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Vicki Z
05-05-2008, 10:34 AM
Signup/Withdraw Date: June 20
Swap Due Date: July 1
Number of Triptyches: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited

Triptyches are wonderful, fun cards. Triptyches come in many varieties, but a Triptych is basically a 3 section panelled card that is attached in a long strip and folds in on itself.
Some people make 3 separate cards and join them with hinges.
Some people put three cards on a 7 1/2 by 3 1/2 inch backing that accordian folds or book folds into itself.
The Triptyches can fold at the sides and meet in the middle, but they do not have to.
The cards can open up into a triptych, but fold in on itself. That would be left over right and when it opens, it is a triptych.
Cards can be shaped or left retangular, as long as the finished product still fits into a regular ATC sleeve.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triptych
Diptyches are 2 fold, but are just as gorgeous
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diptych

Many historic Triptyches are of a religious nature, but the ones you create do not have to be.

Check out these UNBELIEVEABLE Triptych Asian block prints.
http://www.ohmigallery.com/Gallery/Triptych/Triptych.htm

And this next link would make some AWESOME Triptych matchbook shrines
http://www.transfiguration.net/about/triptych.php
(Do I sense another swap coming up?)

* This is a 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 card trade. Make 3 or 6 cards and receive 3 or 6 cards back.

* All mediums and styles are welcome. Triptyches can be of any theme. All I ask is that you send in your best work. Something you would not be disappointed in receiving if it was sent to you.

* If you are inside the U.S., please include a GOOD QUALITY (cards put more wear and tear on an envelope than a letter does!) SASE (Self Addressed Stamped LEGAL SIZE Envelope 4 by 9 1/4), or a mailing label with your address and loose stamps. If you like to make ATCs using postage stamps, why not take this as an opportunity to use a stamp on your return envelope that you want to later use on an ATC. You fufill my request for a SASE, and you get to choose the stamp that will come back to you. Please put your Username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards. And please write clearly on everything!

* International participants, I will cover your postage. Please include a GOOD QUALITY (cards put more wear and tear on an envelope than a letter does!) addressed LEGAL SIZE envelope 4 by 9 1/4, or a mailing label with your address. Please put your username and Swap Name on your mailing envelope, return envelope, and on all cards and labels. And please write clearly on everything!

* Cards are due to me by July 1, 2008. Please allow sufficient lead time for cards to get to me, particularly if you are an International participant. itrader ratings will be given when I receive your cards. Returns will be mailed approximately one week after the due date. Late cards will be returned as it is unfair to those participants who always have their cards in early or on time.

* Remember: We all want to be able to know who to give rep points back to. So, do not forget to put your username, swap name, and title on the back of each card!

* An extra ATC in this theme is always appreciated, but certainly not expected!

* Thanks for considering this swap! I’ll PM you with my address when you sign up!

* Above all ~Have fun!!!

Current Participants Triptych Swap:
1. nowzem- it Received 6/30
2. Bright-Spark-it Received 6/24*SCOTLAND
3. SeaSong-it Received 5/27
4. jazzie-it Received 6/27
5. MissKoolAid-it Received 5/27 *CANADA
6. kylieluvsart- it Received 5/21*AUSTRALIA
7. egrobeck-it Received 6/14
8. flowergurl4eva- it Received 6/30
9. Codesmom-it Received 5/14
10. Wudwooda-it Received 7/01
11. malinmaskros- it Received 5/21*SWEDEN
12. Els- it Received 6/18
13. Vicki Z Received 6/18
14. dolores4fun-it Received 6/21
15. redplantlady -it Received 6/24*UNITED KINGDOM
16. TomatoStomp-it Received 6/21
17. alabasterturtle-it Received 6/28
18. fantasy firebird -it Received 6/26* *UNITED KINGDOM
19. Join Owens-it Received 6/23
20. AllyQ - reminder sent - no response
21. artandsoul -it Received 6/25

* INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS

nowzem
05-05-2008, 10:49 AM
I've really been wanting to do one of these ever since I saw a raven triptych in Bernie Berlin's ATC book :) but I'm a little intimidated! Sign me up? I love a challenge! ;)

Vicki Z
05-05-2008, 11:28 AM
Yeh, my first victim, uh, sign up.
Don't be intimidated. Be challenged!

