Sunday, 14 April 2013

Hippity Hop!

..Welcome to UKScrappers Spring Blog Hop...you should have arrived here via Cheekymole's blog...if you want to start from the begining then go here to find out more. As you hop along there will be inspiration galore..eye candy, tutorials... all kinds of great stuff. Many blogs will be offering giveaways and if you want the chance to win a gift voucher to spend with the sponser of your choice then make sure and comment on every blog... a random winner will be chosen at the end of the hop...

Surprise... I decided to share how to make a simple shrine....


This is a quick and easy method..I use thin chipboard.. Cut a piece 15x21cm, score 3cm from each edge.. score and cut out the corners.Cut a photo frame (I used a Die-Namics die)
Cut a piece 9x15 for the back


fold the sides, secure with bits of old book pages, cut an aperture the same size as the inside of the frame


cover the edges with strips of book pages.. this strengthens and hides the scored edges.
cover the inside of the back piece.. this will show through the aperture


Cover and decorate the front...I used bits from my bit box.Cover the top of the shrine... leave a little excess at the back ( this will be glued down onto the back when the back is attached.)Thread a large bead on a piece of florists wire.. poke through the top and bend flat under the top, glue a piece of paper over the wire.


Make up your image which will go inside, (I used an image from Deviant Scrap)
to get the image to stand away from the back I use a cut down cork on the back...it's light and you can cut it to any depth you like..

Cover the back with patterned paper.. leave some excess..


Place the back onto the shrine ..wrap this excess up over the sides and glue down.. see the spotty paper ..now glue down the top flap.


Cover the sides and base

to make the wheels cover two cotton reels, cover the fronts with stamped flowers

Glue to the base of the shrine...


...if you like this little bit of nonsense and would like to own it then leave a comment saying so and I'll pick someone at random at the end of the hop... now hop on over to see what Hellosister has to offer...

Happy Hopping
XXX

88 comments:

Wendy said...

Its lovely. Love the idea with the cotton reels

Wizbit said...

This is gorgeous.. it reminds me of a Punch and Judy tent... oh now that's an idea... maybe when I've had some sleep.. hubby doesn't like me using the guillotine at this time in the morning!

Thanks for sharing your shrine.


Wizbit (Liz)

Wizbit said...

This is gorgeous.. it reminds me of a Punch and Judy tent... oh now that's an idea... maybe when I've had some sleep.. hubby doesn't like me using the guillotine at this time in the morning!

Thanks for sharing your shrine.


Wizbit (Liz)

MiniOwner said...

Thanks for a different idea. I love the little bird in the cage.
Sue x

Jennie Hart said...

Wow, how unusual, you are very creative :)
Thanks for showing how you made it.

purply bunny said...

LOVE this!

I've been thinking about making something like this but didn't know where to start.

Thank you for sharing! :)

purplybunny (uks)

Lesley G said...

Wow, what a very different project, very clever :)

Alison said...

Fab tut Effie! Lovely to know how to make a shrine - I'd probably make one with little boys' stuff, or even beachy trinkets - you could adapt these project for lots of things.
Ali x

Deborah said...

Simple, eh? :-) Don't know about that but it's ab fab, Effie.

misteejay said...

Love all the texture and things of interest - great idea - TFS.

Toni xx
(misteejay)

Ifa said...

Fab! I wondered how one goes about making one of these shrine. Thank you for sharing.

debbie r said...

Oh I love this, that doll is so cute I just might need one :-) thank you

Sue said...

Great little shrine.....at first glance I thought you had used an actual doll:-)

kim said...

What a gorgeous project- I would love to own it so that I could study it closely and hope to inspire me to create similar items! I just don't have the imagination to create them!

HilaryB said...

What a fun project, thanks for sharing. Tigerlady

Lelly said...

This is gorgeous and yes I would love to win your little bit of nonsense

UKs lelly

CoventryAnn said...

Clever use of scraps :)

Donna Irwin said...

This is just amazing - must have a go!

Suzy said...

This is just fantastic Gail, I love it and such clear instructions I might just have to have a go myself

Sue said...

Great inspiration to be able to adapt. Thanks UKS sue1952

new2this said...

What a great way to make a shrine ... thanks for the tutorial, it makes it very straight forward.

susibee said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

lorraine said...

what a funky creation...i'm starting to dabble in this so the tutorial will be a great help a big thank you

scrappybluecat uks

Angelnorth said...

Great little shrine, love it!

Jimjams said...

Very creative - I never make these kind of things, but might just give it a go now. Jimjams x

vixen said...

What a fun unique project, thank you for sharing x
from Boland :)

Christine said...

Lovely clear instructions :) Great idea!
chrisrydal x

Bethank said...

This will be a first for me. What a lovely shrine.

Meg baby (UKS)

House of Bears said...

This is wonderful, we absolutely love it and may try to make something similar in our art journal,

Anne-Marie said...

Wow, never seen one of those before! Thanks for sharing

Sian said...

This is amazing! I absolutely love it! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have a go so I've bookmarked it. Thanks so much for sharing! Very pleased as I have that alpha too! Yippee! :) Sian aka Violaceous

Wendy said...

I have never made a shrine ether, but this is so inspiring I might just have a go!
*here be dragons*

Jo_annepinc said...

