Challenges are good for me .. it gets me thinking outside the little box that I have going on in my head that says cards, layouts, cards, layouts, cards, layouts .. you get it.
A challenge always inspires me even if it can be frustrating or intimidating.
A while back .. gosh, probably a year or more .. we had an ATC swap challenge over at LSHD. I freaked out about it ... working with such a small space (2 1/2 inches x 3 1/2 inches) was VERY intimidating to me .. especially when I needed to include a paper piecing on it. I really had a lot of fun with that challenge.... so much .... that I suggested this challenge for this week! :)
HERE is a good link to learn about Artist Trading Cards (ATC).
Here are 3 ATC's that I've created for this week.
You can find all the details on this challenge, as always, on the DT blog HERE.
Here are some close ups of each of the cards:
I am really happy on how each of these turned out.
I actually broke into a pack of paper that I've been hoarding for that 'perfect' paper to create these. I'll admit it .. that as I was cutting these tiny pieces from a large 12x12 paper I was having a bit of a heart attack .. eek! But .. I have never been happier with the results and I DO NOT regret breaking through that plastic wrapping at all! :)
Now ... anyone want to swap with me? I'd love to actually swap these. Let me know by sending me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!!
For this project I used the following products:
1. Paper pack from Three Bugs in a Rug - "Blast Off"
2. Paper piecing patterns from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs - "To the Moon"
3. Trendy twine - "Lemon Tart"
4. Misc. Clearsnap Colorbox chalk inks
6. Rhinestones from Want2Scrap
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Hope to see you on the LSHD FB page participating in our challenge this week.