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Friday, 1 May 2015

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


Altered Eclectics 
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
on the 1st day of every month
ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

Eclectic Ellapu 
on the 1st day of the month

December through 31st Jan 2015

PINK TEAM - Vintage Christmas
PURPLE TEAM - Christmas NOT A CARD 

3 WEEKLY
ANYTHING BUT A CARD (DT)

''Celestial''


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

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Oh my

I just want to tell you about the blog hop for Secret Santa Giveaway over at A Vintage Journey.  The DT creations are absolutely superb and welll worth the visit and Oh my the prizes are fandabbydozy.  Why not head on over and join in with the fun.

Hugs always xx

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Just a couple of birthday cards......5

for my Twin gran-kids who are 2 tomorrow.  I don't know where the time has gone to.  They were quite simple - stamped imaes and words and coloured using Poly's.  That's it all done.




Thank you for popping in and hope to see you again real soon.

Hugz to all

Ellapu aka Elaine xx

Monday, 15 December 2014

Tis the season.... blah blah blah! 6

Another quickie post - infact there will be two quickie posts today.  Just Christmas cards ....

I used a snowman stamp, metallic inks, clear embossing powder with a lil glitter mixed in, glitter for the snowflakes and flower soft for the snow.

That's it right now until I get some more done - they are needed lol.


Bye bye for now xxx

Another Christmas card.. 8

Another quickie post - in fact there will be two quickie posts today.  Just Christmas cards ....

I used a snowman stamp, metallic inks, clear embossing powder with a lil glitter mixed in, backing paper,  glitter for the snowflakes and flower soft for the snow.

That's it and I will be writing the same for the next post apart from using backing paper lol.



Bye bye for now xxx

Sunday, 14 December 2014

New challenge at Anything but a Card - 2

Yes a new challenge and time is flying by so quickly.  The theme this month is CELESTIAL.  I have to say I did struggle with this one.  I kept thinking I knew what I was going to make and then was unable to put it together - mojo went awol!

I finally decided to make a box frame from a photo mount and foam board.  I used mountboard as the backing.  I used black, blue, grey and purple paints for one side and orange, red, yellow for the other.  I stamped onto acetate using Indigoblu stamps Juliet and Snow Queen and wiped white pan pastel over the stamped image.

That's it job done!

Now for the pics and apologies for them not being all that good.. quite hard to get good images with reflection and do not own a light tent - on my wanted list lol.  I am also sorry for the number of them - was just trying to give an overall view.














Thanks for dropping by and please pop in again.  Why not head on over to Anything but a Card and join in with the fun.

Hugz Elaine xxx

Another card - 7

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you (other in following post) They are quite basic simple cards but I think they are effective.  The only description I can offer is that I stamped the image using different metallic ink pads and used clear embossing powder to enhance the images.  I used a decoroller pen to fill in some of the gears and wings randomly to give it a little depth.

Now for the pics and for a change there are only two lol!



Hope you enjoyed your visit and please feel free to follow me and pop back anytime

Hugz Ellapu xx 

SteamPunk Christmas Card - 15

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you (other in following post) They are quite basic simple cards but I think they are effective.  The only description I can offer is that I stamped the image using different metallic ink pads and used clear embossing powder to enhance the images.  I used a decoroller pen to fill in some of the gears and wings randomly to give it a little depth.

Now for the pics and for a change there are only two lol!


Just off to copy this to other post - well why write it twice when one can make life easier lol!

Hope you enjoyed your visit and please feel free to follow me and pop back anytime

Sunday, 7 December 2014

My altered canvas Finnabair inspired steampunky style 5

Hi all

I have been watching a few tutorials on You Tube at Finnabair inspired projects.  The lovely people I watched creating their Finnabair projects were Angela Holt, Jennings644 and CreaBoetiek and many more.  I then typed in Finnabair into Google and found her blog - wow so inspiring and I hope I have done them all justice with my attempt.

First of all I prepared a canvas using modelling paste and stencils then various paints and sprays.  

I then printed an image from the net and placed it onto the canvas.  It sat there for many days before going onto the next step



I dived into my treasure box for various pieces of jewelry, metal flowers, butterflies, leaves  I purchased from Butterbee Scraps and the odd wooden pieces from my stash and stuck them around the image.  Lots of odd chain, earrings, pen nibs, rings were used and even a watch I had laying about












I then gesso'd the embellishments

I then sprayed them using the same coloring's as the canvas.  I used black around the image and edges of canvas.  Finally I added inka gold 

















Well thats it really and I apologize for image overload.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you will come back again.

Hugz always 

Ellapu aka Elaine xxx


Monday, 1 December 2014

Time for a new ALTERED challenge f

Yes December 1st - the festive season is upon us so I suppose my make had best be festive.  I have been making alot of cards lately and need a break from them so altered a giant tag instead for our new monthly challenge for December over at Altered Eclectics.  I didn't really know where I was actually going with this but I sure know whee I ended up lol.  I am just going to list everything  I used otherwise I will be here all night.

Gigantic chipboard tag
gesso
Black paint for back of tag
pink/ purple and grey panpastel for background then sealed
modelling paste with brickwork stencil and a small cherub metal stencil
more panpastels sealed
Inka golds used - purple/pink/green and turquoise - quite a mixture
Tim Holtz bauble die using corrugated cardboard to hang from my branches
TH mini tree die using corrugated cardboard
Bauble painted using pink and purple inka gold over top
Tree painted green inka gold over top
red chiffon ribbon to hang baubles
2 pieces of my old xmas tree - hole pierced into tag and branches stuck into the holes for 3d effect
holly leaves and berries from my stash
Ribbons from my stash
cheap glittery snowflake from a pound shop painted pink and purple then inka gold over top
Packing paper for bow - sprayed using dylusions
individual number stamps for date

Oh my I am so pleased I didn't go into the full method of putting this together lol

Now for mother overload of pics






 Well that's it for today.  Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics challenge and join in with the fun

Look forward to seeing you

Hugz Elaine xxx





Wow .. it really is December! 18

Well this will be my final project for Eclectic Ellapu for 2014.  We will be having a break over the Christmas and New Year period and challenges will be starting up again on the 1st of February.  

Also there is an announcement on both challenge blogs - We now have many wonderful ladies to design alongside my already long serving DT (suffering I guess as I wont let them go lol)  A few of them have been with me for over 2 years and I really do appreciate them. 

Anyway getting on with the reason I am blogging today - It is a new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme for the Pink Team is Vintage Christmas - I just love vintage!

I will just list the Ingredients

Kraft kard blank and for matting the papers.
Papers
Distress tool and distress ink
Beautiful photo stamps (Stemple - something - will need to check name later)
sepia ink pad
Sentiment Indigoblu

Sentiment reads as follows in case difficult to read for some.(like me)

When the moon shines
on the snow at the eve
of night and everything is silent
listen to the sound of
pure magic

I like that verse and I am sure I will be using it lots lol

Anyhow now for the pics





Well that is it for today and I do hope you will had on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with the fun.

Hugz to all
Elaine xxx



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