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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


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

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


Rhedd's Creative Spirit (DT)
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
1st day of each month

ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

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Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

November over at Altered Eclectics

yes a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics and as always it is ANYTHING MIXED MEDIA/ALTERED OBJECTS only.  For this month I altered this old chest box.  I used papers and lace for the main part and painted green with antiquing wash over top.  I painted the inside white

Now for the pics sorry there are so many







Why not head on over to the new challenge HERE

Love to all xx

November challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

Hi all 

I know I have been lacking in my crafting and my blogging and am only just getting back some motivation by doing simple thins so here we go.

i had some really tacky plastic dragonflies and decided to alter one to use in a future project.  I altered this using various coloured alcohol inks and then used inka gold to highlight the raised areas.  i told you this was a simple one lol.  Now for the pics....



Why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with out ANYTHING GOES challenge.

Love always

Elaine aka Ellapu x

November over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

After a couple months of not creating a thing I have managed to put a project together for Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  

I altered a wooden block (ATB) and used the theme of TIME. I gessoed the block and stenciled numbers with modelling paste.  I added some wooden numbers from my stash and then painted it black. I used Inka Gold to bring out the raised surfaces and then added some cards spelling the word time on the 4 sides by Tim Holtz (found these lurking at the back of drawer and forgotten about them) I wiped black paint around them. I then added a wooden clock face and a stray hand and used Inka Gold on those also. A cotton reel to prop it up as you can see in one of the pics.

That's it for now just the pics to follow and sorry for the overload and love to you all and why not join in over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.











Friday, 1 September 2017

September over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello all

For this month I have altered 2 boxes for a colleague who will be having her baby soon.  The larger one for papers, photos etc and the smaller one for baby teeth, hair etc.

I painted the boxes using chalk paint, used white antiquing cream, and decoupaged rice paper images onto them.  I have had the word memories for quite a while and they found the perfect resting place on top of box. Final step was to varnish

Now for the pics and why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with the challenge.








Thank you for dropping in and love to you all x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - August Challenge

Flippin' heck - August already and time for a new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  Theme is Anything goes as long as it is mixed media/altered pieces.  For this month I have created a 'New Home' gift for a colleague.

It all started with a wine bottle, a small tonic bottle I found in my handbag after a party lol, a bolognese sauce jar and a plastic owl frame. 

I gessoed it all then painted using a dark cream chalk paint, thencovered with crackle medium.  I used a light cream over the top. I let it crackle and then used brown media antiquing cream and wiped back for the weathered vintage look.

I then used calico, laces and rosette flowers for the finishing touches.  I do hope she loves it - actually tough if she doesn't lol.

Now for the pics




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Saturday, 1 July 2017

July over at Rhedd's

Over half way through year and I cannot believe how time is flying by.  It is time for a new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and for this month I used part of an old calico/cotton tablecloth to make this needlecase/case book for a colleague who was leaving her job and move onto pastures new.  I used batting for the filling and used laces and handmade flower for decoration.






She loved it by the way lol.  Just as well cos I was not going to make anything else lol.

Why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with our new fun challenge.


July Challenge over at Altered Eclectics

Hey everyone

I do hope everyone is well.  For this months challenge over at Altered Eclectics I have started the Christmas dread lol.  I had bought some polystyrene balls months ago and forgot all about them lol.  I am sure that resonates with most of you.

I had some scraps of satin material and so it began.  After attaching the material I used pearl trim between the colours.  I attached ribbon to the op to hang it by and a tassle at the bottom.  

This was seriously a basic alteration but enjoyed making it.  I think I may buy more satin and get right into the Christmas thing! lol.



Now why don't you head on over to our challenge which is always Anything Goes - Mixed media/altered items.

Hugz always 

Elaine aka Ellapu

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

June challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit *

For this months challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit I altered an old dressform which had been knocking about in my craftroom for an absolute age.  I painted it the bustier/bodice white and the top black and covered the bodice it all using glamour dust.  I added pearl trim to accentuate the bodice.  I used a wired pearl spray as the necklace.  For the skirt I used the entire contents of my feather stash, white, grey and black and attached to ribbon and wrapped around the waist. I used pearl trimmed lace over the waist area. To make the skirt area fan out and stay put I used netting underneath.

That's it for now folks - now for the pics.


Bye for now and thanks for dropping in.  i hope we see you over at Rhedd's for this months challenge

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June challenge over Eclectic Ellapu *


Hello everyone

For this month's challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu is

A Touch of Pink and/or Purple

I decided to alter one of my wicker hearts.  I painted the entire thing in purple paint and when dry I dry bushed white over the top to break down the colour. I cut out the middle and placed a nest which I had sprayed with dylusions pink.  I placed a pink bird into the nest (this was gifted to me by Sandra Wright) I then attched a ribbon to hang it by and added a bow,  I placed some flowers randomly and a couple of metal leaves also sprayed with dylusions.

That's it all done!






Thanks for popping in and hope to see you real soon xx

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