Tuesday, June 14, 2011


My ATC group challenge this month was Weaving.  We make one ATC for a special trade (1-4-1), so I'll start with that:

  I used a digi from A Day for Daisies- paper pieced using a Basic Grey DSP, colored the remainder of the image with Copics. I used digi paper for the background from Create with TLC. I added highlights with a Stardust Gelly pen.  The weaving is in the upper Lt corner- with Metallic thread and there is a moon charm.
 Challenge- Cheerful Stamp Pad Things with Wings and CDAC 'other' challenge
Mary used a thin ribbon wrapped around her ATC base, and wove yarn on her ATC.

   The challenges are wonderful to 'stretch' things you will try- here are the ATC's I created:
  I found this free digi from Odds and Soxlets and almost let out a squeal- my friend Diane in the ATC group LOVES the sock Monkey- so I had to create with it.  I colored the image with Copics.

  I made some backgrounds for a Technique Junkies technique- then I ran across instructions for a woven fish- so I had to make some:

  I could not create without using pink.......
 I wove ribbon in various pinks and added butterflies punched out of polished stone. I took the Polished Stone background and put woven book print behind it, added gold bodies and feelers and added pink glitter to the edges.

 Next- the ATC's I traded for:
        Rainbow by Carol  and spider by Mari

Debbie M (woven friendship) and Michelle (woven thoughts)

  Trena made a great background and added woven yarns  and Diane s wove in purples.

  Sandy did two weaving techniques and Harriet interwove in the Spirit of Art

 Diane M used papers reminiscent of a recent trip to China, Cindy from the heart and Mary W in fiber and metallic papers.

I always enjoy looking back at the ideas of others and the play on color.

I hope you enjoyed my collection of ATC's!

Thanks for stopping by! Shelly


Priyanka said...

wow very creative shelly, love it.

Sharon said...

What a great variety of ATC's and so many different forms of weaving!

Michele said...

your fairy creation is adorable! thank you for joining the "things with wings" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Willy said...

Your ATCs are fabulous, Shelly!

Jingle said...

Such wonderful creations!

Emily Keaton said...

All of these are beautiful, Shelly!

Marjie Kemper said...

Such a variety - great ideas for different slants on weaving!

Anonymous said...

These are just fabulous. I may just have to have a go at weaving. xx

Juliet A said...

These are spectacular!
the weaving adds such a cool texture. I think I espcially like the fish, but the two with the polished stone butterflies are really great, too.

I feel like I've used so many superlatives describing your cards in the past that I don't have any words good enough for these cards. Why do you have to be so talented?

Shirley said...

What creative cards, Shelly. I love love the woven fish. Where did you see the instructions? Thank you for sharing your daughter's bachelor graduation. Just wait!! The Master is yet to come! Yahoooo! for her and her parents!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow those are some really inovative ATC's ,so creative. no doubt everyone loved the trade!
hugs Lynn

Vicki Romaine said...

I love the way you did the wings on the girl. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining "Things with Wings" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous work so varied and so clever. XOXO Zoe