My First ATC

Now I'm not sure if I should be showing this just yet, but I have made my very first ATC (Artist Trading Card).  According to Wikipedia (up to you how reliable you think Wiki is!!), "Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cards, or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (63 mm X 89 mm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland.  Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or cloth. The cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than sold."

Anyways, I have joined an online stamping group (Stamp Happy) which host regular challenges and swaps.  I decided to stop being a lurker and participate.  We were required to create with a Dress Form Tag.  Hmmm, I could do so much with that.  Make a pretty dress or something, but I decided to make it a bit more arty and go outside my normal creative boundaries.  I think I'm happy with them!

I had to make a few of them, so they all have subtle differences, but you get the idea I hope.  I even tried a few techniques while I was playing around.  The skirts are made from coffee filters.  They have been folded to form pleats.  The pearls are styled to give the idea of a sash (think beauty queen style sash!).  Anyway, I think that's as far as I can go with these. Maybe I'll join another swap.  Good to challenge ourselves every now and again!

Of course I used some Stampin' Up! products, but I used a few extras too!  Here's the list:

Stamps: Priceless
Inks: Basic Grey, Groovy Guava, Blush Blossom & Riding Hood Red
Papers: Very Vanilla & Whisper White CS
Other:  Pearls, Crystal Effects & hole punch
Non-SU: Flowers, Coffee Filters, Glimmer Mist and Kindy Glitz

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