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Zhenechka
02-23-2008, 02:17 PM
Marine Life ATCs - Due 15 May

Swap Due Date: 15 May
Sign Up/Withdraw by: 21 April
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of Participants: 20

Create 3 ATCs inspired by any living thing found in the sea - plant or animal, visible to the naked eye or microscopic, real or imaginary, realistic or stylised. For example, below is a seaweed ATC that I made this summer.

The guidelines:
1. Send me 3 ATCs inspired by any form of marine life.
2. All media and techniques are welcome.
3. All imagery should originate with you, the artist.
4. Please write your user name on the back of your cards.
5. Please include an address label or a SAE.
6. Please include the following postage:

* Canadian participants, please include as many stamps as it took you to send your cards to me.
* American participants, please include one well-concealed dollar (no coins please).
* Overseas participants, the postage is on me.

7. Cards are due in my hands by 15 May. I live in the middle of Canada and mail from anywhere (domestic and international) can take up to two weeks to arrive on my doorstep. I will mail returns within two weeks of the swap deadline but I will wait if there are some cards taking the long way to Winnipeg.
8. Please PM me for my mailing address when you're ready to send.
9. If you have any questions, please ask them by posting to this thread.
10. Please do your best work. If you feel like apologising for your ATCs, please keep working on them until that temptation goes away.


*Any cards that do not meet the requirements will be returned to the artist.*

Late cards will be held for one week in case there are other late cards with which they can be swapped. If there are no other late cards, late ATCs will be returned to the artist.

Interested? Please sign up by posting to this thread.

Participants:
1. heymaggie received
2. Chardonnay1965 received
3. stormarela received
4. kbutts received
5. susietex cards lost in mail
6. maxie23 withdrawn
7. lilbad received
8. mynameisJenn received
9. sometomato received
10. jt29
11. tutuglenna received
12. kat received
13. merricat received
14. Ilah Barnes received
15. Pallascat received
16. Elena received
17. fingers withdrawn
18. Thraisha received
19. kstyles received
20. rapa received
21. Ibus received

heymaggie
02-23-2008, 04:04 PM
Please sign me up for your Marine Swap!
Thanks!

Zhenechka
02-23-2008, 04:25 PM
Awesome! Welcome aboard!

Chardonnay1965
02-23-2008, 06:27 PM
if collage or stitching is ok..sign me up

Zhenechka
02-23-2008, 06:37 PM
if collage or stitching is ok..sign me up

Collage and stitching are my preferred media. :)

They're both great for this swap as long as the images you use are your own, i.e. using your own photos or drawings to collage is good, but using magazine cut-outs and collage sheets (unless the images are yours) is not.

Does that make sense? If so, would you like to join?

Chardonnay1965
02-23-2008, 06:52 PM
yep add me..

Zhenechka
02-23-2008, 06:55 PM
Great! Glad to have you!

stormarela
02-23-2008, 10:38 PM
please add me too!

kbutts
02-24-2008, 04:24 AM
Zed,
I would like to play too, but I want to be sure that photography is okay first. I am a scuba diver and take my own underwater photos. I have several photos that I have been wanting to make into ATCs. If accepted I would mount my photos onto cardstock and add decoration to the backs of the cards as well. I always decorate the backs of my cards to some degree. If you'd like an idea of my photo skill you can see my pics at www.kimandsteve.org. The U/W photos from Bonaire are probably my best.
Kimberly

Zhenechka
02-24-2008, 11:52 AM
Zed,
I would like to play too, but I want to be sure that photography is okay first.

Pictures that you took are fine. Welcome aboard!

And welcome to Stormarela too!

susietex
02-24-2008, 03:16 PM
Me, Me, please *susie jumps up and down waving*

maxie23
02-24-2008, 04:38 PM
Will always play for a fellow Canadian , if you include me.

Zhenechka
02-24-2008, 05:40 PM
Welcome, susietex and maxie23. Commonwealth, ho!

lilbad
02-24-2008, 06:06 PM
Awwwwwww, the call of the sea. Count me in.

Zhenechka
02-24-2008, 07:04 PM
Awwwwwww, the call of the sea. Count me in.

Welcome! :)

mynameisJenn
02-25-2008, 01:25 AM
Would love to join, please sign me up! :)

Zhenechka
02-25-2008, 08:26 AM
Wonderful! Welcome aboard.

sometomato
02-25-2008, 03:28 PM
Hey! I have subscribed! Please add my name to your list..... Love them fishies!

