Spring Essentials- Picnic

this month i had a chance to take part in a great two week designer challenge hosted by the lovely ania at pixelscrapper.com- "pass the kit- spring edition"!

it's a really cool project where a group of design enthusiasts get together on creating a scrapbook kit by feeding off of each others creations and ideas. brainstorming, sharing real-time feedback and thinking on the go were the highlights for me!

elizabeth, holly, jody, loriene and i decided to create a little hommage to spring and all its charms. and that translates outdoors. because we all enjoy those first warm sunbeams and fresh air. the blooming nature invites us to go for a stroll, tend to our gardens, get more active and- have a picnic!

that was my angle (since it involves food and i'm totally big on food)  :D

admittedly, i don't actually do picnics. but i do bring my plate outdoors every chance i get. because food always tastes better al fresco

there is something very romantic about packing up a picnic basket and spreading a plaid tablecloth on the grass, though. in a nearby park. nibbling on tiny strawberry pies over a glass of chardonnay. with bird song and kids play as soundtrack. a bit breezy, but still warm, and the air that smells of lilacs. all of which, i think, this kit portrays very well!

to avoid having a kit full of sugary romantic cliches just described (cause that really isn't me) i mixed in a couple retro sporty graphics. just to make it more cool! and they play together real nice, if i may say so myself :)

also, i have a little premier for you guys- my first ever alpha set! including a full upper, lower case, numbers + some basic symbols in wood veneer style. nothing fancy- i like my alphas basic, legible and easy to combine in various projects.

to collect the whole "spring essentials" collab visit other participants at
elizabeth minkus: facebook page
holly wolf: hollywolfscraps website
jody smith: jiccreations blog
lorien rezende: loriensworkshop blog

or get the bundled kit at pixelscrapper.com


  1. Thank you Paddy. Love the colors and how cute is this kit!

  2. Love it. Thanks!

    Btw, the link to lorien rezende: loriensworkshop blog does not work.

    1. thank you for your comment!
      i'm trying to acquire a valid link from lorien and will fix it soon as i hear from her. apologies for the inconvenience.

  3. Your stuff is always gorgeous Paddy! Love the picnic theme.


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