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01-02-2012, 12:16 PM
Torn Photo: Due March 9th

Number of cards- 3/3 or 6/6

Media-photography with a PLAIN background of paint, ink, paper, fabric

Number of players-unlimited

Only the outside edges of your photo can be straight.

How do you want to tear your photo? One little part... one bold tear down the middle ....strips.....lots of little pieces... 3 pieces....what????
How will you arrange them?
How brave are you?

Mailing :
* all cards need to be different and in sleeves
* cards should come in a holder or pocket strip OR be taped together so they
DON'T dance in the envelope

US players: send along a long-sized (business size), stamped envelope

International players: send your address on a large paper piece or label
If you can, send along a dollar.

Who is ready to tear a photo?

1. me,
2. CynthiaSillitoe
3. tamjam
4. Wil Opio Oguta
5. Joss
6. carlyn.clark
7. NYJunkie
8. SingBlueSilver
9. MarcieLee
10. blessedtwox
11. Nikkiarts
12. sunshineshadow
13. Cat's Cradle
14. DewArt
15. suzyq
16. lafaver55

01-02-2012, 04:58 PM
got any samples? I'm not getting it.........interested but want to make sure I'm doing it right.

01-02-2012, 05:01 PM
Count me in. :)

01-02-2012, 05:54 PM
Nope, no examples yet. Last year or so, I did a series of torn paper ATCs. This is just a stretch from them.
You want a plain background on your card so that your photo parts will pop. You can use paint, ink or paper to make that background.
Then you will take a photo that you have taken. You might make it wallet-size or you might not. Actually you might use just part of a photo, because you only have 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches to play with.
You tear your photo. Ideally you will ahve several to play with as you may not like your first results. Your ATC does NOT have to look like your original photo. I am hoping that after you tear and rearrange, you will have something that pleases you. More than likely it will be abstract art. I happen to love abstract so this process will work for me. I hope it works for you, too.

01-02-2012, 05:55 PM
I welcome examples to the thread.

I have nifty photos I took Sunday night of fireworks that were set off in our driveway. I guess eventually you will all be seeing bits and pieces of those fireworks!

01-02-2012, 05:56 PM
And thanks, Cynthia, for joining me.

01-02-2012, 11:22 PM
I'd like to join in

01-03-2012, 12:13 AM
Of course, I'll add you tamjam.

I made some cards for this and they're drying.I'll post tomorrow. I have three I like.

If you come up with an unplain background that works for your photo, just do it. Finding the right color for the backgrounds was a challenge to me. Tearing is no problem. This is kind of like making mosaics....but far easier, trust me!

Wil Opio Oguta
01-03-2012, 09:39 AM
Count me in!

01-03-2012, 04:42 PM
Lurking ~ sounds interesting though...LOL

01-03-2012, 04:46 PM
I think I will lurk for a bit as well.......sounds interesting, I may play with some and then decide.

01-03-2012, 06:33 PM
Or, you lurkers, you could sign up and withdraw if cards don't come together.

01-03-2012, 07:36 PM
What a fantastically fun and novel idea for a swap- I have signed up for soo many- but I have to do this one- so count me in!

01-03-2012, 08:19 PM
Added you, Joss.

I made some cards for this yesterday and tried to post them here. The computer and I weren't friends so that didn't happen. Later I will put them in my gallery and try posting them here again.

01-03-2012, 09:35 PM
lurking..... Do you have an example of one you've done to give my a better idea what you're looking for.

01-03-2012, 10:06 PM
Look in my gallery for three that I made and liked.

01-03-2012, 10:10 PM
trying to get my examples here.....

01-03-2012, 10:12 PM
and magically after several attempts, those cards appeared!

I think if you printed your image on paper lighter than photo paper, it would be easier to tear.

01-03-2012, 10:49 PM
Thanks nancy

01-04-2012, 10:55 AM
Welcome back, Stellaluna....and welcome to the swap!

01-04-2012, 10:17 PM
Count me in.

01-05-2012, 12:39 AM
And you're counted!

01-07-2012, 10:24 PM
Mailed mine today from Florida. Tearing the photos was painful at first but then I got into it. :laugh:

01-08-2012, 07:09 PM
Good question! I had thought just one picture, but I can see how interesting, and abstract, a card could be with pieces from different photos. why not?

01-08-2012, 08:45 PM
I take that to mean we can go either way?

01-08-2012, 09:04 PM
Yes. You can use parts of different photos, all with torn edges, of course.

