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RedRoses42
04-07-2011, 12:53 AM
Fantastic Creatures! 6/21/2011

Cards due by: Tuesday June 21, 2011 by end of mailing day
Withdrawals: Just let me know...Remember the sooner you let me know the sooner that someone on a waiting list can join!
Number of cards: 3 for 3
Medium: All
Number of players: 12 (my first swap yeah!)



Fantastic Creatures (Part One)

Welcome to my very first swap!
The three creatures picked for this swap are: Western-Style Dragon, Unicorn, and a Griffin.

So you'll send in three cards each featuring one of these creatures and in return you'll get a dragon, unicorn, and griffin back.
One creature per card and you must make one card of each creature.

Here is a bit more about each creature:

Western-Style Dragon
Also known as a European Dragon, or the medieval dragon. A fire-breathing winged reptile.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_dragon

Unicorn
A white horse with a spiral horn and goat's beard.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unicorn

Griffin
The body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Griffin


PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY!
Failure to do so will result in your cards being sent back.

*All media is welcome, but effort and thought must be put into the cards.
*No stickers
*Any images printed out must be clear (no pixilation)
*collage is welcome as long as there are at least three layers on your card. Please make sure your cards "bits" are securely glued/varnished down
*No white backgrounds with just one image in the center of the card
*No embellishments (I have gotten embellished cards that have been damaged, or worse damaged other cards during the mailing process)
*All cards need to be in plastic sleeves
*Please include at least your name, username, and location on the back of your cards
*Every card must be your own original work

Before you mail your cards make sure they are of a quality you yourself would be pleased to get and are proud to add to your collection!

Mailing Instructions

Please PM me for my address when you are ready to send. (I usually prowl the ATC site late at night so don't wait until the last minute to ask for the address)

International: I will take care of your returns for you (envelopes and postage)
USA: Please send a SASE with as much postage as took for you to mail your cards, OR include with your cards an address label (or a piece of paper with your address written legibly) and some loose postage.

I will swap quality for quality when at all possible.

As always extra cards for the hostess aren't required but would be lovingly appreciated and treasured.

Any questions at all feel free to PM me or ask it in the thread.

Reps and iTrader
As soon as I receive your cards you'll receive an itrader from me.
As soon as you get your returns you'll leave an itrader for me, and "you rock" rep points for the artists you got cards from.
No communication= Neutral itrader

If this swap is successful (and you guys are all awesome so I know it will be) there is a few more swaps planned with various different creatures in the future. So let me know if you have any interest in part two, and you'll be the first to know when it's put up.

PLAYERS
1. GiggleFairy 6/6
4. debs913 5/2
5. a123andpoof 5/26
7. Jesimal 5/6
8. Raingirl 6/4
9. SunTrade 5/4
10. jo.on.the.go 6/6
11. PAMI 4/16
12. Halla 6/13

Gigglefairy
04-07-2011, 08:51 AM
Sounds fun!! Sign me up!!...:)

Terrorgirl
04-07-2011, 09:12 AM
This sounds like a great swap please can I join x x

debs913
04-07-2011, 02:27 PM
Sign me up, please.

debs913

a123andpoof
04-07-2011, 04:48 PM
Oh sounds fun! Sign me up please!

RedRoses42
04-07-2011, 06:01 PM
If added you all :)
We are off to a great start!

Jesimal
04-07-2011, 08:33 PM
count me in please :)

RedRoses42
04-07-2011, 09:28 PM
Jesimal I've added you to the list!
thanks for playing :)

RedRoses42
04-07-2011, 11:31 PM
After some searching I found some different artists you can check out if you need any inspriation:

Micheal Whelan--- A premier dragon artist, check out dragonsbane especially

Indigo R. Wake--- Is a popular digital artist who focuses solely on unicorns

Robinet Testard--- check out Women and Unicorn (created in the 1400's!)

John Tenniel--- Check out Griffin Asleep and The Mock Turtle (both from Alice and Wonderland)

If you know or find any other artists or paintings post them in the thread for others to see!

Raingirl
04-08-2011, 02:10 AM
Please sign me up!

