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Elena
04-03-2008, 05:58 PM
RETURNS POSTED JUNE 10th.

Due date: June 5
Sign up by: May 25
Number of cards: 3 for 3, or 6 for 6
Number of players: 40


Mixed Media: SUN, MOON, & STARS

This is a Mixed Media Swap. Mixed media, meaning a combination of at least 3 different media (like paint, pen and pencil, or collage, paint and ink, or rubber stamps, collage and paint, etc. You get the idea :)) Please, no stickers or prefabricated illustrations unless you alter them some way and make them your own creation.

Your cards should have a sun, a moon, stars, or a combination of these. Send only your best!

US: Send a SASE
International: Send a SAE

I encourage everyone to post their creations so we all can get inspired!


1. stormarela
2. citykitten
3. jonquil
4. Frog Princess- withdraw
5. stellacometa
6. sun4fun- withdraw
7. Asena
8. Wendy
9. jazzie
10. mynameisJenn
11. CMFcreations
12. Deedles
13. cerasparkles
14. codesmom
15. Ilah Barnes
16. TheRoseCottage
17. Paperfairys
18. lemay
19. Chronata
20. gindeleo- ?
21. triskele
22. ruwbl
23. Ibus
24. Rooskie
25. mrubyjean
26. rocketwoman- withdraw
27. Kaggs
28. Wulfcwen
29. Moony- withdraw
30. artsygemini
31. pschafe1
32. Miss
33. lori.rn
34. yatsu- ?
35. Margot- withdraw
36. midnitecreations
37. Meow2000
38. LilMissFirefly
39. OriginalYouth
40. Merricat- withdraw

stormarela
04-03-2008, 06:44 PM
please sign me up, I have a 'thing' for sun and moon cards! ;)

citykitten
04-03-2008, 06:57 PM
I would love to play! Can you please sign me up?

Elena
04-03-2008, 07:26 PM
Welcome stormarela and citykitten!

jonquil
04-03-2008, 10:50 PM
would love play and add to my collection of this theme

Frog Princess
04-04-2008, 04:22 AM
Ooooh, I love this theme- can I play too please?

Elena
04-04-2008, 07:19 AM
Welcome jonquil and Frog Princess!

stellacometa
04-04-2008, 07:45 AM
I'd love to play too!
(after all, I'm the comet star, ain't I?) :laugh:

Elena
04-04-2008, 07:56 AM
sure stellacometa, welcome!

sun4fun
04-04-2008, 08:19 AM
Please, please, let me in. I want to play with this. :yes:

By the way: What is SAE? :huh:

Greetings
Petra

Asena
04-04-2008, 09:03 AM
May I join in, please? :)

Petra - SAE = Self Addressed Envelope (no stamp)

Wendy
04-04-2008, 09:39 AM
I would like to join too!

Katxena
04-04-2008, 10:11 AM
I'm very tempted by this -- I'll keep an eye on it and think about it. I need to get some other things finished before I sign up for more! :)

Elena
04-04-2008, 01:59 PM
Welcome sun4fun, Asena, and Wendy!
Katxena, we will be waiting for you!

jazzie
04-05-2008, 02:24 PM
Elena - Please add my name to the list. Thanks! ~Jackie

Elena
04-05-2008, 04:47 PM
Sure jazzie, welcome!

mynameisJenn
04-05-2008, 09:00 PM
would love to play! please sign me up!

CMFcreations
04-05-2008, 11:38 PM
I would like to sign up please. I can think of some very fun bleach techniques that would work well with the theme.

Deedles
04-06-2008, 01:20 AM
I'd love to join this swap. I love anything celestial!

Elena
04-06-2008, 07:42 AM
Welcome to the swap mynameisJenn, CMFcreations, and Deedles!

cerasparkles
04-06-2008, 08:12 AM
This sounds fun, please sign me up! :)

Codesmom
04-06-2008, 08:26 AM
May I join too ?

Elena
04-06-2008, 08:31 AM
Welcome cerasparkles and Codesmom, glad you join us!

Ilah Barnes
04-06-2008, 12:42 PM
I would like to sign up.

TheRoseCottage
04-06-2008, 12:48 PM
I would love to sign up...THANKS.

Paperfairys
04-06-2008, 12:49 PM
Oooo look at all these good themes coming up now.

can i join please ? :)

Elena
04-06-2008, 04:39 PM
Welcome to the swap Ilah Barnes, TheRoseCottage, and Paperfairys

lemay
04-06-2008, 06:00 PM
I would like to join please

Elena
04-06-2008, 06:39 PM
Welcome lemay!

