“Ladybug Plus One” ATCs

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Just a quick 3 for 3 ATC (artist trading card) swap over at ATCs for All.  I haven’t done one of these in a while and forgot how much fun they are.  This swap’s theme was hand drawn ladybugs and we were to add in at least one additional object from a list provided. I got carried away and drew more than that.

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Be sure and check out ATC swaps for an easy way to collect original art from all over the world.

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Thanks for stopping by  ~Scarlett

Candy Wrapper ATCs with Owls


This cute hoot owl stamp became the star of my ATCs.

The candy wrapper swap at Archiver’s is this Wed. and I actually got my cards done a day early (not the norm!).

I stamped and colored this cute little owl, cut him out (thirteen times to be exact) and glued him onto black ATCs.

And now for the hard part….

It was a struggle to consume enough candy for these cards, but I managed somehow.

I added glowing moons, bats flying in the distance, and stars in background . Then, I used my .05 ZIG pen to add more detail and long eye-lashes. I used my paper piecer to poke holes for stringing on signs,  cut out the beaks and stuck them on with foam tape, and finally, with the help of my x-acto knife, I cut out his talons and stuffed a candy wrapper in his clutches.

I think owls deserve a little treat after their hard night’s work, don’t you?


I’m starting to miss my smaller swaps. Making 13 cards takes me a while! It’s a good thing they want them all pretty much the same.

One thing I’ve noticed at these swaps is that they prefer cards with lots of dimensional stuff. The more stuff that sticks up off the card the better. Can’t wait to see the other wrapper designs!


“It’s a Zoo Out There” ATC Swap


I’ve never had such a struggle to come up with ATCs as I did for this swap! The theme was, “It’s a Zoo Out There”.  I couldn’t find anything in my stash o’ stuff with animals.  Then I thought of professional working women wearing animal print fashions…so that’s what I went with.


With the help of these obliging magazine models, I tried to create “ladylike” women wearing leopard print. Each one has a large leopard corsage and black sunglasses. They are supposed to be working women in the crazy “zoo” of corporate America.

I hope I’m not the only one that took a more abstract view of this theme!  Oh well…. I haven’t been kicked out of an ATC swap yet.  :)