Tuesday, 3 July 2012

UKScrappers Blog Hop

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Welcome to the UKScrappers Sponsors Blog Hop!

I’m Vicki, owner of a sprinkle of imagination.  If you’re here because of the blog hop you may have come from here 3D Jean.  After commenting (and BE SURE TO MENTION YOUR UKS USER NAME in your comment) hop on to a trip down memory lane .  If you lose your way, hop to the UKS post  to see the whole linked list. Be sure to reply in that thread when you complete the hop!

If you’re not here from the blog hop, or a member of UKScrappers, please feel free to leave a comment anyway as I’m giving away a £10.00 gift voucher to one of the commentators here!

OK, down to business then. This time around I have a layout for you. I know, it’s been a while, and I know we sell a lot of art supplies and goodies that are great for your mixed media projects and art journals, but we also have a fabulous range of scrapbook papers.  This is a really straight forward and inexpensive layout as I’m betting you’ll have most of the bits, or things you could substitute sitting in your stash. Nothing fancy, and yes, there is paint involved.

I’ve taken just two sheets of 12x12 paper.

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From 7 Dots Studio’s Dreamer collection – City Lights using the “b” side which looks like this….
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Next up – from Graphic 45’s Olde Curiosity Shoppe… Butterfly Specifics

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The photo’s I’m using on this layout are of The Angel Of The North, so to help create a more industrial feel to the page I’ve grunged up the 7 Dots paper and the photo’s by taking a paint dabber (Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen) and using it fairly dry and cross hatching around the edges. Test your dabber on some scrap paper first to get rid of any excess paint.  You do need it fairly dry for this effect.

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Next I’ve taken a Prima mask (fence 2), and have used it with Violet Archival Ink on some some cut ‘n dry foam.

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Background done! How easy was that?! I know very, right, and I’ll bet you still have clean fingers and haven’t decorated half your desk with ink and paint. Bonus!

I’ve used three photo’s, all different sizes, put them in place and then added strips of Tim Holtz Tissue tape (from the Traveller set in this case), layering them up.

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For the final touch I’ve cut six butterflies from the Graphic 45 paper and added a date stamp using the SMASH Date stamp.

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Don’t forget to leave a comment, both here and on the UKS post.  I’ll do a random draw here for a commentator to win a £10.00 gift voucher to spend at a sprinkle of imagination!

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Happy Hopping, I hope you’ve enjoyed my project  and enjoy the next project at a trip down memory lane!

Thanks for stopping by!

134 comments:

Olive said...

very grungy. I love this layout, it's fresh. UKS- Freedom

Wisher said...

Lovely - inspires me to get my hands off my aj and onto some scrapping- thanks

Sue L said...

Been wondering what to use my tissue tape for apart from binding the edges of boxes.
UKs, ambermouse

Anita said...

I love the grungey yet delicate feel of those 7 dots papers, so pretty. The butterflies add the perfect finishing touch too!
uks name anita m

BEX said...

Vicki I do love your stuff and I really like the more mixed media look of this page. Thanks for sharing. UKS scrap3d

Scrapping4fun said...

Love anything to do with butterflies!! UKS alison-lee

Liz said...

love the butterflies and the way its all out together UKS Cottonscraps

jill said...

Fab LO, like the prima mask you've used as well. UKS lemonblossom

Suzy said...

Stunning layout, uks name suzycad

cathy0536 said...

Love that butterfly paper, gorgeous - UKS cathy0536

Jane said...

love the look of this, thanks for a great tutorial x
uks - janen

jo burton said...

Not my normal sort of papers but I love your finished page. Jo.Bee x

Helen said...

Fab layout - I like the way you have used the Tim Tape. Weehaggis

HilaryB said...

I love the grungy look, I think it is time t get the ink and paints out and get messy- thanks for the inspiration.Tigerlady

sutty said...

Super page I love the background you created and industrial feel :) sutty

pmk said...

Love the way the butterflies soften the look of the page. pmk

Cheryl said...

