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Friday, March 28, 2014

My First ATC

Coffee of the Day - Caramel Vanilla Creme

Yesterday on Facebook there was a convo going on about ATCs - Artist Trading Cards, and how much fun they are to make. well I confess that I had never made one before, as the size was a great deterrent to me. Each card has to be 2.5" x 3.5". my shaky tremory hands have a really really hard time working on anything that small. but I decided to give it a go. don't ever let it be said that a challenge was going to stop me from at least trying. ;)


So ta da! don't know if it conforms to all of the proper ATC rules, but then I'm not exactly a conformist anyhow. I think it's pretty dad gum cute, if I do say so myself. so I will! grins!

image is a freebie over at A Day for Daisies, papers are from the Basic Grey Soleil collection, flower is Prima, twine is Webster's Pages, sentiment stamp is MFT, and dies are Spellbinders. the floral rectangle piece has pretty embossing on it that I tried to accent by sponging with white craft ink. flower centers are dotted with distress stickles. used my white gel pen to add a few doodle dots here and there. pretty pink sequins and a distressed ticket finish the card.

have a great weekend! hugs to ya! :)


Challenges:
A Day for Daisies - pretty pastels
Outlawz - sketch (I traded one of the square for a circle)
Wicked Wed ATC - forest/flower fairies
CRAFT - what is the season where you are? Spring
Milk Coffee - welcome spring
Sassy Studios - pretty pastels
Kaboodle Doodles - dreaming of spring
Crafter's Cafe - add some doodling
Hobbybook - spring
Paper Shelter - spring delights
WAW - anything uplifting goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - twine it up
TTCRD - anything goes
Created with Love - girly
Crazy Ch - flower frenzy
Catered Crop - spring fever
Feeling Crafty - digi and bling (stickles and sequins)
Ladybug Crafts - anything goes
Craft Garden - pastels
A Creative Romance - spring flowers
Crafty Hands - shabby chic
Get Inky - circles
Craftitude - anything goes or add a brad or eyelet

29 comments:

Jenn Borjeson said...

You conformed just perfectly, this is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at Wicked Wednesday, my friend. :)

Sandra van Blaricum said...

I love this Jennifer!! beautiful colors and papers!
hugs,Sandra

Sammy said...

Conforming? where's the fun in that!? ;-)
And this is adorable! I've been thinking about giving ATCs a whirl too recently, though having just discovered Tim Holtz' tag/ink classes, it may take me a while to get 'round to it! x

karalschuknecht said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week for "Pretty Pastels." Good Luck.
Karal SSD DT
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Fran said...

Lovely , thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

Jane Savage said...

This is just adorable, Jennifer. I love the shape (conformity be damned!) and that sweet image. Beautiful details too.
Thank you for joining us at the Ladybug Crafts & MilkCoffee challenges. Jane xx

Nannieflash said...

Cute image and I love your colouring to. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Andree said...

A pretty card and a sweet image.
Thank you for joining in with the Feeling Crafty challenge this month and good luck x

Beth said...

Nice trading card & DARLING image. I like the colors you chose to use. Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

~Beth – Get Inky! DT
Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this turned out great. I love the colors and the cute image.

Granmargaret said...

This is a lovely ATC. You should go over to Craftitude, see the ATCs there and join in the challenge.
http://craftitudechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/

Rita Edwards said...

What a beautiful card, fits our theme so perfectly! Thank you for joining us at Milk N Coffee, hugs, Rita DT

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for playing with us at CR.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a darling ATC. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter, Susan x

Zara P. said...

What a lovely project.Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

Best Regards,
Zara

Anna said...

adorable!! Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge :)
Hugs Anna

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Thank you for joining us over at Get Inky Challenge Circles
The Queen

Cara Malmrose said...

Very cute Jennifer! Thanks for sharing this with us at Through The Craft Room Door, hope to see you again in our next challenge! - XX Cara

flossbite said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe.
Hugs
Fiona DT x

Chris / CS Designs said...

Very pretty, love the soft hues. Thank you for sharing this in our pastel challenge this month on The Craft Garden and look forward to having you join us again.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Janis PauseDreamEnjoy said...

Sweet! Thank you for Linking Up at Pause Dream Enjoy.
Pause Dream Enjoy Page on Facebook

Chana said...

This is just adorable Jennifer! Thanks for joining us this week at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!
Hugz,
Chana, DT Coordinator

Bonnie Irvine said...

Oh oh, now you've dipped your toes into the ATC world...they are very addictive. I really like how you kept the base the standard size but allowed the circle to go "outside the box". Sweet design and lots of lovely layers! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/Add a brad or eyelet challenge this fortnight at Craftitude. I hope we see you again soon.

Sammy said...

Just swinging back in with my DT hat on to say: Thank you for playing along at Milk Coffee this challenge. Sammy-x

Kim Kelley said...

So pretty! Love the purples! Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

Kim
SSD DT

Sandie said...

Well done you...not easy working with small piece of art, but you have done a grand job with this atc...
Thank you for entering it in to our challenge at CraftyHands x

Joanne Hood said...

This is lovely, so sweet.

Thanks for popping along and joining in the fun over at Crafty Hands.

Good Luck

Hugs
Jo xxx

Melissa Latchem said...

Very Sweet card. Many thanks for joining the crafty hands challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Very charming, love the image you used. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hands.
Cindy DT