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Monday, 1 December 2014

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places

Altered Eclectics 
on the 1st day of every month

Eclectic Ellapu 
Challenges are now monthly

PINK TEAM - seaside/nautical
PURPLE anything goes option watercolour

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

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Card for a friend .....

I have managed to pull a card together this evening for a friend whom I am meeting for lunch on Friday.

For this I used the following

Cream and beige card
brown and oatmeal papers
large scroll bckground stamp and embossed on the papers - barely visible
Ophelia stamp
stamped using reddy/brown archival and heat embossed - torn round the image
Papers distressed
sentiment stamp

Thats it all done.  I do hope you enjoyed your visit

Hugz Elaine xxx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Birthday Card - 26

I am well and truly making good use of my day off today - one canvas complete and now a birthday card.

For this card I used cream hammered card as the basis.  I then covered more cream card with distress inks for the initial layer.  I did the same thing to another piece of card using a lighter ink and splashed it with water - let it dry completely before stamping and heat embossing.  I used three different archival inks to colour the stamo and birthday sentiment and used clear embossing powder. Finally I coloured the image (Chocolate Baroque) using copics (using similar colours in relative to the colours I used on the stamped image).

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit and please call again.

Hugz and love

Elaine xx

Another Bits and Bobs make....3

For this one I started off with canvas board.  Below I will list all the bits and bobs from my scrap tray - I will use it all eventually lol.

modelling paste and stencil for corners (never used this one before lol)
2 odd beads for vases and 2 odd flowers
half a glitter bird from xmas decoration
inka gold
half a cardboard jewellery box
2 leaves
books I made for my dolls house (will have to make some more now lol)
braid round the box from a dress on old bodyform
2 small doilies painted originally from a flower I had made but didn like it
an old earring for the centre.

Well thats it for my junk project

Please drop by again sometime


Elaine xxx

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Just a card....14

Basically I made a card for a friend.  The background is stamped and gold embossed.  The image is a Muchi lady, stamped and coloured using copics and prismas.  The bow I tied myself and the letters are stamps and gold embossed.  Quite difficult to see them clearly - bad lighting but they say ANITA lol. Much better in real life lol.  I edged the black card with inka gold.  Lots of gold in it huh lol.

Thats it folks - here are the pics

Hugz always

Elaine xxx

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

A quick one...1

Just another quickie - another altered playing card in fact.  I was playing about with stamps, stencils and embossing powder and here is the result.....

Hugz and love always

Elaine xxx

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Altered Playing Cards - 6

Oh what to do, what to do? lol.  I think this alot when in craft room - too much stuff, need to sort it all out and get my act together so I started to sort out a drawer and come across alot of playing cards so I thought why the hell not! lol

So here are my altered playing cards.  

The pics come first with the brief details beneath for each one

This one I covered the top half with crumpled serviette just to give texture.  I stamped a ladys head and tore round the piece I wanted and stuck it onto the card after a little distressing. I wanted her to look a little more colourful so gave her some blusher! I covered the remainder of the card in a crackle paint and wiped over the entire thing with inka gold in green, turquioise and pink.  I tore a partial sentiment and stuck it at the bottom and used wooden letters to complete the word 'young'.  I used inka gold over the letters. 

This one I gessoed first.  I covered it in Distress Inks, red, green, blue and brown and sprayed with water to mingle them up a little.   I stamped a random flourish in the corner and rubbed white perfect pearls over it.I used a grass stamp, gate and clouded sun.   I think the outcome is effective but that is just my opinion lol. 
Voila! all done

I do hope you you visit again and again and again lol

Hugz always

Elaine xxx

Coaster makeover..14

I had 2 really sad coasters in my living room so I decided to give them a makeover with some vintage papers I forgot I had, TH inks, which I then splashed with water to make them look older  and La Blanche stamps - I love these stamps real quality!  Sentiment stamps from Die'sire. I then sealed them with mod podge and rock candy - That's it all done......I hope I have managed to capture the crackle effect


and after

Hope you like them just as much as I do.

Hugz and love always

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Friday, 15 August 2014

Bits and Bobs.......7

Here is a make from this afternoon.  I did not know what I wanted to make so decided to empty out my bits and bobs box determined to use up some of my scraps.  I am listing what I used and hopefully you will make sense of it all.

Giant tag - Fernli Designs

Paper - Basic Grey 

Chipboard mannequins - 1 small 1 large

negative space from mannequins stencilled on background using DI, stamped and dusted over with cosmic shimmer powder

background and mannequins covered in same paper, stamped using a swirly La Blanche stamp then gold and paprika (never been opened - hang head in shame lol) embossed - WOW powders

Lindsey Mason sentiment on BG paper and edge gold embossed

at the top a partial flower made by me  with random pearls in middle topped with button

an airdry clay frame I made ages ago which did not turn out as perfect as I wanted it for a project at the time

Lollipop flower made by me from cream satin and sprayed with Adirondacks butterscotch and walnut (I think) and some odd seed beads from an old necklace in the centre covered with glitter glue.

Cotton lace trims and buttons from Brenda Exeter on Facebook (fab trims)

random acrylic heart I found lurking in amongst it all

2 crochet butterflies made by lil ol me with flower stamens for feelers

odd white satin leaves inked and randomly embossed

under the buttons on the skirts are a couple of fern like appliques which I cut out of some lace trim

an odd dangly earring resembling little coins (dirty looking so rubbed inka gold over them)

I think thats about it really apart from glue lol and the pics! Sorry for overload -----

I hope you enjoyed your visit - please call back again real soon.

Hugz and love

Elaine aka Ellapu

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Birthday card needed....12

Oh dear, I nearly forgot about making this one lol.  It is for my stepmother for the 17th.  

I stamped the image using versafine and then heat embossed it.  I am unsure of the stamp company, think it may be the English stamp company???  I coloured the flower using distress inks using a brush.

  I covered it in rock candy as I did the sentiment (Diesire stamps) I used my bigshot, first time in a very long time and used the oval dies.  I used a butterfly die but cannot remember the manufacturer for this one.  It will come to me at some point but by the time it does this post will be way down the list lol.  

I matted using white and black card.  I stamped the black background using a huge La Blanche scroll design stamp in white and then heat embossed.   I wiped mahogany DI round the edge of the card, the flower image, butterfly and the black background.  I used inka gold just on the edges.  I finished off the butterfly with stamens as the feelers and tiny diamante stones (which needed dusting off through lack of day light lol) for the body.

Thats it for now just the pics to peek at. I am sorry there are so many and the poor quality but I found this one quite difficult to photograph.  If I get better pictures taken I will upload and replace these.

Please call again and hope you enjoyed your visit.

Hugz Ellapu

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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Another card....21

At work there are a group of crafting colleagues that meet once and set a theme for the following meet.I have only been involved once and they decided to choose oriental as the next theme.  Bit of luck really having a complete set of oriental stamps never used before and stacks of oriental coins too lol.    I will probably join in on occasion dependant on time(no one likes to be in their work premises longer than neccessary do they? lol)

Anyway here is my contribution - I used 2 papers from a Basic Grey stack  for the background ( one of my many unused paper pads lol) I stamped and heat embossed cherry blossom on one of them . I stamped an oriental lady, coloured her using my copics and prismas. I then covered the image using mod podge for a slightly different texture.   I finished it off matting and layering, a few chinese coin embellishments and edged in inka gold.

Voila finito!

Thanks for dropping by and it would be great if you followed me.

Hugz and love

Elaine aka Ellapu xx


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