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Funky Monster ATC Swap

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Funky Monster ATC Swap
Swap Coordinator:travelgirl (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Crafts  Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:9
Location:International
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:December 31, 2008
Date items must be sent by:January 15, 2009
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

I fell in love with the cutest funky little monsters and I am obessed with ATC's! This swap is for all of you out there who love monsters, funky things and ATCs! Lets get creative and FuNkY!! Please do not add stickers to paper and call it done. You should have at least two to three elements such as chalk, paint, ink, glitter, stickers, markers, pencils, fabric etc! Have Fun with it!! 2 partners - 1 atc each

Rules: You must have completed 15 swaps No - no sends No - 1's within 2 months

Happy Swapping! Email me with any questions~

Discussion

KatarinaNavane 12/16/2008 #

Your "at least 2-3 elements" rule isn't very nice to people who do hand drawn ATCs.

poeticpaper 12/16/2008 #

I've seen some ATC swaps that say no "flat" ATCs and I'm sorta wondering why people don't want handrawn ones...

KatarinaNavane 12/16/2008 #

In general I'd rather have a hand drawn or hand panted card than a more scrapbooky one.

Carly4Peace 12/16/2008 #

Yeah...handrawn should be part of it....how 'bout it?=]I should have 15 swaps done by the time the deadline is here.=]

momoeight 12/16/2008 #

seems to me that they can be hand drawn. Just use two mediums, like pen and ink and watercolor, or Sharpies and colored pencils. I think travelgirl is just trying to assure that people put some effort into it.

This is a perfect swap for my 14yo son. Is it OK if he does the swap? I'll add in one of mine too so my partners will get two.

KatarinaNavane 12/17/2008 #

It just doesn't seem like the best way to ensure people spend time on it to me. I spend a lot more time on my straight pen and ink drawings than one might on a lot of things that would qualify. For instance, here: http://KatarinaNavane.deviantart.com/art/Artist-Trading-Cards-1-99516189

The bottom right and bottom center cards are straight pen drawing and would not meet this rule when I probably spent more time on those two than the rest on that page combined.

KatarinaNavane 12/17/2008 #

(note: regardless of my protests, this swap's on my watchlist and I'll join if the timing works out. I have a lot of cards that would qualify, http://KatarinaNavane.deviantart.com/art/Artist-Trading-Cards-12-106547044
bottom right here, for instance. The rule just rules out a lot of cards that I like better. I may send multiple cards to each--as long as one for each person follows the rule i'm good, right? :P )

travelgirl 12/17/2008 #

Thank you for all the great feedback, my goal was to insure that someone doesnt just send a plain card with a sticker or two slapped on it or one embellishment and a internet photo. I wanted everyone to use several elements and maybe think outside their own comfort zone and try something new or try adding something new to the same style they normally do. Straight pen/ink drawing are great and some people are uber talented but I really was looking for multiple elements. Feel free to send multiple ATC's if you feel that you want to.

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