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1  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November '09 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by KatAutumn on: November 18, 2009 05:41:52 PM
I don't mind posting the pic of the one I made for you, raerae. Smiley I'll just make sure to post the mature tag with it Wink

Oh! I have three beautiful cards to share! I received cards from MissDisney, alwaysinmyroom and HappieHina. Here we go!

"Nightmare Before Christmas" from MissDisney. It's the hill Jack and Sally stood on. The moon glows in the dark and the background sparkles!

I got a yummy Lollipop themed ATC from HappieHina today. It's so colorful and I just love it! I had to resist the temptation to lick the card lol.

I had to take two pictures of this awesome Jimi Hendrix ATC from alwaysinmyroom. The theme was artist's choice. She wanted to do an homage to the hippie era I'm so fond of, and what better way to embrace the hippie way than to do a memorial ATC for Jimi Hendrix. It's hand drawn!

Folded up it's the standard ATC size:

But then you open it up...

The back has Hendrix's obituary.

Really, my photography doesn't do any of these cards justice. They're outstanding. Thank you all so much!

And now for the June Palmer ATC I sent to raeraethejetplane. Before scrolling down, please be advised this picture is probably not safe for work. The card does show nudity, but I have to admit I'm kinda proud of it:

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2  KatAutumn's ATCs (Pleasantly Image Plump) in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by KatAutumn on: November 18, 2009 11:59:00 AM
I'm finally starting my own ATC gallery here. I've been makign ATCs since 2006 and I had not made any in quite some time prior to joining the November Ongoing ATC swap. I'd almost forgotten how much fun they are to make. Almost all of my cards are sent out. I think I only have four I've made for myself, which have been placed in my altered journal. I'll update this OP as I create more cards. I actually sent a Raven theme card today to spookygrrrly that I'm eager to post (but won't just yet, because I don't want to spoil the surprise Smiley ) because it turned out just the way I wanted it to.

Without further ado, here are my ATCs. I hope you enjoy. I always welcome comments and critique.

This first one is a Craftster themed ATC I made for audio-astrophysics. It's inspired by one of the Craftster logos with the little cork figure. I used a self-adhesive cork sheet:

The next one was a Posture themed ATC for Prettyinpaisley:

This one was a Christmas themed ATC for MissDisney. I made a slide out insert with a snowglobe. I drew a tree and painted over it with Sparkle Podge to make it look like iridescent "snow" and then covered it with a piece of acetate to look like glass. The snowflakes are eyelets and the picture was cut from a vintage craft magazine:

This was a Gingerbread Man theme card I made for LindaP. I was inspired by the children's story book of the Gingerbread Man:

This picture is shamefully crooked, but it's a Mandalas themed ATC I made for Oyhana. I saved a mandala coloring page from the internet and sized it for an ATC. I then hand colored it using Berol Prismacolor pencils:

This was a Dungeons & Dragons themed card I made for Corduroy Cat. I used packing tape to ghost the image of a frame from the infamous "Dark Dungeons" Jack Chick Gospel tract. I then painted the tape with alcohol inks. I used a spare D&D quick start playing guide to cut out the d20 and other images. The Kobold Zombie came from one of my many D&D cards:

This is one I made for my art journal. I used alcohol inks and a black stamp ink pad for the background. Then I glued a picture from my "Architecture" ATC paper pad:

This one is a Knitting Themed ATC I made for spookygrrrly. I clipped a piece from a knitting pattern I found in one of my magazines. I also clipped a part from a Clover Knit Lite knitting needle ad and a yarn ad. I then knit a tiny swatch out of Noro Kureyon Sock and used 1/18" brads to fasten it to the card:

The following card is NSFW! It is a June Palmer themed ATC I made for raeraethejetplane. June Palmer was a nude model in the 1960s. I found a beautiful B&W photo of her online and used that. I used silver gel pen and rhinestone stickers to create the "frame". I used a thin, shiny, iridescent scrapbook paper and cut out random triangles to make the background. I love this card, so I wanted to include it in my post Smiley

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3  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap Discussion in New Swap Theme Ideas by KatAutumn on: November 17, 2009 04:50:42 PM
Sparkly vampires, by any chance??  (I have remained intentionally ignorant about the Twilightosphere, but in the course of being on Craftster I at least know about the sparkliness  Cheesy)

You know, Hot Topic carries roll-on body glitter with Edward on the bottle.

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4  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November '09 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by KatAutumn on: November 17, 2009 01:01:11 PM
Wow! So many beautiful cards have been posted since the last time I checked this thread. I love each and every one of them!

I have two ATCs to share with everyone. The first is the "Kitschy Christmas" theme ATC from Corduroy Cat. It's amazing. I love the way the background is done (is it bee's wax over sheet music?) and the partridge in a pear tree:

The next one is my cool "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" ATC  from nooo. If my memory serves my correctly this was inspired by the "Super Bowl" episode in which Master Shake eats bag after bag of Enchiladitos in hopes of winning a pair of tickets to the Super Bowl in Detroit. Instead, Meatwad wins the tickets and takes Boxy Brown to a petting zoo LOL I love the background and hand drawn artwork on this card. Is the background from a Tabasco Cheese-It box?

