Saturday, September 6, 2014

ATC Envelope Art

My monthly ATC group met today and we traded 'Envelope Art' . The swaps are always open to our interpretation. I made a number of different designs and challenged myself to use some supplies that are in my stash...... I made a number of different ATC's- so lots of pictures.....  I used Manilla folders from my work that were going to go in the garbage- have had them for over a year......  I cut out 2 different designs of envelope templates I found on google and used Distress stains to add color to the envelopes. I also made some stencils with my Silhouette Cameo, and used light modeling paste on all of the envelopes.
  I used a die from and cut it out of foam and used it as a stamp- the brown/purple and the black is a die as well. The flower die is also from Sweet Stamps.

Here is the back- and inside are some purple shimmery butterflies for the recipients.

 Next is a Fall ATC:
 More dies- on the back- forgot to get a picture- are leaves cut from a Memory Box die in Orange, yellow and Green. The Tree is also Memory box, the squirrel is from a Cheery Lynn die set ( a large tree and 5 animals). I cut out extra leaves and put them inside of the envelope and an extra tree for all of the recipients.

This set is a Halloween duo- I cut out a black cat and a tree and placed them inside of this envelope. The images are from There is a witch and a swirly flourish on the back.

 I had to add an Asian ATC into the mix:
 Ohhh I think this is my favorite : )  The flower/butterfly is from I Brake for Stamps. Here is the back:
 This image is also from IBFS and the Kanji is from the stamp with the  floral image on the front of the ATC.

Next, I had some fun with a Shaving Cream background I had in my stash:
 I used a card 4.25x5.5- cut to 3.5, scored at 2.5" from the top and scored @ 1.5" and folded that up. I cut off the remaining piece. I used ~ 1.5" for the top piece, scored at 1/4" and used score tape to add this piece to the top- making my envelope- then adjusted the depth of the top piece. I added the SweetStamps swirl in purple and the Michael Strong Circle Stamp in Purple- new SU color.
Here is the back:
The purple cord is from Target -dollar spot : )

Next, I pulled out some rub-ons- I have never used any of these sheets- time to use some of the stash!
Front of #1:

Back of #1

I put a couple of the wooden trinkets inside- they come on a pin.

 Here is #2- a little Steampunk- used gears from a SU punch (and I added a couple more punches inside).
and the back:

 And the last one with rub-on's:
and the back:
and the twine was intended to be at an angle- there is some cool ribbon hidden inside of this one : )

 What a fun time I had creating these!

Oh- I created with a couple of challenges in mind:
Mixed Media challenge- use Fall Colors- metal on the leaf brad, the leaves are on the back
Just Us Girls- Leaves- brad-front and die cut leaves on reverse
Papercrafting Magic- Inspired by- Terry- she is a master at using the Ranger Distress inks and adding textures!
Sisterhood of Snarky- Monochromatic- yep- a few of the above ATC's- love playing with these talented girls!
Creative Corner- Cutsy animals- squirrel on Fall themed ATC
Simply Create Too- Something new- ATC sized stencils made with my Cameo : ) and die cut with foam and used as a stamp.
Simon Wednesday- Stamp it!
Altered Eclectics- Mixed Media
Stamp It Girl- Stencils/Masks

Thanks for stopping by!


Donna said...

These are amazing, Shelly! Beautiful colors and images. You really are a Master of the ATC!

NanaConnie said...

Shelly, these are magnificent! Incredibly artistic. Love all the color combos you chose. I'm nearly speechless with admiration. :-D

crafty said...

These are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them with us at Creative Corner

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your envelopes are gorgeous! Love the leaves and twine on the one for our challenge. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

*Vicki* said...

These are all incredibly stunning works of art!! Thanks for sharing all of these with us Shelly! :) Hugs - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Terry said...

What a great collection of envelope art and such a clever way to deliver an ATC. Each one is amazing! Love these!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Wow, what a great group of ATC's. The asian girl is so cute. I wouldn't mind having her myself. I agree with Donna, you are the master of ATC's.

Sharyn Polesel said...

Lovely and artistic.....beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Anne Temple said...

All of these are amazing! It looks like you had a lot of fun with these.

Carolyn said...

Shelly, your envelope ATCs are outstanding. What a great idea and I plan to propose this to the ATC group I belong to. May I copy one of yours as an sample to post to the group?


jimlynn said...

Shelly, these are WOW!!!! Awesome looking and amazing! So pretty and fun too. LOVE these!

Donna said...

WOW fab projects Shelly!! Love your ATCs and envelopes! Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for the "O is for One" challenge!!

Lindsey said...

These ATCs and envelopes are amazing! So nicely done in all their different styles. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is fabulous - love it hun..Thank you for sharing with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you in future challenges
Hugz Elaine aka Ellapu x

Margaret said...

Wow! These are all just fabulous. You are so creative.

Vicki Dutcher said...

You've been busy! Fun tree with the leaf - Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

Pamellia said...

Wow Shelly, these are all so amazing!! I love all the different colours and so many wonderful themes and stamps! Fabulous! :)

aufspapiergebracht said...

So great ;)) love all of them !!
Thank you for sharing with us:
simply create too # Elisabeth

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Fantastic selection of projects. Awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap It Girl.

Caryn said...

Lovely projects - your work is fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx

kiwimeskreations said...

What amazing envelopes Shelly - love them

Scrap all'Alba - by Silvana said...

works are beautiful and full of wonderful details !!

Penny said...

Yup, each one is a very cool design! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Erica said...

Thank you for sharing your ATCs in our challenge no. 69, "Show us Something New." We don't get too many of these in our challenges. They're lovely and we hope you'll join us again soon for our next challenge at Simply Create Too.
Erica (Simply Create Too DT Member)

Karen Schroeder said...

Fabulous ATC Envelope art! Thanks for joining the monochromatic fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Katy said...

This was so fun to see all of you different ATC envelopes! I love how they each have their own personality! Thank you so much for sharing at Scrap It Girl! :)

maria f. said...

Wow you've been busy! I love the idea of envelope ATCs with extra goodies for the recipients. How thoughtful. Your fall tree/squirrel creation is too cute. Thanks for joining us this month at MMCC.

May said...

Fabulous creative work.. Love them all the colours & design are Beautiful... Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics.... Hugs May x x x

Unknown said...

They turned out fantastic! Beautiful colors! Thanks for playing along with Scrap It Girl!

Anonymous said...

You're really creative! Love all those ATCs. Thanks for playing with Scrap It Girl.

kellystar said...

beautiful and great way to use up those manilla folders...Thanks for playing and joining the Scrap It Girl October Challenge!