Small Format

Today I have a little project to show you. Little as in size as this is an Artist Trading Card (ATC). I joined in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook ATC swap this month. The theme is “Hello Spring” and what more springy is there than Tulips in Amsterdam? I used two sets namely, Amsterdam and Matryoshka dolls.

Using MS Word, I created a rectangle sized at 3×2 inches and then added 3 digis from the Amsterdam digi set, sizing them accordingly. I then also added one of the Matryoshka dolls and sized her. I then moved them out of the rectangle and printed the digis out on Canson C’ a Grain Drawing paper. I colored the 4 digis with my Prismacolor colored pencils and then fussy cut them. I ran a black marker along the edges once they were cut out.

I then cut the ATC out of the same Canson C’ a Grain Drawing paper and created a background with soft pastels. Once I had done that, I arranged my scene on the card. I added the sparkly tulips that I had cut using a Spellbinders die. And completed the ATC with a computer printed banner sentiment.

This was definitely fun to make. It is quite different working in such small format. I will have to try my hand at it again.

Supplies Used
Digital Files
Vera Lane Studio’s Amsterdam digi set
Vera Lane Studio’s Matryoshka dolls digi set

Canson C’ a Grain Drawing Pad
Green and yellow glitter cardstock

Coloring Medium
Prismacolor colored pencils
Tombow Dual Brush Pen

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
1/8 inch Scor-Tape

Epson Expression ET-2650 Ecotank Printer
EK Success Craft Tweezers

Spellbinders Spring Flutter die set
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Entered into the Vera Lane Studio March ATC Swap
Entered into the 613 Avenue Create Anything Goes/ Use Colored Pencils Challenge #231
Entered into the Kleuren met Potlooden Anything Goes March Challenge
Entered into the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge #03
Entered into the Colour Crazy Anything Goes Colouring Challenge Week 12

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13 thoughts on “Small Format”

  1. I love your spring ATC Monica. It's a brilliant idea to go with the tulips in Amsterdam theme! You managed to get such a lot onto the tiny canvas! I am thrilled to see you join in the fun at Vera Lane Studio! Unfortunately we had to change the swap to a challenge since some countries were not accepting international mail. So the good news is: you are in the draw for a VLS digi set prize – good luck and hope you'll join us next month! xx

  2. This is adorable and such a happy cheerful card, very pretty, makes me smile. During these hard times, folks need happy cards, Love it, hugs, Lori m

  3. A fun combination of topics 🙂 But the result is great. I love your Dutch buildings and beautiful Matryoshka. Small form creates additional difficulties, but you did it sensational.

  4. I have just discovered Vera Lane and I love her art so much! You have created such a happy, fun spring scene here, Monica. Your sparkly tulips are the perfect accent. xo

  5. I love your project and the creativity use in developing it! Thanks so much for your novel submission to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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