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5 January 2009

CHALLENGE 26~ Small is Beautiful

Well I thought we would start of with creations that are small
I love ATC's I also love Tags so I have put together
A Tag, An ATC, and a 4"x4" Card
For the Tag I cut the shape which was just an oblong and then cut a boat shape for the top
I covered both parts with Vellum,added an eyelet and tassle and then found a ready made topper

For my ATC I printed 2 different sheets of backing papers and the image all from TEENTASTIQUE CD7 from http://www.ooh-la-la-creations.com/
ATC Artist Trading Cards are individual art miniatures which pass hand to hand, the only rule for these cards is their 2.5 by 3.5 inch size (64 x 89 mm),First, an ATC mustn't be sold, only exchanged, as the whole essence of these tiny works of art is about artists meeting (by correspondence or online if need be) and exchanging their works, thus meeting many artists and getting exposed to many personal styles. Second, on the back of each ATC the artist writes part or all of the following information: name, contact information, title of the ATC and number (1/8, 2/8...) if it's part of an edition. By definition ATCs are made in limited numbers, often no more than one of a kind. Unique ATCs are called originals; sets of identical ATCs are called editions and are numbered; sets of ATCs that are based on one theme but that are different are called series.
I covered the base card with the first backing paper and tore a strip from the second paper and used an ink pad to colour the edge,attached this to ATC,wrapped some black velvet ribbon across the strip and added a flower and some gems
Mounted the Image and added punched corners and brads


And last but not least a 4"x4" Collage card

I hope you can join in with our first challenge of 2009
Please leave a link to your own creation so we can all come along and admire them
We look forward to seeing what you come up with
Wendi & Emma

9 comments:

a portland granny said...

What is an ATC? I'm assuming it means small??

a portland granny said...

Thank you for the great explanation of ATC! I hadn't even heard about that avenue of stamping!

tiggertastic said...

my entry is here

thanks for looking

Sarah x

Maritza said...

You can see my entry here

http://maritza66.blogspot.com/2009/01/small-is-beautiful.html

Thanks for looking

Ann Whitfield said...

I've gone down the ATC route:
Here it is
Thanks for looking
Ann x

Liz, said...

Here is my card for this weeks great challenge.

Thanks for looking X

Daisychain said...

Welcome back girls. Great challenge and lovely samples to start the new year off with. You can find my entry here -

http://daisychain-daisychain.blogspot.com/

Thanks for looking
Hugs Christine x

Beryl (bik59) said...

This is my first ATC so thank you very much for this challenge cos I keep putting off trying to have a go at them. I hope you like it you will find it Here


Beryl x

Hazel said...

Even though it's late (I've already done the next challenge) I thought I'd link this twinchie I made