Tuesday, November 01, 2011

UK Scrappers One Day Blog Hop!- Blog Candy galore!

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I have done a mini tutorial using the Shabby Chic technique with Dabbers and embossing powder.

To make this I used one of our gorgeous wooden birds, and started off by painting a dark dabber background on the bird, and letting it dry.



Stamp your favourite stamp ( I used a calligraphic mat) on top using Versamark or an embossing ink pad, and cover with clear embossing powder.

Heat to set. when cool, add several colours of lighter Acrylic Dabbers, and blend with a piece of cut n dry. allow to dry thoroughly.


Finally spritz a clean cloth with water, and gently dab off the paint where the embossing is to reveal the dark background. Always looks stunning!

So, a £20.00 voucher up for grabs, prizes from UKScrappers, and lots of tutorials from lots of great companies! What more could you want? LOL

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175 comments:

Fuchsia said...

Hi Jennie Love the bird great technique .
Sorry dont know what a blog hop is fairly new to blogging LOL

Fuchsia said...

Oh OK i SEE NOW lol

Mary B said...

I love that bird and will have to see if I can do it too

Mary B said...

Oops I forgot to say that my UKS user name is Mary Buttons

roxy said...

That is a great technique and i cant wait to try it, that bird is fab.
uks roxy52

Anita said...

Thank you for the great tip. The bird is gorgeous.
UKS anita OT

flutterbycrafter said...

Oooo what a lovely bird, gorgeous colours

Helen said...

Looks fabulous!

kjjc said...

fabulous. thanks for sharing

Sam said...

Such a lovely little bird, this list of things for me to try is getting longer by the hop. UKS Sam Mc

Curly said...

That's so good, I have one or two of those birds I think I'll have a go, thanks. UKS member Kaydd

Yizz said...

Ooh I remember you teaching this technique at Kates and loved it then. Thanks for reminding me of it. UKS Yizzard

JT's crafty blog said...

What a lovely little bird
And what a easy technique I love it
Dusty fairy( uk scrappers )

Tracey said...

I love the bird great project. UKS traceyjp1

Pam said...

That's gorgeous. I've not used grunge board before-must try it!
uks wombat

Ali said...

oh gorgeous bird and such clear instructions, tfs, AliTS on UKS

Kirsten Alicia said...

The AFTH blog post doesn't appear to be up yet, so I'll carry on from here & return later.
The little bird looks gorgeous & the tutorial is great. Will give it a go with regular acrylic paints & see what happens.

Beadmad said...

This would make a great Christmas present.
Thanks for the idea

uks Beadmad

lemon said...

lovely bird and great technique uks lemon

Yolanda said...

So cute, I really NEED to try it out UKS Scrappyyo

anna_fran said...

What a lovely idea. It's inspired lots of other possibilities. Thank You. Now hopping on! :) UKS anna_fran

Louise said...

a beautiful bird...lovely idea. UKS Louise172

Aj* said...

This is fantastic, so simple yet so impressive.


Aj.

Claire said...

So cute, I love anything birdy! Thanks :)
Clairewill on UKS

Fuchsia said...

Whoops sorry UKS fuchsia10

Karen said...

Lovely, another new thing to try :) Kitty Crafts UKS

gwyneth said...

Love the little birdie and a great tutorial, might just give this a try - gwyneth 123 UKS

Scrapping4fun said...

Great technique - Alison-lee

Eleanor said...

Super technique revealing dark behind, have done the light background revealed but never thought to do it the other way round - so effective.
UKS snipper

Dawn said...

Fabulous project, will have to have a play as I've got loads of dabbers that never see the light of day! Mrs Cheshire

Scattychick said...

Gorgeous technique I will have to give it a go Thanks :) I am also Scattychick on UKS

My simple life said...

such a cute bird. Would make a great christmas decoration. UKS gemmasteele

Leanie said...

I love this look, and have often emboss resisted, but never this way around!
UKS Leanie

The cockney crafter said...

Thank you for sharing the great technique will have to try this birds look really effective would look great on cards to. cockneycrafter uks

Minty Magic said...

