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    04 February 2008

    ATC Swap

    These are the ATC's that I made for the swap Mary is hostessing over at CQN. This was my first time making ATC's. I'm not convinced that I like working on something so small. However, I've been told that once I get used to them I will love them. That remains to be seen. LOL.



    For those of you who might not be familiar with these, they are Artist Trading Cards, which are 2 1/2" by 3 1/2" finished. They are typically traded by and between artists. But you can also find them for sale on some sites. So, if you don't want to make them yourself but would like to collect them, you can.


    Until Next time...Happy Needling!!!



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    12 Comments:

    Blogger Candi said...

    They're lovely Gerry! I don't know that I could SEE something that small! lol Hey BTW I've sent you two letters and they come back saying "service unavailable"...hmmm don't know what's going on.
    Lots of HUGZ:)
    Candi

    February 4, 2008 at 2:47 PM  
    Blogger Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

    I LOVE ATC's but have never done a fabric one.

    February 4, 2008 at 3:29 PM  
    Blogger Cat said...

    These are a great amount of detail on 3 1/2 x 2 1/2! You did wonderful! I haven't made an actual ATC for a long long long time. Working on the 2" squares reminded me of them though. I find it easier to use felt as a base fabric for stability - do the piecework & embroidery on top of the felt, then heat fuse a backing on the ATC.

    Your's inspire me to want to make one again...

    It looks like I have some catching up to do with your blog!

    February 4, 2008 at 8:37 PM  
    Blogger Barbara C said...

    These are lovely, but I know what you mean about being unsure that you like working this small. After I made a few postcards a couple of years ago I decided that I didn't like such a small format.

    Your work is very nice. I especially like the embroidered words.

    February 5, 2008 at 9:04 AM  
    Blogger Susan said...

    Those look great, Gerry! I've watched Ati's over the last year, and they look like lots of fun. She keeps hers in a shoebox, so it's something one could collect without taking a lot of room. Always a good thing. =)

    February 6, 2008 at 10:41 AM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    Hi Ladies! Thank you for your comments. I do believe that working on a larger scale project will be where I tend to stay.

    February 6, 2008 at 1:39 PM  
    Blogger Lynn said...

    Gerry,
    These are beautiful..Arent they fun to make....LOL..take care

    February 6, 2008 at 11:02 PM  
    Blogger wilma said...

    Love your ATC's, wish I had the time to make some also....
    Hugs, WILMA

    February 7, 2008 at 7:19 AM  
    Blogger girl_gone_thread_wild said...

    OO, what great ATCs! Then I read your comment about not sure you enjoy working so small... had to chuckle (those 2x2s were challenging weren't they). I am amazed at how much detail you manage to fit in on a small canvas. You work it girl! ~Monica

    February 7, 2008 at 9:21 AM  
    Blogger Christy said...

    They look great Gerry! You did TONS of work on yours!

    I also enjoyed going thru your list of blogs....I found a few interesting sites that I will be back to check!

    Hugs!

    February 9, 2008 at 6:45 AM  
    Blogger Gerry said...

    It's so nice to have you all come to visit! And by all means, please try your hand at one of these little cards.

    But....let me know where to come and see them :-)

    February 11, 2008 at 2:48 PM  
    Blogger Ira said...

    Beautiful ATC. Very inpressive. Small details just great.

    February 14, 2008 at 9:43 AM  

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