Thursday, 6 June 2013

ATC ONLINE SWAP 1 - Radiating Lines

ATC Online Swap 1
Radiating Lines

I have decided to add a fortnightly ATC Online Swap on the alternate week to the Celtic Challenge. 

Trading Card Size
An Artist Trading Card is 2.5" x 3.5" or 64mm x 89mm.

I was involved in a ATC Swap recently and although I enjoyed getting everyones lovely artwork it cost me $45 to send out the ATC's to the people involved. Being on a pension, I cannot afford that on a regular basis, but would love to be involved in swapping. 

How to swap.
I propose to set up the opportunity for people to email their finished work to me. I will post it onto my blog so that others can admire it, and copy it, if they wish. Do not send anything if you are not prepared for others to copy and paste to their computer to print out for themselves.

How to copy and save an image from this site.
A. Copy
1. To copy to Pictures, Word, or Publisher, right click on the image.
2. Click Copy image.
3. Open your chosen destination.
4. Right click mouse and choose paste.
5. Save or print the picture. 

B. Save image as
1. Right Click on image.
2. Choose Save image as
3. Click on Picture on the left side of screen to open.
4. Choose a folder if you want to and open it.
5. Enter a File name or accept the default one
6. Choose a Save as type or accept the default one.
7. Click save.

Name you ATC's
Please ensure you put your name in the email so that other will know who did the artwork. You can also put where in the world you are from as an added interest if you wish.

ATC Swap Times
Today is Friday 7th June. You will have until the 20th June to send me your work for this swap. I will load it onto this post as I receive it, for others to view and copy. To have it posted you need to send it to

Please send your design in jpeg or png format as I am no expert is using different formats and find these easy to upload to blogger.

The theme of this ATC Swap will be 'Radiating Lines'.

Draw lines radiating out from any point on the card you wish, and then decorate. You can do it in one or multiple colours.

This card I sent in the recent swap. 

You can use my outline and decorate it differently or come up with your own 'radiating line' design to send.

ATC's Sent for this Swap

Susan Smith sent:


Mildred Galliher sent: 

Cheryl Rotnem sent:

Ninna Hellman sent:

Ninna Hellman sent more: 

Melody Hampshire sent:

Dorothy Allison sent:


Cathy Cusson sent:

Cathy Named her piece "Good Day Sunshine"

Karin Wesseling sent:

Dolphin Greenspace sent:

Marie from France sent:



  1. Hi, how many ATC's do we have to do?
    Is it 3 and 1 for host gift?
    Sign me up anyway :)

  2. Hi, I have just started tangling so I would love to do an ATC swap, then maybe I'll have the courage to do the Celtic challenge to !

  3. hi, i think i will have a go at this it looks interesting

  4. Great idea, Judy. I'm in!

  5. I don't think that is the type of swap this is. No sending except by email to the address she gave.

  6. The idea of send by email is so that you do not have to pay postage, and everyone in the swap can see and get a copy of the work sent. If you mistrust me crotnem just watch for a while and see what happens. I understand you being skeptical. Also if you have a better idea of how to do this without incurring postage costs let me know.

    1. I love the idea of posting swaps on line instead of snail-mailing them. My only question is how do we print out copies of the ones we wish to keep?

  7. just sent mine hope to see it here. {melmgh}melody hampshire

  8. I sent you 2 more ATC's, haven't you got them?

    1. I have just posted them Ninna. Sorry I have not been real well. They look great. I like the butterfly idea for radiating lines.