Thursday, September 3, 2015


Hi  Everyone

What?!Here are two months, you don't havenex of your favorite Frenchie boy :)
So i come back today, with journal art and a video of my layout

My video : 

i hope you enjoy !

Romain ' crea2moa' Bourdin

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Welcome back 2CraftyChipboard

This month we welcome back 2Crafty Chipboard as our sponsor. We are excited to have them here. Thank you 2Crafty, we very much appreciate your support. 

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Located in Sydney, Australia. We have been in operation since October 2006 and have more than 1000 designs on offer.We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile and up to date with market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, with quick turnaround of jobs large and small.We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc.If you are a retail business and would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us for more information
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Spring Has Sprung

Here in Australia it is the first day of Spring, we are yet to feel it in Melbourne but it is on it's way I am sure (and hoping). Because it is the first of the month that means we have a mood board challenge. It is moody, dramatic and the design team have done an amazing job with it.

We would like to welcome back 2Crafty Chipboard who are our sponsor this month. They are offering the lucky winner a mixture of their
 gorgeous chipboard. Who doesn't love chipboard.

Please Note our sponsors this month, 2Crafty, will post Australia-wide only.  International entrants, please note that if you enter, we have to assume that in the event you are chosen as a winner this month, you are prepared to pay the postage for your prize.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Nicole's tutorial

Hello everyone at Off the Rails Scrapbooking!

It's Nicole and it's my turn again to show you a few tools of the trade.

As you all know, the August mood palette came 

with this very beautiful sketch designed by Fiona Paltridge:

I love to use sketches as my base inspiration for any layout or card.  

 I want to show you today how a sketch designed for a layout 

can easily be used to create a card also.  

First, I started off with a 5x5 ivory colored base.


In order to recreate all the mixed media designs on the sketch,

I used 2 different stencil patterns with Distress Inks on my base, 

first with Rusty Hinge color...

then, with Black Soot.

I then used another stencil and added some texture with molding paste,

making sure to dry it completely with my heat gun before the next step.

Next, I sprayed some gold mist with one shot of black.

I added some 'coffee stain' style circles, using a mist bottle cap dipped in ink.

Then, it was time to add some paper elements.

I started with a long tag that would follow the same vertical pattern of the sketch.

In place of the pictures, I added little paper squares along the right edge of the tag.

The embellishments came next, starting with flowers.

I then cut out a little flag with the sentiment on it.

I love the look of sequins on my pages so I added a few around the flower clusters,

as well as some tiny black gems along the bottom and top of the tag.

Finally, I tied some black string in the tag and gave my card a light whitewash finish,

using white acrylic paint and a sponge dabber.

Here is my finished card based on the layout sketch...

and some close-ups on the details:

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial this month.

Now you will be able to profit even more from all your sketchy inspiration,

creating a layout AND a card using the same sketch!

Visit my blog HERE if you want to see more of my creations!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Today is Bev's tutorial

Hi... So many fun canvas accents out there today. I am sharing this card using the canvas accent.
They have amazing themes, great colouring and add fabulous depth and texture to a project.
This fun card is centre based with a canvas accent. 
Then using the template below mark off the 2" square and then starting a point A through D follow the rows of stripped paper and work your way around. 
I turned the template slightly to accomodate the fabulous square canvas accent to fit the centre.

I cut paper into stripes. I repeat 3 different prints 
on all sides. The fabulous fun canvas sticker was a perfect centre accents.
I added a few SRM sticker stitches and 2 sentiments.
The whole square is then matted and ready to mount on your card base.

Supply List:
Paper: Paper House artist paper pix
Sticker: Paper House Canvas Sticker STCA-0007
Sentiments and accent: SRM Stickers

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Heather's Tutorial

Hello there!

It's Heather McMahon here today to share a start-to-finish mixed media layout. I've used the stunning sketch and the fabulous mood board at Off The Rails this month.

Here they are:

I adore the colours in the mood board and that sketch is yummo!

Here's what I made:

I used lots of Dusty Attic paints on this as the colours were a perfect match for the mood board colours.

Step 1

Tear out a coupe of book pages and roughly paint them with watered-down Silks. I used African Jade and Guatemalan Green.

Step 2

Tear the pages and adhere around where your photos will sit. Stamp in random places around the edges. I used a Kaisercraft "Journal' stamp.

Step 3

Apply texture paste, gesso or similar through a stencil. My stencil is a Tim Holtz one called Burlap.

Step 4

Use a sponge to apply 'Sunshine' Dusty in Colour paint through a TCW stencil.

Step 5

Find a lid from a bottle of spray. Dip it in black paint and use this to stamp a row of circles on the right of the photo and groups around the photo.

Step 6

Taking the Tim Holtz stencil again, apply the four colours from the mood board randomly around the photo area using a sponge. I used Dusty in Colour paints in Sunshine, Mountain Meadow, Stormy Skies and Oceania mixed with Faded Denim.

Step 7

Mount the photos on yellow patterned paper and white cardstock. Punch a wide border from white cardstock, trim to fit and attach under the photo framing. Use a black pen to outline the photos.

Step 8

Stamp an image to compliment your photos and colour it with Silk and paints. Cut out and attach to you photos.

Step 9

Paint your chipboard alphas and some diamonds to scatter around your photo. Add alpha stickers to finish off the title.

Step 10

Add a few embellishments, including the date and place, between the photos and you're done! I used a Dusty Attic Page Pebble for the sub-title.

I sure hope you can join in the Off The Rails Challenge this month!

Happy scrappin'!


Saturday, August 22, 2015

Priscilla's Tutorial

One last send off for our DT member 

Hi everyone,

I'm back today to share a page on my art journal :)

I will usually carry my art journal with me during the weekend and start doodling while waiting for my boy to finish his class. So I thought I share the process.

Many of us have seen pretty art journal pages online. Some would start asking, did they just doodle with the pen and everything just turns out so perfect? Well, I'm not sure about others, but for me I always start off with a pencil and eraser :)

Here are some photos to show the creation process.

Started with the centre focus; the word BELIEVE

Then I added the peacock inspired patterns to the bottom of the word.

And I start beautifying the word by adding some leaves, hearts and swirls around it.

Once I've achieve the look I want, I will go over it with waterproof, smudge proof pigment ink pens. 
Here I have used 2 types of thickness a 0.3 and 0.5

Once we have lined everything, it's time to fill the images with colors! 
I wanted the word BELIEVE to look like wooden block letters, hence I have used the distress markers in the picture to create the effect.

For the leaves, I have used the Faber Castell water colour pencils to give them a soft touch.
Take a close look below and see how I have created a gradual effect by just coloring the bottom portion. 
With a water brush, I will push the colors upwards giving me a very natural gradient.

I'm using the same technique here on the swirly hearts but this time instead of filling the bottom with colors, I do it from the top half.  

When I'm done with the images, I distress the bottom of the word with 2 colors,
Broken China and Squeezed Lemonade.
To give emphasis and focus on the centre area, I have edge the 4 sides with Distress Ink in Scattered Straw.

Final step, I decided to give the leaves and hearts some life so I added some lines and dots to them.
And here's the completed page again. 
Simple and fun crafting to keep the creative mind alive!

Dear Off The Rails Scrapbooking fans,
This will be my last post with Off The Rails Scrapbooking.
It is sad that I have to move on and leave this awesome group.
I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared over the past years.

Meantime, I will still be around the crafting world. See you around :)