View Full Version : Mixed Media: SUN, MOON & STARS Swap, Due June 5th.

04-03-2008, 05:58 PM

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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:


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

Petra - SAE = Self Addressed Envelope (no stamp)

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

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! :)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

can i join please ? :)

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

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

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

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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. ;)

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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. :)

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

they are drawing, stamping, collaging

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

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

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


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

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

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:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!;)

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

04-26-2008, 06:50 PM
Here are my 6 contributions:

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

Elena, these will go out Monday!

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

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


I still one more to do

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

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

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

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

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!

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:

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

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

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

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

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

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.:)

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

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

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

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!!!

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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:

05-11-2008, 03:11 PM
I'm mailing my cards tomorrow!

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

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

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

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!;)

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

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.).


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

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

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

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

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

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

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. ;)

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.

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

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

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

05-22-2008, 07:59 PM

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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!

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:

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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:

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!

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!

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!

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!

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

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

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

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:

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:

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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!

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!

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.

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:

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!

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!

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

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.

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!

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!

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...