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trini70
06-14-2020, 07:12 PM
Swap Due Date: August 20th
Signup/Withdraw: August 5th
Number of Cards: 3-3
Number of Participants: 30

I've been seeing quite a few great abstract cards in the gallery lately and it's inspired me to host this swap. I love abstract ATCs and hopefully I'm not alone and there'll be enough interest to give this swap a good variety of art.

Swap Info:
This swap is for abstract cards. Think of Pollock, Rothko, Mondrian etc. You can use any media you choose. Collage, hd/hp, stitched, digital, they're all good!

Swap Rules:
~ All cards are to be 2.5X3.5
~ No bulky embellishments.
~ Make sure your card is sturdy, not flimsy or floppy.
~ On the back include your real name, user name, location and any other info you choose.

Mailing Info:
~ Put your cards in a protective sleeve or something similar for protection.
~ PM me for my address when you're ready to mail.
~ US: Include a stamped, self addressed envelope w/ your user name on the back.
~ International: Include a US intntl stamp (if you have one) or a US dollar and an address label. I'll
supply your envelope.
~ Be sure to allow enough time when mailing for your cards to arrive to me on time.

Other Info:
~ Subscribe to the thread so you can keep track of this swap.
~ I will leave I-traders when your cards arrive.
~ Don't forget to leave me (host) an I-trader when you get your cards back.
~ Post to the thread and/or leave rep points when you receive your returns so that folks can know who
got their cards.
~ A host card is neither expected nor required, but is appreciated.

Happy creating and I can't wait to see what everyone makes!

Players:
1) Lois RCVD
2) TurquoisePineapple RCVD
3) NancyL RCVD ARVD
4) catladybj WTHDRW
5) Hrmorgan RCVD
6) RobertStamp RCVD ARVD
7) Smarvelous RCVD
8) TrudiJ RCVD ARVD
9) Blueangel RCVD ARVD
10) redplantlady RCVD
11) Siempie_h RCVD ARVD
12) cmcarli RCVD ARVD
13) Cbzcando RCVD ARVD
14) Donnacr RCVD ARVD
15) Bunnymther RCVD ARVD
16) RaineyDay RCVD ARVD
17) katiea707 WTHDRW
18) JeffWoodArt RCVD ARVD
19) jo.on.the.go RCVD ARVD
20) Mushu RCVD ARVD
21) Draketeeth RCVD ARVD
22) AngelJoy RCVD ARVD
23) Lorna RCVD ARVD
24) colormetheworld RCVD
25) new_bee_artist RCVD ARVD
26) suzyq RCVD
27) AmySi RCVD ARVD
28) Monroy28 RCVD ARVD
29) joamosatcharterdotnet RCVD ARVD
30) miss RCVD ARVD

Lois
06-15-2020, 12:19 PM
I LOVE abstracts!

It says "open media" so I'm assuming my computer-aided creations will be welcome.
Please let me know.
(I've attached some of my old creations. I'll make new ones for this swap.)

The first two below were made by me using layered colors, the third is a digital collage of dots, and the fourth is a sketch I did with my finger on my iPad (using the app "SketchClub").

216107 216106 216108 216109

TurquoisePineapple
06-15-2020, 01:23 PM
Yes! Love this idea! Please add me to this swap.

NancyL
06-15-2020, 03:13 PM
Sign me up. I love abstracts. For me representational is challenging.

trini70
06-15-2020, 04:30 PM
I LOVE abstracts!

It says "open media" so I'm assuming my computer-aided creations will be welcome.
Please let me know.

Those are perfect Lois. Welcome to the swap! I included digital in the types of media because I have some and I think it's a great method for creating abstracts, although I haven't the slightest idea how. I especially like your dots card. Can't wait to see what you create.

trini70
06-15-2020, 04:33 PM
Welcome also to TurquoisePineapple and NancyL!

catladybj
06-16-2020, 05:50 AM
I'm game! sign me up please

Hrmorgan
06-16-2020, 03:21 PM
I'd like to join this swap. I've never done one, however. Will this be ok?

trini70
06-16-2020, 05:34 PM
Welcome catladybj!

Hrmorgan, of course it's okay to join. You have to start somewhere. Be sure to subscribe to the thread through the thread tools at the top of this page. That way you can keep track of the swap. You can see your subscribed threads by clicking on the quick links and going to the user cp.

RobertStamp
06-16-2020, 11:42 PM
Sign me up!

