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mzspurslasso
01-08-2012, 02:35 PM
Swap Due Date: Cards need to be in my hands no later than Mar 15
Signup/withdraw Date: No sign ups or withdraws ...just send in your cards on time if you want to play!
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 only
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Any additional mediums are welcome so long as the whole background is an actual book page (text-not pictures, any language is welcome)



Book Page Backgrounds 4 – Play It Again!



Since all swaps/hosts have different guidelines and requests, I respectfully ask that you take a moment and read my guidelines for this swap. Thank you!

The first three page background swaps were awesome! The cards were fantastic! You want to play again, don't you?!

For this swap, make your background from a real book page (text-not pictures, any language is welcome). Be sure the whole card is covered with a book page. After that, the only limit is your imagination! Make sure you attach the book page to a sturdy backing card. Paint, collage, draw, ink, sew, whatever you like...just create on top of the book page.

Please make sure part of the book page is visible as the background.

This swap as a no sign up swap. Your name will be added to the list when your cards arrive.

Cards that arrive on or before March 15 will be swapped out.
Cards received after March 15 will be returned to the artist.


Host requests:
Please DO NOT send envelopes. (I will provide them)
Please DO send loose postage, not envelopes with postage already attached.
Please DO NOT use raised embellishments.
Thank you!!


Creative Plan:
Please submit only your best, most creative work.
Card size must be ATC standard - 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
All cards need to be sent in a plastic sleeves or some sort of protection in case your envelope is damaged on the way to me.
Originals only, no prints of previous work.
Flat embellishments only. What I am trying to avoid are the raised embellishments, gemstone type stick-ons, pointed things that can tear an envelope, heavy or thick pieces. Other flat types are ok.
Cards with raised embellishments may be returned. When in doubt, please ask!

Feel free to post your cards to the thread, we'd love to see them!
If you have questions about your cards, please send me a pm or ask in the thread.
PM me when you are ready for my address.

Awesome Returns:

All players: Please do not send envelopes. I will provide them. Please do send a label/paper with your name and address clearly printed on it.

US players: Please do send loose postage to cover your returns. An extra stamp is always appreciated to help cover international postage players, but it's not required. Please do NOT send envelopes with postage already attached.

International players: I'll cover the postage for your returns.

Gracious Gratitude:
Please make sure your real name, swap title, and screen name are on the back of your cards so others can leave you rep points.

Once you receive your return cards, please remember to leave iTrader for me and Rep points for the folks whose cards you were honored to receive. I will leave iTrader for each of you as soon as I receive your cards.

Thank you so much for participating in my swap!

Cards Received:

1. tjs Returns Received
2. okwiccan Returns Received
3. rebecca410 Returns Received
4. mariloupatchReturns Received
5. mountainsandclouds Returns Received
6. kitty2287 Returns Received
7. mousethatroars Returns Received
8. zebearlove
9. kaisaj Returns Received
10. Simonetta Seri
11. unicorn1Returns Received
12. Jewels Returns Received
13. Elena Returns Received
14. Cherie Returns Received
15. papersaga Returns Received
16. lafaver55 Returns Received
17. mtpaperplayer Returns Received
18. lindalaelm Returns Received
19. Cleopatra
20. idolores Returns Received
21. pixiecorpse Returns Received
22. tg94901 Returns Received
23. Elf Returns Received
24. katelnorth Returns Received
25. locatray Returns Received
26. GwenReturns Received
27. studio39designs Returns Received
28. butterflygirl24 Returns Received
29. ConniePowell Returns Received
30. starfish Returns Received
31. Art Du Junque Returns Received
32. CynthiaSillitoe Returns Received
33. cecilebReturns Received
34. Hazeyoatie Returns Received
35. schaefme Returns Received
36. bitsysal49 Returns Received
37. tlannea Returns Received
38. sophie's mom Returns Received
39. madlou23 Returns Received
40. suezq45
41. slashdog1
42. maineatc
43. whisperingnan Returns Received
44. Pauline Returns Received
45. Tinab Returns Received
46. kath Returns Received
47. jannyp Returns Received
48. aschaumReturns Received
49. Aime
50. RaineyDay Returns Received
51. TherapeuticArt Returns Received
52. MarcieLee Returns Received
53. Leslie 52Returns Received
54. Nancy Returns Received
55. Hanne Alice Returns Received
56. minnkel Returns Received
57. miss Returns Received
58. Shawn
59. TxCatReturns Received
60. katrinabean86 Returns Received
61. Nan1960Returns Received
62. Louisezee Returns Received
63. Mouseit Returns Received
64. mochatribe Returns Received


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miss
01-08-2012, 07:10 PM
Ack! So many good swaps right now... (I guess there are worse problems, though, right?)

Lurking for now, but I'm sure I'll be back :)

NancyL
01-09-2012, 10:30 AM
I'm taking a online workshop sponsored by Strathmore and I am wondering how much of those techniques I could use on a book page? Another direction in which to play today...

tjs
01-09-2012, 01:00 PM
Another good one! I've got family coming to visit from New Zealand... I can do this!! love your swaps!

rebecca410
01-10-2012, 04:28 AM
I would love to play. I played in the first one and had a great time making the cards.

Mouseit
01-10-2012, 08:06 AM
You know I just have to play again! I have loved my returns in the other book page swaps...LOL

Jewels
01-10-2012, 11:30 AM
Count me in!

marilou
01-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Already working on the cards, great theme!!!

mzspurslasso
01-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Awesome!! Welcome everyone!

CynthiaSillitoe
01-10-2012, 01:32 PM
Tentatively, yes. It's always a great swap. :)

tjs
01-10-2012, 11:37 PM
Going postal tomorrow...

sainteve
01-11-2012, 05:59 AM
Lurking for now, but I'm very, very tempted! I will probably succumb, though, knowing me. I love my book pages!!

marilou
01-11-2012, 09:24 AM
Just finished one. I received some pages from an old French prayers book from Vero
and she inspired me:D
90803

marilou
01-11-2012, 11:55 AM
Can it be a poem as well?

