View Full Version : Skinny Book: Celestial People -Due October 1st.

07-01-2008, 11:19 AM
Due Date: October 1st.
Signup By: Until Full
Number of Participants: Maximum of 30 players
Number of Pages: 3-10 Whatever you send in, you will get the same amount in return.
Size of Pages: 3 1/2" wide by 7" High
Media: Mixed Media, Fabric or Hand Drawn Color Media only. No black and white or graphite please.

Swap Guidelines

I love fantasy art that shows the Celestial bodies as people! These could be Moon people (in the various lunar phases), star people, comet people, planet people, etc. Whatever your imagination provides. These should be IN COLOR. No black and white or graphite work please. If you use pastels, please FIX THEM WELL! They can be bold and bright or soft and mellow, but need to be in color. For examples of what I mean, please see the attached ATCS below. These are all my own work and represent what I am talking about.

Each player may send in anywhere from 3 pages up to 10 pages. However many pages you send in, that is what you will receive in return. If you are including a hostess page, please make a note on the envelope so I know for certain what you intended.
These pages should be your BEST work. If you are using magazine cut outs as part of your collage work, please blend out the edges with a little paint, so it isn't so stark and obvious. Well used stamping and stickers are allowed, but please observe the following requests. Please do not just stick a sticker on and leave it unaltered. Also, please do not just rubberstamp something and color it in. These should be as much of your OWN composition and design as possible. Glitter, Beads and Microbeads are great but should be fixed permanently. Please use a good quality glitter glue or glitter tape. Pages should be STURDY. Please use Mat or Illustration board as your base. You may adhere watercolor paper to this base, if desired.

Please make the backs attractive too! Paint, pretty papers, further artwork, all are acceptable ways. Also, please incorporate your Artist's Information onto the back in some form of artistic manner, that is do not just write it on a white background with no other form of embellishment or art. The artist information should blend in or meld with the background to become part of the whole.

As some people may want to use these for shrines, please limit chunky stuff to the bottom or top edges only. This will also leave room for binding on either side.

ALL players must pay for their own return postage. U.S. players please send $3.00 in stamps. Please do not send money as I am unable to send change and it makes it very difficult to package and sort when I have to wait to close envies at the PO, etc. Any unused stamps will be returned. If you must send money, and you have enough change, I will send you stamps as your change. Anything under the cost of a regular postage stamp will not be returned. I just like to be clear up front.

International players, You too must pay for your returns. Please send $4 in well-concealed US cash or in stamps. My PO will not be taking IRCS anymore. I fyou have change, as above, I will refund it in stamps, which you can use for your next US swap. I prefer not to take paypal at this time.

Please send Self Addressed BUBBLE MAILERS for your returns. I can reuse your initial bubble mailer, if you send me a label that is large enough to cover my address on the front. Please mark you username, the swap name and the quantity of pages you sent clearly on the front of the envelope.

ALL pages should be in my hands by October 1st. If life happens and you know you will be late, please pm me to discuss continuing or withdrawl from the swap.

1. pumpkincoacharrived ( I did 3 pages to swap out)

07-02-2008, 11:10 AM
Welcome Jamie! Glad to have you on board!

07-02-2008, 12:01 PM
ooh! I must do this! please count me in, thanks!

07-02-2008, 01:04 PM
Welcome egrobeck! Glad to have you with us.

07-02-2008, 05:08 PM
thank you! but it's really all your fault - you keep coming up with excellent swap themes! how'[s an artgirl to resist?! lol!

07-02-2008, 05:10 PM
Awww shucks...kicks at dirt with toe...Thank you! I think this will turn out to be an awesome swap! I know I plan to have fun!

07-06-2008, 03:14 PM
I hope to come back to this one, it's a GREAT theme!

07-06-2008, 08:12 PM
Sarah~ Thanks! I hope you can come back!