Smarvelous
06-17-2020, 03:28 PM
Sounds fun! Sign me up please

trini70
06-17-2020, 07:08 PM
Welcome RobertStamp and Smarvelous!

Bunnymther
06-17-2020, 10:11 PM
Lurking...

trini70
06-18-2020, 04:14 PM
Lurk away Bunnymther. Hopefully you'll feel inspired to join in.

CiCiCreates
06-18-2020, 04:31 PM
Lurking.....I’m very new to abstract art, but enjoyed it when I joined an abstract ATC Swap here just a few months ago. Those cards are still in my gallery, plus a few more. Is there a term for abstracts that are recognizable images (with artistic distortion)? Semi-abstract? Is this kind of art acceptable for this swap?

trini70
06-18-2020, 04:48 PM
CiCi, although I didn't specify it I had in mind abstract in the most abstract form. Maybe I need to edit the specifics. The cards Lois posted are a great example of what I was thinking of when I created the swap. Her cards are digital but any media is good. I don't know many different abstract artists but I'm thinking along the lines of Pollock, Rothko or even Mondrian rather than Picasso etc. I do hope you decide to join us.

Bluesky
06-18-2020, 10:27 PM
Lurking

Cbzcando
06-18-2020, 11:24 PM
Loving abstract lately. Lurking lurking.

TrudiJ
06-19-2020, 08:09 AM
Sounds fun. Please sign me up!

Blueangel
06-19-2020, 11:05 AM
I'd like to join please.

redplantlady
06-19-2020, 11:46 AM
May I join please, I am really into abstracts right now :)

trini70
06-19-2020, 12:15 PM
Welcome to lurk Bluesky and Cbzcando.

Welcome to play TrudiJ, Blueangel & redplantlady.

siempie_h
06-20-2020, 04:03 AM
Hi, I would love to join this swap!
I was so inspired that I made my cards already yesterday and today :-) .
So, there will be no problem with time. Please send me your address. Thank you, Siempie_h

trini70
06-20-2020, 07:03 PM
Great! Welcome Siempie_h! I'll pm my addy to you now.

ksj1717
06-20-2020, 07:48 PM
​Lurking

cmcarli
06-21-2020, 01:26 AM
Please sign me up. Thank you.

- Cathie

Mouseit
06-21-2020, 06:24 AM
Lurking....

trini70
06-21-2020, 10:02 AM
Glad to have you join us cmcarli!

Lurk away ksj1717 and mouseit. Hopefully you'll see something that will inspire you to join in.

majanga
06-22-2020, 05:00 AM
Are googly eyes too bulky? I've made a couple cards but I want to make sure they're okay before joining.

TrudiJ
06-22-2020, 09:09 AM
This has been a lot of fun! Thank you, Katrina, for organizing this swap. I am looking forward to seeing the work of others, and of course, getting my trade!

216251216250216249216248216247

suzyq
06-22-2020, 06:03 PM
Lurking...

trini70
06-22-2020, 07:46 PM
Are googly eyes too bulky? I've made a couple cards but I want to make sure they're okay before joining.

Yes they are.

trini70
06-22-2020, 07:50 PM
Welcome to lurk suzyq.

Cbzcando
06-23-2020, 11:34 AM
Sign me up, please and thank you!

trini70
06-23-2020, 04:41 PM
Got you on the list Cbzcando. Thanks for joining!

Donnacr
06-24-2020, 12:46 AM
i'd love to play, thanks.

trini70
06-24-2020, 04:12 PM
Welcome Donnacr. Glad to have you join us.

Bunnymther
06-25-2020, 11:13 AM
Here are my cards Iíve been working on. Please sign me up. They were a blast to make & Iím sure Iíll make a few more. I was inspired to use my gel printed papers from my stash.

RaineyDay
06-25-2020, 12:35 PM
I would like to join please!

katiea707
06-25-2020, 03:42 PM
I would love to join! Abstract Mixed Media is my jam!

trini70
06-25-2020, 07:51 PM
Yay! Three more players! Welcome Bunnymther, RaineyDay and katiea707.

Great cards Bunnymther. I'll pm you my addy.

trini70
06-25-2020, 08:21 PM
Just opened my mail. TrudiJ, your cards arrived today.

JeffWoodArt
06-27-2020, 04:42 PM
I would join, please!

trini70
06-27-2020, 05:33 PM
Sure! Welcome to the swap JeffWoodArt.

BArox818
06-28-2020, 12:22 AM
Lurky lurky :wideeyed:

trini70
06-28-2020, 02:28 PM
Hope you see something to tempt you to play BArox818.

