PDA

View Full Version : WaterColor Wonders DUE July 15/08



altermyworld
05-13-2008, 08:35 PM
Swap Due Date - July 15
Withdraw date -July 15
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants --unlimited


Create THREE cards using Watercolors as your medium,open theme,Just make sure it is watercolor: pencils,paint,twinkling H2O,crayons,pens etc. AND make it a WOnder to behold. And in returm you will receive three watercolour cards back.

Please do not send copies, each card can be the same however originial. Any poorly made cards, late cards etc will be returned to you. Please also protect your cards.
Please don't just slap some wc on a piece of paper and call it a masterpiece. PLease if able scan your cards and post in the thread.

POSTAGE REQUIREMENT: If you live in the US, ONE dollar is required along with an envie with your address printed on the front.
If you live in Canada ONE stamp is required for return along with an envie with your address printed on the front.
If you are international you are required to pay your own return postage. If you would like to PM me and we can work something out please do and your standard envie with your address printed on the front.

BULKY cards are welcome. HOWEVER for each bulky card you must send in double the postage. Usually an extra dollar or stamp per card.
Bulky includes anything raised. Not including glaze.

Any questions please ask

Ang

WATERCOLOUR WONDERS

Nowzem- rec'd
stormela-rec'd
lilbad- rec'd
lynn 101-withdrawn
terri-withdrew
jean-rec'd
Zhenia- rec'd
My name is jenn-rec
thistleandstone- withdrew July 3
patti- rec'd
alisi- -rec'd

Lurkers:
Bijajdi
luvloz
chronata

nowzem
05-14-2008, 12:48 AM
can I puhleeze be the first to sign up Ang?

altermyworld
05-14-2008, 12:54 AM
FOR SURE< now i don't feel so lonely. Want some icecream?
:)
ANg

stormarela
05-14-2008, 03:38 AM
I want some icecream, and, may I sign up too?

lilbad
05-14-2008, 10:42 AM
How fun!! Is there room for me?

altermyworld
05-14-2008, 11:30 AM
Yes Welcome everyone!!!!!
Icecream sundae bar is over there. Help yourself :)
ANg

Bijaydi
05-14-2008, 11:35 AM
Lurking... :spinny:

lynn101
05-14-2008, 03:46 PM
Ooooo....please sign me up! This one is right up my alley! :)

teri
05-14-2008, 05:35 PM
I would love to join, if you'll have me!

Jean
05-14-2008, 06:05 PM
Oh, hon, you just HAD to start this swap, eh? *biting lip* I know I shouldn't but I have got to pull out the watercolours and see where I am... :unsure:

AAAAGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!

I'm in...LOL

altermyworld
05-14-2008, 06:15 PM
OOOOOOO thank you all for playing with me, i love my watercolours. Fantastical. i will be making a list soon.
Help yourself to some make believe ice cream.
Ang

Zhenechka
05-14-2008, 06:15 PM
Ah...ah...ah....I really want that sundae...I've wanted that sundae since after my run this morning, but....

I'll just give in.

Sign me up please.

I'll get started on the cards after I have that hot fudge, brownie sundae that's been calling to me all day.

altermyworld
05-14-2008, 06:23 PM
Yeah baybee its a good day look at all these delicious players, Zh how is that running going. I am proud of ya and a little jealous i could not run around the table.
Ang

ScramperSue
05-14-2008, 10:56 PM
the sign-up/due date are the same is that a typo?

altermyworld
05-14-2008, 11:26 PM
I don;t know what do you think?
:)
ANg

nowzem
05-15-2008, 12:07 AM
hey Ang... also... does one dolla mean a dolla in stamps or a US dolla ? :D I can't imagine what you'd need so many US dollars for... but.... :D

altermyworld
05-15-2008, 01:10 AM
nowzem i live in Canada so US stamps are usless to me, it cost 96 cents to send a letter to the states and with a 1.00 bill i can convert it to Canadian monies and then buy stamps. It would be like me sending you Canadian stamps, it doesn't work either way.
ANg

altermyworld
05-15-2008, 01:13 AM
Oh and if cards are bulky it jumps from 96 cents to $1.92.
That why the extra postage money is required because it then jumps me up to 1.92 each for three returns instead of 96 each for three returns.

