View Full Version : For the Love of Chickens - Collage ATCs - August 26, 2016

06-26-2016, 02:14 PM
Swap Due Date - August 26, 2016
Signup date - Until Full
Number of Cards - 3:3
Number of participants - 20 (but will post waiting list)
Medium - Collage
Theme - Chickens!

Do you love chickens? I had them growing up and while I'd love to have some now, it doesn't really work well in the city! So I thought it would be fun to host a Chicken ATC swap and fill my desire with cards instead.

This will be a collage swap. You can use any mixed media technique that uses a chicken collage as the main focus.

If in doubt about your cards fitting with the swap, please ask.

Please no stickers or raised embellishments and only submit work that you would be happy to receive. I will swap effort for effort.

Here are some ATCs I made for this swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34930/small/1_IMG_0072.JPG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34930/small/1_IMG_0070.JPG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34930/small/1_IMG_0071.JPG

The Rules:

* All cards must be 2.5" x 3.5" with straight edges, otherwise they'll be returned to you. If they take more than one stamp to send, please include the same amount to return.

* Best work only please. I try my best to swap effort for effort. Please only send in art you'd be happy to receive

* Please sign up by posting to this thread, NOT through a PM

* No problem if you have to drop out but please let me know. I will have a waiting list so I can place players who want to sign up but missed the opportunity. No cards and no communication will result in a neutral iTrader.

* Each card should be sent in its own plastic sleeve. I CANNOT stress this enough.

* Please include username, real name, and swap name on the back of your cards. We can't leave Rep Points if we don't know who you are.


* Please make sure to package your cards to where they arrive safely and undamaged.

* You do not need to send me return envelopes (I will provide them). Please include your name and address CLEARLY typed or written on a label or slip of paper. Include appropriate postage separately.

* USA participants - Please send the same number of stamps to me that it takes to mail your cards.

* INTERNATIONAL participants - I will cover postage for the first two international players. For others, I will accept PayPal ($2) or (3) unused US postage stamps or ($2) well concealed US dollars. Please let me know when you are mailing them what method you will be using to pay for return shipping.

* If you must send a LARGE envelope, please include accurate return postage.

* Please allow enough time for your cards to get to me. I plan to swap on time. If cards are not in my hands by August 26th, they will be returned to you, using your stamped envelope. I am in WA. If you are in doubt of how long it will take you to get your cards to me, I advise to mail at least 14 days ahead of time.

* Please send me a PM when you need my address.

* Host cards are not required, but definitely appreciated.

****MOST IMPORTANTLY - Have fun!


0. jfaskdown
1. pennydoodles
2. crfarywngs
3. JSilver
4. ferretgirl - withdrawn
5. Cindylou
6. jjhere
7. Crafty3790
8. Barkesm
9. Sophie's mom
10. kr904
11. mynameisJenn
12. raven
13. mcgillisj
14. kris10satcs
15. Monica
16. DragonBoo - withdrawn
17. mrubyjean
18. skullcake
19. SEMOkraftee - withdrawn
20. JenUrebel
21. Fandanie

*Names of players in PURPLE are those I have received cards from.


1. TwoRightToes
2. HiddenTreasure2010

06-26-2016, 03:33 PM
Love hens-lurking!

06-26-2016, 03:43 PM
Yay, thanks for being my first lurker, BluSkyHare!

06-26-2016, 04:07 PM
sign me up please. I love chickens. The little girl card you made reminds me of me. lol. I always had a favorite chicken and a pet rooster.

06-26-2016, 04:43 PM
Welcome! So glad you are joining us, pennydoodles and crfarywngs. I've added you to the list.

I LOVE that Cream Brabanter! Beautiful!

06-26-2016, 07:28 PM
Sign me up! Also please send address. Thanks.


06-26-2016, 08:53 PM
Glad to have you, valerie416. I've PM'ed you my address.


06-27-2016, 08:29 AM
Oh, I can never have enough chickens! Please sign me up!

06-27-2016, 09:19 AM
I'd like to sign up, too....

06-27-2016, 10:55 AM
Yay JSilver and ferretgirl! I've added you to the list.

06-27-2016, 10:48 PM
Sign me up please

06-28-2016, 10:28 AM
You're in, Cindylou. Thanks for joining us! :)

06-28-2016, 10:29 AM
Just got in from letting my girls out for the day. I love chickens! I'd love to join your swap.

