View Full Version : SteamPunk Swap, Due July 18th

04-29-2008, 04:18 PM
Due Date: July 18th
SignUp / Withdraw: July 11th
# Participants: Unlimited
# Cards: 3 for3

Steampunk Swap

From Wikipedia: Steampunk is a term that denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy.

Some familiar Steampunk works include the Myst series of games, Return to Oz, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Wild Wild West, and Howl's Moving Castle.

Steampunk is usually set in Victorian England, but many times is set in the American West.

Some Steampunk links:

Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk)
Etsy - Steampunk (http://www.etsy.com/search_results.php?search_type=tag_title&search_query=steampunk)
Steampunk Art (http://www.gvozdariki.ru/0001/sklad/mex01/page1.htm)

Cards by: Chronata, PixelDog, Tablynn

Creating Cards:
* Please put your username on the back of each card. Other things you could include are title, real name, e-mail address, location, date, media, and/or swap title. This helps others learn more about you and your art!

* Any medium is welcome, although originals only please! Please do not send copies or photographs of previous work.
* Please NO embellishments that stand up off the cards, this adds considerably to the return postage.

Sending Cards:
*Please put each one in some form of protection. Preferably a plastic card sleeve, or you could use baggies or handmade paper envies (see our template). This protects them from damage in transit and the possibility of them sticking or smudging one another.

*For US participants - please include a SASE with your cards. Make sure you put either your address or mine as the return address. Remember the postage has gone up to 42 cents!!
**For international participants - I will gladly pay your postage - but please include a SAE or an address label to make organizing easier -thanks!

**Please have your cards to me no later than July 18th! If you need to withdraw for any reason - just let me know, I don't mind at all - I know life happens! :)

Please note: I would prefer no bulky embellishments as they add considerably to the cost of returns. But if you would like to send them, please include (2) 17 cents stamps. If I don't use the stamps I will return them - thanks!

Please feel free to ask any questions at all!! And most importantly - have fun!!!

1. Merricat
2. Monster
3. Stormarela
4. withdrawn
5. Lisavollrath
6. Baleau
7. Esther
8. withdrawn
9. Coffeelatte
10. withdrawn
11. Dina54
12. Lildebi
13. akkhima
14. VuMastr
15. Dolores4fun

04-29-2008, 04:35 PM
Net idea for a swap .I'll have to come back after i get more of my swaps done:yes:

04-29-2008, 05:46 PM
Awesome! Thanks Monster!

04-29-2008, 07:24 PM
Merricat - I love this theme...are you accepting digital prints? In my Flickr gallery I have picks of the steampunk cards I did for another group, and I really like how they came out -- but they are digital. I'd like to do that again, if you'll accept them. I'd do totally new designs, of course...Let me know.

04-29-2008, 07:31 PM
sign me up please

04-29-2008, 08:07 PM
Me too, please!

04-29-2008, 08:32 PM
Merricat - I love this theme...are you accepting digital prints? In my Flickr gallery I have picks of the steampunk cards I did for another group, and I really like how they came out -- but they are digital. I'd like to do that again, if you'll accept them. I'd do totally new designs, of course...Let me know.

Yes - that would be perfectly fine!!! :):) :yes:

04-29-2008, 08:33 PM
Welcome Stormarela, j4mi3, and LisaVollrath!!! Thanks for joining!

04-29-2008, 09:52 PM
I will have to keep an eye on this - I love the comic "Girl Genius (http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/)" - if I can make my muse sing to me, I'll join this. Great theme! :D

04-30-2008, 12:35 PM
I'm interested but was trying to wait a bit - love the theme just not sure what to do with it yet.

04-30-2008, 12:50 PM
Welcome Baleau!

No problem GG! :) I've been there plenty of times!

04-30-2008, 12:58 PM
Great swap theme! I may be back...just depends on time and inspiration!

I'll be watching to see what people come up with. :)

05-01-2008, 05:46 AM
Please sign me up for this! I was crusing through galleries of steampank art just the other week and starting itching to do some card in this theme!

05-01-2008, 07:54 AM
Welcome Esther and Luvloz!!

05-01-2008, 11:03 PM
I'd like to sign up, then...One of my steampunk-style cards from that last swap is in my gallery. It's called Elysium if you want to look at it.

05-02-2008, 09:35 AM
Awesome card Cindy! Welcome!!

05-06-2008, 10:21 AM
If you are interested in some awesome steampunk, this is one of my favorite sets at Flickr:

Incredible, awesome, real-life steampunk!

05-06-2008, 10:35 AM
Also, I don't know if you're familiar with Hive Mind, but this is a great tool to see groups of Flickr pictures. This is one set up for Steampunk posts -- there are a number of pages and you can go toward the bottom of the screen to see more than just this one page...incredible stuff out there!


05-06-2008, 07:12 PM
Those are awesome links and pics! I had forgotten about the giant girl doll and elephant! I first saw her in the video - have you seen it? It's cool and kinda creepy at the same time : http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1522158746296131750

05-13-2008, 07:36 AM
Great Monster! Thanks for letting me know!

