I Have Received A Lovely ATC

Lovely ATC received from Stephie

This week saw the postman delivering this sweet Artist’s Trading Card (ATC) to me as part of the fourth Very Berry Handmade ATC Swap. The theme for this swap was “Getting Away From it All”.

The tag that Stephie included in the package

Stephie of Dawn Chorus Studio was my swap buddy who made the ATC and who wrapped it in purple paper and tied it with ribbon. The face of the card was stitched onto a vintage handkerchief. On the back, Stephie used a piece of vibrant Liberty fabric that she had recently bought from a fabric shop in Exeter. I love the back of the card a much as the front! Stephie has blogged about designing and making this ATC: you can read about it here. I feel honoured that she used some of her precious “memory” Liberty fabric on the ATC, partly because she is, in effect, sharing some of her special day in Exeter with me, and also because Exeter is one of my favourite cities. I have some lovely memories of times there with some of the important people in my life.

The reverse of the card showing the
stunning Liberty fabric

I enjoy being part of the Very Berry Handmade Swap. When Ali arranged the first one I signed up as I wanted to push myself, creatively – but I didn’t want to end up feeling overwhelmed by the challenge. Making an ATC fulfils the criteria and I am finding it easier to think of ideas and actually put them into effect as I gain more “swap” experience.

If you fancy having a go at something a little different from your norm, why not consider taking part in a swap like this? You never know… you might even enjoy it!




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4 thoughts on “I Have Received A Lovely ATC

  1. This is so lovely and how amazing it is that swaps partners seem to somehow find something that has a meaning.I agree about the challenges of an ATC, a year or so ago I had no idea what one was! I am now ready for the next one and intend to try a completely different style and see what I can push myself to do creatively.Love it.

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  2. This is a lovely card, Dina! I am happy that for you too this tiny card has a lovely meaning, some kind of a connection. Beautiful! And it does not have any green in it. 🙂 I truly enjoy Ali's swaps and this time around I found that more textures and more techniques were used by the participants than previously.

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