Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Collage sheet challenge/postcard swap - postmark by January 21st

Hello lovely swappers!
I've had a marvelous holiday break, and now I'm ready to get back in the swap groove.

Here's a fun challenge to kick off the new year.
I put together these two collage sheets using partial images from a single magazine.

Your assignment:
Print the sheets and use the images to create a postcard.
You can alter the images, resize them, cut them, etc.
You don't have to use all of them.
You can add paint or crayon or marker or writing or embellishments.
But don't add any other images than the ones on these sheets.

I think you should be able to click the image and save it to your computer and then print it.
Mac users like me can control click and choose "save image as..."
PC users have to right click I believe.
If you're having trouble printing or saving let me know and I can email you the images as attachments.

  •  Create your postcard - any dimensions, just make sure you include the proper postage for the size.
  • Include your name and contact information on the back (address and/or email and/or blog) so that you partner can thank you or find out more about you.
  • Write MMSA somewhere on the back of the card as well.  (I don't know about you, but I get a lot of mail, and it's sometimes hard to figure out if it's part of an organized swap or just personal mail.)
  • leave the address section blank
  • Stick in in an envelope with:
    • a stamp (don't adhere to the postcard in case I need to send yours to someone out of the country)
    •  a mailing label with your name and address on it (I will stick it on the card I mail back to you.  This keeps me from having to decipher handwriting on the envelope you send me, and saves me time when swapping everything and mailing it back out) 
  •  mail it to me no later than January 14th: 21st:
             Karen Isaacson
             PO Box 532
             Shrewsbury, MA 01545
             United States

  • Feel free to make more than one ( you can send them to me in the same envelope).  You'll get back the number of postcards you create.  Make sure to include a mailing label and stamp for each post card.
  • If you live outside the US, don't include stamps, but send me $1 for postage via paypal.  email:
  • I will post your work to the blog when I receive it.  If you would like your image linked to your blog, or flickr account, or facebook page, or etsy shop (or whatever) just send me a note telling me how you want it linked.  (this is a great way to meet other artists and make lots of new friends)


Cal said...

I've missed you and your blog posts and your swaps! Happy new year!

Lorinda.C.F said...

Such a great idea Karen! You're starting the new year off rockin'! Wishing you a wonderful 2013!

Terrie said...

Now here's a clever and challenging idea - it'll be so fun to see if we can recognize the elements in other cards! Fab idea.

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, I'm so disappointed.

Sometimes, I feel life is passing me by.

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh, wait! Did you change the deadline from Jan 14 to Jan 21?

Parabolic Muse said...

Oh. Duh. It says right there. I almost didn't click on the link on the other page.

Okay, I'll try.

Stay tuned for at least 5 more comments. stop it.

Parabolic Muse said...

I'm in!

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