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Artist Trading Card Swap and Contest #1

The Magazine Background Challenge - MBC

Sorry this Swap has ended to find out about current swaps go to Art Swaps directory page. To see the art that was submited for this swap visit these gallery pages

Magazine Background Challenge • Artist Trading Cards Gallery #3

Magazine Background Challenge • Artist Trading Cards Gallery #4

Magazine Background Challenge • Artist Trading Cards Gallery #5

To see step by step examples of cards I have done with this technique go to the Magazine Background Collage Techniques Page.

Using sections from magazines as a background is one of my favorite techniques and the one I seem to get the most "positive" comments on. It works especially well when you feel stuck or blocked because the card already has a strong starting point.

The final drawing is April 17th..so all completed cards received by April 16th will qualify for the final drawing. See the schedulle of drawings below.

If you have already ordered the backgrounds finish 2 or more of the cards in any way your imagination leads you and mail them to: Bmuse-MBC, 1528 Ninth Street, Unit F, Alameda CA 94501. Please include your email address so I can notify you when your cards have arrived and so that I may contact you should you win one of the weekly drawings. You may enter as many times as you wish, for every two cards received your name goes in the drawing for that week to win Bmuse products.

The images below are typical samples of the Magazine Background Artist Trading Cards. The background image is permanently mounted to a 2.5 x 3.5 inch piece of 80# card stock. These are just samples no two are alike and every card you receive will be unique.

Contest and Swap

  1. When I receive your completed cards I will email you that they have arrived.
  2. I will mail you an equal number of cards submitted by other artists in return.
  3. AND, the important part!...your name will be entered into that week's drawing for FREE Stuff...oh, and you can enter as many times as you wish, just send in more cards.
  4. Your cards, unless you specifically request otherwise, will be added to the Magazine Background Challenge Gallery Page.

Drawings - Schedule and Prizes

Winners will be announced and notified the Sunday following each drawing.

In addition the winner of each drawing will be given the option of getting FREE SHIPPING if they place an order that ships with their prize. For players outside the US. I will compensate you the amount it would be to ship in the US and just charge any additional amounts.

Drawing #1 - Saturday, March 13, 2004 - Fantasy Dancers Collage Sheet

for all cards received by March 13th

Drawing #2 - Saturday, March 20, 2004 - 25 Pk of Mini Bingo Cards

for all cards received from March 14 thru March 20th

Drawing #3 - Saturday, March 27, 2004 - Bmuse Collage pack

for all cards received from March 21 thru March 27th

Drawing #4 - Saturday, April 3rd - Wings #2 Collage Sheet

for all cards received from March 28th thru April 3rd

Drawing #4 - Saturday, April 10th - 2 - 1oz jars Bmuse Ultra-Fine Detail Embossing Powder - you choose the colors!

for all cards received from April 4th thru April 10th

!!Grand Prize Drawing!!

Saturday April 17, 2004

$25.00 in products of your choice from the Bmuse Website!!

Includes everyone that has sent in completed cards during the entire contest.

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for current updates and discussions on this and other swaps check

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and if you have any further questions please contact me via email

Below are examples of Artist Trading Cards I have done starting with a magazine image background.

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