View Full Version : Owls Hand drawn/painted - February 17, 2012

12-09-2011, 09:59 AM
eSwap Due Date - February 17, 2011
Signup/withdraw date - February 10
Number of Cards - 3/3
Number of Participants - Unlimited
Medium - Hand drawn, hand painted

Owls. Any kind, drawn any way. Whimsical or realistic.

Original artwork only!
--card must be ORIGINAL and done by hand!!!
--Remember the background! It should be completed too. You may collage the background as long as the owl is hand done.
--Make sure all edges are glued down.
--NO bulky embellishments (keep your cards flat!). It should fit easily in a trading card sleeve.
--Make your cards sturdy. They should be more than a flimsy piece of paper. So be sure to put on a backing if necessary. If they are flimsier than an index card, it will be returned.
-- Put user name on the back of your cards!!!!!!!
--Protect your ATCs in sleeves or plastic baggies.
--Communicate if you must withdraw. It's no big deal - just let me know! I don't bother with neutral itraders even if you don't communicate...but please let me know just to be polite.
--Extra cards as host gifts are always, always appreciated, but never required!

Mailing Directions:
* Send me a PM when you are ready to mail, and I'll send you my address. Please write your user name and swap title on the outside of your envelope.
* US Players: Please send a LARGE ADDRESS LABEL and postage. I will provide an envelope. Loose extra postage is much appreciated to help international players.

* International participants: Please send a sticky address label, and I’ll provide the envelope. A US dollar/postage is appreciated.

*Your cards will be returned to you with the packaging (ie. paper/sleeves for cards/etc) you included, and one piece of cardstock (1/3 a 8.5x 11” from me).
*Don’t tape the daylights out of your cards! A little tape goes a long way.

*Put your user name on your address label*

Players - when you receive your cards for the swap, remember to leave iTrader for the Host (me) and Rep Points for the people you received cards from! I will be leaving iTrader as cards come in.

A note on how I swap: I do my very best to swap comparable cards. Ask me in a PM if you want to know more about my swapping method and I’ll try to explain my little method.

Remember to do your best work and HAVE FUN!

Questions? Just ask!

1. BonnyBandicoot
2. kris10satcs
3. thecharmedlife
4. Evalila
5. ginevra
7. Ibus
8. CatladyBJ
9. Claudzie
10. lazy shadows
11. Mikesatc
12. Faeriefly
13. dezineliz
14. mstrishadams
15. rebecca410
16. Wallyward
17. SMikell
18. Freedom119
19. MelanieS
20. Madamerouleau
21. Phrixy
22. Rachel Marie
24. LilacDragn
25. SpiritSoul
26. TekaMarie
27. Kat
28. PatGel
29. Idolores
30. WendyK
31. Maine ATC
32. Pauline
33. Miss
34. scwk0511
36. Lady
39. Tangled Stanley
41. kittythf
42. Icekat
43. SunTrade
41. Jessann
42. JenniferC
42. Lunamoth

12-09-2011, 12:07 PM
I've been wanting to draw some owls, so please count me in!

12-09-2011, 02:07 PM
I love owls! May I play?

12-09-2011, 02:34 PM
Oh, me please!

12-09-2011, 03:29 PM
Welcome BonnyBandicoot, kris10satcs, Jean, Evalila, ginevra! Glad to have you all!

12-09-2011, 05:17 PM
Oooh yes, please sign me up.

12-09-2011, 08:06 PM
add me in pls

12-09-2011, 08:44 PM
Welcome all!

12-10-2011, 01:51 AM
I'll play! Just got a book on how to draw birds to take on vacation, so this is perfect!

12-10-2011, 04:52 AM
Can i join?:)

12-10-2011, 07:33 AM

12-10-2011, 09:32 AM
i love to join

12-10-2011, 09:39 AM

Terri F
12-10-2011, 11:59 AM
I would love to join this please.

12-10-2011, 02:09 PM
Lurking... hope to be back :)

12-10-2011, 03:30 PM
PLease sign me up for the swap! Thanks

12-10-2011, 08:04 PM
Welcome all! Lurkers are welcome too : ) If I miss your name on the sign up just let me know.

