Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bugaboo ATC

Hello all and Happy Saturday. Today begins a new challenge over at Catch The Bug:

ARTIST TRADING CARD (ATC)
To be honest, I didn't really know what an ATC was. So I googled and went to a bookstore. The info I found was basically the same.
The "artist" puts whatever they want on a mini canvas measuring 2.5" by 3.5" creating a little piece of art. The size is that of a baseball card, and is meant to be traded - for free. I also read that your piece should be signed, dated and if you'd like, include your email and/or location.
So here's what I came up with. The hearts are clear heat embossed, "Love" is machine sewn...yup, that's "real" thread, not faux, and my adorable dog is from the Puppy Love collection. With this one experience, I could image how fun it would be to make and trade!

And on the note of "Love," here is what I got from my DH this week. He walked into my office at around 10AM and I saw this in his hand and thought:
1) it's way too early for that
2) I'm on a diet!
As he got closer I realized the lovely carnations. How cute is this?! Thanks for joining me today and have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Jenny said...

This is a great ATC Lola! I love the sentiment on the side and the balloon!

Rose said...

Super cute ATC card Lola! I love that adorable image, really cute!!

Catherine said...

This is so so cute Lola ! Love the stitching and the glaze on the little nose ! Cute ! Hugs and love from Catherine

Tracey said...

What a gorgeous ATC Lola, I love the embossing & that stitching is just fab :)

What a wonderful pressie from your hubby pretty & calorie free!

Hugs
Tracey
xx

Tammy said...

This is adorable Lola! I love the stitching!!

Paul said...

I really like the subtlety of the hearts. Really stylish.
TFS
Paul

Jackie said...

I love this! The hearts in the background is such a nice touch, lovely job!

Jodie Mackrell said...

love your ATC! love the stitching! great job!

Min said...

Wow Lola that hand stitching and embossing is just fabulous! Love it!
Good job to hubby too - super cute packaging for flowers!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min

Rae Anne said...

HOLY COW and WOW!!! How did you stitch the "love" on there??? The clear embossed hearts provide subtle, but gorgeous dimension. . .;) This is really a brilliant ATC and I for one, would love to trade with you. . .;) MWAH!

Tammy Miller said...

This is adorable! I just love it!

Cammy said...

Very cute Lola! Love the glossy accents on the balloon! Sweet hubby you have!

cardcrazy said...

This is adorable and I love the stitching! Beautiful flowers too!

Lesley said...

What a cute puppy and I love how you sewing!

Amy said...

AHHH, HOW SWEET. WHAT A GREAT IDEA. I LOVE YOUR ATC -- THE STITCHING, THE EMBOSSED HEARTS IN THE BACKGROUND, THE COLORING. GREAT JOB

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a sweet hubby... and I love your ATC - you are so creative. hugs

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