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New ATC Shrines, Guest Designer Shannon Martinson & ATC Sale!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale, Tristan Robin Blakeman

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Tristan’s projects that are still available on the new site.

Ooh! We have a special treat today! Not only 2 new ATC Shrines (and beautiful artwork using both, by Tristan Robin Blakeman), but also Alice in Wonderland artwork by Guest Designer Shannon Martinson! So much to show that there’s a separate blog post all about Shannon’s artwork!

And in honor of those new shrines: TWO New Sales! ALL ATCs Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off AND the ATC Stuff section is on sale for 20% off. That last section has a bit of everything! (Rubber stamps, kits, boxes and shrines to house an ATC (including the new ones)!) Both sales run now through Monday night, June 6th! See the Giveaway below for more info about those snippets of sale items shown at left.

Before he fell down the rabbit hole to work on his Alice in Wonderland triptych project, Design Team Member Tristan Robin Blakeman created two projects using the new ATC Shrine Boxes.

Tristan, the man who has collected enough ATCs to go around the world two or three times, created an ATC to use with the new ATC Shrine with Feet for his first project.

After I glued the shrine together, (tip: I used rubber bands to hold the shrine square while the glue was drying – worked great!) I used left over pieces from my Enchanted Forest Castle and Mini Album project to cover the shrine with.

Once that was finished, I grabbed the Gold Leaf Adhesive Pen with Gold Leaf for the edges of the shrine, added a piece of Gold Zig Zag Dresden Border that had been inked with Mermaid alcohol ink, Mini Paper Blooms, and pieces of the Leafy Corners set.

I finished up with a crown die cut from my stash, cut a chipboard frame in half from my stash (sprinkled with Micro Beads colored with alcohol ink) and glued them to my finished piece.

Tristan’s second project uses the new ATC Shrine Box that has a snowy winter theme. Rolling around in the snow sounds really good to me right now; since it is 91 here today with humidity creeping in.

I used alcohol inks and embossing powders to create the background, used a collage sheet image for the focal point, and painted in the clouds myself.

Once that was complete, it was time to add the ATC Ivy Frame. The leaves are covered with 1mm Micro Beads, used Platinum Liquid Pearls to outline all the straight edges and Platinum Stickles for the three decorative dots on the frame.

It was getting more enchanting! I took a pair of wings from the Butterflies Decoupage Paper (I love this paper!) to a vintage plastic bride from my stash. I assembled all the various elements, added Silver Cup Box Feet turned upside down to use as feet and ribbons and bead flowers and millinery flowers buds to the top to finish it up.

2 ATC Shrine Boxes Supply List

Visit Enchanted Revelry for more details, to find out what inspired Tristan’s second project and for more photos. And see the Giveaway below for a chance to win supplies from Tristan’s projects!

 Back In Stock Items – ALL on Sale!

Tim Holtz Distress Crayons Set #1

Raw Brass Box Feet – Rounded

Turquoise Blue Mini Paper Blooms
(also in Tristan’s artwork)

The Archivist 3×4 ATC Pad
(In the ATC stuff section!)


Hooray for the New Shrine & Gold Crowns Giveaway!

I picked out a few items from Tristan’s ATC Shrine with Feet supply list:
New ATC Shrine with Feet
– Ivy ATC Frame
– Flower Stamen – Ivory
– Gold Zig Zag Dresden Borders
– 1mm Micro Beads – Aqua Clear

Then, I chose a couple items I think would make good substitutes for the crown Tristan added to that shrine from his stash:
Spanish Crowns Collage Sheet
Large Brass Crown

THEN, the Cigar Box Label ATCs Collage Sheet from the ATCs Collage Sheet Sale, that was shown in the section sale image at the top of this page.

AND FINALLY, one of the Dictionary Clear Stamp Sets (just added to the clearance section! — as are all the other clear stamp sets to make mini booklets!)

To enter the New Shrine & Gold Crowns Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY, June 3, 2016)! And tell me: What will you make with your ATC Shrine with Feet?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won Beneath the Sea Giveaway? That would be Victoria! Congratulations!

Posted by Leslie, June 2nd, 2016

35 responses to “New ATC Shrines, Guest Designer Shannon Martinson & ATC Sale!”

  1. Leanna Alverson says:

    I think I’d make a fairy queen shrine. Fairies might have queens, right?! I like this idea!

