Tuesday, 15 October 2019


Hi everyone! It's Jenn. Welcome to the October blog challenge! Before we give the details of the latest challenge, we need to announce the winner for the September Template challenge!!! You ladies did an outstanding job with Karen's template and you can see all the beautiful entries HERE.

The lucky winner for this month is Sandy!!!

Congratulations Sandy aka wvsandy!!! You have a notification on your TLP account.
All other participants also received their 25% discount coupons via their Lilypad accounts. Please make sure you check your messages everyone and if your coupon didn't come through send an e-mail to pinkreptiledesigns at gmail dot com!

Here's Sandy's gorgeous page:

This month's challenge is to use multiple stitches but not in the typical way. I don't want to see stitches on top of your elements and papers - instead I want to see them used underneath all your photos, papers & elements. Make the stitches the foundation of your page and an important part of the design. Everything else goes on top of them (except for paint and splatters)! Use at least 3 different stitches to create a base design or foundation for everything else to sit upon.

Here's how my page turned out with 4 different stitches and all my other stuff (except paint) layered on top.

page by jenn
To give you some ideas. Here's some inspiration from the lovely Pink Ladies:

by marilyn
by cindy
by diane
by susanne
by cynthia
by karen
by heidi
by gaƫlle
by ferdy
Now it's your turn to create! We can't wait to see what you make!

Make sure you use at least 75% of Pink Reptile Design products on your page. Once completed, just upload your page to one or all of your galleries and post a link to your layout in the comments section of this post before the next challenge goes live on November 15th.

ONE favorite page will be chosen as the winner to receive a 10 dollar coupon to the PRD store, but really everyone is a winner, as all other participants receive a 25% discount coupon to the Pink Reptile Designs TLP store. So all the more reason to join in on the fun, right?!

Wishing you tons of fun and Happy Scrappin'!

Thursday, 10 October 2019


Hi everybody!
Today I want to show you a super quick way to give your pages a bit of custom colour with brushes or stamps that come in a kit or an element pack. It can be anything and I have used this technique on larger watercolour stains, splatters, frames, whatever you can cover with colour, but today I show you an example with a number of water stain brushes.

For my page with three horizontal photos I looked for a simple template and found a "Sprung" Template which I really liked - especially because of the handdrawn frame around the photos.

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I removed everything except for a little tag (which will go later, too) and rotated the whole thing by 90°.

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I added the photos...

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...and then five different water stain brushes from the Splatter Brushes No. 2 and grouped them together.

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Now you have two options:

1. You create a layer on top of your group and fill it with the gradient tool. Just click on those little icons that look like a house and change the color with the colour picker, add colours and play with the sliders to give one colour more room than another. In my example I used three colours that I culled from the preview of the Younicorn kit that I am going to use. Alternatively pick colours from a photo.

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This is what my gradient looks like:

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And this is how the water stains look. The advantage of the grouping is that your one gradient layer covers all five layers in the group underneath in one fell swoop.

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2. You create a gradient overlay for each individual layer as a layer style (or again a layer on top of each stain layer, but that's too much work). Make sure your blend mode is normal (unless you wish it otherwise for another effect). I used a different gradient for each stain layer, but chose ready made gradients that PS offered. They worked fine with my colour scheme.

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This is what the stains look like with five different gradient overlays.

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Then I also added a gradient overlay to the hand drawn frame (again, the gradient was ready-made - easy peasy).

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This my page so far with my coloured stains and frame.

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Then I finished my layout with all the usual odds and ends. Here are my two results.

With one gradient layer on top of the five stain layers:

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Five separate gradient overlays:

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I like the second one with the more colourful look way better and decided to go with this one. And here is my finished page:

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Saturday, 5 October 2019


Apart from that beautiful rainbow colored October BYOC there's more new stuff from Pink Reptile Designs this weekend.

I am super excited and chuffed to the bone to present this fantastic collab that I made with Soco from Designes by Soco. We have know each other for ages and have been planning this collab ever since Soco joined the pad. Somehow life kept getting in the way of our plans until now!

We had a blast creating this collection for you and hope you will have just as much fun playing and creating with it.

And the best thing is...all packs are 40% off during DSD weekend!




On top of that I made another 6 new products that are 40% off though October 7 but I am also offering them at an INCREDIBLE 71% OFF BUNDLE PRICE of 6 DOLLAR!

Don't miss out because the offer is valid through October 7th ONLY!



Grab all 6 Brightsiding products at a
Offer is valid through October 7, 2019.
The bundle includes:
  • Elements: 69 unique elements [73 in total] in all kind of shapes, sizes, textures and styles. The perfect set for scrapping some happy pages because even when life serves us lemons it's important to see  there's a bright side of life.
  • Papers: 32 papers: 10 patterned papers, 10 alternate color combinations and 14 matching solids
  • Alpha: upper case, numbers and punctuation [46 characters per color all seperate .png's, 4 colors per brad makes 552 different brads in total]
    punctuation includes: ! ? * # @ + - = > <
  • Wordarts: A fun set of 16 magazine cut word strips, 14 vintage stamps plus an .abr file including all 14 stamps for easy resizing and recoloring and 5 cute felt shapes to add that extra little oomph to your pages!
  • Labels: 432 labels in total [all sperate .pngs]. January 1st through December 31, 2019 through 2030. Each in 3 colors: black, kraft and red.
  • Stitches:  15 unique straight stitches PLUS their stitch holes that will add a realistic touch to your pages and give them that extra little oomph!   [provided in 30 seperate .PNGs]

The individual packs are 40% off through October 7
page by courtney
page by heidi
page by marilyn

Wishing you a fantastic weekend and Happy Shoppin'!