ACT Challenge

ATC stands for Artists trading card which were originally given by artists as a sample of their works. They are bits of card that measure 3.5 x 2.5 inches exactly. You decorate one side using a range of techniques and then write on the back a title for it, the date and who its made by.


Sunday, 22 May 2011

Winner of 1st Challenge Anything goes

We have had some wonderful entrys, so big thanks to you all.  It was too hard to choose so I have let Mr Linky choose our winner so without further ado -

The Winner is ......................................................................... 

Email your addie over Clare and I will get the Prize sent to you hun  

 Well done

Hugs xx

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Our very 1st Challenge - Anything Goes

Hi everyone, 

Big thank you for supporting us all in this very new venture. Right with out further ado...............................

Our First Challenge

"Anything Goes"

As this is our first Challenge, we thought we would be easy with you all lol, so we have gone for the theme Anything goes.  So whatever you feel like doing for this challenge, as long as its a ATC, then you are there

So this Challenge was gonna be open for just a week, but we are gonna run with this theme for 3 weeks, there afters we are gonna go fortnightly.

We will be having prizes every fortnight and this Challenges Prize is


A Die Cuts With a View paper Stack 

A few notes for you all 

Please READ the rules that apply to all challenges


Please read the details for the requirement of

 the particular challenge.

Please do not back-link Challenges before start

 date of our challenge

You may enter our Challenge up to 6 times.

You must link us in your challenge.

We will only leave comments on Blogger,

 Wordpress or Facebook. You are still free to 

enter the Challenges, but we are unable to

 leave comments elsewhere.

If you are wanting to swap your atcs at all, then headover to Craftymess - ATC Swap Group this is the group that Caro runs.

I have chucked the Design Team in at the deep end, as some of them had only hours to make theirs !!!!

So heres what the Design Team have come up with

For my first ATC I decided to use a favourite technique - brayering.  I brayered some lovely inks onto the edges of my card, and then added some 'hills' using a torn paper mask.  Then I stamped my Lavinia fairy and butterflies in black, adding Sakura Stardust pen for a bit of bling.

this is one of a set of 4 I am curently making. All layers cut by hand & then layered and decoupaged with pinflair glue - angels with attitude they are called xx

made with colourcore paper - embossed then sanded!, added 'me to you' peel offs and sticker.


Image is from Ladybugcraftsink - 1st ATC in a series on FRIENDS, a set of unknown number at this time. To be reviewed

Fresh off the craft mat lol . Digi Imgae  coloured with pro markers and cut out . Backing paper, Mirri card and inked edge . Also a couple of crystals for a wee bit of bling x

           Made with collage sheet from Dezina World and purple ink from my stash

Made with stash chipboard Flower Fairie blue star hand drawn & cut,silver sparkle added

A big fat bee ATC. Bee stamp is from CArt-US , Flowers are Hero Arts using Aquamarkers instead of inkpads, background is smacked acetate technique (tutorial on my blog) and the word is a rub on. What can I say, except that the big fat bee spoke to me!

My "Anything Goes" Atc
The backing paper is from Basic Grey, the script/mens stamp is from Paperbags Studios.The fob watch stamp is an old one of mine that I think came from Craft stamper magazine as a freebie a few years ago.
(I did post this pic earlier,but now I've popped back on site,it's not here,lol! probably clicked on preview instead of post!

A little birdie told me... Base is covered haphazardly in silver coloured leaf and then coloured with alcohol inks, a piece of tissue paper stamped with a hessian background stamp has been glued on and a sentiment added, a scrap of glittered paper (handmade using pva glue, tissue paper, glass paint and glitter), a decoupaged bird covered in glossy accents, some punched leaves to make a branch and finally some lace coloured to match with alcohol inks. Stamps used are from Hero Arts and Dimension Forth.

I didn't know which atc to choose to put on so I got my DH to pick and he chose the easter one.
I brayered the background with a big n juicy pad and decoupaged the eggs, stuck some ribbon on and some puffy heart stickers.

I used a large flower punch for this and used a nice pastel background on the ATC back and on top of that the backing paper. This let the blue show from the flower punch. A few nice simple gems to accentuate the flower. A little ribbon and flower gems to finish.

My first ATC for the challenge. I used ribbon, printed image and dimensional magic I also used black stickles on her boots. This is one of my favourite ATC's 

Well for the first Challenge Anything goes, I have taken some alcohol inks and inked the baking of the ATC, I then stamped and embossed some cogs, punched some holes and threaded some chain through, attached a Tim Holtz Ticket and some metal tags which i stamped with alcohol inks and cogs again.

Background done using distress inks, stamped image coloured with pro-markers and cut out & decoupaged onto the ATC

Lets let the mess begin !!!!

Add your ATC to Mr Linky below and we will follow to have a lookie

Enjoy and Good Luck