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Haagmm
08-06-2018, 01:24 PM
Swap Due Date: October 10
Sign up by Date: any time
Withdraw by date: no deadline, just communicate please
Number of Items: 3 for 3
Number of participants: 12
Media: Any media is welcome – no stickers please

This is my first swap so I cannot have more than 12 participants. I’ll keep a waiting list if there are more than 12 people interested, in case someone needs to withdraw.

This is an open theme swap that includes something shiny. Think foil, metallic ink or paint, metallic paper, even silver gum wrappers!

The object on the card can be shiny normally (like a disco ball, a tea set or an old Airstream) or you can give something extra shine! I think a shiny coppery pine cone would be fabulous! If you prefer abstract cards or cards with words, that’s great too; just remember to make them shiny!

This is a 3 for 3 ATC trade.

All mediums and techniques are welcome. Please make sure your cards are complete, not just a foil shape glued onto a blank card. Give it a background. Send in your best work, something you would be excited to receive if I sent it to you.

All cards need to be standard ATC size: 2.5” X 3.5” and sturdy. Please don’t sent flimsy cards that are just a single sheet of paper. Back your ATC on cardstock or paperboard (such as a cereal or tissue box).
Cards need to be sent in a plastic sleeve for their protection.

Please include at least the Swap name, your Username, your real name and location on the back of each card.

US participants: please send a large address label and a forever stamp. I will provide all envelopes!

International participants: please enclose a large address label and a well concealed US Dollar Bill. I will provide all envelopes!

When your cards are ready to mail, send me a PM for my address. Please mail your cards early so that they will arrive by the deadline.

When you receive your returns, please leave “you rock” points for the artists whose cards you received, and if you feel that I’ve done a good job as a host, please leave an iTrader for me (haagmm).

So, who wants to make some shiny things?

1. RLaughy - returns received
2. Stahlrala - returns received
3. Suzi - returns received
4. Betsyg -returns received
5. Amychelle - returns received
6. pouringdiva - returns received
7. cinlan - returns received
8. jo.on.the.go -returns received
9. SpottedCrow - returns received
10. Withdraw
11. Vegan4animals - returns received
12. Amapola -

Comfy lurker's couch, considering shiny things:
ferretgirl
BArox818

RLaughy
08-06-2018, 06:47 PM
I would love to be one of the 12 to join your first swap!

Stahlrala
08-06-2018, 08:52 PM
please sign me up

Suzi
08-06-2018, 11:30 PM
Please sign me up

Betsyg
08-07-2018, 12:02 AM
Shiny! Please sign me up!

ferretgirl
08-07-2018, 03:49 AM
Lurking

Haagmm
08-07-2018, 10:12 AM
Welcome RLaughy, Stahlrala, Suzi and Betsyg. Thank you for joining my first swap!

And welcome to the lurkers couch ferretgirl. I do hope you'll chase after something shiny.

Amychelle
08-07-2018, 10:35 AM
This is perfect for me! Please sign me up!

pouringdiva
08-07-2018, 11:57 AM
I am so in. I have something special.

BArox818
08-07-2018, 07:01 PM
Hmmmm interesting.... lurking for now.

cinlan
08-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Please sign me up

jo.on.the.go
08-08-2018, 09:21 AM
Please add me. With a limited list of artists, I don't want to miss putting my name on the list.

Haagmm
08-08-2018, 10:51 AM
Good Morning! Welcome to Amychelle, pouringdiva, cinlan and jo.on.the.go! I cannot wait to see your shiny pieces of art. Thanks for joining.

I've added BArox818 to the comfy lurkers couch. I do hope you'll join in!

SpottedCrow
08-08-2018, 01:42 PM
OOOOOHHH Shiny!! can't resist that!
Please sign me up!

Haagmm
08-08-2018, 03:20 PM
SpottedCrow, I feel the same way! Welcome

valerie416
08-08-2018, 11:06 PM
I'd like to play!

Vegan4animals
08-09-2018, 12:48 AM
I would like to join please!

Haagmm
08-09-2018, 10:05 AM
So happy to have you valerie416 and Vegan4animals!

That only leaves one spot left! :D

jo.on.the.go
08-09-2018, 11:08 AM
I’m happy to see your first swap filling up so fast. I wish you the best of luck with the swap. I completed my first swap not long ago and I was so glad I gave hosting a try. It can be very fulfilling and a completely different experience from just joining a swap.

Amapola
08-10-2018, 03:53 AM
Congrats for your first swap! Inspiring theme, I think I'll book the last spot, please!

jo.on.the.go
08-10-2018, 08:53 AM
Here are my cards:

198085 Edge of the Woods (Lumiere acrylic paint, plus regular acrylics)

198086 Wee Mouse (Lumiere acrylic paint, plus watercolor and ink)

198087 Moonlight Creature (silver Pilot marker, plus watercolor and ink)

198088 Journey (Lumiere acrylic paint and silver Pilot marker). I know this doesn't look like my "regular" offerings and people may not care for "abstracty" paintings, but I really do like painting abstracts though I don't do them often. This was sort of inspired by some of the Bob Burridge videos I have been watching. See the discussion thread for Bob Burridge and watch his demonstrations on how he paints "carrot people".

