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hem18
11-02-2019, 05:02 PM
Swap Due Date - December 15th
Signup/withdraw date - none, just communicate please
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - 12
Media - mixed media, HD/HP, collage


After joining the Winter-Holiday 3D Swap, and designing some little fabric owls (see photo), I thought it would be fun to have a swap with them!
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I would love these to be on thin cardboard (like a Kleenex/Cereal box), or at least 2 pieces of cardstock glued together. Each piece (face, wings, body) needs to be cut out separately, and then glued together. Feel free to change the wing shape/face shape, but keep in mind it needs to fit onto a standard ATC sized sleeve. You can do whatever your heart desires to the owl, but please take your time, be creative, and make them beautiful! (no digital photography, stickers with white borders, or cartoons). I'll be creating some along the way, and will post more photos as I do!

But most of all have fun, and maybe try something you haven't ever done before:)

Here is your pattern, I'll also post it in the thread. I've formatted it to a 8.5x11 size, and included multiple patterns on the page.
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Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

PM me for my address when ready to mail.

Please send each owl in an individual plastic sleeve. Include username, real name and swap name on back of cards, and anything else you would like to add.

MAILING:
*U.S. Players: please enclose 2 forever stamps and a self addressed envie along with your ATC's Doll owls.
*International Players: Please enclose $2(well-hidden) and a self addressed envie along with your ATC's Doll owls.

Hostess cards will be cherished, but not required.

When returns are received, please remember to leave iTrader for your host, and rep points for those you received cards from.

Who would like to play?
(smiles by your name means I have received your cards)

1. hem18
:) CiCiCreates (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36796-ATC-animal-DOLL-Ornamented-Beautiful-Owl-Doll-Swap-ATC-size-Due-Dec-15th&p=2053597#post2053597)
3.notinkansas - withdrawn
4. prex - withdrawn
:) Miss Fame (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36796-ATC-animal-DOLL-Ornamented-Beautiful-Owl-Doll-Swap-ATC-size-Due-Dec-15th&p=2054311#post2054311)
6. catladybj - withdrawn
:) plumhill2001 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36796-ATC-animal-DOLL-Ornamented-Beautiful-Owl-Doll-Swap-ATC-size-Due-Dec-15th&p=2055448#post2055448)
:) micgillisj (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36796-ATC-animal-DOLL-Ornamented-Beautiful-Owl-Doll-Swap-ATC-size-Due-Dec-15th&p=2055468#post2055468)
9. Rosecake - withdrawn
:) BluSkyHare (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?36796-ATC-animal-DOLL-Ornamented-Beautiful-Owl-Doll-Swap-ATC-size-Due-Dec-15th&p=2056493#post2056493)
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CiCiCreates
11-03-2019, 10:12 PM
This is a great idea and looks like a lot of creative fun. Just want to be sure I understand correctly- your example photos for the other swap look like lightly stuffed cloth, but for this swap ours are to be shapes of cardstock glued together, and we can paint them and lightly embellish? And we can also change the body, head and wing shapes a bit for variety. Let me know if I’ve got it right...

LucyMc
11-04-2019, 10:26 AM
Intigued, so lurking!

hem18
11-04-2019, 01:06 PM
CiCiCreates - exactly right! Here's one I just made steampunk style:
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and LucyMc - glad you're intrigued:) Hope you stick around!

notinkansas
11-04-2019, 01:39 PM
lurking....very clever. and beautiful!

CiCiCreates
11-04-2019, 02:00 PM
Please sign me up.

hem18
11-04-2019, 06:11 PM
Awesome CiCi.... you're signed up!

CiCiCreates
11-04-2019, 06:35 PM
I think it’s kind of fun to try and create beautiful owls instead of the usual whimsical or cute ones. Love your examples.

hem18
11-04-2019, 07:53 PM
notinkansas - I hope you stay;)
CiCiCreates - I thought so too....I had a lot of fun creating them!
Here are a couple more that I finished up today (I may just have to make 12 haha)
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210959 someone dressing up:)

notinkansas
11-06-2019, 12:34 AM
I am getting an error message when I try to view your attachments hem18. :(

CiCiCreates
11-06-2019, 12:53 AM
Me too, and I really wanted to see them.

hem18
11-06-2019, 12:57 PM
I deleted and re-uploaded - I can see them now:) thanks notinkansas, and CiCi!
here are a couple more mixed media versions as well...
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HHC
11-06-2019, 02:23 PM
This looks like a fun project! I adores owls and all your examples are so cool! I'm going to lurk for a bit to see if I can get some done. :)

Bluesky
11-06-2019, 03:10 PM
Lurking

CiCiCreates
11-06-2019, 03:23 PM
Come on Bluesky, this is right up your alley! (And I’m not even the host, sorry - lol).

