Be awesome and enjoy life – The Nifty Pixel

Hello lovelies, time for my April hybrid layout tutorial. This time I´ve used the Gesso Goodness and the Who Lives Here kits as my starting point. Here is an overview on those:

Gesso Goodness Vol.3 | Paint TexturesGesso Goodness Vol.2 | Paint Textures Makin' Marks Vol.3 | Brush & Stamp Set Who Lives Here? | Paper Pack

I started by choosing the pink w/ gold splatters background paper from the Who Lives Here? paper pack as my patterned paper base. Next I added various bits and pieces and elements from the Gesso Goodness and Makin´ Marks sets onto the patterned paper. I layered them over each other and faded some more onto the backgrund while keeping part of the elements more bold. That way the background is more interesting to the eye.

Sanna LippertWhen I was happy with what I´d created, I again printed the digi paper design out with my Epson A3 format color printer and cut that into a right size.

Sanna LippertI chose a black cardstock as a base for my DIY paper piece and glued it down. Next I printed two portrait images of me (one in color and one in black and white) with my Canon Selphy photo printer. I really do like the fact that I have a small photo printer next to my computer. It makes it so easy to just pick one of two photos from my computer and scrap just those. I used to print huge amounts of photos at once, but then they were all the same size and all in color since I didn´t bother editing them much before printing. I find that this limits the creative process a bit. It can be lots of fun to first edit the photos, change sizes and colors and design and then print them and create a layout with them.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis time I wanted to add some random bits from my „traditional“ stash to go with the layout, so I picked a light pink scallop ribbon and a piece of white lace. I colored the lace with Distress Stain and Plain Jane Simply Sheer spray ink (all tones in pink) to match my papers.

Sanna LippertAfter the lace was dry, I glued it on it´s place and took a 3rd Eye (sadly, the company closed their shop) circle stamp and added some stamped black images onto the background. I found that they worked really well together with the Makin´ Marks set.

Sanna LippertSince there were golden dots already on the background paper, I added some more using the golden texture spray from Imagine Crafts. It leaves a nice dimensional splatter, when dry. Sanna LippertThen I grabbed some chipboard stars (also 3rd Eye) and black texture spray. Some older Studio Calico stickers also went really well together with the kit designs, so I added those too. Sanna LippertAh, and some more texture spray. The white splatters make the background look more „fresh“. And then again some DIY words (from my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy) had to be added. They work really well with the hybrid paper! I wish I had such a nice handwriting…good thing I have her to deliver me nicely written and cut words!!! Thank you, Lizzy <3

Sanna LippertThe some date stamping to document the date when the photos were taken.

Sanna LippertSome puffy stickers from Evalicious and from a Studio Calico kit. The golden ones worked perfectly with this layout theme.

Sanna LippertNext I added some journaling and the layout was done.

Sanna LippertHere are some detail shots: Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert I really enjoyed combining various digi kits together – all designed by The Nifty Pixel. Then just adding all kind of little tidbits for decoration. Such a fun process to do. Like I´ve said previously, I enjoy the fact that I can create the first „layered“ background paper in digital form, then print it out and work my way towards the finished layout from there. That way the layouts don´t get so bulky either. Still lots of detail and layers going on in there, but easily fits a photo album pocket.

I hope you will give The Nifty Pixel kits a try!!!
Happy hybrid scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

SUPPLIES:
The Digichick/The Nifty Pixel

INSPIRATION:
The Nifty Pixel Website

Spooky! – The Nifty Pixel

Happy Friday!!! I am so much looking forward to this weekend and hoping that I can squeeze in lots of creative free time in my studio. My hands are itching for some creative time!!!

I have not been creating that much the past months – I mean, I never quit creating, but daily life just got in between and I didn´t have the energy to create as much as I used to. Slowly, but surely I again feel the need to create more. And it feels good!

So without further ado, here is an overload of spooky,  hybrid cards!! Created with the lovely Halloween digi kit by The Nifty Pixel called Cadaverous Charm.

Be warned, some of the cards are, well, kinda different… Here goes:

I´ve used only one A3 sized piece of background paper (the star paper from the kit) on the background of almost every single card. Everything else is pretty much from the Elements Pack. I´ve just again printed those images onto a piece of A3 sized paper with my Epson color printer and fussy cut them. Some Glimmer Glaze, glitter glue, stencils & paste and white pen to go with it and these cards were ready in just no time!

