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Friday, January 27, 2012

My Latest Artist Trading Cards

Sarah over at La-De-Dah has a regular feature called My Monthly Mojo and for the month of January, she features Artist Trading Cards, the little works of art that are a great way to be creative even when you don't have that much time. 


Of course I had to play along since it was making ATCs that got me started on painting bigger pieces and making other projects.


I started making ATCs and then trading them in ATCs for All, where everyone is welcome to join in the fun of trading.


I haven't done any trading recently but Sarah's post inspired me to make some ATCs again.


First, I cut some scrap board to the specified 2½" x 3½" size.


I covered the cards in bookpaper, drew an outline of each girl and gessoed this part.


I colored them with watercolor, colored pencils, copic markers, poster paints, and whatever else I have.


I then added scrap paper, magazine cutouts, stamped images, and other bits and pieces.


I still have a few more to finish (making a lot all at the same time makes it easier for me to part with them).  And just to say thank you to my visitors, I'm giving away one of these ATCs on Valentine's day.  Let me know in a comment if you would like a chance to own one of these and if you are a follower, let me know in a separate comment for a second chance to join this giveaway.

Aside from My Monthly Mojo, I will also link up with Paint Party Friday, and Studio Sneak Peek.

And if you haven't yet, you might want to join my giveaway for the My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software.   Hugs to all of you!

54 blog hugs:

Heather Santos said...

Peggy, these are simply beautiful! I love the colors and their expressions! I'm new to art world and I'm glad you posted the links, especially ATCs for All. :)

Ayala Art said...

Oh Peggy, all of them are totally beautiful! Gorgeous!! Do you only trade? Or sell as well?

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Oh Peggy these are all so lovely indeed - take your breath away - and as they are ATC's they are really more amazing as dont believe they take less time because they are smaller - there is wonderful detail on these that is quite incredible and yes am a follower and would love to go into the draw - thanks for the opportunity, Shaz in oz.x

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Goodness you have been busy, and they are really really lovely.... such detail and creativity in all of them... I am sure people will love getting these... hope you have a great week and that you post the others when they are done...xx

Ellie said...

Your girls are adorable!!! The ATCs look fantastic - I would find it hard to part with them too, they all seem to have their own personality.

faye said...

Peggy, that is quite a collection of gorgeous ATCs. Doing ATCs is how I got into art blogging. Your faces are so beautiful.

Anne said...

Lovely, gentle faces! <3

Lesley Edmonds said...

Very lovely!

Netty said...

Beautiful ATC's. Happy PPF, Annette x

EVA said...

What a lovely collection of ladies! Well done!

Melisa said...

What sweet girls! I love the added bits of collage.

La Abela said...

Are all nice, to my I love the first girl and autumn leaf lady. Saludos

martinealison said...

Vos jeunes filles ont toutes un regard si doux... Je les aime beaucoup.
Elles sont merveilleuses...
Gros bisous

Christine said...

you are so good with faces, they are all so beautiful!

Christine said...

and each one is different.

NatashaMay said...

They are gorgeous! I'd love to win one. :)

NatashaMay said...

And I'm taking a second chance by being your stalker. :)

Victoria said...

Wow..these are all so uniquely dazzling and charming..and full of soulful enchantment! Shine on..these are fantastic!
victoria

Helen Campbell said...

Your cards are delightful! I'd be thrilled to own one.
I've traded more recently at atcsforall... I'm HHC there. How fun to find you in blogland. :)

Helen Campbell said...

And now I'm one of your followers too. :)
Helen @ Natures Walk Studio

carlarey said...

These are so beautiful. I really like how you manage to make each one such an individual creation.

Nora CG said...

All the girls are stunning, such a great job you did!!. Just love them! I will love to participate and I will happily follow you. Have a great weekend!

Nora CG said...

I'm a a happy follower now! :)

WrightStuff said...

These are so beautiful. I love to draw girl's faces on old book pages too. I find it so soothing, I've no idea why!

Kezzy said...

Your ATC's are amazing, beautiful, fantastic, gorgeous lol, They are stunning and I would love to have a chance of winning one. Kezzy x

Kezzy said...

Ooooo I'm a follower already and thank you for putting my blog candy on your blog :-) Kezzy xx

SHERI C said...

All of your creations are wonderful!!!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

Julie said...

These are all gorgeous, so delicate. I have been wanting to make atcs but still haven't gotten around to it. I'd love to have one of yours.

Sarah said...

I always love your painted faces and I absolutely adore these beauties. So delicate and pure but also with depth and allure. The layering of paint over the book pages is magical...each in fabulous colours and with her own personality... a wonderful collection of petite lovelies! Thanks so much for sharing your art with My Mojo Monthly! Sarah.

Tracey Potter said...

These are very beautiful, you have a wonderful style.

Phoenix Peacock said...

These are all so gorgeous. And they make me miss my purple hair!

Carol L McKenna said...

Divine ATCs ~ Wonderful! ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ^_^

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Absolutely adorable! Each one is so pretty! Happy PPF :)

Belinda Carson said...

They are all so sweet and lovely!

Gloria said...

Love your cards. Wonderful. Happy PPF!

Create With Joy said...

As always, a stroll thru your blog is full of creative inspiration - I loved your ATCs and your latest journal pages!

I wanted to invite you to share your creative work at Inspire Me Monday - I know my readers who have not met you will LOVE your work!

Have a beautiful weekend, Peggy!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

Anne said...

I am so taken by the look of paintings on top of words. These are really lovely!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

They are so sweet! What a beautiful collection! I would love a chance to win one. Thank you! :)

Mary C. Nasser said...

Beautiful! Love the transparency and layers of all of these...though I'm partial to blue so especially love the 4th! :)

♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Beadwright said...

These faces are amazing. Soft, gentle, and inspiring.
Nicole/Beadwright

Lisa Graham Art said...

These are all so sweet! I especially like the first one. I recently did a little painting and they are very fun to do. Trading them is such a fun idea too.

Sam said...

These are all beautiful and I am so envious of people who can draw like you can.

Cindy said...

I love your faces! I have made a few ATCs, but haven't really gotten bitten by that bug...now I might try it again!

Kokopelli said...

Wow, these cards are so beautiful!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

WOW - your ATCs are amazing x

Tarnished Rose said...

Awesome ATCs! You do great art.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Tarnished Rose said...

Longtime follower. Still amazed at your art. I wish my ATCs were a quarter as good as yours.

Neet said...

I feel bad asking to join in the drawing for one of your atc's as I had some in the pif but I love what you do so had to swallow and ask.
Hugs, Neet xx

Neet said...

Just to say that I am a follower too.

Blesssinbgs, Neetxx

sonya said...

I've been a follower for awhile now as you know! :) Your ATCs are all very beautiful, Peggy!

sonya said...

I would love the chance to win one of these, even though I have won one of your giveaways before. Thank you for the chance.
Hugs,
Sonya

Mommy Lexi said...

Me, too. I'd love to have one of those very beautiful illustrations! :)

Take care!

BumbleVee said...

wanted to say how serene your faces all look...but, had a problem with my computer just seeming to stall out when I tried to add my comment....hope this one and only this one shows up...hahhaha

Shannon said...

These cards are absolutely charming! How I love them! The faces are beautiful. Thank you. I am getting ready to make my first ATCs soon!

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