Monthly ATC Challenge – Trees

1 Nov


Welcome to a new monthly ATC challenge.  The November theme is Trees !  Trees are a vital part of nature. They offer shelter and nourishment. The roots are deep and strong. The changing of the seasons is inspiring to watch. Many artists have devoted a lot of their time to the study of trees. You find tree images everywhere. Even the dead branches of an old tree are beautiful.

I’ve been waiting for this theme for a long time. I have a love of trees and am quite excited to see what everyone creates with this challenge. Will there be traditional tree imagery? How about family trees? The tree of life? Christmas trees? Palm trees? Tree branches? Tree leaves? So many options!

The October theme was Paris and there are some really great entries for it.  I will be sharing all of the entries in a few days.  If you didn’t get yours turned in yet, there is still a day or two to get them to me.  Then I will be selecting the winner!!!

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 Nov 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 open to All Skill Levels and all ages. We have had some great kids entries in past months.  Don’t be afraid to enter even if you haven’t ever made an ATC before. You have to start somewhere!

So the November theme is Trees  and I know there will be a lot of great entries for this theme. I already have some good ideas percolating.   For those of you who like to plan ahead, the December theme is Wings!  Have fun!


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6 Responses to “Monthly ATC Challenge – Trees”

  1. Sonja MilojevicS November 2, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    I have to work fast for this challenge! Love the theme! It will be great to see what others create. I can’t wait! 🙂


    • Deb Prewitt November 2, 2013 at 10:19 am #

      I’m excited too! Hope you can get yours sent in. 🙂



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