06-28-2016, 10:35 AM
I can imagine them already clucking and scratching happily, jjhere. Welcome to the swap!


06-28-2016, 04:24 PM
Sign me up please

06-28-2016, 04:51 PM
Here are my cards. HD water color, collage.

Miss Fame
06-28-2016, 05:58 PM
I'll play! Everyday, going to and from the office, I see a home with the fanciest chickens roaming around. They always make me smile. :)

Sophie's mom
06-28-2016, 06:20 PM
I'm in, I've got 7 pretty girls cackling in the hen house right now!

06-28-2016, 06:52 PM
Penny, those are cute cluckers!

06-28-2016, 10:32 PM
Yay so excited you gals are joining me, Crafty, Barkesm and Sophie's mom! :jiggy:

I'm jealous of you current chicken owners. :)

pennydoodles, you are fast! Awesome cards.

06-29-2016, 07:10 AM
I'm in! Please sign me up :)

06-29-2016, 07:41 AM
I want to play

06-29-2016, 01:07 PM
Welcome, kr904, mynameisJenn and raven! Glad you are joining the coop! :)

kr904, I've PM'ed you.

06-29-2016, 08:19 PM
Hee hee...mine are done! (Sorry for the kinda cruddy lighting.)

06-29-2016, 09:29 PM
Great set, jjhere!! :)

06-30-2016, 10:25 PM
Just a note that I will be away from home this weekend (Friday - Monday) so replies from me may be a little delayed. I'll be checking the thread though if anyone new signs up.

06-30-2016, 11:50 PM
Please sign me up :)

07-01-2016, 03:28 AM
Love, love my girls and 1 guy (my chickens)! Please sign me up, thanks!

07-02-2016, 07:28 AM
Mine are on the way

07-03-2016, 05:34 PM
sign me up for this one please

07-03-2016, 10:03 PM
I've had many chickens over the years. Please sign me up!
I need more practice on collaging! :)

07-04-2016, 01:20 AM
lurking. . .

07-04-2016, 12:46 PM
Cards finished!

All sorts of Media: gelli prints, handpainted paper (watercolor/acrylic), colored pencil, ink, magazine clippings, a piece of a parking pass, metallic paper from Nepal :)

07-04-2016, 03:10 PM
lurking here too, since I have some great rooster images and those count as chickens :)

07-04-2016, 05:48 PM
I'm glad to see that some of you are drawing your chickens and then gluing them on. I'm having trouble finding pictures of chickens, so I'm probably going to do that too! :cute:

07-05-2016, 04:30 PM
goatgirl and jenUrebel - glad to have you lurking around the coop. Let me know if you decide to play! I'm limited to 20 players for my second swap and we are up to 17. Wheee!

And hello, mcgillisj, kris10satcs, Monica and plumhill2001 - I've added you to the players list.

Love your cards, mynameisJenn!! :)

07-06-2016, 01:05 AM
Please sign me up! The cards posted look like fun. :-)

07-06-2016, 05:52 PM
You got it, DragonBoo! :)

07-07-2016, 11:19 AM
I'll be traveling over the next few days so my posts will be delayed. I'm able to see PMs though, through my phone. Happy creating!

07-07-2016, 01:57 PM
I'd like to join, too!

07-07-2016, 04:31 PM
I LOVE chickens! Sign me up!!

07-07-2016, 07:29 PM
My cards are almost finished. Could I have your address, please? I'll PM you as well. Thanks! :jimlad:

07-07-2016, 10:41 PM
Lurking, looking for chicken stamps

Sophie's mom
07-08-2016, 06:54 PM
My chickens are ready, will get to po on Monday. Thanks for a fun theme.174183





07-09-2016, 01:48 PM
Sign me up Jenn. I think I can bang out some chicken/rooster cards before deadline.

07-09-2016, 05:26 PM
Sign me up, please.

