All rolled into one – The Nifty Pixel

Have you already tried a mixed media styled hybrid layout? There is a fabulous mixed media digi kit available at the Digichick store, designed by The Nifty Pixel. Check out the “In Silhouette Vol. I Kit here. This might just be my all time favorite kit EVER! It is so very versatile. You can use the designs for so many kinds of artworks: ATC´s, art journal pages, layouts, pocket pages, cards and so many more.

For additional details and some of my thoughts on creating this page – pls. also see this post at the Nifty Pixel website!! 🙂

This is how I created my layout:

I first assebmlied the Silhouette images onto the background and then added a layer of details/elements from the “Making Marks V.2 Brush Set” over them. After that I printed the paper and cut it into a right size and matted it onto a piece of deep red cardstock. Approximately the same color as the red Silhouettes.

Next I added some metallic texture paste onto the background thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and let it air dry. When that layer was dry, I applied some black Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there and let those dry properly. After that I added some outlining/doodling around the edges by using a black pen.

When I started creating this page, I knew I wanted to create a page for my “me book”. I also wanted it to be “different”. While creating, the lyrics of Alanis Morrisette´s song “I´m a bitch” came to my mind and I knew I wanted to use parts of the lyrics as my journaling. So I printed the lyrics with my black and white printer, fussy cut them and glued them on their places.

I have kept to only a few colors on this layout, so I also wanted to use alphas in similar color. However I had ran out of “l´s” already, so I had to improvise. Number 7 turned upside down gives a great “l”, don´t you think? And creating an “e” out of an “F” and a “dot/square” is also a way to work your way around missing alpha pieces :-). Finally I just outlined the journaling pieces with a black pen to make them stand out from the bold background better and added a few yellow resin embellishments as additional detail here and there.

So all in all this layout is a really easy one to do, yet it is very bold and I love the effect the repeated black and white photos create. I had a blast creating this layout and I really am in love with this kit. If you have been thinking of giving hybrid/digi a try, why not start with this kit. It sure is very versatile and gives you lot´s of creative freedom, whatever you choose to create!

Hope you have enjoyed this little insight.
Happy hybrid times,
xxx, Sanna

Digital credits:
In Silhouette Vol.1′Makin’ Marks V.2 Brush Set’
Other credits:
The Crafter´s WorkshopMini Grow Page & Imagine Crafts Creative Medium, metallic & Glimmer Glaze by Tattered Angels

The Nifty Pixel – Core Radiance kit release

Hello there everyone!! While we are struggling with a heat wave and sweating, others go to the gym to get their “sweat on”. Lol… it is quite hot where I live right now and as you can see, my brain has already started to melt ;-). However, before I turn totally nuts due to the heat, I´d like to share the brand new “Core Radiance” digi kit (by The Nifty Pixel) with you.

Just fabulous, isn´t it? The name of the kit actually already says what the kit is all about, but due to the fun, bright colors and patterns it is also perfect for other themes too! My first layout with this kit is (kind of) sport related. We had been hiking with the family and I´ve collected some photos of our walk together for this hybrid page. This is what I ended up with:

The Nifty Pixel, by the way, has a new store/community home. You can now find all kinds of inspiration and the gorgeous kits at:

Go and check them out!! There is more to come, so hope to see you stop by here, at The NIfty Pixel blog and at The Digichick soon again!!! And now you should definitely also check out the creations of my lovely design team colleagues over here!

xxx, Sanna