Friday, 16 December 2016

More artist trading cards (ATC)

Here are four new (ATC) cards I made this week.

1. 'Miss Birtwhistle', atc, mixed media

2. 'Playing with her dog', atc, mixed media

3. 'hair-do', atc, mixed media

4. 'Super-star Rose', atc, mixed media

And here is my cat Susie, getting ready to groom and then sleep.

I was asked what ATCs are?  ATC is short for Artist Trading Card. They are small artworks which measure 2.5 by 3.5 inches.  They are made to swap with other people. The content can be anything and you can use any media. Its a good way to exchange your art with others and you can use the small format to experiment with new techniques.

In a way, they are like bubble gum cards kids collect,  Pokemon cards, etc.,  but they are hand-made.

There are swap groups on facebook, google, and also a website at  You can swap within your own country or choose to swap with international partners.  Often a swap will have a theme, such as Autumn, abstracts, cats.  There are videos on youtube by artists on how to make them, step  by step.

The 4 ATCs shown as well as those posted last week are all swapped now.  I hope to make more ATCs soon.  If you're interested in swapping your own ATCs for cards I make in the new year please let me know when I make a card you like.

A photo of Susie just before going to sleep.  She has a new trick...waking me up in the morning by jumping on the pillow and patting my face, purring and smooching my face.  A cat alarm clock!!

Have a lovely weekend!




Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful ATCs, love the different styles, and Miss Susie is again the star of the show! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Abigail Davidson said...

Beautiful vibrant ATCs -- great contrast!

Linda Kunsman said...

fun ATCs!! I have several boxes of them because I used to trade and do swaps all the time! i still enjoy making some at times. Love the look on Miss Susie's face:) Happy PPF!

Julie said...

lovely unique ATCs

Susan said...

Your two gals have great hair!! Sounds like your "four legged boss" doubles as an alarm clock. What we put up with from our animal friends. Happy Holidays and PPF

denthe said...

Love your ATC's, especially the hair-do :-) As you know, I would love to swap with you in the new year. I'll keep my eyes on your new ones :-)

Giggles said...

Your atcs are terrific...each one so unique....I love the hairdos too! So fun. Always amazing when people work so small!! I know many people who exchange them!!

Hugs Giggles

Jackie P Neal said...

Fab atc's June! Love the hair do ones especially!
hello to Miss Susie, she is such a cutie!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Susie is very cute :) (if thats a flea collar, be careful it doesn't burn her skin, they can be known to do that)

more great ATCs :) you always make them so unique and colourful :)

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What wonderful ATCs, the girls are especially lovely and what a sweet looking kitty!

Lynn Cohen said...

Lovely work and I am sure if you are trading them they will be much loved.
Happy holidays.

NatashaMay said...

Gorgeous paintings! Love the colors. :)

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous ATCS June especially no;3 - but all so unique!
Just noticed the colour of Susies eyes - what a lovely colour.
Love her expression here too - it looks she saying 'do you mind, I was in the middle of something!'