Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Creating a Background From Die Cuts

Hi Off the Rails fans!
Sadly, this will be my last post as a member of the Off the Rails Design Team. After being a member of the team since it began two years ago, it's time for me to step aside and make room for other talented designers to inspire you.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Amanda, Deena and all the other fabulous team members I have come to know over the past couple of years, it has been a joy working alongside you all.

For my final post I have a layout to share that I created using a technique that was inspired by Missy Whidden recently. (You can see Missy's original layout on her blog here)

Here is my version...

When I first saw Missy's layout using a cut file of a repeating shape in different sizes to create her background, I thought I would try replicating the technique using dies instead. (I don't have a Cameo, but I do have plenty of dies in my stash I just don't use enough.) I decided to use my Spellbinders Donna Salazar Rose Creations ones that were designed to create a layered rose, as they gave me the same shape in a variety of sizes. I used a selection of papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, including the sheet I chose as my base.

After cutting out the flowers, I decided where on my layout I was going to place my photo, and then arranged the pieces to suit. Once the flowers were down, I used gelatos and a water brush to add some extra colour highlights around the page.

After that, I used some layers of tissue paper to mat my photo and then I added my embellishments.
I created this cluster in the top right hand corner using a D-lish Scraps mini paper doily, Heidi Swapp ephemera pieces, Freckled Fawn paper clip and a Cocoa Vanilla Studio sticker.

Alongside my photo I added a die cut piece from Kaisercraft, some cotton thread for subtle texture and a D-lish Scraps flair button; and then a Cocoa Vanilla Studio sticker on the other side.

Below the photo I added more thread, another Kaisercraft die cut and more Cocoa Vanilla Studio stickers.

To finish my page I added a title using Jillibean Soup alphabeans; handwritten journaling and a scattering of D-lish Scraps sequins.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing this project and that I have inspired some of you with my creations over the past two years. Thanks to everyone for their support and kind words during my term.
I look forward to keeping up with the challenges and all the beautiful work from the DT here, and perhaps even joining in from the other side of the fence!
Happy scrapping!
Sue X

We are all sad to see Sue leave she is an amazing Designer and wish her all the best in her future creavtive journey. Thank you Sue for all the inspiration you have provided us and the members xxx