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Sunday 16 December 2012

New Challenge and 2 Projects.D

Hey all

This week the challenge over at my blog - Eclectic Ellapu is ANYTHING GOES.  This will be running for 3 weeks until 5th January and is a joint challenge with both teams giving you inspiration with their really beautiful projects.  

I myself have made yet another tag for the challenge and also an altered mirror.  The mirror is a prezzie.  I keep saying it... when will it end... oh yes the 25th December lol.

First off the tag was stamped using a set made by Hampton Arts (I think!)  Got too many and have not catalogued them as well as I should have lol.  I used distress inks and paint as the background.  
The bow and the tag hanger are made using ribbon from my stash.  
I cut out the hearts using a die.  I painted them red with a little rub n buff over the edges.  I then used crackle glossy accents on one half of both hearts and the other half plain glossy accents.  I am hoping you can tell the effect it gives in the photo.  I used my cropadile big bite to punch through the hearts and tag.  The silhouettes were cut using a Tim Holtz die and also received the same treatment as the hearts.  
The sentiment came from the stamp set.  
I hope you enjoy the pics - the mother overload that is.

My next project is a cheap old mirror from the pound shop in town.  
The surround of the mirror was not wide enough for what I wanted to create so I cut out strips of chipboard and attached it to the frame to widen it.  
I then used gesso and cream acrylic over the top.  
I stamped onto tissue paper using some fab new stamps I have acquired recently by Katzelkraft using sepia archival ink. I tore the tissue before applying onto the frame using pva and water.  Once dry I dabbed and smudged distress inks over it to give the appearance of oldy worldy lol. I apologise for the photos... difficult taking pics of mirrors!

I do hope you have enjoyed peeking at my projects and I also hope you will be hopping on over to ECLECTIC ELLAPU for our 3 week challenge of ANYTHING GOES.  We love to look at your projects as not only do we hope to give you inspiration we enjoy being inspirated by you.

Hugz Elaine xxx

These have been entered into the following challenges.


Anything but a card - anything 29d 
Memas Crafts - Anything goes 29d 
Delicious Doodles - anything but a card 19d 
Inspire me fridays -anything goes 21d 
Stempelsonnen - anything goes with a stamp 27d 
Wags n whiskers - anything goes 6j 
Stamp n doodle - something unusual 20d 
Tuesday alchemy - anything goes 18d 
Lady Annes Vickys 1st challenge - anything goes 8j 
Artistic inspirations - anything goes 17d 
MIM - anything goes 17d 
Smudgy antics - distress 17d

OOZAK - anything goes with red 31d
Really Reasonable ribbon- anything goes with ribbon 30d
Fussy and fancy - Tags or Banners 4j TOP FIVE
Jellypark - tags 27d
Art impressions - antiquing 20d  
crafty ribbons - tag 20d 
Bearly mine - anything goes 18d 
Craft room challenge - make a tag 6j
Inky impressions - use something old (ribbon) 19d 
Artistic inspirations - anything goes 17d 
Kaboodles Doodles - use red 17d 
Love to create - anything goes 17d



  1. Beide Werke sehen toll aus.

    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Tina

  2. Great project you have created. Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's. I hope we see you again.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's Challenges

  3. WoW - love the tag. The way the crackle/glaze works is cool. The mirror is awesome. Thank you for sharing with us at Smudgy Antics this week. :-)

  4. What a great tag, I like how the crackle accent has become on the heart.
    Hope we will see you again in the next challenge at Art Impressions.

  5. Beautiful tag thanks for joining us at Love to Create hugs Sandra DT xx

  6. Wow! Wunderschöne Werke hast du da gezaubert.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

    LG Dreja

  7. Great work on your tag, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

  8. Fabulous work your mirror is charming. Your tag wonderful love the muted colours and vintage feel. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. lovely work! :) Thank you for playing at Smudgy Antics!

  10. Very beautiful style..and I love it! wonderful job.thanks for playing with us at smudgy antics and hope to see you again.
    susan s.

  11. Lovely project. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Mema's Crafts and we hope you will visit often.

    If you haven't, be sure and enter your name for the eCard Giveaway ($50) to the store of choice.


  12. two very lovely projects you have here. Both unique in their own way. Thank you for sharing your art with us at Smudgy Antics this week

  13. Great projects!! Thanks for sharing them with us at Inky Impressions this week,

    hugs Vicky xxx

  14. Two wonderful projects, Elaine. The tag is gorgeous. I love the Crackle Accents and the Glossy Accents on the same heart. Very cool. The mirror is awesome. Wonderful collage of stamps and the colours are lovely.

  15. Hi Elaine,
    What stunning projects and how lucky the person is who receives these lovely gifts. What a lot of work when into them - you always make such wonderful things.
    Suzie xx

  16. Lovely projects, just love the tag.

    Thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week xxx

  17. Wonderful projects! The mirror is fantastic!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  18. What a great creation, love the details! Thanks so much for joining us at Art Impression challenge! :)

  19. Great tag and mirror - love all the goodies on the tag (especially the heart) and the mirror looks so cool with it's new surround :)

  20. Gorgeous tag and mirror frame Elaine :-) both are absolutely fabulous ! :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  21. WOWZA!! Love that mirror!! and the tag is gorgeous too!!
    thank you for joining us at BMC this time hope to see you again soon

  22. My goodness! That mirror is stunning! Love the stamped details.

    Definitely fits our challenge @ Stamp N Doodle this week! Thanks!

  23. Thanks for sharing these amazing projects with our Anything but a card challenge.

    Fabulous vintage feel and I love the texture on your mirror. The door hanger is awesome, love the ribbon.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Delicious Doodles DT

  24. WOW great creation, thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons this fortnight
    Hugs Kelly

  25. Great projects! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  26. wow - they are beautiful - what amazing detail xx Thanks for sharing with us at Inky Impressions xx

  27. Wow! Cool! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!

  28. Wonderful idea! Thank you for joining Tuesday Alchemy!

  29. Great projects, Elaine. Love the shabby chic tag and fun elements. Glad you joined the Jellypark Friends challenge this week!

  30. I love both of your projects Elaine, but your tag is my favourite. I love those hearts :-)

    Thanks for joining us over at Fussy and Fancy for our "Tags and Banners" challenge - good luck!

    xx Sazzle xx

  31. Fabby Tag!
    Thank you for joining us at RRR!

  32. Cool & lovely vintage project. Thanks for joining us at Oozak Challenge and hope to see you again for the next ones :o)

  33. G'day Elaine, I adore all things vintage and both your projects are stunning. The mirror must have taken forever.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Vickie's Challenge at Lady Anne's and good luck with the draw. I hope we see you again next challenge.
    *Hugs* ~ Nana Vic

  34. Congratulations Ellapu you've been hand picked in our top 5 over at Fussy and Fancy :-)

    Please pop over to the challenge blog to pick up your top 5 badge.

    Happy new year!

    xx Sazzle xx

  35. A fabulous tag. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  36. Stunning altered mirror, love to see an altered item in our challenge! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Vickie's challenge!
    Hugs, Elenor DT


Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx


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