I love the bird - so cute! I think even I could do this one!
UKS Minty Magic

Bernice said...

Love the birdies
UKS hopberni

Helen said...

Fab birdy - I so need a text stamp!

Fae K said...

That bird would look fabby in my 3d photo frame - ooooh I can see my 'To Make' list getting longer and longer today. Thanks for the great tutorial.
UKS Fae

chris said...

Love this, thanks for the tutorial
UKS - DippyD

veronica said...

love that effect, and the bird

Anna said...

Love this will def have to try it! Uks yorkiegirl

Ifa said...

Excellent technique, thank you for sharing.

Kirsteen said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing. UKS Kirsteen

eClaire said...

really lovely little bird project, I could see this hanging on my Christmas tree

eClaire said...

Forgot to say I was on the UKS blog hop - eClaire

Jane said...

this is lovely, thanks for showing us this technique

janen

Caz said...

Love this bird, such a cute decoration.
Caz
UKS CraftyCaz

Ann said...

Oooo I see a lovely adorned robin on the Christmas tree. UKS eleyfa

Anne88 said...

That's a very cute one. Thanks !
Anne88

Jackie Humphreys said...

Cutey bird. I have these so will add this to my list of things to make. lol! Its endless. :) Ty for sharing. Jackie1h1

zafira said...

lovely project may have a go later on thanks Janet

Glen said...

Fab tut Jenny. *Ü* I might make a few white ones for my Christmas tree. TFS. ArtAngel on UKS

Jayne C said...

I love the finished product....and thanks for the wonderfully detailed tutorial!! x

Liz said...

What a great tutorial and just so love that bird

LizGInSussex
UKS

vixen said...

Cute birdie thank you for sharing this technique :) from boland :)

Lelly said...

Wow thats fab great tutorial UKS lelly

Ladkyis said...

Another technique I have never tried. So very tempting, I'll just have to gather up the stuff and have a go. this will do serious damage to my pocket money

LAdkyis

Karen said...

This is gorgeous, so beautiful :)

UKS ~Karen~

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Love the bird. Uks salamanda

Jane (J-bug) said...

LOVE this technique - I'll definitely be trying it. (UKS: J-Bug)

Rosemary said...

Another lovely bird Jennnie.

Jackie said...

Oohh, lovely, must try that technique myself ... (UKS = Galadriel*)

Amy said...

What a lovely little project...A_M_Y on UKS

Weasel said...

Love the birdie Jennie!
Suzie-UKS-Weaselwise

Suze said...
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Suze said...

Oooh I LOVE this technique! Definitely going to try it. Cruzysuzie xx

DSNYLVR said...

I love the bird - would love to make a windchime full of them for our conservatory

voodoo vixen said...

Lovely tut for the bird... now where are my embossing powders...

Ann S. said...

Great instructions and love the final result! Thanks UKS eluned

Virginia said...

Gorgeous bird, love the idea for making Christmas decorations - love it! UKS Celtic Angel

Elaine said...

Loving your little bird - simple but very effective.

Mole said...
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Tina Thomas said...

lovely tutorial thanks! UKS tinasue

Cal said...

Looking forward to trying this. UKS simplepleasures

Shirley said...

Really love the finished effect of all those techniques.
UKS ........ Shirley June

Jibba Jabba said...

Love the bird, especially the embossing technique. I haven't grabbed my embossing powders for use in a long time. Thanks for the inspiration UKS Jibba Jabba

HilaryB said...

That is so cute- and doable too! Will try one to add on to my Garden bird album.

UKS Tigerlady

Jibba Jabba said...

Lovely bird and embossing technique. I haven't had my embossing powders out in a long time. Thanks for the inspiration to get them back out of the cupboard. UKS Jibba Jabba

nannyjan said...

Love this technique. The bird would look fab hanging on a Christmas tree.

nannyjan uks

Bethank said...

Loving the bird he looks so different when finished. Meg baby UKS

Emy said...

Love all the layers on the little bird. UKS Emy

Rooty said...

Lovely - and thanks to Mary B as I have too forgotton to add my UKS name too my previous blog comments! Backtracking... UKS Fizzydrink!