RaineyDay
01-11-2012, 01:52 PM
Please add my name to this great swap. I love working with texts.

mzspurslasso
01-11-2012, 03:53 PM
Great cards ya'll!!

Mariloupatch...yes a poem from a book would be great.

MountainsAndClouds
01-13-2012, 03:17 AM
I'll probably end up sending some in for this!

whisperingnan
01-13-2012, 03:30 AM
I'll just have to add this to my list.

schaefme
01-13-2012, 10:14 AM
Please sign me up-I've taken a break but the new year has my creative fingers itching to get started making ATCs!

mzspurslasso
01-13-2012, 04:07 PM
YAY!!!

mzspurslasso
01-13-2012, 08:57 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from tjs! Thank you!!

katrinabean86
01-13-2012, 09:31 PM
Oooh :D Please add me. I totally love these swaps :)

CynthiaSillitoe
01-14-2012, 12:08 AM
I'm in for sure. :)

mzspurslasso
01-14-2012, 12:14 AM
Yay!! Welcome!

ArtDuJunque
01-17-2012, 01:46 AM
I can totally get into this!
Let's do it!

kitty2287
01-17-2012, 05:29 PM
Love this! I wanna play!
Laurie

Cherie
01-17-2012, 06:43 PM
Me! I'm playing!

MountainsAndClouds
01-17-2012, 07:32 PM
Hmmm do I have time?.....

AnnieDeMontreal
01-17-2012, 08:34 PM
I'll play this one! please pm me your addy :))))

kitty2287
01-18-2012, 07:30 AM
Hey Tracy, just to clarify...the book page can have paint or ink on it, yes? Let's say I put a wash of color on it but you can still read all the words, is that OK? Even though I've done a book page swap with you before, I wanted to clarify. Recently another host (who will remain unnamed) sent back my cards saying I didn't follow the specifications (although with a re-reading of the rules I still thought I had complied). So now I'm feeling a little snakebit and would like to double check with you before I proceed.
Laurie

mzspurslasso
01-18-2012, 09:30 AM
Laurie....awesome question! Yes, please do paint, ink, collage, or whatever else you'd like to do on the book page. Use it as background. Cover the whole card with a book page then let your imagination run wild. Think of the book page like your canvas. Make sure some of it is still visible (through the paint is fine) but all of it doesn't have to be.

The biggest caution for everyone on this swap is to keep the embellishments FLAT, flat , flat. No raised embellishments please. Getting to the post office to have things weighed and stamped is VERY difficult where I live. I have the system down of what works postage wise for how I package.

Please feel free to asking anything here. :)

Thanks again, Laurie!

kitty2287
01-18-2012, 09:38 AM
Thanks for the clarification, I appreciate it.
Looks like I'm not the only one up early today. ;-)

marilou
01-18-2012, 11:24 AM
My cards are finished! Busy months ahead, so I do not want to be late
91379 from an old french prayers book

91380Scent of Coffee from Quick Service by PG Woodhouse

91381Das Altes Jahr, about the end of an old and the beginning of a new Year

91382The Journey from The moon and sixpence by W S Maugham
It was great fun to find the perfect page, and as this is swap nr 4, may by there
will be a nr 5???

ICraft
01-19-2012, 10:24 PM
Ok Tracy - enough is enough - I think you are the host for 3 of the swaps on my - "Hmmm this looks like a good swap" list. Gee you just don't even give us players with no willpower a chance. haha So I guess I'll be adding this one to the list too and as soon as I get myself all caught up I'm sure I'll be back with some cards.

But seriously - thanks for coming up with wonderful topics and for always being such an awesome host!!

One question - the swap is a Book Page Background Swap and in your instructions you say "make your background from a real book page" - you made me scratch my head is there a fake book page?

unicorn1
01-19-2012, 10:48 PM
oohhh I love book page backgrounds!!!!

marilou
01-19-2012, 10:52 PM
Hi Icraft, yes there is a fake book page. If you copy a book page :D

ICraft
01-20-2012, 12:48 AM
Haha -maybe I'm one of those very literal people - if it says book page then it means a page from a book. Don't I feel a little naive - thanks for setting me straight on the fake thing mariloupatch.

marilou
01-20-2012, 03:49 AM
If you need some pages, just yell...I have plenty of old books I was planning
to bring to the recycling park

mzspurslasso
01-20-2012, 02:44 PM
Thanks for answering mariloupatch! :) Yes, ICraft, folks have asked in each book page swap if they can use a copy of a book page instead of a real book page. We're the real deal here. ;)

Maineatc
01-20-2012, 03:34 PM
Please sign me up.

ICraft
01-21-2012, 01:35 AM
Thanks for answering mariloupatch! :) Yes, ICraft, folks have asked in each book page swap if they can use a copy of a book page instead of a real book page. We're the real deal here. ;)

I like it! The real deal! haha Just how it should be!

Simplyborealis
01-21-2012, 01:56 AM
Sounds fun

mzspurslasso
01-21-2012, 04:15 AM
Welcome One and All!

kitty2287
01-21-2012, 02:56 PM
Mine will be dropped in the mailbox today.
Laurie

mzspurslasso
01-21-2012, 04:58 PM
Fantastic!

mzspurslasso
01-21-2012, 07:38 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from okwiccan! Thank you!!

Joss
01-22-2012, 07:00 AM
I have been lurking from afar -bet you knew that mzspurs. Have signed up for so many swaps already- may be back- you never know- watch this space LOL.

mzspurslasso
01-22-2012, 01:59 PM
:) I'll keep my eyes open Joss!