Rosa
11-06-2019, 03:37 PM
lurking...

notinkansas
11-06-2019, 07:07 PM
ok...I can't resist. Sign me up please!

Miss Fame
11-06-2019, 08:29 PM
notinkansas - I hope you stay;)
CiCiCreates - I thought so too....I had a lot of fun creating them!
Here are a couple more that I finished up today (I may just have to make 12 haha)
210957 a watercolor version
210958 mixed media version
210959 someone dressing up:)

I really like your Dressing Up! Let me experiment and if my idea works I'll officially sign up. :)

Bluesky
11-06-2019, 10:34 PM
I know but I'm going to start working 7 days a week...I want to leave some time to sleep.

CiCiCreates
11-06-2019, 10:42 PM
Understood, tough schedule!

Smidgen
11-07-2019, 02:51 PM
Wow! These are very cool! Love the one you did too CiCi! Did you glue the fabric to the board? And hem, it looks like you stitched and stuffed your first ones. Am I right? This is very intriguing!

CiCiCreates
11-07-2019, 04:07 PM
Smidgen, I haven’t made any yet - you must be misreading a post. But I also wondered if Hem’s first example had cloth and stitching around the edges - intriguing!

hem18
11-07-2019, 04:11 PM
HHC glad you're here lurking around~Bluesky, Rosa, Miss Fame, and Smidgen too!

notinkansas - you're signed up - yay!

and Smidgen...yes, the first set I made was for the winter 3D swap, which I made out of fabric and stitched. I loved making them so much I thought they would be fun in a swap. All of my other examples are painted/mixed media/fabric right on cardboard/cardstock. I used glue and some stitching as well....

prex
11-07-2019, 07:29 PM
Okay, I can't resist. May I join?

Smidgen
11-07-2019, 07:53 PM
CiCi, I think that was prophetic! Can’t wait to see how gorgeous they are!

hem18
11-07-2019, 08:03 PM
Prex - you're signed up! Excited to have you:)
I agree Smidgen - I can't wait to see hers either!

CiCiCreates
11-07-2019, 09:04 PM
No pressure, right?

notinkansas
11-08-2019, 12:56 PM
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first one! do much fun to make!

hem18
11-08-2019, 01:17 PM
notinkansas - I know, its like they just come alive in your hands:) I love all the texture!! and the leaf for the beak is perfect!

TrinaLD
11-08-2019, 05:50 PM
I'm going to lurk and see if I can get the patterns out.

prex
11-08-2019, 08:05 PM
Okay, I need help. When I print, it doesn't fill the 8.5x11 page. The pattern ends up coming out about 2 inches long, rather than 3.5 inches. Any suggestions? I also tried printing it at work and had the same issue.

TrinaLD
11-08-2019, 08:28 PM
I also tried to print, but I ended up with a blank page. I'm not sure what I should try.

Miss Fame
11-08-2019, 09:40 PM
I also attempted to print and had issues. So instead, I created a screenshot of the template and pasted into Microsoft Word. Under images, I readjusted until it was the full size of the page. Once I printed, I used a ruler to measure the image on the bottom far right to make sure it was the correct size (there are lines and dimensions on the print out). Mine turned out perfectly using this method.
So now I'm experimenting to see if my creations turn out cute enough. If so, then I will officially sign up.

CiCiCreates
11-08-2019, 10:00 PM
But as I understand it, we are also able to do our own simple shapes of a body, wings and face, just so it can be cut and glued together and will fit into an ATC sleeve. Thought I’d better double check before I begin....

TrinaLD
11-08-2019, 10:25 PM
I also attempted to print and had issues. So instead, I created a screenshot of the template and pasted into Microsoft Word. Under images, I readjusted until it was the full size of the page. Once I printed, I used a ruler to measure the image on the bottom far right to make sure it was the correct size (there are lines and dimensions on the print out). Mine turned out perfectly using this method.
So now I'm experimenting to see if my creations turn out cute enough. If so, then I will officially sign up.

Thank you so much, Miss Fame. I did the same thing, and it worked this time.

catladybj
11-09-2019, 04:48 AM
Intrigued!

hem18
11-09-2019, 04:22 PM
Okay, I need help. When I print, it doesn't fill the 8.5x11 page. The pattern ends up coming out about 2 inches long, rather than 3.5 inches. Any suggestions? I also tried printing it at work and had the same issue.

prex - if you want, you can pm me your email and Ill send it that way:)

hem18
11-09-2019, 04:27 PM
you guys are awesome! thanks for all the help last night!!
If you're still having trouble printing....just PM me your email and Ill send it that way (I'm thinking that resizing it for the web changed the dimensions).
TrinaLD - I hope you stay with us!!
CiCi - yes, you are welcome to come up with you own simple shapes, as long as it fully fits a standard ATC sleeve.
catladybj - glad you're lurking around!

prex
11-10-2019, 02:37 AM
I'm all set. I copied it to word per Miss Fame's suggestion, and it should be about right :)
Thanks!

