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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


Altered Eclectics 
ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
 1st day of every month
ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

Eclectic Ellapu 
on the 1st day of every month
December through 31st Jan 2015

PINK TEAM - Vintage Christmas
PURPLE TEAM - Christmas NOT A CARD 

3 WEEKLY
ANYTHING BUT A CARD (DT)
''New Beginnings''
 and 
Mini spotlight challenge 4th week of the month 

Rhedd's Creative Spirit (DT)
Anything Goes 
1st day of month

The Mirror Crack'd (DT)

''Stencils''
5th day of month


Drop by and join in the fun!
Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Mini Spotlight Challenge over at ABAC 12

Yes that's right I am spotlighted for Anything but a Card January's mini challenge.  I have chosen the theme of SHABBY CHIC.

Listed are the ingredients followed by the pics.

Mini ornamental shoe
gesso
paper napkin - my new batch yayyyy
mini guipere lace
pearl string
inka gold
wadding
material
hat pins for show









That's it for now - why not head on over to ABAC and join in with my spotlight challenge.

Do hope to see you there.

Hugz 

Elaine xxx

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Guest Designer over at Crafting By Designs 15

Yayy I was picked as a guest designer over at Crafting by Designs as one of my cards was picked as a DT favorite.  The challenge theme is Under the weather/Get Well.  I decided to interpret the Under the weather completely different to being unwell.

I had just bought a couple of new stamp sets from Art Journey, Umbrella girl and raindrops so I thought it perfect for the theme and look great on my tag..  

I used pan pastels for the background and then stamped grass at the bottom using TH forest moss.  I then stamped umbrella girl, raindrops and umbrella man from a TH collection I own.  I then used glossy accents for the rain drops.

Now for the pics and I hope you enjoy them.


Why not head on over to Crafting by Designs and join in with the fun.

Hugz always Ellapu xxx

Sunday, 11 January 2015

New Challenge over at ABAC - 9


((This project was inspired by Jennings644 and CreaBoetiek over on You Tube))


This month the challenge over at Anything but a Card is 'New Beginnings', there are so many interpretations of this theme.  I chose 'New Home'.

I used tissue for the background on my 12x18 canvas, I then painted and sprayed until I achieved the desired effect.


I cut shapes of houses freehand as it didn't need to be perfect - in fact quite the opposite.  I painted, used modelling paste, lace, stamps, ribbon, playing cards,inks - the list goes on lol - used quite alot of bits and pieces from my scraps.I used 2 different types of moss for the grass and trees.  The big post house with gilding flakes on the roof had the coloured (used dylusion sprays on it) fresh moss as grass and trees in the garden and the old unloved buildings had dried dead looking moss.
Sorry for overload on pics - couldn make up mind on what looked best lol.  










I do hope you have enjoyed your visit today.  Why not head on over to Anything but a Card and join in with the fun.  We would like to see you there.

Hugz and love
Ellapu aka Elaine (sometimes lol)
 xxx

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Just a simple project 5

I have been real busy with stuff so not much time crafting but this afternoon I decided I would get in there and alter something.

I altered a coffee mate tin and turned into a pot for my rulers, brushes and such like.

Once upon a time .........I painted the tin a bluey green.  I used a paper napkin and mod podge to stick it down.  I then used glossy accents over the flowers, butterfly and Eiffel tower. ( Pictures are not showing it up all that well so am sorry about that although the butterfly looks good) White acrylic paint wiped lightly at top and bottom of tin to give an aged effect. . I then wiped turquoise inka gold around the rim of tin.

THE END (lol)





I hope you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again real soon.

Hugz
Elaine xxx



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Just a couple of birthday cards......F

for my Twin gran-kids who are 2 tomorrow.  I don't know where the time has gone to.  They were quite simple - stamped imaes and words and coloured using Poly's.  That's it all done.




Thank you for popping in and hope to see you again real soon.

Hugz to all

Ellapu aka Elaine xx

Monday, 15 December 2014

Tis the season.... blah blah blah! F

Another quickie post - infact there will be two quickie posts today.  Just Christmas cards ....

I used a snowman stamp, metallic inks, clear embossing powder with a lil glitter mixed in, glitter for the snowflakes and flower soft for the snow.

That's it right now until I get some more done - they are needed lol.


Bye bye for now xxx

Another Christmas card.. f

Another quickie post - in fact there will be two quickie posts today.  Just Christmas cards ....

I used a snowman stamp, metallic inks, clear embossing powder with a lil glitter mixed in, backing paper,  glitter for the snowflakes and flower soft for the snow.

That's it and I will be writing the same for the next post apart from using backing paper lol.



Bye bye for now xxx

Sunday, 14 December 2014

New challenge at Anything but a Card - F

Yes a new challenge and time is flying by so quickly.  The theme this month is CELESTIAL.  I have to say I did struggle with this one.  I kept thinking I knew what I was going to make and then was unable to put it together - mojo went awol!

I finally decided to make a box frame from a photo mount and foam board.  I used mountboard as the backing.  I used black, blue, grey and purple paints for one side and orange, red, yellow for the other.  I stamped onto acetate using Indigoblu stamps Juliet and Snow Queen and wiped white pan pastel over the stamped image.

That's it job done!

Now for the pics and apologies for them not being all that good.. quite hard to get good images with reflection and do not own a light tent - on my wanted list lol.  I am also sorry for the number of them - was just trying to give an overall view.














Thanks for dropping by and please pop in again.  Why not head on over to Anything but a Card and join in with the fun.

Hugz Elaine xxx

Another card - f

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you (other in following post) They are quite basic simple cards but I think they are effective.  The only description I can offer is that I stamped the image using different metallic ink pads and used clear embossing powder to enhance the images.  I used a decoroller pen to fill in some of the gears and wings randomly to give it a little depth.

Now for the pics and for a change there are only two lol!



Hope you enjoyed your visit and please feel free to follow me and pop back anytime

Hugz Ellapu xx 

SteamPunk Christmas Card - F

Today I have a couple of cards to share with you (other in following post) They are quite basic simple cards but I think they are effective.  The only description I can offer is that I stamped the image using different metallic ink pads and used clear embossing powder to enhance the images.  I used a decoroller pen to fill in some of the gears and wings randomly to give it a little depth.

Now for the pics and for a change there are only two lol!


Just off to copy this to other post - well why write it twice when one can make life easier lol!

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

My altered canvas Finnabair inspired steampunky style - f

Hi all

I have been watching a few tutorials on You Tube at Finnabair inspired projects.  The lovely people I watched creating their Finnabair projects were Angela Holt, Jennings644 and CreaBoetiek and many more.  I then typed in Finnabair into Google and found her blog - wow so inspiring and I hope I have done them all justice with my attempt.

First of all I prepared a canvas using modelling paste and stencils then various paints and sprays.  

I then printed an image from the net and placed it onto the canvas.  It sat there for many days before going onto the next step



I dived into my treasure box for various pieces of jewelry, metal flowers, butterflies, leaves  I purchased from Butterbee Scraps and the odd wooden pieces from my stash and stuck them around the image.  Lots of odd chain, earrings, pen nibs, rings were used and even a watch I had laying about












I then gesso'd the embellishments

I then sprayed them using the same coloring's as the canvas.  I used black around the image and edges of canvas.  Finally I added inka gold 

















Well thats it really and I apologize for image overload.  I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you will come back again.

Hugz always 

Ellapu aka Elaine xxx


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