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    Trash to Treasure Mystery Envelope challenge #3 Due Dec. 4th

    Swap Due Date - Dec. 4th
    Number of Cards - 4:4
    Number of participants - 18 FULL
    Mainly mixed media and collage. Other art mediums welcomed.

    Trash to Treasure Mystery Envelope challenge #3

    ABOUT THE SWAP AND THE MYSTERY ENVELOPE

    This swap is not for the faint of heart or anyone on the fence. You need to be in or out. This is a challenge and you'll think outside of the box with the items you receive. Players need to be committed to complete the swap without knowing what is inside the envelope.

    Overall this is a collage mixed media swap. You can draw, doodle, paint and zentangle but the idea is to use the items you receive on your cards which usually requires collage techniques.

    You need to PM your mailing address to me when signing up so I can address and mail an envelope to you. Please post to the thread when you have received your mystery envelope.

    The envelopes have similar items plus random pages from the same book(s). In addition each envelope will have non-similar playing cards (leftover stash) to use as backgrounds.

    Players also need to be able to post photos of the cards so other players can see the variety of cards made from the same items.

    Please note that the swap participant count is limited due to the amount of T2T items I have on hand. If you need to withdraw for some reason BEFORE I mail out the mystery envelopes, I can offer your spot to a player on the wait list. If you need to withdraw AFTER I've mailed your mystery envelope, I won't be able to offer that spot to another player.

    ABOUT THE CARDS

    *Each card must be ATC size, 2.5" x 3.5" inches and on a sturdy base. Please use the playing cards provided.

    *Collage and Mixed Media, Hand drawn/painted, zentangles.

    *This swap is open-media, you may receive cards that are a different medium than what you have sent.

    * We all have different skills so please send work you are proud of. Think layers whenever possible.

    *Stickers are allowed as a small embellishment only. Please don’t make it your main focus.

    *All cards must be original works not reprints.

    *All cards need to be labeled with your real name and your AFA username so others can leave you thanks via You Rocks.

    Cards need to have a sturdy backing and that is why I'll send playing cards to use as backgrounds or substrates. You do NOT need to expose the card number but can if you like.

    Cards need to measure 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. You are welcome to make house-shaped or doll-shaped cards but they need to be within the standard card size. Cards may not have items that extend beyond the side or top/bottom margins. I can't swap cards that are too big or too small. I will have to return them to you.

    REQUIREMENTS
    There are 2 requirements per card. Each card must use:
    - One of the playing cards I enclosed as background or substrate.
    - At least one trash to treasure (T2T) mystery item. You will get 12 items.

    How to use the items? You can rip, paint, stamp, modify. But you must use them somehow. Have fun and think outside the box!

    You are allowed and even expected and encouraged to add more of your own stuff to your cards. Layer them up without getting too chunky.

    Please post photos of the cards so other players can see the variety of cards made from the same items. It is often inspiring to see other artists ideas. The challenge will be the use of three or more mystery items on one card. When you send in your cards please indicate which card you'd like to designate as your "challenge" card. I will come up with a prize for the artist of the card with the most votes.

    A host card is NOT required, but will be cherished if included.

    ABOUT MAILING
    Please send each card in a protective plastic sleeve either individually or use the 3 side by side baseball sleeve from the envelope that you receive from me. Either way is fine but using the baseball sleeve will allow me to re-use them to send off the final swaps.

    Mailing info USA player:
    I will provide return envelopes. Please provide a large address label and return postage. I suggest that you send 70 cents postage. An extra stamp would also be nice (for initially sending the mystery envelope, but not required). Please add an extra 21 cents in postage for each card that is chunky. Chunky is brads, gems, eyelets, metal items, thick items.

    Mailing info International player:
    (Updated) It costs $2.30 US for postage both ways. I'll provide outbound postage using a US global postage stamp ($1.15). Please provide return postage when sending back, either $1 US or a global stamp that I can use for future international mail. I will provide the envelopes, you provide the large address label. PM me if you want to pay this way.

    ABOUT RETURNS
    * When you receive your returns, please post in the swap thread that your cards arrived. Then please leave iTrader for me and rep points (You Rocks) for the artists. It is always nice to tell the player which card you received too.

    (Thanks to CastleQueen5 and jfkasdown for the use of their rules)

    1. prex79
    2. CiCiCreates
    3. kitsyru mailed
    4.pouringdiva
    5. dithespy
    6. JEBeck
    7. JavaZarf
    8. Donnacr
    9. CastleQueen5
    10. alrice46
    11. NYJunkie
    12. LoveMonkey
    13. ohhappyday
    14. katelnorth
    15. bernie712
    16.fandanie
    17.valerie416 mailed
    18. mrubyjean
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    I kinda dislike being the first to sign up, but may I sign up please?

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    The due date seems doable, and I had fun with the first swap like this, so please sign me up.
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    welcome prex79 and CiCiCreates!

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    I am in!!!!!

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    Me too! I love these challenges!

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    I'd like to play please

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    welcome new players!

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    CiCi and kitsyru please send me your addresses.

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    I AM IN!
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    I love ferretgirl's 'Finish it up' swaps and this sounds very similar - sign me up.

    I will PM my address now.
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    good morning JavaZarf and Donnacr!

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    Sign me up!
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    Trash will be heading your way Monday CastleQueen5 and alrice46. CQ5 I'll need your address.

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    This sounds great! May I join?
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    This sounds amazing and something I would love to do. I hope you don't mind a newbie like me joining in. I will send you my address as well. Thanks for hosting this!

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    Happy to have you play NYJunkie and LoveMonkey!

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    looks like i'll have a bunch of outgoing mail on Monday!

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