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04-23-2012, 09:43 PM
Magical Air Element Swap

Due: June 30, 2012
Withdraw Date: Just let me know please
Swapping: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Mediums: Any

We will be exploring the element of Air in this swap. It is the breath that keeps you alive, the voice you sing with, the thoughts and ideas that flitter through your brain... Air is the freshness of spring, the songbirds, reed instruments, a certain lightness of being. Imagine sprite and sylphs, peacocks, the cool air at dawn.

Try to think of magical symbols, mystical beings, physical manifestations, the very feel of air in the body, mind and soul. If you belong to a magical traditions, what does it say about the element? What do you think of it? Connecting to the elements is a very personal experience, and I'd like to see what Air means to you!

Have fun and be creative! Remember: there's no right or wrong interpretation, just please send in your best work only, something you would be happy to receive back!
Please follow standard ATC protocol: Cards need to be the correct size, well constructed so that nothing is falling off, and must follow the theme. No flimsy cards, please. If your cards do not fit the criteria, they will be returned at your own expense for replacement if there is time. I will not accept a stickers, rub-ons or a single collage image stuck randomly onto a card as a the focus of a submission. Cards will be swapped like for like as best I can, in terms of quality. You may receive a variety of media in your returns, depending on the submissions received.

www.Wicca.in (http://www.wicca.in/the-wiccan-elements/#more-7)
Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_%28classical_element%29)

Do note that we are in Canada, and allow enough time for your cards to arrive. That pesky border can add a few extra days. Two weeks isn't atypical shipping time. Also, if you must drop out, please let me know as soon as you can so that we don't wait on your cards. It's only courteous. Cards must arrive on time (or early!), must all be in individual sleeves, and should be your best effort.

*Please include a LARGE filled-out address label Please don't send those tiny address labels, as Canada Post goes into convulsions about that. We don't want to break the system--it's the only fun we have on our budget!
*I will supply the return envelope.
*NO SASE unless you're IN CANADA. We cannot use US postage from here.
*Return postage = $2 US from international players; $1 US from US players or 2 regular Canadian stamps; 1 stamp from Canadian players

An extra card on theme is wonderful, but certainly not mandatory nor expected for participation. Please don't send me collage ephemera as I'm unlikely to use it, unless it's gods and goddesses.

Please PM me for the addy when you are ready to mail out.
Thanks all!

1) Phrixy--received
3) VickiZ--received
4) rebecca410--received
5) papersaga--received
6) beyondshay--received
7) snowariginal--received
8) HeatherLeeArt--received
9) madamrouleau--withdrawn
10) Dedwar24--received, iTrader due
11) Sheala.Draws--received

Vicki Z
04-23-2012, 11:07 PM
Please sign me up.

04-24-2012, 02:02 AM
I want to see if I come up with anything. This sounds like a fun swap!

04-24-2012, 02:17 AM
sign me up!!

04-24-2012, 11:00 PM
Welcome rebecca410 and papersaga! If you're in both of my swaps and have cards ready, you can send them in together if you want to piggyback the postage. ;)

Vicki Z
04-25-2012, 06:50 AM
*Pout, pout*:(
You missed me.......
And I was the first to post that I wanted to sign up...

04-25-2012, 10:19 AM
Oh goodness! I'm sorry, Vicki. I blame the lingering sickness around here. This morning I was walking into everything I passed.

04-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Beautiful theme. May I please join?

04-25-2012, 03:30 PM
Absolutely! Welcome aboard beyondshay.

05-01-2012, 08:12 PM
lol You're just 3/4 ahead of the rest of us. Or 1/4 behind... No probs.

05-06-2012, 01:17 PM
Anyone else get inspired by the supermoon to do lots of art? I sure did!

Vicki Z
05-06-2012, 05:17 PM
I finished my moon cards, and have a good start on my air cards.

05-06-2012, 05:19 PM
Ooh, can't wait to see!

05-07-2012, 03:54 AM
Welcome aboard!

