View Full Version : Red Black & White with Found Poetry ATC swap, Due May 6th

03-01-2011, 09:55 PM
Red Black & White with Found Poetry *** Swap
We are full!! Happy to add to the waiting list!!
Cards due by: May 6, 2011
Withdrawals: Anytime up to due date please communicate
# of players: 20 (internationals welcome)
# of cards: 3/3
Mediums: Mixed Media

Red Black & White with Found Poetry *** Swap
For this swap you will make 3 ***'s with found poetry using only the colors RED BLACK & WHITE, it can be any theme you would like as long as it has these 3 colors only. It can be dark, whimsy, fun etc.....

What Is Found Poetry? To create a “Found” poem, begin with a page of text. This can be a page in a book, an advertisement, brochure, flyer, or anything that’s written text. Read through the page you will be working from (must be something you are willing to cut up) and choose words to create your poem or offbeat verse. If you’ve ever played with a magnetic poetry set then you get the concept!
After you’ve chosen your words, cut them out and with your best attempt at keeping them grammatically correct (you can steal letters from other words if you need to add endings such as “s”, “es” or “ing.”)
After you’ve assembled your poem you will collage it to the *** card you are creating. The card can be collaged, hand drawn, painted, digital or Mixed Media just so long as your found poem is collaged onto the ***. Some people like to create their *** first then find the words and some prefer to “write” the poem then create the *** to accompany it.

Rules of the Road
All cards should be the standard size: 2.5” x 3.5”.
All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves.
All cards must be original, and each card must be different. Please do not make copies, submit prints, or make three virtually identical cards.
Show off your talents. Send work that took time and care.
Please don’t use hard, bulky embellishments, which upset postal machines.
No stickers, please.

Mailing & Postage
When you're ready to mail, please PM me for my address.
Make sure your name, user name, location, and the swap name appear on the backs of all ATCs.
US Participants, include a SASE, business size, with enough postage to cover the mailing of your cards.
I will cover the international participants.
Please mail your cards early so they arrive on time.

When you receive your returns, please leave iTrader for me and
rep points for the artists!

*Host Cards on theme are very appreciated but not expected!

Quick note to all that are new to found poetry. It is a really good idea to put a finishing coat of a gel medium or modge over your entire card when completed. The little words really do like to come off in transit. In the past I've found myself gluing peoples words back on. I'd rather not do that this time so please take the added step, so I won't have to return them to you and feel really badly! I will be forever grateful!!!

All Cards should be different no copies or prints, no stickers please, multi layer digital cards are acceptable but the poetry still has to be found and adhered. Card size should be *** standard which is 2.5 x 3.5. Embellishments should fit in a standard *** sleeve. Please go easy on the tape! Better yet use masking tape on anything inside the envie and I will love you for it. If you tape the envelope leave a tiny gap at the top so I can at least slide my very thin letter opener in!

Players: Red = Received / *= iTrader left
1. *louisezee
> goldenwolf - withdrew
> AmericanHwyFlower - withdrew
2. *pupchick
3. *hazyoatie
> wil opio ogute - withdrew
4. *debra
5. *joss
6. *loubie
7. *Robbygirl
8. *papersaga
9. *raineyday
10. *lilthamel
11. *susanb3258
12. *elena
13. *schaefme
> nancy - withdrew
14. *theweavershand
15. *lunamoth
16. *zandradee
17. *miss
> Rooskie - withdrew
18. *Fantasia
19. *katelnorth

Waiting List:
1. alanabannana - declinded
2. miss - moved up
3. rooskie - moved up
4. fantasia - moved up
5. houstonhunter - offered
6. katelnorth - moved up

03-02-2011, 01:30 AM
Love this color combo and love found poetry. Please sign me up!

03-02-2011, 03:07 AM
welcome louisezee and goldenwolf!! ;)

03-02-2011, 03:17 AM
Oh yes... please sign me up

Wil Opio Oguta
03-02-2011, 04:07 AM
I have never done this, but I would like to give it a try. Please sign me up.

