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EraserQueen
03-29-2008, 12:45 PM
What's An Angel?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v77/SongBird/Archangel_Michael_by_WoolSocks.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3249/2372093350_0c0e7158c4_o.jpg



Swap Due Date - In My Hands: May 24th
Signup/withdraw date - May 17th
Number of Cards - 3/3 OR 6/6 (if approved)
Number of participants -limit 25

What is an Angel? The concept of Angels has a long and rich multi-cultural history, and this swap explores the variety of angels! Show us YOUR idea of what an angel is! Or, be inspired by angels of other cultures, and create cards based on them! If you have interesting links to share, post them, and I can add them to the main post here!


"The origin of angels in history is quite complicated to figure out, due to angels or similar spirit beings being found within many cultures around the globe.

Angels are found within three key religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Yet, angels, or divine helpers, were also found within Sumerian, Babylonian, Persian, Egyptian and Greek writings, as well, and played a major influence upon the ideas regarding angels within the key religions themselves. For example, it is well known that ancient Sumerian texts pre-dated the Hebrew book of Genesis, including the idea of the existence of angels. The Hebrew beliefs regarding angels were similarly shared with Christianity, and both Judaism's and Christianity's teachings of angels inspired the Islam beliefs concerning angels.

Though maybe called different names, benevolent spirit beings quite similar to angels can also be found within other religions, mythologies, and lore. Hinduism has avatars, Buddhism has devas and bodhisattvas, the Greeks wrote about daimons, and other spirit beings similar to angels, such as guardian spirits and spirit guides, have been taught by tribal cultures. All of these have similar function as helpful spirit messengers, or angels."

(from http://www.angelsghosts.com/angels_history.html)
Swap Guidelines



Card Guidelines:
3/3 OR 6/6 (if approved)
All media welcome! Fabric, hand carved stamps, altered vintage photos, drawing/painting, cut paper. No digital art, or photocopies of original art Please. I would like people to create tactile cards and art where one can feel the paper or fabric, and see brush strokes or pencil marks!
You must keep cards less fairly thin! No bulky embellishments!
You must put your user name on the backs of all your cards
You must use plastic sleevesImportant: All media is welcome! However, quality craftsmanship is important, keep your work clean from excess glue, make sure your cards are measured and cut to the correct size (2.5 x 3.5 inches) DO NOT print out an image made by someone else, draw over it and call it original work. If you use PRINTED (rubber stamped, magazine images, photos, copied material, please make sure it is UNDENIABLY altered by the the time you are done! Gesso and re-color, use machine stitching, etc. Cards should all look handmade, not a copy of something you printed off the internet. Cards not meeting these guidelines will be mailed back to you if there is not a sufficient number of like cards to be swapped with yours.



Participant Guidelines:

Post in the Thread to sign up!
Post in the thread with any questions.
25 Players Maximum
I post feedback after I have received all cards, because this is easiest for me. If you need to build up your feedback, PM me and I will leave you a point as soon as I receive your cards.Mailing Guidelines:

US Players
please send a Self Addresses, Stamped Envelope (with a 42 cent stamp) (if you send a flimsy envelope, I can't guarantee the PO won't rip it up! Sorry! It rarely happens, but you use them at your own risk :)
Our postal rates are going up by one penny May 1st, so you early birds, please add extra postage accordingly!
ALSO, each U.S. participant is requested to send one Loose stamp (42 cents or more) to help cover international returns. This is a swap method I employ, in order not to limit international players.
You must write your username on the envelope :)International players
Enclose a label with you address clearly written, and I will cover postage and the envelope. If you'd like to send an extra Angel ATC to help cover the postage, that would be nice! but I don't require it.
You must write your username on the envelope :)Players (Purple means received!)

1) KatieV
2) Adriayna
3) Jean
4) Meow2000
5) Rapa
6) Frog Princess
7) Maxie23
8)Crazfun
9) HeyMaggie
10)Chronata
11)ElectaBlue
12)Lemay
13) SallyAnn
14) Kathyy
15) scrappyboy
16) Stormarela
17) gindeleo
18) Biggoldfsh
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KatieV
03-29-2008, 02:51 PM
Please sign me up!

EraserQueen
03-29-2008, 03:08 PM
Yay Katie! We have a first participant! :D

adriayna
03-29-2008, 03:23 PM
Add me please! :)

EraserQueen
03-29-2008, 04:03 PM
You're added Dana! I just made a card for this swap with you in mind lol..

