Friday, June 4, 2010

Artist Trading Cards

So, if anyone remembers my New Year's resolution to do more crafts this year ... I am so definitely living up to that, and one of the new things I've really gotten into recently are Artist Trading Cards, or ATCs for short. They are basically little artworks that can be any medium or style, the only restriction is the size, which has to be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. You can read more about them here, and see lots of pictures.

I was nervous about trying to make these at first, I didn't feel confident that I could make them to the recipients' standards ... they are meant for trading, as the name indicates, so that you're not really supposed to keep the ones you make. At least not all of them - I know that some people make doubles of all of theirs and trade one and keep the other, but I haven't done that with any of mine so far. I just take pictures. :-) Anyway, some swaps came up on Swap-Bot that I just couldn't possibly resist ... the themes were just too tempting ... so I tried a few, and I'm happy to say that I've been getting mostly really good feedback on them. So ... always nice to get compliments. :-) That's not in any way saying that I'm fishing for them now ;-) but I wanted to share some of the ones I've been making. I'm pretty happy with all of these. :-) They're on pretty varied themes, as you'll see. :-)

Pride & Prejudice character - the BBC Mr Darcy
Joss Whedon - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Atheist quote
True Blood - Bill Compton


Paz said...
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Paz said...

The noticeable thing is the Mr Darcy one comes from your Girly side, not often do we that side of your personality.
These are cute, but I do not get Art with 'RULES', I think at a molecular level Irish people have a tendency to dislike rules and 'THE MAN'. We are a race of people that test the 'Wet Paint Do not touch' walls.