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02-11-2011, 07:36 PM
The Tree ~ a majestic beauty of nature.

Due Date: April 8th, 2011
Sign-up deadline: April 1st, 2011
Withdraw by: April 1st, 2011
Number of ATC's: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6
Number of Participants: Unlimited

Technique: Collage / Mixed Media & Medium / Hand Drawn / Painted / Sewn / Beeswax / Any & All Styles are welcome - as long as your ATCs use techniques you enjoy I am sure they will be beautiful. Of course embellishments are always welcome! Donít forget that a tree or trees need to be the focus of the card. Original works only.

Please feel free to combine elements and techniques such as painting, drawing, stamping, embossing, paper piecing, acrylic overlays, stitching, mini quilting, whatever you enjoy - itís so fun seeing how creative people are.

How to make an ATC: http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3878

Points to remember:

* ATCs must be 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 and please place your card in a plastic sleeve after all glue,
glitter, ink or paint is completely dry.

* This will be a 3 for 3 swap OR 6 for 6 swap. (If you are ambicous enough to make 6 cards please do not send 6
cards that are all the same - thanks) Extra cards for the host are not necessary but of course are
always welcome and definitely enjoyed and appreciated.

*PLEASE include your name, user name, date, swap name and location on the back of
each card.

*Please put your user name & swap name on the back of all envelopes.

Mailing ~

http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=909 (How to pack & mail ATCs)

U.S. Players: Please send a label with your name and address and a 64 cent loose stamp. I will provide the envelope. If your cards are particularly heavy - extra postage is always welcome.

International Players: Need only to send your ATCs and a label with your address - I will cover the return postage. There is no limit on international players.

Itrader/Rep. Points: I will leave Itrader comments for all players prior to mailing out your returns - please leave me an Itrader when you receive your swapped cards. A blurp on the forum thread that your cards arrived is always nice and please remember to leave rep points for the artists you received cards from.

Here is the easiest way to find players and leave points Iíve found.

Here's a few cards to jump start your creative juices - the first 1 is mine and thank you to mzspurslasso, JustDucky and Evalila for allowing me to use their beautiful works of art in my thread.

How to post pics of ATCs to the swap forum http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?p=924375#post924375

Tree hugger players:
1. ICraft - Florida
2. AmericanHwyFlower - California - cards arrived
3. JustDucky - Michigan - cards arrived
4. magicjessnrach - Adelaide, Australia * - withdrawn
5. duckduckgoose - Massachusetts - cards arrived
6. Evalila - Germany - cards arrived *
7. PAMI - Mississippi 1st Cards that arrived****
8. Zhenechka - Manitoba, Canada *
9. mzspurslasso - Texas - cards arrived
10.Spirit Fingers - New Zealand - cards arrived *
11.paintmanycolors - Georgia - withdrawn
12.SunTrade - Texas - cards arrived*
13.Threshold90 - California - cards arrived *
14.Mouseit - Australia * - cards arrived
15.CherylS - Massachusetts - cards arrived
16.thumbzink - New York - cards arrived
17.tekamarie - Florida - cards arrived
18.fitz1000 - Washington - cards arrived
19.katelnorth - England * - cards arrived
20.shayNOLA - Maryland - cards arrived*
21.balletbon - Pennsylvania - cards arrived
22.b_anne - Missouri - cards arrived
23.Janet - United Kingdom - cards arrived *
24.lacemuse - Nebraska - cards arrived *
25.starfish - Texas - cards arrived
26.Phrixy - Ontario * - cards arrived
27.3katz - United Kingdom * - cards arrived
28.alanabannana - Connecticut - cards arrived
29.Liss - Pennsylvania- WITHDRAWN
30.Bevie2u - Virginia - cards arrived
31.domino - Canada - cards arrived *
32.kentuckydakota - California - cards arrived
33.craftyvox - The Netherlands - cards arrived *
34.michelemergesmartens - New York - cards arrived
35.MACE - South Dakota - cards arrived
36. Wil Opio Oguta - Netherlands * - cards arrived
37. Knottyneedle - North Carolina - cards arrived
38. mynameisJenn - Kansas - withdrew 4/7
39. Dutchiris - Minnesota - cards arrived
40. octocat - Oklahoma
41. Donnacr - Australia * - cards arrived
42. Boekwrm - Netherlands * - cards arrived
43. Cameo - Texas - cards arrived
44. Lunamoth - Michigan - cards arrived
45. Elena - New Jersey - cards arrived
46. Raingirl - Washington - cards arrived
47. AmyMax - Massuchusetts - cards arrived
48. Baitu - Taiwan *
49. joytotheblog - Michigan
50. Mooseyy - Tennessee - cards arrived
51. RachelMarie - California - cards arrived
52. Jean - Ontario, Canada * - cards arrived
53. cardgal - Wyoming - cards arrived
54. shelllyrosebud - West Virginia - cards arrived
55. Art101 - Hawaii - cards arrived
56. ultrablue - British Columbia, Canada - cards arrived *
57. Lilthamel - Washington - cards arrived
58. AnnaAardvark - New Jersey - cards arrived
59. jonquil - Australia * - cards arrived
60. beth - Washington - cards arrived
61. houstonhunter - Washington - cards arrived
62. MorahLaura - Massachusetts - cards arrived
63. LadyKristianna - Oklahoma - cards arrived
64. dardarbinx - Ontario, Canada - cards arrived *
65. kstyles - Florida - cards arrived
66. lafaver55 - Oklahoma - cards arrived
67. sallyannart - Maryland - cards arrived
68. dalem - South Korea * - cards arrived
69. Lisa Marie - New York - cards arrived
70. Jennie - Arizona - cards arrived
71. Ruthie - California - cards arrived
72. Barbara F - Ontario, Canada - cards arrived *
73. StudioBlue - North Carolina - cards arrived
74. BamaKathy - Alabama - cards arrived
75. kat - North Carolina - cards arrived
76. catsie - Texas

02-11-2011, 11:39 PM
Oh YES!! I LOVE trees... sign me up!