Loladog
06-28-2020, 04:02 PM
I wanted to bookmark the swap to take a look at the beautiful cards and get some ideas about doing abstracts. Lurking
Be encouraged,
Loladog

jo.on.the.go
06-28-2020, 04:44 PM
I would like to join.

trini70
06-29-2020, 04:11 PM
Loladog, I do the same thing. I'm admiring everything in the southwest swap right now.

Welcome jo.on.the.go!

Monroy28
06-30-2020, 12:57 AM
Seriously lurking

Mushu
06-30-2020, 10:34 AM
I would love to join if there is still some room.

Draketeeth
06-30-2020, 06:43 PM
This is certainly filling up. Better step out of the lurking crowd and get active

May I join this swap, please?

jo.on.the.go
07-01-2020, 12:40 PM
Here are my cards. May I please have your address for mailing.

216385 Abstract 1

216386 Abstract 2

216387 Abstract 3

216388 Abstract 4

I am a big fan of Bob Burridge's You Tube posts. His suggestions can be used for both realistic and abstract painting. I used his composition techniques and color combinations when creating these cards. If you are interested in learning more about Bob Burridge, take a look at the thread here discussing him. The thread has been inactive for quite a while, but you may want to look it up, as well as his blog.

AngelJoy
07-01-2020, 03:14 PM
Please add me to the list of players. :)

trini70
07-01-2020, 05:13 PM
Lurk away Monroy28.

Welcome to the swap Mushu, Draketeeth and AngelJoy.

Great cards Jo! Thanks for sharing pics. I'll pm you my address.

Cbzcando
07-02-2020, 12:58 AM
Love your cards, jo.on.the.go. Abstract 3 feels like a refreshing landscape I’d like to take a drive through. We’ve taken a few long drives to nowhere during this coronavirus shutdown. A change of scenery does wonders.

Mushu
07-02-2020, 11:24 AM
I have my cards done. I used a variety of art supplies like Schmincke watercolors, Paul Rubens Pearl watercolors, acrylic paints, markers, and a little gel pen.

AngelJoy
07-02-2020, 02:25 PM
Great cards, Mushu and jo.on.the.go! Very inspiriing!

Lorna
07-02-2020, 02:33 PM
So many wonderful abstracts posted so far! I must sign up...love the theme. I am glad it is far enough out to make the due date.

Colormetheworld
07-02-2020, 07:30 PM
please sign me up

new_bee.artist
07-04-2020, 12:17 AM
I want in :)

AmySi
07-05-2020, 08:14 AM
I’m lurking, but getting ideas from MOMA:
Pollock - https://www.moma.org/artists/4675
Rothko - https://www.moma.org/artists/5047

AngelJoy
07-07-2020, 12:17 AM
Mine are done. They will go in the mail as soon as I have your address. :)

216457

trini70
07-07-2020, 04:46 PM
My internet has been down a few days (I'm waiting on a new modem to be delivered) so I'm trying to update the swap and answer mssgs on my phone. I prefer my pc. Bear w/ me. Hopefully I'll be back online in a day or two.

trini70
07-07-2020, 05:15 PM
Cards arrived from siempie_h & Bunnymther last Thursday and RaineyDay yesterday. I'll post i-traders once I get my pc running.

suzyq
07-08-2020, 09:50 AM
Add me to the players list, please. Here are my first two. They have a bit of texture and I will send extra postage when mailing. But let me know if you think too much.

NancyL
07-08-2020, 10:56 AM
My cards are on the way.

Smarvelous
07-08-2020, 11:20 AM
my cards are on the way! had some fun playing around hope whoever gets them enjoys them!

Smarvelous
07-08-2020, 11:21 AM
are we supposed to post our finished cards? I love the anticipation of surprises but i see some have posted thiers

trini70
07-08-2020, 04:43 PM
are we supposed to post our finished cards? I love the anticipation of surprises but i see some have posted thiers

You don't have to share pics. I think a lot of players (and lurkers) like to see what's being created. You'll still be surprised w/ returns because nobody knows which cards they'll be getting. All in all it's whatever you want to do.

trini70
07-08-2020, 04:51 PM
Suzyq, your cards look good. Personally, I like the mixed media you're doing. I see nothing wrong w/ them. Thanks for joining.

trini70
07-08-2020, 04:52 PM
JeffWoodArt, your cards arrived today!

