View Full Version : Hand Drawn/Painted/Colored “A Splash of Color”, Due Jan. 15, 2012

12-04-2011, 04:52 AM
Due Date: January 15, 2011
Withdraw By: January 1, 2012 (two weeks before due date) as this allows a person on the wait list to join the swap and still have time to mail their cards.
Number of Cards: 3:3
Number of Participants: 12 + host (I’m limited since this is my first time hosting)
Medium: Hand Drawn/Hand Painted/Hand Colored

International participants welcome, if you could include a dollar bill or US postage it would be greatly appreciated but not required

Hand Drawn/Painted/Colored “A Splash of Color”, Due Jan. 15, 2012

Adding a splash of bright color can add interest to a card, especially if the palette is limited. This swap challenges an exploration of limiting your palette, but then adding a bright SPLASH OF COLOR to the card. Here's some ideas:

87766 Splash of yellow . . . . .87767 Splash of red
87769 Splash of yellow/red. . . .87768 Splash of blue


Cards need to be to me by January 15, 2012.
Cards must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
Please do your best work, but have fun experimenting with the burst of color!
Put username, real name, swap name, and place of origin on the back of cards.
Original artwork, NO prints please.
Hostess card not required but would be appreciatedly treasured.
Please try to post your cards to the thread for us to admire.
Players - when you receive your swap cards, please leave iTrader rating for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people from whom you received cards. I will leave iTraders when I receive your cards.

Protect all of your cards separately in plastic sleeves.
Include a self addressed stamped envelope (business size preferred).
International please include LARGE address label. If you have a dollar or US postage it would be appreciated.
Write your username and swap name on your envelopes.
Please PM me when the cards are ready to mail and I will provide the mailing address.
Late cards will be returned. I am in Hawaii - I recommend you allow one week for USA players and two weeks for international.

This is my first swap, so limited to 12 players, and is full. There is a wait list if you'd like to be on it.

Participants - click to leave Rep Points
1. Jean (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139717&postcount=2) RECVD
2. MelanieS (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139727&postcount=3) RECVD
3. Jiliyan (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139746&postcount=4) RECVD
4. Ceejay (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139924&postcount=8) RECVD
5. Mikesact (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139925&postcount=9) RECVD
6. Vivian Lujan (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139943&postcount=10)
7. Lafaver55 (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139957&postcount=11) RECVD
8. Joss (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139961&postcount=12) RECVD
9. Janet (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139989&postcount=14) RECVD
10. TxCat (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1140278&postcount=23) RECVD
11. lazyshadows (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1140013&postcount=16) RECVD
12. AnnaAardvark (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1140027&postcount=17) RECVD
Hazartist1 (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139992&postcount=15) withdrew

Wait List

12-04-2011, 03:43 PM
I love this idea! May I play?

12-04-2011, 04:21 PM
I would love to play!
What island do you live on? I grew up on Oahu.

12-04-2011, 06:36 PM
Jean - mahalo, you are my first swapper, in my first swap! :)
MelanieS - I'm on the Big Island for the past 11 years, having moved from Oahu.
Jiliyan - you are in, glad to have you.

Thanks folks for joining in. This is quick swap, so I look forward to all the action. Can you tell I am excited about hosting my first swap??

12-04-2011, 07:13 PM
I'm delighted to be the first for your first swap! Congrats for taking the swap-plunge!! ;)

I am tantalized by the idea...thinking of monochromatic drawings with that burst of color....At first I thought of sticking to black and white and grey images with a single item in color...then I thought of basically one or two color settings where a bit of vibrant color would occur naturally...then I got dizzy, lol

12-05-2011, 12:45 AM
Yes, I had those same sort of thoughts when I did an ATC that was monochromatic with a bit of contrasting color added .... which is what gave me the idea for this swap.

12-05-2011, 02:33 AM
:yes:Having so admired your "Blue Vase" how could I not join your very first swap? Count me in, by all means.:laugh:

12-05-2011, 02:35 AM
i'm in

Vivian Sullivan
12-05-2011, 03:48 AM
Please add me!

12-05-2011, 06:06 AM
I would love to play.

12-05-2011, 06:48 AM
Oh yes please, me too, me too. And congrats on your first swap.

12-05-2011, 07:48 AM
Thanks for joining in Ceejay, Mikesact, Vivian Lujan, Lafaver55, and Joss!

12-05-2011, 09:44 AM
Count me in please :)

12-05-2011, 09:45 AM
Aloha! Chris....I'll try this one, please!

12-05-2011, 10:37 AM
This sounds fun,can i join?

Congratulations on your first swap:D

12-05-2011, 11:01 AM
Sign me up, please. :D

12-05-2011, 11:51 AM
Looks like you're filled! Congrats on your first swap. :) I'd ask to go on a wait list, but as it is, I have a couple of prior commitments happening in January. If someone backs out early on, I'd love to join!

12-05-2011, 01:04 PM
If there's room, I'd love to join your first swap!!