Jean
03-29-2008, 05:11 PM
Did somebody say ANGELS? Sign me up!!! :jiggy: This will be fun!

EraserQueen
03-29-2008, 05:22 PM
Yay Jean! You're added :jiggy:

Meow2000
03-30-2008, 12:03 PM
i'll like to play please:D

EraserQueen
03-30-2008, 12:07 PM
Welcome Meow2000! :)

rapa
03-30-2008, 12:10 PM
May I sign up?

EraserQueen
03-30-2008, 12:56 PM
Certainly Rapa! Welcome :)

Frog Princess
03-30-2008, 03:51 PM
Lurve this theme!!! I haven't painted an angel for a while and I feel the acrylics calling.......
Sign me up please!

EraserQueen
03-30-2008, 04:00 PM
Yay Tracy :D You're added!

maxie23
03-31-2008, 04:23 AM
Will play. Like the stress on original art. Good for you!

Cazfun
03-31-2008, 05:48 AM
I'd really love to join this one too please... love the theme too!!

Cheers

EraserQueen
03-31-2008, 11:01 AM
Glad to have you both! you're added!

ElectaBlue
03-31-2008, 12:27 PM
Could I join please? I love painting angels.

EraserQueen
03-31-2008, 12:54 PM
Certainly Electablue! :D

I also encourage everyone to create perhaps one non-traditional image of an Angel in their set, or think about creative approaches to their work!

heymaggie
03-31-2008, 11:45 PM
I'd love to join this swap!

EraserQueen
04-01-2008, 09:36 AM
You're added Maggie!

EraserQueen
04-03-2008, 08:22 PM
Anyone have any interesting Angel links they'd like to share?

Cazfun
04-03-2008, 09:51 PM
Hi guys

I have finished my Angels. I really had fun and I hope you all like them. I used that Colour difusing paper and watercolors for the background then I stamped a face on Shrinky dink and shrunk, then cut out a skirt in some really beautiful material, then free embroidered all the details. The scan doesn't show how cool they are...

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Cheers

EraserQueen
04-03-2008, 10:40 PM
Wow! I look at those and see so many things! I see an Angel, but I also see a landscape, like God can be found anywhere. Very cool :D

Chronata
04-04-2008, 10:03 PM
Ok...Cazfun convinced me...I need to sign up for this (those cards rock!)

EraserQueen
04-04-2008, 11:38 PM
Yay! You're added Robyn! :D

Chronata
04-05-2008, 12:15 AM
Yay!

Here is an interesting Angelic link...

http://www.eso-garden.com/index.php?/weblog/C27/

EraserQueen
04-05-2008, 12:19 AM
Cool Link Robyn! I Loved this description:

"They had the likeness of a man.
And every one had four faces, and every one had four wings.
And their feet were straight feet; and the sole of their feet was like the sole of a calf's foot: and they sparkled like the colour of burnished brass ... As for the likeness of their faces, they four had the face of a man, and the face of a lion, on the right side: and they four had the face of an ox on the left side; they four also had the face of an eagle."


Anyone want to attempt THAT!!?? LOL

Chronata
04-05-2008, 12:26 AM
Hmmmm...actually I was considering this!

(in the Rider Waite Tarot...along with many other tarots...you can see these four faces in the Wheel Of Fortune and the World cards...though only one at a time!)

EraserQueen
04-05-2008, 12:30 AM
Robyn: It would be cool to make a card with a paper circle attached, that rotated to show a different face above the angel body!

ElectaBlue
04-05-2008, 12:48 AM
Wow! I love Cazfun's cards, and I can't wait to see what other people come up with.

I have been working on my cards and hope to finish them this weekend. I just noticed that my name isn't on the list of participants at the beginning of the swap.

lemay
04-05-2008, 11:03 AM
I would like to join please

EraserQueen
04-05-2008, 11:33 AM
ElectaBlue: Ack! I'll add it Right Now! I put you on the list on my desk, but not here, sorry! I'm looking forward to seeing your cards!

Lemay, I'll add you right now :) Welcome!

ElectaBlue
04-06-2008, 12:07 AM
Don't worry about not getting me on the list! I know it is easy to update one place when you update it in more than one place.

I posted 5 of my cards in my gallery. I actually made more because I tend to get carried away, but I think these are the best of the bunch.

