View Full Version : ATC: Here's Looking At You...The EYE Swap Due March 26th

01-30-2011, 12:40 PM
Due Date ~ March 26, 2011
Sign-up Date ~ None
Withdraw Date ~ None but please let me know so someone else can take part
Number of Cards ~ 3:3
Number of Participants ~ 20
Medium ~ Hand drawn, hand painted

I have recently been lucky enough to trade for some gorgeous atc's featuring eye's and decided to host a swap in this theme.

Your atc's must mainly focus around the eye(s) and so the eye(s) will take up most of your atc space (see my atc's below). Any kinds of eyes will be accepted (anime, photo realistic etc). Think about the colours you can use and/or the emotions you can show or just the plain beauty.
If you are unsure whether your atc meets the swap requirements then please just ask me.

I would love to see your atc's posted in the thread but this is not a requirement - just helps me at the end.

HOW I SWAP If you like a card then make comments about it in the thread - I will be making notes and will try to match at least one card if at all possible, however, I cannot guarantee everyone will get everything they want.

USA & Canada - Either include $1.00 or stamps to the value of $1.00
UK - Large letter stamp (1st or 2nd class)
All Others Countries - Either include $1.00 or stamps to the value of $1.00

RETURN ENVELOPES - I will provide the returns envelope for all players but I will require you to enclose your address (sticky labels are great but dont fret if you dont have them).

ATC INFO - Write your user name and swap name on the back of all atc's and please remember to put each atc into a plastic cover. MOST IMPORTANTLY, please ensure your atc is the correct size. I will be returning incorrect sizes to you regardless of how close to the deadline you are.

WHEN YOU RECEIVE YOUR RETURNS - You can leave 'You Rock's' for your fellow players and iTrader for me. I will leave iTrader once the swap has closed.

If you have read this far then I hope you will want to join, hope everyone enjoys this one.


1 - Evalila - Recd
2 - ineedtocreate - Recd
3 - Suntrade - Recd
4 - Makeart96
5 - CAMeo Cheryl - Recd
6 - Withdrawn
7- PAMI - Recd
8 - Cobalt Blue - Recd
9 - maggiebloom - Recd
10 -louisezee - Recd
11 - duckduckgoose - Recd
12 - whitetrolley
13 - Withdrawn
14 - lacemuse - Recd
15 - SilverSeam
16 - Withdrawn
17 - gbennett1989 - Recd
18 - CandeeLynn - Recd
19 - joes lines - Recd
20 - a123andpoof - Recd

01-30-2011, 02:41 PM
Great theme, IŽd love to join!

01-30-2011, 03:35 PM
Welcome Evalila, you just got the number one slot :jiggy:

01-30-2011, 04:05 PM
May I please join?

01-30-2011, 04:09 PM
Me too! Sing me up!

01-30-2011, 05:52 PM
This sounds fun...but have a few other swaps need to complete first...hopefully I can be back before it fills up.

CAMeo Cheryl
01-30-2011, 06:02 PM
"Eye" would love to play in this one!

01-30-2011, 06:45 PM
Brilliant, "Eye" have popped you all on the list (you can blame CAMeo Cheryl she started it...lol) :jiggy:

a123andpoof, hope you catch up so you can join in

01-31-2011, 11:50 AM
Sign me up please!!!!

01-31-2011, 02:42 PM
add me to the list please

01-31-2011, 05:08 PM
Great to have you both in the swap

Cobalt Blue
01-31-2011, 05:58 PM
Sounds like a fun chance to experiment with colour! Sign me up please!

01-31-2011, 09:38 PM
"Eye"'d love to join! Maggie

01-31-2011, 11:53 PM
I would like to join, please!

02-01-2011, 05:38 PM
Brilliant to have you all join in, EYE look forward to seeing your atc's (sorry...hehehe)

02-01-2011, 05:40 PM
oh PAMI, I have just noticed your posting...its gorgeous ;)

02-02-2011, 10:21 AM
Here are my first two cards:


02-02-2011, 11:58 AM
Please add me to the list!

02-02-2011, 12:13 PM
and here my last two:


02-02-2011, 03:21 PM
Evalila they are gorgeous :jiggy:

02-02-2011, 03:21 PM
Your all signed up, great to have you all join in

02-03-2011, 04:32 PM
Your in IvoryRaven :jiggy:

02-05-2011, 04:48 PM
sign me up please ^_^

02-05-2011, 04:48 PM
sign me up :)

02-06-2011, 03:51 PM
Both signed up. great to have you join in.

