Every Monday there is a new challenge posted on the PID yahoo group and you can choose to make an atc and/or something else. There are photo albums set up for each challenge - one for atcs and one for misc items - and you upload your entries to them for the challenge. You also have the choice to mingle out your pieces if you'd like. Each challenge runs for 2 weeks and then those who signed up to mingle their pieces out find out who to mail their piece(s) to.
I made this ATC and tag for the theme "Winter Beauty". The background of both pieces start the same way.... rub Distress ink on a craft sheet, spray with water, lay your paper into it, dry, and repeat if you want. For both of these I first used Distress ink broken china, dried it, and then used Distress ink faded jeans. The tag is a manilla tag and the atc started with white cardstock. After I dried the ink on the tag I sponged just alittle bit of gesso here and there. I cut out the collage image and had it ready... added Goldens light molding paste to the bottom of the tag, layed the girl over it and pressed in the part of the image that overlapped the paste, sprinkled glitter over the paste, dumped off the excess and let the past dry.... added a piece of lace to the top of the tag, stamped the word beautiy with blue ink... I got a line of ink on the tag from the corner of the stamp and so proceeded to add more lines of ink along both sides just like it was supposed to be there - it actually worked out quite well. The snowflakes were punched from white shrink plastic, shrunk, and glued on the tag with Glossy Accents. For the atc, after the ink was dry I sponged some gesso on all the edges, stamped a Tim Holtz atc image (Ornate Collages set) with Distress Ink broken china, dried it, stamped the Tim Holtz music image over the atc with Brilliance white ink - the white is very subtle but you can see it in real life especially as the atc is tipped. Added lace along the edge of the atc, cut out the collage image and added it. Stamped beauty on a scrap of the background, glued a Tim Holtz fragment over it with Glossy Accents, cut it out, edged the piece with silver Krylon and added it to the ATC. Snowflakes were punched from white cardstock, added to the atc, and a white sticky-backed pearl added to the center of each one.