Cazfun
04-06-2008, 04:35 AM
Love your card Electa they're cool

EraserQueen
04-06-2008, 12:08 PM
Wow! They look awesome!

SallyAnn
04-06-2008, 08:30 PM
May I please sign up?

EraserQueen
04-06-2008, 10:22 PM
You sure can! I've added you! :D

EraserQueen
04-11-2008, 06:57 PM
Cards from ElectaBlue and Crazfun came today! yay! Thank you both for the extra card! these are gonna be a great group of angels!

EraserQueen
04-13-2008, 11:53 AM
Sure Kathyy! Welcome :D

scrappyboy
04-13-2008, 05:02 PM
Long time no swap. Can i play in this one???

EraserQueen
04-13-2008, 05:45 PM
Hey! You sure can! :D

EraserQueen
04-16-2008, 07:54 PM
Beautiful cards from Lemay came today! Thank you so much for the extra! :D

stormarela
04-19-2008, 03:14 PM
please add me to the list

EraserQueen
04-19-2008, 05:35 PM
Yay! You're added! :D

Meow2000
04-21-2008, 12:16 AM
Here is my fist card :jiggy:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10273&w=o

EraserQueen
04-21-2008, 10:24 AM
That looks really cool! I like how you did it on black, that's really creative.

Meow2000
04-21-2008, 11:57 AM
That looks really cool! I like how you did it on black, that's really creative.

For the card I use a white card . drawn in ebony pencil so the black background is all shade grahgite. then i use color pencil for the yellow wings and a pink watercolor wash over the hole card :cute:

EraserQueen
04-21-2008, 12:19 PM
Cool! It's doubly interesting to know how you made it! thanks!

gindeleo
04-22-2008, 03:42 PM
I would like to join

EraserQueen
04-22-2008, 07:25 PM
You're added gindeleo!

Meow2000
04-23-2008, 10:35 AM
here is an nother angel

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10712&w=o

I think my next one will some not human looking

EraserQueen
04-23-2008, 10:57 AM
Cool! I love the blue and yellow :D

scrappyboy
04-26-2008, 09:22 AM
Annie,
Sent my angel atcs yesterday. You can see them in my gallery if you like.
Scrappyboy

Meow2000
04-27-2008, 01:02 AM
here are my last to Angel cards . The animal card is rep Animal guids witch are like angels.
:wubclub:


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11196&w=o

EraserQueen
04-27-2008, 10:23 AM
Those are really cool! I like your diversity Meow! :D

EraserQueen
04-29-2008, 09:43 PM
Thanks for letting me know Kathyy!

Chronata
05-01-2008, 03:49 PM
ok...I did a meditation yesterday, and called to my angels to visit...and I figured I would just draw what appeared!

It's not the usual form of angel...but I loved doing art this intuitively.

I think it's a powerful image...but it's rather abstract...

and now I am second guessing myself about whether to include it...
or paint more angels that I see...
or just forget it...and draw the usual whimsical winged ones?

EraserQueen
05-01-2008, 05:40 PM
Robyn, If you do not send that card, I will cry. it's SO awesome. I love the fact that it's non-traditional! That's the purpose of this swap, traditional AND looking at other forms of angels!

Meow2000: Your cards came today! Yay! Thanks for the extra :D

lemay
05-01-2008, 05:47 PM
Chronata I think your angel is wonderful!

Meow2000
05-02-2008, 12:12 AM
ok...I did a meditation yesterday, and called to my angels to visit...and I figured I would just draw what appeared!

It's not the usual form of angel...but I loved doing art this intuitively.

I think it's a powerful image...but it's rather abstract...

and now I am second guessing myself about whether to include it...
or paint more angels that I see...
or just forget it...and draw the usual whimsical winged ones?

It very much looks like a Angel to me a spirt , it's beautiful :yes:


I'm glad my cards have there save and sound

Biggoldfsh
05-04-2008, 12:09 PM
Would like to try this...

EraserQueen
05-04-2008, 04:27 PM
You're added! :D

KatieV
05-05-2008, 03:40 PM
I'm really sorry, but I need to withdraw from this swap. :sad:

EraserQueen
05-05-2008, 03:57 PM
That's fine! Thanks for letting me know :)

maxie23
05-06-2008, 03:56 AM
I have angel atcs ready to go if you provide an address, please.