02-11-2011, 11:51 PM
Yay! My first player - welcome to the swap AmericanHwyFlower. Here is also a few more cards for inspiration - please feel free to post your cards - if anyone needs help please let me know - I have the easy steps for posting.

Just Ducky
02-12-2011, 01:15 AM
sure hope I can make a Majestic tree... I love doing tree spirits but still haven't figured out how to make a pretty tree with leafs...
so I am game if you are gal...

02-12-2011, 01:18 AM
Yay - my Little Ducky!!! Any tree you make will be majestic - leaves or no leaves.

02-12-2011, 02:41 AM
I'd love to join :)

02-12-2011, 02:48 AM
Sign me up please!

02-12-2011, 05:34 AM
Welcome to magicjessnrach and duckduckgoose - glad to have you join the swap!

02-12-2011, 05:44 AM
Ooh, I just love trees!! I have to join:)

Wil Opio Oguta
02-12-2011, 08:54 AM
Lurking for the moment. Have to finish off some other commitments first.

02-12-2011, 09:43 AM
Yay I love to see my repeat players! Evalila glad you're joining and Wil Opio Ogunta I will be holding my breath that you sign up as well! :swoon: See there I am fainting from lack of oxygen if you don't sign up. haha Hope to see you back real soon!

02-12-2011, 10:28 AM
Please add me to the list

02-12-2011, 11:33 AM
I saw the word "tree" and went "YES!"

Please sign me up. I cannot resist trees.

02-12-2011, 11:48 AM
Two more tree lovers have joined the ranks - welcome to Pami and Zhenechka.

02-12-2011, 12:28 PM
I'd love to play!

02-12-2011, 01:17 PM
Oh yay! I'm so happy you've come to play mzspurslasso - you're one of my favs!

Spirit Fingers
02-12-2011, 04:06 PM
Please let me play!

02-12-2011, 07:04 PM
I've signed you up Spirit Fingers - welcome to the swap!

02-12-2011, 07:52 PM
checking it out and lurking >..<

02-12-2011, 11:16 PM
Jump in alanabannana - I love having you in my swaps! :jiggy:

02-13-2011, 01:07 AM
I would love to sign up for this swap! I'm a tree hugger from way back in the Woodstock days ; )

02-13-2011, 01:43 AM
Welcome - welcome paintmanycolors - very happy to have you in the swap!

02-13-2011, 02:47 AM
I said I was not going to join anymore this month ... but I cannot resist this one!

So please sign me up!!!!

02-13-2011, 02:55 AM
Ohhh, count me in, count me in ;)

02-13-2011, 05:44 AM
*sings* I can see the trees swaying and the band playing.. OHOh sorry I forgot where I was for a moment.... Ok Ok sign me up just loouuuuuvvvveee trees... LOL

Now can they be any sort of tree? palms, gum trees... you get the gist......

02-13-2011, 09:01 AM
I LOVE trees in art.. lurking for now but am hoping to come back with a sign up :)

02-13-2011, 10:33 AM
I'd like to join too.

02-13-2011, 06:47 PM
Happy to welcome SunTrade, Threshold90, CherylS and thumbzink great to see all you fellow tree lovers signing up.

As for you craftyvox resistance is futile - take the plunge and join the fun. haha

Mouseit - thanks for squeezing my swap into your very busy schedule and yes any type of tree is good - if you look at the examples - some are more realistic and others are whimsical - whatever kind of trees you like is good - well maybe no Christmas trees - haha but everything else will work.

02-14-2011, 12:25 AM
I love trees....I love tree cards...haven't done a swap in a while...this looks like a great swap group...I'm lurking but leaning towards signing up

02-14-2011, 12:37 AM
I would like to join this cool swap!

02-14-2011, 01:10 AM
Welcome to the swap tekamarie - yay!

Oh lunamoth I hope you'll join - I've seen your awesome tree ATCs and I'd love to have you join the fun!

02-14-2011, 01:19 AM
Your invite twisted my arm :-) it doesn't hurt that trees are an uber-favorite subject of mine. Count me in pretty please!

02-14-2011, 01:49 AM
Woo-hoo - I'm so happy that trees are an uber-favorite of yours - no wonder you have such gorgeous tree ATCs in your gallery! Welcome to the swap fitz1000 - hope your arm is okay. ;)

02-14-2011, 03:42 AM
Ooh, I love trees - I would love to play!

02-14-2011, 08:53 AM
Trees?! Of course... count me in!

02-14-2011, 09:04 AM
Please sign me up trees are my favorite subjects to create!

02-14-2011, 10:05 AM
I am lurking behind a tree no less!!

02-14-2011, 11:02 AM
Yay - more awesome players joining the swap - happy to have you katelnorth, shayNOLA and B_anne.

Also welcome to balletbon and special thanks for posting your beautiful tree ATCs to the forum.

Oh standngrace that tree isn't hiding you very so come on and join us - you know you want to.;)

02-14-2011, 11:50 AM
Yes please, I love painting trees :)

02-14-2011, 12:48 PM
Welcome to the swap Janet - this is going to be a very talented swap!

02-14-2011, 02:38 PM
I'd love to play please!! I love painting trees!!

02-14-2011, 03:46 PM
I'd be happy to play along :)

02-14-2011, 06:22 PM
Okay, you twisted my arm lol Sign me up! <3

02-14-2011, 07:15 PM
Yay -yay more wonderful artists - welcome to lacemuse and starfish.

Also welcome to Phrixy but what is with all this mention of arm twisting - what? I merely mentioned this majestically beautiful tree swap to some makers of majestically beautiful tree ATCs. No arm twisting - haha! Just a few compliments and a little temptation to join. :rolleyes: So glad to have you!

02-15-2011, 08:29 AM
Here are my first three cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_GeneralGrant.jpg General Grant watercolor/color pencils

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_LonelyTree.jpg Lonely Tree color pencils

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_ThreeGiants.jpg Three Giants watercolor/color pencils

On to the last one:)

02-15-2011, 10:41 AM
working with the wonderful trees now. My hubby and I tapped maple trees this year in our yard and the neighbors. We have 25 taps and will be boiling down the sap today we collected the past two days. My legs are sooo sore from trudging thru all our snow!! Making me think of this tree swap

02-15-2011, 11:34 AM
OMG- this is an awesome swap- please may I join? I <3 trees!!!

