Wednesday, October 21, 2009

ATC - Something About Me...

The theme for one of my ATC (artist trading card) groups this month was "a design that tells something about you....a hobby, a love, your job, etc."  Well, that was pretty open ended!  I hadn't done a purely digital card for a while so I looked through my photos and found my idea!

While we were at the family apple farm earlier this month there was a lot of rain overnight but the next day was lovely and sunny.

My husband's grandparents had a rose garden that his family now maintains and there were still lots of blooms.

I took some photos of the roses, and I loved the effect of the "raindrops on roses" (I apologize in advance for putting Julie Andrews singing My Favorite Things in The Sound of Music into your head - it stayed with me all day!).

Two of my favorite things ( I have many more than two!) are flowers and photography - and that is "something about me."

This was my original photo - I did some cropping and editing before I imported it into my CM Storybook Creator Plus software.

 Here is the edited photo.

Using my CM software, I added just a bit of text and selected the color by sampling the rose in the photo - here is a close view of the lower right corner of the final ATC.

I always like to see how the group looks before I package the cards up to send - there is usually an interesting secondary pattern from the individual cards set in a grid.

The backs were also done digitally (as I usually do them).  I used a Creative Memories digital paper from the "Cottage Garden" collection - in my favorite shades of teal/blue/green.  As always, my two sides did not match up perfectly, even though I was convinced I cut them both at 2.5 by 3.5 inches!   Fortunately this is easily fixed with some inking - and it is the back after all!

What are some of your favorite things?

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