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!
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" 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!