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mrubyjean
03-31-2011, 05:33 PM
Swap Due Date – May 31, 2011
No sign up/withdrawal, but please communicate!
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of Participants - Unlimited
Open Medium

Welcome to the Stormy Weather Swap!
Returns Mailed on Friday June 3, 2011!!

This ATC swap is an artistic appreciation of storms and the wild side of our earth’s weather. Cards must depict the effect of some kind of natural storm (rain, snow, lightning, winds, tornado) and may be any style...realistic, whimsical or fantasy. This theme also lends itself wonderfully to abstract interpretation!
Storms can be shown from outside or from inside (through windows) and may be combined with any other theme (people, animals, buildings, the ocean, etc). Emotional interpretation of a 'storm' is welcome, too!
For some interesting storm reading ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storm
Any medium that inspires your creativity is welcome, including digital.

* All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5”
* This swap is 3 for 3 only. An extra card for the host is welcome, but completely optional.
* Please send in your best work. Submit cards that you would be happy to get in return.
* Make sure cards are well-glued and sealed, if necessary.
* Originals only - no copies.
* Please do not use stickers as the main focus for cards in this swap.
* Please use only light embellishments and put your cards in plastic sleeves.

Mailing Information:
* Please include username, real name, your state/country and the swap name on the back of all cards - and include username and swap name on all envelopes sent.
* US Participants – Please include a Self-addressed Stamped Envelope.
* International Participants - Please send a clearly-addressed envelope or mailing label and I will cover postage.

Please PM me for my address when you are ready to mail your cards. Please post in this thread when you are sending your cards out, that way I can keep track of the cards when they were mailed. Any late cards will be returned.

When you receive your returns, please leave I-Trader for your swap host and rep points for the artists of the cards you receive. People like to know where their little artworks find homes!

Stormy Examples by kentuckydakota, LindyLu, bnjunkie, Tellulah ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8081/small/1_alighthouse.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2690/small/1_Snowy_Night0838.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7153/small/1_Storm_Tossed.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3451/small/1_tornado.jpg

And by Unicorn1, catPratt and momoeight ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3261/small/1_Stormy_day.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4577/small/1_stormBlowsIn.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5705/small/1_Storm_Over_Sandia_Mountains.jpg

Also by paintmanycolors, tattiekite and SilverSeam ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6569/small/1_DSCN2163.JPG http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3840/small/1_Show_a_Technique_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7008/small/1_Zetti_Storm.JPG

Any wild weather enthusiasts out there?

1) *Gigglefairy ~ Received
2) *Jennie ~ Received
3) * LindyLu ~ Received
4) *Tiffany186 ~ Received
5) *serendipityunt~ Received
6) *Jesimal ~ Received
7) *Joss ~ Received
8) *jo.on.the.go ~ Received
9) *Phoenix ~ Received
10) *Pauline ~ Received
11) *Vicki Z ~ Received
12) *KESagers ~ Received
13) *katrinabean86 ~ Received
14) *bnjunkie ~ Received
15) *Clofiti ~ Receuved
16) *SunTrade ~ Received
17) *Els ~ Received
18) withdrew
19) *CherylS ~ Received
20) *hazardgal ~ Received
21) *Cecileb ~ Received
22) *unicorn1 ~ Received
23) *rubyyot ~ Received
24) *Donnacr ~ Received
25) *anderscandy ~ Received
26) *katelnorth ~ Received
27) *mtpaperplayer ~ Received
28) *ceejay ~ Received
29) *RedHeartStudio ~ Received
30) *duckduckgoose ~ Received
31) *ruby911 ~ Received
32) *Roban Studio ~ Received
33) * lacemuse ~ Received
34) *BayBird ~ Received

Gigglefairy
03-31-2011, 07:18 PM
Sign me up!!:jiggy:

Jennie
03-31-2011, 07:31 PM
OOO We have some awesome weather in Arizona. Please sign me up. Can't wait to do a Haboob and lightning.

mrubyjean
03-31-2011, 07:54 PM
A warm welcome to the first players ~ Gigglefairy and Jennie!

LindyLu
03-31-2011, 08:31 PM
OK, I'll do just one more swap...I always say that:P:rolleyes::swoon:

mrubyjean
03-31-2011, 08:34 PM
OK, I'll do just one more swap...I always say that:P:rolleyes::swoon:

So happy you'll be joining in, LindyLu! :jiggy:

mrubyjean
03-31-2011, 10:56 PM
Welcome, Barb F!

serendipityunt
03-31-2011, 11:25 PM
Oh, please sign me up! Growing up in Texas means I got to see a whole lot of weather. Looking forward to it!

mrubyjean
04-01-2011, 12:15 AM
Welcome to the site and the swap, serendipityunt!

Jesimal
04-01-2011, 03:43 AM
I would love to join this one please :)

Joss
04-01-2011, 04:43 AM
Hello from Joss and jo.on.the.go here in London having a fabulous time together.
Please could we both sign up for your new swap Martha?

Phoenix
04-01-2011, 04:50 AM
I'm not posting from London and having a wonderful time like *some* lucky people...but I've been wanting to be in one of your swaps, Martha, and this one sounds awesome!

Sign me up, please!

mrubyjean
04-01-2011, 11:15 AM
Welcome, Jesimal!

Very happy to sign you both up, Joss and jo.on.the.go!!
So glad to hear you are having a fabulous time together in London!

mrubyjean
04-01-2011, 11:16 AM
I'm not posting from London and having a wonderful time like *some* lucky people...but I've been wanting to be in one of your swaps, Martha, and this one sounds awesome!

Sign me up, please!

With pleasure...welcome, Phoenix!

