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Sunday 30 June 2013

Time to Party...........D

Hello my crafty buddies

Time for a fun challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and it is Sandie's choice of theme this week


So that will be your interpretation of Time

Today I just could not resist playing with my plaster and molds.  So this morning I cast a few items.

I then decided to play further and incorporate a couple of the faces into a mixed media canvas.  

I covered the canvas in modelling paste, smoothed a third, chopped about another third and crackled the remainder.  I painted the faces black and stuck them to the canvas and paste whilst it was still wet.

  I made impressions using skeleton hand stamps below the lower face.  I painted up masks, name plates, letters, clock hands and clock face using gold and black eco paint.  Before sticking them to canvas I dry brushed red and gold over the different textures to give the piece some depth. Voila all done!

I do hope you like it and thank you for visiting me today.  Please take the time to visit Eclectic Ellapu and we would love you to join in or perhaps leave some love for the fabulous DT.

Hugz Elaine xxx

Wednesday 26 June 2013

More flowers.....D

I know such a far cry from the altered art I love but at the moment my concentration levels are really poor.  There really isn't too much to say about these really.  They are made from lace in my stash and stitched to gather.  The white ones I cut from a tablecloth and put them together.  Of course all with glass pearls in the centers.

Well that is from me today

Hugz Elaine xx

Monday 24 June 2013

Just cos' I wanted to ......D

Hi all

Most of my mojo has gone and I have practically forced myself to get into the craftroom and do something.  I made flowers and a stickpin and I then felt the need to make this. 

I used a mask I had bought from a carboot sale.  I stripped it of all the embellies already on it but guess what forgot to take pic before doing so lol.  I have however took pic after and here it is.

I had even painted round the mouth area before remembering lol!

I painted it black and then stamped and embossed all over using skelli hands on the cheeks and spiders and web everywhere else - unable to see them so waste of time.  I split the canvas open after painting and stamping just as the mask.  I adhered some card behind the eyes and triple embossed it to give them a staring shine.  I also painted and embossed the lips.

I stuck the mask behind the canvas to give appearance of breaking out.

Don't know why I felt the urge to create this ... insanity perhaps!

Hope you enjoy looking into the darkness......

Hugz Elaine xxx

Sunday 23 June 2013

Something to do.......D

Happy Sunday everyone

So what are you all doing this miserable cold day... did I miss Summer?  

I decided to do something quick and simple this morning but still contribute to my stash using up my stash lol.  I decided on flowers and one stick pin.

The ruffled flowers I made out of parts of DOILIES.  The shabby chic are from glass pearls.  The stick pin are glass pearls and one swarvoski crystal.  

How simple was that!  When I looked closely at the flowers I thought I had pulled all the glue string off but apparently not according to the camera. Oh well I will do it later lol.

Hope you like my little projects.  I was inspired by Jennings644 over on YouTube for all the flowers... thank you Fi x

Hugz Elaine xxx

These will be entered into the following challenges.

Allsorts - outside the box 28j
Craft Lovin - anything goes 29j

Saturday 22 June 2013

Vintage bake off......D

Happy Saturday night to you all

I have not been near my craft room all week.  I have not had any enthusiasm to make anything.  No mojo and had to make something for my colleague and friend at work due to her leaving the dept on Wednesday.  I don't know why I always leave important things to the last minute lol.

My friend likes to bake and she has just bought a range cooker.  I went trawling the net for images of a range and came up with the background for this collage.  She makes some amazing cakes, lemon drizzle, Bruce Bogtrotter's chocolate cake and hot cross buns so I found pics of those and stuck them on the left of the canvas.  To the right I found pics of flour, castor sugar eggs and butter.  Not all that visible on here the camera just would not play nicely.  I distressed over the top and edges using TH brushed corduroy.

For the back I found a poem Recipe for friends. I rooted through my kitchen and found a shortish wooden spoon, painted it the same as the back and sides of the canvas and stuck it on top.  The canvas can now be hung using the spoon.

Quite a quick project and reasonably pleased with it.

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

Hugz and love Elaine xxx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Allsorts - outside the box 28j TOP FIVE
One stop craft - for a friend 30j

Sunday 16 June 2013

Two Unintentionals!... D

Hi everyone, Time for another challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and it is Asha's turn to chose the theme and that is

That will be quite easy to portray summer in a project, don't you think?

I was going through my late mum's photos for the first time since she passed last year and found an empty journal.  I have never before used one and it was like a sign to get on and make one. She was telling me to.

Well anyway I was playing about with my journal using Dylusions, Distress ink and Indigo blu stamps. Now before I started there was a part of the pages that got stuck together previously and I thought, well I will cover that somehow.  

There was no need to cover it.  It looks like a couple of things to me - A pen pointing at the sentiment, perhaps a gnarled finger with long fingernail or a trench/hole in the ground.  Final decision on that made.

While waiting for it all to dry, thinking what to do next, an image popped out of the page to me.  I am unsure as to whether it will appear to you but it has to me and I see it as a sign from my dear lovely Mum.  It is on the left hand page above the grass next to the branches.

If you cannot see it then I will just take it that it is all in my head and just confirms I am mad - not that I didn't already know it!

Now you have my reason for doing nothing else to it.  My Mum is still with me.

Anyway I hope you like my half finished project - well finished to me.

Why not head on over to EE and join in with this weeks challenge.

