Hi all I am Elaine (Ellapu) This blog used to be called Handcrafted by Ellapu but wanted to rebrand to KraftiKards Kreations. I have given up mixed media and am now into making cards. I had not posted since 2019 when I ran 2 challenge blogs, Eclectic Ellapu and Altered Eclectics. There were so many fantastic designers who tirelessly created such beautiful art and I would like to thank them if they ever come across my blog again. I do hope you enjoy my art
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.