02-15-2011, 06:30 PM
Evalila-grt cards esp love the middle one

alanabannana- sounds like delicious fun, maple syrup is the best syrup in my book

02-15-2011, 07:50 PM
Gee I hope I'm not too late to sign up for this swap...I love doing trees..live in the middle of 5 acres of tall, old trees in the mountains of VA..hehehehe!!

02-15-2011, 10:13 PM
Welcome to some wonderful new players - 3katz (she snuck in through a PM - haha), alanabannana (a repeat player in my swaps who is phenomenal) Liss - (a new player to my swaps - happy to have you) and Bevie2u (who apparently lives in the middle of a very inspirational area for a tree swap).

Thanks to Evalila for posting your wonderful cards - beautiful work!

02-16-2011, 12:21 AM
Hello! Trees are my thing! happen to paint them a lot :)
sing me up pleas!

02-16-2011, 04:29 AM
welcome to the swap domino I checked out some of your pretty trees in your gallery - beautiful!

02-16-2011, 04:39 AM
would love to join please

02-16-2011, 06:23 AM
Hereīs the last one :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_IMG_0971_1_.jpg Palm Tree

02-16-2011, 05:06 PM
Wonderful swap. Hopefully I can make a start on these this weekend. Going to try a little more encaustic painting but lets just see :jiggy:

02-16-2011, 08:07 PM
Would like to join this swap if possible. Love to make trees.

02-16-2011, 11:07 PM
Welcome to the swap kentuckydakota very happy to have you join!

02-17-2011, 05:17 PM
PAMI - your wonderful, beautiful trees arrived today - wow I was so excited to get my first set of cards already - you are awesome!!! Oh and a little surprise - when I send you the trades I'll be sending you a little prize for being first.

02-17-2011, 05:37 PM
Wow! So many players, & it's so cool to see where everyone is from on the list!

02-17-2011, 11:35 PM
Welcome to the swap jonquil - I must have missed your post at first - so glad I went back over my list - the more the merrier.

02-18-2011, 12:08 AM
I know lacemuse I am soooo excited about the swap - I just know it's going to be filled with beautiful cards!!:jiggy:

02-18-2011, 06:45 AM
lurking for now and hoping to conjure up some time. :mask:

02-18-2011, 08:04 AM
AnnaAardvark.... PLEASE join!!! It's so relaxing doing trees! :)

02-18-2011, 01:59 PM
Way to go shayNOLA now I have my players "arm twisting" the lurkers. haha Watch out AnnaAardvark we're a very determined bunch - we want all tree lovers to join.;) Hope to see you back signing up!

02-18-2011, 02:14 PM
Lending you 30 mins of my time AnnaAardvark & here's a quick twist on that arm! Hope it's not too painful!:eek:

02-18-2011, 04:39 PM
LOL! You guys are too funny! I feel loved. :cute:
I am gonna do the cards first and then join if I get them done on time. ;)

02-18-2011, 06:09 PM
Well ok but you better get on them AnnaAardvark or I'll have to send my henchman lacemuse:mask: out to take care of you. haha ::yes:

02-18-2011, 07:27 PM
Okay I cave in as well - sign me up please :D

02-19-2011, 01:02 AM
Yay! Craftyvox has given in and joined the fun! Happy to have you!

02-19-2011, 10:53 AM
LOL! :mask:Henchman Lacemuse! My husband will LOVE that!

Seeking arms to twist!

02-19-2011, 12:01 PM
Wow... thanks for listing all the players locations... love it!

02-19-2011, 03:06 PM
No problem - I love the little things that people happy!

02-19-2011, 03:13 PM

My last swap I played a few little games and everyone loved it - of course there are prizes (I send out with your swapped ATCs) so please join in the fun!

Okay ready?

Guess what kind of trees - I live in Florida and of course have green foliage all year long your job is to guess what kind of trees I have in my yard.

I have 6 trees but only 3 different types - post your guess and whoever gets it right wins! Good luck players!

02-19-2011, 03:23 PM
Since I live in Florida I will give good guess... Palm tree, Magnolia tree, and maybe a Oak tree?

02-19-2011, 03:26 PM
palm tree, orange tree, and lemon tree

02-19-2011, 03:33 PM
Wow good call on the fruit trees AmericanHwyFlower. I should have thought of that, I wish I had fruit trees in my yard.

02-19-2011, 03:43 PM
Hmm, palm tree, cypress and pine tree?

02-19-2011, 03:49 PM
Cypress and water ash?

02-19-2011, 03:51 PM
Hint - hint: Ok so far only 1 person has guessed 1 of the trees we have.

02-19-2011, 03:52 PM
Hmm imma say pine, oak, and orange tree

02-19-2011, 04:10 PM
Harder than I thought: 2nd hint-hint Oak is right! The rest wa, wa, wa! Wrong! Ok so keep going - now you have 1.

Just Ducky
02-19-2011, 04:10 PM
what ???? a tree guessing contest ???? and no pictures ??? bummer...

poor ducky, ain't got no idea of what trees they got in Florida... here in Michigan if it isn't a pine tree all the rest look alike... like kinda dead looking....:unsure:
guess I goona have to do a web search for.... sunny states ....trees...
Dena, you got toooo much free time on your hands....:jiggy:

02-19-2011, 04:20 PM
Pictures - oh Ducky that would be too easy. Should I give more hints?

Okay hint-hint: No fruit trees.

02-19-2011, 04:37 PM
bottle brush tree? sycamore tree and then the oak...

02-19-2011, 04:37 PM
wait a minute what about a nut tree? do you have nut tree?

02-19-2011, 04:39 PM
Uh-oh tekamarie lives in Florida - do you think she'll be driving down to my house to check out my trees? So far she's only got the oak right.:wub: Oh - no nut trees!

