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TSMarie
11-22-2020, 10:39 AM
Swap Due Date – Thursday, February 4th, 2021
Signup/withdraw Date – None; please just communicate
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of Participants – Unlimited
Media – Mixed Media Collage
Theme – The Silent Era

Years ago, I conducted a work-related research project on the films that had been created in and around my town of Yuma, AZ. My research led me to a book titled, “Dark Lady of the Silents,” which was a biography of silent film star Miriam Cooper. Her book was a fascinating look at the early silent film industry and I was hooked! For this swap, we will celebrate the silent film era by creating cards that feature silent film stars or their films. Each card must include either a still from a silent film or an image of a silent film star.

Card Guidelines:
1. Each card must be the standard ATC size of 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
2. Each card must be original and unique. Please don’t send in cards that you’ve swapped/traded in the past or plan on replicating for swapping/trading in the future.
3. Any embellishments must be relatively flat and lightweight.
4. Please send in only work that you have put thought, time, and effort into. Make sure that you are swapping a card you would be happy to receive.
5. Please make sure that cards have a sturdy background and earn the name “card.”
6. Each card must be in an individual plastic sleeve (please no connecting photo album sleeves without also including individual sleeves).
7. Each card should be labeled with the swap name, your username, your real name, date of creation, and your location.

Mailing Guidelines:
1. Please mail cards in a business sized envelope, spreading the cards over the space of the envelope.
2. If you tape your cards together or onto a sturdy background when mailing, please use an easy-release tape such as painter’s tape or washi tape. I don’t want anyone’s beautiful artwork to be damaged by tape.
3. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your return cards.
4. If you are mailing from the U.S., one Forever stamp should cover the cost of returns.
5. If you are mailing internationally, please provide one of the following for your returns:
a. One U.S. Forever stamp.
b. One well-concealed $1 bill.
c. $1 payment via PayPal.

*When you are ready to mail your cards, please just private message me for my address. If you have it from an earlier swap, it has not changed.
*iTraders will be given when cards are received by me.
*Please note that cards must be received by the due date. No cards and no communication will result in neutral iTrader. You may withdraw any time before the due date.
*A host card would be greatly appreciated and loved, but is never required. :)

Here's a card I created for a '20s swap, but which would fit for this one as well. Hope it inspires you!
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Who would like to play?
0. TSMarie
1. Monroy28 - Received! You Rock! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37673-The-Silent-Era-Swap-Mixed-Media-Collage-Due-Feb-4th-2021&p=2096849#post2096849)
2. Withdrew
3. DocJ29
4. dithespy - Received! You Rock! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37673-The-Silent-Era-Swap-Mixed-Media-Collage-Due-Feb-4th-2021&p=2097237#post2097237)
5. RaineyDay - Received! You Rock! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37673-The-Silent-Era-Swap-Mixed-Media-Collage-Due-Feb-4th-2021&p=2097249#post2097249)
6. pancake machine - Received! You Rock! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37673-The-Silent-Era-Swap-Mixed-Media-Collage-Due-Feb-4th-2021&p=2097475#post2097475)
7. KreationbyKris - Received! You Rock! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37673-The-Silent-Era-Swap-Mixed-Media-Collage-Due-Feb-4th-2021&p=2097530#post2097530)
8. ucallmekat - Received! You Rock! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37673-The-Silent-Era-Swap-Mixed-Media-Collage-Due-Feb-4th-2021&p=2097535#post2097535)
9. huddlestonmollie - Received! You Rock! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37673-The-Silent-Era-Swap-Mixed-Media-Collage-Due-Feb-4th-2021&p=2099237#post2099237)
10. nanvan - Received! You Rock! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37673-The-Silent-Era-Swap-Mixed-Media-Collage-Due-Feb-4th-2021&p=2100728#post2100728)
11. Betsyg - Received! You Rock! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?37673-The-Silent-Era-Swap-Mixed-Media-Collage-Due-Feb-4th-2021&p=2101672#post2101672)

CiCiCreates
11-22-2020, 12:41 PM
Intriguing theme! So since all the Silent films were in black and white, I’m assuming our color comes in with a background, border edging, or lettering, right? For now I’m lurking.

