Sunday, March 29, 2015

Off The Rails March Challlenge

This is the first Off The Rails challenge that I have done, but I don't think it will be the last. The challenge was to be inspired by the following sketch and colour scheme, designed by Fiona Paltridge:
I recently went to the E2C retreat in South Australia, where I met a lot of lovely women, including Fiona, although we've been facebook friends for some time - I think I need to admit I might have been a little star struck - lol - (but it truly was an honour to meet you Fiona).
Anyway, this is one of the challenges I did at the retreat, and I loved it. The colours and the sketch worked well for one of the photos from my recent hot air balloon ride (a 50th birthday present).
I used a TCW stencil and ink to create the hexagon background, then layered a heap of patterned paper together, in a technique I learned at the retreat in a class with Kim Price, and a technique I now call "just stick it down". I have then added a few different embellishments and rubons to my page with some cotton. I think this layout took me about 2 hours to create - a far cry from my usual 7-8 hours of procrastination, lol.
Thanks for looking at my layout and any comments you may leave.
Fly, Be Free


  1. OMG amazing photo.. great take on the challenge and thanks for playing along at OTR

  2. Love this page. great photo, great title and love the 'just stick it down' technique

  3. This is a lovely layout. Thank you for joining our challenge at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

  4. Bravo!!! That balloon is so enticing. I love the way you've framed it on this page. Thank you so much for joining us over at OTR xx

  5. This is fabulous Sandra! What a stunning photo! It was so great to meet you at e2c and to now be able to put a face to the name. Thanks for playing along at Off The Rails <3

    1. Thanks Heather, it was great to meet you too.