Monday, May 26, 2008

ATC's, MPW Sketch #10

In the last few days, I have fallen in love with Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). I enjoy working with the smaller size and like fitting my personality on a 2.5" x 3.5" piece of cardstock. Our LSS, Rhonda's Creative Crafting Center, has monthly ATC trading sessions once a month, so I am going to start working on some for the next session which is on June 14.

Although I haven't yet traded any ATCs in the preferred hand-to-hand manner, I did join an ATC swap with some other CTMH consultants. My creation is based on a design by Maria Bell. Here is her sketch:

And here is my creation:


This ATC was created entirely with CTMH products:
Colors: Cocoa and Sweet Leaf
My Acrylix Stamps: Cottage Floral, Serendipity
Clear Buttons, 3-D Foam Squares, Ribbon
Adhesive: Herma Dotto

Saturday night was mother/daughter craft night at our house. We created cards using Nicola's Sketch #10:

Below is our work. My daughter artfully colored the frog image, which I received from Annapurna in a swap, and created an excellent card (she also took her own photos with my camera). For my card, I finally put to paper a design which has been floating in my head for a while.

Dare to be Different card created entirely using CTMH products:
Colors: Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, Spring Iris, Blush
My Reflections B&T Duos Paper & My Stickease: Life Delights
My Acrylix Stamps: Playful Petals
Font: CTMH Pixie
Edge Anchor: Sweet Leaf from the Cottage collection

I am actually going to keep my card and use it as an example during CTMH gatherings. Lately I have been creating cards with a specific person or event in mind. Then, although I have electronic documentation here in my blog of what I have made, I don't have the actual creation for people to hold and feel. So, I need to get ahead of that curve.


jami said...

I love your tag. Very pretty colors.

Annapurna said...

Lovely tag and cards. I like that mother daughter crafting day idea.

Tiffany Johnson said...

oooh! I love your ATC... I can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for posting :)

My Paper World said...

Wow! You both made gorgeous cards!
I love the colouring your daughter did on her fun frog card, and your ATC is great too!
I keep meaning to try an ATC, perhaps I will now!
Thanks so much to both of you for using the sketch!
Nicola xx

Kim said...

I love all your artwork! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Three great pieces of work! I love your daughters card, so great colouring there!
xx :0)

Angeldrummer said...

I am a member of SBS18 and we have a weekly competition page - and we would love it if you and your fellow sisters would like to join us. Sorry to be cheeky and ask but you are the first on the list.
Vicky x

cmoh said...

I love the colors you used on the brown poor computer is so slow loading your video image thingies...I hardly ever get to see your work anymore...pout!

Kim said...

What a fabulous card.....