12-11-2011, 03:11 AM
Sign me up. I love owls!!!

12-11-2011, 11:53 AM
Please sign me up I would like to give this a try.

12-12-2011, 09:17 AM
Welcome, welcome!

12-12-2011, 10:19 AM
I'm going to think about it. It's been a while since I've played but I'll come back and let you know if I get my Mojo flowing!

12-13-2011, 03:45 PM
Sign me up! I've been on an owl kick lately...

12-14-2011, 08:40 PM
Hooo hooo sign me up

12-14-2011, 09:03 PM
I would love to play, please sign me up too! :)

12-14-2011, 09:42 PM
Welcome all new players (and lurkers)!

12-14-2011, 11:27 PM
I'd love to paint some more Owls! Sign me up please!

12-15-2011, 08:25 PM
I would love to sign up please!

12-16-2011, 12:40 AM
I'd love to draw some owls....sign me up, please?

12-16-2011, 12:18 PM
Welcome Racehel Marie, andyaly and phrixy!

Terri F
12-19-2011, 03:38 PM
Please withdraw me from the swap. Thanks so much and have fun everyone. :)

12-19-2011, 07:33 PM
I love owls! Please add me! :)

12-19-2011, 10:13 PM
Welcome Shawnicaitlin and LilacDragn!

12-21-2011, 12:11 AM
May I join in?

12-21-2011, 12:25 AM
Sure! Welcome Faeriefly! I hope you'll join us FaeLynn!

Spirit Soul
12-21-2011, 08:01 AM
I can't resist owls either. Sign me up!!

12-22-2011, 12:08 AM
My cards. Please let me know if they are ok. :) My scanner is on the outs and the colors aren't as saturated as they are in person.

12-22-2011, 09:10 AM
They are adorable!!! Thank you for the extra!

12-22-2011, 12:26 PM
Thank you and you're welcome! Mailing today. :)

12-22-2011, 02:21 PM
Welcome Spirit Soul!

Feel free to show your work in the thread!

12-24-2011, 12:51 PM
I guess I should join since I've created 3 owls:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_owlw.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_owls_w2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/786/small/1_owls_w3.jpg

12-24-2011, 01:56 PM
I would like to be apart of this swap please :)

12-24-2011, 07:35 PM
So pretty Kat! I love the one in the middle!

12-24-2011, 08:08 PM
My cards. Please let me know if they are ok. :) My scanner is on the outs and the colors aren't as saturated as they are in person.

They're wonderful! I'd happily give all of those a home ;)

12-24-2011, 08:09 PM
I guess I should join since I've created 3 owls:

Wow, especially the one in the middle!

12-25-2011, 10:32 AM
Welcome TekaMarie and Kat! And those cards are fabulous, Kat!

12-28-2011, 04:06 PM
Sign me up please

12-28-2011, 11:28 PM
Welcome! Welcome!

12-29-2011, 07:52 PM
My cards are on their way.
LilacDragn -- Great cards!

12-29-2011, 10:16 PM
Add me please

12-30-2011, 12:16 AM
Sure! Welcome, Idolores!

12-30-2011, 12:08 PM
Love owls, can I join in please

12-30-2011, 12:15 PM
Welcome! Welcome!

12-30-2011, 08:36 PM
its no biggie-I am just cornfused!! which is it:
* US Players: Please send a LARGE ADDRESS LABEL and postage. I will provide an envelope.
*Your cards will be returned to you with the packaging you included, and one piece of cardstock (1/3 a 8.5x 11” from me).

do we provide the return envelope? I just want to be sure I do it right! : )

12-30-2011, 08:57 PM
Please sign me up. Thank you

12-31-2011, 03:01 PM
Welcome newcomers! Clarification on my instructions. When you mail your cards, if you include a piece of paper with your cards taped to them, I will mail that piece of paper back :) I will provide the envelope and tape returns to a small piece of cardstock. If you feel that your cards need more protection than that, please include additional packaging. Did that clear things up?

01-01-2012, 04:03 PM
OMG, this is hard! lol I love owls, but so far I'm just ruining watercolor paper....I'll keep at it but up till now, I haven't produced anything I'm willing for anyone to see. :(

01-01-2012, 05:08 PM
I too have been lurking and now the Xmas rush is over, I would like to put my name down for this one.
Pauline (Downunder)

01-02-2012, 01:34 PM
Can I please play?

