January 4, 2012

                            This is a Bonus week at Friendship's Garden and the challenge is to make a

(aka Artists Trading Card)
With a vintage children's theme!

Artists Trading cards have been popular for a long time, and the styles and types are as varied as the 'artists' who make them! If you aren't familiar with them, the main 'rule' is that it must be the size of a playing card - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". I've included some links where you can find out more about them HERE, HERE, and HERE.

So you have one week to make your ATC(s) and get them linked up. As usual with 'bonus week' challenges, if you make one that just blows the Garden Girls away, we will feature you and possibly invite you to be guest designer on a future challenge.

I found a wonderful (free) vintage little girl and used some paper and embelishment that I had in my stash to make this cute little card..

And remember ... this is a NO STAMPING ZONE! You can use small stamped accents or a sentiment, but the main image or focus of your ATC's can not be stamped! If you use a digi-stamp, it must be pre-colored, and not one that you colored yourself.
Now, get busy and make some ATC's, they really are addictive to make so if you make more than one, that is fine, too!!!

1 comment:

Dr. Mary said...

Those little butterflies are perfect! Thanks for such an awesome theme, I had fun :)