CherylS
04-01-2011, 05:22 PM
I love stormy skies. Sign me up.

mrubyjean
04-01-2011, 05:52 PM
Welcome, CherylS...so glad you like stormy skies, too!

Pauline
04-01-2011, 07:12 PM
I like the sound of this one so count me in

Phoenix
04-01-2011, 07:25 PM
Martha, I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the examples you've shown of different ways to express this theme. They inspire me a lot, both as a participant and a host!

mrubyjean
04-01-2011, 07:43 PM
Welcome, Pauline!

mrubyjean
04-01-2011, 07:48 PM
Martha, I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the examples you've shown of different ways to express this theme. They inspire me a lot, both as a participant and a host!

Thanks, Phoenix! It was exciting to find so many great interpretations of stormy weather in the Gallery...and so many generous artists willing to let me use their wonderful work as examples. :notworthy:

mzspurslasso
04-02-2011, 03:38 PM
Me please!

KESagers
04-02-2011, 03:42 PM
Please can I play? I want to play around with some of my photos from this winter and this is the perfect excuse!

mrubyjean
04-02-2011, 03:45 PM
:jiggy: Welcome to mzspurslasso and KESagers!!

katrinabean86
04-02-2011, 03:45 PM
I'll join :) I'd like to practice my watercolors. Thanks for the invitation/reminder :)

KESagers
04-02-2011, 06:28 PM
Yippee!

bnjunkie
04-02-2011, 11:00 PM
I've never done a swap... I'll give it a try.

mrubyjean
04-03-2011, 12:57 AM
Terrific, bnjunkie...you are most welcome!

mrubyjean
04-03-2011, 12:59 AM
I'll join :) I'd like to practice my watercolors. Thanks for the invitation/reminder :)

Hurray, katrinabean86 ~ welcome!
(Almost missed your post...sorry!)

AmyMax
04-03-2011, 08:52 AM
Lurking at the moment...I am intrigued....:mask:

mrubyjean
04-03-2011, 12:42 PM
Lovely to see you lurking, Amy.... :yes:

Cecileb
04-03-2011, 01:45 PM
Just to be sure - does this swap include mixed-media?

mrubyjean
04-03-2011, 03:31 PM
Yes, Cecileb...it definitely includes mixed media!!!

Clofiti
04-03-2011, 04:15 PM
Would love to participate in this Swap.

SunTrade
04-03-2011, 04:47 PM
Sign me up please!

mrubyjean
04-03-2011, 06:30 PM
Welcome Clofiti and SunTrade!!

Els
04-03-2011, 07:55 PM
I have been ALmost totally absent from swaps/trading for a very long while. You have lured me back with this theme. I love painting wild skies. *sigh* okay. sign me up.

Phrixy
04-03-2011, 10:14 PM
Lurking >.> I have a few swaps I need to get done and -then- I can play. :D

mrubyjean
04-03-2011, 11:44 PM
I have been ALmost totally absent from swaps/trading for a very long while. You have lured me back with this theme. I love painting wild skies. *sigh* okay. sign me up.

Hurray, Els...I love your Pacific NW wild skies...welcome! Perhaps one will have a raven or a crow in it, too?! :wubclub:

duckduckgoose
04-03-2011, 11:46 PM
I would like to play :)
Sign me up please.

mrubyjean
04-03-2011, 11:46 PM
Welcome, nanette653!

And, Phrixy...good to have you lurking...hope you can come back and play!

mrubyjean
04-03-2011, 11:47 PM
And...welcome. duckduckgoose! :cute:

hazardgal
04-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Please sign me up too! Thanks for all you do! Stormy in Kentucky right now so this is perfect!

mrubyjean
04-04-2011, 01:27 PM
Welcome, hazardgal!

Cecileb
04-04-2011, 03:37 PM
I'd like to join, please!

mrubyjean
04-04-2011, 04:37 PM
Wonderful, Cecileb...welcome!

unicorn1
04-04-2011, 08:56 PM
Count me in please!

mrubyjean
04-04-2011, 10:03 PM
Certainly...welcome unicorn1!

Cricket
04-05-2011, 03:51 AM
May I please join this swap? It is perfect for the terrible stormy, rainy, cold autumn weather we are having in South Africa :)

Donnacr
04-05-2011, 09:45 AM
I'd like to have a go at this theme - I'll need to wait for a few more stormy days to appear but we're coming into Winter so I shouldn't have long to wait.

mrubyjean
04-05-2011, 10:15 AM
So happy to welcome you both, PaperMoon and Donnacr!

serendipityunt
04-06-2011, 11:56 PM
I'd like to have a go at this theme - I'll need to wait for a few more stormy days to appear but we're coming into Winter so I shouldn't have long to wait.
Donnacr: It's amazing to know you're heading into winter when some of us are still brushing off the snow! I'd love to spend a summer in Australia when the sidewalks back home are iced-down.

Cricket
04-07-2011, 02:07 AM
Thanks, Martha :)

Els
04-07-2011, 06:24 PM
Careful what you wish for, Serendipity...I spent a couple of years in Oz as a kid, mostly in the outback, and the summers can be brutal. Don't get wrong...my time there is counted as perhaps the secondmost contented I've ever felt (first was 2 weeks on the Oregon Coast camping with my parents at age four), and have very pleasant memories, but it's hot. It's a big place, though, and Taz and Queensland are known for LOVELY weather (except for all the recent, terrible storms that have whammed Queensland), so don't let my comments stop you for a sec...GO! It's FABulous country, and the people are pure delight. I must like them...my sweetheart is from Taz. :-)

LindyLu
04-07-2011, 09:26 PM
OK, kids, I have 3 cards done so I may as well post them. Here they are:
Tornado Alley..colored pencil
Big Freeze on Snowy River...colored pencil, markers & white paint pen
Squall...colored pencil, soft chalk pastels & markers.
I'm working on #4 & will post when completed.

