Saturday, 26 December 2015

Scrapaneers - Champions Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying this festive season.

Every month over at Scrapaneers, there is a challenge based on a theme. This month revolves around, 'The Reflective Spirit'. Some new techniques I learnt at Scrapaneers 'Champions', includes double exposure and reflective text. I was playing around and this is what I came up with:

This layout was super fun to create. This photo is of my children fooling around with some glasses and blow-up microphones they received from a party bag, and I just love it. It was a lucky snap.

To start with, I 'Googled', 'rockstars on stage' and found the image of a black silhouette crowd against the gorgeous blues/greens of lights. Perfect. I then blended my photo into it, and made the rest of the layout black. I added another photo, but as is, it was too white against the rest of the layout, so added a photo filter to soften the white and give a bluey/green tint. The scatter/frame is from Flergs - Urban Grunge which I re-coloured and then used Flergs - Wild Boyz glitter alpha and star element for the title to which I added a reflection (love this technique). Lastly, I added some extra sparkle from Rosey Posey - Needful Things.

Thank you for popping in. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful day.

Scrapaneers - Digital Art Dolls

The other day I posted my first Art Doll I made digitally through the class:

over at Scrapaneers.

I made another Art Doll using different techniques, taking much less time and resulting in a different look. I then added it to an art journal page:

Captivated Visions | Now The Story Ends Digital Kit
Captivated Visions | To The Moon & Back (gemstones - colour adjusted)
Kaye Fredrick | Splatterifics 14 (orange button splatter)
The Nifty Pixel | Cosmo Blooms (little flowers - colour adjusted)
Cryztal Rain - Brushed Wings

I also used an eyelash brush from Mallagueta that I downloaded free from Google as well as a free lip brush which I think was from Obsidian Dawn. I struggle with the hair and think it would be easier with a Wacom tablet and pen (hint, hint Father Christmas for next year), but I have to work with what I have, and I think it's still ok for a beginner.

Thank you for coming past. I hope this festive season allows an opportunity for you all to relax, spend time with your loved ones, and time to be creative. 

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Scrapaneers - Digital Art Dolls

Hello all,

Over at Scrapaneers, there is a class titled, Digital Art Dolls:

I have been eyeing it off for a while and was so curious, I had to take it. I was up 'til 2am last night/this morning, working on a 'doll'.

Here is my first effort for which I have also made an art journal page:

Cilenia Curtis | Don't Wait
Captivated Visions | Saffron
Captivated Visions | Creme Caramel

Although it took a while, I learnt a lot and enjoyed the process.

Scrapaneers is a great place to learn and grow your digital skills. pop over HERE to check out all their classes.

Wishing you all a safe, bright and Merry Christmas filled with love and joy.

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Friday, 18 December 2015

Scrapaneers - December Champions Challenge

Scrapaneers has just released the December 'Champions' kit and tutorials as well as their challenge for the month. If you are thinking about delving into digital scrapping, or want to extend your skills head over to Scrapaneers to learn more. The classes are amazing!

This month, it's all about the 'Reflective Spirit', sparkles and glows. Here are some layouts incorporating some glows, bokeh and reflective journaling:

December Champions Kit: Vinnie Pearce | Smiling eyes
Tiffany Tillman Studios | Superficial Template No. 1
Katie Pertiet | Letter Box Overlay; Star Glows No.2; Buttoned Up Holiday
Anna Aspnes | Art Play St Nicholas
Creashens | Oh Joy

Creashens | Oh Joy Digital Kit
The Nifty Pixel | Makin' Marks Volume 2 Brush Set; Sweet Thing Brush & Stamp Set
Katie Pertiet | Messy Stitched Circles; Watery Brushes.

Christmas Fairy
Jen Maddocks | Noel Collection
Anna Aspnes | Layered Template 164
Tiffany Tillman | Artistic Photo Masks Set 2

Hard to believe the photos above in the last layout, of my eldest daughter, were taken 5 years ago. Where did that time go? She turns 10 on the 19th of this month and going into Year 5 at school next year. I am struggling with the time concept and the fact that she is no longer a baby girl. Have to give her a few extra cuddles - perhaps that will stop time passing for a moment. :)

Wishing you all a safe, bright and festive season.

