March ATC Challenge – Fairy Tales

1 Mar

March really comes fast, when Feb is so short. But we are ready for the March ATC challenge. For March the theme is Fairy Tales. There are so many different Fairy Tales to choose from, so I know you will all send in multiple ATCs. 🙂  (The February ATC photos will be shared in a few days.)


Most of us have grown up with fairy tales. They are stories of magic and wonder and filled with fairies and elves and dwarves and magicians and giants and a host of other wonderful creatures. Castles and dragons are quite common. They are stories of good vs. evil and often pit the little guy against the big guy. The use of children and animals is quite common and expected. Disney animation has used the fairy tale genre over and over again.


We love rooting for the underdog or seeing the unexpected take place. We are fascinated by trolls and ogres and talking animals and magical plants and mystical beings. Stardust and magic beans and secret potions are all equally enticing to our imagination.


Fairy Tales are common in nearly all cultures and most stories can be traced back many centuries, from when stories were only an oral tradition, long before the written word. These stories were mostly intended for adults, but we have transitioned to them being for children now. Yet, the lessons or morals from the stories can be applied to both adults and children.


So what will you choose to do for your Fairy Tale ATCs? Something modern or much older? Something for adults or for kids? Something from Grimm or from Disney or from somewhere else? I can’t wait to see how you interpret this theme.



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 a new technique and play with new ideas. I find it very exciting to see how people choose to portray the 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 March 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.


Turn your Fairy Tale 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 February winner in a few days.

For those of you wanting to plan ahead, the April theme is Architecture .


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5 Responses to “March ATC Challenge – Fairy Tales”

  1. Elizabeth Hansen March 3, 2015 at 9:57 pm #

    Hey Deb 🙂 I keep thinking about the post you shared that you weren’t comfortable with people and that you always push yourself to be social. .. I am learning from what you shared and am pushing myself to be social here at Art and Soul in Portland 🙂 I am so happy and relaxed and having the best time ever … I haven’t been alone and carefree in a long time 🙂 Thanks for helping me become a better person and better artist 🙂 You are an inspiration to me! Xo


    • Deb Prewitt March 4, 2015 at 10:36 am #

      Thanks so much for saying that Elizabeth. I am so glad you are having fun. See you when you get home. 🙂



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