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Artcards
02-21-2008, 06:20 PM
returns went out today 4/22/08 Hope everyone loves them. Farewell my friends!

Swap Due Date - April 20th
Signup date - April 2
W/D Just send me a PM
Number of Cards -4 for 4
Number of participants: 40, Plus up to 5 International
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Make all cards different

Here is my address and email.
If you have any questions you can email me



DON'T MAKE ALL 4 CARDS THE SAME. PLEASE!!! Cards MUST be black to start with. Which means you can't use white and color the background black....

No digital. The purpose of the black background swap is to use art supplies on black paper/ card stock. Prismacolrs , chalks, acrylic paint. Maybe wax lol.

Black background Swap II Due April 20th
Ok Guys are you ready for another Original Hand Drawn only or Hand painted swap!! I want you to put your heart and soul into the cards. "SUBJECT ANYTHING" "updated and changed" I would like to void abstract from this swap. Unless it's very well done abstract....Thanks Jena

INFO:
If you must drop out, that is fine, but please let me know!

Make sure you send them off in time if you are I.P it will take a week or 2 weeks to get here.. I will not hold the swap for you.


U.S. Players: Send your cards with a SASE, , and you MUST put my address in the upper left corner! Thanks!

International players shipping on me: You MUST include a label with your address clearly printed, I have envelopes I can use; an extra card would be nice, but not mandatory!


Please put your clearly written real Name, City and screen name on the back of your cards.Please put the swap name and USER on both the envelope you send. I will PM address to send the cards when you sign up.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE: VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please, please, please ( I can't stress it enough), please send in the quality of work you would like to receive back! If you have to worry about them email them to me before you send them. I REALLY want your best!

Do your very best if you want the best back. Please take your time on the cards. If you do bad cards they will not be swapped out and will be returned to you. What I mean by bad cards is.

1. When you color stay in the lines... We are all grown ups here. So do your best.

2. following guidelines, having cards neatly cut and securely assembled, cleanliness of the card -"2.5 X 3.5"

3. Don't send me cards that have another swap name on the back that you had "left over". I will not swap cards like this. You will get them back in your returns.

I only do 4 cards like everyone else.. so we all get good cards back. If you send bad cards I have to cover for your cards. It's not fair to me. but I will not send someone that put a lot of time in a card, a return that looks like a preschool kid did it.

So PLEASE take your time!! I'm not asking for the Mona Lisa. Just your best!! If you have to question your work or your afraid to send them in. You may wanna redo them.

So now we got that out of the way!!! Let have some fun.
:wub:
1.Patti "Arrived"
2.Andreananda "Arrived"
3.Elena "Arrived"
4.mynameisJenn "Arrived"
5.KarenM "Arrived"
6.maxie23 "Arrived"

9.codeblue "Arrived"
10. Lois \Please contact me Last Activity: 03-19-2008
11.slrandom "Arrived"
12.cindyru "Arrived"
13.upwiththesun "Arrived"



Few Demos.
Artcards and Lemurkat
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/2294420902_cfef602723.jpg http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2293631507_8ccddcd38e.jpg


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=2362&w=o

Artcards
02-21-2008, 09:27 PM
Who is going to be first to sign up?:unsure:

Patti
02-21-2008, 09:49 PM
I'm not quite clear on this. Draw paint any subject but use only black background? Or what exactly? If Im right about what you're looking for, I would like to play.

Artcards
02-21-2008, 11:05 PM
Welcome Patti!! I hope I cleared it up for you! Hugs Jena

Andreananda
02-21-2008, 11:10 PM
Can I play? I am still awaiting my iTrader ratings but I assure you I was an ATCards member since 2006.

Artcards
02-21-2008, 11:12 PM
Wonderful hon !! Welcome Andreananda

The swap is for anyone. New members are welcome to join also.

dhawktx
02-22-2008, 12:44 AM
Can hand drawn be digital? I'm just learning ArtRage.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=983&w=l

Artcards
02-22-2008, 09:54 AM
No sorry Original Hand Drawn only or Hand painted


Can hand drawn be digital? I'm just learning ArtRage.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=983&w=l

Elena
02-22-2008, 09:58 AM
Can I join, please?