G S P Crafts said...

Your bird is so stunning, think I feel a shopping trip coming on tomorrow.

Alison said...

Love this idea - would love a bird tree! I think the variety of projects in this blog hop is great ...
UKS Alibri

sixofone said...

I love the birdie and the technique is great

loulou said...

Brilliant wee project, great idea for funky Christmas Decorations. lou@papermaker

Mole said...

This would make a great handbag hanger - a great project, thanks. Mole from UKS

Debo said...

I love this technique!!!!

Where do I hop to now?....

Ali said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration! UKS Aliscrapper

Karen said...

Gorgeous bird. Thanks for showing us this technique - it looks so easy when you do it! xx
UKS Scrappynewbie33

Judith aka materialgirl said...

what a great technique
UKS materialgirl197

Sarah said...

I'm now thinking that I need to do this with some wooden hearts I have, so thanks for the inspiration xx
UKS stillcrafting

inkypinkycraft said...

This is a great bird, love it trace x

Sandra said...

Anything involving a bird has my vote and this is particularly lovely!
UKS Sarnj

misteejay said...

What a darling little bird - lovely effect. TFS

Toni xx
UKS - misteejay

Dawn said...

Loving this bird - this is certainly going on my list to do.
uks - dawntracey

gayle said...

Love that effect! Beautiful little birdie :) great prize too!

UKS scrappygayle

Carole Bryson said...

I want 100's of these birds on my christmas tree - they are amazing !

Thanks for sharing x

Hysteri-cal

lynmcf said...

ooohhhh did not know about using the embossing as a resist, it looks lovely *mrsmcf*

Jane said...
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Jane said...

this is lovely - it would look great in my nedroom - I have to try this .

Jane130

Scrapbagleader said...

WOW - Thank you for sharing this fab technique. I'll definately be trying it for myself.

UKS Rollingpin

Sue L said...

This altered project is right up my street, and I have all the ingredients. Craft room here I come.
UKs ambermouse

mim said...

Love the dove very nice idea for Christmas
badrill118 uks

Julia said...

Fab technique - I can see a use for that on all sorts of things :) UKS Julesaroony

suescopes said...

Brilliant- I have one of these birds,now I just have to find it lol
suescopes on uks

pat-catherine said...

Love the bird. Will have to have a go
Uks......pat-catherine

cathy0536 said...

Gorgeous project

UKS Cathy0536

scrapdolly said...

I love what you have done with this
I MUST try
UKS Scrapdolly

debbie (r61) said...

simpe yet stunning, can see me giving this a go :)

CoventryAnn said...

Great tutorial UKS CoventryAnn

kim said...

I must look for one of these for my Christmas tree- it's gorgeous.

Fluffy said...

You make that look so simple to create a stunning project, Thankyou for the tutorial. uks Fluffyness

Juliwan said...

gorgeous bird and a really useful technique thank you
Juliwan

Kathy said...

what a beautiful bird thanks for the tutorial! (UKS)katj

Shazza said...

love this Jennie x

Paper thoughts said...

Great little project ideal to try out a new technique xxx
UKS name= jay670120

Summer Sunflower said...

Oh wow such a great project, thank you so much for sharing, I can certainly see many other things getting this technique!!!

Thank you

UKS Summer Sunflower

Joy said...

That would be lovely on the Christmas tree. UKS joyaitman

Suzy said...

Fab project In sure i have one of the birds in my to do box
uks Suzycad

Shazza said...

me again, still loving your prject but never signed off with UKS name shazzapat
xxx

knitkath said...

Great technique, looks so effective! Thanks for showing!

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

Cute bird, gotta love the emboss resist technique. Thanks for sharing
UKS ID: mafswife

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Thanks for the inspiration I love using embossing powders but have never tried on wood I see a future plan evolving :)

Julesmichelle said...

So very cute! I love the techniques used and the colours.
Uks Julesmichelle

Jules said...

Gorgeous :D Will definitely have to have a go at this technique!

Yorkshirelass

AnnA said...

