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Mittwoch, 28. Januar 2015

Grand - ma - ternity leave

Hello crafty friends (:o)

May i introduce to you?



♥ My grandson MEX ♥ 
January 19th, 2015


I received this cool card today.
What a funny collage :o)


Thanks so much Manuela

xoxo
Elly 

Donnerstag, 22. Januar 2015

Ancestor Shrine


  Hello crafty friends (:o)

Some colour combinations are addictive for me.


I've  transformed an Ikea Frame

Just in case you like this colour scheme, too and you maybe want to know how to create something rusty, grungy and timeworn.....
....you'll find a tutorial of the complete project
if you push the button below


Happy crafting!

xoxo
Elly

Mittwoch, 14. Januar 2015

Faux Rust with Andy Skinner


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends

It's day one after CHA Winter 2015. 

I want to share a video with those of you, who aren't able to catch up all the fun on Facebook.


I guess you identify who's style i've cloned on the plaque above. 

You want to create something like this, too? No problem! (:o)
Watch the little workshop with Andy Skinner at CHA 2015




Have fun and happy crafting (:o)

Elly


Donnerstag, 8. Januar 2015

♥ SMILE ♥


Happy New Year, crafty friends 


CHA is in the pipeline

If you're going to visit the CHA show in Anaheim, be sure to visit Booth #1335 to watch world - renowned mixed media artist, Andy Skinner from the UK, demonstrate his signature techniques using the DecoArt Media program throughout the show and doing giveaways.
Find more information here

I have also prepared a new tutorial for you and i hope i can make you
♥ SMILE ♥


Push the button to view complete project


Happy crafting
xoxo
Elly

Dienstag, 23. Dezember 2014

A Sprinkle of Imagination * 12 Designers of Christmas


12 Designers * 12 Brands

Guess what? I'm number 12 of the honored designers and if you haven't seen any of us, i recommend to go back to day one at a Sprinkle of Imagination to read the rules and to get the chance to win a box with fabulous products of Jenny Bowlin, Dreamweaver, Ingvild Bolme, Darkroom Door just to name some of the 12 Brands.

Here is my sparkling project for you





You'll find a short description  and the products i used at A Sprinkle of Imagination. Don't miss this christmas extravaganza. You can leave your comments till the end of the month and save some ideas for next year (:o)


Merry Christmas

xoxo

Elly

Sonntag, 7. Dezember 2014

Christmas Gift - Winter Home - Decor

Hi Crafters (:o)

I know, it's a little bit quiet in my craft - room....but it's tis time of the year when i have to work most. Right now i'm helping out as sickness cover and i be away on business 12 hours  a day.
Not much time for crafting left.... as i'm mostly falling asleep on my couch when i'm at home

...but..

i've created some winter decor as a christmas gift. A pair of ice skates to be precisely. Challenge #4 at The Mirror Crack'd is asking for Recycle/ Upcycle or a Christmas Gift +  DT Call



I started with a template of a boot and wire



I tried to form some *blades*



Cut boots from copper foil and another pair for the back from cardboard


Paint boots as shown. Start with black and white Gesso...



...followed by Media Fluid Acrylic Paint black and white



Seal with Media Matte Medium
Paint the cardboard for the backside the same way.


I stamped on the front with Archival Sepia....


..and i stamped the same flourish with black StazOn on the back


Embossed by hand




Use sandpaper on the front to reveal the embossed area


Round up the foil a little bit at the edges with a spoon


Glue down the *blades* with hot glue and the foil boot on top


Cut off excess of cardboard


Cut holes and embellish with some satin ribbon



Thanks for stopping by my friends and leaving your always appreciated comments (:o)
xoxo
Elly

Sonntag, 23. November 2014

Altered Eclectic

Hello crafty friends (:o)

How's going? Are you all in a christmas mood already?

I've altered a papermaché vase to fit my recently finished suitcase - table
and i'll join the challenge at *Altered Eclectic* - Anything Goes
as long as it is not a card


Step by Step


First i've cut a hole in the middle


  
I printed the specimen man from smeared ink onto A4 size vellum, painted the butterflies from the back and adhered the vellum inside the vase. I also painted a layer of Gesso


I've covered the edges with lace


Next i've covered the vase completely with DecoArt Texture Crackle




I also applied Decoart Modeling Paste



I've glued down some flowers and butterflies.The vase then had a paint - treatment with green colours i didn't liked, so i've painted another layer of Gesso to start new....



I've painted some spots with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Cobalt Teal Hue and Transparent Red Iron Oxide


On top a layer of Media Black Antiquing Cream as shown in this video by Andy Skinner





Matte Medium was painted from now on...between all layers to seal the paint


Quinacridone Gold applied as a wash


Media Patina Antiquing Cream


Finished with Media White Antiquing Cream





I hope you like this *arty* vase.

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments

Elly