Sunday, August 28, 2011

A Girly Day Making Artist Trading Cards

On Saturday the girls had a few friends over to play. Five little girls running around my house for three hours, what was I going to do with them...



I decided to put together some kits for the girls to make Artist Trading Cards. Thank goodness for my overstuffed craft room! I had all the supplies needed and even had the little totes left over from a birthday party.







Thanks to Strathmore ATC card packs too! Artist Trading Cards were first introduced by an artist named M. Vanci Stirnemann, a Swiss artist in 1997. He created 1200 cards as part of an exhibit. On the last day of the exhibit he invited others to create their own cards and trade with him during the closing reception. After that - an art movement was born.


The girls had a lot of fun creating their cards and were excited to trade with each other. I always find children's art so inspiring - they have no hesitations! Have a Blessed week:)









4 comments:

manyslices said...

What a good idea! Girls just soak that stuff up. I am sure you are officially thought of as a "very cool" mom to your daughter's friends now. Every time I stop by here I am reminded that I need to get my two embroidery summer projects up. Once school starts I am doing major cleaning out of my craft room. Need to scale way down on my paper crafting. I did not do any projects this summer except make a few card and work on a scrapbook with the girls. I am putting mixed media up and away and just concentrate on writing, photography and small sewing projects. How was your first quiet week of back to school? I am counting the days till September 7th.

Heather said...

oh how fun! Looks like a great girly day!~

Garden Girl☺ said...

Great idea! A wonderful way to get them settle down and still have fun!

Katie said...

The girls did a great job! What a great party idea. you're one rockin' mama!