Here's my usual disclaimer...crappy pics..scanner issues..can't seem to get my pixel resolution right...DANG!! If anyone wants to help me with this I would be very grateful:)

KESagers
04-08-2011, 03:19 PM
Here is my contribution - mixed media ATC:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Stormy-Weather-Swap.jpg

For this card I used the Dryer Sheet Technique. It is one of my original photos altered in Photoshop to inflate the colors. Over stamped with StazOn ink and then the dryer sheet technique was applied. The idea is that you are looking through a veil of snow.

If anyone is interested in directions for the technique it can be found on SplitcoastStampers or PM me your e-mail and I'll send you a PDF with complete instructions.

mrubyjean
04-08-2011, 03:25 PM
What wonderful cards, LindyLu and KESagers!

That tornado is so dramatic, LL...and the Squall is just beautiful!

"looking through a veil of snow"...I love it, KESagers! And the Dryer Sheet Technique sounds pretty cool...I'm going to look it up ~ thanks!

LindyLu
04-08-2011, 06:09 PM
WOW! I LOVE this card, KESagers...now I wish I still did mixed-media..I went crazy a while back & gave away ALL my mixed media stuff, including a drawer full of dryer sheets.
Oh well, maybe I'll get this in the swap..not that I'm trying to influence the host's decision. :nah: MOI?:wideeyed:

Thanks for your comments on my cards, everyone:)

KESagers
04-08-2011, 07:18 PM
Thank you so much!

My cards are in the box ready to be picked up and go postal tomorrow. :)

mrubyjean
04-09-2011, 11:39 AM
KESagers ~ I love forward to seeing your cards in person!

Pfifer80...keep lurking! Would love to have you join the swap!

LindyLu
04-09-2011, 10:39 PM
Here's card #4..'Rainy Seattle Through My Window'...colored pencil & paint pens

serendipityunt
04-09-2011, 11:02 PM
Here's card #4..'Rainy Seattle Through My Window'...colored pencil & paint pens
I love this! Reminds me of the storm that ran through my city this afternoon as I sat by the window!

anderscandy
04-10-2011, 12:55 AM
Can I join please ? :D

LindyLu
04-10-2011, 08:12 AM
Thanks, Everyone...I had no idea how long it takes to make a bunch of raindrops. LOL! I was ready to throw it away several times but I think I finally got it:)

Martha, ya gotta love the rain if you live in our neck of the wood, right?

Pfifer80--why aren't you signed up, yet??????????-

mrubyjean
04-10-2011, 11:09 AM
Martha, ya gotta love the rain if you live in our neck of the wood, right?


Yes indeed, Linda! And I know I've peeked out that window of yours several times...I think you captured it perfectly!

mrubyjean
04-10-2011, 11:10 AM
Can I join please ? :D

Definitely...welcome, anderscandy!

CherylS
04-10-2011, 02:13 PM
My storms are done. Being a New Englander of course they're all Nor'easters.
All are pastel.

KESagers
04-10-2011, 02:27 PM
Wonderful stormy waters!

ineedtocreate
04-10-2011, 02:56 PM
LindyLu and CherylS - lovely stormy art!

katelnorth
04-10-2011, 03:41 PM
This sounds great - count me in please!

Joss
04-10-2011, 05:17 PM
Lindy and Cheryl, fantastic cards!
Thanks for hosting Martha, here are mine.

Jennie
04-10-2011, 09:28 PM
Everyone's cards are so great going to start on mine tonight

mrubyjean
04-10-2011, 09:45 PM
My storms are done. Being a New Englander of course they're all Nor'easters.
All are pastel.

Being a New Englander by birth and at heart (born in MA and spent all my summers on Cape Cod)...your cards remind me of wave-watching after storms! They are just awesome, Cheryl!

mrubyjean
04-10-2011, 09:55 PM
This sounds great - count me in please!

Welcome, Kate!

mrubyjean
04-10-2011, 09:56 PM
Thanks for hosting Martha, here are mine.

Joss ~ Wonderfully stormy cards!

Els
04-11-2011, 01:12 PM
Wow...I was gone for awhile, but who KNEW everyone had gotten so GOOD while I was gone! The art I'm seeing in this and another swap is really fabulous; makes me glad to be playing again.

LindyLu
04-13-2011, 06:42 AM
Oh my! this is getting very good!!

CherylS: those are so great..I'd love to do waves like that & I really like pastels:)

Joss: way cool cards..so moody, my friend:)

Els: I was wondering if you fell down a hill in PT..glad to see you back in action:)

mtpaperplayer
04-13-2011, 05:46 PM
mrubyjean: My paint brushes are calling....I'd like to join!! :spinny:

mrubyjean
04-13-2011, 07:42 PM
Welcome, mtpaperplayer...great to have you join the swap!

LindyLu
04-14-2011, 09:55 AM
EEK!! I mailed out my cards 2 days ago but forgot to let you know and by now you probably have them in your hands:)

mrubyjean
04-14-2011, 11:12 AM
Yes, Linda...I was delighted to find lovely cards from you and from KESagers waiting for me when I got home from work last night! What a wonderful start to this swap!!:wubclub:
Thanks so much to you both for the extra cards!

duckduckgoose
04-14-2011, 01:44 PM
My apologies but I have to withdraw.

mrubyjean
04-14-2011, 02:11 PM
OK...duckduckgoose...thanks for letting me know.
Hope everything is OK!