Bright-Spark
05-05-2008, 11:42 AM
Hi,

I am going to have to try this - please sign me up!

Thanks

Vicki Z
05-05-2008, 12:05 PM
Welcome Bright-Spark!
You are signed up

Vicki Z
05-07-2008, 08:49 AM
I just added some additional links to help you get excited about this Swap.
Any more brave folks out there?

stellacometa
05-07-2008, 08:57 AM
I'm watching this thread for now -I'd love to join, but I have to clear up some previous committments before I sign up.
I'll be back in a couple of weeks ;)

Vicki Z
05-07-2008, 09:58 AM
Welcome SeaSong. Of course, I'll have you.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.

I'll be watching for you stellacometa. You really want to sign up, ya know!!!

jazzie
05-07-2008, 01:31 PM
Vicki Z - add my name to the list, por favor. ~jazzie

MissKoolAid
05-07-2008, 01:50 PM
I'd love to play in this one!

Vicki Z
05-07-2008, 03:14 PM
Si, senorita, jazzie.
De Nada.

MissKoolAid
You are added to play as well.
Thanks for joining our little group

nowzem
05-07-2008, 04:26 PM
I'm excited! I have my first card idea!

Vicki Z
05-07-2008, 06:37 PM
AWESOME, nowzem.

kylieluvsart
05-07-2008, 07:58 PM
ooohhh this one sound fun and challenging can I sign up? please?

Vicki Z
05-08-2008, 07:15 AM
But, of course you can sign up.
Consider it done!:D

Vicki Z
05-08-2008, 02:18 PM
Nowzem, I just checked out Bernie Berlins' book, "Artist Trading Card Workshop".
I assume the Raven Triptych you referenced is the "Evil Raven" with the folded wings. That would make an AWESOME Triptych!

Is that going to be one of your cards? Or do you have a different first card idea?
This is going to be a GREAT Swap.

Anyone interested, there are some great ATC ideas in Bernie Berlins' book (in addition to the raven triptych)
http://http://www.amazon.com/Artist-Trading-Card-Workshop-Collect/dp/1581808488/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210270497&sr=1-1

egrobeck
05-08-2008, 04:09 PM
please sign me up - thanks! oh, and please pm me your address.

flowergurl4eva
05-08-2008, 05:25 PM
Please add my name to this growing list.

Vicki Z
05-08-2008, 06:50 PM
Welcome egrobeck and flowergurl4eva.
Glad to add you to the players.

nowzem
05-09-2008, 12:28 AM
Hey Vicki! I was thinking about doing an OWL instead of the lovely raven :D I fell in love with all the cards that fold like that! Did you see the robots one? I love that one too :D

Codesmom
05-09-2008, 06:26 AM
I would like to join,thanks

Vicki Z
05-09-2008, 07:19 AM
Oh, I LOVE owls. COOL. Can't wait to see what you turn out.
Yes, the robots one is really a diptych, but I was trying to turn it into a triptych by adding a FEMALE robot.

For you folks who don't know what we're talking about, I do have the link to this book in Post #17 of this Thread. Check your library, or Joanne's or Borders. I have found it at all 3 places, and you don't have to purchase it to enjoy the ideas - although you can purchase it with free shipping from Amazon.com.

Wudwooda
05-09-2008, 02:12 PM
I was just thinking that I would like to try triptychs, how very funny! Sign me up!!

Vicki Z
05-09-2008, 02:26 PM
Yeh, Wudwooda. Great minds think the same thoughts.
Did I tell you I was going to host a Phobia Swap about the time yours appeared?

Welcome to our happy little group. Can't wait to see your art.

malinmaskros
05-12-2008, 07:43 AM
Ive been wanting to try triptych, so Im jumping on this opportunity! Sign me up, please!

