Monday, April 13, 2009

MDCATC2 - Spring Themed ATC's

Hello, Everyone! Continuing the new challenge series we started last month, we invite you to play along with our newest ATC challenge. This month, we are looking for ATC’s featuring spring, Passover, or Easter themes.

If you’ve never made an ATC before, here are links to two tutorials on Cathy's blog that will help answer any questions you have. You can post any other questions you have here or there.

http://seasiderosecottage.blogspot.com/2009/04/scatter-joy-with-new-atc-challenge-at.html

http://seasiderosecottage.blogspot.com/2009/02/artist-trading-cards-101-tips-and.html

The rules are simple: Create a 2.5 inch by 3.5 inch ATC with a spring, Passover, or Easter theme. It’s okay to stretch your imagination and any and all media and techniques can be used. However, the card must include stamping somewhere on the front of the card and the stamping needs to be in the form of an image – not just a sentiment. It can be the primary image or part of the background, like flourishes or a fancy background stamp. Aside from that, anything goes. No vendor or color requirements.

Here are some beautiful sample cards Cathy made using Kaiser paper and stamps from the Imaginisce and Daisy Bucket lines. One of the earliest signs of spring is the new green growth on all of the shrubs and trees. Love it, and this paper from Kaiser too!




I also took a minute to make a very simple sample for this challenge using the new Bridgeport papers from sei and the calendar stamp from Imaginisce. My card celebrates the first day of spring this year - we don't really have a 'spring' here in South Florida since it never really gets that cold, so I missed it this year!






Want to play along? All you need to do to enter is upload your card to any gallery or to a blog and post a comment here with a link to your card so we can all see it. If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft Planet please use keyword MDCATC2. Be sure to subscribe to this blog and Cathy's to get weekly updates and tricks and tips for making ATC’s! The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday April 30th at 12 noon, and we will announce the winner on May 1st. The winner will receive a fun ATC prize pack put together by Cathy... wahoo!!!

Thanks so much for stopping in - Happy Spring, a Blessed Easter, and Joyous Passover to all! Be sure to check back in a little later to check out our Monday scrapbook challenge.

3 comments:

Robin said...

Cathy & Tamara those are wonderful ATC's!! I've only done a few of these, but they are fun!

inkedx2 said...

I love doing ATC's. I hadn't done one in a while but saw this and had to play along. Here is my creation.

http://inkedx2.blogspot.com/2009/04/some-cute-projects-for-you.html

Robbie

scrap4fun said...

Here is my take on the spring ATC
http://scrapandme-scrap4fun.blogspot.com