01-03-2012, 11:21 AM
Here are my cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_SnowyOwl003.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_SnowyOwl003.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_PygmyOwl004.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_PygmyOwl004.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Barnowl002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Barnowl002.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_EagleOwl001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_EagleOwl001.jpg)

01-03-2012, 04:02 PM
My parents has their internet down! So let's catch up here :)

Jean, I believe you can do it!!:wubclub: YAY *cheers with pom-poms*
Welcome to the new comers!
Evalila, those are lovely!! Wonderful cards!

01-04-2012, 12:43 AM
Ok! itrader and the first post is up dated with all the cards I've received :) I finally finished my first card:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1513/large/2_2_owl.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=275161)

01-04-2012, 11:28 AM
My owls are on their way across the pond!

01-04-2012, 01:22 PM
love me some owls. gonna have to jump in on this one.

01-04-2012, 02:08 PM
Welcome scwk0511!

01-04-2012, 06:09 PM
I finally finished my first card:

That's really gorgeous!

01-05-2012, 05:55 PM
having fun with these owls!

01-06-2012, 03:32 PM
I'm so sorry but I must withdraw from your swap. I have the drawings finished but I don't think I can finish in time. I feel terrible about it, but I have health issues that make it impossible for me to work on my art for a while. I will still watch the thread to see all the other beautiful cards when I'm able.
Dena Cottrell

01-06-2012, 03:52 PM
No worries! Please just focus on feeling better :)

Spirit Soul
01-07-2012, 08:09 AM
OK, mine are done and will be on their way shortly.
All are acrylics on canvas paper -- three very serious guys and a nut.
90394 90395

90396 90397

Saw Whet Owl (on branch)
Saw Whet Fledgling (yellowish one)
Northern Pigmy Owl (brown and white)

01-07-2012, 10:36 AM
Those are great!!

01-07-2012, 07:58 PM
Lovely Saw Whet Owl, Spirit Soul! <3 him. Mine are almost done, just have one more and then I'll post and send them your way, Ethereal.

Also, great barn owl, Wallyward! Love your style.

01-07-2012, 08:17 PM
Absolutely Wallyward! Even if they didn't drop, you'd still be welcome :) I'm not limiting the number who can join.

01-08-2012, 11:14 AM
My cards were mailed yesterday,in my gallery if anyone wants to take a look,hope you like them;)

01-08-2012, 01:44 PM
They are super cute!

01-08-2012, 03:24 PM
Those are cute Lori...I love the middle one with the cocked ear.

01-08-2012, 06:37 PM
sorry - ive had alot happening and am running out of time so im going to have to withdraw

01-08-2012, 06:53 PM
No worries!

01-08-2012, 11:44 PM
Please sign me up! THANKS!

01-09-2012, 02:24 AM
Can I still sign up.

01-10-2012, 02:50 PM
I am so sorry, but I will have to withdraw. I'm ill, and having the swap date loom is creating stress when I need peace. I wish I could have joined the fun!

01-10-2012, 05:57 PM
Mailed my cards today!

Spirit Soul
01-10-2012, 08:22 PM
I decided to make another serious guy to replace my whimsical owl. So this is my fourth card:

01-10-2012, 08:34 PM
I love that last card, Spirit Soul! Your whimsy owl was really cute too!
Welcome lady and insane jane!

Jean, no worries! Feel better soon and enjoy some peace.

01-10-2012, 10:41 PM
Here are mine, hope this works!!!! am a novice at this

01-11-2012, 09:37 PM
They are great!

01-13-2012, 08:48 AM
Please sign me up i already have mine painted!!

01-13-2012, 11:48 AM
Welcome TangledStanley!

FYI. The opposing internet providers left a note on my door yesterday saying they cut my cable since we weren't paying for it. Haha...that's because we've been using a different company for 2 years. So our company is coming out today sometime to hopefully try to fix the mess the other company made. So I'm internet-less for a little while.

