View Full Version : Dryad swap, multimedia Due Feb. 21, 2012

12-29-2011, 11:03 PM
Swap Due Date - February 21
Sign Up Date - no later than February 14
Number of Cards - 3:3,6:6,9:9
Number of Participants - unlimited
(International participants welcome, I will pay for the first 3 international postage. after that please send your country's postage)
Medium: Hand Drawn/Painted or Mixed Media(heads and faces must be hand drawn.)
No copies allowed for this swap. (must be original work) digital is ok.

for this theme be inspired to make Dryads!! people-like figures and plants merged together to make beautiful creatures, you are not limited to trees or even real plants for inspiration!!
please read carefully~
Making and sending your cards:
1] They need to be received by me before Febuary 21
2] Cards must be 2.5 x 3.5 inches.
3] send something you'd want to keep for yourself, but you wont because your nice.
4] Protect all of your cards separately in plastic sleeves.
5] if you embellish your cards please make sure they are protected very very very well!! i would hate for cards to become confetti when they go through the postal machines.
6] Send your address on a printed label or piece of paper, if hand written it must be legible. also send amount of stamps it took to make it to me.(64 is the norm for 4/6 cards, 88 for 9, always check with the post office) SASE is ok, i also have envelopes if you dont have many.
7] International participants, please include a large address label.
8] Please get your cards to me before the deadline or I will trade late's with late's for a small while and neutrals will be given. any cards 3 late days will be sent back.(communication may change this)
9] Write your name, user name ,swap name & location on the back of your cards.please put user name and swap on envelopes.(or i might mistake them for a gift XD)
10] Please PM me when your cards are ready to mail for my address.Tell me the day they are mailed so i can time them.
11] A Host/Hostess card is not required but always appreciated and will be treasured forever!

Players - when you receive
your cards from me for the swap don't forget to leave iTrader rating for the Host (me) and Rep Points( you rock) for the people you received cards for.this allows me to know you received your cards!!!

above all, have tons of fun!!
who wants to play? (please state your favorite plants when signing up!)
0. me{9} passion fruit, vines, oaks (much much more)
1.onaki{9} Cacti/Cactus, Venus fly trap, snap dragons, cherry blossoms, and weeping willows
2.Claudzie{3} cacti,orchids,and willow trees
3.Kavka {9} cherry blossoms and bleeding hearts
4.TFBalding{9} ivy plants, morning glories, and roses
5.Loladeer{9} rhododendron, the weeping willow and the bird of paradise
6.Krystenr {3}orchids, morning glories & pansies
7.Iridescent888 {6}lilacs, baby's breath, snapdragons and bittersweet
8.Evalila {6}birch, olive and willow trees
10.Pandacookie {3}Bonzai tree's, roses w/ the different petal tips, venus fly traps,lilies,tulips,willow
11.Phrixy{6} lilacs, hyacinths, raspberries, ginko leaves, ferns, magnolia flowers
12. Heidi 2323 {3}Antherium, nandina, and hibiscus
13.Chronata{3} roses, ivy, oak, willow, maple, apple, lily
14.1110sandra{3} flytrap, orchid
15. Artsylola{3}
16. suntrade{3}

12-30-2011, 12:58 AM
**Throws hand up** DUH! ME!

12-30-2011, 01:34 AM
but of course!! >) your permanently signed up for my swaps XD

12-30-2011, 01:54 AM
welcome Claudzie!!! =D what are your favorite plants?

12-30-2011, 01:55 AM
(also 9:9 is crazzzzzy...but maybe I will if enough people jump in)

12-30-2011, 01:58 AM
Welcome Kavka!! what are your favorite plants?
and yes 9 is alot, but it can be really fun XD! and that is perfectly reasonable to wait and see how many there are. X3 would be wacky if only 7 people joined and you made 9 cards!!

12-30-2011, 02:23 AM
Not quite sure what my favorite plant is but I do like cherry blossoms and bleeding hearts.

