View Full Version : FASHION ATC Swap, Mixed Media, Due Feb. 5 2023

11-18-2022, 07:56 PM
DUE DATE: FEB. 5, 2023
Sign Up: Anytime
3:3 Artist Trading Cards
Open Media

Do you have a favorite time period for fashion? Do you enjoy looking at vintage clothing? Or is futuristic and mod more your style. We all know the decades of the 60s, 70s, 80s and the fashion associated with these times. But don't stop there. Do you daydream of dressing like Queen Victoria, or someone from the Elizabethian period of history?

For this swap, you will create 3 Artist Trading Cards that illustrate fashion. It can be a trend you loved, like bell bottom jeans, or something you are not fond of, like men's leisure suits. You can show the fashion on men, women or children. You can use other elements to set the tone of the time period. You can use part of a sewing pattern if you were lucky enough to have a mom who could sew.

Enjoy combining paper, rubber stamping, embossing, stencils, found poetry, and more. Just keep in mind that flat cards will travel most securely through the mail. No white backgrounds or stickers with white edges.

You are limited only by your imagination! Please do your best work and I encourage you to try something new.

* The due date is February 5, 2023

* 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.

It will be interesting to see what parts of fashion have impacted us! I am visualizing 1950s women in the kitchen wearing heels while doing the holiday cooking. But there is so much more and I look forward to seeing what each of you come up with!


CynthiaSillitoe ~ received
Leydab ~ received
sheshedoesit ~ received
LazyShadows ~ received
Pancake Machine ~ received
LaffQueen ~ received
huddlestonmollie ~ received
fundygirl ~ received
Karr3ll ~ received
The Walnut Tree ~ received
Allegrae ~ received

11-19-2022, 05:53 AM

11-19-2022, 09:16 AM
Waving to you, ferretgirl!

11-19-2022, 11:47 AM
I'd love to play!

11-19-2022, 11:47 AM
Welcome CynthiaSillitoe!

11-19-2022, 11:49 AM
Lurking, too - while I check my stash for some good ideas. �� I have an old book of clothing styles so that might be useful!

11-19-2022, 12:20 PM
I am a period fashion buff with a library of great reference books and currently working on an art journal of fashion from eras in history. This looks right up my alley, but before I sign up, is hd/hp included in mixed media? I could certainly include some collage elements on the card.

11-19-2022, 12:25 PM
Here's an idea... one of the images from my book, a cowboy. LOL


11-19-2022, 01:46 PM

11-19-2022, 04:07 PM
jfaskdown, yes, there can be hand drawn or painted parts as well.

11-19-2022, 04:08 PM
I love that cowboy, btw!

11-28-2022, 11:29 AM
I lived the 80's fashion and like to imaging futuristic clothing like from "The Jetsons". So many periods of time to chose from. Please add me!

11-28-2022, 11:40 AM
oooooh lurking for now

11-28-2022, 12:57 PM
I would love to join!

11-28-2022, 01:18 PM
Welcome to leydab and Robin.

I'm going to change the listing if possible to "open media" and that way we can welcome collage and drawing.

11-28-2022, 03:37 PM
Lurking with intent. I can probably find fashion from several decades for this swap.

11-30-2022, 11:38 AM
Sign me up!

11-30-2022, 12:07 PM
Welcome sheshedoesit!

11-30-2022, 01:24 PM
You come up with the greatest themes. Would it be ok if the atcs were hand drawn? i wanted to be a fashion designer as a kid, so i have tried my hand in this many times.

12-01-2022, 12:22 PM
Yes lazyshadows. This swap is Open Media so you can create in whatever way you want, Shall I sign you up?

12-01-2022, 09:39 PM
Mine went in the mail yesterday!

12-01-2022, 11:35 PM
Beautiful cards, Robin! Since I love the older period fashions, the top two are my favorites!

12-04-2022, 10:53 AM
Sign me up please!

12-04-2022, 11:22 AM
Welcome lazyshadows!

