ATCs I Received


ATC swapping is fun and it gives me something to do just for myself. I am not accountable to anyone when I work on these and it’s a nice change of pace. Pretty much every time I show you ATCs I worked on to trade – someone will ask me to show what I received in the swaps. Today’s post will show you two of those sets.

The ATCs I enjoyed making the most were for the Quirky Swap. The admins in ATC Trades and Jams on FB have some great ideas for swaps and this was surely one of their best. I traded with Indiana artist Tanya Phenis. I love what Tanya sent to me! We make two ATCs that fit the theme and I love what Tanya did with quirky! Especially the saying in the first one that goes so well with the background – especially since I used to be a professional photographer. Something Tanya wasn’t even aware of. Both are really cute!

I love the way she packaged the ATCs. Such an ingenious way! And when I pulled the first ATC out I could see the second.

Tanya even found a little tag with the word Quirky on it! Hahaha! Awesome!

Earlier I participated in a swap that required either a ribbon or a piece of metal be attached to the ATC coin. I should mention both of the swaps were for ATC coins. They are 2.5″ in diameter. I really like this one with the beautiful carousel horse and the shiny ribbons! These came from Canadian artist Carolyn Pullman.

And this one had more of a Caribbean night in the moonlight vibe. You gotta love that! Carolyn has been dealing with health issues with her mom. I’m just glad she has been able to find a little time for herself and her art. Thanks for swapping with me, Carolyn! I love what you sent!

If you are interested in swapping traditional ATCs or even the coins, head on over to FB and check out ATC Trades and Jams.

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12 thoughts on “ATCs I Received

  1. How sweet these are, Alice. Any idea how Tanya made the square open envelope?

    • it looks like the Zentangle tile holder so many of us have made over the years. Cherryl Moote might be a good place to start looking. I think it’s in one of her books

  2. Thank You for sharing these lovely swaps! Glad you have time for yourself in all that you do for us!

  3. A good place to start with a beautiful envelope is a piece of scrapbooking paper which you can fold on the diagonal and go on from there! It can be any size you wish up to about 8″ square.

  4. Alice, please could you make the printing in your comments larger? Thank you!

  5. That little pocket is a lovely way of presenting the coins isn’t it? The more of these I see the more I’d like to explore doing tangling ATC coins – wonder if that will be the next thing from Zentangle HQ, a bit like ‘Bijou’ tiles – his cousin maybe from England call ‘Jewel.’

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