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PJ Party: Artist's Trading Cards (ATCs)
Oct 12, 2012, 08:49 PMtoryam
PJ Party: Artist's Trading Cards (ATCs)
. Thanks for joining us.
Tonight we will be making Artist's Trading Cards. Don't let the name fool you, anyone can do this, you don't have to consider yourself an 'artist', lol.
THis is really so simple y'all might throw rocks at me, lol.
I'm going to start by walking you thru my hydrangea ATC.
SUPPLIES: I use absolutely ANYTHING I can glue, stitch or tie down so these suggestions are going to be VERY general. Please feel free to substitute, improvise or just plain ignore anything I suggest!
You will need some form of the following items:
Back fabric (light colored so u can write on it)
ATCs are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 so I'm cutting my fabric about an inch bigger in case adding the decorations makes it shrink a little. I'll trim it exactly later.
Pretty fabric for the hydrangea yo-yo
Leaf : from a silk flower or fussy cut, or a long skinny yo-yo or some green paper, it's up to you
Sequins, beads, embroidery floss, whatever else little bits & pieces you might want to add.This message has been edited. Last edited by: toryam,
Oct 12, 2012, 08:50 PMtoryam
Oops, I jumped the fun a little, be back in 10 minutes
Oct 12, 2012, 08:56 PMpatty j
I'm going to be watching this time, I don't have any artistic ability to transfer what is in my head to fabric or cloth. But I do have the supplies listed and could start if I get inspired. Pat
Oct 12, 2012, 08:58 PMFleur55
Okay, while the teach is out get your glasses and take a few pieces of chocolate! Don't worry I have plenty to share
Oct 12, 2012, 09:00 PMmcpatches
Kit-Kats and chardonay here. Anyone want some?
Oct 12, 2012, 09:00 PMpatty j
My homemade Peanut butter cookies won't taste so good with wine. But if you want some I'm offering to share.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:01 PMKeepYouInStitches
I had chocolate cake for dessert tonight. OH MY GOODNESS it was so rich and gooey. Sorry, we ate out so I have no leftovers.
Don't get a rope though...I have Dove milk chocolate and it is soooo creamy. BRB...I'm on the wagon tonight, but I need a glass of iced tea.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:02 PMmcpatches
OOPS, forgot we have peanut butter fudge, too. DH went grocery shopping, had a craving for fudge, but picked up the peanut butter kind by mistake.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:03 PMSue B
I 'm here I can't get into the sewing room till DGS goes to sleep.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:04 PMpatty j
Now I've had peanut butter fudge at the retreat and it was simply delicious (homemade) Yummy
Oct 12, 2012, 09:04 PMFleur55
A little protein (peanut buttr) might be good.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:04 PMHeartmania
I am attending class tonight and I brought Lindt chocolate truffles. Help yourselves everyone when you feel like it. Mary Anne
Oct 12, 2012, 09:07 PMFleur55
Okay, this is my 1st PJ Party and I already love it. Chocolate everywhere!
I do have a question, in order to see new posts do I need to leave the thread then re-enter?
Oct 12, 2012, 09:07 PMmcpatches
No, just refresh the screen.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:07 PMasimplelife
I'm toasting you all with my Lime-A-Rita :-)
Oct 12, 2012, 09:08 PMtoryam
This is my top, batting & back fabric
Oct 12, 2012, 09:10 PMelsie123
How is that lime-a-Rita? Saw them at the grocery store today. I've got some p-nut m&m's if you want some.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:10 PMmcpatches
Is that truly batting or are you using felt Tory?
Oct 12, 2012, 09:10 PMtoryam
F5 will refresh your screen
glad ya'll are all here!
Oct 12, 2012, 09:11 PMKeepYouInStitches
Please! Don't mention ....rita anything! I don't need the extra calories.
Wait a minute. That does not compute. When it comes to anything...rita...calories don't matter!
Sigh...but I better stick with the unsweet iced tea...sigh...
