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Artist Trading Cards, or as they are more commonly known ATC's, or even ACEO's - Art Cards Editions & Originals
are small 3.5" x 2.5" decorated cards.
They can be created in any medium you like.... stitched, painted, collaged, printed, etc.
They were originally meant to be, and are still, traded amongst artist/craftmakers, swapped on the internet, classes, workshops and shows.
You can even buy them as small pieces of art from sites such as Etsy, Folksy & Ebay.
Have a look at a monthly ATC challenge that goes on at www.thelinenshelf.blogspot.com
There is even an invitation to join them. Once there you can link onto other blogs and see even more cards.
The cards opposite are handpainted and collaged by Yvonne Stewart of Coramantic
The cards on the left have a painted background, then they have been machine stitched and appliqued. They are the work of Sam Sargent of www.pantsandpaper.blogspot.com
The pieces on the top card are worked in one inch squares and are known as Inchies.
If you want to see more of this type of work done in different styles and materials have a look at the book
1000 ARTIST TRADING CARDS
by Patricia Bolton
I am a big fan of Frances Peel of HEPSIBAH DESIGNS
Frances's ATC cards are beautifully made using different fabrics, felt, scrim, ribbons and embellishments. The colour combinations she choses are fantastic as are the compilations.
IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A GO AND FANCY A SWAP THEN LET ME KNOW BY LEAVING A COMMENT. YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A GREAT ARTIST OR STITCHER, JUST DO WHAT YOU FANCY. JUST STICK TO THE SIZE MENTIONED ABOVE.
JOIN MY HAPPY GANG OF FOLLOWERS TO ENTER THE FREE DRAW.
TO QUALIFY FOR A LITTLE ATC STARTER KIT IF YOU ARE ALREADY A FOLLOWER LEAVE A COMMENT IF YOU WANT TO JOIN IN.
Have a good week everyone and thank you for keep coming back, its great.