07-09-2016, 10:31 PM
I think I'm going to withdraw, please. I've done some cards, but I'm not really crazy about them. I have some family stuff going on at the moment, and it might be difficult to give this my attention right now. Maybe one of those folks on the waiting list would like my spot? :D

07-10-2016, 10:56 AM
I'll play

07-10-2016, 09:49 PM
Whew lots of activity this weekend! :)

Plumhill, sorry your cards aren't making you happy, I'm sure they were lovely. We are our own worst critics aren't we? If you change your mind, I can add you back to the waitlist just let me know.

mrubyjean, skullcake, and SEMOkraftee, you grabbed the last 3 spots and we reached 20 players.

JenUrebel, rapgardenpainter, Fandanie and TwoRightToes - I've added you all to the waitlist. If any spots open up I'll PM you in order in case you are still wanting to play.

Sophie's mom - awesome cards! I love them!

07-10-2016, 09:54 PM
Mail call! I received really wonderful cards from jjhere and MynameisJenn this weekend.

Thanks for including an extra host card, will be hard to choose from them!

07-11-2016, 01:42 AM
Yay for chickens! :)

07-12-2016, 12:07 AM
Oh crfarywngs what a great card and tribute to Big Buff. I love that you used a picture of him!

07-12-2016, 08:12 PM
I would love a chance to get on the waiting list....

07-12-2016, 10:55 PM
Sounds good, HiddenTreasure2010, I've added you to the waitlist. :)

07-13-2016, 08:29 AM
Adorable!!! :D

07-13-2016, 09:22 AM
What a cute card - and photo, crfarywngs!

07-13-2016, 09:53 AM
Crfarywngs, I love your cards and the personal stories! Special! Mine are starting to come together. I'm slow working right now. I have 2 hip fractures so it takes me longer to do everything.

07-13-2016, 12:11 PM
Jsilver, sending healing thoughts your way!

07-13-2016, 01:05 PM
Thanks for the healing vibes! I was sooooo lucky it wasn't worse.

07-13-2016, 09:00 PM
JSilver, get well soon! Healing thoughts coming your way :)

07-15-2016, 12:19 PM
How are everyone's chicken cards coming along?

I was thinking of my brother's unique chicken coop he built - it is quite large, the size of a big shed, that is called "Cluckingham Palace." There is even a working chandelier hanging from the roof as the light fixture where the hens lay. They really pamper their girls!

07-15-2016, 06:31 PM
Wow that's awesome crfarywngs. I'd like to be paid in wine credits. :goofy:

Hope you will post a picture in your gallery under "other art" - wine barrels are so cool.

07-16-2016, 03:26 PM
Did somebody say "wine"? I'll second that!

Thanks again for all the good vibes coming from this thread.
Finished my cards.
They'll fly the coop on Monday!

07-16-2016, 10:17 PM
Lookin' good, JSilver! :)

07-17-2016, 10:05 AM
Mail call! Received fantastic cards from Sophie's mom. (Thanks for the hostie card - and that syrup recipe...yummy!!)

07-17-2016, 10:42 AM
Please withdraw my name from the waiting list. Thanks.

07-18-2016, 12:57 AM
I am going to have to withdraw. Thanks.

07-18-2016, 10:53 AM
Ok - thanks Valerie416 for letting me know. I'll remove you from the list and offer that spot to JenURebel as she is first on the waitlist.

rapgardenpainter, I've removed you from the waitlist.

07-18-2016, 09:09 PM
Mail call! Fabulous cards flew in from mcgillisj and raven. Thanks for the host card and extras, ladies.


07-19-2016, 11:38 AM
mailed mine out today.

07-19-2016, 02:48 PM
Thanks Penny I'll be on the lookout! :)

07-20-2016, 07:26 PM
Mine flew the coop today!

07-21-2016, 11:28 AM
Sweet, I'll watch for them JSilver!

07-25-2016, 11:56 AM
Mail call - received wonderful cards from JSilver and Pennydoodles! Thanks for the extra host card and postage. Also, JSilver I love all the fun postage stamps you used to mail your envelope. so fun!

Miss Fame
07-25-2016, 06:45 PM
My littles ones are ready to fly the coop! Click here (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=481603) to see them in my gallery.

Chicky Loves Her Eggs ~ Body of chicken: cut paper embossed in angel dust blue, deep red and gold, gel pen, glossy accents. Background: paper cut to resemble chicken wire then covered in black gesso and embossed; decorative paper and distress ink.

