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Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


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

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

PINK TEAM -
PURPLE TEAM - 


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 

Thursday, 1 December 2016

December over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit 5

So here we are in the magical month of December and I still havn't managed to put anything festive on the table - except for the turkey perhaps lol.

I am probably coming across as boring due to altering alot of bottles and jars lately and here I am again with another jar lol.  Sorry but I just love putting them together asnd am getting quite a stash together and am selling them off in my facebook shop and may just transfer them over to my Zibbet shop, KrafterZion where I sell embellishments - thats the plugging over.  Now to big up Rhedd's Creative Spirit - get on over and join in with this months fun challenge.  As always it is Anything Goes as long as Mixed media no papercrafts.

Here is another jar - this time with a rustic feel.  I painted it using cream base and then brown mixed media antiquing cream ove rht etop, wiped some back and then varnished.  I used hessian and lace to embellish.  I made the flower and used the string from fraying the hessian for the bow around the lid.  See no waste here lol.

Now for the pics and why not head on over and join in with our challenge.

Hope to see you there




Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you real soon.

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

New challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu

For this months challenge for the pink team is anything Christmas - either a card or even a gift.  Well I had to make something for my daughters new flat.  I bought a really tacky gold vase, a 99p red plastic frame and a wine bottle.  I used gesso on all of them and the painted all using dark gray chalk paint.  Added a layer of crackle medium, a light gray chalk paint and finally varnish.  Really simple projects but effective.  I am sure she will love them - well she better do lol.  

Pics before 





 Pics after






Hugz to all and why not join in with the new challenges over at Eclectic Ellapu for this months challenge.  the purple team are hosting their challenge with the theme of incorporating bells in your projects.  After this one the team will be having a break until Feb 1st 2017.

Hugz to all

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

December over at Altered Eclectics

Hello everyone
Well it is that time of year when we all start to wish everyone well - Tis the season and all that and what a way for me to kick off our December challenge over at Altered eclectic but for me to drink 2 bottles of wine just to make this project - i know it is an awful way to procure wine bottles.  I hated every drop lol.

For the bottles I used chalk paint for glass and crackle medium.  These have been left plain as commissioned by another crafting legend over on You Tube - Jennings644....  Go check out her tutorials (so so many to watch you will be there until 2025 lol)  here is the link to the video where she is showcasing these bottles and some of the items I sell in my store HERE




Now time for me to say bye for now and hope to see you joining in with this final challenge of the year.  This one will last until Feb 1st as my long suffering DT are going to have a well earned braek until then.

Have fun with your crafting ventures

Elaine xxx
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Saturday, 26 November 2016

My first Christmas decoration and will not be the last 15

I wanted to make a Christmas decoration for my daughter as it will the first one in her new home with her children after leaving a right sod of a partner.  

I visited my fave pound shop and bought a flat wall hanging tree made of twig and had some awfully tacky bits stuck to it... first thing was to rip them off.  Yes I forgot to take the initial picture but did manage to take one with the initial lick of white paint. 
I basically decorated it using lace, trim, ribbon, bells, old pearl necklaces, pine cones, roses, lots of pearl/diamante trinkets and bells (and they jingle/jangle too)

Now for the pics of my shabby chic Christmas decoration - hope you (and my daughter) like it as much as I do









That's it for today

Much love to you all

Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

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Saturday, 5 November 2016

Stocking doll

Hi all

For a change I am blogging a project I have been working on and for no DT either ---- OOOO shock horror lol.

My dolly project was inspired by Fiona Jennings on You Tube and the link for her tutorial is here.

Seeing as you can see the process on her channel I can just show you my completed project.  Not sure what I will name her yet - will have long hard think about it lol.

Now for the pics - hope you like her.. not bad for a first attempt and am sure they will improve.







Hugz to all

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

New challenge over at Altered Eclectics 3

For this months challenge over at Altered Eclectics I have altered a coffee jar and tried to make it as simple as possible using shabby chic colours. I painted the jar using a dusky pink and then a layer of white antiquing cream and wiped back until the desired effect.  I used ivory lace around the jar.  I had some lace butterflies and flower trim.  I cur some flowers from the trim and layered onto the butterflies and topped off with a pearl center. For such a simple project I am pleased with the overall effect.  Now for the pics.....






Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics and join in with the fun.  we would love to see you there

Hugz always xxx


New challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu 5

Hello everyone - it is time for the November challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu and the themes for this month are for the PINK team it is Anything with a bow and for the PURPLE team it is Autumnal.  Such a lot of scope here.  I am on the Pink team so my project had to have a bow and luck would have it I had to alter a bottle as a gift and a bow made from cotton lace was being screamed for lol.  I painted the bottle using a greenish blue chalk paint, a layer of crackle medium and then a cream over the top.  I am really pleased with the crackling.  I used a brown lace and a cream one for the bows etc.  i added a couple of charms for decoration.  Quite a simple project but effective all the same .....




Why not head on over to Eclectic Ellapu for this months challenge - we would love to see you there.

Hugz always xxx

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Altered ceramic vase

Another month, another challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and for this month I altered a small black ceramic vase.  I painted the surface with green chalk glass paint, following layer of crackle medium, white paint over the top and allowed to dry and crackle.  I painted another layer of green and then started to sand back.  I then decoupaged roses from a napkin and varnished over the top.  I sanded the surface back to age it.  Quite a simple project but I love it and will take pride of place on my dressing table for bits and bobs.

Now for the pics











Thank you for dropping by and please head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with this months challenge.

Love and hugz to you all 
Happy Crafting xxx

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