Happy weekend.  It doesn’t feel like the weekend  to me but hey . . . I’ll go with the flow.  Today I finally ventured into the studio to put all the crap (and some GOOD stuff too) away that I lugged home from CHA.   GOOD stuff = Graphic45 papers, Unity stamps, Maya Road embellishments, out right FUN play things!  Crap = lanyards, catalogs, buttons, blah blah blah!

While I was sorting and storing, I decided to get a little crafty. The Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group has started to have challenges and the first one is this week – – Making Art! Challenge #1 – – Make an ATC using scallops and a butterfly.  All of the challenges will be based off projects in Wendy’s books.

So here’s my submission.


Since I used Studio 490 stamps on the flowers I posted before, I decided to add one to the ATC (hey a girl can take a shortcut every now and then).  The base of the ATC is illustration board that I covered with Ranger Inkssentials ATC Sticky-Back Canvas.  I colored the canvas with the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique using Dusty Concord and Tumbled Glass.  I added some extra Dusty Concord around the edges before I finished them off with Vintage Photo and then gave the entire canvas a spritz of Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist.

While at CHA I watched Wendy work with her Clearly for Art line and knew that I had to have some.  The butterfly is composed of two pieces . . .  the bottom is GrungePaper and the top is Clearly for Art Modeling Film with the image stamped on it as well.  Too darn cool!


The frame is die cut from illustration board using Spellbinders™ Rectangles.  The stamping is the background from Studio 490 It’s More Flower Art and the sentiment is from Art-Fully Said.

I’ve my 7 Gypsies ATC Carousel sitting on my desk for months now waiting for me to be inspired with an ATC.  This is my first one for my carrousel.

That’s all for now I suppose.  I hope you have a great weekend and remember . . . life is short, embrace the adventures of the day!


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15 Responses to “Making Art! Challenge #1”

  1. Oh I love this ATC. How clever to use little pegs for the body too! Love it! S x

  2. Wow!!! Did I actually say Wow? Meant it too! Lovin that Butterfly!

  3. Love this Sherry!!

  4. Beautiful piece Sherry. The Clearly for Art Film looks very interesting. Can’t wait for it to arrive here in Australia. I will enjoy using that 😉

  5. Love the butterfly and of course your flower is gorgeous! Love how you made the mini frame for your sentiment awesome job!

  6. Sherry, awesome atc!!!


  8. very pretty, just love that butterfly, so cool!

  9. Ok – that butterfly is too cool! Please consider doing a tutorial using that clear film!

  10. OMG that butterfly ROCKS!!!!!!!

  11. very pretty Sherry!
    Sandra ltb

  12. Gotta tell ya, this is uber cool! LOVE that butterfly. I’m with Laurie, how about a tut?

  13. Sherry, love this ATC. Especially the butterfly. Glad to see you made it back o.k. We finally got back to Indy Friday night. Great seeing you and Daisy at CHA.

  14. I’m sitting here shaking my head at how gorgeous this is … really Sherry, I’m just in awe!

    … and a little annoyed of course that you’ve shown me the modeling film … where oh where shall I ever find the endlessly larger craft budget?

    Have a great week!

  15. Hey Sherry, if you don’t have room for all that *junk* you brought home from CHA, I’ll gladly sent Mr. Purolator Man to you and take some of it off your hands !
    Your butterfly is ♥SpEcTaCuLaR ♥ – the clear moulding material looks sick — maybe in the future you can do a bit of a tutorial on it, (Please) as I’ve never seen nor heard of it before.
    TFS xox

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