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Friday 31 May 2013

Yes I know---- another canvas - YAWN! .... D

I know I appear a little boring with my canvases but hey I just could not resist lol.  This time  I used a canvas picture I bought from a car boot sale last week.  I paid the princely sum of 50p. 

This is a mish mash of just about anything laying about in my craft room.

I used modelling paste on part of the canvas and laid alot of different embellies over the paste.  When dry I layered up more embellies.  These were all in my stash and to name but a few there are wooden bits and pieces, flowers, leaves, chain, beads, plaster hearts and clouds, plaster letters to spell out LOVE, string, earrings - the list is endless lol.  

I used a web like lace for the other portion of canvas. I painted the entire canvas and embellies using white acrylic paint.   I then cut into the canvas to make an opening.  I glued back the pieces of canvas to look like an explosion.. well it is supposed to look like it lol. 

I covered a piece of chipboard using paste and randomly stippled it using my palette knife.  I then sprayed it using a variety of perfect pearl sprays and fixed it behind the opening.  I then used a purple color rub n buff over the texture.  I used the same technique over the entire canvas.



Well I hope you can make sense of this piece because I can't.  I just wanted to use some of my stash as it was gathering dust lol. 

Thank you for visiting me and I do hope you call back another time.

Hugz Elaine xxx

Friday 24 May 2013

Time for a challenge for the Outlawz.... D

Time for an Outlawz Challenge over at Paper ala Mode and it is anything goes everyone so pop on over and enter whatever you like.

 Well I was ready for a nap but then felt an overwhelming urge to put together a vintage card.  Though it did not turn out to be a card in the end.  I found an image on the internet. I wiped TH ink pad over it, then wet it to look aged.  I then covered the photo in mod podge.  

I bought some really old vintage doilies at a car boot last weekend.  One was a little stained so I dyed it using in tea.  Came out just right.  I edged the topper using the doily lace.  I then layered a gold trim on top and finally pearls from my stash.  Actually they were bits and pieces in my scrap box. 

Once this was finished I didn't want to use it on a card and decided to make it into a little picture which stands upright.  I can't say it is a picture frame because its not lol.  I just glued a piece of strong card to the back to steady it whilst upright.  You never know I may just use this on another project in the future.

Anyway thank you for dropping by and I do hope you call again.
Why not go join in the fun and take a peek at the wonderful DT projects over at the Outlawz.

Hugz always 

Elaine xxx

Sunday 19 May 2013

Apothecary Shop in Turmoil.......D

Hey everyone

This week it is my choice of challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and I took the easy option again!

Anything goes

I chose to put together a canvas.  I love working with canvas... oooooooooooooo!

 I smothered the canvas with modelling paste mixed with green acrylic for part of background and then added blue for the remaining areas.  

I used cogs to imprint the background.  Once dry,  I dry brushed over the raised areas using red.  I then used a gold spray and finally gilding wax in bronze.  

I filled the two glass vials with red paint and the other with gold mica spray. The smaller bottle with the red paint appears to have toppled over, look at all that red mess... wheres the cleaner when you need her lol.  

The wooden vials, the Bunsen burner, ravens, watch face and cogs had modelling paste wiped over the top to give depth and treated the same as the canvas background apart from the ravens.  They were painted black with rock candy over the top.  

I coiled some copper wire from my stash and just randomly placed onto the canvas.   

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit as much as I enjoy you visiting me.  Please do call again real soon. Oh and don't forget to pop on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with the fun.

Hugz Elaine xxx


Saturday 11 May 2013

Altered Frame...........D

Happy Saturday one and all

The weather is so changeable today, sunny then cloudy, sunny then heavy rain and now just dull and cold.  Where has our summer gone?  Oh yes we had it week before last lol.  Anyway I decided the best thing to do on a day like this is to get ma butt into my craft room and get on with a project.  I have been feeling creativeless for well over a week now and it was worrying me.  I eased myself back into my room last night and put together an easy tag and today I thought perhaps an easy frame may help so here it is lol.

I cast some cherubs using plaster this morning knowing that I would want to use them immediately as they are so so cute.  I had itchy palms to get started.  I have a pile of frames in my room that need something doing to them so I picked this one with the 3 apertures... Perfect!

