Monday 3 June 2013

Welcome to Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog ...

Hello Everyone,

My name is Jane Howden and I have run the
ARTastic challenge blog for the past eighteen months. 

This new challenge blog will be a sister blog to ARTastic and is for anybody who likes playing with paper - the real or the digital variety.   It shouldn’t matter whether you are a traditional paper scrapbooker or prefer to create your layouts via software on your computer – scrapbooking is about memory keeping, preserving those photos and stories of our lives and the lives of our loved ones for future generations.  The way you do this isn’t relevant, nor is whether you are a beginner to the craft or someone vastly experienced.  It shouldn’t be about how much product you can afford to use on any given page or if you follow the latest industry trends or not.  It doesn't matter if you scrap 12x12, 8.5x11, 6x6, in plastic page dividers, smash books or art journals.  It should be about enjoying what you do while you do it !!
Pixels and Paper challenges will be released on the 1st of the month and you will have the entire month to submit your entry.  Your inspiration will come from public domain vintage photography and you are welcome to interpret this any way you wish just so long as you explain how the photograph inspired when submitting you entry on your blog.  Initially there will be one randomly drawn winner each month who will have the choice of a pack of paper scrapbooking supplies or a voucher for digital supplies from a site of their choice.  As numbers grow I will introduce both a paper and a digital category winner and additional prizes.

First actual challenge will be uploaded on the 1st of July.
In the meantime I'm looking for 3-4 design team members who might like to start off on this new adventure with me - I'm looking for both paper and digital scrapbookers - if you do both like me all the better!  More team members will be added as the participation grows.
So would you like to be part of the first Pixels and Paper design team ?


Create a layout based on the inspiration photo above and tell me what it was that inspired you.  Obviously we can look at this image and see it is black and white, it is vintage, it has girls in it and an animal but I'd like you to look deeper than the surface and weave your own story from what the image portrays to you.
Then please let me know you would like to be part of the team - send me two of your favourite layouts (they must be recent) with a short Bio telling me about your style and your current commitments if any (no experience needed to apply).  Please include a link to your blog. 

As a P&P team member you will be required to complete an example layout for the monthly challenge.  You will need to commit to commenting on all entries received and have an active blog that is updated regularly and be prepared to post our challenges with links back to the blog soon after reveal day. You will need to advertise P&P whenever and wherever you can !  Having Facebook would be helpful.

For this you will have the opportunity to help and inspire others with your work and gain publicity and recognition for your creations.
The first term will run from 1st July to 31st December with a possible option to extend for an additional 6 months.

If you would like to apply please email me at: by the 14th June, 2013.  Successful applicants will be notified on the 15th and you will have 2 weeks to complete your first assignment.
If anyone would like to create a layout using the inspiration photo but not wish to apply for the design team you are most welcome to do so.  Please leave a comment on this post with a link to your layout.  I will offer a randomly drawn RAK if there are sufficient entries.


  1. Aren't those girls lovely? I wonder if they raised that kangaroo from young?

  2. Congratulations and hope it goes well for you Jane.

  3. Looks like a fun site, Jane! :)

  4. Good Luck with your new scrapping site Jane! xx