Vicki Z
05-12-2008, 09:22 AM
You are signed up, malinmaskros

Vicki Z
05-14-2008, 07:35 AM
There are still lots of spots open.
Come one, come all,
Come THREE CARD TRIPTYCHES

Els
05-14-2008, 01:24 PM
I'd like to give this a try, seems like an interesting challenge for my brain, and as blue as I am at the moment, a challenge is most welcome. Sign me up, please.

Vicki Z
05-14-2008, 02:15 PM
Welcome Els.
Sorry you are depressed, but Art is a good cure for depression.
The crows in your gallery would lend themselves well to a triptych.
OMG, those three cave paintings would make an AWESOME - full blown - full wall - cave mural!!!!!:yes:
Can't wait to see what you decide to do.

Vicki Z
05-15-2008, 07:18 AM
Awesome cards received from Codesmom.
Thanks for the goodies.

kylieluvsart
05-18-2008, 04:29 AM
Hi Vicki, hope you have had a good day. I sent my cards off yesterday.

Vicki Z
05-18-2008, 09:23 AM
Thanks for the heads up. I am watching for them.

MissKoolAid
05-18-2008, 04:50 PM
I finally managed to finish one card. Is it suitable for the swap? I thought I would have plenty of ideas to do this but I'm really struggling so this is my best shot. Constructive criticism is welcome!

Vicki Z
05-18-2008, 05:55 PM
OOOH, this is lovely.
Please send it in, it is perfecty suitable.

If you are having difficulty and struggling, try pulling out several of your already made cards, of the same or similar theme, then hook them together to see how they would look as a triptych.

I have 3 in my gallery that I have to reduce in size before I can pull them into this thread, but if you go to my gallery and look at the 3 triptyches that are there, it might help you.

MissKoolAid
05-18-2008, 09:28 PM
One more card done.

MissKoolAid
05-18-2008, 10:44 PM
Alrighty, I've been at this all evening and I finished all my cards. I made an extra one for our great hostess. They're all up in my gallery if you want a peek. I'll be mailing them this week.

malinmaskros
05-19-2008, 06:46 AM
Im sending my triptychs today. Pics are in my gallery!

Vicki Z
05-19-2008, 07:21 AM
MissKoolAid - My, My
You said you were really struggling with the Triptych, and you have turned out 4 SPECTACULAR ones just over the weekend. These are all stunningly beautiful. GREAT colors, unique shapes, wonderful job. Thanks for making an extra one for me. They are all so fantastic, I can see I am going to have a tough job choosing.

Vicki Z
05-19-2008, 07:25 AM
malinmaskros,
Your triptyches are AWESOME. I love all three of them. The Wizard of Oz character is so very clever. The cats one is great - I love cats. And at night, under the full moon, is such a cool idea. LOVE the angels. Great job on changing the shape. I can hardly wait to get these.

malinmaskros
05-19-2008, 08:19 AM
Im happy to hear that you like the one youre getting, Vicki!

Vicki Z
05-19-2008, 08:40 AM
Since I like them all, I guess you are correct.:)

nowzem
05-19-2008, 07:32 PM
my first card... not sure I like it yet....

oh yeah--bigger version in my gallery :D

Vicki Z
05-19-2008, 10:06 PM
YEEEH, You did the owl. Very, very cool. What don't you like? It is sooo cute! Too cute? I like it

nowzem
05-19-2008, 10:10 PM
oh good--I was worried it was too cutesy :D but if you like it, I like it :D thanks for the positivity :D

Vicki Z
05-20-2008, 04:48 AM
Hey, cutesy is fine. Everyone needs something sweet once in a while, just perhaps not all the time.

OMG, now I need a piece of chocolate. Hey, it is 4AM and I'm hungry!

kylieluvsart
05-20-2008, 06:53 PM
hi vicki, can I have your address again I forgot to put it in my address book , then silly me deleted from my inbox.

