Sunday, April 25, 2010

April ATC's

The theme for one of my April artist trading card swaps was paperless. It was quite a challenge! We weren't allowed to use any paper whatsoever, and I had a hard time figuring out what to do.

I experimented with metal, Fun Foam, Shrinky Dinks, and other materials before settling on needle felting.

The above ATC is for a different swap with a tree theme. We were allowed to use paper for that swap. I made the tree using a fused fiber technique from the book Artist Trading Card Workshop.

This last one is titled "Word Tree."

Next month's theme is a foreign city, which should be lots of fun.

15 comments:

Rachel said...

Your ATCs are great. I have only received Cory's and Cheryl's (of course - she made it at my house). I'm looking forward to some good mail this week!

Love the word tree. What a great idea.

momma rae said...

these are so fun!! love all the trees. ;)

Theresa said...

Great cards and the different techniques are so interesting. I love the word tree!

Have a blessed day my friend.

Felicity said...

hi stacey
how are you getting on with your neighbour you complained about because i know you were worried as he wasnt very nice, i hope its all settled down and he dosent bother you now! i wish we could move! fliss xx

noelle said...

excellent, i love the trees! x x

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, I love those! The texture of the trees is wonderful.

Kimberly :-)

Suz said...

Oh my heart melted at seeing them!!
Oh how I would cherish one
You are such an artist...

Jane said...

Those are lovely! I would love to try needle felting.

Dogwood said...

My dear friend~you really did
"out-do" yourself this month with your ATC. I about fell out of my chair when I opened up the envelope and it fell out! I still can't stop looking at it. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

AWESOME!!! Stacy!
I think you should make some felted animals now!!
The flowers in your neighborhood are so pretty.
Guess I should be thinking about the theme for May...
Warmly,
Deb :)

Thimbleanna said...

Very cute! Did you like needle felting? That's something I haven't tried yet -- I think I'm afraid of all those little needles LOL!

Marie-Jolie (Marie Greene) said...

Oh my gosh!! I love those WAY more than paper ATC's. How darling!

Anya said...

Wow!!
Beautiful handcraft work :)))
My compliments ....

PunkiePie said...

I think you did a wonderful job with no paper. I love it!

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Those are all so cute, I love needle felting little things!