Monday, June 9, 2008

First ATCs & Summertime Favorites

Here are my set of completed Artist Trading Cards. I did a religious series because I received these beautiful clip art images from a friend. The theme of the ATC swap in Club Creative was buttons so I used an eclectic selection of Vintage buttons in a neutral color scheme.

I'm pleased with the results of the fronts of the cards but I will need to get an ATC stamp for the backs. I sent these to Marilyn Healey last week. The next adventure in ATCs in Club Creative is Phrases from books.
As I'm finishing up this button Atc swap it's time to start collecting things for this fun swap put on by the Sweet Goodness Girls. I think the reason their swaps are so fun may be the "goodness" they go into it with. Everything is so upbeat & kind. I happen to have a Very exciting partner named Monica who has a BEAUTIFUL boutique in Illinois. You can also purchase her items on her blog if you "have to have it". Which is necessary because otherwise she would be teasing us. Her boutique Ruby Begonia's is a must see! & just in case your into gardening a special shop for you. I 'm wondering if I shouldn't just drive there since I live in St. Louis. Hmmm..
Anyways I'm incredibly excited to be swapping with her. I know her package can not disappoint because she is a talented displays woman & she obviously has an eye for amazing pieces. Here is a quiz they sent us Swappin' girls about our favorites in the Summertime so here we go...

1. What is your favorite Summer Drink(s)? Lemon Ice Water

2. What is your favorite Summer Activity? Watching the Storms roll in.

3. If you could spend a lazy afternoon reading, what would be in your hands? Home Decorating Magazines.

4. What is your favorite type of craft/art medium? Altered Art, Multimedia, Paintings

5. What is one art/craft supply you absolutely have been dying to have or try? A stamp for the backs of Artist Trading Cards

6. What are your favorite colors in our 'rainbow sherbet' theme? Pink, lime green, yellow, orange, aqua (or blue) All of them together as a rainbow

7. What is your favorite sweet treat? Raspberry Ghiradelli chocolates

8. Are there any craft or art supplies you would NOT be interested in receiving? That's crazy talk :)

9. What is your favorite song today? "Lost" by Michael Buble

10. How do you 'pamper' yourself during the hot summer days? In bed with a cold drink and journal or book.

11. Do you have any kidlets or pets? 1 son & 2 daughters. Ages 4,2 & 1

12. What is your best potluck dish for summer get togethers? Brocolli casserole

13. If you could take a summer vacation anywhere, where would it be? Florida Keys

14. Describe your decorating style. Does that say anything about your personality? I like Shabby chic, & I think I may like it because the mostly white pallet reminds me of a blank canvas or blank piece of paper waiting to be painted on. It keeps my mind uncluttered.

15. What are your initials? ANH

16. Why do you like to join swaps? My favorite 3 reasons are....1. They are like assignments I used to get on the board of art class everyday telling me what to draw in my journal that day. It gives me a theme of Art to be working on at the moment. 2. To meet new artists. 3. When you are in a Swap you receive things you probably wouldn't have been able to get at your local store. It feels like traveling.

17. You have 25 dollars to spend just on you for a little treat. What do you buy? ((you can list more than one thing) I would go to the Flea market or Thrift store & get as many large items for ridiculously low prices. I would really like the act of finding the items more than me wanting to put them in my house.

18. What's one craft supply or art supply you absolutely can not live without? Hot Glue

19. Who's the last person you hugged? My daughter Valoria (The baby)

20. What's your favorite number and why? 34. No reason.


Sherry said...

I love the cards!! They are beautiful!

Kelley said...

Thanks for sharing. I am visiting fellow swappers over sunday coffee. Have a great day I enjoyed your post.

ruby begonias trinkets said...

thanks for the very sweet (OK wonderful) compliments on Ruby Begonia's!!! you are really too kind! but appreciated. ATC- i had NO idea what that meant till i read further. the cards are beautiful! M

Babsarella said...

I just discovered your blog via Marilyn and I adore your ATC's! The images are fantastic. I love vintage religious images and would love to know who makes these clipart images if you might care to share that info. Got your blog added to my Google reader so I can see more of your wonderful creations!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I LoVe your ATC's ~ they are the most beautiful ones I've seen!!! And I delighted in reading your answers too! Much Love and Many Blessings!