Artcards
02-22-2008, 10:14 AM
Welcome Elena!!! I've missed ya!!

mynameisJenn
02-22-2008, 08:27 PM
I'd love to join, please sign me up! :)

Artcards
02-22-2008, 10:42 PM
Welcome and it's nice to see ya!!!!

KarenM
02-23-2008, 02:20 PM
I would like to do this again!!

Artcards
02-23-2008, 02:46 PM
Welcome welcome!!! again! Hugs Jena

maxie23
02-24-2008, 04:43 PM
Include me please.

Loralou
02-24-2008, 05:06 PM
Maybe wax lol.
I like this statement! Can I join? My cards WILL be wax! lol you can approve them first if you like to check they meet expectations ;)

Artcards
02-24-2008, 05:11 PM
Welcome maxie23 and Loralou

Artcards
02-24-2008, 05:13 PM
I love your wax work that why I also stated wax...



I like this statement! Can I join? My cards WILL be wax! lol you can approve them first if you like to check they meet expectations ;)

Artcards
02-25-2008, 11:50 PM
coffeelatte Welcome hon!!

Artcards
02-26-2008, 12:06 AM
I have had folks wondering if their art is ok for the swap. I really want your best. So I have spent about 2 seconds on 2 cards to show Some " DON'T DO" cards.
Here they are.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3272/2293206978_12b7938987.jpg

Loralou
02-26-2008, 09:45 AM
I have started my cards - thought you might like a peek! The silver wax looks really nice against the black shiny card. Are these going to be ok for this swap?
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=2306&w=lhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=2303&w=lhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=2304&w=l
I callled the first one under the sea, the second one pollination and the final one celestial.

Artcards
02-26-2008, 10:03 AM
The first one and the 3rd one are great. I'm not sure I understand the 2nd one. How in the world do you use the wax. You should do a how to . lol Don't forget swap is 4 for 4.

Loralou
02-26-2008, 10:07 AM
Yes I know it is a 4for4 the 2nd one was kinda abstract but I thought it looked like galaxys and planets. If you don't want abstract that is fine I'll do another.

Artcards
02-26-2008, 10:11 AM
The only problem I have with abstract is when no one else does it. I try to match art type so everyone is happy with returns. abstract is to hard to swap.

Andreananda
02-27-2008, 12:47 AM
Actually, I like the middle one the best! Hee hee!! You never know what one person loves another does not.
Cool technique!

Artcards
02-27-2008, 09:01 AM
Wonderful !!
Andreananda Not sure if you have had a wax card but the texture on her cards are unbelievable...

Andreananda
02-27-2008, 01:12 PM
I am curious too about the technique. I know the wax must be pretty cool in real life. Scanned images just don't capture the color and vibrance of the art most of the time.
I uploaded my cards in my gallery- don't peek if you like surprises....otherwise you can check out my mandala cards.

Artcards
02-27-2008, 03:36 PM
They look great. I would have never guessed Prismacolors . They look like Pastels.

KarenM
02-27-2008, 07:29 PM
Loved your gallery
and Loralou, loved your cards too,
nice job, ladies!

Andreananda
02-27-2008, 10:11 PM
Thanks, the tooth of the paper makes the Prismacolors look that way. I also use a blender. Mine are going out in tomorrow's mail.

codeblue
02-27-2008, 10:39 PM
Hey, after seeing that amazing wax circles rendition...I think I need to join this one, too.

Artcards
02-27-2008, 11:22 PM
welcome to the swap

coffeelatte
02-28-2008, 10:44 AM
Thanks again, Artcards....I'm not sure I will paint this batch, but I love the black backgrounds...

Artcards
02-28-2008, 11:23 AM
Do what you like. Welcome Coffeelatte

Lois
03-02-2008, 05:42 PM
The only problem I have with abstract is when no one else does it. I try to match art type so everyone is happy with returns. abstract is to hard to swap.

So if I send in cats, you'll try to trade for cats or other critters?

Or is it if I use silver gel pens, you'll look for other pen work?

