Thursday, 27 March 2008

Artist Trading Cards


A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to be part of an ATC group (artist trading card group). Sounded like fun to me, so I said yes. Each month there's a theme, and each person in the group makes one card for every other person based on the theme. This month's theme was your birth year + or - 10 years. I was born in 1975, so I could have done anything related to 1965 or 1985. I decided on 1985. It was hard for me to nail down my idea. The possibilities were open and endless. I had a few ideas that just wouldn't have worked on something that had to be 2.5 x 3.5, which is the size the card has to be. I decided I wanted to do something related to 80's fashion, but what? I was looking at random 80's pictures online and thought something related to breakdancing would be great. Then I was reading Amy's blog and found the perfect image from Breakin' 2 (which actually came out in 1984, but that's okay--weren't people breakin' all though the mid 80's?). I love how it turned out. I wanted to make it look like a pop-up with glitter beaming behind the dancers. Initially I wanted to cut them all out and put the glitter behind the three of them in different glitter colors, but I didn't have time to cut all of them out. I like the way just the girl turned out in the center as the one that pops up. I can't wait till I get the rest of the ATCs in the mail when I get home. We're off to Japan now. Gotta run. See you from the other side of the world tomorrow, or the next day, when I recover from our 11 hour flight!

1 comment:

Lisa Wilson (& Alfie!) at The Pickled Hutch said...

It's 11:19pm here. Are you there yet??????
Love Lisa & Alfie