Tuesday, March 20, 2012

ACEO-X (4.0): Spring Sign Ups

ACEO-X (4.0): Spring

To celebrate this first day of spring, I'm hosting the 4th round of ACEO-X! The first 3 exchanges were completely successful & a lot of fun for everyone involved. Hopefully you'll be able to join us this time around & add another fabulous ACEO to your collection (or perhaps start one off).

If you're unsure what an ACEO is, check out my webpage for more information. Basically, it is a mini collectible piece of art & must be 2.5" x 3.5".

The purpose of this exchange is to make an original ACEO & swap it with another ACEO-X member. The partnering will be kept secret. I expect you to send me a photo of your ACEO - I'll be blogging these so that everyone can see your lovely creations & wonder which is coming their way. The submissions for ACEO-X (1.0), ACEO-X (2.0) & ACEO-X (3.0) can be seen by following those links or by checking out my webpage.

The theme for this exchange is spring.
Feel free to interpret the theme as you will - no need to be too literal.

The schedule:
  • March 20 - March 26 : 1 week to sign up
  • Tuesday March 27 : partners assigned
  • March 27 - April 10 : 2 weeks to create an ACEO
  • Tuesday April 10 : deadline for sending me a photo of your ACEO & shipping it off to your partner

Interested? Want to join?

To sign up, send me the following information via Etsy convo (Ulixis) or email (ulixis.crafts@gmail.com):
  • name
  • email address
  • mailing address (so that I can give it to your partner)
  • Etsy shop / blog links, if any (for my blog posts)
I will use the email address to send you your partner information & to remind you to ship on the deadline. If you don't think you can make an ACEO in 2 weeks & send it off by April 10, please don't sign up! Also remember to take a look at the rules below for more information.

The rules:

1. Create an ORIGINAL ACEO. It must be 2.5" x 3.5" (in either orientation). NO prints, reproductions or photos (although photo elements may be used in your design) - please put in lots of love and effort so that you would be proud to give your artwork as a gift.

2. Sign-ups will be open for 1 week. Feel free to help me get the word out - the more people in the swap, the more fun it is! After sign-ups, I'll randomize the participants & let you know who you are sending your ACEO to (this won't be the same person you're getting an ACEO from). Please keep the partnering a secret - the anticipation is the best part!

3. You have 2 weeks to create you ACEO. Please make sure to include the title of your piece, your name, the date & ACEO-X (version #) on the back of the card (or on an additional piece of paper).

4. Take a photo of your ACEO & email it to me by April 10. This allows me to ensure everyone has participated. These photos will be archived in the Submissions lists on my website. I'll also use these photos in a blog post so you can wonder which will be yours (and comment when you get yours)!

4. You must ship your ACEO to your partner by April 10. Please be prompt! It's unfair to your partner if you delay. You may ship your ACEO out ahead of time, but waiting the full 2 weeks allows me to make adjustments to the partnering if someone happens to drop out. You must be open to international shipping!

5. Please let me & your partner know that you've received your ACEO. You can do this in one shot by commenting on my blog post showing all the ACEOs in the exchange.

6. To sign up: send me your name, Etsy shop & blog links (if you have them), email address & mailing address via Etsy convo or email (ulixis.crafts@gmail.com).


Kate said...

Count me in!

paintingpam said...

sounds like fun!! I'll try it!