Serenity Prayer

by Tina L Janov
(San Bernardino, CA)

I have had this treasure in my family for as long as I can remember, it is an altered book.
It has been pasted open, painted gold. on one side is a picture of Jesus decoupaged and the other side is the serenity prayer... I plan to make other ones with other prayers, perhaps a blessing prayer like the blessing box on this site...you could put a picture of you and your friend and the blessing on the other page..
the possibilities are endless

God bless everyone during this Christmas season and may God keep us all safe......Tina


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Hello Tina. Your altered book sounds beautiful. I wish I could see it! If you have a picture of it on your computer, you can upload it? Or email me the picture if you like and I will upload it for you.

You have some nice ideas about how to use the Blessing Box, too. Isn't paper crafting wonderful? You can use ideas to create so much and you can take an idea and run with it till you have something that is so special....

May you and your family have a happy and holy Christmas.

Susan

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Sewing ATC

by Chriss
(Eaglescliffe, UK)

Butter Wouldn't Melt

Butter Wouldn't Melt

Created for our Sewing ATC swap in 2009, the cute image is from 'Lisa'a Altered Art'.

Chriss x
http://chriss-rollins.blogspot.com.au/

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Too gorgeous! You always find such cute images and ways to play with them, Chriss. This is such a sweet ATC :)

Thank you for sending it to me.

Happy Paper Crafting!

Susan

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Found an Old Web Site - Looking for active ATC websites.

by Judi Rohrmayer
(Palm Harbor Fl USA)

Child's Play by PaperCraftCentral Susan

Child's Play by PaperCraftCentral Susan

Child's Play by PaperCraftCentral Susan
A series of Child's Play ATCs by PaperCraftCentral Susan

I am interested in ATCs, so I found on your web site the name The Artist Trading Card Club. So I am reading it and found out it hasn't been doing anything since 2011. Why don't they take this down. I was very disappointed.

Do you have or know any ATC sites that are going strong now.

Thank you

Judi Rohrmayer


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Hi Judi

How wonderful that you are keen to find out more about Artist Trading Cards (ATCs). You also reminded me that I had not published my Child's Play series yet so I have put some pictures of those up for you to see with my answer.

Don't give up on finding an ATC forum! Yes, it is true that many sites come and go on the Internet, according to the the whims and circumstances of their creators. Many inactive sites still have wonderfully inspiring galleries and forums to browse, but I know you want to be active in actually trading some art work.

The good news is, there are usually new groups starting up to take older site's places!

I did a quick search in Google for 'Artist Trading Cards, Forums' and quickly found these two forums that are active as of today:

  • ATCs for All - http://www.atcsforall.com/
  • Illustrated ATCs - http://www.illustratedatcs.com/forum/forum.php


There are even Facebook groups that swap ATCs, such as the one I found at ATCs - Artist Trading Cards - https://www.facebook.com/artisttradingcards

I do hope you find a group that suits you now and wish you lots of enjoyment with your crafting. Come back and show your work here too. You will inspire us to keep creating as well when you do that.

Happy crafting

Susan

PS: If other readers know of more currently active ATC forums, please do let me know and I shall add them to this list.

PPS: If anyone is wondering what an ATC actually is, you can read about that on PaperCraftCentral.com and see some other examples of ATCs I have made there too.

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Zettiology ATC

by Chriss
(Eaglescliffe UK)

Big Wheel Keep On Turning

Big Wheel Keep On Turning

Created for our Zettiology ATC swap, Jan 2010, the head and body stamps are from 'Crafty Individuals UK'.

Chriss x

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Oh dear I named your last bird ATC for you and now I see you have a name for it already! I like your name better than the one I came up with. Just look at the background on this ATC - it really is amazing. How did you achieve that look, Chriss?

I love the subtle colours too.

Thank you for sending this to me!

Susan X

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Mad World ATC

by Teale
(Seattle and Ohio)

Mad World ATC

Mad World ATC

It was my first try at Zetti and I LOVE TEESHA MOORE'S art!!! Look forward to playing with more of this creative type of fantastical whimsy!

This was traded on ATCs for All in a Zetti ATC Swap.

Teale

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Thank you for sharing your first ever ATC with me, Teale. If this is your first go, I would love to see your work after you have been doing it for awhile. It is already good but I think it will be amazing! Keep going!

And happy papercrafting ☺

Susan
www.papercraftcentral.com

PS: You might enjoy these pages too:

Zettiology ATC
Zettiology ATC for a Swap
Sewn ATC Swap

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Stamp It

by Chriss
(Eaglescliffe UK)

Pointing the Finger

Pointing the Finger

Stamp it - a great way to use up postage stamps and make a neat piece of art

Chriss x
http://chriss-rollins.blogspot.com.au/

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Chriss, you are so right! Thank you for uploading this amazing ATC. It's very classy! I agree, postage stamps are little works of art in themselves, so using them on an ATC guarantees making a neat piece of art :)

Aren't the colours lovely? I also like the layering. It looks 3d from here.

Happy crafting!

Susan XX

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Learn to Play

by Chriss
(Eaglescliffe, UK)

Learn to Play

Learn to Play

This is one I created using a Lisa's Altered Art Image.

Chriss
http://chriss-rollins.blogspot.com/

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Chriss, thank you again for submitting some of your lovely work :) This one has such depth. What a sweet image you chose as well. I think it's a good reminder to us all too that we should not forget to play!

I hope to see more of your work displayed here on PaperCraftCentral as you get a chance to send it.

Susan



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Lady in Waiting

by Chriss
(Eaglescliffe, UK)

Lady in Waiting

Lady in Waiting

This one is using alcohol inks on the background. It was submitted for a challenge, the theme being 'telephone directory'

Chriss
http://chriss-rollins.blogspot.com/

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Oh, Chriss, that is a gorgeous ATC! Thank you so much for sharing it. I know you have many talented crafters who make ATCs for your challenges and I admire the work you all do so much.


Susan

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Zettiology ATC

by Chriss
(Eaglescliffe, UK)

Fun Times are for the Birds

Fun Times are for the Birds

Created for our Zettiology ATC swap, Jan 2010, the head and body stamps are from 'Crafty Individuals UK'.

Chriss x
http://chriss-rollins.blogspot.com.au/

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I couldn't resist naming this fun creation for you, Chriss. Now who would have thought of a Zetti bird beak and a Ferris wheel going together so well?? What a fantastic creature you created!

I can't wait to see what you send me next!

Susan X

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