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Monday, 1 December 2014

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places

Altered Eclectics 
on the 1st day of every month

Eclectic Ellapu 
on the 1st day of the month



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

Monday, 1 September 2014

Added extra DT project

As we a little thin on the ground with DT over at Eclectic Ellapu etc I decided to make a card to add to the inspiration.

I used the following

Kraft card
brown card 
Paper from Basic Grey
An image from a stamp I bought a while back and forgot about, silver embossed and then coloured with copics and chalk
The sentiments is from Die'sire range
The ribbon from my stash
handmade bow
Rock Candy over my image and sentiment

Well thats it for now - I keep on saying that lol and I am sure it wont be long before I am back again lol.

Hugz and love to all and please go join in the fun over at Eclectic Ellapu

Elaine xxx

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New challenge Eclectic Ellapu - 8

Hey everyone.....

This project is for one of my challenge blogs, Eclectic Ellapu, whereby the theme for the PINK team is HEARTS.  Now I love to alter MDF hearts, and usually end up shabby chic.  This time I wanted to do a new look.  

I used poppy paper on one side and bark print the other. I wiped the paper over with distress inks and splashed it with water.  I painted green leaves red using maya gold and rubbed inka gold over the top.  I also roughly painted around the edges using the maya gold.  I stamped and gold embossed poppy seed pods. I tore out the words Thank you from the same paper stack.  Finally made a bow using sheer ribbon.  

That was so simple I keep looking at it and thinking there must be something missing LOL.


Why not head on over and join in with the challenges.  The PURPLE team are hosting the theme of BIRTHDAY FOR A LADY.  You could combine the 2 and remember you have a month to join in.

Hugz always 
Elaine xxx

Something for a lil girl

or maybe my bedroom lol.... This is my DT creation for the September challenge over at Altered Eclectics.  I am just going to list the ingredients and then show you the process through pics. I hope you like the end product........

childs bricks 
pink chalk paint
4 napkins - not had a chance to use these til now
mod podge
lace trim

You get the idea with the napkin process so wont bore you with all the blocks being dissected lol

Now for the finished product and apologies for rubbish pics lol

Thank you so much for visiting me and please call again.  Why not head on over to Altered Eclectics this month and join in with the challenge.  Remember it is always anything goes as long as it is altered art/mixed media - NO Cards/atc's etc.......

Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu xxx

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

My Sunday Afternoon Project 13

A similar make to yesterday but different lol.

Nice little list going on here

Chipboard large puzzle piece
pen to make marks to replicate screwheads
stamp - lost coast designs
wooden bird cage green/black embossed broken up and placed to look as thhough she is breaking out.  The travel at the bottom of cage.
As she has dominos at top of head I painted two Die for the top
black cord to hang it from
wooden hand and roses copic coloured and triple embossed as the bodyform with wings on a chain for necklace
cog and bird coloured simply using stazon

Thats about it for now

Hope you enjoyed your visit and please drop by again real soon

Hugz and love

Elaine xxx

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Saturday, 30 August 2014

What a puzzle!....21

Good afternoon all

I managed to come up with one of my old styles of art which I happened to think I had forgotten how to get back into.  I have done so many shabbyish projects lately I needed to do something else.  it is a birthday hanging for a man - so here it is.

Listed below are all the items used

Large puzzle piece chipboard which had been hanging about quite a while
Background - paints, vanilla, brown, red, cream, blue, green, - brayered onto the puzzle  
My new Lost Coast design stamp / black versafine and clear embossed
wooden cogs some with tim holtz powder and gold powder embossed
chain embossed with green vintage powder - not all that visible but it is there lol
wooden clock faces
metal TH clock hands
screw brads
wooden wings inked and embossed
playing cards torn/distressed with nk
vintage cuff links
th drawer pull with dymo tape - happy birthday

That's it folks and I hope you enjoyed today's visit - why not follow my blog - if you really want to that is lol

Hugz and love always from the South Coast UK

Elaine aka Ellapu

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Crafty Ribbons Birthday - 8

Hi all

This week the challenge over at Crafty Ribbons is Birthday with ribbon.  Brilliant challenge as we always need Birthday cards and prezzies.  I have to say I actually made a card - first in months well a long long time.  I used Kraft card (my fave) a corner stamp that has been kicking about in one of my drawers lol and a birthday sentiment from Indigo Blu.  I coloured the flowers using wet paint brush and distress ink pads.  All three of the ribbons came from Crafty Ribbons Shop - great choice of ribbons to wet your appetite over there.

Well that's it from me.  i do hope to see you all over CR Challenge Blog to join in with the birthday fun.

Hugz and love to you all

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Card for a friend .....

I have managed to pull a card together this evening for a friend whom I am meeting for lunch on Friday.

For this I used the following

Cream and beige card
brown and oatmeal papers
large scroll bckground stamp and embossed on the papers - barely visible
Ophelia stamp
stamped using reddy/brown archival and heat embossed - torn round the image
Papers distressed
sentiment stamp

Thats it all done.  I do hope you enjoyed your visit

Hugz Elaine xxx

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Birthday Card - 22

I am well and truly making good use of my day off today - one canvas complete and now a birthday card.

For this card I used cream hammered card as the basis.  I then covered more cream card with distress inks for the initial layer.  I did the same thing to another piece of card using a lighter ink and splashed it with water - let it dry completely before stamping and heat embossing.  I used three different archival inks to colour the stamo and birthday sentiment and used clear embossing powder. Finally I coloured the image (Chocolate Baroque) using copics (using similar colours in relative to the colours I used on the stamped image).

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit and please call again.

Hugz and love

Elaine xx

Another Bits and Bobs make....3

For this one I started off with canvas board.  Below I will list all the bits and bobs from my scrap tray - I will use it all eventually lol.

modelling paste and stencil for corners (never used this one before lol)
2 odd beads for vases and 2 odd flowers
half a glitter bird from xmas decoration
inka gold
half a cardboard jewellery box
2 leaves
books I made for my dolls house (will have to make some more now lol)
braid round the box from a dress on old bodyform
2 small doilies painted originally from a flower I had made but didn like it
an old earring for the centre.

Well thats it for my junk project

Please drop by again sometime


Elaine xxx

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