Chicken Love at Sunset. ~ Body of chicken: cut paper embossed in black Background: red, orange and yellow paper torn and edged in distressed ink. Chicken wire cut from paper, covered in black gesso, then embossed in gold.

Chickens Make Me Smile ~ Paper cut in silhouette of a chicken, panted with acrylic, gel pen outlines. Background: various paper, distress ink. Chicken wire cut from paper, covered in black gesso, then embossed in gold.

Life is Just Better with Chickens ~ Chickens cut from paper and embossed in black, and gel pens. Background: various paper edged in distress ink; micro beads, glossy accents.

07-25-2016, 11:21 PM
Fantastic set, Barkesm!

07-25-2016, 11:42 PM
Wow, so cool - love all the different techniques. The Life is Just Better with Chickens...how did you do those little cut outs on the chickens? Amazing!

07-26-2016, 08:20 AM
Wonderful cards, Barkesm!

07-26-2016, 10:45 PM
Awesome, Barkesm!

07-28-2016, 09:08 PM
Mail call! Received fab chickens from skullcake. Hope everyone has a good weekend!

07-29-2016, 03:10 PM
Mailed mine today

07-29-2016, 03:55 PM
Awesome! Glad they made it :)

07-29-2016, 04:37 PM
Thanks, Crafty! I'll be on the perch (lookout)! :)

07-29-2016, 09:40 PM
Mail call! Oh my goodness. I came home from work and checked the mail. The cutest cards had roosted in my mailbox from kr904! The hen sitting on the kittens? Adorable. The "Can I keep her?" card reminded me of my neice when I was growing up. Same facial expression. Thank you for including an extra host card, and for the extra postage.

You are all so creative! Keep on cluckin'!

08-01-2016, 02:49 PM
Hope everyone is doing well and I wish you all a good week ahead.

Happy August 1st - hard to believe we are so far into the year already!

08-02-2016, 10:53 PM
Mail call!
Awesome chicken cards flew in from Crafty3790, Barkesm and Monica! Thanks ladies for extras, so fun!


08-03-2016, 06:32 AM
Glad they made it

08-07-2016, 11:02 AM
How is everyone coming along? I was chatting with my neighbor discussing colors of chicken eggs yesterday evening. She recently returned from Germany and had taken a photo of all the different brown eggs that her parents chickens laid. One looked chocolate! I think she said it was Cuckoo Marans or something like that.

:) Mail call! Received fandanie's awesome collage chickens. Thanks for the extra host card and collage paper!

08-08-2016, 10:40 AM
Just under 3 weeks to the deadline. Wishing everyone a good, creative week!

08-08-2016, 12:09 PM
Got all my collage stuff out and will be working on these pronto.

08-08-2016, 10:38 PM
Yay! I'm sure you will create some fantastic feathery friends for us, mrubyjean! :)

08-12-2016, 12:16 PM
Two weeks left, everyone! :D

For those of you who haven't mailed yet, please PM for my address - I'm in Washington state so you should allow 4 - 5 days for mailing in the U.S. (3 days from California).

I will be traveling over the next few days so I may not post much to the thread, but I will be checking and replying to PMs.

Wishing everyone a good weekend!

08-12-2016, 04:02 PM
Mine are done! They are collages, each made with many papers and images...but smoother as they are held together with beeswax instead of glue.

08-12-2016, 04:34 PM
Oooh - fantastic cards, mrubyjean! I can't wait to see them in person.

I've always wanted to try beeswax, just haven't had time yet. And summer is almost over! :eek:

08-15-2016, 10:41 AM
Cards are in the mail!

08-18-2016, 04:59 PM
Thanks mrubyjean! Will watch for them. :)

08-18-2016, 05:11 PM
Players we have one week left to the deadline!

I can hardly wait to sort through all the wonderful cards that come in.

If you're unsure if you will meet the swap date please be sure to post a message so I know. There are several players that haven't asked for my address yet and I'm worried cards won't make it in time.

08-18-2016, 09:24 PM
Mail call! Received awesome ATCs from mrubyjean (love the beeswax technique) and Cindylou (great vintage-y theme). Thank you for the extra host card. :)

08-18-2016, 10:22 PM
Wonderful ~ so glad they arrived safely and on time!

08-19-2016, 01:07 AM
I stuffed my chickens in the mailbox, so they will go out today, and apparently I have the inability to read properly, and one of my cards has yarn pieces attached to it, which makes it a raised embellishment; I'm really sorry.

