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Ethereal_sheep
05-04-2020, 07:06 PM
The Prang Challenge Due July 19, 2020

Swap Due Date -Due July 19, 2020
Signup/withdraw date - None - just communicate
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - unlimited
Medium - watercolors

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Theme: Paint any type of water with watercolor. I'm personally missing the beach, but all interpretations of water are welcome! Glass of water, lake, stream, rain? As long as there is water!

I usually update the lists and do maintenance on (or by) Saturday. Don't worry if I don't see a message/post right away.

Rules:
Original artwork only! Do your BEST work! No stamps, stickers, etc. Must be watercolor! Please finish your backgrounds too. Ink outlines and opaque white paint/gel pens as accents are fine.

--Make your cards sturdy but not rigid. They should be more than a flimsy piece of paper, so be sure to put on a backing if necessary. Think of a playing card or a baseball trading card for an example of how thick a card should be. Please also be careful not to make your cards too thick b/c they get stuck in mail machines.

--ATCs are 2.5x3.5” rectangles. Poorly cut cards (examples: crooked or uneven sides) and cards of the wrong size will be returned.
-- Put your screenname and swap title on the back of your cards.
--Protect your ATCs in sleeves or plastic baggies.
--Communicate if you must withdraw. It's no big deal - just let me know!
--Extra cards as host gifts are always, always appreciated, but never required!

Mailing Directions:
* Send me a PM when you are ready to mail and I will send you my address.
*US PLAYERS: Send enough loose postage to mail your returns and an address label. Extra postage is welcome if you'd like to sponsor internationals.
*I will provide envelopes. If you do not have address labels, just PM me your address when you’re ready to mail, and I’ll print your address directly on the return envelope.
*Internationals - Please join us! No need to send postage unless you want to. I'll provide envelope if you will just provide a return label. :)
*Don’t tape the daylights out of your cards! A little tape goes a long way. Avoid excess packaging b/c this increases the price of mailing.

Remember: I PROVIDE ENVELOPES.

*Put your screenname and swap title on your envelope and your ATCs.

Players - when you receive your cards for the swap, remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people you received cards from! I will be leaving iTrader as cards come in.

1. Jo.on.the.go
2. yellita96
3. aginghippychic
4. TrinaLD - withdrew
5. Seascape131
6. MissRich - mailed
7. KatTaylor
8. Ancient Planter
9. Evalila
10. Ornamentations
11. malufean76
12.CMontalvo
13. redplantlady
14. Jodi
15. Blueangel
16. Elizart
17. DisneyMom
18. Ceejay
19. ARTG33K74
20. Bluegreener/NixieRue
21. Heathermae77
22. BlueMorningGlory
23. LuvChocolate
24. JeffWoodArt
25. msbarbara
26. phxazlaura
27.artfrommyrandomexistance

Ancient Planter
05-05-2020, 07:08 PM
I'm going to lurk on this one for now - I usually like to get them done before officially signing up. I've taken so many photos of beaches, lakes, and waterfalls that I've got a lot of inspiration! And yes, I'm really missing visiting the water now - I can see the Coastal Range of mountains from my kitchen window and it stands between me and the Oregon coast, a 2-hour drive. I so wish I were over there, or up visiting Crater Lake 90-minutes away in the Cascades. And, oh! To be gazing at the spring run-off coming over the mountains in gorgeous waterfalls and emphemerals in Yosemite right now! I truly envy the folks who are living in quarantine there! Can you imagine how stunning that solitude is?!

Ethereal_sheep
05-05-2020, 09:22 PM
Awesome! I'd love to have you join :) I have to do my cards too. Lol...hopefully I can drum up enough people to play! It's been a few years since I've been active at ATCs.

jo.on.the.go
05-06-2020, 05:48 AM
Your drumming works! I want to join.

Ethereal_sheep
05-06-2020, 07:52 AM
Good to see you, Jo!

ReverieJJ
05-06-2020, 06:21 PM
Lurking for now...I think of myself as an absolute beginner/novice regarding watercolor...but this has piqued my interest.

Ethereal_sheep
05-06-2020, 06:35 PM
Hope you join us! I love watercolor :)

malufean76
05-06-2020, 09:25 PM
Lurking

Ethereal_sheep
05-06-2020, 09:56 PM
I've finished mine! Check them out here:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=553539

Hope you all can join!

yellita96
05-07-2020, 12:10 AM
I want to join please!! :D

aginghippychic
05-08-2020, 01:59 PM
Ethereal_sheep, your beautiful cards have inspired me. I'd like to join please!