CAMeo Cheryl
01-22-2012, 09:31 PM
I'm in for this one too!

mzspurslasso
01-23-2012, 12:42 PM
Welcome all!

mzspurslasso
01-25-2012, 08:51 AM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from rebecca410 and mariloupatch! Thank you!!

studio39designs
01-26-2012, 03:40 PM
I've got some health issues going on right now, but I think I can do this one. Please sign me up and if I find I can't get it done, I'll let you know in plenty of time. Thanks!

lafaver55
01-26-2012, 03:42 PM
Sounds fun. Count me in.

tlannea
01-26-2012, 03:57 PM
OOOllaaallalala, I just got out of major emergency surgery Tuesday and I'm already going bananas. This may just give me something to do. Yipp Yippidy Yay!! Hugs, t:yes:

mzspurslasso
01-26-2012, 03:57 PM
Welcome one and all! Remember...this is a no signup swap, so no pressure on anyone if they are not able to participate. :)

goatgirl
01-26-2012, 04:08 PM
Lurking. . .thanks for the invitation!

mzspurslasso
01-26-2012, 04:35 PM
Yay!!!!

theweavershand
01-26-2012, 05:49 PM
i can never resist these! thanks for the invite, Tracy!

GALZART
01-26-2012, 07:21 PM
Thanks for the invite...I'm lurking...

mzspurslasso
01-26-2012, 08:30 PM
Yay!! Welcome Everyone!

mtpaperplayer
01-27-2012, 01:32 AM
Thanks for the invite!! I'm In!!!:laugh:

minnkel
01-27-2012, 10:32 AM
hmmmmmmmmm since I have found a source for free used books I think I might just have to play in this one!! Thanks for the invite!!

kaisaj
01-27-2012, 10:54 AM
I haven't done a swap in a while. Please sign me up! :yes:

ZebearLove
01-27-2012, 01:36 PM
I would love to join this!!

mzspurslasso
01-27-2012, 01:50 PM
Wonderful! If anyone needs book pages, please send me a pm. I will gladly send you some...I have quite a few. :)

CynthiaSillitoe
01-27-2012, 03:48 PM
The first book you tear is the hardest. After that, you just start rippin' em apart. :)

mzspurslasso
01-27-2012, 05:05 PM
The first book you tear is the hardest. After that, you just start rippin' em apart. :) :shocked: :wideeyed: :biglaugh:

katelnorth
01-27-2012, 05:54 PM
Shawn, I just always hunt in charity shops (jumble sales are good, too) - but if you have a real thing about ripping up books, I'd be glad to send you a selection of pages from already incomplete books which I own (and I'm in the UK, so it would be cheap and quick). Let me know!

katelnorth
01-27-2012, 05:55 PM
Thanks for the invite, Tracy - hopefully i will have time, as you know how much I love these :)


Ho hum, waiting 30 seconds between posts...

Pauline
01-27-2012, 06:04 PM
I would love to play, and thanks for the invite.

mzspurslasso
01-27-2012, 10:56 PM
Yay! Welcome, Everyone!

unicorn1
01-27-2012, 11:46 PM
I finished mine and hope you enjoy them:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3261/small/1_43.jpg
and
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3261/small/1_Hot_stuff.jpg
and
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3261/small/1_Karen_loved.jpg

and I also posted in the gallery.

Connie Powell
01-28-2012, 09:44 AM
I'd love to play along. Count me in.

ZebearLove
01-28-2012, 10:37 AM
I added some cards (:

Cecileb
01-28-2012, 05:43 PM
I'll be sending my cards this week. Love these swaps.

Cleopatra
01-28-2012, 07:33 PM
Please count me in -- though as a librarian I may have difficulty ripping a page out of a book. But then again, probably not!

mzspurslasso
01-28-2012, 09:28 PM
Love the cards!!!

So glad to see the interest for this swap. The past three book page background swaps have been fantastic. :)

mzspurslasso
01-28-2012, 09:29 PM
Be sure to make a comment if you see a card you really want. I will TRY to accommodate as many requests as possible. (can't promise you'll get one of the ones you want, but I do try)

mzspurslasso
01-28-2012, 10:34 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from mountainsandclouds and kitty2287! Thank you!!

Mouse That Roars
01-28-2012, 11:25 PM
Had to jump in on this one -- last one was just too much fun!
Here's what I came up with for this go round:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11746/small/1_Bookpage_Background_Swap_4--_Destination_Unknown.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11746/small/1_Bookpage_Background_Swap_4--_Souvenir.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11746/small/1_Bookpage_Background_Swap_4_--The_Engineer_s_Apprentice.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11746/small/1_Bookpage_Background_Swap_4_--_Spring_Is_Here.jpg

sabrinalouisemiller
01-29-2012, 01:08 AM
I think that I'm going to try and get some of these done ... I've just started making collage cards. I'm normally a P&P girl but this sounds like fun!

pixiecorpse
01-29-2012, 10:01 AM
How did you know I was just doing some abstract acrylic on book pages yesterday :D
Sign me up please!!! :D I'm half done already :D

mzspurslasso
01-29-2012, 10:33 AM
Great cards, Mouse!

