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thevmatt

thevmatt
Date Joined: September 30, 2009
Last Online: November 12, 2018
Birthday: November 10
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mixed media artist in Lynchburg, VA. My instagram is vmarloweart. I'mma Homeschooling momma of 3....1st, 5th, and 7th. I stay BUSY with extra curricular: karate, swimming, wrestling, basketball, softball, baseball, football.....on and on! lol. I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I have many interests, but am here for swapping. I like to send quality items and works. I mainly join ATC, mixed media, fb/deco, and greeting card type swaps. So, yea....Happy Swapping Y'all.

****Read "Right Now" section to know what is going on right now lol!!****

Hobbies

So, some of my hobbies are martial arts, volleyball, watching youtube crafting/arting videos. I love to look through Pinterest for ideas, and new takes on art/mixed media.

I mainly do mixed media on my ATCs. I love stamped images, stencils, different papers to gelli print on, I LOVE LOVE LOVE gelli printing....if you have not gotten one... DO - you will not regret it!!!

I homeschool the kids. So, I do a lot of researching on all the topics that go along with that;) Its hard...that's all I'm gonna say! LOL!

Things I like to get

Before I list all these "wants"...I just want to say that I am always growing and learning in my art...so one of the best things anyone can give me is more knowledge of their techniques, so if you are sending anything mixed media or handcrafted....a brief or detailed;) explanation of your steps to get what you got is just really awesome and very appreciated!!!

Things I like to receive:

1.) Stamped images: Really any, and I especially love them stamped on WHITE TISSUE PAPER. I will take as many as you can send. The tissue paper is very easy to add to any texture, and then it turns translucent except for the image lines. It's really neat, if you have not tried this, please do, it opens a whole other world. So, some image ideas: - sentiments (any, holiday, hellos, happy birthdays, any!) - Cute girls: I do like bigger images, but any mixed media ones, gorjuss, etc. - ANY mixed media stamps - different colors too. - any shapes, objects: examples are - coffee cups, trees, flowers, shoes, butterflies, houses, postage stamps, clocks, keys, anything;) - Background stamps- any big background stamps would be cool. NOTE If you do decide to send stamped images on tissue paper, don't worry so much about them tearing or being folded, etc. just fold them up flat to mail, no big deal;)

2.) used postage stamps - I collect them and would love any you might have on hand. They can be any...but of course the more unique the "better";) Some of my favorite designs are people, buildings, animals, landscapes, and planes...ok, so I just named about all the design categories...haha. I do like the postage mark on them, not the black sharpie cross over, but I will not refuse a stamp, any will do!

3.) handmade, by you...pretty much anything: Any gelli printed backgrounds, any mixed media-type backgrounds. I probably would use them for ATCs, but I would prefer the cuts larger.....like so they can fit in the envie of course, but almost the size of it...hope that made sense. They don't have to be "perfect"....honestly they will be layered on 1,000 times any ways;) I like handmade card embellishments, ATCs, flip books, etc. I love making greeting cars, so if you make them, I love to see other cards and see how they are put together....get some ideas.

4.) Plain and simple embellishments: nothing fancy or really thick - regular round brads, enamel dots, simple paper flowers, border stickers, border punches (the papers punched out by you, not the punches themselves), plane tags (big ones), journal cards, etc.

5.) die cuts: The papers (not the dies) - doilies, any Tim Holtz alteration or mixed media die cuts, flowers, fences, trees, sentiments for holiday and birthdays...ANYTHING hahaha.

6.) Decorative papers and stickers: Very plain with these too...I like grungy, shabby chic, vintage type card stocks, not really out doorsy bee design type stuff...unless its Tim Holtz grungy looking....pretty much everything looks good with his style.

Stuff I dislike...

I would rather not get any tea bags, cosmetics, candies, or other non craft related things.

I just like nicely put together swaps that fit the requirements...lol! I don't rate down for swaps that I think are ugly or don't agree with.

Swapping with Me:-)

ATC/MIXED MEDIA JAMS: I am active with these so feel free to send!

If your in an "invite only" group that has ANYTHING to do with MIXED MEDIA....invite me please;)

Private MIXED MEDIA swaps welcome....send me a message and set one up!

I usually always have excess Art Decos...if your wanting some, just ask. I prefer USA only. Thanks!

CURRENT STATUS on SWAPS!!!

Right now...

10/13 It's more stable....hopefully getting this boot off soon! lol!

9/23 - So, I have a severely sprained ankle...happened about 5 days ago. I cannot walk on it...and thus makes it hard to get crafting done...when it's more stable and I'm able to stand and walk on it, I will pick back up again. Hopefully it won't be much longer;)

Feb. 22 I had a radical hysterectomy to remove cervical cancer...it was isolated with no lymph invasion. I am trying to stay motivated for a healthier lifestyle...and really taking the time for myself and doing the things I love which are swapping here and doing mixed media paintings. I remind myself over and over, its okay to say no, I don't have to do everything. I post my art on Instagram, which is fun to have that community.

