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02-21-2012, 01:05 PM
Swap Title: Monster Book of Monsters, HD/HP ATC Swap
Swap Due Date: May 6 (late cards will be returned and I may leave neutral feedback)
Signup/Withdraw date: Anytime, just let me know. No guilt, promise!
Number of Cards: 3 for 3
Number of participants: Unlimited
Media: hand drawn or hand painted only

Monsters! Big monsters, little monsters, ugly monsters, scary monsters, cute monsters, whimsical monsters, monsters with one eye, monsters with 100 eyes! Let's all get down and make some MONSTERS!


Rules of the Road
- All cards should be the standard size: 2.5” x 3.5”.
- All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves.
- All cards must be original, and each card must be different. Please do not make copies, submit prints, or create three cards that are minor variations of each other.
- Show off your talents. Send work that took time and care.
- Hand drawn or Hand Painted only please...no embellishments!

Mailing & Postage
- When you're ready to mail, please PM me for my address.
- Make sure your name, user name, location, and the swap name appear on the backs of all ATCs.

- US Participants, include self addressed business size, and $.65 postage LOOSE in the envelope. If you have very heavy cardstock, send extra postage as non-bendable envelopes incur additional fees!

I weigh each envelope and they almost always weigh more than an ounce. While I'd love to subsidize you, I am on a fixed income and can't, so please send $.65, thank you!

- Canadian players please send:
*$1.03 in CANADIAN postage LOOSE OR
*$1.08 in US postage OR
*$1 US AND
****a self addressed business size envelope or a large mailing label with your address.

-Other international players a US $2 would be appreciated OR (if you host swaps) postage for your country sufficient to mail 2 ounces (which I can use in future swaps). **** Be sure to provide a large "TO" label with your name and address clearly printed. I CAN TAKE PAYPAL if this makes it easier for you. PM me.

- Please mail your cards early so they arrive on time. US players, it can take 1 week, Canada usually 2 weeks (CANADA MAIL has been extra slow lately, so be aware), other countries usually a week to 10 days. I don't want to wait on late mailed cards as it is not fair to the other players, so plan ahead, please. I might nag if you are the last one we are waiting on (but will do it with love ;).

- When you receive your returns, please leave iTrader for me and rep points for the artists. It is always nice to tell the player which card you received too. I will link players names to make this easy peasy.

Host cards
A host card is not required, but I really LOVE getting them, very, very much :D

1. Art Du Junque RECEIVED
2.shewolf36 eaten by the monsters
3. TimeInMyHands RECEIVED
4. Lovefroud RECEIVED
5. Jewels RECEIVED
6. NickyBlade RECEIVED
7. Ms_Squid RECEIVED
8. Evalila RECEIVED
9. NikkiArts vanished without a trace
10. Shawnicaitlin RECEIVED
11. TF Balding RECEIVED
12. Dulci - sucked into the closet and eaten by monsters
13. Alffly RECEIVED
14. Freakyross RECEIVED
15. shahzaadee RECEIVED
17. Butterfly4 RECEIVED
18. lafaver55 RECEIVED
20. dezineliz RECEIVED
21. Mikesatcs RECEIVED
22. thatgeekyartgirl --dragged under the bed and eaten
23. Republicofben RECEIVED
24. kris10satcs RECEIVED
25. miss RECEIVED
26. lilthamel RECEIVED
27. DenaCottrell sucked down a drain and eaten by the monsters
28. rogalaca RECEIVED
29. HGoodBrad RECEIVED
30. sheala.draws RECEIVED
31. pixiecorpse RECEIVED
32. andyaly RECEIVED
33. PinkZombie RECEIVED
34. art_junkie RECEIVED
35. MelanieS RECEIVED
36. SunTrade RECEIVED
37. beyondshay (cards are signed just SHAY) RECEIVED
38. Squigglebrain RECEIVED
39. sunkissed RECEIVED
41. butterflygirl24 RECEIVED

02-21-2012, 03:33 PM
Ooh, right up my alley! Lurking for now, but I'm sure I'll be back :)

02-21-2012, 03:37 PM
I'm not every good at drawing monsters. I'll lurk for now, but a good chance I'll sign up

02-21-2012, 04:07 PM
Oh you know I can't resist this..... Fine! Sign me up. Just when I thought I was getting caught up too..... Mumble...grumble...

02-21-2012, 04:08 PM
yuuup im in

02-21-2012, 04:10 PM
ME THREE!! :yes: Gotta' luv me some monsters!! (LOL)

02-21-2012, 04:55 PM
I feel the same way artdujunque! Will lurk for a smidge tho :D

02-21-2012, 07:40 PM
Art du Junque, shewolf36, and TIMH you are in!

Miss, youngwind1, and pixiecorpse we'll save a place for you in the scary closet and under the bed!

02-22-2012, 01:46 AM
Thanks for signing me up debs!! I've wanted to try my hand at drawing some monsters for awhile...so now I have a reason!! :yes:

Fantasy Federation
02-22-2012, 01:51 AM
Just lurking for now But I do like my monsters..

02-22-2012, 10:00 AM
Trooink, there was still room for you to lurk under the bed. Hope you come out and play some dark night!

