Friday, 27 February 2015

A PRINT & CUT PROJECT BY MARIE JOHANSSON

                                  
Have you ever seen a digital kit and thought to yourself...
Well guess what you can! Yep, our very own Nifty Gal Marie Johansson has created a fun & vibrant mixed media hybrid page using our February new release digital kit 'PICK YOUR DESTINY' In no time at all, you'll be cutting and pasting printed digital kits like a seasoned professional, so lets check out Marie's 'nifty' step-by-step tutorial to get started!

'Shout Out The Devil'
Digital Credits:

STEP 1:
If you are lucky enough to have a 12X12 printer at home you can start by printing your papers as soon as you have downloaded the digital kit. If you are going to be using your local printing service all you have to do is  transfer the 300dpi 12"x12" digital papers onto a USB ready for printing. Ask for a heavy weight paper no less than 200-250gsm that way you are getting a final print that is a little more sturdier than a standard paper. NB: This may cost slightly more but is well worth it.

Now that you have had the papers printed its time to start playing with your scissors and glue and create so! Add some texture to the background by choosing a stencil and applying ink to the base paper.

STEP 2:
Using your fave stamps try overlaying some more texture by stamping using a permanent ink to prevent smearing. For some added tactile qualities add washi and thread to your projects.


STEP 4:
Now its time for some fun layering. First a piece of paper and a diecut star. I also cut out elements I printed from the digital kit.


STEP 5:
For extra dimension use foam dots to adhere your elements, and for an extra special personal touch why not add some doodling to your project!

To see more of Marie's fabulous artwork head over to her blog HERE.

Have a great day and don't forget to



Friday, 20 February 2015

PRETTY AS A PICTURE V.1 TEMPLATES

This week we are releasing over at our Scrap Stacks Store a new set of digital templates called 'Pretty as a Picture Vol.1' Some of you may recognise this pack as it was re-released in July 2014 over at our old site Page Drafts after the sketches got a little facelift, hehe. They were offered as a freebie sketch set but now they are packaged as digital templates so finally digital scrappers can play with them...woohoo!

Pretty as a Picture Vol.1 is a lovely mix of designs. Some quite symmetrical like a beautifully arranged bouquet should be and others are very free form reminiscent of a just picked posy of wild flowers. This mixed pack makes them a very versatile little collection to appeal to all your design styles.
Have a look at what the Nifty Gals created using the sketches as inspo, they are gorgeous pages!


by Zeneva Kovic
by Emma Stafrace
Digital Credits:
Beautiful Hybrid page using the  Pick Your Destiny Kit by Marie Johansson
Beautiful Hybrid page using the Pick Your Destiny Kit by Sanna Lippert 
by Zeneva Kovic 
by Allie-Marie
by Zeneva Kovic
by Natascha Broers

Oooh and there is also a Freebie mini kit over at the Scrap Stacks Store called 'Bird Song' why not head over, snaffle it up and add it to your Nifty Pixel stash ;)

by Em Stafrace

Have fun scrapping and don't forget to....



Tuesday, 17 February 2015

LET'S CAPTURE OUR MEMORIES SKETCH CHALLENGE #111

The LCOM Sketch Challenge #111 is live on the LCOM blog, woohoo! To get all the details on the challenge scoot over to Let's Capture Our Memories. There is a cool $10 prize up for grabs and well worth having a play and joining in on all the fun.

You can snaffle this freebie template up until the 28th February, so quick grab it while you can!

There is also a gorgeous card sketch to co-ordinate.

We'd love to see any pages or cards you guys create so don't forget to share with us at our Facebook page, by using Instagram and hashtagging us #pagedrafts or #theniftypixel or by adding a link to your blogpost or gallery below here in the comments form!

Thank you for stopping by. 
Have fun and remember to...

Friday, 13 February 2015

GET READY FOR SOME SLEUTHING CASEFILE #155 IS NOW OPEN!

This weeks Casefile #155 over at C.S.I is a fantastic challenge. This one runs until the 26th February 2015. It's a goodie for those of you that love to add lots of texture in your projects, also there are plenty of opportunities to add stamping techniques some doodling fancy work or your own hand drawn imagery!
DOWNLOAD LINKS FOR THE DIGI SCRAPPERS 
Available until the 28th February 2015!

So let's have a closer look at the Casefile and Sketch...




'Balance'
by Em Stafrace
Page Drafts Sketch for CSI #155 by The Nifty Pixel

So to be in the running for some fabulous prizes head over to C.S.I and get all the challenge details there and just a quick reminder Casefile #155 ends 26th February 2015. Good luck everyone, hope you enjoy the challenge and I look forward to seeing all your amazing projects so don't forget to share a link here or post your project on The Nifty Pixel Facebook Pagewe'd love to see them!

Hope you enjoy the sketch and remember to,

Friday, 6 February 2015

PICK YOUR DESTINY & STAR BRIGHT TEMPLATES

Have you ever felt like you needed to give yourself a big hug too be kind on yourself? Or do you struggle allowing yourself permission to BE free and just be YOU?  Then you will totally get this months release. With our world quickening and the added pressures of daily life we tend to forget to look after ourselves, to really listen to OUR needs because we are all so busy juggling everything else. This kit is all about taking time to reflect, to stop and really look at where were heading. Its all about slowing down and just going with the flow every now and then ultimately learning to love ourselves along the way!

This kit is filled with precious finds from our journey. Little trinkets and positive affirmations collected along the way. With a mesh of wordart, pretty elements and strong graphic papers you will be able to create some very evocative pages...oh and have a look at the painted papers, I had so much fun creating those little tasty morsels... he he



by Zeneva Kovic
by Barbara Sokee
by Zeneva Kovic

by Barbara Sokee

by Marie Johansson

by Zeneva Kovic


by Sanna Lippert

by Sanna Lippert



by Allie Marie
by Zeneva Kovic
by Carrie Rudolph
by Zeneva Kovic
by Emma Stafrace
by Zeneva Kovic


So there ya go, the February 2015 collection of packs and templates are ready to play with!
I hope you like them!

Have an awesome day & always remember to...