Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tutorial tags with kraft and foil by Luciana Warnowski

Hello friends, Luciana today with you!
You turned out how beautiful our mood board is? How much inspiration this month?
And today we will make beautiful tags with kraft paper, sewing and foil. 

1 - Cut two tags to the desired size on kraft paper and sew the edge.
I sewed a tag on the machine because it broke.
I finished seams in hand!

 2 - Choose some texts or words for your tag in adhesive rub-on and apply foil

 3 - Make splashes with metallic or other acrylic paint.

 4 - Paint a doily, I used Color Bloom to paint.

5 - Decorate with flowers and chipboard.

6 - Paint the ribbons with Color Bloom.

 7 - Apply sequins to finish.

Products: christine adolph foil card kit flora bella #971793, prima marketing flowers #564469, 590420, vinetta meadowlark #556105, french riviera #586133, royal ,enagerie diana #583354, color bloom 2 colors spring dan delion #588748, fairy pond #588823, acrylic paint art alchemy metallique pink blush #963217, rich turquoise #963231, chipboard momento divertido, lace ribbon, sinshine yellow sequins and princess mix sequins by dress my craft, gem-tac permanent glue.

Thank you for visiting us!
I hope you are inspired and participate in our challenge! See you soon!

Mixed Media Card + process video by Dawid


For today's inspiration I've made a card. I used a few metal embellishments for creating composition on this card. I chose shades of brown color with little bit turquoise.

I prepared a video with creating process. I hope you like it. :)

Thanks for visiting.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Making your own flower embellishments with Joan

Joan here today ... 

I love making my own embellishments and found that I could make some unique flowers out of pop cans.  So pick your pop can(s) of choice.  Mine just happen to be Pepsi cans.

Step One:
I made sure my cans were clean and dry.

Step Two:
I used a X-Acto knife to make a hole in the side of each can.  I used a pair of scissors to cut down the side of the cans…being VERY careful not to cut myself on the sharp edges as I went.

Step Three:
I cut the top and the bottom of the cans off ... it will look like this.  Discard the tops and bottoms of the cans.

Step Four:
I carefully smoothed out the middle of the pop cans and placed them on top of a Sizzix flower die that I have.  I then ran it through my Cuttlebug.  The Cuttlebug cut through the metal pop can like butter.

Step Five:
I then ran the die cut flowers through the Cuttlebug using an embossing folder.

*** Again use extreme caution ... the sharp metal cans will draw blood ... I know from experience.  ***

After die cutting the metal pop cans and embossing the flowers, the edges of the flowers are dulled and not as sharp.

I decided to use my flowers on a layout.

Thanks for visiting.


Friday, March 17, 2017

February challenge winner

Whoops, March kind slipped away from me.

Thank you to our February sponsors for their prize donation.

So without further delay, Please join me in congratulating ...

February winner

and runner up Judy

Wonderful projects ladies.
Please contact Candy to claim you prize.

Congrats and thanks for joining us at Off the Rails.

Louise xo

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March Mid month reveal with the DT

Welcome to the mid month DT reveal.

The team have some really great projects and you've still got plenty of time to join this months moodboard + stitching challenge.

Here are three projects to get your creativity flowing...




This month we thank our two wonderful sponsors:

Great inspo from the DT.

Hope you can play along.


Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tania's March tutorial - Mixed Media Art journal cover

Hi there!
Tania with you today to share with you a little tutorial on how I made the cover for my Dylusions Journal!

To start I added I added texture paste through my first stencil and randomly applied the pattern over the cover.

I repeated the above step using a second patterned stencil.

Next up I raided my trinket and wooden embellishment stash and found lots of yummy goodies.

I decided I wanted my design to go across the journal cover, so I got the glue and began sticking things down.

Next up I painted the whole cover with black gesso.

Once dry, the fun began.  I recently purchased some of these gorgeous Finnabair Acrylic Paint Opal Magic paints!!  Can I just say OMG these are just the best, you get a completely different effect when painted on either white or black backgrounds.....So I decided on black and just love the colour tones it produced :) :)

This is the journal once the paint had dried all finished with some close ups of the stunning colours!

Well that's all from me today!!
If you don't have any of these paints in your craft stash I highly recommend them, definitely a new product favourite of mine!!

Also don't forget we still have our gorgeous March Mood Board Challenge going.....
Until next time, thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting.

*** Tania ***

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Scrapbook layout tutorial with Candy

Welcome again to another month

My layout today is made from a kit I bought from Kitaholics.
And yes the photo is off my grand daughter Zarna Rose.

The heart was printed on the pattern paper.
So I cut it out carefully with a craft knife. I used a needle and
carefully poked some holes around the heart design, 
Then hand sewed around the heart with the twine.
I also added some thin gold washi tape. 
I cut a piece of cardstock and taped it to the back of the background piece to fill the heart hole shape.
Using foam tape, tape the heart to the background. 

I have added flowers, papers and embellies to the layout and also went around using my 
finger with gold paint and then added some black ink to the edges as well.

Products used

White cardstock
Simple Stories Love and Adore collection papers
Pink and white twine
Thin gold washi tape
Black ink pad
White doily
Chipboard frame
Kaisercraft gold paint
Prima flowers
Wood veneers
Flair button
Puffy stickers

Thank you for visiting

Candy Chelepy
2017 design team