03-02-2011, 07:49 AM
Love these colours and haven't done FP for a while, so please sign me up too.

03-02-2011, 08:32 AM
I LOVE found poetry! Please can I join in?

03-02-2011, 09:08 AM
Count me in, you know I love found poetry!! Hee hee I recognize these Swap instructions ;)

03-02-2011, 09:43 AM
I want to play! Please sign me up! thanks.

03-02-2011, 10:24 AM
Great theme. Must lurk for now.

03-02-2011, 12:28 PM
Please sign me up.

03-02-2011, 01:43 PM
I would like to join.

03-02-2011, 03:04 PM
Me too please...love the color scheme...I have not done a poem since 5th grade so that will be an experience!

03-02-2011, 04:29 PM
woohoo! thanks for the invite. i hope there is room for me!

03-02-2011, 05:59 PM
Woot....lots of sign ups today!!!! Welcome to AmericanHwyFlower, pupchick, hazieoatie, wil opio ogute, debra, joss, loubie, robbygirl, papersaga, raineyday, lilthamel, susanb3258, elena, schaefme, nancy and theweavershand!!!

only 2 spots left already!!!! Thanks for playing everyone!!!! :)

03-03-2011, 01:05 AM
I was going to lurk but what the heck...Sign me up please. I have never done a found poetry card so this should be interesting, challenging & fun. Also looks like lots of great players in this swap.

03-03-2011, 05:32 AM
Please sign me up. :jiggy:

03-03-2011, 08:48 AM

03-03-2011, 09:38 AM
Great theme! I must lurk for now though.

03-03-2011, 10:21 AM
Still lurking (with Trina & JZ). Good company here.

03-03-2011, 10:47 AM
just found this and I think I am too late.:( If you are sticking to the 20 players only, please add me to the waiting list.

03-03-2011, 11:11 AM
Trina Shara and Javazarf........always welcome to lurk away!!!

Welcome to Lunamoth & zandradee!! That fills us up!!! :)

alanabannana....I will put you on the waiting list!! This is only my second swap so I am only allowed 20 players for now!!!

03-03-2011, 07:27 PM
Can I be on your waiting list, please?

03-03-2011, 08:36 PM
You bet miss!! :)

03-04-2011, 08:15 PM
Oooo, can I play? Great theme!

03-04-2011, 08:16 PM
I guess the waiting list???

03-04-2011, 10:44 PM
you bet rooskie!!! :)

03-05-2011, 11:10 AM
Beth....can't believe I missed this one. Could you please put me on the waiting list too. THANKS!!

03-05-2011, 11:39 AM
well... here they are. I coulden't slepp last night so I just finished them all up.

Hope you all enjoy

Now for coffee and getting ready to take the kids out. :eek:


03-06-2011, 02:16 AM
Hi Beth, this one looks like a lot of fun, can I get on the waiting list as well? Thank you!

03-07-2011, 07:14 PM
Well, drat - missed this one. Can you put me on the waiting list, even though there's probably too many people on it already? Perhaps I'll make some cards to this theme just for fun - I've been wanting to do some more found poetry anyway...

03-07-2011, 10:03 PM
you bet houstonhunter and katelnorth!!

03-07-2011, 10:07 PM
Beth, looks like you missed my post asking to go on the waiting list as well. If I could?

03-07-2011, 10:13 PM
sorry for the oversite fantasia!! it's been corrected!!

03-09-2011, 01:10 AM
My cards are ready. Found Poetry was a first for me :jiggy:


03-09-2011, 01:25 AM
those are awesome! keeping my fingers crossed and hoping i get one!

03-09-2011, 07:50 AM
they are very very cool!

03-11-2011, 09:10 PM
Lovely art Elena I'd love to read the poetry too but I can't get it large enough to read.

03-11-2011, 11:33 PM
Lovely art Elena I'd love to read the poetry too but I can't get it large enough to read.

