Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fun ATC Challenge - CLOSED!

So, here's a fun (I hope) challenge for you - while tidying up in my sewing room today, one of the things I did was cut a lot of miscellaneous old reject projects and so on into bases to make ATCs with. I ended up with a LOT of bases (i.e. 2.5x3.5" rectangles). I've done a quick count and I reckon there are at least 150 in there. Some are just fabric, some have wadding between two layers of fabric, some have pelmet vilene in between - depends on what they used to be.



basket of ATC bases waiting to be used; sample selection of various ATC bases


So, here's the challenge - I will send 5 assorted ATC bases and a little tiny zipper bag of embellishments to the first 10 people who are interested. You will need to use one of the bases to make an ATC to send back to me - I don't mind in the least how you use it - you can sew, paint, embellish, felt, staple :), whatever. I would just like you to use it as the base for an ATC, the rest of which will be of your personal inclination. The other four, you can do with as you like. I don't mind if you use any of the embellishments on the card or not (they will probably mostly be sequins and small beads as that's what I have the most of!). ATCs are due back to me by end of September or so. I'm not too fussed - this is for fun. If it's popular, I might run another round in the autumn in honour of my birthday (yep, the big 4-0) in November.

So, any takers?

[edited to say, sorry, I've had 10 people already - in about 2 hours - wow! But I promise we'll do it again before long]

19 comments:

Teresa said...

Sounds like a challenge, I'd love to have a go Kate
I made some atcs years ago, and it would be nice to get back into them.
Thanks for the inspiration

ANNA said...

definately yes please kate!! If I write twice would i get two sets???? >) only teasing.

Ann J said...

It's ages since I swapped FPCs or ATCs, so would love to join in !!

jovaliquilts said...

I have never made an ATC, but I'm up for the challenge! Your trees have inspired me. Count me in, thanks!

jovaliquilts said...

Forgot to say -- love your new header!

Paula said...

Well, I'm interested in the challenge. My only problem??? I've never seen an ATC. I wouldn't begin to know how to make one.

If you could send a completed one as an example along in the baggie, it would help. I would return it along with the one I make for you. If it's too much trouble, I understand. I suppose I'm a bit sheltered here! LOL

Doreen K. said...

Sounds fun. Count me in.

Julie said...

You're surprised to see me here, I can tell, lol Yes please, I'd like to join in. Your tree ATC are beautiful, I really like them.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Oooh! Pick me! Pick me!

I've never made one but I can't wait to try.

Thanks!

artisbliss said...

Am I number 10? If so, count me in!

Guzzisue said...

sorry I missed the top ten, maybe next time :-(

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Bummer! $#@* job! Sorry I missed the fun. Can't wait to see what you receive!

Sunny said...

What is an ATC? Sorry to be out of the loop.

pincushionpoints said...

Sorry I missed the top 10. I haven't tried ATC's yet, but I see them in my near future.

McIrish Annie said...

Shucks sorry I missed out on your challenge!! YOur tree cards are fabUlous and the manhole well, it belongs in an art gallery. seriously! you did a great job!! I especially like the quilting. thanks for sharing the process with us

Wil Opio Oguta said...

That was fast. Sorry to have missed this one, maybe next time.

blackbearcabin said...

How fun...i look forward to seeing what these ladies create! Ive never made an ATC but i sure love the ones you send and rcv. What a neat idea...and a great way to use those UFO's lying around.
cheers~
lisajo

Gunnels blog said...

Sorry, I been late :-(
It´s seems like a fun challenge, maybe next time!

Helen in the UK said...

I'm WAY behind on reading blogs!! Sounds like a great challenge though, so if you do it again in the future I'd love to give it a go :)