12-30-2011, 02:24 AM
awesome! i love orchids and willows too~

12-30-2011, 02:32 AM
oooh kavka! bleeding hearts and cherry trees are awesome, i also like the bleeding heart vine, it has white flowers that turn burgundy with age~

12-30-2011, 02:35 AM
http://www.almostedenplants.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=694 are pics of the vine one

TF Balding
12-30-2011, 02:59 AM
Yepyep, add me babe! :)

And my favs are ivy plants, morning glories, and roses.

12-30-2011, 11:18 AM
Sounds cooolll...I'll give it a try. I love lilacs, baby's breath, snapdragons and bittersweet.


12-30-2011, 03:46 PM
Welcome Tanya, lola, krystenr and iridecent888!! and all of those are beautiful favorite plants!!

12-30-2011, 06:31 PM

12-30-2011, 10:31 PM
:P the vines reach for you to join debs!!!

12-30-2011, 11:33 PM
Hmm, not sure, but def intrigued! Are we just saying what your fave plants are or are we supposed to used those plants in the cards?

12-31-2011, 05:56 AM
your favorite plants are to quench my curiosity nothing more ^U^

12-31-2011, 06:42 AM
Great theme! IŽd love to play, too.

My fave plants are birch, olive and willow trees.

12-31-2011, 12:53 PM
Ack! I'm being entwined! Guess you better sign me up Lyndsey!

Favorite plants--sunflowers, rhubarb, white oak, sugar maple, Christmas cactus, old fashioned rose

12-31-2011, 05:33 PM
welcome Evalila and debs!! so glad my minions worked >D

12-31-2011, 05:36 PM
i'm goin to make 6:6

12-31-2011, 09:23 PM
hooray!! welcome ^U^ what are your fave plants mike?

01-01-2012, 01:06 AM
I love Cacti/Cactus, Venus fly trap, snap dragons, cherry blossoms, and weeping willows.

01-01-2012, 01:50 AM
Wow...fab artists in this group!

01-01-2012, 03:42 PM
those are all awesome onaki! hehe i had a venus flytrap once but it didint last long, they need more humidity and food than my house can offer...
Iridecent i couldn't agree more!

01-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Sign me up ;-; I love Bonzai tree's, roses w/ the different petal tips, venus fly traps, (Mine died cause my friends mom smokes and it killed it so fast... **sadface**) Lillies, Tulips, annnnd willow tree's. :3

01-02-2012, 02:16 PM
welcome pandacookie!~ those fly traps are picky anyhow XD.

01-02-2012, 02:18 PM
Oh don't I know it lol My idea's are brewin!

01-06-2012, 03:29 PM
Ive drawn 2 of my dryads >3 this swap was a great idea Lyn! XD

01-06-2012, 10:00 PM
shweet! and thank you ^U^ i like to think i have them every now and then lol.

01-07-2012, 07:05 PM
mike your lovely cards have arrived!!

01-08-2012, 02:17 AM
Got into the dryad world mood late. Wellll here are the first two for the cacti and snapdragon likers.

01-08-2012, 02:27 PM
Very nice iridescent!!! i love that snap dragon!!

TF Balding
01-08-2012, 02:30 PM
Wowza Iridescent! That snapdragon is crazy awesome! :)

01-08-2012, 02:49 PM
Thanks guys...
Home from breakfast and ready to delve more into the viney depths...

I drew a dryad on the napkin a Bob Evans this morning and all I had was a red and green crayon.
Thanks Mrs Alderman ha

01-08-2012, 04:46 PM
XD thats awesome! you should share your napkin creation. and your welcome! most of my swap ideas come from things i doodle frequently lol

01-09-2012, 06:52 AM
Okay, I bite. Please sign me up. I like lilacs, hyacinths, raspberries, ginko leaves, ferns, magnolia flowers...plants are so beautiful.

01-09-2012, 12:38 PM
will probably try a few more. I got a Morning Glory and Bleeding Heart in my gallery..couldn't post to attachment for some crazy reason

01-09-2012, 05:18 PM
Like the bleeding heart one, Irid. Very nice set!

