24 May 2007

Zebra Friends ATC...


I've been wanting to try my hand at making some ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) for quite some time now. After perusing some of my favorite blogs one evening... I noted that Taylor of Taylored Expressions was hosting an A Muse ATC Swap with openings still in Group 2. Well without hesitation... I dashed off an e-mail inquiring of position availability?! Mind you it was around 9:30 PM EST or later. Off to bed I went. I figured if it was meant to be then I would hear back from the lovely and talented Taylor soon enough. Well who would've thunk the very next morning I'd find an e-mail from Taylor? I sat with my coffee pondering what in the world had I done to myself!!! I hadn't made ATC's before... what was I going to do now that I committed myself?! *shakin' head* Well, Anne... you better get started, so here we be with my "zebra friends!"

I started with 10 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" cards of SU! Basic Black cardstock. Second layer, consists of SU! Pretty In Pink cardstock embossed using my Cuttlebug A2 Swirls embossing folder mounted with dimensionals to the black card base. After punching out 10 scalloped ovals using my Marvy Uchida "Giga" punch... I embossed the "leaping zebra" by Rubber Soul using Judi-kins "black diamonds" embossing powder. Then added the bird image watercolored in SU! Bliss Blue & Ballet Blue Classic Ink with blender pen (image appears a brighter blue than in real life). The grass was "doodled" in using the same watercolor technique as the bird, but with SU! Certainly Celery & Old Olive Classic Ink. Mini punched flower was adhered with book binding glue and a geniune Swaroski crystal for embellishments. My A Muse criteria was met with the "Friends were flowers" sentiment. My final touch was achieved by using a white gel pen to dot the corners of my cards.

I sure hope none of the recipients are dissappointed in these mini creations of mine. I would like an invitation to do another ATC swap in the future. These were fun to create once you got past the anxiety of what to create and never having created one! *wink*

Mine are in the mail as of today! I look forward to sharing my ATC's from this swap with all of you...

I look forward to our next visit. Until then...




8 comments:

Lynette said...

Great job on these, Anne! They are super-cute - love 'em! How could anyone possibly be disappointed to receive one of these beauties!!

Lynette

mimihas5 said...

Oh Anne, your ATC's came out adorable. You did such a lovely job making them. I know how stressed you got making them. Now see, it was all for nothing. :)
Everyone will love them Anne.

Mary

Elizabeth Royalty said...

Disappointed? You've got to be kidding, these are SO ADORABLY AWESOME! thanks for making me smile!

Rochelle W said...

These are soooo cute.

Joanne said...

These are the first ones???? Your creativity abounded in them!
EXCELLENT work!
Joanne

Taylor VanBruggen said...

OMGosh!!! These are just adorable, Anne!! I can't wait to see them in person! What lucky ladies to receive these beauties!

Miss NH! said...

Anne
you are very talented. I love rubber soul. This card rocks. You rock.

tami said...

I'm home Anne. I had to have another look at your first atc. its awesome like you. I already miss you and Mary. Mummy and Pa too.