02-19-2011, 05:13 PM
hummm.... since I used to live in Louisiana, I will guess cypress, palm, oak, and/or magnolia.

02-19-2011, 05:15 PM
ohhh... what about Crepe Myrtle? Ours kept leaves all year in LA. They drop in Maryland. :(

02-19-2011, 05:38 PM
We used to have a Crepe Myrtle but a bad storm took it out a few years ago - I loved that tree.

But...since little Ducky is whining about no picture - here's a photo of the 3 trees in our front yard.

02-19-2011, 05:48 PM
Ok, I wanna play, ............I'm guessing, some kind of Oak, red Maple , and Mimosa

02-19-2011, 06:01 PM
Peach, Apple, and Mango trees!

02-19-2011, 06:05 PM

02-19-2011, 06:40 PM
Man so many plants around us in the world yet we know animal's names even better, even though some arnt even where we live lol. So oak is there. Pine? Spruce? Um... Redwood (idk if there any of those dwn there)

02-19-2011, 06:56 PM
Mimosa... I love that tree, even though it can get a little messy. Speaking of messy, I have a HUGE mulberry tree, a crab apple tree and a north american persimmon tree in my backyard. Flies can be a big problem come summer! Birds are everywhere though. Don't be surprised if you eventually see some bird paintings popping up in my gallery!
Did anyone mention Maple yet? Don't know how well they do so far south...

02-19-2011, 06:59 PM
Ppfftthh this little mousie has NOOOOOO Idea what would be growing in your garden..LOL Those trees in your picture don't even look like any trees I know.... heehee and our OAK trees look nothing like your oaks, so I am just going to sit and enjoy the guessing game on this one...LOL

02-19-2011, 07:26 PM

My last swap I played a few little games and everyone loved it - of course there are prizes (I send out with your swapped ATCs) so please join in the fun!

Okay ready?

Guess what kind of trees - I live in Florida and of course have green foliage all year long your job is to guess what kind of trees I have in my yard.

I have 6 trees but only 3 different types - post your guess and whoever gets it right wins! Good luck players!

Mmmm I am giessing the Brazilian Palm Tree. .....


02-19-2011, 08:08 PM
My guess on the trees- Pine, Oak, Palm?

02-19-2011, 10:05 PM
Thumbzink - please - please get out your books. You tree lovers are a little lacking in the tree identification category. :swoon:

HINT: READY - the middle tree in the picture is native to India and the tree supposedly has healing properties - they make capsules, extracts and salves from the leaves, bark and twigs.

02-19-2011, 10:06 PM
orange, lemon & mimosa

02-19-2011, 10:19 PM
Picture of the trees for our little game is at post #91 - guess what kind of trees they are. One has already been confirmed as an Oak - that just leaves 2 more. Come on guys - there's a prize for the winner. A new car - well not really a car but some kind of craft prize!

Here's a catch up on the hints:

All guesses up to now except for Oak have been wrong.

None of the trees are fruit trees.

The middle tree in the picture is native to India and the tree supposedly has healing properties - they make capsules, extracts and salves from the leaves, bark and twigs.

02-19-2011, 10:25 PM
tekamarie... we here in CA have much of the same climate and trees as FL.. that was why i guessed that.

02-19-2011, 10:45 PM
Ok, how about Acacia? Mimosa?

Just Ducky
02-19-2011, 11:58 PM
wow... that picture really helped.. my super guess is..
1..... green
2..... tall
3..... bushy

so OK... I ain't a good tree person... but I still love them...

if ya have time... I got cute TRUE story... went to a Christmas tree farm one year to cut our own tree... bunch of kids and people running wild, looking for just the RIGHt tree... this one young family was nuts... and the wife standing right behind me said.... Henry, guick come here.. I love this one... I turned to see what she picked.. IT WAS DEAD... her husband came and looked a long time... but only said that he thought it was just not looking right... keep looking... but she was so taken by this beautiful totaly BROWN tree.... said it was different...
(I told ya she was nuts)... I sure wish he would have cut that dead tree down and taken it up to the tree loading men....
there they put your tree on a shaker to fell any LOOSE needles and them wrap it for easy to place on your car......... can you imagin what her Brown tree would have looked like after the tree shakey thing ???? ( I know the guys up front would have done it, just to see her tree in a pile of needles....)

02-20-2011, 12:31 AM
How about a Elm tree and a Neem tree?

02-20-2011, 01:16 AM
Oh Ducky that is so funny and your guess is soooo close - not!

But tekamarie good guess - Neem tree is right.

Last hint: The 3rd tree has small red berries on it. That should be a dead give away!

Just Ducky
02-20-2011, 02:06 AM
dead ??? did you say dead give-away ???? does this mean I have one rite ???? NO????? bummer

02-20-2011, 03:50 AM

(not trying to gess what trees,
but trying to make some tree-cards before signing up ;) )

02-20-2011, 04:08 AM
JustDucky-LMAO you are comedy lol (green, tall, and bushy)

neem tree? never even heard of it lol

Red berries you say? hmm holly tree?

02-20-2011, 04:12 AM
Uh-oh watch out Boekwrm if you lurk around here lacemuse will seek you out and twist your arm to join us.:eek: haha

02-20-2011, 04:22 AM
OK tree guessers we have the 3rd - a Holly tree was guessed by Threshold90. So since tekamarie and Threshold90 both guessed 2 out of the 3 tree species we will call it a tie.

Congrats Blake and Teka!!! I'll send your prize with your swapped cards!

02-20-2011, 04:26 AM
Is this full? I notice a lot of ppl. If not, I'd like to get in.


Wil Opio Oguta
02-20-2011, 04:41 AM
Okay, I give in:wub:. Please sign me up

02-20-2011, 05:05 AM
Aww yay! I like never win contests....(so excited :D ) took a lot of guessin n hints haha. Fun idea your little games you play, ICraft! (off to rate your thread... ;) )

02-20-2011, 07:04 AM
Hey shayNOLA as I read back through the forum I noticed you were awesome at pulling a lurker into the swap - good job. I think you should be the swap charmer. :idea: What do you think? Of course remember - if you need any arm twisting Henchman lacemuse can help you out. Watch out for those lurkers - we want them to play!

