a very fine layer of modelling paste, I in some places had to much on and then the stamping isn't going very well.
The 6th JumpStart is the 2nd one from Nathalie Kalbach.
It is a really cool technique, but I think that you really need stamps with big surfaces. I don't have one so I did the technique with a stamp I have, that is also JumpStart for me, working with what you have.
So this is the result, I stamped twice, the first time it was to dry and the second time to wet to really show of the pattern.