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ATC swap! thread - sign up here

This is a branch off of the artist trading cards thread

If you have questions about what to do and what this is about, please see the thread posted above.

This is a SIGN UP for our first round of swaps!  DUE MAY 10 in my HOT LITTLE HANDS

The themes are (you can pick 1 or more)

--People
--Animals
--Surprise (anything you want to make - it will be a surprise)

For each theme you want to do, you will send 3 cards and get 3 back. Hopefully there will be enough so I can swap you within theme but, if not, then you'll get a mix.

Cards need to be 2.5x3.5 inches. You can use any medium you wish. Please avoid heavy embellishments/thick cards (like 1/4 inch, not like cardstock). Please send stuff you are proud of. Most of us are not "artist" but the fun of doing ATCs is that we can share our unique artistic ways of doing things. Cards that are not to size will be returned to you.

Let us know in the thread which themes you are gonna make and send for. I set the due date in a little over a month.

ON THE BACK

On the back, please label the card with your name, user name (vegweb or ATCs or both), and the name of your card if you have one. You can also label it "vegweb swap" and the date so people can remember where the card was from.

If you have an account on atcsforall, let me know and i'll give you itrader feedback since you mailed to me.

MAILING
Once ready, MESSAGE ME for my address and send me your cards (see other thread for links).

Everyone: please send a LABEL with your address on it. I'll supply envelopes

US: please send postage equal to the cost to mail your envelop. 3 cards are 1 stamp, more cards might cost more. If you feel lazy or want to help with international postage, you can send me a $1 to cover your postage.

International: if you are outside the US, I'll pay to ship your stuff back.

Shortly after the deadline, I will swap around the cards and mail out the packages to people.

Quickie Reminders

-Everyone is welcome to play! Even if your work is "stick figures", if you put time and care into your work that's fine!
-If you have questions, check out the link above or send me a PM.

So who wants to play? I'll update this list as people sign up. i'm going to do a general list, no theme lists. but theme away!

Players
HH - GOT
faunablues - GOT
L2A - GOT
L2A's noah - GOT
algae -GOT
permanentgrin - GOT

Newshoes

target = supermarket??

I just had a look on google maps like double h suggested - who knew it could be so clever!!!  Apparently we do have spotlight herre, and some other craft store called goldings?  Whatever, I now know where they are and will attempt to visit them soon.

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I went and got my blank cards and some materials today. I really hope this idea that I have works out!!

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;)b

I tried three ideas today.  One crashed and burned, but I'm excited about the potential of the other two.

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Do they have Spotlight stores in NZ?  That's the only craft store chain that I'm aware of here.  Otherwise you could go to somewhere like Target or a newsagent and they should at least have some basic art supplies (colored pencils, markers/texters, etc).

Shell, we don't have Target here but Spotlight is awesome, and pretty cheap.
I also just checked and there is a Gordon Harris in Wellington and they have a huge awesome range of art things but are not so cheap.
http://www.gordonharris.co.nz/store4.htm

or if you don't feel like going out:
http://www.artsupplies.co.nz/store/cat.asp

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thank you oww!

I was excited when I saw you'd posted here because I thought you were signing up too.....do it!

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haha.
no art skills here.

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Do it anyway.  ;)b

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I have no art skills either, so what!
I couldn't find suitable card at spotlight nor could I find sleeves.  Crap.  Maybe the cheap shop near work will have something....otherwise you're getting trading cards made from cereal boxes

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I think the cards being so small are perfectly sized for limited art skillz.  I'm un-artistic, but I feel less pressure because it's on such a small scale.

btw - I figured out my final card.  It'll be shellified.

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I'm gonna get started on mine as soon as my job ends after this week!

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I finished one card and have another one almost done.  I fingerpainted.  It was fun. :)
Now I need an idea for my 3rd card....

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alright.

I'm doin' this!

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I bought a pack of mixed paper type cards, and a pack of illustration board (just because they're thicker), and some envelopes.

But, I left them in my work locker. Agh. Oh well, at least its progress.

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alright.

I'm doin' this!

Yes!!!  We're stacking this trade with pros.

P.S.  Hi!  It's good to see you You.    :)

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**This is open for anyone to join until March 1, when the cards need to be mailed.**

Card Ideas
Animal Rights
Art Imitating Art
Birds / Owls
Favorite Memory
Flowers
Sunset
Time
Quad-Camels (a.k.a., anything goes)
Vegan
VegWeb

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Ready to Rock
hh
algae
permanentgrin
shell
uS
llg
l2a
carrot_wench

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FAQ post ->  http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=32170.msg449652#msg449652

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bugger I just realised I'm not gonna get a chance t do this before N's parents get here, and the post date is when they're here....BUT at least it will be an excuse to go sit in another room, doing 'art' when they're here.

Also, with CW now involved and all the other participants, I am totally out of my depth here.

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I know.  l2a AND cw.  BUT they're awesome people so maybe they won't judge us too much.

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I know.  l2a AND cw.  BUT they're awesome people so maybe they won't judge us too much.

This is what I am hoping.... I've got limited art skills.

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Can I do 6? Or are we keeping it to 3?

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I think there are enough people to do six if you want.  I did six the last time and it worked out.  If I remember correctly, they added a category I liked after I finished my first three.

(And then we have the overachievers.  :) )

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