01-09-2012, 10:24 AM
Of course, zaycosky.

01-10-2012, 11:25 PM
Reminder!!!!! You are only tearing the photo, not doing anything else to it, other than adhering it to your card.

01-13-2012, 08:44 PM
May I join your swap??? My cards are ready, please PM your address.

01-18-2012, 03:22 PM
Mine are done. It was fun. They are all of my granddaughter -but one is me.
Thanks for hosting this Nancy- I enjoyed it.





01-18-2012, 04:44 PM
Sure, I'm adding you, sing Blue.

01-20-2012, 12:45 PM
I really like how the torn photos of people look....kind of surreal.

01-22-2012, 04:19 PM
Our desk computer not working. do have this laptop which I am not used to using. Its the one my husbnd hogs(uses.)

01-23-2012, 08:24 PM
Here's a peek on what I'm sending:

01-23-2012, 10:19 PM
Lookin g good...Im on this little laptop...or if I had the better eyes...anyway. looking forward to seeing your cards in person...

01-24-2012, 02:44 PM
SingBS, those are fun!

01-25-2012, 12:17 AM
Carlyn.clark, your cards arrived. thanks for the host card and little bits.

01-26-2012, 07:25 PM
Tamjam, your cards arrived.

01-28-2012, 09:03 PM
SingBlueSilver, your cards arrived and thanks for the extra one!

01-28-2012, 09:19 PM
this sounds like fun! may i play please?

01-30-2012, 01:21 PM
Blessed, those cards are fine, they fit the rules!
Remember everyone here was new once.
When I joined I joined all the swaps that looked interesting. that kept me busy.

01-30-2012, 01:53 PM

01-31-2012, 02:29 PM
NYjunkie, your cards arrived. thanks so much for the host cards.

02-03-2012, 02:17 AM
Joss, your cards arrived. thanks for the host card and the dollar (to help with postage.)

02-03-2012, 09:50 AM
Omg count me in i have photos of graffiti I've hung on to for far to long lol

02-08-2012, 12:22 PM
I would like to play, please.

02-09-2012, 12:32 AM
Blessedtwox, your cards arrived. Thanks for the host card.

02-11-2012, 10:32 PM
Nikkiarts, your cards arrived.

02-12-2012, 07:44 PM
In this set, I took student photos and decided to go full on abstract. Hope you enjoy.

02-12-2012, 07:47 PM
With this set, I was looking at people and relationships, both actual and physical.

Cat's Cradle
02-13-2012, 07:03 PM
Nancy, I have some photos I can rip up. Is it too late to join?

02-13-2012, 07:49 PM
Almost never too late...will add you Cat's! And while I'm here, IDolores, your cards arrived.

02-13-2012, 07:51 PM
Slight screw up...MarcieLee its your photos that arrived. Thanks so much for a host card.

02-14-2012, 05:44 PM
I get to start on these tomorrow. :)

02-16-2012, 03:38 PM
Mailing Friday. The photos I used were of a basket in my house. Once torn into pieces, well, the cards quickly became dubbed my basketcases:





02-16-2012, 06:59 PM
So abstract...so cool!

And Sunshineshadow, your cards arrived. thanks for the host and the extra bits.

02-17-2012, 03:31 AM
Hi Nancy--I'd love to play. This sounds like it could yield some fun and interesting artworks.

02-17-2012, 11:55 PM
The desk computer that I most use is not working well. Actually it has decided once again to not work. so I will be using this shared laptop. My goal is to get online once daily

02-20-2012, 02:12 PM
My cards will be in the mail tommorrow....I love them!

02-21-2012, 06:14 PM
Cynthiasillitoe, your cards arrived and thanks so much for the host card!
We bought a back up battery for the desk computer and so far, so good.....may it last!!

02-21-2012, 06:59 PM
Did a couple today - add me to the play list, please!

02-22-2012, 01:23 PM
Not a problem, Stellaluna.

02-22-2012, 09:50 PM
Sooooo, can I be added to the play list, please?

02-23-2012, 01:01 PM
Creepy cool eyeless baby NYJunkie! Also love the "broken" person.

02-23-2012, 01:02 PM
I'm almost done with my cards. Hope to get my computer/scanner communicating today and post them. I'm ready for mailing addy please. Thanks!

02-23-2012, 08:45 PM
94704Had a lot of fun with this swap, especially the people. The "full faces" are actually two different people's faces matched up (in a sort of creepy/weird way). Waiting for addy to mail them out.

