Monday, July 16, 2018

July Mid Month Reveal



Welcome to Mid month July.
So much beauty in this months moodboard.


Now lets get some more inspo from our mid month team.










Wow right?
We cant wait to see what you create with this gorgeous moodboard.
Off the Rails Team.
xx



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mixed Media Wood Panel

Hi, Carol Theng today sharing a mixed media wood panel I made using the colors from July Moodboard.

"Memories"


Gesso the wood panel and spread texture paste over a stencil. Misted with blue mist.


Left the chipboard raw and adhered with 3D heavy matt gel. Added the leaves and flowers. And dew drops.



Also added a few drops of glossy accent on the flowers to create dew effect.



This is a very simple and quick project done within 30 minutes. Do have a try.


Thanks for dropping by. Do join us for our July Moodboard Challenge. Have fun.


Monday, July 9, 2018

A little shabby with Candy

Hi everyone welcome, welcome, welcome...
Today I have used the colours of the mood board as my inspiration
and theme for my card.
The card base I have used measures 5 x7 inches.


This is the mood board for this month

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Cut the background pattern paper to 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches
using an edge distresser or your scissors, distress around the four edges.
Crinkle up the top right side corner. 
Then tape to your card base. 
Don't tape to the edges just incase you want to add anything underneath.
Curl up the edges here and there.
I went through my stash and found some different
laces and some wedding veil tuile.
Nothing is really measured. I just layered the tuile then the laces
on top of each other to give some shabby layers.
 I fussy cut out 2 large and three smaller flowers. 
You can always use pre-made ones if you like.
I distressed around the edges of the flowers, 
then cut the petals to the centres.
Scrunch them up then straighten a little.
Glue one large and one smaller flower on top of each other.
You will need two of these. Three flowers in total.
I added a little doily in the centre of the flowers and also some blue
string pearls.
Glue all these down then add some tuile and feather yarn underneath the flowers etc.



Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
2018
Off The Rails Design Team


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Mixed media scrapbook layout "Snowy" tutorial by Hema



Hello Ladies.......

Welcome to Off the Rails Blog and this is my latest work for this months challenge and also I share a tuto with you all.  Hope this inspires you guys to create and share with us for this month. We have a lovely wintery snowy mood board. Come along and play with us.



Firstly I choose a pattern paper which suits to my LO. Later added Prima Heavy gesso run through Visible Images Stencil and smudged few places randomly.


Next added few dry moss behind my focal image.


For background color ..I added LSG- Magical Blachelor Button blue and 13arts spray spreading it with my misty.


Once heat set ....now I added Wendy Vicchi's Embossing paste with spatula for snowy finish on the dry grass and heat set it.


Now layered all the flowers and embelishments and stuck them around the LO. I heat set few leaves chippies with LSG embossing powder and added little more embossing paste on to the flowers and  leaves and heat set them for a snowy finish. And the final finish is here. Some close up shots....






Hope you guys enjoyed this creation of LO. Cant wait to see what you guys come up with.

Happy Crafting

Hema


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

"Making Memories" Scrapbook layout + process video by Louise

Hi Crafters


I'd like to share my layout with you - inspired by this month's challenge "Bring the Coldness"

"Making Memories"


This month we'd like you to embrace the cold and let it inspire your creation.


My first inspiration was to find a photo to scrap that really reflected the weather - this one of Master C with his hoody on, in black and white was perfect.



I then created a mixed media background on resist patterned paper to create similar colours to the moodboard.

Finally I've added some very neutral embellishments to keep in theme with the moodboard.

You can see the whole process in the video below.



Thanks for stopping by - happy Scrapping.

Louise xo





Sunday, July 1, 2018

July 1st Moodboard challenge reveal with the DT - Bring in the coldness to your project



Hi Crafters

Welcome to July ...
Winter is here so we hope you'll play along with our winter inspired moodboard.

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The DT has some really great projects to inspire you.


Lisa-Marie

I incorporated the colours in the mood board, with the addition of a little red and yellow.  You will also see that I have added snowflakes to this piece - and the background page is a marble print, which I thought matched a 'cold' feel.



Narelle

A cold themed card for you this month.



Carole Wright
Snow on the beach



Jaehee
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Amazing are they not!
Be sure to join in the challenge this month to grab your self a cool prize.
Be sure to check out our FB page also with more shares and plenty of inspo.
Catch you soon, the Off the Rails Team.
xx



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

How to add extra photos to your layout - by Cathy S

Hi All,

It's good to be sharing again and showing you how to stretch your layouts with a fun little mini-album idea.

I was super inspired by our moodboard this month and chose to scrap some beach photos from a few years back. True to form, there are always more photos that can comfortably fit on a double page spread, so what are you to do? Well this is where the mini-album idea comes in.


You will see the flip flops on my left hand page... well actually the polka-dot one is a little accordian album. I don't like having bulky stuff on my layouts, so I like to make my mini-albums as flat as possible, yet not skimp on the space for photos.

Here you can see the album open:

The album is simply made with the width of a 12x12 cardstock by the height of my photos (plus a little space for matting) and then scored to fold accordian-style. The bottom flap is glued directly to my layout. I didn't embellish anything (though you could add rub-ons or stickers) and so it all folds nice and flat. I printed my photos small so that I could use more and still capture the moment.

On this layout, if I left off the mini-album, the flip-flops would just create an extension of the theme, so by turning one into an album, it just stretches the layout ever so slightly.

Why not give it a try and share with us what you make.

Till next time.
Cathy S