07-14-2008, 06:37 PM
I'd love to be part of this swap, I've never done this kind of swap before. Sounds like fun and what a great theme!

07-15-2008, 06:29 PM
Welcome to the swap beautifulgarbage! Glad to have you with us on our space trip!

07-24-2008, 01:35 PM
May I play please?

07-24-2008, 02:27 PM
Of course you can play! Welcome to the swap, redplantlady!~

al fresco gal
07-25-2008, 12:31 AM
This is a wonderful theme! Please sign me up. I love your attached atcs.

07-25-2008, 10:39 AM
Thank you al fresco gal and welcome to the swap!

07-28-2008, 06:23 PM
I have all my other swap obligations caught up, I'm hoping to make some of these next!

07-28-2008, 08:05 PM
Soooo...OY.....does that mean you wanna sign up? Of, do youy want me to wait until you see what you come up with?

07-28-2008, 08:23 PM
Just give me a few.... ;) I'll see if I get inspired first.

07-28-2008, 11:24 PM
Okay, I finished my first one, but I'm not sure it's truly good enough....I'll have to see what I think tomorrow. :)

07-29-2008, 02:48 PM
What do you guys think?


layered paper collage, watercolors, india ink, glitter glue, machine stitching, paint pens

07-29-2008, 03:42 PM
ooooooooh!!!! very cool!

07-29-2008, 04:23 PM
Sarah~ That is truly awesome! I love it!

07-29-2008, 05:19 PM
Hello! I was thinking maybe I could join this swap? I've been looking for a while, but I wanted to wait until I finished the 4 I'd already signed up for!


08-01-2008, 08:22 PM
Goodeveningmoonshine and welcome to the swap goodmorningstarshine. One of my favorite new movies by the way....

08-02-2008, 01:09 AM
Is there a movie, now? Or do you mean Hair? Strangely, I have never seen Hair, although I like the music a lot. I've had the email address goodmorningstarshine since I was still in high school, about 10 years now. I loved Oliver's song, and actually made a cd with it as the first song so I could put it in my alarm clock. I figured if the first thing I heard each day was so cheerful, I couldn't help but have a great day!

I can even sing an early morning singing song: blidy bloop bloopy, nivy naavy nuvy, la la la low low, sava sive sava , nuvy aba nava lay lay low low. dooby ooby wala, dooby aba naba early morning singing a song!

Now that I'm done showing off, I just thought of a cool new art project idea! I'm going to make a strawberry alarm clock!

08-02-2008, 10:03 AM
Ohhh...I was referencing Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Willie Wonka uses that phrase...I didn't know it was a song!

08-02-2008, 10:03 AM
And the really sad part is I HAVE seen hair...I just don't remember the music!

08-02-2008, 10:10 AM
Oh, I see! I haven't seen the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie on principle. Gene Wilder IS Willy Wonka!

When I was in college myself and a girl named Sarah (the only other English and Theater major, so you know we were both off in the same way) came up with the theory that

Willy Wonka is the perfect man. Reasons include but are not limited to:

He is well read.
He is funny.
He knows music.
He doesn't take himself too seriously.
He likes children.
He has a unique sense of style.
He has beautiful blue eyes.
He owns a chocolate factory.

08-02-2008, 08:59 PM
Those are GREAT reasons, and I do have to say that Gene Wilder is a BETTER Wonka, but Tim Burton's film was a closer to the book version, so I love them both!

08-03-2008, 01:06 PM
me! i'll join!

08-03-2008, 10:02 PM
Welcome amyfaerie! Glad to have you with us!

08-04-2008, 11:29 AM
i finished two swaps this past weekend, so i'd like to take on another project. can i please join in?

08-04-2008, 05:52 PM
Welcome messmaker! Glad to have you on board!

09-01-2008, 12:49 AM
I love the theme....please sign me up if it's not to late?

09-01-2008, 07:15 AM
Welcome acalla! We are glad to have you with us!

