Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Testing testing, ATC testing

After seeing the awesome artist trading cards that appeared a few months ago in the ATC Swap Group with veryberryhandmade, I really wanted to join in the second round!  Yay - I got in!!

I love mini art, always have, so this project was right up my street because these little textile cards are only 2.5" x 3.5".  Did I already mention that I love mini art? 


As luck would have it, I am attending a group of card makers/stampers tomorrow night and I was told that they would be trading ATC's.  So I got my thinking cap on and made these 'testers' which I will give out on Wednesday (if people want them that is - they may not like that they are fabric and not paper -- oh the worry!?).  Regardless, this was great practice for when I make my secret partner his/hers and eventually mail it to him/her in November.  Win win.


As you can see, I made three: two spools of thread and an acorn.  The acorn was a test run for the "Autumn" theme of the ATC Swap Group but I have since decided on another design.  I definitely need to improve my 'drawing in stitches' technique - it is fun to do!!  And of course you already know that I love raw edge applique.  As like many of the new things I try, making these little mini trading cards is quite addictive!!  Oh dear!!
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P.S. If anyone still has a wonky house or wonky tree to send me for Wonkyville, please do so this week so you can be entered into the draw!!  

Here is a little wonky tree/bush from Sonia (Fabric and  Flowers) which will fit in the village of Wonkyville perfectly!  Thanks Sonia :)





9 comments:

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Sweet little ATCs! Love the spools!

fiberchick said...

LOVE the spools and that acorn is adorable!!!

DeborahGun said...

Love your little ATC's - they are really cute :-)

Swedish Scrapper said...

Love!! Color and stitching! Win win!

Wendz said...

For almost 15yrs I worked in Stellenbosch, South Africa. It is a beautiful university town where the streets are lined with oak trees that are hundreds of years old. So you will understand when I tell you that I'm in love with your little acorn.

Charlotte said...

oooh - you're in the swap too! Cool :-D

LethargicLass said...

I love your ATCs... is there someplace that does a tutorial on how to do them in fabric?

Colette said...

They're gorgeous, perfect spool!

joanne said...

Those ATC cards are brilliant!! I love the spools!!