Welcome Ya'll!

pixiecorpse
01-29-2012, 11:19 AM
Ooh I really should look at everyones wonderful art before I sign up...in fact no I shouldn't or I'd never join in!
Those cards are fantastic! And remind me I don't have nearly enough collage supplies!!! :D

pixiecorpse
01-29-2012, 12:05 PM
Pleade can you pm me your address, I'll scan them tonight and then I can post them either wednesday or friday but I'll let you know when they're on their way :D

mtpaperplayer
01-30-2012, 02:21 AM
MouseThatRoars: I love your Cards!! Especially the one with the orange background!!

pixiecorpse
01-30-2012, 08:19 AM
heres my cards :D

mzspurslasso
01-30-2012, 10:35 AM
Fun cards!

kaisaj
01-30-2012, 10:59 PM
my cards went in the mail this morning!

pixiecorpse
01-31-2012, 04:18 PM
thank you so much! was very fun to do!
The octopus has been sitting forlornly in a box half done for such a long time, he will be happy to get away from me :D

Jewels
02-01-2012, 12:18 AM
Here's what I cam up with. I'll be mailing them tomorrow.

mzspurslasso
02-01-2012, 09:17 AM
Lovely!

liza13988
02-01-2012, 09:28 AM
I would like to join in. Please let me know where to mail my ATC

pixiecorpse
02-01-2012, 09:31 AM
Wow! Those cards are fantastic Jewels!!!!

ZebearLove
02-01-2012, 02:03 PM
Sent my cards today!!

TxCat
02-01-2012, 04:08 PM
I'll join.

Elena
02-01-2012, 05:02 PM
Here is one.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/213/small/3_scan0053.jpg

whisperingnan
02-01-2012, 05:44 PM
That is the cutest card Elena.

mzspurslasso
02-02-2012, 01:28 PM
I will be online off and on for the next few days. We had a family emergency and are out of pocket at the moment. I received several sets of cards over the past couple of days and will update them when we get back.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding! :)

mtpaperplayer
02-02-2012, 05:28 PM
I hope everything will be OK........ thinking of you.

mtpaperplayer
02-02-2012, 05:31 PM
Unicorn1 and Elena: Love your cards!! Looking forward to our returns. :yes:

Cherie
02-02-2012, 09:48 PM
OMG Elena! That owl card is the cutest!!

Cherie
02-02-2012, 09:51 PM
Here are my cards. The colors and details are much better IRL. Had so much fun with my good ol' dictionary pages!

pixiecorpse
02-03-2012, 06:40 AM
Wow! Those cards are fantastic!!!
Mine went postal today! :D

butterflygirl24
02-04-2012, 01:35 PM
I'm going to play again. Ijust put the cards up in my gallery.
I will send them on Monday.

magicjessnrach
02-04-2012, 07:47 PM
I'd love to join :)

lafaver55
02-04-2012, 10:15 PM
My cards will go into Mon mail.

Mouseit
02-05-2012, 02:28 AM
Ok You can page me in.....I went to my "to do" pile and found I only had one swap on it with the three Aussies monthly ones I always do.. gesh... can't find anything I like in the swap thread.. so you got me again.. Heehee

magicjessnrach
02-05-2012, 06:40 AM
As an interested Aussie I was wondering what
the three Aussies monthly ones you usually do are? :)

mzspurslasso
02-06-2012, 01:06 AM
Back home again! Thank you all for your patience. I have quite a large stack of cards that have come in for the swaps I'm hosting. I will try to get them updated tomorrow and Tuesday.

Thanks!

Cleopatra
02-06-2012, 08:00 PM
Here are my cards. They were fun to do!

MarcieLee
02-06-2012, 10:17 PM
please, i would love to play.

mzspurslasso
02-06-2012, 11:17 PM
Great cards!

Welcome MarcieLee!

mzspurslasso
02-06-2012, 11:23 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from mousethatroars, zebearlove, kaisaj, Simonetta Seri, unicorn1, and Jewels! Thank you!!

mtpaperplayer
02-07-2012, 06:57 PM
Uploading a preview of my cards :D

mzspurslasso
02-07-2012, 08:38 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from Elena! Thank you!!

Idolores
02-07-2012, 11:43 PM
Would love to join! Here are my cards.

mzspurslasso
02-08-2012, 02:23 AM
Great cards!

pixiecorpse
02-08-2012, 04:37 AM
Wow! Look at all the fantastic cards!!!! Hopefully mine should be there in a few days yippee!

Elf
02-08-2012, 02:34 PM
I'd love to do this again. I've been using this technique in larger acrylic paintings on canvas, fantastic!

suezq45
02-08-2012, 06:37 PM
That was really fun. This was my first one using book pages in the background. Found an old book, found some words to illustrate and one for just a back ground. I would love to put them in this post but I'm such a newbe that I have to have 15 posts before the system will let me do that so... you will have to go to my gallery in order to see them.

mzspurslasso
02-08-2012, 09:37 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from lafaver55, Cherie, and papersaga! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
02-08-2012, 09:38 PM
Great cards!

katelnorth
02-10-2012, 06:58 PM
Made the cards for this swap last night (I had a productive evening!) - not totally thrilled with the one where I tried to do a different centre shape, but on the whole, fairly happy with the approach - I'm trying not to do the same sort of thing in each of these swaps, though soon I think I might have to start repeating myself a little - that is, if there is a book page 5? :)

pixiecorpse
02-10-2012, 07:13 PM
They are all fantastic! I really like the cross shaped one...2 of my favourite things crosses and green :D I would LOVE to get that in my returns ;)

katelnorth
02-10-2012, 07:19 PM
Thanks, pixiecorpse. Perhaps you'll be lucky and receive that one :)

studio39designs
02-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Here are my ATCs! I used my faux encaustic technique, along with paint, napkins, photos (altered) and stamps. Hope whoever gets them enjoys them!! They will go in the mail today! :yes:

pixiecorpse
02-13-2012, 01:31 PM
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed Kate In orth!!!
ooh look at those Studio theyre fantastic too :D

katelnorth
02-13-2012, 07:49 PM
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed Kate In orth!!!
ooh look at those Studio theyre fantastic too :D

Actually, it's Kate L North :)

studio39designs
02-13-2012, 09:01 PM
I'll be keeping my fingers crossed Kate In orth!!!
ooh look at those Studio theyre fantastic too :D

