Monday, July 8, 2013

Artist Trading Cards (ATCs)

I have just discovered the art of  Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) - and have really become interested in them!
I have done some research on them to find out as much about them as I can :-)
And browsing websites looking at the different beautiful artwork......

Artist trading cards (or ATC's):
They are miniature works of art about the same size as modern trading cards or baseball cards.  They  are 212 by 312 inches in size _ small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets.
Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or fiber.  Any kind of materials.  The cards are usually traded or exchanged.  

This is my first ATC that I made lastnight:
I made the background by using shaving cream and adding some drops of a couple of different ink refills to it, then swirling it all around.   I then distressed all the edges of the card....added a chipboard owl to it and used my Sizzix to cut out the letters "who".   I added some ric-rac trim to the top and bottom and then put on rhinestones.

In all my browsing I also found a challenge blog for ATCs.....called  ATC's With Attitude
I love doing challenges :-)

I am entering this into their Challenge # 43 - Bright & Cheerful

                                                      My first win ever in a challenge :-)


  1. Is this really your first ATC? It's just wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at ATCs with Attitude, please come back every fortnight

    1. Oh..thank you Joanne!
      I was so worried that it was not going to be ok!

  2. Well done on your first ATC which is just gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at ATC's this fortnight. Abbie (Co Owner) xx

  3. They are awesome. Just looked through your ATC's. You really must post them at the We-R-Soto forum, in the gallery thread. I believe you can upload 3 per thread :)