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Sunday, 28 July 2013

New challenge at Eclectic .... D

Time for the pink team over at Eclectic Ellapu this week and I have chosen the theme of Anything goes... everyone's favourite.

For this challenge I bought a cheap and nasty clay wellie boot from a pound shop in town.  Yes it cost me a whole quid and I think I was robbed lol.


See told you I was lol.  Anyway I smothered it in modelling paste to disquise the snail and butterflies, I pressed white lace into the paste.  I then dropped the boot and it broke in half.  Out came the glue gun and more paste and lace.  See you cannot tell. (well I hope not)

I painted the entire boot using a metallic burgundy paint and dry brushed it with back acrylic.  This defined the pattern in the lace.

I found an old bracelet at a car boot sale and used the links for the bootlace eyelets.  



I think they worked really well.  Looked better with coat of paint and a little rub n buff.

I used a piece of an old table cloth painted black for the background of the eyelets.  I glued them in place and then wound black sheer ribbon around the bracelet links and small brass flowers with black acrylic beads in the centres.

I used the same ribbon for the bow at the top - quite difficult to see though.  I used an old doily over some wadding and painted it all black.  When dried I pushed it inside the boot and now I have my very own stickpin holder.  I don't think the pins in there at the moment suit the boot lol.  Ho hum never mind!









Well I hope you have enjoyed this post and why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu for this weeks fun challenge


18 comments:

  1. Stunning project! Thank you for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge!

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  2. Fab project, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

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  3. wow, that is creative !
    thanks for joining crafty ribbons challenge, Kate x

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  4. wow Elaine you certainly transformed this boot didn't you.. it is fab
    Hugs
    Kelly
    xxx

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  5. WOW !! this is fab, such clever use of materials, a very unique project, Brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Rhedd and Rosies. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

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  6. Definitely leading by design oh eclectic leader! Would never have thought of doing something like this - so creative :)

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  7. Wow Elaine, where do you get your ideas from? Really fab wellie!
    Claire xx

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  8. what a transformation! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  9. Thanks for entering Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck! xx

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  10. This is fantastic Elaine! I love how well the lace pattern has come out with the black paint - you clever thing! Great use of the old bracelet too.
    I think you ended up getting your money's worth (and more!) out of that welly boot!

    Sheena
    xxx

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  11. Fabulous project Elaine...very creative...

    Hugs
    Sandie xx

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  12. stunning ceations and thanks for sharing at Divas for design

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  13. Fabulous!! What a super idea. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week
    Love
    Amanda x

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  14. Fabulous creation Elaine !!! WOW ! this is a stunner !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  15. Fabulous wellie Elaine, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 eternity hugs x

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  16. Wow what an amazing work of art, thank you for sharing at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

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  17. And that's why you're our Queen Ellapu. I NEVER would have thought of altering a rain boot. Way to go!

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  18. Super projects. thanks for entering at Creative Moments for this challenge. Gill DT

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Hugz Elaine xx

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