Saturday, February 17, 2018

Week 2 {And The Chickens} of Janis' Birthday Celebration!

You can read all about Janis' birthday celebration here and see my week one All Those Cats ATCs here.  If you missed week 1, no worries as you have ALL month to whip up some ATCs and enter! Yeah, I went a tad crazy with the cats and entered four - you can see my post here.

What are ATC's? ATC stands for Artist Trading Cards.  There are no requirements to make them {unless you are participating in a swap or, in this case, Janis' second theme is And The Chickens} EXCEPT they must be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", the same size as a standard playing card or trading card.

For this week, Janis choose All Those Chickens. Sense a theme here? Anyway, this one had me seriously brainstorming.  I have NO chicken stamps, no chicken paper, no chicken anything. Then the light bulb went off - I do have roosters! Aren't they technically chickens?!?  I'm not sure, but I am sure that Janis will adore my ATC.

I'm not going to go into detail about how I made each one; it's fairly self explanatory but, if you have any questions, just ask! 

Never Dull Your Sparkle

What I Used to make my Rooster ATC:
DCWV Tie Dye Stack {discontinued but available}
Darice Clouds Embossing Folder, #1217-53
Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die, #LF613
Dresden Roosters {red foil & white paper}
Computer Generated Saying 

Once I found the chicken roosters, the hardest part was deciding what font to use for the sentiment.  I'm sort of a font junkie and I have entirely too many.  I ended up using Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly, but it took me about two days to decide! Oh well - I think I chose the perfect font for this ATC. 

I hope you join the birthday celebration over at Her Peaceful Garden; get out those scraps and make some ATCs! They really are addicting and I think limiting yourself to the tiny canvas stretches your creativeness.  I appreciate your stopping by and stay tuned for more fabulous ATCs. Thanks! Christi

I am entering my And The Chickens ATC in the following challenges:
Her Peaceful Garden - And The Chickens
Pixies Crafty Workshop - #320, Use Snippets
A Bit More Time to Craft - #62, Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - #360, Anything Goes


  1. I'm really like making ATC's right now also and i love chickens! This Rocks!

  2. Yes, roosters should count! This is great and I love the sparkly font!

  3. Oh this ATC is such fun Christi! And roosters are all part of the chicken family aren't they? As are hens :)


    Di xx

  4. Great ATC, love the touch of sparkle x

  5. Cool ATC, Christi and I just love the sentiment and font!

  6. Roosters definitely count, Christi!!! I LOVE roosters.

    Don't tell my hens, but I think my rooster, Freddy, is my favorite of my little flock of chickens. Lots of people with backyard chickens prefer to not have a rooster unless they are wanting to raise chickies....but I love to hear him crow and to watch him showing his hens a succulent patch of earthworms. He protectively roosts just inside the door of the henhouse and is a very gentle and well-behaved rooster....not to mention that he is quite handsome with his lovely tail feathers and large comb. Totally love him. <3

    I absolutely adore this ATC and love how you made the flashy rooster stand out with that fabulous red foil....WOW!! The font is perfect for this and I love the sparkly rhinestone bling, too!! The subtle cloud dry embossing really adds to the look. Fabulous ATC!!

    Thank you so much for joining in my ATC BD party!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Great idea! Love the creation! xThanks for playing with us at Through The Craftroom Door ATG Challenge! Looking forward to seeing you again next time and good luck!
    Sunila & Aditi- DT
    Dots to Lines

  8. Love the sentiment you chose, perfect! Great ATC!


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