Vicki Z
12-04-2022, 06:29 PM
Please sign me up.

I was caught by your comment in your first post:
"It will be interesting to see what parts of fashion have impacted us!"

1700's Equestrian Attire
Woman's Fitted Riding Jacket
Goes back to the 1700's but clothing was mostly designed for men
Fitted riding jackets for women were introduced in 1928, as a leather jacked called "Profecto"
a copy of such styled leather motorcycle jackets, later worn by Marlon Brandon in his 1952 movie.

Late 1800's
The Seduction of Santa Claus by Ankle Allure
Low Neckline and High Waistline, which lifted the bust line, and pushed and plumped the bodice contents.
Female cleavage was always "in your face", so to speak
BUT, ankles, being constantly hidden by full, floor length skirts, and often high, lace up Victorian shoes, were considered very erotic when caught of glimpse of.
Santa, as we know him, with a red suit, black boots, and a jolly HO HO HO was based on an 1823 poem.
Apparently even he was lured by the siren call of ankles.

1920 Nightgown
Peeking Patty
Christmas Traditions changed from opening gifts on
Christmas Eve to opening gifts on Christmas Morning.
This required "nice", yet "appropriate" pajamas, nightgowns,
bathrobes for Christmas morning group-get-togethers was
neck to foot, loose fitting, body coverage.

2019 Fashion Statement
Faux Fur Rules
.....Fur was banned (originally in California) in 2019
.....Now faux fur is indistinguishable from real fur (they say)

12-04-2022, 06:31 PM
Thank you for these interesting tidbits, Vicki Z. It's quite interesting why we dress as we di!

12-04-2022, 06:32 PM
Robin your cards have arrived! I love the colorful ladies and the quotes as well. Thank you for the host card!

12-07-2022, 03:21 AM

12-08-2022, 12:33 PM

Are these ok?:)

12-08-2022, 08:10 PM
Cool cards, Lazyshadows! I loved a pair of velour bell bottoms jeans I had in 5th grade! I look forward to the arrival of your cards.

12-10-2022, 12:06 PM
Please sign me up. :)

12-10-2022, 12:30 PM
Cards have been mailed today!

12-10-2022, 05:28 PM
Welcome SpottedCrow!

Miss Fame
12-12-2022, 12:35 AM

12-13-2022, 04:35 PM
Wonderful cards have arrived from Robin and VickieZ. Thank you so much for the host card. I will treasure them!!!

Vicki Z
12-13-2022, 10:45 PM
Wonderful cards have arrived from Robin and VickieZ. Thank you so much for the host card. I will treasure them!!!

Thanks for letting me know
I was starting to get worried, mail transit took longer than I expected it to.

pancake machine
12-24-2022, 05:25 PM
Do you see costume as fashion, or are you wanting strictly fashion? For example, I have an old ice capades brochure. And

pancake machine
12-25-2022, 01:05 PM
While I'm still curious about the costume vs fashion question, you can go ahead and sign me up. I found a stash of old library card catalog cards on fashion that I'll use in my cards. Here are my first 2:

Fashion, from Concept to Customer and Dress Selection and Design.

236793 236794

12-26-2022, 08:11 AM
Well this was fun to do on a cold Boxing Day morning. Please sign me up

Vicki Z
12-26-2022, 10:00 AM
These are soooooo cool, Laffqueen!
LOVE your images!

Happy Boxing Day!

Vicki Z
12-26-2022, 10:10 AM
GREAT combination of images, pancake machine
ADORE the tie one in particular -- quite clever

Merry COLD Boxing Day.
We are at minus 13 degree F

12-26-2022, 02:50 PM
Welcome to you Pancake Machine. The Ice Capades costumes will be fine especially if they show a type of costume we would not see today. I miss the Ice Capades. Is it still around?

pancake machine
12-26-2022, 03:14 PM
Thanks RaineyDay! And don't forget Laffqueen, she posted some fun cards too!

