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RaineyDay
09-06-2021, 11:29 AM
***Returns mailed on Nov. 4, 2021*****



DUE DATE: NOVEMBER 1, 2021
EL DIA de los MUERTOS
Sign up by: anytime
Number of items: 3 for 3
Mixed Media Collage


For this swap, we will create art that relates to the special holiday, El Dia de Los Meurtos. This holiday is NOT a hispanic version of Halloween. It is a two day celebration (November 1-2) of life and a special time for remembering loved ones who have passed from the earthly deminsion while inviting them to join in the fun!

Families and friends join together to celebrate loved ones by playing their favorite music, fixing their favorite food, and decorating an ofrenda (alter) with flowers, photos, sugar skulls and color, inviting their loved one to join them during this time when the veil is most thin. It is a time to offer up prayers to and for the loved ones in spirit.

Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos) is a two day holiday that reunites the living and dead. Families create ofrendas (Offerings) to honor their departed family members that have passed. These altars are decorated with bright yellow marigold flowers, photos of the departed, and the favorite foods and drinks of the one being honored. The offerings are believed to encourage visits from the land of the dead as the departed souls hear their prayers, smell their foods and join in the celebrations!

Day of the Dead is a rare holiday for celebrating death and life. It is unlike any other holiday , a time where mourning is exchanged for celebration.

Here are just some of the ways you can include "Day of the Dead" into your art

* Rubber stamps of sugar skulls
* Hand drawn sugar skulls
* Items for an ofrenda
* Bright colors
* Flowers; especially yellow and orange marigolds
* Items your beloved enjoyed on earth
* Food you would prepare for this celebration
* Any sort of skeleton images, as long as you make them bright and fun.

And I'm sure you can imagine even more! Here is a website if you want more inspiration:
https://dayofthedead.holiday/traditions/10-traditions-that-make-up-day-of-the-dead

I'll keep adding to the list as I think of things and I hope you will feel free to make suggestions when you sign up!


Enjoy combining paper, rubber stamping, embossing, stencils, painting, found poetry, and more. Just keep in mind that flat cards will travel most safely through the mail.

You are limited only by your imagination! Please do your best work and I encourage you to try something new.
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* The due date is November 1, 2021

* ATCs must be made of sturdy material and precisely 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size. If you have questions joining this swap or mailing your Artist Trading Cards, please refer to this page: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8591

* US players should send a large address label and one US Forever stamp. I will provide envelopes. If you make bulky cards, please send a bit of extra postage if possible.

* International players should send $1 US or 1 US International postage stamp.

* Please share your ATCs on this thread if possible. You will inspire someone else!

* Sign up in this thread, and pm me for my address when you are ready to mail.







PLAYERS: RECEIVED:


Somnia
molly
3moffday2
mrubyjean
aznft
Sarat
leydab
donnacr
JenURebel
SpottedCrow
Suzi
BArox818
LeonardaDaArtsi
KreationsbyKris
MissRich
pilarfarmer

somnia
09-07-2021, 06:04 AM
I’d like to join!

RaineyDay
09-07-2021, 08:37 AM
Welcome Sommia!

Molly
09-07-2021, 09:10 AM
This sounds like fun, please add me.

RaineyDay
09-07-2021, 09:39 AM
Welcome Molly!

mrubyjean
09-07-2021, 01:14 PM
I'd like to join, please!

3moffday2
09-07-2021, 03:15 PM
May I sign in please I love this , I celebrate it :) dia de los muertos

RaineyDay
09-07-2021, 03:39 PM
Warm Welcome to mrubyjean and 3moffday2

aznfg
09-07-2021, 11:06 PM
I will join.

RaineyDay
09-08-2021, 07:53 AM
Welcome aznfg!

sarat
09-08-2021, 03:03 PM
My absolute favorite holiday. Been setting up my own alter for decades. So glad you are hosting this one. Sign me up please.

RaineyDay
09-09-2021, 09:32 AM
Welcome Sarat! I share your enthusiasm about this holiday! I'd love to see a photo of your ofrenda!

leydab
09-09-2021, 02:26 PM
Please add me to the swap. Thank you!

Donnacr
09-10-2021, 03:00 AM
This gives me lots of time for creation and mailing - sign me up, please.

BArox818
09-10-2021, 09:45 AM
Oh yes!! Lurking with intent!

SpottedCrow
09-10-2021, 12:34 PM
seriously lurking! :)

RaineyDay
09-10-2021, 02:32 PM
Welcome leydab and Donnacr!

Also welcome to the new lurkers! Hope you turn into players. :)

JenUrebel
09-12-2021, 03:29 PM
Sign me up please.

RaineyDay
09-13-2021, 01:35 PM
Welcome JenUrebel!