Thanks much!

mzspurslasso
02-13-2012, 10:43 PM
Love the cards!!

mzspurslasso
02-13-2012, 10:45 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from mtpaperplayer, lindalaelm, Cleopatra, pixiecorpse, tg94901, and idolores! Thank you!!

mtpaperplayer
02-14-2012, 01:52 AM
Studio39: Great Cards!! Hope I get one! :yes:

pixiecorpse
02-14-2012, 08:02 AM
Yay! Glad they arrived safe and sound!
Sorry katelnorth! I'm usually trawling the forums on my blackberry so I misspell things a LOT! I'll try not to let it happen again :D

MadLou23
02-14-2012, 10:08 AM
oh!Can I be included in this one please? It sounds so much fun! please PM me with address :)

katelnorth
02-14-2012, 10:45 AM
Yay! Glad they arrived safe and sound!
Sorry katelnorth! I'm usually trawling the forums on my blackberry so I misspell things a LOT! I'll try not to let it happen again :D

It's not a problem - and anyway, you can just call me Kate if you like ;)

pixiecorpse
02-14-2012, 01:39 PM
Hehe thanks kate that's definitely easier :D

mtpaperplayer
02-14-2012, 07:26 PM
mzspurslasso: Hope you found one you liked for the host card!! :yes:
Lots of yummy cards have been posted!! Great swap

mtpaperplayer
02-14-2012, 07:27 PM
Kate L North: Great Cards!! Love the Cross!!

ArtDuJunque
02-14-2012, 08:11 PM
Cards done, they will go postal tomorrow!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284529

pixiecorpse
02-15-2012, 04:06 AM
Wooo! Fantastic cards artdujunque!!! :D

bitsysal49
02-15-2012, 03:23 PM
I would love to join this swap! Here are my cards.

ArtDuJunque
02-15-2012, 03:26 PM
CARDS GOING POSTAL! Wooo!

moebible
02-15-2012, 03:56 PM
Great cards Bitsysal 49!

locatray
02-15-2012, 05:44 PM
My cards are in route!

mzspurslasso
02-15-2012, 07:34 PM
I love hosting these swaps...ya'll do the best cards! Thank you to everyone who has posted cards!!

pixiecorpse
02-16-2012, 10:25 AM
Wow! Great cards bitsy and locatray!!! I'd hate to be you ms having to swap them all out!

studio39designs
02-16-2012, 02:35 PM
I would love to join this swap! Here are my cards.

So pretty!!

CynthiaSillitoe
02-16-2012, 03:36 PM
Ok, hitting the mail this Friday. With these, I wanted to play with the affect of different colored backgrounds on the same images.

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

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

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

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

mzspurslasso
02-16-2012, 11:38 PM
Lovely cards!!

There is plenty of room. :) Pming the address now.

Cleopatra
02-17-2012, 12:57 PM
It's so much fun to see everyone's cards! I'm getting a lot of ideas for the next swap -- there will be a Book Page Background 5, right? This was my first time working with book pages as a background, would love to have a chance to do more!
Jewels, really love the layering. Studio39designs am intrigued by the faux encaustic technique. Many of you used paint or other color over the whole card, which was really interesting. Thanks for letting a newbie join this swap!

mzspurslasso
02-18-2012, 09:41 PM
Book page 5? That depends on whether or not there is still interest, Cleopatra.

tg94901, I don't do random swapping unless I state it in the swap guidelines. It really depends on the cards I get in. I usually try to swap like for like, with some variety. I also take requests. I go back through the swap thread and make a note of the comments and requests made. When I can, I try to fill requests first.

mzspurslasso
02-18-2012, 09:43 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from Elf, katelnorth, locatray, Gwen, studio39designs, butterflygirl24, and Connie Powell! Thank you!!

ICraft
02-19-2012, 12:37 AM
Book page 5? That depends on whether or not there is still interest, Cleopatra.

tg94901, I don't do random swapping unless I state it in the swap guidelines. It really depends on the cards I get in. I usually try to swap like for like, with some variety. I also take requests. I go back through the swap thread and make a note of the comments and requests made. When I can, I try to fill requests first.

In my Tree Swap awhile back I sent out 3 questions to each of the 75 players about their likes and dislikes and if they could pick one card from the swap which would it be - of the 48 players who made a request not one picked the same card and only 2 even picked the same artist. Isn't it wonderful we all have such different taste? I do my swaps exactly how you do!

Idolores
02-19-2012, 01:14 AM
So can I put in a request? Not for a particular card but I would like to get cards that are different from mine...meaning different mediums. Since you said you tend to swap out same or similar. :)

whisperingnan
02-19-2012, 01:21 AM
All ready to go.
Pages are from Heaven Has Claws by Adrian Conan Doyle in case someone else like me reads the backgrounds.

whisperingnan
02-19-2012, 01:25 AM
I prefer hand drawn/hand painted if possible:D

DreamingFox
02-19-2012, 07:59 AM
Not sure if i can make 3 in time i'm semi happy with, so just going to lurk for now... But interesting.

pixiecorpse
02-19-2012, 09:19 AM
Wow! Cynthia and whisperingnan those are beautiful! Love the green background best cynthia I do love green :D
I'm happy with anything everyones work is so wonderful I know I'll not be disappointed with my returns :D

mzspurslasso
02-19-2012, 02:55 PM
So can I put in a request? Not for a particular card but I would like to get cards that are different from mine...meaning different mediums. Since you said you tend to swap out same or similar. :)

I'll do my best. No promises though. When a swap gets large it gets significantly more difficult to make sure each person gets exactly what they want. Swaps are really like a lottery...you're never certain what you will get back. If you do feel the need to know what you are getting for sure, or decided exactly which medium you want, you'd be better off doing 1:1 individual swaps.

mzspurslasso
02-19-2012, 02:56 PM
I prefer hand drawn/hand painted if possible:D

This is a repeat of the response I posted for another player, but it applies to everyone:

I'll do my best. No promises though. When a swap gets large it gets significantly more difficult to make sure each person gets exactly what they want. Swaps are really like a lottery...you're never certain what you will get back. If you do feel the need to know what you are getting for sure, or decided exactly which medium you want, you'd be better off doing 1:1 individual swaps.

