Until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of Art Trading Cards. Then I read this post by Ali at Very Berry Handmade, and it really sparked my imagination.
Just in case, like me, you don't know about ATC's (look I'm picking up the jargon), a trading card is in effect, a very small mini quilt or mug rug, just 2.5 in x 3.5 in. This is a fabric specific swap, but they but they can be made using any type of media that you like. They can then be traded or swapped, and people collect them.
I now have my swap partner, and a million ideas of what to make, all of which are probably totally impossible in a space 2.5 in x 3.5 in! Here are some that I've seen of flickr to give you (and me) some idea of what I'm talking about
1. DSCF7270, 2. ::Rapunzel ATC::, 3. :: from jodi ::, 4. ATCFishStitch, 5. pollen, 6. falling leaves, 7. Pink ATC!, 8. the web we weave, 9. I've Got Sunsine ATC, 10. owls1 - Not for Trade, 11. mini fabric atc's, 12. fabric atc, 13. Art Card - Week 28 - Chocolate Lollipop Fabric14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available
So despite my resolve not to join anything else, I'm in. But it's only small isn't it. I can do this at night in front of the TV. And I do have to the end of May.