02-22-2012, 11:31 AM
well you know I can't resist this! throw me on that list woman! wooo!

02-22-2012, 11:46 AM
I'd like to join in the fun.

02-22-2012, 03:07 PM
Yippee!! Lovefroud, Jewels and NickyBlade you are all fantastically monsterous and signed up!!!!

02-22-2012, 07:18 PM
already sketching .........

02-22-2012, 07:25 PM
Put me down as officially lurking for now. Have to see about time.

02-22-2012, 09:18 PM
Syndil-- okay under the bed is filled up and the closet is taken, so I guess you can lurk either in the attic or in the basement under the stairs....:D

02-23-2012, 02:47 AM
All right, you had me at monsters...I thought about lurking, but I'll just crumble as swiftly as a sand castle on the beach during an incoming tide and rambunctious children.

02-23-2012, 05:58 AM
Can I play, too?

02-23-2012, 11:09 AM
Ms. Squid...get your sandy butt in here! And Evalila, always glad to have you...sehr gut!

02-23-2012, 11:23 AM
sign me up

02-23-2012, 12:01 PM
Hullo Nikkiarts! Glad to have you here :D

Terri F
02-23-2012, 01:25 PM
I use to draw ugly muggly monster wonsters when I was little. Would love to jump in please. :goofy:

02-23-2012, 02:30 PM
hey we need some tags down there!

02-23-2012, 05:44 PM
Shawnicaitlin now that we are all gwon up, we draw big scary monsters wid pointy teef!

Lilli...you tag away, woman :D

TF Balding
02-23-2012, 06:08 PM
Oh Deb you evil temptress... You know I couldn't resist this swap even if I wanted to... May is 100 years from now, I'll totally have time by then... Sign me up!

02-23-2012, 06:10 PM
I am lurking at the moment. I'm catching up on a few other swaps. That's why I like unlimited swaps. I can still jump in at anytime. Not as much pressure.

02-23-2012, 06:25 PM
T...I know, I am wicked tempting you. Muhahahahah...going to engrave your name on the tablet of doom now.

Debby...now, you KNOW you want to draw a dragon or two...you just KNOW it ...but you may lurk, however, you have to do so in the scary, spider infested garden shed out back as the closet, under the bed, the attic and the basement are all taken LOL :D

02-23-2012, 08:34 PM
i wasn't going to sign up for another swap cuz we will be moving in April but darn it - please add me too?!!

02-23-2012, 08:34 PM
He was a one eyed one horned flying purple people eater...


02-23-2012, 08:48 PM
Dulci -- I am so happy that monsters are more fun than moving!!! HAHAHAHA

ADJ--get down, woman. You Hoosiers are great...a little strange...but great! :D

02-23-2012, 08:53 PM
my tag limit is up! (only 2 aloud)!
the monster mash, graveyard smash! come on yall just hit the little "Edit Tags" on the bottom there and voila!

02-24-2012, 04:57 PM
Hooray! Alffly is gonna get monstrous with us :D

02-24-2012, 06:14 PM

02-25-2012, 01:32 AM
Brian Froud gives me a happy! I am doing a goblin carnival mask right now for my 3d design class. It's paper mache, I will post piccies. Just got the mold done and first layer put on today though so it will be a while.

02-25-2012, 02:47 PM
Come to the Dark side... we have cookies!

02-26-2012, 01:00 PM
Lannie! I would LOVE for you to make monsters too! Putting you in the cage with the rest of us :D

02-26-2012, 09:39 PM
Oooo! I can't resist the monster swap!!!:spinny:

02-27-2012, 10:14 AM
shahzaadee! Glad you are going to get monstrous with us!

02-28-2012, 12:43 AM
This swap is OFF to a great start and such talented artists signing up! Can't wait to see what everyone makes!!

02-28-2012, 02:54 AM
Talented and MONSTROUS, TIMH :goofy:

TF Balding
02-28-2012, 03:00 AM
Raaaaawrrrrr! :laugh: sorry, couldn't resist...

02-28-2012, 09:52 AM
Me wanna play 'monsters' too.

02-28-2012, 10:23 AM
JOSS!! Grrrrrrrrrreat! And Butterfly4 (it's hard to sound monstrous when saying "butterfly" LOL) Welcome, you two!

02-28-2012, 10:42 AM
Okay Mrs T... under the bed, in the closet, in the attic and basement, and the spooky shed are all taken by lurkers. So I guess you will have to lurk in the smelly swamp :goofy:

02-28-2012, 11:07 AM
whoever put the "pointy teef" tag I love you!!

02-28-2012, 11:32 AM
Mrs T... we'll let you out if you decide to stop lurking Muhahahahahaha.....

02-28-2012, 08:00 PM
:-[ pointy teef

02-29-2012, 08:30 AM
My monsters are ready . Please PM me Your address. Thanks.

Terri F
03-01-2012, 11:41 AM
Postal today (1st)

03-01-2012, 03:06 PM
I've haven't done sketch cards in a while and I REALLY love monsters- can I please play this swap? I'd really like to get back to doing cards. Thanks and have an awesome day!

03-01-2012, 03:36 PM
Liss (what a great name for monsters...Lissssssssssssss) ...welcome! :D

03-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Shawnicaitlin and lafaver I've got the monster trap set in the mailbox and ready!

