I made a new batch of ATCs for a swap group I'm in. ATCs are Artist Trading Cards, or mini works of art that you trade with other artists. "Trade" is the operative word: no money changes hands. You're just making art so you can then trade and gain the art of another artist.
This group meets once a month. We trade them around the room, then pick a new theme for the next month. This month the theme is "Flowers." I started with flower-printed scrapbook paper. I added a floral rubber stamp, inked in black then embossed with black powder. I colored in the image with Sharpie markers. I always think a few words add to a piece. I wrote in a poem by Emily Dickinson. She's my favorite poet, and many of her poems relate to nature. I finished the back with a smaller square of contrasting paper (I needed to hide the Sharpie pen that went through the back), then signed it, and I was done.
When I make a few cards at once, they always end up slightly different -- different colors, different papers. Stay tuned for next month's ATCs!
P.S. to this post: Obviously, I have no scanner for taking better pictures of my art. Can anyone recommend one?