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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places

Altered Eclectics (Mother Hen)
 1st day of every month

Eclectic Ellapu (Mother Hen)
on the 1st day of every month


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

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

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

June over at RCS 4

OH my the months are flying by.  I am trying to get ahead with my DT obligations and my mojo keeps coming and going just as quick as a blink of an eye lol.  
For this months challenge ver at Rhedd's Creative Spirit I put together a paint brush holder using a rice tin. coffeemate tin and a coffee tin. a few napkins and a piece of ribbon.  I basically covered all tins in napkins and glued the sides of the tins together.  I place them on a piece of mount board, drew round the shape and cut out - this is the base for them to stabilize them.  I painted the inside using black acrylic and brushed over pva for a sealant.  I did the same for the outside and then used inka gold to highlight the many creases of the napkins.  Then finished off with a scrap of ribbon from my stash. First pick is of the napkins used totally unrecognizable by the end lol

That's it for now - I had managed to utilize 3 of the many tins I have laying around lol.

Why not head on over to Rhedd's and join in with the fun xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

OOOOOppppppssss I made a mistake 8

Yes I am human after all lol.  As you know I own Eclectic Ellapu and we have a Pink and Purple team.  Well I looked at the challenge themes and I thought the wedding challenge was for the pink team so I went ahead and made this photo birdhouse with the theme of wedding - well imagine my dismay when I realized it was actually the purples theme and the pink team was midsummer.  I promised if I made another project I would be adding that also. 

Anyway for now it is the bird house.  I used a paper napkin to decoupage the house - loads of wrinkles but got there in the end.

I then cut out a photo imagae and edged it with lace - I used the same lace to edge the roof.  I made a tiny bow with the trim and attached it to a pendant rescued from an old piece of jewellry which was painted white with pink ink gold rubbed over the top. I used paper roses to decorate.  The only problem I have is I only have large roses so to make do I took a couple of flowers apart and squeezed the petals together to look something like a smaller bloom.  I used a couple of leaves painted roughly with white acrylic and added a few pearl sprays.  That is it a wedding bird house.  Now for the pics

Thank you for popping in and please call again real soon and why not head on over to EE and join in with the fun challenge.

Love always xx

Altered Eclectics June Challenge 8

Yes that's right June already.  I just don't know where the time is going to.  Before I start heading off to make Christmas decorations I managed to alter a dressform that had been sitting on my table for months.  I just did not know what to do with it.  

First off I used napkins as the basis on the form.  I then used pale blue lace and cream chiffon draping  it randomly over the body until I was happy with it.  I used a flower from a trim for the side.  Thta's it and hope you don't get fed up with overload with pics.

Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics and join in with the fun.

Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

Friday, 27 May 2016

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Mid month Tutorial *

Hi everyone -  it is my turn to give you a mid month tutorial over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. 

I had a few wooden bangles hanging about in the deepest depths of what I call my craft room, one of which was wide and the others were varying styles.
I decided to put five of them together to make a pot for my dressing room table - I didn't want anything fancy and frilly, just simple and unique.

As you can see for yourselves I used glossy accents to adhere them together and you will also see they do not lay flat on top of each other lol.  I cut out a piece of mountboard for the bottom and sandwiched it between the bottom 2 bangles.  
To make the whole structure of the pot more stable I collaged the inside using dictionary pages and for the outside I used an old paper napkin.  (sorry forgot to take a pic of the rough outside)

Once all was dry I painted the outside using white chalk paint, used a crackle medium let it dry and then finished it off with a buff beige colour acrylic.  I left it over night to crackle and I have to say am really pleased with the overall finish.  I sanded the bottom and top edges to give it the vintage look and used an old earring for the front.

Voila all done - finito!

I do hope you like my project and I do hope to see you all joining in with our current challenge HERE

Hugz always 

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

This has been entered into the following challenges

allsorts - vintage 23m
a beautiful mess anything goes 25m
creative artiste challenge - may anything goes 1j

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Mays challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit*

Hello everyone... Today is the start of the new challenge for May over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and it is my turn to host it.

For this month I altered a tin can and an empty glimmermist bottle and made it into a vase for my daughter.  You know when you have just a few flowers that will get lost in those large vases - well this one just fits the bill.

I painted the tin and bottle with white acrylic paint.  I then covered them with Eiffel tower serviettes.  I used diluted gesso over the top to dull the colours and roughly brushed over the top and bottom rims to blend in.  I used white cotton lace for the top and bottom and for the band in the middle for extra security for the mist bottle. I tied a bow using the lace and attached a heart from an old necklace.  I only had pale pink paper roses and needed red so I sprayed them with dylusions and I am really pleased with the colour.  I arranged them in the mist bottle and that folks is my end product.

Now for the pics

Thank you dropping in and please go on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with the fun.

Hugz always Elaine aka Ellapu xx

Eclectic Ellapu May challenge *

Hello everyone

Fot the May challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu this month I have created another tag.  Not quite shabby chic - just plain and simple.  I used a stencil and modelling paste for the background, then painted it all cream.  On the raised areas I painted using pink inka gold,  I used velvet ribbon and braid around the edges to tidy it up a little.  I decorated it using some mulberry roses and fabric leaves.  For a couple of the flatter flowers dotted about I pulled a rose apart and scrunched it together to make it look like a smaller flower.  I used silk ribbon for the bow and the handle.  I made a stickpin using swarvoski crystals - yes real ones I had bought a while back for a really special project.  Didn't want them gathering dust lol.

That's it for now folks just the pics to follow.

Hope you enjoyed your visit and I really hope to see you  over at Eclectic Ellapu for this months challenge of anything goes.

Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu

New challenge over at Altered Eclectics*

May.. Yayyyy!  Time for a new challenge over at Altered Eclectics and as always anything mixed media/altered goes.  For this month I put together a shabby chic tag.  been a long time since making something pretty lol.

I basically ;aid lots of different lace over for a background, printed a picture from the net and framed it using a painted frame from Fernli designs.  I added roses, leaves and a tassle and there you go - finished.

Hugz to all

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

Friday, 1 April 2016

New Challenge For RCS *

April - does that mean even more showers lol.  I think we have had more than our fair share of those and winds.

It is time for our new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and as you know every month is Anything goes as long as it is Mixed media, altered etc so NO CARDS please.  Anyway I have put together a mixed media canvas.  I used the back side of a canvas for the framed effect.  I painted, wiped off sprayed allsorts of sprays and micas over it until I was finally pleased with it.  I pulled back the edges of the canvas and tore it in some areas.  I wiped turquoise inka gold round the edge of the canvas.

A colleague at work gave me her used up perfume bottle so I gave it a lick of paint and covered it using red, orange, purple, blue and green alcohol inks... Out came my old bits of jewelry and found the perfect piece for the bottle - an old pendant with a tassle.  I wiped inka gold over the edge before adding to the bottle.  I also used an owl pendant for the top left of the canvas.  I used a green alcohol ink for him and edged with the inka gold.  For the twigs and the flowers they once were part of a cheap bunch from the pound shop.  The poppies were too vibrant so I dulled them down with more sprays lol.

Voila all finished.  

I do hope you join us over at Rhedd's this month.

Hugz always 

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx


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