03-01-2012, 04:27 PM
Could I please join?

03-01-2012, 04:38 PM
dezineliz! Oh YES...you may indeed join us down here with the pointy teef and googly eyes :D

03-02-2012, 07:43 PM
I need to drop, sorry

03-02-2012, 10:23 PM
WAAAH. So sad you can't stay, Nikki :cry:

03-04-2012, 01:31 PM
Shawnicaitlin your monsters are here! Thank you for the host card :D

03-04-2012, 01:32 PM
Here are my monsters,
1. Auntie ( with nughty bits covered)
2. The Red Bull
3. Eyectopus
4. The Monster Book of Monsters with real pages and a tongue n the middle :-)

03-04-2012, 01:37 PM

TF Balding
03-04-2012, 02:33 PM
First I was all OMG THE RED BULL!!! that thing gave me nightmares growing up and I <3 it (the card). Then u saw your Monster Book of Monsters and that rocks! Lol, I have to admit, I woulda never thought to do that! :laugh: great cards ADJ! :)

03-04-2012, 07:37 PM
ArtDu-Love that eyeball monster!!

03-04-2012, 08:46 PM
TF , i know right! The red bull and the jaberwocki fueled many of my childhood nightmares.

TF Balding
03-05-2012, 01:35 AM
Completely agree! Now tell me why I absolutely LOVE them as an adult??? :unsure: :goofy:

03-05-2012, 09:19 AM
ADJ - love the eyectopus! the whole set is pooky in an awesome way!

03-05-2012, 07:18 PM
Here's mine. They sort of wandered toward cute.

03-05-2012, 07:42 PM
Bwahhahahah...cute monsters ....until the pointy teef come out!

03-05-2012, 11:01 PM
Love the Eyectopus, Art Du Junque! All your monsters are fabulous!

Adorable critters, Jewels, and cute can make good camouflage...heeheehee!

03-06-2012, 05:02 AM
i would love to join

03-06-2012, 10:17 AM
Welcome Mike...you feeling monstrous? LOL

Anyone remember the Twilight Zone movie where Dan Akyroid says..."You wanna see something REALLY scary...?"

Love that line...

03-06-2012, 10:29 AM
I wanna make monsters too

03-06-2012, 10:47 AM
Well then, geekygal, you SHALL make MONSTERS...ROOOOOWWWRRRRR :D

03-07-2012, 02:33 PM
Fabulous monsters so far!

Here are my first two (unfortunately the scans aren´t very good, cards are darker IRL):

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Monsters001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Monsters001.jpg) Trallia of the Moors

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Monsters002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_Monsters002.jpg) Borlip Gutslurper

03-07-2012, 02:41 PM
Evalila those are monster-tastic! Love them :D

03-07-2012, 04:00 PM
Evalila, your monsters are wonderful!

03-07-2012, 05:01 PM
Not surprising, computer monitors can only exhibit 256 colors...so scans are going to look a lot different than the originals.

03-07-2012, 07:49 PM

03-07-2012, 09:54 PM
Not when displayed on a website ...

03-07-2012, 11:04 PM
NickyBlade-Your talk of things technical scare me. Maybe I should use that as inspiration for one of my monsters!
Jewels-You are the bomb! :notworthy:

03-07-2012, 11:24 PM
Not to panic. It means that when one gets cards in person they look SO much better :D

03-08-2012, 08:33 AM
Here are the last two:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Monsters003.jpg Nalbanor

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Monsters004.jpg Shranma

03-08-2012, 12:11 PM
Ewww...spiders (shiver). Excellent monsters, Evalila.

03-08-2012, 04:25 PM
Shranma definitely looks creepy! Awesome monster collection Evalila! :)

Here's Cuff Snoort, the snot-colored reptiloid. He threatened to fray my cuffs if I didn't finish his drawing first. :no:


03-08-2012, 06:51 PM
Cuff Snort Snot!!! ROFL...oh Ms. Squid he is scarytastic!

03-09-2012, 09:52 AM
Republicofben...welcome! Your twist on monsters is a good one. I am going to do Harry Potter monsters, myself. PLENTY of chapters in our Monster Book of Monsters!!

03-09-2012, 10:24 AM
Wow, Ms Squid. Mr Cuff Snoort is fabulous. What a great monster.

03-09-2012, 04:19 PM
my hd/hp monsters for the swap

03-09-2012, 04:51 PM
Thank you, Jewels!

Marvelous monsters, Michael! The googly-eyed, tentacled pink one is adorable!

03-09-2012, 05:15 PM
Wow Mike, never seen you do cute yet but that pink monster is ccccuuuuuuuuuttteeeee!!!!

03-09-2012, 09:34 PM
The blue one with the cityscape behind is a good one, Mike.

03-09-2012, 09:36 PM
Monsters crawled out of the mailbox from Jewels and from lafaver55!! REALLY cool monsters :) And host cards for me, thank you ladies!

The acid test for my swaps is what Rik thinks of the cards and so far he has oohed and aahed over all of them...Keep up the GREAT work LOL!

