Tuesday, 14 March 2017


Hi! This month, archiscraps has a great challenge involving mosaics.
For my entry I have used a background mosaic stencilled with Distress Oxide ink. First time I've used this new product and I am liking it heaps!

Onto this I've added diecut  mosaic pieces made from a background paper created at a recent class at timetocreate . This has actually been made from paper towels which were coloured with Colour Burst powders. it was amazing how much water these paper towels could hold! 
The photos of what I'm calling footpath art, were taken at a beautiful little picnic / lookout spot  in the Glasshouse Mountains, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.  There were quite a number of these, each depicting one of the mountains and this snake from one of the local Aboriginal Dreamtime stories.

This is one of the inspirational photos for this month's challenge. Pop on over an check it out.

Cheers for now.  Di

Monday, 6 March 2017


This month at Pixels and Paper we are celebrating flowers.


For this I have used a background completed as part of an exploration class at Time to Create. This has a sprayed background finished with punched flowers, stamping and printing with natural objects.To complete the layout I've used a CD prepared for my last month's team training at P & P. This was alcohol inked. Flowers were also diecut from old blurry photos which also had the same treatment. A great way to upcycle them.
Check out the inspiration photo and pop on over to see what the rest of the team has done.

We'd love to see what you come up with. The competition at pixelsandpaper goes until the end of the month.
Cheers for now. Di

Thursday, 23 February 2017


Hi. just a quick peek at what I have produced for Pixels and Paper team training this month.
 I've used alcohol inks by themselves as well as with modelling cream to add colour to paper and other surfaces.


Pop on over to;pixelsandpaper to check out what I have done and used. While you're there have a look at this month's challenge. There's still time to have a go.
Catch you again soon.
Cheers, Di

Thursday, 2 February 2017


February's theme at Pixels and Paper is hearts. For this I made a gift pouch / card from vellum.
The gift pouch has been assembled using 3 layers, all opening at the top. The largest heart is folded on one side, leaving the cut edge to either be left open  to make a card, or, as in this case, taped to form a large pocket. The lace has been inserted between the vellum and a pink-coloured backing paper. I've done this to add a level of stiffness to the vellum. This same paper has also been attached to the smallest vellum heart.
Embossing on the heart has been done with an embossing tool. Perforations have been made around the embossed hearts on the largest pocket and then cut into with scissors. I've added some liquid pearls to the flowers.

As you can see, this gift pouch is able to hold a number of small gifts. In this one, I've added a camera chip, gift card and CD, as well as a small card.

This card has been die cut with a beautiful butterfly / heart die, from a paper background I created, using the pastel shades from this month's inspiration photo. The heart was then attached to the same paper used to line the vellum.
We'd love to see your take in this month's inspiration..... heart- shaped conversation lollies.
 I remember these very well indeed, as my uncle owned a factory that started out making conversation lollies and candy Easter eggs. This brought back many memories of  my younger years.
Pop on over to:pixelsandpaper to see what the rest of the team has done.
Catch you soon.
Cheers, Di

Thursday, 5 January 2017


Pixels and Paper's theme this month is all about summer. An idyllic hour at one of our local beaches had me snapping madly to take shots of a couple of pelicans as they glided and landed oblivious to the people on the beach. These photos became the basis for a double page layout. To the background paper I added alcohol inked strips, stamping and diecuts.


 The inspiration photo from Pixels and Paper is a great starting point for your summer artworks.

We'd love to see what you come up with. Check out what the rest of the team has done with this at:
Cheers for now.

Sunday, 11 December 2016


Hi and a Merry Christmas. This month at Pixels and Paper it's all about Christmas and/or pets.

I liked the pet/traditional Christmas theme and decided to do a spin on these two subjects. We don't actually have any pets, but our semi-permanent resident tawny frogmouths disappear from about late July and often reappear during the Christmas season. When they come back, there are often youngsters in tow. This is a photo of two of the bubs who were a welcome Christmas surprise.

I've used traditional colours of reds and greens with a smattering of gold and silver. The black  background was stencilled with gold ink before I attached the tree shapes and silk ribbons.  

Pop on over to:pixelsandpaper and check out how the rest of the team has used this inspirational photo.
Cheers for now. Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016


Hi!. November at Pixels and Paper is asking for a touch of gold (or more than a touch if you wish) on your project.
This month I was inspired to create a wall hanging. I kept the white canvas board and added touches of gold, pink and a few other colours with beads and embossing powders.

Some of these I let run down the canvas. I love the effect that can be achieved with the heat embossing... totally random speckles and splotches where embossing powders 'escaped'. To the centre I added a wooden starfish which had also been beaded randomly and coloured with embossing powders.

This gave the desired textural effect I wanted and added depth and richness to the colours  as suggested by the inspiration photo.
Pop on over to:pixelsandpaper and check out how the team has used this photo. We'd also love to see what you come up with.
Cheers for now.