Monday 1 February 2016

And now it's February ...

This month we are going travelling using this image as your inspiration ...

CRITERIA is a travel theme.

Your page doesn't have to be about travel to exotic locations although it can be if you wish :)  Perhaps you would like to document a car trip to Grandma's or the route you take for school drop off each day.  Maybe you took a recent journey on a train or a ferry or packed the family into the car for a day trip to the beach or local tourist attraction.  

Let's see how our design team was inspired ...

I was inspired by the map and the blue and red pins. I thought immediately of our summer cruise to Alaska and actually scrapped a photo from our stop at Victoria, Canada. I had a map from there and wanted to use this on my LO. I used a photo of my hubby and my teenagers and used lots of layers and gems to add some depth to my page

I was inspired by the map (my background paper has a map design) and the colours; The travel theme was perfect to showcase one of the photos sent to me by my son, who is attending university in Shanghai this year!

I've only travelled once in my life, and that was to the USA in June of 2014 with my bestie for our joint 40th's... So it was easy for me to create this page about Atlanta, GA. It was such a wonderful place! grin emoticon

I was inspired by the blues and whites and the roads 
smile emoticon The photos were taken last Christmas when we were driving through Jasper National Park on our way home from holidays.


The map from the inspiration photo inspired me to use a map from one of our favourite Australian holiday destinations as a focus for this month's layout. We love visiting Tasmania and this part of the state is great to explore and not far from Hobart.

I love creating layouts to remember our family travels. This page is another to add to our 2015 road trip album. I cut up a map page, and used map marker flair to highlight the travel theme.

Inspired by the map print and use of blue from the inspirational image to document part of our recent Pacific Ocean cruise.


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

Please upload the DIRECT link to your actual entry to the link tool on the LEFT by 11.55pm on February 29th - yes it is a leap year!

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

  You may combine with a sketch challenge only - no other combining will be accepted. 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 our winners for January.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome layouts ladies! I love seeing everyone's different interpretations and creative styles!