01-09-2012, 06:33 PM
Oh, Irid those are so nice! I like the Morning glory best :)

01-09-2012, 06:54 PM
Can I play?

01-09-2012, 07:12 PM
You r tooooo kind

01-09-2012, 09:16 PM
welcome phrixy and bryaAmirault!! wow iridescent!! those are awesome!! i love your vibrancy~

01-10-2012, 06:24 PM
Finished my Dryad's! :3

TF Balding
01-10-2012, 06:50 PM
Ooo, pretties. Me likey, Panda :wub:

01-10-2012, 06:53 PM
XD Thankies TF! I had so much fun making them :cute:

01-10-2012, 11:22 PM
Love those ladies too!

01-11-2012, 02:44 AM
I have 6 (plus one host card) of mine done so far. I think I'll upload them tomorrow after my ~lovely~ trip to the dentist. All of my dryad gals have been clothed thus far but I might end up doing 3 more as nudes to make it and epic 9:9.

If there end up being fewer than 9 players due to withdraws I'll be okay with getting a few cards from the same artist :)

01-11-2012, 10:50 AM
Wow Kavka! You are the dryad queen :)

01-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Alllll the dryads can be found here (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=276805).

Each one of them is based off of a real plant (many of them favorites of the players) :)

And attached is the host card! Mrs. Alderman's Hviske character with vines~
(You need to make more OCs - I'm starting to run low on choices!!)

01-11-2012, 07:46 PM
Wow...I just love seeing them all lined up like that. Yep I do want them all.


I better start working on a few more here ...sunflower and lupine yeassssss

TF Balding
01-11-2012, 10:29 PM
OMG i <3 those SO much!!! Lyndsey-Doll, ima need bout half of those cause Kavka totally rocked em! :wubclub: :wub: :notworthy:

01-11-2012, 10:54 PM
wow alot happened while i was offline XD. lovley panda!! and Kavka my word!!! @u@ those are beautiful!! and i will most certainly go to work on making characters XD. actually i just need time to make my comic then you will have a plethora lol. you spoil me so~ XD tf you have to share with everyone!! i know its hard, really i do!!!!

01-11-2012, 11:33 PM
I sent mine today! :D Hope they arrive safely!

01-12-2012, 01:50 AM
Ahhh, so many compliments *_*
I hope that the people who receive my cards will enjoy them :)

Srsly, Lyndsey you gotta get on that comic
I am practically dying to read it

01-12-2012, 02:58 AM
XD the suspense is exhilarating no? what will happen next?

TF Balding
01-12-2012, 04:30 AM
tf you have to share with everyone!! i know its hard, really i do!!!!

*pouts* weeell, only if i haaaave to...


01-12-2012, 10:31 AM
Here are my cards. Loved working on them, so I might make some more;)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad001.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad003.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad003.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad004.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad004.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad002.jpg)

01-12-2012, 11:56 AM
They are great Evalia...I love green lips...I can imagine happening upon her around a winding path deep in the woods...so cool

TF Balding
01-12-2012, 09:38 PM

01-12-2012, 09:44 PM
Wow Evalila those are very pretty!!

01-13-2012, 08:48 AM
Thank you :D

Here are some more:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad005.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad005.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad006.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad006.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Dryad007.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Dryad007.jpg)

01-13-2012, 11:50 AM
LOVE the Redhead but all are inspiring...

got into the woods a little also

01-13-2012, 01:46 PM
beautiful! i love them all!! >w< your all so inspiring!! i am hoping to make my dryads come out of the woodworks soon as well

TF Balding
01-13-2012, 08:20 PM
Omg that redhead!!! Everything is so awesome, i can't wait to get to work on minee soon!

01-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Welcome Heidi!! =D
Received lovelies from Kavka and panda cookie!!! thank you both very much for the beauties~

01-17-2012, 03:12 PM
Hopefully it's not too late to sign up?
I love this idea!

My favs include roses, ivy, oak, willow, maple, apple, lily

01-17-2012, 03:14 PM
Welcome chronata!!

