Wednesday, May 6, 2009

my first ATC!


This was not only my first go at making an ATC (artist trading card), but also my first ATC swap, via Swap-Bot! The swap theme was for a favorite movie, of which one of mine is Amelie - if you haven't seen it yet, then you're missing out big time, Netflix it now! I actually made a series of three, you can see the others on Flickr, here, and they really are great fun to make. They are small, have to be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, so they don't take too long. I like the whole mixed media and collage look, and it makes it such fun to play around with.
These were my first attempt and I like the way they came out, I hope others do too, particularly my swap partner!
I am making the next ones to a bird theme, with some inchies as well, and I can't wait to start playing with that. I love finding new creative outlets, especially ones that allow me to use my stash, like this one! Goodness knows I have a lot of stuff to keep me going for a while!
- here it is all ready to be sent out, along with some extra goodies!

12 comments:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

That's really cute! And I'm glad you liked my wolverine review :)

BeadedTail said...

That turned out really well - you have so many talents!

glorybe1024 said...

Okay - I am on swap-bot now but I don't need another craft LOL. I am still working on getting the technique down for punch needle embroidery

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Your ATC turned out great :)
I have so many scraps...this would be a great way to use them!

Splendid Little Stars said...

love Amelie--one of the best movies ever! and your ATC is great!
I have wanted to make ATC for quite a long time. Bird ATC's sound like fun! I wonder if there is a swap for that...
(Flickr wasn't cooperating just now.)

Splendid Little Stars said...

found one!
http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/36364

storybeader said...

that's neat! I learned, recently, that ATCs were cards, but I didn't know what the letters stood for. Now I do! Thanks!

skymring said...

lovely atc! but why do you have paper scraps in danish..? are you by any chance a dane?

TiLT said...

looks great! they can be quite addicting...especially for those of us with "extra" crafty supplies lying around...which is most of us :)

Becky said...

Thanks guys! :D
Splendid - I've just finished a couple more ATC's and 4 inchies for a "Beautiful Bird swap", there's still time to sign up!!!
Skymring - no I'm not Danish, would love to go there though! lol!

Tulip's Talking said...

Wow, I didn't realize from the photograph that it was so tiny.

Best wishes...

uniquecommodities said...

Keep up the great work~ you are very talented