Hello, and Happy New Year to everyone!
Well, I must confess, I didn’t have any ideas ready for this month’s swap until I was reading a post in yesterday’s Bingo game by Barbara (BarbaraC1977), who by the way, is our new MOM for January.
Barbara had mentioned she was getting ready to go get a haircut, and it reminded me that I really, really do need to get my hair cut – it’s on my to-do list lol. Anyway, thinking about getting my hair cut led me to thinking about hats; I don’t know why, because I don’t normally wear hats. Then thinking about hats, I started thinking about other accessories that we love such as shoes, purses, scarves and jewelry. That gave me the idea for this month’s ATC theme – Accessories!
So, you may use any kind of accessories you wish, just create a card with them and make it pretty for everyone to ooooh and aaaah over. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!
As always, remember part of the beauty of ATCs is that you don't have to include a photo if you don't have one you would like to use; though you may certainly use photos if you wish to. You can create a card with digital embellishments, brushes, word art, papers, styles/actions or just anything you have in your stash.
You may create as many cards as you would like, just please remember to sign and date each card. Upload them to the Artist Trading Cards - Digital & Hybrid Gallery and email the full resolution copy (750 x 1050 pixels at 300 dpi) to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for the swap. The cards will be due to me by Friday January 31st, and I'll try to post a new challenge on or around Saturday February 1st.
If you need extra help creating your cards, here are some great products made especially for ATCs:
ATC Backgrounds Paper Biggie
ScrapSimple Alpha Templates: Collage ATC
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: ATC Shadows 12601
ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Artist Trading Cards
ScrapSimple Craft Templates: Artist Trading Cards 2
Printable Art and Crafts Sheet: ATC - The Robin
Value Pack: Artist Trading Cards
In addition to the above products, don't forget that with a little bit of re-sizing, many of the Pocket Life products may be used for ATCs.
Special thanks to our MOM for the inspiration!