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.


Monday, 26 September 2011

25th Sept - 9th October Challenge What Little Boys are made of or Anything Goes

Thank you to everyone who took part in our last Challenge all your entries were fantastic. We look forward to seeing your creations again this fortnight and hope you will be able to join us.

Here is a selection of ATC's from our very talented DT Team.


My ATC is made using a stamp of little boy and his dog, christmas paper with trees and edges inked


A simple ATC with a good contrast between the main image and the background. Black and white ribbon and black border peeloffs for the border. Very simple, very male lol.


A sained background, with some parts embossed wit hclear powder - to give texture, then stamped with ship image and little pearls added and 3 eyelets added

For this challenge I've dug out one of my favourite sets of stamps - Reading Relish by Rogue Redhead Designs. I stamped the little boy and books in Stampin' Up Early Expresso and added colour with Derwent Studio pencils. For the background I stamped the pencils from Lost Coast in SU Crumb Cake and again added coloured pencil.

For this male themed ATC I have chosen to use the SU set Totally Tool .
On top of a covering of DSP I paper pieced the tools with only the sentiment that came with the screwdriver added at bottom of tools .Markers and coloured pencils used .

Here is mine i hope you like ... wanted to use that wee snail stamp for ages :D

Most boys I knew when I was growing up loved the Circus,dreaming of becoming a Ring Master or Lion or two favoured becoming a clown, some actually achieved this without ever joining a circus,lol.

Lisa Sparkle

My ATC uses a favourite technique- stamping onto an old book page. I also used a favourite Stampotique stamp. The image is highlighted and coloured with glaze gel pens and white gel pen.

Judie will announce the winner's of our last two challenges very soon, the prizes will also be put up, so we hope that you will bear with us and continue to make your lovely creations.

Please also remember we are an ATC Challenge Blog, so only enter your ATC's

Thank you

Sunday, 11 September 2011

11th Sep - 10th Challenge Anything goes or something that represents you

Thank you to everyone who took part in the last challenge, here is what our DT team have created.

What says 'ME' more than an escaping elephant, LOL. This is one of my favourite type of projects, stamping (of course), and lots of masking.


I just love spooky stuff and Halloween so this ATC is something that would represent me.


I would say something Red and daring best describes me, forget the little black dress lol ATC made with a stamped image, gel pens have been used to give a bit of glitz and some silver gems to show the frill off at the bottom xx

"Something that Represents Me"...I really like this theme,it has given me the opportunity to use my new stamp again. If ever there was a stamp that represents me,this is it....I love fishing, also I am single,so I could very well be called the same as this lady.....a fisher of men, lol.

I just love the whole goth thing, music, vampires and colours. If I had dark or black hair I would of loved to have it like this.


This ATC is so me because it's a combination of loads of things I love....Sparkly ribbon, stamps, ink, paper and the UTEE embelishment was a bit of an experiment which is me as I love to try doing something different with the crafting things I have.

Judie will announce the winner from last Challenge soon, she will also put the new prize up xx