Sunday, May 5, 2013
Anything But a Card Challenge 18- An ATC is HOW small??
It is time for week 2 of challenge 18 at Anything But a Card Challenges. This challenge is to create an ATC (artist's trading card) which is a pretty open challenge as long as your art measures 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Susan has a lot of wonderful information about ATCs on the challenge site and there are some fabulous pieces being shared by the design team and fellow crafters linking up.
I have a confession to make. I have NEVER made an ATC before. Yes... I know shocking! And honestly, I wasn't too concerned about this challenge until I tried to squeeze my big ideas onto my itty, bitty piece of paper (can you imagine me doing inchies??). But once I started adjusting my thinking to pulling out my smaller stamps and embellishments, things fell into place and I ended up with two different ATCs.
This one looked a lot different in my mind, but for my very first
attempt, I kinda like it! The picture frame was made with Sculpey
and a silicone mold (this is not SU, but just wait until you see the
new catalog, hint! hint!). I attempted another watercolor, inky
type background, and it didn't really turn out how I wanted, so I
stopped before it became really muddy and finished it with stamping
and embellishing. The frame was painted with a gold acrylic and
smeared with gold glitter glue.
I think of the two, this is my favorite. Maybe it's just more in my
comfort zone, but I like the softer colors. I stamped my image and
sentiment and then added pastels to create the background. I really
like the effect of using the watercolor paper for this!
I really hope that you will share an ATC with us this week, even if you have never made one before! I am beginning to find that I have the most fun with this type of challenge, although I need to stop stressing over the finished product and just let the process happen and learn from my mistakes!
As I am posting this, it is a very rainy Saturday and our plans of attending a local Chalk Walk event have been postponed to next weekend. So I am going to get out of here and try to do some crafty stuff at home! Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!