Sunday, June 23, 2013

Be an original ~ Eclectic Ellapu Challenge


Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not much of a cook. My husband does all of the cooking in this family. However, I am able to follow a recipe...especially a challenge recipe :D That's what Andria wants us to do for this week's Purple challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. The recipe has the following ingredients: 1 stamped or digi image + 2 embellies + 3 papers + 2 diecuts. That I can do!!

I started with a 3.5 x 4.25"  block of wood left over from our recent reno project that is just shy of 1.5" thick. The sides were covered in Rusty Hinge Distress Stain and the top had a ledger type paper from MME's Reunion pad adhered with gel medium and then trimmed to fit the block. The TCW hexagon stencil was used with Rusty Hinge Distress ink to create a pattern over the paper. A second patterned paper from the same collection was die cut with a die from Spellbinders Office Supplies set to create the torn notebook edged rectangle. A third paper was die cut with an MFT large scallop die and adhered over the second paper. Once they were glued to the wood block, a small ink blot stamp from Hampton Arts was randomly applied to all papers.


The digital image is from Deidre Mosher as is the sentiment. Both were coloured with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut. Olive's glasses and the O of original were coated with Glossy accents to create dimension and shine. Flat pearls were placed in the three corners of the frame, on the hat ornament, and on the center of a punched flower which was added to her hat decoration. The edges of the frame were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the image was matted on black cardstock before being popped up on foam tape.

To complete this project, the sentiment was matted with black cardstock and popped up on foam dots. Black cord, my second type of embellie, was criss-crossed below the image and tied in the back. Faux stitching was placed around the edges of the block which was then outlined with a black Big Brush pen to create definition.

Just a fun and quick little project which manages to follow the recipe...just don't tell my husband. He might expect me to do that in the kitchen and that would seriously cut into my play time. Thanks for stopping by today. If you get a chance, pop by the Eclectic Ellapu blog to see how the rest of the Purple Team spun this recipe. I hope you feel inspired to play along.

I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge ~ Weeh 212 Outside the box (wood remnant from house reno)
Seemacrafts ~ June Challenge Mixed Media
Stampin' for the weekend ~ Anything Goes
Stamping Dragon Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Life is good; so is art.
Bonnie


11 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Bonnie, I am addicted to working with woodblocks and you have done a wonderful job with this one. Love the gorgeous image and the mix of diecuts. You really can follow that kind of recipe very well! Hugs, Anne x

ParkNSlide said...

You cooked up something really cute...now that the Food Network has fired Paula Dean, I'm going to recommend you as her replacement.

butterfly said...

Funky chunky loveliness... you cooked up a storm!
Alison x

Andria said...

Awesome take on the recipe, I love your work your so creative, look forward to each challenge to see what you will come up with next x

Sarah said...

This is just fabulous Bonnie! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Outside the Box challenge x

seemacrafts said...

lovely work i love your use of the wooden block thank you for joining in seemacrafts . seema

Tracy said...

That image is whimsical and fun Bonnie. Your wooden block projects will make great decos around the house. :-) Hugs!

brenda said...

What a fabulous creation Bonnie and great recycling.

Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Bonnie I just so love your creations.. so awe inspiring - loves ya xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...


Thank you for joining in our 'mixed media' theme over on SeemaCrafts Challenge Blog.

What a fabulous idea using a block of wood as a base for your make. The papers you have used look lovely, and that image is colorful and fun.

I hope you will join us each month for our future challenges. Great prizes up for grabs :-)

Hugs Lisa xxxx DT Member

Bec Cook said...

Great Work!!!
Thanks For playing along at Stamping Dragon Designs

Bec DT