Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Oct-Nov 2015 'Bottle Blonde' ATC Swap


The theme for this swap is:

              Bottle Blonde

The year has flown by and this is our last ATC swap for 2015.  We'll be back again in February 2016 for more ATC challenges. Our last ATC swap was a technique challenge which seemed popular with the group, so I'm setting another challenge.  Feel free to interpret the Bottle Blonde theme anyway you like but your ATC must include:

  • A bleaching technique, and
  • The colour yellow or gold.
If you're not familiar with papercraft bleaching techniques, here are a couple of tutorials from Splitcoast Stamper's which have good examples:  Stamping with Bleach and    Bleached Out Images


  1. Australian papercrafters are encouraged to participate in this ATC swap.
  2. If you commit to this swap please, out of consideration for all participants meet the set deadlines.
  3. To participate, write a comment to add your name to the list of participants below and I will email you my address details.
  4. Post your ATCs and a stamped self addressed envelope to me on or by the posting deadline (see 7. below). I recommend that you put your ATCs into a plastic bag to protect them from bad weather.
    Deadline dates:
  5. Registration list for this swap opens Wednesday 23 September and closes Wednesday 30 September.
  6. To register to participate, please leave a comment before the closing date. I will then confirm the number of ATCs needed to be made for the current swap.
  7. Swaps must be in the mail to me by no later than Friday 20 November (as mail can take a business week to arrive to me, depending upon where you are located and I should receive them all by Friday 27 November at the latest).
  8. I will post swaps received on Monday 30 November at the latest so you should all receive your ATCs shortly thereafter.

Participation governance:

  • ATC swap numbers will be limited to ten people per swap. 
  • Founding members have automatic entry into each swap (but still need to confirm their participation for each swap).
  • With the exception of founding members, participants will be eligible to take part on a 'first in' registration basis.

I do hope you will participate - any questions feel free to leave a comment. 

What's an ATC?

An ATC is the acronym for Artist Trading Card.

For anyone new to ATCs, it's a small piece of original work that measures 2.5" x 3.5". There is no right or wrong way to create an ATC - you just need to stick to the measurements and the rest is up to your imagination.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Aug-Sept 2015 ATC group swap

Here are the ATCs from the August-September 2015 Bokeh Bouquet swap. The criteria was to include the bokeh technique and at least one flower on the ATC.