KESagers
04-14-2011, 03:54 PM
So glad they got there safe and sound.

mtpaperplayer
04-15-2011, 01:01 AM
I'm really lovin all the cards I've seen posted!! Here's mine:
The first one is called "Water Spout"
The second is "Stormy Ocean"
The third is "Snow Storm"
The Last is "Storm Brewing

mrubyjean
04-15-2011, 01:41 AM
Nice cards, mtpaperplayer! I especially like the moon coming through the storm clouds...great light and colors, really dramatic!

mrubyjean
04-15-2011, 01:50 AM
CherylS ~ your beautiful Nor'Easters arrived today ~ thanks ever so much for the extra card!

Els
04-15-2011, 10:20 AM
Okay, one card done...

BlackRogueDreams
04-15-2011, 02:22 PM
Looks like fun!

mrubyjean
04-15-2011, 02:26 PM
Els ~ wonderful lightning storm!

BlackRogueDreams, does that mean you'd like to join?

BlackRogueDreams
04-15-2011, 02:27 PM
Yes please!

mrubyjean
04-15-2011, 02:28 PM
Terrific ~ welcome!

LindyLu
04-15-2011, 09:10 PM
mtpaperplayer: love the stormy sea with the cloudy sky & moon..nice work:)

els: great lightning portrayal...glad to see you back:)

mrubyjean: glad the cards arrived in stormy Seattle OK:)

Jennie
04-16-2011, 08:36 AM
mtpaperplayer and els what wonderful cards. I'm ecited to finish mine after seeing these

mrubyjean
04-16-2011, 10:52 PM
Sweet cards are here from hazardgal ~ thanks for the host card!

mtpaperplayer
04-16-2011, 11:55 PM
Els: Great Lightening card!
LindyLu: Thanks So Much!
I am truly excited about the exchanges for this swap!!

mtpaperplayer
04-17-2011, 12:10 AM
Cheryl S Really love your cards!!
Joss Wonderful cards!!

Jennie
04-17-2011, 12:04 PM
my cards are in my gallery. I need an Addy. Please

During monsoons in Arizona we have the best lightning, and then the scariest thunder. I know it should be the other way around. Scientists come here to study our lightning. It turns the dark cloudy skies a deep purple.

LindyLu
04-17-2011, 01:58 PM
That is some fierce looking lightning, Jennie. Love the moody colors:)

mrubyjean
04-17-2011, 02:30 PM
Wonderful cards, Jennie! Love the purple skies...they must be amazing to see in person!

RedHeartStudio
04-19-2011, 09:20 AM
I would love to play!!!

mrubyjean
04-19-2011, 12:36 PM
And it's great to have you play, Beth...a warm welcome!

duckduckgoose
04-19-2011, 02:36 PM
If it's okay, I'd like to rejoin the swap
as I am now caught up on the problems
that caused me to drop swaps.

mrubyjean
04-19-2011, 03:29 PM
Certainly, duckduckgoose!

ruby911
04-19-2011, 03:48 PM
Room for one more wild weather lover?

Ruby911

mrubyjean
04-19-2011, 03:50 PM
Absolutely, ruby911! Welcome!

mrubyjean
04-19-2011, 10:47 PM
I'm sorry that your seeds are endangered by the continued stormy weather, nanette! :( Sounds like you have had all the inspiration you need for this swap...hope it breaks soon and you have some more garden-friendly weather!

BlackRogueDreams
04-19-2011, 10:56 PM
I don't know about everyone else but I'm hoping for a thunderstorm.

RedHeartStudio
04-20-2011, 04:41 PM
my cards are in my gallery. I need an Addy. Please

During monsoons in Arizona we have the best lightning, and then the scariest thunder. I know it should be the other way around. Scientists come here to study our lightning. It turns the dark cloudy skies a deep purple.

I love our Arizona storms and monsoons!!

katelnorth
04-22-2011, 02:33 PM
Here are my cards for this swap - I decided to go with fabric and stitch as a medium, and the lightning strikes, which are made from gold coloured organza, definitely show better in person than in the scan. The background is made from small pieces of hand-dyed fabric, which was then free-motion stitched down, before adding the lightning. Kinda semi-abstract. :)

KESagers
04-22-2011, 02:35 PM
Those are fabulous! Such a great idea!

mzspurslasso
04-22-2011, 04:01 PM
Love those cards katelnorth!

katelnorth
04-22-2011, 05:00 PM
Thanks, guys :)

LindyLu
04-22-2011, 07:54 PM
Kate, these are great & very creative..love the colors, too:)

mrubyjean
04-22-2011, 08:20 PM
Yes, Kate...your cards are beautiful! Love the free motion stitching too...it gives the impression of rain and/or wind!

mrubyjean
04-23-2011, 08:12 AM
Terrific cards from Jennie and Joss have arrived ~ thanks so much for the extras!

unicorn1
04-25-2011, 06:48 PM
I have just been loving everyones cards!!!! Here are mine and i hope you enjoy them:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3261/large/1_Weather_the_storm.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3261/large/1_Clouds_come_floating.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3261/large/1_Stormy_days.jpg

mrubyjean
04-25-2011, 06:55 PM
Yes, indeed! Great quotes and lovely alcohol ink backgrounds, unicorn1!

RedHeartStudio
04-25-2011, 08:07 PM
Great cards here too Unicorn1!!! :) Love stormy days!!!

mrubyjean
04-26-2011, 04:29 AM
Wonderful cards from mtpaperplayer are here ~ thanks very much for the extra card!

