Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Video with Romain

Hi Romain here with you today

Is it already 2 months that i have been here, time flies

So today , i come back with my March's Moodboard Layout

beginning with a detail :

And then as i like making videos and you like my videos ( :p )
This is my first video without me (without presentation) for my international viewer like you:

Hugs & Kisses from France

Monday, March 2, 2015

Imaginarium Designs

I would like to welcome Imaginarium Designs to Off The Rails Scrapbooking not only are they this months sponsor but we will be seeing them again this year

Imaginarium Designs was created in late 2010 here in Adelaide as we saw a need for some unique designs in the industry!
Chipboard is such an amazing medium to work with on Scrapbooking pages, projects, cards and so much more.
Our designers are everyday scrapbookers and cardmakers who design Chipboard specifically for everyday projects and we make sure that every design is perfect!
Not only do they have a website but also a facebook page, so please pop on over and say Hi.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

March Challenge

February was a short month this year, so we are now into the third month of the year. This means another round of inspiration from our Design Team. The Team have out done themselves this month.

Not only do we have a stunning mood palette but a gorgeous sketch to do along with it, both have been designed by Fiona. 

The team here at Off The Rails Scrapbooking cannot wait to see how you interpret the sketch and layout. Would you like to see what the design team have done.


I'll admit that when I first saw the March palette it didn't excite me, as it looked very "vintage" to me and that is not my usual style. I was reminded that this was supposed to be a challenge though - and I am not one to back down from a challenge! Once I pulled some papers together to suit the palette, I knew I would be able to create something I was happy with. I drew my inspiration for this layout from the sketch, the colours and the image that included the pink flower. (I love that the touches of pink add some extra warmth & depth to my layout.) I hope everyone gives this challenge a go!

Hi friends!
This is my inspiration with the sketch and mood board for March!!
This was a great challenge !!! First with the sketch made by Fiona and the second color palette!
They are colors that I use mixed with other strong colors! I liked the end result!

We have a new sponsor on board this month, please help me welcome

Imaginarium Designs are giving the challenge winner a $50 voucher.

Happy Creating

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Folded Box Card Tutorial by Bev

Hi everyone.  Bev here today and we are making a Folded Box Card.

This style or design can be used for so many card themes.
This one however is themed
 Love/Valentine/ Birthday Card/ or romantic for someone close to us.

Starting with a 12x12 sheet.. cut it down to 10x10.
Score each of the 4 sides at the 2 1/2" mark.

Cut out the squares on each corner .. use the scoring marks to cut them.
Now you fold the flaps the same as you would a box and tuck the last flap under to hold it in place.
Decorate as you please. Above is the inside of my card
and below is the outside front panels. ..all 4 of them.

In the centre front make a decorator accent to reinforce and help hold the box fold shut.
You only apply glue to the top right quarter to adhere it to card.
Below is the printable sheet for you to follow when making this fun and easy card.

Thanks for stopping by.. and hope you try this easy fun to make card...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Background Technique

I would like to officially welcome Heather to the Off The Rails design team. Heather is a very talented designer with lots of experience in the industry. She teach's, is published regularly in scrapbooking magazines and is an all round fabulous lady. We are so thrilled to have her on the team. Join us in welcoming her and leave her some love in the comments.

Hello! It's Heather McMahon with you today to share how I made my February layout for Off The Rails.

Firstly, here's my layout:

Step 1 
Use a Studio M Designs paint scraper, or anything that creates a corrugated edge, to apply gesso to the right side of the page.

Step 2 
Stamp stars of various sizes around the area with black ink. I used Heidi Swapp stamps.

Step 3
Trim some strips of white cardstock and stamp sentiments on them. Again, I used Heidi Swapp stamps.

Step 4
Cut strips of papers and layer these, plus your stamped strips, under the photo. I used Webster's Pages paper.

Step 5
Colour the Dusty Attic chipboard flourish (this one is called Vintage Flourish) with three colours of paint. I used Dusty Attic white, pink and pale green (the photo below has a colour issue!). Coat them in white, pink and green Beck BT's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts and heat to set.

Step 6
To finish off, trim a centimetre from two sides of the background paper and adhered it to white cardstock. Fussy cut elements from Webster's Pages and October Afternoon papers and back the photo with paper. Add a title and date and you're done!

I hope you can join in our challenge this month.

Happy scrappin'!

Heather McMahon

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Get creative using bits and bobs from around the house!

Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a short video tutorial on how to create a canvas background with things you can find around the house.

In the video, I have used dish washing sponge, medical gauze, bottle cap, kitchen towel, bubble wrap and toothbrush to work on the background.

So be adventurous and try with other stuffs that's lying around the house, for example expired membership cards, cutlery, masking tapes and so much more....you will never know what effect you will get from mixing them up. That's the fun is it? :)

Thank you for visiting the blog and feel free to leave any comments.

Happy Crafting!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Introducing Nicole Doiron

Hello everyone!

My  name is Nicole Doiron from New Brunswick Canada
and I am excited to be here today
at Off the Rails Scrabooking as the February Guest Designer.

Thank you Amanda for this opportunity!

I have been an avid scrapbooker since one of my good friends introduced me to it in 2004. 
It didn't take long before I was passionate about this wonderful hobby!  
My scrapbooking style varies a lot, adapting itself constantly to my moods and inspirations.  
I tend more towards the shabby chic style.  I like to use a lot of embellishments (chipboard shapes, 
flowers, bling, tags, eyelets and brads) and I love to add handmade stitching on a lot of my projects.
My forte is definitely layouts (from single to double-page), but I do also create 
a lot of cards and tags and have been challenging myself 
to create more and more beyond the page projects.  

I am currently on several design teams which keep me extremely busy and inspired:
Scrap Around the World, 2Crafty Chipboard, My Creative Scrapbook, White with One and Scrap our Stash.

You can visit my blog at http://scrap-utopia.blogspot.ca to see more of my creations. 

Here is my take on the hip and trendy February mood board:

As you can see, I stayed real close to the colour palette and was inspired by the Eiffel tower image.

This picture was taken by my friend Christine on her trip to Europe a few years back.
I simply modified it in Picassa using the 'tint' option, turning it into the shades I wanted to match the board.

If you look at this page and see more of my creations, 
you will notice that I often had a whitewash (or we could say white snowy) effect to my projects.

It is, some could say, one of my signature style.
I love how it softens up my layouts and gives them more of a shabby chic feel.
It's very easy to accomplish just using a good ol' makeup sponge covered in white acrylic paint that I lightly dab over the edge of papers and over most of my embellishments.
It doesn't always look perfect, but that's the fun of creativity! :)

Hope you have enjoyed my post!

Thank you Nicole for being our GDT, and we loved her work so very much that I've ask her to join us on the DT, and doing a happy dance,  Nicole excepted!!  So you'll be seeing more of her amazing work in the future. 

Thanks again Nicole