01-18-2012, 11:50 AM
Mrs. Alderman--I am defeated by the dryads. Please withdraw me as I'm going out to get them with some Round-up now. :(

01-18-2012, 02:12 PM
Ok...greatly inspired last night...I made some Dryads

They are in my gallery if you want a peek!

01-18-2012, 02:23 PM
Lovely cards, Chronata. I like the ivy and weeping willow :)

01-18-2012, 03:05 PM
Great colours and I love the lily!

01-18-2012, 06:33 PM
=o not the roundup!!! sorry to see you go debs~

01-18-2012, 06:36 PM
Wow Chronata and Claudzie!! those are so awesome!. i love the innovation and cleverness of all these dryads!!

TF Balding
01-18-2012, 08:02 PM
Oooo, Chronata & Claudzie!!! <3 <3 <3s! (Psssst, Lyndsey, my collection is SERIOUSLY missing things from these 2! I thinks we needsta fix that) ;) :)

01-18-2012, 09:37 PM
XD tf i might be able to help. but only if it happens randomly ;)

01-19-2012, 04:30 PM
please sign me up. I love fly-traps, and orchids.

01-19-2012, 05:04 PM
Welcome 1110sandra!

01-20-2012, 06:56 PM
does anyone have problems with receiving nudes? if so please tell me before the swap ends so i can assure your dryads have "clothing"

TF Balding
01-20-2012, 07:04 PM
... please tell me so i can make a few WITH clothing, lol...
5 done so far, still scheming though... i figure i gotta make about 100 to have enough for bribery and the ones i want, too lol... unless Lyndsey accepts paypal ;)

01-20-2012, 07:14 PM
XD i would rather have that 100 set ;)

TF Balding
01-20-2012, 07:55 PM
i'll see what i can come up with ;)

01-20-2012, 08:40 PM
awe your so kind, but seriously dont over exert yourself lol.

TF Balding
01-20-2012, 08:58 PM
Lol, i'm actually having alot of fun with these. I've got 2 more drawn this evening. I may not be able to take em all home with me, but i'm shootin for the max # so i can get lotsa dryads in return (and who knows, maybe they'll spread a lil magic on my garden this Spring& Summer) :wub:
Gonna have to work on gettin some pics posted asap.

01-20-2012, 09:26 PM
XD awesome!! i've been sketching away and so far they are highly addictive @u@

01-21-2012, 04:07 AM
My cards finally went in the mail today :D

01-22-2012, 02:14 PM
claudzies cards arrived!! (yesterday but i wasent home) there lovley!! thank you Evalila for letting me know ^U^!!

01-23-2012, 12:01 PM
I'm done this is my first 6:6 and I love this swap.

Fern and Ivy.

01-23-2012, 01:10 PM
amazing Iridescent!! i'm very glad you chose the dryads as your fist 6:6 and are enjoying it!!

01-24-2012, 12:21 AM
Chronatas cards have arrived!!

01-24-2012, 07:50 PM
my cards are in my gallery if anyone wants to see X3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=279504

01-24-2012, 11:37 PM
My fingers crossed on getting one!

01-25-2012, 12:31 AM
thank you!! *notes crossed fingers ^U^*

TF Balding
01-25-2012, 12:48 AM
My cards are done! I'll get pics up and get em postal asap! :)

TF Balding
01-25-2012, 05:04 PM
Ok, mine are in my gallery and hit this PO earlier today. I mailed a few things together so keep an eye out for a bigger envy Lynds (also, let me know if i 4got anything_. :)

01-25-2012, 05:30 PM
May I join?

01-25-2012, 06:32 PM
Wow TF!! those are beautiful and more stuff too!?!

Welcome artsylola!!!

01-25-2012, 09:12 PM
There are some REALLY amazing cards in this swap!

01-26-2012, 08:58 AM
they indeed are beautiful Tea.

TF Balding
01-26-2012, 02:03 PM
Thanks y'all! :)
It was alot of fun making them, and being able to do so many meant I didn't feel trapped working in just one style. It's fun to play around.

01-26-2012, 03:19 PM
>3 indeed!!! i love playing with styles.

