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Tuesday, 1 November 2011

UKS BLOG HOP


If you are participating in the UKS blog hop, you may have come here from Pickleberry Papercrafts. After checking out our AMAZING project and taking advantage of our special blog hop offer go to Truly Madly Crafty to see the next project. Also see the thread on UKS to see the full list of links and info on the prizes.

Butterfly Photo Frame
By Ali
Ali says - I love the Tim Holtz Mini Butterflies Movers and Shapers dies so made good use of the die-cut shapes on this project! 

Paint photo frame in Copper Adirondack Paint Dabber and leave to dry. 
Paint splodges of PVA glue here and there on the frame and, while the glue is still wet, paint over the entire frame with cream acrylic paint. Leave to dry thoroughly. 
As it dries, the glue will cause the cream paint to crackle and split, revealing the copper colour beneath

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Print and trim your photos to fit in your chosen apertures on the frame and trim pieces of patterned paper and cream card to fit in the remaining apertures.
Stamp the cream card pieces randomly with Kaisercraft Script and Bubble Wrap clear stamps in brown ink . Stamp the patterned paper randomly with the bubble wrap stamp using Copper Adirondack Paint Dabber. 


(TIP: I didn’t want straight edges to my stamped areas so I ripped scrap paper and laid it across the card before stamping, to create an uneven edge);  

Glue the photos and card/paper pieces into place on the back panel of the photo frame, positioned to show through the apertures.

Stamp sentiment onto cream card using brown ink – mat the card onto patterned paper and fix into chosen aperture using foam tape.

Cut Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes from cardboard and from cream card and patterned paper. Glue the card and paper flourishes onto the cardboard flourishes and glue the smaller flourishes into place on the frame, fixing the larger flourish into one of the apertures. Add flowers here and there in the apertures and around the flourishes. Add adhesive pearls to the centres of the flowers.
Cut butterfly shapes from cardboard, cream card, patterned paper and acetate using Tim Holtz Mini Butterflies Movers and Shapers dies. Paint some of the cardboard butterflies with Copper Adirondack Paint Dabber and allow to dry. 
Stamp some of the acetate butterflies with the Kaisercraft Script stamp using Timber Brown StazOn – bend the wings up and glue to the painted butterflies, adding dots of Copper Stickles glue down the body of the butterfly. 
Glue cream card and patterned paper butterflies onto cardboard butterflies and decorate using Copper Stickles and adhesive pearls. Glue strips of brown ribbon to cream card and die-cut a butterfly shape – bend the wings up and add Copper Stickles along the body of the butterfly.
Attach the butterflies here and there onto the frame and inside the apertures, attaching some with foam pads or tape.

Use a hot glue gun to attach a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Fractured Doll into one of the apertures.



Thanks for stopping by. We hope you have been inspired. 
Please do leave a comment and as a thank you for your comment we are offering FREE UK SHIPPING
when you place an order (over £10) on our website and we will also include a free gift of a pack of diecut butterflies (the ones used above) 
Please use coupon code BLOGHOP at the checkout. 
Offer valid till end of Wednesday 2nd November 2011

143 comments:

kjjc said...

fab. Love the colours you have chosen and the crackling over copper.

Yizz said...

This is so cool, I love it. UKS Yizzard

Ali said...

mmm great project and love that crackle glaze. So many pretty details. AliTS on uks

Sam said...

I love the subtlety of the colours. UKS Sam Mc

Fuchsia said...

Gorgeous!
i really love some of the techniques you have used
fuchsia10

Tracey said...

I love this what a great idea UKS traceyjp1

Pam said...

I LOVE this project!!
UKS wombat

roxy said...

Truly beautiful project. Thank you for the tip about applying the glue first to make the paint crackle, will find that very useful.
uks roxy52

Beadmad said...

Gorgeous project.
I absolutely love butterflies, these look great.
I love the subtle colours you've used too.
Thanks for the inspiration.

uks Beadmad

Louise said...

a beautiful butterfly frame. UKS Louise172

JT's crafty blog said...

A lovelyproject and some useful tips
Thank you
Uks dusty fairy

Claire said...

So beautiful! A fantastic gift idea, thanks for sharing!
Clairewill on UKS

Scrapping4fun said...

