Saturday, April 11, 2015


 Hi there, it's Tina with a layout to share with you today.  I used the Vintage Rose paper collection which goes perfectly with the dance costumes for my daughter's performance at a local Eisteddfod. 
1. Cut two of each of the decorative corners and one decorative frame using Amaryllis - Laced Frame.

2. Cut a title and tag with Kalini- Memories Tag


3. Cut three leaves using Everyday Essentials - Autumn Leaf.

4. Separate a 6cm Camden Cottage Rose into three sections by gently separating the layers, and cut the largest piece in half.

5. Fussy cut some flowers from patterned paper 
6. Cut two Amaryllis - Nostalgic Narelle, and a Kalini - Tall Flower Basket from white cardstock and adhere as shown.
7. Frame your photos using the decorative corners, and mat one cropped photo onto the frame.  Journal and attach title to the tag, and adhere to the page using 3D Foam Strips.  Attach fussy cut flowers, leaves, and any other embellishments.

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Life Is Beautiful canvas

 Hi there everyone! 
Don't you just love the new Lindy's colour combo for April?
Here's my latest creation, a reverse canvas using Lindy's products along with a few stencils and Couture Creations dies and flowers.
These colours are fun, and remind me of spring, so naturally I had to use a butterfly, and some flowers.

So .....would you like to know how I created it?  Here's my tutorial!

1. Apply gesso through a variety of stencils, and allow to dry.  Repeat the process using texture paste.

2. Mix a very small amount of Magnolia Magenta Gold Magicals into some gel medium and mix well.  Add more Magicals if required. Check out the colour change as the magicals are mixed, the intensity of colour is fantastic!  Apply using a stencil and allow to dry.

3. Mist canvas slightly with water and spray patches of  Pink Ladies Pink, Tilt-a-wheel Teal, and Magnolia Magenta Gold.  Allow to dry before spraying Summer Loving Sun so you don't get too much colour mixing.

4. Spray Greased Lightning Green through a leafy stencil and allow to dry.

5. Colour your flowers using a variety of techniques.  I altered these ones from Couture Creations by spraying directly (top left),  painting the centre and transferring colour to the petals using a baby wipe with a small amount of mist on it  (bottom left), spray centre and use baby wipe on outer petals (top right), and just using the baby wipe on raised edges (bottom right).

6. Ink dragonfly, apply Aurora Amethyst embossing powder to the outer wings, and shake off excess.

 7. Cover the rest of the dragonfly with Sunset Yellow Orange embossing powder and melt using heat gun. Emboss diecut leaves using Oakleaf Olive.    Layer your flowers and embellishments on your canvas.

My butterfly was embossed using the technique described above. The quote was embossed with Oakleaf Olive, and the scalloped piece with Tilt-a-wheel Teal embossing powder.

I hope I've inspired you to get creative today.
Happy scrapping,

Friday, April 3, 2015

Mixed media layout for Lindy's

Hi everyone.
The layout I'm sharing with you today was created using some of the colours from the April Limited Edition set.  They went perfectly with the photos taken during a trip to Melbourne last year, visiting the famous bathing huts at Brighton Beach.
Here's how I created it....
Paint a thin layer of gesso over your cardstock.  Once dry, layer various mediums through stencils and allow to dry.

Lightly mist with water so the mists spread and blend better.   This will give you more of a watercolor effect.  Spray Summer Lovin Sun, Magnolia Magenta Gold, and Tilt-a-wheel Teal in patches, then allow to dry.

Flick some of the colour onto your page, create splats and drips if you like.
Cover chipboard title with embossing ink, and cover the top half with Tilt-a-wheel Teal embossing powder, and return excess to container.  Repeat using Aurora Amethyst on the bottom part, heat, then repeat the process again so your embossing is nice and raised.
Add some gems to embellish, and don't forget your journaling!
Thanks for visiting the blog today.
Happy Scrapping,

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Lindy's Stamp Gang April Colour Challenge

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and found some time to get creative!
 I'd like to share with you my DT inspiration piece for the Lindy's Stamp Gang Colour Challenge for April.
  Here are the colours for this month.....

And here is the piece I created using Pink Ladies Pink, Magnolia Magenta Gold and Tilt-a-wheel Teal.
Make sure you check out all the other Design Team creations on the blog, the girls are super-talented, and have come up with some gorgeous projects.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Flower Power!

Hi, here's a quick tutorial for Off The Rails Scrapbooking ......

I thought I'd show you how I make some of my handmade fabric flowers. 

Selct two Alcohol ink colours, and a narrow strip of calico or cotton fabric (approx. 2cm x 25cm)

Dampen calico with rubbing alcohol, or blending fluid.

Apply a few drops of alcohol inks, and scrunch up so the colour spreads.

Allow to dry.

Twist and roll the fabric as shown and then glue to a circle of cardstock

Allow to dry completely before using on your project.

Thanks for dropping by,
Happy scrapping,


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