Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Yippee for Yupo

Apologies to anyone who caught a quick glimpse of my GD post yesterday. I had to put it back to draft as the challenge owner had given me the wrong date! It will be shown next week instead ;0)

Earlier this year I was watching Tim Holtz on You Tube demoing some of the new Ranger Products when he showed Yupo paper. Now interestingly I had bought some of this a long time ago and it had sat in my stash. A few weeks ago I was looking at playing with some new techniques and I watched some more You Tube Videos on alcohol inks and saw Yupo paper again. I completely forgot that I had a pad in my own stash and ordered a Ranger pad. Whilst waiting for it to arrive I then found my own pad!  Never mind at least I was able to have a play.
I first tried dripping the inks on....and I loved this effect.

Next I dripped on the inks and then added blending solution ...a different effect which again I really liked.

I really this one too...................
I can see a sea card waiting to be created with it :0

The third method I tried was putting inks onto felt and dabbing this on the paper.....this was probably my least favourite but the backing paper I made was still very interesting.
So I ended up with 4 really cool backgrounds. The only inks which don't "float" are the metallics but as you can see in the bottom right piece they still add an interesting effect when dabbed on,

I also had a play with trying out some stamping and techniques on a sheet. This sheet was a reject as I bodged the stamping of the eye but I carried on playing and I actually ended up quite liking it!

My challenge card today is one I have made using the bright zingy background for my lovely blogging friend Di (it's in the post ;0) I made a thank you card as I won a lovely stamp and sentiment on Sunday from her Playground challenge (thanks again Di x). I stamped one of my Rubber dance beach scenes onto a piece of card which I had added bister to and created a retro glam grunge card with a very 60s feel to it. I hope she likes it.

I love playing with bister too

I would like to enter my card into these challenges;

Pixie's Snippets Playground #229 I used a snippet of orange card for the die cut thanks and photo corners.
Anything but Cute celebrate your style yes I have several styles, all of which I love to play with...this is another of is my more retro style ;0)
The Ribbon Girl 2/3 any image
Artistic Inspirations 2/3 Anything goes/use a die cut 
Penny Black and More 3/3 anything goes with stamping
Stamping sensations 2/3anything goes
Mixed media world glam grunge
Fashionable stamping blots and splotches
Happy little stampers shine it's hard to capture the shine with my photo but it really does shine out like sunshine!
Sweet stampin thank you

I now have some really fun backgrounds to play's a brilliant technique and really quite addictive ;0) The Yupo card as a 5"x7" pad is quite expensive but I have sourced some A4 at a much cheaper price which I am waiting to be delivered. Also there is absolutely no difference between the Ranger and other brands, it's all Yupo. So a real yippee for Yupo!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

So here we are at the day of the Grand Opening of the Tea Rooms where I will be selling my cards.
It takes place tonight and I cannot share any photos of the interior as it is all hush hush, but believe me if you like 50/60s vintage you will love it!

Just to give you a very small sneak peek. I took this photo yesterday as I went down to set up my little card area.

The mayor is coming and there is a VIP guest list which extends to about 70
people. My Hb and I will be there and yes of course I will take my camera.
I will get back with a grand reveal post on Friday.
I am so excited to be a little part of this new adventure. Wish me luck!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Gosh Jane. those backgrounds are just amazing! I've never heard of Yupo and am so looking forward to Mr Postie so I can see that fabulous card IRL.

    And your card display looks terrific - hope the opening goes well! Break a leg (not literally though!!).

    Great to see you in the Playground!


    Di xx

    1. Wowser! A real splash of sunshine arrived here today - the card is even more glorious in real life, I love it! Mwah!


      Di xx

    2. I'm so pleased Di and again thanks so much xx

  2. Hello dear jane,

    I am so excited for you!
    You will have a grand evening I'm sure and I cannot wait to see your post on Friday.