Lovely project and i'm sure i've got some crackle glaze somewhere!! - Alison-lee

Karen said...

VERY beautiful, need to have a go of this. Kitty Crfats UKS

Yolanda said...

Wow!! so amazing, will definitley be trying this, UKS Scrappyyo

Dawn said...

love your project, will have to add it to my projects to do list
Mrs Cheshire

Bernice said...

Absolutely fabulous

lemon said...

this is so pretty and i love the crackle idea uks lemon

My simple life said...

thats a great tip with the glue, never knew that :) UKS gemmasteele

Leanie said...

Great money-saving tip on the crackle - now I have more stash money... :)
UKS Leanie

Minty Magic said...

This is totally gorgeous and would make the most amazing present for someone. Will be bookmarking this definitely

Scattychick said...

Really pretty love the colour scheme. I am Scattychick on UKS

The cockney crafter said...

Great for putting photo's of my granchildren in. thank you for sharing. will be making some of these for gifts to. cockneycrafter uks

Ifa said...

Gorgeous frame. I didn't know a bit a glue could achieve the crackle glaze effect. Thank you.

Kirsteen said...

This is so cool, I really love it. Thanks for sharing. UKS Kirsteen

Fae K said...

Definitely adding to my 'To Make' list. I really love this, thanks for the great tutorial.
UKS Fae

Kirsten Alicia said...

This is gorgeous. I love the soft colours & the embellishments are great.

Jane said...

really beautiful, love what you have done

janen

Caz said...

Totally love this and want to alter the old boring frame I have here now. Never knew PVA would create the crackle....so thanks for the technique.
Caz
UKS CraftyCaz

eClaire said...

such a lovely project, would make a super present from eClaire on UKS

Anna said...

Love this project! Uks yorkiegirl

chris said...

Beautiful, would make a gorgeous present for any occasion
Thank you for the tutorial
DippyD -UKS

Anne88 said...

Thanks for taking the time. Very pretty.
Anne88

Ann said...

Inspiring idea, superbly decorated, that has so many uses. UKS eleyfa

anna_fran said...

Agree with you over those lovely Tim Holtz butterflies. They're going straight on my Christmas list ;). Lovely project, I'd really love to try doing something like that. You're definitely being bookmarked!

zafira said...

fantastic inspiration thanks Janet zafira

Lelly said...

what a lovely project will def be having a go at this UKS lelly

gwyneth said...

I love this project & the techniques used for the finished results, just beautiful !
UKS gwyneth 123

Jane (J-bug) said...

Definitely inspired - and I never knew you could use PVA as crackle medium - thanks! (UKS: J-Bug)

Ladkyis said...

So many ideas to take away and play with. I didn't know that PVA and acryllic paint would act that way...

Ladkyis

vixen said...

stunning frame Ali it's gorgeous love the butterflies and your photos of the girls are adorable :) from boland :)

Jackie said...

So pretty and so creative, thankyou (UKS = Galadriel*)

Amy said...

Very pretty...i love the effect on the frame...its just what i tried to do on a christmas gift last year (but i failed)...now i know how to do it! A_M_Y on UKS

Jayne C said...

Just GORGEOUS!! xx

Salamanda's Scrappy Adventures said...

Great altered photo frame, love all the small details uks Salamanda

voodoo vixen said...

Such a pretty frame, love the colours and textures you have used!!

Elaine said...

Love this project - such a beautiful colourway!!

Karen said...

This is so beautiful, what a gorgeous project :)

UKS ~Karen~

Mole said...

Another lovely project - and another great use for the Sizzixx swirl! Mole / UKS

Emy said...

Lovely frame :) UKS Emy

Tina Thomas said...

such a pretty project UKS tinasue

HilaryB said...

Hmm I think I recognise those two gorgeous little girls!! Beautiful project. UKS Tigerlady

Barbara said...

Fab project. Love the butterflies

Barbara said...

Whoops forgot to leave UKS name. It is barbaraj

Eleanor said...

This is a beautiful piece.
UKS snipper

Shirley said...

A really great tutorial and a beautiful project.
Very inspired now.
UKS ..... Shirley June

Glen said...

