Thursday, June 1, 2017

Pixels and Paper saying good-bye

June is the final challenge at Pixels and Paper.

Thank you to everyone who has played along with us over the past couple of years.

So, for this last challenge, I hope you will play along with us with this stencil based challenge – Be creative, Be bold and Enjoy!



Here is my creation.  I was inspired by the black and the metal look.


To join in our last challenge click HERE.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Blog Hop at Creative Inspiration



We are trying something new and hopefully fun at Creative Inspiration.
Visit all the blogs below leaving a comment that you have been there.
Then using something you saw on the hop that inspired you create and share in comments your project
and who and what inspired your project. You have all month long to play along with us.

Now hope back to Creative Inspiration to enter your creation.

Hope to see you hop along!

Best Easter Ever

I love this photo of my kiddos from 2003.

I used these challenges when I created it:
  • The Studio Challenges.  12th March --Half;  Use a half page of patterned paper.
  • ScraPerfect.  March Layout challenge-- some kind of ribbon on your page as well as some fussy cutting.


More Easter 2003



This month at Pixels and Paper we are celebrating Easter with this cute inspiration image.  Your page certainly doesn't have to be about chocolate or bunnies, it can be about family gatherings, school Easter hat parades, egg hunts, trips away over this holiday period, fun things you did with the kids, whatever you like really - just don't forget to tell us what inspired you from our photograph.
The criteria is Easter.

Here is what I created:

You have until the end of the month to join in on our challenge



Saturday, March 25, 2017

Easter 2002

I used this very old photo of the kids and I for this LO.


I am entering it into the Negative space challenge at Challenge YOUrself.

You have until April 4th to enter this challenge.

Pixels and Paper March Training


Today I am sharing a way to make your background have color and texture. 
I started with a pizza sized box, a piece of bubble wrap, and a spray ink.


I put the bubble wrap inside the box and sprayed it with the ink.

Then I put my paper on top of the bubble wrap and pushed down to let the ink "stamp" on my paper.

This is what it looked like.

I moved the paper and then "stamped it" again on the bubble wrap.


Once the ink was dry I added washi tape strips near the side of each edge.

Then your back ground is done.
Once I added my photo, embellishments, string, and journaling my final Page looks like this:


I f you don't have any bubble wrap you probably have some other textured material that you can use to spray the ink on.  I am sure wrinkled up foil is will work.  I always put my paper into some kind of box before I spray it.  This helps to keep the ink from spraying all over my scrap room.

I hope you will have some fun with spray ink and bubble wrap soon!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Ice show 2016



This LO has photos from my daughter's 2016 Ice Show.

Here is the sketch I used for inspiration from Stick it Down.


You have until the end of the month to join in with this challenge.