It is Week #61 over at City Crtafter Challenge Blog and I'm so excited about this week's challenge. The lovely Linda is the host and she has choosen A.T.C.'s which includes an optional swap,how fun is that.
An A.T.C. is a artist trading card which are mini pieces of art to swap with other people. I made them years ago and use to go to an A.T.C workshop where you would get a prompt and everybody on the table would make one using the prompt as a starting point and you would pass your finished ATC to the person next to you and we'd all end up with an ATC that somebody else had made. I like the idea of them because receiving a swaped ATC gives you inspiration and maybe a new technique. On the back of your ATC you put your name and email address and then if somebody wants to know how you've made it they can get in touch.
My ATC was inspired by something I saw on Lynn's blog,she'd made an art quilt block by turning her favourite paper into material. I just loved the sound of that so experimented on my ATC.
Here's a video to show you how to make your fabric paper,I didn't have the sticky backed canvas so I improvised and made my own using canvas and Humungo tape sheets. I used Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe collection and the paper I chose was actually called 'fabric',the fabric became my ATC card base which has to be 3.5" x 2.5" the size of a standard playing card. I hand stiched around the edge and stamped the dress form onto some dotty patterned paper using SU Sew Lovely stamp set,then added a few embellishments.
I can't believe it's Friday again,the weekends come around so quick!!!! I'm going to a friend's 40th Birthday BBQ on Saturday so that's going to be a fun day,hope you all have a good weekend whatever you're doing.
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