LindyLu
04-26-2011, 10:44 AM
unicorn1: your cards are wonderful! You have no idea how uplifted they make me feel. We are in the yukky stage of buying a house ( price negotiations) & today I felt like I was in a sinkhole but your cards were aimed right at me.. I WILL weather this (temporary) storm because I know there is a lot of sunshine ahead for me. Thank you for posting them:)

Els
04-26-2011, 02:51 PM
My cards are finished and ready to fly across the water to you, Martha

mrubyjean
04-26-2011, 03:42 PM
Beautiful, Els!

mrubyjean
04-29-2011, 12:01 AM
Wonderful cards from Els and Serendipityunt are here ~ thanks to you both for the extra cards!

mzspurslasso
04-29-2011, 03:33 PM
The cards have all been gorgeous!! Unfortunately, I will not be able to participate at the moment. Thank so much mrubyjean!!

mrubyjean
04-29-2011, 03:43 PM
Appreciate you letting me know, mzspurslasso...no problem!

Vicki Z
04-30-2011, 01:07 PM
Please sign me up.
My cards are completed.

Please send your address.
My cards will go out Monday

mrubyjean
04-30-2011, 05:10 PM
Welcome, Vicki! PMing you.

mrubyjean
04-30-2011, 06:18 PM
Katelnorth's beautiful fabric cards arrived today...many thanks for the extra one!

katrinabean86
05-05-2011, 01:43 AM
Did some watercolors and they'll be resting underneath a book tonight, so I'll scan and post them tomorrow :) Hope they're okay. I'm still trying to learn how to use watercolor. Loving everyones' cards!

mrubyjean
05-05-2011, 05:31 PM
Looking forward to seeing your stormy watercolors, katrinabean!

LindyLu
05-05-2011, 06:27 PM
Very nice cards, Els..looks like weather in Port Townsend, Seattle, Olympia, Tacoma,.....let's just say the I-5 corridor has been experiencing some interesting weather. LOL! Nice work!

The sale of our home & purchase of another is going smoothly but the paperwork is immense...YIKES!!! All this paperwork leaves no time for art but I'll get back to creating after the move..around the end of the month.
Keep up the great work, everyone, & I'll pop in again soon.:)

mrubyjean
05-05-2011, 06:41 PM
Good luck with your move, LindyLu!

katrinabean86
05-05-2011, 11:46 PM
Okay, here are my cards. I'm still kind of iffy on them, but I think that's just my lack of practice with watercolors. Anyway, here they are:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7195/large/1_ATC_Stormy_Weather_Swap.jpg

mrubyjean
05-06-2011, 02:22 AM
katrinabean ~ I really love the first card...great colors and a wonderful sense of wind in the trees! And the dramatic skies in the one on the top right and bottom left are great in contrast with the grounded shapes. The one on the bottom right is the only one that seems to me a bit unfinished.

mrubyjean
05-06-2011, 02:39 AM
Great stormy cards arrived from VickiZ, Jesimal and duckduckgoose!
Thanks so much for the extras!

katrinabean86
05-06-2011, 01:27 PM
Thanks for the help, mrubyjean! I've fixed up the last one and I like it a lot better now. :) Here's the updated version:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7195/large/1_ATC_Stormy_Weather_Swap_Redo.jpg

By the way, I'm putting them in today's mail, so they should be with you soon :)

Jennie
05-06-2011, 02:31 PM
Great cards Katrina, I'd like any of them they're beautiful. I love the last one. The grass is wonderful and mottled. You are very good at this.

katrinabean86
05-06-2011, 02:54 PM
Aw thank you, Jennie! :) You totally made my day.

Els
05-06-2011, 04:28 PM
Terrific cards, Katrina! Don't practice so much that you lose your current approach, it's very nice.

SunTrade
05-06-2011, 06:44 PM
My cards are ready. They are oil in canvas paper. Hope you all like them! :wideeyed:

http://img171.imageshack.us/img171/7883/stormyweatherswap.jpg

mrubyjean
05-06-2011, 08:47 PM
Yes, indeed, Maria...dramatic clouds and powerful winds!

SunTrade
05-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Thank you! Will mail Monday!

mrubyjean
05-06-2011, 09:26 PM
Arrived today are unicorn1's wonderful cards ~ thanks so much for the extra card!

KESagers
05-06-2011, 10:25 PM
Those tornadoes look so real - I like them all SunTrade!

Jennie
05-07-2011, 01:13 PM
Suntrade The tornadoes and storms are great. And you did them in Oil Paint. I don't have the patience to wait for them to dry

Cecileb
05-07-2011, 03:27 PM
My cards will be in the mail on Monday!

mrubyjean
05-07-2011, 03:58 PM
Thanks, Cecile!

jo.on.the.go
05-07-2011, 07:55 PM
I'll be sending mine your way on Monday. Here they are:

mrubyjean
05-07-2011, 10:05 PM
Lovely cards, Jo!

Jennie
05-08-2011, 12:15 AM
Great cards Jo

Els
05-08-2011, 01:34 AM
Maria, I am simply wild for that first card - the one with the road - it looks like places I frequented down in Texas. Nice!

And Jo, that tornado is wonderful! Great capture of the debris field. I like your minimalist approach.

KESagers
05-08-2011, 02:32 PM
Love the tree bending in the wind, Jo! Fabulous cards!

mrubyjean
05-10-2011, 12:50 PM
Wonderful stormy cards have arrived from bnjunkie and katrinabean86!!
Many thanks to you both for the extra cards!

Gigglefairy
05-10-2011, 10:34 PM
Mine went postal today!!....:)

mrubyjean
05-10-2011, 10:55 PM
Thanks, Gigglefairy ~ I'll be watching for them! :radar:

burningthirteen
05-15-2011, 12:13 AM
Well, I know it is getting close to the deadline on this one, but I've already got 3 storm cards and would like to join. May I?

SunTrade
05-15-2011, 12:51 AM
Wow. Thank you so much for all the nice comments on my cards!

