Thursday, 22 September 2016

COMMERCIAL USE RELEASE | HALLOWEEN GOODIES

It's commercial use week here at The Nifty Pixel, that means lots of fun new products and we'd love to share them with you. These packs are not only ideal for all your designer needs but will work just as well for your personal use projects too so check them out for inspiration!

This month we have a HALLOWEEN theme goin' on but the great thing about digi products is you can use them for just about any theme your heart desires. They include...

You can grab these CU goodies on sale at The Digichick for a whopping 30% the entire weekend.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

$2 TUESDAY SALE & HYRBID TUTORIAL

Time to grab yourself some bargains!
Check out our latest $2 Tuesday deals below for some hip pocket savings. This month we have a back to work/school them goin' on with our GIRL FRIDAY | Digital Kit & Vignette Impressions and ROSETTE READY V.1 | Elements Pack.
ROSETTE READY V.1 | Elements Pak
OOOH & Look... our fabulous Nifty Gal Zeneva Kovic has done an awesome tutorial showing us how to make fun and bright postcards using the Nifty Gal collection.
I love snail mail and receiving pleasant little surprises in the letter box, so decided to make some postcards to have on hand to be able to send to family and friends. I think it's always nice to receive something other than a bill in the post.
I created my postcards in PSE but you can also do this in Word. Lets have a look at how it can be done in word.

In the Example below, I added the paper selected from INSERT, then PICTURES and selected the papern I wanted. Then I cropped the paper to the size I wanted. From this point I added a paint splat in the same way and with each following element. I changed TEXT WRAPPING to THROUGH so that it would sit on top of each other. I did the same wuth the ribbon flower. However, I also added a shadow for more realism by going to PICTURE EFFECTS- Shadow and selecting the first one. You can keep adding as many elements as you like, or adding them to the side to cut out and work with separately.
In PSE, I made up some 6" x 4" (10cm x 15cm) cards, using the Painted Paper Series from the Girl Friday Collection. I added a vignette impression, some markings and elements. I also made up some printing sheets, adding some of the kit papers and elements. I then sent these sheets off to Officeworks to get printed using 170gsm silk paper and 300gsm uncoated paper for some of the cards (to try out the differences). Whenever I send anything off for printing I saturate the page by 30% because I found it usually gives a more true colour representation of what I see on teh computer screen. 
In this case, because I printed on silk paper it gave a more saturated finish compared to the uncoated paper which was less intense. This is how my cards turned out in the left is the digital version.
When printed I was tempted to leave as is to be able to pop in the post but decided to add some embellishments. I used my Silhouette to cut some shapes from the printed paper as well as some of the printed elements and paired those with other embellishments from my stash. I decided to add something to the back of the cards with the left over scraps, here is a snippet of what I did to jazz them up!
How eye catching are Zeneva's postcards. The dimensional qualities and the fun extra embellishing on teh back of them makes these perfect little keepsakes I knwo I would absolutely love to find one of these little treasures in my letter box!
So if you want to grab yourself some nifty bargains click HERE to go directly to the $2 Tuesday category at The Digi Chick Store, and remember these offers only run for 24 hours so be quick, or alternatively you might want to take advantage of the 25%OFF offer on the Girl Friday Collection!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

NIFTY PACKS | BUTTERFLIES AND MAKIN' MARKS!

This weeks release of Nifty Packs is all about butterflies and making some marks!  We have a pack of deliciously bright and bold butterflies that include some shadowed versions to make your scrappy time even more savvy, these are called FLUTTER BY V.1 | BUTTERFLIES. Each butterfly is unique in shape and colour but are easily recoloured to suit your project at hand. We also have a whopping mega brush set of over 30 different and brush tips all extracted from my art journal. This set is the 4th in our series of MAKIN' MARKS V.4 | BRUSH & STAMP SET. Pair both of these together and you'll be making some gorgeous artsy style digital projects!

I love how the nifty gals used these packs...each one a different style to show you how versatile our nifty packs are when paired with our kits or other designers kits! Scoot over to our store and check out all the other nifty packs we have ready for you to play with!
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Thursday, 8 September 2016

EDITORIAL PLAY V.2 | PAGE DRAFTS

Time to get that Copy Editor hat on and make some clean and modern graphic style pages! EDITORIAL PLAY V.2 | Page Drafts are a new series of fun sketches that really play on the editorial style of magazine page spreads. With 4 new templates in the pack paired with the freebie double page spread pack you will be well on your way to feeling like you are in the art department of a glossy magazine!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

SKETCH CHALLENGE | CASEFILE #211 IS READY TO BE SOLVED!

Here is the September Major Casefile #211 over at C.S.I for 2016! The Case is open and ready for you to solve but time is a tickin' and you only have until the 30th September 2016 to have the case resolved and be in the running for some great prizes plus that covetted special investigator badge. 

Here is the sketch and a couple of sample pages. Don't forget you can download the digital template below if you are keen to play digitally.
 NB: Freebie download available until September 30th 2016, so grab it while you can!
So to be in the running for some fabulous prizes head over to C.S.I and get all the challenge details there. Good luck everyone, have fun with the challenge and I look forward to seeing all your amazing projects so don't forget to share a link either here or post your project on The Nifty Pixel Facebook wall we'd love to see them you can also tag us on IG using #pagedrafts or #theniftypixel

Hope you enjoy the sketch everyone!