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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


Altered Eclectics (Mother Hen)
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
 1st day of every month
ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

Eclectic Ellapu (Mother Hen)
on the 1st day of every month

PINK TEAM -
PURPLE TEAM - 


Rhedd's Creative Spirit (DT)
Anything Goes 
begins 1st day of month


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Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

Friday, 1 July 2016

Challenge over at RCS

Well here we are just crossing over into the 2nd half of the year and with a new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  For this challenge I found inspiration on you tube for this idea but mine is totally different.  I can't remember who it was I saw either so apologise for that.  If I remember I will add to the write up.  I altered a 99p cheap looking birdhouse on top of a wine glass as a stand and also to house a battery tealight.

I painted the house using white, added a crackle medium and then overlay with a cream acrylic (I mixed it myself using white and a little yellow).  I then attached lace flowers from a trim and pink mulberry roses and randomly attached to house and glass.  I used leaves from a silk flower spray also purchased from the 99p shop.  Actually I bought some robins from the Christmas section of the 99p shop lol.  I painted the robin in cream, painted the bill and eyes brownish colour and added pearls to the eyes.  I used eggs and nests from the Easter section and painted them cream also.  For the roof and base of house I used a beige cotton trim.  For the base of the birdhouse and glass bottom I covered with felt, added a tassle and stuck the two together - voila all done innit!

That's it for now and sorry for the overload of pics.












Why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with the fun.  Hope to see you there

Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

July challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Well here we are just crossing over into the 2nd half of the year and with a new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  For this challenge I found inspiration on you tube for this idea but mine is totally different.  I can't remember who it was I saw either so apologise for that.  If I remember I will add to the write up.  I altered a 99p cheap looking birdhouse on top of a wine glass as a stand and also to house a battery tealight.

I painted the house using white, added a crackle medium and then overlay with a cream acrylic (I mixed it myself using white and a little yellow).  I then attached lace flowers from a trim and pink mulberry roses and randomly attached to house and glass.  I used leaves from a silk flower spray also purchased from the 99p shop.  Actually I bought some robins from the Christmas section of the 99p shop lol.  I painted the robin in cream, painted the bill and eyes brownish colour and added pearls to the eyes.  I used eggs and nests from the Easter section and painted them cream also.  For the roof and base of house I used a beige cotton trim.  For the base of the birdhouse and glass bottom I covered with felt, added a tassle and stuck the two together - voila all done innit!

That's it for now and sorry for the overload of pics.












Why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with the fun.  Hope to see you there

Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Altered rice tin *

New challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and for the Pink team the theme is anything goes.  So out came the napkins and a rice tin and bit of blue paint, then crackle medium and top coat of grey.  I used a cute little boy riding on a cart napkin, decoupaged it over the paint.  I sanded lightly over the tin to give it the aged look.  I dyed some braid using dylusions ink spray to darken it.  I painted a rope button gave that a squirt of spray also.  That's it all finished ready for use (not sure for what yet, flowers or pencils/brushes).  Sorry for the reflective pics folks, just couldn't get it right lol.





For this months challenge I altered a wine bottle from next door neighbours trash lol and turned it into a wedding present.  I don't drink due to all the medication I am on so rescuing bottles is my only option lol.

To start with I painted gesso as the base and then chalk paint over the top.  I decoupaged a rose paper napkin randomly. I blended the edge of the roses by dry brushing the chalk paint round the edges.  I sanded the entire bottle to one smoth it out and to age it. I then varnished the entire bottle and stuck one of my photos over the bottle front.  My favourite one of the married couple. Gorgeous image. I then varnished over the top, added my favourite trim, a few roses and a handmade bow.  All finished and ready for this months challenge.....sorry for overload of pics which I took in my garden....




Thank you for popping in and please free feel to do so again.  Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics and join in with this months challenge

Hugz to all xx


Altered rice tin 6

New challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and for the Pink team the theme is anything goes.  So out came the napkins and a rice tin and bit of blue paint, then crackle medium and top coat of grey.  I used a cute little boy riding on a cart napkin, decoupaged it over the paint.  I sanded lightly over the tin to give it the aged look.  I dyed some braid using dylusions ink spray to darken it.  I painted a rope button gave that a squirt of spray also.  That's it all finished ready for use (not sure for what yet, flowers or pencils/brushes).  Sorry for the reflective pics folks, just couldn't get it right lol.





Altered bottle for Altered Eclectic Challenge 6

For this months challenge I altered a wine bottle from next door neighbours trash lol and turned it into a wedding present.  I don't drink due to all the medication I am on so rescuing bottles is my only option lol.

To start with I painted gesso as the base and then chalk paint over the top.  I decoupaged a rose paper napkin randomly. I blended the edge of the roses by dry brushing the chalk paint round the edges.  I sanded the entire bottle to one smoth it out and to age it. I then varnished the entire bottle and stuck one of my photos over the bottle front.  My favourite one of the married couple. Gorgeous image. I then varnished over the top, added my favourite trim, a few roses and a handmade bow.  All finished and ready for this months challenge.....sorry for overload of pics which I took in my garden....




Thank you for popping in and please free feel to do so again.  Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics and join in with this months challenge

Hugz to all xx


Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June over at RCS 4

OH my the months are flying by.  I am trying to get ahead with my DT obligations and my mojo keeps coming and going just as quick as a blink of an eye lol.  
For this months challenge ver at Rhedd's Creative Spirit I put together a paint brush holder using a rice tin. coffeemate tin and a coffee tin. a few napkins and a piece of ribbon.  I basically covered all tins in napkins and glued the sides of the tins together.  I place them on a piece of mount board, drew round the shape and cut out - this is the base for them to stabilize them.  I painted the inside using black acrylic and brushed over pva for a sealant.  I did the same for the outside and then used inka gold to highlight the many creases of the napkins.  Then finished off with a scrap of ribbon from my stash. First pick is of the napkins used totally unrecognizable by the end lol






That's it for now - I had managed to utilize 3 of the many tins I have laying around lol.

Why not head on over to Rhedd's and join in with the fun xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

OOOOOppppppssss I made a mistake 8

Yes I am human after all lol.  As you know I own Eclectic Ellapu and we have a Pink and Purple team.  Well I looked at the challenge themes and I thought the wedding challenge was for the pink team so I went ahead and made this photo birdhouse with the theme of wedding - well imagine my dismay when I realized it was actually the purples theme and the pink team was midsummer.  I promised if I made another project I would be adding that also. 

Anyway for now it is the bird house.  I used a paper napkin to decoupage the house - loads of wrinkles but got there in the end.

I then cut out a photo imagae and edged it with lace - I used the same lace to edge the roof.  I made a tiny bow with the trim and attached it to a pendant rescued from an old piece of jewellry which was painted white with pink ink gold rubbed over the top. I used paper roses to decorate.  The only problem I have is I only have large roses so to make do I took a couple of flowers apart and squeezed the petals together to look something like a smaller bloom.  I used a couple of leaves painted roughly with white acrylic and added a few pearl sprays.  That is it a wedding bird house.  Now for the pics









Thank you for popping in and please call again real soon and why not head on over to EE and join in with the fun challenge.

Love always xx

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