02-20-2011, 07:15 AM
A big welcome to MACE - so happy to have you join the swap.

Also I'm happy to see that you gave in Wil Opio Oguta - it really was the only sensible choice. haha

Threshold90 - is happy about being one of the 2 winners for our game - he says he never wins any contests. (Gee I hope he read that I was only kidding about the prize being a new car - wouldn't want him to be all disappointed when some craft items arrive at his house.:unsure:) Oh and thanks for showing the love about the forum - I appreciate it!

02-20-2011, 08:45 AM
Sign me up please....I love trees!

02-20-2011, 09:07 AM
I honestly wouldn't know what kind of trees would florish well in Florida! :)

I've worked on a set of 6 cards yesterday, will be sending in 3 for the swap and posting the other 3 to my gallery for trade (after this swap is finished I think).

The tree is stamped on watercolor paper with distress ink, and I colored it in using ecoline inks. Then I added blossom (though on the third one it more looks like red cherries!) in form of liquid pearls. I hope you like them.


02-20-2011, 09:45 AM

02-20-2011, 10:48 AM
Ohh purty. Nice :)

02-20-2011, 12:17 PM
Boekwrm... join! I love the tree you sent me and would love to see more! Besides, trees are so relaxing. :)

02-20-2011, 12:18 PM
Craftyvox... Beautiful trees!!

02-20-2011, 01:46 PM
Please sign me up, I'd love to play! :)

Just Ducky
02-20-2011, 04:42 PM
super trees, Craftyvox...
and wow, Dena you sure got them gals bringing you a whold lot of players...

and congrats.. to .. Tekamarie and Threshold for 'naming them TREES... but you mean they ain't .... Green-Tall-Bushy ??? well nuts... I sure wanted that new car too...

02-20-2011, 05:15 PM
Oh I'm so excited more tree lovers are joining our swap!!! Welcome to Knottyneedle and mynameisJenn.

Good job shayNOLA working on Boekwrm - if she doesn't join soon we'll have to send in the arm twister lacemuse.

Thanks for posting your beautiful trees craftyvox they brighten up the swap so nicely!!!

Yes Ducky my girls are doing a good job pulling in the lurkers - haha!!

02-20-2011, 05:23 PM
Can I please join? I am a tree lover. I am looking out my window at my snow covered evergreens.

02-20-2011, 05:36 PM
Welcome - welcome fellow tree lover - Dutchiris - it's wonderful to have you join our swap!

02-20-2011, 06:14 PM
I'd love to join ~ :3

02-20-2011, 07:48 PM
May I please join? My trees won't be hand-drawn though, far too many talented artists to try and get my drawing skills to compete (I have improved - my drawings no longer look like they have been done by a 2 year old with bad crayons, they now look like a 3 year old's with slightly better crayons :skeptical::D)

02-20-2011, 10:24 PM
:jiggy:Yay - yay - yay!! 2 more players I am so excited! Welcome to the swap to octocat and Donnacr I am so happy to have you both.

Oh and Donnacr I'm so happy to know you are on the same drawing level as I am - 3yr old. haha I always say that I'm just happy if my 3 1/2 yr old grandson recognizes the animals I draw for him when we craft together - it's so nice to draw for someone who doesn't expect much. hee-hee I like it when the players in my swaps have varied techniques - it makes it more fun for swapping.:D

02-21-2011, 06:19 AM
Ducky You tell a great story! heehee....

02-21-2011, 06:42 AM
ICraft, would you please be so kind to PM me your address? Then I'll get my cards out to you :)

02-21-2011, 09:04 AM
Dena, my cards went in the mail today :)

02-21-2011, 09:13 AM
May I please join? My trees won't be hand-drawn though, far too many talented artists to try and get my drawing skills to compete (I have improved - my drawings no longer look like they have been done by a 2 year old with bad crayons, they now look like a 3 year old's with slightly better crayons :skeptical::D)

Had to laugh at that - that's about what my hand drawing skills look like (actually, I work in a Year 3 class - that's 7&8 YOs - and they are all impressed with my drawing abilities. They are the only people who are, though!!)

02-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Twisting your arm now Boekwrm. Do you want to join in the fun now?! LOL (muffling Boekwrm's screams as I twist the arm.) Pleeze, pleeze play with us!!

Lacemuse the Strong Arm

"Good job shayNOLA working on Boekwrm - if she doesn't join soon we'll have to send in the arm twister lacemuse."


(not trying to gess what trees,
but trying to make some tree-cards before signing up ;) )

02-21-2011, 01:25 PM
oi oi oi :err:
(Hiding behind a thin forest of trees, produced this weekend, pressure is building :wideeyed:)

02-21-2011, 01:39 PM
Pfff (releasing pressure)....

OKAY, I'm in. :wubclub:

I LOVE trees, I want to own more trees, I want to make more trees.

:idea: So this swap is the way to a real arty forest of my own....

02-21-2011, 01:45 PM
Here are my trees. I think I went in a Dr. Suess mood

02-21-2011, 02:21 PM
Yay!! Good job lacemuse and shayNOLA you've successful convinced Boekwrm to join our swap! Yay! Welcome to the fun Boekwrm.

I'll be watching for your cards Evalila - can't wait to see them - I know they'll be beautiful!!!

02-21-2011, 02:23 PM
Oh alanabannana your cards are so pretty - I love that the top two have a zetti feel to them. Thanks also for posting them on the swap forum - love that!!

02-21-2011, 02:53 PM
Yippeee! Another one up for some fun!!

Pfff (releasing pressure)....

OKAY, I'm in. :wubclub:

I LOVE trees, I want to own more trees, I want to make more trees.

:idea: So this swap is the way to a real arty forest of my own....

02-21-2011, 06:25 PM
LOL... great!! Can't wait to see your 'arty forest'! :)

Pfff (releasing pressure)....