Paperfairys
04-07-2008, 07:11 AM
Thank you for adding me :) This one sounds like fun :wub:

Ilah Barnes
04-07-2008, 09:48 AM
I am trying to figure out if the card I just made is mixed media or not. And also whether some cards I am planning to make would qualify or if I need to modify them.

I guess what confuses me a little is that my understanding of mixed media is that two different types of media count as mixed media. However, this is the second mixed media swap I have been in that requires three different things to count as mixed media. So, for example if I did a hand drawn card and attached little metal star charms that would be mixed media as I understand it, but not mixed media for the swap.

I have a card I have just made that is a black sparkly cardstock background with vellum stars sewn on. I have used gold color metalic thread and a gold metalic pen. So does this count as at least 3 things?

For planning for future cards: I plan on some hand drawn with embellishments. How do I count the embellishments? Hand drawn would be one thing, but I would need two embellishments to make three things. How different do the embellishments need to be from each other to count as seperate things? Would two different fibers count? Would it depend on how different the fibers are? For example, two fibers that are only different in color would be one thing, but if they were very different fibers they would be two things. If I have two metal charms that are different, does that count as one thing or two?

I could always use two different media in the drawing part, so I only need the embellishment to count for one.

Elena
04-07-2008, 10:20 AM
Ilah Barnes, let me see if I answer all your questions.
Embelishments are not really a media for some, they are rather an element of a collage, etc. But for this swap, I will count them as a media. Even if you use more than one and they are different, they would still be one media. It is like using different colored pencils. The same applies to fabric/ribbon.
The vellumn card you made is a mixed media card for this swap as you used thread, velumn, and pen.
I hope this clarifies it for you :err:. Let me know if you have more questions. I can't wait to see everybody's creations!

Chronata
04-07-2008, 12:28 PM
I have been wanting to push my limits and personal definition of Mixed Media (since that's almost all I do anyway...) and the subject of this swap is a natural for me!!

I would love to sign up!

Elena
04-07-2008, 12:45 PM
Welcome to the swap Chronata!

Ilah Barnes
04-07-2008, 12:50 PM
Ilah Barnes, let me see if I answer all your questions.
Embelishments are not really a media for some, they are rather an element of a collage, etc. But for this swap, I will count them as a media. Even if you use more than one and they are different, they would still be one media. It is like using different colored pencils. The same applies to fabric/ribbon.
The vellumn card you made is a mixed media card for this swap as you used thread, velumn, and pen.
I hope this clarifies it for you :err:. Let me know if you have more questions. I can't wait to see everybody's creations!

Just curious about the deference between an embellishment and a medium. If you do embroidery on a card, does the thread become an a medium, rather an embellishment?

I will make sure to use more than one media for the base drawings though, so there will be 3 (or more) media.

Last mixed media swap, I did all drawing. This time I wanted to do something different.

Actually, I think I might start a discussion on what is mixed media in the art section, if it wouln't bother you. I don't want come off thinking I disagree with your idea of mixed media, I am just confused because it seems like I have read differing definitions and I think it would be nice to hear what various people thought. I will still follow all your definitions for this swap though. ;) Not trying to make you change your mind or cause trouble.

Elena
04-07-2008, 01:01 PM
It is no trouble Ilah, I welcome the discussion. I am learning myself. I like this mixed media swaps because it makes me try new things!

Embroidery is a technique, just as drawing is a techique. The thread, and the ink would be the medium. That is how I see it. But not let any of this limit your immagination! Art is Art.

CMFcreations
04-07-2008, 01:08 PM
Not long ago I had a discussion about "mixed media" with a fine artist in the local art group. To her, various art forms are rigidly defined, and mixed media is when one uses various fine art techniques/materials in one piece. I left the discussion feeling pretty :unsure: and low about myself, when another group member pointed out that the person I was speaking to was educated in a completely different era, where ladies learned the arts, proper manners, etc.

She pointed out that in today's world, the definitions of art are more fluid and open to interpretation. I'm still a bit intimidated when my assemblages of wire, paper, rocks (etc.) and rubber stamped collage are on display next to huge oils and watercolors, but at least I've entered my art into a couple of shows now. And I try not to feel like the art :policeman: are walking by whenever I see that other lady and her cronies. ;)

Elena
04-07-2008, 02:23 PM
Thank you for your input CMFcretions :spinny:

gindeleo
04-07-2008, 03:25 PM
Hello Again.
Please sign me up for this one as well. Thanks!

triskele
04-07-2008, 03:53 PM
please sign me up!

Elena
04-07-2008, 04:40 PM
Welcome gindeleo and triskele, glad you join us!

