Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March Challenge

I figured for March we'd try something a little different. A lot of us make cards, or scrapbooks, or other non paper crafts. But what we sometimes forget is that deep inside we are all artists, longing to express ourselves or create beauty and function in one medium or another.

Artist Trading Cards are miniature works of art, typically sized at 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches, or the size of a playing card. They are original, self produced works of art. Though meant to be traded amongst other artists, trading cards can be created as focal points in other mixed media projects as well. Trading cards can be made of paper with stamps and embellishments, they can be paintings or drawings, they can be miniature digital prints, or even miniature quilts. There are no rules to trading cards except for the size!

Your challenge this month is to find small ways to let your inner artist out. Challenge yourself to make at least one artist trading card. Make more if you enjoy it. If you want to trade with other crafter's feel free to post a comment and we'll trade!

Whatever you chose to do .... chose to challenge yourself to be more creative!

To get you started here's a set of 8 trading cards I made to go with the sample ATC album last month. And if you played last month to get your kit, then you also got 2 ATC's made by me to inspire you for this challenge!




For more information about Artist Trading Cards:
http://www.artist-trading-cards.ch/
http://www.cedarseed.com/air/atc.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist_trading_cards

For inspiration & to browse other ATCs to get more ideas visit this link:
http://www.atcsforall.com/

And if you're too lazy to make a teeny tiny work of art ... then at least give us a comment with a good reason ;) At least participate ... pretty please!

This month has no prize or giveaway :(  However, I'll give each person that leaves a comment an ATC made by me on the condition that they have to give me an ATC made by them in return! And if you still can't quit making ATC's then maybe we can arrange a  group swap :)