Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Artful Bag Challenge ATC swap

The Artful bag challenge this month was to make and swap an ATC card that incorporated a bag in the design. This is the ATC card that my partner Electra sent me. Entitled My Favourite Bag.

The gold bag and the wings really do shimmer in the light.

Electra also enclosed this card for me called Flower Girl.

Can you see the cute little butterfly and how pink it is. A fab little extra. Thanks so much Electra.

Below is mine that I sent to Electra. Probably still in transit so if you are reading this Electra then turn away now if you want it to still be a suprise.
The card front and back are covered with pictures of bags stuck on paper mache style. The bag itself is made from pink crepe and the handle is small pink beads. I have added cream lace to the edge to give it the look of a photo frame and added the words 'A Girl Can never have Too many Bags'

I also enclosed the one below which I have simply called 'Reeds' and added a single flower. I used A hero Arts stamp and Tim Holtz green distressed ink.


  1. All great cards! I especially like the pink bag..I can't believe it is really looks like fabric!

  2. These are lovely ATC's, Mrs. A. Love the themed "bag" swap on an ATC - must have been fun to make on that small canvas! The bags are brilliant and the other two ATC's are lovely too; very artistic! I read the story on the post, you've got to feed those ghosts more often...they are very much into mischief!

  3. How fab are they I love your little pink bag xx

  4. Oh, What fun. These cards are great. I bet that you had just as much fun creating them.

  5. The cold bag is fantastic and the pink bag is so lovely. I like both of.

  6. Hi there Mrs A. just popping over to say hi... finished watching the royal wedding pretty amazing.. Monkey has gone AWOL?? I wonder if he hitch-hiked to Oz??
    My family from Manchester arrived in town today and they brought over for Mechant my car monkey another little playmate.

    I am going to call Deer monkey cos he has a reindeer on his shirt but wondered if that is where your monkey has gone??

    I showed your blog and your monkey including SAM and Sidekick to them...they were impressed and had seen some Sidekicks they said n cars was so good to see them..
    Sorry to hear of cable and pipe problems and yes Duck is a crafty Individuals stamps, sorry should have said that.
    Love Shaz in oz.x

  7. Your ATCs are so awesome! First, it's fun to see such different styles in each of the ATCs you designed. Then, that wonderful bag and sentiment! Great!

    Finally, the reeds ATC is just gorgeous! Simple and beautiful!

  8. WOW... what wonderful piecies of art... BNoth the ATC's are just fabulous !

  9. Never tell me to turn away, Mrs. A, that is like waving a red flag in front of a bull! Your pink purse is delightful! And so is the "Reeds" ATC! Now I"m even more excited to receive your envelope from across the ocean-Ooo, I'm tickled pink!! I can hardly wait....

  10. Both are so wonderful. Love how you work on a miniature scale

  11. I love your miniature bags. So wonderful!


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