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LeonardaDaArtsi
04-19-2011, 09:53 PM
Due: June 15
Signup: N/A
Withdraw date: N/A
Number of Cards: 5/5

In this swap series we will make illuminated letters for the next 5 letters of the alphabet: R,S,T, U, and V! This will be an ongoing series of swaps until we get to the end of the alphabet. Join once or join all, each will be its own swap.

These will all be hand drawn/painted ONLY!

BE SURE YOU MAKE ILLUMINATED LETTERS!!!! see links below!



I am going to save everyone a lot of trouble with posting to the thread. If you want to join in, just pm me for my addie and send your cards. When they arrive I will list your name here to indicate they arrived.

Plain and simple: Cards here on due date = cards swapped out

Enclose a SASE for your returns. If you are international, enclose US $1.00 to cover your postage.

They should be IN MY MAIL BOX on or before June15th.

<<<< PLEASE< PLEASE< PLEASE>>>>
DO NOT TAPE YOUR CARDS TOGETHER OR USE EXCESS TAPE ON YOUR ENVELOPE

Here is a great book: Handlettering for Decorative Artists by Jackie O'Keefe

Other links:
http://retrokat.com/medieval/le.htm
http://www.ehow.com/how_4525950_illu...-a-letter.html
http://www.mtcalligraphy.com/illuminated_letters.html

Of course, there are many more great websites, if find one particularly good, please post the link.

I WANT EVERYONE TO TRY A NEW METHOD!!!! See if you can do something even more detailed than the last swap. : ) I keep seeing improvements every swap!

1. pami
2. cameocheryl
3. maineatc
4. oddbreed
5. beth
6, bitsyal
7. ineedtocreate
8. cardmama
9. pstowe (alllllllllllllll the alphabet!)
10.bluesybreeze
11.mouseit
12.shewolf
13. redroses
14. threshold

Mouseit
04-20-2011, 04:48 AM
Ok So I have to add this one to my "to do" list before I go on holiday... and I was so promising NOT to do that..heehee..Just have to complete my alphabet!

blueanchors3
04-20-2011, 02:40 PM
Omg this sounds so fun Imma start today!

LeonardaDaArtsi
04-20-2011, 05:27 PM
Nice to have new blood, Blueanchors!
Welcome!

PAMI
04-21-2011, 09:49 AM
Please sign me up. It rained awhile back and I was inspired to do Illuminated letters so mine are finished and they go in the mail today.

CAMeo Cheryl
04-22-2011, 11:32 PM
commenting just so it is in my subscribed threads...

Maineatc
04-22-2011, 11:47 PM
I can't wait to see the results.

LeonardaDaArtsi
04-23-2011, 07:25 PM
Pami- you are speedy gonzalez!

oddbreed
04-25-2011, 02:43 PM
please sign me up too! cool idea!

Threshold90
04-26-2011, 04:26 AM
sign me up for this one plz

beth
04-26-2011, 06:05 AM
Please sign me up :-)

oddbreed
04-26-2011, 11:33 AM
etc.usf.edu/clipart/sitemap/decorative_letters.php -
cant seem to get the clickable link:eek:but this is a cool site too

Mouseit
04-28-2011, 02:19 AM
*laughs WITH wolfman* All good reasons.... heehee....but the best one is for the pure love of art...*snickers*

beth
04-28-2011, 01:40 PM
wolfmoon, i missed A-M as well, and it seems like there are a few others in that boat. I'm hoping our host will swing back again to A. If she's got better things to do, I'd be willing to host swaps for those of us who were late to the party :-)

LeonardaDaArtsi
04-30-2011, 09:23 AM
Welcome, it is so great to have so many new names interested!

Wolf- youre celtic knots sound fabulous! Cant wait to see what you come up with!
Dragon- all are welcome!

Oddbreed- just google illuminated letters, there are tons of sites, sorry that one didnt work. Sometimes they go missing!

oddbreed
05-02-2011, 10:25 AM
ugh! im going to have to withdraw, these are kicking my butt! im going to continue to TRY to make some, maybe i can get in on another round! awesome idea!

Cardmama
05-02-2011, 02:42 PM
sign me up please! I need to finish the alphabet

LeonardaDaArtsi
05-02-2011, 06:02 PM
ugh! im going to have to withdraw, these are kicking my butt! im going to continue to TRY to make some, maybe i can get in on another round! awesome idea!

You have 6 weeks, dont give up!!!!!:chatterbox:

oddbreed
05-02-2011, 07:03 PM
you should see my tossed in the trash pile:no: aweful!

oddbreed
05-03-2011, 08:42 AM
ok im the only one blabbing here:chatterbox:...LOL! im not giving up, I realized the time frame and the fact that ive done a few numbers this way, why not letters?...total doh moment..still in ht egame!:)

LeonardaDaArtsi
05-03-2011, 12:16 PM
I know you can do it!

beth
05-03-2011, 01:25 PM
I did some additional work on R and S (and TUV) but forgot to rescan them before I mailed them. Duh. :-)

RedRoses42
05-03-2011, 08:18 PM
I just realized that there is only one more round of letters after this one... :(

bitsysal49
05-12-2011, 09:18 PM
I have my letters ready to send. I have your addy.

oddbreed
05-12-2011, 09:55 PM
the cards have gone postal

LeonardaDaArtsi
05-13-2011, 04:59 PM
I have my letters ready to send. I have your addy.

