Wednesday, 24 February 2016


Hi and welcome. Today I'm sharing with you the layout I've entered into this months ARTastic Challenge, with the additional criteria of adding paint.
The photograph I used cried out for the rainbow colour spectrum.

For the criteria of paint, I had first applied a thin layer of gesso and then brushed in layers of different coloured acrylic paint over a stencil. Once the original stencilled background had been made, I was able to create my 'mop-ups'. The background behind the photo is one of these. The negative stencilled effect suited the photo more than the original piece made.
To create the leaves I used a number of different green- shaded distress inks smooshed over white cardstock and used the Tattered Leaves die. The base cardstock was stamped with archival inks.
Pop on over to artasticchallengeblog and check out how the team has used this fabulous inspiration artwork.

Catch you soon,
Cheers, Di

Monday, 1 February 2016


Hi and welcome to another month of inspiration for Pixels and Paper Challenges. This month it's all about travel.
For my layout I've used a map from a travel brochure and simply added photos from a favourite Aussie holiday destination.. Tasmania. In this particular case the south east area.

This trip took us to the Tarhune Airwalk near Geeveston. The photo shows the view above the Huon and Picton Rivers and where they join as well as a view of the cantilever outstretched above the forest floor. We also visited the Hastings Caves. My first trip underground and it was great. The road south took us to Cockle Creek, the furthest point we could travel by car.

Our inspiration photo for this month giving plenty of scope with backgrounds, ephemera and colours.
Pop on over to:pixelsandpaper and check out what the rest of the team has done with this. We'd love to have you join in.
Cheers for now,