Sunday, 14 April 2013

It's a Blog Hop !!



Welcome to the UKS Spring BlogHop! You may have come to me from here_be_dragons @ http://scrapbooksandcookbooks.blogspot.com/

If you lose your way, or have dropped in on me directly and want to follow the hop, you can see the full list with all the links here http://www.ukscrappers.co.uk/boards/showthread.php?t=339546

Once you have finished with me, you can hop on to Ifa @ http://ifazainon.blogspot.com/

..... now onto my Project

 
Step Right Up - Instructions
 
1. Using Kraft cardstock, cut 5 x 2.5" x 12" strips
2. Ink all the edges with a dark brown inkpad of your choice
3. Layer and adhere the strips as shown above
4. Using a dark brown marker pen, draw horizontal lines to give the impression of pieces of wood.
5. I added two bronze 'nail' brads to give the impression of hammered in nails
6. Spritz the paper with a dark brown reinker and spray bottle (I made my own)
7. Stamp splodges over the cardstock.
8. Cut 3 strips of patterned paper into 'tails' (top left of page) measuring :
1.5" x  5"
1.5" x 4.5"
1" x 4"
 
 
9. Cut 1 strip of patterned paper 1.5" x 6" for the horizontal 'step right up' strip and cut tails into each end.  You could add your title here - I was lucky, as I used Stampin Up! paper which already had the title that I wanted printed onto it !
10.  Add the embellishments of your choice over these layers.  Again, I was lucky because the 'best award' was already on the paper, and so I hand cut my embellishments from the paper.
11.  Using cardstock/paper of your choice, cut out a photo mat layer.  I used two photographs measuring 2" x 4", but you could use a 4" x 6" photograph of your choice.
 
 
 
12.  Add embellishments as required.  I used Stampin Up! lace ribbon from the Artistan Embellishments kit.  I stamped and punched out the 'tickets' from That's the Ticket stamp set, and again, I hand cut out the circular award labels.
 
Voila !
 
The sectioned wood technique is not my original idea. I saw something similar on Pinterest, and can't remember the original owner of this particular technique to give credit to.
 
One lucky winner who comments, will win a prize from me !
 
Don't forget to now hop on over to Ifa @ http://ifazainon.blogspot.com/
 
Thanks for visiting - Cal xxx


 

74 comments:

  1. Love the circus papers Cal, perfect for this layout

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  2. I love your LO Carole. I like the way it looks like floor boards from a distance and your embelishment clusters are wonderful.

    Thanks for sharing your LO

    Wizbit (LO)

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  3. I like your page so much, Carol, I'm pinning it! The cutting in strips is inspired. Thank you.
    Sue x

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  4. Great ideas here, thanks for showing us, I love those papers so much too. Jen x

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  5. Love it Carol :) lots of inspiration!

    purplybunny (uks)

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  6. That is a very clever wood panel background. I have never thought to do it myself. Will definitely give it a go.

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  7. Really love that idea cal, will be giving that a go

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  8. Love the background strips and the embellies- everything about it really.
    kIM

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  9. Loving the wonky edges to your LO.

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  10. Fabulous idea for a page I feel a lift coming on

    Uks lelly

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  11. Love the LO - thanks for sharing a great idea.

    UKS teajenny

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  12. Love this, Cal, thanks for the inspiration. Tigerlady

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  13. Beautiful Carol, love all that inking and clustering :)

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  14. Love your LO. The background is a great idea. Definitely going to do this one. Thanks UKS sue 1952

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  15. How refreshing to see a LO that doesn't have neat and tidy edges!! Cutting and re-gluing is so simple but works really well for this one. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. thanks for sharing a great idea

    scrappybluecat uks

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  17. Great Layout, love the clusters x

    from Boland :)

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  18. The cutting of strips adds something to the hite space without it being to cluttered thank you

    Meg baby UKS

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  19. What a great effect Carole, looks fab :-)
    *here be dragons*

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  20. I love that deconstructed/recontructed background - great idea and a fab page.
    Jimjams x

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  21. Lovely LO the strips are so effective, thank you for sharing JoPink

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  22. You've chosen wonderful papers and embellishments for this layout, Cal - it's so fab! Bright, colourful,yet with loads of "white space" too - a great project, perfect for scraplifting, which I may very well do some time!
    Ali xx

