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The Elitist Swap

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Swap Coordinator:ArtsOnFire (contact)
Swap categories: Artist Trading Card (ATC) 
Number of people in swap:31
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:May 31, 2007
Date items must be sent by:June 21, 2007
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

Before you read the req's here, please understand that this is in response to a swap I read that basically said "keep your expectations low." I wanted a swap that says the opposite!

I have just been browsing swaps on swap-bot and I am disapointed in some of the requirements.

It seems as if we are lowering our expectations.

In the spirit of quality and superior craftsmanship, I am starting this swap.

Simple Rules:

  1. Only swappers with a rating of 5 and ZERO No Sends

  2. NO Newbies (sorry, you must establish yourself first). Please join Kimmie's Ratings Booster or another swap to establish a rating. (I love Kimmie's swap and am proud to be part of it)

  3. ONLY your best and finest work. And I mean the BEST work you can produce. Publishable work; work that could be framed and hung on a wall in the Louvre! Get it? You're gonna have to work hard for a heart on this one!

*** International Swappers are welcomed and encouraged!! ***

*** Two partners; One ATC each ***

*** You will have 3 weeks after the swap closes to send ATC's; so get started ***

Discussion

Cloverst 05/10/2007 #

Doing a double check on the number of ATC's required to each partner? How many?

ArtsOnFire 05/10/2007 #

1 High Quality, Fabulous ATC to 2 Partners! Thanks for signing up!

starrycat 05/10/2007 #

I would also like to know how many ATC's are required. I am going on vacation in June, and don't know how much time I'll have for these if it's over 3 or 4 ATC's to a partner.

starrycat 05/10/2007 #

Thank you for replying so quickly!

ArtsOnFire 05/10/2007 #

No problem Little Kitty! I hope you decide to sign up!

user7983 05/10/2007 #

I LOVE this idea. I am new to swap-bot, and have already received some really Fabulous things, but have also received some really hand-me-down stuff...junk drawer stuff. I joined this community so that I could meet folks from around the world, but also so that I could share my art and craftmanship with others. I put my ALL into everything I produce for each swap, and I would only assume that the partners I swap with would do the same. This is YOUR NAME on each item you send, like a "first impression"!! Wouldn't we all like to be fabulous to another person upon our first meeting. I am unable to join this swap at this time, due to not having received any ratings yet, although I have sent out many swaps, so expect the ratings just as soon as they can come in. I would LOVE to be a part of a swap like this again, so possibly consider doing a round two?! Fellow swapers...be proud of your work, aim for the highest possible ratings, and only send things that are fabulous and or useful! Each of you....take care!

deedeenet 05/10/2007 #

Must the ATC be original art (oil, watercolor, pencil etc.)? Can it be collage with ephemera or found objects? Altered pictures? Digital?

ArtsOnFire 05/11/2007 #

You can use any medium as long as it is your highest-quality, best effort. I myself prefer collage/ephemera/found objects, but that's because I stink at digital! ;-)
Just do your best!

OrigamiGrace 05/16/2007 #

Hope I don't jinx myself by signing up:) Looks like an awesome swap!!

jessica 05/20/2007 #

I am joining in hopesthis will force me to take more then a few hours to make an atc. I want to add some of my scrapbook ideas to my atcs. If you don't think my work is good enough (by viewing my flickr) then lemme know & I will drop. :D

Zikuka 05/26/2007 #

I was thinking how can ones "best and finest work" be rated? This is not really unique criteria.

craftgeek 05/31/2007 #

I am sorry but I have to drop from this swap. I hope you have this kind for swap again.

Zikuka 06/ 2/2007 #

Waiting to find out who my partners are (-:

yarnpunk 06/ 3/2007 #

Me too- I just sent a message to the swap host. I joined another swap with a sign-up deadline that ended the same day and got my partner info right away. Technical glitch maybe?

Zikuka 06/ 4/2007 #

CalenderGirl and melful, just been to the post office and mailed your ATCs from Israel, please be patient it sometimes takes 3 weeks for mail to arrive to your countries (-:

OrigamiGrace 06/ 4/2007 #

Mailed today to AlleyCat and Lorraine W!

Cloverst 06/ 4/2007 #

I tried to message the host too to ask if I could be removed, but the computer automatically assigned. I hope the host is ok.

Cloverst 06/ 4/2007 #

Our host seems to have gone AWOL. She has an overdue swap unsent too.

littlemunki 06/ 5/2007 #

Neonmarshmallow and Tiabel, your ATC's were mailed off today :)

ArtsOnFire 06/ 5/2007 #

Sorry for the delay, my computer decided it wanted a vacation i guess. Thanks to swap bot for assigning partners. My swaps will be postal this week.

alleycat 06/ 6/2007 #

My hats off to Oragami Grace, who sent 2 fab. atc's to me...thank you so much, I love them both. Amber in Phoenix, andJen in Michigan, your atc's are on thier way!

junemoon 06/ 6/2007 #

Chris in Wisconsin and Barb in Missouri, envelopes went in the mail this morning.

junemoon 06/ 6/2007 #

Chris in Wisconsin and Barb in Missouri, envelopes went in the mail this morning.

deedeenet 06/ 8/2007 #

Caroyln R. Thank you for the 3 unique ATCs. I liked the special effect with the "behind" atc. Thank you!

user7423 06/11/2007 #

I got mine from Bella The Cat today. Stunning! I wish all ATC swaps were elitet" swaps. These are SO pretty and so well done!

ArtsOnFire 06/11/2007 #

Thanks to everyone for participating. I hope you are all happy with your receives!

yarnpunk 06/12/2007 #

Cloverst in UK & Littlemunki in Australia:

Your ATC's were posted today. They are traveling from Alaska!

deedeenet 06/16/2007 #

I received a wonderful leather ATC today from Aya. My first one of this kind. I'll try to photo it soon and put it into the gallery.

deedeenet 06/16/2007 #

Anat and Alx, your ATCs will leave New Jersey on Monday with the mail.

Artistic 06/20/2007 #

ATCs are headed to my partners. Hope you like them!

Prpldy 06/21/2007 #

Mine went out today. Hope you enjoy them.

user7312 06/30/2007 #

Mine are leaving tommorow. Sorry for the delay. Things got rather hectic here for a bit.

SnaughtyGirl 07/15/2007 #

I received wonderful cards from BlondieBlue and TinaB. Thank you so much, ladies!

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