Friday, January 11, 2019

"Explore" Layout

Hi, everyone. Carol Theng today, sharing a layout. This month we are copying a designer's style. And I copied Dawid Trzepizor's style.

Loved his style. And I tried my best, not to add flowers to my layout. It's difficult with my itchy fingers. LOL

Here's what I made:


Being a mother to these 2 cuties is a privilege and so much fun. I really hope my kids will stop growing!!!!!

To create the background, I layered several pieces of different sized patterned papers. Inked some edges with distress inks. Then use 3 mists to draw lines along the papers, using the mist head part(no idea whats it called).

Stamped randomly around the layered papers. Adhered the chipboard shapes and added enamel dots.

Painted the chipboard titles with black acrylic paint.

Hope you enjoy my sharing. Do join us for our January moodboard challenge. Have fun.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Baby Cards with Candy

Hi everyone welcome to my first 2019 blog post for Off The Rails .
wow how time is flying.

We the designers where set a challenge this month to choose another designers style.
I t was hard but I chose Luciana Warnouski.
I have been a follower of her for a long time. I just love her work.
I choose this layout as it has white space and it is something
I struggle with. I gave myself a double challenge to create a card using her layout.
So here goes....
I made two baby cards one for a girl and one for a boy.

And this is Luciana's layout I followed

A little bit of mixed  media on this one.

I started with a 6x6 inch card base.
Cut a piece of pattern paper at 57/8 x 5 7/8 inches.
Cut a plain white piece of cardstock at 5 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches
Using this piece of cardstock, spray with the mist.
Dry this well.
Then sprinkle the pixie powder carefully over the card. and then spray with the water.
Dry this well.
Using the script stamp and the ink pad, stamp in three corners.
Now add all your embellishments.
And using glue add to the petals of the flowers, along the phrase
and here and there around the edge of the card.
Then sprinkle with clear glitter to give some bling.
Don't worry if it looks white the glue will dry and it will be clear.
Tape the pattern paper to the front of the card base.
then add the decorated piece using foam tape.

I have made a card in pink as well. I have used the same tehniques
for that one as well.

Products used  

Boy/Girl Cards
6x6 inch card base
Kaisercraft 61/2 x 6 1/2 inch Pitter patter paper pad
Acrylic baby stamp
White flowers
Script stamp
White gauze, white gesso, spray water
clear glitter
Glue, double sided and foam tape
Assorted embellishments
Memory Maze chipboard

Boys Card
 - green 1/2 inch ribbon
-Lindys Merci Beaucamp mint spray
- Emerald green pixie paoder
- Lagoon ink pad

Girls card
- Prima old rose and vintage pink ink pads
- Lindys Salt water taffy spray
- Scarlet mist pixie powder

Thank you for visiting
Candy Chelepy
2019 Design Team

Saturday, January 5, 2019

"Aunty" Scrapbook layout + process video by Louise

Hi Crafters
My Layout "Aunty"

This month's inspiration is all about Mothers and Babies.

As an added challenge we were asked to create in the style of one of the other DT members.
I chose Dawid - I love his simple mixed media style.

Here is my video showing you how I completed my layout.

Thanks for visiting.

Happy Scrapping

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

January challenge reveal with the DT

Welcome to 2019! 

We hope everyone had a safe and lovely Christmas and New Year. 
This year at Off the Rails you’ll see some exciting and mind blowing things coming up, stay turned! 

January is all about new beginnings and we all start out as new parents. So get out the kids photos and have some fun with this challenge. 

Thank you Off the Rails Designers for the inspiration this month. 





Jaehee Lee

This month our DT member Louise has kindly offered a package of scrappy goodies - posted for free in Australia.

Make sure you've checked out her blog and
YouTube channel: here

 Happy Scrapping.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Design Team Call 2019

Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Off the Rails Scrapbooking is offering an exciting opportunity for talented scrapbookers and creators that love getting creative and sharing their knowledge to join our team.

What's involved:

* The call is open worldwide, and to scrapbookers, card makers and off the page creators.
* You will be asked to complete and upload one project a month - We require reliable passionate crafters with excellent time management skills (this is essential)
* You will need to have an active blog of your own, and a Facebook page. Applicants need to be active on social media and will need to share our challenge blog
* The starting date for the new Design Team members 1st of February 2019 and we would like you to commit for 12 months.

Please submit three projects:  (at least one scrapbook layout, and any other two projects: can be an art journal page, canvas, altered project, cards etc) that best represents your style.

Email your submission to:  including your blog address.  Please also list any galleries (such as Pinterest, Instagram etc.) and current design teams.

DT Call is open worldwide, and will end on the 18th of January 2019
The new team will be announced on 1st of  February 2019 - successful applicants will be notified before.
Happy Creating and Good Luck!!

Amanda Sousa

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Seeing out the old year with CathyS

Hi All,

Sure hope you have all had a truly blessed Christmas season. Thank you so much for following us faithfully each month and we hope we have inspired you with all our creations.

To wind out the year I created a scrap layout in keeping with the "old year / new year" theme seeing as we are at the end of 2018.

New Year's layouts don't always have to be made for the 1st of January.... sometimes you need to end the year off too. This layout also has loads of bright colours on it to celebrate the old year finishing.... not always a deary thing.

I used papers from Simple Stories and then added some oldish stickers from my stash which picked up on the colours. My title I cut with my Curio maching and added a few letter & number stickers for contrast.

The technique piece is done by adding three colours of distress ink to a craft sheet (I used pink, blue and green to pick up the colours from the paper). Spray the ink with water to form droplets and then dip the cardstock into it and let dry. Once adhered to the layout, add some contrast in yellow in, y applying the ink to a stencil, spritz with water and then stamp onto the layout in places. Leave to dry. The dots are stencilled in brown in various places on the layout.

From all of us here at Off the Rails we wish you a peaceful and prosperous 2019.

Till next time,

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Cherie’s Christmas Page from New Zealand

Koa Kirihimete from Aotearoa,
Morning fellow scrappers.  I hope your Christmas planing went well and you are all ready for the big day of making merry with your whanau.  Have a wonderful day today.
The page I am sharing today is my take on this month’s mood board – the paper series is: My Minds Eye – Lost and Found Christmas. The flowers were made from another sheet in the series – but you could use a plain cardstock if you prefer.  I love Christmas and it’s a special time for my family where we try to get together for a meal and to just enjoy being together.  Of late that has been harder to achieve as we are spread far and wide around the world and New Zealand. 

I started by making the photo mat. I used a piece of box –carton which I had taken the top layer of paper off to expose the card ridging.  I used an A5 piece of paper as a measure to shape the mat. Tear across the bottom so it is shaped, I tore some of the top layer to add texture.
Next paint the cardboard mat with white gesso and let dry. Then I used a brown ink pad and sponged lightly across the top of the mat – mainly around the outside edge as the middle will be covered by the photo.  Then use the red pad to rough ink the whole outside edge.  Finally use a sponge to ink the edge – which will get into the groves.

Using the photo mat for placement place two doilies – paper or as I have used an old tablecloth cut up.  Glue them down and let dry.

Make two flowers for the bottom corner of the layout.  The extra-large punch cuts out a flower 7.5cm across and the large punch cuts out a flower 5 cm across.  I like to ink all edges before I glue and fold the flowers but that is your choice.  Pinch each petal together between your thumb and forefinger – facing up.  Glue two extra-large flowers on top of each other – as shown in the middle photo.  Then do the same again with two of the large flowers. Finally glue two large on top of the extra-large flowers and put a button in the middle.

Double mat your 5 by 7 photo as shown – I used cream and black mats.  Then assemble the page from the photo mat up.  I found a title and three pieces of holly leaf chipboard in my stash – which I inked lightly and added some rhinestones for the berries. However, you could use die-cuts or scrolls or bling – whatever pleases your eye.  Finally add some journaling if you want – I use a couple of smalls tags and a note edge for the date.

Happy scrapping fellow scrappy friends
May you and your family have a safe and joyous Christmas