AngelJoy
07-08-2020, 05:13 PM
You don't have to share pics. I think a lot of players (and lurkers) like to see what's being created. You'll still be surprised w/ returns because nobody knows which cards they'll be getting. All in all it's whatever you want to do.

And I often get inspired by what is posted. :)

trini70
07-08-2020, 05:24 PM
Only 4 open spots left before this swap is full!

AmySi
07-09-2020, 08:31 AM
Thanks for the reminder! I’m ready to sign up, if y’all like these Rothko-inspired cards:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39484/small/1_92D0528C-5E3A-4414-AA21-B878854EB862.jpeg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=555635

Monroy28
07-09-2020, 02:31 PM
I see you are 26 participants. Can I be added?

trini70
07-09-2020, 05:28 PM
AmySi, I like your cards. Welcome to the swap.

Welcome to you as well Monroy28.

Donnacr
07-10-2020, 01:25 AM
My cards are in the mail today, hope they fit the criteria.

trini70
07-10-2020, 10:04 AM
Nice cards Donna. Glad you shared pics. I especially like the one w/ the string.

Joamosatcharterdotnet
07-10-2020, 10:48 AM
Please sign me up.

trini70
07-10-2020, 04:48 PM
Welcome Joamasatcharterdotnet!

Mailcall! Cards arrived today from Mushu, Smarvelous and jo.on.the.go. Great work ladies!

Monroy28
07-10-2020, 10:12 PM
My cards went out today...yah

suzyq
07-11-2020, 04:23 PM
Last two and I am ready to mail.

trini70
07-11-2020, 06:28 PM
Cards came today from NancyL and AngelJoy.

Only 1 open spot left and this swap will be full.

miss
07-12-2020, 12:12 PM
Can I nab the last spot?

trini70
07-12-2020, 07:00 PM
You sure can! Welcome miss.

trini70
07-13-2020, 06:46 PM
TurquoisePineapple, your cards arrived today.

RobertStamp
07-15-2020, 02:16 PM
My cards went out... yesterday? Monday? I'm not sure what day today is. :huh:

trini70
07-15-2020, 03:52 PM
:twitcy: I know what you mean Robert. It's Wednesday.

trini70
07-15-2020, 03:53 PM
Monroy28, your cards arrived yesterday.

trini70
07-17-2020, 10:16 AM
Suziq, I got your cards yesterday.

Blueangel
07-17-2020, 10:33 AM
My cards are in the mail. :)

trini70
07-17-2020, 11:35 AM
In today's mail: cards from cmcarli & RobertStamp.

new_bee.artist
07-21-2020, 06:46 PM
216843

AngelJoy
07-21-2020, 07:15 PM
Nice cards, new_bee.artist!

trini70
07-21-2020, 07:19 PM
Blueangel, your cards arrived today.

redplantlady
07-22-2020, 12:47 PM
A great swap topic. I love Rothko's Color Field paintings but had not realised - doh! - that there are lots of Color Field artists so I have chosen 4 of these, as 3 for 3 and a host card. I really felt I learned a lot so I hope you like them.

trini70
07-24-2020, 04:03 PM
Mail call! New_bee.artist your cards are here.

Draketeeth
07-27-2020, 04:57 PM
Hello! My cards went into the mail today.

Joamosatcharterdotnet
07-28-2020, 03:59 PM
I mailed my cards yesterday.
Here are my cards if anyone is interested.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=556561

trini70
07-31-2020, 09:37 AM
Joamosatcharterdotnet & Draketeeth, your cards arrived yesterday.

AmySi
07-31-2020, 04:32 PM
My cards are on the way!

trini70
08-01-2020, 04:48 PM
Colormetheworld, your cards got here yesterday.

Cbzcando
08-03-2020, 11:23 AM
My cards are in the mail. Have a great week, everyone.

Lorna
08-04-2020, 04:39 PM
I mailed my cards out yesterday...just figured out I forgot to share...so here they are:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/35855/small/2_Abstract1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/35855/small/2_Abstract2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/35855/small/2_Abstract3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/35855/small/2_Abstract4.jpg

trini70
08-05-2020, 04:23 PM
AmySi, your cards arrived yesterday.

trini70
08-05-2020, 04:52 PM
Only two weeks left until the due date. I know there are several en-route to me and a handful that haven't asked for my addy yet. I'd love to see everyone get their cards sent in but if you're not going to be able to please let me know.