What a fab funky project, hoping to join a shrine swap soon so thank you for the inspiration JoPink

Leigh xx said...

fantastic idea :)

Leigh11 xx

Eileen said...

Looks great fun! Not sure where I would put it though .... (Eileen C)

Sharon S said...

Thank you for sharing all those tips for creating your shrine, lovely!
UKS - Sharon1973

Nikki said...

Oooooooh, I would love to make one of these, thanks for the inspiration!

cathy0536 said...

This is lovely, very different from my usual style but v cute!

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Jacqui Godfrey said...

I have never seen these little shrines before. I just love this. Thanks for sharing :) (uks Jacqui200284)

Jacqui Godfrey said...

I have never seen these little shrines before. I just love this. Thanks for sharing :) (uks Jacqui200284)

Jacqui Godfrey said...

I haven't seen these little shrines before. I love this. Thanks for sharing :) (uks Jacqui200284)

Jacqui Godfrey said...

I haven't seen these little shrines before. I love this. Thanks for sharing :) (uks Jacqui200284)

Allycat x said...

Thanks for sharing your shrine :)

Maria said...

This looks good and I loved your next post down too, the fishy postcard. (Maria in France on UKS)

Karen said...

Another thing I will definitely make from this bloghop - thanks :) Kitty Crafts UKS

Allycat x said...

Sorry, forgot to include my UKS name, AllycatD

Tinker said...

Thans for sharing something to take me out of my comfort zone! (UKS TinkerHamilton)

kjjc said...

This is lovely. Tank you for sharing it and for the chance to win it. It would certainly look lovely my craft room!! KJJC - uks name

Julia said...

That's really different and very clever. Thanks for sharing how to make it. UKS - Julesaroony

furrypig said...

gosh that is totally different to anything I have ever made and so effective thanks for sharing your tutorial

K said...

It look so complex to make & yet you make it look so simple!
K (aka Sylphraven)

Claire said...

This is amazing, thanks for the inspiration! x

UKS - Clairewill

Yolanda said...

A great little project , love how you have used the cotton reels. UKS - Scrappyyo

sue jones said...

Wonderful :0 Love that kewpie doll.
Soojay x

scarymary555 said...

I've made a little shrine before for a swap and was totally amazed at good it turned out! Yours is lovely!! Mary x

scarymary555 on UKS

Lindsay Coleman said...

This is so cute, I showed my daughter who loves it!

Thanks for a great tutorial.

Lindschick

Beverley said...

I have seen pictures of these shrines but never knew how to attempt one. Yours is sweet and I'd love one! Thanks for your tutorial, UKS...Bubbleblitt

Sarah said...

Never seen anything like this before. What a lot of work you've put into it. Thank you for the tutorial. Love, stillcrafting from UKS xx

Anonymous said...

Oh I've been wanting to make some of these for ages and only seen them on American sites. Thanks so much for the inspiration - great blog hop so far!!! Love Audrey - poetcrafty uks name xx

marionh said...

Interesting havn't seen anything like this before! alibi

Anonymous said...

Spooky doll but wonderful tutorial! Thanks Audrey xxx poetcrafty on uks

Niki said...

I absolutely love this and would love to win it and have it sitting on my desk. Fantastic piece of art.

Chidkid said...

Lovely

gillyb's crafting blog said...

this is so clever, love how you've made this.

well done and thank you for sharing.

cantstopstampin

Niki said...

OOPS sorry, forgot to leave my UKS name in my previous post about how much I love this piece of art.

It's NIKIG

Lesley said...

Beautiful work. UKS Tagsie

Jane said...

I love shrines, and yours is beautiful - I'd love to own it! - Cassia

Jane said...

I love shrines, and yours is gorgeous -I'd love to own it! - cassia

Jolene said...

Love all the detail in this, and using the washi tape to cover the cotton reels - yet another use for it! UKS Jolene

debbie r said...

Commenting again cos i forgot to add my uks user name this morning LOL

Beanpie11 aka Debbie R

Sarah said...

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

Laura G said...

This is so quirky and cute!!
Laura Godfrey

chris said...

Thanks for this, I've never done a shrine before but this is lovely

Chris55 - UKS

Fran said...

What an unusual but lovely idea
Fran (Hedgie)

Tigs said...

Great project idea.

thriftycrafter said...

Lots of work in this and so many different things to look at.

Gill said...

I love this - very clear instructions too
UKS Meggie

Stacey ScrapRed said...

So clever! I've never seen one of these before...

Stacey Scrapred on UKS

scrappyjen said...

That is so different to anything I have ever done before but I love it!!! The make it photos are great and I can see how I would be able to adapt this a few different ways! great! jenx (uks wear crafts)

Fifi said...

such a unique idea, I've never seen anything like it

sam said...

wow thats an usual project! looks great

uks - darm

Rooty said...

Thanks for the project!

UKS name Fizzydrink

Summer Sunflower said...

This is great, just like a mini theatre! Fabulous!

Paula - ~UKS - Summer Sunflower

TracyW said...

Wonderful project - must show it to my dd as it is right up her street.
Thanks for sharing.
UKS - mumof4girls

Gibby Frogett said...

Brilliant and quirky - love it. Great photos and tut - thanks. Gill x UKS name Seaside Crafter.

stitching lady said...

This is really different - a unique way to display something quirky.

Karen said...

great tutorial ~ thanks for sharing :D
UKS PinkSparklyScrapper