SpottedCrow
08-10-2018, 10:41 AM
The Bat is awesome! Great work Jo.on.the.go

Haagmm
08-10-2018, 02:32 PM
Welcome Amapola. And with that, we're full.

Jo- beautiful cards! I can't wait to see them in person!!

Haagmm
08-15-2018, 02:22 PM
Sometimes it’s very difficult for me to focus…

Oh look, something shiny!!
Wait, what was I saying?

SpottedCrow
08-20-2018, 03:24 PM
I thought I would knock these cards out in no time.. I mean c'mon shiny stuff is my favorite!!

So far all I have made it this one. And ths scanner does not pick up the shine.

OXOXOX - wrapping paper background ( metallic shine) magazine image added foil to lapel and cuffs, sticky text is metallic. Is this ok?

Haagmm
08-21-2018, 01:17 PM
I thought I would knock these cards out in no time.. I mean c'mon shiny stuff is my favorite!!

So far all I have made it this one. And ths scanner does not pick up the shine.

OXOXOX - wrapping paper background ( metallic shine) magazine image added foil to lapel and cuffs, sticky text is metallic. Is this ok?

Oh yes Spotted Crow - that is a fantastic shiny card!

Haagmm
08-21-2018, 09:53 PM
Mail call - jo.on.the.go your beautiful shiny cards have arrived! Thank you for the hostie - I'm partial to the mouse but the landscape is amazing as well.

SpottedCrow
08-22-2018, 10:08 AM
It was a shiny fun filled day ! Hope you like them. Again the scanner does not pick up all the shimmer and shine. But it is there..

I will PM for your address when I am ready to mail:)

Amychelle
08-22-2018, 10:56 AM
Wonderful cards so far! I need that Elvis lol

Haagmm
08-22-2018, 11:43 AM
It was a shiny fun filled day ! Hope you like them. Again the scanner does not pick up all the shimmer and shine. But it is there..

I will PM for your address when I am ready to mail:)

Those look fantastic! Can't wait to see them in person

SpottedCrow
08-24-2018, 07:13 AM
Mailing today!

Haagmm
08-24-2018, 12:17 PM
I'll be on the lookout. Thanks!

cinlan
08-24-2018, 09:57 PM
Love the Elvis card, it is awesome.

Vegan4animals
08-28-2018, 09:10 PM
Okay my cards are finished! Please pm me your address:
198673

Vegan4animals
08-29-2018, 07:26 PM
My cards are in the mail!

Haagmm
08-30-2018, 12:17 AM
Mail call: SpottedCrow your beautiful cards have arrived. I’m going to need to ponder which will be mine ... but I’ll let you know!

Haagmm
09-02-2018, 12:33 AM
Vegan4animals- your fantastic shiny cards arrived today! I love the literal depth that they have. I like cards with embellishments

Haagmm
09-04-2018, 02:14 PM
Here is a picture of something Shiny that we saw on our family vacation to Chicago this summer.

This is Cloud Gate. It is affectionately known as "the bean"

Haagmm
09-06-2018, 09:33 AM
Stahlrala and Suzi - your cards arrived yesterday! So many shiny things! They are all wonderful!

Haagmm
09-13-2018, 11:47 AM
Only 4 weeks until the due date! How are the shiny things coming along? The cards I've received so far are amazing!

Amychelle
09-13-2018, 09:29 PM
Only 4 weeks until the due date! How are the shiny things coming along? The cards I've received so far are amazing!

I have one more to go tomorrow then will be posting and mailing next week :)

Haagmm
09-17-2018, 01:38 PM
I found this silver mirrored paper last weekend. I'm excited to see how it looks on some shiny cards!:jiggy:

Amychelle
09-17-2018, 07:58 PM
I’m done, yay! These will be mailing Friday...
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Haagmm
09-25-2018, 01:37 PM
I’m done, yay! These will be mailing Friday...
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Mail Call: Amychelle- Your beautiful cards arrived yesterday! I love the shiny elements on each one.

Amapola
09-26-2018, 01:42 AM
Hi there! My cards are waiting for some final touches, but I hope to finish them today. I just realized it's just two weeks to swap date, so I'd better hurry, since I am in Finland. I'll pm for your address, Haagmm.

Haagmm
09-26-2018, 12:43 PM
Two weeks until the due date! I've got lots of shiny papers at my art table right now... and I love the shiny cards that have arrived so far. Can't wait to see the rest.

pouringdiva
09-27-2018, 10:49 PM
Dropped my glittery shiny set in the mail this evening. Sorry I hope to take a picture.

Amapola
09-28-2018, 08:02 AM
My cards are going in the mail now (from Finland, so their arrival can be expected only little before the swap date.)

I had a lot of fun with this abstract mixed media set, trying many shiny products I have not used a lot before. Not all the shiny details show very well in the scans. I hope everyone likes what they're getting! Thanks for hosting, Haagmm!