Oct 12, 2012, 09:11 PMHappy Erme
I'm back. The computer ate my last post
Oct 12, 2012, 09:12 PMtoryam
I'm using free batting from Branson. You can use felt if you'd like. absolutely every step can be adapted to what you have on hand.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:12 PMasimplelife
They are delicious elsie123, I drink mine over crushed ice.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:14 PMtoryam
ART TIP: ya'll probably already know this but just in case:
Use both sides of your fabric and double your stash. sometimes the front is a little too bright and the back with a little muted pattern and color might be perfect.
I'll be using the back of both those fabrics.This message has been edited. Last edited by: toryam,
Oct 12, 2012, 09:18 PMtoryam
I'm using a leaf from a silk flower but you can fussy cut or use a long skinny yo-yo, or use a paper flower. Pull it off the plastic stem, trim it as needed.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:19 PMpatty j
KYIS, I'm Laughing so hard, you just got back from dinner and gooey chocolate cake and you are worried about calories in beverage. That's like me ordering french fries with diet pepsi. Too funny.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:21 PMKeepYouInStitches
Hush! Don't make fun of me. I'll take my toys and go home. pftt
Oct 12, 2012, 09:22 PMKeepYouInStitches
Teacher! patty's making fun of me.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:23 PMtoryam
When I'm doing these mixed media projects I usually try to think of what's the backmost item & put it on first. In this case it's the leaf so I'll want to put the leaf first.
I've trimmed my silk leaf so it doesn't look so much like holly, lol
Oct 12, 2012, 09:25 PMtoryam
and yall quit picking on her or i'm putting you in the corner, haha
Oct 12, 2012, 09:26 PMpatty j
I'm sorry, I promise I'll behave, no more teasing. I don't like being in the corner, if I give you 2 cookies will that help???
Oct 12, 2012, 09:27 PMtoryam
I've picked a pretty blue for my hydrangea. I didn't worry too much about making a perfect circle. Do y'all know how to make a yoyo?
Oct 12, 2012, 09:27 PMelsie123
Are we putting it on a small little piece, or a bigger one to trim down? Can you tell me the size again? Who's got some glue I can borrow?
Oct 12, 2012, 09:27 PMHappy Erme
I just drew one on fabric and cut it out
Oct 12, 2012, 09:28 PMmcpatches
yes. Did you notice I'm behaving?
Oct 12, 2012, 09:28 PMpatty j
I have lots of glue, you are welcome to use.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:29 PMelsie123
Oct 12, 2012, 09:30 PMtoryam
OH! I'm sorry! ATCs are 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
My fabric is a little bigger, I'll trim it down after I add my goodies. That way if it 'shrinks' a little it won't hurt anything if I'm looking for an EXACT size.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:31 PMFleur55
I'm a bad student, what are we making? Yo-yo?
Oct 12, 2012, 09:32 PMtoryam
Now we are making a yo-yo to use as the hydrangea.
I'm using a contrasting thread to make it easier to see.
Sew a running stitch all the way around the circleThis message has been edited. Last edited by: toryam,
Oct 12, 2012, 09:33 PMKeepYouInStitches
My finished yo-yo is less than an inch. Okay?
Oct 12, 2012, 09:33 PMSue B
teacher Patty and Sherry wount sit down I can't see good.
Oct 12, 2012, 09:35 PMpatty j
Ok Sherry, guess we are in trouble already. Have you gotten your yo yo done?? Mine isn't,
Oct 12, 2012, 09:36 PMtoryam
whatever size makes you happy! I'm easy, haha
Oct 12, 2012, 09:36 PMKeepYouInStitches
Why is everybody always picking on me? My name's not even Charlie Brown!
Oct 12, 2012, 09:37 PMKeepYouInStitches
Oct 12, 2012, 09:37 PMasimplelife
It's hard to see around that hat...
Oct 12, 2012, 09:37 PMelsie123
I got a little lavender toyota, and cut a leaf out of a scrap. Ack! I've dropped my leaf!
Oct 12, 2012, 09:38 PMtoryam
Gently Pull the string so it pulls your yoyo tight. I'm going to use the puffy side up for texture
Put a knot on the back & let's put it to the side for a minute
Oct 12, 2012, 09:38 PMelsie123
Darn auto correct. "Yoyo" not toyota.