ATC’s and Classes

I haven’t disappeared, I’ve just been hard at it creating.  I have made my ATC’s for the Darkroom Door June Swap which has the Love Letters range as the theme.  I have also completed all of my class samples for the kits Ihave organised, you can view them here.  I did create a page and a card for display at Scrapbook Fantasies as well, but forgot to photograph them.  (Will have to do that tomorrow and upload some images)

So here is one of my ATC’s using all Darkroom Door, except Bazzill Cardstock, unknown lace, Distress Inks and Glimmermist.

Filmstrip ATC

I forgot to share my ATC’s for the Darkroom Door Filmstrip ATC Swap recently.  I have used one of the Darkroom Door baby filmstrips along with their baby word strips, some core’dinations cardstock, an edge distresser, a fiskars heart punch, bling and broken china distress ink.

WOYWW and a Recipe

Well it’s Wednesday again and if you want to check out more WOYWWers go by and see Julia.  My desk is covered in my ATC’s that are almost completed for the Scrapbook Fantasies Retreat in just over two weeks time.

I also wanted to share my inkpad shelf and my organisation idea.  I got these labels at the Office Supply Store and have simply inked them with each pad before sticking them on. 

Monday was a productive day with my page from last week getting finished…

…then the cabinet from the lounge room being unloaded, cleaned, moved to the dining room and reloaded.

Noah and I made some of my yummy and easy cookies after dinner and he enjoyed the mix and the finished product.  He is very helpful with the sprinkles and rough with the forking.

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Happy Creating and have a wonderful day

Alicia Redshaw

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Update

Have had a very busy couple of days with Quentin spending the weekend away at a Scout Leaders training course and the usual too many activities for just one weekend.

On Wednesday night I discovered my lovely little boy (Noah) had helped himself to my fav Doodlebug jewels…and spread them over his newly painted walls.  They were easily removed, but will need some help if I am going to stick them to anything else again.  The evidence is below…

On Friday night the week long GISMA (Gladstone Independent Schools Music Association) workshops concluded with a wonderful concert.  They let us take photographs this year, but they aren’t that good as I had to crop the other musicians out.

I have finally started my ATC’s for the Scrapbook Fantasies 2010 Retreat.  So far I have created my background using embossed resist, distress inks and collage stamping.

ATC’s

Here is a bit about ATC’s (Artist Trading Cards) and how much fun they are.

There are just four rules to remember when making ATC’s:
1.  They are 3.5″x2.5″
2.  Include your name, contact details (if desired), title and card number on the back
3.  They are never ever sold, only traded or given away
4.  Express yourself creatively and have fun!

Naomi-Jon and I made ATC’s instead of swap tags for the recent Scrapbook Fantasies Retreat, and this is how they turned out….very simple as we made 60 identical cards each. (We only included photographs for the purpose of this swap, it isn’t an ATC requirement)

ATC's we made for the Scrapbook Fantasies Retreat

An ATC can be a single design (an original), part of an identical group (an edition) or part of a story set (a series).  They don’t all have to be technically over the top, but try to push your boundaries every now and then.

I like the small format for experimenting with new techniques, products and colour schemes.  Scrapbookers need to think of them as tiny pages without any photographs, and cardmakers can just make them as smaller than normal single page cards without the greeting/sentiment.

ATC’s are a fantastic medium for stamping, layering and embossing.  As long as you put a bit of yourself into the creative outcome really anything goes, if you follow the rules above too.

There are stamps you can get for the completion of the details on the back of an ATC, or you could hand write or print (with a computer) this detail to be attached.  The ATC number is relevant if it is part of an edition or series, and it is nice to acknowledge if the ATC is a stand-alone original. (ie you only made one of it and will not copy it)

You can store you ATC’s in a box, a little tin (as a few of my friends do) or in a folder.  Scrapbook Fantasies have the ATC pages in store that can go into any folder.

If you want to have a go at an ATC swap I have started an “Australiana” themed one over the weekend at the Scrapbook Fantasies Forum.  You’d be mad not to give ATC’s a try as they are soooo addictive, quick (sometimes!) and fun to make.