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NancyL
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

sueatbwp
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.

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

NancyL
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.

NancyL
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!

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

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

NancyL
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!

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

sueatbwp
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.

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

Joss
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!

NancyL
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.

alanabannana
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.

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

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

NancyL
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.

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

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

kitty2287
01-04-2012, 10:17 PM
Count me in.
Laurie

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

kitty2287
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:
Laurie

NancyL
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?

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

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

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

NancyL
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.

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

Joss
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.

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91400

91401

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

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

NancyL
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.)

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

NancyL
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...

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

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

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

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

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

NancyL
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.

suzyq
01-30-2012, 01:53 PM
Lurking.....

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

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

Nikkiarts
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

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

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

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

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

sunshineshadow
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?

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

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

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

CynthiaSillitoe
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:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_basketcase4.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_basketcase3.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_basketcase2.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_basketcase1.jpg

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

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

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

NancyL
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

lafaver55
02-20-2012, 02:12 PM
My cards will be in the mail tommorrow....I love them!

NancyL
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!!

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

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

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

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

DewArt
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!

DewArt
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.

NancyL
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:

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

suzyq
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.

DewArt
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)

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

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

NancyL
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.

NancyL
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.

NancyL
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.

NancyL
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.

NancyL
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.

NancyL
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!

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

NancyL
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.

NYJunkie
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.

CynthiaSillitoe
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!

DewArt
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!

suzyq
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.

Joss
03-18-2012, 06:47 AM
Yahoo mine arrived across the pond. thanks for a cool swap Nancy and reps are going to:
Sunshineshadow
lafaver55
SingBlueSilver

NancyL
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