ATC Complete!

ATC Complete!

I’ve finished my ATC Artist Trading Card. It’s called,’Let the Leaves Fall’.

As a quick recap an ATC, or Artist Trading Card, is a mini work of art made onto sturdy card 2.5″x3.5″. Orginially hand drawn or painted, ATCs are never sold but are swapped with other artists. Their original aim was to enable people to collect small works by artists which they would otherwise not be able to afford.

Ali from Very Berry Handmade has organised this particular fabric based ATC swap.

There are 50 of us. We have all been allocated a fabric mad partner and given  a theme which is ‘Autumn’. We all do the swap in early November. I hope mine stands up to scrutiny.
Here are the various stages of my card.

A few thoughts sketched out the day before.

A few thoughts sketched out the day before.

I took a dark the dark colourway piece of fabric and placed it over a lighter one. I then stitched the trunk and branches of the tree.

I took a dark colourway piece of fabric and placed it over a lighter one. I then stitched the trunk and branches of the tree.

Then I cut away the darker fabric to expose the branches

I cut away the darker fabric to expose the branches

I added a few more fine branches

And stitched a few more branches on top

I used my old favourite Pritstick to stick the folded edges of fabric onto a piece of light card cut to size.

Once cut out I used my old favourite Pritstick to stick the folded edges of fabric onto a piece of light card cut to size.

I printed a few details onto a piece of linen

I printed a few details onto a piece of linen

and stitched it onto a piece of felt

and stitched it onto a piece of felt

Use of Pritstick again to adhere the felt to the back of the card

Use of Pritstick again to adhere the felt to the back of the card and a little top stitching

A little top stitching to complete the card.

completes the card.

I’m so looking forward to seeing the complete collection.

I hope you all had a relaxing (????) weekend.

Love, Lucie x

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. That’s lovely!
    I don’t know much about ATCs but have never seen a stitched one before – such a great idea.

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  2. Wow, such a great design! 🙂 x

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  3. It’s amazing!!! Well done x

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  4. wow, I love how you used the light flowered fabric to make leaves floating to the ground. That is really pretty, Lucie.

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  5. Definitely joining in next time.

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  6. I love the technique you used to make the branches. Lovely ATC

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  7. Thats amazing! I’ve never heard of an ATC before, what a great idea. It would be great to see what you get in the swap x

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  8. That is very effective – I wondered whether to join in and decided against in the end but I know I’ll regret it!

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  9. Thank you for your very clear explanation. I really enjoyed seeing how it was constructed, piece by piece. Really interesting. Thanks.x

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  10. Very clever. I love your tree.

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  11. Thank you for sharing this. Very inspirational. I love the way you did the branches 🙂

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  12. freespiritdesigns

    aww this is so gorgeous! A really lovely way to share your lovely work too x

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  13. Great atc , wish I had the know how,/ skills to create something like this

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  14. Joyful Art Stuff

    Great stuff Lucie, i have done a few ATCs myself, i like to draw/paint whimsical faces. Mixed media is one of my other passions – love your fabric work of art

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  15. How beautiful and so cleverly done 🙂

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  16. Wonderful use of fabric. I love making fabric ATC’s .

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  17. That is so pretty! Lucky recipient!

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  18. This is lovely, I paint ATC’s (ACEO’s) but I’ve not yet sewn one. I really like the printed back.

    Jan

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    • Thankyou. I use the stamp pad and letters a lot. I stamp little messages onto pieces of linen and attach them to my fabric Birthday Cards. I just need to get hold of some numbers of the same type face

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  19. Your card is beautiful, I am 100% sure it will live up to any amount of scrutiny. The choice of fabric is amazingly in tune with the title.

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  20. It’s stunning !!!!!!! One very lucky lady is going to be thrilled to receive it xx

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  22. this is very clever, loving the sewing 😀

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  23. What a great idea to do a swap like that, people are so creative to come up with all these ideas! And yours looks awesome!

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  24. Absolutely beautiful, you are very creative. I hope your swap partner likes it.

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