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PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) => Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) => Topic started by: LimeRiot on August 11, 2016 07:38:34 PM



Title: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: LimeRiot on August 11, 2016 07:38:34 PM
Last month, I joined Craftster's ongoing Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap and have been having fun making and receiving ATCs ever since :). Everyone has such inspiring themes to share - it's proving to be great motivation to make messes in my craft room! These are the first couple cards I've made based on my partner's themes of Bill Murray and Foxes.

If you're an uber-fan, you may recognize this bizarre quote from one of Bill Murray's movies. Any guesses?? Spoiler below :).


If you guessed What About Bob? you are officially an uber-fan of Bill Murray!!

I think What About Bob? is one of the most hilarious movies of all time and the dinner scene absolutely kills me, this quote in particular. I'm giggling just typing the words! It's so ridiculous! I mean, of course it's hand-shucked! HA! I thought it would be a fun way represent the Bill Murray theme.

For the Fox theme, I found a picture of a really cool black line tattoo by Christian Lanouette (https://www.instagram.com/christianlanouette/?hl=en) on Pinterest and drew a similar design on the card. I then filled it in with watercolors to pump up the vibrancy.



Both cards are done on hot-press watercolor paper.

I'm planning to continue to play in the ATC swap. I feel so much better when I'm making things and this is an easy swap to keep my artsy-fartsy side motivated. Plus, I'm getting to start my own collection of ATCs from other crafters!


Title: Re: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: Abbeeroad on August 12, 2016 06:31:34 AM
Both are wonderfully done, but I love, love, love the fox one.


Title: Re: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: pottermouth on August 12, 2016 07:08:49 AM
You make the best ATCs, did you know? They could be little cards at a boutique. Thanks for sharing them, and I agree, the ATC Swap is a great low-stress way to be creative.


Title: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: lindyv321 on August 12, 2016 07:13:39 AM
The fox is just gorgeous!!


Title: Re: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: LimeRiot on August 12, 2016 07:47:48 AM
You guys are so sweet! Thanks for the positive reinforcement :).I'm hoping to get some ATC time in this weekend.


Title: Re: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: TheMistressT on August 12, 2016 08:06:35 AM
These are wonderful! And you've inspired me to add What About Bob? to my Netflix queue!


Title: Re: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: kittykill on August 12, 2016 10:19:41 AM
They are so awesome! You are so talented. The little fox is adorable.


Title: Re: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: LimeRiot on August 12, 2016 11:09:49 AM
These are wonderful! And you've inspired me to add What About Bob? to my Netflix queue!

I know! I want to rewatch it too!


Title: Re: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on August 12, 2016 11:33:30 AM
Yay! They're beautiful!


Title: Re: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: kittykill on August 12, 2016 12:24:13 PM
These are wonderful! And you've inspired me to add What About Bob? to my Netflix queue!

I know! I want to rewatch it too!


Baby steps...baby steps to the bus... :D


Title: Re: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: Mistress Jennie on August 12, 2016 12:37:01 PM
You did a beautiful job!


Title: Re: Jumping into the ATC Game
Post by: LimeRiot on August 14, 2016 12:28:53 AM
Thanks for all the lovely and encouraging comments!

You make the best ATCs, did you know? They could be little cards at a boutique. Thanks for sharing them, and I agree, the ATC Swap is a great low-stress way to be creative.

I'm so excited that you claimed me in the swap :). I'm standing by to get to claim you!!