CLOSED: Nerd Games - Winter 2022

Prompt: Free Range
Team: RwS
Project Name: Rose Gold ATC
Project Link: Metallic ATCs
Brief Description: What can I say? I’m obsessed with metallics right now.
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Gozer, I have a question… Where are the prompt palaces located? I just got used to the Craftster website and now, I’m so lost at navigating the website…

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Hey! And Welcome to Lettuce Craft and the Games!
The Prompt Palace is here.
Nerd Games - Winter 2022 and don’t forget to say hi on the Discussion Thread (link in the intro).

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Welcome!!!

Nearly everything you’ll need to find is at the top of the Nerd Games thread. The very first comment has rules and important info. The second comment is the prompt palace. The third comment is the tracking checklist and team rosters. This season we have a few extra fun things going on, and those are posted in the 4th and 5th comments.

We try to keep the info in the first few comments of every season for consistency and to make it easier to find the info you’re looking for. I hope we see you around! :nerd_face: :hearts:

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Prompt: January Battle - Bath
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Rainbow Space Walrus ATC
Project Link: Walruses, monsters, and maps, oh my!
Brief Description: I’m going with “bath” for this one because I feel like walruses are quite often in a bath of sorts… although this space walrus might occasionally bathe in meteor showers!
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Prompt: January - Bubbles
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Message Monster ATC
Project Link: Walruses, monsters, and maps, oh my!
Brief Description: The background for this (a masterboard from @Reinikka!) has bubble-like patterns on it, and I’m sure this monster would blow happy bubbles.
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Prompt: January - Reading in the Tub
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Message Monster ATC #2
Project Link: Walruses, monsters, and maps, oh my!
Brief Description: The background for this is a masterboard that I made, and contains words. Also, this is a “message” monster, so he gets attached to letters full of words to be read!
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Prompt: January - Singing in the Shower
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: USJ ATC
Project Link: Walruses, monsters, and maps, oh my!
Brief Description: This is a map of Universal Studios Japan, and it is always FULL of music!!
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Prompt: January - Scrub-a-Dub
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Opossumsaurus ATC
Project Link: Walruses, monsters, and maps, oh my!
Brief Description: Opossumsaurus’s don’t tend to be the cleanest of beasts, but don’t bring that up around one; they tend to get rather prickly about the subject!
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Prompt: January - Bubbles
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Minnie diamond art
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Brief Description: Mr SBC started this for our niece. Grumpy Frog is obsessed with Minnie. He got about 3/4 of the black done, then I finished the rest. This is the first thing I was motivated to craft since I got out of the hospital. I’ve been sleeping a lot still, and I get exhausted so easily.
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Prompt: January - Rubber Duckie
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Copic Drawing
Brief Description: I’m still going and trying to find my style and footing. I have been practicing with some Archie Comics characters. These are small drawings, the paper is 6"x8". I’m intimated to go bigger!

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Prompt: January - Bubbles!
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Copic Drawing
Brief Description: Does it count as usually being seen in a group if the character is part of Josie and the Pussycats, one of the rockin-est music groups in comics? :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes: :upside_down_face:

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Prompt: January - Reading in the Tub
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Copic Drawing
Brief Description: Midge from Archie Comics - which are a fun thing to read!

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Gotta get the battle in before I forget…
Prompt: Shower (January Battle)
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Note Cards
Project Link: New Happy Mail and Note Cards
Brief Description: Shower, because Psycho :wink:
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Prompt: January - Reading in the Tub
Team: Running w Scissors
Project Name: Watercolor landscape
Project Link: (Paste the link to your community post for the bonus points) *
Brief Description: I am learning watercolors and they are really hard. I picked a watercolor landscape theme for the ATC swap and had the hardest time. I made four of them actually. This was my last attempt. It looks much better in a picture than it does in real life.
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Watercolor is hard, and trees look easier than they seem (I’m doing a tree study today). I’m impressed you tried so hard for my atc. Thank you.

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Prompt: January - Rubber Duckie
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Release the Quacken!
Project Link: Release the Quacken!
Brief Description: Thanks to @Smeddley for sending me this chart over six years ago. I am glad I finally got it stitched up! I love it. I went with Rubber Duckie, because, well… It’s a rubber duck!
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Photo Dump! I’ve had a bunch of snow days, so I’ve been busy!