Ethereal_sheep
05-08-2020, 04:58 PM
Welcome aginghippychic and yellita96 :)

TrinaLD
05-08-2020, 07:28 PM
I'd like to join in please!

Seascape131
05-09-2020, 09:36 AM
I would like to join the swap

Ethereal_sheep
05-09-2020, 10:32 AM
Welcome TrinaLD and Seascape131

MissRich
05-09-2020, 01:03 PM
(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥ sign me up please! ♥

plumhill2001
05-09-2020, 05:28 PM
Hey, glad to see you back, Ethereal! :jiggy:
Just passing through the forums page and saw your name pop up.
Missed you! :)
I'm not good on water, so I may pass on this. But I'll think about it, lol. :laugh:

KatTaylor
05-10-2020, 07:46 AM
I would love to join. I am in the UK, but American originally, so may have some cash around still. I will send some if I can track it down. :)

I love watercolours and water, so this sounds fab!

-Kate

Ethereal_sheep
05-10-2020, 09:55 PM
Don't worry if you can't find it. I've got a lot of forever international stamps that I need to use up :)

Ancient Planter
05-11-2020, 01:20 AM
I’ve only got one more to do, so please sign me up!

Ethereal_sheep
05-11-2020, 08:42 PM
Welcome! I think I got everybody added. :)

Evalila
05-12-2020, 11:25 AM
Please sign me up :)

Ethereal_sheep
05-13-2020, 05:59 PM
Welcome Evalila!

Ornamentations
05-14-2020, 10:02 AM
I'd like to join!

Seascape131
05-14-2020, 05:24 PM
Here are 4 ATCs for the Swap

jo.on.the.go
05-14-2020, 07:24 PM
Those cards are so true to your style, Judy

Seascape131
05-15-2020, 10:50 AM
My Atcs have been mailed today, thank you for having the swap.

Evalila
05-18-2020, 02:37 PM
Finished my cards today:

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jo.on.the.go
05-18-2020, 02:58 PM
Evalila - your cards are outstanding

malufean76
05-19-2020, 07:28 PM
Can you please sign me in!

CMontalvo
05-20-2020, 09:12 AM
Hello, I would like to join! I love watercolor... and water!

Evalila
05-23-2020, 05:14 AM
My cards are on their way :)

jo.on.the.go
05-23-2020, 08:02 PM
Here Are My Cards. I will mail at the next mail pickup on Tuesday.

215677 Peppa Pig in the Rain

215679 Sunset Over Loch Lomond, Scotland

215676 Mirror Lake, Yosemite, California

215678 Sandpipers on the Beach

Ethereal_sheep
05-24-2020, 03:19 PM
Adorable, Jo!

Ethereal_sheep
05-25-2020, 12:11 PM
Missed a few on my list. Welcome newcomers, and I've received cards from malufean76, seascape131, ancientplanter, and yellita96

redplantlady
05-27-2020, 11:12 AM
May I join in please?

Jodi
05-28-2020, 05:01 PM
Can I join ?


Jodi

aginghippychic
05-29-2020, 01:27 PM
Hello -

I am realizing watercolor is not my forte. In working on cards for this swap, I've thrown out more than I've kept. Here are two I've kept so far. Let me know if you think they are okay for this swap.
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HushedKitty
05-29-2020, 02:05 PM
This might be pushing the envelope a bit, but are watercolor pencils acceptable?

Ethereal_sheep
05-29-2020, 04:30 PM
Aginghippychic, they look great! Keep going!

I think watercolor pencils will be fine as long as they still use the watercolor aspect (and not just pencils).

jo.on.the.go
05-29-2020, 04:53 PM
All of my cards were made using watercolor pencils. I pull the color off the tip of the pencil using a wet brush. I almost never use the pencil directly on the paper.

aginghippychic
05-30-2020, 10:00 AM
Jo, thank you for sharing your technique. I gave it a try and came up with these (after several very unsuccessful attempts).
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jo.on.the.go
05-30-2020, 11:37 AM
My goodness, aginghippychic, I've been cloned!

Blueangel
05-30-2020, 11:56 AM
I'd like to join please. :)

aginghippychic
05-30-2020, 12:59 PM
That’s kind of you to say Jo but my cards aren’t near as nice as yours!

jo.on.the.go
05-30-2020, 01:28 PM
Joan, your cards are great. When I first saw them, without noticing whose they are, I thought that they were mine!

