Saturday, May 19, 2018

"Fiery Colours" Scrapbook layout + process video by Dawid

Hi everyone,

this month I prepared a scrapbooking page with photo cactus with flower. I chosen a colors from our May challenge moodboard. For me is totally new set of colors, because usually I afraid with red or orange, but this time I love this colors combo. 

I hope you like it this project like me :)

As always I have for You video with creating process.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Mid month DT inspiration for May moodboard challenge

Hi Crafters

I hope you're all busy working on projects for this months moodboard - don't forget you can enter a card, art journal, off the page project or anything really - use your imagination.
We would love to see some more entries.

How bout some inspiration from the DT ... 

I took inspiration from the colours in this month's mood board - using orange, yellow and a splash of red.  Further, I used paper with trees on it and also fussy cut some flowers to echo the "Mother Nature" aspect.


This month we are offering three sponsor prizes.

Thank you to



Some fabulous inspiration and a great line up of sponsors ...
So get creating and let's see your entries.

Happy Crafting.

Louise xo

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Scrapbook layout tutorial from Pinterest by Julie

Good morning Off The Rails fans

Today I want to share a tutorial with you that was inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest.

I must admit it took a bit of doing because it entails cutting up a photo and I was worried that I might ruin it.

The layout is very simple and yet I just love how it turned out.

The photo was 7 1/2" tall x 7" wide

I have used an embossed metallic paper, a glitter patterned paper and 2 sheets of black cardstock. For an embellishment I am re-puposing an old necklace.

I have cut my photo at 2" and 5" giving me 2 pieces at 2" wide and one (centre) piece 3" wide.

I could have cut it into even sized pieces but I didn't like where the cut fell in relation to Cindy's face.

Cut photo mats from black cardstock. 2 pieces at 2 1/4" x 7 3/4" and one at 3 1/4" by 7 3/4"

Attach the photos to the mats

Cut the silver embossed paper to 11 1/2" by 11 1/2" and attach it to a 12" by 12" piece of black cardstock.

Cut the patterned paper to 2 1/2" by 11 1/2" and attach to the layout 3" up from the bottom

Using your hot glue gun attach a piece of cardboard to the centre piece of your photo.

Attach your photo to the layout as show in the photo below, staggering the tops of the photo and slightly overlapping the bottom.

Attach the embellishment using the hot glue gun

Add your title and journalling and your layout is finished.

I would love to see your take on this layout, so if you are brave enough to cut up a photo, and lets face it you can always get it re-printed, please share it with us here at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

"Moments Captured" sprapbook layout + process video by Louise

Hi Crafters

Louise on the blog today.
Our May moodboard  was quite challenging for me.

So when I can't find inspiration immediately, I like to break it down.
Looking at the moodboard, the first things I thought were colour - orange and yellow or theme fire.
I knew that somewhere in my stash I had these photos of my boys with a fire truck.
So I decided to go with photo inspiration and make a light, bright layout.

"Moments Captured"

I started with white cardstock and added some stamping.
Then I used Colour Blast Shimmer dust to make messy colour on the stamped images.

I raided my stash for some paper layers and focused on colours featured in the photos.

Here is the process video if you'd like to see me create this layout.

I love the final result and I hope I've inspired you to have a go at our moodboard.

Happy Crafting.

Louise xo

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 1st Challenge reveal with the DT

Hi Crafters - Welcome to May.

We so enjoyed your April entries - watch out for winner announcement soon.

This month we have a real challenge for you ...

Let's check out some inspiration from the DT.


Jae Hee Lee


This month we are offering three sponsor prizes.

Thank you to



Some fabulous inspiration and a great line up of sponsors ...
So get creating and let's see your entries.

Happy Crafting.

Louise xo

Friday, April 27, 2018

Adding Colour with embellishments by Cathy S

Hi All,

It's good to be back again and to be able to share just a little inspiration with you this month. I chose to follow our moodboard theme of colour bombing and create a very colourful layout.

So here's just a few tips to share with you about making a colourful layout without it being overpowering:

1. Start with a white background.... it makes the colour pop all the more.
2. Choose a few colours and stick to them for all your embellishments... I chose Red, Blue, Yellow and Green with subtle touches of Orange.
3. Use different embellishments in different colours to add to the effect... here you will see stamping in distress oxide inks, brads, letter stickers and cardstock diecuts.
4. Turn to your stash and see what works... I found a marbled effect piece of card that I made over a year ago which worked perfectly for my paint/arty theme.... just cut a few strips and voila an embellishment for my page. I even found a piece of inked blue paper that I used to matt my photo.
5. Keep your journalling in a neutral colour (I typed mine) so that it doesn't distract.

Hope these tips help the next time you want to add lots of colour to a page.

Happy scrapping.
Cathy S

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Art Room banner tutorial video with Juili

Hi all,

I am working on my art room. The first project I started with is making banner for my room. I made tags for each letter and put them together in a form of beautiful banner. Here I am sharing the tutorial on how I made tags for this banner. Hope you all will love it!