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171  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Shooty Triangle shirt for my Hubby on: February 01, 2012 01:30:07 PM
My husband has been bugging me for months to make him a shirt!  Always saying I'm making everyone else stuff but him.  Well, it is true lately, but he does own A LOT of stenciled shirts that I've made, but only one with freezer paper stenciling.  Well, now he has TWO!  Look out! 

He found an image, probably off the cheezburger app on his iphone, and declared he must have it on a shirt!  I don't know why I resisted for so long, since it was such a simple and whimsical shirt to do.  Took hardly any time at all!

Here is the finished project:

Silly shooty rainbow!  Again, I used the freezer paper stenciling method and fabric paint, and used one of those triangle sponges that you use to apply makeup to dab on the paint.

And progress shots:

Here is the first stencil ironed on, and then with the white fabric paint dabbed on.


Here's what it looks like without the stencil on.  And then some of the rainbow.  I did the red and the  purple on one stencil first, then the blue and yellow on another stencil.


The last stencil had the orange and blue on it.  Then with a fine tip paint brush, I added the black lines by hand and made the division between the white section more noticeable.  I do it this way, instead of making a stencil for it, because I usually have problems with the layers bleeding after there is already a layer of paint on, especially when its such a thin line.  It comes out cleaner this way. 


And then right before I was leaving for work, the light was coming through the blinds perfectly!  The picture my husband sent me also had light on the image like this, so I had to snap some pictures of it. 

Thanks for looking!
172  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / ONGOING ATC SWAP - FEBRUARY 2012 - CLOSED! on: January 27, 2012 01:02:52 PM



ONGOING ATC SWAP--FEBRUARY 2012
An uber-addicting swap that runs all month long!

Welcome fellow Craftsterers!

YAY YAY!  Up and running again, here is the amazingly addicting, completely irresistible ongoing ATC swap! (You know you want to join!)

So, come one, come all!  You, too, can have "envelopes o' fun" in your mailbox!  (giggle)

This is a simple and easy swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you.  People of all levels of ATC-making are welcome.



Discussion Thread -Questions and discussion can be posted here.
 
Swap FAQs -Everything you need to know about swapping.

ATC FAQs -Everything you need to know about ATCs.


Please post pictures of your cards here.



Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - February 2012
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jillybeans
Sign-up date range: Today until February 29th, 2012
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES (gozer)
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER Please send to jillybeans, and include the words "February Ongoing ATC swap--request to join" in the email title.

*Name of swap  Ongoing ATC Swap - February 2012
*Craftster username
*Email address
*Your real name
*Mailing address including the country
*Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
*Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
*Are you a Friend of Craftster?
*What is the exact size of an ATC?
*Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive? (if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you, so that they are able to take pictures before sending)
*Are you aware that if an ATC is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?  
*When sending send/receive notifications to the swap organizer, there are four juicy pieces of information that must be included about each ATC.  What are they?  (Scroll down in the swap info under this questionnaire to the area "Once you have sent or received a card"; the answer is in red.)


*Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join this swap!  Sign-ups are open all month--YAY!  PM me the above questionnaire to get started, and please wait to be accepted into the swap before making any claims.  Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps.* This is a super-uber-amazingly-stupendous swap, So Have Fun!  



HOW THIS SWAP WORKS:

Claims are made throughout the month.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim.

You can make as many (or as few) claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. (An outstanding claim is a card that has not been received; when that card is received your number of outstanding claims goes down leaving you open to bring it back up to 7 or 10.)

Posting of received ATCs is required for this swap.  

CLAIMING

1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...
This continues through the end of the month, when the swap organizer makes the final claim and closes out the claiming part of the swap.

2. How many claims can be made by each individual:

The number of claims each person is allowed depends on the following criteria:
*Friends of Craftster: 10 claims
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 7 claims
*First time swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been sent, and its new owner has reported it received, the first time swapper is free to make more claims, either 7 or 10 dependent on being an FOC or not.

