Happy New Year! I'm back! So November went pear-shaped with family illnesses and then we went through a second lot of illnesses in December too so things went a bit quiet on here. I was actually crafting a lot, but none of it could go on here. I was catching up with magazine projects and I also completed an entire scrapbook for my sister's Christmas present with photos of her lovely kids - speed scrapping!
I have taken a decision to cut down on a few of my commitments and so I'm hoping to keep Wednesday mornings for a bit of creative play. But where to start? A friend sent me a link on Facebook to join Creative Jumpstart 2013 and it's been fantastic. It's run by Nathalie Kalbach and it's FREE! (You can send a donation to help with the running costs which I think is more than fair as Nathalie has been putting in a lot of work to keep it all running smoothly). All you have to do is sign up for the newsletter and you get e-mailed daily links to videos and giveaways from some very well-known names in the crafting world.
So here's where I started...
There was a video by Julie Fei-fan Balzer about layering stencils and so I went crazy with my stencils, distress inks and mists. I love this photo of my little boy, even though he looks so sad. I know this face he pulls is a baby face and he is growing up so fast.
The stencils I used included Crafter's Workshop 6x6 patterns Strips and 12 x 12 Dot Burst along with an airbrush acetate stencil I found on eBay of the hexagons. I also included some of that gorgeous black and white chevron washi tape (love it!) by Queen & Co and some star stamps.
You can still join the fun on the Creative Jumpstart until the end of January.