12-05-2011, 01:13 PM
Count ME in please

12-05-2011, 03:58 PM
:DHey girl, can you count me in? Do you still have room? I'd love to play!!!:chatterbox: Hugs, t
PS. Congrats on your first SWAP!!!!! You'll love it!!!

12-05-2011, 04:31 PM
Look at you with a waiting list!! That tells you what a great swap theme you picked!

12-05-2011, 05:56 PM
Would love to participate in this one!

12-05-2011, 07:26 PM
I cannot believe how quickly you all have so welcomely responded to this swap. I'm excited to add on: Janet, Hazartist1, lazyshadows, AnnaAardvark.
And, a wait list has been started: shayNOLA, SOTO, Clofiti,tlannea, TxCat.


12-05-2011, 08:38 PM
Hey girlie, take me off the waiting list. Let someone else in. I'm full of things to do since we just bought our house and are remodeling while living here. I will definately get in on your next SWAP! Again, Congrats!!!!! :D

12-05-2011, 09:34 PM
OK Tlannea, done. Hopefully see you in a future swap! :)

12-06-2011, 12:13 AM
Sounds interesting. Welcome and I wish you well for your first swap. I would like to be put on the waiting list please. :)

12-06-2011, 10:23 AM
I'm sure I'll never get in being so far down on a wait list, but add me anyway, as a vote of confidence. Congrats for the first swap.

12-06-2011, 04:27 PM
Lenoralb & Jo.on.the.go, you have been added to the wait list. I appreciate your supportive comments. :)

12-08-2011, 07:03 AM
I decided to do mine by printing this dancing African figure using Acrylics, then adding my 'splash of colour' (with some candle wax) for the backgrounds.
Hope it's 'splashy' enough for this swap. LOL. Great theme Art101, thanks for hosting. Easy -isn't it? LOL.

12-08-2011, 09:27 AM
Ooh ... nice cards, Joss.

12-09-2011, 02:50 AM
Cool cards Joss!

12-09-2011, 09:35 AM
Joss I cannot wait to see your cards, especially since I'm exploring how to do Acrylic painting. :)

12-09-2011, 04:49 PM
Thanks ART101, I'm so proud of you starting your own SWAP. And look at the list!!!! Enjoy sweetie!!!!:yes:

OK Tlannea, done. Hopefully see you in a future swap! :)

12-11-2011, 04:34 PM
The link for leaving rep is a good idea. Unfortunately it does't work for me :(

12-11-2011, 09:11 PM
Hey Janet, what do you mean .... does the link not connect you to:

It works on my laptop, so I just tried on my PC, and it is doing the link OK. Let's figure out what is wrong, and I'll try to fix it (that is, I'll ask the moderators how to fix it).

12-12-2011, 01:28 PM
Maybe I need to be logged in twice?

12-12-2011, 04:48 PM
Logging in on two windows will help - That is how I do it. Did it work?

12-12-2011, 07:27 PM
Yes, thank you. I can be a bit slow these days :twitcy:

12-13-2011, 11:40 AM
Chris here are my cards,i am not sure if i have captured the theme well though.I am guessing that the idea is for some kind of colour to stand out?Anyway,here are my cards:arghh:


12-13-2011, 10:34 PM
Lazyshadows, those are perfect in execution! :) Yes, the idea is for a color to stand out. Subject matter is up to the artist, which hopefully will make experimentation all the easier.

12-14-2011, 01:31 PM
Love the cards being posted!
Especially sorry to have to be taken off the Wait List, but I'm extremely busy from here on out. I'll keep my eyes open for the posts, though!
Happy Holidays, all!

12-15-2011, 01:24 AM
Here are my cards. If they're ok, they'll go out by Monday.

12-15-2011, 03:22 AM
Hey Jean, what beauties! The little red birds are so delightful! :)

Everyone is doing such a nice job of coming up with colorful splashes!!

12-15-2011, 05:50 PM
Hahaha, Jean! :laugh: Great minds think alike! I was approaching my cards the same way. Lovely cards!

12-15-2011, 07:00 PM
Oh, Tracey - I know your cards will be stunning as they always are. Can't wait to see them!

12-25-2011, 05:40 AM
Beautiful cards have arrived from Lazyshadows, Jean, and Jiliyan. WOW, it is so interesting how different the artists' cards are from each other in style. Thanks for the extras.

Players, keep posting your cards for everyone to enjoy! :)

A quick reminder, we have a wait list, so if you are thinking of withdrawing, please keep in mind the Jan. 1 withdraw deadline - this will allow an alternate player to have time to submit.


12-30-2011, 02:58 AM
Cards came in from Joss, successfully London to Hawaii even during the Christmas mail rush. The colors in person are eye-popping! :)

01-02-2012, 07:37 PM
PMing you for address, Art101, and I will be sending these out as soon as I have it. :)

01-02-2012, 08:40 PM
My cards are in my gallery. I'm not using attachments any more.