I wouldn't have thought to put butterflies with those pics, but it works beautifully
Cherry390

fatmonica said...

It's gorgeous.I really like the background.UKS fatmonica

hotpotato said...

I'm enjoying this. hotpotato

karen said...

lovely layout and great use of the paper - karen barker

Ali said...

You've done a beautiful job of the background paper - looks great fun, and the butterflies are so pretty.

Ali TS

Jo_annepinc said...

Great layout, not my usual style but I really fancy having a go - Joannepink (UKS)

Jo_annepinc said...

Great layout, not my usual style but defiantly one to try, Joannepink (UKS)

Anonymous said...

LOVE your background wow
RachelC

Suzanne said...

Love how you personalised the paper here. I'm only on the second blog of the hop and already I'm itching to get into my craft room! fruitysuet.

vixen said...

wow love your choice of papers and how you have used them to create your layout. love the butterflies too x from Boland :)

Helen said...

great layout, love the butterflies. Helen_a78

Mole said...

Love that background, must use my templates more! Mole - UKS

Ali said...

Oooh Vicki, this is scrummy! I love the grungy style and the butterflies are just lush! I *need* me some of that butterfly paper! :)

UKS Alipeeps

Amy said...

Lovely layout, i love the butterflies! My name is A_M_Y on UKS.

Karen said...

Love the 'wings' theme of the LO and I much prefer grungy to pretty, cutesy stuff :lol: Great LO. Kitty Crafts (UKS)

Anne Essex said...

Gorgeous layout. I must get brave and cut up my butterfly paper. UKS Aston Angel

kim said...

I love this look- and seen some things I obviously just have to have now!
Kim on UKS

lintsi said...

i love what you did with the background! UKS lintsi

Bernice Hopper said...

Loving the hop. Well I would with a UKS name of hopberni

new2this said...

Definitely living up to the name .. linking the Angel and butterflies!! I could do a digi version of this too. Thanks. UKS new2this

Patty said...

I love this ... and what a super photo too.

Christine said...

love how you've prepped the paper for your LO

(UKS - chrisrydal)

Lynne Vowles said...

Fabulous, I shall be back to have a play with your ideas. Beadmad x

new2this said...

Living up to the name linking the Angel with butterflies! I could even do a digi version of this. Thanks. UKS new2this

K said...

Lovely grunge papers, & the butterflies lift it wonderfully.

Jo said...

A beautiful layout, really shows off the photos so well.

Jo aka Wonky

K said...

p.s
UKS Sylphraven

Trish said...

Gorgeous - love the butterflies!
Trish (Chick)

Scrappy~Sarah said...

A great page, one day I will get messy lol. Love the butterflies :)
Scrappy~Sarah

Tinker said...

I love that you did grunge without getting messy! Must give it a try. UKS TinkerHamilton

Alison said...

Love an "arty" layout! Great tutorial, and the photo subject is fab - doing industrial type layouts are fun!
UKS Alibri

Maggie said...

I've hopped over from UKS and wanted to say how much I enjoyed your tutorial, I love new ideas for LO's, many thanks
Maggie B @ UKS

lizzylou said...

Just love it. Ive got the mask you've used so I feel i can give it a go and a nice easy page without having to get the hole lot of stash out. thankyou for the inspiration :) uks lizzylou

Anne said...

Butterflies are my favorites so I loved your project.
anne88 on UKS

elenigratsia said...

Beautiful layout! My UK name is egratsia ...

butterfly said...

This is amazing... love all the techniques (and thank you for the great detail in the explanations). So much fabulous detail. UKS flutterby69

Lelly said...

Just the thing to get my mojo kick started again
UKS lelly

Dawn said...

Fabulous, love the butterflies!
Uks Mrs Cheshire

Jibba Jabba said...

That is just such a beatiful page - Jibba Jabba

Jibba Jabba said...

That is such a beautiful page - Jibba Jabba UKS

Kat said...

Love the grungey feel to it! Will have a go on a quiet weekend! :) Thanks for the tutorial.

