Layout step-by-step – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there, everyone, today I´d like to share with you a fun and simple step-by-step to my Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog May Moodboard layout – and it´s a fabulous moodboard, isn´t it?? This will also be my last project as a DT member for them. I have recently gone thru some bigger IRL changes and find that due to those changes it will necessary to step down from my position as a DT member. I find that if you cannot commit 100%, then it is better not to try and hang in there :). BUT I will still continue stalking the site and my DT colleagues there also in the future 🙂 !!!

Here is the step-by-step:

I first took a piece 12×12 inch piece of acetate foil and stamped half image of a butterfly with blue StazOn stamp onto it and then fussy cut it.

Next I applied some PVA glue splatters onto the woodgrain paper and also onto the butterfly image. I let the glue dry. When it´s dry it turns transparent.

I then took a sheet of transfer foil that works with PVA glue and rubbed the foil piece onto the glue area with my finger. This way the golden foil layer transfers to the recently applied glue area. Make sure you work fast when you see the glue turn transparent, don´t wait too long since when the glue is completely dry the foil might not stick to it anymore. On the other hand if you go over the area when the glue has not dried properly, the foil will not stick to it yet. Therefore make a small test on a piece of extra paper to get a feel for how the glue works.

Here you can see how the result looks like both on paper and on the acetate piece. Lovely gold foil effect!!

Next I applied some Dina Wakley turquoise acrylic paint with a sponge onto the background. I just dabbed it onto the paper and created small coulds here and there.

After the acrylic paint layer was all dry I went and added some stamped sentiments/quotes here and there for additional detail. I used a Technique Tuesday Studio AE stamp set called “Saying Hello” here.


Next I added some Glimmer Glaze splatters here and there to go with the black stamping.

After that I cut some black and blue paper strips to go to both sides of the page for additional interest. I also added a few pieces of patterned paper underneath the photo and doodled around the edges of those papers. All my journaling (as it is again very personal and I prefer not to share it with the whole world) is hidden behind/in between those papers. There is enough space on both sides under the blue paper piece to add plenty of journaling :). I have also added a few puffy stickers from Evalicious here and there for interest. Besides, I love those little puffy stickers to pieces – got to use them where I can :).

Finally I also added some embossing enamel to go with my golden water drops. This one is a shabby white with gold pieces in it. See how the faucet also has a golden shimmer to it? That is because I also applied some PVA glue over it and added some gold foil here and there. That´s it, my layout is done. Here is the finished result and some detail photos:





I am glad I got the chance to take a class by Emma Trout a few years back and she featured this PVA glue & foil technique to us there. So all the credit on that idea goes to her. Needless to say that now that gold foil is very trendy, I am happy to possess this glue and quite a few sheets of the foil in my stash. I hope you give this fun technique a try! Enjoy!!!

I hope you can also find some time to play along on this months fun moodboard challenge!!

Thanks, Amanda, for having me on the team!! It has been a great time and I have been so very lucky to have been able to be on this talented team!! Hope to see you around in the bloggy world also in the future!! <3

xxx, Sanna

XOXO – The Mixed Media Card Challenge, May

Hello there, lovelies!!! This month I was not able to finish my card for the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s May challenge in time – SORRY for that! BUT there is a reason for that.. I have recently gone thru quite a big life change and I am struggling with time management. I have been chasing my tail the past weeks and this time I just did not make it in time. However, the good thing is that we share more inspiration during the month, so I can today share the May MMCC challenge with you!!

This is again a fun one! You need to use WINGS and foil on your card. By the way, while creating, make sure you join in with a CARD as this is a card challenge :-).  I am sure we will again get lots and lots of submissions to such a fun theme!! Cannot wait to see what you create!!

Here are the rules, how to play along:

1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by May 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on May 31.

ANNNNDDD…. the MMCC blog is soon celebrating it´s first birthday and there is a
DESIGN TEAM CALL open on this occation!! Here are the details:

Our challenge blog turns one in July and I’m looking for a few new mixed media card artists to be part of the design team as we enter our second year. As a design team member, you’ll:
  • create one mixed media card a month based on a theme (reminder cards are optional)
  • comment on your assigned entries
  • pick your favorite and vote on the winner
Interested? I you’d like to be considered, create a mixed media card based on this month’s theme and link it up to the gallery. So that Shery knows you’re applying, add “DT” after your name (e.g., Your Name – DT).
Successful applicants will be notified by June 5, introduced on the MMCC blog on June 20, and officially start their term on July 1. Good luck, everyone!
And now for my May card. Here it is – a shabby chic/romantic card this time around.

I first cut the background paper into right size, then added some pva glue here and there, let it dry and then applied some gold foil over the glued areas. I LOVE this effect and it is sooo easy to do. When that was done, I went and added some pink, purple and black misting here and there. Next I took a piece of paper towel (a leftover from a misting project), wripped a suitable sized piece and glued it onto the background. Next I fussy cut a flowery patterned paper piece and inked it a little bit. That was then glued down over the paper towel piece.

Then I just went and added some fussy cut leaves (I used the same paper as on the background) and applied glitter glue on them for additonal detail. The dragonfly is a chipboard image from Wycinanka and consists of two pieces. I inked one piece with pink and the other with dark brown ink an glued them together. Then I applied some glitter glue on top. There is also a little butterfly flying around the card – also fussy cut from the patterned paper piece. And on top of it all a few paper flowers :).

I´ve by the way used a Polish Kit Project kit for this card – all the pieces, except for the spray inks and the foil come from that kit.

Now it is your turn – hope you have fun with this challenge!!
See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna