View Full Version : In the style of Tim Burton SWAP due May 1st, 2012

03-01-2012, 01:12 AM
Swap Due Date : May 1, 2012
Number of Cards: 3 for 3, or 6:6
Number of participants : 20
Medium: Hand Drawn/Hand Painted/Colored /Collage
I enjoy watching face off, and I thought the theme they had going today would make an awesome swap. For this theme you are to create a character in the style of Tim Burton. It can be a character he has created, or one of your own. Cartoonish like Jack Skeleton or realistic like Beetle Juice. The challenge is that you create something in his style.

You can check the episode if you need inspiration!


Things to remember …
• Shipping: Please send a SASE envelope (business size please) with a minimum of .45 cents for US residents. Personally I would add an extra .20 in case they go over an ounce, but it is your choice. I will mail the cards the amount of postage you send. Internationals please send a stamp from your country for the same amount it cost you to ship your cards that I can use to send in another swap in your country, or I can accept a dollar via PayPal, or cash.
• Make sure your cards are the standard 3.5 x 2.5 size and properly secured in individual sleeves. I prefer you do not tape your cards, but if you must, please use very little.
• If you need to withdraw just let me know a week prior withdrawal date.
• Please remember to clearly write your username and the swap name on the back of all your cards, so you can get you rock points, and on the back of your mailing envelope. Please remember to do the back of the envelope, as I have entered many swaps, and I am constantly receiving returns.
• An extra card for the swap host (in line with the swap theme) is greatly appreciated but is not required.

I will give trader feedback when I receive your cards, and will also update this post showing that your cards have arrived. In return I encourage you to give iTrader host feedback for me when you receive your swap returns, and you rock points for the artists whose cards you receive.

I might not be every day in the computer as I will be doing some travelling the next couple of months, so if I do not reply immediately, please know that I will do so very soon. I will have access to a computer at all times.

Above all have fun!!

1 pixiecorpse - Received
2 Mikesatc - Received
3 Liss - Withdraw :cry:
4 eeflyinangel - Received
5 krystenr - Received
6 Dementia
7 tlsexton0913 - Received
8 ArtDuJunque - Received
9 psywiz13 - Received
10 miss - Received
11 BryaAmirault
12 sheala.draws - Received
tandi - Withdraw :cry:
13 beyondshay - Received
14 scwk0511- Received
15 Ghoasti- Received
16 irva - Received
17 moonrose442 - Received
18 Threshold90- Received
19 Starshine
20 Terri9903- Received

03-01-2012, 06:44 AM
So say hypothetically I have sketches of some scenes from his movies, beetlejuice and edward scissorhands are they allowed? Obviously they need finishing...if so count me in if not I better lurk for a while :

03-01-2012, 01:59 PM
Certainly! Of course they count! As long they are the atc size .... The swap is not due until May, so there is plenty of time ... I would LOVE to have you!

03-01-2012, 02:18 PM
Then count me in woohoo!!!

03-01-2012, 02:38 PM

03-01-2012, 02:41 PM
sign me up sign me up :)

03-01-2012, 03:13 PM
LOVE all things Tim Burton- may I please play? Thanks and have an awesome day!

03-01-2012, 04:33 PM
This is a perfect first swap for me. Count me in please.

03-01-2012, 04:43 PM
I have two completed cards and am working on the third. Please sign me up!

03-01-2012, 04:58 PM
"Eh hem" sings "me me me me"
can't wait to do more Burton!

03-01-2012, 06:02 PM
Yeehaw! Welcome everyone!

http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-dance011.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

03-01-2012, 06:27 PM
Mine are done! I was just too excited about this swap and couldn't stop...Three are from his website gallery and the one is from his Canada Art Show opening.


03-01-2012, 07:02 PM
Me, too?

03-01-2012, 07:36 PM
Wow tlsexton! You are fast!!!! And awesome!!!! :D

03-01-2012, 09:35 PM
my atcs for the swap

03-01-2012, 10:37 PM
Sign me up please!!!

03-01-2012, 11:30 PM
OMG You gets are the BEST! Tammy and Mike cards are amazing! Tammy I LOVE the dog. I was actually thinking of making a doll of it :D

Mike my favorite is the one on the right. They are all so great!

Welcome all the new players! This is going to be an amazing swap!

03-02-2012, 01:19 AM
hmmm... I just finished a Burton swap. Can I do another? YES! YES I CAN!

03-02-2012, 07:26 PM
Welcome sheala.draws and tandi ! :jiggy:

03-03-2012, 08:39 AM
They are fantastic cards!!! And here I was thinking I was working fast with 1 and a half done :D

03-04-2012, 12:33 AM
Woo hoo pin head girl rocks!

03-04-2012, 03:57 PM
this is what i have so far :D

03-04-2012, 09:23 PM
Beetlejuice! Nice pixie!

03-05-2012, 12:39 AM
Very cool card Pixiecorpe! Love the colors. :D

03-05-2012, 03:19 AM
Thank you both, I'm glad I finished her! Didn't think she was going to go well when she was just a sketch,but I'm loving her now :D

03-06-2012, 09:54 AM
ok, going to jump in here. Love me some Tim Burton...

03-06-2012, 04:39 PM
So glad yo have you! Signing you in!

03-06-2012, 08:16 PM
Mikesatc and tlsexton0913 your cards are here!

03-07-2012, 12:13 AM
Here are mine, gonna work on the dolls now :-D


03-07-2012, 01:04 AM
Art Du Junque those are AWESOME!

03-09-2012, 02:07 AM
Yippee! Welcome Ghoasti ! :)

03-09-2012, 05:49 AM
Suntrade I was thinking....(I know its wrong hehe) but would I be allowed to make an atc that opens up into a doll? I know your doing the doll swap too and I've never made any before so this is my way of easing in gently :D

03-09-2012, 01:36 PM
Wow you got me so curious! As long as the elements are hand drawn, I don;t see why not! I have been wanting to get my hands into something like that. I have no idea how to make them!

03-09-2012, 02:49 PM
I was thinking the main atc can be the body and brads fix all the parts and they fold nicely into the plastic sleeve...that's the theory anyway actually doing it is another matter hehe
And yes it will all be hand drawn, just need to get my mitts on some more brads and I'm away yippee!

03-09-2012, 09:29 PM
Wow! Never done a card like that, but it sounds very intriguing! Now you have me so curious!

03-10-2012, 03:43 AM
Hehe its a good job I managed to find some brads, they should be here in 3-4 days so I can get all my bits made up before they arrive, thinking jack skellington or edward scissorhands, although I've already got an edward card half done...we shall see :D

03-10-2012, 04:59 PM
I can't wait to see it!

Have you thought of joining the doll swap? You may enjoy making these!

03-10-2012, 05:22 PM
I keep toying with it...I'm still a little nervous...I'll see if I can make enough first before I commit :D

03-10-2012, 09:00 PM
No pressure Pixie!

03-11-2012, 06:00 AM
Hehe its the ordered brads that could take 11 - 24 days to arrive that's making me nervous now, and that we're both making jack and sally lol...

03-11-2012, 10:59 PM
Really! Wow that is a long time. Here you can find those brads really inexpensive at any craft store.... Did you order on line? Do you guys have in England big arts crafts sores? Just curious ....

03-12-2012, 07:25 AM
I got them online, very cheap, but if I wanted them faster ooohhh the postage was crazy! My black ones should be here this week though :D
There is a big craft store but its a bit of a pain to get to especially with no car and having to take my kids to school, ones all day and the other one is just afternoons and its at least an hour round trip each time to get them there...so I'm keeping my fingers crossed the brads come sooner rather than later hehe

03-12-2012, 01:02 PM
sign me up! i will give it a try.

03-12-2012, 01:52 PM
Welcome Irva, so glad to have you!

03-13-2012, 06:47 PM
Hi SunTrade you better sign me up before your all filled up.
I got some almost ready.:)

03-13-2012, 11:14 PM
AWESOME! Sieging you up!

03-14-2012, 12:39 AM
Ghoasti your cards are AMAZING! Love them all!

03-14-2012, 11:56 PM
So I got mine done, but I am traveling right now. Will scan and post when I get home.

Pixie, I totally understand about not having a car. I lived in NY in my college years, and I thought more than once before having to take the subway when I did not have to go to school. Specially when it was cold!

03-15-2012, 01:12 PM
Done! I chose Scraps, Zero, the Cheshire Cat, and a sandworm. :) Hope you guys like them! This swap was so much fun!

Ooh, oooh, I love the snake from Beetlejuice! Very cool!

03-15-2012, 07:39 PM
I will be in the look out for them!

03-16-2012, 01:07 PM
ooh ghostie! Those are awesome!!!
I'm a bit partial to the sandworm too :D would go so well with lydia that I got from sheala.draws ;)
There can never be enough tim burton swaps hehe

03-16-2012, 10:35 PM
Ok I put them up in my gallery. And Im pm you SunTrade now for your addy. :)

03-17-2012, 01:28 PM
Moonrosed your cards are AWESOME! Love them all. Specially Sally!

03-17-2012, 02:36 PM
ArtDuJunk your cards are here! They much more wonderful in person! WOW!

03-17-2012, 02:56 PM
sign me up friend :)

03-17-2012, 08:54 PM
Glad they made it! First time I have made cards in a "style" that wasn't something already created.

03-17-2012, 09:04 PM
Awesome Thres!

03-18-2012, 02:25 AM
Thank you SunTrade I'll be mailing Monday.