Chronata
04-07-2008, 10:03 PM
I very recently had my own odd little "Mixed Media" experience, that confused me as well. I talked about it in another forum, because I was confused at what the definition was myself.

I have concluded that everyone kinda has their own definition. But usually it is this...more than one kind of material or medium in a single piece of art. (and that doesn't usually include the "canvas"...which could be a non traditional material in itself)
I think Elena's definition is a good one.

I saw a call for art at a gallery in my old home town. They wanted mixed media pieces. I usually mix Sharpie, Prismacolor pencil and a little white acrylic in my drawings...and I (as well as many other people) considered these to be a mix of mediums...

but my work was rejected.

Apparently, what the gallery coordinator considered to be "Mixed Media"...was collage + hand painted elements + embellishments.

There were lots of 3D work, with the above elements...collage,with some hand drawn and painted bits with "stuff" glued on. Some of it was on canvas, but a lot of it was boxes, and sculptural shrines and art doll sorts of things. All of it looked like the stuff from the pages of your favorite Somerset Studio mag.

My pieces were flat, and didn't have anything glued on them at all. But they are definitely still mixed media, because they incorporate three very different kinds of materials...ink, paint, and pencil.

And I hope I didn't just confuse anyone further!

Edited to add...I just made two cards for this swap that incorporate collage paper, vellum, paint, sharpie, metallic gel pen, glitter, foam and copper! It's fun experimenting with all sorts of different things!

Elena
04-08-2008, 06:57 AM
Thank you for your input Chronata :D

Ilah Barnes
04-08-2008, 10:22 AM
Chronata,

I am confused as well because it seems like not everyone means the same thing when they talk about mixed media. I have started a thread on the art discussion forum section for people to talk about how they define mixed media.

Russell
04-08-2008, 10:51 AM
I'd like to join this swap.

Elena
04-08-2008, 12:35 PM
Welcome ruwbl!

Ibus
04-08-2008, 06:36 PM
I'd like to join too please

Elena
04-08-2008, 09:23 PM
Welcome Ibus!

RoOskie
04-11-2008, 07:11 PM
Elena, may I please join? This sounds exciting and will be nice to see all the types of mediums. Thanks.

Elena
04-11-2008, 07:45 PM
Welcome Rooskie!

mrubyjean
04-12-2008, 01:47 AM
I'd love to join!

Elena
04-12-2008, 08:51 AM
Welcome mrubyjean!

rocketwoman
04-12-2008, 10:41 AM
too many great artists! i have to sign up, please.

Elena
04-12-2008, 01:40 PM
Welcome rocketwoman!

Elena
04-12-2008, 01:53 PM
The first cards arrived today. Thanks to Lemay and Paperfairys!

Kaggs
04-12-2008, 03:18 PM
May I join this swap? I love sun, star, and moon cards!

Wulfcwen
04-12-2008, 04:04 PM
Oh sign me up please I would love to join in the fun and do this.:jiggy:

Elena
04-12-2008, 04:45 PM
Welcome to the swap Keggs and Wulfcwen!

Kaggs
04-13-2008, 06:31 PM
My cards are in my gallery now if anybody wants to take a peek. They'll probably get out in a few days.

Elena
04-13-2008, 07:56 PM
Kaggs your cards are great! I'll let you know when they get here!

Moony
04-14-2008, 12:41 AM
I think I should join this one!

artsygemini
04-14-2008, 05:25 AM
hi everyone! elena would you sign me up please, this is one of my fav subjects. :)

Elena
04-14-2008, 07:14 AM
Welcome Moony and asrsygemini!

pschafe1
04-14-2008, 09:18 AM
Elena,
I'd like to join.
Pat

Elena
04-14-2008, 09:41 AM
Welcome pschafe1, glad you joined!

miss
04-14-2008, 05:12 PM
May I join, please?

Elena
04-14-2008, 05:41 PM
Welcome miss!

lori.rn
04-16-2008, 09:24 AM
Can't remember if I asked to join or not, please add me as well.

Elena
04-16-2008, 10:03 AM
Welcome to the swap lori.rn!

artsygemini
04-17-2008, 03:43 PM
choronate I totally agree with your def. or mixed media. I often do flat like what you described, and also chunky stuff. most of the 'chunky' stuff I consider to be 'altered art' with mixed mediums. and that is how I have seen it described mostly. but every one has their own def. sometimes it is confusing.:twitcy:

artsygemini
04-17-2008, 03:44 PM
hi again all, just letting you know I will be vacant most of the weekend, since I am doing a yardsale with my neighbor. whew what work. thank god the weather is warm and beautiful. monday, I hope to get more work done on my cards. :)

Elena
04-17-2008, 04:37 PM
Have fun artsygemini!

