Friday, September 26, 2008

ATC 115

A first try at using paper instead of cloth. This is called simply "Zebra"
The edge is finishd off with copper metalic thread.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

ATC 114 Traded

This is Autumn Hues, but is quite abstract and fits other genres, too It is copper foile and cottons with leaf embroidery, and an accent of enameled metal.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

ATC 113

This is called Mod Black and White. Simple elegant and sharp contrasts.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

ATC 112 - Traded

Autumn 5 - Bird, waiting for that next season to arrive. FME branch and fused bird on felted background

ATC 111 Traded

Autumn 4 - Butterfly, in it's last hurrah for the season. Felted background, attached butterfly with FME wind at its back.

ATC 110 -Traded

Autumn 3 - Last Green Leaf, falling on a felted background of fall colors. Branch is FME in black.

ATC 109 Traded

Autumn 2 - Sunflower, with felted background and FME rays from the centered flower.

ATC 108

Autumn Series, this is 1-Three leaves. Felted autumn colors with three metal leaves falling.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

ATC 107

Here we have number three of three, the tiger. Actually if I look closely he may be a leopard, but anyway he is a cool jungle cat, surrounded by animal skins, fuzzy yarn and beads.

ATC 106 Traded

Here we have a giraffe and her youngster, which is number two of three. There are animal skins surrounding with fuzzy yarn and beads.

ATC 105

This Zebra is surrounded by jungle skins and beads and a bit of fuzzy yarn. He is one of three.

Monday, September 8, 2008

ATC 104 Traded

"OCEAN LOVE" says it all about my delight in the sea and it's surroundings. The bird is fused on a swirl quilted background, with a heart and fringe added.

ATC 103 Traded

This is "DESERT CALM". Sun streaks across the card over a resting wolf. Machine freeform embroidery keep it all in place with deep purple mountains in the background and vines at the forefront.

ATC 102 -Traded

"ZINNIA" is the simple title for this flower surrounded by eyelash yarn and soft lace with varigated beading and binding.

ATC 101 -Traded

Because love is always a good way to start, here is my first ATC to trade. I call this "PURPLE LOVE"
Foil and velvet and a metal heart sent your way, signed and dated on the back.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Where to begin???

At the first offer to trade recently came my way and I wanted to get in on this fun collecting. I decided to start a separate blog to keep track of the trades in an orderly fashion. So here we go...

My understanding is that the card must be 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. I like them to be signed and dated, and even titled if you are imaginative. Other than that...ANYTHING goes. I have seen photo cards, drawn or painted cards, paper art cards, and of course quilted cards. I may try a little of each of those media myself and encourage the same in trades offered.