05-14-2008, 01:32 PM
Ooooo...I SO want to be a part of this. A delicious genre - one of my favourites.

05-14-2008, 01:39 PM
Brilliant page of photos/ideas, coffeelatte! I'm forwarding this to my Seattle Steamrats group. Thanks for the headsup

05-14-2008, 01:42 PM
How many cards would you like, please? 3? 4?

05-14-2008, 03:55 PM
Hi Folks just lurking. I did a steampunk card as a private trade last week. I thought I'd give you another example just for fun. It was a funny blend between steampunk and fowl but I think it worked out.


Kristi, if you are directing your swap along a different branch of steampunk and this example doesn't work for you then just delete the thread. No harm, no fowl.LOL

05-14-2008, 09:27 PM
Oh Rod - that's a perfect card to show! Thank you for sharing with us! :) No worries -no fowl! ;)

05-14-2008, 09:28 PM
Els - the swap is 3 for 3 - would you like to join? :)

05-14-2008, 10:54 PM
I haven't done any swaps for a bit but this one sounds great. I'd love to join.

05-15-2008, 08:01 AM
Great Castle36! Welcome!

05-15-2008, 09:32 AM
Merricat - I spent last night sketching for this, so maybe it will be hand drawn rather than digital...

Pixeldog - LOVE that peacock! That's exactly something that I'd see in a steampunk world. Do you know Jessica Joslin? She's created some strange and wonderful art. I think some of her creations fit the steampunk description, in a way...might not be to some people's taste but I am totally fascinated when she posts

Els - Seattle Steamrats...I guess I'd be almost an honorary member, since I'm originally from Seattle? Love that name. Do you costume up for that group?

05-16-2008, 05:10 PM
Can you tell I love this theme?

How's about this one?

05-16-2008, 09:59 PM
I'm in three now. So I'll just do them right in a row ;) This should be fun.

05-17-2008, 10:26 PM
Awesome guys!

05-18-2008, 09:49 AM
Monster - Wonderful cards!

05-19-2008, 10:01 AM
I used to do a lot more digital work, but with my new printer my little dog goes CRAZY everytime I scan or print...so I have been doing less. But I personally love digital cards. It's such a great way to combine images, particularly for this type of swap...

05-19-2008, 09:28 PM
Monster your wonderful cards came today! thanks for the extra!

05-25-2008, 03:56 AM
If it's not too late I would like to sign up. I made 3 cards already! I will upload them to my gallery later today.

05-25-2008, 09:27 AM
Yay Dina! Welcome! :)

05-25-2008, 03:09 PM
Just uploaded my 3 to my gallery!

05-25-2008, 03:19 PM
They look awesome Dina!

05-28-2008, 09:22 AM
Steampunk enough? If not, I will keep on...

05-28-2008, 12:30 PM
coffelatte, they are way steampunk! I love the cat with his own goggles :D

05-28-2008, 10:11 PM
Yes, yes, yes Cindy!!

05-30-2008, 09:34 AM
please sign me up for this swap:)

05-30-2008, 08:01 PM
Lildebi - Welcome!! :)

Dina - your wonderful cards came today!!! :)

05-30-2008, 10:33 PM
The goggles on the cat were my son's suggestion...since I have appropriated his Copic markers, I figured I'd better obey that advice.

05-30-2008, 11:10 PM
I would like to join, please!

05-31-2008, 12:00 AM
Welcome Akkhima!

05-31-2008, 02:03 AM
Unfortunately I'm just lurking : ( I'd love to play but I'm in 2 swaps already and I have a few private swaps going on and I'm brand new to ATC's LOL. I don't want to get in over my head and get burned out before I get started LOL

06-03-2008, 10:07 AM
Cfalbro - I send you that link you asked about.

06-17-2008, 10:25 AM
Please sign me up. This will be my first swap in about three years and my first stab at Steampunk. But I'm looking forward to the challenge!

06-17-2008, 05:52 PM
all my other trades are all sent so this is the last one for me to do. luckily for me I'll have 3 days off in a row. :) so I'll make sure to get those going and hopefully finished. :) Yay.

06-17-2008, 07:13 PM
VuMastr - welcome!!!!

06-20-2008, 07:13 PM
ack. I don't usually drop out but things keep coming up so I I'll have to try another time. :( SOrry.

06-20-2008, 10:48 PM
No problem! Thanks for letting me know! :)

VuMastr - I received your wonderful cards today! Thank you for the extra!!

06-20-2008, 11:06 PM
This sounds like so much fun! I've never tried steampunk either, but I'd love to give it a shot.

06-21-2008, 08:43 AM
Welcome dolores4fun!

06-29-2008, 02:58 AM
I've taken my first stab at steampunk... Its alot harder than I expected, however I did manage to come up with some cards. I think they portray more of the 'feeling' than the look....
I used pencil, black marker, and brown ink, on 'kraft cardstock'

06-29-2008, 07:01 AM
I've been up all night working on my first card. This is my first try with it too, and I have all sorts of ideas racing through my head. Now, if I can just capture them on my ATC! :v_spin:

06-29-2008, 01:38 PM
Those look great guys!!!!

