Monday, 15 April 2013

UKS Spring Blog Hop - Stamper's Delight project

 
Welcome to the UKS Spring Blog Hop!  If you have come to me from Barbara, you're in the right place, and if you have dropped in on me directly, here is the full list of participants for you to follow.

My project is a 12 x 12 background, using nothing but stamps and inks.  I started with a 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock (Stampin' Up - Very Vanilla).

Stage One

Apply distress ink all over the sheet, first Antique Linen, then Tea Dye.  It doesn't need to blend perfectly, splodgy is fine.

Stage Two

Take a crackle stamp, ink up a circular patch of it in Versafine Toffee and apply randomly over the sheet, leaving gaps.  Try not to leave too many hard edges, but don't worry about the inevitable few as they will disappear by the time the background is done :-) 

Stage Three

Next comes the splatter - I used a Paper Artsy cling mounted stamp for this, holding in my hand rather than using a block.  Apply the stamp randomly all over in two colours, overlapping the crackles in some places, especially over any hard edges, and remembering to turn the stamp as you go so your splatters are not all the same :-)   First use Versamagic Gingerbread - my inkpad is new and so the first impression was quite dark, so I made a second and then third impression with it before re-inking. Then
I used Memento Peanut Brittle.


Close up of the crackled and spattered bottom right corner.

Stage Four

Take distress ink Brushed Corduroy and blend from the edges, to a little way in.  Then use a flourish stamp - I used Hero Arts Leaf Flourish - and apply around the edges in distress ink Aged Mahogany.  Stamp part on and part off the edge, turning the stamp to get different aspects of the flourish around the sheet.

Close up of flourish stamping on bottom left corner.


Stage Five (last one!)

Choose a corner motif stamp - this one is Clockworks from Stampendous - and stamp in the bottom left corner using distress ink Tea Dye.  In the top right corner, use a smaller motif on the same theme - I used a gears stamp from Katzelcraft.  I also inked up one of the gears on the stamp and added it to both corners in a few places ..... until it looked "right".
Then the final bit of stamping. Still using distress ink Tea Dye, take a couple of small flourish stamps - I used two from a Waltzing Mouse set - and go around the edges again, between the Aged Mahogany stamping, in any bits you feel need a bit more "filling up".  And there it is - done! 

Close up of the finished bottom left corner.


These are the stamps and inks I used.  The beauty of this technique is that you can do anything you like with whatever you have :-)
Edited 09:16 am - UKS prize draw details
If you want to be in with a chance to win a random draw for a £25 gift certificate to the sponsor of your choice then:
 visit each blog on the hop during the Hop Day (15th April 2013, 00:01 to 23:59)

  • comment, making sure to include your UKScrappers name
  • go to the thread in General Scrapping and reply to say you have completed the hop.
 We all know commenting can be tricky - Blogger in particular doesn't always cooperate! If you find you are unable to comment on up to a maximum of three blogs, you can note them in the forum post and still be in with a chance on the draw.

Next on the hop is Carole - hop on over!
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80 comments:

  1. The page is soo pretty. Just shows what can make yourself with a little time

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  2. This is fab... You have got so much texture into your page with so few supplies, such a great technique.

    Thanks for sharing it.

    Wizbit (Liz)

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  3. Just lovely! I'm pinning this for another look. Thank you.
    Sue x

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  4. This is just gorgeous, I have made my own backgrounds before but never as well as this, I will definitely be having a go :)

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  5. This is beautiful! :)

    Thanks for sharing xx

    purplybunny (uks)

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  6. Gorgeous, great ideas TFS :)

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  7. Fabulous stamping Wendy! Lovely sets of stamps you've used, too - particularly love those splodges and crackles - great to be able to control how much goes onto the page!

    Love to see this on a layout - thanks for sharing your technique.
    Ali x

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  8. Fab background. I never realised quite how many layers of paint/stamp went on. Now I know why I have not been successful doing something similar.

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  9. Fabulous cant wait to give it a try

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  10. Stunning - I would love to be able to recreate this!
    Kim

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  11. I love messy play- thanks for the inspiration Tigerlady

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  12. What a clever way to do a background I really must have a go at this

    UKS lelly

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  13. Just gorgeous - must have a go at this technique.

    uks teajenny

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  14. Absolutely fabuluous, and you make it look so easy

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  15. This is such a great idea, how come I never do it? I have made a promise to myself I will have a go this week.

    Thanks for sharing - the finished result is fab.

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  16. Just beautiful, love the background and all the stamps :)

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  17. Great idea. Will give this a go. UKS sue1952

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  18. Oooh, this is super. I wonder if I can scale it down to ATC size????? I do digi for LOs and I'm pretty sure this would work well that way too. Thanks.

