A little while ago I agreed to do an ATC swap with Win. This week I received a lovely parcel of goodies from Canada:
And I was left feeling a bit guilty about my tardiness in sending out my own end of the swap. Normally I make things for swaps straight away as the post always takes a long time from here. This time, however, I was procrastinating. Why? Because I am used to working at least A4 size (that's approx 12 x 8.5in for my American friends). These ATCs are only 3.5 x 2.5 in!
So I decided to start out in my comfort zone and prepared an A3 page background on watercolour paper, just as I would with a journal page:
I then cut this down into 16 ATC cards. I marked the size on the back so I wasn't influenced by parts of the paper that I liked best:
I picked out 6 of the cards to work on, and added small details to the ready-made backgrounds. I even managed to do a small face - although it wasn't quite small enough to fit the whole of it on the card :) On Monday a selection of these will be in the post to Canada. And next time I need to work small, I shan't feel quite so out of my depth.
I shall be sharing this with the lovely people at Paint Party Friday. And I have plenty of ATCs left if anyone would like one.