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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places

Altered Eclectics (Mother Hen)
 1st day of every month

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



Anything but a Card(DT)
''Green with envy''
Mini spotlight challenge 4th week of the month 

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

The Mirror Crack'd (DT)
5th day of month

Drop by and join in the fun!
Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

Thursday, 5 March 2015

New Challenge over at The Mirror Crack'd

Yes it is that time again - goes so quickly.  The theme this month is ''Wings''.  I had bought a few of Christmas decs in the sale purely for altering and among them was this really cute owl so what better use than to alter fore this challenge - I just hope I have done him justice. .

I used an old music sheet for his body and head.  For his wings, tail and round his eyes polyfiller mixed with black paint.  I hung a chain round his neck with a book charm - well he is a wise old owl after all. 

 I made his hat out of card, covered it in filler, put a band of music sheet round the base of top and stuck 2 feathers in the band.  I wiped inka gold over all the black parts and used 2 yellow gemstones I had lying about.  I wanted him to be on  some kind of podium so I used one of my many baskets I have cluttering up my room lol.  I painted it black and used the inka gold again.  I used it over the letters and stuck them to the base.

I do hope you like my project - I am quite pleased with him and is something different for me.  Now for overload of pics. - SORRY!

That's it for now but before I go I want to remind you of this fun challenge over at The Mirror Crack'd and it would be great to see you over there joining in.

Hugz and love always 

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Sunday, 1 March 2015

New month - new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit....Happy Birthday Mr President

That's right, a brand new challenge and Anything Goes - everyone's favorite theme.  Well it is mine anyhow lol.  

For this month I altered a canvas and used a Marilyn Monroe postcard.  My friend Paula kindly gave a book of them so you will be seeing alot more of her in the future.  

Initially the thought of producing another Finnibair style canvas was in my mind but as soon as I had primed the canvas out from nowhere the scissors were in my hands.  Yes that's right I cut here into pieces lol.  I stuck her randomly to the canvas and then used modelling paste through a stencil between the pieces.  My that was messy and alot of patience was required lol.  I dry brushed the raised areas with black and grey paint and finished it off with inka gold in different colors.  I used diamante trim for her earrings and necklace - does not show that well as it is sparkly all over - never mind.  I touched up her lips with red pencil and used glossy accents over the top.  Trouble is that does not show up all that well lol.

Anyway I do hope you like my project and why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with this months fun challenge, we would love to see you there.

Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Alternative Birdhouse

Its a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics.  For this challenge I altered a cheap birdhouse from a pound shop.  I pulled it apart to make it easier to stencil with modelling paste.  For the inside I used a tree stencil although I don't know why cos now it is finished you cant really see it lol.  Good job I took pics of inside first.  After stenciling I painted the tree and surrounds using H2O's.  Love them.  I did the same with the brickwork and the roof.

I had a couple of trees I had purchased from Fernli designs a while back and some little wooden birds.  These were all painted using H2O's.  I had some moss which I coloured using dylusion sprays. This was all stuck down around the trees.   I did not put the front back on - I shall end up using it in another project at a later date.  All done and here are the remainder of the photos.  Apologies for not producing brilliant photos.  It didn't matter at what angle I took them it was either too dark or light.

That's it for today and thank you or dropping by.  Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics and join in with your challenge.

Hugz and love

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

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New challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

This month for the Pink team is Anything goes so was spoilt for choice.  I have needed to find something for my desk at work for my photos.  I have plenty of canvases and an idea blossomed.  Why not put 2 memo type boards and join as a book.  So there you have it.


2 canvases
material - I just used what I had left lying around

Attached wadding to front of canvas first then fastened ribbon crossways and attached brads.  Inserted wadding on inside and covered with material and edged off with trimming.  I didn't have any hinges strong enough so improvised with wide ribbon to join them.  Voila all done.  Quite a simple project but one I really concentrated on lol.


Why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with the Pink teams challenge of ''Anything goes'' or the Purple teams challenge of ''Go Green'' - We would love to see you there.

Hugz and love
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Just Playing........8

Well this makes a change - creating just for my blog and not for a DT piece.  I covered a canvas with sheet music from an old book.  I used 3 pieces of calico and stamped 2 of TH stamps from the classic range.  I stamped the lady face over 2 pieces.  I love these faces.  I stamped a feather stamp all over the pieces using peacock feathers TH distress ink.  I used a dot stencil and a line one using my modelling paste,  Once dried I used inka gold over the texture.  The sentiment stamp came from one of the classic sets.  I didn't want to cover this one in loads of embellishments.  I wanted to keep it simple and simple it is lol.  Thats it and now for overload of pics - couldn make up my mind which to post - as usual lol.

Hugz to all

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Audrey Hepburn not Marilyn Monroe 5

It is a new challenge over at Anything but a Card and the theme is FRIENDSHIP.  I chose to alter a canvas using a photo of the most beautiful Audrey Hepburn.  I just love her.  The phrase I have used is  Marilyn Monroe but I wanted to use Audrey.  I will now list all the ingredients below.

stencils and modelling paste
black and white paint... graduating colour by mixing
heaps and heaps of crystals for hair and jewelry
glossy accents
inka gold
black velvet tied into bow 

Shke it all together in a bucket and voila all sorted lol. - now for the pics -

Hope you enjoyed your visit and would be great to see you over at Anything but a Card joining in with the fun challenge this month.

Hugz and love to all

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Thursday, 5 February 2015

First DT project for The Mirror Crack'd 1

Well yes I have been chosen to hold a DT post for The Mirror Crack'd - an altered art/mixed media blog so fandabbydozy I say lol.

The theme this month is Journal cover and this was ideal for me as my journal needed uplifting.

I painted the cover with gesso and stuck various die cuts and wood misshapes to the cover.  I then used poly filler to stencil brickwork randomly.  I painted over it using gesso again.  I then sprayed lots of different colored dylusions and finished it all off with different colored Inka gold rub. Sorry for the overload of pics but found it difficult to choose which ones to post lol.

I do hope you like it and please head on over to The Mirror Crack'd to join in with the fun.  We would love to see you inspiring us.  And whats more our challenge is sponsored by Woodware with a prize of £12.00 to spend in their store - more incentive to pop on over I say!

Hugz and love to you all

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Yayyyyy - Am now a new DT for Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Yes that's right I am now part of the fabulous DT for Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  Huge thanks to Sandie for taking me on.  For my first DT project I altered a Laughing Cow cheese triangle box.  I altered it to hold my pearls, artificial of course, to sit on my dressing table.

I painted the box initially and then cut out some paper for the lid, inside and out, and for the bottom.  I distressed the edges and wiped brushed TH walnut stain round the edge and over the paper.  I then dripped water over it to give a vintage look.  I then covered it using mod podge to give the entire box a little more robust.  For the edges I used trim from my bits and bobs box (got too many of them lol)  I also found a flower and bow I had made for a previous project which never got finished.  For the flower centre I used glossy accents and added pearl beads and the bow an old button and again pearls.  (scrap box does come in handy lol)  I used cotton reels for the feet - painted with cream acrylic.  I lined the bottom with satin.  

That's it - all finished and I hope it meets everyone's approval

Now for the pics - sorry for overload.....

Bye for now and please head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with our challenge for this month.  As you probably know it is ANYTHING GOES as long as it is MIXED MEDIA OR ALTERED ART.

Hugz to all always

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx


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