Monroy28
11-22-2020, 01:39 PM
I am totally in. I do not even need to think about it!I was a huge fan of silent black and white in a period of my life!

TSMarie
11-22-2020, 03:18 PM
Intriguing theme! So since all the Silent films were in black and white, I’m assuming our color comes in with a background, border edging, or lettering, right? For now I’m lurking.

Absolutely, CiCi! Color could come from backgrounds, accoutrements, or even from gently colorized black and white images.

TSMarie
11-22-2020, 03:19 PM
I am totally in. I do not even need to think about it!I was a huge fan of silent black and white in a period of my life!

Wonderful! Welcome to the swap, Monroy28! :)

pancake machine
11-22-2020, 03:45 PM
I'm with Cici on this, very intriguing. Hope you get lots of takers! I'll go into the lurk column. I've got a couple of ideas.

I'll have to think about where to find images. I take it the only requirement is that it has to be a silent film. Is it okay if a film isn't from Hollywood?

Betsyg
11-22-2020, 04:10 PM
Lurking! One of my favorite settings for historical fiction! If you are in the market for a fun horror/fantasy/historical novel set in Hollywood on the 1920s, I recommend Barbara Hambly’s Bride of the Rat God.

dsign49
11-22-2020, 06:50 PM
I'm in sound like fun. Great idea.

TSMarie
11-22-2020, 09:30 PM
I'm with Cici on this, very intriguing. Hope you get lots of takers! I'll go into the lurk column. I've got a couple of ideas.

I'll have to think about where to find images. I take it the only requirement is that it has to be a silent film. Is it okay if a film isn't Hollywood of hollywood?

Welcome to the lurkers' couch, pancake machine! It does not have to be a film from Hollywood. It could also be a foreign silent film. Is that what you meant?

TSMarie
11-22-2020, 09:32 PM
Lurking! One of my favorite settings for historical fiction! If you are in the market for a fun horror/fantasy/historical novel set in Hollywood on the 1920s, I recommend Barbara Hambly’s Bride of the Rat God.

Welcome to the lurkers' couch, Betsyg! I'll have to look up that book. I think the last novel that I read that took place in this era/setting was The Chaperone. I really enjoyed it. I saw that they made it into a film, but I have never watched it. I was annoyed that they didn't even keep the main character's name the same.

TSMarie
11-22-2020, 09:33 PM
I'm in sound like fun. Great idea.

Welcome to the fun, dsign49! I'll add you now!

dithespy
11-23-2020, 06:31 AM
Lurking for now while I collect images. This sounds like a fun swap.

TSMarie
11-23-2020, 01:06 PM
Lurking for now while I collect images. This sounds like a fun swap.

Welcome to the lurkers' couch, dithespy! I hope to see you join! :)

nanvan
11-24-2020, 01:06 AM
Lurking for now.

TSMarie
11-24-2020, 01:27 PM
Lurking for now.

Welcome to the lurkers' couch, nanvan! It's always good to see you! :)

DocJ29
11-25-2020, 12:56 PM
I am so in! Please include me!:D

TSMarie
11-25-2020, 01:37 PM
I am so in! Please include me!:D

Welcome DocJ29--both to A4A and to the swap! :)

TrinaLD
11-26-2020, 07:56 PM
I love silent films. That said, let me see what I can come up with before joining. Great theme!

Donnacr
11-26-2020, 10:13 PM
I would love to join but am watching International mailing times so put me down as a lurker at the moment.

dithespy
11-27-2020, 10:29 AM
My cards are ready for mailing

219513 Clara Bow 219514 Gertrude Olmstead
219515 Douglas Fairbanks 219516 Louise Brooks

TSMarie
11-27-2020, 10:36 AM
I would love to join but am watching International mailing times so put me down as a lurker at the moment.

Welcome to the lurkers' couch, Donnacr and TrinaLD! Hope you get inspired!

TSMarie
11-27-2020, 10:37 AM
My cards are ready for mailing

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219515 219516

Ooh! These are fab, dithespy! I recognize Louise Brooks, but who are the others? Thanks for sharing!

