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Altered Text ATC Swap #3--Silver/Gray

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Altered Text ATC Swap #3--Silver/Gray
Swap Coordinator:agonysdecay (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Artist Trading Card (ATC)  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:37
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.90
Last day to signup/drop:March 24, 2012
Date items must be sent by:April 7, 2012
Number of swap partners:2

FYI: The image shown won't always depict the color for each swap, they are only examples, make sure to pay attention to what color each swap is:)

I'm really fond of making Altered Text ATCs. They are quite simple and fun to come up with the end result. The rules are pretty basic. Make a standard size ATC and use a book page as your foundation. Maybe attach a piece of cardstock under your book page to help make your ATC stronger. You will then make up your own phrase, sentence, story, etc out of the words on the book page you have on your ATC. The image I've chosen is simple and basic but yours can be more elaborate or even more abrubt and to the point. Your chosen text can be vague and abstract in a way as well.

You can use a book page, magazine page, any type of page. Essentually you'll be making a random phrase or sentence from various words on your page. If you are using foreign language pages, please include what your phrase/chosen text means and says.

Once you've figured out your phrase, sentence, story or what have you, you'll attach them all together so that your partner can see your chosen text. Once you've done this your next job is to coat it with SILVER...Try for SILVER but gray would be acceptable. It can be any silver/gray tones. Think paint, markers, glitter, any type of covering with color is just fine. You can add embellishments, stamps, stamped images, images, or anything you'd like. OR you can keep it simple like the ATC pictured.

Since I've seen great interest, we will be doing tons of these, once I assign partners for all swaps, I will post the next one so please check it out if you want to join!

This ATC is senders choice but it is always nice to check out your partners profile and perhaps create this ATC based on their style. For example, I'm a spooky gal and I like spooky things so you could, IF you wanted, create one that would be profile based. HOWEVER, you don't have to, you can make it any way you choose!!!!

You will have two partners to send one ATC to, for a total of 2 ATCs.

I'm putting a rating of 4.9 allowed because everyone deserves second chances.

If you'd like to check out more examples of Altered Text, simply go here and you'll see many:

Altered Text Examples

The possibilities are endless and these are fun!

Again, I will post more of these in different color themes and in free themes.

Oh, and if your an 'anti-ripping up books fan' save your comments and drama and simply bi-pass this swap!


BleedingBlack 03/14/2012 #

Just in case my comment is missed in the Blue swap: I missed sign up for Altered Text #2 Blue due to being in the hospital and my daughter being in the NICU. I did the first one and I'm doing this one. Is anyone willing to do a private Blue Altered Text ATC swap with me so I dont miss #2?

luvdmb36 03/14/2012 #

I just want to be sure that I understand the basics. Silver/grey has to be the DOMINANT color, right? (So no other color should be present?) Thanks!! Just want to be sure I do it right!

agonysdecay 03/15/2012 #

@BleedingBlack I'll do a private swap with you, just PM me;)

@luvdmb36 yes silver/gray is the dominant color, you want to make sure that your chosen saying/sentence/story is seen the most, while the color I've chosen is seen in all other areas. No other colors than silver/gray, however the embellishments can be other colors;) Here is an example of what most Altered Text ATCs look like, this was the one before this one:

Altered Text ATC #2---Blue

I hope this helps.

Jan 03/15/2012 #

I missed the green one, so I would love to do a private swap - I could do blue for you and you could do green for me. Just a thought ... My silver cards are finished and waiting for partners. :)

Jan 03/15/2012 #

My last comment was @BleedingBlack CC to @agonysdecay :)

agonysdecay 03/16/2012 #

Damn @Jan you are quick! Lmk if anyone needs to swap for cards they missed:) Just PM me;)

jj9jj 03/17/2012 #

I missed the sign-up date for the blue Altered Text ATC swap. If you want to do a private swap for any of the colors, please message me. I understand if you have already committed to someone else. I will get a Blue one eventually!

agonysdecay - maybe you would consider having a make-up swap after a couple more. I could host it if you want.

agonysdecay 03/18/2012 #

@jj9jj I will do one with ya;) Just PM me. We can also do makeup swaps if we get enough people who need them;)

ixykix 03/19/2012 #

I'm doing a private swap for blue ones - if anyone wants to join in PM me for the password :)

If anyone else sets up any more altered text swaps, private or public I'd love to join as many as I can

@agonysdecay thanks for this series - I'd never thought of doing a colour themed selection before and I love it!

agonysdecay 03/20/2012 #

@ixykix I am going to do all colors, color combos, ones with images, etc. However, I like your themed ones. It makes people think harder! The green one was before the blue one. I am doing private swaps for those who missed the blue one. You may get people to join who missed out;)

margoartist 03/21/2012 #

I missed the blue one too. Would anyone like to do a blue for me and I can trade another color or another card?

agonysdecay 03/21/2012 #

I will do a private one with ya @margoartist if you haven't found someone;)

raechsmith 03/21/2012 #
raechsmith 03/21/2012 #

Sorry, on my "smart" phone haha But I missed the blue one as well! Private swap maybe?

truckermikeswife 03/22/2012 #

I've jumped in on this one and will have one ready for swap by the end of the night, but I missed out on the green & blue. Any way I could jump in with a few people on the privates?

lilpuddn 03/22/2012 #

What color was the first one? I would love to do a private swap with someone for it. I missed it. Thank u in advance.

truckermikeswife 03/23/2012 #

@lilpuddn I'd be happy to do a green makeup with you!

agonysdecay 03/23/2012 #

@raechsmith sure we can do a private swap! Just PM me!

@truckermikeswife lmk if you want to do a private swap for any;) PM me!

@lilpuddn the first one was green. If you need to do a private swap as well, just PM me;)

thebragal 03/24/2012 #

This should be a type three swap. Type 3 is package OR CRAFT and as these are hand crafted, they qualify even though flat. Just like a hand made bookmark or greeting card. I do hope you will change it. Rachel also left directions in the forums (it was ages ago) saying that ATCs are 3s so it's not just MHO. Thanks!

thebragal 03/24/2012 #

Maybe since so many make ups seem to be needed, the coordinator could run a make up half way through the series or at the end. I'm just starting now too.

agonysdecay 03/25/2012 #

I'll think about running a make up swap:) As far as the type swap, I'll change it but I think it really qualifies as type 2.

ixykix 03/25/2012 #

If anyone missed out and wants to do a private swap for altered text ATCs or POSTCARDS, let me know :-)

luv2kraft 04/29/2012 #

Rachel Smith,no card,no message,where are you?

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