Saturday, January 9, 2016

And So The Adventure Begins

Hello, Deena on the blog today sharing a tutorial on how I created my card for the current challenge. 

This will be my last post at Off The Rails Scrapbooking because at the end of the month I will be leaving. For the last 2 and a bit years I have put my heart and soul into OTRS and I cannot thank Amanda enough for allowing me this opportunity. It was a hard descision to make and I did a lot of soul searching but for me it is the right one. I have worked with and been inspired by our amazing Design Team and I would like to also thank them for everything that they do. 

So moving along with my tutorial. I decided to create a tutorial on my card as I was having so much fun creating it and wanted to share.

When I first saw mood board I was a little bit stumped as I am not really a vintage girl but I loved all the inspiraion that it offered me. The part that really stood out was the combi vans. I just knew I had to use them some how.

1. I cut my mixed media paper to size 10.2 cm x 14.5. Using washi tape I stuck that to the back of my paper so it stayed in place on my desk while using a stencil and whipped spackle.

2. After drying with a heat gun just to make sure it was completly dry I then used my watercolour paints to creat the background. I first sprayed my card with water and then added watered down paint to it. I did this twice, making sure that I dried in between the applications.

3. I then added the twine and button to my background

4. For my combi van image I searched the internet until I found one that I was happy with. I then played with the size, I then printed on to smooth white cardstock, then fussy cut it out. Before attaching the van to the card base I used my faber-castell big brush pen to edge the van. I also did this to my mixed media paper before I attached it to the card base.

5. Found a title, also edged that with my big brush pen and attached it to my card

Products Used: mixed media paper, button, stampin' up twine, red watercolour paint, cobalt blue big brush pen, deep scarlet red big brush pen, whipped spackle, Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley Stencil - Arrows Small, Tim Holtz idea-ology small talk.


  1. Awesome card Dee! I'm sure you'll be missed at OTRS - you are an amazing talent and a wonderful person!

    1. Oh Deb thank you very much for your lovely and supportive comment x