OKAY, I'm in. :wubclub:

I LOVE trees, I want to own more trees, I want to make more trees.

:idea: So this swap is the way to a real arty forest of my own....

02-21-2011, 09:24 PM
Hello players - if anyone would like to post their scanned or photographed tree ATCs to the swap forum here is a link to easy step by step instructions. (I have also posted this in the original swap forum post)


02-21-2011, 09:27 PM
OMB is it too late to sign up? I wanna play!!!!

02-21-2011, 10:27 PM
Hey there girl - of course it's not too late - create away - so happy to have you in another one of my swaps Cameo.

02-22-2011, 12:54 AM
I've been lurking but can't resist swapping trees. Sign me up please.

02-22-2011, 01:23 AM
I know - trees are so beautiful - you should have known resistance would be futile.;) Very happy to have you join our swap lunamoth and I hope you enjoy yourself! Oh -oh I am even more excited - just went to your gallery - your the artist with the beautiful spirit trees - I just LOVE them!!!!

02-22-2011, 02:32 AM
Lunamoth- ur the master of trees i hope i get one

02-22-2011, 09:45 AM
OK, taking a break from arm-twisting to make some trees!!

Lacemuse the Strong Arm

02-22-2011, 09:49 AM
Ah trees - beautiful trees - can't wait to get more cards in - I can't believe I'm going to have my entire huge dining room table covered with all your beautiful trees!!!!

02-22-2011, 10:13 AM
Lurking at the moment....:mask:

02-22-2011, 12:23 PM
Well... Lurk no more!! I just checked out your gallery. Beautiful art and I spy some AMAZING trees in there!
Humm... think I need to PM you about a trade!! :)

Lurking at the moment....:mask:

02-22-2011, 06:37 PM
See that AmyMax my swap "recruiters" shayNOLA and lacemuse won't rest until you join our swap. Look at that your trees already got the thumbs up and everything.;)

Hope to see you signing up soon!

02-22-2011, 08:10 PM
Can I join?

02-22-2011, 09:13 PM
Woo - hoo of course you may join Elena I love your cards and have so enjoyed swapping/trading with you before. Welcome to the swap!

02-22-2011, 09:13 PM
Please add me to your swap. Love to do trees!

02-22-2011, 09:15 PM
Happy to have you Raingirl - welcome to the swap - hope you enjoy it!

02-22-2011, 09:39 PM
Spirit Fingers your very awesome, creative cards arrived today - I just love them. Thanks for the extra - I can see I am going to have a hard job choosing for your cards and from PAMI too. You two certainly have started this swap off beautifully!!!

02-22-2011, 11:17 PM
Here are my first three.


02-22-2011, 11:44 PM
Elena- nice trees esp like the last one

02-23-2011, 10:21 AM
ICraft please count me in on this swap! I've got 3 trees in my gallery right now, and maybe if I can swing it I'll create 3 more! :rolleyes:

02-23-2011, 12:18 PM
Elena thanks so much for posting your awesome cards on the forum - they are so pretty and I can hardly wait to see them in person.

Also a BIG tree lover welcome to AmyMax - so happy to have you join the swap!

02-23-2011, 04:44 PM



02-23-2011, 05:13 PM
Love the tree lined driveway MACE, what a great sketch!

02-23-2011, 07:06 PM
Mace- like ur style, nice cards

02-23-2011, 09:01 PM
not actually a driveway...well in a way it is. in south dakota they have gates that open so ppl can access their farms.

02-23-2011, 10:42 PM
Love your cards MACE they are awesome and thanks so much for posting them in the swap forum! I must say I'm with AmyMax on your gated tree lined roadway - exceptional!!!! It mush be beautiful in South Dakota.

02-23-2011, 11:49 PM
Yeah I have fun doing perspective, and love drawing trees (mostly dead ones LOL) South Dakota is awesome. I'm a transplant from Ohio and glad i did.

Just Ducky
02-24-2011, 12:03 AM
oh goodie... hi Mace... glad you like doing dead trees too... since I don't draw to well
I can do dead trees... well not really dead but kinda dormat for fall and winter...

good job on your cards... especially the first tall guy....

02-24-2011, 03:11 AM
I like that description Just Ducky - they aren't dead trees they are dormant trees. haha!!!! Oh and that tree description - the tall one hmmmm - no wonder you didn't win the Guess what kind of trees game - haha! You are so fun to have in the swap!!!

02-24-2011, 03:25 AM
:) Everyone in here is so funny about trees... I love them but think my cards do not look tree like enough... back to the drawing board... Love this swap :D

02-24-2011, 04:10 PM
Cards came in from alanabannana today - they are great -and the colors in the 2 Zetti style cards are so vibrant - really awesome.

Maybe you will have to talk to Ducky about how to draw leaves since your other 2 cards are very leafy - haha - Ducky says she can only draw "dead" or "dormant" ones. Silly girl she is!

02-24-2011, 04:15 PM
Welcome to the swap Baitu. She signed up through a PM but hopefully we'll see her in the forum soon. Glad to have you join!!!

02-24-2011, 05:43 PM
Thanks for inviting me ICraft! I'm going to lurk for now, as I have signed up for 4 swaps that are due before this one. I love trees, so we'll see! :)

02-24-2011, 07:02 PM
Here is the maple syrup today from my wonderful maple trees.

02-24-2011, 09:34 PM
MorahLaura I just have that warm fuzzy feeling seeing you in the swap forum and I hope you will be able to join us.;)

alanabannana that syrup looks wonderful - now I we need is some hot Belgium waffles and we'll be all set.:rolleyes:

02-24-2011, 10:23 PM
Here are my first three. I'm sure I'll have three more for you in a bit! They are a little different from my usual in that I used a black background as a frame. Hope you like... :)

02-24-2011, 10:33 PM
My oh my shayNOLA those are beautiful! Gee and here I thought your talent was being a swap charmer - you are quite an artist!