03-09-2012, 09:37 PM
Did some sketches for my monsters today. So far an Ogre, the giant orange frog with point teeth from Stephen King's Duma Key (with upside down flying heron and scary lawn jockey) and wrackspurts from HP. We will see if the sketches mutate into something good. I've applied the corticoelectrodes...lol

03-10-2012, 12:30 AM
Heh deb, I did this one for the "Same Actor, 3 movies" swap. I chose Tim Curry


Love me some Stephen King!

03-10-2012, 01:04 AM
Shiver. Clowns. Hiding under the bed now ...

Those eyes follow me wherever I go. Yikes ADJ!

03-10-2012, 06:03 AM
Shiver. Clowns. Hiding under the bed now ...

Those eyes follow me wherever I go. Yikes ADJ!

Remember, Deb, you can always keep the clown in a box just like you did with my clown. Hopefully, the box you keep it in isn't a jack-in-a-box type or else you'll hear Pop Goes the Weasel in the middle of the night and then...:wideeyed:

03-10-2012, 09:52 AM
Ms. Squid...know what else is in the box? A whole bunch of LARVA...Muhahahahhahahaha

03-10-2012, 05:26 PM
Please sign me up! I had to make sure I could draw monsters before I decided to play.

03-10-2012, 06:47 PM
We learnt about monsters at school and my TA (teaching assistant) turned us all into Monsters...the kids loved it! Here I am....! Think I'll use it as my profile picture! LOL


03-10-2012, 06:49 PM
And here are mine- cool swap Deb.

03-10-2012, 09:24 PM
kris10satcs you are in! Nice thing about monsters is they can look like ANYTHING as long as they are monstrous!!

Joss...your portrait is absolutely a hoot! Definitely avatar material ;) And your monsters are great...I love the texture and the juxtaposition of bright and dark/muted colors. And also love the pointy teef LOL

03-10-2012, 09:26 PM
Takes stick an pokes around under the bed....any lurkers in there want to come out and play?? Poke...Poke. ACK!!!! *chomp chomp chomp*:wideeyed:

03-10-2012, 11:55 PM
Joss-Your 'monster me' is totally awesome!! AHAHA! We should have a swap with THAT theme!!! Can you imagine the fun/fright!!?!

03-11-2012, 11:01 AM
What a great idea shahzaadee...that would be so fun :D

03-11-2012, 01:55 PM
Can I play, please?

03-11-2012, 06:12 PM
Please sign me up :) grrrarggg

03-12-2012, 10:46 AM
Miss! So glad poking that stick got you out from under the bed ...of course you can play :D Liltamel....now I KNOW there will be monsters coming from your talented hands. GRRRAARRRRRGGG back at you :D

03-13-2012, 04:22 AM
My cards went in the mail this morning :)

03-13-2012, 11:53 AM
Rofben...EXCELLENT cards, I absolutely love the monster trashing the city....So cool :D

03-13-2012, 11:55 AM
Evalila...looking forward to seeing your cards, will let you know when they arrive.

03-13-2012, 06:15 PM
Mikesatcs monsters snuck in during the night. Pretty cool critters!

03-13-2012, 07:14 PM
Mailed my cards today!

03-14-2012, 01:27 AM
I would like to draw some monsters. May I join?

03-14-2012, 10:42 AM
Debs can't miss this one. sign me up

03-14-2012, 11:27 AM
miss I'll let you know when your monsters arrive.

DenaCottrell and rogalaca you are signed up!

03-14-2012, 11:29 AM
Got a card done ...monsters from Stephen King's Duma Key (one of my favorite books from Steve)


03-14-2012, 05:31 PM
Fun monsters, Nicky...that bouncing eyeball slug is particularly weird/cool/scary/attractive!

03-14-2012, 05:33 PM
Awww, the purple guy looks so sad, I just want to adopt him and give him some cookies.

03-14-2012, 06:08 PM
Those ROCK, NickyBlade!

03-14-2012, 07:42 PM
ArtDuJunque those are my cookies jk :laugh:

Nikki those monster are AWESOME

03-14-2012, 11:09 PM
very well, i have thought of some ideas. please sign me up!

03-15-2012, 01:21 AM
LOVE everyone's cards so far! :jiggy: Your "Pink eye guy" is adorable, NickyBlade, and also the "Hillbilly snot monster"!!

Mine are done! Hope ya'll like them!

03-15-2012, 07:57 AM
Awww, i love little green googley eyed guy.

03-15-2012, 10:52 AM
TIMH your zettified monsters are great!

HGoodbrad...you are officially monsterized :D

03-15-2012, 11:29 PM
Thank you, ladies!! :yes: I was worried that they weren't creative enough!!

03-16-2012, 10:52 AM
Well I got a whole passel of monsters in the mailbox. I just imagine my poor postal worker all chewed up, wide-eyed, roaring away from the box as fast as her truck will go :D Here's the scoop:

TERROR-IFIC Monsters from JOSS...thank you for the host card (how will I choose??!)

EYEBALLING-IST Monsters from DEZINELIZ...ROOOOOAAARRR! Thank you for the host card too!

Miss's MONSTROSITIES gnashed their teeth and rattled their horns at me, many thanks for a host monster too :D

And Art du Junque's SHAMBLING SHIVERERS are clawing at the inside of their envelopes..many thanks for the hostie card from you :D

Great cards everyone!

