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09-01-2010, 10:17 AM
Hi ladies and welcome to the Artist Trading Card Challenge.
I are very few rules, the only one is that you must use a kit from this store, it can be a freebie kit, a brought one or a prize, it just has to be from this site. I have a template for those who have never done this before, and a couple of samples to give the newbies an idea of what to do.
The main rule is to have FUN!
The prize for participating will be one of the Blueberry mini's
When you are finished post a link to your card here so we can all go and have a look.
09-01-2010, 10:57 AM
Whooohooooo!!!!! I'm in for sure!! Thanks Julie!!! :(( :DD
09-01-2010, 10:59 AM
i'm in but i have a question. what r the trading cards purpose? as u can tell this will be my first time making one :)
09-01-2010, 11:01 AM
ok second question...what is the password for the template?
09-01-2010, 11:19 AM
I can answer the first question... not the second, sorry! Waiting for that answer myself! :DD
Here is the definition I got from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artist_trading_cards):
Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cards,<sup id="cite_ref-0" class="reference"></sup> or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (63 mm X 89 mm),<sup id="cite_ref-1" class="reference"></sup> small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets.<sup id="cite_ref-2" class="reference"></sup> The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland.<sup id="cite_ref-3" class="reference"></sup> Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc.), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc.), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc.) or even metals or cloth. The cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than sold.
For this challenge, you are just required to make the card to earn the participation prize... we are not going to be exchanging them, just sharing with everyone. But, the real purpose of an ATC is to make a mini piece of art to exchange with friends, family or other artists as collector items. Most do NOT contain pictures or snapshots, but images that convey a certain feeling or sentiment with words/quotes/phrases added for support - you can take a look at some of the ATC's that have been uploaded to our gallery here (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=657) for the ATC monthly challenges... or you can run a search for "Artist Trading Cards" and find numerous examples all across the web! Some are just outstandingly beautiful works of art on such a small platform! The challenge here is designed to get the regular scrapper outside of their comfort zones, and try out some "freestyle" art!!
Take a peek at this site here (http://www.atcsforall.com/) for more inspiration :DD
09-01-2010, 11:42 AM
thank you i've seen them a lot just never was sure about them. i was pretty close though :)
09-01-2010, 01:58 PM
Beautiful mini Julie
09-01-2010, 04:04 PM
The template is asking for a password to download it. Tried: template & ATC but alas no luck. lol
09-01-2010, 04:13 PM
Yes, a message has been sent to Julie, but she's in Aussie Land and I'm not quite sure what time it is there.... ??
09-01-2010, 08:32 PM
Grrrrrrrr, now I remember why I hate 4 shared, I didn't put a password on it, even I can't get it. I've uploaded it again to Mediafire. Sorry about that ladies
Thank you Kim for stepping in and letting the ladies know all about it.
09-01-2010, 11:54 PM
OOH! Another fun stop! i'll have to check my HD to see if i have any kits left before my compy crashed. What is the deadline for these?
09-02-2010, 04:32 AM
The deadline is the end of the month, so plenty of time.
09-02-2010, 10:33 AM
Here's mine, thanks for the template
09-02-2010, 03:29 PM
Here is mine,I used the template provided by jasjul as a guide.
09-02-2010, 10:53 PM
i've never done this, but wanted to try. i may add them to christmas presents later this year. i hope this is what you meant (i increased the size of the finished card to make it easier to see online; i hope i put it in the right gallery):
09-03-2010, 05:56 AM
here's mine Julie, this was lots of fun :)
09-03-2010, 03:29 PM
I made a 'calling card' for Catweazle, our 'stalking reporter' at the community paper. He has his own column, in which he discusses the news of his neighbourhood (from a cat's viewpoint, of course)
09-03-2010, 05:29 PM
09-03-2010, 05:58 PM
I used a paper from contestant 0135's kit Summer Harvest for this one
09-03-2010, 07:07 PM
here's my ATC card;
09-03-2010, 07:07 PM
here is mine
the gallery link
Here's my ATC. I used the June Mega Colab, June's First Blush
09-04-2010, 01:09 AM
I see deer (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64014&title=i-see-deer&cat=657)
09-05-2010, 11:53 AM
Here is my ATC Challenge Layout of my Great Grandmother
09-05-2010, 05:20 PM
09-06-2010, 08:24 AM
I look at ATC as wallet sized scrap pages
here is my adorable niece
09-06-2010, 07:36 PM
These are all wonderful! I am going to have to give it a try! Thanks for the template! here is mine
Butterfly Kisses (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64259&title=butterfly-kiss&cat=657)
09-06-2010, 08:27 PM
Here's my ATC:
09-06-2010, 09:44 PM
Love the ATCs - Here's mine:
09-06-2010, 09:49 PM
This was fun. Thanks.