Evalila
09-14-2021, 01:10 PM
Lurking :)

RaineyDay
09-14-2021, 01:40 PM
Welcome to the Lurkers club, Evalila!

SpottedCrow
09-20-2021, 11:22 AM
Please sign me up :)

sarat
09-20-2021, 01:21 PM
Here are some pictures from my afrenda:
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RaineyDay
09-21-2021, 09:52 AM
Sarat, thank you so much for sharing your photos. You make a gorgeous ofrenda.

RaineyDay
09-21-2021, 09:52 AM
Welcome Spotted Crow. So happy to have you.

leydab
09-22-2021, 06:42 PM
My cards will go in the mail tomorrow.
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SpottedCrow
09-23-2021, 10:53 AM
My scanner did not seem to like some of the colors . and it looks almost white where there is yellow..

But I had great fun and I hope that you like them.

Crows and cross - lindy's magicals yellow and pink, gel pens , rubber stamp, hand letter text

Sugar Skull- embossing foil, shimmer spray, rubberstamp

Flaming Heart - embossed, glitter gel pen, nail charms, hand lettering

Skull Couple, magazine images and frame, rubber stamps and gel pens

Suzi
09-24-2021, 12:48 PM
Lurking, for now.

RaineyDay
09-24-2021, 06:21 PM
I really love the cards you guys have posted.

Welcome as a Lurker, Suzi!

SpottedCrow
09-27-2021, 11:53 AM
Cards are in the mail today. :)

RaineyDay
09-27-2021, 01:22 PM
leydab, your colorful sugar skulls arrived today! I'm excited for my host card. Thanks so much.

sarat
09-27-2021, 02:47 PM
Sending out my art cards today
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RaineyDay
09-28-2021, 03:08 PM
azntg. Your cards arrived today. I like the colors alot! And the lace effect is cool! I can't tell if it's a stamp or....... but I like it.

Suzi
09-28-2021, 07:50 PM
I made cards today! So, please sign me up. I will put them in the mail tomorrow.

RaineyDay
09-30-2021, 11:59 AM
Welcome Suzi!

RaineyDay
09-30-2021, 12:00 PM
SpottedCrow. Your cards have arrived. Thanks so much for the host card. I'm loving that sparkly red skull!

BArox818
09-30-2021, 06:29 PM
Yes!!! Count me in... I had soooo much fun making these and ready to mail

RaineyDay
10-01-2021, 02:45 PM
BArox818, Your cards look so interesting! Just pm me for my address if you haven't already done that.

RaineyDay
10-01-2021, 04:06 PM
Sarat, Your rocking great cards arrived today. Thank you for the host card! I really love each one you made!

LeonardaDaArtsi
10-03-2021, 12:16 PM
Please sign me up. I love this.

RaineyDay
10-03-2021, 01:49 PM
Welcome to you, LeonardaDaArtsi

RaineyDay
10-03-2021, 02:44 PM
Suzi your ATCs are here and those colors!!!! I just love the colors! Thanks for sending me a host card. Amazingly cool art!

KreationbyKris
10-04-2021, 10:27 AM
I would like to join, please. I am putting my cards in the mail today.
Thanks,
Kris
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RaineyDay
10-04-2021, 01:01 PM
Welcome to KreationsbyKris! Your cards look magical!

Donnacr
10-04-2021, 11:41 PM
My cards are on their way to you - all the backgrounds were made using pearlescent ink so they all have a lovely shine to them.
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RaineyDay
10-07-2021, 02:41 PM
oooooh! I can't wait to see these sugar skulls, Donnacr.

RaineyDay
10-09-2021, 04:12 PM
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I had some time to make my cards the swap today so I wanted to share with you.

mrubyjean
10-12-2021, 12:54 PM
My cards are done also. And mailed today.

RaineyDay
10-13-2021, 09:56 AM
I really love how you used the postage stamp on your cards and all the bright colors. Thanks for sharing, mrubyjean.

RaineyDay
10-13-2021, 12:07 PM
KreationsbyKris Your incredible sugar skull cards have arrived. Beautiful colors! And I like how you trimmed the edges with white.

MissRich
10-13-2021, 01:04 PM
Sign me up please! :)

RaineyDay
10-14-2021, 10:06 AM
Welcome MissRich!!!

3moffday2
10-16-2021, 01:00 AM
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I did the 4 dia de los muertos atc , I have mail on Friday October 15, 2021 :)

Donnacr
10-16-2021, 03:48 AM
mrubyjean - I am in love with your white headed skeleton

RaineyDay
10-17-2021, 10:58 AM
BArox818. Your cards arrived. They are so intricately done. I love the one with the balloons! Thanks for sending a host card for me.