Donnacr
08-06-2020, 03:23 AM
Lorna - I love all your cards but especially the red one! hint hint ;)

trini70
08-07-2020, 10:47 AM
Mail call! Yesterday, redplantlady and today, cbzcando.

miss
08-07-2020, 03:11 PM
My cards went in today's mail!

trini70
08-09-2020, 04:04 PM
Cards arrived yesterday from Lorna and Donnacr.

trini70
08-12-2020, 05:10 PM
Miss, your cards got here today.

TrinaLD
08-15-2020, 11:34 AM
What a great swap and such fun cards here. I only just saw this or I'd have signed up. Next time for sure.

trini70
08-15-2020, 05:24 PM
Cards arrived from Lois today. Only one more left to come in and I can swap out.

trini70
08-20-2020, 07:00 PM
Just waiting on one more set of cards to arrive. I'll give it through the weekend then I'll be swapping out all the cards.

trini70
08-21-2020, 01:44 PM
Hrmorgan, your cards are here! I think they must've taken a slow boat up the river to get here.

I'll swap out cards this weekend.

trini70
08-27-2020, 07:48 PM
I dropped the returns in the mail today! Thanks everyone for playing. The quality and variety of cards was wonderful. Everyone did great work.

I'm pretty sure I got i-traders to everyone, but if you didn't get one, let me know. When you get your returns don't forget to leave me an i-trader and post to the thread or leave "you rock" rep points so that everyone can know where their cards landed up at.

Blueangel
08-31-2020, 02:45 PM
I received my fantastic artworks today and have left feedback. Thanks for a great swap!

Bunnymther
08-31-2020, 06:59 PM
Fabulous returns arrived today in my mailbox from Smarvelous, hrmorgan, and Turquoise pineapple. My first time getting an art card from any of these members-how cool is that!! Thank you dear hostess for such a fun swap-you rock!

jo.on.the.go
08-31-2020, 07:53 PM
Thanks for hosting trini70. I think that you should do another abstract swap for us.
Thanks also to these artists:
miss - System
Mushu - Graffiti inspired
Bunnymther - #1

NancyL
08-31-2020, 08:29 PM
My returns came today. I got cards by AmySi, TurquoisePineapple and RaineyDay. Thanks for hosting trini70. I agree there ought to be more swaps for abstract.

RaineyDay
09-01-2020, 12:14 PM
Thank you for this swap. My returns were each unique and delightful. Great work everyone!

Draketeeth
09-01-2020, 03:56 PM
Returns showed up yesterday! Thank you!

trini70
09-01-2020, 03:58 PM
I'm so glad to see so many cards arriving quickly. It makes me smile that you're all so happy w/ your returns.

Cbzcando
09-01-2020, 07:27 PM
What a fun swap and such great returns. AmySi, JeffWoodArt, and new_bee_artist - thanks for the lovely abstracts. And thank you for hosting, trini70!

AngelJoy
09-03-2020, 07:44 PM
Thank you, trini70 for hosting and for great returns from Monroy28, Lois, and Draketeeth. I will leave feedback soon.

TrudiJ
09-06-2020, 02:37 PM
My return ATCs arrived from NancyL, Mushu, and Lois. Amazing work! Thank you so much for hosting, trini70!

Lorna
09-09-2020, 07:08 PM
Got my returns - all are wonderful! Thank you to Bunnymther, jo.on.the.go and NancyL. Huge thanks to trini70 for hosting! I hope we can get together again for more abstracts.

trini70
09-13-2020, 10:00 AM
I'm getting worried that I haven't heard from more folks receiving their cards. I keep track by the feedback I get and, of course, whomever checks in here. If you have your returns and haven't let me know yet, please do.

Donnacr
09-18-2020, 07:52 AM
My gorgeous returns arrived today from: Lorna, joamosatcharterdotnet and monroy28

Thanks to our wonderful Host for this fun swap

off to leave points for all

trini70
09-18-2020, 09:23 AM
Glad to hear they made it safely, and in half the time it took them to get here. I hoped it would be quicker coming for you.

Now I just wish I could hear from the rest of the "locals" if their cards have arrived. I'm thinking I need to send out some pms.

AmySi
09-18-2020, 02:21 PM
Thanks for the bright abstracts :) leaving rep now

trini70
09-18-2020, 04:32 PM
So glad to hear that another has arrived!

new_bee.artist
09-23-2020, 06:51 PM
Hey, I got my cards a bit ago but didnít manage to get on and let people know til today (thanks for the reminder @trini70. Thanks for hosting too!!! Also thanks to @Mushu , @jo.on.the.go , and @donnacr for the abstracts!!! Yíall are great🙃