Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Artz de Scrap Altered Envelopes


This time, we were challenged to alter envelopes. I used 2 different sized envelopes which I altered using stamps, stamp inks and different colored UTEE.

After opening the envelope at the seams and hand-tearing its edges, I rubbed ink all over, with tattered rose in the middle and black at the edges. Then I used 2 stamps, a Fancy Pants From the Garden flower vine stamp and a Prima Dreamer ledger stamp. By repeating the pattern, it started to look more and more like a hankie. I embossed the flower stamp in black and rose quartz. Then I rubbed Versamark, then sprinkled black and silver UTEE and embossed them in place. This gave the envelope-wrapper lots of texture.

The smaller envelope was made into a picture frame using similar techniques but different colors. I wrapped the picture frame with the bigger peach envelope and tied it with a ribbon. I loved playing with embossing powder and UTEE so much, I can hardly believe myself that the envelopes are not made of cloth! Really fun to do. This really means that I should get more UTEE to play with!

Do check out the Artz de Scrap blog here for more inspiration from the talented DTs and RDs.

Materials: 2 different sized white envelopes (smaller one should fit inside the bigger one), Versamark, StazOn black, Color Box mini peacock, Distress Ink weathered wood, tattered rose and black soot, PA Embossing Powder black, Ranger Antiquities Embossing Powder Rose Quartz, Whispers Embossing Powder blue, UTEE black, clear and platinum, Simple Joys mocha ribbon.

Techniques: stamping, hand-tearing, smudging stamp ink, embossing.

10 comments:

Au Lim said...

wowser!!! those are soooo nice!!! you have got to show me these in person and tell me how you did them! ganda ng texture!

janis said...

ako din, please show it to me also ha? parang ang sarap hawakan para mas lalo akong mamangha sa texture niya! wtg candy!

bjay said...

fantastic job on the envelopes, cands! this merits a spot in an enclosed shelf or something. woo-hoo! :)

marking said...

Wow great techniques and lovely finished frame and envelope.

MyLittleTeapot said...

Wow Candy this altered envelope is amazing! Love it so much! Very inspiring!

thanks for your sweet comment at my blog! Talk to you soon

LG

Chok Keun said...

This is simply awesome!!! I fall in love with this well I first spotted it among the altered envelop. Simply love the effect!!! Thanks for sharing the technique, I hope to try out soon...

ghubi said...

hi candy...the envelope is so lovely...i like the texture and the embossed flower very much...great work

Ems said...

This is so you! Bow!

Jeff and Pia said...

wow candy! you put so much love on your work! ang galing how you come up with ideas on how to alter different stuff!

Elia said...

Very nice work! Congratulations!
A hug from Madrid. Spain