  2. Denise Bryant says:

    LOVE the ATC shrine! I am in an ATC swap group, so I’d make mine for my favorite ATC card I made. The theme was “May flowers’! It’s a floral and butterfly design with glitter on it and a 3-D butterfly! I think it would look gorgeous in the shrine!

  3. Lou Anne says:

    I love the ATC Shrine with feet! I’d make a mermaid queen shrine.

  4. Maggie M says:

    I would use the ATC shrine with feet to frame one of my favorite ATCs (which I have traded for years!) Such a lovely giveaway with so many options. Pick me!!

  5. Kat Cashwell says:

    love this ATC shrine! I would definitely do a Halloween themed shrine with all my fun haunted mansion collage sheets!

  6. I would love to win this I would use the shrine as a frame!!

  7. barb macaskill says:

    I have never made an ATC nor a Shrine so this would be taking me out of my comfort zone! I think I would look at it as a REALLY mini scene scape and create a woodland scene with wood nymphs flitting around playing peek a boo in the trees!! Or, maybe even a Shrine to honor the male fairies who often get overlooked because of the lady fairies’ beauty!
    Now my mind is racing with ideas so I just have to add these to my wish list! TFS!

  8. M. C. Sparks says:

    I want something like Tristan’s… Yay Tristan!

  9. Emily Ann Dale says:

    Love the little shrines! I’d make something with a picture of my departed husband.

  10. Verna J says:

    Pretty goodies! With a shrine, crowns, ivy frame? Something with royal birds. Thanks for a chance!

  11. Diana Bittaker says:

    Definitely an Alice in wonderland with a real looking glass!

  12. melody says:

    love, love this I would just love to win this, I get so excited when I see new ideas ! ya’ll are so creative !! Do you sleep ?

  13. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    Wouldn’t it be a terrific aquarium?!

  14. Madelin Wolf says:

    Thank you for this opportunity. I’d make a shrine to myself as Queen of Arts. A creativity shrine, if you will. Or maybe just a shrine to the idea of ART.

  15. Carol Feiner says:

    Love the dictionary stamps and the cigar box ATC sheet. Ideas are percolating!

  16. Evelyn Reyes says:

    I would make a majestic queen sitting down on a royal chair!

  17. Jean Marmo says:

    Another delightful project! I think some sort of princess would be fun!

  18. Mary Mac says:

    Something with Alice in Wonderland.

  19. Cg says:

    A saints shrine with holy water font made from the largest of the miniature mixing bowls

  20. Karen says:

    My mind goes to something of a fairy theme, maybe fairy royalty?

  21. Jo says:

    These pieces would make awesome shrines!!

  22. Mary Toriello says:

    I would love to make a shrine with one of my favorite ATCs, perhaps
    A lovely queen.

  23. Joanne Root says:

    This would make a great “Alice Through the Looking Glass” as someone has already mentioned.

  24. Kristie says:

    Love this kit! I would make a scene using the cigar ATCs as a background.

  25. I would like to use something from “Rock the Kasbah” or “Midnight at the Oasis” collage sheets to make an Arabian Nights shrine. Lots of fun.

  26. Margaret says:

    Tristan I love your art work!!! Those shrines are wonderful I love them both and especially the second one with the little winter scene. I would make a small scene I think. Maybe flowers and birds or faeries. What a great idea for tiny Christmas decorations too. Actually I am starting to think Halloween too so a haunted vignette may be just what I would do!I would love to win this.

  27. Elizabeth H. says:

    I would make a gypsy shrine. Lots of fun stuff in this giveaway.

  28. cathrine bolin says:

    Love making shrines to the Holy Mother, angels and saints. All the goodies in this give away will be a definite asset to my shrine building passion:)

  29. Carol Slowik says:

    Love this giveaway!!! I would make an under the sea mermaid shrine! Thank you for the chance to win it!

  30. Rose says:

    Oceans and fairies are on my mind right now, so maybe there are ocean fairies, right? I think I would make an ocean fairy shrine!

  31. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I’ve been in a garden mood lately, so something flowery.

  32. I would love to do a woodland scene with one of these precious pieces. what gorgeous inspiration projects! thank you for the chance to win!

  33. Kim Lucak says:

    Art Nouveau is exciting!!

  34. Diana says:

    Just has to be made is A mini cigar box…. Thanks for the chance.

  35. Evelyn Reyes says:

    I would do a 1:148 doll house!!