Wednesday, February 17, 2010

ADSR ~ Challenge 4...and a little drama

Challenge 4 is brought to us by Digitals and it stirred up a bit of a hornets nest among the contestants...

The challenge is to create 2 ATC's (Artist Trading Cards), one about something or someone you love and the other honoring your ADSR partner. These ATC's are little, only 2.5" x 3.5". They are supposed to be mini-works-of-art, mini layouts, mini whatever... Now, I've never done one before so I had to do a little research. Some are very artsy, sometimes with photos, maybe a little journaling, some are very whimsical, some vintage, sometimes they look just like a layout...pretty much whatever the artist decides.

So we each make 2, collaborate to make one preview and upload. No biggie, right? Oh brother!!... WRONG!!! I started reading some of the posts in the forum and I am always amazed at how much people can find to nit-pick and complain about something that they voluntarily signed up for and get rewarded with free stuff for playing...geesh!

Now, there is a reason I've never done an ATC before...waste of time ranks among the top. BUT, I feel they are still a viable part of digital scrapbooking and they have a legitimate place in this race. This is the Amazing Digi-Scrapping Race...not the Amazing Digi-Layouts Only Race! ATC's may not be my favorite, but I can see now why people like them. It's just like brag books, badge albums, or hybrid...not my preferred format, but if we all liked the same thing this would be a pretty boring world.

ADSR is a "challenge"...that means that we're not always going to get what we want and it's not going to be cake-walk. That is the whole reason I signed up in the first place...I wanted to be pushed out of my creative box and out of my comfort zone. I chose to embrace this challenge and I'm pretty happy with what I came up with...I may just print my little ATC's out :-)

Off my soapbox now...

So...I bet you want to see our cards, right? SURE you do!!!

Ok...I think Kim and I may be long-lost sisters or something because we share half a brain! We didn't discuss the challenge prior to both completing our cards...and how funny we both created cards about parents (well, my parents, her in-laws, but close enough)...and notice the butterfly's in our cards for each other???

Now we have to wait until Sunday for the next challenge...I am really looking forward to it! Thanks for looking...oh, and the image is clickable is you want a better view or need to get your hands on some of the cool stuff we used.

1 comment:

CraftCrave said...

Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Scrapbooking Challenges and Competitions category today (look for timestamp: [18 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

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