Bring on Spring! - WeScrap Blog Hop!

Welcome to WeScrap's "Bring on Spring!" blog hop!

If you have just joined us on this little adventure of "Bring on Spring!" for WeScrap.com, you may want to start at the beginning, here; http://www.creativecraftsandstickers.com/

As part of the WeScrap Inspiration Team, we have all decided that with all the months of snow and ice that we'd "Bring on Spring!" a little early this year! Hop along with the entire WeScrap iTeam to see what each of the iTeam has created!

Here's our blog hop rotation for today:
Creative Crafts and Stickers (http://www.creativecraftsandstickers.com/)
Sarah Nolan (http://www.theoccasionalcreation.blogspot.com/)
Michelle Galloway (http://ihave3bugs.blogspot.com/)
Calia Yang (http://yscrapbook.blogspot.com/)
Laura Gilhuly (http://angelbearscraps.blogspot.com/)
Tara Thynne (http://www.thynner5.blogspot.com/)
Jacquelin Green (http://www.groovyscrapbooker.blogspot.com/)
Jen Benoit (http://www.lifethejenway.blogspot.com/)
Avina Lim (http://brainy-bairn.blogspot.com/)
Guest iTeam, Teresa Hord (http://creativecowgirl.wordpress.com/)
Allison Cope (http://yourmemoriescanada.blogspot.com/) ***you are HERE!***

Now I'd like to share my Spring inspired project with you!

I used all kinds of goodies from the January kit, "Wind Beneath My Wings".

To me, Spring is all about the beauty we see around us... and beautiful butterflies are just one part of that! So I grabbed the acrylic butterfly album from the kit and began to design something fun to hang in my front window to celebrate the coming of Spring.

I started with some personal alcohol inks and the butterfly acrylic album from the kit.

I first peeled off the protective clear sheets off of both sides of each acrylic page.

I then applied three colours, pink sherbet, eggplant and cranberry, of alcohol ink to my ink applicator.

I dabbed and blended the inks all over the surface of the acrylic piece.

Then I took my Ranger Archival jet black ink and inked up a leaf stamp (Papertrey Ink).

I applied my wet black ink right over the alcohol inked surface of the acrylic butterfly piece.

I stamped multiple times until I had covered my butterfly image to my liking.

Then I took a dry paper towel and carefully wiped the black ink off of the butterfly. The Ranger ink pulls the alcohol ink from the acrylic to leave a clear void of the stamped image.

See the end result of removing the black Archival ink.... Cool huh!!!

I then repeated the inking and stamping of all the butterfly pages; 6 in total. I then decorated each individual page with a letter from the word "Spring".

I used some purple ribbon from the kit to make some flowers. I also used some pink cardstock from the kit to make my letters and I also stamped some butterfly images (myStampBOX) on this cardstock as well.

Here is my end result... a "Spring" banner...



I am so glad that you joined the iTeam from WeScrap today!

Not only do we have some fabulous projects to share today but you also have a chance to win a PRIZE! By leaving a comment on EACH iTeam member's blog today, you have a chance to win $100 worth of scrappy goodies! Yup... that's $100 worth of scrappy goodness for your stash! You have until Wednesday March 10th to leave your comments for a chance to win. Good luck!

MY GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Since this is the LAST blog on the blog hop for you, don't forget to leave a comment below because I am also giving away one of the WeScrap Limited Edition kits as a prize... our "Kraft Kit". Please ensure there is some way of me contacting you; an email address, a blog address, etc.

YOUR LAST STOP TODAY...
PLEASE LEAVE US ONE FINAL
COMMENT HERE as your final chance to WIN!!!!

You will need to register in the WeScrap forum for this one... it's FREE!

Thanks! We hope you enjoyed your journey!
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47 comments:

Joann said...

You are just so darn creative!!

Unknown said...

Love, love, love it!!!! That ink removal is too cool!

KellyG said...

Great project Ally, love that butterfly!!

Nicole said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the banner! Gorgeous work!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous banner! I am so glad you shared the tutorial on the acrylics....I have many many of these and really didn't know what the heck I was supposed to do! Now I know....thank you!!

Natalie said...

Ally, the butterfly tutorial is fantastic, thanks for sharing!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful! Thanks for teh tutorial!

Unknown said...

Wow!! I have never used these inks...I think I might just have to buy some now! Thanks for the tutorial!!

