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Thread: ATC Background Swap, Due December 16th, 2019

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    ATC Background Swap, Due December 16th, 2019

    Swap Deadline: 16th December 2019
    Cards: 5:5
    Players: Unlimited
    Sign up/withdrawal deadline: none, but please note I live in the UK and allow mailing time for that!

    Sometimes it's nice to make cards from scratch, but it's also fun to take a background someone else has created and add to that. Particularly if they use a technique you aren't quite so familiar with. I was thinking that it's been a while since I've seen a background swap, and it was time for another one. I looked back through the archive to find a previous one, but without much joy, so please let me know if you have any questions not covered here!

    card requirements:

    SIZE: 2.5x3.5" only - they can always be trimmed to a different shape later if the maker wants to. Backgrounds may be either portrait or landscape (or of course, unspecific!)
    STURDINESS: Use a reasonably sturdy background - i.e. not thin paper.
    TECHNIQUE: You can use any technique you like for your background (or more than one) - Some possible techniques include: stamping, inking, collage, gelli prints, painting, monoprinting, resist, bubble printing, marbling - really, anything you can think of, as long as someone will be able to use it as a background! Cutting a piece of interesting paper to size does not count as making a background. Collaging several pieces of interesting paper together is fine
    VARIETY: All your cards may be completely different, or some or all may be similar, though no photocopies, please. It's fine to make a larger piece of background and cut it into size for this swap.
    INFORMATION: Please include your forum username on the back of your card. Some detail about your technique is nice, but not required. If you do write about technique on the back, please try to leave enough space for another artist to add her/his info later.

    returns:

    Please note that returns will be more or less random (I'll try to give you a good assortment of styles and colours). You will get five cards from five different artists. A hostess card would be welcome, but is not required.

    postage:

    Please note that I live in the UK, and mailing times, especially in December, can be a little longer than you might expect. I'd allow 10 days to 2 weeks, just to be on the safe side.

    ALL PLAYERS: please include a large address label or an envelope with your name clearly printed.

    UK PLAYERS: one UK stamp (regular, not large) should cover your returns

    INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS: please include US$2 or 2 global forever stamps (I can use these to play in other swaps - do not attach them to your return envelope as I have to use UK stamps to mail to you). Alternatively, pm me for paypal info.

    Here are some examples of backgrounds which I have received in the past, either in swaps or as gifts, to give you some ideas of what's possible.

    bg5.jpgbg4.jpgbg3.jpgbg2.jpgbg1.jpg

    (Made by TrailRider, RavenInked, ThouArtDelyrias, Mhitchcock, BluSkyHare)

    Players:

    0. me (katelnorth)
    1. mushu - backgrounds received
    2. hem18 - backgrounds received
    3. elle - backgrounds received
    4. amychelle - backgrounds received
    5. haagmm - backgrounds received
    6. carol - backgrounds received
    7. electricdesigner - backgrounds received
    8. donnacr - backgrounds received
    9. moonthistle
    10. lucymc
    11. karr3ll - backgrounds received
    12. kehlenn - backgrounds received
    13. Stitchinwitch -backgrounds received
    14. plumhill2001 - backgrounds received
    15. mcgillisj - backgrounds received
    16. ArtbyTab- withdrawn
    17. Collagaint Ashley - backgrounds received
    18. lalka - backgrounds received
    19. daisyart - backgrounds received
    20. aznfg- backgrounds received
    21. cmcarli - backgrounds received
    22. TrinaLD- backgrounds received
    23. silky1150- backgrounds received
    24. AngelJoy- backgrounds received
    25. Annie
    26. Redplantlady - backgrounds received
    27. mouseit - backgrounds received
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    Last edited by katelnorth; Today at 04:10 AM.
    Kate North
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    I am lurking on this one! Sounds like fun!
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    Sign me up. I was making some background cards already this weekend. I stenciled some modeling paste designs and used acrylic paints. I think they turned out great and would love to share some.
    Crafting is my passion!!!

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    oh, love it! please sign me up

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    sign me up please

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    Me too please!
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    Sounds like fun! Please sign me up
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    What fun! Sign me up!

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    Thanks for all the interest. I'll come back and sign people up formally when I'm on my computer, rather than my phone!
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    Love this theme - please sign me up

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    I am loving playing with my Alcohol inks and Distress Oxides at the moment - please sign me up!
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    OK, I've now signed up everyone who asked to be signed up (this is a no pressure swap, though - if you do need to drop out, just let me know so I don't have to wonder if I am waiting for cards from you). And welcome to wykyd: lurk away (though we hope you'll join in)!
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    Id love to play!

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    Oh this sounds like fun! Count me in please.
    IMPORTANT ... All overseas traders - please make sure all envelopes are well taped up as I've had some arrived torn
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    Welcome to moonthistle and lucymc. I've updated the list.
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    Lurking.
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    Please sign me up

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    Cards are ready, mailing in the morning

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    Ive been wondering if someone would host another background swap and here it is. I'm a gelli print and stencil fanatic so I think this will be fun. Please sign me up.

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    I would like to play too please

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