Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Mood board Brusho watercolour Background with Peg

Hi All, Peg here.
Halloween is not really a thing where I live, some people have parties but there is no trick-or-treating and very few decorate their houses/yards. So I ran with the colours of the mood board for this layout of my son at the end of year presentation assembly. I wanted to highlight the quality of friendships he has using this photo of his mate, Olly, so happy about Ed's achievement.

The background was created by misting heavy-weight cardstock with water and dropping Brusho watercolour powders on it. The colours are made up of several different pigment colours hence the orange spots in the black. I didn't blend the colours in to keep this variety on my background. I quite like the firework effect.
I used up some very old product on this page (7 Gypsies paper tape, kraft frames, Glitz deco tape) and some leftovers from other projects that were lying on my desk, a very cathartic way to work.

All up it was a quick and easy page to create and this important story is in my album. As I'm sure you know, life can be a handful at times so it helps to be able to keep on top of the memory-keeping without too much fuss.

Thanks for coming by, hope you're having fun with the challenge this month,

Sunday, October 23, 2016

10 ways to use Vellum with Lizzy

Hi there! Lizzy with you today to show some ways of using VELLUM....
hope there's something here to inspire you in your scrapping :)
1: Dry emboss it:
 2: Punch it out:
 3: Heat emboss it:
 4: WRITE on it!
 5: Colour it [smudge colours with your fingers to blend]:
 6: Sew it:
 7: Use glitter nail polish for some added sparkle:
 8: Hand stitch it. Punch holes first!
 9: Rip it:
 10: Get out those old transfers/rub ons. They work brilliantly!
 11: Stamp it [Archival or Staz On inks work best]:
 12: Staple it:
And finally, all these techniques / ideas came together in this page:

This is my son and HIS son. My beautiful boys, winks!!!
Happy Scrapping now ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Challenge reveal with Brenda

Hello crafty friends and welcome to Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog. I would like to show you the page I created for this months challenge reveal. My page was created from the mood board picture below. In my family we don't join in with the Halloween festivities but at school the children dress up so I have used a photo of two of them dressed for a fun day at school.

Besides my Kaisrcraft white cardstock and my G45 patterned papers - An Eerie Tale Collection, I didn't use a lot of other products and I love the way the page has come up.

I started by spraying my background with Distress Marker - Fired Brick with the air sprayer. I then used Distress Spray Stain - Fired Brick and let it run over the cardstock. Once this was done I decided I would rip up the patterned papers which were then placed over the top of the spraying.

Once this was done I die cut out and put all my pieces together and then used some chalk on them.I cut two circles, sprayed them with Distress Marker - Scattered Straw and then inked the edges with Distress Ink - Scattered Straw. These are my moons.

Once this was done it was time to put it together and then add some little spiders hanging from the sliver webs. To finish off I coloured with a black Copic the Alpha Chippies by Kaisercraft for the title. Once they were placed on the page I then coloured them with a Wink Of Stella - Silver. 

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my page and how it was created. Please have a look at what the other DT members have been creating and also remember to join in the challenge, you could be the lucky winner of this months prize by Memory Maze. 

Until my next post, Happy Crafting. xxx

Monday, October 17, 2016

Embossing folder used as a stamp technique with Narelle

Hi everyone, Narelle here on the blog today with a quick tutorial for you.

Have you ever thought of using your embossing folder to make a faux letterpress look,
or use them as stamps?
Well, today I am going to show you a few cool things you can do with your folders.

First up, you can easily achieve a faux letterpress look by inking up your embossing folder.
It is really easy to do.
As you know, every folder has a side that will emboss and the other side will deboss.
Emboss is the raised effect, deboss is the opposite - so that is the flattened bit.
Inking up the side that will deboss will give you the faux letterpress effect.
You obviously can't do the letterpress lettering unless the words on your embossing
folder are back to front.
But you can make a cool letterpress look with patterns.

Here I have inked up both sides of the embossing folder so I can show you the different looks.

Now you can ink up the folder a few different ways.
Today I just used the ink pad straight to the folder,
but you can use a brayer as well or a sponge.

Here are the different looks from the two different sides of the folder.
The first one is the faux letterpress look.
The ink has gone in between the raised sections of the folder,
so in the deboss part of the pattern.

This is what the other side looks like.
The ink on this side is on the embossed or raised part of the pattern.

Another completely different look can be achieved if you use
the embossing folder as a stamp.
You ink the folder up the same way, but this time you don't run it
through your die cut machine.
Instead you just use pressure with your hand or something like a brayer. 
Oops! Maybe I should've painted my nails again before I did this tutorial.....

This is the effect you get on the embossed side.

And this is the debossed side.

So you can get some really cool effects,
just by using your embossing folders a little differently.
This is the card which inspired this tutorial
It is a card we did at my team leaders meeting last week.

I hope you think about using your embossing folders more,
and using these cool techniques.
Thanks for dropping by and have a great day.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15th mid month Challenge DT reveal

October  1st Challenge

Welcome to our mid month challenge refresher at Off the Rails.

It's October ... and fall is here soon. Colours will be changing the kids will be excited for Halloween. 

Our fabulous sponsor for the month is: 

Sponsor Memory Maze

"Halloween Theme"

This month we have Halloween mood board for you. So many fun things to create in the fall. We are here to challenge you and see just what you can do with any of these colours. You need some inspiration ???? have 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.

I'm not a fan of Halloween as such, but I took the idea behind the festival, of All Hallows and All Saints days, where we celebrate & remember the lives of our loved ones who have died. Added that to the 'RIP' on the mood board & the colours & came up with this photo of my [dead] Grandpa, who I love dearly:). I've included a lot of hidden journaling in the bag:

Something a little different.A spooky house.

I agree with Lizzy about Halloween but at school the children dress up so I have used a photo of two of them dressed for a fun day at school. 

Like Lizzy, we don't really do Halloween so I just went with the colours of the mood board.

I took inspiration from the spider web image and the colours on the mood board.

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.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sliding Candy Box with Jaehee

Hello. Friend.
today I would like to share my works.

The theme of this month, the mood board is “ Halloween”
I felt a sense of shape and color in the picture.
Halloween is feeling and I'll create a scrapbook slide card.

1. The two pieces cut into the desired shape of the card stark.

2. Card stark  will be covered at the bottom of the card also makes ready to cut the same shape.

3.  Prepare of die-cut shapes and gives Hexagon cut to the desired size.

 4. Cut to give the appearance of pick the paper mood board in the color picture also makes available.

 5. makes expression to the feeling of old cement background with crackle texturepast on paper.

6. It puts out a brick-shaped stencil in black ink on card stock.

7. Five and  paste six paper give each other.

8. Paste gives die-cut and die-cut in the Halloween cobwebs feeling.

 9. Fold the box on the inside cover gives paste prepared in a second paper two.

 10. Paste give the finished card shaped sliding paper prepared by other!

 11. Jetso paint over the flower.

12. Seventh prepared photos and die-cut on a piece of paper to give to decorate using the blossom.

13. Send and paste the ribbon at the top and bottom of the card,
      the card gives a stark tied to each other.

14. Halloween cards give a complete stand Sliding card!

 15. Halloween Gift Card Shall we put together, filled with sweet candy and gifts?

Have a Sweet Halloween with Halloween move the board.
Thank you my sweet scoped operations.