Thank you both for the awesomely awesome cards. Smiley
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5  Super Easy Felt Circle Garland in Winter Holidays by KatAutumn on: November 14, 2009 11:26:35 PM
I cannot take credit for this one. My mother actually stumbled upon the directions for this adorable garland while searching online for blanket stitch instructions. This was a super simple felt circle garland. A complete photo tutorial can be found here.

I cut circles from six different colored sheets of felt. Tonight I purchased twelve sheets of felt (four sheets each in green, white and red) so I can make a more holiday color scheme garland for my son's tree. The one I have already finished is approximately six feet in length and took me a day to make it working on it here and there. Smiley

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6  Re: Fiber Friday - November 13, 2009 in Spinning: Completed Projects by KatAutumn on: November 13, 2009 02:41:11 PM
I love Fiber Friday! I have been lurking through the Fiber Friday threads since 2006, but have never posted. I have two yarns (one is a WIP) that I would like to share.

This first one is a single that I spun up back in April. I finally got around to winding it off the bobbin and skeining it up. I'm terrible at getting a nice, tight skein so please forgive the lumpy spots. I have not checked the yardage yet or WPI, but I know it's a fine single and it's a full 8oz (minus a minimal amount of waste from neps and whatnot) of Crown Mountain superwash Merino in "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds":

This other one is also a Crown Mountain superwash that I ordered back in March. This colorway is "Sunshine of Your Love":

And on the bobbin:

I'm spinning this on a Fricke S-160DT. I think I will 2-ply the Sunshine of Your Love.
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7  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November '09 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by KatAutumn on: November 12, 2009 04:43:07 PM
Today I received my Letter "J" (I picked that since my name is Jenn) theme ATC from audio-astrophysics. My mother (witchy_craft) received her Hippie theme ATC from Oyhana and, since she isn't quite sure how to upload pictures just yet (we're working on that lol) she asked if I would post pictures for her.

I love the colors audio-astrophysics chose for my J card. I also love how she layered the papers:

Here is the Hippie theme ATC Oyhana sent to witchy_craft (the hippie chick is hand-drawn!):

It even came in this totally awesome tie-dyed envelope!

I think my mother sent a PM to let CC and Oyhana know she received and how pleased she is with it. I'm sure she'll be on here later to post herself, but she was so tickled when she opened it today. Not only is this her first Craftster swap, but the first ATC she's ever received. Smiley

Oyhana, I just have to know how you did that psychedelic background. Was it printed on glossy cardstock or photo paper? It's so shiny and full of win!
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8  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November '09 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by KatAutumn on: November 07, 2009 07:12:50 PM
What a beautiful card from LindaP. I also meant to compliment the Giraffe card Nooo sent JanelleJ. I love seeing the different styles and mediums that each individual uses. Every card is so special and unique.

MissDisney said it would be alright for me to post a pic of the Christmas themed ATC I sent to her. I hate how much my photography skills suck. I swear this did not look as blurry as it does now when I took it at 4am  Cheesy It has a slide-out mini-card tucked between the front and back layers. The front picture was clipped from a Christmas issue of a 1960's craft magazine. I used snowflake eyelets to set the two polka-dotted strips (which I hoped would make it look sort of like a present):

I used acetate between two layers of card stock. The snowglobe is a hand drawn tree and I painted over it with Sparkle Podge to look like the iridescent snow and that is behind the acetate piece.
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9  Re: Altered Journal-a-long in Craftalongs by KatAutumn on: November 07, 2009 02:22:31 AM
After finishing up some ATCs tonight (for the Ongoing ATC Swap) I still felt really inspired. My ATC paper pads came in the mail today from Your ATC Store. I ordered fourteen different themed books and the images are so neat and some were just begging to be incorporated into my journal.

The first page comes from a discussion my mother and I were having earlier today about how much we dread Thanksgiving:

The background is simply a fall theme scrapbook page. I took a used dryer sheet (hooray for recycling!) and dabbed some of my darker colored alcohol inks onto it. I clipped a turkey from my Holiday ATC paper pad and a border from a spare copy of a Dungeons & Dragons quick start playing guide booklet I had lying around.

This next one was inspired by a demo of alcohol inks I was doing for my mother. I was just dabbing some of the inks around to show her the different shade intensities you can achieve by using the blending solution. I doodled a little fish onto the paper, cut it out and stuck a bubble sticker on him. I then clipped a page from the Travel ATC paper pad, a kitty and a butterfly from the Pets pad and stapled some Lion Brand Moonlight Mohair yarn along the bottom as the sea.
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10  Re: Ongoing ATC Swap November '09 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by KatAutumn on: November 06, 2009 09:08:42 PM
I'm so glad you like her, Bunnyface  Grin Berol Prismacolor pencils are wonderful to work with. Without them I think I'd be lost lol.  The flowers, bonnet and neckerchief were cut from a few different mat stack patterned papers that I have in my paper collection.

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As promised, here is a photo of the beautiful Japanese Culture themed ATC I received yesterday from Ursulaandolive. She used a picture from a vintage children's book. The picture accompanied a poem titled "Japanese Lullaby". She was so kind and sent me the poem with the card. I plan on placing the poem in my art journal. Thank you so much, Ursulaandolive!

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