January ATC Challenge – Circles

1 Jan

Happy New Year! It is a new month and time for the next ATC challenge. January’s  theme is Circles. I love circles and am excited about this challenge. The winner of the December ATC Challenge – Winter Wonderland – will be posted in a few days. So if you are running late, you do still have time to get me your December ATCs. 🙂


© Danijel Micka | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Danijel Micka | Dreamstime Stock Photos

I love Circles. I have all kinds of circle stuff to use – stencils and stamps and buttons and sequins and stickers. There is an endless list of options for me to use. What about you? What do you think of when you hear the word Circles?

You can interpret this theme any way you like. Make your ATCs all about the circle shapes or just use circles as a part of the design elements. Maybe you want to throw in a quote about circles. It’s all good!

A circle is the reflection of eternity. It has no beginning and it has no end – and if you put several circles over each other, then you get a spiral. ~Maynard James Keenan


© Litllady25 | Dreamstime Stock Photos

© Litllady25 | Dreamstime Stock Photos



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 might 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 look forward to seeing what you create for the Circles theme.  Turn your ATCs in by the end of the month to be included. Thanks to everyone who participates and sends in your ATCs each month. Feel free to invite your friends to join the fun. This is definitely the type of challenge that is better with more entries.

I’ll be posting the December winner in a few days.

For those of you wanting to plan ahead, the February theme is From the Heart.


Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

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10 Responses to “January ATC Challenge – Circles”

  1. joyofartstudio January 1, 2015 at 10:24 am #

    Deb what a great idea and so many possibilities with the symbol of circles love the circle powerful metaphor for life cycle. Blessed 2015. Joy


    • Deb Prewitt January 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

      I’m always attracted to circles and use them a lot in my art, so it only seemed natural to have it be a theme.


  2. joyofartstudio January 1, 2015 at 10:26 am #

    Reblogged this on Joy's Creative Space and commented:
    join us in the ATC challenge and the symbol of the circle also check out Blue Twig Shop and the other fantastic things Deb does. blessings in 2015. Joy


  3. Sonja Milojevic January 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

    Great theme! I can only hope this year will start a bit better than the previous ended so that I will be able to create more. Happy New Year Deb!


    • Deb Prewitt January 4, 2015 at 7:19 pm #

      Happy New Year and I look forward to having you participate more this year. 🙂


  4. Susan Rink Olsen January 19, 2015 at 9:59 am #

    I will be sending mine this week, thanks Deb, for all the challenging and creative ideas.!!
    ~~Sue O.



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