Vicki Z
05-21-2008, 07:12 AM
I just re-sent my addy to you.

kylieluvsart
05-21-2008, 07:20 AM
thanks very much you are a champion!!!!!!!!!!!

dolores4fun
05-21-2008, 11:36 PM
Please sign me up. This sounds like a lot of fun.

Vicki Z
05-22-2008, 07:14 AM
Welcome, dolores4fun

redplantlady
05-22-2008, 08:43 AM
Hello Vikki Z, can I join this one too please - another chance for my paper folding! :D

MissKoolAid
05-22-2008, 09:12 AM
My triptychs went in the mail this morning.

Vicki Z
05-22-2008, 09:35 AM
Weicome redplantlady. Glad to have you in this swap.
Thanks for the heads up MissKoolAid. I will watch for your cards

Vicki Z
05-23-2008, 09:31 AM
I just received some GREAT Triptyches from Malinmaskros.

I hate to admit my ignorance, but I had to look up "Onigiri" to get some background on that Triptych. I had no idea what "Onigiri" was, but I found out I have eaten them, and liked them, once I looked up the word.

Malin, you did an stellar job. I LOVE the way every one of your cards is so totally different from every other one. You have an unbelieveable range of skills.

TomatoStomp
05-24-2008, 08:49 AM
Hello, count me in on this swap if there is still room. Thanks

alabasterturtle
05-24-2008, 03:13 PM
Hi, I am a newbie, having just found this site. I would like to join the triptych swap.
I have been making and trading ATC's about 5 years in local groups. And would like to branch out.

Vicki Z
05-24-2008, 08:00 PM
Welcome TomatoStomp. Glad to have you join us.
Thanks for signing up alabasterturtle. Welome to the fun.

malinmaskros
05-26-2008, 07:35 AM
Im happy you liked them, Vicki! Im not the most skilled artist, I know, but I have a vivid imagination, and painting (Ive just recently discovered) is a good way to put it to use. And its so much fun!

Vicki Z
05-26-2008, 10:50 AM
We are all at different skill levels, but we all grow. Your cards are great, and future cards will get even better. Thank you for participating in my swap.

fantasy firebird
05-26-2008, 05:53 PM
Vicki I have been debating over this swop ever since it was posted!!! I swore that I wouldn't join any more swops and only do private swops for a while, but oh you do know how to make my best intentions fade quickly!! You little fiend you know I can't resist a triptych, so I guess I will just have to give in gracefully and ask if I can join in!!

Vicki Z
05-27-2008, 07:09 AM
Well, FF how great to hear from you! I had noticed that you were not signing up for much of anything, so I am thrilled it was my swap that succeeded in tempting you. Welcome to the fun!

Vicki Z
05-27-2008, 03:25 PM
AWESOME cards received today from MissKoolAid. Thanks so much for the extra.

MissKoolAid
05-27-2008, 06:09 PM
Glad they made it!

Vicki Z
05-28-2008, 02:16 AM
Yes, they arrived in prime condition. Your cards are even better in person than in the scan. Anyone not seeing these needs to check out MissKoolAid's gallery. AWESOME cards!

Vicki Z
05-28-2008, 09:34 PM
Love cards, Seasong. Thank you for posting one

Joni Owens
05-28-2008, 10:00 PM
Ok, I can work this in 'cause the two others I have due on that day are 98% finished.

Vicki Z
05-29-2008, 07:14 AM
Yeh, Joni,
Of course you can do Triptyches.
Welcome to the fun.

nowzem
06-01-2008, 08:45 PM
Here's my next one, Vicki!
You can see it opened and closed in my gallery!
Let me know what you think! ;)

Vicki Z
06-02-2008, 12:28 PM
Very cute. I like the idea of an "Owl Club"

dolores4fun
06-04-2008, 08:27 AM
I finished my first triptych last night. I'm so addicted to this! I had never heard of Artist Trading Cards until 3 weeks ago, now I'm up late every night excited about the next one. :D

Vicki Z
06-04-2008, 09:40 AM
I am sooo glad you are excited. I am sooo glad you are having FUN!!! That is what ATC's are all about. I LOVE your Mother Maiden Crone card already in your gallery. Keep up the AWESOME work.:notworthy:

AllyQ
06-05-2008, 04:52 PM
Please sign me up, too. This is too wonderful!

