Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mid month reveal with Luciana

Welcome to the mid month reveal.

Luciana has a wonderful project for you today and you've still got plenty of time to join this months moodboard challenge.



This month we thank our two wonderful sponsors:

Wonderful to see some creations linked up already - have you created your project yet?

Happy scrapping.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Design Team Call

Here at Off the Rails we are having a DT call. 

So if you love creating memories, taking the photos then creating beautiful pages, then we are looking for YOU!!

What is required you ask: 

We are looking for 4 (maybe more) passionate crafters to join our team.

- You will be required to produce one inspiration project bi-monthly (from a moodboard)
- The same month, you will be required to create a project tutorial for the blog
- 12 month commitment
- Start August/September

We require reliable, fun and passionate crafters with excellent time management skills.

You will need a blog and facebook account to join our DT group.

No previous experience necessary.


Please email the following information to

- Name & location
- blog address
- 1-2 images of your favourite projects
- links to any other social media (pinterest, instagram, youTube etc)
- A short bio about you and why you'd like to join our team

We look forward to seeing your applications.

DT Coordinator

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Altering chipboard with Tania

Hi there!

Tania joining you today and I thought I would share a few quick and simple ideas with you all on how I like to alter my chipboard with different mediums :) this is just a few, there is so many ways!

You can use so many different products to alter your chipboard and here's just a few that I have tried out.........

First up a nice and easy one your good old Sprays or Mists!  I have to say you don't always get great coverage when just spraying directly onto your chipboard, the type of spray varies your coverage, I have actually found that applying gesso first helps a great deal as it gives the sprays something to bond too!

This is another easy one, applying paint directly to your chipboard simple and fast way to alter it and give you the colour you want.

Next up using alcohol inks!  With this one I added one colour over the entire piece of chipboard with the alcohol applicator and then used one of the metallic inks and randomly applied it with the applicator, love the affect of this one.

Time for a bit of shimmer, another easy one too, cover your chipboard piece with Glossy Accents and while still wet apply your glitter over the entire piece!  You can used any type of glitter I used some chunky glitter on this piece.  SO pretty don't you think?

Using your good old embossing powder is another great way to add a little texture and effect to your chipboard too.  Sometimes I will colour my chipboard first with a medium and then add some clear embossing powder, but most of the time I just add a coloured embossing powder!

The last one to share that is a favourite is to colour my chipboard first with a medium and then stamp over top!  I just love the effect that it gives! 

Well that's all from me, I hope this has inspired you a little to play around and have fun altering your chipboard!  As I said so simple and easy but gives your some great effects...........

Until next time Tania xx

Monday, July 10, 2017

July Scrapbook layout with Candy

Welcome welcome ladies.
This month we have a great moodboard challenge.

You could create with african animals,
zoo or just do the colour challenge, which was what I decided to do.
I have used orange, red and yellow on my layout.

This took me right out of my box as orange is not a favourite colour of mine
and I struggle to use it. 
 I decided to use a very old Kaisercrqaft Collection
 I cut three papers at different sizes, then taped them to the background.
I then covered the background with clear gesso
 as I wanted the splatters of yellow and my stamping to stand out. 

My photo is raised with foam tape, adding the red lace under the photo
and up along the top right side of my paper.
Using a leaf die I cut out three leaves, one of these are cut apart.
I added collectable flowers under the flowers then layered
everything else. Adding the flair button.
I covered my photo and splattered with the yellow die
 then stamped with a script stamp and red ink pad 
to finish off my page.

Products used
Kaisercraft Curiousity Collection
- unique paper
- collectables
- 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inch paper pad
Red twine and lace
Prima and Kaisercraft flowers
Creative expression faux quilled leaves die
Funky flair studios flair button
Red ink pad and script stamp
Liquitex yellow ink
Crystalina glitzin glamour

Thank you for visiting

Candy Chelepy
2017 DT

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Scrapbook layout "Oh You" + process video by Louise

Hi Crafters

Louise with you today.
Here is my tutorial inspired by our July moodboard.

"Oh You"

This months mood board was a real challenge for me.
I decided to create a yellow, black and white coloured page.

