Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My newest Tool with Bev

Hi it's Bev here today.... and I am super excited to share my newest tool purchase. All those crafters that die cut and hate hand picking out all the stubborn pieces from the die cut or also in the die itself are going to love this and want to rush on out to buy one.. OR OMG what a great idea for a last minute tool to add to your xmas wish list.

It is called Sizzix die brush foam pad for wafer thin dies.... and the link is attached here for you.
However do check around I have seen it on sale a few times for around $5 instead of $10.

 It picks out the small pieces by just rolling over it.

And here is a photo of the small pieces that also stuck to the die itself.

Most of them fell out using the tool.. making this type of die cutting way less stressful.

Here is a part of my Heartfelt Creations Album using Pocket and Flipfold Insert that required using dies with small pieces..... and the tool made creating so much easier for sure.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you will visit often to view all the DT creative shares.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Tags wtih Sarah

Hello ...crafty cats and happy holiday season! Sarah here  and this will be my last post with the Off the Rails Scrapbooking team. A big thank you to Amanda for having me on the has been such fun! For this months mood board I created three large tags using red, white and silver as the background of the tag. I then printed some free digital images from the internet, coloured them and layered them on to the tags. Today I have a tutorial for you, demonstrating how I made one of the tags. Here it is;

Step 1 is to cover a large tag with patterned paper of your choice

Next apply some white gesso onto the tag - I like to use my finger to spread it out

Once the gesso is dry, I took some Colour Blast shimmer dust and water to make a mix. I then applied this all over the tag

Next step was to apply Colour Blast paste in 'Snow White' through a stencil. The paste easily picked up the colour of the shimmer dust so it wasnt white as i expected it to be but I love the shine of the end result.

Once dry, I stamped some Christmas images on the tag and applied Inka Gold paste around the edges to give a silvery effect. Inka Gold comes in many colours and is like a metal paste.

At this point the tag was looking a bit red for my liking - I was after a more rustic type look so I decided to rub some of the colour off with a baby wipe (what a mess I made!). I then tore some cardboard to look rustic and applied some gesso and Inka Gold to it with fingers. I adhered the cardboard to the tag, coloured my image and completed the tag with some sequins.

The other two tags I made can be seen here;

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Thanks to our Sponsors and November winners

Thanks to our  Sponsors and congrats to our  November Winners

We want to thank our fabulous November Sponsors
Memory Maze

Now to announce our monthly winners:

Winner of the prize from  Memory Maze is Barb Holmes with this fabulous project

And the winner of the prize from Imaginarium is Wendy B. with this amazing project.

Congratulations Barb and Wendy.

Thank you all for entering.
Come by and visit us and give our November mood board  a go.

Could you please email Candy Here
along with your addresses so she can pass onto the sponsors

Friday, December 2, 2016

Thanks to our December Sponsors

A big thank you to our wonderful sponsors for December 

Firstly is 
A Queensland chipboard company
with wonderful designs

The second is another chipboard company

who also sells some lovely products

A big thank you for your sponsorship

Happy Creating

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December's Challenge and DT Reveal

December's  Challenge

Welcome to our challenge at Off the Rails.

It's December and OMG where did 2016 go?

Our fabulous sponsors for the month are: 

Sponsor Memory Maze


Our Challenge this month is: 


December is fun, merry and full of family and friends and group celebrations. 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.

Be sure to play along with us, link and share with us so we can view and comment on your project.
Thanks for visiting today.. and see you again soon.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Layout tutorial with Tracey

Tracey is sadly leaving us due to work commitments. We wish her all the best and look forward to her returning with her awesome creativeness. Thank you Tracey you will be missed xxx

Step by step for November Layout

I decided I would colour my texture paste to match the mood board colours and while I was at it I would sprinkle in some glitter.

I got out a palette and a small amount of texture paste. Put a small amount of the colour acrylic paint and matching glitter.
Mix it all around and put it on my layout over a template.
Repeat for all colour and them let the paste dry.

I must omit the glitter shows up best in the darker colours.

I have used tissue paper, a canvas square for the photo mat and of cause some feathers from the mood board inspiration to dress the page up.

Thank you for looking.
Happy crafting.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wedding Embelishment tutorial with Lisa

Hey there!
Lisa here today to share a quick and easy embellishment to make. These are perfect to add to a scrapbook page, a card or a gift.

Start by cutting a 1 1/2" x 12" strip of patterned paper:

Using a score board, score ever 1/4":

Add a thin strip of glue. I used ScraPerfect's Best Glue Ever:

Once it dried clear, I used ScraPerfect's Foil Transfer, placed it over the glue and rubbed:

This is what it looked like:

Begin at one end and accordion fold the entire strip:

Add glue to one end and glue to the other:

This is what it looks like. add glue to a scrap piece of paper. I used a scalloped punched circle:

Flatten the accordion piece on top of the circle and hold until dry:

Embellish, I used Paper House Productions paper and a 3D Sticker on mine along with some tangled thread and stickpins.

Here is a side view:

This is a great way to use up scraps and miscellaneous embellishments!
Thanks for stopping and have a great day!