05-16-2012, 09:15 PM
Superduper! I meant to tell you, your earth cards showed up yesterday, Papersaga. lol We'll trade with you and send those back with your air returns. :D

05-19-2012, 05:22 AM
Sounds great! Please post pictures so we can admire your work! I'll PM you my addy now.

05-27-2012, 02:41 AM
We got cards in yesterday from Vicki Z and Papersaga. I've marked them down and will do iTraders later. :)

Here are my Air cards, hope you enjoy:

05-27-2012, 01:24 PM
Sure thing, I've added you, madamrouleau!

05-28-2012, 09:26 PM
Here are 3 of my cards. Magical air reminded me of someone singing and the air carrying it away.

05-28-2012, 10:08 PM
Very cool idea, Rebecca410!

05-28-2012, 11:25 PM
Great idea, Rebecca!

I'm doing up the iTraders today for anything received so far.

05-30-2012, 12:58 AM
Sure, Dedwar24!

HeatherLeeArt, your beautiful cards have arrived! They look even cooler in person!

06-02-2012, 01:47 PM
ok. i have some sketches. sign me up please.

06-02-2012, 02:57 PM
Welcome aboard, Sheala.Draws!

06-02-2012, 02:59 PM
We had so much not-so-magical air around here yesterday, the power was out in various areas most of the day. Got to go home early. :D Just hoping we might get paid for the whole day...

How are the air cards coming along?

06-14-2012, 12:21 PM
Stunning! I better get on mine!

06-14-2012, 12:39 PM
Dedwar, those really do have a light, airy feel!

06-19-2012, 07:58 PM
Dedwar, those beautiful cards are here! Thank you for the hostie card! My brain is melted from the heat and humidity today. I'll get to your iTrader. Made a note so I won't forget.

06-19-2012, 08:28 PM
OMG...icekat, I just realized that you are in Canada and the cards are due in 11 days!!! I have my cards done and ready to mail. I just hate to drop out :wideeyed:, but don't want to hold up a swap!!! Please let me know if it would be okay to go ahead and mail them??!! Maybe the post will be speedy *fingers crossed*

06-19-2012, 11:44 PM
Go ahead, I sent you the addy.

That goes for everyone, please have your cards in the mail this week. I will wait a few days if necessary. If you must drop, please let me know this week as well.

06-20-2012, 08:53 PM
These are my cards...they went out today!

Hope you all like them! :D and that they travel quickly on the wind!!

06-21-2012, 12:14 PM
Great, we'll keep a watch out for them. :)

06-22-2012, 12:23 PM
I just had these odd whimsical ideas for this swap: an Asian Air dragon, Zeus, A pollination fairy and a traveling mouse.

06-23-2012, 12:09 AM
Cute ideas, Sheala!

06-28-2012, 04:15 AM
We got air cards in today from Snowariginal, BeyondShay, and Sheala.Draws! Thank you for the host cards!

And with that, it looks like we have everyone accounted for. I'll get them swapped out and on their way this weekend! Thank you, everyone!

I'll try to post the fire swap this weekend as well. :)

07-01-2012, 07:47 PM
Okay, all the cards have been swapped and packed up! We'll get them into the mail once the Canada Day festivities are over and the PO is back on duty. :)

07-04-2012, 06:46 PM
Phrixy sent out the returns for me yesterday!

Thank you to Papersaga for the bird card, BeyondShay for Aquarius Takes Flight, and HeatherLeeArt for the Pegasus sewn card.

I hope everyone enjoys their returns. :)

07-09-2012, 08:45 AM
awesome swap cards received! by dedwar24, phrixy and snowariginal! thanks icekat!

07-11-2012, 01:44 PM
Received BEAUTIFUL cards from icekat~Dragonfly, Phrixy~Neptune and VickiZ~Golden Dragonfly!

I love love them!

iTrader and You Rock left for my peeps :)

07-13-2012, 01:51 AM
I'm glad people have started receiving their returns and are enjoying them!