Wednesday, August 17, 2011

new swap! September ATCs: haiku

Welcome to Creative Swaps Monthly ATC (Artist Trading Card) Swap
for September 2011 ~ the theme is “haiku”
  • Create 3 ATCs out of paper or fabric, or use both. Your ATCs may be identical or different. You will receive 3 ATCs in return.
  • The theme for the September 2011 ATC swap is haiku. You can choose a haiku written by someone else, OR write a haiku yourself for your ATCs. I will provide you with a 10 page pdf that has links and instruction on how to find, write and incorporate a haiku into your ATCs. 
  • You may use the same haiku for all 3 ATCs, or choose different ones.
  • All ATCs are due IN my Mailbox no later than October 8th. This is a firm deadline. Late swaps will be returned to the sender and all ATCs that are in my hands by October 8th is what I will swap. 
  • TWO sets of 3 ATCs is the maximum amount you can submit.    
  • You must register for each set - $6.00 per set payable via PayPal. Register twice or use quantity (2) on the registration page of creative swaps blog when creating 2 sets of 3 ATCs.  
To register: Use the ‘Add to Cart’ PayPal button on the registration page of the blog: http://creativeswaps.blogspot.com/p/registration.html
The $6.00 fee to register for this swap is your non-refundable payment for postage, handling, documentation on the blog and it includes a 10 page mini lesson pdf file that pertains to the swap. The lesson walks you through the use of transparencies, image transfers and creating a fabric ATC as well as lots of links to get started with haikus and more on ATCs in general. The $6.00 registration fee covers return mailing of one set of 3 ATCs both within the USA and internationally!

When your payment is complete you will receive an automatic email confirmation from 'e-junkie' for your swap registration with a link to the pdf file you need with the complete swap information. You will need to know how to download a pdf file. Make sure your PayPal email is correct and can be mailed to or you will not receive very important swap information vital to your participation! This is your responsibility. If you have sent in a PayPal registration and have not received confirmation within 24 hours please email me directly.

As the swap packages arrive, I will scan your ATCs and post them on the creative swaps blog. By registering for the swap you are granting me permission to post your artwork on the creative swaps blog, with credit to you of course. If you have a blog or website and publish your ATCs for the swap, send me the link and I will add this to your post on the creative swaps blog.

Register and make 3 ATCs that include a haiku. 
Send them to me before October 8th!
  • All ATCs must be sized 2.5” x 3.5” (6.4 cm x 8.9 cm) 
  • Your design can be either landscape or portrait orientation
  • Your ATCs can be all fabric, all paper, or a combination
  • Image transfers and transparencies are welcome
  • Painting, collage, drawing, sewing, zentangles, rubber stamps, photography
  • any and all mixed media techniques are acceptable for this ATC swap
  • Your ATCs can be of ALL the SAME design, ALL different , or a mix 
  • The haiku must be placed on either the front or the back of your ATC
  • All ATCs should be handmade - NO photocopies!! 
Any questions please email me. I hope to see you in this swap!
Register here: http://creativeswaps.blogspot.com/p/registration.html
: ^ ) lenna

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