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Thursday, 1 October 2015

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 - OUT OF COMFORT ZONE
PURPLE TEAM - APRIL SHOWERS/SPRING 

3 WEEKLY

Anything but a Card(DT)
''Fools Gold''
 and 
Mini spotlight challenge 4th week of the month
5th Sunday in month - challenge''FIVE'' 

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

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

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

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Fishy tins.....7

Today I am posting a box/photo frame made by using 2 sardine tins, papers, glossy accents, wooden frames from Fernli Designs, grey board for the covers alcohol inks and box hardware.  I am a little gutted as running out of hardware and cannot for the life of me remember where I got them as they were quite cheap.

Now for the pics





Please do call again - it will be nice to see you here!

Hugz for now xxx

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Shabby Hanging 8

Good evening everyone - Hasn't the weather been lovely this weekend but so cold in the evenings.  Still can't have it all eh!  I have had my 2 year old twin grandchildren this weekend (accompanied by my daughter, thank goodness) and in between I have been quite productive in my craft room.  I have made several flowers for up and coming projects - not sure what though lol.  I have managed to finish my heart canvas - previous post and put together this heart hanging thingy!

I used a mdf heart and wadding on both sides and covered with natural calico.  I used 3 different laces, 2 doilies and 2 of my own flowers made today using scraps from my ever filling box lol. I added a shabby calico bow, pearls, feathers and a picture I had laying around.  

That's it all done - simples!

Now for pics





Thank you for visiting and please do come again.

Hugz Elaine xxx

Wings of love! 8

And a very early good morning to you all

I managed to finish another project I have been dipping in and out of this past week.  Another mixed media canvas.  I will list the items used below

Polystyrene heart
string stuck onto heart
modelling paste and stencils
black grey paint
color washes
primary elements
loads of inka gold
For the wings wire and mod podge, then painted with primary elements - inspired by Fi Jennings (Jennings644 on You Tube)

I do hope you like my project - I am pleased with how I managed to spread out the heart shape using the inka gold.

Now for piccies!













That's it for tonight

Hugz and love xx

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Art dress 3

After seeing this tutorial by Angela Holt on You Tube I just has to give it a try and what a trial it was lol.  I got into such a mess with the glue, black velvet and lace with underlay of plum netting and I didn't really get the effect I wanted but I was relatively happy in the end - I used glossy accents over her torso etc and affixed diamante in her hair, ear, neck and velvet bodice (I couldn't capture the velvet all that well either lol).

Then I got to work on the canvas background and painted randomly using grey, white and black.  I stenciled modelling paste randomly and sprayed using dylusions and color washes then a little inka gold.  I glued torn netting round the edges of canvas and 3 butterflies from a napkin to finish it off ( one hiding at the bottom under skirt)

Now for overload - sorry!





Hugz always

Elaine xx



Sunday, 12 April 2015

Trawling challenges....2

and I found a great challenge over at IIndigoblu with the theme of Off the edge.  Normally I would make something and then find challenges that fit but this time I wanted to join in over there as I have a pile of their stamps and it seemed a good as time as any to use one lol.

So out come Elizabeth Bennett - I just love her.  (only cos I am n love with Darcy lol)- well Colin Firth!

I used a La Blanch flourish stamp as well as Miss Bennett. - stamping on the white topper and the backing of card.  I used a script stamp using a paler color. I brushed distress ink over the top and the out come my H2O's - another fave medium for me.

I can't remember who made the sentiment stamp so you will have to forgive me that one lol.

Sorry for overload of pics and the quality.


Thank you for dropping by and why not head on over to this fab challenge

Hugz and Nighty night - just realized the time lol xxx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Skellies on top of it all....2

I just had to make another top hat and the plan was a shabby chic one --- Oh dear I think I may have wandered right off track on that idea lol.

I made the hat out of a foam camping mat using the pattern from Lost Wax - link in previous top hat post.  

After fiddling about cutting and gluing the pieces together I covered the entire thing using screwed up tissue paper.  I then sprayed it using navy, dark red and bottle green colour wash and finished it off using black paint randomly.  I used a cat and raven diecuts on the side.  I broke up a couple of skeletons and randomly placed them round the brim.  I set about positioning 4 complete skellies, one on a wooden ladder.  I then painted roughly over them all using the black paint.  I then mixed up some polished pigments in a reddish brown and a gold and dry brushed the entire project. Fabulous for a Halloween decoration - a bit early I know lol.

Now for pic overload - and I mean overload - SORRY!  Thank you for dropping by ad I do hope you call again real soon.
















Hugz and love always xxx



Anything but a Card is Fools Gold 1

I must admit I felt a little stumped to come up with something relating to Fools Gold.  Then it came to me a few sun rays bouncing off a wall with a pile of fools gold.  And there you have it.  I used 2 stencils with modelling paste.  Painted the sky and rays dark blue, red, orange gold until I got the effect I wanted.  I pained the bricks brown and tan.  I then used alot of grotty plastic faceted beads I had lying about and stuck them in a pile.  I painted them over using gold and red paint.  Once all painting finished I used 3 Inka golds, copper, champagne gold and gold to give the shining effect.  That's it folks!




Why not head on over to Anything But A Card and join in this months fab challenge - we would love to see you there and what's more you will see some fabulous inspiration from the design team makes.

Hugs always Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Another quickie post.....2

Not too much to describe in altering a bracelet/watch gift box.  I covered the top part of the box using lace (cut round the center pattern) floral ribbon and velvet ribbon all from my ever growing stash.  I made a flower using the same lace and ribbon and edged round the sides using the same lace untrimmed.
That's it - I told you it was a quickie lol......









Off to bed now as just realized it early hours of the morning.  The reason for the lateness is due to me feeling a little better now I have 2 types of antibiotics and steroids plus inhaler.  I just put this quick project together so I can say I have been in my craftroom at least once in last 8 days.  Unfortunately I have further test to undergo as doc thinks I may have COPD.  I will have to deal with a little later I am just pleased I can breathe properly - very scary when trying to catch breath.

Anyway off to bed - hugz to all as always xxx

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