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Friday, 1 July 2016

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


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, 5 October 2015

October's project for TMC - My heart 4U

October already and time for a new challenge over at the Mirror Crack'd and this months hostess is Lula with the theme of Wall Hanging.  
If you don't fancy a wall hanging we have a Tic, Tac, Toe board for you to choose from. If you want to do the wall hanging, it's the centre square, then you do NOT need to do the squares either side of it, unless you fancy challenging yourself even further. Or you could pick any of the lines around the outside and miss out the wall hanging altogether. If you use the Tic, Tac, Toe, please tell us in your post which line you have used.

My next door neighbor has just recently erected a huge cabin at the end of his garden and I blagged his leftover pieces of tongue and groove - lots of them I have to say.

The wood is pine which needed to be gessoed before starting.  I used 3 stencils and my own handmade modelling paste (loads of tutorials on You Tube).  I then painted it neutral and sprayed expresso adirondack colorwash over it.  I then highlighted the raised areas using inka gold.  The lettering/numbers were cut using my alphabet die - also inka'd up lol.  I made 2 holes and threaded parcel string for the hangy thingy. Now for the piccies

Thats it for now and I really hope you enjoyed your visit.  Why not head on over to The Mirror Crack'd and join in with the fun challenge

Hugz and love always

Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges
63avenuecreate ag 13o
that craft place mixed media ag 13o

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Time for a new challenge

over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and this month I have altered a pair of shell like napkin rings.

I started by using white gesso.  For them both I layered them up by using hessian on one and lace on the other. I added more lace, appliques, feathers and flowers.  I found this particular project simple but really effective - to me they look much nicer than their original form

That's it from me this time but why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with the fun

Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu

These have been entered into the following challenges

crafty girls creations 8o
crafting by designs ag 1n
simon says stamp ag 8o

October roll 7

Hi all

For this months challenge over at Altered Eclectics I have made yet another book but this time I used toilet roll inserts for the pages.  I decorated them using the paper called funfair and was made for a friends daughter as a stocking filler.

For the outside I used chip board and a magnet to keep it all together to protect the pages.

I do hope you like my project and hope you can find your way over to the Altered Eclectics October challenge

Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

Cancer Awareness 12

For this month over at Eclectic Ellapu the Pink Team theme is ''For a Cause'' so it really was a no brainer for me - really important and worthy cause.

I managed to dig out my digi stamps for this Saturated Canary image called Boobylove.  Isn't she cute.  I have to admit it has been an absolute age for me colouring a digi lol.

I coloured her using my polychromos -it felt really strange being so long lol.  I used a curved edge from spellbinders for the edge of my card and the oval for the image.  I attached a pink ribbon and I printed out a quote from the internet for the inside.

That's it all done.

Why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with the fun.  The Purple team's theme is Horror, Halloween/Dark - such a fab choice of themes this month.  We would like to see you there.

Hugz Elane aka Ellapu xxx

Monday, 28 September 2015

Create art.16

and a few random items.  I have had terrible time trying to get my mojo motivated to do some altered mixed media.  The reason for it is I have been making alot of books for Christmas (still loads more to do too lol) and lost the will for anything else but I was determined so I got out a canvas and a few random items and just got on with it lol.

items used 
stencils and modelling paste
old paintbrushes - past their sell by date lol
metal butterflies, key and flowers
broken jewellery
tiny bottle with pearl string coloured using inka gold
Tim Holtz alphabet stacked 5 high to give the letters depth
small wooden letters

I then sprayed using diluted pink and purple mica and highlighted the embellies with the inka gold, purple and pink


thanks for popping in - please call again real soon.  Now off to get on with some more books lol.

Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu xx

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Mini cheery album 6

Yes another one so sorrrrrrry.  I am in the process of making albums and I have plenty more to blog so beware.  So not to bore you all I am going to post them gradually.  This album I made from lots of odded and ends of bright papers and coordinations card.  This will be a stocking filler for one of my daughter in laws - she loves taking pics so this will be ideal.  Now for the over load of pics.... sorry again

Thanks for dropping by and please do call again.

Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu xxx


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