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Friday 23 August 2013

Just some scraps.....D

Well today I have decided to use a few scraps of lace and material which have been laying about for some time.  We all have them right??

Quite simply I put together a 4.5 inch flower...... Just different materials piled up.  Now that was easy to write up lol - now for the pics (overload!)

Hope you like my latest creation

Hugz and love 
Elaine xx

Thursday 15 August 2013

Birthday card, canvas's oh whatever...D

Hello all

Not been in the craftroom much these days as no motivation to get on with anything substantial apart from making flowers etc.  So this project gave me a swift kick up the backside.  It is my stepmoms 80th birthday and thought this would serve as a card and pressie.

I stamped on some calico using a script stamp and stuck it to both canvases.  I then run ink around the edges.

First the 5x7 - I covered the back using lace and painted over it.I used wooden embellishments, cage and birds and left them natural.  The little glass vials I filled with pearls/beads and a couple of flowers.  The front of the canvas I used a picture from the net and cannot remember where from lol.  I used trimming round the edge.  The flower I made from muslin and I crocheted the corner.  I used a little ink over the top to give it all a vintage look.

The 8x8 canvas - I made another flower ad place it in the centre and gave it a frame of lace.  The front I just laid more lace down, added another of my flowers a crochet one this time, a stickpin I made and used a wooden postcard for my birthday message.  Thats it really - voila!  I do hope you like it - actually to the point that she does lol.

Hugz and love

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

Sunday 11 August 2013

Art Deco......D

or is it Nouveau? I think it is close enough.  Well it best be as not making another one lol.  You guessed it I made it for our new challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and the theme this week is Art Deco.  

Off I went to watch a few You tube tutorials and came across a fabulous one from Jennings644.  She inspired me with this one.

I painted the canvas black and then sprayed perfect pearls over it to give a little sheen.  I then covered it in Mod Podge.  I glued two pieces of ribbon together to make a ridge, just to look different.  I printed a photo from the net.  I just love her even though she is half dressed. Oh to have a body like that lol.  I matted the photo and glued lace and pearl trim around it to give the appearance of a frame.  I did two sides the same as you can see.  I added bling from my stash, a black and diamante rose which originated from a ring and a couple of metal leaves colored silver and black with a dash of glamour dust over the top.

Well that was easy to write about lol.

Why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in with the fun, we would love to see you there.

Hugz Elaine xx

Saturday 10 August 2013

Another order fulfilled......D

I know I have not blogged in a while but somehow I have really lost the motivation for crafting.  I have been sitting in front of the TV crocheting the odd flower.  However I had to put together another Lanyard for a colleague at work and I had been promising to get on with it.. and get on with it I did lol.

You will also see a couple of flowers I have put together today.  Well thats about it for now. I promise I will continue trying to motivate myself tonight.

Hugz to all 

Elaine xx

Sunday 4 August 2013

Just a few ....D

Hat pins to share with you.  This weekend I have been concentrating on hat pins and crochet flowers.  Thought I would share the pins with you all - listed on ebay at the moment (trying to sell my wares lol)

All the beads and crystals are glass - no acrylics found on these beauties.  I love bling!


Thank you for visiting.  Don't forget the challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu is Anything for Teacher and Altered Eclectics is Anything goes

Hugz Elaine xxx

These have been entered into the following challenges

Thursday 1 August 2013

Altered Eclectics 2nd challenge.......D

Well here we are again and where has this past month gone to.  Has flown by and my has it been hot.

The project I am using for inspiration has lived a couple of lives already.  I bought the body form from a carboot for a whole 50pence, stripped it of its splendour and guess what forgot to take a pic of it lol.  Well you all know what a body form looks like with the metal hooks for arms lol.  Well this one was no different.  I was quite surprised when I had finished hacking off the material that the underneath is polystyrene - I used that to my advantage, it appears to be crackled, especially after rubbing it over with memento, splashing a little WOW glitter embossing power, heat embossed and finished off with a littlegold rub and buff.  The base had the same treatment.

This is the part where the body form has a brief second life (overnight) - again I forgot to take pics as I was just throwing caution to the wind lol.  

I used tulle for the underskirt to give it fullness, a petticoat of muslin and then layer of chiffon as another underskirt.  Alot of sewing going on here lol. For the final layer I used some bridal lace and very pretty it was when it was white - actually quite stunning.  I used the same lace for the bodice and a veil.  At this stage I went to bed thinking I was finished with it.  I got up the following morning and looked at it and although it was really pretty it got me to thinking of my three awful marriages (no time to thinking of cameras at this point lol)  Off came the veil and out came my sprays - cosmic shimmers.  Took several attempt with varying colours to achieve what I wanted even though I didn't know what I wanted lol. 

I had previously made a couple of chiffon flowers which I didn't particularly like and had been thown into the bottom of my flower bucket. I sprayed them using the same colours.  I cut a piece of card and joined into circle and attached it to the bigger one.  I then attached the smaller one to the top and turned the petals down to cover the card.  I added a couple of feathers but couldn't spray them too much as it ruins them so can still see a little cream in them - we shall call that contrast lol. I made a smaller circle of card with lace on it, sprayed it, attached to the bottom and glued it at a slat on her head.  I attached box pleated ribbon round her neck and stuck a pearl as a necklace.  I sprinkled gold glitter embossing powder all over and heated as normal.  Finished it off I think.

I also hope I don't feel like making it steampunk when I awake for work in the morning lol.

Here are the pics and I hope you like my inspirational project for Altered Eclectics. 

Don't forget it is anything goes every month, no cards, atcs or scrapbooking.

Hugz Elaine xxx


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