I'm not sure what you mean by "match art type", but I'd for SURE like to receive that gorious celestial ATC!

Please add me to your list.

[PS to Loralou: If you don't put "Celestial" into _this_ swap, perhaps someone might start an abstract swap thread. Do you host?]

Loralou
03-02-2008, 06:23 PM
It's all cool guys! Artcards welcomed the card into the swap but I have traded it now. Swap hosts can make any rules they like for their swaps and we have to go with that. She is a very good host :)
Yes I do host but mainly one at a time and I have one going right now...I'll think about an abstract swap although we just had one, and I played in it! lol

Artcards
03-02-2008, 07:20 PM
Guess I need to explain this better I try to match art close. If you scribble on a piece of paper I'll send it back to you. If you work hard on a art piece you will get a nice art piece back. If you do abstract I will try to send you abstract back. Some folks like it some don't.

This doesn't mean if you do a cat you get one back or a tree you get a tree back. This means just what I said. If you do nice you get nice..
Hope this explains it better
Hugs, Jena



So if I send in cats, you'll try to trade for cats or other critters?

Or is it if I use silver gel pens, you'll look for other pen work?

I'm not sure what you mean by "match art type", but I'd for SURE like to receive that gorious celestial ATC!

Please add me to your list.

[PS to Loralou: If you don't put "Celestial" into _this_ swap, perhaps someone might start an abstract swap thread. Do you host?]

Artcards
03-02-2008, 07:23 PM
I really hope no one thought I was knocking Loralou work. She is the reason I added the word WAX to this swap. :jiggy:

Artcards
03-02-2008, 07:25 PM
welcome Lois

Artcards
03-05-2008, 04:25 PM
Andreananda your cards are in. Didn't want you to worry. I was slow on updating!! Hugs Jena

KarenM
03-07-2008, 04:50 PM
I am going to try and post them.

KarenM
03-07-2008, 04:50 PM
Okay, sorry they are sideways :/

Artcards
03-07-2008, 05:03 PM
They look wonderful hon.
Jena



I am going to try and post them.

KarenM
03-07-2008, 11:56 PM
Okay, I knew I had 5 cards... Of course you choose the one you want to keep Jena :)

Artcards
03-08-2008, 12:48 PM
oh ty dear!! That's beautiful...

KarenM
03-12-2008, 06:44 PM
Mine went in the mail today!!

slrandom
03-13-2008, 11:51 PM
Gotta work with the gorgeous black again. I loved it before and can't seem to get enough. I'm there!!!

Thanks,
Sheri Rand
slrandom

Artcards
03-14-2008, 07:57 AM
Welcome slrandom

cindyru
03-16-2008, 12:08 AM
May I join? Thanks!

Artcards
03-16-2008, 12:14 AM
cindyru Welcome

upwiththesun
03-18-2008, 05:31 PM
I keep coming back and looking at this swap. Today I made four cards (which I've posted on my flickr account) and I would like to sign up, please!:wubclub:
Also, would you pm me your address so I can get them on the way!

Artcards
03-18-2008, 05:45 PM
upwiththesun Welcome to the swap

Elena
03-18-2008, 07:20 PM
I posted mine yesterday

rocketwoman
03-18-2008, 08:54 PM
elena - those are cool, what a great bunch of cards everyone is making for this swap!

upwiththesun
03-19-2008, 10:33 AM
Here are my cards. They are in the mailbox this morning! Check out my flickr for a few more black backgrounds I have to trade!

Artcards
03-19-2008, 01:28 PM
Elena : Beautiful Cards Hon , I love that gold fish, I've been making fish this past week lol.

Upwiththesun: Your cards are also beautiful that Sunflower is eye catching.

Wonderful Job ladies !!

cindyru
03-22-2008, 01:51 PM
my cards are on their way!

jzhanna
03-29-2008, 07:02 PM
Please sign me up. jzhanna

Artcards
03-29-2008, 08:44 PM
jzhanna, Welcome to the swap!

Patti
03-31-2008, 10:27 PM
You said all the cards should be different. I have made my cards almost the same except their colors. Is that acceptable? I was having so much fun making these I made an extra set just for trading. You should see all the bottles of paint sitting on my dining room table.

