Sunday, June 10, 2012

ArtJoyStuff ATC Swaps

For the last couple of months, I have joined swaps on Kimberly Laws' blog:
Kimberly Laws' Blog ArtJoyStuff 

Her swaps are open to all levels and the ATC's I've received have been really cute. It's been fun to be in these swaps because I've enjoyed the themes and because the swaps are challenging without being too demanding. The theme of the April swap was April in Paris. Here are some of the ATC's I made. By the way, an ATC measures 2.5" X 3.5"--basically the size of a baseball card or other trading cards--and can have either portrait or landscape orientation.

Here are some ATC's I did for the April In Paris Swap:

I've had the photo of the 1920's lady for at least 10 years. The tiny tag is made from some vintage wallpaper I found at the bins. The tiny vintage pink rosebud with the silk petals is also from the bins. The bird in the nest letter is from the Graphics Fairy.
I made the pink flower a couple of years ago. The label is a die cut that I crinkled and aged. The clown is one of the free downloads from Graphics Fairy.

The bird lady picture is from Graphics Fairy. I embossed the edges in gold. The Paris sign is a diecut that I embossed in white. The flower trim (from the bins, of course) was bright gold originally. I dulled it down a bit with some inks.