Idolores
02-19-2012, 03:01 PM
no worries I understand I just figured I'd throw it out there. :)

ArtDuJunque
02-19-2012, 05:09 PM
I love collecting anything zetti, steampunk, or collaged.

mzspurslasso
02-19-2012, 05:14 PM
no worries I understand I just figured I'd throw it out there. :)

No worries on my end either. I'll do my best to honor all the requests I can. :)

minnkel
02-19-2012, 05:14 PM
Just my 2 cents thrown in here. Those of you who are new to swaps or to swaps hosted by Mzspurslasso. I've been in a LOT of hers and I have NEVER been disappointed in the returns I receive. Also, as a hostess myself....it is a lot harder work than it sounds. ***this was a totally unsolicited endorsement LOL****

pixiecorpse
02-19-2012, 05:30 PM
Hehe oh I know what you mean I won't get to do my first swap until april and I'm already fretting about swapping them out!
Oh and I'm totally up for a book page 5 have so many text sized bits cut out already I could keep going for a long time :D

mzspurslasso
02-19-2012, 05:45 PM
Just my 2 cents thrown in here. Those of you who are new to swaps or to swaps hosted by Mzspurslasso. I've been in a LOT of hers and I have NEVER been disappointed in the returns I receive. Also, as a hostess myself....it is a lot harder work than it sounds. ***this was a totally unsolicited endorsement LOL****


You are a doll, Minnkel! Thank you!

For all my fabulous participants...please know that I taking swapping very seriously, in the sense that I do my very best (as do all the other hosts I know) to make sure everyone is as happy with their returns as possible.

I love getting requests because it clues me in to what you like. Art is so extremely subjective that what I may think of as a beautiful card, you may find not so beautiful.

When you receive your cards, please keep in mind that someone else really put some time and effort into the card you received. Their style and skill level may be different than yours, but they put their best effort in, just as you did. ATCs in the swaps are not commissioned pieces. Part of the fun is not knowing what surprises will show up in your mail box.

We have players of all skill levels and working in a variety of mediums in my swaps. That's just the way I like it because it exposes me (and all of us) to a much wider range of art than if I only allowed one medium.

I have had the most fantastic participants in my swaps. Most everyone who plays in them, will play in another one of mine. That's thanks to the art that is sent in.

Ya'll are uber-fantastic and make this such a joy to do!

I also want to thank everyone for the questions. If you have thought it, usually someone else has too. Asking them here allows me to answer the questions for everyone.

I appreciate each of you!!! :)

pixiecorpse
02-19-2012, 06:19 PM
What a lovely thing to say ms! And I know I've not been here very long but I appreciate what all the hosts do, and I heartily agree with exposing us to so many different styles and mediums, its truly wonderful!
It definitely helps me to challenge myself and try new things, its fantastic! :D

locatray
02-19-2012, 06:51 PM
mzsp- I love your last post. It's something we need to all keep in mind. I love AFA b/c everyone is so supportive and open-minded about art. I try to find something I like in every swap card I get in return, even if it's not something I would naturally pick from the gallery. For this reason, I never make a request in a swap because I love surprises and swaps are so good for that. I know I'm getting all Pollyanna on ya'll, but isn't this site just great?!!!!

katrinabean86
02-19-2012, 07:50 PM
I'm continually amazed by the quality of the art that I get, not just in your swaps, but in all of my trades and swaps on AFA. And most of us (speaking for myself) are doing art as a hobby, not as a career. The talent and support is really amazing :)

whisperingnan
02-19-2012, 09:06 PM
My cards were mailed today.

ArtDuJunque
02-19-2012, 10:20 PM
Since I just started I don't have a lot of cards yet so I am definately leaning towards certain styes, especially styles I don't have a lot of experience in. I am always getting ideas from the cards posted and the ones I get in trade. So something new is really exciting to me. I would love to get some encaustic cards b/c it is a medium i haven't tried and would like to. Which is why I requested collage, zetti, and steampunk, I don't have a lot of experience with those yet :-)

mzspurslasso
02-19-2012, 10:26 PM
Beautiful!

pixiecorpse
02-20-2012, 07:47 AM
With my clumsiness I don't think me doing encaustic is a very good idea lol

ArtDuJunque
02-20-2012, 09:01 AM
What is it with artist and clumsiness? Is it because we are so left brained that there isn't enough blood blow going to the coordination center of the brain? I have no idea where that coordination bit is but wherever it is I need to find it. I ran into the bathroom doorknob this morning. Why do they have to put those things at hip level anyway?

pixiecorpse
02-20-2012, 09:45 AM
Ooh ouch!!!! I think its because we're too busy creating or thinking about our next artistic masterpiece there's just no room for coordination left in there hehe

Sophie's mom
02-20-2012, 09:54 AM
My cards are finished:

94443 94444 94445

94446 94447

pixiecorpse
02-20-2012, 10:06 AM
Sophies mom they are fantastic!!!!

Sophie's mom
02-20-2012, 10:09 AM
Thanks, they were fun to do! I experimented with some melted crayon on the dragonflies.

mzspurslasso
02-20-2012, 10:28 AM
Beautiful cards!

pixiecorpse
02-20-2012, 10:56 AM
I wondered what you had used, they look so bright, love the eerieness of the green one :D

ArtDuJunque
02-20-2012, 01:35 PM
Very very cool.

