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Monday, 1 December 2014

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


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

Eclectic Ellapu 
Challenges are now 3 weekly
6TH - 26TH APRIL

ONE FOR THE BOYS 
and/or
 EASTER 

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

Friday, 18 April 2014

Another quick project - Vintage frames

I have recently finished redecorating my bedroom and along the way I found a couple of pewter frames - I could not bring myself to give away and thought they could be upcycled/altered to tone in with my bedroom.  They definitely needed a lift lol.  

The colours I used for my room are beige, cream and brown.  I did not want the frames the same so I basecoated them.  I then painted them - one in brown and the other in cream - I drybrushed over the raised elemnts using the cream on the brown and vice versa.  I finished them off using a little inka gold, gold and champagne.  Voila over and done with lol.  Told you it was quick and yet satisfying too.

Now for the pics








Hugz always 


Sunday, 13 April 2014

Just a quickie gift box

Just a quick post - earlier on I prettied up a small round box.  It is a friends birthday next month so will be using this for a gift - unsure what the gift will be though lol.

I painted the inside and out of box with pink and sealed it with mod podge.  I gathered lilac and pink anglaise trim around the base and lid. I also used a tiny pom pom trim.  A friend of mine made the flower on top although I changed the centre - preferred the purple stone and is sturdy enough to grip and take the lid off.





Well that is it for this project

I also made up a flower myself this afternoon and I have to say I absolutely love the way it turned out lol.



Thanks for dropping by and do hope you will call again soon.

Hugz always



Sunday, 6 April 2014

One for the boys over at Eclectic Ellapu.........

Where on earth does the time go.  Already into April, can't believe it.  For the next 3 weeks the challenges over at Eclectic Ellapu are 

ONE FOR THE BOYS

&/or


EASTER

For my part in the boys challenge I actually revamped a stamping of a train from another piece of art a long time ago so a little recycling here for me.  I needed a card for a male colleague and he is into train watching - I call him''anorak'' to which he laughs.  I didn't have a stamp of a man wearing an anorak so TH man stamp had to step in and help me out lol.  I fussy cut round him and used foam pads to make him appear 3d.

Voila all done and dusted.  Am relieved as men's items are extremely hard for me to deal with lol.

Anyway here are the pics and hope you like them.  



Why not hop on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in the fun.  Challenges run for 3 weeks so plenty of time to create.


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Altered Box for Altered Eclectics Challenge

Time for a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics and for this month I have altered a box as a gift to be filled with scented tealights. - not bought them yet lol.  For a change I have used clean crafted citrusy colours instead of messy dark and dramatic.

I covered the box with 2 contrasting papers, used 2 ribbons for round the bottom.  As you can see I have used my aged stash of flowers that have been hanging around for such a long time they needed a good old dusting lol - and a couple of feathers.  That just about sums it all up - easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Now for the pics...................









Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics for our anything goes ALTERED ONLY,

Well bye for now and hope to see you all over there  





Friday, 21 March 2014

Step Mothers day for me anyhow....

Good morning all

I finished my mothers day card for my step mother last night and here I am posting before going to work.  It has been a while since making a card.  I have been into my mixed media and altered art for so long now I have almost forgotten how clean card making is and I find it difficult lol.

All I have really done with this is used papers, photo from internet, lace and pearls - VOILA! Oh I fogot I used glue too lol.

That was quick huh.

Well must dash in a bit so here are the pics of my creation.


 


Hugz to all


This has been entered into the following challenges

4Krafty Girlz - ag 1a
Aud sentiments - ag 26m
Outlawz twisted thursday - optional texture 27m
Crafters Cafe - square card 27m
crafting by design - anything goes 1a
digistamps 4 joy vintage 25m
deep ocean - lace and pearls 25m
incy wincy - monochromatic 25m
melonheadz friends - girly 1a
my craft creations-aag 29m
OLLCB - to a special lady 1a
shabby tea room - ag 24m
through the purple haze - ag option bling 24m
613 avenue creat - anything goes optional 3d/2d flowers 24m
challenges4everybody ag 4a
that craft place - flowers and or mothers day 25m
emerald faeries - girly pretty in pink 1a
card scrap - use lace or ribbon 28m
crafts and me - ag 1a
crafty hazelnuts patterned paper ag 1a
just for fun ag 1a
seemacrafts - something for mum 1a
the crafting cafe - CAS 1a
a gem of a challenge- special lady,mothers day,female birthday 23m


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Lots of green......D

Hi all
This will be a very quick posting as I desperately need my bed - it is screaming at me lol.

I altered a box for a friend at work and this is her favourite colour.  I used oddments of lace sporadically, a little pearl trim which was kicking about on my table (lurking in the shadows lol)  a large rosette flower with an old pearl brooch in the middle.  On the front I used a butterfly - a butterfly the recipient of this box gave me in a bag of broken jewellery she gave me.  I always like to use the pieces given to me alter them and give them right back lol.

I used a dark jade paint, then added white and brushed lightly over the top. I then used a rub n buff over the textured areas.  I then sealed it with mod podge.
Now for the pics.  









Hugz and love to all and thank you for visiting me - do call back whenever you like lol.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Wings or Flowers & Butterflies ....D

Hmmmm WINGS or Flowers and Butterflies going on over at Eclectic Ellapu - lots of scope there.  And guess what-I did not rush to get a canvas for a change.  I used and old frame insert with frames cut out.  I cut off three of them and added mountboard to the corner space.  Hats off to you all who are actually understanding my explanation lol. 

I painted the front and the backing in various shades cream/beige/brown.  I cast the cherubs using my molds and plaster of paris.  These also had a coat of paint and gold rubbed over the top.  I sprayed a few flowers, leaves and buds from my stash using brown and gold stain - cant remember whether they were dylusions or not. - sorry.  The twisted lace had the same treatment.  I used tiny wooden letters for the wording and rubbed them in gold.  Thats it really.  I do hope you like my project and why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu and join in the challenge.





Hugz and love to all



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