12-26-2022, 05:55 PM
I'm in! I love fashion, especially vintage! Thanks, zCatLady...Bambi Koch

12-26-2022, 08:25 PM
Lurking until I see what I can do ...

12-26-2022, 08:34 PM

12-26-2022, 08:45 PM
Getting ready to mail. Please add me

12-28-2022, 10:43 AM
Laffqueen, your cards are exquisite. Thank you so much for sharing! What great inspiration!

12-28-2022, 10:44 AM
Welcome new players, zCatLady and Laffqueen!

Welcome to all new lurkers!

12-28-2022, 01:44 PM
Cards have arrived from LazyShadows! I love all your styles of clothing. Steampunk fashion is one I really adore. Thank you for sending me a card and the extra papers you included. And the decorations and postage stamps on your envelope will be recycled into more art!

12-28-2022, 06:32 PM
RaineyDay - will you please sign me up? I love this theme. Thanks!

12-29-2022, 10:44 AM
Welcome to you, huddlestonmollie!

pancake machine
12-29-2022, 10:51 PM
Here are my last two cards. One about Sonia Delaunay and the other featuring an Ice Capades costume.

236916 236917

For the Sonia Delaunay, the cut of the fashion is all wrong, too modern. But, such clothes would have been influenced by her large colorful patterns; that's what I was going for.

As for the Ice Capades, not the best scan. At least according to Wikipedia Ice Capades went out of business in 1995. Disney on Ice seems to really be the only continuation of ice shows where you can see performances. That's too bad, really. Nothing against Disney, but would seem to me that limits what the skaters could do.

12-29-2022, 11:18 PM
Laffqueen - I love your cards! Avon is my favorite!

12-30-2022, 11:30 AM
Pancake Machine...... your cards are a delight. Thank you for sharing.

12-30-2022, 04:32 PM
pancake machine - love your cards. I have fond memories of ice capades!!

12-31-2022, 09:10 AM

01-01-2023, 11:23 AM
sheshedoesit..... I love your cards! I like how you included men and children! Nice work with the neutral tones.

01-01-2023, 02:34 PM
very cool cards sheshedoesit!

01-01-2023, 02:35 PM
I just have to scan mine and I will post them :)

Happy New Year !

01-01-2023, 02:39 PM
I hope these are ok. lots of fun looking for images.

Queen- floral wall paper, book image, nail charm, sticky text. Scanner would not pick up metallic flowers)

Fabulous- images from a book about 60s advertising, sticky text, gel pens, washi tape

Lit- gelatos, embossed moon, sticky text, book image, glitter pens

Paris- decorative paper, rubberstamps, book image, foliage sticker

01-02-2023, 02:40 PM
They are great, SpottedCrow. I will look forward to having them in my hands!

01-03-2023, 08:13 PM
I've been going back and forth on this one, but I'm totally a fashionista, so I guess I need to do this one. Please sign me up!

01-04-2023, 11:40 AM
Glad you want to join, fundygirl!

01-05-2023, 05:56 PM
Cards have arrived from PancakeMachine. Thank you so much for the host card. Your images remind me so much of my childhood!

01-05-2023, 06:08 PM
Cards are in the mail today.

pancake machine
01-05-2023, 06:38 PM
Glad they arrived safe and sound and that you enjoyed them. Knit ties are tie-meless!

01-06-2023, 02:34 PM
Hi RaineyDay! My cards are finished and will be in the mail very soon. I'll let you know the exact day I mail them.

Here are my 1930's Art Deco Fashion cards:


Thanks for a really fun swap!!

01-07-2023, 11:40 AM
Thanks for sharing on this thread. Such inspiration! I love the styles you chose.

01-07-2023, 03:50 PM
Please sign me up cards are mailed and Ill mail as soon as I receive your address :)

01-07-2023, 05:38 PM
So happy to have you, Karll!