I know..sorry. I am hooked on found poetry now.

03-12-2011, 02:05 PM
Great cards, Elena.

03-12-2011, 05:49 PM
Elena....got your amazing cards today!! Love them all!! Thanks for the extras!!

For those wanting to read the poetry....

1st....with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf
2nd...i would not forget my magic words
3rd...we wait for something to grow and then we eat it
4th...she never went past her own garden

They are all fantastic!! :)

03-12-2011, 06:04 PM
lilthamel your great cards arrived today!! Thanks so much for the host card!!

03-12-2011, 07:09 PM
Elena, those cards rock!

03-13-2011, 05:58 PM
Fabulous cards in today from PaperSaga....Love them!!!

03-14-2011, 12:52 PM
Here are mine- will send them tomorrow. Thanks for hosting fabulous swap Beth, I enjoyed doing some found poetry again.

03-14-2011, 01:16 PM
Great FP cards Joss!! :)

03-14-2011, 11:44 PM
love those, Jossie! Awesome!

03-17-2011, 10:27 PM
Well here is my first card "Absurdity"

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_FP_Blk_Wht_Red_Swap_Absurdity.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=214611)

03-17-2011, 10:43 PM
sorry, but please withdraw me from this swap...thanks

03-18-2011, 03:14 AM
Robin.....I LURVE IT!!!! :)

Americanhwyflower.....no problem, thanks for letting me know!!!

That means Alanabannana can move up to play if you still want in!!!!

03-18-2011, 11:08 AM
Alanabannana has stepped down off the waiting list.....so the available spot is open for Miss if you still want it!!!

thanks Alanabannana for letting me know so quickly!! :)

03-18-2011, 05:18 PM

03-18-2011, 05:47 PM
Miss is in!!! Woot!!! I will add you to the list now!!!! :)

03-20-2011, 08:55 PM
My second card :) Peace and Pain

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Peace_and_Pain.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=215606)

03-21-2011, 12:53 AM
Bethy does the bottom of her dress look white enough to count, it has a bit of a grayish caste to it? If you want me to make it whiter I can.

03-23-2011, 02:17 AM
Great card Robin....it works for me!! I love it!!

03-24-2011, 10:42 AM
I'm getting to these a day at a time...LOL. This one is "A Million Pieces of You"

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_FP_Blk_Wht_Red_Swap_Million_Pieces.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=216381)

03-29-2011, 02:37 AM
Debra.....I love them, and the red is great!! Any shade of red works!! I love the dark goth feel to these!!! Can't wait to see them IRL!!!! PM'd you my addy!!

03-31-2011, 06:14 PM
Joss....your fantastic cards are here!! I love them all!! Thank so much for the extras too!!

Hazyoatie....you awesome cards are here too!! Thanks so much for playing!!

04-01-2011, 08:21 PM
RaineyDay....your amazing cards arrived!! I love them all, thanks for the extra!!

Miss.....your fabulous cards arrived too!! Love them!! Thanks for the extra!!

04-04-2011, 04:11 PM
I am new at found poetry and am finding it challenging. Got my first two done.
1.Cloud Wolf face is there but hard to see on scan
2.Charming Princess

04-04-2011, 11:37 PM
Nice work lunamoth!! :)

04-05-2011, 11:22 AM
oooh Deb love Everything's Personal!!! :spinny:

04-05-2011, 11:42 PM
My last two
Moon Out
Finding Joy

04-06-2011, 01:39 AM
wonderful cards, lunamoth! esp finding joy! i need to make that my mantra!

04-06-2011, 04:23 AM
yes, Finding Joy is very impressive.

04-07-2011, 02:06 AM
Here are my Red Black and White FP cards!!

04-07-2011, 02:41 AM
love every one of them! you are the queen of black, red and white!

04-07-2011, 03:07 AM
Thanks Amy!! I do love red black and white!!