Vicki Z
06-05-2008, 07:40 PM
You are signed up AllyQ

Vicki Z
06-09-2008, 02:12 PM
The date on this swap is still quite a ways out, and we still have openings, if anyone is interested in participating.

egrobeck
06-09-2008, 04:24 PM
Vicki - my triptychs are postal - you should have them soon. for a sneaky peeky, you can see them on my flickr site - http://www.flickr.com/photos/cookala

Vicki Z
06-09-2008, 09:38 PM
Thanks egrobeck. I will let you know when they arrive.

Vicki Z
06-12-2008, 10:26 AM
I am so sorry, SeaSong, I received your cards quite a while ago. I THOUGHT I updated this thread, but I didn't, and I didn't give you an itrade. Obviously not enough caffine that day! .:daydreaming: I will take care of my little lapse right now.

Your cards ARE here. They are NOT a postal casualty. Sorry, sorry, I am usually very puctual about updates. Thanks for keeping me in line.

Vicki Z
06-13-2008, 07:58 AM
Yes, you are correct, just like 9 cards. But they are here, and they are awesome.

Glad you like the swap! I love triptyches

Els
06-13-2008, 08:07 PM
Finally finished...my four cards will post tomorrow! This was a tad tough, but I really enjoyed it!

Vicki Z
06-14-2008, 01:08 PM
Oh, Els, if it was easy, you probably would not have signed up. I am glad you enjoyed the challenge.
I am looking forward to getting your cards. Thanks for participating.

nowzem
06-14-2008, 08:10 PM
I posted my third and (last?) card in my gallery.
I am not sure if I am going to make another or not! :D

dolores4fun
06-15-2008, 05:28 AM
I just finished my last triptych. It was so much fun, but I think my hand is dead. I started on the last one at 8:30 last night and it's almost 4:30am. :jiggy: Anyways, I will put them in the mail 1st thing Monday morning. http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=1647

Vicki Z
06-15-2008, 10:49 AM
nowzem, there is no question that triptyches are more difficult. It is like making 3 cards, not one.

dolores4fun, yes I can understand a dead hand.!!!

artandsoul
06-16-2008, 08:49 AM
I have triptychs that I completed this weekend. May I join this swap?

Vicki Z
06-16-2008, 09:32 AM
AWESOME. Welcome to our happy, creatively challenged, little group, with at least one dead hand. (see earlier post)

I look forward to seeing what you made. Thanks for joining.

Vicki Z
06-18-2008, 07:46 AM
Anyone else willing to Take up The Triptych Task?
It is more work, but you get in return som spectacular trades.

artandsoul
06-18-2008, 11:51 PM
I added little details and got my envelope ready to send tomorrow. This has been fun!

My scanner hasn't been working for a while; however I did a couple of "extras" in this triptych series, and will ask a friend to scan those for me in a few days so thatI can post those and you can have an idea of what I"m sending for this swap.

Vicki Z
06-19-2008, 07:12 AM
Sounds great artandsoul.
Can't wait to see the cards in person.

Bright-Spark
06-19-2008, 05:29 PM
Well, as I said in my PM to Vicki Z today, these have been a struggle, for various reasons, all of my own making.......

Anyway, they are going in the post tomorrow, and I hope someone enjoys them!

MissKoolAid
06-19-2008, 05:37 PM
Well, as I said in my PM to Vicki Z today, these have been a struggle, for various reasons, all of my own making.......

Anyway, they are going in the post tomorrow, and I hope someone enjoys them!