UKS: Kat

Kat said...

Love the grungey feel to it! Will have a go on a quiet weekend. Thanks for the tutorial!!

UKS: Kat

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Ifa said...

Lovely! UKS Ifa

Sue said...

Love the look and that butterfly paper - sue52

Sharon said...

The butterflies set the photo off beautifully - UKS scraprookie

Yolanda said...

Lovely grungy feel to this LO UKS Scrappyyo

caroleanne said...

great site love those papers. caroleanne UKS

GlitteryKatie said...

Fabulous and grungy LO! UKS Katie

Jayne in Norfolk said...

I think I need to check out this Masking business. Layout looks fabulous

Jayne
UKS jaykay

Summer Sunflower said...

Love all the paint effects that you have used, a great LO.

UKS NAME Summer Sunflower

Mini said...

Just lovely!
MiniOwner x

Sian said...

ooh my favourite papers! I thought I'd bought you out of all those 7 dots studio ones lol. Gorgeous layout really suits the theme SIan x UKS Violaceous

littlenat said...

Love how you've used those papers!

sam said...

so simple but so effective , want to get crafting now !
bubble460

nerllybird said...

Mmm, lovely textural painty LO! And if you think I wouldn't decorate half my desk making that, you don't know nuffink, lol.
Nerlly

sixofone aka Leah said...

Lovely LO. So simple yet effective. UKS sixofone

Jennie said...

Great LO, Jencrafts

Rosiemac said...

No excuses your directions are so clear and the lo is simple but oh so effective. thanks Rosiemac.

Lousette said...

Oooh, those butterflies are gorgeous. What a great project. UKS name - Lousette

susibee said...

Great layout. Susibee

KraftyKaren said...

Really lovely layout x

UKS name - Badgerleader

furrypig said...

those papers work really well with your fab photos some great ideas thanks, furrypig

Angelfish said...

What a great project and I love that butterfly paper :o)

Elaine said...

Loving your background technique - it's very effective!

CJ said...

Oh, I have some tissue tape stash and was wondering what to do with it! Also really like the industrial and the 'nature' feel. UKS Hotluca

Dee said...

Pretty butterflies - Craftdee UKS.

Lynne said...

This has really inspired me to have a go at messy play once more,Thank you so much for those instructions UKS name Retired nana

Laura G said...

Gorgeous Vicki- love the butterflies. UKS Laura Godfrey

tape said...

Ooo, fab layout, love the grunginess!

Bush Girl said...

Ahhh, those butterflies are divine. I want to go and scrap NOW!

UKS name = Bush Girl

Lynne said...

Love the layout (and the papers-lush!) UKS Lynne

Bush Girl said...

What happened to my comment?

Stunning butterflies and awesome LO.

UKS name = Bush Girl

Flossyjamba said...

ooh pretty! Loving the blog hop already! UKS Flossyjamba x

Jimjams said...

That statue is amazing - love the contrast with the soft organic butterflies!
Jemma aka Jimjams x

craftaholic-sheila.blogspot.com said...

Hi, think this is a lovely idea, and I know I would be decorating all my clothes as well as the desk LOL. I'm fairly new to UKS so just learning as I go along. I've got some photo's in mind for this kind of Page. They are of Ironbridge in Shropshire.
Sheila

UKS Name Crafty Lady

Lisa M. Zepponi said...

What a beautiful LO! Thanks for the tutorial! UKS: Lisa M. Zepponi

Chell said...

Fab LO Love the grungy look with the softness of the butterflies...

UKS GOSIE

Lou said...

Lovely LO those butterflies are fab.

Lou@CCW

Jules said...

Great layout, I must try to use my paints and inks more on layouts! Love the butterflies too. Yorkshirelass :D

Karen said...

Love the finished LO :)
UKS PinkSparklyScrapper

Glen said...

