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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)
''Out and about - celebrate nature''
Mini spotlight challenge 4th week of the month
5th Sunday in month - challenge''FIVE'' 

Rhedd's Creative Spirit (DT)
Anything Goes 
begins1st day of month

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

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

Monday, 6 July 2015

Blog Candy Opportunity

over at Monica's blog, fabulous DT girlie over at Eclectic Ellapu so spread the word and and head on over there for a chance to win some fabby prizes - you have until July 6th for a chance to win.  Further details can be seen on her blog HERE.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Steampunk Canvas 10

Well it is that time again for a new challenge over at ''The Mirror Crack'd'' and the theme this month is to put together a Canvas.  I decided to go Steampunk - one of my fave styles due to dark colours lol.

Here is the list of the items used

wooden cogs
chipboard dressform
lots of rusty wire coiled by me
glass bottle with watch parts in it
inka gold
wooden bird, bodyform, numbers, clock hands
lots of chain round the cogs
clock mask and modelling paste 
paint and sprays
lace, diamante effect trim for texture
and I ripped the arms from a barbie doll 
For the wings I used wire, mod podge and inks
and a lot of patience lol

Well now for the pics and sorry for overload

Why not head on over to The Mirror Crack'd and join in with the fun

Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Cockles and mussels alive o live-o......7

and that is the closest I will go towards singing a ditty lol.

I recently had some mussels in garlic sauce - really yummy but the enjoyment did not end there.  I cleaned the shells out scrubbed them and decided to home them in my craftroom.  

For my DT project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit July  ANYTHING GOES challenge I altered 2 mussel shells and transformed them into something resembling a Steampunk Butterfly embellishment.

I broke the top edges of 2 seperate shells and glued them back together at a different angle and to make them a little more secure.  Now I have the basis of my steampunk butterfly embellishment for which I will use for a project I have in mind at a later date.

I painted the shells in browns and black and used watch parts to decorate it up.  A couple of scraps of chain down the centre for the body and hangy tails.  I had a  skeleton dagger charm so attached the butterfly to it as a basis.  I wiped inka gold over the top - that's it all done.

Note to self for future shell work - work on the shells separately and glue together at the end lol - would have made life a little easier.

Now for the pics

Why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with our monthly challenge of Anything goes as long as it is altered art/mixed media and leave some love for the DT while you are there.  They are a fabulously talented bunch of girlies.

Hugz and love to all

Elaine xx

New challenge Eclectic Ellapu 8

Hi all 

This month the challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu for the PINK TEAM is TRAVEL and for the PURPLE TEAM is FAVORITE HOLIDAYS.  As I am on the pink team I had to make a project reflecting travel.  I made a card for my stash.  I used a Katzelkraft stamp and 3 different desiner papers from Craftwork cards range of En Vogue - gorgeous papers.  The sentiment is from IndigoBlu.  I added a little color to the drivers of the car using my distress markers.

Now for the pics

Why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with the challenges

Hugz Elaine xxx

Altered matchbox and domino's - 6

For this months challenge over at Altered Eclectics I decided to alter a MDF matchbox and domino's from Fernli Designs - fab company.  

I covered the box and domino's in paper, sealed with mod podge and DI wiped around the edges.  

I made small tags for inside the drawer, covered the back with paper and for the front I used plain paper for the sayings.  I was going to stamp them but unfortunately they were too large for the card so had to hand write them - awful writing I know - sayings are from Dylusions stamps.

I used an old fabric flower and leaves, sprayed them with black Dylusions spray and wiped inka gold over the top.

I used dimensional glue for the domino's leaving a gap for the cards to slot into.  For the handle I used a ball from an old chain.  That's it - finito and now time for the pics.

Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics challenge this month - remember it is always Anything goes as long as it is mixed media/Altered art. Thanks for dropping by all.

Love and Hugz xx

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Another ''Any Occasion'' Card

I was flitting through challenges and came across the new challenge over at Indigoblu which the theme is ''FLUTTERBY''.  I recently purchased their butterfly stamp and it is perfect for the current challenge.