3. How to make a claim:

A claim post should include the following information:
1. The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
2. Statistical info about your current swap claims status:
Claims = Claims currently outstanding (ie., how many not yet received by their new owners.) (This number goes down each time a claim is received, and up each time you make a claim.)
Sent = anything currently in the mail.
Received = the cards received by the people you've sent them to.
3. Your location.
4. Your personal preferences.
5. Your list of themes


SAMPLE CLAIMS POST:

Quote
I claim GenericFabulosaSwapper for heffalumps/weasels ATC.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.  

My themes are:
1)   sneezing
2)   purple people eaters
3)   wandering men of grief
4)   jumping jehosophats
5)   birds in hats

ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A CLAIM:

1. Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address
2. You have 2 weeks to complete each card, and have it in the mail to its new owner.  


ONCE YOU HAVE SENT OR RECEIVED A CARD
1. Please PM the organizer when you send or receive a card.  (It's also good to notify the person you received from or are sending to.)  December ATC Swap--Sent[/i] or December ATC Swap--Received (or some variant of that, lol)
3.  Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3)who sent it to whom(4), in each email to the ATC swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received ATCs.  (That's four juicy pieces of important information that make my life as a swap organizer OH so easy!) Easy as pie!

For example, you could use this format:
I sent some ATCs today!  

Send by 12/16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop ---> YowzaSwapper = fantasmic theme

Send by 12/17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop ---> WowwieSwapper = stupendous theme
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --->WooHooYeeHawSwapper 07 = yet another fascinating theme

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THIS IN EVERY PM!!!

This lets the organizer easily access the swap info, so it can be updated.  

POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
It is OH so important to post pictures of the amazing cards you receive!  This is the best way in the world to let it be known how special it is that you've received a wonderful treasure of someone else's creativity!  

Please post pictures/scans of your received cards in the gallery (or make arrangements with your partner to do so).

FEEDBACK
Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received.   Good communication is always cool!  And be sure and post those pictures in the gallery!

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer, jillybeans, or co-organizer, gozer.  This thread is specifically for claims only.    
173  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / My December 2011 ATCs on: January 11, 2012 12:36:05 PM
And I'm finally finishing off 2011's ATCs!  Here are the ones I made for December's Ongoing ATC Swap (as well as personal swaps). 


To simplyshereena for her potions theme and mistressH's Mr. Hankey theme.


To ThreadOrYarn for her monochromatic theme.


To indigo_roses for her Christmas theme.


To indigo_roses for her Christmas theme.


To mistressH for her fetishes theme.


To Oath Keeper for her Video Games theme and to gala_apples for her ABC hobbies theme.


To TwistedTruth and gala_apples for their Zombie theme.


To Oath Keeper for the Sexy Supernaturals theme and to MunLtStmper for her LOL cats theme.

Thanks for looking!
174  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / My November 2011 ATCs! on: January 09, 2012 12:21:15 PM
Here are the ATC I did in November for the Ongoing ATC Swap!



To Robinpich for her magazine strip techniques theme.


To MargiePoo for her Harry Potter ABCs and to ThreadOrYarn for Trees theme.


To RaeRaggs for her World of Warcraft theme.


To imera for her legends theme.


To imera for her legends theme and ysmeine for trees & nature theme.


To coryjo for her countdown to Christmas theme and to Brackish Potato for her countdown to Christmas theme.


To ysmeine for her birds theme.


To c*lientje for her flowers theme.


To TwistedTruth for her Harry Potter ABCs theme and imera's Vintage theme.


To mintdawn for her Stephen theme.


To gozer for her cute animals smoking cigarettes theme.

Thanks for looking!
175  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Ongoing ATC Swap - January 2012 Gallery on: January 03, 2012 05:22:50 PM


Show off the amazing ATCs you've received in January 2012's Ongoing ATC Swap here!
176  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Ongoing ATC Swap discussion thread for 2012! on: January 01, 2012 06:06:16 PM
Since its a new year its time for a new discussion thread for this year's Ongoing ATC Swap!  Lets make some art together! 

Happy New Year, everyone!  <3
177  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / My last name spelled out in ATCs on: December 31, 2011 03:25:01 PM
da da da DAAAAAA!  Presenting my newly mounted last name in ATCs from my lovely craftsters.  I acquired these wonderful little babies from the Ongoing ATC Swap.


From left to right we have ATCs from c*lientje (C), ysmeine (O), RobinPich (M, G, N, and last O), ThreadOrYarn (P), and JillHogan (O)

The ATCs are on a painted particle board.

