Saturday, 15 September 2018

BLOG CHALLENGE | SEPTEMBER

Hey there! Welcome to another blog challenge! Yay! This month, we have another template freebie for you, but before we share it, we need to announce the winner for the Aug Summer Inspiration challenge!!! You can take a peek at all the awesome entries HERE.


The lucky winner for this month is Trish!!!

Congratulations Trish!!! 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 Trish's gorgeous page:



For this month, Carrie created an awesome template for you to download and scrap with. Your job is to use this template for this month's challenge! Of course you can twist it, shake it and/or turn it around! Use it as is or make it your own! Just click on the image to grab it, it's FREE!


Pink Reptile Designs Blog Challenge Template

Here's what the talented Pink Ladies did with this awesome template:

by Gaelle


by Carrie1977


by mcurtt


by silent ranks


by ninigoesdigi


by Karen W


by Ferdy


by Heidi Nicole


And now it's your turn to work your template magic! 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 October 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'!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

INSTAGRAM INSPIRATION | FRAMING YOUR PHOTOS


I'm always evaluating my current style of scrapbooking and trying to find ways to change it up. Even if just for one layout.

While browsing Instagram, I came across a Russian artist who uses pastels and soft dreamy feminine images on her feed. Right up my alley. But even if that is not right up your alley, I think these design ideas could translate well to whatever your scrap style.

I was drawn to her image of frames because I always find myself using a white stroke as my frame for my photos while scrapping, but these ideas might help me stretch my creativity a little and still keep that white frame that I love so much!

Check out these Creator Stories that she offers on her website for IG users. These are super easy for digital scrappers to recreate for our digital layouts! Add in some Pink Reptile paints, splatters or textures (which are in virtually every element kit Mirjam makes) and you have a recipe for a really cute, unique frame idea for your next photo!


Kristina & Co {kristinaco.com}

  • Love her ideas to put the white frame inside the photo's edge a bit - and actually have some "photo" showing as a border beyond the white frame. So cool!
  • Love the delicate lines and just a little touch of text on the N, E, W, S borders around her photo.
  • Love the splashes of paint and also splatters on some of the images.
  • Love the little journaling blocks next to the photos too. Could be cute with labels?
  • And finally, I love the one where the photo is split in two and some of the journaling is on a transparent swatch of paint. The subtle paint splatter links the two parts of the photo perfectly.

Note: did you see her shadows and curled frames? Super cute right!

Here's my layout, trying out this idea:


What do you think? Worth a try on your next scrapbook page?

The more I look at her inspiration image, the more I think the whole thing might even be inspiring for a template or full page design. If you are a "white frame around the photo" kind of scrapper like me, I hope you consider giving one of these ideas a try on a future page!

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

PRETTY PAGES FROM THE PINK REPTILE GALLERY | by KAREN





Hey Everyone,
Welcome to the latest round of Pretty Pages! Much lovlieness to admire this month!
It has been a busy month, we have reached an age where we have flown past kids parties and are now moving onto 50th birthday celebrations  – fun in a different way, far more relaxing when you are not chasing little kids around…

Now onto the pages – so many goodies to choose from!

This page resonated so much with me, have always struggled with the concept that I am actually an adult – how on earth did that happen?? With Just be you, @AnotherAmanda had captured this sentiment in a very laugh out loud way, the photos are spot on. Loving the soft pink paper and the pops of colour, not too overdone but immediately your eyes are drawn to the photos – I especially like the doodles heart and the scatter of hand drawn flowers that add a touch of whimsy to the page.

pink reptile designs blog

Next we have a gorgeous page that leapt out of the gallery for me – @Louso’s Last One – hmmm another fabulous funny photo - got a bit of a theme happenening this month… The colour scheme for this is so classy, off whites, sandy shades, greys and the touches of red – just wonderful. I am a big fan of an off centre photo frame especially when combined with the layering of blocks of paper, with everything softened by the use of paint in the background. It is all held together using carefully placed stitches. If you want to learn how to put together a beautifully balanced page, then this is a fine example to follow.

