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    Trash to Treasure Mystery Envelope Challenge #4 - Due January 5, 2018

    Swap Due Date – January 5, 2018 WE ARE FULL!
    Mixed Media Collage
    Number of items - 3 for 3
    Sign up until full
    Number of Participants – 12


    Trash to Treasure Mystery Envelope Challenge #4 - Due January 5, 2018


    ABOUT THE SWAP AND THE MYSTERY ENVELOPE

    This swap is a mixed media collage challenge to create ATCs from items from trash and my stash. You must be willing to think outside the box and use items in different and new ways. Each envelope will have a variety of items. Some items will be the same type but slightly different, if I didn’t have 12 exactly the same.

    Each card must be 2.5” by 3.5” on a sturdy base. The card can be any shape within the size limit (doll or house, etc). The card must fit inside an ATC sleeve.

    THE MYSTERY ITEMS

    ATC sized kraft-core cardstock is included for background or substrata. It is not a requirement to use these as a base.

    ~The envelope will have miscellaneous trash and items out of my stash.
    ~The requirement is to use at least two trash or stash items on every card.
    ~The items you use must be altered in some way – rip, tear, paint, sand, ink etc.

    ~Dig out your paint, inks, glue, paintbrushes, brayers, pens and pencils.
    ~Use the ingredients to layer interesting colors, shapes and textures; make your own templates, draw and doodle.
    ~Do not make abstract cards.
    ~Do not glue items down willy nilly without design.
    ~Have a focal point that draws your eye and is complemented by the surrounding colors and textures.
    ~You are encouraged to add items of your own to complete the card.

    On the back of your card include your AFA username, real name and the mystery items you have used.

    CHALLENGE ITEM

    There will be a challenge item in each envelope. If you use the challenge item, please identify that item in the card you make. I will award a prize to the winning card. If you haven’t posted your challenge item card to the thread, you will not be eligible for the prize.

    TO SIGN UP

    Send me a private message with your mailing address.
    When I receive your message, I will mail you your mystery envelope.
    Once you have signed up for the swap, there is no withdrawal.
    Due to the amount of same trash I had, the limit is 12 players.

    POSTING YOUR CARDS IN THE THREAD


    Please post your cards in the thread listing which mystery items you have used.

    MAILING YOUR CARDS

    Send each card in its own ATC sleeve or in the 3 side by side baseball sleeve from the envelope I will send you.

    I will provide the return envelopes. Send me a large address label and return postage equal to the amount of postage it cost you to send your cards to me.

    AFTER YOUR RETURN CARDS ARE RECEIVED

    When you receive your returns, please post in the swap thread that you have received them. Don’t forget to leave an iTrader for me and Your Rocks to the artists.

    (Thanks to CastleQueen5 for starting this series; and Jfkasdown and NotInKansas for hosting rounds 2 and 3.)



    PLAYERS

    1. JoyceG - MAILED 10-24 - cards received 10-31
    2. CiCiCreates - MAILED 10-24 - cards received 12-19
    3. CastleQueen5 - MAILED 10-24 - cards received 11-28
    4. LoveMonkey - MAILED 10-24
    5. alrice46 - MAILED 10-24 withdrew
    6. katelnorth - MAILED 10-24 - cards received 11-17
    7. dithespy - MAILED 10-24 - cards received 11-10
    8. prex79 - MAILED 10-25 - cards received 1-2
    9. Marie - MAILED 11-1 - cards received 12-19
    10. nanvan - MAILED 10-24 - cards received 1-2
    11. artistwannabe - MAILED 10-25 - withdrew
    12. ErsatzEpiphany - MAILED 10-24 - cards received 12-20
    Last edited by JavaZarf; 01-06-2018 at 06:27 PM.
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    I will play!
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    Been watching for this one - me please!
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    Welcome - JoyceG, CiCiCreates, CastleQueen5, LoveMonkey, alrice46,
    and katelnorth.
    PM me your address.
    I will be mailing T2T4 envies tomorrow.
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    Yay! Aonther victim. You are on the list dithespy. These envelopes are not for sissies!

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    you are number 8 and 9 prex79 and Atempleman.
    Welcome! PM me your address.
    Three spots left!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JavaZarf View Post
    Yay! Aonther victim. You are on the list dithespy. These envelopes are not for sissies!


    I am so glad to hear that, I love a challenge!

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    I really like your tweeked rules, and I hope you don't mind, but in future swaps I would like to use your wording.

    ATC sized kraft-core cardstock is included for background or substrata. It is not a requirement to use these as a base.

    ~The envelope will have miscellaneous trash and items out of my stash.
    ~The requirement is to use at least two trash or stash items on every card.
    ~The items you use must be altered in some way – rip, tear, paint, sand, ink
    etc.
    ~Dig out your paint, inks, glue, paintbrushes, brayers, pens and pencils.
    ~Use the ingredients to layer interesting colors, shapes and textures; make your own templates, draw and doodle.
    ~Do not make abstract cards.
    ~Do not glue items down willy nilly without design.
    ~Have a focal point that draws your eye and is complemented by the surrounding colors and textures.
    ~You are encouraged to add items of your own to complete the card.

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    Welcome nanvan! You are number 10 - don't forget to PM me your address.

    CastleQueen5 - You are welcome to use any part of my directions.
    I feel that this kind of swap has morphed and I am strict.
    I want everybody to really think and create.
    I want players that are making art, not just making trades.
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    JavaZarf, I love the "willy-nilly" part - LOL
    Now Hosting: 1:1 Trading - Doll-Shaped "Dolls of the World" Cards ; Trash to Treasure #9

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    LOL - I looked it up to make sure the definition conveyed my meaning.
    It is a funny word that I like. Probably old school.

    BE Brave!
    TWO SPOTS LEFT!
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    I would love a spot, please! Thank you!

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