Saturday, 31 October 2015

DIGI SCRAP PARADE | TO GATHER

Welcome to The Nifty Pixel and to the November Digi Scrap Parade. This quarter our parade is all about getting together, gathering all that is important to you and celebrating family, friendship, your favourite things and of course to ultimately have a good time. Our lil' mini kit below is about the joy of family and feeling a part of something special. It's about finding your tribe whether that is your friends or those crazy peeps you share genes with and finding solice within that clan.
Our next major collection called 'Who Lives Here?' will coordinate perfectly with this quarters Digi Scrap Parade. Sooooo, if you are looking for some more product to juice up your DSP stash then check out our fun collection below which will be available in The Nifty Pixel store as from the 5th of November, ooh and there is even a great freebie to grab then too. Here is a look at the Collection.
Don't forget we also have some fun DSD celebrations coming up next week! So I decided to have a 40% sale across both my stores and picked a few choice products that you can grab for just $2 not too shabby hey! Why not celebrate DSD with us over at The Digi Chick store :)
Okay now that I have chewed your ear off you can scoot onwards... enjoy the hop! 

Thanks for participating in the November 2015 DigiScrap Parade! If you're following the Parade route from start to finish, you should have arrived here from PINK REPTILE DESIGNS and your next stop will be KIMERIC DESIGNS. If you get lost along the way, simply head back to THE DIGISCRAP PARADE SITE to view the master list and get back on track.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

NEW RELEASE | COMMERCIAL USE CHRISTMAS GOODIES

Hello Everyone, Can you believe that we are only a few short weeks away from the silly season! Christmas and New Year is just around the corner and before you know it the festivities will begin. I figured I could help you get organised even if just a little with your design and decorations so thought I should release some nifty pattern overlays and a handy brush set for you to get all festive with.

This week we are releaseing two bold and graphic pattern overlay packs 'Christmas Overlays V.1 & Christmas Overlays V.2'. These designs will be a great base for creating some striking yet simple designed digital projects. Each pack includes 6 unique patterns some of which are layered psd files so you can play around with clipping textures and recolouring each layer to suit your project at hand. The 'Christmas Postcards V.1 | Brush & Stamp Set' are a collection of handwritten messages extracted  from some turn of the century postcards I picked up at our local flea market. The messages include well wishes for Christmas and the New Year so are perfect for adding a handwritten element to your designs.

Check out the promo below and click on it to head over to our Commercial Use Store and grab these at a reduced 30% off this weekend only!

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

SALE | $2 BARGAINS

You can grab some Nifty Pixel goodies today for only $2!
That is a seriously awesome deal if you are after some great product at bargain prices.
Check out what our $2 Nifty Specials are...but be quick because they only last 24 hours!!

'Wicked'
(Photo's Courtesy Debi Clark)
Digital Credits:

Saturday, 17 October 2015

PRINT & CUT | HYBRID PROJECT


Our fabulous Nifty Gal, Sanna Lippert's latest and greatest creation is called 'All Rolled Into One'. This eye catching artwork uses some of our Nifty packs namely 'In Silhouette Vol.1' and 'Makin' Marks V.2 Brush Set'  which are handy mixed media packs available in our store.

When they are combined in a hybrid page you will be amazed by how easy it is to use digital kits to create bold projects just as Sanna has done with this fun mixed media page. Swoon over Sanna's stunning project below and check out her step-by-step tutorial outlining some nifty tricks. 
'All Rolled Into One'
by Sanna Lippert
Digital Credits:

HERE IS WHAT SANNA SAID ABOUT HER PROCESS....
When I saw the designs of this mixed media digi pack, I immediately knew what kind of layout I would like to create using it... it had to be something about myself. The bold female silhouette shapes were so inspiring that I wanted to use them as my main focal point in my design.

Creating this page was really fast and easy to do and whilst I was putting it together I had for some reason started singing Alanis Morrissette's song 'I'm a Bitch' ...

So here is what I did...
My first step was to create the design in InDesign by Layering the individual silhouettes next to or over each other relatively symmetrical making sure to balance the bold and more subtle images to create continuity. When I was happy with the overall look of stacking and layering I then printed them with my Epson A3 Color Printer. I added a mat underneath of a bold red cardstock to ground the design and doodled a frame in black to give it a more defined edge.

Using a palette knife I began to add in some more layers of texture using texture paste and Crafters Workshop Templates and also applied some Black Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in flecks for a grungy effect. Once that dried I adhered resin embellishments to add some contrasted visual content.

I printed out my photos in varying sizes cropped them and situated them on top of the silhouettes making sure to keep them as the main focal point. Lastly, I googled the lyrics of my song choice, printed them out in preparation of fussy cutting the parts I wanted to use in my page.
These packs would have to be some of my all time favourites because they are so versatile and would work perfectly in a number of projects including layouts, cards, canvasses and art journal pieces just to name a few!  I hope this really easy step by step inspires you to give hybrid scrapping a go!!!

Thank you so much Sanna. What a fun insight into your process, you always create such cool hybrid pages. If you're here reading this insight into Sanna's creative mind I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did and hey why not scoot on over to her fabbo blog Papierstau for even more inspiration!
Have fun scrappin' and remember to...

Thursday, 15 October 2015

NEW RELEASE | NIFTY PACKS: LETS GET REALISTIC!

It's that time again Nifty Pack release day...Woohoo! This month it's all about adding some realism to your pages with flair and confidence. 

Curate It V.2 {Picture Framing} is a 'nifty' pack of frames and ribbon wall mounts which are a great way to frame your precious photo's and mount them in a fun and realistic way to your projects. With several shapes to choose from and offered in black and white versions you can easily select the right one to compliment your project. 
We also have Paper Folds V.1 { Clipping Masks}. Do you like your digital pages to look as realistic as possible? Then these 12X12 clipping masks will be just the touch you need to take your projects to the next level. Each one has a unique torn and folded edge to add some flair and texture to your digital projects. 

I really hope you find these nifty packs handy, I know I will....ooh and hey remember you can grab these this weekend for a whopping...

Friday, 9 October 2015

PAGE DRAFTS | SPOOKY HALLOW

Hi Everyone,
It's that time of the month where we share our new Page Drafts Templates! This new release is called 'Spooky Hallow'. The set is designed to help you utilise your paper stash and more importantly showcase multiple photos of all your Halloween festivities in the one project. Alternatively with the Halloween inspired palette and textures included you could easily drop your photos in and click 'Save As', wollah a page done in seconds!
...and don't forget to check out our Halloween kit 'Cadaverous Charm'which would work perfectly with these templates.
Hope you enjoy this months Page Drafts release....