Thursday, January 1, 2009

My First ATC Card!

Here are my very first attempts at ATC. The theme of the swap is "All About Me". I hope I did these correct and I know some of them may be a stretch or to general. There were ten categories with nine cards in each -- yep 90 cards total! This has taken me about six weeks to put together, but it was a lot of fun and I could be addicted! Please leave me some feedback.

Road trip is for the "cars" Category. I don't really care what I drive as long as I can take it on a road trip because that is my favorite thing to do. I used liquid glass on the license plate to make it look more realistic.
Coffee is for the "Beverage/Food" Category. Coffee (now decaf) is my favorite thing to drink! I used liquid Applique to make the steam and liquid glass to make the coffee look more realistic!

Pets and Colors are next! I did not have dogs and cats growing up, but birds! I used a clear button on top of a small picture of a bird to make my own button!
My favorite color is purple, so I did my ATC using eggplant wash (thanks Wendrie! My Secret Sister), Glimmer Mist, paint, and then Stikles.

For the Hometown and Rock star I did something a bit out of the box. I don't listen to as much Rock as I do country, so I put a cowboy hat on top of my girl. I made it glow in the dark! So those of you that are getting my ATC card leave this one in the light for a bit and then take it into a pitch black area and it will glow! For Hometown I went with the theme of it being always hot and often times, if I am home alone, I will not wear much. That is why this card you can see the naked lady through the window!

For the fashion category I just tried to find something that I think represents my taste and that is timeless and often times silly! I used to wear heels all the time (would now, but since I am at home it is not practical) I had to show that too! For the Relative category I focused on the common trait of the women in my family have and that is we are all artistic and love love love art! I also used a circle to showcase my favorite part of the portrait.

These were the most fun for me to put together and that is my childhood character and book cards! For childhood category I did it on Minnie Mouse just because I used to watch a lot of cartoons when I was younger. I paper pieced Minnnie and used my Cricut to cut her out. I then added Pop Dots to adhere her to the card. Can you guess my very favorite childhood book? No, well once I tell you the title it will all make sense! Do you remember the book "Freckle Juice"? Yep! This is my "Freckle Juice"! I added liquid glass once again to make it look more realistic!

5 comments:

Jen said...

Terrific job!!! :)

amy said...

i tried to comment earlier but i have decided that my computer doesnt like me anymore.

i love these. and please dont worry. there is definitely no right or wrong way to do them. they are all about you afterall.

bobbie said...

These are all awesome,Betz!!! Ya done good ~

ladynurse4 said...

these are great. no one would ever guess that these are your first ones.

Auntie Em said...

Wow I'm loving em!!! And they gave me some ideas where to go with mine, I've been struggling!