Playing along with White with One using a sketch from Scrap it with Attitude FB group this month.
It has been a privilege and a joy watching these little babies grow. From featherless little beaks barely raised above the rim of the nest to cute and fluffy little chicks precariously balanced on branches, we have watched over in awe at these new beginnings.
I have gone with the colour scheme doing a layout about a trip to Melbourne my daughter and her boyfriend took during winter a few years ago - it was a cold and wet couple of days but they had a lot of fun seeing all the inner city tourist sights.
Also entering this in the Anything Goes monthly challenge at Clique Kits.
A hearty welcome to 2016 on Pixels and Paper. We hope you had a wonderful festive season and are back eager to start another brand new year with us on Pixels and Paper. We have more wonderful inspiration, fantastic prizes and guesting opportunities for you this year.
Let's start with this delightful bright and happy photograph. This year we are introducing a criteria to each month - don't worry they are all super simple but are designed to just give you a little more challenge in the challenge :)
CRITERIA is to use PAINT on your entry
Here is my page ...
I loved the colours but was mostly drawn to the theme of being covered in paint and have done a cheeky layout about this :)
Lots more inspiration for you to view on the blog. Hope you can come and play along with us this month.
Please remember a Summer theme is YOUR Summer theme, it doesn't have to be beach related. It can be anything Summer means to you - playing in the pool, watching Summer sport, walking in the park, ice creams, cold drinks, sunscreen and hats .... Here is my take on the inspiration and theme ...
Inspired by the red, blue, yellow and sand colours and the beach theme - I am so lucky to live so close to the ocean. I should never take that for granted.
We have some more delightful inspiration to show you on the blog, so hope you can come and play along with us this month.
Last year my One Little Word was a phrase “Letting It Go”. I had so much baggage in my life – both physically
and mentally I truly wanted to sort through it all and remove some of it from
my life. In a way 2015 taught me that life
is way too short to get weighed down by meaningless excesses – moving forward
is easier when you aren’t carrying things you don’t really need or simply aren’t
helpful to you - I needed to let it go and I did.
In 2016 my One Little Word to try and live by is Renew. Time to refresh my life – again physically
Well 2015 is almost behind us and what a mixed year it has been across the world - some highs, some lows, let's all hope for better things ahead.
I don't think I scrapped quite as much this year as in previous years. I was time poor and tended to look more on quality rather than quantity and was more selective in what I dabbled in. I also did a lot of finishing off - completed a number of projects that had sat for a while almost done but not quite. And I did a few larger projects (mainly travel related) in pocket pages rather than by traditional methods.
I love the combination of white and deep blue - it always seems so fresh to me and reminds me of colder climates, of frost and ice and cold. When I think of ice and cold it brings to mind mind a song from my past - Cold as Ice by Foreigner which in turn makes me think of another moment in time ....
Love the colours on Words and Paintery this month. They want us to think of cold weather, snow and crisp cold winters nights!
And a truly beautiful mood board on Scrap Africa this month. I love the navy, soft blue, white and grey tones with touches of gold.
We don't get snow where I live but I have used a photo taken of my children at an ice hockey game we attended at the local ice skating rink and it sure was cold inside!
I have taken the basic colours and then added punched circles from the patterned paper, enamel dots and rhinestones to scatter across my page to replicate all the baubles and splots in the moodboard. Really pleased how this came out !