Elena
04-18-2008, 01:20 PM
Rooskie, your card are here, thanks!

Kaggs
04-19-2008, 02:32 PM
My cards are in the mail to you today. They might not get picked up until Monday though since tomorrow is Sunday.
Kaggs

Elena
04-19-2008, 02:56 PM
Thank you for letting me know Kaggs.

Elena
04-19-2008, 02:58 PM
codesmom, your cards are here! Thanks for the extra :notworthy:

yatsu
04-20-2008, 12:09 AM
i'd love to join in if i may~

Elena
04-20-2008, 07:25 AM
Sure yatsu, welcome!

Wendy
04-20-2008, 11:15 AM
Elena, I mailed my cards today!

Elena
04-20-2008, 11:17 AM
Thank you for letting me know Wendy.

Margot
04-21-2008, 08:15 AM
can i play please. im in the uk

Elena
04-21-2008, 09:23 AM
Sure Margot, welcome to the swap!

midnitecreations
04-21-2008, 09:31 AM
Elena, I'd like to join. This looks like fun.

Elena
04-21-2008, 12:09 PM
Welcome midnitecreations!

Elena
04-21-2008, 12:13 PM
Kaggs, your cards are here. Thanks for the extra! :spinny:

Meow2000
04-21-2008, 01:59 PM
I like a spot please befor there all gone.:wub:

Elena
04-21-2008, 03:19 PM
Welcome Meouw2000!

Kaggs
04-21-2008, 08:52 PM
You're welcome for the extra! Thanks for the rating!

LilMissFirefly
04-22-2008, 07:43 AM
Hey I'd love to join this swap if I can? I'm in the UK xxxx

Elena
04-22-2008, 07:54 AM
Welcome to the swap LilMissFirefly!

OriginalYouth
04-22-2008, 12:35 PM
Oh Oh! I'd like to join now, please! :D

Elena
04-22-2008, 12:51 PM
Welcome OriginalYouth!

Merricat
04-22-2008, 03:46 PM
Can I take the last spot? :)

Elena
04-22-2008, 03:52 PM
The last spot is yours Merricat, welcome to the swap!

artsygemini
04-22-2008, 06:09 PM
hi elena, and everybody! here is my first two. hope you like them.
'celestial night' 1 & 2
4420
4421

they are drawing, stamping, collaging

Elena
04-22-2008, 07:07 PM
They are gorgeous artsygemini! Thanks for posting them!

lemay
04-22-2008, 08:30 PM
Your cards are beautiful Artsygemini!

OriginalYouth
04-23-2008, 11:12 AM
Here are my 6, all finished!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10713&w=l

6 cards based on my illustration. Some are layered with tissue papers. Painted with watercolors and pigment powders. Linework added with Sharpies and Gel Pens

Elena
04-23-2008, 11:15 AM
Fabulous cards OY, thanks for posting them!

LilMissFirefly
04-23-2008, 01:01 PM
Sent my 6 cards today! Paid more than double the postage so I hope they get there safely!

Here they are:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10718&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10717&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10715&w=s
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10714&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10639&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10629&w=s

Elena
04-23-2008, 01:44 PM
More fabulous cards! Thanks LilMissFirefly, I am sure they will be safe. Thanks for posting them!

Meow2000
04-23-2008, 10:31 PM
here my frist two cards

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=10774&w=o

Wulfcwen
04-24-2008, 03:23 AM
My cards will be posted tomorrow Friday this was a great theme thank you.

Elena
04-24-2008, 06:43 AM
Meow2000, great cards!
Wulfcwen, thank you for letting me know.

Elena
04-25-2008, 11:41 AM
Chronata and Wendy, your wonderful cards are here! Thanks for the extras:jiggy:

Elena
04-25-2008, 11:43 AM
Wendy wanted to post her cards, but she forgot to scan them. Here they are.

Wendy
04-25-2008, 12:15 PM
Elena, thank you so much for posting the cards!!! ;)

I used the following materials:
1st card: watercolours, pencils, multiliner and markers
2nd card: same + little shiny stars
3rd: collage, acrylics, multiliner and markers
4th: as 1st card

miss
04-25-2008, 06:43 PM
Awesome cards, Wendy!

midnitecreations
04-25-2008, 08:34 PM
Cool cards Wendy.

artsygemini
04-25-2008, 09:41 PM
hi everyone! just popping in for a second.........
thankyou lemay and elena for the the kind words.....
elena your cards are amazing!
oy, so are your......just love them
nice job lilmissfirefly, I like the variety
have a great weekend everyone!;)

Kaggs
04-26-2008, 05:04 PM
Wendy, your cards look amazing! Everyone is doing an awesome job!

