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:

  1. 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!!!

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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

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

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

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

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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!

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  13. 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!

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  14. 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....

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

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

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

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  18. 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!

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  19. Awesome ATCs Lin! They are so beautiful.

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

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

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  22. 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!
    http://mdoricheva.blogspot.com/

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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!

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

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!