:notworthy:

mrubyjean
05-15-2011, 03:24 AM
Certainly, rubyyot ~ welcome!

mrubyjean
05-15-2011, 03:24 AM
SunTrade ~ Your awesome cards are here...thanks so much for the extra!

burningthirteen
05-16-2011, 11:26 AM
My cards are in the mail!

mrubyjean
05-16-2011, 02:56 PM
Oh, rubyyot...those are terrific!
Just have to provide a link to your gallery so folks can see your storms...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=5940

I'll watch the mail for them ~ Thanks!

mrubyjean
05-16-2011, 03:17 PM
Two weeks to go until the deadline...hope folks are inspired to finish up their cards and send them in!

mrubyjean
05-16-2011, 11:31 PM
Beautiful cards arrived from Clofiti and Cecileb!
Thank you both for the extra card!

BlackRogueDreams
05-17-2011, 07:19 AM
I'm going the have to back out. I'm not real happy with the cards I've come up with so far so I'm going to move on.

mrubyjean
05-17-2011, 12:33 PM
Sorry to hear it, BlackRogueDreams...but thanks for letting me know!
More inspiration next time...

ceejay
05-17-2011, 04:33 PM
I'm thinking I can meet the deadline, Please sign me up.

mrubyjean
05-17-2011, 04:47 PM
OK, ceejay...you're in ~ welcome!

Els
05-17-2011, 11:53 PM
Rubyyot those are some FABulous stormy skies! Love the wave, in particular...

mrubyjean
05-18-2011, 01:39 AM
Beautiful cards arrived from Pauline ~ many thanks for the extra one!

ceejay
05-18-2011, 08:56 AM
OKAY, Martha, mine are being mailed later today.

mrubyjean
05-18-2011, 11:24 AM
Terrific, ceejay!
Love the stormy colors you chose.
The silhouetted sailboats card is particularly awesome.

ceejay
05-18-2011, 11:39 AM
Thanks, Martha, for all your kind comments. I had real fun doing these ... when painting skies we can but imitate God's paintings.

Roban Studio
05-19-2011, 11:17 AM
I think I can pull this off, time wise. Can I play too?

mrubyjean
05-19-2011, 11:43 AM
Sure...would love to have you, Roban Studio!
Welcome!

mrubyjean
05-19-2011, 02:24 PM
Rubyyot's terrific cards have arrived!
Many thanks for the extra card!

lacemuse
05-19-2011, 04:49 PM
I'd love to play pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze, mrubyjean!

mrubyjean
05-19-2011, 05:05 PM
I'd totally love to have you join, lacemuse!

It's great to have some more folks getting in on the home stretch!

lacemuse
05-19-2011, 09:30 PM
Woohoooooooooo! Here are 3 cards I did this evening. I love doing winter storms!:
72305

72306

72307

mrubyjean
05-19-2011, 10:19 PM
Oh, lacemuse...what dreamy snowstorm scenes!!

katrinabean86
05-20-2011, 11:12 AM
Can't believe how beautiful those are! Lovely!

lacemuse
05-20-2011, 12:19 PM
Thanks mrubyjean & katrinabean86! I love working with encaustics.

mrubyjean
05-20-2011, 12:46 PM
Thanks mrubyjean & katrinabean86! I love working with encaustics.

And you do it so well, lacemuse ~ I am in awe!

Phoenix
05-20-2011, 10:42 PM
These will be in the mail tomorrow (Sat) or Monday. I had fun doing these!


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Carried_Away.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=228663) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Cyclone.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=228664) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Lunar_Gusts.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=228665) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Tidal_Waves.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=228668)

Jennie
05-20-2011, 11:30 PM
Lacemuse, your encaustics are wonderful
Phoenix great wind

katrinabean86
05-20-2011, 11:41 PM
Awesome Phoenix! What a neat way to design the cards :)

mrubyjean
05-21-2011, 12:04 AM
Really expressive cards, Phoenix ~ great job!

lacemuse
05-21-2011, 10:15 AM
Awwwwwwww, thanks! Now, if I can just master oils!


And you do it so well, lacemuse ~ I am in awe!

lacemuse
05-21-2011, 10:16 AM
Thanks Jennie!


Lacemuse, your encaustics are wonderful
Phoenix great wind

lacemuse
05-21-2011, 10:17 AM
Yes, nice job Phoenix!

lacemuse
05-21-2011, 10:18 AM
I've seen some really fabulous cards here! Lots of great looking tornadoes!

Els
05-22-2011, 01:11 AM
okay lacemuse, I just want you to demonstrate your use of encaustics! I would really like to see one of those cards in person. Very interesting use of the medium.

Els
05-22-2011, 01:13 AM
Nice set, Phoenix. I especially like the way the tornado looks like a snake...an interesting metaphor for a cyclone

Donnacr
05-22-2011, 07:46 AM
Forgot to say that my cards are in my Gallery and in the mail. Can't wait to see my returns - so many beautiful cards in the thread

Jennie
05-22-2011, 08:06 AM
Donnacr love the dimension

Roban Studio
05-22-2011, 11:12 AM
Here are mine...went in the mail Friday. I'm loving everyone's cards!


72426 "Barn in Fog"
72427 "Lightening"
72428 "Storm in the sky"
72429 "Rain over the Lake"

mrubyjean
05-22-2011, 12:43 PM
Wonderful cards, Rhonda!

mrubyjean
05-22-2011, 12:44 PM
Forgot to say that my cards are in my Gallery and in the mail. Can't wait to see my returns - so many beautiful cards in the thread

Thanks, Donna!
Great cards...really cool layering!

mrubyjean
05-22-2011, 12:45 PM
Gigglefairy's dramatic cards arrived!

