Hello, and welcome. For my post today, I decided to try making Artist Trading Coins. I had not heard of them before, until I saw the challenge at Technique Junkies. Details of the challenge are on the Technique Junkies blog HERE.
As you can see, Artist Trading Coins are small pieces of art work, like Artist Trading Cards, only round. They are 2 1/2" circles punched or die cut from card stock, on which you create your art. For my ATC above, I used the Technique Junkies stamp Watercolor Hummingbird, one of my favorite TJ stamps. I applied color to the stamp with my Arteza real brush markers, spritzed the stamp with water, and stamped it onto Strathmore smooth bristol paper. I brushed some color onto the background, and when dry, embossed the verse from TJ's Proverbs stamp set.
I created a card, using my Artist Trading Coin as the focal point. I love having my Artist Trading Cards and Coins around for when I need a quick card. Create a quick background, add the ATC, and Voila! A card!
I used the TJ stamps Growing Wild and French Text for the stamping on the green card stock panel, which I attached to an orchid A2 card, added the vertical strips as accent, and with foam tape added the ATC. A few drops of Enamel Accents helped balance out the shine of the black embossing.
As many of you may know, this Wednesday was the Technique Junkies August release and Blog Hop. If you haven't already checked it out, be sure to click on the link and have a peek. There are some fabulous new stamps, and lots of dt inspiration to get those creative juices flowing.
Want a discount? Use my code, TJ10Lynda, for a 10% discount at the Technique Junkies store.
Want to play along in the Technique Junkies Artist Trading Coins challenge? Join in the fun HERE. You have until August 12th to enter your challenge coin. You need not make a card, just the ATC. I made the card as a suggestion of a way to use them. Hope to see your creative little art coins at the challenge. You just might win yourself a $25 Technique Junkies gift certificate!!!! You can't win if you don't play, so come on over and have some fun with us. Full rules are on the link above.
I am adding my card to these challenges:
Make My Monday Challenge - Colored Image
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Wild things
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I appreciate your comments.