9.14.2009

ABC Inspiration Challenge: Bonus Project

Last week, I received this amazing ATC kit, Lollipop Guild, in the mail from Studio Calico. I love this kit! Everything in it is geared towards ATC cards. What is an ATC card? According to Wikipedia, an atc is:
Artist Trading Cards (or ATCs) are miniature works of art about the same size as modern baseball cards, or 2 ½ X 3 ½ inches (6cm X 9cm), small enough to fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets. The ATC movement developed out of the mail art movement and has its origins in Switzerland. Cards are produced in various media, including dry media (pencils, pens, markers, etc), wet media (watercolor, acrylic paints, etc), paper media (in the form of collage, papercuts, found objects, etc). The cards are usually traded or exchanged rather than sold.
My 'ABC Inspiration Challenge' is exactly this...miniature works of art. This Lollipop Guild kit is perfect for this project and I was excited to receive it and play with it. This weeks card is a bonus card...I just played with the kit contents instead of focusing on a letter for this weeks card. It's something extra and fun to add to my carousel of art projects.

I took the mini papers included in the kit and added some diecuts, tied the gem on with string, and sewed some ribbon onto the card. My favorite thing about the kit, is the exclusive, limited edition stamp from Studio Calico. Their stamps are amazing! I love them! I stamped the 'ATC' stamp on the back of the card (the right hand side of the stamp was left off - wanted the image to go off the page a bit). I wrote my info down in the card and added a star die-cut that was included in the kit.

I loved playing with this kit! If you want a fun kit that includes great colors and products that are just PERFECT for this 'ABC Challenge' project, jump over there and grab it before it is sold out. It's amazing!

I going to go play with this kit some more today! I am also working on a layout inspired by this color scheme...and using this awesome school alphabet stamp from Studio Calico on it as well. (The kit with the stamp is sold out  but the stamp will be up in their shop in 2 months...mark your calendars!) I will finish my layout and share it this week as well.

Have a wonderful Monday! :)

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

I so love ATC's and this little kit is very fun and inviting.

laura vegas said...

i havn't started any of these yet robyn .. but love the idea of creating little teeny tiny works of art. just for fun. and then they could always be used on layout down the road. this new one is adorable ... i love that just chillin collection!

ShellyJ said...

Fabulous!