    That Yupo seems so interesting and I love what you have been creating thus far ;)


  3. Oh I love all the backgrounds! Love the bright pop of colour in the pinks and oranges and your friend will love the card. I am always attracted to the blue and that would make a great underwater look or something magical. I have to say I love the upper left because it really looks like marble-love the soft colours and I really love the bottom right-it is so rich looking-really love it. Congrats on doing the show on friday. the pic looks good and hope you sell out!

  4. Oh all that ink dripping looks like a lot of fun!! It definitely has a vintage feel to it, I love it!
    Have fun at the opening of the tearooms, looking forward to the photos. :)
    V x

  5. These yupo backgrounds look amazing Jane, and the eye looks wonderful. I've never had any luck with alcohol inks other than in making mud! Good luck for tonight xx

  6. ooo so exciting - this looks gorgeous - just need to remember where I put the yupo I bought - lol!!! Hope things go well with your cards ... big hugs Rachel x

  7. Your event sounds so chichi and posh! I can't wait to see photos of it all. Have fun and I hope it's a grand time for you and your hb! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Your yupo I experiments are fabulous, love the bright zingy colours and the beautiful card you made. Looking forwa to hearing lots more about the tea rooms and hopefully seeing them soon. Good luck with the sales, I'm sure your cards will fly off the shelves. Xxx

  9. What a great post today Jane! I don't know what Yupo paper is, but I am certainly interested because your backgrounds are incredible! I think I will be hunting down some alcohol ink videos as well!! Love the sneak peek of your shelf of cards, what a great thing to be able to have a spot to showcase and sell your work! Big congrats and best of luck with that. hugs :)

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Celebrate Your Style' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  10. fabulous backgrounds, and groan...more stuff I need to try! good luck with your new venture xxx

  11. Fabulous, Jane! I love alcohol inks and I love Yupo paper. You've made some amazing looking backgrounds with the two! Lovely to see my Memoirs Retro Beach stamp on one of your cards. I wish you all the best and hope you'll have to make many more cards as they'll sell out so fast at the Tea Room! ♥

  12. A very pretty creation in lovely colours Jane, ages since I platey with alcohol inks so thanks for the nudge.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More, Stamping Sensations and FSC challenges this month.

    B x

  13. Love it! I must get some Yupo!!

  14. First let me say congratulations on your opening, and I'm sure you will be sold out in no time, because your work is fabulous! I loved reading your post and learning more about the Yupo paper. Your experiments are beautiful, and I'm looking forward to seeing them in future projects!

    Thank you for entering your thank your card in our Celebrate Your Style challenge at Anything But Cute. It is gorgeous Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  15. Great technique, and loving the gorgeous stamp you used! Thanks so much for sharing with us this month at Penny Black and More!

  16. I am so impressed with the Yupo paper and alcohol inks - beautiful colors and it looks like you had quite a successful play with the paper and inks -- Gorgeous Jane!
    Sandy xx

  17. I just played with Yupo this week too! Not made it into anything yet though, love how the ink makes geo shapes on it. Yours look fab especially with the eye. Great card for our PB challenge too - love the vintage look of it.
    Good luck with your card sales and I am sure a piece of cake when you visit to see how sales are going LOL! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  18. Big congrats on your opening, Jane and good luck with it! 
    Your experiments with Yupo are fabulous and I enjoyed reading your inspirational post! What a beautiful card you've created! Love it!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Celebrate your Style challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT xx

  19. love your Alcohol Ink background - thanks for joining us at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

  20. Fabulous backgrounds, Jane! Like you, I've had some Yupo for ages and only tried it once. You've inspired me to go and look for it again! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Stamping Sensations. Love the eye card too!


  21. Wow the yupo backgrounds are all fab but I'm totally drawn to the Bisters! So cool! And your new card display is tops! I want one! ;0 Thanks so much for sharing your projects with us at Anything But Cute. <3

  22. Very interesting! Thank you for joining our challenge at MMW!

  23. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x


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