01-13-2012, 07:32 PM
The owls that were sent plus an extra one just for you! :)

01-14-2012, 12:10 PM
Owls are flying your way today :-D

01-14-2012, 01:37 PM
sign me up please
joan and betty

01-14-2012, 07:47 PM
Your always welcome, Joan!

I had a whole flock of owls that flew in today! itrader and the front list is up to date!! :)

AND my score on the veterinary licensing exam came in too. I PASSED!!! So now I can stop fearing/stalking the mail man! :)

01-15-2012, 02:43 AM
Thatīs great!



Spirit Soul
01-16-2012, 08:29 AM
Congratulations! When I was young, I wanted to be a vet but I ended up working for one for awhile and loved it. I'm very happy for you.

01-16-2012, 09:38 AM
Thanks! Just a few more months until graduation now :)

01-19-2012, 05:23 PM
May I join?

01-19-2012, 10:21 PM
I did some owls today. I hope you don't mind if they ride along with Phrixy's owls. :) We'll be posting them out tomorrow. I'll put up pix as soon as I get a chance to scan them.

01-20-2012, 02:25 PM
I dreamed about owls last night traveling in a car. Hopefully, they be driving to my house in February. LOL

01-27-2012, 10:23 AM
Idolores, your cards arrived :) Welcome Artsylola! Owls in a car! Sounds like it could be a funny art project!

I'll be out of town today and tomorrow (i'm going to a conference to try to find someone who's hiring). My hubby will be putting the mail somewhere safe

01-28-2012, 05:32 PM
I'm really sorry, but it looks like I'll have to drop out of this swap....I'm working on the Sketchbook Project, and it's taken up a lot more time than I thought. :sad:

01-29-2012, 12:40 AM
And the much delayed scan of my cards...don't worry, they were sent out awhile ago.

01-31-2012, 12:11 AM
I want to play... My cards are posted in the gallery

01-31-2012, 12:18 AM
I got a whole bunch of cards in the mail this weekend! Everyone should have itrader and the first page is updated! :)

02-01-2012, 01:14 PM
Can I still play?

02-01-2012, 08:10 PM
Sure! Welcome SunTrade :)

02-01-2012, 08:36 PM
Here are mine, they will be winging their way across the pond tomorrow!


02-01-2012, 10:26 PM
Here are mine! Hope whimsical OK ... :D


02-02-2012, 10:04 AM
Those are fabulous, everyone! Two weeks to go!

02-02-2012, 02:39 PM
Mine will be in the post tomorrow

02-02-2012, 07:11 PM
Ooh I do like Bluey ;)

02-03-2012, 05:54 AM
Thanks for letting me join! These guys are flying their way to you today!!

02-03-2012, 09:03 PM
Great cards!!

02-04-2012, 10:11 PM
I have been trying to draw owls for two days and it just ain't working. Argh! I'll try a bit more, but I may have to drop.

02-05-2012, 09:44 PM
I would like to join! I am excited to be part of the swap. This is my first ATC swap experience. Looking forward to it!

02-06-2012, 10:00 PM
Sure Jessann! Just be sure to mail your card in time :) The swap deadline is rapidly approaching! It's no problem if you need to drop, artsylol! I hope your owls start turning out the way you like.

I got lots of cards over the weekend, but I should have the thread updated by tomorrow :)

02-07-2012, 08:49 PM
I had 3 envelopes from the UK today waiting for me! iTrader and the front page should be up to date!

02-07-2012, 10:53 PM
I have been silently lurking and drawing owls. I would like to join this swap.

02-08-2012, 02:47 PM
Here are my Owls. They will be in the mail soon. Can't wait to see which owls are going to fly my way.

02-08-2012, 07:25 PM
I withdrew from this swap on Jan. 28, but I see my name is still on the list....?

02-08-2012, 09:42 PM
Whoops! Probably didn't push save or something! No biggy! I'll go erase it now :)

02-09-2012, 01:08 AM
Thanks! Hopefully I can join your next swap!

02-09-2012, 02:43 AM
Finished my owls today, will be scanning them as soon as I flatten the a bit, will post pics and mail them in the next few days!

02-12-2012, 12:41 PM
Very cute!!

02-12-2012, 02:15 PM
Here is a quick peek to my ATC's. Hope they arrive on time.