Ethereal_sheep
05-31-2020, 09:36 AM
Joan, your cards are lovely! Welcome Blueangel :)

Elizart
05-31-2020, 04:56 PM
Im new to this forum but would love to join this swap. I am having a problem figuring out how to upload my work in general. Is there a way to create a portfolio ? How can I upload a pic individually? Much thanks in advance and look forward to joining this swap!

DisneyMom
05-31-2020, 05:56 PM
Iím new to the website. Iíd love to try this out. Just got a brand new set of watercolors to try out.

aginghippychic
06-01-2020, 10:56 AM
My cards are going out in today's mail.

DisneyMom
06-04-2020, 11:38 AM
I want to join. I thought I had posted but donít see my name on t he lost. Iíve actually already finished them all.

Elizart
06-04-2020, 04:44 PM
Hello, I am new here but love doing swaps... I would like to join in this swap if possible!

DisneyMom
06-05-2020, 11:14 AM
I have finished mine and need an address to mail them. Iím new here and still trying to figure out the posting and inboxing. I think I post or message but then it never goes through.

miss
06-05-2020, 11:34 AM
I have finished mine and need an address to mail them. I’m new here and still trying to figure out the posting and inboxing. I think I post or message but then it never goes through.

The hostess, Ethereal _sheep, hasn't been online since May 31, so hopefully she'll be back soon and can sign you up and respond to your pm for her address :)

Ethereal_sheep
06-06-2020, 04:25 PM
Sorry all! I only have time to do stuff on the weekends. I update the list, leave itrader, and reply to messages mainly on Saturdays. Welcome, Elizart and Disney Mom. Aging Hippy Chic, your lovely cards came in today.

Ethereal_sheep
06-06-2020, 04:30 PM
Elizart, have you seen this thread? http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?970-HOW-TO-Want-to-know-How-To-Check-here-first! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?970-HOW-TO-Want-to-know-How-To-Check-here-first!)
It has a lot of information on getting started including how to upload to the gallery

ceejay
06-09-2020, 08:13 AM
I'd like to join in ... my Prange's are drying out LOL

ARTG33K74
06-10-2020, 09:19 PM
I wish to join, please.

Bluegreener
06-11-2020, 04:41 PM
I want to participate please:)

Ethereal_sheep
06-13-2020, 10:55 AM
Welcome Ceejay, ARTG33K74, and NixieRue

Ethereal_sheep
06-13-2020, 10:57 AM
Jodi, your cards came in! Thanks for the extra :)

IamWhatonearth
06-13-2020, 09:02 PM
Sign me up please. :)

Ethereal_sheep
06-16-2020, 04:15 PM
Welcome!

Bluegreener
06-16-2020, 11:59 PM
Had my name changed to match my Instagram name formerly NixieRue

ARTG33K74
06-18-2020, 12:23 PM
Ready to mail - please send the address! <3

Blueangel
06-19-2020, 09:00 AM
My cards are in the mail today. :)

redplantlady
06-19-2020, 11:37 AM
Here are mine, 3 for 3 plus a hostess card. I have loved doing this swap, I wanted to get better at doing water :)

Luvchocolate
06-20-2020, 09:18 PM
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bluemorningglory
06-20-2020, 10:34 PM
Sign me up please! My cards are finished.

Ethereal_sheep
06-22-2020, 07:45 AM
Welcome BlueMorningGlory and LuvChocolate!

If I missed anyone's request for mailing addy, send me another PM. I got a bunch of requests this week and I think I got them all...

bluemorningglory
06-22-2020, 11:54 AM
My cards will be mailed today.

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Ethereal_sheep
06-24-2020, 11:08 AM
Awesome! Expect an update this evening :) I got some cards in the mail but haven't had a chance yet to update list.

Ethereal_sheep
06-26-2020, 11:02 AM
Alright! The list is 100% up to date as of this moment! Any other lurkers out there?

ARTG33K74
06-28-2020, 12:31 AM
ATCs are mailed out. Here are two of the three sent. For Chicago, water means Lake Michigan!

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ARTG33K74
06-28-2020, 12:33 AM
Luvchocolate - gorgeous, I especially love the coast line! Beautiful work. <3

IamWhatonearth
06-28-2020, 05:13 AM
I forgot this is a receive by swap and not a mail by swap. lol I won't make the deadline. I'd only have 1-2 weeks to make cards and I haven't started yet. Please take me off the list.

JeffWoodArt
06-28-2020, 10:02 PM
I was new at this when I first started this forum stuff, anyway, I sent a PM but did not officially post here on the thread. I mailed my cards Friday, hopefully you get them soon. I also apologize in advance if they are too heavy, I put them on matte board. We all learn from doing our first swap, right :). Thanks

Heathermae77
06-29-2020, 09:26 PM
Can i play too?

