Friday, June 13, 2008

My First ATC!!

This is my first ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap. It's where you make 9 of the same thing, mail it to the host of the swap, then wait for your 8 to come in the mail. The size is only 2.5 x 3.5 inches and it was really challenging for me to come up with something in that small space. Hopefully I've done it some justice :). The theme was "Baby". I haven't mailed them out yet - need to get a padded envelope - but am excited to see what everyone else came up with.

I kept it relatively simple. I decided to make one geared more towards a boy, since sometimes I lean more to the pink side when I think baby. I also wanted to play with my new copic markers - hee hee. I went to town blending and seeing how the colorless blender works- I think it's kinda cool, it's like those markers when you were a kid where they changed colors!

Well here it is:The colors are a little darker in the picture than in real life - it's really overall soft & pastel-y. The hardest part was coloring and cutting out the elephant :). And just as a preemptive apology, some of them are missing tails... I had some unintentional amputations occur.

Here's a close-up to show the dimension.
Here they are all together ready to go!
Fine Print:
Stamps: PTI Bitty Baby Blessings
Paper: Misc. DP, PTI Lemon Tart, Stamper's White, DCWV Textured CS
Ink: Palette Burnt Umber
Accessories: Copic Markers (B12, B14, 0)

Thanks for looking!


Charlene Austin said...

Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy!!!!!!! I LOVE them!! Great job.

B said...

So cute! :-) Good job!

Unknown said...

LOL...missing tails. Those little lines are hard to cut out, aren't they?! These are great ATC's. I've never made any of these.

Mary I said...

I can see how some may have had accidental amputations--those are some tiny tails to cut out. But I don't think anyone will even notice, considering how cute they turned out.

Kimberly Crawford said...

They are SO cute!! I have to get in gear and get mine in the mail!!