View Full Version : Mixed-Media Background swap, AGAIN!, Due July 7th

04-22-2008, 01:21 PM
Sign up/withdraw - June 1, 2008 ...now closed to sign-ups
Swap Due Date - July 7, 2008
Number of Cards - 3 for 3 Number of participants - 12 total including 4 international

I got permission from LJ8677(Laura) to repeat this awesome idea for a swap :D

Ever wish you had a supply of great ATC backgrounds all ready to inspire you? If so, this swap is for you!

No embellishments for this swap! Send your backgrounds in a standard ATC sleeve.

Backgrounds only on a standard 3.5 x 2.5 ATC card. Please don't slap a piece of paper on the card and call it a background--get out your gesso, paints, stamps and ink, embossers, gel pens and create backgrounds almost too good to cover up!:P

This swap is open to all US and international swappers. US players, please send a self
addressed and stamped envelope with your cards. International, I would appreciate an INTERNATIONAL REPLY COUPON and an addressed return envelope.

**If any of you would like to send an extra background I'll happily take it, but it is NOT REQUIRED.
3 for 3

I like to send out returns promptly. If you run into a real life snag, no problems, just let me know.

I'll pm my address as you sign up.

Please put your name and user name on the back of your cards. If you want to add your technique, great!:spinny:

1. Adifferentstory...UK ...REC'D 5/3
2. AnitaM...UK ...REC'D 5/13
3. SueW...AUS ...REC'D 6/16
4. Stormarela...CAN ...REC'D 5/3
5. Bright-Spark...Scotland ...REC'D 6/28
6. Jonquil...AUS ...REC'D 6/27
7. mrubyjean...WA,USA ...REC'D 6/26
8. NYjunkie...NY,USA ...REC'D 5/13
9. Frogwings...MA,USA ...REC'D 6/19
10. ginabee...FL,USA ...withdrew 6/27
11. Asena...IL, USA ...REC'D 5/2
12. Katilady...CA,USA ...REC'D 5/6

04-22-2008, 01:33 PM
I would like to sign up for this please. Is it ok to send you US postage stamps or a couple of dollars?

04-22-2008, 03:29 PM
Yes that's great :) Thanks for joining :)

04-22-2008, 03:42 PM
Please could you sign me up? I can pay via paypal if you have an account with them.

04-22-2008, 05:25 PM
yes I do Anita...I'll PM u my info.
thanks for joining,

Sue W
04-22-2008, 06:03 PM
Count me in please !!! ;)

Sue W
04-22-2008, 06:06 PM
Could you send me your PAYPAL details so I can also pay you that way please. :)

04-22-2008, 07:31 PM
please sign me up, I have US postage stamps for my returns.

04-22-2008, 09:41 PM
PMs sent with all my info :)
thanks to all for signing-up so far :)

04-22-2008, 10:45 PM
May I play?

04-22-2008, 10:54 PM
yes katilady!! :)

04-23-2008, 12:44 AM
I'd like to play as well, please!

04-23-2008, 01:34 AM
YEAH!!! mrubyjean :D

04-23-2008, 01:36 AM
Thank you for the pm. Could you give me some idea on how much it costs to send to the UK?

04-23-2008, 01:49 AM
in any envelope:
up to 1 oz... $0.90

from 1 oz. to 2 oz....$1.80

from 2 oz. to 3 oz....$2.70

I hope that helps :)

04-23-2008, 10:13 AM
I'd like to play! Sounds like you've got some really generous international players here! I'll happily send a few stamps, so you can open it up to more international folks!

04-23-2008, 10:54 AM
I'll play if you let me.....it will be good to try out some new backgrounds on unsuspecting folks.....

04-23-2008, 12:00 PM
thanks for the prices. I'll just round up the prices - will pm you when I have made payment hope this is ok- this should leave an open space for another international.

04-23-2008, 02:21 PM
Thanks for joining frogwings and NYjunkie :D

04-23-2008, 03:16 PM
I would like to join!

04-23-2008, 03:19 PM
Gotcha GinaB :)

04-23-2008, 04:25 PM
Asena has joined us via PM :D WOOT!