They are beautiful! I love how all the triptychs so far are all different.

fantasy firebird
06-19-2008, 06:32 PM
These 3 cards left here today on their way to you. I hope you all like them.

http://thumbs.freewebs.com/Members/viewThumb.jsp?fileID=38441832&size=thumbhttp://thumbs.freewebs.com/Members/viewThumb.jsp?fileID=38441833&size=thumb

http://thumbs.freewebs.com/Members/viewThumb.jsp?fileID=38441834&size=thumbhttp://thumbs.freewebs.com/Members/viewThumb.jsp?fileID=38441835&size=thumb

http://thumbs.freewebs.com/Members/viewThumb.jsp?fileID=38441838&size=thumbhttp://thumbs.freewebs.com/Members/viewThumb.jsp?fileID=38441839&size=thumb

redplantlady
06-19-2008, 07:36 PM
I am loving all your cards for this swap!
Here are mine, I have had a lot of fun with this!http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19827&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19828&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19829&w=shttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19832&w=s

redplantlady
06-19-2008, 07:43 PM
But oops, I have missed one offhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=19830&w=s

MissKoolAid
06-19-2008, 09:44 PM
Beautiful, all of them!

Vicki Z
06-19-2008, 10:13 PM
OMG, what a wonderful group of triptyches from everyone. This is so exciting!
I can hardly wait to see them all in person

artandsoul
06-19-2008, 11:11 PM
redplantlady, fantasy firebird, and Bright-Spark -- I love them all; they're so beautiful!

nowzem
06-21-2008, 12:22 AM
Ok this is really my last card. Vicki--one is for you to keep ;) I am a little owl obsessed, hehe. I'm going to try to mail them tomorrow :D I'll post again when I do!
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Vicki Z
06-21-2008, 12:18 PM
Those owls are adorable. You cannot really see them until you make the thumbnail bigger. Yes, you are definitely owl obsessed

MissKoolAid
06-21-2008, 05:59 PM
Nowzem, that is gorgeous!

Vicki Z
06-22-2008, 09:47 AM
AWESOME cards received from dolores4fun. GREAT work!

flowergurl4eva
06-22-2008, 05:41 PM
Ummm I have another question.
Does the triptych have to fold and meet in the middle?
Or can I make my cards that open up into a triptych, but fold in on itself? I hope you sorta know what I am asking?
I mean the card will fold left over right and when it opens it is a triptych. Also, can I have your addy? This really is my last question

Vicki Z
06-22-2008, 06:25 PM
Triptyches come in many varieties. They can fold and meet in the middle, but they do not have to.
They can open up into a triptych, but fold in on itself. Yes, I know what you mean, left over right and when it opens it is a triptych. You can certainly make them that way. Several already have.
I am sending my addy now, via PM

flowergurl4eva
06-22-2008, 06:43 PM
Thanks Vicki:twitcy:

Vicki Z
06-23-2008, 09:20 AM
sorry, was I not giving a good answer?
Yes, I know what you mean.
Yes, you can make yours left over right and when it opens, it is a triptych.
I should have been more clear.

artandsoul
06-23-2008, 09:21 AM
I've had my triptychs ready for some time, and packaged them up last week and placed them by the front door.

Yesterday, for some reason, as I was looking at this, I read the "sign up" date as the "due date" and panicked. I've tried to be been very conscientious (sp?) and typically haven't even asked to join a swap until after I've completed the cards.

I drove to the airport post office (since it was Sunday) and sent my triptychs "express" for $16.50 -- and they are to arrive in MN on Tuesday. It was just this morning --as I was going to let you know that they're on their way-- that realized my mistake. . . so they're arriving fairly early.

At last I can (kind of) smile about it this morning. . . :)

Vicki Z
06-23-2008, 10:11 AM
OMG. This is turning into an expensive swap for you.
But thank you for sending them in, and yes, they will arrive early. All the cards coming in are so fantastic, that I know your returns will make you happy.l

Vicki Z
06-24-2008, 07:57 AM
Received some spectaular Egyptian Triptyches from Join Owens today. These are just too cool! Thanks for the hostie card. I have no idea which one I will keep. They are all awesome. Thanks

jazzie
06-24-2008, 03:24 PM
My triptychs are on the way today.