Just Ducky
02-24-2011, 11:56 PM
well Dena, I ain't got show and tell yet... but I did get ONE tree done today... you know me,
it's kinda a dead looking tree but hey I got leaves on this guy and now he looks alive...
just hope you don't have to kick my cards under your sofa....:jiggy:

02-25-2011, 12:30 AM
I would never kick any of my players cards under my sofa - I value every card as if it was a 1909 T206 White Border #366 Honus Wagner baseball card. (For those who don't know it's the most valuable baseball trading card $1,500,000.00) See how much I love you guys!

Just Ducky
02-25-2011, 01:27 AM
darn, and I just traded that card yesterday.... U's so sweet to us gal...

02-25-2011, 05:21 AM
Oh gee Ducky I thought I was the only person that owned that one - yea I wish! haha

02-25-2011, 10:24 AM
Oh Shay!! I LOVE the tree with the moon! BEAUTIFUL!!!

02-25-2011, 11:44 AM
Thanks, AmyMax! Truth be told, that's my fav, too. I'm pretty happy with the way the limbs are highlighted by the moon!! :) Hope that's ok... you know, me giving a compliment to my own art... :) :)

Oh Shay!! I LOVE the tree with the moon! BEAUTIFUL!!!

02-25-2011, 12:49 PM
Thanks, AmyMax! Truth be told, that's my fav, too. I'm pretty happy with the way the limbs are highlighted by the moon!! :) Hope that's ok... you know, me giving a compliment to my own art... :) :)

If we don't like our own art, then why even create it? :huh: That's my motto anyway!

02-25-2011, 04:04 PM
Lookie there Shay - you are getting a little fan club! :jiggy:

02-25-2011, 04:44 PM
Im in the fan club too! Killer emotion it gives me. A lonelyness but yet a sprinkle of hope. Amazing card!

Icraft- youre so nice, i value em too. I love art n whats better than tiny lil pieces of ppls mind n soul that will outlive us all. Atcs r something i will always keep until the day i die. Got em all in a folder filled wit plastic baseball card sheet protectors.

02-25-2011, 09:06 PM
Would love to join this if there's still room! :cute:

02-25-2011, 09:29 PM
Thanks, Domino and Threshold90!:jiggy:

02-25-2011, 11:45 PM
Hi joytotheblog of course there is room for you! Welcome to the fun - you are in good company - the cards I've received already are AWESOME so I'm sure you will enjoy the swap.

02-26-2011, 03:01 PM
I would love to sign up!!! Yay for trees! (hope theres still room!)

02-26-2011, 03:42 PM
Sign me up please!! :)

02-26-2011, 06:45 PM
Welcome to the swap RachelMarie and Mooseyy - happy to have you join!!! Of course there is room - one can never have too many trees!

02-26-2011, 07:18 PM
Thank you ICraft! I am nearly finished! I got so excited about this swap i decided to make the cards even if there wasnt enough room for me! So that leads me to my next question: where to send them? or did i miss it in the first post?

02-26-2011, 07:26 PM
Mooseyy - I'll send you a PM.

02-26-2011, 07:47 PM
I would never kick any of my players cards under my sofa - I value every card as if it was a 1909 T206 White Border #366 Honus Wagner baseball card. (For those who don't know it's the most valuable baseball trading card $1,500,000.00) See how much I love you guys!

Wow that's insane for any card LOL!:swoon:

02-26-2011, 08:41 PM
AmericanHwyFlower your ATCs arrived today. I like how you covered several bases - drawing, collaging, zentangle - way to use your creativeness. Thanks so much for playing.

02-27-2011, 06:51 AM
Here is the maple syrup today from my wonderful maple trees.

Ohh I love maple syrup specially on my pancakes with lemon, sugar, cinnamom and ice cream.. Heheee

02-27-2011, 01:17 PM
Here are my cards, I will be mailing Monday!

02-27-2011, 01:42 PM
Pretty, pretty cards balletbon - they sure add a lot to the forum! Thanks so much for posting the cards to share with everyone.

02-27-2011, 01:43 PM
Ohh I love maple syrup specially on my pancakes with lemon, sugar, cinnamom and ice cream.. Heheee

Whoa - that is a lot of stuff on a pancake there lady. haha

02-27-2011, 01:47 PM
Gorgeous, GORGEOUS trees, Balletbon!

02-27-2011, 02:12 PM
Balletbon, your cards are soooo pretty!

02-27-2011, 04:56 PM
My cards are done. All are pastel.

02-27-2011, 05:13 PM
Room for one more?

*poking Janet* *hissing* I told you I couldn't join any more swaps but noooooo you had to show me your trees and get me all antsy to do tree cards and you KNEW I'd be hooked instantly....

Just Ducky
02-27-2011, 06:26 PM
hay lookie..... we got JEAN hooked on trees... super great, glad to see ya gal...
just sip abit on that ol' Baileys and show us what ya got.....:jiggy:

02-27-2011, 06:38 PM
Love that apple tree CherylS

02-27-2011, 06:39 PM
here are mine

02-27-2011, 07:51 PM
I would love to play in this swap if you have room, please sign me up! Thanks

02-27-2011, 08:27 PM
I would love to play in this swap if you have room, please sign me up! Thanks

02-27-2011, 08:29 PM
OOpps! Just once would be great! Sorry....

02-27-2011, 08:48 PM
Of course there's room - glad to have you join the swap Jean and cardgal .

Love the beautiful cards Janet and CherylS posted to the forum today - looks like 8 little masterpieces made there way to our swap.

02-27-2011, 09:28 PM
I agree with domino. They are all gorgeous!!

I love all the new cards uploaded here today! Beautiful.

Just Ducky
02-27-2011, 10:12 PM
and then there was the Duck.... so ok, got my.... Majestic .... Beauty of Nature .... finished...
I'm sure these will fit in there someplace....:unsure: hang on Dena, they headed your way in the morning..


02-28-2011, 12:42 AM
Those are some mighty fine trees JustDucky but what is that green stuff? I thought you only did "dormant" trees. haha See there a hidden talent - beautiful "green" trees!

02-28-2011, 04:31 AM
grt cards Im seeing frm everybody, cant wait for returns

02-28-2011, 09:48 AM
Wow! Gorgeous trees! You gals sure have set the bar high!!

