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« on: February 03, 2016 05:09:18 PM »

I used to do a lot more crafting and trading on here when I was younger, but then depression and college stole away a lot of my creativity. Slowly but surely I'm starting to get back into the scene as it were. These are a few of my first ATCs in a long while. They're all extremely simple (mostly because I was doing them during my downtime at work, so I didn't have any special collage supplies at hand) but I'm still really pleased with them.


(The Shakespeare quotation was what made me want to make ATCs again. I really liked it and wanted to do something with it other than, you know, re-post it online somewhere. I'm so so proud of the wood grain on the frame.)


(A...sorta-misquoted Hozier lyric--in my defense, the guy is really hard to understand sometimes, and my version still makes sense!--and an extreme close-up of an owl face that kind of looks like a teddy bear face. Oops!)


The following ATCs were made for the ongoing January ATC swap, so, uh...if you're rockingbearranch or DearBluebird, don't look if you don't like spoilers?


An Anna Atkins tribute ATC for rockingbearranch and a geometric design card for DearBlueBird. I'd never tried either of these methods/styles, so that was fun! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016 09:04:04 PM »

Aw, I love that you're back in action!  These are great.
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2016 09:54:33 AM »

Glad you are finding your artistic voice again.  Being creative can be of such therapeutic value, and I love the pieces you made.
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2016 08:18:47 AM »

Nice selection of cards and I'm glad to hear that you're getting more comfortable with your creative side again.  I like the Shakespeare quote (I agree that you did a really good job on the wood grain/knots) and the Anna Atkins tribute ones the best out of this particular group.

Is the way you have the geometric card orientated (with its corners set into a larger card) how you mail your ATCs?  If so, that's a clever idea that never occurred to me (I make little pocket dealies, out of old magazine pages, to keep the card from shifting around in the envelope when I send one).
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2016 12:34:11 PM »

Nice selection of cards and I'm glad to hear that you're getting more comfortable with your creative side again.  I like the Shakespeare quote (I agree that you did a really good job on the wood grain/knots) and the Anna Atkins tribute ones the best out of this particular group.

Is the way you have the geometric card orientated (with its corners set into a larger card) how you mail your ATCs?  If so, that's a clever idea that never occurred to me (I make little pocket dealies, out of old magazine pages, to keep the card from shifting around in the envelope when I send one).

Thank you, you're very kind. Smiley

I haven't decided on any one way to send out my cards, but yes, for the geometric card, I did set its corners into a larger card. I thought the patterns looked neat together. Smiley It might have been the fact that this was the first time I'd done something like that, but getting the edges of the ATC and the slits I cut into the larger postcard to line up was kind of frustrating, and I was afraid that I was bending the edges of the ATC. If I do that again (...and I might), I'll have to figure out a better way to cut the slits and get the card situated inside them. The next batch that I'm sending out, I'm just sending out tucked into regular notecards with little messages scrawled inside.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2016 02:19:44 PM »

Perhaps just two slits (in opposite corners, diagonally from one another), instead of four, would work better and make the ATC easier to insert/remove while still keeping it in place?  But yeah, I can understand you not wanting to bend the card's corners in the process, I wouldn't want to do that either.
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2016 05:39:58 AM »


when I first saw the owl eye in the swap gallery, I knew it was owl. Nothing teddybearish about it in my view.  I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016 06:06:57 AM »

That's great to hear, blu: thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2016 09:38:34 AM »

When I received the owl ATC (I LOVE IT!) I knew it was an owl too.  Although, come to think of it, I do love teddy bears too!  Cheesy
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