Saturday, 19 July 2014

July Mood Board- Off the Rails Scrapbooking Inspiration Layout

The day comes too soon when your baby it seems has grown up overnight. 13yrs of schooling goes so fast and before you know it your little girl is graduating from High School and is now stepping into the world of adulthood as a beautiful young women.  
Bec told me she wanted to stand out at her graduation and was determined to find just the right dress and it had to be 'red'. We found the dress but I wasn't convinced when she told me that over the phone she had colored her hair red to match, but wow she looked gorgeous on the day. 
This page was inspired by the 

July Off the Rails Scrapbooking Challenge Mood board.

 The background was made using modelling paste over a triangle stencil then I sprayed the page with water, adding watercolour paint in small sections gradually to build up the effect until I was happy, and then splattered some of the green watered down paint and some 'Cherry red' Dylusions ink over the page. Using StazOn black ink I stamped my favourite stamp 'Live, Laugh, Love' from Kaszazz onto the page with the next elements to be added being the green spotted and film strip washi tape, a chicken wire chipboard die cut, patterned paper and a piece of white cheese cloth behind the photo. 

The journaling at the bottom right hand corner, I made using my Dyno Labelmaker, sticking the clear tape onto white cardstock strips I'd made using Tim Holtz distress ink 'evergreen bough' and 'sooty black' and a stamp from my new stamp collection 'Creativ border icons'. The flowers and embellishments I used were a collection from Kaisercraft, flowers from my stash as well as handmade and painted flowers I've made from Tim Holtz die cut 'tattered pinecone '. 

Thanks for coming to checkout my latest inspiration page for Off the Rails Scrapbooking, hope you check out the other design team pages as well and that we have been able to inspire you to take on some new challenges yourself. 

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

July 8th- Quick Birthday card

I was on a tight time schedule an had to make a card fast, with my craft room at the ready I spread out my stash of inks, sprays, paints, gesso, modeling paste and card stock. And with the help of a few Kaisercraft flowers and the pieces from their Curiosity Collection , a handmade flower and a few embellishments and cotton I made this card.

Using a Kaszazz stencil I added modeling paste then sprayed Dylusions inks Vibrant Turquiose and Cherry Pie mixed with White Linen to spray the card drying each layer with a heat gun. I sprayed Lemon  Zest onto my Crafters Workship stencils before edging it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink.   Next I added 2 patterned washi tapes  and splats of black watercolor paint.
 I painted a kraft frame with gesso, stamped it with Worn Lipstick distress ink and then stamped it with a script stamp from Kasazz with StazOn ink edging it with Vintage Photo distress ink and black waterpaint.
All that was left to do was add my tag, arrange my flowers, embellishments and cotton before finishing it off with shimmer spray and pearls. I added the number 21 (sprayed chipboard numbers with Vibrant Turquiose and shimmer ink) to demonstrate that you can use the frame to highlight the birthday being celebrated.

 Hope you enjoyed seeing my card that I put together in approx 15mins, it's amazing what you can do when you need to. Thanks for joining me and Off the rails Scrapbooking, jump over the our blog and see the other wonderful inspirational work we have made to show you.