ATC Complete!

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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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  1. 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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    1. 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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