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1  Re: 4 x 6 Art Swap - APRIL/MAY 2019 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: May 13, 2019 10:05:38 PM
I received this multi-layered mixed media piece from SunnyDawn.



There is book text, chip board, brads, stickers, doilies, and so much more.

Thanks Dawn!
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2  4 x 6 Art Swap - APRIL/MAY 2019 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: May 07, 2019 10:30:27 PM



SunnyDawn 05/07/19 >> Smmarrt
loves2experiment 05/11/19 >> whatthepuck
whatthepuck >> geekgirl1000100
whatthepuck >>loves2experiment
BigBangMomma 05/08/19 >> WiccadWitch
BigBanfMomma 05/08/19 >> geekgirl1000100
WiccadWitch 05/11/19 >> Smmarrt
WiccadWitch 05/11/19 >> BigBangMomma
geekgirl1000100 05/11/19 >> whatthepuck
geekgirl1000100  05/11/19 >> WiccadWitch
Smmarrt  05/11/19 >> SunnyDawn



RED - Sent
LIME GREEN - Received
PURPLE - Feedback
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3  CLOSED 4 x 6 ART Swap - APRIL/MAY 2019 (SO 5/11/19) in Craft Swaps by Smmarrt on: April 28, 2019 07:24:29 PM



Swap name: 4 x 6 Art Swap - APRIL/MAY 2019
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Smmarrt
Sign-up date range: 4/28/19 - 5/06/19
Date to send item by: 5/11/19

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? Craftster rules

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/NO
- 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 Delivery Confirmation 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:

The 4x6 Art swap runs like this:  You make a piece of art, in your style, in your medium, how you want.  The only parameters are that you keep it flat(ish), and 4 inches by 6 inches in size. You will have no idea who your partner is, until "Address time", which will be at the end of the crafting period.
There will not a be a check in time, as in previous swaps, but you should craft now and be ready to send when you receive your partner info.

When partners are assigned, you will only know their address and proper name. You will have approximately 3 days after receiving addresses to ship your personal art off! You may choose to include your Craftster name on your art when you send. Also, please send pm ONLY to me, Smmarrt when you SEND your piece. When you RECEIVE your piece, send to me, and your partner(s).

Here is the time line broken down:
~ Sign ups: April 28 - May 6
~ Crafting period: Starts NOW through May 6


~ Addresses will be distributed by May 7, 2019
~ You must ship between May 8 - May 11, 2019

Swap Rules:  
~You must post in thread at least once before being accepted into the swap.
~ Please continue to communicate within the thread at least once per week.  
~ No extras please!  Since the only communication will be through this thread, and there will be no discussion among partners, we don't want anyone feeling upset they didn't send an extra!

(This description and swap ideas were freely borrowed from Belladune and alteredmommy, with their permission and then re-borrowed from Smmarrt and BigBangMomma.)

Links to past galleries:

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=454091.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452884.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=452499.0
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=451667.0
...

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

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: 4 x 6 Art Swap Apr/May 2019
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: (YES/NO)


Would you like 1 or 2 partners?
Can one partner be out of USA?

Any allergies pertaining to this swap?
Any allergens in your workspace?
Any items you do NOT want - feathers, fur, leather?
Any other info for your partner?
Pinterest link?


IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


Also, remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find other rules about participating in a swap.
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4  Re: Mini Prayer Flags - GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: April 22, 2019 09:20:45 PM
I finally abandoned one of craftylttlemonkey's flags! It was difficult to choose one. And it's rained a LOT here (yay for rain) so I waited until I knew that the weather would be fine for more than a week.

Here is the note on the back -



Here is the flag with twig and twine added:



And here it is hanging from a cherry tree at Peace Plaza in Japantown in San Francisco:



Sorry for the sideways photos....don't hurt your neck!
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5  Re: Positive Affirmations swap round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: March 26, 2019 08:10:22 PM
I was lucky and spoiled by jemimah - both of our packages arrived on the same day - SEVEN days New Zealand to San Francisco! WOW!!

She sent 4 beautifully painted artifacts and I am overwhelmed by her artistry.

A 6" by 7" piece - watercolor and doodles and amazing everything!



Two bookmarks!



A second watercolor and quote - this may find its way into one of my journals



And a small art journal (funny, I sent one also!)



Thanks so much Kirsten. I can tell you had fun creating all of these items.
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6  Re: Positive Affirmations swap round 2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: March 18, 2019 07:36:08 PM
I received a bright colorful package from Artmomto5.

First up - a charm for my book bag or backpack with big, bright colorful beads. See the two charms - scissors and a palette.



The bottom piece, a small wood block, has 4 sayings on the 4 sides.









And 2 awesome cards by Claudine Hellmuth, a small notebook, and a positive ATC.



Thanks so much Lori! What a fun package to open.
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7  Re: CLOSED -Positive Affirmations Swap round 2 (send outs March 14) in Craft Swaps by Smmarrt on: March 08, 2019 10:26:47 PM
I also want to finish a quilt - I have had the idea for more than 2 years. I think I made and posted one block in 2017 or 2016 (eeep!)

I want to cull/purge/diminish my massive fabric stash so in order to donate the big pieces, I will trim and make a string quilt.
The quilt on my bed is the first one I ever finished and it is showing its age. It needs repair and refurbishing, but it's so soft and cozy that I hesitate to rehabilitate it.

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8  Re: Junk Journal-along 2018 - Let's keep on making books! in Craftalongs by Smmarrt on: February 20, 2019 08:54:01 PM
Another book cover, another journal to make.

I found this at the creative reuse warehouse - Chronicle Books often donates their mock-ups and blank books.



It was just the cover paper and the three pieces of book board. I already covered the spine with muslin before I thought to take photos.



And I want the inside covers to have some wild and crazy fabric - this is what I've selected so far. I might remember some other hidden remnant this weekend.



I will more than likely punch holes in the spine, add grommets and use the pamphlet stitch to bind. I will go back to the creative reuse place this weekend and look for cool stuff to add to it.
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9  Re: Artist Trading Coins - Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: February 11, 2019 08:24:28 PM
I also received from SonjaBoo - the backgrounds are embossed metallic tape with alcohol inks.







Some of my themes were books and reading and the Women's March.

Thanks so much, Erika. Love the envelope and address too!
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10  Re: Artist Trading Coins - Round 2 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by Smmarrt on: February 07, 2019 10:05:44 PM
I received from Maimun, formerly MunLtStmpr.
(Sorry for the sideways pics - editing still not working....)

For books and reading, a "bookmark" that says This is where I slept....



For tea, a tea cup. It's hard to see but there are fibers coming out of the cup to indicate steam!



And one titled "My Masterpiece" with a mirror attached!



Thanks so much, Maimun!
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