If I get stuck I normally start with white cardstock, in this case, 
I decided to make my own background paper.
I collected some star stamps from my stash and some 12x12 white cardstock.

I stamped with permanent ink and then used Colour Blast colour dust "Sunflower" + water to create the bright background.

I've added neutral papers to the background and built a cluster around my photo.
I chose some chipboard pieces and gave the circle frame a coat of Colour Blast "Steel" embossing powder and the triangles got a coat of Colour Blast "Sunshine".

Here is the process video for this page, if you'd like to see me create it.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Challenge moodboard reveal with DT

Hello Crafters

We hope you'll love our July challenge as much as we do ...

This month we'd like you to be inspired by this moodboard.
As an added challenge - your project should also feature feathers.

Our team has done a fabulous job to inspire you ...

As always we are grateful to our fabulous sponsors ...

Memory Maze Design

Australian owned ,Wholesale supplier of Laser cut chipboard, glass engraving,Stencils, 3D Stackums Card making designs, for Scrapbooking, Cardmaking and Papercrafts.


So much inspiration!
We can't wait to see your creations.

Happy scrapping!

Louise xo

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Crayon Canvas with Brenda

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the Off The Rails Blog today and my Crayon Canvas Tutorial.

I'm looking forward to sharing this with you as it was so much fun creating.

Between me having this canvas done and my post I have been without internet for some time and this week a very sick son. Tonight I have finally got behind the laptop to make the post and I'm so glad I have because I'm sure you are going to love it and be keen to try it out.

So now for my canvas -

I have created the canvas for my eldest son Riley for in his room in our new home. Another of the things I have been busy with, selling our farm and buying our new home. He is so happy with the final result. Now for How I created it. 

When starting your creation you need a Canvas, Crayons, Hot Glue Gun and a Heat Gun (or hairdryer) and these things are for creating the background. I chose to use a 20" X 24" canvas but you can chose any size you want and just adjust your crayons to suit.

You need to make sure that you cover your work area extremely well as this can be a very messy process. With my work area I used cardboard from a TV box that I had saved. You can also use newspaper. When Heated the crayons can splatter. 

After you have sorted out the order you would like to place your crayon colours you will need to use your hot glue gun and place them across the top.
Once this is done it's time for the real messy fun to begin. Standing you canvas up on your covered work area it is time to get out the heat fun or hairdryer. I chose my heat gun but you must keep in mind which every you choose the crayons will melt fast, a lot faster than you think. Depending on the distance you hold your heat gun and how much air comes out it will determine how fast the crayons will melt and flow down your canvas. 

Once this is done it is time to decorate your canvas with what you would like. I'm big on dream catchers being in our bedrooms and decided that I would place one on Riley's canvas and being a boy and the fact he liked the bright colours I decided I would keep it simple, the colours already were speaking enough.  So the dream catcher and a word were going to be all I used on it.

To place the dream catcher on the canvas I also used my hot glue gun. Once this was done I placed the canvas aside and it was time to create my word - DREAM.
For the word I used Colorbok Monogram Punch-out Pack. The first thing I did was choose the colour I wanted to paint it. I picked Dylusions Pain - After Midnight. 

Once I had painted each of the chipboard letters and they were dry I then used my finger to place some Viva Inka Gold Colours here and there. The three colours I chose were - Lava red, Aquamarine and Champagne. 

After this I then hot glue gunned each letter in place on the canvas. Now it was time to coat each of the letters with Glossy Accents and the finish looked great. Once the Glossy Accents were dry the canvas was finished and the canvas was ready to hang.

I have another canvas that I have done and on this one there is no dream catcher. I have used the darker crayons and then placed a photo of my youngest son Harley and a few other bits and pieces. I thought I would add a photo of this canvas at the end just so you could see a different way they could be done. Harley's is a smaller canvas though. 

I hope you have enjoyed popping in and having a look at my canvas. Don't forget to keep scrolling though and have a look at what the rest of the DT girls have been up too. You will also find this months challenge along the way and we would love for you to join in with us.

Happy Crafting 
Brenda xxx