02-28-2011, 09:52 AM
Beautiful trees everyone!!

02-28-2011, 05:49 PM
Here are my cards

02-28-2011, 06:33 PM
Awesome cards, love ur style

02-28-2011, 07:42 PM
Love your Trees joytotheblog - thanks for putting a link in the forum - you guys should definitely go take a peek!

02-28-2011, 07:44 PM
MACE - your cards arrived today - it was a long trip for those handsome looking trees - nice job!

02-28-2011, 07:48 PM
Hello All,
Here are my trees. I admit that they are very simple and I only used one type of medium, but I love their bold shapes and deep colors and how the oil pens applied like butter onto the paper canvas. I hope you like them.

ICraft... they will go postal shortly!:jiggy:

02-28-2011, 09:22 PM
They are beautiful AmyMax and you are so right about the bold shapes and deep colors - great combo. Hmm 1,2,3,4,5,6,...7 yay there's one for me. I must admit you players who have already sent in your cards are really spoiling me with host cards - I so appreciate your generosity!

02-28-2011, 09:59 PM
AmyMax, LOVE the trees!! Bold shapes + bold colors = AWESOME!

Just Ducky
02-28-2011, 11:44 PM
my TrEEs are in the mail... along with some Ugg hugs for our sweet hostess....

03-01-2011, 12:18 AM
The cards being posted are all so gorgeous!!!

03-01-2011, 06:18 AM
"I'm in", please!

03-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Of course there is one for our wonderful hostess... choose your fave!
Thanks everyone for the encouraging words on my trees! I think everyone's cards are coming out lovely!

03-01-2011, 12:14 PM
I am in awe of all the beautiful creative trees that are shown here, majestic and all!
My trees are still hiding in the forest...:mask:

03-01-2011, 01:50 PM
At last, the lurker Art101, has finally given in and is joining the fun.;)

Yes Boekwrm there are some mighty majestic trees being created around here. Perhaps you need a little woodland fairy to be your muse and help you create some trees...hmmm... where to find a woodland fairy.:cute: Ok that's the best I could do - we'll just pretend it's a woodland fairy muse. haha

Oh AmyMax don't we have awesome players in the swap - talented and kind hearted - the perfect combo!!!

03-01-2011, 02:05 PM
It such a variety of styles here! very inspirational!

03-02-2011, 01:36 AM
Thanks so much for joining Baitu - good luck with your cards I look forward to seeing them!

03-02-2011, 07:20 AM
My cards went out with Monday's mail! :)

03-02-2011, 08:12 AM
We can't live without trees so this is a great swamp theme! I'm so excited!

03-02-2011, 09:01 AM
I love the cards by AMYMAX... hint hint

03-02-2011, 09:49 AM
I love the cards by AMYMAX... hint hint

I am rather fond of ballet's card with the snowyish scene... hmm hmm, I mean, I'm just sayin'.....;)

03-02-2011, 01:42 PM
You guys are the greatest! All hints, private requests and glowing comments are noted. No promises but I will take those suggestions into consideration. :D All you repeat players know me - I'm all about the happy players!

03-02-2011, 02:11 PM
OOOOh, so private requests go on around here? I had no idea!:idea: But now I have an idea...ha ha ha

03-02-2011, 03:08 PM
On occasion in my swaps I will get a PM or two about a special card - you know how it is - sometimes there is a card that is just for you and you must have it - right? I mean sometimes there is money involved - $100 or so for the perfect card but if you really want it then it's worth it. hahaha TOTALLY kidding about that - the moderators just had a heart attack - no - no - I would never take money for a swap.;)

03-02-2011, 03:13 PM
Elena - your gorgeous trees arrived today - but 4 host cards? That's a bit much don't you think? Oh wait - you are doing 6 for 6 - haha! (Such a funny girl today :jiggy: - or so I think) But there's still an extra for me - yay! The cards are awesome and I'm glad more players will have the opportunity to receive one of your beauties!

03-02-2011, 03:16 PM
LOL... Dena, you are on a roll today!! ;)

03-02-2011, 03:42 PM
Oh brownie points for shayNOLA today - always good to kiss up to the swap host. ;)

03-02-2011, 04:29 PM
Domino, you must be right... it's the extra host cards!! They're going to ICraft's head and making her giddy! :)

03-02-2011, 05:14 PM
ICraft-ur commedy! Lol :P

03-02-2011, 05:34 PM
My cards are done, I will post the images really soon, I have 4 host cards as well LOL :jiggy:

03-02-2011, 06:06 PM
Climbing the stairs to my art-attic this evening
there was a strange singing voice coming from behind the door.
A strange greenish light was shining through the cracks!! :wideeyed:

What should I do?

I peeked round the corner and...
saw a real woodland-fairy :wubclub:
working my paints and scissors and glues and more.
She was happily creating some decent trees for me.
Great trees! :yes:
Alas...she worked rather wet.
I'm so sorry, you will have to wait till tomorrow to see what she made me.:laugh:

03-02-2011, 06:51 PM
Ha, Domino! I guess I have to make five!! :):jiggy:

My cards are done, I will post the images really soon, I have 4 host cards as well LOL :jiggy:

03-02-2011, 06:55 PM
BOEKWRM... nice story! Send her my way when she's finished... :)

03-02-2011, 08:58 PM
This thread cracks me up. So many jolly tree creators. Who knew trees were connected to the funny bone.

03-02-2011, 09:24 PM
I knew it BOEKWRM the Woodland Fairy muse worked - yay I can't wait to see what she helped you create. haha

No-no players it's not the host cards that make me happy - well they do but it's just all these pretty trees - think about it - even without any host cards I'm going to get to admire over 150 beautiful trees - oh it's so fun!!! If you guys don't get your returns you'll know why - haha I made off with those 150 trees - I'll have the largest ATC tree collection ever - :swoon: Oh wait no - no I must stay strong - I can't become a suspended or banned player!! hee-hee The trees are making me go kooky.:wub: