Friday, May 6, 2011

My First Ever ATC's!

Happy Friday everyone!

Last night I was visiting my favorite blogs and saw that my friend Lin had made some beautiful, Artist Trading Cards (ATC's.) I've seen them many times before but have never really thought about making one. Since one of the themes for this month's challenge over on the Hero Arts blog is ATC's, I thought it would be a good time to try.





They both measure close to 2.5 by 3.5 inches and they are really fun to make! I used all Hero Arts stamps on both. The Hydrangea is paper pieced on the first one and colored with Faber Castell Watercolor pencils. The Magical Background and Little Butterfly are used on the second one. I white embossed both stamped images and used the emboss resist technique with Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans distress inks.

If you've never made an ATC, give it a try! You'll love it, I promise!

I hope all you moms out there have a wonderful weekend! I'll be working all three days, but that's okay. . . .when you work with flowers, it's sort of an important day and I DO love my job! :)

Happy Mother's Day! :)

29 comments:

Lynn said...

Are you getting a massage on Monday? These ATCS are gorgeous. I have never made these either...you are inspiring me to give them a try!

Dotty Jo said...

These are great, well done on your first ATC's! Jo x

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow pretty creations.

Lin said...

You hit these out of the ballpark, Barb! Love them both! Happy Mother's Day back atcha!!

Rosemary said...

beautiful ATCs, barb! the hydrangea is just gorgeous! have a wonderful mother's day!

Jacqueline said...

Glad you've discovered the ATC canvas - you have done a beautiful job on both of them!!

Caryl W said...

These are gorgeous!! I really like the second one because of the swirls all spreading sunshine!! You have a nice mother's day too!

Arlene said...

Fantastic ATCs. Gorgeous - and a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to you too:)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love both of these ATCs, Barb! Your hydrangea is so pretty and the embossed resist technique looks amazing! Happy Mother's day to you!

CinnamonSally said...

Fabulous Barb love both your ATC's, I was inspired by Lin too.

maryse n. said...

Love them! I've been meaning to make some for a while now. I'll have to try this weekend. Have a great weekend!

joy said...

Gorgeous ATC's, Barb! Aren't they fun to make?? Happy Mother's Day to you!

Tiffany said...

These are perfectly gorgeous ATC's! Just the right amount of details and shine to them! I wish for you a really special Mother's Day, Barb! You deserve it and hope you get some spoiling from the hubs and the kids! :)

Donna B. said...

Love those cute little ATC's Barb. It took me awhile to figure out what they were! I'm with you, they're on my list for this weekend. I think they look so fun!!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I can't decide which ATC I like better...I honestly love them both! I haven't made any yet, either...you have inspired me to try it!

Happy Mother's Day...and enjoy those flowers!

Suzanne C said...

Barb.. These are wonderful! Love the beautiful hydrangea and the lovely butterfly! Hope you have a special mother's day!

Dawn said...

awesome Barb. Your ATC's are fabulous. THey are sop much fun to make... like mini pieces of artwork, great way to try new techniques as well. I often pop one in a card I'm sending off... Happy Mother's Day to you too...

Sue said...

Wonderful Barb, they are fun to make, I sometimes add them to a card.
Smiles:)

Nancy said...

I declare Monday to be Barb's Special Mother's Day...hopefully you won't have to work.
I'm so glad you tried ATCs, you are a natural at working with this size project. I love them both!
blessings sweet friend!

donna mikasa said...

Aren't ATCs fun? Yours are gorgeous, Barb! I love the hydrangea peeking ever so slightly over the edge and the blues on the butterfly card is so elegant! Hoping to see more ATCs from you....A very Happy Mother's Day to you! Hugs!!

Cathy Fong said...

Beautiful ATCs!!! both of them are gorgeous! just cant decide which one is my favourite! Happy mothers day!

Sanne said...

These are gorgeous Barb - love them both. My fave though is the first one - love that stamp!

Lynn said...

I know I already commented on this, but I ran in our grocery store this morning and couldn't help but think of you as I saw how busy the floral department was. Hope you have very comfy shoes on and that your hubby has a glass of wine and hot bath waiting on you when you get home!

alexandra s.m. said...

You're so good, your first really??!!
Please make some more!!!
They're truly beautiful ~

Lisa said...

Love both of these Barb!

Diana said...

Adore the hydrangea! Love those. Very nice.

Brenda said...

I cannot keep up with where I am leaving my comments, on the blogs or on Flickr! These are beauriful Barb! That Hydrangea is a perfect size for an ATC!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Great ATCs, Barb! Hugs.

ivy said...

i love your atcs here! i really need to get that hydrangea stamp!