01-07-2023, 05:41 PM
SpottedCrow, your card arrived in my mailbox today! What a fine fashionable trip through history with the different fashions you illustrated! Thank you so much for a host card.

01-07-2023, 07:24 PM
RaineyDay - my cards went in the mail today. Thanks for hosting!!

01-08-2023, 10:31 AM
Thanks for letting me know that they arrived. :D

01-10-2023, 10:57 AM
huddlestonmollie Your glorious art deco fashion cards have arrived. I love how colorful and sparkly they are! Thank you for the host card. I'll let you know which one I choose.

01-10-2023, 11:01 AM
shedoesit. I have received your awesome vintage fashion cards. I love all of them and I appreciate the host card so very much!

01-10-2023, 11:13 AM
LaffQueen Your cards have arrived. I love the different cultural styles! and the AVON lady! I sure remember her coming to my house! Thanks for the host card. I'll let you know which treasure I choose!

01-10-2023, 06:17 PM
Some 80's fashion is going your way!


01-10-2023, 07:15 PM
Glad my cards made it safely! Thanks for letting me know!

01-11-2023, 12:00 AM
Mine are finally done. I'll scan them and pop them in tomorrow's mail.

01-11-2023, 10:53 PM
Ok, mailing tomorrow. I had fun creating backgrounds to go with fashion-focused clippings.





01-12-2023, 11:23 AM
Very cool work, Cynthiasillitoe! I'll let your know when the cards arrive.

01-15-2023, 10:49 AM
Leydab Your cards have arrived. I love the colorful fashion eras you illustrated!

01-16-2023, 07:22 PM
RaineyDay, I am going to officially sign up....

01-17-2023, 02:36 AM
Cards will be heading out in tomorrow morning's mail:


01-18-2023, 03:23 PM
Welcome to you Ferretgirl! Happy to have you!

01-18-2023, 03:24 PM
Thanks so much, fundygirl, for sharing your colorful clothing! I look forward to their arrival!

01-18-2023, 03:31 PM
Cynthiasillitoe Your cards arrived. They are quite elegant, like black tie affairs. I love it and will cherish a host card from this set!

01-18-2023, 03:34 PM
Karr3ll Your cards have arrived. The put me in an 1970's-80's state of mind. I'm sure I had one of the outfits on your ATCs! Thanks so much for the host card!

The Walnut Tree
01-20-2023, 03:48 AM
I would like to play please, already made my cards! :)

01-20-2023, 09:45 AM
I've been working on some cards, so please sign me up!

01-20-2023, 06:41 PM
Welcome Allegrae and The Walnut Treee! So glad to have you!

The Walnut Tree
01-20-2023, 06:45 PM
I will mail them tomorrow

01-21-2023, 12:08 PM
Cool cards Walnut Tree! Thanks for sharing!

01-24-2023, 06:50 AM
My cards have mailed!

01-24-2023, 05:27 PM
Fundygirl. I enjoyed looking at your snazzy and colorful ATCs. They arrived today.

The Walnut Tree, your cards also arrived. I love how you illustrated different eras in fashion history!

A+ for drawing and coloring by hand. I'm amazed!

Collagaint Ashley
01-24-2023, 09:16 PM
Please sign me up!

01-25-2023, 01:03 PM
I was lurking and I even had some images selected for cards, but I just never had the time to get them done and in the mail so I can't participate this time. But I really enjoyed seeing all the fabulous fashions!

Collagaint Ashley
01-25-2023, 03:52 PM
Hi RaineyDay,
I wrote you a message yesterday but forgot to send it. Please excuse me using the forum to get a message to you.
1. May I please have your addy?
2. Is lightweight cardstock OK?

01-26-2023, 06:13 PM
Hi. I sent my address to you through private message.

Cardstock is usually fine. You just don't want your cards to bend or bow down when you hold them.

01-28-2023, 04:18 PM
Allegrae your incredible cards arrived today! Thank you so much for sending a host card for me. I'll let you know what I choose.