Thursday, October 1, 2015

ATC’s at Twisted Thursday Challenge

Pumpkin Peek 2015 ATC  c
Welcome to The Outlawz Twisted Thursday challenge and the challenge is always anything goes but with a twist and the twist for this week is to make a ATC card. Stop by and see the ATC’s cards the designers made, they did a wonderful job. It has been many years since I have done any Artist Trading card. I use to do them all the time. I belonged to several clubs and had a lot of fun receiving all the different ATC’s from all over the world. If you do not know what an ATC’s is here is a little history about them and I’m sure there is a lot more but this is what I could fine on the internet.  
ATC Stands for Artist Trading Card
You never sell or buy any ATC you always trade them. The size for then is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 always. They are miniature works of art. They are called inches. The idea of making ATC's was born in 1897 by a Swiss artist M. Vanci Stirnemann. He wanted to document his work, and the work of others at the conference and discovered that the cost was far to grand to print a catalogue of the 1,200 participants. Stirnemann decided to create 1,200 cards by hand so that he could distribute them to everyone who attended the art show. Everyone was encouraged to do the same and at the end of the show the ATC's were traded. This was a very successful idea that rapidly spread across the world. Your theme can be anything.
On the backs of ATC's the artist always put their name, contact information, name of the ATC and they numbered them. Like if they made 3 of the same ATC they would put 1 of 3, 2 of 3, 3 of 3, this way you knew how many of that ATC were made.
Our wonderful sponsor for the month of October is Stitchy Bear. The image I choose to use is called Pumpkin Kitty Peek KK. 
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Pumpkin Peek 2015 ATC
The die cuts I used are impression obsession small Leaves DIE-095. The paper I used when I cut out the leaves was from some of my Gelli plate paper I made. The background paper was from when I use to do ATC’s it is some I had left over. Put some stars on the background from Stampendous stickers. I cut out all the pumpkins and used a pop up to raise it up. Add some Wink of Stella Clear. Added some glossy accents. The Kitty punch is from Carl’s and the ghost has no name on it. Sorry!
Pumpkin Peek 2015 ATC  m
These are the copic marker I used to color the pumpkins.
Light as a Feather 2015 ATC c
Taylor Expression die cut and stamp set called Light as a feather. The set has 3 sentiments, 3 feathers and 2 die cuts The ink I used is Kaleidacolor blue breeze. Added 3 sequins. The paper I used was from when I use to do ATC’s it is some I had left over.
Light as a Feather 2015 ATC
We would love to see you join us and see your Artist Trading cards. If you have never made them, it is fun to try something new. Thanks for stopping by and have a super week end.
Bugaboo Catch the Bug  Fall colors
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Janet McLaughlin said...

Gorgeous, Pat! What wonderful colors. I can't pick a favorite!

Lori Kobular said...

I love both of your beautiful ATC cards! The blue one with the feathers is just gorgeous! And I love the Halloween card with the adorable kitty peeking out of the pumpkin! These are just terrific!!

mulberry station said...

I love both of your creations! I love Halloween so anything with pumpkins, etc. are the best! Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug.

Donna Ellis said...

LOL! Pat, your pumpkin card is FANTASTIC! LOVE that darling image, and the pretty colors. Really a great card! Your feather card is beautiful in those lovely, soft colors! hugs, de

KT Fit Kitty said...

I see kitties! So cute! Your feathers are lovely too! Nice ATCs!

Darcy Schroeder said...

These are so cute, Pat!! Love that image by Stichy Bear! Thanks for telling the history of ATC's. I always wondered and now I know!!!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great designs. I love the feathers.

Dawn Frost said...

I LOVE that pumpkins face, he's totally adorable! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug for our colour challenge, hope to see you next challenge! bugaboo DT.

Sandy said...

I have to admit - I love your pumpkin most of all! Adorable and quirky!

Sandy xx

Pia S said...

These look fantastic, Pat! One cute and one elegant style. Very impressed by the level of detailing on such a small space on the first design.

Penny said...

Fab ATC's, Pat! The Halloween one is just too cute--love all the layers you made and your coloring is wonderful! Great scene! And your other ATC is really beautiful! Fabulous design, colors and added sparkle! :^)
I don't make these as they are just too little for my eyes, but I love seeing what others do with them!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Penny

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Pat!! I just adore the collection of Halloween designs you've made!! Cute images, perfect Fall colors and I love that night sky background!! The second card is really stunning with your blue tones and wonderful feather images!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration here! HUGS :)

Jean Chaney said...

Your ATC's are really wonderful, Pat. I used to do ATC swaps myself but the postage really started to add up after a while! And now people are swapping those full pages; I can't even imagine how much those cost to send. I think I'll stick to looking at the beautiful work people can do online LOL!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card , thank you for entering the Digital delights challenge Lisa DT