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    Mixed Media Towers and Spires Swap, Date Due: March 22. 2019

    Swap Due Date ~ March 22, 2019
    No sign up/withdrawal deadline, but please communicate!
    Number of Cards ~ 3 for 3
    Number of Participants – Unlimited
    Mixed Media


    Welcome to the Mixed Media Towers and Spires Swap

    This swap is to celebrate towers and spires of all kinds…realistic, whimsical or fantasy-inspired…all work for this swap. Think castles, cathedrals, clock towers, buildings around the world, pinnacles, ziggurats and monuments. Look to your imagination for magical towers, soaring palaces inspired by ancient history or dazzling futuristic spires. And the tower or spire can be the background for your card...it doesn't have to be the entire focal point.

    Some inspiration...and more ideas!

    In addition, your towers and spires must be created in more than one media to make the cards more complex and layered. Media include, but are not limited to, pens, markers, all kinds of inks, chalks, pastels, paints, beeswax, encaustics, sewing/embroidery, collage and small, light assemblage. Please do not use stickers as the focus of your card.

    Swap Requirements ~
    * All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5”
    * This swap is 3 for 3 only. An extra card for the host is welcome, but completely optional.
    * Cards must be original. Send work into which you put time, imagination and care.
    * Please use only small, light embellishments on your cards.
    * Please protect your cards with plastic sleeves.

    Mailing Information ~
    * Include username, real name, your state/country and the swap name on the back of all cards - and put username and swap name on all envelopes sent.
    * US Participants – Please include a clearly written SASE.
    * International Participants - Please send a clearly-addressed envelope or mailing label and I will cover postage.

    Please PM me for my address when you are ready to mail your cards. Please post in this thread when you are sending your cards out, that way I can keep track of the cards when they were mailed. Any late cards will be returned.

    When you receive your returns, please leave I-Trader for your swap host and rep points for the artists of the cards you receive. People like to know where their little artworks find home.

    Who would like to create awesome towers and spires?

    *VickiZ
    *BluSkyHare
    *Laffqueen
    *AngelJoy
    *JenUrebel
    *Linda4atc
    *Queen Bee
    Last edited by mrubyjean; Today at 02:49 PM.

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    Lurking!
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    Lurking too. Really fun swap idea.
    One can only dream of what never was
    and as for what "really is,"
    remember:
    it doesn't exist.

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    There are some very cool towers out there!
    And remember the tower or spire can be the background for your card...it doesn't have to be the entire focal point.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by mrubyjean; 02-07-2019 at 03:17 PM.

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    What a FAB theme.
    I made one card, if I can make some more, I will sign up.
    Currently, I am only lurking.....

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    Hope the inspiration continues, Vicki!

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    Oh my... I'm lurking on this one. I need to see what I can find. This is a wonderful theme!
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    Okay, done!
    Please sign me up


    img037.jpg
    St. Petersburg, Russia
    .....Gelato Sky Background
    .....Travel Image Collage
    .....Le Plume II Colored Markers on Turrets
    .....Corner Punch Embellishments


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    Castle along the Rhine
    .....Gelato Sky Background
    .....Travel Image Collage
    .....Stained "Glass" Windows


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    Budapest Building
    .....Napkin Background
    .....Travel Image Collage
    ....."Copper" Roofing Stickles
    .....Red Moon at Night (Copper Gelato)


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    St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow
    .....Gelato Sky Background
    .....Travel Image Collage
    .....Gold Metal Bits on Turret Tops
    Last edited by Vicki Z; 02-09-2019 at 08:00 PM.

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    All marvelous towers, Vicki!
    Welcome to the swap!!

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    Hey,
    We need more players!

    I just got back from town, and Michael's had stuff on sale.
    Tim Holtz has some cityscapes and some medieval skylines that are very cool.
    I had forgotten about thinlits dies and I found some I didn't own.
    Here is a Lady Godiva ATC I made with Tim Holtz spires and towers die, punched out, then painted with acrylic paint, which are showing in the background behind Lady Godiva.

    Thought another sample might inspire y'all.

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    Last edited by Vicki Z; 02-10-2019 at 03:07 PM.

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    Lurking with intent, this is such a fun idea!
    For the mixed media could I do watercolor paint and markers?

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    Please sign me up mrubyjean! So glad I saw VickiZ's cool cards!

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    OK I want in.
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge" Albert Einstein
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    Lurking for now. I think this is a great theme!

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    I'm intrigued. Sign me up, please.
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    Welcome, AngelJoy!
    So glad to see you lurking, dithespy!

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