RedRoses42
04-08-2011, 12:26 PM
Welcome Raingirl!

SunTrade
04-08-2011, 08:46 PM
Sounds like fun. I love fantasy creatures, specially dragons!

So sign me up !

RedRoses42
04-09-2011, 01:42 AM
Welcome to all the fun SunTrade!

jo.on.the.go
04-09-2011, 12:51 PM
Please sign me up. I've been visiting Joss in London and she sent me off to Wales for a few days - the Red Dragon is one of its symbols...I am raring to paint red dragons.

PAMI
04-09-2011, 04:32 PM
Please sign me up

RedRoses42
04-10-2011, 12:10 AM
Welcome jo.on.the.go and PAMI!!! That leaves only one spot left :)

RedRoses42
04-10-2011, 10:04 PM
Some more articles for your reading pleasure:

Dragons: this is more on the history surrounding dragons
http://www.dragon-art-work.com/the-history-of-europe-medieval-dragons-and-times.shtml

Unicorns: an interesting article from TIME
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1814227,00.html

Griffin: an article that talks a bit about the heraldry of the griffin
http://home.planet.nl/~artrako/Historie/Grijpvogels-EN.html

Halla
04-11-2011, 05:54 AM
Sign me up!

RedRoses42
04-11-2011, 09:14 PM
Halla has the last spot! Unfortunately that means KuhlmanArts you are first on the waiting list.

RedRoses42
04-13-2011, 01:42 AM
Don't forget to post your wonderful cards in the thread for all to see!
:)

debs913
04-13-2011, 09:17 AM
I've got my first card done. I've been enjoying working in a mosaic style, so did the unicorn that way. Trying to decide if I should do the other creatures in mosaics as well :wideeyed:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7556/1_debs913_unicorn_fancreas_sm.jpg

debs913

RedRoses42
04-13-2011, 07:44 PM
That's fantastic debs19!
I love mosaic style, I haven't tried it myself but I've seen others on here and the results are always beautiful.

RedRoses42
04-16-2011, 06:02 PM
PAMI your wonderful cards arrived today!

RedRoses42
04-20-2011, 11:30 PM
Checking in, how's everyone doing? :)
My week has been ridiculously busy... can't wait until summer's here.

SunTrade
04-21-2011, 12:47 AM
Oh I agree. It has been crazy for me too. I have not even thought yet of these cards, but there is plenty of time!

a123andpoof
04-21-2011, 12:56 PM
I have been busy also but I have 2 cards done and one outlined! I need to figure out how to post them here...

a123andpoof
04-22-2011, 08:53 AM
Here are my cards! Just got to finish the hostess gift and they will be ready to head your way!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5147/1_DSC03176.jpg

debs913
04-25-2011, 10:48 AM
Here are my cards. I also have several griffin variations (digital art) and a dragon (hand drawn) to trade in my gallery (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?u=7556).

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7556/1_debs913_bluedragon_fancreas.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7556/1_debs913_griffin1_fancreas.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7556/1_debs913_unicorn_fancreas_sm.jpg

SunTrade
04-26-2011, 12:06 PM
Nice cards! My favorite is the dragon.

I drew mine but have not have the time to paint them. Hopefully soon!

RedRoses42
04-27-2011, 06:38 PM
Wow, a123andpoof and debs913 your cards look fab! Can't wait to see them in person.

So on top of my finals starting this week and my internship starting next week I am sick, ugh! Hope everyone else is having a better week :)

SunTrade
05-01-2011, 11:52 PM
My cards are ready, hope you all like them!

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/1461/fantasticcreatures.jpg

RedRoses42
05-02-2011, 02:15 PM
awesome cards suntrade, can't wait to see them :)

and got some awesome cards in today from debs913! thanks so much for the hostie card :) :) :)

a123andpoof
05-03-2011, 09:14 AM
Awsome cards suntrade!

RedRoses42
05-04-2011, 09:10 PM
Some awesome cards in today from suntrade! thanks so much for the goodies :)

Catey has withdrawn so we will see if KuhlmanArts still wants to play...

RedRoses42
05-07-2011, 10:42 PM
Jesimal your wonderful cards showed up today!