Prompt: Rubber Ducky
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Abstract Watercolor
Brief Description: There’s yellow and some small circles! Turned this into mini envelopes!
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Prompt: Bubbles
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Unloved masterboard into a collection of loveable magnets
Brief Description: I created a masterboard I didn’t love and it turned into almost 20 round magnets (and some envelopes!)
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Prompt: Scrub-A-Dub
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Watercolor Tree Study
Brief Description: A pretty big stretch, but trees can be scratchy, and I used watercolor to paint.
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Prompt: Reading In the Tub
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Netflix’s Rebecca and Watercolor
Brief Description: Another pretty big stretch, but I watched Netflx’s movie of one of my favorite books, Rebecca. Turned this into mini envelopes!
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Prompt: Singing in the Shower
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: 4x6 Hand Carved Floral Block
Brief Description: I’m still practicing at hand-carving stamps, and when I use speedball ink and my brayer, sometimes it is squeeky!
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Prompt: Zap 1
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name:Unloved Masterboard into Mini Envelopes
Brief Description: Mini Envelopes made from an unloved masterboard
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Prompt: Zap 2
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Scrappy Watercolor Magnets
Brief Description: I used leftover scraps from watercolor turned mini envelopes to make this set of magnets (different masterboard from previous post)
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Prompt: Zap 3
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Scrappy Watercolor Earring and Necklace Set
Brief Description: I used leftover watercolor scraps, a crafting bottlecap, and metal stamping blanks to make this jewelry set.
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Prompt: Free Range 1
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Metallic Galactic Watercolor Mini Envelopes
Brief Description: I was practicing with my watercolors and made this cool masterboard I turned into min envelopes
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Prompt: Free Range 2
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Watercolor Eggs
Brief Description: I painted these fun watercolor eggs for the atc swap.
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Prompt: Free Range 3
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name:A New Assemblage
Brief Description: I used doodads from around my house to make this new 4x6 assemblage piece.
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Prompt: Big Time 1
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Animal Crossing Painting
Brief Description: A fun, bright and bold painting of Julian and Tia for @storerboughtcreation in the Winter Games Swap! 11x14.
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Prompt: Free Range
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Copic Drawing
Brief Description: More markers. Is it possible I’m getting worse with practice?

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Prompt: Free Range
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Copic Drawing
Brief Description: This one I did twice, and yes, yes, I think I AM getting worse! :rofl:

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Prompt: Free Range
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Copic Drawing
Brief Description: Take 2. I need a break; I’m getting disenchanted. Luckily, I’ll have some non-marker projects to share soon!

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Prompt: January - Scrub-a-dub
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Razor and Ink
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: My partner was using a new technique, drawing with a razor and ink, and encouraged me to try it, too. This was the outcome. A razor is definitely scratchy and can be used to clean. I “shaded” with ink-tinted glue. I didn’t know what I was doing at all, and didn’t plan it beforehand…it’s the journey that mattered, not the destination. :grin:

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Jumping back into the games, I really want to be more active and creative. So far this month most of what I made is food :woman_cook:

Prompt: January Battle - Bath
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Soup with a chance of meatballs
Project Link: Soup with meatballs
Brief Description:
Cold and rainy weather just asks for soup, so I made some. Soup is warm liquid in a container, sort of like a tiny bath (although I don’t recommend actually bathing in it). Also, like a bath, it helps to warm and comfort.
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I finally updated the team roster and tracking checklists. I will post the tracking update tomorrow. I feel like I’ve been slacking on things this month. I am still healing but doing much better, I’m just so darned tired all the time. I’ll try to stay on top of tracking better from here on out. :grin:

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No worries @storerboughtcreation we just want you to heal and get better. Thank you for thinking of us. We have been thinking about you too.

@LovelyMiss that razor drawing sounds terrifying! LOL!

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Prompt: January Battle - Shower
Team: Knotty
Project Name: Granny is silently judging your choices
Brief Description: I was whining to my husband that I had nothing to submit because all of my projects are large (sad I missed the swap) and he reminded me that I have been working on bits of a project to be that are EASILY longer than 30 minutes. I am testing markers & designs for a future bathroom project. this is my granny drawing on my bathroom wall- she’s politely judging how much tp you’re taking.
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Lol! It was actually fun! I expected it might cut through the paper, but it didn’t. It was messy, though, especially when the blade fell into the ink jar, haha. I got wise and put on gloves!

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@LovelyMiss i don’t think you are getting worse! Loving the Archie vibe!

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Prompt: January Battle - Shower
Team: RWS
Project Name: Minimalist sketch
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Brief Description: A cute kiddo in the rain. Made me remember puddle jumping! (And this may not look like 20 minutes but I assure you- lots of erasing and re-drawing was done. My artistic skills are still fledgling!)
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