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27 February 2016

Life is what you make it

The Alpha Challenge at The Craft Barn is a year long creative challenge,
using a letter from the alphabet every two weeks as inspiration. 

The next letter (as it is not being done in alphabetical order) is
& we must include a definition of our chosen word.

I am making a set of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) for this challenge.

I have chosen the word
Artist Trading Card (ATC)
One of the key factors of Resilience,
which is my chosen theme for my art this year,
is realistic optimism,
making conscious decisions to turn negatives into positives.

Understanding that with each and every experience,
you can learn valuable lessons.

Ultimately, life is what you make it.

The words were cut from the same old book that I use as a resource for my work.

I love searching through it to find just the right words.

The image of the girl is from The Graphics Fairy.

The patterned paper is by K & Company.

This ATC will have a place in my Art Journal for Week 8.


  1. She is a cutie and has a wonderful look of contemplation. I love the colors and the minimalism of this ATC.

  2. This is an extremely impressive piece of art and a great word for the Craft Barn challenge, too. I like the simple beauty of the ATC and the swirls in the upper corner add that perfect touch needed for a great composition.

  3. What a striking image! Love your ATC and the sentiment it contains.

  4. Adorable image for a great ATC!

  5. Love this. Very striking. Hugz

  6. Such a gorgeous image - she looks wise beyond her years.

  7. Wow, beautiful ATC, love that little girl!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge!
    Jane x

  8. A beautiful image and perfect atc.