09-07-2010, 03:17 AM
Thanks for the template - I'm going to give this a go - this is my first time at making one too ;)
Here's mine. A little bit of Shakespeare, even from a traagedy, always makes me smile! :)
To Sleep (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64317&title=to-sleep&cat=657)
09-07-2010, 04:20 PM
Here is mine! Thanks for the challenge..
09-08-2010, 01:41 AM
I've read about these and looked at them online, but I've never tried working on something so small. I'll try to give this a go this month and see what I can come up with.
Okay, I did it, my very first ATC card! It was very fun to do, I could get hooked on them! Thanks for hosting the challenge!
Gallery Link: http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64543&title=turn-21-turn-21-turn-21&cat=657
09-09-2010, 05:41 PM
Here is my ...man it was HARD to find this place once i left it. I just have a hard time finding these places after I leave them. how do you keep up with it?
09-10-2010, 08:26 AM
Here is mine. I used the Vintage Paris collab
09-10-2010, 01:39 PM
Here is my it may be in here two times but I am still trying! How do you get it to show up here?
09-10-2010, 03:18 PM
First ATC I've done. Addictive little art form. lol
09-10-2010, 07:51 PM
Here is mine A Little Rain (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64825&title=a-little-rain&cat=657)
09-10-2010, 09:50 PM
My very first ATC - had fun. Did not find a gallery specifically for this, so a general upload to the BD Celebration Gallery. Is there somewhere else I should upload this?
09-11-2010, 04:05 PM
here is my card http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=64873&nocache=1
09-12-2010, 02:19 AM
Here is mine:
09-12-2010, 12:15 PM
Really beautiful ATCs so far!!!!
09-13-2010, 04:03 AM
Here is Mine.
I used 2 Papers from Contestant NDC0136.
The Photograph was Mine
09-13-2010, 04:05 AM
Oops Forgot the Link (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=65206&nocache=1)
09-13-2010, 07:44 AM
This was really fun, I love to try new things. Thanks for the template. Here's mine:
09-15-2010, 06:48 PM
09-15-2010, 07:24 PM
Here is my very first Digital ATC Card :DD
Our Lilypond @ http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=65461&nocache=1
09-16-2010, 03:10 PM
This is fun and is my first ATC challenge as well. There are some beautiful ones in the gallery.
09-17-2010, 07:35 AM
Here is my contribution to the Birthday ATC challenge:
Enjoyed playing along. Thanks for the opportunity
09-17-2010, 06:45 PM
sounds interesting gonna give it a whirl
09-17-2010, 11:59 PM
Okay - I gave it a try - how does it look? Did I do it right?
Thanks for the template!
09-18-2010, 05:26 AM
Here's mine; http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/data/912/thumbs/atc_catchday_copy.png
Don't know why background turned black when I uploaded it.
09-19-2010, 10:02 PM
Here is my card for the Birthday Bash: http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=65813&title=bb-2010-atc-challenge&cat=657
09-20-2010, 06:12 PM
I am off to make my first one!
09-21-2010, 11:32 AM
Here you go, my first ATC card, hope I did it right.
09-22-2010, 08:14 PM
Here's my try at this challenge. Interesting working at such a small scale. Thanks for the template! http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=65952&title=joe-and-anna&cat=657
09-23-2010, 08:04 PM
Yippee!! I got one done, now my mom has her very own trading card! I can hear her now, "What'd you do THAT (http://www.digitalscrapbookingstudio.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=65986&title=shareen-27s-trading-card&cat=all) for?" I think she'll like it :)
09-24-2010, 06:28 AM
I have added my ATC
- also of my mother - to the gallery here:
Thanks for another fun challenge as well as for the template which was just to neat not to use.
09-27-2010, 04:50 PM
Here is mine :
09-28-2010, 11:52 AM
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