ATCs for All: What’s behind door #1. . .

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What’s behind door #1. . .

I am still happily creating ATCs (Artist Trading Cards). These “miniature works of art,” as they are known are just 2.5″ x 3.5″ in size. We typically swap three at a time. Sometimes, we have to make three completely different ATCs or, as in the case of this “Doors” swap, I made them all the same.

This swap was a little different because we had to create an ATC with a door on it. It could be a door to a house, a garage door, a cage door, a dutch door, saloon doors, whatever!

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I decided to go with just a regular door, with a welcome sign on it. This was my oh so subtle way of saying, “Welcome Spring.”


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The door opens to reveal a gift of spring flowers and a friendly, “Hello.” We weren’t required to draw this one, so I used one of my favourite flower stamps and spent loads of time hand-colouring each image with my Copic markers. A few touches of glitter glue and sparkle gel pens and, voila, spring has sprung!

Check out ATCs for All. You just might find something that will spark your creativity.

2 thoughts on “ATCs for All: What’s behind door #1. . .

  1. Hi, Gra,

    Thanks, for the nice compliment!! I really enjoy making ATCs. I hope you will come back and show us the ATCs you make. Hmmm, “dancing”…I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    Have fun, Gra!!


  2. Hi Gloria, I love ATC’s and yours are beautiful!!!
    I think I can make with doors, just now have an idea “dancing” in my head!

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