Tuesday, 3 July 2012

UK Scrappers Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome! 
Today we are excited to be participating in the UK Scrappers Blog Hop. If you are following the hop you should have arrived here from Sir Stampalot!!  To be in with a chance of winning the UKS Blog Hop prizes you will need to comment on this post (and on all the blogs in the hop) and remember to mention your UKS user name in your comment. Finally be sure to reply in the UKS thread on the forum when you have completed the hop.

After your visit here hop on to That's Crafty and if you lose your way or you want to start at the beginning of the hop you can find the complete list here!

We are also offering 20% off all orders placed via our online shop with the code UKSBLOGHOP entered during checkout.  The code is valid right up until 11pm on Thursday 5th July.

Our project for you today is a fairly quick layout - it took me just over an hour (excluding drying time!) to complete! We'd love you to have a go too!!

"Summer Days" Layout



This is the kit of supplies that I gathered together:
2 x patterned papers - Try to pick one bold and and one more subtle pattern. My patterned papers are from Echo Park So Happy Together
1 x bazzill cardstock (12 x 12) (for your background) and 1 scrap of cardstock - (I didn't use the green on this layout in the end so just ignore that in the pic!)
A sheet of journalling cards (mine is "jot it down" by Echo Park)
Selection of Stickers - I picked out the alphas and stickers from Echo Park's Hello Summer and So Happy Together. I love how these two collections work so well together.
Stamp Set - My stamps are from My Minds Eye, Miss Caroline. You will need a stamp for the background and this set also has a "date" and "place" stamp but you can leave these out if you don't have them.
Paint Dabber - I used Jenni Bowlin in speckled egg
Pink Gems - Mine are by Hero Arts
Washi Tape
Photograph- 1 x 6" x 4" Portrait



So, onto making the layout:
Choose your back ground cardstock (I used a sheet of kraft bazzill) and cut 2 panels from the patterned paper and scrap cardstock (or you could use another pattern instead of cardstock if you prefer). The sizes were approx 13cm x 17cm and 12cm x 16.5cm but if you are using a different size photo just adjust the sizes appropriately. 
Choose and cut out a journalling card from the 12 x 12 sheet.


Mat your photograph onto a piece of patterned paper (a more subtle pattern works better) and adhere to the other 2 panels. Don't put adhesive on the edges of the paper so you can slightly lift the corners to give some texture and also if you want to tuck anything under later.  

Position on your background cardstock (but don't stick it down just yet) and lightly mark with a pencil where your photo mat will be and then put it safely to one side whilst you apply the paint in the next step!


Stamp your background stamp using the paint dabber to apply paint to the stamp (instead of ink) and then take the lid off the bottle and dip a paintbrush into the paint and gently flick onto the cardstock. You might want to practice this on scrap card if you've not created paint splatters like this before!
Use you pencil marks to help you get the paint where you want it to show!


Once the paint is dry adhere your photo mat to the background and add a title. I used the "Summer" sticker and the small blue alphas so I could raise it with foam pads.
Choose a border sticker and tuck this under the bottom edge of the photo mat with a strip of washi tape to soften the edges a little. I tore the tape but you can cut it if you prefer a neater edge.


Apply paint to the date and place stamp and stamp onto journalling card. If you don't have stamps for this, handwrite them onto the card or you could journal onto the card instead.


Cut small strips of patterned paper and layer up on the top edge with a small piece of tape and add a punched butterfly (or a small embellishment). I used my Martha Stewart punch.
Add the journal card tucking it under the photo mat and tuck a small piece of border sticker and washi tape under the card.


Add few more stickers, raising some up on foam pads and scatter punched butterflies and gemstones to finish.


I hope you've enjoyed our step by step instructions and if you do make a layout using them do let us know if the comments so we can come and see!

So, if you're following the blog hop, your next stop is That's Crafty

That's for stopping by!


100 comments :

Olive said...

This is so Summery. The colours are great.- UKS- Freedom

Scrapping4fun said...

Gorgeous layout! UKS alison-lee

Scrapping4fun said...

Gorgeous layout! UKS alison-lee

Jane said...

lovely, will definitely be giving this a go thanks x
uks - janen

Suzy said...

Fab layout. Uks name suzycad

jill said...

Lo looks cleave & fresh with the colours & a of coruse it helps having a picture of a beautiful girl , uks lemonblossom

cathy0536 said...

