Monthly ATC Challenge – Weather

1 Apr

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.~John Ruskin

Welcome to a new monthly ATC challenge. As the saying goes “April Showers bring May Flowers”, so we shall be doing ‘weather’ for our April ATC Challenge. You don’t have to do showers. 🙂 Think of all the weather options out there – stormy weather, sunshine, blizzards, lightening strikes, wind, etc. I think this will be lots of fun!

The March ATC challenge was TRAVEL, and the photos of all the participants and the winner will be posted in a few days. The wonderful creativity of all of my readers is amazing to see. Thanks so much for sending in all of your beautiful works of art and sharing a little bit of your creativity with the rest of us. 🙂

ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. A little bitty piece of art created by you. Here are the rules guidelines for the challenge.

  • your ATC needs to be 2.5″ x 3.5″
  • you can use any medium you like (paper, fabric, metal, clay, etc)
  • you can use any technique you like (a great way to try something new)
  • art work is on the front
  • your personal info is on the back (name, location, contact info, date, title)
  • all skill levels welcome
  • this is a WTA – winner take all – so one person will ‘win’ all of the ATCs submitted (if we get more than 20 entries, there will be 2 winners announced)
  • submit one ATC (you get one chance to win with each ATC submitted – if you submit more than one you get extra chances – but make them different since once person will win all of them :))
  • you can’t win if you don’t enter 🙂
  • deadline is April 30th – you can drop it off if you are local or mail it to the address below

I’d like it if you could include your city, state and country on the back side of your ATC. We have several Int’l participants as well as people from all over the USA, and I know they would love it if they knew where you were from. We don’t all know each other personally, so the info you provide is greatly appreciated. Another idea is to include your email or blog address as well. It’s not necessary, but nice for the winner to have in case they would like to contact you.

I hope you will join the fun of the monthly ATC challenge. It is a great opportunity to try something new and play with  mixed media techniques. You only need to make one little ATC, so it is really easy to complete. Get your friends to join the fun too. The more the merrier.

So the April theme is Weather and I know there will be a lot of great entries for this theme. For those of you who like to plan ahead, the May theme is Flowers. Have fun!


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5 Responses to “Monthly ATC Challenge – Weather”

  1. Sonja Milojevic April 2, 2013 at 2:23 am #

    I love this theme! Will try to make them on time. 🙂


    • Deb Prewitt April 2, 2013 at 8:56 am #

      YAY. Can’t wait to see them. You could do the May theme of flowers at the same time and send both in one envie to save you postage. 🙂



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