Zhenechka
02-25-2008, 03:48 PM
Hey! I have subscribed! Please add my name to your list..... Love them fishies!

Done. Glad to have you.

jt29
02-25-2008, 04:47 PM
Hi,

Sign me up please

Jill

Zhenechka
02-25-2008, 05:38 PM
Hi,

Sign me up please

Jill

Gotcha! Welcome.

tutuglenna
02-27-2008, 09:53 PM
I'm ready to play. Sign me up, please.

Zhenechka
02-27-2008, 11:51 PM
I'm ready to play. Sign me up, please.

Awesome. Welcome.

tutuglenna
02-28-2008, 11:52 PM
Here are cards for the swap. Hoping to get them in the mail to you after this weekend. Please PM me your address.

kat
02-29-2008, 10:08 PM
Please sign me up.

Kathy

Zhenechka
02-29-2008, 10:39 PM
Great! Welcome aboard.

Ilah Barnes
03-03-2008, 03:56 PM
Please sign me up.

Zhenechka
03-03-2008, 06:11 PM
Please sign me up.

Done like dinner.

Rhea
03-06-2008, 12:58 PM
can i join in please

Zhenechka
03-06-2008, 02:05 PM
can i join in please

Sure. Welcome.

lilbad
03-07-2008, 05:55 PM
Have my cards arrived?

Zhenechka
03-07-2008, 05:59 PM
No, they haven't. Mail normally takes between a week (domestic) and two weeks (international) to reach me.

Zhenechka
03-10-2008, 09:51 PM
Received list has been udpated.

Zhenechka
03-11-2008, 08:53 PM
More marine life washed up on my doorstep today, which means that the received list has been updated.

There's still time to sign up for any of you lurkers out there.

Zhenechka
03-19-2008, 10:29 AM
I'm leaving town tomorrow for the long weekend so I will answer any PMs and update the received list (if it needs updating) on Tuesday (25 March).

Elena
03-19-2008, 11:02 AM
Can I join?

Zhenechka
03-19-2008, 01:51 PM
but of course.

fingers
03-19-2008, 02:57 PM
Can I join pls?
thanks

Zhenechka
03-19-2008, 02:58 PM
Gotcha down,fingers.

Thraisha
03-19-2008, 04:50 PM
Please sign me up! Thanks

Zhenechka
03-19-2008, 05:04 PM
There's room for two more participants. Any takers?

kstyles
03-20-2008, 06:50 PM
Hi! I would love to participate in this swap! Tnx.

Pallascat
03-20-2008, 06:54 PM
I'll join too if there is still a spot for me.

Pallascat

Thraisha
03-22-2008, 09:44 AM
Here are my cards. Please PM me your address so that I can send them out to you.

rapa
03-23-2008, 11:19 AM
May I join?

Ibus
03-23-2008, 06:39 PM
Am I too late? Is there still space? If so I'd like to join.

sometomato
03-23-2008, 07:57 PM
Zhenechka:
I got busy and finished the requisite number of cards. I might make more, since I am having trouble parting with these, but you probably should pm me your address....
The scans look darker than they are but here they are attached:

sometomato
03-23-2008, 08:32 PM
Whoops! one didn't come through :skeptical: , so I will try again!

heymaggie
03-24-2008, 07:31 PM
seashells (http://www.flickr.com/photos/heymaggie/2359478264/in/set-72157604231759914/)

Are seashells considered part of marine life? They did house marine life at one time. If these are not acceptable, then I will make something else.

Zhenechka
03-26-2008, 09:59 AM
1. I'll update the participant list (yes, there's still room and welcome, Ibus, Pallascat, kstyles, and rapa) and PM my address to those who have requested it later today.

2. I PMed you heymaggie.

3. I've been receiving and seeing quite a few fantastic marine life ATCs that do not meet one of the swap requirements: all imagery should originate with you, the artist. This means that there should be no images from collage sheets (unless you drew/photographed the images originally), no commercially manufactured stamps (unless you designed the image), no stickers (again, unless you designed the image). Hand-carved stamps are fine, digital manipulation of your own images (drawing or photography) is fine, your own original photographs are fine, hand-drawn/hand-painted is fine, paper piecing is fine, cut paper illustration is fine. In other words, any technique and medium is accepted for this swap as long as someone else's imagery is not included in your card. I hope that this makes this particular requirement more easily understood.

