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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places

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

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

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


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Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

February challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello everyone
It is challenge time over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and for my project this month is an altered perfume bottle.  Firstly apologies for the quality of the before photo - worse than I thought but I think you can make out what it was like.

I believe it is an Yves San Laurent bottle
Anyway I used Silkies type paint which you mix powder with binding pase and dabbed various rich colours until I achieved the effect I wanted.   
Now for the pics

I used various metal filigree embellishments some of which I trimmed, small corners for the lid.
 I used pale pink inka gold over the metal to make it pop and I love the look. 
To finish off lots of red gems  I used glossy accents to stick everything to the bottle which also secured the lid. 

Thank you for dropping by and whyt not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit to join in with the fun challenge this month which is always anything goes as long as it is altered or mixed media -NO CARDS OR PAPERCRAFT PLEASE
Hugz always

Elaine aka Ellapu

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New Year, first challenge for Altered Eclectics 1

Doesn't the festive season fly by - blink and you miss the break.  Back to DT creative juices that need to flow each month and I have to say the DT girlies over at Eclectic Ellapu and Altered Eclectics have outstanding abilities of creating beautiful art.  

For this month I have altered a straw hat for a friend.  If you remember the purple Xmas tree hanger - well she has taken it down now the festivities have ended. there is a blank space on her wall so for her birthday I put this together to fill that space lol. 

I painted the hat purple and then brushed over with white - enough to let the purple show through.  I used 2 different colour purple ribbons and some lace appliques.  I have so much stash I have made myself a promise to start using it up lol.  I think we all say the same and yet there never seems to be a spare gap lol.

Now for the pics

thank you for popping over and hope to see you all again.  Why not head on over to my challenge blogs and join in with the fum.

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Feb challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu 1

For this challenge I altered a coffee jar into a wedding present.  My cousin is getting married this year so an ideal opportunity to get a little romantic lol.  I painted the jar white, decoupaged a napking on the front and used appliques from a donated wedding dress by a work colleague.   Lucky gal I am lol. I finished off with a white tassel and pearl flower centre.

Now for the pics

Thanks for dropping by and please head on over to Eclectic Ellapu for tghis months challenge of Anything goes.

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Sunday, 1 January 2017

January 2017 - New Year and new challenge over at Rhedd's 4

Happy New Year everyone

Time for a brand new challenge to kick start 2017 over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  Fot this challenge I altered a black plastic mask I bought from a pound shop (always rooting about in there lol)  

I forgot to take a picture for the before but have plenty of the after lol.  

I painted it using pink acrylic paint and used a variety of laces, bling and flowers to decorate.  I do hope you head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with the fun whilst feasting your eyes on the DT fabulous makes.

Now for my project pics

Hugz always


Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Another gift of a tree wall decoration *

Hi all - I do hope you all had a good Christmas day feasting and festivities.  Now for my last Christmas decoration specially made for a colleague at work in her favorite colour - purple. 

I used many different trimmings on this as I did for my daughters one shown previously.

Now for the pics

Now lets all look forward to the New Year 2017

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Friday, 23 December 2016

Chirpy, chirpy Christmas *

Hi all - just a quick post this time and to share with you a bird house I altered for my Christmas display.

I covered the house with left over christmas backing papers and then painted with media paint that can be wiped back.  I am afraid only a few areas can be seen and mainly on the roof area.  was worth a try and did not let it deter me to carry on.  I used a plastic glittery tree for the side, painted it roughly with same media paint and decorated it with a few random beads and gold pearl stringy stuff from my tin of bits and pieces.  I had a spare robin and sliced and diced him so he would sit just right against the house.  I used berries, cones, bells and fir tree branches from previous decorations I bought from a pound shop.  I just love pound shops lol.  Now for the pics. 


Christmas deco for the tree *

Here I am again with another tree decoration.  This I made for my Community Psychiatric Nurse - bless her she needs cheering up after seeing me lol.  Anyway this was built round part of coat hanger as was the other one.  Covered with wadding, ribbon and handmade flower made out of wider ribbon,  I am cutting this post short as have other projects to blog on here - yes all to do with Christmas - now there's a surprise lol.

Now for the pics


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

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Coat hanger candy cane *

First of all Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to one and all

For this project I was inspired By Angela Holt over on You Tube where she used a metal coat hanger to make a candy cane decoration.  I didn't have a full metal hanger so had to make do with a shorter hook from a plastic hanger.  I used smaller amounts of wadding to make mine a little smaller and daintier with my own spin on it.

I used hook, very fine batting cut into thin strips, satin ribbon in cream, gold and brown. A handmade flower using ivory satin, tassle and dangles from a lace I own,

Now for the pics

 Thank you for taking the time to take a peek at my candy cane - why not have a go it was fun.


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