Tuesday, March 30, 2010



You and your friends are invited to enter our first annual Artist Trading Card contest sponsored by EARMARK Purrductions Creative Studios.

Artist trading cards are miniature works of art, always 2½ x 3½" (6 x 9 cm), and are traded by all ages. So if you're a teacher, or a parent what a great way to get the kids involved!!

The cards can be about anything and made with any media, materials, or techniques, just as long as they remain 2½ x 3½" (6 x 9 cm).

It’s all up to the individual participant how they create the card.

Your ATC could make the world of difference in the lives of families and youths affected by mental illness.
We respect that Artist Trading Cards are traded and not sold, so all we ask is for is a small donation along with your contest entry.  The funds raised will be used by Parents’ Lifeline of Eastern Ontario (PLEO) http://www.pleo.on.ca/.  They’re a voluntary, non-profit self-help group assisting parents and families of children being treated for mental illness.

We also understand that some ATCers may find it difficult to donate any monetary amount.  You are still encouraged to enter this contest since your entry is a donation in its own merit!

All of the funds raised will be used for a program known as THE SOURCE. Through this program, PLEO provides recreation and socialization for 16 to 25 year olds living with mental illness.

Please visit http://www.earmark-decorative-painting-studio.com/artist-trading-card-contest.html for all of the contest details.  Or contact Cheryl at 613-832-4099 to have the contest details and form mailed to you.

Mail your ATCs to ATC CONTEST, EARMARK Studio, 3152 Stonecrest Road, RR2, Dunrobin, Ontario, Canada, K0A 1T0

All ATCs will be featured in an online Gallery where visitors will enjoy the artwork and can place their votes.  As well, the ATCs will be exhibited at the Royal Ottawa Hospital for viewing and voting in late July, 2010.

A small work of art + a small donation = you made a huge difference in a family’s life.

With gratitude,

Cheryl Poulin
EARMARK Purrductions Creative Studios