Asena
04-26-2008, 06:50 PM
Here are my 6 contributions:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11157&w=l
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11158&w=l

Acrylic background, paper pulp moon/sun/star, glitter, metallic pen phrase.

Elena, these will go out Monday!

Elena
04-27-2008, 07:11 AM
Thank you for letting me know Asena, love the texture in your cards!

Meow2000
04-28-2008, 12:14 AM
here are some more cards they did not scan good :shocked:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11391&w=o

I still one more to do

Elena
04-28-2008, 07:41 AM
Very nice Meow2000! Thanks for posting them!

Elena
04-28-2008, 01:00 PM
wulfcwen, your cards are here! Thanks for the extra :jiggy:

Meow2000
04-29-2008, 01:34 PM
my cards are off in the mail today :)

Elena
04-29-2008, 04:27 PM
Thank you for letting me know Meow2000.

LilMissFirefly
04-30-2008, 12:37 PM
Hey, due to me being confused these are the actual cards I'll be submitting for the swap, not the ones I originally posted!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11513&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11506&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11505&w=s
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11504&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11503&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=11502&w=s

artsygemini
05-01-2008, 03:58 AM
hi gang. I finally finished another card. I hope to finish more tomorrow. but thought I would share this one with you all.
4786 this is 'sunshine fairy' hope you like her:yes:

Elena
05-01-2008, 06:58 AM
LilMissFirefly thank you for posting your second set, great cards!

Elena
05-01-2008, 06:59 AM
artsygemini, that card is gorgeous!

Elena
05-01-2008, 11:44 AM
Asena, you beautiful cards are here! Thanks for the goodies!

Asena
05-01-2008, 12:01 PM
Thank you for letting me know they arrived! :cute:

artsygemini
05-01-2008, 03:48 PM
here are all of my cards, I finally finished them today. 6 to swap, 1 host card and 1 for me. finally learned to make one for me too, so I have some to show when family or friends ask.
4809 'moon fairy' 1

4810 'moon fairy' 2

4811 'moon king'1

4812 'moon king'2

artsygemini
05-01-2008, 03:50 PM
and here are the last 4........
4813 'sunshine fairy'1

4814'sunshine fairy' 2

4816'celestial night' 1

4817'celestial night' 2

hope everyone likes them. elena, I will put them in the mail by friday.:)

Elena
05-01-2008, 03:51 PM
I know everyone will!!

mynameisJenn
05-01-2008, 04:30 PM
cards are being sent off! :)

Elena
05-01-2008, 04:51 PM
thank you for letting me know, mynameisJenn!

Deedles
05-02-2008, 01:05 AM
and here are the last 4........
4813 'sunshine fairy'1

4814'sunshine fairy' 2

4816'celestial night' 1

4817'celestial night' 2

hope everyone likes them. elena, I will put them in the mail by friday.:)

What beautiful cards!!!

Elena
05-02-2008, 01:08 PM
Meow2000 cards are here! Thanks for the extra :notworthy:

OriginalYouth
05-02-2008, 01:40 PM
My cards went postal this week! I sent 6, with an extra hand drawn one for the hostess. THANKS!

Elena
05-02-2008, 04:58 PM
Thank you OY, I'll let you know when they get here!

Elena
05-03-2008, 01:40 PM
LilmissFirefly, your cards are here!

pschafe1
05-04-2008, 11:15 AM
I mailed my cards on Friday. Hope they arrive safely.
Pat

Elena
05-04-2008, 11:23 AM
Thank you for letting me know pschafe1.

Elena
05-05-2008, 03:05 PM
Received beautiful cards today from Original Youth and pschafe1. Thanks for the extras:notworthy:

Elena
05-06-2008, 11:00 AM
My mailbox was shining today with artsygemini cards! Thanks for the extra and the goodies, I really appreciate it :notworthy:

stellacometa
05-11-2008, 03:11 PM
I'm mailing my cards tomorrow!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=13545&w=l

These have some collage, crackle medium, acrylic paint, ink and sequins :)

Elena
05-11-2008, 03:21 PM
Thank you stellacometa, great card!