Ohh...this is pretty. I like it - a lot. *Ü* TFS. ArtAngel on UKS.

Bethank said...

The colours are so subtle. Lovely idea.

Bethank said...

Love this idea Meg baby uks

Rooty said...

Love the paint and glue technique. Thanks for the inspiration. UKS Fizzydrink

G S P Crafts said...

Lovely, so many different ideas to use. Sharron246 UKS

loulou said...

Love the vintage girlie look, will make a great gift. lou@papermaker

Curly said...

Really good and brill instructions. Many thanks. UKS Kaydd

Virginia said...

Wow that is gorgeous, I love how you've co-ordinated all the colours - beautiful! UKS Celtic Angel

nannyjan said...

Would make a lovely gift for a new Mummy and Daddy...loved the techniques used and the fab colours.

nannyjan uks

Anonymous said...

Great project to attempt
UKS lojo7868

Liz said...

What a great idea
LizGinSussex
UKS

Ali said...

Love the vintage feel to this project!! Aliscrapper - UKS

Judith aka materialgirl said...

this is gorgeous. Perfect for hanging up on my empty wall space
UKS - materialgirl197

Sarah said...

I keep forgetting about decorating photo frames. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration to do something amazing like this xx
UKS stillcrafting

Jackie Humphreys said...

Its a lovely project, love all the effects and textures. I really need to make one of these soon. I have all the bits to do one so need to get to it now with this inpspiration. Jackie1h1

Dawn said...

Love this frame, so beautiful

uks - dawntracey

Sandra said...

This project is gorgeous - I am determined to have a go at one of these myself.
UKS Sarnj

sixofone said...

Brilliant project. I really need to buy some movers and shapers dies

gayle said...

Oh my gosh, this is adorable!! Love this :)

UKS scrappygayle

Carole Bryson said...

An amazing project - loving all the techniques you've used and the texture.

Thanks for sharing ! Hysteri-cal

Sue said...

This is now so on my list of things to make. Thank you for sharing.

UKS - slewis

lynmcf said...

loving the butterflies ... thanks for sharing *mrsmcf

Alison said...

Beautiful project - I love the softness and the effect of the colours you've used. It also helps that I could achieve this, as I have the dies - another great project for Christmas present ideas!

mim said...

Thanks that idea has set me thinnk about other things I can do with it now.

badrill118 uks

Julia said...

A really beautiful project - can you share where you got the photo frame from? Thanks UKS Julesaroony

Anonymous said...

This has to be the project I most want to make that I have seen today. Really lovely.
UKs ambermouse

Ann S. said...

Love this project. Thanks for sharing your ideas. UKS eluned

misteejay said...

Just stunning - a really beautiful project. TFS

Toni xx
UKS - misteejay

suescopes said...

Beautiful, and with my first grandaughter just 8 weeks old will definitely be having a go thanks. suescopes on uksperst

Scrapbagleader said...

Oh WOW and double WOW. This is sooo lovely. I have this frame gathering dust, but wili definitely be following this tutotial this weekend.

Thanks for sharing

UKS rollingpin

Scrapdolly said...

Such a fabulous project with so many techniques - gorgeous

UKS Scrapdolly

debbie (r61) said...

love it, such a beautiful gift for anyone

Juliwan said...

how gorgeous thank you will definitely have a go at that
juliwan

Fluffy said...

Absolutley adorable project, uks fluffyness

Kathy said...

Stunning, love this project, i will try this one out, thanks for the tutorial. Katj (UKS)

Caroline said...

Really lovely. Going to give it a go. Thank you. UKS simplepleasures

Paper thoughts said...

lovely subtle colours on this project x
UKS name = jay670120

Shazza said...

this is so beautiful, love it
shazzapat UKS x

Joy said...

Beautiful. So delicate.
UKS joyaitman

pat-catherine said...

Beautiful project.
Uks".......pat-Catherine

Suzy said...

Oh i love this

Uks Suzycad

Karen said...

Just love the way you have done this - the colours and the details are perfect. A bubble wrap stamp? I have got to have one of those. Thanks for a great tutorial xx
UKS Scrappynewbie33

Jules said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing :D
Yorkshirelass

Kim said...

