Tuesday 31 March 2015

ATP Exchange - April challenge

Hello! We hope you are having  a beautiful and creative week. What about a new  ATP Exchange challenge? We have changed the rules and it's format a little bit so please make sure you know them before you enter. All rules can be found here and on the right sidebar of our blog.

Our new challenge is very simple and we think it gives you the possibility to create in your own style. All you have to do is to create an Artist Trading Card inspired by Trading Post.

This ATP Exchange challenge is a mixed-media challenge, and we do not require you to use any specific technique or products so just spread your creative wings and have fun.

A Trading Post was the name given to an original American place or establishment where the trading of goods took place and was the inspiration behind the name Artist Trading Post. We thought it would be an interesting challenge to interpret this term into a unique work of art in the form of an ATC. 

Here's how an original Trading Post looked like:


To give you more inspiration we decided to provide you with a mood board:

And there is even more. Here is our special Pinterest board for this challenge, to help you even more!

• Please note that it's a very wide brief and we are not expecting everyone to do an ATC with an old shop on it, but to seek ideas and inspiration from the words, the content, the atmosphere of such a place. Below are some of samples we both made:


Product suggestion for this challenge:

• The prize for this challenge is a set of new Prima Watercolor Pencils and guest designer spot on our blog. Read more about prizes and the way we are going to choose winners here.

If you are entering our challenge and would like to share this badge on your blog, please copy the text below and paste to a html gadget.

To celebrate our first challenge in the new format we decided to organize an ATC Swap. If you wish to participate then let us know by leaving a comment below this blog post after adding your entry to the Inlinkz list below. We will share more details about this ATC Swap in the last week of April. 

You have time until 21st April to share your ATC with us.

Friday 27 March 2015

{ New products for February and March }

Hello! Hope you are all ready for some inspiration. We have already prepared a new challenge and  a giveaway for you! We will also have amazing Guest Designers and Artists and loads of inspirations on our blog so please stay tuned - April is going to be fabulous. But before we start let us share some of new products that we added to the shop on February and March. We're pretty sure everyone will find something interesting.

 PaperArtsyEclectica³, JOFY, Lynne Perrella and Hot Picks stamps. 10 new colours and two Limited Editions of Fresco Finish paints. (some of PA products are out of stock at the moment, they are due back into stock early next week) 

 Dina Wakley Media - new stamps and stencils perfect for adding some artistic touches to your works.

• Three new colours of Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink:

• Over 20 new Catalyst tools!

• New Prima Finnabair products we all love! Micro Beads, Mica, Glass Glitter, cling and clear stamps and bunch of her new stencils.

• Good value sets of watercolour pencils from Prima:

• And of course seven new colours of Color Bloom Sprays!

• Two new colours of Distress Inks - pads and Re-Inkers. (Third one is coming very soon!)

• Tim Holtz Layering Stencils...

• ...and brand new Tim Holtz stamps from Stampers Anonymous:

• The Crafter's Workshop stencils in two different sizes:

• Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils:

• And much much more...

We hope you like our new products. If there's anything you would like us to stock please email us with your suggestions