Are you up for a Challenge

Would you like to join in my 3 Times the Inspiration Challenge

Every month Pixels and Art Design will be bringing you some new inspirational challenges. there is something to suit everyone and gifts as well. You can see them all in the forum here but I thought I would show you mine for May.

Each month I will get you 3 things as inspiration.
You can create a layout, an art piece, a journal page – well actually anything artistic and creative you want – just remember to show us and let us know how you did it.



“The wheels on the bus go round and round”

1.2.3 GO

It is that easy – why not join us ?

United We Art – an art journalling alliance

Art brings people together, including  Altered Amanda (aka OTBDS) and myself, Sharon of Art for Scrapbooking ! An Aussie and a Yankee, we teamed up to create United We Art, unashamedly celebrating ethnic art. Create art journal or scrap pages, altered book pages, decorate folders, clipboards for the new school year!

You can get it in either of our stores. or

New instore


New in my store

Spattered is a set of 9 backgrounds. They are 12 inch. I hand painted and scanned these and then cleaned them slightly in photoshop. I have not textured these to allow yu more flexibility but they have a natural texture from the paper they were painted on.Use them as overlays, textures or as the basis for all your art and journalling projects.

Ok for Commercial use.

Spattered - CU Textures

Christmas papers with a twist

OH my where did the year go. Christmas is almost upon us so i thought I had better make some backgrounds to use for my Christmas cards. I am decorating my tree in purple as I am not a traditional gal so I made 2 versions of my papers. one in more traditional colors and one not so much.

They are available in my store now and you can grab a S4H or CU license if you wish. Check the store for closeups. These papers are a bit grungy, a bit arty, a bit distressed and a bit Christmas. You could use them for lots of things outside of that.



True creativity

I like to get a little creative fix everyday by browsing the GDS gallery and today this just jumped out at me.  You probably know I am not a traditional girl and sometimes I imagine the Supreme Team have a challenge with my kits. But they are all totally awesome and make my art their art.

This amazing layout was made by Memi – you can see her whole gallery here. She used my kit ‘A Time of Angels‘ and the paperpack ‘Art Backgrounds 4′.

I love everything about this. I love the layering and the poem and the photos blended in but most of all I love the idea. She has taken an old photo and turned it into a meaningful work of art and made my art her own. Thats what I love about creating.

If you make something with any of my art let us know and post a link. I love to see.

Thank you to Memi and all the ladies at GDS.

Art Backgrounds

One of my favorite things to do is play with my photos to make digital backgrounds. Partly the reason is if I use my own photos I can be sure there are no copyright issues but mainly it is because I am amazed by the differing and beautiful effects you can get by playing in Photoshop with overlays and filters.
Art Backgrounds 2 is a pack of 5 digital papers. they are 12inch, 300dpi, gamut checked and textured.
How could you use these ?
Some ideas are
as scrapbook backgrounds
add some text and print out for the wall
reduce the size or cop to make cards
as backgrounds for your art journals
print and use in your collage or hybrid art.
Available  exclusively in my store at GDS.