This is so pretty

Julesmichelle said...

I absolutely love this frame! Gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing

Uks julesmichelle

AnnA said...

Gorgeous frame. Will be making one of these. UKS Ann35

Ann Freeman (mafswife) said...

What a lovely project, really like this one. Thanks for sharing
UKS ID: mafswife

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Have really started to enjoy using butterflies in my projects and this is a splendid use of them thanks for the inspiration.

Jen said...

this would look lovely in my new room! thanks for sharing.
UKS: Bluffy78

Ta Da! Crafts said...

Stunning, well done Ali! - subtlerevulsion

Mini said...

Oh wow! This is stunning! Bookmarking. Thank you.
Sue x
(aka MiniOwner)

Jackie said...

Love the fram, beautiful. JAYEM

Cath said...

This is great, love the colours and the crackle with pva is new to me.

UKS CyprusCath

Jennie said...

Thanks for sharing this is a really lovely project. UKS Jencrafts

Lynn said...

This is very pretty, thanks for sharing
Minnie UKS

Jo said...

So beautiful. UKS Wonky

Karen C said...

This is a beautiful frame, I love the colours and the butterflies. UKS name: Crafty Kacy

Sharon S said...

That's the first project I've seen using one of the Fractured dolls - perfectly placed! Lovely project.

jennifer said...

Great colour scheme, and I love all the butterflies! x
UKS: jennifergrace

Anne said...

Lovely project. Think I will be giving this a try. UKS Anagram

Carin McDonough said...

Beautiful, I love your colour choice :) UKS 2Angels

Sue said...

brilliant love it will definitely have a go have saved it thanks for sharing UKS sue1952

Jacqui aka Morgana said...

Just love the inspiration from this project, pure class. Thanks so much. Morgana123 (UKS)

Summer Sunflower said...

Oh this is so gorgeous, such a beautiful frame, I will certainly have a go at this.

UKS summer sunflower

Judi said...

Beautiful project. It would be perfect for my daughter-in-law. She lives in an old house and loves all things vintage and butterflies. I will have to attempt something like this for her Christmas present. thank you

UKS Judi

Nix said...

Wow, this looks like such a greatly luxurious keepsake. I would make such a nice handmade gift for someone for christmas!

UKS blog hop, Nipper!

janie said...

Wow, stunning project, such beautiful colours. UKS janie

Charmayne Ferrier Brown said...

You are right. Your project is AMAZING. It would make an absolutely wonderful gift for a new home. Charmayne aka Marmalade

Jolene said...

Love the colours and materials used.

UKS Jolene

rach said...

what a cool idea uks howejam

Psychodiva said...

so going to make a Christmas version of this! UKS Culpepper

Carolyn Phillips said...

That is beautiful CarolynP

DSNYLVR said...

ooh another wedding gift idea thank you!

Papoosue said...

What a beautiful project, I love the peaceful colours. UKS papoosue.

Ali said...

Thanks for the lovely comments - glad you enjoyed my project. There's also a mini tutorial over on my blog about making the various mini butterflies. :) - Alipeeps

Allytoe said...

This is fabulous, I love it all. Thank you for the clear instructions, I shall try this crackle method. UKS Allytoe

RedPoppy said...

wow, thank you I love everything about this project so adaptable to your own project the subtle colours are fab Jules5526 UKS

Angelfish said...

Love the copper and cream combination. UKS:Angelfish

Wrightboysmum said...

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

cannycrafter said...

Great item, I just love the colour scheme. Thanks for sharing. Uks countrycrafter

ljrn said...

\\loving the butterflies

ljrn on uks

Andern06 said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Great inspiration to see me though those mojo missing moments!

Weasel said...

Oooh love the muted colours - I'd love to have a go at this using old family photos - thanks for the inspiration!
Suzie-UKS-Weaselwise

Susie.A said...

This would be perfect for a new baby photo frame and we have a baby due early next year. I just love it!
UKS Susie.A

Jimjams said...

Goregous work - TFS
UKS Jimjams

furrypig said...

super cute frame with lovely butterflies thanks for showing me how!

hernibs said...

Some great techniques. Love this, thanks. UKS fimcc4168