I recently participated in an ATC swap. For those that don't know, ATC means Artists Trading Cards. These are cards that measure 2 1/2 x 3 1/2, and you create original art work on each card. Then you send them to people around the world, while people send them to you. This particular swap was hosted at Artists in Blogland.
While I have not participated in an ATC swap before, I also have not created any artists trading cards. I struggled with whether I wanted to create a theme among my cards or if I just wanted variety. After a lot of thought I finally settled on a theme for four of my six cards and then found a different idea for my other two cards. The first four cards were to represent the seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall. My second two cards were to represent a bride and groom. Here is how my cards turned out.
It was exciting to visit my post office box every few days in the hopes of receiving ATCs. In the last few weeks I received four cards. They are absolutely beautiful and created by talented artists from around the world. Thank you Michelle Mathey and Monika Paha for my exceptional cards. Take a look at their work here:
This was such an exhilarating experience. I would definitely participate again and recommend that you participate in a swap. It's a rewarding feeling. Thank you Marcia at Artists in Blogland for doing such a wonderful job with the ATC Swap.