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Topic: My first try at ATCs - April ongoing swap  (Read 3563 times)
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« on: May 09, 2013 02:03:13 AM »

In April, I decided to try out swapping for the first time, and somehow also decided that it was a good idea to try out a new craft at the same time Cheesy
These are the ATCs I made for the April ongoing ATC swap. I had such fun making these, and I can only hope they are able to add to the collections of
the receivers as well!

This was my first card ever, for the theme "Unusual Fairies"
The Fairy Godfather

For the theme "Grimm Fairy Tales"
Brderchen und Schwesterchen

For the theme "My secret"
well... it's a secret!, but I guess you can imagine what it's about  Grin

I've had this tube of glitter medium standing around, since a lady at the local craftstore told me it works "GREAT!!" with embossing. (it does NOT!)
So I decided to experiment with glitter on this card.. and I still find blue glitter everywhere! The medium was cool though, and I think it holds up pretty well.
I also had no idea glitter was such a b**** to photograph! Terrible!

For the theme "Fairy Houses"
The Java House

For the theme "1982"
I love rock'n roll

The backdrop was created digitally, and I just realized that I'm visible in the reflection of the metal studs!

For the theme "Famous monsters ABC"

This was such a facepalm moment. As I had the card ready for send out, checking the recipients address, I realized that I had made a letter
for the alphabet that she already had received! DOH! So, as a quick last minute solution, Godzilla was made and was sent along!

Most of these are made with watercolour, indian ink and copic pens - cut out and collaged. I hate working on a picture, just to botch a background,
so I usually opt for the cut and paste solution from the start...  Wink

So, there they are - my first ATCs! I'm pretty proud of the outcome over all, and am already signed up for the next swap round! 


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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2013 04:51:06 AM »

Well, I would say you are successful at doing ATCs. All of these are incredible and so well done. Each truly a piece of art.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2013 06:01:01 AM »

Wow! Impressive!  I think my fave is the fairy godfather, but only by a slim margin. They are all fabulous!

« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2013 07:24:09 AM »

These are amazing! I love your use of colour!

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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2013 08:54:46 AM »

Beautiful work!  I can't wait to see what you make next!


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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2013 01:36:59 PM »

These are fantastic!  So varied too.


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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2013 11:33:48 PM »

i love all your atc's ever want to do a private atc swap? i love swappin!

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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013 09:19:45 AM »

Thanks for all your nice compliments!
I'm having so much fun with you in the ATC swap, it's amazing!

i love all your atc's ever want to do a private atc swap? i love swappin!

Just pm'd you  Wink

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013 02:20:51 PM »

These are awesome! Very Creative Smiley Even though Pennywise is creepy as crap I love that one lol ...Grimm Fairy Tales is my fave. Can't wait to see more of your ATCs!

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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013 08:11:18 AM »

ditto on impressive!

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