EraserQueen
05-06-2008, 09:52 PM
I have PMed you! :D

stormarela
05-07-2008, 11:16 PM
I'm ready to send my angels!

stormarela
05-07-2008, 11:37 PM
my angel family:

EraserQueen
05-08-2008, 11:16 AM
Those look cool! :D

rapa
05-08-2008, 07:17 PM
My angels are ready to be mailed. You can check them out in my gallery if you would like.

EraserQueen
05-08-2008, 09:20 PM
They are beautiful! :jiggy:

heymaggie
05-10-2008, 10:17 AM
Hi EraserQueen! Will you PM me your address so I can get mine mailed to you? Thanks for letting me play!

EraserQueen
05-10-2008, 10:50 AM
I'm Pming you now!

Jean
05-10-2008, 06:24 PM
Mine will get mailed Monday. I'll pm you Monday to confirm that, EQ - sometimes I put things to get mailed and they don't make it out the house, argh.

EraserQueen
05-10-2008, 07:20 PM
Jean, I do that too LOL, thanks for letting me know!

heymaggie
05-12-2008, 11:49 AM
My angels are on their way to you today! i love all the ones I've seen so far!

heymaggie
05-12-2008, 11:50 AM
I have mine scanned but not in the gallery yet. I will do that this evening.

EraserQueen
05-12-2008, 04:37 PM
Beauties from Rapa came today!! :D

Jean
05-13-2008, 12:03 PM
Well, hell's bells. I got the envelopes to the post office and stepson returns with one addressed to EraserQueen in pencil. "They actually need the street address," he tells me. He was not pleased, since he thought it was going to someone in the post office itself, argh. Just another day in my world...my angels are in my gallery, bttw.

heymaggie
05-13-2008, 12:08 PM
ok...I did a meditation yesterday, and called to my angels to visit...and I figured I would just draw what appeared!

It's not the usual form of angel...but I loved doing art this intuitively.

I think it's a powerful image...but it's rather abstract...

and now I am second guessing myself about whether to include it...
or paint more angels that I see...
or just forget it...and draw the usual whimsical winged ones?

I really love that card. It's truly beautiful and without a doubt an angel.

heymaggie
05-13-2008, 12:10 PM
my angel family:

I hope I get one of these. I love this technique!

heymaggie
05-13-2008, 12:16 PM
My angels are uploaded in my gallery now.

EraserQueen
05-13-2008, 06:05 PM
Jean and Maggie: Those are both VERY cool! :jiggy:

Jean: LOL Oops, I am so grateful to have kind understanding people at my PO, we used to have some cranks, but they seem to be gone now!

Jean
05-13-2008, 07:30 PM
Great angels, all! Chronata, I do spirit directed work, too, but I can't imagine on an atc-size scale! Beautiful!

I should clarify, EQ - the 'address' part said, "EraserQueen Angel Swap" argh. I usually start an envie for swaps when I sign up just to keep 'em together...and...well, *I* am what's not together, lololol! But they're off now...sigh.

EraserQueen
05-13-2008, 08:58 PM
OH! HAHAHA That's funny Jean! I did the same thing once myself :eek: The PO lady pointed it out to me, she said , "You know, we DO try, but we're not that good..." LOL

Chronata
05-13-2008, 10:37 PM
bleh. It's been a confusing day, but I have two more angels!

I should have at least one more to put in the swap!

Jean
05-13-2008, 11:21 PM
I truly love harmony...I'd love to give her a home! Kudos, Chronata - beautiful work!

EraserQueen
05-14-2008, 11:20 AM
Awesomesauce cards from Stormerela today! Thanks for the extra AND the SASE even though you live in Canada! :jiggy:

Chronata, I LOVE the nurse one! Those are fantastic :D

SallyAnn
05-14-2008, 03:59 PM
Hi, my angels will be flying out of here in the morning post. They are in my gallery if you want to take a peek.

Chronata
05-16-2008, 12:24 PM
Ok...there's now a boatload of angels flying your way!

adriayna
05-16-2008, 09:57 PM
I have mine done--just need to scan and ship :)

EraserQueen
05-17-2008, 03:04 PM
YAY! Thanks guys for letting me know! :jiggy:

EraserQueen
05-17-2008, 06:11 PM
Cards came from Jean and SallyAnn today! Thanks guys, Jean for the extra card, and SallyAnn for the beautiful angel images! *hug*

adriayna
05-18-2008, 09:03 AM
EQ, mine will be out in tomorrow's mail. They should get to you in time :)

heymaggie
05-18-2008, 03:08 PM
bleh. It's been a confusing day, but I have two more angels!

