Sunday, December 27, 2015

Off the Rails Scrapbooking - Merry Christmas and some tips

Hi everyone.. I am excited today to share a page for Off the Rails Scrapbooking using my design team products from The Rubber Buggy -  the fabulous Blue Fern Studios  paper collection and also a fun challenge from Challenge Yourself. When making this page I realized I was doing so many fun but easy things to create it and I thought it would be awesome to share the details with you today.

Supply List:
Paper: Blue Fern Studios Vintage Christmas
Ink: Tim Holtz ranger
Other: stardreams cardstock, cardstock misc., stickers, royal coat glossy accents, modeling paste smooched
Sketch/ challege yourself #24

Here is the sketch I used:

So now we are ready to start. The papers being used have awesome print sections and you must decide how and where the photo is going to fit and not cover the amazing paper. With the sketch and paper and the pattern on the paper my plan was to locate the main cluster to the lower centre following the sketch. The upper band from the sketch is awesome but I didn't want to cover the right side of the paper.

What is did was to start with the strip of striped paper. I ran it across the top but when I got to the floral section you slit the paper and slide the piece behind. I then fussy cut the flower and part of the label from another section of accent papers and placed it to the top left side of the upper border.

Now following the main clustered section for the photo I decided the placement of an additional background piece for matting with just a slightly darker colouring than the main paper. I cut the strips of accent colours and placed them on the mat. Now playing around with it I decided the best placement would be covering the amazing pattern in the left lower section.. so this is where you fussy cut around the print image from top to bottom allowing the new section to be dropped partially behind but central on the overall page and creating a fabulous layered mat and accents ready for the photo without loosing the fabulous floral section.

Now you would see the paper colouring difference popping just a bit too much for eye appeal so getting out the modeling paste and a plastic bag we are going to smooch around the edges to blend the 2 layers together. 

Here are to shots of the smooching up close.

Another fun tip today is to create your very own thicker looking titles. I cricut cut the title Merry Christmas and then applies glossy accents  which you let dry to a glossy puffy looking title.

Here is the close up view... now you can make all your very own titles in any colour and style you like.

Thanks for joining me today... I enjoyed sharing the process used to create my Christmas page.. along with the fun easy tips that you can use to create when making your pages too.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to all.


Murphy's Law said...

Beautiful vintage look - way to rock the sketch!

Sharon Fritchman said...

Awwwwww Bev! Your layout is so beatuiful! I love the family photo you used and your take on the sketch!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month!

├ůsaJ said...

Beautiful! Really love that glossy title! Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself.

Miranda said...

Great LO! BL

PhxScrapper said...

Beautiful layout, adding glossy accents to the title really made it look nice! BL

Susanne said...

This look great, and I love the glossy title.

Tracy P said...

Very nice Bev! Such a great photo and great take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in with us at Challenge YOUrself

kate blue said...

Fantastic! Glad to see all the mixed media elements and the handcutting! Kate (CY)

kate blue said...

Fantastic! Glad to see all the mixed media elements and the handcutting! Kate (CY)

Sherri Caramico said...

Great take on the sketch! LOVE the smoochin'!! Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself!

My not so simple life said...

Brilliant layout, love seeing all the work which went into it. Thanks for joining in with us over at Challenge YOUrself :)