Monday, March 11, 2019

Vintage A3 sized Canvas

Hi, everyone. Carol Theng today. I will be sharing a A3 sized mixed media canvas of my 2017 Japan trip. Its the biggest mixed media canvas I ever did.

"Trip Of A Lifetime"

You might be wondering why there's 2 slightly different canvas here. Oh well, I forgot to add the title and journalling before I mount it to the wall. Also added 2 more flowers. So I took the final photos after that. Oops.

Here's some details:

Here's how I did it:

These are the papers I used for this project.

 Step 1: Distressed the edges of cut papers and inked with distress ink.

Step 2: I used this 22 inch by 22 inch Prima stencil. Spread texture paste over it.

 Step 3: After its dried, spray mists over it randomly

 Step 4: Layered the papers with 3D gel medium and foam tape.

Step 5: Misted the canvas flowers. Love this resist canvas.

Step 6: Adhered the stickers journalling and chipboard title.

Hope you enjoy my sharing. Do join us for our March Vintage Moodboard Challenge. Have fun.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Recycling your scraps with CathyS

We have a lovely moodboard for you this month and I got inspired by all the bright colours:

With our theme too of recycling I decided to use up some of my leftovers for my page. I pulled out all the bits that had lots of colours on them, punched squares and then cut those in half to form triangles. Next up was to arrange the triangles in a chevron pattern across the page and machine stitch them in place.

The photos were also punched into squares and then mounted into photo strips. This is all mounted onto a piece of patterned paper. Lastly I dug out some old button stickers and a few others to add to the layout.

The only "new" bit on my layout is the title which I created in Silhouette Studio and then cut out.

So how have you been inspired by our moodboard and theme this month?

Till next time, happy scrapping.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Have you heard the news ????

We have moved over to our Facebook group, Off the Rails Scrapbooking, and all the challenges will be posted over there from now on. Hope to see you all there!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2019


Hey there crafty friends!
Lisa here to share a layout with you inspired by this month's mood board:

I was inspired by the spring colors and those gorgeous mason jars!
Here is my layout:

I used American Crafts stash for this layout. I didn't have many embellies left, so I challenged myself to create a layout without using many embellies. Fussy cutting is a great way to do this! I fussy cut the mason jars from one of the papers and hung them using hand stitching, from my top border. My title was also fussy cut:

Here I fussy cut the flowers and tag:

I did use a die cut (pineapple), 2 stickers, 3 small puffy stickers and 1 button from my stash for embellies, but the majority of this layout is fussy cutting. I love how it came out.
Next time you are short on embellishments, try fussy cutting!

Friday, February 15, 2019

February MID MONTH reveal with the Design Team

Hi everyone!

Here's a reminder of this month's challenge - recycling!

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Here is some more inspiration from our amazing Design Team!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Traditional garland - with Jae Hee Lee

Hi, my Craft friends.
In February, our  Mood board  is a recycling operation.
Korea has a holiday called "New Year's Day" that celebrates the New Year.
Shall we share my work with you on the feeling of the New Year?
1. Prepare tape paper and small pieces of paper.
2. Apply white jetso to tape paper.
3. Prepare a piece of paper of the desired color.
4. They turn the paper around.
5. Each station puts tape paper on a paper strip.
6. Cut paper box into tag shape.
7. Attach a background paper over the tag shape and attach a traditional paper.
8. Attach tape on it and decorate it with various die cuts.

9. Stamping the impression of the New Year and attaching traditional knot and tassel.
Completion of New Year's Garland !
Garland with a feeling of holiday and Korean traditional feeling.
How is your recycling work?
Thanks for working with me.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Quick and Easy Background Technique

Hello and welcome. Narelle here. Today I have a really fun and easy technique to share with you. It is a background technique that will see you make three backgrounds with only one ink up of the stamp. Clever huh!

Before I show you how to do it, I wanted to show you the three cards I ended up with using this technique.

Take me to the tropics! You can easily with the Tropical Chic stamp set. See it here -

I will show you how to do it, then give you a better look at each card.

For this technique you will need a Stamparatus or other stamp positioning tool. You will also need 4 pieces of Whisper White card stock and a piece of Vellum all cut to the same card front size.

The first step is to place the vellum into the Stamparatus and position your stamps.

Now pick up the stamps with the acrylic lid, ink them up and stamp onto the Vellum.

Amazing backgrounds made easy with the Stamparatus. Get yours here -

Ink takes a long time to dry on Vellum and herein lies the secret to this technique.
Place two of your Whisper White pieces directly over the stamped Vellum piece. Then, without reinking the stamps, stamp again. Press firmly as you want to make sure that the wet ink on the vellum transfers to the piece of Whisper White card stock sitting directly on it.

This will create a mirror background as the ink transfers to the card stock, so that is your second background piece. The third background piece is created by the ink still left on the stamps transferring to the top piece of card stock.

I kept repeating this process until I had the leaves all around the edge of the card stock. When you are finished you are left with three background pieces that all look the same but different. You can see below that the bottom one is the original Vellum that I stamped on. The one in the middle is the piece of card stock directly above the vellum and the wet ink transferred to the card stock. The top piece is the top piece of card stock that got inked up with the remaining ink on the stamps.

Amazing backgrounds made easy with the Stamparatus. Get yours here -

I absolutely loved doing this technique. It was so cool to see it come together. And what a quick way to make a heap of backgrounds.

Here are the finished cards. All the same but different.

This first one is the Vellum card. I mounted the Vellum piece onto another piece of Whisper White so the stamping stood out as I backed it with Bermuda Bay card stock. The stamping was lost when I placed the Vellum onto the coloured card stock.

Take me to the tropics! You can easily with the Tropical Chic stamp set. See it here -

This one is the middle background where the ink transferred from the Vellum.

Take me to the tropics! You can easily with the Tropical Chic stamp set. See it here -

And this final one was ink left on the stamps when stamped the second time.

Take me to the tropics! You can easily with the Tropical Chic stamp set. See it here -

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and will try this technique soon.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.