Happy August! Can you believe that after August there are only four more months until the end of the year? Where does the time go?
I know we can all get really busy – especially busy doing things for others so this month I wanted you to focus on a little “me time”. For this challenge I would like you to go buy yourself a package of those little Dove “Silky Smooth” chocolates that are individually wrapped in pretty foil. Get your favorite whether it is dark chocolate with almonds, chocolate caramel, milk chocolate … whatever your favorite is (remember you are treating yourself!!). Now for the fun part … pick one and eat it (if you are dieting, have a friend eat one for you) but save the wrapper. Inside the foil wrappers are little quotes, sayings and challenges. That is what I want you to scrap! Take whatever that saying is and let your imagination flow onto your ATC! NOW, if you happen to live in an area where Dove chocolates are not available send me a message here on the forum because my wonderful hubby has happily volunteered to pick a chocolate from the bowl here at our home, savor the chocolate for you, and I can pm you what your scrapping message says.
Keep in mind that part of the beauty of ATCs is that you don't have to use 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 ppi) to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org for the swap. The cards will be due to me by Friday August 28th, and I'll try to get the collection sent to you Saturday August 29th.
If you need extra help creating your cards, here are some great products made especially for ATCs:
ATC Backgrounds Paper Biggie
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
Also, don't forget that with a little bit of re-sizing, many of the Pocket Life products may be used for ATCs.
I’m excited about this swap and can’t wait to see what your creative minds come up with for the sayings you find as you savor the chocolate you deserve!!