24 February 2009

Fun with ATCs!


Rose in Bloom ATCs, originally uploaded by ivoryblushroses.

Over the past few days, I've been having fun creating some ATCs for trade on Swap-Bot. For those wondering what ATC stands for, it means "Artist Trading Cards" that are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". They can be lovely little pieces of art and since I love tiny things, I really enjoy making these! For the "Rose in Bloom" themed cards, I copied a page out of one of my circa 1900 copies of Louisa May Alcott's "Rose in Bloom" book, added stamping, a little water color, an acrylic paint wash and some German lithographed die cuts!

Oriental ATCs
Another theme was "Oriental. For these I used stamping once again, a spritz of antique linen ink mixed with water and twinkling H2Os, some lovely origami paper and some Sakura blossoms from Japan.

Stamped Birds ATCs
"Stamped Birds" was the third theme and for these I used some of my collaged backgrounds, text from an old damaged bird book and of couse, some stamped bird images! I liked these so much that I made a couple of extra ones!Stamped Birds ATCs 2

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