I cut some small pieces of cardstock and used brusho for the backgrounds. I used white pen for random dots on wings.- I stamped the butterfly onto all four pieces, and then water brushed the actual butterflies to make them solid enough to stand out.  and were then mounted onto red cardstock.  I removed a small section on each side to keep the ribbon in place.  I made a small bow for the centre.  I tend to make cards with no sentiment and add them as and when they are selected for occasions/people.That's it folks - easy peasy!

Now for the pics

Hugz always

Elaine xxx

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Sunday, 14 June 2015

New challenge at Anything but a Card *

Another month, another challenge over at Anthing but a Card and the theme this month is ''Out and about, Celebrate Nature'' so that is just what I have done.  Basically I just filled two pages of my art journal.  I used Pan Pastels for the background.  For the sky I used modelling paste, smooth and textured, randomly covered in blue, grey and white pan pastels. I then used a pearl liquid acrylic paint over the top. 

I then stamped grasses, a fence and a couple of tiny butterflies.  I cut out a large butterfly from a napkin and mod podged it on the left hand side and the plain transparent backing from the cut out napkin on the right.  I used various pearl paint over the transparent butterfly.  I used alot of nature inspired words and randomly put them to paper.  I stencilled some dandelions and used black charcoal pencil around the petals.

That's it - finito!  Now for the pics

Why not head on over to Anything but a Card and join in with our challenge.  We would love to see you over there.

Hugz Ellapu xxx

Playing with my new stamp....2

Hi all - this morning I have played with my new stamp from Indigoblu.  I basically colored it using my copics and my polychromos, cut around it and placed it on a  piece of navy blue card.  I then stamped a couple of Visible Image butterflies for an overlay.  No sentiment was used as it will be a last minute occasion card for my stash.

Now for the pics

Hugz for now and thanks for visiting

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Shabby Chic or what! 3 in july

After a trip to a couple of charity shops today I managed to get myself yet another dress form.  When I got home I was determined to actually alter one rather than accumulate them lol.  

So shabby chic it was to be.... well loads of lace and feathers layered up and a few flowers trailing down from the neck to the bust.  I made the hat using petals that are used for weddings etc.  I have used a lot of old stash that needed using and found a lot of trims I had forgotten about lol. I am sure this is the case with most if not all of you.  Well some of mine found a use today.

Now for the pics and apologies for so many

Thank you for dropping in today and hope to see you again real soon

Hugz Elaine xx

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Fathers day card - *

Tonight I am sharing with you my fathers day card - yes made well ahead of time just got to make sure I remember where I stash it lol.  Am I the only one that loses things that are right in front of your nose lol.

I used 3 paper designs matted onto to black card.  I stamped the bicycle image from the transport set and matted it onto the same cardstock.  I used my word thingymajiggy for the sentiment and that too matted onto the same cardstock. I swiped grey ink over both the imagey and wording.

That's it all done - now for the pics

Hugz always xx

Bird Crazy again *

For this card I used one of my fave stamp sets - Crazy Birds.  I know it appears to be nothing but cards recently but I am on a mission to get my card stash rebuilt and to be honest enjoying doing so.

For this one I used 3 of the birds, colored them using copics and fussy cut them.   I used DI for the background.  I stamped the images again directly onto the cardstock so to enable the poor birdies are reunited with their quiffs and legs.  They were not in too much pain so please please do not phone the RSPCA.  I cut out a hat shape (all by myself with out the use of electronic machinery lol) and colored using copics.  I thumbed an old dictionary for the word bold and cut and stuck to the hat and covered it using glossy accents. Damn the words are small lol.  I used glossy accents for their eyes.  I like to think of them being mini magnifying glasses lol Now for the pics.....

Thank you for popping in and hope to see you all real soon

Elaine xx

Butterfly butterfly fly away butterfly.....10

Another Visible Image INKognito but this time the butterfly....

For some reason or another this one just would not go to plan without real persuasion - perhaps I was too tired but was determined.  

I used distress inks for the background, used adirondack for the butterfly.  I stamped the flower stamp around the edges using orange adirondack. I then matted using red cardstock and attached a ribbon and bow.  Not easy peasy lemon squeezy this one but will put down to my lack of energy lol.

That's it and thank you for dropping by

Hugz Elaine xxx


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