01-04-2012, 06:54 PM
In the mail tomorrow 1-6-12.

01-04-2012, 11:06 PM
OK Lafaver55, I'll watch for them. I'm gearing up for swapping out all the great cards, it will be a new experience for me as a host.

01-06-2012, 01:33 PM
My cards were posted today. Fingers crossed!!!

01-06-2012, 08:47 PM
Hi Janet, thanks, I'll watch for them. Meanwhile, I've had a player drop, and am working my way down the wait list to see if someone can join in. With luck, we'll get a 12th player. :)

01-06-2012, 10:23 PM
Love the cards being posted!
Especially sorry to have to be taken off the Wait List, but I'm extremely busy from here on out. I'll keep my eyes open for the posts, though!
Happy Holidays, all!

Shucks! So sorry I can't participate!! There's no way i can fit it in. :(

01-06-2012, 10:51 PM
Thanks Shay, I'll send a PM to the next person about the opening.

01-08-2012, 12:03 AM
TxCat has joined us, we are back up to 12 players again. :)

01-08-2012, 01:15 PM
Here are mine! They will be flying over the pacific by tomorrow! Aloha & Mahalo!


The splash of color is more evident when the are looked at separately & in real life the colors are more vibrant! :)

01-09-2012, 04:51 AM
Great cards MelanieS, beautiful faces. Yeah, I know what you mean about the colors on ATCs always being better in person than what online shows.

01-11-2012, 03:46 AM
Cards are arriving!! I've updated the list in posting #1:
Update list (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1139519&postcount=1)
The cards coming in are great, everyone has done a wonderful job! Thanks to those who have enclosed an "extra" as a host gift, I appreciate it!
I'm doing ITraders now for the players who's cards have come in. I'm in my learning curve of a first swap as host, so please let me know if something is astray.

01-11-2012, 04:52 PM
My cards went postal this morning ... hoping they get to you by Monday ... I used my artistic license to interpret your theme literally ... A "splash" Of Color

01-11-2012, 05:55 PM
CeeJay, I'll watch for them. They are colorful with big bursts, your artistic license did well.

01-11-2012, 08:23 PM
Thank you.

01-14-2012, 08:10 PM
TxCat's cards are here, they are totally "WOW" cards. Thanks for the extra. Due date is tomorrow, and I'll keep watch for a few days more for those cards that I know have already been mailed. :)

01-14-2012, 11:47 PM
More great cards are here, this time from MelanieS, Mahalo for the extra.

Just need cards from CeeJay, who I know mailed them out, so they should be here any day. And for Vivian Lujan's, whom I've not heard from.

Unless I hear an update from V.L., I will mail out the cards once CeeJay's have arrived. You players have some wonderful cards that you will be getting, everyone has done such a nice job with making this swap so exciting for the host (me!). :)

01-14-2012, 11:50 PM
Here's hoping you see them on Monday.

01-15-2012, 12:00 AM
Hi CeeJay, but Monday is a holiday, so maybe on Tuesday. I'll wait for them, I know you sent them earlier.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday!

01-15-2012, 12:40 AM
WOW - I forgot all about the holiday ... comes with being retired now, every day is a day off LOL

01-17-2012, 10:52 PM
CeeJay's cards have arrived.:) I am in contact with Vivian, and will know by tonight if I am awaiting her cards or is she has needed to drop.

01-19-2012, 04:22 AM
I'll be swapping returns tomorrow. Your cards are so great! :notworthy:

01-19-2012, 07:17 PM
Returns are in the mail today. When it comes time for you to leave REPs, remember to make use of the links in post #1 (just clink on the player's name to be taken directly to their posting where a YouRock/Rep can be easily given).

Thanks again everyone for making this such an interesting swap!!

01-23-2012, 07:28 PM
Whee ... Whee Whee ... got mine today. Thanks to our wonderful hostess ... and for cards from Joss, Lafaver55 and Juliyan ... off to leave reps & itrader. P E A C E

01-23-2012, 09:53 PM
Yeah! Returns are arriving, which makes me a very happy host.

01-24-2012, 09:25 AM
Mine arrived today!!! I am so happy with my cards from, Anna Aardvark, Joss and Jean.

Thank you for a great first swap. I doubt it can be bettered, everything is so organised and easy. :)

01-24-2012, 10:06 PM
Received lovely returns today from Jean, Janet, and lafaver55. I just left iTrader and rep points. Jean, it won't let me leave rep points for you right now but I will try again later. :)
Thank you to Art101 for hosting a very creative swap!

01-25-2012, 03:00 PM
No worries, Tracey!

My returns came today!!! Thank you to Janet, AnnaAardvark, and Lazyshadows for my cards! I am so pleased to add them to my collection!

02-08-2012, 10:29 PM
I've received acknowledgement from most players that they received their return cards (ITraders), so hopefully all the envelopes have been delivered by now. MAHALO to everyone for making hosting this swap such a nice experience, and also THANKS to those who sent in an extra "host card", each card received was very much appreciated!