In the Dog House Artist Trading Card (ATC) Swap

In the Dog House Artist Trading Card Swap - ATCs for All

As a dog lover, I enjoy participating in artist trading card swaps that incorporate a canine theme, so when the In the Dog House swap was announced – I knew I had to join.

This time around, the objective was to create a mixed media trading card measuring 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches that satisfied the following:

  • incorporate a dog
  • the card itself had to be in the shape of a dog house

The Cards that I Made…

Just like many of the participants in this group, I incorporated dogs from the past and present into my cards that have been in my life, with the exception of the Pit Bull.

In the Dog House #ATC Art Card Swap - Chihuahua

Tink the Chihuahua

Materials Used: glitter gel pen, fine-point Sharpie pen, magazine cut-out

I currently have a Chihuahua-Boston mix named Rosey in my life, so that’s where the inspiration for the Tink card came from.

In the Dog House #Zentangle #ATC Art Card Swap - Terrier

 

Scraps the Terrier

Materials Used: glitter gel pen, fine-point Sharpie pen, colored pencil

I had a terrier mix named Scraps that looked similar to the rough sketch peeking through the opening of this dog house.

In the Dog House #ATC Art Card Swap - #Zentangle Dog

Oz

Materials Used: glitter gel pen, fine-point Sharpie pen, colored pencil

I had a Black Lab-Chow mix with a polka dot tongue named Oz. Although the Zentangle dog featured in the card looks nothing like him, I used his name on the dog house.

In the Dog House #Zentangle #ATC Art Card Swap - Pit Bull

Pit Bull

Materials Used: glitter gel pen, fine-point Sharpie pen, magazine cut-out

I built a majestic-looking Zentangle dog house with shimmering gold accents for this muscular pit bull.

The Cards that I Received…

The following cards that I received came from Rosa in Maine (‘Trust’ dog); qkenzie in Ottawa, Canada; and ohhappyday in Nebraska (I think this is my first card from this state), who made the ‘I feel so lucky dog’.

Artist Trading Cards - Dog House Theme

So, the ‘Billy’ card below paid homage to the memory of qkenzie’s pet, and what’s really cool about it is that it moves, and you get to extend the size of the Dachshund. Love it!

In the Dog House Artist Trading Card Swap

CastleQueen 5 was the host of this dog-themed ATCs for All card swap.

Not only did she decorate all of the envelopes with stamps and color, but she also included a few die cut goodies. The following is a dog, bone and ball that I absolute love because it was cut from a Starbucks coffee sleeve.

Decorated Envelope for Dog Themed Swap

Starbucks Die Cut Dog Theme

Have you ever participated in an art swap?

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