Thursday, 10 December 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Page Drafts Templates: Christmas Cheer

Hello Everyone,

My children have finished school for the year and they are all abuzz with excitement for the coming holidays and of course, Christmas. To help document all those festive photos you may have, or for any other moment you wanted to record, The Nifty Pixel has just released a new set of fabulous templates:

And as a special Christmas offer, there is a 2 for 1 deal - 10 templates for 5. Bonus!

From the new release Christmas Cheer V.2, these are my layouts:


Naughty or Nice?

Last year, Christmas Cheer V.1 was released. Following are some of my layouts from last year that I had created using the templates using templates from 2012 and 2013:

Hoping you are all enjoying this festive season.

Thank you for coming by.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Tangie Baxter - Art Journal Pockets - No.6 & 7

Hello Everyone,

Today I would like to share the Art Journal Pockets for December.
The first one, is the theme: Christmas. This is the free sheet you can download from Tangie Baxter & Co:
Challenge No.6

And this is what I did with it:
Tangie Baxter | Christmas Time
Tangie Baxter | Evergreen
Rebecca McMeen |  Merry Bright
Rebecca McMeen | Ruby
Rebecca McMeen | Rue & Radcliffe

Challenge No.7

My traditional use of this AJP freebie page:

The freebie sheets are downloadable from Tangie Baxter & Co HERE. Give it a try and play along with one of the challenges. I'd love to see what you create. :)

Saturday, 5 December 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Tied Up With String

This new release from The Nifty Pixel is a mini-kit for The Hatchery over at The DigiChick and ties in well with the latest new collection, Berry & Fawn. For a mini-kit, it's packed with lots of goodies such as glittery vellum paper, little woodchips and fabulous gesso textures, Head over HERE for more details.


Merry Christmas

Hoping you are all enjoying a beautiful day.

Friday, 4 December 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Berry & Fawn

It's December. Already December. The wonderful festive season. So what a perfect time for The Nifty Pixel to release a new Christmas Collection, Berry & Fawn:

My layouts:
Little Reindeers

Merry & Joyful

This massive collection is available at The DigiChick all weekend long at 50% off! Total bargain. 

Hope you are all enjoying this season.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Nifty Packs

Hello Everyone,

This weekend, The Nifty Pixel have released some fabulous nifty packs that are on special at 30% off over at The DigiChick. The two really cool packs are:

I just LOVE both these packs. The textures are gorgeous.
My layout:
These Are My Peeps
The Nifty Pixel | Just A Little Different |Templates

Thanks for popping in!

Monday, 16 November 2015

Scrapaneers - November Champions Challenge

Hello all,

Each month, Scrapaneers sets a challenge for the Champions release, based on the learning of the month's tutorials. This month, the theme is Out of Pocket. The requirements for the challenge are to use a pocket and add a cluster. I decided to use one of the layered templates offered as part of November's Champions kit.

My layout:

November Champions Layered Template | Out of Pocket
Jady Day | All of me loves all of you

Such a cool digital layered template. I love these creative plastic pockets.
If you are ever thinking of trying digi out, please head over to Scrapaneers to help you on your journey! And if you do digi already, join Champions for so many fabulous techniques and goodies. :)

Hoping you all have a creative and happy day.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

The Nifty Pixel - The Life of Pie V.1 Templates

Hello Everyone,

I love the sketches and templates from The Nifty Pixel. This month, Em Stafrace has released some much-loved previous sketches into templates. They are some of my favourites:

Life of Pie Vol.1 | Page Drafts

I loved them last year, so much so, I made six layouts (if you think you remember seeing the following layouts, it's because they were released at the time of the sketches, you can go back HERE on my blog for more details):


Fabulous Memories

 Cutie Pie

Remember This


A traditional layout using Gelli printed paper I made:

The templates are on sale all weekend. Pop over to the DigiChick for a great bargain!