RedRoses42
05-11-2011, 07:02 PM
As of right now I have PAMI, debs913, SunTrade, and Jesimal's cards in. I fixed my mistakes in the list...
sorry for any confusion :wideeyed:

jo.on.the.go
05-14-2011, 05:12 PM
Here is one of my cards. The whole set is in my gallery.
Just send me an address and they will be on the way!

RedRoses42
05-14-2011, 09:02 PM
I sent you my addi, your cards look great!

RedRoses42
05-24-2011, 12:52 AM
Checking in to make sure everyone is good!

I made it through my finals and my internship starts this week. Busy busy busy....

RedRoses42
05-26-2011, 07:22 PM
a123andpoof your great cards showed up today, thanks for the hostie card!

Raingirl
05-30-2011, 11:46 AM
My beasties are ready for the mail! Great fun! Address please?

RedRoses42
05-30-2011, 01:48 PM
22 days to go!

I sent a PM to you Raingirl :)

Raingirl
05-31-2011, 01:03 AM
Here are my cards.

Halla
05-31-2011, 02:48 AM
Raingirl those are beautiful!

RedRoses42
05-31-2011, 10:43 PM
Those are fabulous Raingirl!

jo.on.the.go
06-03-2011, 02:33 PM
I didn't send out my cards when I said I would, but they are going out today!

RedRoses42
06-04-2011, 06:07 PM
can't wait to see them jo.on.the.go!

Raingirl you fabulous cards arrived today thanks so much for the unicorn! :)

Halla
06-08-2011, 01:22 PM
I sent my cards today. I wanted to do something a bit sketchy and ended up doing the cards mostly with pencil and colored pencils. This is what they look like.

RedRoses42
06-08-2011, 08:05 PM
Those look absolutely fantastic Halla!

Got some awesome cards in today from Gigglefairy and jo.on.the.go! Thanks so much for the extra goodies and Hostie card!

RedRoses42
06-13-2011, 03:53 PM
Halla your awesome cards showed up today! Loving my hostie card thanks!
:)

only eight more days!

Halla
06-14-2011, 02:29 AM
RedRoses42 great to hear you got them. :)

RedRoses42
06-14-2011, 04:38 PM
Thanks for letting me know Tambilina!

SunTrade
06-15-2011, 01:14 AM
Those are very cute Halla!

RedRoses42
06-15-2011, 05:14 PM
A few last minute dropouts, but it means that the cards are ready to be sent off! They will be put in the mail this afternoon.

Please remember to leave an itrader for me once you get your returns and rep points for the members cards you receive.

This has been an awesome swap! Thanks for making my very first swap fantastic!

debs913
06-16-2011, 10:23 AM
Great job RedRoses! Thank you for hosting and looking forward to your next swap :)

SunTrade
06-18-2011, 07:53 PM
Got cool cards today from Halla, Deb913, and 123andpoof.

They are all beautiful! Left itrader and your rocks!

a123andpoof
06-19-2011, 08:47 AM
Oh can't wait to get my cards!

debs913
06-19-2011, 12:00 PM
I received cards from Halla (green dragon), Jesimal (unicorn) and gigglefairy (griffin). Thank you all and RedRoses for hosting.

RedRoses42
06-19-2011, 04:00 PM
I'm glad to hear everyone is getting there cards :)

a123andpoof
06-19-2011, 05:16 PM
Yay recieved my cards! Thank you redroses for hosting! And thank you Jesimal, Pami, and gigglefairy for the awsome cards!

Raingirl
06-20-2011, 08:21 PM
My cards arrived! Thanks for hosting RedRoses42. Thanks to Pami, Halla, and jo.on.the.go! Gorgeous creatures!

Halla
06-22-2011, 06:24 AM
I received wonderful cards from jo.on.the.go, Raingirl and Jesimal! RedRoses42 thanks for hosting this! :) Leaving Itrader and rep points now.

RedRoses42
06-29-2011, 06:21 PM
Part 2 has been submitted for approval! So I am going to go ahead close this thread, and see you on the next one :)

You guys rocked and made this amazing! Thanks so much :)