Sunday, June 10, 2018

Inspired by security envelopes


As I'm sure you can tell, I'm once again joining Gill at Gibby Froggett Craftations, this month's host at Art Journal Journey.  Her theme is Inspired by . . . .  


I love using security envelopes in my art. 

They have so many designs, and those windows are perfect for placing papers behind.


Adding a bit of washi tape livens up the envelopes.

"Your security is most important to me."

Is the woman telling a friend this,

or is she the one who is being warned?

I sewed two security envelopes together, both of which had different designs.  I then glued them to my large art journal.  I added washi tape and sewed various papers/leftovers behind the envelope windows.  A piece of scrap ribbon was sewn to the two pages where they met.  The sentiment, computer generated, was outlined using a blue sharpie marker.  The TH paper doll was the final element, added using two pop dots to hold her slightly away from the background.  I used blue variegated thread to sew everything in place. 

I am truly grateful you joined me today, and I also hope to see you at Art Journal Journey

EDIT: At Susi's request, I am adding this to Try it on Tuesday's latest theme, which is She has the look.


29 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your page is wonderful, those TH dolls always make a great focal point. Nice work with the sewing. Have a great day, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

And I am truly grateful you showed this amazing page at Art Journal Journey! This one is simply FANTASTIC - I love all about it. The security envelopes, the amazing machine stitches along with the variegated thread and the washi and the fitting phrase not just perfect to the page but also perfect to the new EU data protection basic regulation ...hihi!
Love the addition of the Lady to the composition as well!
Simply a gorgeous page dear!
It makes a special entry for me at the AJJ collection this month! Thank you dear Co.-Admin!

Happy Sunday!
Love from
Susi

froebelsternchen said...

And I would suggest to link this lovely entry to Try It On Tuesday as well -- she's definitely got the look!
Hugs Susi

Cath Wilson said...

LOVE that stitching, Elizabeth - the variegated threads make all the difference. A great lady image, too... as Susi says, she definitely has 'the look'. Great page.

Cath x

kathyinozarks said...

what a cool idea with the security envelopes and their windows-love that-and I love the stitching too-I think she's perfect for the theme shes got the look great piece

Incipient Wings said...

so creative!! I never thought to use them that way!love it:)

Rike said...

Inspired by security envelopes - what a great idea! Your sewing ist amazing and how you collaged the papers and details is wonderful!
I think the beautiful 3D-woman is telling this to a friend, because she is standing here in a self-confidence pose, self acting.

Gibby Frogett said...

This is fabulous Elizabeth. I had a chuckle when I saw the words thinking back a couple of weeks when I was getting so stressed at the GDPR thing :)
The envelopes were a great idea - and the lady looks like she is standing guard to me. ( I really must use my TH dolls - I've taken them out the packet, looked at them and put them back).
But it was your fantatsic sewing and different stitches once again that really impressed me most of all - wow!!!!
Happy Sunday... Gill xx

CJ Kennedy said...

I would never have thought about using security envelopes. I like the way your variegated thread and zig zag stitching brings out the pattern of the envelope. I think your miss has been on the phone on hold forever and is exasperated listening to the security recording.

kathyinozarks said...

thank you for the recipes-I bookmarked them so I could find them again

froebelsternchen said...

So pleased you played also along with us over at Try It On Tuesday dear Elizabeth ! Your participation is much appreciated! Thank you very much!
Hugs, Susi

Rosie said...

A wonderful project

Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous artwork! I'm loving the blue thread and stitching - beautiful 😁. Wishing you a Happy Sunday dear Elizabeth! J 😊 x

kathyinozarks said...

The movie was released sept 1992 sorry since I am not getting notifications or approving comments I didn't see your comment til now-

Let's Art Journal said...

Oh, I totally forgot to say ... Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

Lenie said...

I throw away my envelopes but you made a beautiful page with your envelopes. Elizabeth, you are amazing 😀
Hugs, Lenie

Meggymay said...

A great page recyling the envelopes, it looks fantastic and I can just imagine
your found relative telling her friends that she looks out for them. I love how you added the stitching and tapes.
Thank you as well for joining us all over at TioT's Elizabeth, we really appreciate your support.
Yvonne xx

Cindy McMath said...

Very cool Elizabeth! I have used these in journals as well but I usually cut a hole so the pages before and after show through. Love your stitching as always!

Little Artbee said...

Wow I love the idea with the envelope windows. Your page looks pretty good with the nice Vintage girl you added.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Lots of loveliness to see here Elizabeth, especially love all that stitching. Great way to use the envelopes too, super way to display.
Creative wishes for a super Sunday Evening Tracey x

Rita said...

Great way to recycle. Cute, too. :)

Pamela Gerard said...

Very fun!!! I love security envelopes too. And these are cool.

aussie aNNie said...

Never ending ideas you have, this is amazing.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Awesome Journal spread.. Love your idea of using envelope in journal... actually you inspired me to try that :) Thank you

Divers and Sundry said...

I wouldn't have recognized the security envelope. Nice!

She has "the look" all right. I think she's heard FB's new privacy policy and is skeptical about her privacy being at all important ;)

Jeanie said...

This is really fun, Elizabeth! I love the look of the woman in the graphic. She looks rather stern!

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love how you made this fabulous page and yes, she has got 'the look' so I'm really pleased to see you at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

Mrs.B said...

I'm pleased you shared this with us at Try it on Tuesday, it's a fabulous page and I love how you've recycled the security envelopes and decorated the windows with the variegated thread. This lady certainly looks as if she has security on her mind.
Avril x

Jackie P Neal said...

This is great! I love how you recycled the envelopes and this came at a great time given all the hub bub with the cookies business on the net! Kudos and well done!
Jackie xo