January ATC Challenge – MAPS

1 Jan

Welcome to 2014! A new year and a new ATC challenge. I thought it would be fun to do MAPS for January. As we start our journey through the New Year, maps seemed like the perfect theme!


Who doesn’t love Maps? You can map your life, map your vacation, map your thoughts, map your ideas, map your art, etc etc etc! And there are all different kinds of maps too! From road maps to topographical maps to climate maps to mind maps to pictorial maps to plat maps to world maps to themed maps and on and on and on. So many options to choose from that I can hardly wait to see what direction everyone goes with this theme.

The December theme was WINGS and I will be posting the winners in a few days. As always, they are all incredibly creative and inspiring.

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 – if we get more than 30 entries, there will be 3 winners, and so on)
  • 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 Jan 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.


I love this monthly challenge and I am always grateful to those of you who submit entries. Tell your friends too. The more the merrier for this challenge, as we have extra winners with more entries. And really, everyone is welcome to join the fun no matter what skill level you are at. 🙂

Have fun and I look forward to seeing your MAPS!



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6 Responses to “January ATC Challenge – MAPS”

  1. Cathy January 4, 2014 at 4:20 pm #

    I’m already working on my map atc! Love this! Have you announced the winners for December?


    • Deb Prewitt January 4, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

      Great. can’t wait to see it. No, I haven’t announced the winner for December yet. Hopefully in the next couple days it will be posted.



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