01-27-2012, 09:11 PM
TF's lovelies came today!!! thank you for the extra too ^U^

TF Balding
01-28-2012, 12:32 AM
Thanks for letting me know & glad u likey :)

01-29-2012, 12:42 AM
Here's a couple dryads I've been working on...more on the way!

01-29-2012, 01:19 PM
I love these Phrixy...!!!!!!

01-29-2012, 01:26 PM
cute Phrixy!!

01-29-2012, 03:42 PM
Lurking gonna try to make some cards first

01-29-2012, 06:14 PM
i hope you join Nikkiarts ^U^, but lurk away!

02-01-2012, 01:11 PM
How could I have missed this? Please sign me up! I will make them this weekend!

02-01-2012, 05:52 PM
welcome suntrade!!

02-01-2012, 10:48 PM
OK. Here they are, hope you like them! They go postal tomorrow, so they should be there on time!


02-01-2012, 10:51 PM
Mrs.Alderman I just looked at your cards, I am so in love with the rose one! They are all beautiful. I have not have the chance to go through the whole thread. I am betting all cards are awesome!

02-02-2012, 12:16 AM
wow suntrade they look great ^U^. thank you! yes its quite the gallery in here~

02-04-2012, 03:41 PM
Evalila's cards are here ^U^!

02-05-2012, 02:13 PM
Wow Krystenr! those look great! only 16 more days!!!!

02-06-2012, 10:45 AM
Mailed this morning.

02-06-2012, 01:08 PM
thank you iridescent ^U^!! i'll be on the lookout~

02-08-2012, 10:57 PM
suntrade and irridecent your cards are here!!

02-09-2012, 08:59 AM
Well that was fast! Good to hear.

02-11-2012, 05:20 AM
Mine went flying your way yesterday. :)

02-11-2012, 02:36 PM
thank you Heidi and Phrixy for letting me know!! i cant wait to see them!!

02-11-2012, 03:27 PM

02-12-2012, 02:29 PM
Mine just blossomed in the gallery. :)

02-15-2012, 08:20 AM
Mine went into the air this morning. <3
Thank you for hosting such a lovely swap. ^^;

Green Apple, Green Onions, Bloody Cherry Blossoms, Two wild red mushroom girls, Snap Dragon, Wood, Strawberries, and mixed fruit.

TF Balding
02-15-2012, 02:42 PM
Gorgeousness Onaki!!! :wub:

02-15-2012, 02:56 PM
Wow...what a lineup love it!

02-15-2012, 10:17 PM
Onaki those are adorable!!! i cant wait to see them!! Heidi your cards arrived!

02-16-2012, 05:31 PM
Phrixy your cards arrived!! only 5 more days until the dryads and mixed about and sent to all of you!~

TF Balding
02-16-2012, 10:59 PM
Yippeeeee!!!! :)

02-17-2012, 07:49 AM
dreaming of dryads filling my mailbox....yes!

02-18-2012, 12:29 AM
sandra your lovlies came in today, thankyou
Kristen: thank you for letting me know, i will wait for them ^U^

02-18-2012, 11:48 PM
Onaki your cards arrived!!!!

02-23-2012, 02:20 AM
Krystenrs cards arrived! only waiting on one more set and i think they will be here tommorow~

02-23-2012, 03:39 PM
artsyLola's cards are here!! the swapping shall commence!! will be mailed out by Saturday ^U^

02-23-2012, 04:51 PM
I can't wait!

TF Balding
02-23-2012, 05:22 PM
Weeeeeeee!!!! :D

02-23-2012, 08:01 PM
Yay! These were so much fun!

02-25-2012, 04:51 PM
i am sorry to announce the mailing is being delayed. there is a blizzard outside and my car wont go in the snow. i am very sorry. i should be able to mail by Monday though

02-25-2012, 08:35 PM
there was a break in the snow so i got them to the post, but not in time for them to leave today. so they are for sure going home to all of you on monday!

TF Balding
02-26-2012, 02:44 AM
No worries Lynds! You be careful & stay warm in all that nasty white stuff! :wub:

02-26-2012, 09:40 AM
Plants don't go out in the snow either...stay warm.