Elena
05-11-2008, 04:06 PM
mynameisjeen cards are here, thanks!

artsygemini
05-12-2008, 07:33 AM
glad they arrived safe and sound elena and even happier that you liked them, you are very welcome for the goodies!:spinny:

thanks deedles for the very kind words!

i can't wait to see the ones that are going to get a new home with me.
happy mothers day everyone!;)

Elena
05-13-2008, 01:00 PM
ruwbl, your cards are here! thanks for the extra :notworthy:

CMFcreations
05-13-2008, 02:00 PM
My cards have been sent, and as usual I forgot to scan them before I sealed the envelope ! Grrr... :arghh: ...one day I'll get all my ducks in a row. I was visiting my mom for Mother's Day and my Dad took them to the post office, so please let me know if I left anything out (enough postage, etc.).

Thanks,
Christina

Elena
05-13-2008, 03:27 PM
CMFCreations, thanks for letting me know.

Elena
05-14-2008, 02:10 PM
CMFcreations, your cards are here, thanks for all the goodies!

miss
05-14-2008, 04:47 PM
Mailed mine today.

Elena
05-14-2008, 05:35 PM
Thank you for letting me know miss.

Elena
05-15-2008, 11:43 AM
Miss your cards are here, thanks for the extra :yes:

Elena
05-16-2008, 11:21 AM
Moony has to withdraw so there is one spot open if anyone is interested :)

CMFcreations
05-16-2008, 12:04 PM
I'm so glad they got there safe and sound. With all that metal, I was afraid the postal service would be wondering what the heck was in there. ;)

Elena
05-16-2008, 12:11 PM
Yes CMFCreations, you cards are very cool!

Ilah Barnes
05-17-2008, 01:48 PM
I finished my cards. The whimsy girls with the wild hair is something new I am trying. This is the first of them, but I plan to do more, but probably without the thread/yarn.

Stars in her hair is made with pen, marker, colored pencil, metalic silver pen, yarn and thread. She also has two metal stars in her hair. I liked how she turned out and decided do do something similiar with the moon and sun.

Purple moon maiden is made with pen, markers, colored pencil, gel marker, metalic silver marker, yarn, thread and alluminum foil. Why purple? I wanted to make her most distinct from my star lady.

Sunny hair is made with pen, colored pencil, marker, metalic gold pen and two different yarns I hand dyed myself.

Golden stars is made from vellum, gold metalic pen, and gold tread on a sparkly black back ground. This is the first one I made and kind of the odd one out.

I plan to mail these monday.

miss
05-17-2008, 06:08 PM
Wow, cool! Particularly "Stars in her Hair."

Elena
05-17-2008, 07:11 PM
Great cards Ilah Barnes! I can't wait to see them in person.

mrubyjean
05-19-2008, 02:20 PM
My cards are finished ~ they have inked/dyed babywipe backgrounds with embossed and painted images.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14708&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14707&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14706&w=m http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=14705&w=m

Elena
05-19-2008, 03:00 PM
Very nice mrubyjean! Thanks for posting them!

stormarela
05-19-2008, 10:25 PM
mrubyjeans card inspired me, I also used some embossing. I sprayed them first with a mixture of pearl ex, water, and gum arabic, then brayered them with various blue inks. Once that was dry, I stamped and embossed gold and silver sun/moon and stars. The last step was free hand with the white paint marker... They are alot more shimmery/shiny than the picture shows. I am sending in these 6 plus one for our hostess!

Elena
05-20-2008, 06:33 AM
Beautiful stormarela! Thanks for posting them.

Elena
05-21-2008, 11:39 AM
Ilah Barnes your cards are here! thanks for the extra and the stamp. Very appreciated :)

mrubyjean
05-21-2008, 01:15 PM
My cards were mailed today.

Elena
05-21-2008, 01:49 PM
Thanks for letting me know mrubyjean!

Deedles
05-22-2008, 01:02 AM
My cards are in the mail. Thanks for hosting!!

jonquil
05-22-2008, 06:39 AM
Here is my first card - the others are nearly finished and will be in the post tomorrow

Elena
05-22-2008, 07:58 AM
thank you deedles and jonquil
Great catd jonquil, can't wait to see it in person!

Elena
05-22-2008, 11:26 AM
stellacometa your cards are here! Thanks for the extra and all the goodies :spinny:

Ibus
05-22-2008, 04:27 PM
I'm now on my 'Mark two' cards. The first lot did not look at all like I had imagined they would :nah: instead rather like they were one of those 'ten minute' cards that look as though they've been thrown together. Passed one over to HMT who simply said "I'm not impressed!" :no:

Elena
05-22-2008, 05:37 PM
Oh Ibus, I am sure you can come up with something fabulous! Don't give up!!

Ibus
05-22-2008, 06:49 PM
Elena, I'm not giving up, just changed direction!

