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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


Altered Eclectics (Mother Hen)
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
 1st day of each month
ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

Eclectic Ellapu (Mother Hen)
on the 1st day of every month


Rhedd's Creative Spirit (DT)
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
1st day of each month

ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

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

Monday, 1 May 2017

Yayyy! it's May challenge over at Rhedd's 6

Hi all

For this months challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit I have put together a pair of canvases Finnabair style using Audrey Hepburn as my really stunning lady.  I printed her photos from the net, used alot of old broken jewelry, flowers, metal filigrees etc.  For the canvases I used modelling paste through a heart stencil and sprayed copious amounts of sprays for the background. After fixing them to the prepared canvas I painted them with gesso.  Once dried I covered Audrey's face with card and proceeded to spray with more vibrant sprays.  Once finished I dry brushed black paint around the image to make it pop.  Finally I stamped the lower part of the photo using a filigree stamp and edged it with black lace. I used pearl spray for the face and neck. 

All done except I now have to make another one to go with it.... they are going to end up on my living room wall....eventually lol.

Now for the pics

 Before just to give you the idea of the process

 After



Hugz and love to all

New challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

Wow May already - what do they say ''Tempus Fugit''.  For this months challenge I have used a project i made as a gift to a work colleague for no real reason at all except that although I can never seem to buy my projects so I give them away.  She loved ity by the way and already hanging on her bedroom wall.

This is A4 size and padded using filling/  i covered it extensively using doilies, handmade flowers,  wedding lace, appliques, picture of a girl along with bling and tassels - lots of as you can see in the following pics









Thank you for popping in and why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with this months Anything Goes challenge.

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New Challenge over at Altered Eclectics 5

Well here we are again folks another month gone and in May already.  For this months challenge over at Altered Eclectics the theme is Anything Goes  as long as it is mixed media/altered. 

I have used an old red tray purchased from a charity shop and a smallish coffee jar.  Sorry no pics of the before - I am useless at doing this so on the ''norty'' step for me lol. 

I painted it using a beige paint, used crackle medium and once dry I used cream chalk paint for the magic to happen - I just love this technique so much.  I then decoupaged napkins to both pieces and then sealed with a 2 step crackle varnish.  I then attached the pot to the tray - voila all done and dusted and ready to place on my desk at work. 

Now for the pics





Now why not head on over to Altered Eclectics and join in with this months challenge.  I do hope we see you there sharing your talent with us.


Hugs always 

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx


This has been entered into the following challenges
crafting from the heart ag 1j
613 avenue create ag 8m TOP ROCKER
we love to create ag 13m
more mixed media ag 5m



Saturday, 1 April 2017

April project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit 1

Hi everyone

For this month I have turned my creativity over to a canvas for a change.  I used a 12x12 canvas, covered it using napkins and dictionary paper, sprayed it alot and then covered the whole thing over using bridal dress appliques lol.  Typical crafter - have one thing in mind and then change it completely.  I printed off the image and used silk flowers and pearl centres from my stash.

Now for the pics






Thanks for popping by and why not head on over to Rhedd's and join in with the fun



April challenge over at Altered Eclectics *

For this months challenge I put together this canvas for my daughter.  She has twins and whilst trawling facebook I found these fabulous pictures of them on the swings.  I knew I had to use them and enhance them on canvas.  

I used modelling paste through a stencil and sprayed using a purple top til half way down and green from bottom up.  The colour was far to strong so spent an absolute age dry brushing with white paint to make the background more subtle - took ages lol.  

For the frames I cut some twigs from my garden and roughly lay modelling paste over the top to give the impression of bark.   The flowers. leaves and metal pieces were colured using the same purple spray.  Voila and all done and dusted.  this is now hanging on her living room wall.

Now for the pics - enjoy!!!






Thanks for dropping by and why not head on over to Altered Eclectics and join in with this months challenge.

April Challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

For this months challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu is Vintage or Shabby Chic.  I altered a plain old jar using paints, crackle medium and wiped over with green antiquing cream by decoart and then varnished it completely.  I finished it off using a pale green grosgrain ribbon from a box of chocolates I believe.  I ask everyone to keep bits and pieces for me - even the tiny pieces of ribbon from the inside of clothing lol.  I used a paper rose also from my bit box.  I am determined to use stuff instead of just buying lol.




Thank you for dropping by and why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu for this months challenge.

This has been entered into the following challenges

craft-dee-bowz ag with bow 1may

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

First time in ages...............*

I am blogging a project I have just made and it is not a DT piece.  I used a coffee jar, bottle and a home decor piece.  I painted them all black and added black leaves. white - ish colour silk flowers bought from a pound shop deconstructed and reconstructed, pearl spay, pearl lace and calico.  A simple project and I have to say I really do love them myself - makes a change!  

Now for the pics.


Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu x

These have been entered into the following challenges





Wednesday, 1 March 2017

March Challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit *

So here we are again - challenge time over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and for this month I altered an olive jar and I had gold in my mind lol and more gold and more gold.  I treated myself to some spray paints and a clear lacquer and this is the end result.  The metal pieces were from my overloaded stash lol.














Please head on over to Rhedd's and join in with our fun challenge and don't forget to give the DT ladies some love 


Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu

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