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.