Love the bird, will have to have a go. UKS Ann35

Jen said...

great bird, this makes me want to go and get messy! thanks for the tutorial :-)
UKS: Bluffy78

Ta Da! Crafts said...

The bird looks lovely, would be great for tree decorations - subtlerevulsion

Jennie said...

Gorgeous, love the little tweety bird. UKS Jencrafts

Becky said...

What a beautiful bird! BeckyG1

Mini said...

Wow it was certainly worth blopping here - that's a fab project! Thank you.
Sue x
(aka MiniOwner)

Jackie said...

can't wait to have a go. JAYEM

Cath said...

Will have to give this a go.

UKS CyprusCath

Nikki said...

Gorgeous! Uks niknakscat xxx

Gillian .... said...

Love these little birds Jennie, thanks for sharing the technique. x

Sarah said...

That would be perfect for my Christmas tree xxx

UKS tobysmum

Judi said...

Love your bird. you made the technique look simple. Can't wait to try
UKS Judi

jennifer said...

Ooh, so pretty. I want a wooden bird now. I've altered one before and I love it, now I want to do another one! x

UKS: jennifergrace

Anne said...

I love this. I will be back to try this out. UKS Anagram

Jo said...

Wow, stunning effect. UKS Wonky

Sharon S said...

Great techniques, thanks! UKS name is Sharon1973

Sue said...

love this thanks

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful, I love the colours you have chosen! UKS 2Angels

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Wow wow wow - I can see a flock of these birds taking rest in my craft room waiting for a makeover.
Morgana123 (UKS)

Karen C said...

This is so sweet, I love it! UKS name: Crafty Kacy

Lynn said...

Love the bird will try this project, thanks

Lynn said...

Oop forget UKS Minnie

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a gorgeous and simple idea...CarolynP

Charmayne Ferrier Brown said...

I love the bird. I think it would look great on some wooden crowns for unusual christmas decs too. Thanks for the inspiration. Charmayne aka Marmalade

Nix said...

So nice to see something a bit different from the usual paper crafts. Off the page stuff is awesome. Got to run many more to hop to. Thanks for offering such a great prize.

UKS Nipper

janie said...

Fab technique, and such a cute birdie! UKS janie

Jolene said...
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Allytoe said...

Lovely bird and technique, I need to put paint dabbers on my wish list. UKS Allytoe

RedPoppy said...

These birds are great, I think these would be great for my little boy to paint and put on the christmas tree, simple effective and really affordable thank you jules5526 UKS

Papoosue said...

What a fab project. I would never have thought of layering the paint and then rubbing some off to reveal the embossing - brilliant! UKS papoosue.

Lynne said...

Lovely bird!! UKS Lynne

rach said...

what a cool idea uks howejam

Ali said...

I love this technique and your bird project is gorgeous! :) - Alipeeps

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Beautiful project, well done

Psychodiva said...

wow! lovely little thing :) uks culpepper

ljrn said...
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ljrn said...

gorgeous bird lovely technique. Removed last comment as I forgot to say I was ljrn on UKS!!

Angelfish said...

Gorgeous little bird and a fab technique. UKS:Angelfish

Wrightboysmum said...

Lovely project. Great blog hop.
Sonja (UKS name wrightboysmum)

lynnyoung1511 said...

I love this project, thank you for such lovely ideas :)

topsy, UKS

Susie.A said...

The bird is so lovely and I am learning so many new techniques.
UKS Susie.A

cannycrafter said...

I love this little bird will defo have a go at that technique, thanks. Uks countrycrafter

Jolene said...

Fab project, great instructions.

UKS Jolene

Nicola said...

These would be great for Christmas decorations! Will def give it a go!

UKS - Andern06

furrypig said...

that bird is stunning, I will be back to check out your store thank you

Liz said...

So beautiful thank you
UKS cottonscraps

Jimjams said...

What a cute bird - lovely technique too - TFS
UKS Jimjams

whyducks said...

Oh Jennie these are just gorgeous for hanging on the Christmas tree!

bonjen3 said...

great project, this uks blog hop has so many great projects, thanks