Sonntag, 26. Februar 2012

Sampler

I've made a sampler of some project's.
Maybe you like to watch (:o)

I'm at home for two days......laundry washing ;o)
My Online Workshop started yesterday and i try to find a little time for some exercising. I've prepared some post's for you.....for the next days, till i'm back from the chain store opening here
Thanks for always leaving such nice comments, i really appreciate.

Have a nice and creative weekend.

Elly

Samstag, 18. Februar 2012

It's all about preparing......

I'm preparing my suitcase again.
My employer is sending me to Hannover, the next 2 weeks to prepare a chain store opening. But my little notebook goes with me, to watch what you're doing (:o)

I'm also prepared for the Timeworn Technique Online Workshop with Andy Skinner (starting next Friday). I think, i've everything together i'll need. Fortunately, the workshop goes two weeks longer....but....i've prepared some secrets to save time and ..hopefully...i can use it (:o)

My Mingle - Mangle (:o)







Keep your eyes open, and take advantage of the unexpected


~  Elly ~

Donnerstag, 16. Februar 2012

Fun with ATC's Challenge #55 - Fabric

What a pleasure, to join the challenge on Fun with ATC's - Fabric
Just a little alternation from painting and distressing.....playing with peaces of fabric and lace ...oh...and some beading, too. The photo is printed on cotton with my ink jet printer.
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Thanks for watching, as always.

Elly

Dienstag, 14. Februar 2012

Art Journal Page

This is my first Art Journal Page.It's a kind of ...leaving my comfort zone. I've never written a diary in my youth. It's something new, to write about me....and what i love....
After i've seen the journal pages from Gio -  Scrap in Progress 1- here, 2- here, 3- here and 4- here.... i thought, i'll give it a try also.
Double click on photo for larger view



I used a thin canvas page.
Adhered 7 Gypsies Tissue Paper with Gel Medium
I've made a heart stencil with a little heart punch and adhered the hearts also to the canvas with gel medium.
 Then, painted the hole page with gesso. Dryed the paint with the heat - tool and started painting with acrylic's. I used some stamps and sewed the border at the top.
Painted the border with acryl paint. Used the heart stamp from the Craft Stamper Magazine February and stamped a view on cardstock. Printed some words about what i love on my computer. ( Ok, next time handwriting, but that's another challenge *lol*)
The final page again, with some things i love...


This journal page is created for me and the Art Journal Challenge #2 at Craft Barn. Theme is : Filled with love.
They ask...to draw/stencils/die-cut hearts and "fill" them with what we love... It can be pictures of our loved ones... our favourite colours... favourite food... favourite movies.... Anything/one we love and want to journal about ...should be INSIDE the hearts... The rest is up to us... 


The challenge is open to all countries and will close on Sunday 25th February.


Hope you enjoyed my first journal page excursion (:o) Maybe you'll give it a try, too.




Happy Valentines Day!! (:o)


Elly

Montag, 13. Februar 2012

About other Vampires....

...and Lycan clans.....
If you are in the story, then you know i'm talking about *Underworld*
Part 4 is now showing in the cinema. So, get your 3D glases out for *Awakening*
The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind......
Watch the trailer (engl. version official site) here
Watch the trailer (german version) here

And if you don't know what i'm talking about, watch this Underworld Part 1 trailer (engl. version) or this Underworld Part 1 trailer (german version) on YouTube and search on Wikipedia.
See you at the cinema (:o)

Happy Monday (:o)

Elly

Freitag, 10. Februar 2012

Printemps - Spring Mini Album

This is a work in progress....using paper, fabric and lace... spring / vintage themed
Using cardboard and different pattern papers inside. Some handmade tags, emphemera from my computer and some stamps. I'm nearly half way....(:o)



















Hope you enjoy my pictures and i wish you a nice weekend.

Elly

Montag, 6. Februar 2012

Creavil - Challenge No 24 - Tag Art - Drybrush

Normaly, i only make tags to fit inside a mini album...but this time....i was exercising for backgrounds with acrylics for the next online workshop..so why not working on  tags..to fit the challenge on Creavil.

 The first layer on this tag is Gesso...dabbed on...and then i used acrylic paint. This tag is also embossed with Tim Holtz Texture Fades.

 Here i used 5 different colours....with the drybrush technique to get the rusty look. You can watch a video from Andy Skinner how this works here It's called Gesso and Drybrush.I adhered 300 gsm Cardstock in layers onto the tag. Again, the first layer is gesso and then painted with DecoArt acrylics. Inspiration comes from Andy's Tag here....

This is a technique shown in the Craft Stamper Magazine January. You can't see it clear, but i used glue in the background, then using Distress Ink. It works better on white cardstock. I used a manila tag.

I wish you a fabulous, creative start, into a new week. Hope you are all well, it's soooo cold (:o)
Love to read your appreciated comments.

Elly

Freitag, 3. Februar 2012

Hat - Pincushion

I adhered two empty masking tape rolls together and painted them. Adhered paper to a cd and glued rolls and cd together. I have filled the roll with wadding...

..sewed the pincushion and filled with wadding also. Glued the pincushion inside and embellished the hat with trim, lace, flowers and feathers.




Actually..the idea started to make some kind of spool..(:o) ..and now it's a pincushion.

Our actually temperature outside -12° C / +10,4 F....it's freezing....
Hope you have it warm (:o)


Happy weekend


Elly

Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2012

ATC's arrived....

...from my Trade Partner Stampartist Isi - Isi at my other forum Stempeliger Wunschpunsch 
Theme was children




And i also received this beautiful card. Thank's so much Isi (:o)


Elly