Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Thank you for joining us for our Nautical Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.
We also have a special challenge for children between the ages of 2 and 16! CLICK HERE or on the logo to go directly to the challenge page
This week we are challenging you to
Make An Artist Trading Card
Artist trading cards (ATCs) are miniature pieces of art that are traded around the world. The only official rule for ATCs is the size: 2.5″ x 3.5″.
As always the lovely Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a fabulous $50 voucher to spend in their super fantastic online store! You have to be in it to win it!
Remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love
Barbara loves the ATCs in a special way because her creative journey started with them!! She created a series of three for this challenge! Paper dolls, Distress oxide, Tim Holtz mini stencil set 25 are the ingredients!
Emma really enjoyed creating her very first ATC’s and gathered many tiny items from her stash to make these miniature pieces of artwork. She added Paper Dolls as a focal point and layered them over the top of the Mini Globe die cut and some Snippets Ephemera pieces.
Macarena made her first ever set of ATCs which she loved and will surely continue with this small artistic form. She kept the set in galactic purples using Seedless Preserves and Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Inks. She built the background with circles from Simon Says Stamp Ring Frame die and Simon Says Stamp Running With Your Heart stamps for sentiment and tiny stars. She finished them with trusted Paper Dolls.
Maura pulled out her Stampers Anonymous Classic stamp set #14 from her stash to make a pair of ATC’s, using the Stencil Girl ATC Mixup stencil and Carabelle Studio’s Texture plate Collage Lettres et Chiffres.
Sandra is one of the newbies at ATC making as well and she had a blast making such small pieces of art to swap. For the background she used Distress Oxides as well as for the Garden Greens to create a bit of botanical feel.
So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!
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You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in
We will also be choosing a selection of our entries to put in the spotlight – a special honor where we talk about why we loved that entry in particular and award a special badge too! For the full rules, read the “challenge rules” posted in the side-bar here on our blog.