06-29-2008, 07:28 PM
I don't want to go to work tomorrow. I've been having too much fun making cards. Here is my 2nd.:D

06-29-2008, 07:29 PM
Terrific card, Dolores4F, I love her blouse and goggles. Very steampunk!

painted rose
06-30-2008, 02:17 PM
well, I don't think I have time to comitt to this swap, but even so it inspired me to do a little sketch, which I thought I might share if thats alright? (feel free to remove it if it isn't...)


06-30-2008, 03:11 PM
Hi Merricat, I noticed some really cool Steampunk art in the gallery but I had never heard of it before. The links really helped thanks ... I can not join but you opened my eyes to something new, very cool.

07-01-2008, 10:54 AM
Dolores4f - LOVE that card!

07-01-2008, 09:55 PM
Painted Rose - no..it's perfectly fine to post here - it looks great! :)

Linda4atc - yes it's such a cool and interesting idea and concept!

07-04-2008, 09:59 AM
After doing the first two I had a hard time coming up with another. But here's my last one. Gus

07-04-2008, 10:03 AM
He's so cool!

07-05-2008, 12:17 PM
Esther, those are super cool cards!

07-10-2008, 08:40 AM
I PM'd Kristi for an address on Tuesday, but haven't heard back yet. If anyone has her address, would you PM it to me? Thanks!

ETA: Got it! Thanks.

07-11-2008, 12:24 AM
Here is my first card for the swap. I am going to work on the others tomorrow.

I just realized that my Crustacean does not have any claws...oops. I will be adding in the claw and will repost when finished.

07-11-2008, 05:19 AM
oh, thats cool, lildebi, I love how you did the text!

07-11-2008, 02:25 PM
okay, I finished another card and added a claw to the crab card.

07-11-2008, 05:38 PM
here is card number 3, just 1 more to go.

07-11-2008, 08:11 PM
Here is my final card for the swap. I will finish them with backs and send them off tomorrow. I had a lot of fun making these.

07-13-2008, 06:54 PM
lildebi, your bugs are overthetop cool! I think they would make excellent posters!

07-14-2008, 09:45 AM
Merricat - I sent you a pm -- I'm looking for your address and can't seem to find it. Please message ASAP -- I will take my cards with me to work and plan to mail today if I can.

If anyone else has Kristi's address, could you zap it over to me by pm? I have procrastinated once and really want to get these cards in her hands by the deadline.

Here's one of the cards I did this weekend during Collage-a-thon...

07-15-2008, 09:18 PM
Merricat - I sent you a PM today requesting your addy. I seem to be a last minute mailer on this swap and everything is ready to go. If anyone else has her addy please PM me and I will mail my cards out tomorrow first thing! Thanks.

07-16-2008, 09:54 PM
Hey guys!! Sorry I went a little MIA!! Eek! Normally I'm right on top of things....I think a gremlin ran away with my brain - LOL!!

I've received some awesome cards and will be updating the list and leaving ratings. I think I've PM'd y'all with my address - if I've missed anyone just holler at me! :)

07-20-2008, 12:28 PM
Okay guys!! We're just waiting on a couple more sets of cards, they've already been mailed and should be here tomorrow! I've got everything ready so that I can mail them out by the middle to end of this week (hopefully by Wednesday).

I still owe a few ratings, I'll try to get to them this afternoon. Thank you all for participating!!

07-23-2008, 09:51 PM
I'm hoping mine made their way safely there, Merricat!

07-26-2008, 07:01 PM
They did Cindy! They made it safe and sound!

All the cards are swapped and ready to go, some might go out today - but they'll all definitely go out on Monday!

07-26-2008, 08:37 PM
Glad to hear that! I have one set sent up to Ontario that is is still somewhere out there...and didn't want that to happen for this swap too!

08-01-2008, 04:30 PM
Received my cards today in the mail... my first swap returns on AFA :)

Thanks to dina54, stormarela and lildebi for three *awesome* cards and to merricat for hosting a very cool swap!

08-02-2008, 09:56 PM
Got my cards today.
Thanks to:
lildebi for the awesome LadyBug Buggy
coffeelatte for the coolest Road Race
Baleau for the fabu Steampunk
Great hosting job as per usual Ms Merricat!

08-03-2008, 09:03 AM
Thanks Dina and VuMastr! Glad the cards are making their way home and glad y'all like them! These were all such cool cards - I hated parting with them all!

08-11-2008, 12:01 PM
My returns were waiting for me when I came back from vacation! A beautiful crustacean by lildebi, Girls Best Friend by dina54 and a gear-eyed steampunk from LisaV.

Thanks so much, Merricat...I was really thrilled to add cards by these artists to my collection. I have a jar fairy that Lisa created, but have been wishing to get returns from all of them and finally have a few!

Great swap!