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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

1st Official Post at Off the Rails Scrapbooking!

I'm back again with a layout I did for Off the Rails Scrapbooking!

This month marks the official start of my term of duty at Off the Rails Scrapbooking as a designer (YAYY!). I have been participating in their challenges for some time and I'm glad to have an opportunity to be part of the family.

This is one special month with 2 mood boards to choose from!

Click here for more info!

I have chosen the second mood board to work with for I love how soft and sweet the colours are and I tried to achieve that result for my layout.

I first pulled out this piece of Kaisercraft's speciality paper from the Oh So Lovely collection. I really love this piece of patterned paper and regretted not getting more of it. The glossy pattern at the picture below are actually embossed and have a resist effect on water-based paints. Meaning that when I applied water-based paint on top of this piece of paper, the glossy part will not absorb the paint.


I used Tim Holtz's Distress Stain Spray in Tattered Rose as well as Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Silver Sugar to create this soft look. I sprayed the mists directly onto the paper and then gently manoeuvre the paints to where I want them. In this case, my focus its the triangle on the left of the page, however I would need something to balance out the 'weight' of the layout, which was why I decided to work on the top right triangle as well.

Notice that the roses pattern from the glossy part stood out now?


Since my spray mists are all water-based, it will not stick onto the glossy part and flowed around it.

Initially I was worried that I might soak the paper beyond repair since I just kept spraying, but I was quite surprise at the quality of this speciality paper. It didn't warp much despite the amount of liquid I sprayed.


I decided that I need more contrast for the glossy pattern to stood up, so I actually watered down my black gesso and randomly applied it over the places where my centrepiece will be. I think it also attracts viewers attention towards the centrepiece.

I layered my photos with scraps from my previous projects from Teresa Collins, Crate Paper etc. I'm not really going for a very precise look, hence I'm just randomly tearing my scraps to layer my photos so there's some edges that are torn and some edges that are straight. I think it added some interesting details to it, don't you think?


Another diecut embellishment from Kaisercraft, though I have to apologise that I have forgotten which collection it came from. I also added a coat of watered down black gesso so that the diecut can stand out.


And after all the embellishments, this is the final look!

REALLY love how sweet it looks. The colours matches the moodboard perfectly as well as the theme of the layout. 

I added Prima Marketing's flowers as well as some mulberry flowers from my own stash. I added some threads and twines for details and I love how the dew drops and sequins add to the detailing. 








Sentiment sticker from Heidi Swapp. Did you see the black border that's super eye catching? I did not do anything addition except to brush on some watered down black gesso over. I love how it pulls everything together and the layout looks just like what I envisioned.


I really want to find another piece of this speciality paper and perhaps this time round, I will use dark colours after seeing how pretty the border is. 

That's all for today. 
Do let me know if you have any queries, I'll be happy to answer them if I can. 
Seeya soon! :)





Tuesday, 7 July 2015

1st Official Post at Off the Rails Scrapbooking!

I'm back again with a layout I did for Off the Rails Scrapbooking!

This month marks the official start of my term of duty at Off the Rails Scrapbooking as a designer (YAYY!). I have been participating in their challenges for some time and I'm glad to have an opportunity to be part of the family.

This is one special month with 2 mood boards to choose from!

Click here for more info!

I have chosen the second mood board to work with for I love how soft and sweet the colours are and I tried to achieve that result for my layout.

I first pulled out this piece of Kaisercraft's speciality paper from the Oh So Lovely collection. I really love this piece of patterned paper and regretted not getting more of it. The glossy pattern at the picture below are actually embossed and have a resist effect on water-based paints. Meaning that when I applied water-based paint on top of this piece of paper, the glossy part will not absorb the paint.


I used Tim Holtz's Distress Stain Spray in Tattered Rose as well as Tattered Angel's Glimmer Mist in Silver Sugar to create this soft look. I sprayed the mists directly onto the paper and then gently manoeuvre the paints to where I want them. In this case, my focus its the triangle on the left of the page, however I would need something to balance out the 'weight' of the layout, which was why I decided to work on the top right triangle as well.

Notice that the roses pattern from the glossy part stood out now?


Since my spray mists are all water-based, it will not stick onto the glossy part and flowed around it.

Initially I was worried that I might soak the paper beyond repair since I just kept spraying, but I was quite surprise at the quality of this speciality paper. It didn't warp much despite the amount of liquid I sprayed.


I decided that I need more contrast for the glossy pattern to stood up, so I actually watered down my black gesso and randomly applied it over the places where my centrepiece will be. I think it also attracts viewers attention towards the centrepiece.

I layered my photos with scraps from my previous projects from Teresa Collins, Crate Paper etc. I'm not really going for a very precise look, hence I'm just randomly tearing my scraps to layer my photos so there's some edges that are torn and some edges that are straight. I think it added some interesting details to it, don't you think?


Another diecut embellishment from Kaisercraft, though I have to apologise that I have forgotten which collection it came from. I also added a coat of watered down black gesso so that the diecut can stand out.


And after all the embellishments, this is the final look!

REALLY love how sweet it looks. The colours matches the moodboard perfectly as well as the theme of the layout. 

I added Prima Marketing's flowers as well as some mulberry flowers from my own stash. I added some threads and twines for details and I love how the dew drops and sequins add to the detailing. 








Sentiment sticker from Heidi Swapp. Did you see the black border that's super eye catching? I did not do anything addition except to brush on some watered down black gesso over. I love how it pulls everything together and the layout looks just like what I envisioned.


I really want to find another piece of this speciality paper and perhaps this time round, I will use dark colours after seeing how pretty the border is. 

That's all for today. 
Do let me know if you have any queries, I'll be happy to answer them if I can. 
Seeya soon! :)





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