Friday, June 13, 2008


Yep, I've gone and done it, girlfriends - I've added something new to do in my spare time in the studio. ATC's! Now I know that everyone reading this knows what those are but just in case there are some of you that were like me about six months ago and you don't have any idea what I'm talkin' about, let me tell you. An ATC is an Artist Trading Card. Artists make these cards the size of a playing card, trade them with other artists, sell them in their Etsy store, use them in many fun and inventive ways (I haven't learned the fun and inventive ways yet but am excited at the prospect.)
The four ATC's above are made with Paper Whimsy collage sheet 'girls'. It's not a secret that they are my favorite girls and that Paper Whimsy is like my favorite web store - check it out. If you place an order, use my name and maybe I'll get something free. Oh, I know the chances are slim, just give it a try.
This little fella above has the legs of a P.W. girl. I think it makes him look quite fetching. In fact, I think he's feeling "tickled pink" - hahaha.This sweet P.W. girl is sitting on the back of a Paper Whimsy bird from one of Gale's great bird and egg collage sheets. And don't you just love that carnival ticket with the nest on it?? I do - I love this ATC a lot!
Now, if you can keep a secret, these four ATC's are ones that I made for a vintage bird ATC swap. Lots of fun using vintage rick-rack, vintage lace and gold trim and ledger paper along with all the rest. I love them and always feel like if I love something that the person that gets it will love it, too......we'll see! LOL

So, there ya have it - my new venture! Hope you like it and more importantly, hope you enjoyed looking at the ATC's! Thanks so much for visiting and if you leave a comment then I thank you even more:)



Sharon said...

I did enjoy it and I have a couple ATCs on my list for the weekend. I really like all of yours.

paula clare said...

Hi Jan!
FAB ATCs! Aren't they just the most fun? Little pieces of art to send all over the world! I just LOVE the idea! (Hey wanna trade?) The Paper Whimsy girls are adorable...LOVE IT!

Tina said...

GF~ what took you sooo long to discover ATCs??? Are they not addictive?? They are good to jumpstart you when your in a funk..and then your all going and can't are super good lookin' like the lady that made 'em...

Mija said...

Oh Honey, you look like you're having a good time now!!! :-D

you've definitely got the ATC thing down pat. no surprise there!

i really love your girl legs bird! that one made me giggle out loud... very clever!

hope you're feeling as great as your art looks!

big smiles to you, friend.

Anonymous said...

Love the ATC's Jan! Long time no see, btw...hope you are feeling better!

craftyhala said...

I love the ATC's, in fact I just received one in the mail! "rejoice and be glad" fun!


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