Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Off the Rails Scrapbooking Reveal

I am up on the Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog today with an art journal page inspired by the February moodboard.

Isnt it awesome, and doesnt it throw out so many different ideas??

This months sponsor is the fabulous Australian company

Cocoa Vanilla Studios

Cocoa Vanilla Studio are offering a $25 voucher from their online store.

So...why are you waiting??  head over to Off the Rails Scrapbooking blog and check out the DT inspiration, then get to work and create and show us what you got, lol!!  Please :)

Here is my tutorial:

Colour and Texture - Art Journal page with Deb

Hello Off the Rails fans, 
Deb here with another art journal page and I am using the fabulous February moodboard - 
Colour and Texture.  Dont you just love the bright colours?

First off I gathered my supplies, paying particular attention to the colour and texture prompts.  
Prima, Kaisercraft, Art C, Dylusions and Heidi Swapp provided the colour. 
The texture was provided by the chipboard by Dusty Attic and the Butter Muslin picked up from Sprotlight.  I also used a Kaisercraft Script stamp.

I covered my journal page with a light cover of gesso and then stuck the muslin on top of that using Matte Gel Medium.  Whilst still wet I cut apart the chipboard and laid that onto the muslin.  

When that was dry I applied a thin coat of white gesso.  

Then the fun started.  Starting at the top of the page I went to work with the water colours using plenty of water and plenty of colour.  I made sure that colour also got on the gessoed chipboard.  The colouring of the page took ages to do as I wanted really bright colours so had to add a lot of watercolour - drying between the layers.  In the end I feel it was totally worth it.  

Tip - keep a piece of paper towel close by to mop up the excess water when the page gets too wet.

Once the colour was to my liking and all dry, I took the script stamp and black ink and randomly stamped on the background, including the chipboard.  I then added some clear crackle paste through a Dusty Attic fishnet stencil (you cant see this :( ) before taking the Kaisercraft and Art C paints and adding blobs of colour randomly.  To finish the colour component I splattered the White Linen Dylusions, Gold Heidi Shine and a black paint pen.  I added some colourful sequins as well.

The page was finished with my title "Colour your life outside the lines".

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you enjoyed my journal page and I am looking forward to seeing your creations.

Thanks so much for stopping by today - hope you like my journal page :)

Deb xx

Friday, February 2, 2018

Lets Get Sketchy Feb 1 Reveal

Happy February all!  Can you believe we are already into the second month of the year?  We here at LGS truly appreciate all of our loyal followers that support us each month.  Thank you so much for playing along.  We do hope you are enjoying each sketch!

Now without further ado lets bring up our first sketch for the month of February. 
Here is my take on the sketch - as I have been known to do, I turned the sketch 90 degrees to suit my photo.
I used some gorgeous Cocoa Vanilla Studios products and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse for the stencil, as well as Prima watercolours for the background

This month we have a guest designer with us.  Please help us welcome Julene.  Julene lives in Sydney Australia and has been scrapbooking for about 16 years. She has been on many design teams and published several times. She loves doing challenges, especially sketch challenges.

Julene thank you for playing along with us and thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Guest Designer Julene
Julene's take

This month's sponsor is the wonderful ByKareen

Accent Scrapbooking by kjkareen is a small business who offers flairs for all projects.
They have English & French flairs and different themes. Based in Quebec, Canada, they ship worldwide. Go visit their webstore on ETSY :

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ByKareen is offering a $25.00 gift certificate to this month's winner!

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 But remember, you can't win if you don't play. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and do take time to play along.  Link up your layouts over in the sidebar by February 28, 2018.

When linking your layouts, please make sure it is linked to the specific post your layout is in, not your blog. Also, please make sure you tag us on Instagram @LGSketchy

Thank you for playing along with us today, have a great week!