TF Balding
03-16-2012, 06:16 PM
Here's my monsters...
-Snot Monster (a popular theme, lol)
-Demon in the Closet (my RL childhood creepy)
-Noodle Monster
-Cock Claw

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6842171032_ecbff255c4_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/6842171032/) Monsters swap (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/6842171032/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr

03-16-2012, 06:38 PM

Evalila your Monsters are here, Vielen Dank für das Host-Karte!

03-17-2012, 06:37 AM
Here's my monsters...
-Snot Monster (a popular theme, lol)
-Demon in the Closet (my RL childhood creepy)
-Noodle Monster
-Cock Claw

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7041/6842171032_ecbff255c4_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/6842171032/) Monsters swap (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/6842171032/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr

I think Snot monsters are a running theme with those who got colds, TF! :) But I'll give you props for the Cock Claw because I LOL'd when I saw it!

Magnificent cards TF, NickyBlade and TimeInMyHands!

03-17-2012, 08:32 AM
I have ideas, so please count me in.

03-17-2012, 10:15 AM
sheala your monstrous ideas got you in! heh heh.

03-17-2012, 03:23 PM
I guess I better sign up seeing as I'm working on my cards hehe :D

03-17-2012, 09:17 PM
Heh heh Debs! I shall try to live up to my terrible reputation.

03-17-2012, 09:22 PM
AAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Monster Chicken!!!! Love Monster Chicken!!!!!

03-18-2012, 03:24 PM
Inspired by Ms Squid...introducing LarvaZilla!


03-18-2012, 03:36 PM
*Runs screaming for the exit!*

But not before admiring the zentangle designs and size of LarvaZillla. :spinny: Monstrously cool, Deb!

03-18-2012, 04:05 PM
I assume you are peaking between your fingers LOL ...thanks Ms. Squid...for the idea and the comment :D

03-18-2012, 04:31 PM
I have some in my gallery...not sure if I went to cutesy tho :D

03-19-2012, 03:03 PM
NickyBlade your monsters are here and they are WOWZER in person. Happy dance for your swap buddies...AND happy dance for me as I get one for hosting...Thank you!:spinny:

03-19-2012, 03:22 PM
Ah, zen monsters are calming, until they eat your face :-(
Deb, larvazilla is creepin the hell outta me, I LOVE IT!

03-19-2012, 03:23 PM
Heh heh heh. Yes, you get hypnotized by the patterns and than ZOT!

03-19-2012, 08:16 PM
Can I still sign up? I want to draw me some monsters!

03-19-2012, 08:29 PM
Of course you can join in the creature feature, andyaly....the more the merrier! OR toothier, with spurting blood and gnashing jaws!

03-20-2012, 12:10 AM
...and bulging, dripping eyeballs and slimy, pimply skin sprouting bristles! Can't wait!

03-20-2012, 12:15 AM
debs...I sent my monsters on their way today but was getting them ready last night during those awful Tstorms so I hope everything is OK! :wacko: If not, please let me know!!
Those were some crazy storms, weren't they?! My daughter in Columbus was in her bathtub with her two cats it was so bad up there! :wideeyed: We just had lots of rain and "strobe lightning" but it did that almost all night long!!

03-20-2012, 09:25 AM
We had the rain and lightning too. Our friends five miles away had hail, but we didn't. This weather is really weird.

I'll let you know when your cards get here Lydia. If you messed up you can always drive over with postage LOL!

03-20-2012, 01:20 PM
went totally "cutesy" on these, this never happens so I went for it. Inspired by some of my daughters stickers!
they are in the gallery- have a peeksy.

03-20-2012, 01:43 PM
Hehe your as bad as me lovefroud! Given the chance to make scary monsters and mine are cute too lol!
And yours are sooooo cute!!!!

03-20-2012, 04:58 PM
went totally "cutesy" on these, this never happens so I went for it. Inspired by some of my daughters stickers!
they are in the gallery- have a peeksy.

They're adorable, but they're the ones to watch out for! 'Cutesy' is all fun and games until the sharp, pointy teef come out and the claws go rip, then the screaming & yelling starts...think of the cute little Mogwai and what happens when you feed it after midnight! :wideeyed:

03-20-2012, 05:18 PM
Love your monsters, Lovefroud!

03-20-2012, 05:29 PM
thanks guys! totally appreciate it!

03-20-2012, 08:46 PM
TimeInMyHands your cool monsters arrived! A big GRRRRROOOOAR for the host card and pretty polly feather :D

03-21-2012, 12:02 AM
YAYYY! Glad you liked them! I usually tuck a lucky green feather from my parrot, "Mikko" in my personal trades so I thought you'd enjoy one too! :cute:

03-21-2012, 01:08 AM
Hehe I shouldve thought of that ms squid! My daughter looks like an angel.....but doesn't act like one!

03-21-2012, 04:38 PM
I would love to participate in this.

