Monday, February 21, 2011

An ATC Challenge

Have you tried ATC's? I thought they were silly ... why would anyone want to do little Artist Trading Cards and put them in a baseball card-type binder? That was then ... this is now! I caught the band-wagon and a dear friend gave me an ATC challenge. The rest is history. Consider me ATC'd. Looky looky ... This is my first attempt - ever - at making ATCs. I wanted them to be "me" ... something that said "Yes, this is Kay!" when you looked at it. I choose Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides cardstock for my base -- because yes, this is my go-to color most of the time. Next up, was my Papertrey Polka Dots, stamped in pale pink, which is another one of my most often go-to techniques. The saying speaks my heart - I love my girlfriends! They really do knock my socks off! The little artsy joker stamp is part of my new stampington clear set (Whimsey) and in my humble opinion, it adds just the right amount of A R T to my A T C! I tied it all up with twine and last, but not least, I JUST HAD TO add a flower because THAT SAYS "KAY" like nothing else! I LOVE. I LOVE. I LOVE.
This was my girlfriend's ATC that she sent me in the mail, after a fun evening at her house making crafts. Her little dog Buster spent the evening with us, so here he is! On the back of the card, she wrote the details and issued the challenge. I took it! It's a brave, new, world! LOL
Check out Donna Downey's blog for some really stinkin' cute ATC's. She is starting a monthly kit club too. And they are displayed on an adorable 7Gypsies spinner. I'm hooked. Yep. Thanks Cindy, for a fun challenge!


Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh how did I miss all of your BEAUTIFUL projects.. love the birds houses and your beautiful valentines boxes... I have never heard of a ATC challenge but yours definitely scream out "Kay". hugs my friend

IndyCinD said...

I'm so glad you're hooked! You're going to love the free feeling of ATC art. A 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch blank canvas to play with every day. It's a great teacher! I can't wait to see your "Kay style" on all of them!