Tuesday 22 September 2015

Welcome to our second September Guest ...

In place of our normal Team Training post I'd like to welcome Christel Overgaard as our second guest designer for September with her beautiful layout based on her interpretation of our image this month. 

 I have been inspired by the flowers and the diversity of the picture. I have used a lot of hearts and a photograph of a wedding couple in the family.

Hello! My name is Christel Overgaard and I live in southern Sweden near the sea. I am retired and love it. About 12 years ago I came into contact with scrapbooking and it has developed into a great interest and a wonderful hobby. I have a big family and it´s my big motivation when I do the layouts, I fill binders to all the children and grandchildren. Therefore, I mostly do layouts, but some cards will also be made when needed. I like to photograph, I am a member of a photo club and it is a good combination with scrapbooking.
I like to interpret drawings and pictures and participate in many challenges each month. I probably can ot say I have any particular style, but like to challenge myself with new things. I get inspiration by looking around at all the talented scrapbookers and websites. 
I am so glad to be dt guest this month and hope that I can inspire others. Thanks!

Please visit my blogg http://titteovergaard.blogspot.se 

Thank you so much for joining us this month Christel - it was lovely to have you with us.

You still have time to play along with our Pixels and Paper challenge this month.  You have until 11.55pm on 30th September and we'd love to see how you are inspired by our photograph.  Thank you for your continued support.

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Welcome to our September guest ...

This month we welcome Carolyn Johnson as our guest designer with her delightful layout based on her interpretation of our image this month. 

I was inspired by all the colours of the flowers in this month's photo. I found these pictures of my daughter and the colours in her jacket were a match. 

Hello! My name is Carolyn and I live in Winnipeg, Canada.

I'm a mom to a fun four-year-old girl who gives me more than enough photos and topics to scrap. I began scrapbooking when she was born as a way to give myself a break and to document our family's journey. I just recently discovered scrapbook challenges and bloging and I'm hooked! I'm learning so much it is hard to define my style as I'm trying out all these new techniques but if I had to choose, paper piecing is my favourite so far.

Thanks for allowing me to be guest designer this month and the opportunity to try some new techniques.

Feel free to check-out my blog: http://ramblingsofawinnipegmommy.blogspot.ca/

Thank you so much for joining us this month Carolyn - so happy you could join in with us.

You have until the end off the month to play along with our Pixels and Paper challenge.  We'd love to see how you are inspired by our photograph.  Thank you for your continued support.

Next week we have something special to share with you from a member of our design team.  Please call past on the 22nd for some Team Training.

Christel Overgaard, our GDT winner from July will join us on the 26th of September with her take on this inspiration.

Tuesday 8 September 2015

Our August winners ...

Thank you to those who played along with us for our August challenge.  We had some really wonderful entries again last month. 

In August we were working from this wonderful photograph ...

While two of our monthly prizes are selected by creative team vote, one of our monthly prizes is completely done via random draw so anyone, regardless of style or years of experience can be a winner here on Pixels and Paper - you just need to have an entry in :)

Our MAIN winner for August is Kat with this gorgeous page.  The team loved how you took the umbrella segments of colour and made them work on your own page.

We would like to invite Irit Shalom to guest with us in October and will send her a small prize for her efforts.

and our random draw winner is Asa J with this totally delightful page
We also have an extra special prize this month for a junior scrapper who is obviously taking after her mother in the crafty talent department.

Thank you Vendela for showing us your lovely page and your creative use of a loom frame.

Ladies, please email me with your address and I will make sure your prize gets away to you.

Please pop back on the 15th when we introduce you to the first of our guest designers this month Carolyn Johnson from beautiful Canada with her take on our challenge image.  Christel, our winner from July will then join us on the 26th with her lovely work.

And don't forget you have until the end off the month to play along with us with our challenge.  Just a quick reminder about combining challenges - we are happy for you to do this but ask that you only combine with two (2) additional challenges - so ours plus two (2) others please - so if you are on another DT and you use your layout for that DT submission you can then only enter ours plus one other challenge.   A full description of the Pixels and Papers rules can be found on the right side or under our Rules page at the top.

We'd love to see how you are inspired by our photograph this month. 

Tuesday 1 September 2015

Well Hello September ...

and a warm welcome to Spring - you have been sadly missed.  We just had to celebrate here on Pixels and Paper with the arrival of September with flowers, lots and lots of flowers.  Aren't these just beautiful?

As always find inspiration from our photograph any way you wish.  Perhaps you will feel the pull of the promise of sunshine and blossoming growth and document flowers on your page.  Maybe you will use flowers are your main embellishment this month.  This photo may conjure up memories of fields of flowers or happy afternoons in the local park with family and friends.  It might spark a remembrance of a special flower from your childhood or an association with something floral from your past.

Whatever your inspiration we would love to see your take on this photograph - please share your work with us this month.

Our team has some really gorgeous takes on the inspiration this month ...  

I was inspired by the colors and flowers


I was inspired by the flower theme and by the vibrant yellow so I used this photo of the lovely daylilies in my yard. 


Here I took the inspiration from the field of flowers in the image. This photo was taken amongst the pyretheum fields in Tasmania. I'm sure you all have similar photos so get them out and join us in the challenge this month. Looking forward to seeing all your entries.


A beautiful flower inspiration this month, and I used a photo of my son (who took a well deserved rest in a meadow after a long day mountain hiking in the Switzerland alps) on this layout as the colours of the flowers in the meadow matches the ones in the inspiration picture.

We'd love to see your entry in our challenge and how you got inspired :)

I was inspired by all the flowers in the photo. I wanted to make my background paper to be colorful like the flowers. I chose a photo from last Easter that had blues and oranges that stood out to me. So those are the colors I used. for part for the background.

The inspiration picture brought a huge smile to my face this month. I knew straight away which photographs I wanted to work with. I love all kinds of flowers, and orange ones best of all. What I love most about gazania is that they are drought-tolerant and bloom year-round, so I don't need to wait till spring to enjoy them!

I was inspired by the yellow and orange and a memory of fields of flowers.

I've used the inspiration of the colours of the flowers to complete this layout. Deep red glitter cardstock was used as a base. A stencilled background of flowers was added and then the framed photos. These are of myself and the gorgeous bouquet I received on my retirement.


Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry to the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on September 30th.

You are welcome to submit traditional paper layouts, art journals, divided page protectors, smash books (etc). Digital entries are welcomed and encouraged.  All entries must be new for this challenge and no back-linking please.

  I am happy for you to combine with two other challenges but the essence of the Pixels and Paper inspiration must be clear in your work. Combining with a sketch and technique/product challenge would be preferred. Please include our inspirational picture as well as provide a link back to Pixels and Paper on your blog post and don't forget to tell us how you were inspired. International submissions are welcome.

This year we will have two main prize packs - one will be selected by Creative Team vote and the other purely by random draw - so anyone could be a winner, no matter your style or your level of experience.  All these prizes will be available to anyone, no matter your country of residence.  We will also offer one entrant a chance to guest with us for the following month and they will also receive a small prize.

Please come back on the 8th when we will announce the winners for August.