Thursday, February 24, 2011

Meljen's Challenge

Hello everyone!  Today is Thursday and that means it's time for a new challenge over on the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog.  Our challenge this week is to make an ATC (Artist Trading Card).  The only "rule" for an ATC is the size, which is 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

I have to tell you this is the first ATC I have ever made.  I usually make larger cards so working on something this small was no easy task for me.  I used Meljen's Designs' Noah's Ark, Noah's Loving Elephants, and Noah's Loving Lions on my ATC.  Given the size of this ATC, you can image how small those elephants and lions are.  Wow, I thought I was going to go blind trying to color and then cut out those tiny babies lol!  Anyway, I colored  my images with copics and colored pencils and cut everything out.  I die cut a scalloped oval nestie and stippled along the top of it to make my clouds.  Then it was simply a matter of layering all my images.  No frills, stickles, ribbon, lace or Glamour Dust ... do you know how hard this was for me?

Here's Melissa's newest release and you can find these adorable images at Whimsy Stamps.  Don't forget to stop by the Meljen's Designs Challenges and Inspiration Blog  to see what the rest of the talented DT have created and I hope you find the time to join in our challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by.

I'm entering my ATC in these challenges:
Allsorts Week 91  -  Inspired by Nature
Paper Romance Challenge 39  -  Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 47  -  Photo Inspiration

Stamps:  Meljen's Designs Noah's Ark, Noah's Loving Elephants, Noah's Loving Lions
Paper:  Bazzill
Other:  Copics, Caran d'Ache and Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol


  1. I cut a card last night that size and thought was a mistake. but you have confirmed that.. that is right. Good grief that is soooo tiny. My image covered the whole'll have to shrink it.
    Yours is fabulous,think I will just colour and leave cutting images that small to you.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Anita - This is fabulous - your technique looks so much like water colors that I can't believe it...LOVE This!

  3. That is so lovely! You should try it more often, it might be out of your comfort zone but it's beautiful!!!

  4. what a cute little ATC. love that image
    Lisa ;)

  5. Thats very cute, love the little image. Works so well for an atc.

  6. This is too cute Anita! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!!


  7. Great work; I always struggle with ATC's and haven't done one in years. Thought about taking your ATC and turning it into a card? I see people do that a lot and love it!

    Beautiful coloring and congrats for cutting out those little babes - WOW!!

  8. wow, anita, it might have been hard not to use some of your favourite supplies, but you have created an adorable ATC! maybe we'll see you making more of these?

  9. A fab card, I love the image
    Thanks for joining my nature challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  10. Cutest thing ever! Awesome coloring :)

    Thanks for joining Paper Romance this week!

    Sandra P

  11. Anita, this is so cute! I love how you put several of the images together!

  12. Absolutely adorable! Love the ark and animals! Thanks for playing a long with us at Penny's! :-) Amy

  13. Wonderful card! I love the scene you created.