Thursday, July 21, 2016

Off the Rails Watercolor Background

Hello scrappy friends!
I have my first tutorial up on the Off The Rails Blog today.  I use watercolors on layouts quite often and thought I would share how I created my background on this layout:


You can check out my step by step instructions for creating this background on the Off The Rails Blog.
I used Simple Stories You Are Here along with the July 1st Stuck?! sketch. I also played with Scrap Our Stash's book cover challenge. I was inspired by the colors and the title, so I used a travel photo. I used 5 patterned papers and fussy cut some circles for embellies.

I layered some embellies using glue and foam tape to add some dimension:


I backed my frames with patterned papers:


A few more fun embellies and my title. I also added some black mist spatters:


Here is the sketch: 


The mood board I used from Off The Rails:


and the book cover from Scrap Our Stash:



Thanks for dropping by and have a great day!






14 comments :

  1. Very cool! I love the summery look of these colors! Bloggie Love

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  2. Wonderful layout! LOVE the yummy colors! Off to check out your tutorial!

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  3. What a fun page. I love how you were able to combine multiple challenges! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash and Stuck?! Sketches!!

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  4. Great take on our challenge - love the flamingo! - thanks for playing along at Scrap Our Stash!

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  5. This is so gorgeous, love the technique, photo and the way that you used this collection! Thank you for playing along at Stuck?! Sketches!

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  6. Love the colors and awesome job with the background (thanks for including the link to the tutorial). Amazing layout and take on the challenge! Thank you for linking up with Scrap Our Stash!

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  7. Love the fun spirit you created with this layout - especially the background work! SO perfect for your photo! Thanks for playing along with us over at Stuck?! Sketches and Scrap Our Stash!

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  8. Awesome background!! Thanks for joining us at SOS:)

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  9. LOVE this layout!! Your smile is contagious, and who doesn't LOVE ELVIS!! Love the multiple little frames and the colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the Scrap Our Stash Blog!

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  10. Fabulous layout. Love the little frame and your color scheme. Thanks for joining us at SOS!!

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  11. Beautiful! Love the background painting and all the frames! Thanks for joinig us at Scrap Our Stash this month!

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  12. Lisa - I love your page and your embellishing (Flamingos are my FAV!!)
    Thank you for sharing your process and joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

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  13. What a fun photo and layout! I really like your "empty" frames and just everything about your page! Thanks for linking up at SOS!!

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  14. Wow Lisa, this page is absolutely stunning!! I adore everything, the background work and the frames are my favourite. Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!

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