Ratings

mandymo rated for YTPC Painted papers on Nov 10, 2018
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Comment: Wowza! Thank you for the incredible painted papers! They are gorgeous and you definitely went above and beyond! The envelope might be my favorite part. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with me!#
Response: Thanks so much! I am really happy you liked it!
vlhafer54 rated for Card Making Challenge #53 on Sep 13, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great card - I love the mixed media - I have trouble coloring outside the lines - love the envelope too - Happy swapping!
Response: I am happy you liked it...I think the card is "different"...I don't see many mixed media greeting cards....unless they are on Pinterest! lol..but I mean in swaps;)
5
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Comment: Love the coin and your envelope too!
Response: I am so glad it arrived and you like it!
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Comment: Cute coin! Thank you. :)
Response: Thanks!!
user2148 rated for MMA - Mixed Media Envelopes on Sep 6, 2018
5
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Comment: Gorgeous envies and thank you so much for the additional art! Love all your yummy layers! Beautiful!!
Response: Yay! I am happy that you enjoyed my swap!
carol rated for USA: Here Comes the Sun-August on Aug 26, 2018
5
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Comment: Very cool effect! I love the 2 suns.
Response: Sweet! I am glad you liked it!
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Mixed Media Mail Art "Fly" on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: Hi Vanessa - Thank you so much for the incredibly gorgeous Fly Mail Art. I think we are Mixed Media Soul Mates, lol... I absolutely love what you come up with and this one is genius!!! Talk to you soon -Vanne
Response: Yes, I think so too;) Hope we have many more swaps together!
jenmcjen rated for Intl: Here Comes The Sun: August on Aug 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much! This card is absolutely beautiful. All the painted layers make it really pop, just amazing!
Response: Thanks! I am so glad you liked it!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the decos!
Response: Your welcome, thanks for rating!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the deco! :)
Response: Thanks so much!!
JaneInSD rated for Card Making Challenge #52 on Jul 29, 2018
5
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Comment: Hi stranger!!! It's so great to hear from you!! I'm with you, I haven't had a chance to pen pal either - things are so insane right now. Cora is doing well. She got a bath today & is currently mad at me. Lol. congrats on 4 dogs. Lots of work but lots of love!! I love the card you made. It is SO creative!! You are very talented!! It was so great hearing from you. Let's try to stay in touch as our schedule allows! :-)
Response: Sounds like a plan!! I am so glad the card went to you. I intend on doing more of the sketches as well. Talk to you later!!
Aladyjackson rated for Private Atc swap (mixed media) on Jul 29, 2018
5
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Comment: I love what you did with this ATC! What did you use to get the effect on the butterfly?! Very cool!
Response: The butterfly was many back and forth layers of paint, metallic luster, white paint and metallic luster. The whole card was sprayed with gloss sealer/varnish...that always adds a little more depth too. Glad you liked it!!
Arhel rated for Beginner ATC Swap - 03 on Jul 29, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you! I love the ATC, and I also appreciate the extra backgrounds you sent! <3
Response: Yay! I am glad you liked it.
Gobarb rated for EASU: Modeling Paste ATC on Jul 24, 2018
5
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Comment: Hi Vanessa. I received my ATC in the mail today. Thank you for taking the time to make it for me. working with mixed media is fun. πŸ˜€
Response: Yes! So much fun!!
doodlebugdezines rated for MMA: Gelli and More Envie on Jul 22, 2018
5
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Comment: I’m in love with your Swap!! Appreciate the journey of your envie creation written down to share... and all the extras!!! πŸ’
Response: That one was very fun to make...I felt a little awkward addressing the back of the envelope, but when it was all "said and done", I think I could get use to it;)
veronicallama rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #7 on Jul 20, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the very interesting selection of swappables!
Response: Your welcome, glad you liked it!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG: Handmade Postcard - USA on Jul 20, 2018
5
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Comment: Love your pc - came out beautiful!! Thank you!
Response: Thanks so much!! I happy you liked it;)
bjmonroe rated for CC: July Sender's Choice Postcard on Jul 17, 2018
5
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Comment: I love this postcard! I wish I could give you more than one heart. I am going to frame it and put it on the wall next to a corner of my bedroom where I have little things that have really caught my eye. Thank you so much! Thanks also for telling me of all the steps it took to get it this inviting. Wish I lived next door to you so few could spill some paint together.
Response: Haha... that would be awesome! Thanks! So glad you liked it!!
user6937 rated for Postage Stamp Creations on May 7, 2018
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Comment: The details on this tag are awesome - it's so nice, it's going on display! Thank you!!!
Response: Thanks for understanding when I didn't fully understand the swap! Glad you like it!!
lacedrawers rated for Just to Say Hello Swap on May 3, 2018
5
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Comment: The ATC was so beautiful! Thank you for such a thoughtfully written notecard. <3
Response: Glad you liked it!!

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Comments

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:


Happy Halloween!

Aladyjackson on Sep 30, 2018:

Sorry to read about your ankle! Feel better soon, I have a swap idea to share with you when you are up and ...runningπŸ‘€(get the pun??) *schnarkys!! πŸ€—

Aladyjackson on Jul 30, 2018:

It was amazing, this is REALLY mixed media art, I truly love it! And the backgrounds you made for me were scrumptious I canNOT wait to use them! I also cannot wait to do my entries in these awesome decos! Except the geisha one, I have no idea what I can do there but I’m gonna try!! Thanks again for this swap. You are so talented!

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