RaineyDay
11-27-2020, 12:48 PM
I would like to join! thanks

CiCiCreates
11-27-2020, 12:48 PM
Dithespy, I love the look of your cards! You make me want to leap off the lurkers couch, but I’m really not quite ready yet. I knew all those names but Gertrude, now I want to look her up.

TSMarie
11-27-2020, 04:21 PM
I would like to join! thanks

Wonderful news, RaineyDay! Welcome to the swap!

nanvan
11-27-2020, 10:14 PM
Love your cards, dithespy! I love the way you created the backgrounds for each one and the photos are wonderful.

Monroy28
11-28-2020, 06:08 PM
I am done- going to PM for your address

TSMarie
11-29-2020, 05:14 PM
I am done- going to PM for your address

Thanks for letting me know, Monroy28!

pancake machine
11-29-2020, 07:14 PM
Go ahead and move me off the lurker's couch and into the swap please. I've gotten 2 done.

Cabinet of Dr. Caligar (1920) - this film is an early German Expressionist horror film. Really it is the sets that rule. So creative and interesting. I tried to capture one of the sets.
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Jirokichi the Rat (1931) - very few Japanese silent films still exist. Most were lost either in the 1920s during the Kanto Earthquake or after the war. Japanese silent film is really interesting in that they used a benshi accompaniment. Basically, this derives from Kabuki and is kind of like a narrator.
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nanvan
11-29-2020, 07:31 PM
Great cards, pancake machine - especially love the Cabinet of Dr. Caligari!

TSMarie
11-29-2020, 09:40 PM
Go ahead and move me off the lurker's couch and into the swap please. I've gotten 2 done.

Cabinet of Dr. Caligar (1920) - this film is an early German Expressionist horror film. Really it is the sets that rule. So creative and interesting. I tried to capture one of the sets.
219547

Jirokichi the Rat (1931) - very few Japanese silent films still exist. Most were lost either in the 1920s during the Kanto Earthquake or after the war. Japanese silent film is really interesting in that they used a benshi accompaniment. Basically, this derives from Kabuki and is kind of like a narrator.
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Great news, pancake machine! I'll get you signed up--and thanks for sharing your wonderful cards!

KreationbyKris
11-30-2020, 01:48 PM
I would like to sign up.

ucallmekat
11-30-2020, 02:44 PM
I would love to join!
Thank you.
Kate

TSMarie
11-30-2020, 04:11 PM
I would like to sign up.

Welcome, KreationbyKris! I'm happy to add you! :)

TSMarie
11-30-2020, 04:11 PM
I would love to join!
Thank you.
Kate

Welcome to the fun, ucallmekat! Looking forward to your creations! :)

Ancient Planter
11-30-2020, 10:04 PM
Loving what I see from dithespy and pancake machine - really makes me want to sign up! But I shall continue to lurk while seeing what I can come up with. I'd like to do some focused on Flying A Studios, which was the studio in my hometown of Santa Barbara. At one point they were one of the largest movie studios in the world and Mary Miles Minter was their big star. Of course they were long gone by the time I came along, but there were a couple of buildings still around that those of us with an interest always knew were the last remaining parts of the old movie studio.

TSMarie
12-02-2020, 10:26 PM
Loving what I see from dithespy and pancake machine - really makes me want to sign up! But I shall continue to lurk while seeing what I can come up with. I'd like to do some focused on Flying A Studios, which was the studio in my hometown of Santa Barbara. At one point they were one of the largest movie studios in the world and Mary Miles Minter was their big star. Of course they were long gone by the time I came along, but there were a couple of buildings still around that those of us with an interest always knew were the last remaining parts of the old movie studio.

Welcome to the lurkers' couch, Ancient Planter! Hope you can join us! And what fun history related to the Flying A Studios. :)

TSMarie
12-04-2020, 10:38 PM
~Mail Call!~
Monroy28, your gorgeous cards have arrived!

TSMarie
12-07-2020, 04:44 PM
~Mail Call!~
dithespy, your beauties have landed!

dithespy
12-07-2020, 05:16 PM
Excellent!

pancake machine
12-07-2020, 11:45 PM
Here are my last two.

