Monthly ATC Challenge – Safari

1 Jul

 “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


© Andre Klopper | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Andre Klopper | Dreamstime Stock Photos




Welcome to a new monthly ATC challenge.  The July theme is Safari!  A Safari can be a journey or expedition for exploration, most often used to describe a visit to Africa. The idea of a Safari appeals to me. The adventure and the sense of the exotic that comes with traveling and exploring someplace so different from what I am used to seems like something that everyone should experience. Traveling and exploring somewhere new is bound to open your eyes and your heart in new and different ways. While we can’t all go on Safari (darn it!) we can still do some exploration and research and express our Safari Dreams by creating our ATCs and sharing them.

© Andre Maritz | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Andre Maritz | Dreamstime Stock Photos

The June ATC challenge was DOORWAYS, and the photos of all the participants and the winner will be posted in a few days. I found that the Doorways challenge was a bit more challenging than I expected, and based on some comments I have received, many of you felt the same way. I was quite happy to see the results of the challenge and I know you will enjoy seeing them when I post them later this week.  Thanks to everyone  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 July 31st – 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.

© Gert Vrey | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Gert Vrey | Dreamstime Stock Photos

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 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 July theme is Safari 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 August theme is Song Lyrics! Now that one is going to be interesting too.  Have fun!

© Moodville | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Moodville | Dreamstime Stock Photos


“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”
― Karen BlixenOut of Africa


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4 Responses to “Monthly ATC Challenge – Safari”

  1. Sonja Milojevic July 3, 2013 at 1:57 am #

    I thought I made them, but I obviously didn’t! Too much to do lately. 🙂 I’ll try to be quick and send them in time. I also love the next theme, it’s going to be a bit challenging. 🙂


    • Deb Prewitt July 3, 2013 at 7:26 am #

      Great. I love the Safari theme and I know there will be lots of amazing work done with that theme. Can’t wait to see yours! You always do such wonderful work. 🙂



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