Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Unmade ATC Swap- MADE


So what is an unmade ATC swap? It's something Donna K. cooked up at Christian Paper Artists. A frugal swap costing little in postage but is big on creativity. I sent out 3 envelopes with raw materials and ATC blanks, and in turn I am getting back envelopes of raw materials and ATC blanks. The first envelope I got was from Anna. She sent me a brownish ATC blank, paper flowers, a scrap of cork, a lovely pearl stick pin, a K & Co. "legacy" sticker (a nod to my blog's name), a piece of velvet ribbon, a piece of toile designed paper, a couple pearly flower buttons and a scrap of Shakespearean sonnet. I decided to go with the "more is more" idea and used EVERYTHING except the toile, ribbon and one flower button. I certainly couldn't pass up the pin and cork! My own additions were the rubber stamped image background and a couple tiny buttons to use for flower centers. Ta-DA!
Let me tell you, this is the lumpy-est ATC I have ever made.

9 comments:

Lorrie said...

Lumpy or not, it's beautiful! I've not yet received any of my unmade ATCs but will have fun with them when they come.

Lorrie

Shabby Chick said...

Oh I love that! I think it's a great idea, I suppose it makes you use different materials and try out new things.

Mel xxx

Anna said...

girlfriend - leave it to you be such the Michael angelo with a few scraps, buttons, cork and a sticker..... You never cease to amaze...... xoxo anna

Shannon (Faith and Chocolate) said...

Hey girl, thanks for helping me feel better on my blonde day!!! ;) Such a silly me... Bailey and I laugh everyday about it! ;P
LOVE this little ATC! Nice job- What a great idea for a swap! I missed it... but maybe there will be another. I LOVE your blog, I feel so comfy here... ;) You've been added to my blog roll - my NEW one! LOL
HUgs
Shannon

Margaret said...

I love lumpy! it's a fab card!! This is such a great idea for a swap, very inspired.

Linda said...

It turned out great... fab even.. glad you told me about the word...it didn't hit me. (legacy) You and Anna are so on top of things. I haven't gotten my "raw materials" yet. I know Lorrie is sending to me from Canada...should get soon she said.
My verification word is nestw!!!

Jeanie said...

First, it's beautiful, lumps and all.

Second, what a fabulous idea! I must remember that one for when my surgery is over and I can create again -- that would be a fun one to share!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Such a pretty ATC!!! What a fun swap idea, bubble envelopes are a great invention, aren't they!!!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Love what you did and how you used everything! Your stamp is divine ~ love it!