02-24-2012, 10:55 PM
Lafaver55, your cards arrived. Thanks for the hsot card.

Wil Opio Oguta
02-26-2012, 04:36 AM
Finally my cards are done. Originially the photo's showed a winter tree, a fabric atc, a quilted poppy and an outdoor bench with an eagle. Cards will go into the mail tomorrow and here are the pictures:

02-27-2012, 12:07 PM
Nice work!

02-28-2012, 04:11 PM
Getting cards ready tonight for mailing tomorrow. Will see if have time to post pics later as well. This was fun.

02-29-2012, 12:49 PM
cards in the mail today. Fun, fun, fun swap! Thanks for hosting.

Cat's Cradle
02-29-2012, 05:22 PM
Mine are done. On the first two, I couldn't bear to rip up my puppy's face, but I did get a bit bolder with the flowers. The ones of my dog, Cassie, are from 2007 when she was a puppy.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_cassieportrait.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=287700) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_cassiekitchen.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=287701) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_purplelily.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=287702) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6154/small/1_beeinthepeas.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=287703)

02-29-2012, 09:17 PM
Here are my torn pics - 3 to trade, one for the hostess. They are on their way today!

03-01-2012, 12:05 AM
Suzyq, you've been busy!

03-03-2012, 11:04 PM
Hoping to swap out week from tomorrow, Sunday the 10th and then in the mail on the 11th.
My husband goes fairly regularly to a mens' coffee group Monday mornings. And so he will do my mailings. This so works for me. Sometimes I do save out the ones I have to wait in line for. And sometimes he offers to mail those, too.

Cat's Cradle
03-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Mine went out on Friday, so I'm hoping that's enough time.

03-06-2012, 09:53 PM
CC, that was enough time as they are here! thanks for the host card,too.
DewArt, your cards came, too. Thanks for the host card and bless you for sending extra postage.

03-06-2012, 10:02 PM
Checked my lists and counted envelopes. They are all HERE! So I will swap out soon..either today or tomorrow. will post when they are in the mail again.

03-07-2012, 12:35 AM
Cards have been swapped out. Hurray! Most of them will be mailed tomorrow. I managed to lose a mailing label so need to wait for that before that envelope can leave. Still will post after I've mailed them.

03-07-2012, 09:04 PM
Returns in the mail, except for the international ones.

When you cards arrive,
please leave a note on this thread
give Rep points ( you rock) to the 3 players who made your cards
and give iTrader to me. thanks.

03-09-2012, 06:51 PM
the 3 international ones went out this am.
Good timing on this swap....I managed to break my rib this morning, and am supposed to not do anything that hurts. Except I think I should continue breathing!

03-10-2012, 09:15 PM
received fun cards from wil opio oguta, cynthia sillitoe and cats cradle. nice work ladies :)

03-10-2012, 09:29 PM
I'm always curious to see where the first cards land. And I so do love sending cards out before the due date. It means there is a hole bunch of players who like to get their cards in early.

03-13-2012, 11:49 AM
I received my cards from Cat's Cradle, CynthiaSillitoe and NancyL yesterday!! Thanks everyone...and a special thanks to NancyL for hosting a fun swap.

03-13-2012, 03:02 PM
Mine are here! I got cards from CatsCradle, NYJunkie, and MarcieLee. Very, very cool. Thanks all and thanks Nancy!

03-14-2012, 09:56 AM
Thanks to NancyL, Joss and Suzya for the really cool torn photo cards. Love them! And thanks Nancy for hosting!

03-15-2012, 10:01 PM
Been away a few days and came home to torn photos in the mail and this time it wasn't the USPS fault!:) Thank you to Joss, Blessedtwox and SingBlueSilver for great cards and to our hostess for all her time.

Wil Opio Oguta
03-17-2012, 02:02 PM
My cards arrived today as well. Thanks to MarcieLee, NYJunkie and Cynthia Sillitoe. Off to leave reps and Itrader.

03-18-2012, 06:47 AM
Yahoo mine arrived across the pond. thanks for a cool swap Nancy and reps are going to:

03-18-2012, 01:25 PM
Great, the returns are arriving! Only 6 more out there.

Cat's Cradle
03-18-2012, 02:03 PM
Mine came in Friday, just in time for my birthday. Still need to do Reps and iTrader.

Cat's Cradle
03-21-2012, 01:44 PM
Checking in to say thanks to Nancy for hosting!

Great cards from
Marcielee - Sunflower
Wil Opio Oguta - Outdoor Bench
NYJunkie - Misty