Samstag, 18. Juli 2015

150 Years of Wonderland



On July 4, 1862, English mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson boarded a small boat with a few friends. Among them was a little girl named Alice Liddell. To entertain her and her sisters as they floated down the river between Oxford and Godstow, Dodgson fancied a whimsical story, which he'd come to publish three years later under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. Alice in Wonderland went on to become one of the most beloved children's books of all time.


An altered book cover i've created with Andy Skinner's Online Workshop














An adorable altered matchbox i've received...created by Kath Hobson





Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments
xoxo
Elly

Montag, 29. Juni 2015

..and the winner is....

Happy monday, peeps (:o)

Today's the day i'll announce the winner of my

Giveaway
Artefact Book Box


Counting the comments from nr. 1 on the top to 32 right down at the bottom

The winner is Sibylle / ella

Congratulations

xoxo
Elly



Donnerstag, 25. Juni 2015

Continuing Education

Hello crafty friends (:o)

Yes, i'm upgrading my skills or better...i'm working on my artistic style like Master Michael deMeng mentioned in one of his *Tips from a Messy Studio #16 Martini Style*


Yes, i like his sort of stuff and i'm mixing my Martini with some Michael deMeng, Andy Skinner, Assemblage, some Skulls and of course a little bit Elly.
Well the receipe is called 
Skinskusem Midemeng 
or possibly
Micdemell Skulllage
according to the word mixer i've used just for the fun *lol*lol*lol*

My continuing education respectively Mr deMeng's new Online Workshop is called


Let's see what kind of deity i'm coming up with.
Can be an Ellyskumiclagly
(:o)

I'm sure i'm having fun.
xoxo

Elly

Dienstag, 23. Juni 2015

Kraft Tex Journal

Hi crafters (:o)

I had a play with Kraft Tex last weekend and made a journal


I've sewn in 5 signatures by hand



Kraft Tex from C&T Publishing comes in three colours. Natural, white and black and it's actually a tough, touchable new paper that performs like fabric and it's washable.

I had a play with the natural version first i've bought at Amazon



I've cut a piece from the roll and washed it. Still wet i've crumbled it up



As the piece was dry i gave it a treatment with Distress Reinker/ water mix
( Vintage Photo/ Walnut Stain)



Stamped with background stamps and black Archival Ink. 
I've also applied the ink around the edges


Finally a layer of Matte Medium
Left side with / Right side without the Matte Medium

It almost feels like leather



For more information / ideas i recommend to watch the video 


Try something new! (:o)

Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments
xoxo
Elly

Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2015

Steampunk Canvas Art Panel

Hello crafty friends (:o)

Today i want share an Canvas Art Panel with you i've created for SASPC and the actual *Ravages of Time* Challenge
The panel is embellishing my recently roofed patio now.











Well..and for those of you, who are interested in the working progress with all my mistakes,
i've created a video


I hope you enjoyed
Thanks to all of you, my official and secret readers for joining my obsessions
Hugs for your comments i always enjoy to read
xoxo
Elly


Montag, 15. Juni 2015

Take It, Make It


The current blog challenge at Craft Stamper *Take a Technique* Texture is running till Midnight GMT Wednesday June 24th 2015. You'll find the guidlines to play here

Mea culpa! I've paused nearly a year. My last entry was July 2014. Coming back now, with a 
Rusty Textured Card  
using corrugated cardboard, strips of cardstock, old book pages, tissue paper, Gesso, Crackle Paint and Crackle Glaze




For the base i used corrugated cardboard. Ripped off some paper, painted Gesso around the border and glued down a lot strips of paper


Next i've applied Gesso with a pallet knife and layed old book pages into the wet Gesso. 


As everything was dry, i've teared off some of the paper

You maybe notice a larger piece in the picture below, with the same integredients. Actual i was working on an art panel and the card - base was my test object but that's another challenge...
The next layers are DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Gold and TENseconds Studio Iron paint....followed by....


...DecoArt Media Crackle Paint and DecoArt Media Crackle Glaze..before i started...


...spraying the Patina to activate the Iron paint




Next up some stamping on tissue paper with black Archival ink


Glued the tissue to the card with Matte Medium and applied DecoArt Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide on top


Applied some more DecoArt Crackle Glaze and splashed some Media Fluid Acrylics Cobalt Turqouise Hue drops with the brush


Next was stamping on acetate with StazOn...


..and painted the lady with Media Fluid Acrylics at the backside


Finished Card 




The winner gets voucher worth 20 GBP ! 
Stamps of your choice from Rubberdance
Well, and the second winner will be chosen by the DT and get published.
*
I hope you feel inspired to create some texture, too
Thanks for reading and your appreciated comments

xoxo

Elly