I should have at least one more to put in the swap!

Oh my! Those are both so beautiful!

EraserQueen
05-19-2008, 06:56 PM
received cards from HeyMaggie (Thank you for the extra!!), Maxie23 (thank you also for th extra!!) and Chronata! (thank you for the extra and the candy!!)

Frog Princess
05-20-2008, 12:40 PM
Mine are on their way to you, Annie.

EraserQueen
05-22-2008, 11:05 PM
Cards came from Ariayna! Thanks for the extra, they look great :D

adriayna
05-23-2008, 09:36 AM
Yay! Glad you liked them. They were fun--I hope you keep the green one. I did scan them, or photograph them....and need to post pictures!

EraserQueen
05-23-2008, 07:01 PM
Dana: I am torn between the green one and the blue one HAHA!

I got cards from Tracy/Frogprincess today! Thanks for the extra hon, they are great!

I haven't heard from gindeleo, so will assume she has dropped, as tomorrow is the In My Hands deadline :)

These will be swapped out over the weekend!

Thanks everyone for creating such great cards!

angeldi
05-23-2008, 09:33 PM
Can I join? :]

EraserQueen
05-24-2008, 11:32 AM
Hi angeldi! Sorry, but this swap was due today! Thanks for your interest though! :D

You may want to check out the "Open" ATC forum, this one is 'Active', which means no new player are being accepted :D

EraserQueen
05-25-2008, 01:04 PM
Cards from gindeleo came yesterday! I am swapping these babies out! :D

lemay
06-04-2008, 01:17 PM
I received wonderful angels today! Thanks so much to : Electablue, Cazfun, Chronata and to EraserQueen for hosting!

Meow2000
06-04-2008, 06:18 PM
thanks to EraserQueen for hosting I got lovely cards today from Jean, SallyAnn, and FrogPrincess. I'm off to leave you Rock points:jiggy:

ElectaBlue
06-05-2008, 10:23 AM
I received wonderful cards yesterday from Eraserqueen, Cazfun, Lemay, Maxie23, Adriayna, and Rapa. They are all just gorgeous!

Chronata
06-05-2008, 04:29 PM
Wow! My angels flew in today...and they are all stunning!

HUGE Thank Yous to...
EQ...for hosting AND for the awesome card!
Frogprincess, Adriayna, Rapa, Cazfun, and lemay!
Every card is just gorgeous!
Thank you ladies!

EraserQueen
06-05-2008, 10:54 PM
Yay! The Angels are flying to their new homes!

I hope you all are giving each other rock/rep points! You ALL deserve them for the AWESOME cards you've made! :jiggy: I was sorely tempted to run away to Peru with all of them LOL.

Frog Princess
06-06-2008, 06:37 AM
Mine came today!!!! I LOVE this swap- great theme, great host and FAB cards!!!!!
Thanks so much to Chronata, Meow2000 and maxie23 for their gorgeous art and to EQ for being an angel of a host!

heymaggie
06-06-2008, 10:56 PM
I received my angels yesterday! Thanks to Jean, Stormarela, and Maxie23 for great ATCs. And thanks to EraserQueen for hosting this swap and sending me lovely returns!

rapa
06-07-2008, 02:10 AM
I'm pretty sure I gave everyone "You Rock" points, but forgot to mention receiving my cards here. I returned home from vacation and found beautiful angel cards from Chronata, Adriayna, and Eraserqueen! Thank you all and especially to EQ for hosting!

stormarela
06-07-2008, 02:33 AM
Beautiful angels have flown in here today. Thank you EraserQueen for such a wonderful swap, and thanks to Maxie23, Gindeleo, Jean, Meow2000, EraserQueen, and HeyMaggie. :wubclub:

SallyAnn
06-07-2008, 06:28 PM
Angels are in the house! Thank yous to EraserQueen, gindeleo and maxie 23.
Thank you ,EQ for a great swap.

Cazfun
06-10-2008, 06:53 AM
My Lovely Angels have arrived here in Oz thank you elcectablue, chronata, lemay..

Thanks Eraserqueen for a great swap .. Im off to leave reps & itraders

Caz

maxie23
06-12-2008, 04:59 AM
Thanks go out to our host and to Stormarela, Frog Princess, gindeles, Lisa M. B., Sally Ann and heymaggie for lovely and interesting angels received.