Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bright on Black with Peg

Hi All
Peg here with a 'Black & Anything Goes' page today.
I love creating with black as it makes bright colours really pop.

For this page I started with black cardstock, a Prima stencil and some Colour Blast paste in yellow over a very watery gesso background patch. Because my photos were so bright and colourful, yet taken at night, I wanted to bring in lots of colour but not really lighten the page. This was achieved by splattering (slightly watered down) acrylic paints. 

To make it really sparkle I added a top coat of Tattered Angels
Glimmer Glam in chandelier.

Then I added some Hambly transparencies and Dresden German Foil borders top and bottom, my photos (the bottom strip was printed on a 8" x 12" with 2" x 2" pics and folded to sand the edges), a Thickers foil title, and some journalling with a 1.0mm Uniball white pen. A little Dymo and a Tim Holtz word strip finished it off.

It's the messiest page I've done in ages, I had paint all over me, my apron, AND my clothes by the time I was done. Still, I reckon it was worth it!

So here's the graphic, click on it to go to the challenge post.
You can upload your creation on the side bar, still a few days left.
The prize is a gorgeous Memory Maze gift pack.

Good luck!
Thanks for coming by.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Embellishments with Lizzy

Hey there, OTR friends! Lizzy here today.
I thought today I'd share with you a few embellishments I've been creating, based
on a pile of You Tube videos that I've been watching.
Mostly they feature gold. I'm taken with gold atm!
And these are great for the Pocket Letters, File Folders and Flip Books I'm currently
OBSESSED with making!
Enough talk;)
Punch or die cut any shape you chose. Use washi tape to cover the bits you do NOT
want to heat emboss.
Dip into your choice of embossing powder. Naturally, I've chosen GOLD;)
Heat emboss, then remove washi. Actually, sometimes I remove the washi
BEFORE I heat emboss.
Entirely up to you!
And repeat!!!!!
Then get creative.
Another idea. Punch or die cut hearts or butterflies in glitter paper, and normal cardstock/patterned paper. Cut the glitter ones in 1/2 then layer onto the other side of your shapes:
 Chunky glitter works a treat. I actually made my own glitter paper...
 Finer glitter for the hearts...
Die cut tags. This time I 'experimented' with off centre and diagonal cuts.

Like I say, be imaginative. Experiment. Have FUN!
Hope you get some inspiration from these ideas ~ Happy Scrapping!
Lizzy ♥♥♥

Friday, August 19, 2016

Never Grow Up with Brenda

Hello everyone, Brenda here today to show you my tutorial page. I enjoyed this months challenge so much I decided to do a different page to show to you. The very handsome but young picture is of my son Harley and like all kids playgrounds are a winner for fun.

Just a few of the products I started with. 

I started by mounting my photo on some scrap cardboard, always good for mounting things. 
Then I painted some of my black cardstock with Dylusions Paint - Postbox Red.
Next I used Irresistible - New Sprout.

Next I used a Dusty Attic Stencil firstly with Viva 3D Stamp Paint - Carmine Red Metallic and then Viva Ink Gold - Emerald.
I coloured the Imaginarium Chippie with a Copic - Emerald Green (G05)
Never Grow Up Imaginarium Chippie with red Archival Ink then Viva Croco Crackling - Metalic Silver, next Dylusions Paint- Emerald and then last Dylusions Paint - Lemon Zest.

The Imaginarium Cogs Chippie I coloured with Viva Inka Gold - Lavared and then just lightly used a little of the Iceblue and Platinum. I colored them in the chipboard then removed them.

I coloured the Moroccan shape chippies with Dylusions Paint - Vibrant Turquoise and Lemon Zest. Over the cardstock I used the Dylusions Paint with Kaisercrafts Clear Stamp - Wood Grain to streak here and there. I also used some Deverin red Ink to let run down the cardstock.

 The word Chippies I coloured with Dylusions Paint - Lemon Zest. Before I stated to glue everything down I placed my mounted photo on some Green Cardstock.
Now it was time to put it all together. 

I hope you have enjoyed my page and that you will join us in this months fun challenge.  
Thank you for stopping in and Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Colourful Background with Narelle

Hi everyone. Narelle here. Today it's my turn to show you a new technique. So I thought I would share with you how I created the colourful backgrounds on my cards for this months challenge.

Here is a reminder of the cards I made.