Love this LO! cathy0536

fatmonica said...

I love it!UKS fatmonica

hotpotato said...

love the layout. hotpotato

Anne Essex said...

Gorgeous layout. UKS Aston Angel

Bernice Hopper said...

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

Ali said...

mmmm, love the painty bits and quick is a great option to have. tfs, AliTS

Amy said...

such an exciting layout! cant wait to give it a try. My name is A_M_Y on UKS.

Helen said...

lovely summery layout, i love quick layouts too Helen_78

pmk said...

Bright cheerful and summery - must try this one out! pmk

Patty said...

Love these colours and the painting of course!

Redanne said...

Hi Sarah, when I see your beautiful LOs (this one is gorgeous)it makes me wish I did scrapbooking! Maybe one day, when I get a bit more confident...Crafty hugs, Anne x

Karen said...

A very pretty LO and I have lots of Summer pics to scrap (from a time long ago when we used to have a Summer !) Thank you :) Kitty Crafts (UKS)

kim said...

I love this layout.
Kim UKS

Helen said...

Life the idea of using your paint daubers like this. Thanks. Weehaggis

K said...

Great colours
UKS Sylphraven

Jo_annepinc said...

Love love this, have you put it together as a kit to buy?
Joannepink UKS

Anita said...

This is really lovely. Those papers and colourway really *pop*.
UKS anita m

Christine said...

Love love love these papers!
Fab LO & gorgeous pic :)

(UKS - chrisrydal)

chris said...

Lovely LO, great colours, thank you
Chris
DippyD - UKS

lintsi said...

thats really cute! UKS lintsi

Kat said...

Very summery feel to the layout! Thank you for the tutorial! UKS Kat

Anne said...

Beautiful LO and very pretty little girl !
anne88 on UKS

karen said...

stunning layout and use of paint - karen barker

GlitteryKatie said...

Love the techniques and the 'icecream' colours FAB! http://ferrishyn-frontier.blogspot.co.uk/

Lelly said...

Great LO - though doubt I'll be able to do it so quickly cos I'm a real slowcoach
UKS lelly

Jibba Jabba said...

Love the paint splodges - Jibba Jabba UKS

Yolanda said...

love the colours and all the paint. UKS Scrappyyo

butterfly said...

Lovely layout. I like how you've let the Kraft background join in the fun. It's a great backdrop for the lovely summery colours. UKS flutterby69

Ali said...

I love this! Such bright, fresh colours and I love the stamping and splattering with paint. :)

UKS ALipeeps

Mole said...

Love the 'ice cream colour' feel to this page. Mole - UKS

littlenat said...

Love those summery colours - thanks for the step by step!

HilaryB said...

Lovely fresh layout. Looks fun to do too. Tigerlady

Mini said...

A super page! Love the colours - but where's our summer? LOL

Thank you.
Sue x
(MiniOwner)

Lisa-Jane said...

Gorgeous background there Sarah!

sixofone aka Leah said...

Lovely LO. More ink to try. UKS sixofone

Scrappy~Sarah said...

fabulous lo thanks for the inspiration Scrappy~Sarah

Maggie said...

A great LO tutorial with some techniques I've not tried very often.
Many thanks.
Maggie B @ UKS

vixen said...

adorable layout and so colourful, thank you for sharing how to make it from Boland :~)

lizzylou said...

love the layout and the idea with the paint daubers its always good to have different idea's to use our things. the colours are lovely to go with summer photo's we just need the sun to come out now. thankyou uks lizzylou

Cheryl said...

Lovely fresh and summery
Cherry390

BEX said...

What a very fresh and pretty LO. Great combination of paint and papers. UKS scrap3d

Sian said...

Loving all those fruity colours balabced by the neutral background. Really pretty - thanks :) Sian - UKS Violaceous

sam said...

loving the freshness of the page,
bubble460

new2this said...

I am a digi scrapper, and I had wondered why "paper" people didn't use paint on stamps .. and now I know they do!! Thanks. UKS new2this

Lousette said...

Lovely colours and a great project. Thanks. UKS Lousette

susibee said...

Very pretty page.

Susibee

Ifa said...

I haven't stamped with paint for a very long time. Thank you for inspiring me to give this another go. UKS Ifa

furrypig said...

