April 30, 2007

Artist Trading Cards

I like little things. Always have. My artwork tends to be on the small side. Even my scrapbooks are mini-books. So the artist trading card, ATC for short, is a perfect format for me. A little work of art. In recent months I've joined several swaps on Yahoo to get my creative juices flowing. Here are some of my ATC's, including a couple mini-ATC's.

These two are from my "Behind the Window" Series. The one on the right is a mini-ATC.

The following three are from my "Dharma Bubble" Series. Why that name? The colors were inspired by Tibetan Buddhism and the background is stamped with bubble wrap.

I also made three mini-ATC's in this series.

Another swap titled "Bling, Bling Baby" resulted in this ATC. Unfortunately, the scan doesn't pick up the shine. My book journal was made while the supplies for this ATC were still on my work table.

The last swap I did was using paint chips. We could do anything as long as the name or number on the paint chip was visible.

I'm liking this ATC format. But I think I'll go smaller.