04-23-2008, 04:29 PM

I would love to join. I think you still have an international spot? I am in Scotland, and happy to pay postage via paypal.


04-23-2008, 04:39 PM
Thanks for joining Bright-Spark

04-23-2008, 05:50 PM
Thanks for adding me, Sue!

Sue W
04-24-2008, 12:24 AM
Could you give me an indication of the postal rates so I know how much to send via PAYPAL please? :goofy:

04-24-2008, 12:56 AM
up to 1 oz. in a letter size envelope $0.90
from 1oz. to 2 oz. in a letter envelope $1.80
from 2 oz. to 3 oz. in a large or puffy envelope $2.70

hope that helps :D

04-24-2008, 01:49 AM
just a suggestion please ignore if you I'm butting in where I shouldn't - re the postage prices if you put that in your first post everyone will be able to see it rather than repeat the question :idea:

04-24-2008, 01:51 AM
yea, I thought that also...but since she is in AUS I went and recalculated them just in case they would be different, but it looks like they are the same. ;)

I always recommend the IRC cause it is a set amount of money. I send them, when I do international swaps :)

04-24-2008, 02:29 AM
Would love to play in this again

04-24-2008, 02:56 AM
Gotcha Jonquil!! thanks to almost all the GENEROUS international players for sending either stamps or using paypal :cool:, I am able to let you play, we have 6 international players now. :D

ok we are now FULL!:elvis: thank you, thank you very much!

04-25-2008, 07:59 AM
I would love to give this another try. Please sign me up, Thanks, Christina

04-25-2008, 02:03 PM
Christina, i'll put you on a "waitlist"...as my official first swap HERE, I'm only allowed 12 players. sorry

04-26-2008, 02:53 AM
My cards are ready and going in the mail in the morning. :)

04-27-2008, 12:24 PM
Ok here are my backgrounds - hope they are ok.

04-27-2008, 02:11 PM
Ok here are my backgrounds - hope they are ok.

Your backgrounds look like a lot of fun!

04-27-2008, 02:21 PM
Anita I LOVE these!! :) thanks for sharing them with us

04-27-2008, 06:11 PM
Mine will be in Monday's mail:


04-29-2008, 02:26 PM
My backgrounds will be in the mail to you tomorrow. Thanks for hosting.

04-30-2008, 09:09 PM
Here are mine!

04-30-2008, 09:18 PM
katilady, those look really fun! I love the Braille paper. :cute:

04-30-2008, 10:10 PM
Kati and Wendy LOVE the bkgds. :D

Lynne, thanks for letting me know--I'll be watching for them.

05-01-2008, 03:45 AM
lovely cards Katilady. Love the darker blue

05-01-2008, 10:19 AM
Thanks ya'll! I had a lot of fun creating them. it was kind of weird not to take it any further though, and just letting them remain backgrounds. I started thinking "Oh this image would look great with that one" etc. I hope someone else can put them to good use as well!

05-02-2008, 01:38 PM
Asena's awesome Bkgds. arrived today!! :)

05-02-2008, 01:45 PM
My cards went out inthe mail today!

05-02-2008, 03:59 PM
Thanks for the update, Susan!!

05-04-2008, 12:56 AM
Adifferentstory's and Stormarela's Bkgds. arrived today FABULOUS!! :D

we keep up at this pace, we might swap out early :)

05-06-2008, 03:22 PM
What great cards, AnitaM, Asena, and Katilady!! Thanks for posting them.
I've been working on mine and will probably post them in a day or two.

05-06-2008, 03:39 PM
I was going to send mine off this weekend but I have been ill and not been out of the house - hopefully they will be sent by Friday.

05-06-2008, 05:09 PM
you have plenty of time Anita, no worries :)
soorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, hope you are better real soon.
My "intestines" are acting up big time today, spend most of the day in bed...probably heading back there. :(

05-06-2008, 05:09 PM
Kati's great Bkgds. arrived today!

05-07-2008, 10:20 AM
I got my cards done and will mail them out tomorrow or Friday.