Have a great day!!
Ramona

jude said...

very clever butterfly effect. well done you.
http://jude-madscrappersblog.blogspot.com/

holly_m said...

Ally-- this is amazingly GORGEOUS! I'm always blown away by your work. Thanks for the tutorial, and inspiring me! =)

Deborah Long said...

Ally, you rock! I was just thinking I needed to make some kind of spring garland....This is beautiful!

Jo said...

Thanks for the tutorial! what a very cool technique!

Martine said...

such a very cool banner! love the technique with the alcohol ink!

Unknown said...

wonderful Ally - TFS your technique - they look really cool

DebbieD said...

Totally Awesome! So creative! Thanks for sharing.

Angie Blom said...

WOW.. this is totally awesome.. I will have to give this a try!! I will be back to stalk this post for a while. Happy Hippity Hop Hop.. LOve this!!

Colleen said...

WOW, that is so awesome. Makes me want to get my inks out again. Thank you so much and thank you for this hop. You ladies did a great job.

Laura Gilhuly said...

Totally cool! Love the banner!

silvia said...

Gorgeous spring banner!!

Tara said...

Freaking awesome Ally!! So lovely. Thanks so much!

Jackie said...

I love alcohol inks! Very nice :)

mica said...

Hi Ally! What you did with the acrylic butterflies is simply amazing. I have never played with alcohol inks but you worked a magic. I'm guessing it's a chemical in different inks but still... Thank you for sharing a great idea. Love the spring banner :)

Michelle Galloway said...

So beautiful, love the colours, and what a great stamped image to use thanks for sharing!

Donna said...

Thanks for the detailed tutorial - really enjoyed the project

{Sarah} said...

OMG ALLY!!!!!!! What a gorgeous technique AND example!! I'm in love!

KerrynF said...

OMGoodness, your banner looks amazing and love the technique!!

Sandi Marson said...

Can't wait to try this technique!
Your banner is great incentive to be creative!
Thanks for sharing!
Sandi

Kim said...

Ally--that is sooo cool! It looked good with the black too--but the clear is so light and springy! Great project!!! Girlie--you can contact me via the Wescrap forum---it's me KIMMER!!!! :) (I just wasn't sure about posting my email here)

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful banner Ally! Great colors.

Anonymous said...

That is so cool!!!! I haven't dabbled in alcohol inks yet but I might have to soon!

Susan said...

BEAUTIFUL Banner...love the process! thanks for sharing :)
Susan
http://piecesoffatesusan.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

What a great technique, your butterfly banner is awesome!!!
-Cher

Heidi E. said...

That is adorable and I love the technique with removing the ink. Thanks for sharing..

Jacquelin said...

That is a freakin cool technique!!!! You really rocked this one chickie!!!

LG said...

WOW that is amazing Ali.Thank you for this. Will surely try it

Stephanie Zito said...

Wow! Fantastic project! Love your cool ink removal technique! Thanks for sharing!

Steph Sullins said...

This is awesome!! Love that technique! I cannot post a comment to the WeScrap forum, because I cannot remember my password, and I clicked for it to be sent through e-mail yesterday and still haven't gotten anything!

Steph

Anne Marie said...

Wonderful work Ally! Did all of the blog hop and love all the projects!!!

Rose S said...

Oh Ally, absolutely gorgeous. You truly are inspiring. TFS!

Brainybairn said...

This is just brilliant! You are really talented and have great techniques!!

cinmfoster said...

Beautiful album and thanks for the tutorial.

Diane Standish(crazeedi) said...

I think I am already registered on your forum-so I am happy to blog hop and get all your inspirations!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Bella said...

I love what you did with the butterfly!! Thanks do much for the awesome idea!!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

What an awesome project! Thanks for the chance to win!

Robin Wade said...

Ally I have been following your work for a long time and I'm always inspired... this is no exception!! What an amazing look on that butterfly album!! TFS your talent! :)

Pryn said...

Sorry I missed the hop Ally :( I only made it half way through because my power kept going on and off all weekend (it still was as of yesterday)...grr! Just wanted to let you know that you all did a FANTASTIC job!!!! I am hoping that you will do it again very soon so I can hop all the way through this time!!!! That butterfly ROCKS girlie!!!!

Sammie said...

That's a really cool technique! Thanks for sharing it with us!