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  23. Well first of all - how cute!!! Second of all I love how different this project is!!! Unusual and cute is a hard combination to make work but you've done it! Fabulous! Sian aka Violaceous :)

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  24. A lovely layout, thank you Carol! UKS - Sharon1973

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  25. Very nice LO, love the colours

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  26. I love the idea of cutting the Kraft card stock in to strips. Thanks for sharing such a cool page :) (uks Jacqui200284

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  27. Cool LO Carole, thanks for sharing with us. A novel idea for the paper strips :)

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  28. Very nice, thank you for showing us this (Maria in France on UKS)

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  29. Thanks for the tutorial, nice LO Cal :) Kitty Crafts UKS

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  30. Forgot to add my UKS Username: AllycatD - would forget my head if not attached!

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  31. Fabulous Carole. Love the clustering. KJJC

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  32. Thanks for the inspiration Carole. (UKS TinkerHamilton)

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  33. That is such an unusual background with the different lengths of card - I love it! Gorgeous page Cal x UKS - Julesaroony

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  34. that is a really interesting page and the stampin up lace is gorgeous thanks for the idea!

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  35. What a fun, original background!
    K (aka Sylphraven)

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  36. I love this background, definitely one to try myself! Thanks x

    UKS - Clairewill

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  37. Love the way you have cut up the paper, looks great. UKS - Scrappyyo

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  38. love your page and that beautiful lace. Adorable photos too :)
    Soojay

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  39. What a super LO Cal - such an unusual effect.

    Toni xx
    (misteejay)

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  40. What a brilliant technique Cal....I shall be definately trying this one out soon. Mary

    scarymary555 on UKS

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  41. We really like this, and have bookmarked it to copy soon, thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

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  42. Ooh, I love this, fab thanks

    Lindschick xx

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  43. Your LO is gorgeous and I especially like the lace ribbon! Thanks for sharing,...UKS...Bubbleblitt

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  44. that's really nice thank you for sharing---alibi

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  45. what a great idea. love it.

    well done you.

    cantstopstampin

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  46. Love the LO. The strips of paper work really well. UKS Tagsie

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  47. WOW, I just love this page, so much so that I am going to lift this tonight if that's ok with you.

    UKS name: NIKIG

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  48. Love this look. Thank you for the tutorial. Love, stillcrafting from UKS xx

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  49. Love the strips idea, very unusual and striking! - Cassia

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  50. Love how you constructed the background Cal, and the embellishment clusters. UKS Jolene.

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  51. Commenting again cos i forgot to add my uks name when i commented this morning LOL

    Beanpie11 aka Debbie R

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

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  53. Gorgeous Cal! Love the plank effect!
    Laura Godfrey

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  54. Lovely layout Carol have pinterested it. and hope to use it at our next crop

    Fran (Hedgie)

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  55. Like the way the background looks like floorboards.

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  56. Love this - and the fact it is not a straight bit of 12x12 as a base. Very clever

    Stacey Scrapred on UKS

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  57. Very different, great idea and ideal for teens, might have to blag this one.

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  58. That 'uneven edges' concept is actually quite challenging for me! I love the extra movement you get from staggering the strips. Modification here I come! (Eileen C)

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  59. That is fabulous! Love the layers and the depth and the embellishment clusters! Might have to scraplift that one too! Great to visit your blog too! jenx uks wear crafts

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  60. What an odd page not being 12x12 square, I must give this a go

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  61. great idea! Love the clusters

    uks - darm

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  62. grear lo, love the clusters

    uks darm

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  63. Lovely LO Carol, thanks.

    UKS name Fizzydrink

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  64. Great page, hadn't thought about cutting into strip! Great embellishments

    Paula - UKS Summer Sunflower

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  65. Love the embellishments here. Thanks Carol
    UKS Meggie

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  66. That is a great idea Cal, esp. like your nail brads!
    Thanks for sharing.
    UKS - mumof4girls

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  67. Great ideas - the strips are very effective. Gill x UKS name is Seaside Crafter.

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  68. Isn't it amazing what you can do with a few strips of paper! Very inspirational

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  69. Fabulous LO :D
    Thanks so much for sharing xx
    UKS PinkSparklyScrapper

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