Ohh...I LOVE the effect of the paint, the mask and those butterflies Vicki. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Graphic45 papers - so full of colour and nostalgia and The Angel of the North pics are perfect for this layout!TFS.UKS ArtAngel

Melanie Marshall said...

Hello Vicki - nice to meet you :) I love the layering of this layout to create a unique page. Beautiful!This is 'real' crafting - not a load of premade embellies stuck down - but I guess that's my opinion ;) UKS pinkladymel

Weasel said...

Love the butterflies, and the 7 Dots paper is fab - both sides! UKS Weaselwise

bonjen3 said...

the butterflies are the perfect finishing touch, great LO, bonjen3 uks

Mrs Bookworm said...

Not something I've tried before, but it looks really interesting :) Thanks for sharing
UKS: acraftybookworm

Treenie said...

Love anything to do with butterflies. Like the grubby look. Uks peve1

Philomena said...

Lovely layout.UKS Philthetog.

Philomena said...

Lovely layout.UKS Philthetog.

gleestormont said...

that sculpture is amazing. Love how you did your page, thanks for sharing. (gleestormont @ UKS from Kailua, Hawaii, aloha!)

Niki Rowland said...

Great grungy layout! (ScrapHappyNiki)

Tigs said...

Love the papers you've used, especially the butterflies :)
UKS Tigs

RachyK said...

Wow so effective to mix the industrialness (that's not a word but you know what I mean) and the butterflies :) UKS RachyK

Melanie Askew said...

Love the wings theme grungy like the angel

Sue E said...

Absolutely love this
UKS Susiefish

Minty Magic said...

Gorgeous - thanks for taking the time to put together such a great project. I love the grungy feel - UKS Minty Magic

Sharon S said...

Very creative, the butterflies are a great idea! UKS sharon1973

kimmie_35 said...

Love your layout... so inspiring... love the butterflies and now I want a date stamp!!!!
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs
UKS: kimmie_35

Fran said...

Such talent I love the butterflies

thanks
Fran
UKS Hedgie

nickir said...

I love that background. Thanks for the inspiration.
UKS - Nickir

Jess said...

Stunning photos to scrap, thank you for sharing x
UKS- Jessbaby

Dee said...

thats so cool, love it.

UKS Dee100

Suze said...

Love the use of the mask, I've been unsure and reluctant to use them so far but you've given me inspiration. UKS: Cruzysuzie

Deborah said...

Love the junxtaposition between the angel of the north and the butterflies both with their wings outstretched. Fabulous!

Eileen said...

I like the contrast between the 'grungy' background and the pretty butterflies. I might try this with some stamped butterflies.
(UKS Eileen C)

AnnieC said...

I love this page, must have a go at your background techniques and the contrast of the butterflies against the grunginess is perfect.

AnnieC said...

Love this page, must try your background techniques and the contrast of the butterflies against the grunginess is perfect. UKS: annieclaxton

stitching lady said...

I love the way you have mixed the papers you've used!
UKS name stitching lady

topsy said...

I love the grungy way you have done the LO, and butterflies are my favourite :)

UKS - topsy

Jennifer Grace said...

I love that grunge effect, it suits the theme very well! UKS: jennifergrace

Effie said...

Just love those butterflies.... UKS Efemera.

Anonymous said...

Lovely use of items, will have to have a go of this:)
UKS name lojo7868

Lucy :) said...

i like the way you've used the tissue tape ... (UKS Woozle)

chris said...

Not used to masking but this is a lovely LO, perfect for the photos
Thank you
Chris

cannycrafter said...

You have reminded me to use ink with my masks instead of mists! Thanks!

Allycat x said...

Great to see you scrapping again & although I'm not a huge lover of the Graphic45 range, I love what you've done with it! UKS AllycatD

Lovestampin said...

Great instructions and I love the butterfly paper. Must look for it. Thanks for sharing. UKS LizzieM

Lovestampin said...

Great instructions and I love the butterfly paper. Must look for it. Thanks for sharing. UKS LizzieM

Claveh said...

This is very unusual work, great to see something so different. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas. xxx Claveh