Monday, November 30, 2015

Imaginarium Designs

Please help us thank Imaginarium Designs for their continued support of our challenges.

Imaginarium Designs was created in late 2010 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, November 29, 2015

Great Grandma

Today we have Carol sharing with us

Hi, everyone. Today I have a layout project and tutorial to share with you. This month's sponsor is Imaginarium Designs and also being part of Imaginarium Designs' DT, I'm going to share how I usually used their chipboard.

"Great Grandma" Layout Tutorial

I spread texture paste over a stencil for the background.

Cut out pieces of patterned papers for the background. Distressed the edges with the Prima distress tool.

I gesso the chipboard and use the H2O Twinkling watercolors to color them.

Tip: I loved to use this sponger dauber to dab the gesso over the chipboard. It helps to create uneven "rough" textures and let the watercolors absorbed into the uneven surfaces.

For the chipboard titles, I painted them with this sequin black acrylic paint.

Using foam tape, I pop up all the pattern papers and photo and chipboard. I loved to create dimensional layout.

Wrote journaling unto strips of papers and adhered with foam tape and glossy accent.

Added some crystals unto the layout randomly with glossy accent.

And here's the end results:

I also added some flower cutouts and Prima flowers.

Here you can see the rough texture created by the dauber. One tip on chipboard: I always save and used the chipboard negatives (the 2 hearts with cross).

In the above project, I shared 2 ways to use chipboard. One is to gesso over them and use watercolors or mists over them. Another is to simply paint over with acrylic paint.  You can also leave them raw or add glitters to dazzle them up.

Here's the Imaginarium Designs chipboard I have used:

Hope you enjoy my sharing. Do join us in this month's mood board challenge and stand a chance to win Imaginarium Designs chipboard. Have fun.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Learn With Luciana

Hello OTR friends!
Today I want to show how two products we always use in our work, through a detail can make a difference in a project.
I like a lot of glitter, that all of you know and I always use in my projects.
Another cool product is the emboss powder. It can cause an interesting effect.


Let's see what I did!
To make the tags I used kraft paper. You can cut the size you want.
This tag I used modeling paste and gold glitter. I put enough glitter, because paste when drying is opaque and glitter sparkles.


I messed the edges with brown ink pad. Decorated with ephemeras, sparkles and flower.

tag 2

For the other tag, I used a stamp of bricks and stamped with Versamark.
I used the ultra emboss white powder that is thicker. The effect it seems snow.


I messed the edge of the tag with white ink pad.
I used a stamp of Santa Claus in a doile.
Then just decorate with flowers.

tag 1

Suplies: modeling paste art basics prima marketing #961411, embossing powder wow ultra high opaque bright white,
prima flowers #581176, #577483, coy-liam flower #581138, wood icons with foil #579739, glitter set art extravagance luminous #961596,
siic #576141, ink pad stazon red, ink pad white and browm by prima marketing,
stamps by clube do carimbo, alphabet stickers american crafts, paper kraft.

tags OTR
I hope you enjoyed !
I wish a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year to you!
See you soon!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

B is For Brother

Hello Scrap Friends

Louise here of TimelessCraftMumma
I'm pleased to bring you my Off the Rails Scrapbooking
November DT page layout and process video.

My Layout "B is for brother & best friend"

Here are some close ups:

 When I looked at this moodboard with the upcycle theme I was instantly
drawn to the bottles!
I've also gone with a brown, green and blue theme on my layout.

Check out the video to see how I've upcycled an empty bottle on my layout.

Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Creating a Background From Die Cuts

Hi Off the Rails fans!
Sadly, this will be my last post as a member of the Off the Rails Design Team. After being a member of the team since it began two years ago, it's time for me to step aside and make room for other talented designers to inspire you.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Amanda, Deena and all the other fabulous team members I have come to know over the past couple of years, it has been a joy working alongside you all.

For my final post I have a layout to share that I created using a technique that was inspired by Missy Whidden recently. (You can see Missy's original layout on her blog here)

Here is my version...

When I first saw Missy's layout using a cut file of a repeating shape in different sizes to create her background, I thought I would try replicating the technique using dies instead. (I don't have a Cameo, but I do have plenty of dies in my stash I just don't use enough.) I decided to use my Spellbinders Donna Salazar Rose Creations ones that were designed to create a layered rose, as they gave me the same shape in a variety of sizes. I used a selection of papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, including the sheet I chose as my base.

After cutting out the flowers, I decided where on my layout I was going to place my photo, and then arranged the pieces to suit. Once the flowers were down, I used gelatos and a water brush to add some extra colour highlights around the page.

After that, I used some layers of tissue paper to mat my photo and then I added my embellishments.
I created this cluster in the top right hand corner using a D-lish Scraps mini paper doily, Heidi Swapp ephemera pieces, Freckled Fawn paper clip and a Cocoa Vanilla Studio sticker.

Alongside my photo I added a die cut piece from Kaisercraft, some cotton thread for subtle texture and a D-lish Scraps flair button; and then a Cocoa Vanilla Studio sticker on the other side.

Below the photo I added more thread, another Kaisercraft die cut and more Cocoa Vanilla Studio stickers.

To finish my page I added a title using Jillibean Soup alphabeans; handwritten journaling and a scattering of D-lish Scraps sequins.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this project and that I have inspired some of you with my creations over the past two years. Thanks to everyone for their support and kind words during my term.
I look forward to keeping up with the challenges and all the beautiful work from the DT here, and perhaps even joining in from the other side of the fence!
Happy scrapping!
Sue X

We are all sad to see Sue leave she is an amazing Designer and wish her all the best in her future creavtive journey. Thank you Sue for all the inspiration you have provided us and the members xxx 

Monday, November 23, 2015

How To Make a Pen Holder

Hi Guys! I'm Mabel and it's my turn again to create a tutorial for Off the Rails Scrapbooking!

My project today was inspired by OTRS November Mood board which you can find more details HERE!

As you can see, the theme is about recycling. So I decided to make a pen holder out of toilet roll.

The toilet roll I got measures 3 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall. 

I'm using natural jute hemp cord and twirled it around the toilet roll. 

Next, I cut of the circumference of the toilet roll after I traced it on a piece of cupboard. I glued it to one side of the toilet roll to create a base. I then tidied up the rough edges by continuing to glue the hemp cord such that it'll cover the edges.

Now that the surface and the base were done, it's time for colours and embellishments!

I randomly painted white gesso on random areas to create some contrast with the burlap colours.

I also cut up a piece of chipboard from dusty attic (which I can't remember the name anymore I'm sorry!) and painted it with an even coat of white gesso.

This is how it looked like after embellishments. I'm using some flowers from Prima Marketing and from local craft stores (which were brandless). The floral vellum was made using Martha Stewart Adhesive Silkscreen with an even coat of white gesso.

And here's the final look!

I used Colourarte's Silks in Guatemalan Green, African Jade, Mango Tango and Pink Anthurium to achieve this result.

To achieve this soft-washed effect for the flower in the picture below, I simply dilute my colours and applied the colour with a wet brush at the bottom of the flower. The colour will spread and create this effect.

That's all for this tutorial!
Thanks for reading and I hope you like it!

To see more of my tutorials, click on the links below!