Elena
05-22-2008, 07:59 PM
Good!:spinny:

jonquil
05-23-2008, 05:03 AM
FOund this amazing picture of the moon and thought you would like to see it - am using it as my desktop

Elena
05-23-2008, 07:15 AM
It is beautiful!

midnitecreations
05-23-2008, 08:27 AM
that's a gorgeous desktop pic Jonquil. Really nice card too.

Elena
05-23-2008, 11:01 AM
Deedles your cards are here, thanks for the extra :wubclub:

Elena
05-24-2008, 01:58 PM
stormarela your cards are here! Thanks for the extra, and the ribbon, and the stamps! I really appreciate it!

Ibus
05-24-2008, 09:51 PM
Here's one of mine, the others the photos are out of focus and as they're already in the post, I can't take new ones. The backgrounds are all almost the same though.
6103

Elena
05-25-2008, 07:50 AM
How cute Ibus! And original! Thanks for posting it!

Asena
05-25-2008, 01:34 PM
Ibus, that's darling! :D

Elena
05-27-2008, 03:21 PM
jonquil, your cards are here! Thanks for the extra :notworthy:

jazzie
05-27-2008, 08:25 PM
Elena - my cards were mailed today, here's a sneak preview...

Asena
05-27-2008, 11:05 PM
Ooh, jazzie, that's cool! I really love the smokiness of it!

Elena
05-28-2008, 06:38 AM
yes jazzie, it is a great card!

jazzie
05-28-2008, 02:32 PM
Thank you - it was really a mistake, actually layers of mistakes. I started with a grey/black tie-dye paper and rolled silver metallic ink dots on it for stars which didn't really show up. I thought they might sparkle if I put a glazing medium on and that made everything almost disappear. A few days later I thought it might look neat to dry brush some black acrylic paint on - it didn't so I tried watering it down and wiping it off and got the effect. The first set of cards is lighter. The second set looks more stormy because I sponged the paint on and tried wiping it off and wasn't near a water source so more paint stayed on the second set.

Elena
05-28-2008, 07:06 PM
I know what you refer to jazzie, I have also come up with amazing things out of mistakes :D

TheRoseCottage
05-28-2008, 07:29 PM
Mine are going in the mail Thursay morning......sorry the photo is a bit bright.,.,.,the real "sun" is embossed in white and chalked in with yellow and gold chalk, the moon is 3-D and chalked as well, and the stars are dry embossed on metal tape and colored with alcohol inks.

Elena
05-29-2008, 07:36 AM
Oh, therosecotagge, it is beautiful! I can't wait to see it in person!

miss
05-29-2008, 05:23 PM
Very cool, TheRoseCottage!

mrubyjean
05-30-2008, 02:20 PM
I'm concerned that my cards haven't arrived yet ~ they seem to be taking the very long route!

Elena
05-30-2008, 05:11 PM
Don't worry mrubyjean, I have been out of town since Wednesday and won't be back until Sunday. I am sure they will be waiting for me at home. I'll post right away after I go through my mail :sad:

mrubyjean
05-30-2008, 06:04 PM
Thank you ~ I feel better now.

Elena
05-30-2008, 06:31 PM
Sorry, I should had posted I was out of town :sad:

lori.rn
05-30-2008, 10:24 PM
Sending mine out in the am.

Elena
05-31-2008, 06:33 AM
thank you for letting me know lori.rn

Frog Princess
05-31-2008, 10:30 AM
Mine are on their way- should be with you soon.
Fab theme!

Elena
05-31-2008, 11:14 AM
Thank you for letting me know Frog Princess! I'll let you know when they get here.g

Elena
06-01-2008, 08:44 PM
mrubyjean, ibus, jazzie, and TheRoseCottage, your cards are here! Thanks for the extras and the goodies!

TheRoseCottage
06-01-2008, 09:13 PM
Wow, that was quick....all the way from Arizona to New Jersey in just a couple of days :laugh:

triskele
06-01-2008, 11:14 PM
My cards are going in the mail tomorrow. I just uploaded them to my gallery if anyone would like a sneak peek!

Elena
06-02-2008, 07:11 AM
thank you for letting me know triskele! Your cards are beautiful. I specially like the one with the face!

Elena
06-03-2008, 07:40 AM
Three days to due date, if you haven't yet, please let me know your cards are on their way!

triskele
06-03-2008, 11:47 PM
Thank you all so much for the enthusiastic comments you left about my cards - your compliments made my day! :jiggy:





My cards are going in the mail tomorrow. I just uploaded them to my gallery if anyone would like a sneak peek!

Elena
06-04-2008, 07:46 AM
lori.rn your card are here!

