Wednesday, August 15, 2018

August Mid Month Reveal - Moodboard inspiration from the DT

Happy Mid Month OTR friends,
Today we have some more amazing DT reveals for our Mid Month inspo.

Lets check out the moodboard challenge first though...…

And now lets see how some of our DT have interpreted this gorgeous moodboard.

As always, we thank our two wonderful sponsors ...


Saturday, August 11, 2018

August Tutorial Mixed Media Kraft Gift Bag

Morning everyone, here is my August Tutorial.

Mixed media Kraft gift bag.
You will need
Kraft bag, gesso, black ink, small photo, green card scrap, clock faces, cog die cut, cork heart, assorted flowers, crackle stamp, numbers stamps, book paper, assorted washi tape.
Step 1 
Take kraft bag
Step 2
Apply gesso
 Step 3
When dry add crackle stamping
 Step 4
When dry add more stamping
 Step 5
When dry add ripped book paper
Step 6
Apply random strips of washi tape
 Step 7
Adhere cork heart embellishment, cog die cut and clock face cut outs
Step 8
Adhere matted photo and assorted flowers
 All done

I hope you like my tutorial and have a go.
Many thanks for visiting today
Bye for now



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Shaving Foam Fun by Lisa-Marie

Hi there fellow crafters!

I stumbled across a great, fun and messy way to create great little works of art using shaving foam and food colouring.  Many of you might already have seen it - but I wanted to share with you what I got up to (with my daughter) during our recent school holidays.

I was completely excited with the results and I cannot wait to use these little cards we made, on a layout or on a card.

Take a look at what we did:

Yours in craft,

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Art Journal Page with Deb

Hello Off the Rails Scrapbooking Friends,

Deb here with an art journal page for this months challenge.  And... isnt the moodboard divine?  So many options to take from it!

I have gone with the colour scheme and the geometrics of the tribal theme.

I have used strips of plaster tape (from Hubby's shed) and mixed media tape on the bare page and then sealed the page with clear gesso.  I took a number of Kaisercraft paint tubes in pastel colours and  3 colours of Finnabair Artalchemy Metallique acrylic paints, and using a palette knife smooshed them all over the primed page.

Once dry, I dry brushed a thin layer of white gesso over the paint.  In hindsight I wish I hadnt done that as it took away the gorgeous shimmer of the metallique paints - lesson learned there!

I then took a couple of different stamps, A Fiskars chevron stamp and a Crafter Companion distressed double circle one and using black ink randomly stamped the background.

Once all this was dry I took a Kaisercraft 6x6 Tribal stencil and using Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and Inka Gold in various pastel colours, stencilled merrily all over the page.  I tried to make sure I covered some of the stamping as I felt the black was too visible (another lesson learnt).

To finish off I added my quote and some white ink splatters, and there you have it!

I would really love to see what you come up with for this challenge.  Link your project
Till next time

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Look Through Card

Hello and welcome to the blog. It's Narelle here. Today I have a really fun technique to share with you. I am calling it the Look Through Card. That's because you can look through the front of the card. Not like a peekaboo card or a card with a window in the front panel, this is different again.
Let me show you the card, then I will explain how to do it.

So here it looks like jut a pretty floral card. But it's when you stand it up and open it, the magic happens.

You can see that there are gaps between the flowers. You can look through the card front.
Here is how you do it.

Start with  a piece of card stock, or a sectioned piece of scrap paper, that is the same size as your card front. This is what you will use as a guide to place your elements. Choose a largish stamp as your main stamp and at least one other stamp. Here I have chosen the Healing Hugs stamp set as the flower is quite large.

Stamp your elements onto scrap Whisper White card stock and then cut them out. Use your largest stamp as a rough size guide to know how many to stamp.

Next cut out your stamped images and arrange them onto your card front sized piece of card stock. Do not glue them down. At this stage you are just arranging them in a pleasing way. Make sure that the elements overlap as this is where they will be glued together. This is what keeps them in place and creates the card front. When arranging your elements be sure to keep some gaps so that you can see through. 

For my card, I arranged them on a sectioned card front size drawn onto my scrap paper. I then glued them together and when dried, placed it over the card front piece of card stock then trimmed the parts that were hanging over.

Then you need to score across the top of the card front to create an area to glue to the card base. This can be a little difficult as you don't have a straight edge to line up on your trimmer. 

Glue this flap to the card base, and you have finished the base of your card. Decorate as you like but try not to cover the gaps between the elements.

I just added some twine, a sentiment and gave all the elements a coat of clear Wink of Stella.

I hope you try this technique soon. It is a little time consuming, but the effect is well worth it.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August 1st Moodboard Challenge - Inspiration from the DT

Welcome to 

Off the Rails Scrapbooking


This month is all about "Tribal"

The designers have given you some gorgeous inspiration 
Please visit their blogs if you like their work, and see what they have going on, don't forget to follow them.  

Carol created a canvas with tribal hathernware design for the background.


Louise created a water colour background on an Art Journal page and included a tribe inspired saying.

Luciana created a water colour background and included tribal elements in her page.

Candy created a 5x7 inch card using the colour palette of the mood board

This month you are playing for two wonderful prizes from our generous sponsors


We look forward to seeing your creations.

Happy Crafting.

Louise xo

Saturday, July 21, 2018

I'm Fabulous - video tutorial with Emma.

Hi Off The Rails friends,
Today I'm sharing a Journal Page I created, which was loosley inspired by this months moodboard.
I've also been very inspired by many youTuber's and the techniques they use.
So to me this is still a bit amateur, but I really had fun with it.

I got to play with lots of stamps, inks and paint.

I also got to use some of the Tim Holtz small talk stickers in 'snarky'.
I love the sarcasm.

Please watch my video which shows my process of this creation.


Thanks for joining me today, and i'll catch you all next month.
Em xx