Let me know if these are ok. If they are, they'll be in the mail as soon as I hear from you. If not, I'll have to do some more and it'll take a few more days.

Artcards
04-01-2008, 07:47 AM
They are fine hon. Send them on. Hugs Jena

Artcards
04-02-2008, 07:27 PM
All members here. As of May 2nd I will no longer be a member here. Please send your cards in on or before due date. Don't be late. Please make due date. The sooner the better. I'm leaving the site for good. . Thanks Jena


Please no one ask me why. I don't wanna be ban

coffeelatte
04-03-2008, 09:29 AM
Sorry to hear that you are going, Artcards...

My envie to you will be going out later this week. I'll let you know when I post.

Artcards
04-03-2008, 09:56 AM
Thanks hon. I'll let you know when I have them
Hugs Jena

Patti
04-03-2008, 05:33 PM
We're going to miss you.

My cards were mailed this morning.

Artcards
04-03-2008, 05:46 PM
Thanks hon. I'll miss you guys too!! I'll let you know when your cards are in. BIGGGGGGGGGGG HUGS,

Artcards
04-08-2008, 12:09 PM
Patti your Roses are in and they are beautiful!!! Great job hon.
Hugs Jena

Patti
04-08-2008, 10:51 PM
tgank you. glad you like them.

Artcards
04-09-2008, 02:23 PM
mynameisjenn: Your cards are in. I have to say the one titled sad face was amazing you captured so much in that piece. Hugs Jena

Artcards
04-16-2008, 03:29 PM
Note: 4 days left until due date

KarenM
04-16-2008, 03:33 PM
I hope things go well for you.

coffeelatte
04-19-2008, 11:17 AM
I just messaged Jena about this. I've been travelling and discovered today that my cards were never put in the mail last week. So I am going to have to withdraw -- but watch my gallery for some black background cards if anyone is interested in a one on one trade. I should post later this weekend.

So sorry, Artcards, to do this. I wish you well and will miss you here!

Loralou
04-19-2008, 12:40 PM
I made 3 and got stuck on the 4th so I also withdrew and have put the ones I did do in my gallery.

Artcards
04-19-2008, 01:44 PM
thanks for letting me know.

Artcards
04-19-2008, 03:18 PM
maxie23 your cards are in.... Jena

Artcards
04-22-2008, 03:15 PM
returns went out today 4/22/08 Hope everyone loves them. Farewell my friends! Jena

mynameisJenn
04-24-2008, 04:40 PM
I just want to let everyone know, I received my cards.
Thank you to Elena and Sheri and thank you to Artcards.

Merricat
04-24-2008, 08:55 PM
Nevermind....carry on! ;)

Andreananda
04-24-2008, 10:28 PM
I recieved my returns today and I am very pleased!
Thank you to Upwiththesun, Patti, KarenM, and Slrandom.

Sorry to see you go Artcards. Thank you for being a great hostess!

KarenM
04-24-2008, 10:45 PM
THANKS for the great swap...great theme.I received cards from:
Patti, Elena, Maxie23, and Andrea Davis(andreananda????) the card doesn't say. I need to know for rep. points. I will try to figure it out, but please remember to put your site name on cards. I have had this happen a few times and it is frustrating to find who the card belongs too....I am NOT upset, just trying to help :)
Thank you all!!!

Andreananda
04-25-2008, 08:56 AM
Uh OH! That was an oversight. I know to put my username on my cards but must have become side tracked. Sorry for the mess up! :eek:
Glad you found me!!!

upwiththesun
04-25-2008, 12:53 PM
My cards have arrived! Thanks so much for the beautiful returns Elena, Jenn Erwin,
Patti Welch, and CodeBlue! I love them all!

Patti
04-25-2008, 10:19 PM
Just to let you know my cards arrive yesterday. I've given ITrader to Artcards and reps to upwiththesun, karenM, elena and andrea davis. I love them all. Art on black is so sophistocated.

maxie23
05-01-2008, 03:26 AM
Thanks to Jena as host and to Artcards, KarenM, codeblue, and slrandom for lovely atcs received, Nice work all!