Category Archives: Artist Trading Card

ATC Flower Series – Irises

Iris ATC

Here is an ATC I created for the above series over at Swap Bot, the iris came from my Next Big Thing CD and I coloured it with Copics. I cut 2 nestie shapes and stuck the cut out Iris onto the first oval. The backing paper came from a digital collection designed by myself and friends.

Iris ATC

Colourful Boofle

Here is the 3rd ATC by Grant for his swap. The image is a free stamp from the Docrafts magazine this month called Boofle which Grant decided to colour with the new paints I had bought him. The sticker came from Hobbycraft – its one of those scratch off ones that reveals the rainbow colours underneath the black. He then finished the whole thing off with some Papermania stars in the corners.

Colourful Boofle ATC

Book Page ATC

Book Page ATC

Another swap over at Swap Bot, this time for an ATC featuring a book page somewhere on it. I just love this quote by Mark Twain and managed to find it on a tag. A while back someone sent me a couple of snippets from a French-English dictionary so that came in handy.

Book Page ATC

Cupcakes anyone?

The theme for April ATC swap at Crafty Ideas by Kaz is cupcakes so I decided to go plain and simple with this one and use come chipboard shapes and paper that I got in a grab box a while back.

Cupcake ATC

Both the items are from A Piece of Cake collection by Dovecraft, not really me but very useful for this sort of thing.

Sheet Music ATC

I really do love making Artist Trading Cards, they are so quick to make (once you have an idea what you are doing) This one was great fun, I used the Echo Park Paper Pack called Be Mine again and changed the colour of the musical paper. I roughed up the edges of the paper to give it a more textured look and took some distress ink to one of the pieces. The tag comes from a digital scrapbook collection that my good friend Brandy Murry created called Ephemera.

Sheet Music ATC

Artist trading card bug

Spring ATC by Grant aged 8

It seems that our oldest son has caught the ATC bug, I found a swap for him to take part in over at Swap Bot and he has made the first 2 of 3 ATCs. I think he did rather well really, all I did was cut out the bear with him and supervised the embossing on the butterfly (not a good idea to leave an 8-year-old to emboss something himself!). He chose the papers, colours and rub ons and where to put everything. Perhaps I have  a future Tim Holtz on my hands, you never know!

Forever Friends ATC by Grant aged 8

Spring ATC by Grant aged 8

Number series Zentangle ATC

Zentangle 6 ATC

I have really got into Zentangle art, it is so relaxing to do, and you can sit with the family watching TV and tangle away happily. Here is another of the Number series swap:

Zentangle 6 ATC

Celtic Angel ATC

I coloured in this really cool Celtic Angel digital stamp from Crafts and Me a while ago now and have not had chance to use it. The challenge this week in a group I belong to on Facebook was MYSTICAL IRELAND. Any thing from lepricorns and banshees Celtic knots faerie folk etc. So here is my take on it:

Free to Dream ATC

Image coloured with Copic Ciao and coredinations card embossed with Regal Flourishes embossing folder.

A Seahorse Shaker ATC

Seahorse ATC

This week over at ATCs and Cards with Attitude I have created a card using the Seahorses image from our sponsor Delicious Doodles. I coloured the image with copics and then used an embossing pen on the coral and the seahorses eyes in order to emboss them with different embossing powders. I cut out the circle frame using Nesties and glued some acetate behind it. I then used pinflair glue to create the gap needed for the Beadazzles to shake around inside.

Seahorse ATC

Coloured Owl Series ATCs

Purple Owl Artist Trading Card

Here we have an ATC for the Coloured Owl Series – Purple over at Swap Bot, the owls were a free digital image from the Lost in Paper Scraps blog which I tangled and coloured. The background was sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer mist (always seem to end up covered in this when I use it!)

Purple Owl Artist Trading Card

 

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