I love that page and I hope to make it as your tutorial is great thank you, furrypig

Sue said...

Loved the stamping on the background, great colours too UKS sue1952

Dawn said...

Fabulous, loved the bright summer colours! Mrs Cheshire

Lisa M. Zepponi said...

Love the tutorial! The LO turned out lovely! Definitely going to try! UK Scrappers username: Lisa M. Zepponi P.S. thanks for the discount.

Jayne in Norfolk said...

Lovely summery colours, and love the layout design

UKS jaykay

Laura G said...

Lovely bright and happy layout
UKS Laura Godfrey

Jimjams said...

Gorgeous summery colours.
Jemma aka Jimjams x

Liz said...

love the summer colours UKS cottonscraps

Summer Sunflower said...

Fabulous summery colours, love it!

UKS NAME Summer Sunflower

Lynne Vowles said...

Beautiful LO, I love the way you've used the paint.

Beadmad x

Bush Girl said...

What a fun, summery LO - I must try this paint technique, thanks for the prompt. UKS Bush Girl

Chell said...

A really fun Lo thanks for the share..

UKS GOSIE

KraftyKaren said...

Fab summer layout - thanks for sharing

Badgerleader

Suzanne said...

Oh I love the paint stamped effect on the background! Lovely page. fruitysuet

Melanie Marshall said...

This looks so fresh and pretty - I love the painting and splattering technique - thank you for the inspiration x

Louise said...

i've never used paint on stamps so I will be trying this out. Great page Sarah. UKS - Louise172

elenigratsia said...

Love the layout ... love your use of paint! What an amazing idea!! I'm egratsia on UKScrappers!

Lynne said...

Thank you for your step by step instructions xxx UK name retired nana

Mrs Bookworm said...

I love this layout! So pretty.. would like to try paint splatters :)
UKS: acraftybookworm

Weasel said...

Love the colours - very Summery! TFS, UKS Weaselwise

Trish said...

Great summer layout!
UKS Chick

Tigs said...

Lovely summery colours.
UKS Tigs

Glen said...

Love the colour combo...it feels like summer! *Ü* Just what we need on a dull day. TFS. UKS ArtAngel

Lynne said...

What a lovely layout- so bright and cheery
UKS Lynne

Lynne said...

What a lovely layout- so bright and cheery
UKS Lynne

Niki Rowland said...

Gorgeous layout, I absolutely love that paper range! xx (ScrapHappyNiki)

Minty Magic said...

Gorgeous - thanks for taking the time to put together such a great project - UKS Minty Magic

nerllybird said...

What a sweet photo, and a lovely summery layout, TFS :D
Nerlly

Dee said...

Love those summer colours - almost makes up for the lack of sunshine this year. Great LO. Craftdee

Jules said...

Gorgeous layout, love the background! Yorkshirelass :D

Gill Wisher said...

Very pretty - thanks for sharing x

RachyK said...

I love everything about this LO, the papers, the stamps, the journalling cards, the finished thing. It's just fab! UKS RachyK

Sharon S said...

I really like this! I have those stamps and some dabbers, I shall be trying to stamp with the paints now. Thanks for the inspiration! UKS Sharon1973

kimmie_35 said...

Love it... very pretty layout with very pretty supplies... thank you for sharing.
Hugs
UKS: kimmie_35

tape said...

Lovely LO, great background!

Fran said...

Love it !! Its beautiful.
UKS Hedgie

Jennie said...

Lovely bright LO
jencrafts

Jess said...

Love the idea of stamping with a paint dabber, must try!
UKS- Jessbaby

nickir said...

Great layout. Thanks for the inspiration.
UKS - Nickir

Flossyjamba said...

Ooh summery! All we need now is the sunshine. Like your blog, not visited before. Thanks! Uks flossyjamba

Dee said...

Thank you, summer's here well it is in your LO!

UKS Dee100

Suze said...

I love this layout, thanks! UKS: Cruzysuzie

Eileen said...

Really summery (remember summer?) LO, and you've balanced the bright colours really well
(UKS Eileen C)

AnnieC said...

Love these fresh summery colours - beautiful! UKS: annieclaxton

stitching lady said...

lovely layout
UKS name stitching lady

jo said...

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

lynnyoung1511 said...

Lovely LO :) will be doing this class :)

topsy UKS