And something I came up with while working on these cards – now this might not be anything that special for you, but I just never thought of the possibilities before… I printed the patterned papers from the kit into A3 size (that means FULL A3 paper size of patterned paper!!!). Now that opens up totally new possibilities. Why print only the regular scrapbooking paper size on the A3 sized sheet when it´s much more clever to use the whole sheet surface for printing. That way I can create a layout from the sheet and have enough „leftovers“ for cards and other stuff too!!! See here:

…and after realizing the obvious, I was like: „Why on earth didn´t I think of this in the first place!!!“ 🙂 🙂 🙂

Happy hybrid times, lovelies!!!
xxx, Sanna

Used products:
Cadaverous Charm Collection by The Nifty Pixel

What a trip! – The Nifty Pixel Sweet Thing digi kit

Hi there, ready for some more „Sweet Thing“ digi kit inspiration?? This kit is designed by the fabulously talented Em Straface aka The Nifty Pixel and I absolutely adore this one. Well, as you might know, I love all her kits, so this one is again no exception, but this particular one is perfect for example for those summer vacation photos :).

Here is a preview of the kits contents (and if you click the photo, the link will take you directly to the ScrapStacks store):

And this is the page I created:

I used a grid form and lots of photos on this particular layout and I´ve written a few words about the process over at the Nifty Pixel blog, so hop over there to read more about it there :).

I hope you get inspired to try some hybrid scrapbooking, too!
Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Beim Klettern – The Nifty Pixel

Hello there! I´ve kept sharing quite a few hybrid pages with you lately and here comes another one :). Can you see I am enjoying hybrid scrapping???!! The reason is simple – the designs from The Nifty Pixel are just screaming „scrap me!!!“ :-). The „Poster Art Paper Pack“ is no exception. Loooooved this scenery the second I layed my eyes on it!!! Here is peak on the whole kit:

Such a gorgeous kit, isn´t it?? And I had the perfect photo to go with the paper too. Last summer we went to a forest rope park where you can climb thru various tracks of different difficulty scales. Let me just add here that I am afraid of heigts… now, imagine me going thru a black track… I had a few moments of true fear here and there along the tracks but I made it. And talk about adrenalin rush!!! All in all it was a lot of fun and I am proud we/I did it. Could be, that the kids want to do it again this summer… 😉

I´ve again added some DIY rub-ons to the background. Again made with the help of the digi kit and some Grafix Rub-Onz transfer film. Other than adding a few little bits and details here and there, I´ve pretty much kept the background as it is. It is very bold and I Inf that it does not need so much to go with it. Just a photo, some journaling and a few details is enough.

This paper would be also perfect for hiking photos… might need to use it again :).

I bet you cannot wait to get your hands on these designs?? Well, here is a direct link to the digi design store where you can „shop ´till you drop“ 🙂 :-)!

Have fun (hybrid) scrapping!!!
xxx, Sanna

LAX-VIE – The Nifty Pixel

Hello there, everyone!! One of the new The Nifty Pixel May digi kits is called „Wanderlust“. What a gorgeous kit for those travel photos!! I absolutely adore the designs!! If you click on the kit preview image, it will directly take you to the ScrapStacks store where you can do some rerious digi kit shopping :-)!!!

Like I wrote on my previous post, I now print these digi papers at home with my Epson A3 color printer. So practical and so easy!!! And if you look at the end results, there is hardly any difference to a bought „real“ patterned paper. The only difference is that my 12×12 inch is about 8 millimeters short of the proper size. But I can totally live with that. And if you combine these papers for example with regular cardstock, no one will notice the difference :).

I´ve scrapped about my January 2015 trip to CHA this time. What a trip and what an experience!!! And I so much would like to do another trip to USA some time!!! Need to start saving some money, I think :).

Did you notice the cool world map and the b&w camera image on the layout? Well, they are from the brush & stamp kit as well as from the main kit and I´ve printed them on Rub-Onz Transfer film. And that means I can go and create my own „rub-ons“ from the digi images. That is sooo cool! It costed me a little fortune to get my hands on the transfer film as I ordered it all the way from the US and the shipping costed quite much. See, I was not able to find a similar film/foil here at that time. But apparently there are similar products available in Europe too… my hubs did some internet searching and found a product that looks pretty similar and it´s sold at Amazon. Might need to give that a try later. But in the meanwhile I will keep on using the Grafix Rub-Onz transfer film sheets :).

While testing that film, I naturally did everything wrong the first time and could not get it work. Luckily, there is some help to be found on YouTube! So I tried again and did exactly what the lady showed on the video and it worked! And now I cannot stop to thing of all the possibilities this product offers me. I can make my own rub-ons for my artworks. And I can even do colors!! How cool is that!!! Cannot wait to play more with this product! It is a perfect match for The Nifty Pixel digi kits designs!! You need to give it a try :)!!!

Ok, got a bit off topic there, I guess. Should have been talking more about the layout, right? Let me just add that these digi designs are gorgeous and so much fun to work with!! Love, love, love the travel theme!!

Wishing you all a happy scrappy time with Em´s kits!!!!
xxx, Sanna