Saturday, February 5, 2011

Artist Trading Card / Valentine Day

Good Morning Papercrafters!
I hope you all have been busy crafting this week.  I have been working on some Valentine projects.   Hopefully I will finish some of them up so I can share this week.

This project will not be finished for a while, but I wanted to share my progress.  This is my Valentine ATC Collection (ATC's are Artist Trading Cards and measure 2 1/2" x 3 1/2").  My goal is to have a seperate   "7 Gypsies ATC Revolving Holder"   for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Valentine Day.  Here are a few of the cards I have created for it this week.  I will share more next week.


Created using Layers of Color Vintage Roses and The Love Chapter (designed by the fabously creative Nina Brackett!) art stamp sets.


Created using The Love Chapter and Renaissance Hearts art stamp sets and Brick Wall cling art stamp.


The Love Chapter   and Renaissance Hearts art stamp sets.
If you are interested in starting your own ATC collection.  Check out some of the cool supplies over at Your ATC Store
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

You can view all of my VALENTINE projects HERE.

You can view all of my ATC's HERE







34 comments:

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Melisa - your cards are divine! I love them all but that first one - it is sensationsal - I do not recall seeing the Vintage Roses coloured os deeply before - beautiful my friend and perfectly combined with the Love Chapter!! You are one amazing artist ans I always love to see how you think outside the square - what a blessing you are to your Sistah's! I {{{heart}}} you{{{hugs}}}

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

These are gorgeous, such great colors and cards amazing work. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Jan said...

Love your beautifully vintage ATC's :) Thanks for your sweet comments on my tiny treat gouse and blessings book :)

Sherry said...

Melisa, Your projects are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments for this week's Challenge.

MaxineD said...

These are just divine!! Love the rich red roses and the beautiful use of the Love set - you have inspired me, as I have a couple of valentines cards to make.
Blessings
Maxine

Ida said...

Wow these are fabulous. My "fav" is the Cupid one.
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. You have an awesome blog yourself.

Viv said...

Wow! Gorgeous creations, love the colours you've used.
Thanks for playing at Southern Girls.
Viv :)

Shannon said...

Melissa, these are so pretty. The colors of the first two cards really pop! I've always wanted to make one of these but was too intimidated. Yours is going to turn out incredible. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Talk about delicious! These are so beautiful! Oh I can tell you had fun!Thanks for your comment about my bird book it is a labor of love. The page foundation is made from a canvas drop cloth from the hardware store. I am cheap and they come in big sizes. Wash it first and then you are ready to go. My book is about 6.5x9 or so and I do a two page spread at a time and then sew the binding together. The how-to book is in my amazon library if you want to order it and tells you how to make a book like this with different techniques and using your own artwork which will be my next entries. Thanks for visiting my blog always fun to see you!

Joan Ervin said...

What an awesome idea to create the little ATC gallery, Melisa...your Valentines are all FABULOUS!!!! I just love all the LOC stamps and you did a beautiful job of coloring those fabulous red roses!!!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, they are all so lovely, so in love with the vintage roses for the first one, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB! Good to see you here! : )

Glittered Paws said...

These are stunning!!! Love love love the red roses - look almost real. Great work on all of them, my visits to your blog are always enlighting.

Céline said...

wonderfull ATC
thanks for playing with us at Paperplay this week
hugs
céline

Katina said...

Fabulous creations Melissa! I couldn't possibly pick a favourite as they are all totally unique and just lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Papertake Weekly this week. x

Erin Gonzales said...

LOVE your project, you did great work!! THanks so much for playing with us at HSS!

Makiko Jones said...

All ATCs are so beautiful and what a wonderful way to display those ATCs!
Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

Silke Ledlow said...

Melissa, yoru Valentine creations are gorgeous! I love them all! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC this week! Hugs ~S~

Ros said...

These are beautiful ATC's ... they look lovely on the stand ... thanks so much for joining us at CCCB this week

stampinbygenny said...

Wow! Love all your ATC cards. The roses on your ATC #1 card are fabulous. The color is so rich. I also like how cut out the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

I love ATC's. Haven't done a swap in while. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. The first one is my favorite, so pretty and girly!

Robbie

Cheryl Nelson said...

absolute gorgeousness!! thank you so much for joining us at CCCB!

midnightstampingwithminnie said...

Your ATC's are so awesome -- simply gorgeous! I'm so glad you joined the HSS challenge. Thank you so much. Please join us again. Can't wait to see what you do next!

Anne Marie said...

Wow, Melisa, all of your ATC's are so beautiful! So much great detail on each one. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

Beate said...

Melisa, those ATC's are BEAUTIFUL!
Hugs and smiles

karenw said...

This is stunning - the work the went into it - wow! and the resuls, sigh, I would have a hard time keepng my hands off, it just begs to be looked at!

Thanks for playing with us at southern girls. xx

Linda R. said...

Your little pieces of art look amazing.. I just love all of them..
Thanks so much for joining us over at CCCB!

maddy hill said...

wow so romantic , totally gorgeous !
thanks for joining us at papertake weekly xxx
love maddy x

Laurie said...

Gorgeous cards! Awesome and inspiring!! Thanks so much for participating in our Papertrey Paper Dolls Challenge!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Gazowie!! Gorgeous, gorgeous!! All of these are so marvelous!!

Sara Mac said...

Wow, these are stunning! So glad you played along with our PTI Paper Dolls challenge!

Thanh said...

Yowser, those are some works of art, Melisa! I love the idea of your themed ATC collections and perhaps should start my own display of them... hmm the ideas are rolling around in my head lol

Thanks for playing along at Raise the Bar.

rumpelwibschstilzchen said...

wow!
I am absolutely amazed
very lovely work!
thanks for taking part at Fun with ATCs!

Hugs

nnalorac said...

Beautiful creations Melisa, love them all. Thanks for sharing with us over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Kate said...

Lovely ATCs, they look great on that holder. Thanks for joining in at By The Cute And Girly, hope to see you again for the next challenge.

** Kate **

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...