04-12-2011, 05:31 PM
May I withdraw? I love R/B/W...but feel like I have wasted 2 days of my life going through zines and books looking for words, only to find out I am, in nooo way, a poet...
Congrats to all of the other players that have met this difficult challenge!!!

04-12-2011, 07:48 PM
i have my backgrounds and my words but cant come up with images to go with them. any suggestions?

04-12-2011, 08:57 PM
My fourth and final card, they will be in tomorrows mail.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_ATC_Impudent_Wench.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=220453)

04-12-2011, 11:25 PM
May I withdraw? I love R/B/W...but feel like I have wasted 2 days of my life going through zines and books looking for words, only to find out I am, in nooo way, a poet...
Congrats to all of the other players that have met this difficult challenge!!!

Nancy...sorry to see you go, thanks for letting me know!

i have my backgrounds and my words but cant come up with images to go with them. any suggestions?

Amy....use what ever image you like, or no image at all!! I usually look for an image to fit with the words I am using! I am sure you will come up with something fabbo!!

Robin.....fantastic 4th card!! Love it!!! Can't wait to see them IRL!!! :)

04-12-2011, 11:30 PM
We have an open spot and it's Rooskies if she still wants it!! :)

04-12-2011, 11:31 PM
thanks, Beth! just having a hard time finding images that are the right contrast to the R/B/W without clashing or disappearing.

04-13-2011, 12:48 AM
Yeah I'm in. Thanks Beth!

04-13-2011, 12:49 AM
woot!! Amanda's in the house!!! :)

Wil Opio Oguta
04-13-2011, 02:47 AM
May I withdraw? I love R/B/W...but feel like I have wasted 2 days of my life going through zines and books looking for words, only to find out I am, in nooo way, a poet...
Congrats to all of the other players that have met this difficult challenge!!!

Met?? LOL I am still struggling with this theme

04-13-2011, 08:22 AM
...but feel like I have wasted 2 days of my life going through zines and books looking for words, only to find out I am, in nooo way, a poet...

Something that I do to keep me from wasting days looking through books for words is to pick a page, and find my words on that page only!! If I keep looking at page after page I give myself to may options, by looking at one page only I always come up with something and must faster too!!

04-13-2011, 04:58 PM
woohoo! mine are done. finally found images that would work with my words.

04-13-2011, 05:00 PM
Something that I do to keep me from wasting days looking through books for words is to pick a page, and find my words on that page only!! If I keep looking at page after page I give myself to may options, by looking at one page only I always come up with something and must faster too!!

i usually take a page or 2 of something and cut it down to words and phrases. then i play with the different pieces until i get something i like.

04-13-2011, 06:09 PM
Fabulous cards WeaversHand, I adore them, especially LOVE Sinful Men!!:wubclub:

04-13-2011, 08:23 PM

04-14-2011, 01:24 AM
WOW those are FAN-FREAKIN-TASITC Amy!! I love them all!! oh I too love sinful men!! (the card is great too...LOL) ;) :D

04-14-2011, 01:44 AM
thanks! so glad you like them! that one is my fav too!

04-14-2011, 01:57 AM
Beth...my cards are packaged and ready to go. they should be in the mail to you tomorrow.

04-14-2011, 02:01 AM
Thanks Amy....I will keep an eye out for them, I can't wait to see them IRL!!!

04-17-2011, 05:39 AM
will mail these Monday. 3 for the swap, 1 for the hostess, 1 for me to keep (don't know which yet).

Wil Opio Oguta
04-17-2011, 07:18 AM
My muse is letting me down with this theme. Nothing I can come up with is good enough to use for this swap. I am sorry. I am withdrawing and give my place up to somebody from the waiting list.

04-17-2011, 08:16 AM
Zandradee I love your cards!!! My fave is the 4th one (discreet nocturnal jaunt) Nice work on all of these!!! Can't wait to see them IRL!!

Wil Opio Oguta Thanks for letting me know....sorry to see you go!!

Fantabulous cards arrived yesterday from Amy!!!

