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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Current Challenge Themes For My Favorite Places


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

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


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

ALTERED ART ONLY NO CARDS, LAYOUTS OR ATC'S

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Hugz always 
Elaine aka Ellapu xxx 

Friday, 1 September 2017

September over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Hello all

For this month I have altered 2 boxes for a colleague who will be having her baby soon.  The larger one for papers, photos etc and the smaller one for baby teeth, hair etc.

I painted the boxes using chalk paint, used white antiquing cream, and decoupaged rice paper images onto them.  I have had the word memories for quite a while and they found the perfect resting place on top of box. Final step was to varnish

Now for the pics and why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with the challenge.








Thank you for dropping in and love to you all x

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Rhedd's Creative Spirit - August Challenge

Flippin' heck - August already and time for a new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.  Theme is Anything goes as long as it is mixed media/altered pieces.  For this month I have created a 'New Home' gift for a colleague.

It all started with a wine bottle, a small tonic bottle I found in my handbag after a party lol, a bolognese sauce jar and a plastic owl frame. 

I gessoed it all then painted using a dark cream chalk paint, thencovered with crackle medium.  I used a light cream over the top. I let it crackle and then used brown media antiquing cream and wiped back for the weathered vintage look.

I then used calico, laces and rosette flowers for the finishing touches.  I do hope she loves it - actually tough if she doesn't lol.

Now for the pics




Now why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with our new challenge

Saturday, 1 July 2017

July over at Rhedd's

Over half way through year and I cannot believe how time is flying by.  It is time for a new challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and for this month I used part of an old calico/cotton tablecloth to make this needlecase/case book for a colleague who was leaving her job and move onto pastures new.  I used batting for the filling and used laces and handmade flower for decoration.






She loved it by the way lol.  Just as well cos I was not going to make anything else lol.

Why not head on over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit and join in with our new fun challenge.


July Challenge over at Altered Eclectics

Hey everyone

I do hope everyone is well.  For this months challenge over at Altered Eclectics I have started the Christmas dread lol.  I had bought some polystyrene balls months ago and forgot all about them lol.  I am sure that resonates with most of you.

I had some scraps of satin material and so it began.  After attaching the material I used pearl trim between the colours.  I attached ribbon to the op to hang it by and a tassle at the bottom.  

This was seriously a basic alteration but enjoyed making it.  I think I may buy more satin and get right into the Christmas thing! lol.



Now why don't you head on over to our challenge which is always Anything Goes - Mixed media/altered items.

Hugz always 

Elaine aka Ellapu

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Thursday, 1 June 2017

June challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit *

For this months challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit I altered an old dressform which had been knocking about in my craftroom for an absolute age.  I painted it the bustier/bodice white and the top black and covered the bodice it all using glamour dust.  I added pearl trim to accentuate the bodice.  I used a wired pearl spray as the necklace.  For the skirt I used the entire contents of my feather stash, white, grey and black and attached to ribbon and wrapped around the waist. I used pearl trimmed lace over the waist area. To make the skirt area fan out and stay put I used netting underneath.

That's it for now folks - now for the pics.


Bye for now and thanks for dropping in.  i hope we see you over at Rhedd's for this months challenge

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crafty girls creations ag 1july


June challenge over Eclectic Ellapu *


Hello everyone

For this month's challenge over at Eclectic Ellapu is

A Touch of Pink and/or Purple

I decided to alter one of my wicker hearts.  I painted the entire thing in purple paint and when dry I dry bushed white over the top to break down the colour. I cut out the middle and placed a nest which I had sprayed with dylusions pink.  I placed a pink bird into the nest (this was gifted to me by Sandra Wright) I then attched a ribbon to hang it by and added a bow,  I placed some flowers randomly and a couple of metal leaves also sprayed with dylusions.

That's it all done!






Thanks for popping in and hope to see you real soon xx

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Altered camvas and frame for Junes Challenge over at Altered Eclectics *

June........... oh my word half way through the year. Here we are again for the new challenge over at Altered Eclectics and as always it is Anything goes as long as it is Altered/mixed media - no cards, atc's etc.

I decided to use a commissioned piece. A work colleague asked to use a picture of her mum and dad's vintage wedding picture and provided a really cheap gold frame to work with. She wanted a natural colour as the background but had provided a black and white photo. I already had in mind a 3d piece as always. I thought it would look odd just using the frame so I used a canvas as a box frame.

I stenciled a heart inside the underside of the canvas and painted using pink and purple blended from dark to light.  I used inka gold over the heart (cant really see it in the photos.

I used cane from my garden and paint it grey with crackle medium and over painted with white - again not really clear in the pics however I used the same effect on the actual frame. I used some old silk flowers and leaves and sprayed them using a pale pink spray.  I added some pearl spray amongst the flowers and leaves.  A while ago I bought the word Memories and gave it the same crackle treatment and edged the inside of the canvas using some white lace to finish it off. I varnished all the wood pieces and frame.  I painted the outside of the canvas grey and used the back of the original frame on the back.  Voila all done.....

Now for the pics



 







Now why don't you all pop on over to the new challenge over at Altered Eclectics and join in with us to inspire us.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Yayyy! it's May challenge over at Rhedd's *

Hi all

For this months challenge over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit I have put together a pair of canvases Finnabair style using Audrey Hepburn as my really stunning lady.  I printed her photos from the net, used alot of old broken jewelry, flowers, metal filigrees etc.  For the canvases I used modelling paste through a heart stencil and sprayed copious amounts of sprays for the background. After fixing them to the prepared canvas I painted them with gesso.  Once dried I covered Audrey's face with card and proceeded to spray with more vibrant sprays.  Once finished I dry brushed black paint around the image to make it pop.  Finally I stamped the lower part of the photo using a filigree stamp and edged it with black lace. I used pearl spray for the face and neck. 

All done except I now have to make another one to go with it.... they are going to end up on my living room wall....eventually lol.

Now for the pics

 Before just to give you the idea of the process

 After



Hugz and love to all

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613 avenue create ag 8m
we love to create ag 13m
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