Betsyg
09-29-2018, 01:55 PM
I will put these in the mail today. The scans are terrible! Almost none of the shiny shows! Pretty much where there is dark and dull there is SHINY! The blue background was done by Tasha and included as an extra in a private trade. Thanks Tasha! It was so gorgeous I had to use it! The gold foil shows up pretty well on that scan. Otherwise they are metallic paint, metallic colored pencil and transfer foil.

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Haagmm
09-29-2018, 04:42 PM
I will be on the lookout Amapola and Betsyg. We all know that shiny doesn’t always scan well. I’m so anxious to see your cards in person!!

Amapola
09-29-2018, 04:44 PM
Betsyg, I like your set - I think I can imagine what the shiny parts are, though scanning them is always a challenge.

I love your first one, with the black(ish) star, in particular! I am drawn to the contrast and the white space, I guess!

cinlan
09-30-2018, 05:48 PM
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Here are my cards:

Cafe-Cafe is glitter pen, the utensils are metal, the brads are metals
Butterfly-the butterfly is a shiny metallic paper
Heart- the heart is a shaker which includes sequins and metal hearts and the embellishment below is metal
Lock & Key-the lock and Key is die cut on foil paper.

I will be mailing these out tomorrow Melissa.

Haagmm
10-01-2018, 11:18 AM
Cinlan- your cards are all amazing! Do you have my addy from previous swaps? I can't wait to see them.

cinlan
10-01-2018, 09:02 PM
Yes I have your address from previous swaps I hosted, went in the mail today

Haagmm
10-01-2018, 11:33 PM
Mail Call -- What a day! Shiny cards arrived in the mail today from RLaughy, Betsyg and pouringdiva. They are all wonderful!

Haagmm
10-03-2018, 10:35 AM
One week until the deadline. I’m loving every single card that I’ve seen so far. I am excited to get them all laid out on the table side by side.

Haagmm
10-05-2018, 11:21 AM
Amapola - your shiny cards arrived yesterday with plenty of time to spare! Thanks!

Haagmm
10-07-2018, 02:36 PM
Mail time!
Cinlan- your shiny cards arrived yesterday. Thanks for the extra host card.

Haagmm
10-09-2018, 11:20 AM
Tomorrow is the deadline! I hope everybody is getting ready to have a little bit of shiny awesomeness in their mailboxes.
I'll be clearing off my table and getting all the shiny cards out to swap tomorrow night.

Haagmm
10-12-2018, 10:28 AM
I am swapping out cards today! I'll post again when I take them to the post office. Such fabulous sets of cards!!:jiggy:

Haagmm
10-13-2018, 04:16 PM
The shiny cards are on their way back to you all! It was wonderful to see them all lined out on my dining table - so many different shiny ideas and shiny products.

Please post when you receive your returns and don't forget to leave you rocks for each player who's cards you receive (and iTrader for me if I've done a good job as host). Also, just a note - to the players who receive a card from Amychelle, they are titled as "Butterflies are free to fly" but they are actually her cards for this shiny swap. I didn't notice until yesterday and had them already packaged up.

Amychelle
10-14-2018, 01:27 PM
So sorry about that! Had too many going at once lol

Betsyg
10-16-2018, 06:13 PM
Shiny! Great cards from RLauhy, cinlan, and jo.on.the.go! Melissa, thanks for hosting and the bonus!

Amychelle
10-17-2018, 09:24 PM
Received my cards today :)
Thanks to spottedcrow, Betsyg, Suzi, and thanks so much Melissa for hosting and for the bonus card!

SpottedCrow
10-18-2018, 12:39 PM
OOOOOOHHHShiny!! I swear my mailbox was glowing ;)

Great cards from : RLaughy, Amapola, AmyChelle

You Rocks on the way and itrader for a fabulous host

Haagmm
10-19-2018, 12:15 AM
I’m so excited to hear that the shiny cards are making their way to their homes!

Suzi
10-19-2018, 10:05 PM
My shiny returns arrived in my mailbox today! ! I have left you rocks and itrader :jiggy:

Stahlrala
10-24-2018, 09:14 AM
still have not gotten mine yet still waiting

Haagmm
10-25-2018, 11:23 AM
It looks like about half have received their returns. Some had some pretty heavy embellishment so I had them all weighed at the post office and added extra postage as necessary. Several were put through as non-machinable (if they had embellishments) so I know that takes more time also.

Please keep me updated when you receive your cards! Thanks

jo.on.the.go
10-31-2018, 09:48 AM
I received my cards a number of days ago. Thanks for hosting this swap, Haagmm. I hope you do many more swaps.
And thanks to these artists whose cards I received:
Suzi - Miracles
vegan4animals - Magpie's Nest
Betsyg - #681, star on a blue background

Haagmm
11-06-2018, 12:33 PM
Just checking in to see if anyone else has received their shiny cards? Please let me know -- Thanks!

pouringdiva
11-10-2018, 01:49 PM
I have received my returns and love them all . Thanks for hosting and the bonus card. cinlan, stahlara, amychelle you totally rock!!

Haagmm
11-13-2018, 10:37 AM
Thank you all for participating in my first swap! I am going to request this thread be moved to the archive at the end of this week. Thanks!