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1  Re: RETRO PIN-UP ATC SWAP - SIGN UP CLOSED: PHOTOS TO COME! in The Swap Gallery by indie anna 58 on: May 15, 2004 07:16:57 AM
Hey everybody! Hijole was kind enough to send me these fab. photos of the Build It Yourself ATC!! (YAY! Hijole!)  Kiss

I had asked Admin. Leah awhile back if it would be okay to post pics of the ATCs and other mailart in the Completed Projects area of the Papercrafts Forum and she said "sure!" so I have posted these pics in that section as well.

(The problem is...unless people are involved in the swap, maybe they do not know that the Swap Gallery exists yet Huh I think that a lot of hard work can go into ATCs and other mailart projects so we can legitimately post them in the Completed Projects area of Papercrafts!)
I hope other people will go ahead and post pics of their finished mailart projects in the Completed Project section of the Papercrafts Forum as well...after all: we all know how much time, effort and creativity goes into making these tiny masterpieces!!  Smiley

Here are are the pics:

The assembled ATC:

The assortment of pin-up backgrounds (and another shot of the assembled ATC in the centre at the bottom):

(That very shiny clear vinyl is responsible for the odd glare/texture in the photo!)

Here is the set of instructions I sent with them

And here are a collection of faux postage stamps that I designed for this project:

Stay tuned to the Craftster Pin-up Post for more great photos! Wink
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2  The DlY Artists Trading Card in Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) by indie anna 58 on: May 15, 2004 06:46:10 AM
Hi guys. I am coming out of the ATC Ghetto and showing pics of my finished ATCs for the Retro Pinup Swap in this section. I hope nobody minds (checked with Leah and she said it was appropriate)

Well, here goes nothing. Thanks so much to Hijole who was kind enough to take these fab. photos!

For this project I made tiny little kits for people to "assemble". They are do-it-yourself Artist Trading Cards.
The kits includes: one backgrand (with a swanky, faux red and black crocodile background) -- the background has an eyelet and brad doo-hickey at the top from which you can hang the pinup of your choice;
itty-bitty calendar pages from June-Dec./2004;
a cardboard easel to attach to the back of the card so it will stand up;
an assortment of laminated pin-ups to choose from
plus a little red thingie to clamp to the side of the ATC which would hold the calendar pages...

Here are the pics...

The assembled ATC:

The assortment of pin-up backgrounds (and another shot of the assembled ATC in the centre at the bottom):

(They are covered with very shiny clear vinyl...hence the odd glare/texture!)

And here is the set of instructions I sent with them

And here are a collection of faux postage stamps that I designed for this project:

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3  Re: RETRO PIN-UP ATC SWAP - SIGN UP CLOSED: PHOTOS TO COME! in The Swap Gallery by indie anna 58 on: May 12, 2004 08:40:11 AM
You guys ROCK!!! Yesterday was a RED-HOT day for ATCs!!! A bevy of beauteous babes were waitin' in my mailbox. I hereby retract any nasty things I may have said about Canada Post.  Wink

Here they are:

From dahlea (who was ever so sweet and sent me a BONUS!!! Thanks so much, dahlia! Plus it said "MAIL ART MOB..watch your back" on the envie!!)

La Crafty Chica, from craftyferret...This lovely gal came in an elegant and fashionable little striped envie, too!

I changed into my cowboy avatar for this one...A swanky TEXAS pinup from aliceversary with a very cool silhouette/airbrushed background!

And, total bonus!!! The "Venus with a Venus" Pinups from too-clever hijole...(these also came in cool little envies)

And a detail of the "peek-a-boo" Venus...

BUT WAIT!!! There's more hijole to come...

(That gal's got a surprise hidden under her gown too!)

Amazing ATCs, guys. And great big Texas-sized thank-you to everybody!!!  Grin

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4  Re: RETRO PIN-UP ATC SWAP - SIGN UP CLOSED: PHOTOS TO COME! in The Swap Gallery by indie anna 58 on: May 07, 2004 01:24:35 PM
I can wait no longer! Here is scan of the one card I have received so far. It's from Adlib, called Bare #6. I love it! Kiss

Thanks, Adlib: she's a "beaut"! I can't wait to see the rest too!
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5  Canadian Easter Egg-Stra-Va-Gan-Zah! in Vintage Craft Projects by indie anna 58 on: April 08, 2004 12:25:14 PM
This is from a CANADIAN Book of Holidays. I've lived here my whole life and I was not familiar with many of these customs. So I thought I would share a few of these fine vintage Canadian Festival of Easter photos with some of our American cousins in case they are curious about our many interesting and crafty customs.

The Hanging of the Hens. Look at those eggs dangling playfully from their non-reproductive organs. (Glad I'm not a hen.)

These delightful Canadian flowers are seen growing wild throughout our fields and forests during early April. (Latin name is ovus giganticus.) Canadian youths pick large bunches of them, carrying them home to their "bungalows" (the traditional Canadian dwelling) where the Canadian parent or legal guardian smashes the flower's hard shell, and scoops out the tasty meat to be found inside the flower. When combined with mayonaise (may-eh-nayse), chopped onion and salt and pepper, Canadians enjoy "Egg Salad" sandwiches (a traditional and rare Canadian delicacy).

