February ATC Challenge – From the Heart

1 Feb

We are ready for the February ATC challenge. For February the theme is FROM THE HEART. Yes I know, February and Valentines Day and Hearts are all very typical. But sometimes it is OK to do what everyone else is doing. And I love hearts!  (The January ATC challenge photos will be shared in a few days.)


From the Heart gives you room for more interpretation than just using hearts. Perhaps you want to do something about the things that make your heart sing. Or the love you have for someone. Or something that you are passionate about. From the Heart is all about love and joy and passion and purpose.


Or maybe you want to use the literal heart interpretation. Blood pumping and life giving.


Or maybe you want to create something about your broken heart. We’ve all had our hearts broken at some point and I know from personal experience that creating art about your broken heart can be incredibly healing.



The idea with doing the monthly ATC challenge is that you can interpret the theme any way you like and explore the various ways the theme can be used. It’s a great way to try out something new and play with new ideas. I find it very exciting to see how people choose to portray the theme.

I’d love to see what you create for this theme. Remember, you only need to send in one ATC (of course you can send in as many as you like), but you can’t win if you don’t enter.

Artist Trading Cards: 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 Feb 28th – 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 From the Heart 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 January winner in a few days.

For those of you wanting to plan ahead, the March theme is Fairy Tales.


Let Your Inner Artist out to Play

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


5 Responses to “February ATC Challenge – From the Heart”

  1. lynnk50 February 12, 2015 at 12:31 am #

    Fun theme! Now to get busy creating!



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