nowzem
05-15-2008, 01:22 AM
yes, canada... hmmm :D I like stormarela's swap where she wants US postage (Loose) to use on her international sase's. not that you should do that! I will gladly give you a dolla dolla bill :D hehe. I don't even know how to begin to convert monies :D hehe. maybe the bank does it or something? :D I don't think I'll be using much bulk in this swap!!! maybe I'll send you some ice cream? :D hehe

nowzem
05-15-2008, 01:25 AM
did I use enough smileys? I can just imagine you at the canadian post office now... "What do you MEAN I can't use this US postage?!!!!":laugh:

altermyworld
05-15-2008, 01:29 AM
Yes my bank will convert it. MMMMMMM icecream, anytime is icecream time. Well lets put it this way i am running three swaps right now.
Swap one and two have 50 total players, thats 50.00 and swap three so far as 9.00 so lets not count those nine, as i can account for approx 9 canadian players. SO add to that our tax with is 6 percent (or somewhere in there ) so approx 6.00 dollars, thats a total of 56.00 . At the rate i work i have to work three hours at my job to pay for swaps. Nope can't do it.
NOW its time for icecream.
ANg

altermyworld
05-15-2008, 01:30 AM
laughing....i see all those smileys.
ANg

LuvLoz
05-15-2008, 04:50 AM
Oh, I LOVE the sound of this, but I can't sign up! Maybe later...

Zhenechka
05-15-2008, 08:50 AM
Yeah baybee its a good day look at all these delicious players, Zh how is that running going. I am proud of ya and a little jealous i could not run around the table.
Ang

Awww....thanks! I'm up to 5K and now working on getting up to 10K. After that I start playing volleyball or something because I'm not running anything with "marathon" in the event name. :nah:

Ice cream for breakfast, baby!

altermyworld
05-15-2008, 06:45 PM
Thats wonderful Zh, keep it up it will be good and you will move forward, getting stonger,yeahhhhhh.
ANg
PS I have had icecream for breakfast.

altermyworld
05-15-2008, 06:45 PM
Luvloz come back when you can. pleaseeeeeeeee.
Ang

Chronata
05-15-2008, 06:53 PM
hmmmm...must think about this one.

I do so suck at Watercolor...unless it's for backgrounds.

But I DO need the practice!

Let me get back to ya!

altermyworld
05-15-2008, 06:58 PM
Yes you must, i suck at them also . BUT am going to try myself.
ANg

mynameisJenn
05-15-2008, 09:18 PM
i must sign up for this, put me down Ang! :)

altermyworld
05-15-2008, 11:03 PM
welcome Jenn!!!!
ANg

altermyworld
05-18-2008, 01:16 PM
ok a nice list is on the first page, we have some lurkers: Bijaydi,luvloz,chronata- OK stop lurking and join, please.
I will update the list as cards rec'd and leave feedback within 48 hrs.
ANg

Jean
05-18-2008, 01:50 PM
Say, ANg, my post office accepts payment in US money. Dunno if that's just cuz we're so close to the border and this is such a tourist town or whether your PO might do the same? Saves a trip to the bank, for me, anyway!

altermyworld
05-18-2008, 02:05 PM
Jean can't you send a Canadian stamp? No my post does not accept US monies , I think yours does because you are so close to the US.
Ang

altermyworld
05-21-2008, 08:14 PM
Hi everyone, for the next 5 days i will be busy with family coming to visit me from the states.
MissKoolaid is going to be the acting swap hostess till get back, please PM her for my addy if need.
Any pressing questions please wait till i come back to ask.
Thank you Ms Koolaid.
Ang

MissKoolAid
05-21-2008, 08:21 PM
I'm here to help (though not yet signed up for this swap... still thinking about it...)