Bitsy ! These are totally a new style for your art!! AWESOME!!!!:wubclub:

ineedtocreate
05-13-2011, 06:18 PM
Bitsy - love all the detail!
Here are my latest:

Threshold90
05-14-2011, 03:58 AM
Grt cards everyone ;)

raynedrop
05-15-2011, 07:18 PM
I am in. We are so close to the end.

bluesybreeze
05-22-2011, 10:57 PM
My cards are done and will be mailed tomorrow. They are colored pencil this time and do not scan well, so the cards look a wee bit better than the images here. I can't believe that we are almost finished.

Mouseit
05-23-2011, 09:53 AM
Wow such great cards going on in here.. LOL after being away so long I forgot to come look.. How awful!!
Anyway this is on the top of my "to Do" heap so am at it, well I had already done some of it before I went on holiday, now for the finishing touches and get it in the mail so I don't miss out!

So close to the end now..LOL I can see the forest for the trees.. hang on thats not right....hmmm

AND I found a new paint I am going to use too.. Its a liquid acrylic, rather like a Smooch look but about four times more for the same cost! If I had only known...LOL

Mouseit
05-26-2011, 09:16 AM
Hi All, Just thought I would do a show and tell...LOL

Here are my RSTUV... have already started the next lot...with ony a few to go who could resist!

shewolf36
05-26-2011, 10:17 AM
I need work on my lettering shills so ok sign me up.

LeonardaDaArtsi
05-26-2011, 10:21 AM
Welcome!

Everyone's techniques have really grown thru out this series...awesome!!!!!!:notworthy:

bluesybreeze
05-28-2011, 11:55 AM
Hey, Leonarda! Guess what I did! I forgot my SASE! :wacko: I am claiming temporary insanity caused from the end of the school year crunch. BTW it is on its way.

LeonardaDaArtsi
05-30-2011, 02:14 PM
Dont worry about it! I will take care of it. : )

LeonardaDaArtsi
06-05-2011, 08:40 AM
Just updated all the mail. WOW!!!!!! is all I can say about the cards! You guys have sent the most fabulous cards ever!!!!!

For anyone who wants to submit, you have 9 days!

RedRoses42
06-08-2011, 08:10 PM
I dropped mine in the mail today :)

LeonardaDaArtsi
06-10-2011, 10:19 AM
I will be on the lookout!:jiggy:

Threshold90
06-11-2011, 09:45 AM
Mine r shippin out tod as well

LeonardaDaArtsi
06-12-2011, 03:59 PM
great! Glad you guys are still hanging in there!

oddbreed
06-17-2011, 12:37 PM
ooo its almost time for the returns...:jiggy:

LeonardaDaArtsi
06-19-2011, 07:15 PM
I am waiting on one............ : ) These are by far the best group of cards so far!!!!!

LeonardaDaArtsi
06-21-2011, 07:33 PM
Well, the "one" has not arrived in over a week, and no response from the PM to her........sooooo I will swap out tonight everybody! (Hope you are ok, wolfy!)

Hurray to everyone else for playing! Only one more swap to go to finish the series!!!!!!!

LeonardaDaArtsi
06-22-2011, 10:44 PM
in the mailbox tonight!

RedRoses42
06-25-2011, 06:16 PM
Got some absolutely fantastic letters today!

Thanks to LeonardaDaArtsi for hosting, just think only one more to go!

as well as to the awesome artists I got cards from:

r-shewolf36
s-mouseit
t- no user info, but a pretty blue T with leaves
u-pstowe
v- cardmama


LeonardaDaArtsi, do you know who made the "T" there was nothing on the back. I would love to give them rep points...

bitsysal49
06-25-2011, 06:34 PM
Received cards today from Pami, oddbreed, maineatc and beth. Great cards! Also a great U card with nothing on the back. Thanks to the wonderful Host and to everyone.

bluesybreeze
06-26-2011, 11:45 AM
I received my fantastic cards from: pstowe "R", cardmama "S", bitsysal49 "T", leonardra, "U",beth "V". I absolutely adore my cards and I can't believe the letter Z is in the next swap. Thanks leonardra for a great experience.

Threshold90
06-27-2011, 03:48 AM
got returns! TY to leonardadaartsi for hosting n to leonardadaartsi, redroses42, bluesybreeze, pstowe, and mouseit for their grt cards!

ineedtocreate
06-27-2011, 04:43 PM
They've arrived! Thank you, Leonarda, for hosting this continuing swap - only one more to go....
Received wonderful cards from: bitsysal49 (R), beth (S), oddbreed (T), maineatc (U),
and CAMeo Cheryl (V).

13firedancer
06-27-2011, 07:28 PM
School is out for the summer and I can possibly have the beginning and end of the alphabet... will just have to make private trades for the middle! I will be sending my cards asap!

13firedancer
06-27-2011, 07:30 PM
Oh duh never mind thought it said july 15th, not june. this was still in the open swaps forum! Oh well... perhaps i'll get xyz...

LeonardaDaArtsi
06-27-2011, 09:24 PM
haha... I havent posted the last one yet, but will do soon. Probably be due August-ish

oddbreed
06-28-2011, 01:53 PM
LeonardaDaArtsi thanks for hosting and the fab returns! I received awesome cards from~
pami
mainatc
Threshold90
margoartist
cheryl
iam off to leave REP POINTS for you all and an ITRADER for the HOST!

beth
06-28-2011, 06:14 PM
Got wonderful returns!

R from oddbreed
S from leonarda herself, yay!
T from CAMeo Cheryl
U from Pami
V from margoartist

Thanks!!!

LeonardaDaArtsi
06-28-2011, 08:49 PM
Everyone has sent such kind comments about this series. If it wasnt for all of you, we wouldnt have had such a great time. : )