Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mixed Media mini canvas with Luciana

Hy friends! Luciana today with you!

Today we are going to make a mini canvas using black gesso and wax.
I love working with these materials that are versatile and bring many possibilities!

Let's start?
1 - Apply black gesso on a canvas. This one has the measure of 5 "x 3,5".
 2 - Apply textured paste and a stencil on the canvas.
 3 - Apply wax on the elements you will use to decorate.
 4 - Apply wax on canvas on texture and edges!
  5 - Cut a metal flower and apply with glue. Put your picture.
 6 - Finishing decorating with the elements, flowers and sparkles.
 Material used: canvas, texture paste graphite finnabair by prima marketing #961497, heavy gesso black finnabair by prima marketing #961459, wax bronze by pentart, metal flowers recollections, vintage trinket by finnabair, flower wild free collection prima marketing #594701.
 More details!

 I hope you enjoyed it !! And do not forget to participate in our monthly challenge !!! 

There's still time!
Thank you for your visit!


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