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Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2014

Collage Cards

Happy wednesday, dear crafters (:o)

Today i want to share some collage cards with you.
I recently bought the La Blanche Classic Limited Edition 12" paperstack at HSE24 with absolutely yummy vintage papers. 48 pages with 24 stunning designs.
Of course, this stack is sold out now

Some examples









Honestly you can create millions of cards with this stack.
Here's what i've made in only two days


The card below opens like a book and is made from the back of a paperpad, an old book page and a piece of fabric



Here i used corrugated cardboard as a base for the cards above and below


I also used some christmas collage cards from the last year edition of La Blanche


The burlap above isn't straight...but who care's?
Handmade, vintage and unique (:o)




A little mini book 3" x 3"


I used DecoArt Triple Thick to the front and back cover



This mini was assembled with La Blanche Washi Tape and it's extremly high translucent
The little man on the right and the poststamp stripe is this washi tape and applied to the background which you can still see through






Endless possibilities
Happy scrapping!

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments

xoxo

Elly

Montag, 27. Oktober 2014

Texas Longhorn

Happy monday, crafty friends (:o)

I'm a little bit sad, because i couldn't catch up with the Art Retreat - De Craftorij in the Netherlands last weekend, where Andy Skinner and France Papillon were holding workshops. 
My Goodness! All participants had put the pedal to the metal. A lot very cool creations popped up on Facebook.



 Otherwise i've spend the money i've saved into some foam board 


The center piece


I started with DecoArt Media Texture Sand which was painted with Media Fluid Raw Umber at the background. The tribals are a copy from the internet and had a layer of hot glue. They are applied to the background with DecoArt Media Crackle Paste


The focal point


I've bought this Longhorn skull ages ago at Artist Trading Post. It's adhered to some metal filigree pieces with E 6000.


Layers of  Media Fluid Acrylics as a wash were applied, combined with a lot drybrushing




Everything was assembled to an A4 size foam board.
This panel was painted white in the first step, followed by Media Fluid Acrylic Yellow Hansa light. Washes of orange and red colours at the edges
Stamping on top
The hanging sign is a creation of a popsicle stick (painted with texture sand and raw umber) and two tiny wooden spools underneath


Hope i could inspire you with my Texas Longhorn

Thanks for your appreciated comments
Happy crafting (:o)

Elly

Mittwoch, 15. Oktober 2014

Body Beautiful Part 2

Hi crafty friends (:o)

Are you ready for Halloween?

I had an order to transform an old - fashion candleholder. I already changed the face of the little boy as i noticed, that i didn't took a before picture.


Below you see the transformation of the back with laser - cut wings and Aves Apoxie Clay


I mostly buy plastic skull heads on Ebay. I've cut the back of the head open with a dremel and used the clay to adhere the skull to the little boy's face


Next part was painting DecoArt Media Gesso, Media Fluid Acrylics and Media Crackle Glaze







Well, some kinda *body beautiful*, don't you think?
Maybe you like to join the challenge at The Mirror Crack'd, too? The theme for this month challenge is everything featuring the human form. No cards or digital pieces.
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If it's going to be quiet on my blog the next days it's because i've booked the new online class with
Michael DeMeng starting friday 17th.



I'm learning how to transform a discarded incandescents into bizarre little goodies for the seasonal tree.
I'm pretty curious (:o)

Thank you peeps for reading my obsessions and leaving your appreciated comments

xoxo

Elly


Montag, 13. Oktober 2014

Body Beautiful

Hi crafters (:o)

The Mixed Media Challenge Blog *The Mirror Crack'd* is calling for a new challenge and want to see your interpretation of *The Body Beautiful* Something featuring the human form, a hand, an eye or maybe a mannequin.

My solution is a split face


This project started with an empty box 4,5" x 5,5" x 2,5" and a LaBlanche face stamp




I glued down the flaps of the box and secured all edges with masking tape


I adhered the faces over the edge with DecoArt Media Matte Medium



On top of the faces a layer of Triple Thick


Painted the box with Media Black Gesso


Used Media Black Modeling Paste and a stencil



The laser cut gears are sticked into the Modeling Paste


A zipper was sticked into the Modeling Paste, too


I've pushed some gears under the zipper and applied more Modeling Paste around the zipper to secure
Drytime for one night


Next day, i've glued down more wood and metal embellishments. I also used some metal foil



Painted the embellishments with Media Black Gesso


Started painting with Media Interference Gold



Interference Violet, Magenta and Blue was painted  side by side and on top of each other


I've glued down  epoxy sticker and gems


Finished with a layer of Triple Thick on all sides






I hope you feel inspired to join the challenge at *The Mirror Crack'd*

Thanks for your appreciated comments
xoxo

Elly