Monday, December 07, 2009

November ATC Swap

I was finishing off my Artist Trading Cards for the December swap, when I realized that I hadn't even posted about November's cards. So let's go back to November for a few minutes, shall we?

Here are the wonderful cards I received from my swap buddies. I have found a way to display them so I can enjoy them all month. I just attached them with tiny little clothes pins to a brown ribbon tacked to the wall above my sewing machine. I love to look at the cards while I'm sewing (or, lately, marking).

From left to right the cards are from Jill, Deb, Cheryl, Stacy and Cory. There's such a wide range of interpretation of the theme every month. It's neat to see what everyone creates!

And here are the cards I created for the group. As you will notice, I strayed off the beaten path this time and did something a bit different.

I found vintage family pictures on the internet and injected a touch of humour to my interpretation of the theme "Family".


I added some fancy letters, typed words...


Colourful paper...


Silly accessories...

And even did a bit of "hand-tinting" with my pencil crayons.


It was a lot of fun!
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My December cards are almost ready to go... I just have to let them dry.
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Yep, dry. You'll see...
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12 comments:

Pat said...

Family ties is my favorite!

Karen said...

Love all the cards and how you displayed them.

goldenbird said...

It was nice to see all the different cards you sent out, Rachel. Looks like you had fun. I like the one I received (family ties). Did you receive my December card yet? Peace is a great theme, I enjoyed making my cards. Looking forward to receiving your's.

Sara said...

Those are really cute - and the ones you made are adorable!!! I like your sense of humor...

Thimbleanna said...

Hahaha -- I love that family ties card. They all look great Rachel!

andsewon said...

Love these!!!!
Great job! Wish they were all coming to me!!!!!
Can't wait to see the Dec ones!!!
Lola

Vesuviusmama said...

Those are fantastic - I particularly like the Family Ties card!

Barb said...

Love the cards....how creative!

Dogwood said...

I love all the ATCs you did for November. Your were a busy lady being so creative!

I like the way you display your ATCs.

I have a little bullentin board above my art work space and keep the current month up until the next months cards start arriving. Then, they get placed in a little box so I can look through them whevever I want. I love them all so much!

Happiness to you...

What Comes Next? said...

fabulous ATCs - both received and given! What size are you making them - al that detail - they look like they could be postcards!

Sara said...

There was no place to comment on the Christmas tree post.

Loved the dogs...and thei decorating talent.

a little bit biased said...

Cute collages and cute background for your blog! I love all of it! Oh, thanks for entering my giveaway!