Miss Fame
11-10-2019, 09:46 PM
Here are the ones I made. I was drawn to using distress ink, gel pen, gelli plate w/acrylic paints, micro beads, sequins, and cute feathers in my collection.
If they work please sign me up.

hem18
11-11-2019, 01:13 PM
Here are the ones I made. I was drawn to using distress ink, gel pen, gelli plate w/acrylic paints, micro beads, sequins, and cute feathers in my collection.
If they work please sign me up.

Miss Fame - they're perfect! Ill sign you up - thank you!!

Miss Fame
11-12-2019, 05:53 PM
YAY! I'm glad thank you so much! I will let you know once they go postal :) The weather is really crazy right now so it may be a couple of days.

Miss Fame
11-14-2019, 07:56 PM
My flock flew the coop today :) ETA Monday 11/18.

CiCiCreates
11-14-2019, 11:50 PM
Glad I have some time here! I just organized different sets of decorative papers and trims into 4 envelopes, with notes and drawings so I don’t forget my plan when I am free to start on them. My paper stash is not huge, since I’m not a collage artist, so I went with what I had on hand. They are certainly not real-life owl colors (royal blue, purple/gold, and two pinks), but I will try to make them beautiful- there is some bling in the works. Excited to begin.

hem18
11-15-2019, 07:51 PM
Glad I have some time here! I just organized different sets of decorative papers and trims into 4 envelopes, with notes and drawings so I don’t forget my plan when I am free to start on them. My paper stash is not huge, since I’m not a collage artist, so I went with what I had on hand. They are certainly not real-life owl colors (royal blue, purple/gold, and two pinks), but I will try to make them beautiful- there is some bling in the works. Excited to begin.

Im excited to see!!

TrinaLD
11-18-2019, 08:37 PM
I won't be able to make this happen. I thought that I had the pattern worked out, but things just aren't coming together.

catladybj
11-19-2019, 06:33 AM
Sign me up please

hem18
11-19-2019, 04:08 PM
excited to have you catladybj!!
no worries TrinaLD :)

nightowl_too
11-21-2019, 03:21 AM
Oh. My. Gawd.

These are so cool!

I'm lurking for now. But wow. Just...wow

plumhill2001
11-21-2019, 06:31 AM
Lurking here! This is such a cool idea! :jiggy:

hem18
11-21-2019, 01:02 PM
nightouwl_too and plumhill2001 - glad your here lurking around!!

hem18
11-21-2019, 01:02 PM
My flock flew the coop today :) ETA Monday 11/18.

They arrived!!! Beautiful and safe, so excited:)

CiCiCreates
11-21-2019, 01:22 PM
Finally finished my set - they are colorful (unnaturally), and slightly blingy. Posting pics a bit later, they were so fun to do! (And hem18, I ended up using your shapes, they are simple enough to cut around and a cute and different pose.

CiCiCreates
11-21-2019, 04:06 PM
Colors are brighter IRL. Rhinestones, sequins, decorative papers and cardstock.

plumhill2001
11-21-2019, 04:22 PM
Really cute, CiCi!
I think I'm going to sign up since you have a limited number of spots.
Wouldn't want to miss out at the last minute! :twitcy:

mcgillisj
11-21-2019, 08:03 PM
May I join? I hope to have mine done and in the mail by Monday.

Miss Fame
11-21-2019, 08:27 PM
Thank you for letting me know they arrived Yay!!!

CiCi you did an awesome job!!!!

Glad Mcgillisj is joining this party too. Can't wait to see yours girly!

mcgillisj
11-22-2019, 12:53 PM
Finished mine this morning. So much fun!! Front and backs are fully decorated.

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CiCiCreates
11-22-2019, 01:10 PM
They are just so creative!! For some reason, the little faces with the single vertical feather make me think of Roaring 20’s Flappers, pretty Flapper Owls!

hem18
11-22-2019, 01:47 PM
plumhill2001 - so glad you're signing up!
mcgillisj - hooray! - LOVE their faces!! Just sent you a PM with my address
CiCiCreates - LOVE the bright colors and bling:)

I'm loving how these are all turning out - so different, and yet so pretty!

plumhill2001
11-23-2019, 03:35 PM
My owls are ready to fly! I'll PM for your address. :jiggy:

hem18
11-23-2019, 11:25 PM
plumhill - I love them!! SO excited to see them in person!

plumhill2001
11-24-2019, 11:12 AM
Thanks! I'll pop them in the mail today. :)

CiCiCreates
11-29-2019, 03:49 PM
My owls went into the mail today.

hem18
11-29-2019, 04:24 PM
CiCi - so excited to meet them in person - they look wonderful!

