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What is Artcrossing?

Much like Bookcrossing and Postcrossing that have gone before, Artcrossing is a way of receiving something from a random stranger somewhere in the world - in this case, art!

Sign up and you will be given the address of a random stranger to make and mail a gift to. When we have been notified that your gift has arrived, a (different!) random stranger will be assigned your address and you should receive something lovely in the mail. For every gift you send, you can receive another gift!

How it works:
  1. Request an address and an Art ID
  2. Make a lovely gift and mail it to that address
  3. Receive a gift from another member!
  4. Register the ID on the art you have received
  5. Go back to the start to receive more art gifts!



(please read - blank application forms are no good!)




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Doing our best to get updated with things over here :) Here are the April-May winners from last year. Amie should be announcing the next contest very shortly (if I've managed to set it up right so that she can add journals) which will be June-July-August and then we'll have a Sept-Dec one (since there weren't many submissions at the end of the year).

Most popular gift
The very swanky Gentleman Tuxedo Cat by Chelliusbee comes in first with 13 votes. Check him out! :D
ArtCrossing Gift #2! Gentleman Tuxedo Cat! by Chelliusbee

Chelliusbee, you have won

Second most popular gift
fungostine's Typography Poster in second with 10 votes. I love both quotes and calligraphy so this gift really made me smile :)
Art Crossing Gift: Typography Poster by fungostine

fungostine, you have won

Joint third most popular gift
Joint third, with nine votes apiece, we have this fantastic pyrography, Artcrossing Wolves, by LilPKCreations, and this stunning traditional piece, Kurogane's Kudan, by Aki-the-wolf.
ArtCrossing Wolves by LilPKCreationsKurogane's Kudan by Aki-the-wolf

LilPKCreations and Aki-the-wolf, you have each won
These points have been donated in advance and will come from Itti.

Art prizes
As well as the points and features mentioned above, the following prizes will be divided amongst the winners, with first place picking first, second place picking second, etc*. If there are more prizes than winners, everyone gets to pick once before starting again from the top.
:bulletpurple: Soft candies (your choice of chocolate, white chocolate, mint, peanut butter, peanut butter/chocolate, or vanilla) from amour-interdit
:bulletpurple: Crochet prize from Vivacia18 (either amigurumi or small clothing/accessory)
:bulletpurple: Beaded bracelet or polymer clay charm from jazzyjazz666
:bulletpurple: OC inked drawing from Lucky101212
:bulletpurple: Small clay dragon of your choice from Kaninano
:bulletpurple: Hand-knit pair of socks, a scarf, or a hat in your choice of colours (and size, for socks) from Zchanning
:bulletpurple: Little charm like this from Margie22 - your choice of letter(s)/shape and colours.

*If you win a prize but take more than 10 days to get back to my note asking which prize you would like, you may be skipped over and the next person gets to pick before you.

Big thank you
A big thank you to all prize donors
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah Itti has been busy so we've been slow for a while. We are catching up now :)
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Ihaveprobs Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
For some reason the group isn't getting my notes I'm sending them. I've been repetitively trying to report that I have received gift ID: 1309-09M since early October. The notes say it was sent successfully, but from the check up messages I'm receiving and the fact the messages in my sent box aren't being marked read, I don't think they are actually making it through. So if you could please mark that gift as being received I would be grateful.
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Itti Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Apologies, I got a bit behind with group notes. It's marked as received now so you shouldn't get any more notes.

Group notes work a little differently to normal notes. I believe they are either always marked unread in your sent box, or marked unread until they are replied to (I used to know more precisely but can't remember exactly). So checking your sent folder won't tell you if the note's been read like it does for normal notes unfortunately.
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Ihaveprobs Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
I did not know that. That is unfortunate if you are worried the notes aren't going thru.

I'm glad that everything is taken care of now though. Thank you Itti.
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LilPKCreations Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So.... We are still on the April-May contest voting..? Is everything okay?
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Itti Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep. I am sorting some things out with Amie to rearrange who does what (having trouble sorting the permissions out to enable that - got a help desk request waiting).

You can still send art, and if you receive something (or something of yours gets received) I'll tell the sender for you.

I'm behind with the contest announcements and with accepting deviations into the group folders though. The latter because I'm trying to rearrange the permissions and sort out the things that expired, and the former because it's dependent on the latter - I don't want people to be voting when not everyone's had a chance to get their gifts into the gallery yet :)
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LilPKCreations Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Okay, thank you for working so diligently for us all. You both are amazing :D
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Minogirl01 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Quick question: if we're uploading a picture of something that we received in the mail we have to put it in "Gifts you got" folder, right? Or could we put it in the folder of the month that we got it? Will that person be eligible to be entered into that months contest?

Thanks!
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Itti Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Gifts you got" is mainly to show the gift being used/displayed. So, "action shots", photos of the jewellery being worn, a photo of your wall showing the pictures on it etc. If it's a straight photo then there's no real advantage in having a second copy of it.

Deviations to the monthly folders now have to be submitted by the artist. If they didn't take a picture, you can give them a copy of it (email it, put it in your scraps, etc.) so that they can upload it themselves and submit to the correct month folder. This is the only way they can be eligible for the monthly contest.
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art-of-amie Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you are submitting the picture and you are the reciever, then yes it goes into gifts you got. If your sender does not have a photo and they want to be eligable for monthly contests, then you should email/upload to scraps the photo so sender can copy the photo, because your sender need to submit the photo for it to go into the monthly folder (and therefore, contest)
in summary
monthly folder = artist  <- eligable for contest
gifts you got = recieptient <- not eligable for contest.

hope this helps
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