Sunday, 25 November 2012

Yayyyy Week 7

Hello, it’s Laurian here.....

I’d like to say a big hello everyone and welcome to Challenge #7 here at Eclectic Ellapu!

Wow, did you see all those amazing creations for Abigail’s brilliant challenge last week?   I feel humbled being surrounded by such incredibly creative people and I’d like to say a big woo! hoo! for the amazing work on display by the Purple Team last week!

Don’t forget to drop by on Wednesday to see if you were a winner and get the most exclusive badge in blogland to proudly display!

It’s the time of year that we all start thinking of celebrations – there are celebrations galore during November and December and I would love you to all put on your best party frocks and join us to celebrate. I can’t wait to see what delicious creations you all come up with for this week’s theme which is:

‘Celebration with Sparkle’

So, why not dazzle us with your sparkling creativity, break out the glitter and the bling, and let the party start!

Our amazing Pink Team have created the following delectables for your inspiration; they would love you to stop by their blogs and let them know you appreciate their work (or just to see what else they’ve been up to!)

Get those creative hats on and stun us with your radiance and razzle dazzle! 











Saturday, 17 November 2012

Time for Challenge 6 - So Welcome one and all!

18th Nov

The choice is yours or all three if you want

Abigail here for Eclectic Ellapu and I just want
 to first of all thank all my great team members for their awesome can-do attitudes and their super crafty skills!

This challenge is all about layering! Have you noticed how layers really dress up your project? The more layers, the more texture and detail and interest your project has. Layers add depth and dimension. They add character and color. The more layers the better I say.

This challenge also includes openable/interactive in the title. Basically this is just anything that makes your project interactive. There could be a flap, or a pocket or a pull out a tag to reveal the hidden message or photo. On an altered project you could have the same thing with a mini curio with drawers that open to reveal hidden treasures. The basic idea is that the person looking at the project has to interact with it. Like a child's book where the child has to move a swivel-y thing, or open a window or a door to see the rest of the page.

Difficult you say? Never! Card makers do all of this without really thinking about it. A card is open-able. In fact, you kind of have to open it to get the inside (hidden) message. Pocket style cards are perfect as well.

A fun background story: the reason I started making my interactive fun Scrapbook LO's is I wanted to include my wedding invitation on a page. But I wanted to be able to see the inside and the outside. I just glued the back side to the page and left it folded and cut a slit in the plastic page protector to slide the front of the card out. This made it where the viewer had to lift the front of the card to see the inside, just like when you open the invitation after getting it in the mail. I loved it so much I started doing more and more interactive pages.

Check out the Purple team’s examples here to get the creative juices flowing. Show me how creative you can be and let the crafty fun happen!

Scrapbook Layout with liftable layers to reveal more pics

Paper pieced image

Hidden sentiment (interactable)
Lots of stacking and layering

Xmas tree Advent Calendar - lots of places to hide those treats
 Lots of stacking layering, compartments and dimension
Altered pin cushion sleigh- has layers and is interactive.


and I started life as a frame fab!

Interactive card 

Come on wheres all the other bottles?

Interactive and hidden tags

Fabulous folds to pop the image out

Again, don't forget to link up just the post with your entry, not your whole blog. Check back Wednesday to see who the winner of last weeks Pink & Cream challenge will be! Click on the Winners tab above to find out.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Welcome to Challenge 5 ......

Morning Peeps,
Berni here, this week I have the privilege of hosting at
Eclectic Ellapu. The theme I have chosen for Challenge #5, Pink Team, are the colors Pink & Cream.  We look forward to seeing your projects created with this color scheme.

Last week, the Purple Team dazzled us with 'Anything Vintage'.  Stunning creations and awesome submissions from all of you.  We were so excited to see all of your projects.

We ask you to come back on Wednesday, to see if you are a  winner, runner up, or one of the Top Fivers.  Just click on the Winners tab above to find out.  I know it will be a difficult task choosing the winners.

Now for this weeks inspiration from the Pink Team. Please feel free to pop on over to the DT's blogs and leave some love!



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