Rosecake
12-01-2019, 08:27 PM
I can’t believe I just saw these today. They are so adorable - and such a good lineup of artists playing!

Sign me up and I an going to try to get four done this week. I know I can’t go into town to buy feathers, but I think they are still cute with “homemade” feathers. Crossing my fingers that real life will behave now.

hem18
12-02-2019, 08:01 PM
awesome Rosecake! excited to have you!

BluSkyHare
12-03-2019, 10:25 AM
If it's not too late, I'd like to play too. Love me some owls! And I have a snow day, today. :)

notinkansas
12-03-2019, 11:15 AM
I am so sorry but I need to withdraw.

hem18
12-03-2019, 12:14 PM
BluSkyHare - fabulous!!! Thanks for joining:)
notinkansas - sad to see you go, but no worries!!

hem18
12-03-2019, 03:21 PM
mcgillis - your owls arrived! sooooo wonderful!

Rosecake
12-03-2019, 03:47 PM
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Here’s one I finished. Unfortunately life got crazy this morning. There’s a family emergency that will require my attention for awhile, so I will not be able to play after all. :sad:

hem18
12-04-2019, 05:01 PM
CiCi - your sweet owls arrived in my mail today!
Rosecake - thanks for letting me know - no worries! And that owl is darling!

plumhill2001
12-06-2019, 01:57 PM
I hope my owls arrived in one piece. I made another one to give to a friend and after the glue dried the wing popped off. I restuck it with glue dots and it stayed. I used a glue stick the first time. :rolleyes:

hem18
12-06-2019, 04:21 PM
plumhill - they're gorgeous, and all intact!!

BluSkyHare
12-07-2019, 06:52 AM
Mine are almost done. I should be mailing them on Monday. So much fun to make!!

BluSkyHare
12-10-2019, 07:05 AM
Mailed my owls yesterday.

hem18
12-10-2019, 01:44 PM
hooray BluSkyHare - Ill watch for them:)

catladybj
12-11-2019, 01:33 AM
I m going to have to withdraw, time moved too fast on me-which it frequently does, unfortunately!
Maybe next time. So sorry! Hate it- these owls are amazing!

hem18
12-11-2019, 01:44 PM
no worries catladybj!

prex
12-12-2019, 02:56 PM
Aargh! I have to withdraw too. I'm completely bummed, but the deadline snuck up on me. Time flies sometimes! I love the gorgeous owls that I've been seeing! I can't believe I let this one slip!

hem18
12-12-2019, 07:56 PM
okay prex - thanks for letting me know!

hem18
12-13-2019, 01:12 PM
BluSkyHare - your cards are here - they're lovely!
Since I have all the cards of those that are playing - Ill swap early, and get them in the mail in the next couple of days:)

CiCiCreates
12-17-2019, 03:29 PM
This was a really fun and unique swap, hem18. Looking forward to returns!

hem18
12-17-2019, 04:06 PM
It was so much fun seeing all these beautiful owls!! Swaps have been made, and your new broods are on their way to you!!
{ I included a few of my favorite things as a thank you for being such amazing players :wub:}

heymaggie
12-18-2019, 06:04 PM
I didn’t get in on this swap. I hope you host another owl swap in the new year.

Miss Fame
12-21-2019, 02:29 PM
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Happy happy joy joy!!! My flock of returns safely arrived!!!
Thank you Hem for being a fabulous hostess & including a bonus. You are so sweet! YAY!

I received returns from: BlueSkyHare, Plumhill2001, & Mcgillisj
Off to show some love with iTrader and rep points.
Thank you everyone!

BluSkyHare
12-21-2019, 06:53 PM
My beautiful owls flew in today! Great swap, Hem18. Let me know if you do it again. :)

plumhill2001
12-23-2019, 05:50 PM
Got my gorgeous owls today! Thanks to hem18, mcgillisj, BluSkyHare and CiCiCreates! I love them all! Thanks for a fun swap, hem18! :) Off to give points!
Oh, and thanks for the extra goodies!!

mcgillisj
01-06-2020, 09:38 PM
I received my gorgeousowls! Thanks so much to hem18 for hosting a fun swap!