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Monday, 1 July 2013

Our Debut over at Altered Eclectics D- Everything in the garden is rosy!

Yes that's right.  My latest blog has gone live today.  It is ANYTHING GOES every month which start on the 1st of the month every month.  It is ALTERED ART ONLY.  No cards, layouts or ATC.  I realized  there are not really all that many blogs to cater for us eclectics so here we are.  Pop on over and see the design teams creations, they are outstanding.  Leave some love if you feel like it and join in.  You have a month to create.

Anyway down to business.  I bought a set of 3 awful canvases from a car boot sale a while back so decided to put one to good use.  I have already used one, just one to go.  They are about 12x12 so quite a large space to cover.

I recently been watching Jennings644 over on YouTube and found a tutorial on a shabby chic canvas using the technique of paining over all the embellishments on a canvas.  I have to admit I was scared after spending so much time on it initially. It worked thank goodness.

I gessoed it and painted it in a creamy color acrylic.  I adhered a wooden birdcage, birds, loads of flowers (the one on the right I made and I will be putting a photo on this post pre canvas days lol) three chipboard dress forms, covered in lace and dried flowers (not that you can see lol) and loads of different metal butterflies which were originally on necklaces.  They came in handy lol.  The cherubs and clouds I cast myself using plaster.  the ledge where the cherub appears to be leaning on was part of a picture frame which I sawed off and let me tell you, I sawed my thumb knuckle lol.  It hurt but A&E was not necessary.  It just got sealed with modelling paste when covering the clouds lol.  

Once it was dried properly I used cosmic shimmer sprays over it.  Again once dried I used a white rub over some raised areas to highlight them.  Voila all done!

Anyway now for the overload of pics.  I always go over the top and I am sorry for that - well a little anyway!

My handmade flowers 

The cherubs I cast 

Canvas before I worked on it

 Now the finished piece

Why not pop on over to Altered Eclectics to join in with the monthly challenges or if it is not your thing there is always Eclectic Ellapu which is weekly and accepts anything as long as it fits the theme of the week.

Hugz and love always 

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

This has been entered into the following challenges

613Avenue Create - anything goes 7j FEATURED
ABAC - Getting messy 8j
Challenges4everybody - anything goes 6j
CI paint - anything goes 13j
Dream Valley challenges - make own flowers 13j
That craft place - flowers 14j
Allsorts - lavender and lace 7j TOP FIVE
Crafty Catz - say it with flowers 6j
Inspire me friday - anything goes 6j
QKR Stampede - anything goes 6j
Stamping for the weekend - anything goes 6j
Crafting for all seasons - Make it girly 9j
Crafts and me - anything goes 24j
Creative moments - flowers 10j
Nutcrackers - texture 10j
Pollycraft - anything goes 4j
Rhedd and Rosie - flight 5j WINNER
Simon says stamp - anything goes 4j
Creative Card Crew - no designer paper 8j
Everybody art - butterfly 2j
Inky chicks - anything goes 9j
Part time tuesdays - anything goes 3j
Artistic inspirations - anything goes 9j
Bunny zoe - wings 9j
Crafty bloggers network - metal 1a
Ink it pink - the great outdoors 8j
Simon says stamp and show - anything goes 8j
Sparkle and sprinkle - ABAC 1a
The crazy challenge - ABAC 9j


  1. Wow,an amazing everything about it,fabby little cherub. The colours are stunning,beautiful,love it so much.

    Sandie xx

  2. WOW, what a great transformation. Love how this turned out. Thanks for joining us this month at Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenges. Hope to see you again.
    Barbara - SNS Challenge Coord.

  3. Wow! Fantastic, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  4. Let me pick my jaw up from the floor... WOW, WOW, WOW this is AMAZING.... Full of Wonderful texture ...Love the design & outstanding piece of art work....Hugs May x x x

  5. Wow how stunning is this, just stunning, love everything about this the color, the design. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  6. A very interesting card! Thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxxxxx

  7. What a fantastic project. Looks really awesome. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Cathy DT

  8. WOW what a spectacular canvas. I love the colours and those cherubs are stunning. I really want to cast my own embellishments too and Cherubs are first on my list, just stunning. You have made a wonderful job of this and should be so so proud.

    Thank you so much for joining in with our 'Take Flight' Challenge over at Rhedd and Rosie's Anything Goes Challenge Blog.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xxx (Rhedd and Rosie DT member)

  9. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts Tracy. X

  10. wow wow wow ! this is simply stunning, absolutely love it ! Thank you for joining us at Rhedd and Rosies. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

  11. Wow, it's a great piece full of little details. Great job! Thanks for sharing it with us at Artistic Inspirations this week and good luck with the challenge.
    Hugs Maja

  12. fabulous canvas, love the details. Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

  13. Wonderful canvas fabulous detail, love how you have incorporated the metal butterflies. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network challenge.

    Sylv xx
    CBN Design Team

  14. Love this project. What a great amount of work and details with the colours and design. Thanks for playing at QKR Stampede and good luck. Hope to see you back friday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at QKR Stampede!! xx

  15. This is absolutely amazing! I'm in awe of all of different textures and the beautiful background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Anything But a Card!

  16. What a beautiful Card, I love it, the colour tones are amazing, thank you for joining us this week.
    Sue B DT

  17. Love those handmade flowers. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  18. Well Miss Ellapu, what a gorgeous transformation! I never would have guessed it was all green underneath all that awesomeness! And your injury...well that was a great fix. Just one thing. Where's your fourth little angel? Love the way the other 3 are displayed so cleverly. Maybe she's waiting for the next project. lol. Can't wait to see where she ends up.

  19. I know everyone has said Wow but Wow!!! this is a fabulous piece of art work. Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts. Jo x

  20. I know everyone has said Wow but Wow!!! this is a fabulous piece of art work. Thank you for sharing it with us at Allsorts. Jo x

  21. Wow, Elaine, this is amazing! Such a wonderful composition. The colors are wonderful. Just beautifully done. Thanks for playing on our block at 613 Avenue Create!

    Congratulations on your new blog!

  22. Fantastic project! Love the colors and technique. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and Creative Card Crew. Hope you have a great day!

    - Jenn DT
    Crafted My Fancy

  23. Lovely creation, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  24. Elaine, I'm THRILLED that you've started this challenge blog! I've only just begun dabbling in altered art and was wondering if there were any challenge blogs specific to the art, and thankfully I've found yours! The canvas is AMAZING, and I've picked up so much inspiration from it already. I look forward to playing with you!

  25. Beautiful! Love the rich texture and depth with the embellishments and the layer of gesso with colors.

  26. Beautiful piece of artwork. Thank you for joining in The Crafty Bloggers Networl Challenge.


  27. Fabulous project! Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN 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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