So your probably wondering what the heck does this have to do with Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and what the heck are Artist Trading Cards? Well after I was discouraged I did several searches for creative/art swaps and one of the things I came across was ATCs. ATCs are small works of art that measure 21⁄2 by 31⁄2 inches which is the size of baseball trading cards. They are created by artists and traded for other artist's ATCs. It sounded interesting but I only came across yahoo swaps. I really wanted something more official. I planned to look further into it but then life got in the way as it always does and I just placed ATCs on a long list of things I wished to do someday.
Then towards the end of last year I came across Rhonda Chase's Creature Cards kickstarter. After the kickstarter ended Rhonda and I would email each other from time to time. I told her how I had wanted to create and collect ATCs for a while and that she was the first in my collection. She mentioned a few places I could look into swapping for ATCs. One of them was ATCsforAll. I looked into it and decided to join. Before I could start swapping I wanted to create a few ATCs so that I could have some ready to trade immediately. I created some zentangle inspired ones and some splotch monsters which were inspired by Rhonda.
I've created a few albums to post images of the ATCs I create and receive.
ATCs Available for Trade
My ATC Collection
Here are a few pictures of the ATCs I created. Though you can view each one individually in the albums listed above.
|The first few ATCs I created.|
|Splotch Monsters ATCs inspired by Rhonda.|
|More splotch monsters ATCs inspired by Rhonda. |
My husband created the splotches and I created the monsters.