MissKoolAid
06-24-2008, 06:21 PM
I love the bus one Jazzie! Very cool.

jazzie
06-24-2008, 10:02 PM
Thank you MissKoolAid!
I hate to sound full of it, but I got rather attached to it (because I've been collecting things since November to go with that transfer). I was kind of sad to see it go - so I hope it gets a good home! :~]

nowzem
06-25-2008, 12:54 AM
Hi Everyone! I just wanted to drop by and say that my cards are all finished and I meant to mail them Monday, but I managed to get into a car accident on Sunday and I haven't been doing much :D SO I am still going to mail them, and if they are late, please keep them for yourself, Vicki! Thanks so much!

Vicki Z
06-25-2008, 07:12 AM
nowzem,
Car accidents are absolutely NO FUN. Hopefully your injuries are minor and you are mending.
Deadline is July 1, so you still have almost a week to get your cards to me. Usually mail gets to me in 2-4 days when mailed within the states, so if you get the cards in the mail in the next day or two we should still be fine.

Please, do get them in the mail. Your lovely owl cards, while I wouldn't mind keeping them all, should fly off to new homes.

Vicki Z
06-25-2008, 07:16 AM
jazzie,
Your cards are great.
I can see why you are so attached to the bus one.;) You certainly did save up a lot of elements for making this card - it shows!
The vintage each one is also really cool. Don't you just "love" those hats:eek:

Vicki Z
06-25-2008, 07:45 AM
Received awesome cards from Bright Spark. I can't believe it only took 4 days to get to me ALL THE WAY FROM SCOTLAND. These are gorgeous! You were far too worried about them! Thanks for the extra!

Vicki Z
06-25-2008, 08:29 AM
Received spectacular cards from redplantlady. Thanks for the extras.

MissKoolAid
06-25-2008, 04:20 PM
I can't wait to see which one I'll get in return! All the cards I've seen so far are wonderful. And Jazzie, I know what you mean about getting attached to something you made. I get like that sometimes.

flowergurl4eva
06-25-2008, 05:38 PM
Hi Vicki,
I will be mailing the cards out tomorrow.
I was having a difficult time trying to decide what to do.
I have finally figured out what I am doing and here's my second
swap card. :arghh::arghh

Vicki Z
06-25-2008, 08:25 PM
This is a GREAT card. You have taken Stampscapes to a new level. I love the shading of purple you have utilized.
Is that encaustic wax? It is PERFECT for the sky and the water.
WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL card.

Vicki Z
06-25-2008, 08:26 PM
AWESOME cards received from artandsoul
I LOVE your perspective through the window. I cannot achieve that look, so I am totally in awe of your talent:notworthy:

flowergurl4eva
06-25-2008, 09:40 PM
All the cards I have seen for the swap so far are sooooo creative.
I won't them all in my greedy:D little hands. I so enjoy swapping in atcsforall. I like that no matter what your experience in art there is a place for you to join in on the fun.

Vicki Z
06-26-2008, 08:31 PM
AWESOME cards received from Fantasy Firebird. The cards are tripping in fast and furious now

artandsoul
06-27-2008, 08:22 AM
flowergurlforeva-- Wow! I love that purple landscape w/the sky&cloud outer panels.
...and I agree with you about always loving my returns no matter what experience the creators may or may not have.

nowzem
06-27-2008, 11:48 AM
Hello All! I did manage to send my cards out on the 26th :) So I hope they get there in time! Cross your fingers for me! :D It was a huge fat envie, too! It was like sending 20 cards with their thickness (because of the folds), hehe.

Vicki Z
06-27-2008, 01:43 PM
I will watch for them. Thank you for letting me know.

Vicki Z
06-28-2008, 11:50 AM
Received cards from jazzie and alabasterturtle.
It won't be long until all the cards are in. YIPPIE
Then I can start swapping out.

flowergurl4eva
06-30-2008, 02:58 PM
Hi Vicki,
My post office said my cards should reach you today or tomorrow. I mailed them out Friday. I had enclosures for you and in the rush I forgot them. I have your addy and I will send them out tomorrow.
I am to sore and tired to do anything today. A long weekend of torso rotation has tired me out. :sleep:

kylieluvsart
06-30-2008, 06:00 PM
yeah can't wait! thanks for the great challenge of the swap Vicki

Vicki Z
07-01-2008, 07:09 AM
Received wonderful cards from nowzem. Those owls are so cute, and the last flower card is lovely. Thanks for the hostie card! I am keeping your first one, the owl with the wings that close. You did a stellar job!