Idolores
02-20-2012, 03:05 PM
Love the green dragonfly one..(hint,,hint)

schaefme
02-21-2012, 01:55 PM
I may have goofed and there may not be enough book page showing, but I sure had a ball making cards for this swap...so even if they are returned, thanks for inspiring me to play!

bitsysal49
02-21-2012, 03:09 PM
Mailed my cards today. Great fun making book page backgrounds.

ArtDuJunque
02-21-2012, 08:57 PM
Those are great shaefme!

mzspurslasso
02-21-2012, 09:24 PM
I may have goofed and there may not be enough book page showing, but I sure had a ball making cards for this swap...so even if they are returned, thanks for inspiring me to play!


They look great to me...send them on! :)

Aime
02-22-2012, 08:39 PM
Sign me up. My cards are already finished. Mzspurslasso, please Pm me your addy. I will post them later.

mzspurslasso
02-22-2012, 10:09 PM
I'll pm my address to those I see here, but please, please send me a pm if you need my address and have not received it. I try to look at each post but often those requesting an address are the ones that get missed. (That's why I have it listed in the swap guidelines for you to pm me. ;) ) And I don't want to miss anyone...cuz ya'll are awesome!!!

Thanks!

mzspurslasso
02-23-2012, 12:33 AM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from starfish, Art Du Junque, CynthiaSilliitoe, cecileb, and Hazyoatiel! Thank you!!

locatray
02-23-2012, 10:54 PM
SophiesMom- That very first green one really catches my eye... Beautiful!

TherapeuticArt
02-24-2012, 09:52 PM
If it's not too late, I would love to join the swap!!! Can you let me know?

mzspurslasso
02-24-2012, 11:09 PM
It's not too late. It's a no signup swap so all you have to do is get your cards to me on or before the due date. :)

mzspurslasso
02-25-2012, 01:54 AM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from schaefme, bitsysal49, tlannea, and sophie's mom!! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
02-27-2012, 11:09 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from madlou23, suezq45, slashdog1, maineatc, and whisperingnan!! Thank you!!

RaineyDay
02-28-2012, 10:36 AM
I'm mailing my cards today! And amazingly, after 200 requests........ I finally put your address in a safe place and I do not need to ask you for it. LOL

mzspurslasso
02-28-2012, 02:15 PM
No worries! I never mind sending it again. :)

TherapeuticArt
02-28-2012, 09:16 PM
they will be mailed tomorrow!!

mzspurslasso
02-28-2012, 10:12 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from Pauline!! Thank you!!

Aime
02-28-2012, 10:58 PM
Here is what I am sending

mzspurslasso
02-29-2012, 08:27 AM
Lovely!!

pixiecorpse
02-29-2012, 08:48 AM
They are great cards therapeuticart and aime!

minnkel
02-29-2012, 12:03 PM
FINALLY got to finish my cards this morning!! Here they are.

Twilight Kiss - ink pad smeared edges, transparency print overlayed onto card. The book page is all about a couple's reuniting kiss.

Down on the Farm - ink pad smear, wallpaper sample, vintage farm images, postage stamp. The book page is from "The Painted House" by John Grisham (a favorite book of mine) about life on a poor farm in Arkansas.

High Church - the book page is from a very very old German Bible. The image is of a "German Church" built in the Eastern Alps by miners from Bleiberg in 1692. It is one of the highest churchs built.

She Tried to Hide Her Heart - Book page from an old adventure novel I had in my ephemera stuff. Packing tape image transfer overlay, painted heart, painted punchinella, black paper, lumiere paint.

Aime
02-29-2012, 12:10 PM
Thank you pixiecorpse and mzspurslassofor your kind comments.

minnkel, love your cards!

pixiecorpse
02-29-2012, 12:26 PM
Your welcome aime! Love the jellyfish looks like its moving!

Minnkel your cards are fantastic too! So glad I'm not mz I'd be booking a flight ;)

Nancy
02-29-2012, 12:29 PM
Mine will be mailed today.... Minnkel, your High church is an awesome piece of history... My family was German and immigrated here from their home in the Alps in 1665....so their Bible had to be much like the page you used...What a treasure!

mzspurslasso
02-29-2012, 12:50 PM
Love the cards!

minnkel
02-29-2012, 12:57 PM
Thanks all of you for your very kind and encouraging comments!! So glad you like the cards as I had so much fun making them.

Went for a cruise through the back posts on this thread as I hadn't been able to follow closely for a while. GREAT ART all around here! Now I'm getting excited to see what I get back in the returns! Got my fingers crossed for a bunch of them!:yes:

pixiecorpse
02-29-2012, 01:21 PM
I keep looking too minnkel, and have to keep reminding myself I will only get 3 lol not the whole bunch!

minnkel
02-29-2012, 01:36 PM
I keep looking too minnkel, and have to keep reminding myself I will only get 3 lol not the whole bunch!

I know!! It's a bummer. It'll be a miracle that any at all leave Mz's house! Good thing I trust her!! Otherwise...might be concerned that they would all get "lost" in the mail and there wouldn't be any returns!....:shocked: It must surely be tempting with so many many many wonderful cards!

pixiecorpse
02-29-2012, 02:03 PM
Definitely! Although if I keep talking like this no one will sign up when I do my first swap in april hehe :D

TherapeuticArt
02-29-2012, 09:48 PM
My cards were sent out today, I hope they arrive soon!

Aime
03-01-2012, 07:34 PM
Great cards Shawn!

mzspurslasso
03-01-2012, 10:25 PM
More awesome cards!

Ya'll are too funny! I wouldn't dare hog all this fabulous art. But I do LOVE getting to see ALL the cards as they come in. :) LOve, love, love it!!!