Elena
06-04-2008, 12:35 PM
cerasparkles and triskele, your cards arrived today.
Thanks triskele for the extra, I really appreciate it :notworthy:

Elena
06-07-2008, 08:01 AM
I am out of town until Monday. I plan to swap on Tuesday. I'll keep you posted.

Elena
06-09-2008, 03:10 PM
I am back home. Midnitecreation cards are here, which were the last set I was waiting for. I should be swapping tomorrow as planned :jiggy:

Elena
06-10-2008, 04:25 PM
I posted the returns today. Thanks everybody for being such great players and for all the extras and the goodies you sent me. I really appreciate them! :notworthy:

lemay
06-11-2008, 01:23 PM
I received beautiful cards today! Thanks to: paper Fairys, artsygemini, jazzie, and to Elena for hosting!

midnitecreations
06-11-2008, 02:38 PM
wow Lemay, that's a quick turn around!

lemay
06-11-2008, 02:51 PM
yes midnitecreations, Elena lives very close to where I live.

Deedles
06-12-2008, 01:24 PM
I received great cards today from Miss, Paper Fairys and Wendy. Thank you all and thank you Elena for hosting!

Meow2000
06-12-2008, 03:35 PM
thank you Elena for hosting . I love my cards . thanks to OriginalYouth,Lemay, and Wulfcwen, i'm off to leave you rock points

mynameisJenn
06-12-2008, 05:00 PM
Thanks to Elena for hosting!
And Thank you to Chronata, Codesmom, and Jazzie for beautiful cards!! :)

Elena
06-12-2008, 08:22 PM
I am glad the cards are arriving fast. I went to a different post office, in another town, this time. I guess it made a difference!

triskele
06-12-2008, 09:29 PM
I received the BEST cards today! Each one is a new favorite - Thank you Jazzie, Debbi and pschafe1, I'll be sure to leave rep points!
And thank you Elena for hostessing and such quick returns! Great swap!

pschafe1
06-13-2008, 09:08 AM
Recieved my fabulous cards yesterday. Thanks to triskele, original youth and stellacometa! And once again great job as a hostess with the mostest, Elena.
Pat

Asena
06-13-2008, 12:58 PM
My wonderful-fabulous-stupendous cards arrived today! Thank you, Elena, for hosting a wonderful swap! Thanks also to these fine artists for the cards I received:

Ilah Barnes (Golden Stars), pschafe1 (Shooting Stars), Wendy (Sunglasses Needed), jazzie (untitled), cerasparkles (untitled), CMFcreations (untitled) - they are all wonderful, and I LOVE THEM! :D :jiggy:

mrubyjean
06-14-2008, 07:59 PM
Wonderful cards from Ibus (paper moon), jonquil (golden sun) and CMFcreations ~ many thanks! And special thanks to Elena, for hosting a lovely swap!

TheRoseCottage
06-16-2008, 09:38 PM
I received WONDERFUL cards from Ilah Barnes, citykitten, and mrubyjean. iTrader and rep points have been left....THANKS for a great swap!

jonquil
06-17-2008, 03:11 AM
my wonderful cards arrived today - thank you so much to stormarela, mrubyjean and Original Youth for their wonderful works of art. A big thanks to Elena for a great swap

Kaggs
06-17-2008, 05:50 PM
I received wonderful cards yesterday from stormaela, Elena, and miss. Thanks guys, I've left rep for all three of you and iTrader again for our hostess.

jazzie
06-18-2008, 12:23 AM
I picked up my cards today and love them all! Thanks to jonquil, Stormarela, Ilah Barnes, artsy gemini, lemay, and CMFcreations for trading and thanks to Elena for organizing this swap!

stormarela
06-19-2008, 02:36 AM
My super suns, moons and stars arrived today! Thanks to Elena, Asena, Miss, LilMiss Firefly, Stellacometa, Deedles, and Elena for hostessing!

CMFcreations
06-22-2008, 12:51 PM
Oh, what fabulous ATCs I've received !
mrubyjean - I love the background. You really had me guessing about what it was made out of - paper, felt, dryer lint ??? I never would have thought of a baby wipe.

Paperfairys - Your card is a delight to see. Each time I look at it, I see something new.

Meow2000 - I will never look at the moon quite the same way again. She always gets referred to as female, so it sure makes sense that she should have her own fun fur hair or stole ! :spinny:

Many thanks Elena for hosting the swap. It's the first one I've been part of here, and it was lots of fun.

Once I figure out the iTrader thing, I'll leave everyone feedback there.

edited to add: oops, I just re-read the iTrader FAQ and realized I totally mis-understood how it works. I'm such a dolt. Sorry everybody. Pardon me while I go hide under the cover...