02-26-2012, 03:08 PM
XD funny story i actually drive a plant. thus its refusal to go in the snow ;) and thank you, i have my blanket and the heater up so i think i'm set! any fun plans for the spring time anyone?

TF Balding
02-26-2012, 07:07 PM
Spring time means planting the garden (veggies n flowers) and cook outs and blowin bubbles and remembering how much we missed the sunshine at our house. :) 9it also means tornados, but we ignore that til they come a knockin, lol)

02-26-2012, 08:24 PM
Ahhh yes I cook out a lot in fact I am buying myself a new grill for Fathers day.

02-26-2012, 10:23 PM
sorry solaris!
nice tf! once we live on the ground level i will have a nice garden and hopefully some cookouts. lol my dad uses his grill until its to cold to go outside

TF Balding
02-26-2012, 11:59 PM
I made da hubby grill burgers for my birthday one year... in December :laugh:

02-27-2012, 08:01 PM
Ha it has been between 70 and 80 here!

I got my cards today. Love them all! Tanks to PandaCookie, Heidi, and MikeATc!

02-27-2012, 09:06 PM
hooray!! that was very quick~ the seeds are a mix blend of "garden favorites" lol. so its a surprise!! calendula, soapwort, scarlet flax, pheasants eye, malope, wallflower, chinese houses, calliopsis, california poppy, annyual babys breath, globe candyfruit, lupine,love in a mist, winged everlasting, baby blue eyes, sweet alyssum, amaranth and possibly bishops flower!! (i just read off the back of the package.) the back says to plant in a sunny location. plant seeds 4x as deep as their width, large seeds deeper than small. remove spent flowers to encourage more bloom. and not to plant until danger of frost has past.

TF Balding
02-27-2012, 10:19 PM
Awww Lynds, you always think of the koolest stuff!

02-27-2012, 11:24 PM
XD thanks tanya~ i just thought mixed seeds were fitting.

TF Balding
02-28-2012, 01:45 AM
I got mine, too! Weeee! Thanks to Iridescent888 (Fern), Phrixy (Monkshood), Kavka (Cherry Blossom & Sunflower), Onaki (Red string of Fate Tree), Evalila (Acacia), Sandra (#1), and of course to our kickass hostess Lyndsey (Morning Glory & Roses) & for hosting such a fun and original swap! You rock chicky!!! :wubclub: :wub:

02-28-2012, 08:10 AM
Now I am going to be out looking at seeds and this year gonna amend this clay soil more.
Tons of work but I bet it will be worth it.
Here's hoping I will get some already bloomed seeds in my mailbox today!

02-28-2012, 04:20 PM
Ohh yay! Everyone is getting cards back.~ I hope I get mine today. :D
TF you got my Red string of fate girl? XD Awesome!

02-28-2012, 06:19 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/75479727@N07/sets/72157629112774328/ pics off all the cards together! what a lovely garden i had XD. sorry for poor quality photos. didint have alot of lighting.

02-28-2012, 07:46 PM
Love the spread, Mrs. A! Such a pretty garden!

02-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Received cards from Phrixy (Peony), Krysten (Morning Glory), Loladeer (Mushrooms), Kavka (Rhodedendron & Morning Glory), TF Balding (#2 & Eyes of nature), and Mrs.Alderman (Cherry Tree & Salix/Willow).

itrader (for Hostess) and you rock! left for everyone. :)

02-28-2012, 10:39 PM
A bouquet of cards here and I keep looking and arranging them!

Evalia, loladeer, phrixy, mikesatc, Tf Balding, and Chronata. Thanks to all of you for the fantastic cards!
Mrs. Alderman thanks for this FUN swap!

03-02-2012, 08:52 PM
My garden is sprouting up all over! Thank you to our lovely Hostess with the green thumbs and Kavka (Pansy), TFBalding (#5), Onaki (#9), Evalila (Tilia), Iridscent888 (Ary), and Mikesatc (Green Dryad)!