Here is mounted on the wall above my BIL & SIL's wedding frame.


I pretty much love it.  Thank you so much, my fellow craftsters! 
178  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / ONGOING ATC SWAP - JANUARY 2012 (CLOSED!) on: December 31, 2011 08:27:13 AM

(A sampling of Mountain and Clouds's collection of ATCs from her ATC Size Tarot Card theme!  Beautiful job, craftsters!)


ONGOING ATC SWAP--JANUARY 2012
An uber-addicting swap that runs all month long!

Welcome fellow Craftsterers!

YAY YAY!  Up and running again, here is the amazingly addicting, completely irresistible ongoing ATC swap! (You know you want to join!)

So, come one, come all!  You, too, can have "envelopes o' fun" in your mailbox!  (giggle)

This is a simple and easy swap, with your level of participation determined entirely by you.  People of all levels of ATC-making are welcome.


Discussion Thread -Questions and discussion can be posted here.  This is a new thread for a new year, everyone, so update your bookmarks!  
 
Swap FAQs -Everything you need to know about swapping.

ATC FAQs -Everything you need to know about ATCs.


-Please post pictures of your cards here.


Very basic swap info:
Swap name: Ongoing ATC Swap - January 2012
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: jillybeans
Sign-up date range: Today until January, 31st, 2012
Date to send item by: 2 weeks after you claim
Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): NO
Additional Age requirement? NO
*International shipping is required*
*DC #s are not required, but you will have to resend if the ATC is not received*

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES  (gozer)
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 18 years old: YES



QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER Please send to jillybeans, and include the words "January Ongoing ATC swap--request to join" in the email title.

*Name of swap  Ongoing ATC Swap - January 2012
*Craftster username
*Email address
*Your real name
*Mailing address including the country
*Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
*Confirm that are at least 16 years old or, if not, that you have moderator approval(YES/NO)
*Are you a Friend of Craftster?
*What is the exact size of an ATC?
*Do you have access to a camera or scanner so you can post pictures here of what you receive? (if not, you need to tell anyone who claims you, so that they are able to take pictures before sending)
*Are you aware that if an ATC is lost in the mail, you are required to resend?
*Have you read the entire swap information for this swap?  
*When sending send/receive notifications to the swap organizer, there are four juicy pieces of information that must be included about each ATC.  What are they?  (Scroll down in the swap info under this questionnaire to the area "Once you have sent or received a card"; the answer is in red.   )


*Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join this swap!  Sign-ups are open all month--YAY!  PM me the above questionnaire to get started, and please wait to be accepted into the swap before making any claims.  Please make sure you are not late or flakey in any of your other swaps.* This is a super-uber-amazingly-stupendous swap, So Have Fun!  



HOW THIS SWAP WORKS:

Claims are made throughout the month.  You have two weeks from the time you make a claim to send that claim.

You can make as many (or as few) claims as you want throughout the month as long as you never go over your allowed amount of outstanding claims. (An outstanding claim is a card that has not been received; when that card is received your number of outstanding claims goes down leaving you open to bring it back up to 7 or 10.)

Posting of received ATCs is required for this swap.  

CLAIMING

1. Claims are made using the following procedure:

Person A (the swap organizer) will begin the swap by posting a list of themes in this swap thread.
Person B will choose a theme from one of A's themes and make a claim by posting his/her own list (see below for formatting of post).
Person C will make a claim on one of B's themes and post his/her own list.
Person D will make a claim on one of C's themes and post his/her own list etc...
This continues through the end of the month, when the swap organizer makes the final claim and closes out the claiming part of the swap.

2. How many claims can be made by each individual:

The number of claims each person is allowed depends on the following criteria:
*Friends of Craftster: 10 claims
*Those who aren't Friends of Craftster: 7 claims
*First time swappers (whether Friends of Craftster or not): 1 claim.  Once the initial claim has been sent, and its new owner has reported it received, the first time swapper is free to make more claims, either 7 or 10 dependent on being an FOC or not.

