View Full Version : POSTCARDS: Mixed Media Open Theme - Due 27th May

03-31-2009, 07:49 AM
Due date: 27th May 09
Sign up/withdraw by: 6th May 09
Number of postcards: 3 for 3
Number of participants: 30

Mixed Media Open Theme Postcards

Mixed media means that you must use more than one medium. Mediums include coloured pencils, painting, ink, digital, collage, fabric etc. Ribbon, fibers, stamping, paper backgrounds, transfers etc are not classed a media but are embellishments.

Here is Wikipedia's definition:

Your postcards must be 6 x 4 inches and include at least 2 mediums. the more the better. Each postcard must be different and your best work. No stickers, peel-offs or heavy or bulky embellishments. Any collage pieces or embellishments must be stuck down properly and sealed if necessary. make sure your username at a bare minimum is on the back of your postcard. This is an open theme swap but please avoid religious, political, and erotic themes. Vintage nudes are welcome. As this is an open theme and mixed media swap, please expect to receive a variety of themes and media in your returns. Wherever possible I swap effort for effort. Please make sure your postcards are cut squarely and neatly. Any postcards that are the wrong size, have bits falling off, don't have the minimum of 2 media or include and stickers or heavy or bulky embellishments will be returned at the participants cost. If in doubt PM me. Please make sure your postcards are a good weight. ideally they should be 140lb (300gm) or above (not mount board though as that is too thick), 250g would be the minimum weight.

Here is a template for the back of your postcards:

Please pack your postcards carefully and write your username and swap name on the back of your envelope. Fill out a customs form is necessary. I will supply padded envelopes for the returns but please include an address label (min 2.5 x 1.5 inches).
UK participants: Please include loose 1st class large letter stamp.
European Participants: Please include a well concealed €1 or UK postage stamps if you have them to a value of €1 to help towards postage costs.
International participants: Please include $2, UK stamps if you have them or postage stamps from your own country to the amount of US$2 to help towards postage costs.

Postcards are due in my hands by 27th May. Please remember it can take 2 weeks for overseas mail to reach me. any late postcards will be returned at the participants cost.


1. monarch (USA) - rec
2. purplecat (UK)
3. anne (UK)
4. meganspaperstudio (USA)
5. Summer5 (Canada)
6. Mandy (UK)
8. margot (UK)

03-31-2009, 09:04 AM
What fun! I need to finish up some other things first, but I will be watching and hopefully come back to join. :) I love working in this size.

03-31-2009, 09:11 AM
Please sign me up................

03-31-2009, 11:05 AM
Sign me up , sounds like fun!

03-31-2009, 11:55 AM
Me Please:jiggy:

03-31-2009, 12:56 PM
thanks for the invite, presently i've once again extended myself, so i can't join until i finish what's on my plate first! this sounds like fun though. i'll be back...

03-31-2009, 02:38 PM
Welcome to the swap monarch, purplecat and anne.

03-31-2009, 04:39 PM
I would love to join. thanks for the invite!

03-31-2009, 05:34 PM
Glad you are joining.

04-03-2009, 05:33 PM
Love doing postcards....can't resist this swap....please sign me up. Thanks.

04-04-2009, 01:27 AM
Welcome Summer

04-07-2009, 12:18 PM
hi i'll join in with this one

04-07-2009, 01:23 PM
Welcome Mandy

04-11-2009, 02:35 AM
It's a very difficult one to decipher. As for mediums I stick to the main ones as media and everything else is an embellishments. Text would be an embellishment unless it's written or painted and any transfer by any method is an embellishment too. Hope this helps and welcome to the swap.

04-16-2009, 02:56 PM
Grrrrr i'm such an idiot. I posted up the wrong cards for the swap. Trouble is I mailed the ones for the swap to a friend instead. Back to the drawing board LOL

04-17-2009, 04:15 AM
These are the right ones using a mixture of media including permanent marker, inktense pencisl, coloured oencils, watercolour wax crayons and krylon gold leafing pen.

04-22-2009, 10:51 AM
hiya could i join this swap please. im in the uk. also could you pm me your address? thanx


04-22-2009, 11:10 AM
Glad to have you with us Margot.

05-07-2009, 03:57 AM
I received Mandy's wonderful postcards today.

How is everyone else doing? Remember it can take up to 2 weeks to reach the UK,

05-10-2009, 04:01 AM
No problem

05-10-2009, 10:25 AM
Should finish my last one up today............................I'll let you know when they go in the mail...................

05-10-2009, 01:15 PM
Great. Look forward to seeing them.

05-11-2009, 12:42 PM
Summer5's beautiful ATC's arrived this morning.

05-12-2009, 03:01 PM
Lynne I mailed my postcards today :)
I put the images in my gallery if anyone wants a peek!

05-12-2009, 03:06 PM
They're fantastic PC. Can'twait to see them in my hands. I'll let you know as soon as they get here.

05-13-2009, 09:40 AM
I received purplecats amazing postcards today.

05-18-2009, 04:20 PM
Mine are being mailed today along with your paper napkins..................

05-18-2009, 04:30 PM
Thanks Carol. I'll let you know as soon as they get here.

05-18-2009, 08:13 PM
my postcards will be going out tomorrow. Can you PM me your address?

05-19-2009, 02:04 AM
Great i'll pm you now.

05-19-2009, 07:38 PM
here are my postcards

05-19-2009, 11:17 PM
I love those megan.

05-21-2009, 02:25 AM
Margot's wonderful postcards arrived this morning.

05-23-2009, 06:29 AM
I received monarch's gorgeous postcards this morning.

05-27-2009, 06:36 AM
I received meganspaperstudio's beautiful postcards this morning.

I hope to swap around this weekend and will be mailing the returns next Wednesday.

06-03-2009, 02:04 PM
Returns went postal this morning.

06-04-2009, 07:30 AM
I recieved my postcard!!! I love local post!
Big thanks to Lynne for hosting and thanks to the following whose postcards I was lucky enough to recieve;
Anne- let them eat cake postcard,
Margot- let your heart soar postcard,
meganpaperstudio- pink and orange tree.

06-06-2009, 12:51 PM
ive received mine... thanx... to lynne margot and summer

06-11-2009, 05:14 PM
postcards arrived yesterday...thanks to Monarch, Mandy and Meganpaperstudio...all great cards...and, of course, a big thank you to our host Lynne.