Here are my backgrounds:

05-07-2008, 08:22 PM
Kati's great Bkgds. arrived today!

YAY! Thanks for letting me know!

05-07-2008, 08:23 PM
I got my cards done and will mail them out tomorrow or Friday.

Here are my backgrounds:

Incredible cards NYJunkie! Care to share your techniques??

05-08-2008, 10:24 AM
my cards are on their way to you - mailed them today have pm'd you about payment

05-08-2008, 10:48 AM
I put the techniques on the back of each card.
#1 is layered paper and tissue paper with glitter.
#2 is a stenciled/spray painted layer with threads and glitter glued on top and then sealed.
#3 is paper embossed, colored with chalk, painted with copper paint, stamped, then inked with a stamp pad around the edges.
#4 is a paper background, stamped, drawing with spica sparkle pens to enhance the stamping, ink edging and sealed. The sparkle of the pen ink was covered when I sealed the whole thing.

05-08-2008, 07:28 PM
Thanks for describing your techniques!
What do you use for a sealer?

05-09-2008, 09:37 AM
I put the techniques on the back of each card.

Those are gorgeous!

05-11-2008, 02:34 AM
can't wait to see them in person

05-15-2008, 05:26 AM
NYJunkie's AWESOME bkgds. arrived yesterday!!


so did Anita's :D WOWZA!!!

05-15-2008, 09:16 AM
Oh good they arrived safely. Thanks for letting me know

05-15-2008, 01:51 PM
I'm sure glad my cards arrived. Thanks for letting me know. :spinny:

05-22-2008, 06:02 PM
bringing to the top, as a reminder :)

05-27-2008, 09:18 AM

Sue W
06-06-2008, 06:28 AM
I'll be posting my backgrounds on Tuesday ... :yes:

06-18-2008, 09:16 AM
Sue W's lovely Bkgds have arrived :)

06-19-2008, 01:18 PM
frogwing's Bkgds. arrived today :)

06-19-2008, 07:17 PM
Got two made ~ will finish the others this weekend and post!

06-21-2008, 10:32 PM
Mine are done and going postal tomorrow (Monday):jiggy:

06-21-2008, 10:41 PM
Great!! thanks mrubyjean and jonquil for letting me know :)

06-23-2008, 01:39 AM
Here are my backgrounds:


The metallics in all four don't show up well in the scan.
They will be in the mail on Monday.

06-23-2008, 03:36 PM
I am ready to post! I will PM re paypal.

Don't think these will show up all that well in the post, but I have uploaded anyway.

06-23-2008, 04:10 PM
great bkgds mrubyjean!!

06-23-2008, 04:10 PM
Likewise bright-spark, and I'll keep an eye out for them :)

06-23-2008, 08:59 PM
Wow! Some great bkgrd's ya'll!

06-26-2008, 04:48 PM
mrubyjean's great bkgds. arrived today

06-27-2008, 11:37 AM
WOOT! jonquil's bkgds. arrived today...thanks for the stamps :)

06-27-2008, 11:51 AM
OK peeps! I am just waiting on Bright-Sparks's which are on their way I believe.

(and Ginabee's--but I haven't heard from her)

06-27-2008, 12:51 PM
They are! But they are winging their way from the Netherlands. Hope it doesn't take longer to get to you because of that, but should still get there before July 7th.

06-27-2008, 08:47 PM
it's cool Margaux...no worries!

06-28-2008, 11:20 PM
Whoomp, dare it is!! Bright-Sparks cards have arrived :)
I'll be swapping these out tomorrow.

06-29-2008, 03:00 PM
swapping out!

06-29-2008, 09:29 PM
here's all the bkgds. :)

06-29-2008, 09:34 PM
swapped and going postal tomorrow---they all went today!!

06-29-2008, 09:55 PM
very nice backgrounds! I can't wait to get some!

06-30-2008, 01:44 AM
Very cool ~ thanks for posting them all!

06-30-2008, 09:37 PM
you're welcome, and they are all on their way!

06-30-2008, 09:49 PM
Awesome Sue! Thanks!