Patti
05-21-2008, 10:02 PM
I'm thinking about it too. I love watercolor, but I don't want to bog myself down with too much to do. As the time progresses I hope to be able to join. Posting today because I want to be sure I'm subscribed and can keep track of what's going on.

altermyworld
05-21-2008, 10:04 PM
thats great Ms Kool and Patti you both are welcome to join at any time
ANg

altermyworld
05-26-2008, 09:14 PM
Hi everyone, i am home, any one else want to join?
ANg

alisl
06-03-2008, 04:33 PM
Sign me up please and mail me about the postage again.I'm from The Netherlands.

altermyworld
06-03-2008, 11:11 PM
I have PM'd you and added you :)
ANg

Zhenechka
06-09-2008, 08:21 PM
So, I'm thinking that I'd like to use my watercolour crayons for this swap. I received the big pack of Caran d'ache a couple of years ago but it's sat neglected. :( I've always had a problem with these crayons, though. It's hard for me to keep them vivid and remove all the graininess of the crayon. For those of you who use watercolour crayons, I've got two questions.

1. Which weight watercolour paper do you use?
2. Do you have any other tips?

stormarela
06-09-2008, 08:40 PM
I only have a couple of tips for water colour crayons, I leave them laying in the tray, and brush the colour I want with a wet brush, picking up the paint that way. Another thing I have done is scribble a bit onto a palette ( an old cd) with the crayons, then using the wet brush, pick up the colour.
I haven't had a lot of luck using them directly on the paper.

altermyworld
06-09-2008, 09:46 PM
Zh I use 140 lb paper, usually cold press. I haven't had the problem with the graininess, I also have used the Chartpak blender with these NOW that is fun.
Lay down your color and then add water, i have never had any luck using them on wet paper.
I also have laid down the colour on a palette and then painting with it.
HTH PLAY PLAY
ANg

Zhenechka
06-10-2008, 04:58 PM
Merci, ma belle. I may try gessoing my substrate and then using the crayons on them.

mynameisJenn
06-12-2008, 05:36 PM
Sigh, my scanner is broken. They're all fish.

Ang my cards are being mailed.

altermyworld
06-12-2008, 08:07 PM
I like fish :) I'll try and remember to scan them
ANg

Zhenechka
06-19-2008, 02:43 PM
My cards are done. They're all in my gallery.

Thanks, Ang, for a challenging swap. I'm into precision and watercolours don't lend themselves to that...at least in my clumsy hands they don't...so I had fun playing around.

altermyworld
06-19-2008, 02:54 PM
OOOOOOOOOOOOO they are so pretty. And yes i get that precision part, raises hand thats me too.
you did a great job
Ang

nowzem
06-19-2008, 02:56 PM
I struggle with wanting my art to be perfect and perfection in general :D So I understand that. I think that is why I was afraid of watercolors for so long, now I LOVE them! I think I have to learn that all the lines don't have to be perfect for it to work. So hard because I really like geometric patterns, haha. :D Can't wait to see everyone's cards!

Patti
06-19-2008, 05:40 PM
I have at least four sets of watercolor paints, liquid, pan and tube. But if you believe it..... at this moment, I can't find any of them. But I definitely will in time. I have a few older ones in my gallery in case they never turn up. :) :) ;)

thistleandstone
06-21-2008, 02:22 AM
Please sign me up.

altermyworld
06-21-2008, 04:46 AM
patti I am hoping that means you want to sign up :)
thistleand stone i got you added.
Ang

Patti
06-22-2008, 09:39 PM
Actually, I thought I had signed up. I have it on my to-do list. But post #36 does say I'm only thinking about it. Yes, please. count me in. Sorry about that.

altermyworld
06-22-2008, 09:42 PM
oops sorry my mistake.
ANg

Patti
06-25-2008, 06:09 PM
Here are my cards which are being mailed tomorrow.