pink reptile designs blog

Lastly a page to make me want summer to be here now, This by @lorieh – cannot go past a large photo with such great colour and movement! One from our July challenge – the photo strips allow the progression of the action shots to be shown without overwhelming the main photo. I adore the cut out words on the floral paper and of course nothing says summer like yellow. The subtle white checks yellow paper adds depth and brightness, a solid block of yellow may have been a bit too much. The stitching ties it all together and along with the arrows, breaks up the expanse of water at the bottom of the photo, a handy design tip if you are using large photos. And the titling sums up the moment perfectly. Such a great page.

pink reptile designs blog

That's all for this month - as always, leave love whenever you admire a page - we all love a bit of positive feedback. Have a wonderful month and I'll be back at the end of September xx

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

HYBRID | MEMORY JAR


In this post I will show you how I made this super cool memory jar. I saw several examples on Pinterest and I just loved the idea!


For my jar I used elements and papers from Pink Reptile's Farm Fresh collection.



I filled my jar [I used an old can of green beans but any pot works] with a bit of sand.



Then, I began decorating. I cut the pear element and I glued it on my photo.



I placed my photo in the sand.



I completed the decoration with different paper and wooden elements.





I decorated the lid of the jar with a paper from Farm Fresh and I added a butterfly from the same kit.





My jar with the closed lid.



As a finishing touch I added one last element: a little piece of rope around the pot with a kiwi element used as a cute hanger.



Then, I added some beads created from seeds. I choose these beads to keep the natural effect:





My jar is finished !



As always I hope you enjoyed my post and if I inspired you in any way, shape or form then by all means make a photo of your project and upload it to your gallery so you can leave a link in the comment section below! I'd love to see what you made! 

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

BLOG CHALLENGE AUGUST

Hi everyone! Welcome to the August blog challenge! First things first, we need to announce the winner for the July Template challenge!!! You ladies did an outstanding job with those recipes and you can drool over all the awesome entries HERE.

The lucky winner for this month is Emma!!!

Congratulations Emma aka MrsEm!!! 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 Emma's gorgeous page:

Pink Reptile Designs Blog

For this month, let's relax and chill ... take things down a notch and just be inspired by this image:

full of girlfriends, summer vibes, inky indigos, pretty pinks, a sprinkle of gold, refreshing water, blessings and niceties. Take as much or as little of the image as you wish and create a page that soothes your soul.



Here's what the lovely Pink Ladies made based on this inspiration collage:


by RikkiD


by mcurtt


by Heidi Nicole


by Jenn McCabe


Now it's your turn to create! We can't wait to see what inspires your pages!


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 September 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?!

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

FUN WITH FONTS | LAYER AND STACK

 

Hey everyone! I'm popping in with a quick little font and title tip for today.

One thing I love to do to help with making quick custom titles is to simply layer two different colors of the same font. I usually pull the two different colors straight from the photo (or sometimes from the digital scrapbooking kit I am using). Then I shift one of the font layers down and over a few pixels to create a layered, almost 3D look. From there you can make the title into a sticker, add some styles, or leave it as is.

Some fonts have font families, or variations, of the same font. Like Hammock font has black and then rough. The rough version of the font is just scratched up and distressed a bit.


When you layer the rough font over the black base you can see a tiny bit of the black base font peek through. I usually shift the base over and down a bit so you can see the bottom font a bit better.


Another fun layering tip with font families is to find a font family that has a shadow font or an outline font included. Zing Rust has this fun shadow font and then a solid fill font (among a few other neat choices too) that will make layering different colors of the same font really fun. Here's an example of that font below:
And here is how it looks layered and with the bottom shadow layer shifted over and down a few pixels.

And here is a page I created using this two color font layering tip. I used the font Blue Planet and made the title into a little sticker with a white border around it. The colors were pulled directly from the photo.


This is such a super quick and easy way to title your pages and get a chance to play with all those fun fonts you are hoarding!