3. How to make a claim:

A claim post should include the following information:
1. The theme you are choosing and who youre sending it to.
2. Statistical info about your current swap claims status:
Claims = Claims currently outstanding (ie., how many not yet received by their new owners.) (This number goes down each time a claim is received, and up each time you make a claim.)
Sent = anything currently in the mail.
Received = the cards received by the people you've sent them to.
3. Your location.
4. Your personal preferences.
5. Your list of themes


SAMPLE CLAIMS POST:

Quote
I claim GenericFabulosaSwapper for heffalumps/weasels ATC.  

3 claims, 2 sent, 1 received

I live in Massachusetts, USA.  I would prefer not to receive anything violent, political, or religious.  

My themes are:
1)   sneezing
2)   purple people eaters
3)   wandering men of grief
4)   jumping jehosophats
5)   birds in hats

ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A CLAIM:

1. Send a personal message to the person you have claimed and request their address
2. You have 2 weeks to complete each card, and have it in the mail to its new owner.  

ONCE YOU HAVE SENT OR RECEIVED A CARD
1. Please PM the organizer when you send or receive a card.  (It's also good to notify the person you received from or are sending to.)  December ATC Swap--Sent[/i] or December ATC Swap--Received (or some variant of that, lol)
3.  Be sure and include (1) the "send by" date, as well as (2) the theme and (3)who sent it to whom(4), in each email to the ATC swap organizer, when you're referring to sent or received ATCs.  (That's four juicy pieces of important information that make my life as a swap organizer OH so easy!) Easy as pie!

For example, you could use this format:
I sent some ATCs today!  

Send by 12/16:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop ---> YowzaSwapper = fantasmic theme

Send by 12/17:
MeCraftsterMemberBloop ---> WowwieSwapper = stupendous theme
MeCraftsterMemberBloop --->WooHooYeeHawSwapper 07 = yet another fascinating theme

PLEASE REMEMBER TO INCLUDE THIS IN EVERY PM!!!

This lets the organizer easily access the swap info, so it can be updated.  

POSTING PIX OF ATCs RECEIVED
It is OH so important to post pictures of the amazing cards you receive!  This is the best way in the world to let it be known how special it is that you've received a wonderful treasure of someone else's creativity!  

Please post pictures/scans of your received cards in the gallery (or make arrangements with your partner to do so).

FEEDBACK
Positive feedback will be given when all of the cards you sent have been received.   Good communication is always cool!  And be sure and post those pictures in the gallery!

ANY QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions please post them in the discussion thread or PM the organizer, jillybeans, or co-organizer, gozer.  This thread is specifically for claims only.    
179  NEEDLEWORK / Needlework: Completed Projects / Have you tried turning it off and on again? on: December 28, 2011 03:10:44 PM
This summer I did my very first cross stitch project.  I started small and did a head shot of Moss from the IT Crowd that I did for the Ongoing ATC Swap.  My BIL saw it and loved it and told me to add it to my list of gift ideas that I keep on my phone.  Done and done!  After that, I knew I needed to make him the entire pattern for Christmas.  So, here is my first big cross stitching project!  YAY!

I used this pattern from Dork Stitch:  http://www.dorkstitch.com/roy-and-moss-from-the-it-crowd/


TADA!  All framed up and everything!  I'm super proud of it.  ^_^  And my BIL was so excited to get it.  He said he is gonna take it to work and hang it there.

Here are a couple unframed pictures:




Thanks for looking!
180  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Wands! Expelliarmus! on: December 28, 2011 02:29:44 PM
Yes, you've seen these before from other craftsters, but I just had to share my Harry Potter wands.  I originally made some for my partner in the Mini 13 Days of Halloween swap.  I loved making them so much, that I decided I would make some as stocking stuffers for Christmas this year for my family.

I used this tutorial:   http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-awesome-Harry-Potter-wand-from-a-sheet-of-/

In it, you use hot glue, paper, and acrylic paint to make wands.  I sprayed them with a clear coat at the end, as well.  They turn out so incredibly cool!

Here's the whole group:




And because I love pictures so much, here is one of each:














Needless to say, I got expelliarmused quite a bit on Christmas morning.  ^_^  They were so much fun and so easy to make, that I'm finding that I really want to make a whole bunch more!  ^_^  I foresee a future full of wands!

Thanks for looking!
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