Monday, 29 June 2015

Art Journal Page - The Documented Life - Weeks 14, 15, 16 & 17

Hello Everyone,

Although I am still behind, I have managed to catch up on a few more weeks of The Documented Life Project, completing the month of April...although I just realised, we're almost into July!! Eek!

April Theme
Color Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints)

Art Challenge:  Watercolors
Journal Prompt:  It's Water Under the Bridge

This page was inspired by a class I did with Danielle Donaldson via Jeanne Oliver. The girl is the first I completed. I really enjoyed working with the watercolours and creating a character.

Art Challenge:  Acrylics
Journal Prompt Cry Me a River

The girl and extra collage bits are from Rebecca McMeen, 'Milla' digital kit.

The page started life like this:
And a close-up:

Art Challenge:  Gelli Plate
Journal Prompt:  A lot on my Plate

This one was inspired by the art work of the late Rex Ray, which I just LOVE! You can see more of his work HERE.

I went through my stash of Gelli painted paper, and decided to cut it up the papers of the same colours. It came together pretty quickly. Initially, I wasn't intending to add any marks, but thought it looked unfinished (as below), so went ahead and added some.

Art Challenge:  Inks
Journal Prompt:  Before the Ink is Dry

This is my least favourite page of all the ones I have done thus far. It also took me the longest. I have no idea what I was doing, or hoping to achieve. It started life like this:
I used a number of different inks and stencils. At this point, I wanted to add more, but didn't know what, so I went and did this, and then thought, 'what am I doing??'
Which is why I then tried to cover it up, resulting in the final page.

If you are interested in finding out more about The Documented Life Project, check it out HERE.

Thank you for popping in.:)

Friday, 19 June 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Tool Kit Goodies

Hello Everyone,

Right now in the ScrapStacks store are two new products from the amazing Em Stafrace of The Nifty Pixel, and all weekend you can get 20% off! Perfect time to purchase.

Stamped Letter Mash Up Alpha by The Nifty Pixel
click on image to be taken to store


Contact Sheets V.1 by The Nifty Pixel
click on image to be taken to store

My layouts, which are really different for me, but thought I'd try something new:

Photo credit: 'Zebra Botswana' taken by Paul Maritz
The Nifty Pixel | The Plus Side Freebie
The Nifty Pixel | Hugs & Kisses Mini Kit

Please head over HERE to the blog. I just LOVE what Em and the rest of the crew have created.

Thanks for coming by.:)

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Art Journal Page - The Documented Life - Weeks 10, 11, 12 & 13

Hello Everyone,

I am way behind with my Documented Life Project, but I have a uni break at the moment, so am able to play a little catch-up. Today I would like to share the month of March, weeks 10 through to 13.

March Theme

Making Your Mark (Doodles & Mark Making)

Art Challenge:  As A Layer Element
Journal PromptSurviving the Elements
The rhinoceros is by the artist, Durer. I added some extra markings and colour to it. The paper with banners is from Tangie Baxter and the flowers are Kaiser.

March 14
Art Challenge:  Borders
Journal Prompt:  "Borderline feels like I'm going to lose my mind."
After painting the background, I added some die0cut borders and Gelli painted paper I had made. The circles are from Tangie Baxter paper and the butterfly is Sissy Sparrows, all of which I added markings to.

March 21
Art Challenge:  As a Focal Point
Journal Prompt:  Coming into Focus

Background is newsprint tissue paper with a piece of Gelli painted paper on the side.  For the giraffe, I used an image from the internet as a template

March 28
Art Challenge:  Make a Custom Element
Journal Prompt: "Ride the energy of your own unique spirit." - Gabrielle Roth
For the background, I used digital stamps and papers (and the girl)  from Rebecca McMeen's 'Carson'. I then printed it, added some extra paper and made more markings before adding my clusters.

To read more about The Documented Life Project go HERE.

Thanks for coming by. :)

Friday, 12 June 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Feelin' Chipper

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for popping in.
Today is the release of a gorgeous new digital kit from The Nifty Pixel. Every time there is a new release, it always becomes my next best favourite from Em Stafrace (owner and designer of The Nifty Pixel) and this one is no exception. I just love it:

Feelin' Chipper Digital Kit by The Nifty Pixel
 and the Alpha to go with it:
Feelin' Chipper Alpha by The Nifty Pixel
 [click on the images to be taken directly to the store]

My layouts:
The Nifty Pixel | Page Drafts Template: 

Your Face
The Nifty Pixel | Page Drafts Template: CSI #166

Hello Handsome
Tiffany Tillman | Template: Champions February 2015

Just LOVE this kit! It's on special this weekend at ScrapStacks - a perfect time to grab it!

To see more layouts with this kit, along with some hybrid pages, check out The Nifty Pixel blog HERE.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend ahead!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

The Nifty Pixel - Sweet Thing

Wow. It's June! I have been really busy with uni assignments, that this last month has just gone before I had time to blink! So glad that Em brought some sweetness into my life with this new release for The Nifty Pixel:

And my digital layouts:

I could EAT you up!

You're a Cutie Pie

All the supplies are available at ScrapStacks HERE.

To be inspired to use digital products in a traditional layout, be sure to visit my fellow Creative Team members, Sanna Lippert at her blog HERE, and Marie Johansson HERE. They have done a spectacular job as always in using the digital products to make hybrid layouts.

For more information and inspiration, please visit The Nifty Pixel blog HERE or Facebook page HERE.

And if you use these products for any of your layouts, please add your link below in the comments section - I would love to see what you create, and we can add it to The Nifty Pixel Facebook page.

Thank you for coming. :)