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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


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

Thursday, 1 September 2016

September over at Altered Eclectics

For this months challenge I filled a triangular wooden box with stones to give it weight.  I covered it using a corrugated wrap from a panini, which I might add was really delicious lol.  I painted all in white and then decoupaged with a floral napkin.  I sealed with varnish and used a wooden frame from Fernli Designs. I printed an image from the internet and fussy cut the birds lol.  I finished off the bottom with ivory coloured felt. Voila all done and now sitting on my desk at work as a paperweight.

Now for the pics





Thanks for dropping by and why not head on over to our challenge at Altered Eclectics

Hugz Elaine xx

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Altered watch box into gift box

September challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme for the pink team is make/altered gift box/bag so lots of scope for this challenge.  Could even make own gift wrap though I am not that adventurous lol.   The theme for the purple team this month is New Beginnings an so much scope for that too.  Really fun challenges.

Anyway for this month I have altered an old watch box to use for giving a watch to my daughter in law for her birthday.  Just hope she likes it lol.  I didn't take a pic of the box - naughty me but have found a pic on the net of a similar one.  The outside is vinyl and padded top

I painted initially with gesso, then some pink paint, crackle medium and white paint over the top.  I decoupaged the really gorgeous napkin of a really cute girl.  What I like about the effect is you can see the pink crackles through the girls face - tis wicked! well I think so anyways lol.  I used a pretty daisy trim round the base of the box, mulberry flowers, leaf trims from applique and pearl trim for the top and for bottom front I put together a daisy type flower made from various trims. Now for the pics 

before

after







I do hope you like my gift box and I hope you will pop on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with the challenges this month


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Monday, 1 August 2016

NEWSFLASH

Just to let you all know I now have a new store on Zibbet and it is called KrafterZion - just starting up so bear with me and feel free to browse and spread the word.

Thank you 
Elaine xx

August challenge over at Rhedd's*

August already and time for  a new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and as always the theme is anything goes altered or mixed media.  For this month I bought a really cheap looking plastic from from our local pound store and guess what it cost me - a pound lol.

I painted it using gesso and then spritzed it using many types of sprays, dylusions, cosmic shimmers and glimmermists until I had achieved the deep rich mixture of colours I was happy with.  I then used purple and turquoise inka gold for the raised parts.  I then sealed with varnish.  For the insert (before picture is inserted) I decoupaged using a paper napkin.  A very short post and simple project but end result just overall gorgeousness and very effective.  Sometimes less is more.

Now for the pics.







Why not head on over and join in with this months challenge and maybe leave some love for the fab DT.

Hugz always 

Elaine aka Ellapu

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New challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

For this month the challenges over at Eclectic Ellapu are for the Pink team '' Floral'' and for the Purple is ''It's a man thing''.

Seeing as I am part of the pink team my quest was floral.  

I wanted to make something practical so I started out with 2 4x4'' box lids and a vaping liquid bottle - perfect for a tiny vase and a oddment of chipboard for the base.  I painted the whole lot pink, added crackle medium and then painted over using a grey chalk paint.  I allowed it to crackle and then set about decoupaging paper napkins over the insides of the lids, bottle and base.  I finished off using glossy varnish.  I joined the lids using pink ribbon and stuck the lids and bottle to the chipboard base. I used a variety of pink paper roses and some small leaves cut from an applique.  The point of having such a small vase is for those daisies the grandchildren pick - I now have something to put them in lol.  

Now for the pics and hope you like it










Please head on over and join in with the fun over at Eclectic Ellapu

Hugz 
xxx

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August Challenge 5

over at Altered Eclectics and as always it is anything goes as long as it is altered objects and mixed media.  For this challenge I have entered an altered wooden box I have put together for a wedding present - this was a request for a friend.  I really enjoyed doing this too.  First of all I painted a darker beige before the crackle medium and cream paint.  Loved watching paint crackle - still find it all quite magical lol.  I then decoupaged a really gorgeous napkin of a boy and girl pretending to get married.  Love them.  I then did the same process for the inside and used a rose napkin.  I did alot of sanding in between to keep the surfaces smooth.  I finished it all off with a hardwearing varnish.  The lock on the box had broken so I fixed a new one on and voile all done!  Now for the pics




Thanks so much for visiting me and do come again, and while you are at please go on over to Altered Eclectics and join in with the fun

Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

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New challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

For this month the challenges over at Eclectic Ellapu are for the Pink team '' Floral'' and for the Purple is ''It's a man thing''.

Seeing as I am part of the pink team my quest was floral.  

I wanted to make something practical so I started out with 2 4x4'' box lids and a vaping liquid bottle - perfect for a tiny vase and a oddment of chipboard for the base.  I painted the whole lot pink, added crackle medium and then painted over using a grey chalk paint.  I allowed it to crackle and then set about decoupaging paper napkins over the insides of the lids, bottle and base.  I finished off using glossy varnish.  I joined the lids using pink ribbon and stuck the lids and bottle to the chipboard base. I used a variety of pink paper roses and some small leaves cut from an applique.  The point of having such a small vase is for those daisies the grandchildren pick - I now have something to put them in lol.  

Now for the pics and hope you like it










Please head on over and join in with the fun over at Eclectic Ellapu

Hugz 
xxx

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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

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