Another 2 places left if anyone else wants to join

02-07-2011, 04:38 AM
My cards went in the mail this morning!

joes lines
02-07-2011, 08:09 AM
I would like to play in this swap, please.

02-07-2011, 05:34 PM
If there is still space I would like to play!

02-07-2011, 06:07 PM
Brilliant, you two got the last places - we are now full :jiggy:

02-09-2011, 09:53 AM
Here are my first 2 cards. I decided to do watercolor backgrounds & paint the eye color.


02-13-2011, 01:24 PM
Here's another eye pic:

02-13-2011, 03:34 PM
lacemuse, they are beautiful, love the colour. Great idea with the water colour backgrounds

02-13-2011, 03:37 PM
Received the first lot of atc's yesterday, really great atcs from:


02-14-2011, 10:17 AM
Thanks 3katz!

02-17-2011, 06:29 PM
Lovely work louisezee, I think its the first sleepy eye in the swap, love it :jiggy:

02-18-2011, 02:13 PM
I am done with my cards. They did not come out exactly as I had them in my mind ... I think I should have used color pencils instead of oils ... I may re - do if I have the time.


02-18-2011, 02:15 PM
I like them SunTrade, especially the rainbow colored eye!

02-18-2011, 06:38 PM
Suntrade, the colours look stunning, I hope you send these ones in :jiggy:

02-19-2011, 01:30 AM
Thank you guys!

joes lines
02-20-2011, 09:41 PM
Mine are basically done. I need to put backs on and will probably mail them out late next week.

02-21-2011, 11:48 AM
Wow, such great expressions joes lines!!

02-21-2011, 01:01 PM
WOW Those are very cool joes lines. I hope get lucky and get one of yours! :twitcy:

02-21-2011, 04:38 PM
They are great, the fourth one is actually glaring at me :unsure: lol

02-21-2011, 09:06 PM
Here's my final eye.

02-21-2011, 09:37 PM
That is beautiful, Lacemuse!

02-22-2011, 09:39 AM
Thanks ineedtocreate!

02-22-2011, 04:42 PM
It is beautiful lacemuse, I love the colour you have used in your atcs

02-22-2011, 05:03 PM
Thanks 3katz!

02-22-2011, 11:22 PM
Here are mine.

02-24-2011, 04:56 PM
wow ineedtocreate, amazing work

02-24-2011, 04:58 PM
Just to let you all know that I may be absent from the site this weekend due to a hectic schedule. If any atc's arrive I will make sure I pop on to let you know and I will answer any messages as soon as I can, so if you dont hear from me dont worry. I will get back to everyone Monday :jiggy:

03-01-2011, 06:25 PM
No problem juzzy71, sorry to see you leave the swap but thank you for letting me know

03-02-2011, 09:44 AM
My eyes went to the PO on Mon.

03-03-2011, 10:45 AM
Brilliant, will let you know when they arrive.

Still waiting for the postie to do his rounds today so if anything turns up I will let everyone know.

03-05-2011, 11:35 AM
My postie must be wondering what on earth is going on...I received quite a few atc's this morning:

joes lines

All your work looks great on screen but its even better in person. Fantastic atc's from you all.

03-05-2011, 11:38 AM
There is a space free if anyone else happens to pop in and have a look and fancies joining :jiggy:

03-05-2011, 11:51 AM
Yay, I'm alway relieved when my cards arrive where they're supposed to!

03-05-2011, 05:29 PM
Mine went out in the mail this morning!

03-06-2011, 04:44 PM
Brilliant, thanks ineedtocreate, will let you know when they land :jiggy:

03-07-2011, 03:30 PM
Glad to know they are in your hands!

03-07-2011, 07:33 PM
Cards went out today. I hope they get there in time...

03-08-2011, 04:34 PM
There's plenty of time a123andpoof. Will let you know as soon as they arrive

03-08-2011, 04:36 PM
I am just sending out reminder messages to anyone I havent heard from, its scarey how quickly the time disappears ;)

03-09-2011, 01:31 AM
Very cool ones whitetrolley !

03-09-2011, 10:29 AM
Cool eyes whitetrolley! I like the one looking off to the side.

03-09-2011, 10:15 PM
3katz, I have to withdraw. Sorry about this.

03-10-2011, 04:13 PM
Great work whitetrolley.

No problem Aime and thank you for letting me know

Cobalt Blue
03-10-2011, 10:14 PM
Here are my four, had tons of fun experimenting with them:
They'll be posted over the weekend probably, or first thing Monday. Hope you guys like :)

03-11-2011, 11:32 AM
Those are fabu Cobalt Blue! I love the reflected lashes in the blue eye & the white highlights in the reptilian eye! I'm loving that reptilian eye!!

