Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Back 2 months ago in February I was invited to join a small card crafting club in Facebook that makes either greeting cards or ATCs. Each month the administrator/moderators create 10 events and to stay active in the group you must participate in at least 1 event each month. I signed up for just 1 event in February then 2 events in March, and now 3 events in April!!!! The same admin prepare the swap partners' list for each event. Group ownership took a change and then a name change occurred for this private group (was Card Crafting Club and now is For the Love of Cards).
This posting is to share the Black and White event. I first decided to tackle making an ATC and then decided because they're little that I might as well make 4. However I'm only showing 3. 1 was personalized so I'm not showing.
The 2 with the color puffy alphas are not going to my swap partner. Haven't decided who these will be sent to, so it's nice to have something extra made and ready to mail. With the event being black and white ONLY, the ATC with black 'hi' alphas is the one being mailed to my assigned club member.
ATCs in black and white=
Some design and vendor notes:
a. ATC size is the 2.5" x 3.5" dimensions
b. black and white buffalo check/plaid paper is from The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby
c. the 2 paper washi tapes are Pen + Gear
d. cording and alphas are stash items; and also the cardstocks
and then since I like to do more, I made a black and white greeting card to also send to my assigned swap receiver --
Hopefully my For the Love of Cards group swapee likes these. Now I have to get busy and make something with circles on it and then I get to do one with finger painting! Messy playtime!
This swap event of black and white was a good mental challenge for me. I was having some brain scrambling trying to figure out how to have texture, layers, varying scale in the patterns, and enough visual contrast of black and white.
challenge blogs and other Facebook groups where I'll share the card or the ATC:
a. Make My Monday challenge blog; Use Washi Tape theme requirement; [my ATC has 2 different tapes used on an angle; NEW follower
b. Crafty Calendar Challenge; April 2022; Anything But Square; [rectangle= for both; will focus on ATC]; NEW follower
c. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge blog; April 17th; anything goes
d. Paper, Paper, Paper & DT Calls group in FB; sharing site for crafters, DT members, challenge blog owners....
e. For the Love of Cards group in FB; this black and white ATC and greeting card for one of 10 events for April 2022; I've signed up for 3 of the 10....
f. Mixed Media Creativity group in FB; ink outlining around the open alphas on the tag, ink stamping, ink/marker to add black to the white ribbon, use of paperclip; on the ATC= use of cording, washi tapes, vinyl alphas
Crafting in the USA heartland,
these are not for a DT commitment or for either one of my own new challenge blogs
personal crafting blog= Becca's Heart for Creativity
challenge blogs= FarmQuest Challenge Blog and Heart's Quest Challenge Blog