I painted the background white. the aperture mount board and frame in black.  I was originally going to crackle them with gold but decided against it.  I wanted a different look.  I used a crackle stamp using white ink against the black and black ink against the white.  I then dry brushed my lil cherubs using aged gold acrylic paint and placed them in the apertures.  Voila all done!

Well that is it for today.. well perhaps not, we will see. 

Hugz and stuff

Elaine xxx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Our creative corner - anything goes 9j
Sweet stampin - CAS 17m
Brown sugar - angels or fairys 17m
Creative corner - things with wings 16m
Inspire me fridays - anything goes 17m
Simply create too - anything goes 24m
Crafting for all seasons - monochromatic 15m
Crafty creations - something old something new old frame/new plaster cherubs 14m
Divas by design - anything goes 14m
7 kids college fund - ABAC 22m
Simon says stamps - things with wings 15m
Whimsical designs - alter it 23m
Whimsey inspires - anything goes 7j
Anything goes - shaped not square 20m
Artistic Inspirations - monotone 13m
613 Avenue create - anything goes 12m 
OSAAT - anything goes 12m 
That craft place - altered 12m


Tried something simple...... D

to try get my mojo back.  I feel right at this moment that my creativity has walked out the door.  I hate not knowing what to do next, what style, what project.  So I sat at my table with a blank tag.  I covered the back with distress inks.  

Out came one of my stamp boxes - there are so many I have not used yet.  I grabbed the 'I'm so special' set by Katzelkraft.  I used the background stamp obviously for the background lol.  I then stamped and embossed Mr Special himself.  I love him.... just so special!  

I then used mica fragments down the side and frantage copper to the left.  I then triple embossed the entire tag to give it a really top shine.  I attached a ribbon with a stapler.  That was it.  Simple and a little satisfying that I achieved something.

Well how simple was that lol.  Instant gratification! well almost instant.

Thanks for dropping by and please please call again.

Hugz Elaine xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Just had to......D

do something other than sort out blogs this bank holiday weekend.  All this computer stuff is really time consuming lol.

So off I went upstairs and pulled out a canvas.  I wanted to throw something together quickly to make me feel I had achieved something.  

I basically stuck some flowers, mini wooden birdhouse and birds to the canvas.  I had transferred a vintage image onto some calico and laid that down too.  I added web like lace and added some feathers between the flowers.  

I had already cast some hearts in plaster on Saturday and thought they would be ideal for this project. I then painted it all over using white and pink acrylic.  

I used TH distress ink, aged mahogany to highlight the different textures and give some shadows to it.

Now that was quick huh.  I feel a little happier now I have achieved something.  Hope you all enjoyed your visit today and please do drop on by again soon.

Hugz and love 

Sunday 5 May 2013

My Turn, My Turn.......D

Well it is my turn to host the challenge this week at Eclectic Ellapu.  I chose Anything goes and how exciting is that lol.
Why not head on over and join the fun... 

I recently bought some plastic face masks to decorate and couldn't wait to get going on them.  I just did not know what theme I want to concentrate on so I just went with the flow.

I used paper mache for the basis of the mask for a couple of layers and used muslin for the final layer.  The masks are so flimsy it would have made it difficult to work with otherwise.  

Once I had completed the layering of material and it had dried I smothered the entire mask with modelling paste mixed with gold acrylic.  I then embedded black spider netting into parts of the mask.  For the remaining bare areas I mixed some crackle embossing paste with black acrylic, laid it over those areas and let it dry.  

I sprayed the entire mask with gold shimmer mist. I then wiped some gold rub n buff over the textured areas.  I also used the gold over the metal embellishments, butterflies, made up flowers and leaves.  I trimmed the edges using a goldish braid.


And after.........

Well that's it folks and I hope you have enjoyed visiting my blog and do hope to see you join in with this weeks challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu.

Hugz Elaine xxx

Friday 3 May 2013

Emblies Rock...........D

Hello everyone

Time for this weeks challenge over at The Outlawz, Paper ala Mode which is 
So out came a canvas.  I stamped the entire canvas using a script stamp and I then used a leaf mask from CE and sprayed with glimmer mist.  I then stamped lightly over the background using a flower head stamp and sepia archival ink.  The sentiment came from a set which I think is called Art flowers.  All the wooden embellies used are from CE.  Some I used metallic paint on and the some I covered in glossy accents.  I am pretty proud on my word flower lol.

Anyhow here are the pics and I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Hugz Elaine xxx


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