Also received wonderful cards from flowergurl4eva. WOW you did six! The triptych cards are a challenge, and you did SIX! But I repeat myself. LOL

nowzem
07-01-2008, 11:07 AM
Oh good!!! :D I love that you tell me which you keep! No one else has done that and i'm always super curious! It's never which one I would keep myself, lol :D Thanks for hosting!!! :D

Vicki Z
07-01-2008, 04:04 PM
LOL. I thought you might know, since we talked about Bernie Berlin's book, and the raven with wings that closed shown in that book, and the fact that you were making the owl with wings that opened and closed. I guess I chose this one because it combined movement (my FIRST love) and a triptych. Now I wonder which one you thought I was going to keep??? I have to admit that I was tempted by all of them, the owl costume party was hysterical, and the Owl Club I loved from the day you posted it. The flowers are soooo cool, but I can't keep them all..:no::no::cry:

Vicki Z
07-01-2008, 04:06 PM
SPECTACULAR cards received today from Wudwooda. Thanks for the extra.
Only 1 person left, and perhaps the cards will show un in the afternoon mail.

nowzem
07-01-2008, 10:16 PM
hEHE, My favorite is the Owl Club :D Then... I don't know, the costume party is cute and I enjoy the flowers, but I do love the first owlie :D I just meant that the hostess always has a different taste than me :D hehe. For adriayna's owl swap she kept one of my least favorites :D

Joni Owens
07-07-2008, 06:52 PM
My cards came today - WOW - they are all beautiful and show great artistic talent. Thanks so much to Vicki Z for hosting and for my card, and thanks to Tomatostomp and Artandsoul your workmanship is outstanding!!

Vicki Z
07-07-2008, 08:22 PM
All cards have been sorted and sent out, and people are already getting their returns in the mail. (good postie, good postie!!) Try to remember to leave rep points for all the GREAT artists whose cards you receive. Most like to know where their cards end up.

Thanks again to everyone for turning in such AWESOME work. This has been a great swap to host.

redplantlady
07-08-2008, 05:56 PM
Thanks so much for my great cards! :)
Thanks to Vikki Z for such a great subject, for being a great host and for my wonderful fantasy creatures card; I love it.
Thanks too to fantasy firebrid for my beautiful butterfly card and to Wudwooda for my dark and exciting Vampire Diaries.
I have been gloating over them all!

egrobeck
07-09-2008, 12:14 PM
I got 3 awesome triptychs yesterday! Thanks to Vicki Z, redplantlady and flowergurl4eva – I love all your cards! And thanks to Vicki Z for hosting!!

Bright-Spark
07-09-2008, 01:24 PM
I got my returns today, yippeeeee

Great cards received from VickiZ, Kylieluvsart and malinmaskros.

Thank you to VickiZ for hosting.

Off to leave points.

MissKoolAid
07-09-2008, 05:38 PM
I received my gorgeous triptychs today from VickiZ, Nowzem and Jazzie! They are all so cool!

malinmaskros
07-10-2008, 06:39 AM
I got some wonderful cards yesterday from Vicki, nowzem and Joni Owens, and they all are lovely! Thank you so much, and thank you Vicki, for hosting a fun swap!

kylieluvsart
07-16-2008, 04:21 AM
Thanks Vicki I got my cards today. thanks to Vicki,malinmaskros,flowergirl

Vicki Z
07-21-2008, 08:36 AM
Everyone has checked into this thread but flowergurl4eva, and she sent me a pm that she received her returns, so I am archiving this swap.

You can still give rep points from this thread, you just will no longer be able to post comments.

Thanks again to one and all for participating in a wonderful swap.