Beautifully "hand-crafted" (how exactly do you make an egg?) Canadian (again I say, "h'uh?") Easter eggs. So very different from the Easter eggs in other lands. How? Notice the uppermost egg. The creature hunkered down there resembles a rabbit but in actuality it is a beaver wearing one of those bunny-ear headband things. While the Easter Bunny is busy visiting other countries, the Easter Beaver visits Canada. (Hence the origins and continued popularity of the Canadian phrase, "dammit, dammit, dammit!", (still used today by many contemporary Canadian crafters when faced with a particularly ornery project.)

The text says "Canadian Easter eggs". What makes them Canadian? Your guess is as good as mine.

No shortage of eggs here, folks.

And of course, Chick on a Stick, the ever-popular rollicking, frolicking Easter game enjoyed by young and old alike. (Ouch!) (You could SO put somebody's eye out with that!)

The Easter Tree. Okay. "...It will capture many hearts. In the middle of the street and on both sides of the river." (I am not making that up.)  "The Easter Tree represents the Tree of Life." Or alternatively, The Tree of Lunch.

You want that toasted or plain?

DISCLAIMER: No eggs, chicks, ovum, wild flowers, bunnies or living beings of any sort were harmed during the making of this post. Viewing the first photo in this post for extended periods may permanently damage your retina. So. Don't. Thank you.

Happy Easter everybody.  Wink

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6  Re:ANYBODY INTERESTED IN STARTING A CRAFTSTER MAIL ART RING? in The Swap Gallery by indie anna 58 on: April 07, 2004 05:24:29 PM
Wow! Check these out! I got four today -- yee-haw!  Shocked I'm only posting pics of the ATCs that are different from the ones that Kar-UH has already posted. (She did such a great job, too  Embarrassed) I apologize in advance -- these are scans and I fear they do not do justice to all the beautiful work. Thanks so much to everybody.  Wink

(I have still not received cards from 3 people that were on the list. If anyone else is in a similar situation, please p.m. me and let me know so I can contact the parties involved and see what's up.)  Huh

sandmistress/the hunt:




kitsyv (american cousin series):

kitsyv's cool envie:




Thanks again so much for the fabulous cards (and "hi" + thanks to J/A/S/O/N and Annette for their beautiful cards)!  Cheesy

(p.s. do let me know if anyone else is "missing" cards, okay. ta.)

~ j.

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7  Re:Sock Bunnies anyone? in Completed Projects by indie anna 58 on: April 01, 2004 06:01:57 AM
Damn these are annoyingly cute. Here is mine!

This one is going to my mum even though the ears are a bit demented. I don't know any children to give these to, but I believe I would like a 'herd' sitting in my room! I made this one out of possum/merino wool and stuffed it with all my yarn-spinning mistakes (aah recycling!).


I love that bunnie!!!!  Kiss It looks like it's planning some kind of havoc-wreaking in the bunny patch! (rockin' avatar too, btw)
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8  PERSONALITY VEGETABLES! in Vintage Craft Projects by indie anna 58 on: March 23, 2004 02:48:14 PM
"Did you ever see things in vegetables?" (I did once. But that was in college. And I'm pretty sure that guy put something in my drink...)
"Here is an opportunity to create all kinds of wonderful animals." (Yep. This gives a whole new meaning to the concept of "Franken-food." Makes those genetically-altered foodstuffs look almost harmless...)
"Sculpturing" in this fashion is fun for one person or for a group of people." (Welcome to Post-Modern Sculpture 101. Everybody grab a cucumber...)

From a "Make-Your-Own Decorations, Gifts and Atrocities from Vegetables" Book, published in 1965. If you'd like to make Bashful Bunny, Tommy Turtle, Piggy, Golden Duck, Charlie the Centipede (nice gams!), George the Giraffe or Ollie the Octopus (wow! the creative team really worked overtime on those names!!), please feel free to email me for complete directions!  Grin (I'll be in the kitchen playing with my food!)  Roll Eyes

Darn it, it's this kind of thing that gives "craft" a bad rep.  Wink
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9  Re:DESIGN-O-RAMA CHALLENGE!!! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by indie anna 58 on: March 16, 2004 05:31:18 AM
Or this:

The othe logos have different tag-lines that say things like:

MailArt Mob:
                               This Time It's Personal. And Confidential.
                               Unlike that other Mob, We'll Let You Leave.
                               Deliver This Let-tah. The Soo-nah the Bet-tah.
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10  Re:DESIGN-O-RAMA CHALLENGE!!! in ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED by indie anna 58 on: March 16, 2004 05:15:09 AM
The stickers might look like this. hehehe (I hope designing stickers counts as a "craft" -- I have been wanting to post forever and have no digi. cam. and just figured out how to do this. yay! for hotlinking! At least, I think that's what it's called...)  Tongue

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