Wishing you all a happy and creative weekend. :)

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Scrapaneers - November Champions

Hello Everyone, 

This month over at Scrapaneers, November Champions is all about: Out of Pocket, focusing on pocket style scrapping. I don't do a lot of pocket scrapping but I think it could quickly become a new love. This month as well, there are some gorgeous layered templates as part of the subscription which I am looking forward to playing with. But for now, my layout using this month's Champions kit:

Little Lamm & Co | Anthology
Amy Martin | Template: Helper Grids
Just Jaimee | Story Teller Kenner
Just Jaimee | Story Teller April 2014
Forever Joy | Dandelion Days
Forever Joy | Believe
Laurie Ann | La Vie En Rose

If you are the slightest bit interested in Digital Scrapping, have a look over at Scrapaneers to get an idea of what is on offer with regards to learning, or if you are seasoned, there is still plenty of classes to extend one's skills.

Thank you for popping in. :)

Friday, 6 November 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Who Lives Here?

Hello Everyone,

The first release of every month from The Nifty Pixel is a new digital kit. This month, is an amazing collection chock full of gorgeous goodies. It has quickly become one of my favourites:

Who Lives Here?
Head over to the DigiChick HERE to see more details.

My layouts, using all Page Drafts Templates:



This last layout has used most of the paper and embellishments from this additional mini kit below, a freebie that you can collect for the month of November only as part of the DigiChick's Digi Scrap Parade. To download, pop over to The Nifty Pixel blog, or for a full listing, HERE at the DigiChick to collect even more goodies.

AND, for an extra freebie, pop over to The Nifty Pixel blog HERE, to collect a mini kit, just for supporting The Nifty Pixel:
There is a massive 40% off this weekend, or 52% off the whole collection. Go HERE to the DigiChick to check it out. Or for more inspiration, please pop over to The Nifty Pixel blog HERE.

Thank you for popping in. :)

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Tangie Baxter & Co - Art Journal Pockets Nos. 4 & 5.

Hello Everyone,

Every month, Tangie Baxter & Co release two challenges for Art Journal Pockets and give a free sheet to work on as a bonus.
I'm going to work a little backwards and start with Challenge No.5: Collage.
This is the free sheet you can download, print off and work with if you like:

I decided to go hybrid and printed it off, working on it, adding bits of paper and paint:

Tangie Baxter | Art Journal Sheet No. 136

It was really enjoyable to get my paints 'inky' again after such a long time not doing so. I cut these into the little pocket sizes and worked on them individually. I love working on this smaller size, it's much easier to pick up and do. Then I placed them on cardstock, re-arranging their original order, and stitched in-between. I did this only because I don't have plastic pockets on hand.

Challenge No 4: A Day In The Life Of You.
The sheet on offer for free:

And my digital page:
Tangie Baxter | Art Journal Sheet No. 120
Tangie Baxter | Art Journal Sheet No. 136
Tangie Baxter | Mint To Be
Tangie Baxter | Melt Springs
Tangie Baxter | Art Journal Bag 1
Rebecca McMeen | Biscuit Art Doll
The Nifty Pixel | Passion Play Elements

And finally, an Art Journal Pocket (Digital) that I did just for fun last month, that went in The Gallery:

Tangie Baxter | Thought Patterns
Tangie Baxter | Tangie Bundle No.14

That's it for today. Thank you for spending a moment with me. Please pop over to read more about Art Journal Pockets HERE and play along with one or both of the challenges HERE.

Hope you have a creative day. :)

Friday, 16 October 2015

Scrapaneers - The Art of Photographs: 1

Hello fellow scrappers,

At the moment, I am taking a class, The Art of Photographs by Amanda Taylor over at Scrapaneers:

I have just completed Module 1 which has been wonderfully inspiring and totally enjoyable.

There were a few concepts covered, but I have chosen to play with the idea of using word art as a photo mask, as so:
Credits: Background paper: The Nifty Pixel (Passion Play - Solid Papers); Elements: Flergs (Wildboyz - recoloured).

I decided to use the simple word, 'boy' and surround it with descriptive words of my son, or things that he likes. He didn't want the word, 'procrastinator' on there, but it is him at the moment (am hoping it is a phase!).

If you ever consider trying your hand at digital scrapping, or want to improve your skills, be sure to head over to Scrapaneers where there are plenty of classes to choose from.

Hope you all enjoy a productive weekend.:)

Thursday, 15 October 2015