Friday, 25 January 2013

With An Attitude...

... did I ever tell you that my first foray into the world of all things "altered" was the humble ATC?  Many moons ago there was a forum called Topaz and I was a member.  On the forum there was a little section dedicated to peeps who wanted to make and trade ATC's.  What's an ATC?  Well, for the uninitiated, I have to decree a warning... they are highly addictive for starters!  They are little handmade works of art that are swapped - never bought or paid for - between artists and crafters.  Now, a few of my forum buddies were making ATC's and I decided I wanted a bit of that.. so I joined in.  The measurements are so easy to remember too - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" - the size of a normal playing card.  I made my first ATC and was SO enamoured, I made another 9 to go with it.  And then I got all excited and made over 100 for forum members, so each member of the forum had their very own ATC with their forum name on.  And it still makes me smile that so many of the old forum members come to see me at demo's and in class and always say "I still have that ATC you made me"   Why am I waffling on about ATC's?  Well, it is my honour to be Guest Designer for ATC's with An Attitude this week.  To see the blog, please click HERE.



That there is a little masterboard I made last year - Joanne, who is co-ordinating the Guest Designer thing asked if she could use that as my design because it shows a different thing you can do with ATC's.  So there you have it.  I do love making ATC's and I think I shall make some today to celebrate how fab and cool they really are.   Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x

27 comments:

snazzyoriginal said...

Love this, beautiful colours xx

Helen said...

Stunning! I have never made many ATC's and certainly never get some results! Must try harder... (me, not you of course). No mention of the J/L today, hope it's flown back to the States!

Dee in N.H. said...

That is beautiful!

Ria Gall said...

Hi Hels
I do love this piece of art it is so much more than an ATC. I have not made ATC's yet but Barbara Grey is trying to get people making them and I have ordered a kit from her so I can give it a go. Watch this space!
Ria

Joanne said...

You are a treasure for agreeing to this. I hope our participants make ATCs now instead of cards!!!!!
Thank you again. Mwah xxx

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Hels, This is delish - each little one is perfect in it's own right!! I used to trade a lot but it has died off a bit - think it might be the exorbitant UK postage. But strangely made two ATCs myself yesterday and I keep hearing about them - maybe they are making a comeback!! Cindy

Planetsusie said...

I haven't made an ATC for ages Hels - ooooh now I'm thinking that I neeeed to have another go. I have loads in a folder that I made for swapping then never got a "roundtuit". They can be as simple or as complicated as you like - and this is why I think they are great. Love these pinkly ones - scruptious.

hugs Sue Pxxx

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

This is absolutely beautiful.
Nicole/Beadwright

Abbie721 said...

Hi Hels, Thank you so much for being our GDT for ATC's With Attitude. Joanne has done a fabulous job with setting this up. xx

Redanne said...

I do hope ATCs make a comeback (did they ever go away?) as, although fairly new to them, I love making them. Hope the jet lag is improving. Hugs, Anne x

Stamping in Pink said...

Now that is seriously gorgeous! Love it, all in my favourite colour scheme too Karen x

inkypinkycraft said...

Thisis a stunning piece, haven't made an atc for a while...gorgeous as always Hels ! Trace x

Chris said...

Yes, Hels, I still have a couple of your ATCs. I must say that our styles have changed over the years lol

Love these ATCs and will pop over to the blog now.

Cutie xx

Shazza said...

yes Hels I remember these and am lucky to have some of yours, as do my boys. I adore these ones x

Artyjen said...

oOOOH! That is beyond gorgeous...I'd go so far as to say it's orgasmic...but then I would!!! ROFL
xoxo Sioux

Crafting Queen said...

Beautiful ATCs and love how they are displayed.

butterfly said...

Absolutely glorious - from top to bottom - wow!!
Alison x

rachel said...

this is stunning Hels - really fabulous - no wonder you got hooked xx

Lynne said...

Wonderful ATC's gorgeous colours and fab embellies. Hugs Lynne xx

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely stunning such beautiful detail created on such a small space.Love ths image.Jacqueline.S

Claudine C. said...

This is beautiful Hels, I love every exciting detail!!! Amazing

Michelle Webb said...

I love revisiting ATC's, those little instant pleasers! And then you trade them, that is the best bit. I love getting them in the post, and all the little extra bits n pieces that us crafter's always send you. I'm felling an ATC moment too. Michelle x

Lynne said...

This ATC project is stunning!! Love the colors you chose, and all of the little bits of embellies!!

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,
This is spectacular . A feast for the eyes. X

nannapat said...

This artwork is just amazing Hels. You really are so gifted, thanks for sharing with us. Pat x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Wow oh wow, loving the board with ATC's on, they are stunning, all different but with a similar flow, absolutely gorgeous. Enjoyed visiting the ATC Blog too, really talented crafters.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS It was snowing all afternoon, evening and night yesterday here, but it seems to have gone warmer, so hopefully might thaw a bit, fingers crossed xx

Godelieve said...

Wow, how gorgeous are these!

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