Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Artist Trading Cards: December Swap

 
On December 15th, the Milwaukee Artist Trading Card group will host their last meeting of the year.  Unless we get our first substantial snowfall that day, I plan on attending, and I haven't gone since last spring.  This last meeting doesn't have a specific theme, and, in fact, it will be a chance for participants to unload their surplus of leftover cards. 
 
Due to my photography hobby, like I said, I haven't been to a meeting since March.  I made a set of cards for the April swap, but I had just bought my new DSLR camera, and was having too much fun with it to attend.  The theme that month was "Springtime" so I chose to focus on April in Paris.  The card below was one of the cards I made, and you can see the rest of the set here.
 


I was hoping to attend the July swap where the theme was "Printing & Publishing" which I was really excited about.  I made some cards based on travel magazines of the 50's and 60's.  But, again, there was an event I wanted to photograph (I think it was the Waukesha County Fair for my composition class), and didn't make it.  You can see that set at the top and down below.




In addition to the cards above, I am also making some new cards to celebrate the holidays.  The card below is, obviously, for Christmas, and I hope to also make some for New Year's.


In 2013, I hope to attend more Artist Trading Card swaps as part of my resolution to do more arts & crafts projects.  Last year, I wrote a post on how to make artist trading cards and how to participate in swaps in your area.  To read that post, please click here.

This is also my "C" post for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.  Click on the link to check out more!

24 comments:

  1. I love your cards!

    Hand made cards are just so much nicer than Hallmark...

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    1. Thanks, RWM!

      *Note* - check out Rocky Mountain Woman's blog - she has a great recipe for homemade corn bread. Yum!

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  2. Great post for 'C' ~ wonderful ATCs ~ well done and very creative ~ love to them myself ~ A Creative Harbor ~ artmusedog and Carol ^_^

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    1. Thanks, Carol! They are a lot of fun and a nice way to spark the imagination.

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  3. ATC cards are great fun to make and trade. I have a gorgeous collection of them and have created some really lovely ones over the years. Do you do trades online or in your home area only?

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    1. Yes, I am in awe of some of the designs my fellow artists come up with. I only swap with the Milwaukee group, but I know some of our members trade through the mail.

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  4. Great *C* post - great images!

    Have a great Alphabe-Thursday and weekend too,

    Visiting from Alphabe-Thursday

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  5. the cards are great! i think about doing things along these lines but find myself timid about starting. keep up all of your creativity.

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    1. Thanks, NN! You should check out the Flickr group "ATC Beginners". You might get inspired to make some of your own to share with the group. The link is http://www.flickr.com/groups/atcbeginners/pool/.

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  6. Your ATCs are really beautiful, love them. I can only imagine how much and effort you put into making them. Remarkable job!

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    1. Thanks, Claudia! Just another creative outlet.

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  7. I love the one with the light blue, dotted background!
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    1. Thanks! I appreciate your feedback.

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  8. Pretty cards, very nice!
    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
    Leslie
    www.violetimperfection.com

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    1. Leslie, thanks for co-hosting "Raising Imperfection" and for visiting my site!

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  9. Yeah ~ I love that you linked this post. I thought I had commented on the Paris card a couple days ago but it's not showing??

    Oh well...still love it!

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured :)

    Lanaya
    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. Thanks for co-hosting "Raising Imperfection"! I did post the card from the Paris collection back in July, so maybe you commented then. Either way, I appreciate your nice comment.

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  10. What great cards!

    Stopping by from Raising Reagan. Love for you to stop by Naptime Review and return the follow. I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle. Love to have you link up!
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  11. Very Creative Cards...

    Cool post for the letter C...

    Thanks for linking.

    A+

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  12. It looks like a ton of fun to make these cards and I bet the swaps are great too.

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    1. Thanks, EG! Everyone in the group is so creative. It's really fun to see their take on the month's theme.

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