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  19. thanks for some great ideas. will have to try these out.

    scrappybluecat uks

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  20. Fantastic page, thank you for sharing x
    from Boland :)

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  21. Wow - this is so good - lots of depth and layers - thanks for sharing this - will definitely be trying this. Thanks again
    PaulineD UKS xxx

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  22. Love this effect! Thanks for sharing.

    chrisrydal x

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  23. Great effect will go with any colour scheme

    Meg baby UKS

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  24. Very pretty and creative - and as Ifa says, I hadn't realised how many layers of ink are required!
    Jimjams x

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  25. I've never made my own background before, thanks for introducing the idea to me, a very pretty background JoPink

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  26. its on my 'to do' list :D amazing

    Leigh11 xx

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  27. Oh this is lovely, we've only made our own backgrounds from chipboard but to utilise our veritable stash mountain of patterned paper is a much better idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  28. What a fantastic page, I'd buy that! Love how easy you've made it look to make such a gorgeous page! Another one bookmarked! Sian aka Violaceous :)

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  29. I really need to use my inks and suchlike more, and I really like how this has worked. I can adapt it to some of my own stamps - and I might just try it on some cards ... (Eileen C)

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  30. Great, I love more ideas to use my distress inks and stamps. This can be used in any colour with any cardstock, brilliant, thank you! UKS - Sharon1973

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  31. Fabulous techniques! Will be giving them a try!

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  32. Interesting tutorial, new to me so I'll be giving it a try, thank you

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  33. This is fab. Thanks for sharing :) (uks Jacqui200284)

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  34. Very nice background, will definitely give this a go.

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  35. Like the look of that background a lot, something similar may just be appearing on my LOs soon! Thanks for sharing with us. x

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  36. How lovely, and this will be super for all sorts of things. Thank you (Maria in France on UKS)

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  37. Great step by step tutorial, thanks :) Kitty Crafts UKS

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  38. Sorry, forgot my UKS name: AllycatD

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  39. What an effective technique! I'll be pinning this one (TinkerHamilton)

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  40. Fab technique thank you for sharing. KJJC uks name

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  41. That is amazing! I would pay good money for that background paper! Thanks for showing how you did it :) UKS - Julesaroony

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  42. great idea for creating a unique and fab sheet of paper.... I would love to see the completed page ie as a LO thanks for the inspiration

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  43. Gorgeous background, thanks for showing us how to do it ourselves.
    K (aka Sylphraven)

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  44. So effective, I think I'll be having a go at this! x

    UKS - Clairewill

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  45. Gorgeous, will have to give it a try. UkS- Scrappyyo

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  46. Gorgeous page - will be having a go :)
    Soojay

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  47. What a fabulous background - I love the effect you have created.

    Toni xx
    (misteejay)

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  48. Wowser....that is a brilliant technique and I will definately try this one out....thanks Wendy. Mary x

    scarymary555 on UKS

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  49. This looks like fun, will have to try out your ideas.Thanks for sharing! uKS....Bubbleblitt

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  50. thank you for sharing- will definately have a go--alibi

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  51. The page is great and full of great techniques thanks! Audrey xxx uks poetcrafty

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  52. Love his! Thanks for sharing

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  53. TFS love that background.

    Cantstopstampin

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  54. I love this page and I have most of the things you used to make it, so will be having a go myself.

    Niki

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  55. Lovely. Thanks for aharing. UKS Tagsie

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  56. Wow, fantastic effect. Thank you for the tutorial. Love, stillcrafting from UKS xx

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  57. Beautiful, something I must try for myself! - Cassia

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  58. Wow - Fab tutorial amazing what you can dowith what you have on hand, I must try thinking a bit more. UKS Jolene

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  59. Commenting again as forgot to add my uks user name this morning

    Beanpie11 aka Debbie R

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  60. Beautiful...and thanks for the clear instructions, feeling very inspired now! Hugs Sarah (butterbee on UKS)

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  61. Fantastic alternative to patterned paper!
    Laura Godfrey

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  62. Could be just the idea I am looking for. DH is a model rail enthusiast and the cogs would make a perfect background.

    Fran (Hedgie)

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  63. Great way to make your own backgrounds, thank you.

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  64. What an inspirational blog, lovely, lovely things, must revisit sometime, as I've met you I won't feel like a stalker :)

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  65. You would never guess it started as Very Vanilla!!! Brilliant

    Stacey Scrapred on UKS

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  66. Breathless again! I am going to need assistance by the end of all this hopping! Feeling woefully inadequate! That is great... I have all the things needed to do this so I am going to have to have a go! Brilliant! jenx uks wear crafts

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  67. wow, there have now been two great distress ink projects on this blog hop

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  68. not done a background with my distress inks before, great idea

    uks darm

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  69. Very nice background, love playing with inks so look forward to trying this.

    UKS name Fizzydrink

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  70. That's very effective
    UKS Meggie

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  71. Lovely background, would love to see a finished lo.
    UKS - mumof4girls

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  72. Fabulous background - great techniques. Thanks for tutorial Gill x UKS name is Seaside Crafter.

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  73. What a lovely way of making a unique background. You make it look so easy:-)

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  74. Stunning :)
    ...and now I need more stamps LOL (I love the crackle one!)
    UKS PinkSparklyScrapper

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  75. I love it!!! Now you don't need to worry if a certain Bo Bunny collection is discontinued... ;)

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