Saturday, 25 April 2015

Off The Rails in April

Hi there!

I'm back today with a layout I made using the seriously awesome April mood board for Off The Rails. Or should I say 'mood boards' as there were two to choose from!

Here they are:

I chose to use the first one as I loved the silver glitter with the lime green. Here's what I made:

To make the background, I first took a sheet of Webster's Pages Hall Pass 'Field Goal' paper and applied gesso through a Crafter's Workshop stencil:

I then rubbed a Gelato through another stencil, first by applying it directly to the stencil, then by rubbing it in further with my finger:

I then added some stamping - I used some frame stamps and some Kaisercraft 'Film Edges' stamps:

This is what it looked like when I had finished the background:

I then added a strip of chipboard chevrons from The Dusty Attic which I painted white and staggered behind my photo. I added some flowers, leaves and chevrons that were fussy-cut from Webster's Pages Beautiful Chic 'In Bloom' paper plus some silver twine:

The title and triangles are both from The Dusty Attic and I coated them with Beck BT's Tinby Designs Metallic Melts. I love the textural, sparkly finish on these:

 Happy scrappin'!

Heather McMahon


  1. This looks wonderful! I love the subtle touches to your background, and love the peaceful feel to,your layout!

  2. Loved the step by step! It's the subtle changes that I like - & they make such a difference!! This is a new fave.... Those Tinby melts about the perfect finishing touch... I will tell you something funny tho...I'm a Seinfeld fan & whenver I see serenity I want to add! For poor old George with his 'serenity now' mantra!!!

  3. Stunning layout Heather ... love your take on the board and I love the step by step too. Beautiful work!! xx

  4. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and all the details!!!!!!!

  5. Wowww Heather, I love it! That background is wonderful! Your layout conveys freshness.

  6. Sensational! You nailed the board Heather! I adore the background you created (and love your process photos too, thank you!) As for that title using the metallic melts - divine! I think I must have some! X

  7. Wow, Heather - your layout is beautiful!

  8. So gorgeous Heather and love the colouring and design! Stunning!

  9. Fabulous design and love the colour combo and wonderful added texture! TFS