8400840184028403

They are also in my gallery.
I never did find my watercolor paints but did unearth a couple of sets of watercolor crayons, and used them like paints - wet brush to crayon to paper. I hope I didn't break any rules, but I stamped my designs then painted them.

altermyworld
06-25-2008, 10:54 PM
Hi Patti those are great, i had a feeling you would be doing that technique and thats ok with me :)
ANg

stormarela
06-28-2008, 12:44 PM
My cards are ready to go, and will be mailed on Monday. I used water colour pencils for these, and a water brush. (the kind with the water inside the handle)... I kept with my theme of stemless floating flowers ( I don't really know why)... but it is a good way to try out my various supplies.

altermyworld
06-28-2008, 01:06 PM
Very pretty design :)
ANg

altermyworld
07-02-2008, 01:24 PM
Its the 2nd of July duedate is the 15th so please mail these now, any late cards will be returned as i will be leaving for vacation shortly after the duedate.
ANg

Zhenechka
07-02-2008, 03:37 PM
I dropped my cards in the mail today.

altermyworld
07-02-2008, 10:02 PM
FYI i am really sick. i have had some kind of stomach bug since sunday. I am going to take the next few days off from everything. I will check back in after the 4th I just need to recup.

nowzem
07-03-2008, 02:26 AM
Hope you feel better Ang! I finally finished my cards and they are in my gallery if you wanna peek. I'll mail them tomorrow (technically later today :D)

lynn101
07-03-2008, 05:35 AM
As much as I hate to do this, I need to withdraw from this swap. I am shipping out this morning to the wilds of Grand Cache and don't know when I'll be back.

Thanks so much for hosting!

Zhenechka
07-03-2008, 08:53 AM
Feel better soon, ANg!

altermyworld
07-13-2008, 12:03 PM
Hi everyone, ALL cards made it here safe and sound will trade these out today and mail on mon or tues WOOO HOOOOO great on everyone!!!!
Ang

altermyworld
07-15-2008, 10:59 AM
GONE Gone gone!

ANg

Zhenechka
07-15-2008, 01:32 PM
Woot Woot WOOT!

nowzem
07-21-2008, 08:20 AM
I got my cards on Friday! I LOVE them!!!!! ANg--I will post your iTraders as soon as I can--I rated you for the rolo, so I can't rate you for another 24 hours :D

Thanks sooo much to Zhenechka, MyNameisJenn, and Lilbad for your beautiful artwork! I am sooo pleased! :jiggy:

mynameisJenn
07-21-2008, 12:14 PM
If nowzem got her cards I'm sure mine are safe in my house in VA but I won't be there for a few weeks.

Thanks for hosting ANg! :)

Zhenechka
07-21-2008, 12:52 PM
I received my cards today! Thanks, ANg, for hosting!

And thanks to mynameisJenn, lilbad, and alisl for your wonderful work! I can only give rep points to one of you at the moment, though. I'm supposed to spread my love around. Pshaw!

stormarela
07-21-2008, 05:54 PM
My super cards have arrived! Thank you ANg for a great swap, and thanks also to Jean, Patti, and Nowzem!

Patti
07-21-2008, 11:04 PM
have my lovely cards from Jean, MynameisJenn and Nowzem. Itrader pointsgiven to our great hostess and reps to the wonderful artists.

lilbad
07-22-2008, 08:15 PM
Ang, received WW cards today from Nowzem, Stormarela, and Zheechka. Great painting! Thanks for hosting this fun swap!

alisl
08-01-2008, 06:40 AM
Thanks for hosting Ang.
And I have beautiful card return from:
Stormarela
Goldfish and Patti welsh
nice swap and again thanks!!
Alisl