04-17-2011, 08:23 AM
Fantasia....we had a withdrawl and the spot is now yours if you are still interested!!!! :)

04-17-2011, 10:12 AM
Debra.....your amazing cards also arrived!!

04-17-2011, 01:43 PM
zandradee...great cards!

Beth...with all the fantastic cards I've seen, I sure am still interested in the spot..Count me in!!

04-17-2011, 10:53 PM
You got it Fantasia!!!

04-19-2011, 08:44 AM
Amazing cards arrived yesterday from Robbygirl!!! Love them all, thanks for the extra and the postage!!! :wubclub:

04-20-2011, 08:32 AM
schaefme You did a fantastic job for working outside your comfort zone!! I am glad you stuck to it! They work for me, even if there is a smidge of color on the text paper!! I love your back grounds!!!

04-20-2011, 01:49 PM
Taxes took a lot longer than I expected this year. I am playing catch up with work and will not be able to get these done on time so I need to withdraw please. Thanks!

04-20-2011, 01:54 PM
No problem GoldenWolf....thanks for letting me know!!

04-20-2011, 02:01 PM
Okay.....we have 2 open spots as of now and they have been offered to houstonhunter and katelnorth! If either of them decline the spots I will open it up to anyone who thinks they can get cards to me on time!!

There is just about 2 weeks left to get your cards in to me! :)

thanks everyone for playing!!!

04-20-2011, 03:04 PM
LOL!! Love Rosanna Danna!!! :)

04-21-2011, 08:45 AM
One of the nice things about being on holiday for two weeks is all that extra time to art... So, I was pleased to have time to step into this swap at the last minute - admittedly, some basic ideas for cards have been percolating in the back of my mind all along, but now they have come to fruition (so to speak)... They'll go out in the post later this afternoon, and hopefully, have no trouble making it there by the deadline!

04-22-2011, 04:29 AM
wonderful cards, Kate and Susan!:cool:

04-22-2011, 11:25 AM
Fabbo cards Kate and susan!!! Can't wait to see them IRL!!! :)

04-22-2011, 02:05 PM
Fabbo cards Kate and susan!!! Can't wait to see them IRL!!! :)

They went into the post yesterday, so I'm hoping they'll be with you next week some time...

04-28-2011, 12:00 AM
Woot....Fantastic Mail call!!! :jiggy:
Cards in from


Great cards everyone!!! I will be posting itrader shortly!!! Thanks for playing!!!

04-28-2011, 08:44 PM
Lunamoth your fabulous cards are here!! Love them all! Thanks for the host card too...so hard to pick!! :)

waiting on 2 more sets.....I will swap out as soon as I get them!!!

05-02-2011, 09:50 AM
Beth, my cards will be on their way as soon as I have your mailing address. I thought I had it already and they are all prepared to go. Here they are:

05-03-2011, 12:03 AM
Fantasia, these are fantastic!! Love them!!

Pupchick - your fantastic cards arrived today!! Love them all, thank for the host card!!

05-03-2011, 12:10 AM
We have one more set of cards on their way here....I will swap out once I received those, as there is only 4 more days until the dead line!! Thanks everyone for playing in my 2nd swap!!

05-03-2011, 04:23 AM
love especially your 'highbrow literature," Fantasia.

05-06-2011, 01:36 AM
Fantasia I am so in love with this card! :notworthy:http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=70820&d=1304385114

05-06-2011, 08:29 AM
Thanks everyone for the kind words!! The cards took a while to come together, but I'm pretty happy with how they turned out. Hope they get to Beth today!

05-06-2011, 11:57 AM
Did I make a big enough statement...LOL! Don't even know how I made it that big!

05-06-2011, 12:15 PM
Well, it sure made me feel good!! Thanks!:)

05-07-2011, 12:20 AM
WhooooHooooo!!! Fantasia's cards arrived!!!! and they are awesome!!! I am going to start swapping!!!! :)

soooooooooooo excited!!! :)

05-07-2011, 11:33 AM
I hate being late, even a day, and this time especially since everyone else was on time so you were all waiting on me. "I promise to do better in the future, I promise to do better in the future...."