07-01-2008, 02:40 PM
can't wait til you all get yours :)

07-02-2008, 03:28 PM
Mine are here, just that quickly!! Thanks, Sue, and thank you for the extra card...thanks also go to Bright-Spark, Asena, and jonquil for their lovely lovely backgrounds...I can hardly wait to begin creating!

07-02-2008, 04:57 PM
Mine arrived today, too! Thanks, Sue, for hosting and the extra-cool extra you included! Thanks also to SueW, mrubyjean and NYJunkie for the fabbo backgrounds (that are almost too nice to cover). Decisions, decisions... :huh:

07-02-2008, 09:07 PM
I got my great backgrounds today, too. Sue, you did a great job of hosting - and thanks for mailing them out early! I was so pleasantly surprised with the extra card! My three cards were made by adifferentstory (gorgeous Twinkling H20's & glimmer), Sue W (beautiful watercolour & stamping), and ScramperSue (vibrant acrylic Paint with Tar Gel - whatever that is). Thank you for the ideas -- don't think I'll use them -- just keep them for reference.

07-04-2008, 08:43 AM
Thank you so much for hosting this Sue.

Wonderful backgrounds whih are works of aer on their ow.
NYJunkie - Background 2. Love the texture and the gold highlights
AnitaM - Another wonderfully textured background. Love the muted colours
Stormerla - Lovely muted coloured ink and water on gloss card. Looks very much like alcohol ink.
ScramperSue - Lovely bright and cheerful colours.

07-04-2008, 09:14 AM
Yipee I got my backgrounds today as well. Sue thank you for hosting.

Thanks to -
Asena for her phone book collage, gel medium and paint background a technique I will have to have a go at.
Stormarela for her ink and water on glossy card.
mrubyjean for her crayon, acrylic metalic ink and rubber stamped card.
Scramper Sue for her shaving foam background - I had reall fun when I tried that technique - my mum thought I was crackers - no she doesn't understand that we use everything possible to make art.

07-04-2008, 03:30 PM
They've made it across the pond but not across the US?? *Pouting* I want my cards! *Stomps feet* Will have to give my postal person a talking to, lol!

07-04-2008, 04:05 PM
Hey ADDS love the new avatar

07-05-2008, 12:15 PM
I got my backgrounds!!

Many thanks to ScramperSue for hosting, and including an extra card in the returns - very generous.

I love my backgrounds from ScramperSue, katilady and mrubyjean.

07-05-2008, 08:58 PM
Many thanks to Sue for hosting and for her extra way cool card! Thanks as well to the following fab artists:
All my cards came from other countries, yippee!

Now a question. Who is actually gonna use these as backgrounds and add to them? And how are you gonna handle putting info on the back? Just add your info to their info or re-cover back and put what you normally put and give credit to the background maker? Would love to know what others think!

07-05-2008, 09:10 PM
this swap was held before, and I proudly used all my rec'd backgrounds.

If the person wrote on them (I didn't cover it up, unless it was flimsy) then I wrote my info on the back...if I did have to cover it up, then I wrote my info like I always do, and added the Original bkgd. of this card was created by:_____________ and the month/year that it was made by them :)

If the person didn't write on them, I tried to add their info to the best of my ability.
Hope that helps.

07-05-2008, 11:07 PM
That does help, thanks Sue!

07-07-2008, 03:34 AM
my wonderful backgrounds arrived in today's mail - thank you to katilady, frogwings & stormarela for the inspiration. thanks also to Sue for hosting a great swap and for the extra background

07-07-2008, 11:34 PM
wow! great backgrounds! thanks ScramperSue for hostessing an excellent swap. I love my returns.

07-07-2008, 11:48 PM
i am so glad they arriving, and that everyone is pleased!!

Sue W
07-08-2008, 02:39 AM
My backgrounds arrived in the mail this afternoon ... thank you to Asena, Jonquil and Frogwings for my wonderful backgrounds. A huge thank you to Susan for hosting such a terrific swap and sending an additional lovely !!! :yes:

07-22-2008, 01:58 AM
OK, I am guessing everyone is done leaving rep and iTRADERS etc. so i am gonna move this to the archives :)

thanks for playing :)