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    The Fabulous Flower Swap~Due March 19th

    Due date: March 19th
    Sign up/withdrawal by: None, just communicate please.
    Number of pieces: 3/3 or 6/6
    Number of players: 25

    The Fabulous Flower Swap: Join us as we create ART FLOWER HEADS!

    Bring on Spring, y’all. In this swap, we’ll swap PAPER FLOWER HEADS. A bouquet of beauty to brighten your home, no matter what the weather looks like outside. Everything is coming up roses!

    Simple Rules to Swap Success:

    - Open theme, hand-drawn/painted or mixed-media: All kinds of flower heads are welcome. Just keep the diameter between 2 - 8”. To clarify, you will only be sending in the flower-shaped heads. Some embellishing with beads, brads and such is great. Just nothing so heavy that it would cause a flower head to "wilt" over if it was mounted to a simple wooden skewer as a stem. (We'll leave adding stems to the lucky recipients of your flowers.) Heads can be backed with pretty paper, or signed and left blank. Just keep them pleasant looking.

    - SEND THEM FLAT Just send in flat art. They can be layered, and/or have some basic embellishing. They can be 3-D capable (like in my example below, to add dimension, the recipient can bend and shape the petals once they receive their returns, and add a stem if they wish.)

    - Sign your work, and wrap each piece individually, and pack them securely in a BUBBLE ENVELOPE.
    Include a large return address label.

    - Postage: US participants please send $3-ish in postage or well-concealed cash. Add a little more if you are sending 6 flower heads. International participants: PayPal equivalent of what it cost to send art to me, please (pm for my addy when ready).

    - A hostess gift is not required, but I sure do dig them.

    - Quality in is quality out. No rush jobs, please. I normally don’t do 6/6 quantities, so please put the same great effort into each piece if you decide create 6 flowers. And please upload piccys of your art in the thread for everyone to gush over. That’s one of the best parts!

    Send a PM for my address when your flowers are ready to come to nannerland (Costa Mesa addy.) When your returns arrive, please remember to leave Rep Points (You Rock button) for the people you received art from and an iTrader for the Host (me). I will leave you a neutral iTrader if you disappear without a trace, so just communicate please.

    Sample of a mixed-media FLAT flower head:


    An example of what to do with the flower heads once you receive your returns:


    The Flower Empowered: (received)
    1. Iridescent888
    2. janina
    3. ---
    4. prex79
    5. nancyjb
    6. Kwailin777
    7. Pochadiva
    8. ---
    9. Therapeutic Aritst
    10. Bluesky
    11. ---
    12. LCArtist
    13. rapa
    14. suzyq
    15. Wysteriavine
    16. Tellulah
    17. catladybj
    18. sheala.draws
    19. Helene
    20. ---
    21. dmnh
    22. miss
    23. ---
    24. Neener
    25. ---
    26. Fandanie
    27. Little Red Shoe Designs
    28. Pamitha
    29. Laffqueen
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    Last edited by nanner; 03-23-2018 at 06:49 PM.
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    Here are a couple close-ups of the flowers in the first post. The multi-petaled flowers were a collaboration created during an art meetup with some of our fellow AFA'ers. While we'll be sending in flat flowers for this swap, I wanted you to see some of the ways you can embellish and clip the flowers, and then add stems to display in a vase if you choose.
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    Last edited by nanner; 01-27-2018 at 10:21 PM.
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    Oh Nanner you just popped up like a flower head on my screen. I have been head down in the dirt. Feeling a little better now so time to open up again and rise. I'll try this sunshine. Please sign me up.
    sweet sweet summertime

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    I won't even try to resist, can't pass up a "nanner" swap... please let me play!!!
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    I'm in! Flowers for spring, yay!

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    Welcome, flower girls! Who can't use a handful of pretty pretties right about now, right?
    Happy to add you to the flower box!
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    sign me up sista!!!! i cant resist your swaps!!!
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    Welcome my pretty petunias! How lovely are garden will grow with this bunch!
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    I'll join! What a great idea!
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    Sign me in, I am ready to get back into the studio!

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