RaineyDay
10-17-2021, 11:02 AM
mrubyjean. Your cards are here. Wow, these sugar skulls are beautiful. The little glitter dots are the perfect touchl. Thank you for sending a host card. I am going to string all the host cards together for my ofrenda next year.

somnia
10-17-2021, 04:17 PM
My cards will go in the mail tomorrow.

I traced a template for the skull outline, teeth, eye sockets and nose, but the decorations are hand drawn. The background is stencil butter

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mrubyjean
10-17-2021, 06:56 PM
Love those colors, somnia!

RaineyDay
10-18-2021, 01:27 PM
donnacr. your cards have arrived! Your sugar skulls are so elegant! Thank you for including one for me. I will treasure it. What is the mail situation in Australia now?

JenUrebel
10-18-2021, 04:41 PM
I mailed mine this morning. Can't figure out why the photos look so blurry when I upload in threads :(

RaineyDay
10-20-2021, 11:52 AM
3moffday2 Your cards have arrived and I love them. Thanks so much for the host card. Great use of color on your backgrounds!

LeonardaDaArtsi
10-21-2021, 08:30 PM
My cards are on their way to you - all the backgrounds were made using pearlescent ink so they all have a lovely shine to them.
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Are those hand drawn skulls!? Really nice

Molly
10-22-2021, 01:24 PM
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I had some time to make my cards the swap today so I wanted to share with you.

These are lovely.

RaineyDay
10-24-2021, 11:44 AM
jenUrebel Your awesome cards have arrived. Your backgrounds really make the skulls pop!

pilarfarmer
10-24-2021, 06:53 PM
I want to join, I made the D.O.T.D atcs.

RaineyDay
10-25-2021, 09:12 AM
Great pilarfarmer! I'll add you to the list!

LeonardaDaArtsi
10-25-2021, 09:52 PM
Mine are ready! Will plan to mail out tomorrow.

RaineyDay
10-26-2021, 11:48 AM
Beautiful sugar skull ATCs have arrived from Somnia! Wow. I love them!

RaineyDay
10-30-2021, 01:20 PM
The mail brought me cards from PilarFarmer and LeonardaDaArtsi. Such colorful and fun art for this swap! Thank you for the host cards and extra stamps.

pilarfarmer
10-30-2021, 06:06 PM
My cards for day of the dead swap.
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RaineyDay
11-01-2021, 03:11 PM
Hello everyone! Today the swap ends. I will be working on trading out all this delicious art and I'll pop back on and let you know when they are back in the mail.

Thanks so much for joining and for creating such gorgeous art!

Donnacr
11-02-2021, 01:46 AM
RaineyDay - it looks like the mail from Australia has a tail wind for my cards to reach you in only a fortnight. I think that they have added a lot of extra staff in preparation for Christmas overload and we were lucky in our timing.

LeonardaDaArtsi - if I had drawn my skulls from my imagination they would look like my 2 year old granddaughter had drawn them. I actually copied some b/w designs that I found on the Internet - hand drawn but copied, then coloured by me.

RaineyDay
11-03-2021, 12:56 PM
Yes, Donnacr, I was happy with the speed of your envelope. My daughter and grandchildren live in SA so we do quite a bit of mailing. Now we cannot mail to Australia and it isn't clear why. But I think your returns will be okay. We just cannot ship boxes.

RaineyDay
11-04-2021, 03:32 PM
Hello everyone,

I wanted to let you know that the returns went in the mail today. I hope they have a safe and speedy trip to you. Thannk you all so much for joining me in this swap.

aznfg
11-08-2021, 10:36 PM
I got my ATC returns today from sarat, BArox818 and SpottedCrow. Thank you to all for playing and to RaineyDay for hosting.

Suzi
11-09-2021, 10:35 AM
My returns arrived yesterday! Thanks mrubyjean, JenUrebel and RaineyDay for the fantastic cards, and also, a big thanks to RaineyDay for hosting this fun swap!

SpottedCrow
11-09-2021, 11:39 AM
Cards arrived! Thanks to all the artists! and to our Wonderful host for another great swap.

You Rocks and itrader on the way .

mrubyjean
11-10-2021, 10:56 AM
Lovely returns arrived from Kreation by Kris, pilarfarmer and Suzi!
Thanks, RaineyDay for a great swap!

sarat
11-11-2021, 02:55 PM
Fabulous returns from BArox818, donnacr and azntg. Great hosting RaineyDay

pilarfarmer
11-13-2021, 11:09 PM
Received my return atcs today. I love them all

pilarfarmer
11-14-2021, 03:35 PM
Here are the DOTD atcs I received. Thank you all, I love them.
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somnia
11-16-2021, 01:42 PM
Received my cards today - they're all great! Thank you : )