Monday, May 23, 2016

It's hard to believe it's been nearly two years since my daughters dream to dance overseas came true. To make it even better my mum and dad and myself traveled over to Basel Switzerland to watch her dance as a part of the OzScot Australia team and we were lucky to share in her excitement and as well her 20th birthday. It was an amazing holiday and a chance to share in this amazing journey of Bec's. 

Off The Rails Scrapbooking May Challenge.

I used the following supplies to create my layout
  • 12"x12" White Bazzil Card stock 
  • Memory Maze chipboard 'Fancy Boarder' & the Arrow from the 'Sunshine word set' & words Friends and Together from the 'Together word sheet'
  • The word 'Dance' from Kaisercraft 'Pop Collection' page. 
  • Black card stock for backing the photo and word 'Dance'
  • Kaisercraft 6 1/2"x 6 1/2" paper pad 'Enchanted Garden'
  • Bella 'Die cut'  Pack 
  • 'Blue London' Dylusions Ink Spray
  • Black gesso and water in an empty glue bottle with fine tip
  • Dimensional Magic.
  • Wire thread- white and black
  • Acrylic paint 'Semco'- black, Phthalo Blue and Ultramarine.
  • StazOn Ink- Black
  • Black ink

  • I first chose the chipboard pieces, the photo and die cuts I thought fitted with the theme I wanted to use; really hard when you have so many fantastic Memory Maze Chipboard pieces.
  • I experimented with placement of pieces and thought of different techniques and colours I could use.

  •  Using the Black StazOn Ink I edged all of my die cut and 'Dance' pieces. 
  • I glued my photo onto my chosen backings and edged the final piece with StazOn Black

  • Using black acrylic paint I painted the large chipboard piece and the word 'Together'. I then mixed the blue paints together until I was happy with the colour I needed to paint the word 'Friends'. The arrow was painted half with black and the other with the blue paint.

  •  When the paint was dry I used the Dimensional Magic over the top of the words and arrow to produce a gloss 3D effect.
  •  I placed a piece of cardboard (The cardboard in the packaging of the large chipboard piece) on to my paper to protect my white space and leave approx 1/3 of my page to apply ink to. Using a small spray bottle filled with water I sprayed the exposed section of paper  and then sprayed some water onto a piece of the plastic wrapping from the packaging of the chipboard. 

  • Next I sprayed 'Blue London' Dylusions Ink onto the plastic over the previously sprayed water .
  • When I thought I had enough on the plastic I flipped it over and placed it onto the paper, I continued to do this until I was happy with the coverage and effect. (Glad I had that piece of card down as I dropped a big blob of ink onto it, oops too much ink and water that time) 

  •  When the ink was dry, I used some of my Black Gesso mix I had mixed for a recently layout I'd completed. The mix consists of Black gesso and water mixed into a small empty glue bottle with a fine tip. I slowly moved the tip above the blue edge as I squeezed the bottle gently to get the mix to smoothly move out along the paint edge.
  • When the gesso dried I began to complete the layout by placing on the elements I had already prepared; chipboard, die cuts and words.
  • Finally I added a few splats of 'Black' ink and 'Blue London' ink to finish off the background and 2 circles of wire thread over the photo to complete the layout.

Here are some close-ups for you all to checkout:

Thanks for dropping by, I hope my tutorial has inspired your creativity and that you come by our Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog and give our challenges a try. I look forward to seeing your artwork. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Thank you to our May Sponsors

Hello everyone I would like to thank again our two sponsors for May
The first is a Queensland chipboard company

And also one of our very generous designers

Thank you again for your sponsorship for this month
Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Record Player Bow with Tanya C


Hello, Tanya on the blog today sharing a tutorial on how I created this 
cute Record Player Box using our Stunning Mood Board for the May challenge.

You will need:
Silhouette Cameo
Cardstock (Black, Blue, Pink and Orange)
FabScraps Milkshake Chic Patterned Paper
Chipboard Piece (Diva)
Foam Squares
Double Sided Tape
Ribbon and Pearls
Metal Embellishment (Guitar)
Distress Inks
Glossy Accents

Using the Silhouette cut a record player box from 
black cardstock and the contrasting accents 
from orange cardstock. 
I made internal offsets from blue and pink to fit the orange pieces.

Cut two pieces from the pattern paper to fit the blue piece of cardstock,
this is to be used on the front and back. 
Remember to ink the edges with you distress ink before adhering.
Glue all the contrasting accents to the box.

Adhere the 'vinyl' with foam squares.

Add double sided tape to the folding tabs and assemble accordingly.  
Add ribbon to the one side of the handle and wrap around the box adhering 
the end to the other side of the handle. 

Ink the chipboard piece randomly with 3 
distress ink colours and add glossy accents.
Add the pearls to both corners of the glasses. 

Add some ribbon, pearls and the guitar. 
Also place the chipboard piece on top.

Hope you can come and join in the challenge 
using this Stunning Mood Board!

Thanks and happy scrapping!


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Love your Dream with Luciana W

Hi friends, 
Luciana W here to show um tutorial for you!
Our mood board this month this super cool with beautiful colors, and I love to use!
Besides the colors includes dance!
For this work I used a picture of a dear friend Sarah to illustrate his love of dance!
Let's go!

Separate your paper, stencil and modeling paste to create texture on the page. 
Apply modeling paste using stencil.
Apply the spray on the page. I used our colors mood boar.

Make splash with gesso and water spray.
Reinforce and make splash with paint. I used Silks Acrylic Glaze.

 I reinforced the black dripping with black gesso.
 I used two photos, one color and one black and white. 
The color picture I glued with tape. 
And I put two pieces of chipboard to give dimension on the page.

 Decorate with flowers and leaves, put under the photo.

 Place cheesecloth in some points.
 Finalize with sparkles and more splashing in orange to give a highlight.
 Distress the edges with black ink pad.
 More page details!

Products: Prima Flowers Epiphany Collection Paper #846848, #846879, Prima Flowers Cling Stamps #575762, Flowers Labelle Harbor #565886, Royal Menagerie Flowers #583347, # 583361, Prima Flowers #581688, # 577452, SIIC Coffee Break Collection #576219, Prima Flowers Stencil #582869, #580025, Modeling Paste Art Basics #961411, Heavy Gesso Black Art Basics #961459, Color Bloom Glistening Waves #573942, Pigment Apple Blossom , Acrylic Glaze Silks Ginger Peach, Guatemalan Green, Pixie Pink by ColourArte, Clear Stamp by Uchi's Design.
Thanks for coming!
See you soon! 
Luciana Warnowski

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Mid month Reveal - May

Welcome to our mid month reveal.
Thank you once again to our two sponsors

Memory Maze

Design Team 2015 July to December

And one of our lovely Design Team members

Our theme for this month is using a
 "Dance Theme" 

Tanya F

Be sure to play along with us, link and share with us so we can view and comment on your project.
Thanks for visiting today.. and see you again soon.