08-19-2016, 11:25 AM
No worries kris10satcs I'm sure I can make it work mail-wise. I'll watch for them!

08-21-2016, 02:01 PM
My chickens and a rooster (I hope that counts) are headed your way!

08-21-2016, 03:59 PM
You bet, JenUrebel! Roosters are fine. Can't wait to see them. :)

08-23-2016, 05:57 AM
Well, my printer went kaputz so I guess I am going to have to with-draw. Hate that!

08-23-2016, 11:00 AM
Mail call! Received lovely cards from kris10satcs.

ferretgirl, so sorry that you need to withdraw. I hate it when computers and electrical gizmos don't work - so frustrating! I hope you will join my next swap. :)

08-23-2016, 01:14 PM
only 3 mailing days left for me and I'm still on the waiting list. Was fun to make. Maybe we'll try again next time.cheers!

08-23-2016, 09:35 PM
HiddenTreasure2010, sorry that we missed you this round - I hope you can join me next time!

crfarywngs, I'll be on the lookout. :)

08-26-2016, 12:21 PM
Mail call! Received JenURebel's cards yesterday, fabulous! :)

My mail doesn't come until late afternoon, so I'll check again today, and tomorrow as a buffer. I'll sort the cards on Sunday and send out early next week.

Hot! in Washington today. I hope you chicks are all staying cool. :laugh:

08-27-2016, 03:19 PM
Awesome! Can't wait for the cards!

08-28-2016, 02:47 PM
Sorting day! I'm waiting for one more set that was mailed earlier in the week and should have arrived yesterday but didn't arrive. I'll complete all sorting tomorrow (Monday) and then get the cards mailed out.

I learned something new this weekend. New hens lay little eggs! :)

08-29-2016, 02:15 PM
Yeah, crfarywings, I've had that happen before...it should only have been a day or two in transit so it seems odd. But I have faith they will be here today! :)

08-29-2016, 10:13 PM
Sweet, crfarywings - cards came today! Ok everyone, watch for chickens flying your way this week!!! Thank you all for being great players in my swap. :)

09-02-2016, 06:08 PM
Wow! That WAS fast. :)

09-03-2016, 08:02 AM
My chickies have hatched (or landed as it were)! Many thanks to our fab host, JFASKDOWN, and crafty3790, Barkesm, and Monica for wonderful chicken cards. Off to add points...

Miss Fame
09-03-2016, 05:12 PM
My returns arrived today. YAY!!!! Thank you to our lovely host and from Sophies Mom, Mcgillisj, and Monica. Off to leave rep points now and iTrader. :)

Sophie's mom
09-04-2016, 10:24 AM
Chickens arrived! Thanks to jfaskdown great swap and jsilver, fandanie & JenUrebel great cards off to leave iTrader and you rocks - thanks everyone!

09-04-2016, 10:57 AM
My terrific chickens flew in too! Thanks to Barkesm, kr904 and Kris10satcs for great cards and to jfaskdown for a great swap!

09-04-2016, 11:07 AM
So glad to hear the chicks are landing safely. I'm so grateful you were all able to join me with this fun swap!!

09-04-2016, 05:41 PM
Such cackling like I've never heard before. Somebody even laid an egg in my mailbox. Big thanks to our Chick Master, Jenn, jfaskdown. And my newly hatched peeps from jjhere,penny doodles, and Kr904. I love them all. Off to give itrader and urocs now!

09-05-2016, 02:24 AM
Thank you so much for hosting JFASKDOWN, and for the extra card from your collection! I love my wonderful chickens from Sophie's mom, JenUrebel, and JSilver!

09-07-2016, 01:09 PM
I got my chickens today. I love them! Thank you Cindylou, Crafty3790, and mynameisjenn.

09-07-2016, 02:59 PM
I got chickens on Tuesday. Thanks Fandanie, KR904 and crfarywngs. And a special Thanks to our hostess.

09-09-2016, 08:00 PM
Thanks to Barkesm, fandanie and Raven for some beauties! And thanks to Jfaskdown for hosting :)

09-16-2016, 11:49 AM
I hope everyone now has their cards - thanks all for playing! I will close the thread out now.