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1  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Assemblage ATC on: December 05, 2019 06:20:02 PM
This is an ATC but since its not paper based Im putting it in the misc forum.
The base is a 2.5x3.5 canvas. The theme was metallic so I decided to go all out. Most of the components are metal. Then painted black and brushed with teal. And then a few non-painted pieces added at the end.

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Cinch bag with front pocket on: December 05, 2019 06:34:40 AM
I made this for BigBangMomma in the Mini 12 Days of Christmas swap.  It was one of her main wishes and she likes sloths and I was lucky to find some cute sloth material.

Sewing is not my strong suit so it always makes me a little anxious and it was the first time using grommets.  Wow. you really have to hit those suckers hard!.

But I'm happy how it turned out.

3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Assemblage Star on: December 05, 2019 06:19:11 AM
I made this assemblage star for the Color in a Box swap.  My partner's color choice was Copper and Turquoise.

The base was these paper mache stars I found at Micahels

The stars measured 4.75" x 4.75" x 0.38" and I glued 3 together and base painted in black then went over with many dry brush coats of turquoise and metallic copper paint.
4  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Flora the Succulent Doll on: December 04, 2019 06:50:07 AM
I made Flora for BigBangMomma in the Mini 12 Days of Christmas Swap.

I found the pattern on etsy (google flora succulent doll) and made some adjustments.
Her skirt folds up into a pot or folds down so she can stand.  I made her a fancy purse and a warm scarf and her very own pet sloth.

I'm just going to upload a ton of photos.  I love Flora and it was hard to give her away but I know I sent her to a great home!  It was also hard to stop making accessories for her!

5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Tea cards on: October 09, 2019 06:26:02 AM
I made tea themed notecards for the recent tea swap.

The embossed papers I received in a swap from BigBangMomma!  The tea cups are clipart I printed out on cardstock colored in with my new Bianyo markers that I got for a really good deal on Amazon.

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Crocheted doily and cup cozy on: October 09, 2019 06:19:30 AM
I made a doily for a tea pot and a tea cup cozy for the tea swap that just wrapped up.  My partner is a Doctor Who fan so I used Tardis colors.  And a round granny "square" stitch.  I am seriously thinking about making myself a doily.  I love the colors.

7  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / ATCoin Swap R3 on: June 29, 2019 12:58:17 PM

Original post


BigBangMomma sends to CDEeeek, audio, gozer

CDEeeek sends to Smmarrt, BigBangMomma, pioneer9
geekgirl sends to Smmarrt, pioneer9, imera
gozer sends to kwality, BigBangMomma
imera sends to Smmarrt, geekgirl, SonjaBoo
kwality sends to gozer, MissingWillow
MissingWillow sends to kwality, SonjaBoo
Smmarrt sends to geekgirl, imera, CDEeeek
SonjaBoo sends to imera, MissingWillow, pioneer9
pioneer9 sends to geekgirl, CDEeeek, SonjaBoo
audio sends to BigBangMomma
8  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Artist Trading Coins - Round 3 on: June 12, 2019 05:22:05 AM
Swap name: Artist Trading Coins - Round 3


Craftster member who is organizing this swap: geekgirl1000100
Sign-up date range: June 12 - June 21 at 5pm
Date to send item by: July 21

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? no
If so, which country?

Additional Age requirement? Must be 16 years old or older.
*Tracking #s are not required since these will be flat and possibly mailed for a single 1 or 2 ounce stamp, but you will have to resend if the card is not received*
* You can opt out of any International shipping but I would like to encourage people not to, an International stamp from the US is only $1.15.  This would be a good cheap swap to send internationally if you don't normally.

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
- 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 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that a Tracking number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

What is an ATCoin?  It's like an ATC but instead of a 2.5"x3" rectangle, you work on a 2.5" circle.
If you don't have a 2.5" punch and want to buy blanks that are pre-cut, I found at least one etsy shop that sells them:

Previous Gallery:
Round 1
Round 2

Examples of ATCoins:

You can also check out youtube and pinterest.

You will:
* make 3 ATCoins for your partner using the themes they list on their questionnaire
* choose 1, 2, or 3 partners
* use sturdy backgrounds. ATCoin backgrounds, like ATCs should be fairly sturdy. For example, printer paper would not be a good background, but cardstock or light cardboard is.

Please Note:
1. PMs should be labeled "Artist Trading Coins" with the appropriate action - Signup, send, receive.
2. Make ATCoins that you would like to receive. Do your best work.
3. I reserve the right to refuse anyone who has a history of poor communication, late sending, or not meeting swap requirements in any other ways.
4. Please post in the thread regularly so we know you're still around; also please communicate upfront with your partner and organizer if there may be/are any issues with late sending. Communication will be noted in feedback.

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap: ATCoins
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? (if your ATCoins are flat without raise embellishments, an international stamp from the Us is only $1.15!)
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

Any allergens in your home?
Do you have any allergies?

Do you want 1, 2, or 3 partners?
What are your favorite colors?
Any colors/themes/mediums that you absolutely dislike?

Please list 10 themes, fandoms, general ideas of ATCoins you'd like to receive.  10 is a lot but it's nice to give your partner options!
If you are new to ATCs or ATCoins and need ideas, you could check out the monthly ATC swap and see what people list as themes.  you can be very specific ("cats walking on tightropes" or very generic ("woodland animals").


Pinterest (or other link) to give your partner an idea of what you like:
Anything else you would like your partner to know:


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.

9  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Scrappy Embellishments on: March 20, 2019 05:52:51 AM

I decided to put this thread under Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: Reconstructed because except for the printed words and staples everything I used was scraps of scraps.

I got the idea from this facebook video
For those that don't use FB, the original poster was Elise Shaw and here are some screenshots of her tags

Her's were pretty uniform in shape, I deviated from that.  The backs (that you can't see) are cut from a sturdy piece of junk mail.  I used small pieces of random papers I had leftover from cutting up gelli prints scraps and other papers for greeting cards and ATCs, tiny bits of ribbon and lace, and tissue paper that I had thrown into a box, etc.

I started gluing the layers together but wasn't totally happy with them, some of them were a little bulky so the word on top didn't lay flat so then I stapled the rest together.  I used to hate visible staples but after watching so many mixed media art / embellishment videos staple things, I have learned to embrace staples.

And after LB&BB mentioned colored staples I got out the colored staples I had for my staple board (which I hate BTW) and made some more.  The colored staples I had are kind of crap and jammed a lot in my stapler (but they jam on the staple board also).  In the second batch I also used some tiny scraps of fabric I had on some of the embellishments.  

These are super easy and addictive to make. I still have more I haven't taken pictures of.  Anyone swapping with me in any paper related swap for the forseeable future will probably be getting some of these  Grin

I tried to make sure I had at least 3 layers and if the materials were flimsy I added a piece of the sturdy junk mail I had cut up.

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Yellow Assemblage Canvas on: March 12, 2019 06:13:40 PM
I made this for kittykill in the Box of Color swap.  
Just lots of random pieces from my vast collection painted in yellow, glued to a canvas with lots of E6000!
And then more layers of paint.

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