Friday, April 29, 2011

My first ATC Swap...

We decided to have an ATC Swap at the shop.  What is an ATC you say?   ATC is a short way of saying "Artist Trading Card". Generally, it is a small piece of art measuring 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", or approximately 6.5cm x 9cm for us metric girls. ATC cards can be created using just about any media you can imagine, from paints to paper, inks to pencil - the sky is the limit!

This was my ATC for our challenge.

The theme for our swap was that we had to use the colour BROWN, and we had to include a FLOURISH somewhere on our cards.

I used a white Dabber to colour the edges of the card, then used Distress Inks to colour the cardstock.  I used a Donna Downey Unity Stamp as the flourish.  I also used a Tim Holtz stamped senitment.  I then used a Tim Holtz butterfly die and punched out some vintage dictionary paper.  I attached the butterfly with a Tim Holtz paper clip.

There were seven of us in the swap and these are the others. 

They are all so fantasic.  I cannot wait for another swap.

Thanks for stopping by...



  1. Would love to be involved in the next ATC Swap

  2. It was lots of fun. I love seeing all the different interpretations using the same theme. I'm also looking forward to the next swap.