Feb 4, 2008

My First ATC

What do you think? I'm pretty pleased for my first try at making an ATC (artist trading card). For those of you who are unfamilar with ATC's (I was until a few weeks ago), these are miniature works of art- there are a few rules to ATC's"

1. The size must be 2.5" x 3.5 " inches
2. They can only be swapped or traded
3. Each ATC is marked, just like a limited edition piece of art- in this case, I created 3 so one lucky person received 1 /3, etc.

This was created for a swap hosted on the TNStampers list. It was called a Same But Different Swap. Each player received an envelope of stamped images and had to create three ATC's by adding their own supplies. We all did an Alice in Wonderland theme. (which happens to be a favorite of mine since I was Tweedledee in high school when we put on a production of Alice).

I colored the queen then added some fun Heart ribbon that I purchased at Wal-mart and some Purple Mulberry paper to give the background a little more regal feel. I also added a sparkling brad to her outfit.

So, what do you think? any suggestions for improving her? Any good recommendations for books or sites to learn more about ATC's- I can see where it would be easy to get hooked!


Kellie said...

Awesome job! I did an ATC swap once and like these also--maybe you could host an ATC swap?!

Mary said...

Cool idea- I think that I will do that in March :)