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.

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving the colours of this inspiration photo and I have the seed of an idea germinating... (how appropriate for spring!)
    I love all of the DT pieces - so much variety in style and interpretation, and yet the inspiration is clear in each of them. Wonderful work! I'm looking forward to being a part of this team in the next few months!