It's funny...we had big fires around here last year and when we had to evacuate, the cards for the swaps in progress and my collection of atcs were some of the things I grabbed to take with us. :)

whisperingnan
03-01-2012, 11:06 PM
More awesome cards!

Ya'll are too funny! I wouldn't dare hog all this fabulous art. But I do LOVE getting to see ALL the cards as they come in. :) LOve, love, love it!!!

It's funny...we had big fires around here last year and when we had to evacuate, the cards for the swaps in progress and my collection of atcs were some of the things I grabbed to take with us. :)

Nice to know you have your priorities right! Grab the ATC's first ! :yes:

mzspurslasso
03-02-2012, 05:54 AM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from Tinab, kath, tjs, jannyp, and aschaum!! Thank you!!

pixiecorpse
03-03-2012, 10:52 AM
Wow! Great cards shawn!
And wow mz that is dedication!!!!

mzspurslasso
03-03-2012, 04:42 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from Aime and RaineyDay!! Thank you!!
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mzspurslasso
03-03-2012, 10:03 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from TherapeuticArt and MarcieLee!! Thank you!!

locatray
03-03-2012, 11:25 PM
minnkel- I adore that Twilight Kiss card. It's just beautiful.

Mouseit
03-05-2012, 04:31 AM
Ok Here is my effort... hope its appropriate.. LOL

Bold as a Butterfly
Time Flies
Watching and waiting
Wise as an Owl ...or two!

pixiecorpse
03-05-2012, 07:13 AM
They are lovely mouseit!!!

Mouseit
03-05-2012, 03:43 PM
Thanks Pixie, Its always interesting to use different techniques when its a simple required item in a swap. Hmm does that sound funny or what? LOL

pixiecorpse
03-05-2012, 04:33 PM
Not at all! Some of the simple things can prove to be the most difficult :D

katrinabean86
03-05-2012, 05:27 PM
Did watercolor on bookpages. They're drying up so when they're done I'll scan them and post them. They should be out tomorrow :)

miss
03-05-2012, 06:08 PM
Mailed mine today :)

katrinabean86
03-05-2012, 08:20 PM
Okay here they are :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7195/large/1_ATC_Bookpage_Background_4__4_.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7195/large/1_ATC_Bookpage_Background_4__3_.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7195/large/1_ATC_Bookpage_Background_4__2_.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7195/large/1_ATC_Bookpage_Background_4__1_.jpg

miss
03-05-2012, 08:48 PM
Ooh, those are cool, katrinabean! The second one is my favorite :)

pixiecorpse
03-06-2012, 08:07 AM
Wow! Those are ace katrinabear!!!!

mzspurslasso
03-06-2012, 09:55 AM
Great cards!

mzspurslasso
03-06-2012, 10:49 AM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from Hanne Alice, Nancy, and Leslie 52!! Thank you!!

RaineyDay
03-06-2012, 11:16 AM
My cards have been mailed.

95538

95539

95540

95541

mzspurslasso
03-06-2012, 11:43 AM
Lovely!

pixiecorpse
03-06-2012, 01:38 PM
Woo! Even more great cards! Fantastic job raineyday!!!!

Cleopatra
03-06-2012, 02:48 PM
Sophie's Mom -- what great cards. I love dragonflies!

Cleopatra
03-06-2012, 02:51 PM
Mouseit -- great cards. I love the ratty (is it a ratty?). It looks like my girl Izzy!

I have not been on the site for a bit, love everyone's cards (and am learning some new techniques to try!)

Mouseit
03-06-2012, 04:45 PM
Cleopatra its a mouse.. LOL I am a mouse collector and its not often I can't get a mouse card made... it is cute yes! YOU HAVE A RAT IZZY???

TxCat
03-06-2012, 07:48 PM
Sending them out tomorrow. Will post to share once I am on the big computer.

minnkel
03-07-2012, 01:33 AM
More wonderful cards showing up!!!

Mouseit!! LOVE your clock! (hint hint) - hope my return envelope is ticking when it arrives!

mzspurslasso
03-07-2012, 11:15 AM
One more week! Yay!!! Hints noted. ;)

pixiecorpse
03-08-2012, 01:20 PM
Yay 1 more week!!! Ooh ny postman should be laden down with atcs soon I can't wait!!!!!!

mzspurslasso
03-08-2012, 07:33 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from minnkel and miss!! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
03-10-2012, 11:04 AM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from Shawn, TxCat, and katrinabean86!! Thank you!!

mochatribe
03-11-2012, 02:37 PM
Just finished my cards and would like to mail them tomorrow. Do you think they would make it to you? I would be mailing from Tampa, Fl. If you think they will arrive by the 15th, I'll head out to the post office as soon as I get your address.

Thanks!

Tammy
a.k.a. mochatribe

mzspurslasso
03-11-2012, 04:48 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from Nan1960!! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
03-11-2012, 04:50 PM
Just finished my cards and would like to mail them tomorrow. Do you think they would make it to you? I would be mailing from Tampa, Fl. If you think they will arrive by the 15th, I'll head out to the post office as soon as I get your address.

Thanks!

Tammy
a.k.a. mochatribe

Hi Tammy! If you can get them in the mail for the pickup tomorrow they will most likely make it. US mail *usually* -thought not always- makes it to me in 3 days, give or take a day. You can certainly give it a shot. I'll pm you my address.

Thanks!

mzspurslasso
03-12-2012, 09:08 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from Louisezee and Mouseit!! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
03-14-2012, 03:26 PM
Fantastic Bookpage Background cards arrived from mochatribe!! Thank you!!

MadLou23
03-15-2012, 07:41 PM
woot! I've finally worked out how to post images to a thread! So here are mine, long after posting! lol The theme was things we all do to books!

katrinabean86
03-15-2012, 09:56 PM
Lovely cards! :)