KatTaylor
07-01-2020, 05:13 PM
Here were mine just in case they didn't make it in time to send out. The thought was there. :) Hopefully, the UK post was fast enough.

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Ethereal_sheep
07-01-2020, 06:26 PM
Kat, your cards came in! Jeff, yours did too! Welcome Heather! No problem whatonearth! I’ll update the list formally this weekend when I have access to my computer:)

Evalila
07-03-2020, 05:18 AM
Still no sign of my cards? I hope they arrive within the next few days. If not, just swap cards without them and keep them as a RAK if they ever show up. I think I have to step back from trading/swapping until this darn Covid/Mail-thing gets better. I have several envelopes of cards mailed to the US that took ages until they arrived or never showed up at all. :( :( :(

bluemorningglory
07-03-2020, 08:13 PM
Am I correct in assuming that my cards arrived?

Ethereal_sheep
07-04-2020, 09:27 AM
Yup! bluemorningglorying, your cards are here. You can check the list on the first post for that confirmation too. Most hosts update their list to indicate which cards have arrived.

Cards have arrived from RedPlantLady, artg33k74, Evalia (yay! They didn't get lost), and LuvChocolate! I'm going to go update the list and leave itrader :)

Ethereal_sheep
07-04-2020, 09:51 AM
Hello All! I have updated the list and left itrader for all cards received. 15 days remain to get those cards in :D

msbarbara
07-06-2020, 04:53 PM
May I please join? My cards are ready to go.

Ethereal_sheep
07-07-2020, 11:11 AM
Welcome msbarbara! I just finished replying to a few requests for address. If you still need my addy and are ready to mail, shoot me a PM :)

Ethereal_sheep
07-10-2020, 06:26 PM
List is updated! If you still need my addy, send me a PM. 9 days to get those cards in!

ArtFromMyRandomExistence
07-11-2020, 10:34 AM
Mine are finished and mailed! You can view them here: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=555800

Ethereal_sheep
07-14-2020, 07:37 PM
Cards from Artfrommyrandomexistance arrived today along with msbarbara. I’ll update list and leave I trader tomorrow

ceejay
07-15-2020, 10:59 AM
Mine are in the mail today.

Ethereal_sheep
07-17-2020, 01:16 PM
Ok! I've checked my envelopes twice and the list is up to date and itrader is left for all returned cards. Post has not ran today, but I'm hoping a few more will arrive today.

Ethereal_sheep
07-17-2020, 01:30 PM
Alright...I've sent a few PMs for more info on if cards have been mailed. I think I'm still waiting for 3 sets of cards that should have arrived already. This is the first swap that the mail has been so inconsistent! :(

TrinaLD
07-17-2020, 01:35 PM
Ethereal, I'm really sorry but I thought I withdrew a while back. I do need to withdraw. Life got in the way over here since you first posted the swap.

Ethereal_sheep
07-19-2020, 03:52 PM
No worries! I updated the list. There are 2 sets still arrive. So I'll give it the 2 week grace period then swap!

Ethereal_sheep
07-28-2020, 02:14 PM
All cards have arrived so I will swap by the end of the week :)

Ethereal_sheep
07-28-2020, 08:17 PM
217069217070217071 swapping!!

ARTG33K74
07-31-2020, 02:22 PM
I am very much looking forward to when these arrive. :3 I check the mail every day... okay, sometimes I check twice if I hit the box before the letter carrier has gotten to it and then head back before dinner.

jo.on.the.go
08-02-2020, 11:28 AM
Thanks for hosting Ethereal_sheep. I love doing watercolor paintings and I hope you will be inspired to host another similar swap. I received great cards from yellita96, Jodi and Ethereal_sheep.

Blueangel
08-02-2020, 05:06 PM
Thanks for a great swap! I received my wonderful returns and left feedback.

aginghippychic
08-03-2020, 12:55 PM
I received my lovely watercolor cards today and have left rep points/i-trader. Thank you Ethereal_Sheep for hosting!!

Luvchocolate
08-09-2020, 12:32 AM
Had trouble logging in! Got my cards from Ethereal Sheep, Art From My Random..., and Jeff Wood. Thanks all - love them!

bluemorningglory
08-17-2020, 07:11 PM
My cards have arrived, and they are gorgeous! Thank you aging hippy chic, Bluegreener, and Elizart!

msbarbara
08-28-2020, 07:21 PM
I love my "Any Given River" card!!!