ATCs again...

Made these over the course of a few weeks. That's what I enjoy about ATCs, you don't have to get out a whole load of stuff -- I have a box of odds & ends that I usually dip into for ATCs -- & they're fairly quick to make... usually!

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)

I've traded some of these through an ATC club, kept my fave ones for myself & given some to friends.

For the first time, moved away from paper and used paints for the background...

More ATCs

This ATC set is from 7Gypsies, it comes flat with 12 cards and when made up, is in the style of a matchbox. It took me absolutely ages to decide on a theme & I finally settled on 'female'.

Using an Anna Griffin background stamp & green ink, I stamped the 'holder' part of the box before making it up; I used Marah Johnson 'Dare To Dream' papers to decorate the outside box cover. Most of the cards, except for the last set, feature K&Company papers and the images are all from art-e-zine.

I'd already done 2 cards before deciding to loosely group them in 3s -- child, woman, crone... though the last set doesn't really fit that. The common thing in the first set of cards are the metallic accents.

For this set, I covered the cards with fabric, accenting them with buttons, paper lace, shiny hearts and gems

The little girl's dress and hair are covered with starry-fabric as is the flower; the lady has a brass flower on her dress and the older woman is framed with gold cord.

I didn't have a suitable 'old woman' picture to use, so opted for 2 sets of twins instead. Used more of the Marah Johnson papers and paper flowers for the little girl.