Monthly ATC Challenge – Doorways

1 Jun

“I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I’m not afraid to look behind them.”
― Elizabeth Taylor


Welcome to a new monthly ATC challenge.  The May theme is Doorways!  Doorways can be used as symbols or metaphors for different parts of our lives.  We recognize doors and doorways as metaphor for ideas coming in or going out of our lives, of changes happening. Opportunities are described as one door opening when another door closes. And who doesn’t wish for whatever is behind Door #3?


The May ATC challenge was FLOWERS, and the photos of all the participants and the winner will be posted in a few days. I enjoyed the Flowers motif, and I think most of you did as well, based on all the fun ATCs I received.  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 one person will win all of them :))
  • you can’t win if you don’t enter 🙂
  • deadline is June 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 itty bitty ATC, so it is really easy to complete. Get your friends to join the fun too. The more the merrier. And the challenge is really open to All Skill Levels. Don’t be afraid to enter even if you haven’t ever made an ATC before. You have to start somewhere!


So the June theme is Doorways and I know there will be a lot of great entries for this theme. I’m excited to explore this theme. It seems like there are lots of options for creativity with this theme. For those of you who like to plan ahead, the July theme is Safari! Now that one is going to be interesting too.  Have fun!


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11 Responses to “Monthly ATC Challenge – Doorways”

  1. Sonja Milojevic June 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    Deb I’m sorry but I am confused now – is Safari June theme or July?
    I love that one too! 🙂


    • Deb Prewitt June 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      Oops I typed it wrong. Yes, Safari is for July. Sorry about that. I’ll see if I can edit it.


  2. Margaret Bremner June 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Oh phooey. I had a flowers card I was going to send, but I think I follow too many blogs and missed your reminder! Anyway, I will try to do something about doors – love the ideas that are popping into my head with that one!


    • Deb Prewitt June 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm #

      Oh, sorry I missed your flower ATC, but I will look forward to the doorway ATC. 🙂


  3. Sonja Milojevic June 4, 2013 at 1:41 am #

    My Doorways ATC should arrive soon I hope. I sent it more than a week ago. Now I’ll have to start working on Safari one! 🙂


    • Deb Prewitt June 4, 2013 at 8:04 am #

      Great. Can’t wait to see it. I know it will be beautiful.


  4. Sue O. June 20, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    Hi Deb, My Doorway ATCs are on their way, and I’ve got Safari on the brain now!! having fun with the Monthly ATC Challenge! Thanks for hosting!
    Sue O.


    • Deb Prewitt June 21, 2013 at 6:01 pm #

      Thanks Sue. Can’t wait to see what you created! And thanks for participating! 🙂



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