Gigglefairy
05-22-2011, 09:51 PM
Glad they arrived safely!!....:)

lacemuse
05-23-2011, 09:26 AM
Beautiful cards everyone!! I especially like the barn in the fog - great job of doing fog Rhonda!:notworthy:

lacemuse
05-23-2011, 04:50 PM
My cards went into the mail this a.m.

mrubyjean
05-23-2011, 04:51 PM
I know it's late, but my cards should be done tomorrow and ready to send! Can I jump in?

Yes, you can, BayBird ~ welcome!
I think it is most likely your cards will make it up the coast by the due date!

mrubyjean
05-23-2011, 04:51 PM
My cards went into the mail this a.m.

Yay! I'll be watching for them, lacemuse ~ thanks!

mrubyjean
05-23-2011, 10:57 PM
Beautiful cards arrived today from ceejay!
Thanks so much for the extra card!

mrubyjean
05-24-2011, 01:49 AM
I'm glad you made it in too, BayBird!
Fabulous cards!

Roban Studio
05-24-2011, 11:49 AM
Thank you mrubyjean and lacemuse for your kind comments about my cards. I wasn't sure about them.

katrinabean86
05-24-2011, 01:05 PM
Wow those are beautiful, BayBird :)

mrubyjean
05-24-2011, 11:34 PM
Got fun cards from Tiffany186 that I wasn't even expecting ~ thanks!
Tiffany...I went ahead and signed you up for the swap :D

mrubyjean
05-24-2011, 11:34 PM
And Rhonda/Roban Studio...your lovely cards arrived!
Many thanks for the extra card and the goodies!!

anderscandy
05-24-2011, 11:39 PM
www.youtube.com/spechulkaye

Got some crazy footage of the prestorm light show from tonight. Thought I would share! Enjoy everyone!

pjelwart
05-25-2011, 07:16 AM
HI, this is needed extra credit for school so sighn me up quick!!!
Thxs :notworthy: :yes: :spinny:

mrubyjean
05-25-2011, 01:01 PM
HI, this is needed extra credit for school so sighn me up quick!!!
Thxs :notworthy: :yes: :spinny:

I'm sorry, pjelwert...I just closed the swap this morning. It is just too close to the due date to guarantee your cards would arrive on time. All players cards are now in the mail. I don't know what you need extra credit for...but there are lots of swaps open now...check the Forum.

Jennie
05-26-2011, 12:25 PM
Anderscandy, That is a totally different kind of lightning than what we have here in the Southwest. Ours is crackley and you can see the bolts and their trip all the way to the ground. It's beautiful and deadly all at once. And by the way, who stands there and films after the sirens go off? Doesn't that mean, go hit the storm cellar? Do they even still have storm cellars or is their a better way to protect yourself now?

serendipityunt
05-26-2011, 12:33 PM
Anderscandy, That is a totally different kind of lightning than what we have here in the Southwest. Ours is crackley and you can see the bolts and their trip all the way to the ground. It's beautiful and deadly all at once. And by the way, who stands there and films after the sirens go off? Doesn't that mean, go hit the storm cellar? Do they even still have storm cellars or is their a better way to protect yourself now?
I think only people in the midwest still have storm cellars. I've lived in both North Texas and North Carolina, and in both places, the best we have is to get into the middle of the house (like a closet) or put a mattress over ourselves in a bathtub. In college, when I'd hear the sirens go off, my immediate reaction was to go stand out on my porch and watch for the tornado. Some of us, I guess, are just born that way. :wacko:

lacemuse
05-26-2011, 03:19 PM
Houses in Nebraska are still built with basements.


Anderscandy, That is a totally different kind of lightning than what we have here in the Southwest. Ours is crackley and you can see the bolts and their trip all the way to the ground. It's beautiful and deadly all at once. And by the way, who stands there and films after the sirens go off? Doesn't that mean, go hit the storm cellar? Do they even still have storm cellars or is their a better way to protect yourself now?

RedHeartStudio
05-26-2011, 07:15 PM
my cards are on their way Martha....

mrubyjean
05-26-2011, 07:22 PM
Oh...very cool storm cards, Beth!

KESagers
05-26-2011, 07:44 PM
I agree - really interesting backgrounds!

mrubyjean
05-26-2011, 10:34 PM
Lacemuse's amazing snowy landscapes arrived today!
Many thanks for the host card!

Phoenix
05-27-2011, 04:02 AM
RedHeartStudio, your cards are so striking...literally! I love the colors and the feel of them. Great job!

unicorn1
05-27-2011, 09:28 AM
REdheartstudio, looooovveeee!!!! Especially the one with the rainbow!!! Gorgeous!

RedHeartStudio
05-27-2011, 11:11 PM
Thanks everyone!! You sure know how to make a girl feel good!! :)

the last three posted are actually altered photos that I took of stormy clouds....I just added some inks to them!!!

mrubyjean
05-27-2011, 11:52 PM
Fabulous cards arrived from BayBird and Phoenix!
Most grateful thanks to you both for sending an extra card!

lacemuse
05-28-2011, 09:56 AM
Yay, they made it! You're welcome for the host card.


Lacemuse's amazing snowy landscapes arrived today!
Many thanks for the host card!

mrubyjean
05-28-2011, 07:30 PM
Terrific stormy cards arrived today from Donnacr and ruby911!
Thanks to each of your for the extra card!

And the last three sets are in the mail!

LindyLu
05-31-2011, 06:29 PM
I can't wait to see the returns!! I'll be without a computer for a few days:eek::eek: so I won't get reps & iTrader done right away. I'll check back in as soon as I'm hooked up again.

mrubyjean
05-31-2011, 06:34 PM
Sounds good, LindyLu! Have you moved yet? Is the envelope you sent for returns still your correct address? PM me if there are any changes needed...I want you to get your cards safely! :yes:

mrubyjean
05-31-2011, 06:37 PM
Well...it is the swap due date...and all three final envelopes arrived from anderscandy, RedHeartStudio and jo.on.the.go...PERFECT TIMING! :jiggy:

Thanks to everyone for cards sent in a timely way, wonderful art and a terrific swap!!