I started with a blank piece of whisper white card stock and several mist tubes filled with ink and rubbing alcohol.

All I did was spritz the card stock all over with the misters. It was as simple as that.

You get such a different look each and every time you use this technique.

Once the card stock was dry, I cut it up and mounted them all onto basic black cards.

I then used lots of different stamps and framelits to make them all look different.

I hope you like this technique and try it out real soon.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.

Monday, August 15, 2016

August mid month Challenge with DT reveal

August's  Challenge

Welcome to our mid month challenge reveal with the DT at Off the Rails.

It's August... and full of vacation time, kids and summer is almost over.

Our fabulous sponsor for the month is: 

Sponsor Memory Maze

This month we have a black and anything goes mood board for you. So many amazing colours to choose from to complement black. We are here to challenge you and see just what you can do with any of these colours. Need some inspiration ???? Take a look at what the DT have come up with. And just wait till you see what we have in store for you over the month.

Thanks for joining us today. We are looking forward to you playing along, sharing your project in the link so we can visit and leave a comment. We also love to be inspired by you too.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Music of the Night with Jaehee

Hello. Friend.
today I would like to share my works, my first tutorial for Off the Rails Scrapbooking.
The theme of this month, the board is “black and anything goes”.
I felt a sense of direction and color in the picture.

I have used a 12 x 12 inch cardstock for this layout.

1. I applied a layer of black acrylic gesso on the card stock.

2. I used a Stencil shapes will painted in with I used 13arts Ayeeda Shiny Powders on top.

3. After the dried powder and painted the Varnish.
Apply the varnish seemed to dance powder.
4. Attach photos and I used Stamping attach to the message on the board.
5. I painted the flowers black acrylic gesso and apply acrylic paint over.

6. After dried flowers gives decorated in mp3 form.
   It gives the earphones plugged failed to mp3.

7. My mp3 completed!
My concerts are ecstatic now begins.

Thanks for watching my tutorial. See you again.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Little Canvas Mini Album with Tania

Well Hi!!! Thanks for taking a peak at my first Tutorial at Off the Rails, I'm thrilled to be here!
Today, I have a cute, little canvas mini album to show you!
I purchased this Francheville mini, canvas album at Spotlight, quite some time ago.

I had made one previously in a class taught by the lovely Sharon Laakkonen from Prima, that was in Cairns some years ago! (And I always loved the feel of it, and the prettiness of course.) 
To colour the pages, I used a few different mediums, Distress Stains, Heidi Swapp Colorshine, and Distress re-inkers mixed with water.

You can dry with a heat gun or pop them out in the sun for 30 minutes! 
The purpose of this mini album, was to house some pics of my daughter's 7th Birthday. I had scrapped them previously, but due to moving around and things being in storage, they got a little tattered, so needed a new lease of life! So, I wanted some fun and funky colours.
The next step before decorating is to punch holes in the album pages. I did this with my punch and set tool, but a Crop-a-Dile will also do the job. (I measured about an inch in from each edge, and then used the first page as a template to do the rest.)

I did some stash busting and found some colourful eyelets that have been waiting for the perfect project!
Because I haven't used a kit to embellish, I needed to have some consistency throughout my pages, so I sewed this gorgeous lace onto the bottom of each page. You could use a machine, but I chose to hand-stitch mine. 

Now for my pages!

My preferred adhesive for this project was the Helmar craft glue. I am normally a tape girl, but for fabric this is my absolute go to glue. It also helped the project come together rather quickly!

To embellish the pages, I really used up alot of bits and pieces! Prima and Kaszazz flowers, Heidi Swapp ephemera, wood veneer and stickers!!! There's a Greatest View Flair on there too. 

I had a spare canvas flower, from Prima which I re-coloured and popped some Ranger Ice Stickles in the middle to mimick the other sparkly Prima flowers in the album.

I included a few more flairs from D-Lish Scraps in the pages, and used up a few random embellies and flowers.

A few of the flowers were re-coloured to match the colours in the opposite pages. 

This aqua flower, was sprayed with Dylusions first and then when dry I used my finger and just wiped a bit of Gesso on the tops of the petals, to tone down the brightness.

And here is the finished product, joined together with some hinged rings! I just love all the texture! The good thing is, I get to gift it to my daughter all over again, she loves it!

Thanks so much for joining me, and be sure to stay tuned to us at Off the Rails, for loads more Design Team inspiration!!