Thursday, May 5, 2011

Artist Trading Cards

Another of the themes for this month's challenge at the Hero Arts Blog is ATC's, which stands for Artist's Trading Cards.  They are 2.5 X 3.5 inches, about the size of sports trading cards, and are little miniature works of art, meant for trading.  Here are 2 that I'm submitting for this month's challenge:


supplies: jade cardstock, Hobby Lobby ledger dp, Hero Arts CG165 Silhouette Bells, stamped in Brilliance Tri-color Peacock ink, CL156 Treasure the Moment, stamped in VersaFine onyx black ink, bit of lace, Martha Stewart butterfly punch


supplies: red cardstock, October Afternoon Seaside: Beach Chair dp, Hero Arts F5407 Let's Garden Silhouette, CL497 Find Joy, VersaFine onyx black ink, teeny buttons

If you'd like to have one of these ATCs, please leave a comment by Sunday night at midnight (May 8), and I'll draw 2 random names next Monday and send each of you an ATC.

26 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Oh wow Lin these are both gorgeous, I love the colours of the top one so delicate and the bottom one is so retro. Great ATCs!!!

Caryl W said...

Lin...these are really so special! I really like both of them but my favorite is the first one.

Ann said...

Love ATCs and wish I had time to create them more often. Love these of course Lin - especially the gardening silhouette. I think I'm going to look up that stamp - its fab!

Ellie said...

Love these!

Hellemor said...

I love both your cards but the first one are my favorit. I love the colors. It´s my favorit colors. I have never made such an ATC card but you have inspired me, Lin. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Your ATCs are gorgeous Lin - I've never made one, but yours look so sweet I think I may just have to give them a go! The cute button flowers in the second one are adorable.
Thanks for the chance to win, and good luck with them in the challenge! Hugs, Ruth S

Anette said...

These are gorgeous, Lin!!! The color combo on trhe first one is my all time favorite!

shirley said...

I love ATC's. Both of yours are gorgeous!

Kathy said...

Oh those are cute! I've been in many atc swaps and challenges-they are so fun!

Isha said...

Gorgeous ATC Lin. I really love the colors of the first one. Oh!!! I would love to win. thanks for the chance. i never made any ATC...saw only one till now...Linda had sent me.

Tiffany said...

These are beautiful works of art, indeed! The stamps are perfect for this size, love how much detail you can put on a tiny bit of space!

Trinh said...

Oh these are beautiful, Lin! I especially love the first one; makes me think of spring. Thanks so much for your kind comments on the Moxie Fab post & my blog; it means SO much to me!

Judy1223 said...

Lin, these are both so unique and both BEAUTIFUL! I was immediately drawn to the colors in the first ATC...they are among my favorite colors ever! Then the second one came along, and I couldn't take my eyes off the pretty patterned paper, the sweet silhouette and the cute button accents. Both are GREAT!

Barb said...

Oh, I would love either one! They are both so beautiful, Lin! I've never made an ATC. . .you're inspiring me to give it a try!

Arlene said...

They are especially lovely - the gentle vintage style and soft colors of the first one and the riotous glory of the second are wonderful examples of beautifully done ATCs. Who wouldn't want either one....

Shelley said...

They are so beautiful Lin. I am going too give the ACT thing a try now that I have seen yours!

Dawn said...

both are so cute Lin. I must get my act together and make some.... you have inspired me.....

Nancy said...

oh wow, your ATCs are so perfect! you always come with such lovely designs, Lin.
blessings~

Brenda said...

I love ATC's! Especially when other people make them, and as beautifully as you do Lin! These are superb! Love the colours in the first one and the touch of lace!

Cindy C. said...

Awesome ATCs Lin! They are so beautiful.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Wonderful ATCs, Lin - especially love the blues in the bell one but I would loooove either one! Pick me, pick me - LOL!

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Lin! Beautiful ATCs! I especially like the aquas and greens in the first one! So lovely! :-)

Maria Doricheva said...

Hello, dear Lin! Thank you for a giveaway! I love the bells - such a gentle use of inks. I would love to have any piece made by your talented hands:) Blessings from Russia!
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Melody said...

Your blog is the first one that I check everyday. Speaking of everyday, thanks for posting to your blog almost EVERY day. You're such an inspiration to a beginner stamper such as myself.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful ATC's I played with the bluebells today and gave up as I couldn't get such a clean image as you did! Love both of these. Wonderful!

donna mikasa said...

Lovely ATCs! I especially love the second one; love the contrast between the silhouette and patterned paper.