Creative Jumpstart 2020 | Jump, Jump!

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2020 (aff. link)!

If you’re not familiar with CJS, it’s a one-of-a-kind online event run by Nathalie Kalbach to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2020.

You’ll learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters. 

Throughout January you will get access to a new video by one of the featured artists every day. I’m proud to be one of those artists, called ‘JumpStarters’, for the 7th time!

See for yourself:

Head on over to Nathalie’s website to sign up and for more details!

You get 31 downloadable videos – over 5 hours worth of video content –  for just 50 USD if you sign up before 31 December 2019.

However, you can save even more if you register during Cyber Week!

You can sign up until 6 December for 45 USD or, if you happen to catch this TODAY (2 December 2019) before 11:59 pm EST, it’s only 40 USD!

So what are you are waiting for?! Sign up here!

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n*Studio | Hex Marks The Spot

It’s my turn on the n*Studio blog today! Which means that it’s time to share last month’s project with you here.

Hex Marks The Spot

Last month Nat’s Creative Squad was asked to use the Hex Set Large rubber stamps and, to think about what we treasure.

You can read the story behind this page and, a step-by-step description of how I made it here on Nathalie’s blog: Hex Marks The Spot – Marsha Valk

Food For Thought

While you’re there you may also want to have a look at my lighthearted take on this month’s prompt: Food For Thought – Marsha Valk

n*Studio | Pastel Dreams

Marsha Valk | n*Studio: Pastel Dreams art journal pageYou may have noticed that I’ve rejoined Nathalie Kalbach’s Creative Squad and, it’s my turn on the n*Studio blog today! Which means that it’s time to share last month’s project with you here!

Pastel Dreams

Last month the n*Studio Creative Squad was asked to go pastel with our colour palettes and to create with Nat’s Large Floral Tile stamp set.

Marsha Valk | n*Studio: Pastel Dreams

The pastel theme reminded me of Mrs Prysselius, one of the characters in the old Pippi Longstocking films.

In the Dutch translation of the Astrid Lindgren books Mrs Prysselius is called aunt Pastellia, so that’s the name she goes by for me.

You can read the full story and watch the step-by-step video here on Nathalie’s blog: Pastel Dreams – Marsha Valk

Marsha Valk | n*Studio: Feel The Rhythm

While you’re there you may also want to have a look at the video I did for April: Feel The Rhythm – Marsha Valk

Hex Marks The Spot

And, last but not least, my Creative Squad project for June is available right here: Hex Marks The Spot – Marsha Valk

Creative Jumpstart 2019 | Go ahead, jump!

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be participating as an artist in Creative JumpStart (CJS) 2019 (aff. link)!

If you’re not familiar with CJS, it’s a one-of-a-kind online event organised by Nathalie Kalbach to kick your creativity into high gear in January 2019.

You’ll learn techniques, discover new materials, and connect with other artists and crafters. 

Throughout January you will get access to a new video by one of the featured artists every day. I’m proud to be one of those artists, called ‘JumpStarters’.

See for yourself:

Head on over to Nathalie’s website to sign up and for more details!

You get 31 downloadable videos – over 5 hours worth of video content –  for just 40 USD if you sign up TODAY (November 26, 2018) before 11:59 pm EST. 

Afterwards, it will be 45 USD until November 30th 2018, and 50 USD until December 31st 2018, before it goes to its regular sale price of 60 USD on January 1st 2019. 

So what are you are waiting for?! Sign up here!

n*Studio | Vacation Mode

Marsha Valk | n*Studio: Vacation Mode

It’s my 25th turn on the n*Studio blog today! Which is super cool but also bittersweet as it’s actually my goodbye post…

I’m leaving the n*Studio Creative Squad!

I’ve just had a look at all of the projects I created in the past two years. Wow, did I make a lot of different things! And I remember all of the projects well, not in the least because Nat and Kim always make sure that there is an excellent theme for each month.

I can honestly say that there is a story behind every single n*Studio project I did and to me that makes my time with the Squad really special. The combination of the themes and Nat’s stamps and stencils challenged me in the very best way possible.

I experimented, even made some videos and always tried to come up with something fun. I’m incredibly thankful that Nat invited me to be part of her awesome team and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of it!

There’s an overview of all of my projects (and that of my fellow Squad members) on the Creative Squad page on Nat’s website, if you’d like to have a look too!

This month’s theme is Vacation Mode, and there’s a step-by-step of how I created the cards above here: Vacation Mode – Marsha Valk

Enjoy your day!