Hugz and love always to you all

Elaine xxx

Saturday 15 June 2013

Just a box...D

Hi all

I had tried altering this box several times and had all but given up with it.  Why is it sometimes things just do not go to plan.  This started life as an old perfume box.  It then started to be an oriental piece in black and red but didn't like it.  Then I painted it brown with crackled cream over the top - that did not work for me either.  I then collaged it with Da Vinci images on tissue paper and yes you guessed it i didn't like it.

This is the finished product of all my wasted time and it is the final time.  I have to say I am still not all that pleased with it.   I have covered it in K&Co papers, edged it in beige trimming and covered in varnish.  I made the 2 rosettes out of the same trimming.  The inside is also covered in another design from the same stack.  I added 4 lengths of the trim to tuck paper and bits behind them.  I also added another rosette with a couple of pieces hanging down.  Quite difficult to see really.  I have not decorated the box top as I plan to use this to store ink pads so no real point.  Anyway here are the pics......Hope you like it more than I do lol.

Hugz Elaine xx

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Quick Father's Day Card........D

Hi everyone... 

Unusual for me to post mid week however I had to make a Father's Day card for my Dad.  This was a simple project for me.  My Dad likes his gardening so had to root about through my stamps.  I used Kraft card for the base and layered distressed cream card, burlap and Kraft card for the top layer.  I stamped the wording and little pics of frog, seed packet, pebbles and butterflies all heat embossed using a very fine gold embossing powder.  I used DI and lightly shaded the images.  I finished it off with a hairy twine (can't remember what it is called lol).  All items are from my stash.

That's about it really, such a simple project and write up! 

Hugz to you all

Elaine xxx

This has been entered into the following challenges

Anything goes - Fathers Day 17j
City Crafter - all about him 18j
Crafty Sentiments - Project for male 18j
Creative Craft 2 - we love you Dad 23j
Cuttin and stampin - Fathers day 28j
LEJ - Something for the men 18j
Papertake weekly - hello boys 18j
TTCRD - anything goes 17j
Use it Tuesday - Masculine 20j
Artistic Stamper - Makes for men 30j
 Ladybug crafts - for the men 30j
Crafters Cafe - Fathers/male 30j
Crafting cafe - here comes the boys 30j
Cards for men - boys will be boys 23j
Craft your passion - fathers day 18j
Eureka stamps - Fathers day 17j
get inky - card for men 21j
Lexis creations - fathers day 22j
MIM - anything goes 17j
MIM with Kraft Outlet - Just for him 17j
Tammy's Scrappin Corner - Fathers day 17j
Pile it on - for father 20j
Craft lovin - Fathers day 14j
Crazy 4 challenges - fathers day 16j
Crafts 4 eternity- for the boys 16j
Paper crafting journey 12j
Creative Belli - fathers day 18j
Lady Anne's - anything goes 6july
paper pretties weds - fathers day 12j
Simon says stamp - fathers day 12j

Friday 7 June 2013

Vintage at the Outlawz....D

Hi everyone 

Today I am showing a vintage side of me - well it was required of me to do so.  At first I had no idea what I was going to do as these days I tend to not be into paper craft a great deal so felt stuck!  I just knew I ought to do something different so two tags it was.  I had a few chipboard tags I had cut out at christmas and they were looking at me from my windowsill shouting use me, use me! I just could not disappoint.  Believe it not I found two pictures on the floor which I had originally printed out to transfer to canvas as part of a collage therefore my project was coming together.  Obviously meant to be huh.

I painted and inked the tags and threw a little water of them.  I found two air dry frames my friend had made so they came in handy.  I stick them onto the pics and trimmed off the excess.  I filled one with glossy accents and the other just a little rock candy.  Wanted different effects.  Found some roses in the drawer and edged in ink.  I also found some leaves I cut out previously so embossed them using frantage, copper.  I inked up some lace. I pleated it after inking it up and layered it twice at the bottom.  I printed a couple of sentiments onto photo paper, inked and distressed it with frantage round the edges.  A little bit of spare bling  and lace through top of tag and voila all complete.

Thats it folks.  Why not head on over to Paper ala Mode and join in the fun.  We would love to see you there.

Hugz Elaine xx

Sunday 2 June 2013

Oh Leonardo....not Di Caprio... Da Vinci!!!! D

Hello once again

It is challenge time over at Eclectic Ellapu and this time it is May's choice of theme 

Anything with Wings

This canvas was never meant to be like this.  I had transferred a few images of Mona and Leonardo but didn't like it apart from the gorgeous lady at the bottom left.  

I lay some modelling paste, a little crackle embossing paste and fine ropey twine on the top. I randomly daubed olive green, red and gold acrylic paint over the textures.  I don't know why I bothered as it cannot be seen lol.  

I generously covered the pretty lady with rock candy. I broke the bars of the birdcage so the lovely lady can be seen .......  it had to be done.  I glued a couple of birds on the cage with a rose bud.  

The flowers on the right started off as putrid blue and white, awful looking.  I painted them in gold as I did all the embellies, including the jigsaw pieces before stamping the man himself on them.  The clock face with the wings sit behind him... Did not have any single wings in my stash ;-(( so had to improvise.  

The heart I cut out using a paper artsy die, triple embossed and mica powders over the top once I had bent and cracked it up.  Finally words were added.  I do hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making it.  Now for the copious amount of piccies.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and hope you will come back again.   Why not pop on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with our fun challenge.

Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu xxx


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