Friday, August 17, 2012

An ATC Adventure. . .

Recently Artists in Blogland announced their first ever Artist Trading Card swap.  I've never made an ATC let alone participated in a swap but being game for a challenge I signed up.
The only rule (that I am aware of) with an ATC is that they must measure 2.5" x 3.5".  I decided to sketch a girl and go from there. . .
Used Caran d'Ache Neocolor crayons to give her a sunkissed summer look (wish my hair was that color) - How many times have I shared my love for those crayons??!!  They are THE BEST ever - someday I will have them all - I pick up a few each time I head to Blick. 
My printer couldn't/wouldn't duplicate the colors no matter how hard I tried.  Stupid printer!!  
I also thought that I was supposed to make 6 of the same ATC - Stupid me!!!  
I ended up making 3 each of 2 cards since I had three addresses to send to - 
The most fun part of the whole experience is when your swap cards start arriving in the mail!!
These two are from Marcia Beckett from Artists in Blogland who put together the whole swap.
There aren't many handwritten envelopes that land in our mailbox and each and every time I was
surprised and delighted!!  Whoo Hoo - Mail for me!!

3 comments:

Gina Sismilich said...

Your atc's are wonderful - love working on that small surface. The cards you received are beautiful also. What great mailbox surprises!

Marcia said...

Those are awesome cards! I'm still waiting on receiving from two people and then I will make another post about mine. :)

veronica said...

Your girl is cute. I love the leaf one too.