03-11-2011, 07:06 PM
Another fantastic set of eyes - gorgeous work Cobalt

03-14-2011, 05:16 PM
A pretty set of eyes arrived from a123andpoof today :jiggy:

03-20-2011, 02:21 PM
i finished my eyes and am put them in the mail. if youd like to see them they are in my gallery ^_^


03-20-2011, 04:44 PM
gbennett1989 they are truly beautiful, they look stunning.

03-20-2011, 04:48 PM
More post arrived, really sorry but a couple arrived Thursday and I put them with the bills (doh)!! Anyway a couple arrived yesterday as well and I have just gone through the bill pile and got the others. Really wonderful work everyone and received from:

Cameo Cheryl
Cobalt Blue

03-20-2011, 04:51 PM
Yay! I was getting worried, there...
gbenntt1998 - yours are so beautiful, especially the tiger's eye!

03-21-2011, 09:33 AM
Beautiful gbenntt1998!

03-21-2011, 03:14 PM
Nothign arrived in the post today folks but just wanted to let you all know I am still here :P

03-22-2011, 04:17 PM
Nothing arrived today if anyone is waiting to hear. I may not be able to get on here tomorrow so please do not worry if you dont see anything until Thursday.

Nearly there, I will be sad to see these atc's go.

03-24-2011, 01:35 AM
posted mine today

03-24-2011, 04:37 PM
Wonderful, will let you know when they arrive.


03-25-2011, 06:42 PM
Nothing today folks :no:

03-26-2011, 07:00 PM
gbennett1989 your beautiful atc's arrived today :spinny:

03-26-2011, 07:07 PM
ok folks, I know of only one more set of atc's that are on their way to me so I will be sorting these all out next week and popping them in the post back to you all.

Thank you for such wonderful atc's and I truly hope you all like your returns. I will post on here on the day they are posted out just so that you all know they are on their way.

Special thank you's go to everyone who sent an extra atc for me for hosting.

I will be leaving i-trader for everyone who sent atc's in. Please when you get your returns don't forget to leave 'You rock's' for your fellow artists and i-trader for me.

Hope you will all join in with my next swap.... :jiggy:

03-29-2011, 05:11 PM
Candeelynn - yours have arrived today

All the atc's I know about are in so I will be spending a lovely evening tomorrow sorting them out ready to go into the post on Thursday.

Would really appreciate folks listing on here when you start to receive them just so that I know they are getting there safe and sound.

Thanks again everyone who sent in x

04-01-2011, 11:54 AM
All posted :spinny:

04-01-2011, 01:56 PM
:jiggy:I'm on mailbox patrol!:radar:

04-04-2011, 03:51 PM
Just filled in all your itraders.

04-05-2011, 09:55 PM
Wow! Beautiful cards have already arrived in Connecticut. Thank you to Candeelynn for the haunting "Owl Eye," striking "Fire" from SunTrade and Lacemuse's gorgeous blue & purple eye. Special thanks to our hostess for her hard work and lovely encaustic painting! Off to itrade and rep...

04-06-2011, 04:53 AM
Beautiful eyes have arrived from a123andpoof (# 1 of 4), DoreenSommerfeld (Katrina) and ineedtocreate (The eyes have it) - and a lovely enkaustic painting from our fab hostess. Thank you all! Off to leave points.

04-06-2011, 03:00 PM
Lovely cards in today's mail! Always fun to get great cards. Thanx to Candeelynn, Duckduckgoose, and 123andpoof - and to the ' hostess with the mostest" for the lovely enclosure! Looking forward to participating in another swap. Itrader and rep points given.

04-07-2011, 10:14 AM
New eyes have arrived. Thanks to 3katz for hosting such a fun swap, & thanks for the encaustic atc!!

I received joes lines very cool angry eye, indeedtocreate's amazing ZenEye & Cobalt Blue's fabu Lizard Eye. I'm so very proud to add these to my ATC collection! Thanks to each of you!

04-07-2011, 04:36 PM
Eyes have arrived! Thank you 3kats for hosting this fun swap and for the lovely card! And thank you maggiebloom - I see you, candeelynn- Dragon eye, and doreensommerfeld for the lovely cards!

04-08-2011, 12:37 AM
I hope mine get here soon!

04-08-2011, 04:14 PM
wow, I am really surprised they arrived so quickly, usually takes forever to cross the water. Only popped on on the off chance that some of the more local countries to me had arrived :)

04-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Got my cards today. Left you rock points and itrader.

All my cards are amazing! I got cards from Pami, JoesLines, and Needtocreate.
Thank you!