I'm setting everything up today and hope to have the cards swapped and ready to mail by the end of the week!

Jennie
05-31-2011, 07:09 PM
Yea!!!!! I love getting cards back. (tiny squeel)

mrubyjean
06-03-2011, 10:52 PM
OK, all the cards are swapped, packaged and mailed!!

Just made it to the PO by closing time! Just read that some of the Canadian post offices are on strike...so I really hope that the returns reach our three Canadian players in a timely way!
I tried to spread out the weather so everyone got a bit o three different 'events', but I had a lot of lightning...so a couple of folks got more than one lightning strike!

Thanks again to everyone for making this a successful swap.
Enjoy your returns!

katrinabean86
06-04-2011, 12:11 AM
Thanks for hosting! Loved this swap :)

lacemuse
06-04-2011, 07:06 PM
Yay! Thanks for hosting!

katrinabean86
06-06-2011, 02:48 PM
Lol mail win! This is like, the fourth swap in a row that I've received cards first O.O

Thank you a million times to BayBird, Donnacr, and Mtpaperplayer! You girls rock so much! And thanks so much to Mrubyjean for hosting such a great swap!

serendipityunt
06-06-2011, 05:06 PM
Got my cards today! This was a lot of fun! Many thanks to mrubyjean for a great swap!

Thanks to Phoenix (Lunar Gusts), DuckDuckGoose (the red and green lightning) and Jesimal (Stormy Weather 1 of 3). Great cards by all! Thank you!

KESagers
06-06-2011, 05:32 PM
Such great returns! Thank you RedHeartStudio, Gigglefairy and Katelnorth for your fabulous art! Thank you to our hostess for such a fun swap!

CherylS
06-06-2011, 05:41 PM
I received my cards today. Thanks to katelnorth, BNjunkie, jp.on.the.go, and our host mrubyjean.

SunTrade
06-06-2011, 06:08 PM
Got mine! Left trader and rep points. Thank you!

jo.on.the.go
06-06-2011, 06:30 PM
Great swap...and great cards received:
bnjunkie - storm in purples and whites
katrinabean86 - Pine trees in a gathering storm
Roban Studio - Storm viewed from an airplane

mrubyjean
06-06-2011, 06:46 PM
Wow! I'm happy so many returns arrived today! :jiggy:

Jennie
06-07-2011, 05:24 PM
I got my cards they are wonderful. first off thank you mrubyjean. your a great host.
Then for the wonderful artists, CeeJay, Donnacr, and Jo on the go. They are beautiful

LindyLu
06-07-2011, 08:10 PM
Whoo!Hoo! I am FINALLY moved..YAY!!! Now, ask me if I'll ever move again..oh sure,in a pig's eye I will!!!

My addy stayed the same & I received super cards from:

unicorn1..'Weather the Storm'... thanks, I really needed this card, too.

Els...'Texas Thunderstorm'...I've never been to Texas & if this is their kind of weather I'll saty in good ol'Washington:)

Clofiti...'Fly Away Umbrella'..there's been a few of those in WA, too.

Great cards, everyone!!

A BIG thanks to Martha for a wonderful job of hosting. This was a great swap!

OK, I'm off to give Reps & iTrader.

Phoenix
06-07-2011, 08:55 PM
Wow, and wow again. My returns from this swap are so beautiful and full of heart!

Suntrade: For "series 3" I love your subtle use of colors to create the effect of powerful weather!!

KESagers: "Card 1 of 9" is stunning..awesome design and so magical!

RedHeartStudio: I wonder which birdie whispered in the mjubyjean's ear that I wanted one of your cards? Perhaps me? There is so much "electricity" to "Arizona Storm II"

Thank you to all of the artists and to our fantabulous hostess, mjubyjean!

Joss
06-08-2011, 09:03 AM
What a fantastic swap mrj, and the returns are amazing:
Thanks and reps to:
Lindylu, Jennie and Pauline.
Your swaps always rock Martha.

lacemuse
06-08-2011, 09:08 AM
My cards arrived. I left YouRocks! & ITrader!

katelnorth
06-08-2011, 04:02 PM
My cards came yesterday - great cards from Jennie, KESagers and Els - and of course, a bucketfull of thanks to Martha for hosting. Will do iTrader and reps later tonight.

mrubyjean
06-08-2011, 05:40 PM
Wonderful to hear cards are landing safely across the pond!

LindyLu
06-09-2011, 12:31 AM
Els: I must have given you a Rep recently ' cause I can't give you one now. I'll just say it here, I'm really happy with 'Texas Thunderstorm'. Nice work & I really like the metallic pen idea for the lightning. Thanks!!:)

Roban Studio
06-09-2011, 02:42 PM
I received my cards yesterday (finally got to the post office) and I just wanted to say thank you to the talented artists who created my cards~! WOWIE Thank you, ruby911, CherylS and lacemuse! Beautiful work. :-)

RedHeartStudio
06-09-2011, 04:30 PM
Received my wonderful stormy cards!!! Thanks Martha for hosting a fun swap!!!
Thanks to
Unicorn1 - Stormy Days / love this card, so happy I got it!!!
rubyyot - Lightning Bolt / fantastic art, love the colors!!
lindylu - Tornado Alley / amazing card...so dramatic, love it!!

Thanks to everyone!!! :)

unicorn1
06-09-2011, 10:10 PM
I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that I get mine before the postal strike happens that is brewing here in Canada! haha!