09-01-2008, 09:46 AM
I have no motivation to finish this one. Rebecca, if you want to personal swap the one page I made, let me know. You can just do a regular 4x4 chunky in any of my book themes:
-any monochromatic color
-creative life
-words of wisdom

Just PM me and let me know. If you dont' want it, if someone else in this group wants it, you can let me know. :)

09-01-2008, 04:55 PM

My first page is done!

I can't post the link :(
but....you can see it in my gallery

09-01-2008, 05:01 PM
AWESOME page acalla! Everyone be sure to take a look, it is beautiful!

09-01-2008, 05:19 PM
AWESOME page acalla! Everyone be sure to take a look, it is beautiful!

Ah....thanks....I really enjoyed painting it.
Went quick too...thats always a plus!

09-01-2008, 05:21 PM
Should it be in the "mail art swap" section?
or...."chunky book" ?
When I listed it I mean....I was unsure of where to put it.

09-01-2008, 09:31 PM
Acalla~ Either section is fine...it really counts as either!

09-01-2008, 09:32 PM
OriginalYouth~ I am sorry to hear you won't be joining us. I would love your page, but I do not have time to do anything else right now, so please feel free to offer it to someone else in the group! Thank you for the lovely offer though!

09-03-2008, 08:33 AM
I have another page done in my gallery...the moon this time.


09-03-2008, 09:19 AM
Cool moon lady!

09-03-2008, 09:27 AM
OriginalYouth~ I am sorry to hear you won't be joining us. I would love your page, but I do not have time to do anything else right now, so please feel free to offer it to someone else in the group! Thank you for the lovely offer though!

Okay, thanks Rebecca! We shall have to trade another time then, I enjoy your work!

Someone else from this swap did PM me, so it is now traded. :)

09-03-2008, 04:54 PM
Thank you OY! I will see where I am in a few month's time.

09-05-2008, 12:33 PM
wow, that IS an awesome page Acalla! In fact, I hope I get it!! (hint hint :yes:)

09-05-2008, 11:38 PM
My pages are done (I did celestial goddesses - 2 moons and 2 suns) and I'll be mailing them on Monday - here's a peek



09-06-2008, 08:05 AM

09-06-2008, 08:22 AM
Egrobeck~ Great pages! I especially like the two on the left, upper and lower! Nice work!

09-06-2008, 08:08 PM
thanks guys!

09-08-2008, 11:46 AM
Just a quick note to let everyone know that these pages need to be IN MY HANDS before October first. That is just 3 1/2 weeks away. If you need my address, please pm me and I will send it to you!

09-10-2008, 05:36 PM
egrobeck~ Your lovely ladies arrived safely today!

09-13-2008, 08:17 AM
May I please join ...if it is not to late?

09-13-2008, 08:19 AM
Welcome to the swap SallyAnn!

09-14-2008, 07:14 PM
Hiya my pages are done, they are all in gallery but one is shown here
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/822/small/1_celestial_people_goddess_of_the_moon_and_starsr. jpg
Hope they are Ok, postage is coming and there is also a hostess card of your choice; they fly tomorrow!
They have trimmings now hanging down, beads, charms and such!

09-14-2008, 08:59 PM
Great job Redplantlady! I can't wait to see them in person! Thank you for the hostess card too! So very sweet!

09-15-2008, 10:06 AM
Great pages so far!!!!!!!!!

09-16-2008, 10:00 AM
Help!!!! Please has anyone got pumpkincoach's address they can pm to me - as she is not online right now and my pages are all ready to go - I thought I had pmed for her adddress and I am so stupid, I find I hadn't, and I'm scared they will be late:arghh:

09-16-2008, 12:27 PM
Redplantlady...my address was just pm'd to you. I hope you got it in time!

09-19-2008, 08:23 AM
This was so fun! Mine are on the way today, have a look at the gallery. Thanks so much!

09-23-2008, 11:06 AM
Redplantlady Your wonderful pages have safely arrived!