03-21-2012, 05:42 PM
PinkZombie...you're in! It's great to see so many new faces crawling out from the primordial ooze :D

03-22-2012, 12:48 AM
Unfortunetly the monsters of reality have taken me captive and I must leave this swap and all the fatastic art...oh woes me...lol jk but really I have to drop out lot of issues going on but ima ooo and ah at all the lityle monsters :D

03-22-2012, 10:37 AM
I hear chomping.....yup, thatgeekyartgirl got caught and eaten by the monsters. Sniff...sorry to see her go.

03-22-2012, 11:10 AM
HGoodBrad and TF Balding your monsters are HERE! GRRRRRREEEEAAT!

03-22-2012, 11:16 AM
I was so excited looking at all the wonderful monsters, I forgot to say thank you for the host cards...woo hoo --I think everyone will be as thrilled with their returns as I am with my gifties :D

03-22-2012, 11:42 AM
Wrackspurts in my gallery .... YIKES!

03-23-2012, 12:06 AM
Great card that's icky and fascinating, and I like their name, Deb, but I'm still going to wear ear plugs or muffs when they're around!

03-23-2012, 10:05 AM
LOL, Ms Squid. I'd take credit for the name, but it's straight out of Harry Potter. You have to wear Luna's special glasses to see them :D

03-23-2012, 01:12 PM
Hehe I wondered where I'd heard that name before think they might be creeping around in my ear!

03-23-2012, 04:07 PM
Another HP monster-- Black Lake Merperson


03-23-2012, 04:08 PM
republicofben your monsters arrived. Thank you for the host card!

03-23-2012, 09:32 PM
Dang!! Debs, remind me to stay out of Black Lake! Great card but totally creeping me out!

03-24-2012, 10:11 AM
LOL. Thanks Shahzaadee! I may have one of those living in my farm pond. Keeps me from danglin' my toes in there! (Either that or it's the snapping turtles!)

03-24-2012, 08:03 PM
Lilthamil, your monstery marvels have arrived! Thank you so much for the goodies, extra postage, and host card...it was like Christmas :D

03-24-2012, 10:09 PM
cannot resist..I'm in

03-25-2012, 10:55 AM
Welcome art_junkie!

For some monster inspiration, check out these Asian beauties


03-25-2012, 11:20 PM
Finished my monsters tonight...and my scanner is finally communicating with my computer again (thanks to my dear hubby...he's a genius!) Anyway, here they are:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Monster_Book_of_Monsters_4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Monster_Book_of_Monsters_3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Monster_Book_of_Monsters_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Monster_Book_of_Monsters_1.jpg
:shocked: I will try to have them in the mail in the next few days!

03-25-2012, 11:37 PM
WOWZERS! :wideeyed: LOVE your monsters, andyaly! The green spotted one with the big blue lips is my favoritest, but they all ROCK!! The monster holding the little dude is pretty cool too! :cute:

Another cool monster from debs! :yes: That red frog is still my favorite tho!
Thanks for posting the Asian monsters site!! I got side-tracked when I clicked on the "Black Cat Auditions In Hollywood" link (right side) and totally lost myself for a few hours! LOL!:twitcy: That seems to happen alot!

03-26-2012, 06:01 AM
Andyaly, your monsters are awesome!:)

Welcome art_junkie!

For some monster inspiration, check out these Asian beauties


Great site, Deb, and your Merperson is something I don't want to encounter if I'm ever in the mood to go swimming in a lake, especially one called Black Lake. It's like going skinny dipping in the Black Lagoon when you're not aware that Mr. Creature resides there.

03-26-2012, 10:20 AM
andyaly LOVE your monsters :D

In keeping with the Harry Potter monsters, I've added a werewolf. I didn't quite get the expression I was hoping for, but I wanted to experiment with shading (something I am trying to learn!) so it was a good image for that.


TF Balding
03-26-2012, 12:02 PM
Great monsters Deb! Ima be seein that lake varmit every time I try to go swimming this summer, lol. :laugh:

And love the lips on your 3rd monster Andyaly! :)

03-26-2012, 03:50 PM
Liss your cool monsters arrived...thank you for the host card!

03-26-2012, 05:24 PM
Love your monsters, andyaly!

03-26-2012, 08:41 PM
My Big-Eye monsters- ;)

Terry Might
Al Leon
Frank Einstein
Arthur It is

03-26-2012, 08:54 PM
Those are great shahzaadee!!

03-27-2012, 05:36 AM
Wow! Awesome monsters!!!!
Mine went postal this morning :D

03-27-2012, 08:25 AM
shahzadee--way cool monsters! I am loving how we are getting such a great range of monsters from cute and whimsical to dark and scary!

andyaly--how do you get that cool color effect with the watercolors? I want to know how to do that!

03-27-2012, 10:07 AM
Shahzaadee....wow, LOVE your monsters, especially Frank! Love the expression on his face!
Thanks for the kind compliments, everyone!
Deb, I just did a random watercolor background and then used copic markers on top of that. It seems to take on a kind of translucent effect :)

03-27-2012, 10:13 AM
Deb, I just did a random watercolor background and then used copic markers on top of that. It seems to take on a kind of translucent effect :)

Doesn't the watercolor run when you put the marker over it??? I have prismacolor and I will try it. Maybe copic are different.