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Before they were known as Harry Potter glasses, they were Harold Lloyd glasses. Apparently, Harold popped out the lenses on sunglasses to create his "glasses" character. Safety last has the iconic clock scene as Lloyd is climbing to the top of the building. It was filmed in 1923. A side note, the Harold Lloyd glasses were popular in 20s Japan with the "modern boy" known as mobo.

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Lucia Lynn Moses in Scar of Shame (1927). This is an early race movie that has an entirely black cast and was made for a black audience. Unfortunately, the company went out of business after this film, which proved to be Lucia Lynn Moses only roll. (Her sister was in a few more movies). I tried to capture the idea in the film in the conflict between higher and lower classes.

nanvan
12-08-2020, 02:36 AM
Great mind, great cards, Pancake Machine! I especially love your Lucia Lynn Moses card.

TSMarie
12-08-2020, 12:23 PM
Here are my last two.

219735
Before they were known as Harry Potter glasses, they were Harold Lloyd glasses. Apparently, Harold popped out the lenses on sunglasses to create his "glasses" character. Safety last has the iconic clock scene as Lloyd is climbing to the top of the building. It was filmed in 1923. A side note, the Harold Lloyd glasses were popular in 20s Japan with the "modern boy" known as mobo.

219736
Lucia Lynn Moses in Scar of Shame (1927). This is an early race movie that has an entirely black cast and was made for a black audience. Unfortunately, the company went out of business after this film, which proved to be Lucia Lynn Moses only roll. (Her sister was in a few more movies). I tried to capture the idea in the film in the conflict between higher and lower classes.

Such fantasic cards, pancake machine! Thanks so much for sharing!!

TSMarie
12-12-2020, 10:56 PM
~Mail Call!~
pancake machine and ucallmekat, your wonderful cards have arrived!

KreationbyKris
12-17-2020, 05:57 PM
I am ready to mail my cards!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=561137 (]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=561137)

TSMarie
12-18-2020, 12:55 AM
I am ready to mail my cards!
]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=561137

I couldn't get the link to work (maybe the extra bracket before "http?") but I was able to see them in the gallery and they are great! :)

KreationbyKris
12-18-2020, 12:16 PM
I think that I fixed the link. Thanks!

TSMarie
12-20-2020, 12:02 AM
~Mail Call!~
RaineyDay, your beautiful cards have arrived!

huddlestonmollie
12-20-2020, 07:25 PM
TSMarie - would you please sign me up for this swap? Thanks! Mollie

TSMarie
12-20-2020, 09:23 PM
TSMarie - would you please sign me up for this swap? Thanks! Mollie

Absolutely, huddlestonmollie! Welcome to the fun. :)

TSMarie
12-24-2020, 07:04 PM
~Mail Call!~
KreationbyKris, your lovelies have arrived!

TSMarie
01-04-2021, 11:15 PM
There's still time to join if anyone is lurking! :)

nanvan
01-04-2021, 11:47 PM
Sign me up, please! And thank you!

TSMarie
01-05-2021, 12:44 AM
Sign me up, please! And thank you!

Wonderful, nanvan! Can't wait to see your creations! :)

dsign49
01-06-2021, 07:45 PM
I finished my cards. I took the silent cartoon era for my inspiration

Betsyg
01-06-2021, 09:34 PM
Still lurking

dsign49
01-07-2021, 11:23 AM
I have to withdraw from this swap.

TSMarie
01-07-2021, 09:00 PM
I have to withdraw from this swap.

No problem. Thanks for letting me know, dsign49.

TSMarie
01-07-2021, 09:02 PM
Still lurking

Hope you find time and inspiration to join us, Betsyg!

huddlestonmollie
01-12-2021, 08:00 PM
TSMarie - mailed my cards today. Loved this theme.

TSMarie
01-12-2021, 08:57 PM
TSMarie - mailed my cards today. Loved this theme.

Wonderful news! I'll be on the lookout! :)

Betsyg
01-13-2021, 04:01 PM
Sign me up, please! These will go out this afternoon.

220539 Hell's Hinges
220540 Iron Horse
220541 Intolerance
220542 Orphans of the Storm

pancake machine
01-13-2021, 05:04 PM
What interested you in these particular movies Betsy? The titles are cool.