09-23-2008, 11:51 AM
Beautifulgarbage~ Lovely pages!

09-23-2008, 06:36 PM
So far, we have had two withdrawls. This means we only have a total of 9 players! If you sent in 10 cards, you will receive back 8 trade outs and 2 of your own back in returns. I just wanted to be sure everyone who sent in 10 cards KNOWS that they will get back 2 of their own! That number may increase if we have any more withdrawls. Thank you for understanding!

09-27-2008, 11:37 AM
I tried to upload my skinny book picture but.it wouldn't let me do it. So.........it is in my gallery, if you want to take a peek. I am sorry that it is getting in the mail so late. But, at this time, health issues keep getting inj the way of my art! Hopefully in a little while everything will be back to normal,(what ever that is) for me.
Have a joyful and creative day,

09-27-2008, 05:46 PM
Jamie, Your pages arrived safely today! Sallyann, it shouldn't be a problem...I think they will get here in pleanty of time!

10-01-2008, 05:32 PM
We are still waiting for a few people's pages, so it will be a few days before these are swapped out. Just trying to keep everyone updated!:cute:

10-02-2008, 09:06 PM
Everyone's pages have arrived! I will be swapping these out this weekend and try to get them mailed early next week. Thanks to all of you for playing!

10-03-2008, 09:03 PM
Trade outs are done! I have triple checked evryone's and hope that there are no mistakes!!!:err: Anyhoo...One thing...my pages are skinnier than everyone elses!!!! I hope this is not a problem for you all. I am measurement challenged. goodmorningstarshine, SallyAnn and Acalla are all receiving a page from me. If the measurement being about 1 inch skinnier (they are tall enough...just not wide enough!) is a problem for you, please pm me right away and I will take them out and give you another page. Nothing like being the hostess who gets the size wrong.....:embarrassed:
This was a fun swap and I hope you like all your returns!
goodmorningstarshine: You sent in 11 pages. We only had 8 total players, including yourself, so you will receive one page from everyone and 4 of your own pages back.
Everyone: You will receive one of goodmorningstarshine's beautiful pages!
Most of you will also receive a page from redplantlady, who was second in the most page productions!!!
Thank you all for playing! I LOVED this swap and hope you all like your returns!

10-04-2008, 12:03 AM
No problem! I will see if I can get any unsuspecting members to do one on one skinny page swaps with me. Bwah hah hah!

10-04-2008, 09:37 AM
goodmorningstarshine.... I am sure you can find some happy, suspecting players!!!! I hope you had fun making them! They turned out really cool!

10-04-2008, 01:28 PM
Yeah, it was fun. It was the first time I've worked with transparencies, so I learned a lot!

10-07-2008, 05:10 PM
Everyone's pages were mailed today! I took them to the PO, personally, so you should all receive them soon! Thank you all for playing! This was a fun swap to host! Please let me know if I still need to leave you feedback! Rebecca

10-10-2008, 12:16 PM
I guess I'm the first to post that I got my returns! thanks to J4MI3, acalla, Crystal M and redplantlady for the wonderful pages - and thanks to pumpkincoach for hosting! ok, off to do reps...

10-12-2008, 01:28 PM
Wow...is Egrobeck the ONLY one who has received her pages back??? I hope some more of you have received your returns....:err:

10-12-2008, 08:07 PM
I just received mine yesterday! I will post rep points soon!

10-12-2008, 08:13 PM
Yay! Two down, five to go...wahahahahaha....

10-14-2008, 11:54 AM
My lovely pages are here today in the UK! So many interesting techniques used. Thanks to pumpkincoach for great hosting and for cards from egrobeck, beautifulgarbage,acalla, goodmorningstarshine and j4mi3 - lots to gloat over!

10-14-2008, 02:39 PM
I have heard back from 4 of you now! Just 3 more to go! I hope everyone is enjoying their pages!!!!!!