Donnerstag, 30. August 2012

Airmail from Australia

An appreciated follower wrote, she's green envious about my winning....all i can say is......i'm overwhelmed and very happy...... because i won a gorgeous giveaway from


One of my secret passion is vintage fabric and lace.
Suzy is an amazing textile artist and she also incorporates antique jewellery and other kinds of time worn treasures. Her creations are outstanding and unbelievable beautiful.
I'm really running out of words when i try to describe her artwork and i can only advise to take a look at  Suzy's blog






I loooooooooooooooooooooove it!!!!




Have you ever tried to build up layers with fabric?


It is sooo beautiful and sure it'll be my inspiration, when i try to sew my first fabric book, i have in mind.
Thank's so much, dear Suzy for this little treasure, i adore.

xoxoxo
Elly

Dienstag, 28. August 2012

Shabby Chic Display Cabinet - Makeover

I'm working on a cabinet at the moment. Because the weather was fine last friday, i started with sanding the cabinet outside. I'm always surprised on my own, when i'm watching before pictures.....after... (:o)

Here's the cabinet in it's beauty...as i found it..and saved it to become bulky refuse.


One door was already damaged. How much imagination do you need, to see something ...nice?
After sanding.....it wasn't really better...but hey.....it's wood!! Transform it the way you like. Industrial chic with a darker colour .....



....or shabby as i prefer....that's why i started priming in white....


..and more white paint....


Repaired the left door, removed the glas - window from right door, painted both doors and insert both to cabinet again before started sanding for a shabby look


Here's a closer view at the sanding





I used simple white acrylic paint...of course watered down and applyed a view thin layers...

Then....started cutting my chicken wire for the doors...


..and fixed to doors 


I did a search on The Graphics Fairy for a matching sign...
....printed with laserprinter....
and adhered to cabinet with Ranger Multi Matt Medium


After waiting to dry..about 20 minutes...i wiped the paper of with a damp cloth and a little bit rubbing..

Here's the cabinet how it looks now...


I sealed the outside, too. The inside at the window needs a little bit more paint and i think, i'll use some vintage book pages or wall paper inside the cabinet.


Cool cabinet to display some of my projects, don't you think?
And the best...it was for free (:o)

And...do you browse the bulky refuse next time too? (:o)

Happy Monday......and thanks so much for all your appreciated comments

~ Elly ~

Freitag, 24. August 2012

ATC - Bag with Sticky Back Canvas

Here is the workshop about the paper transfer to sticky back canvas, i promised a view days ago. I've got the idea for this ATC  - Bag after watching a creation  Neil  came up with and his blogname is Neelz Expressionz. He is a great artist and i really appreciate his artwork. Feel free to join his blog, because he's sharing a lot of his knowledge. You'll find his Canvas creation here.

As usual....the making of pictures after my final Creation. I 'll also join my ATC - Bag to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge for this week, because the theme is NO RULES.

Beware.....you can get hooked (:o)






Ok..and now up to the beginning...

I used a patterned paper from the Lost and Found Stack from Tim Holtz and a left over piece of Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas


Peel of the plastic securing from the back side of the canvas....


...and adhere the sticky side to the patterned paper as shown...stick very well, maybe you have a brayer on hand or use something simular....i used the flat side of a fork (:o)


Turn everything around... use a mister..and spray with water...


...and begin gently rubbing.....


...and rubbing....


... more water...and more rubbing....


..till it looks like this....


Go wild with stamping....



A little break to the inside now....

I used atc sized envelopes ( C7 in Germany) and used Distress Stain's on  both sides

I also stamped on both sides. Cut one side open for the opening...

Use double sided tape...

..and adhere the envelopes together

Finished inside...
Back to the canvas again....

Cut to needed size. I also sewed around the edges.


I prepared the canvas with two eyelets for the D - Ring - Handle and a metal flower as embellishment


Now....use Claudine Hellmuth's Matt Medium for Outside sealing...


...and apply with with your fingers....


..let dry....


When dry.....use the red strong tacky tape to adhere the envelopes to the inside of the canvas


Use sticky velcro ...


...under metal flower for closure


....Ready!!!




How cool is that?
Some hugs to Neil for showing this stunning idea. I am hooked!!
I've made other versions of little bags and a mini album cover with this canvas paper transfer, i'll show the next time.
Hope you enjoyed this workshop
Thanks for your appreciated comments, i looooooooooooooooooove to read (:o)

Happy weekend
~ Elly ~