If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please ask them.

heymaggie
03-26-2008, 01:02 PM
My cards are in the mail. Thanks for letting me play!

kstyles
03-28-2008, 10:41 AM
Here are my 3 cards.http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=6375&w=o

heymaggie
03-28-2008, 11:37 AM
Here are my 3 cards.http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=6375&w=o

These are beautiful!

kstyles
03-28-2008, 11:58 AM
Thanks Maggie!

Ilah Barnes
03-30-2008, 05:09 PM
I finished my cards. Please PM me your address. Thank you.

sometomato
03-30-2008, 05:46 PM
Zhenechka: I saw your post about the images.... All the main images are hand-drawn in my cards. I did use some embossed stamps as part of the background on a couple, but they were definitely not the main image, and not even used as the intended subject matter. Thought that would be OK, isn't it? Didn't mean to stretch the limits, but I was being creative and trying something I had never done before....
I have asked you to pm me your address, but still haven't got it....

Kate

Zhenechka
03-31-2008, 08:35 AM
Everyone who has requested a PM, has been PMed.

Great work so far! Let's keep that marine life coming!

Zhenechka
03-31-2008, 12:46 PM
Received list has been updated.

Ilah Barnes
04-02-2008, 01:50 PM
I mailed my cards today.

Zhenechka
04-02-2008, 10:03 PM
Great. I'll let you know when they arrive.

stormarela
04-05-2008, 07:00 PM
My cards are ready and will go in the mail on Monday!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7755&w=o

Zhenechka
04-08-2008, 04:27 PM
Received list has been updated.

Merricat
04-08-2008, 04:53 PM
Great cards Stormarela! I love the octopus!

heymaggie
04-08-2008, 05:15 PM
I'm glad to see my cards arrived!

Zhenechka
04-10-2008, 05:25 PM
Received list has been updated!

kstyles
04-11-2008, 09:32 AM
Hi Zhenechka,

I'll be dropping my cards off today!

Zhenechka
04-11-2008, 10:25 AM
Great! I'll post when they arrive.

Chardonnay1965
04-13-2008, 03:10 AM
here's my first card..
Flipper 3853

Zhenechka
04-16-2008, 03:45 PM
Received list has been updated.

In case any of you out there are still fishing for inspiration (hardy har har har!), the New York Public Library has a great digital gallery. There are plenty of fish to go around, but The Common Objects of the Sea Shore (http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigital/dgkeysearchresult.cfm?trg=1&parent_id=105721&word=&s=&notword=&d=&c=&f=&sScope=&sLevel=&sLabel=&lword=&lfield=&num=0&imgs=12&snum=&pNum=) stole my heart.

mynameisJenn
04-16-2008, 05:48 PM
cards are going in tomorrow's mail and they are now in my gallery! :)

Ibus
04-16-2008, 09:38 PM
Well, I thought I'd finished, but then I read the criteria and now I think I need to get back to the drawing board!
4118 4119 4120 4121 4122

Zhenechka
04-18-2008, 12:05 PM
Received list has been updated.

Chardonnay1965
04-18-2008, 11:43 PM
another card
blue and green fish 4251

Zhenechka
04-19-2008, 10:40 AM
Keep on cross-stitchin'!

Chardonnay1965
04-19-2008, 11:17 PM
my last 2 cards..:D
Doris Dolphin 4292
seashell 4293

can I please have your addy so I can mail thse cards out ..:D

kstyles
04-20-2008, 06:04 PM
Great cards Char!

maxie23
04-21-2008, 07:26 PM
Could you provide a mailing address to send atcs to and they will be on their way.

rapa
04-21-2008, 10:14 PM
Hi all,
My cards are ready but I don't know how to post the thumbnail images into my comment here. I'm getting an error message in trying to copy the links, so if you don't mind, please visit my gallery to see my marine life. Living in San Diego, CA, it was easy to be inspired by this wonderful theme!
Warm regards, Rhonda

kbutts
04-26-2008, 12:22 PM
My cards are ready to mail. I just need the address.

Zhenechka
04-26-2008, 12:28 PM
That is some seriously awesome original photography, Kimberly.

kbutts
04-26-2008, 12:38 PM
Thanks.

