Friday, March 4, 2011

My First Artist Trading Card (ATC)


I've wanted to try my hand at making an ATC for some time.  I decided to go with vintage, so I used a vintage image of a pretty child.

I added 3 hand-cut butterflies coated with glossy accents, and 2 tiny flowers.   The little girl was wearing a necklace with stones, so I added 3 tiny rhinestones where they actually were on the photo.  For the background,  I stamped  and embossed using a script stamp, then used two different distress inks to give a dual tone.  

This actually was fun (which is what crafting should be).

I was inspired by the ATC's on blogs including Laura's.  She's at http://artfullymusing.blogspot.com/.  Her ATC's are absolutely gorgeous and should be at home in a Museum of art!




13 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

a beautiful job. and your first try? so sweet! well done. tfs!

Artfully Musing said...

Lovely job! Laura

My name is Cindy said...

Nice one!! Happy to trade any time.

Terri said...

Gorgeous..are you sure it's your first..(wink)

Ifinder said...

Well well. As the impressive art and more the touchy narration of minute details. Hope more and more will be shared. Thanking You and with Best Wishes.

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Hey GREAT job....now will you send this to someone...and trade cards with them..or did you do it "just because"..? Just urious.
I have seen these and they are really intriguing.
I am going to take a look at the link you provided to get some other ideas as well.
Thank you for being a faithful follower of my blog.

Rose

Mollye said...

Be careful Angie, they are totally addictive and you did a great job! Enjoy your weekend. Mollye

Kelly_Deal said...

Hi Angie! Beautiful job! I love it!

Jan said...

Beautiful ATC and what a nice bunch of ATC goodies :)
Thank you for becoming a follower of my blog. I really appreciate you and am returning the favor :)

Jingle said...

This is wonderful! So pretty!

Cindy Adkins said...

I love your ATC, Angie! It is precious!!!
XO

Sassy Marsha said...

I love this!!! Your first time?!? No way!!! You've inspired me to give it a try!!!

xxoo
Marsha

Lisa said...

WEll, for your first try, it turned out great! I'd give it a try, but...it will take me a whole day to figure out what pieces to use. I start, then get distracted on what and which to choose! Then I'm dead in the water. Yours is wonderful!

thanks for the inspiration, Angie.

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