July ATC Challenge – BIRDS

1 Jul


by Deb Prewitt

by Deb Prewitt

It’s time for the JULY ATC challenge.  We are doing BIRDS for July. I know we did BIRDS one other time, but it was such a popular theme, and we have so many new people joining us now, that I thought we should repeat it. So let your BIRDS fly! I think birds inspire us. We see them every day. But we always want to see more of them. We put out birdfeeders to attract them, we go birdwatching with our binoculars and guidebooks to find those elusive birds. We get excited when we see bird nests with eggs in them or tiny birds out learning to fly. Perhaps we just want to be able to fly too.

Birds have wings; they’re free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy. ~Roger Tory Peterson

Or perhaps it is the birdsong that we love so much. The chirps and cheeps and caws that surround us. Waking in the mornings to the early birds chattering away. The hoot of an owl in the forest. The tiny cheeps of baby birds wanting to be fed.

A Bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. ~Maya Angelou


Or maybe it is the bird feathers we love so much. Their graceful lines and shapes. The beautiful colors and iridescence that many of them have. The fabulous plumage of the peacock. The vibrant colors of the parrot.



Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all. ~Emily Dickinson 

by Deb Prewitt

by Deb Prewitt

I’ll be posting the June EYES ATCs soon. Be sure to check back to see them and find out if you are a winner. We really have some beautiful entries.

For those of you who want to work ahead, the August ATC challenge theme will be AT THE CIRCUS! Fun fun fun!!!!



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 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.

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. 🙂 It is a great way to practice new stuff.


Have fun and I look forward to seeing your BIRDS ATCs!!!!!!


Let Your Inner Artist Out To Play

Blue Twig Studio – 5039 N Academy Blvd – Colorado Springs, CO 80918 – USA


3 Responses to “July ATC Challenge – BIRDS”


  1. Fabulous EYES! | Blue Twig Studio - July 6, 2014

    […] July ATC challenge theme is BIRDS and I know you will be creating more ATCs that are just as fabulous as these. Send them to the […]


  2. August ATC Challenge – AT THE CIRCUS | Blue Twig Studio - August 1, 2014

    […] be posting the ATCs for our July theme of BIRDS sometime in the next week or so. I will be traveling next week so I’m not sure I will get it […]


  3. Look at the Birds! | Blue Twig Studio - August 13, 2014

    […] am excited to share the BIRDS ATCs for the July challenge. I knew there would be some great ATCs. It makes me smile every time I get a new envelope in the […]


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