Can't wait for the returns!!!:)

05-07-2011, 05:52 PM
Fantasia your cards were definitly worth waiting for!!! but for being given such a short notice that you were playing you still got your cards here lickity split!! Thanks!! I do know what you mean though....hate being the late one!!

but....no worries, all glorious cards have arrived, been swapped and are already in the mail on the way to their new homes! I hope ya'll love your returns!! I loved seeing all that wonderful red black and white together and everyone's art was amazing!!

Thanks for Playing everyone!!!!

Here is a group Photo!!! :)

05-07-2011, 08:56 PM
Oh, and thanks to Fantasia, louisezee and raineyday for your cards I traded with mine!!

Love them!!! :)

05-09-2011, 04:42 PM
woohoo! my returns are here! Beth...you know you rock on every possible level! thanks so much for hosting this fantastic swap! thanks to debra, RaineyDay and susanb3258 for the gorgeous cards! i love them!

05-10-2011, 04:20 PM
Yipee...my cards arrived today!!! I must surely be on the mail delivery fast track. Beth, don't know how you did it, but you sent me three of my most favorite cards I had seen. Terrific hosting job! Thanks to RobbyGirl, RedHeartStudio and Katelnorth for their great cards.

Keep me in mind for your next swap, please! :) .....off to leave points for all......well Beth & Robin, I gotta spread some love before I can leave you points, but I'll be baaaaaaaack! ♥

05-10-2011, 06:36 PM
Cards arived today!!!!! Lovely each one - thank you Papersaga, Katelnorth and Hazyoatie. And a giant thank you to out lovely hostess! :notworthy:

05-10-2011, 11:18 PM
Yay....glad cards are making it to their new homes already!!! :)

Thanks for playing everyone!! :)

05-12-2011, 09:39 AM
Gorgeous cards arrived today! One of the finest sets I've ever received! Thanks to RobbyGirl for Absurdity, Number 4 by Joss, and Number 3 by Lunamoth! I'll do YouRocks and iTraders this evening. And of course, many thanks to RedHeartStudio for excellent hostessing - fun, encouraging and well organised.

05-12-2011, 05:04 PM
Received my cards today - they are all three great, so many thanks to Fantasia for The Alchemy of Wine; Loubie for "mother"; Lilthamel for Clairvoyant Seers. And of course to Beth for hosting - what a great swap!!

05-13-2011, 01:54 AM
Received my fabulous cards. Thank you so much to Beth for a fantastic swap with an incredible host!!!! Thank you to the following artist for their amazing work!

Zandradee-Appt with Venus--lovely
Elena-Magic Words -- LOVE the hat!
Fantasia-Highbrow Literature (happy, happy dance!)

05-13-2011, 11:47 AM
And mine are here in London too. Wahoo, love them all. Great swap Beth, what's next?
Going to do my itrader and resp to:

05-13-2011, 01:32 PM
Yay....so glad they are making their way across the big blue sea!!! :)

I am so happy everyone is loving their returnds too!!

Whats Next??? I don't know yet, but I am thinking.................??????

05-15-2011, 07:34 PM
My cards arrived and I could not be happier! I left points just now for Beth, Miss, and WeaversHand. Don't let me miss your next swap! I had such fun with this one!

06-08-2011, 11:35 PM
okay...I think by now everyone has gotten all their returns!!!! Let me know if you haven't! I am going to archive this swap now!!!

I (with lots & lots of help from Trina) posted a swap gallery!! Everyones cards were so awesome I had to do a gallery and share with everyone!!!

Thanks for playing.....hope to see you all in my next swap!! :)

06-08-2011, 11:36 PM
oh and here is the link to the gallery!!!! :)


06-09-2011, 12:14 AM
ooo Bethie!! the gallery is fabulous! so cool seeing all those awesome R/B/W cards together!! cant wait for the next one!