Betsyg
01-13-2021, 05:44 PM
I liked the pictures from my library book sale find and they fit into an atc size frame. I had planned to put them in chronological order to reinforce my little love story but that didn’t work visually with my courting couple.

TSMarie
01-13-2021, 05:52 PM
Sign me up, please! These will go out this afternoon.

220539 Hell's Hinges
220540 Iron Horse
220541 Intolerance
220542 Orphans of the Storm

What a wonderful set! Thanks so much for sharing, and welcome to the swap, Beysyg! :)

nanvan
01-13-2021, 10:01 PM
Fabulous set, Betsyg - I love the way you framed them like being at the movies! Especially love Orphans of the Storm!

huddlestonmollie
01-14-2021, 05:51 PM
Here are my cards for this swap. Love this subject!

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TSMarie
01-14-2021, 07:13 PM
Here are my cards for this swap. Love this subject!

220568220569220570220571

What wonderful cards, and thank you so much for sharing!

nanvan
01-14-2021, 09:49 PM
Great cards, huddlestonmollie!

huddlestonmollie
01-14-2021, 11:43 PM
Thanks TSMarie and Nanvan! I appreciate your comments!

nanvan
01-18-2021, 04:08 AM
My cards for the swap - 2 Clara Bows, Mary Pickford and Lillian & Dorothy Gish.
Hope to get them in the mail today (Monday).

TSMarie
01-18-2021, 12:39 PM
My cards for the swap - 2 Clara Bows, Mary Pickford and Lillian & Dorothy Gish.
Hope to get them in the mail today (Monday).

Fantastic set, nanvan! Can't wait to meet them in person. :)

pancake machine
01-18-2021, 01:14 PM
Cool cards Nanvan!

huddlestonmollie
01-18-2021, 05:48 PM
Love these cards Nanvan!

nanvan
01-18-2021, 09:50 PM
Mailed my cards today - fingers crossed they will make it by the deadline!

TSMarie
01-19-2021, 08:10 PM
~Mail Call!~
Betsyg and huddlestonmollie, your beauties have arrived! :)

TSMarie
01-26-2021, 10:58 PM
~Mail Call!~
nanvan, your wonderful set has arrived!

nanvan
01-27-2021, 01:37 AM
My set made good time - sometimes it takes 2 weeks or more. So glad they arrived safely and on time!

Foxglove
01-27-2021, 05:44 PM
Oh my gosh, I wish I saw this sooner! I LOVE the silent movie era! Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and London Cheney are all my favorites! What an awesome idea for a swap! :yes:

TSMarie
01-28-2021, 12:18 AM
Oh my gosh, I wish I saw this sooner! I LOVE the silent movie era! Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and London Cheney are all my favorites! What an awesome idea for a swap! :yes:

Indeed! So many great actors and actresses. Hope to catch you next time! :)

TSMarie
02-04-2021, 10:13 AM
Hello Folks. We officially close today! I will be swapping these out this weekend and they will be in the mail soon. :) Thank you all for playing!

pancake machine
02-12-2021, 06:57 PM
Received my great returns! Thanks to Monroy28, KreationbyKris, and Betsy the G for great cards! And, of course, TSMarie for hosting such a fun swap idea.

Monroy28
02-12-2021, 07:46 PM
I received my returns,, thank you

huddlestonmollie
02-14-2021, 07:57 PM
I received my wonderful cards from nanvan (Clara Bow); Betsyg (Hell's Hinges); and Monroy28 (The Sheik). I love them all and thank you all for these great cards. Also thank you to TSMarie for hosting a great swap! I'm off to leave you rocks and iTrader.

dithespy
02-19-2021, 09:03 AM
My fabulous returns are here! Thank you so much to huddlestonmarie, Betsyg and nanvan for your amazing cards. And a huge thank you to TSMarie for hosting.

nanvan
02-23-2021, 02:23 AM
Received my fabulous returns today - spectacular cards from huddlestonmollie (Lili Damita & Vilma Banky), Pancake Machine (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari) and dithespy (Louise Brooks) - thank you all! And special thanks to TSMarie - you host the best swaps! Off to leave ITrader and YouRocks.