02-13-2012, 06:20 PM
Those are wonderful!!

If anyone notices an error on the front page let me know. I've developed a bad habit of not clicking save when I'm done updating the thread :)

02-14-2012, 07:38 PM
Here are my owls:


02-15-2012, 09:14 AM
Those are super bright and lovely, Mel!

02-15-2012, 10:04 AM
Those are super pretty! Cards are due in just a few days now :)

02-15-2012, 06:12 PM
Here are my owls:


I love the blue and purple one! ;)

02-16-2012, 06:20 PM
Those are gorgeous, Melanie!

02-17-2012, 09:33 PM
Alright! Today is the last day! So I'm going to go through all the envelopes today and make sure I didn't miss leaving itrader for anyone. I'm hoping to have them off some time by the middle of next week :) If I get a couple of stragglers in, I'll probably swap among them and/or from amongst my host cards! Thanks for playing everyone!

02-18-2012, 02:33 AM
I forgot to post that my owls were flying in, you should have them by now with them coming from GA. Hope so!!!

02-18-2012, 05:31 PM
Catlady, your cards are here! They made it in the nick of time! I'm swapping out tonight :)

02-18-2012, 07:50 PM
Yay, owlies!

02-19-2012, 01:21 AM
They are all bundled up and ready to return to all of you! They'll go out on Monday! This swap was a blast! Thank you all for playing!

02-23-2012, 06:34 PM
Hoot, Hoot I got my AWESOME returns today! Thank you Mikesatc,claudize,faeriefly amd etheral_sheep for hosting!

02-23-2012, 08:09 PM
Thank you Ethereal sheep for hosting this great swap! Thank you to Maineatc, MelanieS, and thecharmedlife for your creative owl art!

02-24-2012, 05:35 PM
Wonderful owls arrived today. Thank you Ethereal_sheep. Great owls received from MikesATC, Spirit Soul, and Krisiosatcs. itrader and rep points given.

02-24-2012, 05:44 PM
Lovely returns! Thanks to Miss, Kris105acs, & Pauline for their art & to Etheral_sheep for hosting.

02-25-2012, 01:38 AM
Got my returns. Thanks for hosting! Off to leave rep points for tstanley, scwk0511 & tstanley.

02-25-2012, 05:41 AM
Got my cards! Thanks for Katie for hosting!
Awesome cards rec'd from JenniferC, Suntrade, and Jessann!

02-25-2012, 09:29 AM
My cards arrived today! Many thanks to Ethereal_sheep and to Jennifer C, Wendy K and Lilac Dragon for their fantastic cards :)

02-25-2012, 03:51 PM
Thank you for the fab returns i recieved from lady,kittythf and kris10satcs

02-26-2012, 05:28 PM
Thank you to Ethereal sheep for hosting and to Ibus, Faeriefly, and Kat for their gorgeous cards.

02-27-2012, 01:06 PM
RCVD some great owls over the weekend. Big thanks to our host. My owls were made by Rebecca410, SunTrade and lazyshadows.

02-27-2012, 04:55 PM
Received my incredible owls today! I LOVE them!! Thank you for hosting, Ethereal_sheep, and thank you to the artists: Ibus, WendyK, and dezineliz! Leaving itrader and you rocks now!

02-29-2012, 06:29 AM
Our owls flew in last night! Mine decided to land on my shoulders and on my head. I'm glad they weren't the biggest birds! Yay for the size guidelines lol

Thank you so much, Ethereal_sheep, for hosting and to MikesATC, PatGel and RachelMarie for their adorable owlies!

02-29-2012, 01:02 PM
Owls flew in today,thank you;) Off to leave rep points!

02-29-2012, 03:21 PM
I think one pooped on my monitor... Phrixy lets hers fly everywhere. Anyhow. Thank you to Evalila, MaineATC, and Wallyhard84. I hope I got those right, as I'm reading from the note at work rather than off the cards. They were all lovely owls!

Thanks so much for hosting, Ethereal_sheep! Great swap!

03-05-2012, 09:17 AM
Hi I 've got lovely owls in my mailbox from CatladyBJ, Phrixy and Smikell. Many thanks!!!