Sunday, 29 March 2015

Art Journal Page - The Documented Life - Weeks 7, 8 & 9

Hello all,

It's catch up time for me. I have been really busy of late so am now behind with my Documented Life, but I do have 3 weeks to share. I couldn't share earlier because I had trouble downloading the photos from my phone.

Anyhow, Week 7:

Art Challenge | Cover Up Good Stuff
Journal Prompt | Going Undercover

It started like this:

 Not sure why I spent so much time doing the doodles above, when I was just going to cover it up - but at the time of doing them, I didn't know I was going to do that.

Then it went through this awful stage, and I'm thinking, 'what in the world have I done?'
It ended up okay, but not my favourite bit of work.

And a couple of close-ups:

Week 8:
Art Challenge | Repeating Elements
Journal Prompt | It's Worth Repeating

I decided to do a really simple and quick page, and use a repeating element that I always like to use - circles:
I also used paper from a Tangie Baxter collage sheet.

Week 9:
Art Challenge | Using at Least Five Layers
Journal Prompt | Give Me A High Five

(apologies for the poor quality photo)

The layers: paint, gesso, stamping, pan pastels, paint markers, collage (using mainly Rebecca McMeen digital kits with some Kaiser paper), inktense pencils, paint markers.
It also has 5 butterflies.

Although I have really enjoyed working in the Dylusions Journal (loving the size, paper and mix of paper) I do find working in a journal rather difficult. I always want to add more dimensional layers. Layering and keeping it flat for a journal is a real challenge in itself for me. 

Week 13 has just been posted this weekend. You can find it HERE along with all previous challenges for 2015.

Thank you for popping in. I hope you are enjoying/have enjoyed a great weekend.

Friday, 27 March 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Some Nifty Packs

Hello everyone,

So glad you have come by. Just a quick share today. The Nifty Pixel has just released some more 'must have' items for your digi stash. I just love these:

Make It Stay Fasteners Pack by The Nifty Pixel

Make It Stay Fasteners Pack is a comprehensive set of fasteners. The pack includes some layered files so you can customise them to suit your needs. There are even some realistic shadowing on a select few items for added realism. NB: All these come as templates and/or png files and are not coloured as seen on the preview. 

A Tad Torn V.2 Paper Clipping Masks by The Nifty Pixel

The Tad Torn V.2 Paper Clipping Masks is a set of fully customisable torn paper templates. Simply clip a patterned paper to the clipping mask layer or fill it with colour using the paint brush tool to co-ordinate with your project. As an added extra some of the templates include a layer of texture which can be turned ON/OFF giving you even more options depending on the look you wish to achieve.

I love the fact that there is a texture layer on the paper and on many of the fasteners. It makes for a realistic and textural look. Just fabulous! Just click on the image to go straight to the store.

And the layout I created:

 The Nifty Pixel | Page Drafts Template Release #5
The Nifty Pixel | A Tad Torn V.2 Clipping Mask
The Nifty Pixel | Make It Stay Fasteners Pack
The Nifty Pixel | Girl Friday Collection
The Nifty Pixel | Makin' Marks Vol.1
The Nifty Pixel | Pick Your Destiny Kit
The Nifty Pixel | Collage Textures V.2

Wishing you all a great weekend! Hoping you have joy and creativity!

Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Nifty Pixel - More Tool Kit & Page Drafts Release #4

Hello all,

Have been doing a few more digital layouts using the new products available this weekend from The Nifty Pixel at Scrap Stacks.

Love this Girl

Sweet Girls

I've used all The Nifty Pixel products available HERE.
The new products I've used and available all weekend at 20% off:


Light Fantastic Photo Clipping Masks by The Nifty Pixel

Splatter-ific V.1 Paint Textures by The Nifty Pixel

Thank you for coming by. Hoping you are all having an enjoyable weekend!

Friday, 20 March 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Tool Kit & Page Drafts Release #4

Hello all,

There are some new goodies at ScrapStacks from The Nifty Pixel being released today.
Firstly, there is the release of:

And my layout with these goodies:

The Nifty Pixel | Page Drafts Template #38-2


Melissa Bennett | Beauty Within Collection
Katie Pertiet | Clean Stitched - white V.3

And finally, I have another digital layout to share using previously released goodies:

Please head over to Scrap Stacks, The Nifty Pixel blog, or The Nifty Pixel Facebook page for more work from the Creative Team.

Thank you for coming by. :)

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Paddy's Luck

Ok, I know I'm a little late posting this, and the sale day is gone, but thought I would post anyway because the kit is just gorgeous, sale or no sale.

The Nifty Pixel was part of a store sale on St Patrick's Day at ScrapStacks, and this is the bright and bold kit the amazing Em came up with:

This is such a gorgeous kit for many occasions. I really love the Photo Props as well.

And this is my layout, of my son:

Be sure to pop my The Nifty Pixel blog HERE as well to check out more layouts by the Creative Team.

Thank you for looking!

Friday, 6 March 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Page Drafts Release #5

Em Stafrace is well known for her fabulous sketches and I'm super happy she turned her hand at making digital templates. This month she has released Story Telling V1 in her store found HERE.

And my layouts:

The Nifty Pixel | Template #5-1
The Nifty Pixel | Pick Your Destiny
The Nifty Pixel | Girl Friday
The Nifty Pixel | Paint Swirl V1 
The Nifty Pixel | Hugs & Kisses Mini Kit
Forever Joy | Amour

The Nifty Pixel | Template #5-3
The Nifty Pixel | Girl Friday Kit
The Nifty Pixel | Girl Friday Painted Papers
The Nifty Pixel | Bird Song Mini Kit
The Nifty Pixel | Splatterific V1
The Nifty Pixel | Gesso Goodness V1
The Nifty Pixel | Hugs & Kisses Mini Kit
The Nifty Pixel | Pick Your Destiny
The Nifty Pixel | Pick Your Destiny Freebie Kit
The Nifty Pixel | A Little Shabby Brush & Stamp Kit
The Nifty Pixel | Penciled in Alpha

Please head over to The Nifty Pixel blog for more inspiration from the Creative Team.

Thank you for looking. Hoping you all have a great weekend!

The Nifty Pixel - Girl Friday

Hello everyone,

Thank you for coming by to check out the latest release from The Nifty Pixel. Once again, Em Stafrace has wowed us with another gorgeous kit and goodies. This time, I decided to go hybrid, and made some postcard sized cards. But first, this is what Em has just released:

and the extra goodies which are a must have for any digital scrapper:

 And this is a collage of the postcards I made:


They were super fun to make. I'll be posting a little tutorial in the next few days.

Also, as a bonus The Nifty Pixel is also offering this gorgeous bonus flower pack:

Please head over to HERE for the store, and HERE on the blog for some more inspiration!

Hoping you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend ahead for some creative play time. See you soon!