Zhenechka
04-29-2008, 02:12 PM
Received list has been updated.

Zhenechka
05-01-2008, 11:43 AM
received list has been updated

maxie23
05-03-2008, 04:07 AM
My apologies, but I am going to have to ask to be withdrawn from this swap.

Pallascat
05-05-2008, 11:04 AM
I need to have the address to send the cards.

Thanks,

PC

Zhenechka
05-05-2008, 11:30 AM
Received list has been updated.

Zhenechka
05-06-2008, 10:58 AM
The received list has been updated.

There are a couple of players from whom I've not yet heard. Please make sure that your cards are in the mail this week. PM me for my address.

susietex
05-12-2008, 03:30 AM
Hi Zhenechka, I bet I'm one of those players, so sorry, still trying to catch up after my holiday.
I can confirm that my cards were posted 3 days ago, I had fun making these. Hope they get there soon.

Zhenechka
05-12-2008, 03:04 PM
I can confirm that my cards were posted 3 days ago, I had fun making these. Hope they get there soon.

Awesome! Thanks for letting me know.

fingers
05-14-2008, 11:56 AM
sorry i've got to withdraw from this swap. My marine atc didnt turn out nice

Zhenechka
05-14-2008, 12:23 PM
thanks for letting me know.

Zhenechka
05-15-2008, 04:04 PM
The received list has been updated.

There are still two sets of cards between here and there and, as I mentioned in my guidelines, I will use the two-week grace period to wait for their arrival.

If anything arrives tomorrow, I'll update the received list again. Otherwise, I won't be near a computer until next Tuesday. It's a long weekend in Canada and I'll be at the cottage. W00t!

heymaggie
05-15-2008, 05:28 PM
Looking forward to receiving the returns for this swap, but certainly don't mind waiting for everyone's to come in!

Ibus
05-20-2008, 12:25 PM
I certainly don't mind waiting the two weeks. I myself have been the victim of post that was mailed in plenty of time, but has yet to arrive and an unsympathetic host. Nice to know not everyone is like that!

Zhenechka
05-20-2008, 01:55 PM
I certainly don't mind waiting the two weeks. I myself have been the victim of post that was mailed in plenty of time, but has yet to arrive and an unsympathetic host. Nice to know not everyone is like that!

Aw, that sucks.

I'm still waiting for those two sets of cards. I'll update this thread when the cards arrive or on Friday, whichever happens first.

Thanks for being so patient, everyone.

Zhenechka
05-21-2008, 04:14 PM
The received list has been updated. There's still one set of cards between there and here.

I'll update this thread when the set arrives or on Friday, whichever comes first.

Zhenechka
05-23-2008, 10:31 AM
The traveling cards are still traveling.

I'll update this thread when one of the following occurs: the cards arrive, returns are mailed, next Thursday (when the returns are mailed).

Thanks for being patient, everyone.

Zhenechka
05-29-2008, 02:46 PM
Unfortunately, the set of cards I was waiting for hasn't arrived and today's the last day of the two-week grace period. :(

All other cards have been swapped out, packed, and dropped in the mail, though. :)

I'd appreciate it if you posted here when your cards arrive but if I don't hear from you, I'll assume that all is well.

Thanks for playing, everyone! This was a fun swap to host.

lilbad
05-29-2008, 04:12 PM
And thanks for all your hard work and patience. Waiting excitedly!!

susietex
05-29-2008, 04:49 PM
Oh BUM, looks like my cards are still out there somewhere!!!!!

If anyone spots an envelope full of funky fuzzy Octopus, please tie their legs together so they can't run any further....sorry guys!

Ibus
05-29-2008, 05:25 PM
Oh BUM, looks like my cards are still out there somewhere!!!!!

If anyone spots an envelope full of funky fuzzy Octopus, please tie their legs together so they can't run any further....sorry guys!
Your funky fuzzy Octopus must have met up with my Porkers and are having their own party!

Zhenechka
05-29-2008, 05:26 PM
Oh BUM, looks like my cards are still out there somewhere!!!!!

If anyone spots an envelope full of funky fuzzy Octopus, please tie their legs together so they can't run any further....sorry guys!