03-27-2012, 06:08 PM
No, it doesn't seem to, rogalaca....I do make sure the background is very dry first, but maybe it is the copics. I haven't tried other types of markers. Let me know how the prismacolor works. :)

03-28-2012, 12:22 AM
Those are some very cool monsters, shahzaadee!!! :yes:

03-28-2012, 09:08 AM
No, it doesn't seem to, rogalaca....I do make sure the background is very dry first, but maybe it is the copics. I haven't tried other types of markers. Let me know how the prismacolor works. :)

I will let you know. I think I can find some wc. I moved and my art stuff isn't quite unpacked. Started with the kitchen etc. :nah:

03-28-2012, 02:12 PM
Andyaly-Thanks. Yep, I giggle each time I look into Frankie's big goofy face.
I love your purple lip monster and the furry blue one with bottom fangs.
Thanks for sharing the marker over watercolor technique...I may be trying that soon. I love the way it looks like watercolor...but not.

03-28-2012, 07:36 PM
woo-hoo my monsters are donehttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=293027

03-28-2012, 08:14 PM
Very fun Ruth!

Hey, my brother lives in Albuquerque! Small world :D

03-28-2012, 09:28 PM
My monsters are on their merry (or not so merry) way!
Art_junkie, your monsters are priceless!

03-29-2012, 09:03 AM
Junkie, what can i say? Too cute! Makes me wonder what's hiding in their closets...

03-29-2012, 09:03 AM
Will let you know when they arrive!

03-30-2012, 10:09 PM
I would love to send you Monster Cards. We just started doing ATC so if we do something wrong please let me know. Please send me your address as soon as possible. I have the monster cards ready. I love doing this I am waiting for my first cards to come back to us. Thanks Janet Machek

03-31-2012, 12:30 AM
debs...did you just get that monster of a hail storm over your way?? :wideeyed: I totally freaked out, grabbed the bird and put him in his travel cage and sat in the basement for awhile!
I don't think I have ever heard hailstones that loud hitting the house and windows! :eek:
I hope everything is OK in your neck of the woods!

03-31-2012, 08:53 AM
We had lots of lightning and rain, but no hail. Had to give one of my dogs a Xanax as he's scared of storms and was shaking like a leaf. Glad you are okay--it's been such a weird spring!

03-31-2012, 10:04 AM
Have you thought about one of those thundershirts for your pooch? I've heard they do wonders. My dog doesn't care about anything except when people come over he turns into a danger because he was his tail so hard that we're afraid of him breaking something.

03-31-2012, 04:37 PM
I hadn't considered it. I'll have to see if I can find any info. Thanks :D

Pixiecorpse your cute monsters arrived safe and sound. They all growl with British accents, so adorable! Thank you for the host card.

03-31-2012, 04:55 PM
Is it too late to join the monster party? I can bring my special jello mold, with special candied eye balls, and drool sauce!! Please let me play too.:P

03-31-2012, 05:25 PM
Yay! So very glad they arrived safely! I hope they arrived with the cute posh voice, and not the northern one hehe

03-31-2012, 09:18 PM
MelanieS of course there is always room for more MONSTERS! :D

04-01-2012, 12:48 AM
Is there room for me too?

04-01-2012, 09:52 AM
Lexis and SunTrade...welcome to Monster Land!

04-01-2012, 10:56 AM
How fun! I have kind of a crazy question but I believe you are a progressive gal so I'm going to ask.

I was wondering if I might do something a bit unusual. I've been working towards recycling everything, now hear me out before you freak out. I have 4 dogs and they generate a lot of poop. I've been experimenting a bit (clothespin on nose) and it actually works really great as a paint, similar to tea and coffee painting with more texture. After completion I coat the paintings with a heavy layer of varnish to protect from any smells or bad bacteria, really you wouldn't know the difference. What do you think (try to think beyond the gross out factor.)?

04-01-2012, 10:59 AM
Hmmm. I guess it's okay since it is HD/HP. Probably we should get the group to weigh in as they are the ones who would receive the cards in the swap.

What does everyone think?

04-01-2012, 11:11 AM
My understanding is that it will be sealed with gel medium...so no stink.

TF Balding
04-01-2012, 01:34 PM
Is this where Robby pops in and says April Fools??? :eek: :laugh: :eek:

04-01-2012, 03:00 PM

TF Balding
04-01-2012, 03:11 PM
Toenails wouldn't be so bad, lol...

04-01-2012, 03:53 PM
Aunt Mildred, I believe you are now too old to be on this site. Please see the Site Admin posting.

TF Balding
04-01-2012, 04:33 PM
Bahaha, Aunt Mildred that sounds yummy. Throw in some toenails and we should totally work out a trade. ;)

And dear young Lexis, you should be more open minded, darlin. :biglaugh:

TF Balding
04-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Oh, ps Debs, Auntie M is grandfatheaded in...


Whoo-hoo for toenails! ;)

04-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Okay, April Fool's stuff is officially over.

Let's all go back to drawing monsters with mundane art supplies. Age restrictions have been reinstated and life goes on.

04-01-2012, 07:19 PM
Happy April Fools Debs! Thanks for the good sense of humor!

