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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Eclectic Ellapu "By the Sea"

Good morning all.

A new month and a year older...wonder what this year has in store for me!

With the new month comes a new challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. Yvonne has picked the theme of "By the Sea" for the Pink Team this time.


I started with a canvas board which hadn't turned out as planned and covered it with a napkin before painting with white gesso. The texture paste stencilling  was still evident so I positioned the canvas with this in the bottom right corner to give the sand some texture. Once dry I used antique linen crackled paint and two shades of blue chalk frescoes from Paper Artsy to paint my background. My image is a Paintbox Poppet decoupage from Crafter's Companion which I've framed with my die from Wplus9; the sentiment, cloud and sunshine die are also from the same set. The seagull and compass stamps are from Kanban and I've stamped onto tissue paper. I've used some dark blue ink to stamp around the edges with a stamp from The Mixed Media set from STAMPlorations.

This  was one of those pieces which had no plan and just evolved as I went along...I love how it turned out....and my canvas didn't go to waste :)

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from the other girls, you won't be disappointed. The Purple Team have a recipe for this month - 3 dies, 2 stencils and 1 sentiment.

Challenges entered:
Stamps and Stencils - happy holidays
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Die Cuttin Divas - the great outdoors
Crafty Cardmakers - anything but a card
Simon says Stamp - not ordinary paper (used a napkin)
Altered Eclectics - anything MM goes
Rhedd's Creative Challenge - anything MM goes
Sparkles Monthly - sun, sea and sand
Anything but a Card - anything goes

33 comments:

  1. What a cute canvas, that sweet child in such a lovely setting. Thank you for joining us at The a Mirror Crack'd Challenge. Jan x

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  2. Gorgeous card Carol :-) I love the whole vintage design of this, very cute :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. Love the fab image and gorgeous details.xxx

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  4. Happy Birthday Carol, I hope you are having a wonderful day! A fabulous canvas and cute image.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  5. Brilliant, I love that image and your great design
    Patricia x

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  6. Hello Carol, and Happy Birthday, I hope your day is fabulous.
    Lovely canvas, gorgeous image and fabulous background images, love it, hugs Kate x

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  7. Happy birthday Carol, I hope you are getting spoilt rotten?
    I love your canvas, that background works fabulous with the seaside image.

    Enjoy your day, hugs Erika. x

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  8. this is wonderful Carol - hope you're having a really fabulous day! Hugs rachel x

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  9. This is just gorgeous Carol! I love the vintage feel to it!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  10. it's perfect Carol...a beautiful image and your canvas is stunning....
    Hope you have had a lovely birthday xxxx

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  11. A fabulous canvas Carol, such a sweet image and your background is perfect.
    Happy Birthday, I hope you have had a wonderful day.
    Pauline
    x

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  12. Your beautiful beach background goes so well with the sweet focal point! So glad you found a new purpose for your canvas! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

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  13. My favorite theme! Beach and sea! Love how you reclaimed this canvas and made it awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month! ~Nanette, DT~

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  14. Wow, that is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.

    Leslie

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  15. Very pretty save on this one! Love the vintage feel of the little fella at the beach. Enjoyed reading the adventures you had on this piece, and all the elements came together to create a lovely art piece. Your sand looked great. Loved the detail of the corner compass & the seagull. Good work!
    TFS & Happy Sunday

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  16. LOVE the vintage vibe on this card.
    xxx Asha

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  17. A beautiful vintage style card, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly. Caz

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  18. Beautiful canvas hun love it - Thank you for joing us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    DT The Mirror Crack'd
    DT Anything but a Card

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  19. Oh my this is a beauty Carol love, love that vintage image and what a wonderful design, super card.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  20. Such a wonderful sea scene! I love the colors and texture. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  21. This is fabulous Carol. The texture and colours of your background is again, stunning. Such a cute little image too. Michelle x

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  22. This is so sweet! Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  23. Love your vintage looking image, and it makes a perfect sea themed canvas.

    How clever to turn the recycled canvas round so that the texture paste you were stuck with became part of the lovely rough sand!

    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack'd

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  24. Love the vintage feel of your canvas - the image is just so cute!! Thanks for joining us at CCM&M this time!! Cxxx

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  25. Stunning card and what a sweet little boy.. Thanks for joining us at Stamps and Stencils
    Sharon x

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  26. A beautiful canvas so much texture! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our "Anything But A Card" challenge.

    Bec

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  27. Wow. Love the canvas board. Very pretty details and colour. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  28. Very pretty! Thank you for joining our “Great Outdoors” Challenge at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

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  29. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

    Helen N x

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  30. WOW I just love your creativity with your piece of art - love it. Thank you for sharing with us over at Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit
    DT The Mirror Crack'd
    DT Anything but a Card

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  31. This is fantastic thanks for your inspiration!

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x