Friday, 17 June 2011

ATC's...........

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.

xxxxDebxxxx

20 comments:

Juls said...

this is just so so gorgeous!!! I do love sewing images!!! Love how you have added wings to the manakin, love the soft colours and the gorgeous lace and all the texture .... this is fabulous, someone would be so lucky to recieve this in a swap!!! Hugs Juls

jacirascrap said...

Usa ATC é muito charmosa!! Que legal usar tecido!! E aliás, um lindo tecido! Também gostei muito das asas atrás do manequim!! Bom churrasco amanhã!!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Oh Deb this is so so pretty... I adore your ATC... can I scraplift... ??? its too gorgeous.... WTG... hugs...xoxo

Tante Käthe said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the pins, love the rose, well, I love everything about this ATC!

Have a good weekend

Majo

june lanum said...

Deb this is so cute. I just ordered a kit with the dress form and wings. Love it

Ros said...

This is so clever ... thanks for the link ... your creation is beautiful .. love the trinkets ... and thanks for playing along at CCCB ... and for your lovely comments ... have a great day xxx

Charlene said...

I love the wings on the dress form!! Very creative and wonderful :-)

Lisa said...

such a cute design in such a small format. too scary for me! great!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is such a pretty ATC, love the vintage dress form and it is beautifully embellished!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

OOps, forgot to say, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB! : )

Stella said...

Deb this is lovely. It's an ATC that shows us how talented you are :)
I love love love that dressform and the way you added these gorgeous velvet wings is just brilliant. The background is soft and subtle; I love it!
Fabulous ATC; gorgeous take on the challenge :)

I hope you'll have a wonderful weekend!
XXX

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the dress form! :):):):):):):):):)

Paper Boutique said...

just gorgeous!!!, can't wait to sit down and play!

Ira said...

That dress form is fabulous, you did an amazing job on your background AND I love the wings, your ATC´s superb! Have a lovely weekend Deb, Ira x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Deb! Love the dress form and the dimensional wings!

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely ATC Deb. Totally love it. Kim

Linda R. said...

Oh my gosh Deb.. Your ATC is amazing.. I just love it.. I love how you made your fabric.. So clever. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CCCB!

Theresa said...

what a beautiful ATC. love the wings on the dress form. =)

Cheryl Nelson said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! LOVE the dress form! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

lynn said...

deb, this is just darling!! love cute dressform, ticket, pins and ruffles-just too cute!