Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Off The Rails - March challenge

Welcome back craft bloggers.
Today I'm bringing you a really lovely and relaxing piece that I have created using inspiration from the Off The Rails Scrapbooking mood board for this month..
As soon as I saw the board I thought of my Mum, but unfortunately I didn't have the right photo on hand.. I do know what photo I want to slot on here, it's one of her on a NZ Cruise.. a 5"x7" photo can be placed where the white piece of paper is..
I started out by applying white Gesso to the base of this canvas then lightly spraying with a Black mist, Green mist and Blue mist..
(I actually had quite a bit of crafting issues with this process.. Everything was going to plan until I put some old Crackle paint on the top half.. It didn't look right, didn't crackle right and had an odd egg shell colour.. ehh.. So I peeled off all the crackle paint once it was dry then recovered everything with the White Gesso and started again!)
Then once it was all dry again, it was a simple matter of adhering all of the embellishments on..
As you can see I stuck to the colours for the mood board quite well..
I didn't add the word "relax" as I haven't given this a title, however I did use the mirror on the left side as the word relax in the mood board looks to be a mirror..
I included feathers for the bird, butterflies and the water / pebbles look inspired the misted background and the beautiful Prima gate pieces..
 To finish off there are plenty of flowers and the stunning bling piece on top of the black flower helps to tie in the mirror too!

Would love for you to drop by the Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog or facebook page and maybe play along when you get the chance.. They have a new challenge starting soon!! :)


  1. Wonderful take on the moodboard Toni. We all love gesso when our creations dont turn out how they should!!! Thanks for playing along with us at OTR

  2. Awesome project Toni! love your take on the mood board, perfect colour combo :-) thanks for joining us at OTR

  3. What a great project! Thanks for sharing your process, it's always interesting to see/hear about what goes on behind the scenes. Fabulous take on the moodboard. Thanks for sharing with us at Off the Rails Scrapbooking!

  4. Gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing and playing along with OR this month.

  5. Love your use of the mirror and embellishments in your design thanks for sharing your work with us and joining us at OTR

  6. Such a gorgeous project, just love all those beautiful embellishments too. Thanks for joining us at OTR :)