New Artist Trading Cards

I had a chance the other day to make a couple of Artist Trading Cards.

I had the urge to create something so bad. I didn't want to mess around with finding the perfect supplies or images so I rummaged through the stuff laying around on my work table and made these two atc's with what I had on hand.

The second one is my favorite! I really love the way this one turned out.

Yesterday I dyed some fabric, lace and trim with some lemon balm leaves and stems that I needed to trim. I didn't want it to go to waste. Last year I dyed some other fabric and was really happy with the way it turned out. Sorry no pictures of the dyed fabric right now. If I get a chance I will take a few and then compare the two batches of fabrics. Last year I used the new growth on the plant and I really think that fabric dyed a darker color.

I forgot how much I enjoy dying fabric with natural dyes. I think I may try to use some leaves off an orange tree to see if that will impart a decent dye.

Thanks for stopping by!


Unknown said…
Very nice! I love them both!
Art Chick said…
Great job on the ATC's...I love them both. The images are wonderful and all the little details you added are great too. You did an awesome job of creating them from things you already had on hand!
Amanda Trought said…
Came across your site on blogfrog, love it. Your ATCs are great and given me some inspiration to dabble!
Unknown said…
Hi...just stopping by to visit. I hope you're doing well. Take care.

Connie said…
Arlene, I am your newest blogger. Well, until someone comes along and finds this great little spot to view your delightful trading cards. Then they will join and I'll loose my title, but for now I'm the new-bee. I love these cards and really have a desire to get into making them. I love how much detail you put into each one. Your blogging sister, Connie check me out at

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