Sunday, 15 May 2016

Mid month tutorial for May

 Challenge for May can be found HERE
We are currently looking for another person to join our Design Team...check tab under the header

Hi everyone, Elaine (aka Ellapu) here and yes it is my turn to give you a mid month tutorial  here at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. 

I had a few wooden bangles hanging about in the deepest depths of what I call my craft room, one of which was wide and the others were varying styles.

I decided to put five of them together to make a pot for my dressing room table - I didn't want anything fancy and frilly, just simple and unique.

As you can see for yourselves I used glossy accents to adhere them together and you will also see they do not lay flat on top of each other lol.  I cut out a piece of mountboard for the bottom and sandwiched it between the bottom 2 bangles.  

To make the whole structure of the pot more stable I collaged the inside using dictionary pages and for the outside I used an old paper napkin.  (sorry forgot to take a pic of the rough outside)

Once all was dry I painted the outside using white chalk paint, used a crackle medium let it dry and then finished it off with a buff beige colour acrylic.  I left it over night to crackle and I have to say am really pleased with the overall finish.  I sanded the bottom and top edges to give it the vintage look and used an old earring for the front.

Voila all done - finito!

I do hope you like my project and I do hope to see you all joining in with our current challenge.

Hugz always 

Elaine aka Ellapu xx

Sunday, 1 May 2016

New month, New challenge & Dt Call

We are currently looking for 1 more member for our design team...check out the Design Team Call Tab under our header.

Hi Everyone, it's Elaine here posting the
May Challenge for Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

I am also honoured to post the mid month tutorial for you on the 15th be sure to pop back again then.
Boy oh Boy, there were absolutely loads of gorgeousness going on for April and I have not envied Rupa one iota at having to choose just two projects as Winner and Runner-Up.I am already filled with dread at having to pick for May,lol!
Now to announce Rupa's choices.....

Winner No12...Autumn 

Runner Up No.7....Pamellia

Congratulations Ladies,fabulous projects...Please take your badges from our side bar and link them to your blog. 

We hope you will still continue to enter our challenges.
Now on to our fabulous Design Teams projects for this month and I think they are all very much Wowsers as I am sure you will think so too.

We are delighted to introduce our newest design team member Britanny...we are all so pleased to have her on the team.

Remember to drop by the Teamies Blogs and leave them some love too...just click on their name and you will be taken straight to their blog.

altered tin can and glimmermist bottle = vase

Pen/Pencil Case


Celebrating the beauty of Autumn in Australia

This altered booklet began life as this....

Check out my post to see what I did.


An altered bottle with decoupage and metallic lustres! For more do visit my blog.)


Come see where all the shimmer is coming from at my blog :)


Altered coasters

Just a reminder to check our few rules before uploading your project ...and also to let you know we are still looking for another teamie, details are under our header.