It's really a pity these didn't put in an appearance. :(

sometomato
06-01-2008, 09:38 AM
Yeah, too bad! I love both SusieT and Ibus' work. Maybe you all will have to trade these creatively when they finally show up.

tutuglenna
06-03-2008, 02:06 AM
Wonderful return cards received today from Heymaggie, Chardennay1965 and KButts. I love them, ladies, and thank you, Zhenechka for hosting this neat swap.

Zhenechka
06-03-2008, 08:44 AM
Wow, that was speedy.

Ibus
06-03-2008, 11:02 AM
Mine arrived today. Thanks to Stormarela, Thraisha and Elena for their lovely cards. Especial thanks to Zhenechka for hosting this swop.

stormarela
06-03-2008, 07:47 PM
Wonderful fishes arrived today! Thanks Zhenechka for hostessing, and to Elena, Ibus, and Ilah Barnes for such beautiful cards!

lilbad
06-03-2008, 07:59 PM
Nothing here yet---waiting!!! I never could stand the waiting part!! lol

Zhenechka
06-04-2008, 08:39 AM
yeah, waiting for returns sucks. they should be there soon, though.

sometomato
06-04-2008, 06:13 PM
My cards arrived yesterday! Thanks to Chardonay 1965 for "Flipper", kstyles for the glittery fish, and Pallascat for the "Little Crab". All VERY nice! I am off to leave my rep and trader points....

lilbad
06-04-2008, 08:12 PM
Hello,
My cards just swam in. Received a delightful turtle from Kstyles and very fishy Fish Face from Pallascat. The third one was one I did.....what's that all about. Lol. Thanks for hosting this fun swap!

Zhenechka
06-05-2008, 08:37 AM
Hello,
My cards just swam in. Received a delightful turtle from Kstyles and very fishy Fish Face from Pallascat. The third one was one I did.....what's that all about. Lol. Thanks for hosting this fun swap!

:embarrassed: Please PM me your mailing address and I'll put another marine life card in the mail for you. I'm so sorry.

lilbad
06-05-2008, 11:05 AM
No worries. It's not a biggie. All those fish--easy to mix up.

rapa
06-06-2008, 12:32 AM
I've been away on vacation and came home to lovely cards from Kat, Lilibad, and Tutuglenna! Thanks to all for the beautiful cards and to Zhenechka for hosting.

heymaggie
06-06-2008, 09:59 PM
I got wonderful Marine Life cards in the mail yesterday from Rapa, Lilbad, Chardonnay1965! Thanks so much for your great work. And thanks to our fantastic host Zhenechka. Super swap and great returns. I had a lot of fun participating in this one!

Zhenechka
06-07-2008, 10:58 AM
Yeah! I'm so thrilled that the returns are rolling in and that everyone loves them. :)

Merricat
06-07-2008, 11:05 AM
WOO-HOO! Jackpot! Mine came in!! Zhenia I LOVE my returns!! I got FABULOUS cards from Rapa, Zhenecka, and Pallascat! Gorgeous cards - all of them! And thanks Zhenia for an awesome swap!!

sometomato
06-08-2008, 11:37 AM
Just a reminder, folks: Please leave rep points or pm swap participants and let them know you received a card of theirs and if possible what card they received. It is always nice to know where your cards end up! Thanks!

Zhenechka
06-09-2008, 08:50 AM
Additionally, you can always post to this thread to let people know whose cards you received.

Chardonnay1965
06-11-2008, 05:00 AM
woohoo..my cards came today..many thanks to merricat, MynameisJenn and Tutuglenna for my fab cards and to our wonderful hostess for hosting this fun swap..:D

Zhenechka
06-11-2008, 08:31 AM
Yeah! I'm going to leave this thread open until next Monday and then I'll have it moved to the archives.

lilbad
06-11-2008, 07:54 PM
Z, received a lovely starfish today done by Merricat!! Thanks so much. It's lovely!

Zhenechka
06-11-2008, 07:59 PM
Z, received a lovely starfish today done by Merricat!! Thanks so much. It's lovely!

Great! Thanks for letting me know.

Zhenechka
06-18-2008, 09:19 AM
I'm asking the mods to move this thread to the archives later today. If anyone needs to contact me regarding this swap, please shoot me a PM.

susietex
06-18-2008, 02:29 PM
Hey Zenechka, my cards arrived today, you know the ones I sent YOU!!!
So a big thank you to the post office for the returns!!!!!!!