TF Balding
04-01-2012, 07:25 PM
But it was just too much fun! :laugh:

04-02-2012, 06:35 AM
Looks like I missed all the fun in here! :D

04-02-2012, 12:15 PM
Noticed a foot hanging out of my mailbox this morning. Seems the mail carrier got a little too close to the monster cards! Not sure where her truck went, perhaps a monster or two got out and are joy riding around the countryside.

Arrivals today: andyaly's lovelies...thank you for the host card :D Lovefroud's creatures...thank you for the host card and extra postage money :D and Art Junkies cool creepers..many thanks for the host card.

Art Junkie...it's a small world...my brother lives in Rio Rancho too! How cool is that :D

04-02-2012, 12:24 PM
I would like to join please?!

04-02-2012, 12:26 PM
Sure thing, beyondshay...you're in :D

04-02-2012, 12:55 PM
I think I am IN! I will post pics if I can of my cards, I intend to work on them today... this has got my brain just having a good old time with the topic of MONSTERS... muhahahaha....

04-02-2012, 01:05 PM
Welcome Squigglebrain :D

04-02-2012, 11:44 PM
Here are mine, hope you like them!

04-03-2012, 10:39 AM
Those are so fun Maria! The bird with the eyeballs...WOOT!

04-03-2012, 12:28 PM
Thanks! I tried to make them mean, but mean just does not comes out of me!

04-03-2012, 06:26 PM
hehe they are sooo cute! i know what you mean, for this I couldnt get scary probably because i really wanted to hehe

04-04-2012, 10:00 AM

04-04-2012, 09:34 PM
oh yay my cards made it, I had a nervous feeling when I put them in the box....lol

04-04-2012, 09:42 PM
LMFAO! at Robin and TF wooo! best April fools ever! (and it weeded out an unfun too!)

TF Balding
04-04-2012, 11:10 PM
Lol, if you're referring to a certain close minded player as the unfun, she was part of the April Foolery :laugh: I just found it all too hilarious not to egg it on! :biglaugh:

04-04-2012, 11:34 PM
TF you should change your initials to TN for Too Naughty! LoL!!!

TF Balding
04-04-2012, 11:40 PM
:laugh: you're probably right :laugh:

04-05-2012, 01:11 PM
Dang if I'd have seen that vamp freaky before I posted mine I'd have stuffed my envie with dog atcs and cash to bribe debs with ;)

04-05-2012, 04:15 PM
TF too funny, poor Deb. good thing she's a good sport. I'm still laughing:)

TF Balding
04-06-2012, 01:09 AM
Lol, I don't think you were the unfun, I just think you were the only real player brave enough to speak out. ;) Sometimes it's hard to tell around here with all these eccentric artist type folks & it's better to be safe than stinky... I'm just waiting for Debs to figure out how to pay me back come returns time. :biglaugh:

04-06-2012, 03:54 AM
I agree with TF nicky you were very brave I just kept thinking there's no way they'd let poopy through customs :D

04-06-2012, 09:45 AM
Tanya...you do recall not only that I have 6 dogs, but also goats and geese? I could have quite a palette of colors available on any given day.

Pixie...I don't take bribes into consideration, but please feel free to send them LOL.

Nicky, I really did think a few more folks would have gone ewwww. Maybe they all knew what day it was? I didn't, until Robin emailed me to ask to post her "request" heh heh.

TF Balding
04-06-2012, 01:47 PM
Hmmm sounds like a fun challenge Debs... I have two dogs, two cats, seven guinies, and access to lotsa horses and cows... I think we could have a real cow chip fight on our hands :biglaugh: (who needs cream corn anyway? ;) )

04-06-2012, 02:34 PM
shahzadee and SunTrade your monsters arrived. Thank you for the host cards and extras :D

04-06-2012, 04:31 PM
Hehe its been noted debs! :D

04-06-2012, 05:52 PM
Farm yard feces fight! woo hoo. I had guineas...loved 'em, but they all just up and left! Weird birds. A neighbor about a mile away has them. I've noticed that they are ranging farther and farther from his house. Maybe I'll get guineas back when they get here ;)

04-06-2012, 06:49 PM
Boy! This threads gone to 'crap' since I checked in. :twitcy:

04-06-2012, 06:56 PM
It's Tanya's fault. Really ;)

TF Balding
04-06-2012, 07:05 PM
:biglaugh: :biglaugh: :biglaugh:

I will totally take my share of the blame! ;)

04-07-2012, 09:30 PM
LMAO oh goodness, I am enjoying this....

04-09-2012, 05:37 AM
My Monsters are getting restless... I think I may have some cards for you all very very soon...

*peeks under the bed to check the traps there*

Yep... very... soon...

04-09-2012, 08:30 AM
Ok here are my cards. Not scary at all. I also have trouble with scary. :no:
You My Mommy?, Party Monster, Howling Duck, and Bicycle Boy

04-09-2012, 08:32 AM
Carol those are fab!

04-09-2012, 08:36 AM
thanks Debs....they are going postal today.

04-09-2012, 05:16 PM
Awwww, I'll be his mommy, he's so cute!!!!

04-09-2012, 05:28 PM
They are fantastic!!! Love bicycle boy, looks like my son when he's on his bike hehe

TF Balding
04-09-2012, 11:49 PM
Those are freaking awesome Rogalaca!!!