03-18-2012, 06:29 AM
They are awesome moonrose!
I've done 2 so far...took me ages to do scissorhands and then I did his face last and he looks a bit odd...

03-19-2012, 01:37 PM
OMG Sissorhands! That is my favorite character J Deep has played so far.

03-19-2012, 01:48 PM
Check out my Spock, Kirk and McCoy!


03-19-2012, 01:54 PM
SunTrade, those are totally cool! I'm stuck between Kirk and McCoy! :jiggy:Everybody always loves Spock! :laugh:

03-19-2012, 06:05 PM
Ghoasti YOUR CARDS ARE HERE! They are fantastic. Really good job!

03-20-2012, 01:01 AM
Mine went post to day!!

03-20-2012, 01:11 AM
I'll post him to the thread once I'm on the pc, he looks a little gormless, but I did make a silhouette type one too of him so all is not lost :D
Those are super cool suntrade!!!
Did you know your zelda cards arrived too? :D

03-20-2012, 01:46 PM
I will be on the lookout Moonrose!

Yeah Pixie. So happy, I sent them almost two months ago!

03-20-2012, 02:05 PM
I put my 2 edward scissorhands cards in my gallery :D

03-20-2012, 03:08 PM
I put my 2 Edward scissor hands cards in my gallery :D

Pixie those are stunning! LOVE Scissored! I like the contrast between the dark of the silhouette and the background. is so fitting for this theme! :notworthy:

03-20-2012, 03:15 PM
Do you see what I mean on the other one and his face, looks a bit strange to me, but the other one will definitely be in the batch come mail time :D

03-20-2012, 05:41 PM
I think one can tell is him. I guess you just had a different take or reference on each one? I do that sometimes, and then I look back and wonder how did the same person (me) come out with the same art? LOL

I can pretty much draw what I see, I am not as good with being spontaneous, which I would love to be able to do. Hopefully my next step in art. I have been trying really hard to do this with my paintings.

03-20-2012, 06:57 PM
I don't think I'm spontaneous either seeing as I only do my cards once the kids are in bed and have all day to procrastinate :D but I do work fast I guess I have to given my small time frame and soooo many good swaps hehe
But I'm a bit like that, I don't like to keep to one style all the time it gets a little boring lol and sometimes the pictures I reference need to be simplified :D and sometimes they end up not looking like they were supposed to lol

03-20-2012, 10:26 PM
Ha! Good to know I am not the only one!

03-20-2012, 11:41 PM

03-22-2012, 06:17 PM
Moonrose your cards are here. They are fantastic in person!

03-23-2012, 02:53 AM
cool bean!! :)

03-23-2012, 07:02 PM
Yay to eye candy! I'm going to finish my last card this weekend :D
Then I'm ready to mail woop!

03-23-2012, 09:30 PM
Cool I can't wait to see them!

03-24-2012, 12:51 PM
OH love 9. way coo.

03-24-2012, 01:17 PM
Krysten love your cards! I love the strong color infusion a lot, since I am so much into color! I can't wait to see them in real life! Normally the computer does not do justice ....

03-24-2012, 03:01 PM
Wooo! They are awesome!!!! :D

03-24-2012, 05:44 PM
Love Tim Burton, may I please join?

03-24-2012, 11:08 PM
Starshine you are so welcome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

03-27-2012, 05:48 PM
irva Your cards are here! They are In person so much more beautiful than you gallery! !!!!!

03-27-2012, 07:22 PM
thank you. after i took the photo's .I desided they needed a little more.so I added some finishing touches.This was a really fun swap.when i saw it in the forum ,I thought what fun!!I am glad you like them!

03-28-2012, 01:17 PM
Hmmm so I was all ready to request your address when I remembered I could do 6 lo and seeing as I can't post until next week I think I just might do some more :D

03-28-2012, 01:48 PM
No problem Pixie! I am sure they are wonderful ... are you making the dolls too? you can send them all together ....

03-28-2012, 01:59 PM
I have 1 doll finished and 3 doll parts just still waiting on the brads...and after my awol envie with 2 swaps in I think I better send everything separately from now on :goofy:

03-28-2012, 08:26 PM
I can't wait to see them!

03-28-2012, 08:26 PM
krystenr your cards are here and they are AMAZING!

03-30-2012, 12:04 PM
Welcome Terri! So glad you joined us!

Sorry for the delay in answering. Yesterday was my BDay! And I was celebrating ....

03-30-2012, 01:33 PM
Woo! Happy birthday for yesterday!!!!!

03-30-2012, 07:01 PM
Thanks! I had a good time!

03-31-2012, 10:42 PM
Thanks! My hubby made me a Star Trek cake and took me on a cool date!

04-01-2012, 05:16 PM
theres my last 4 :D and Im ready to mail

04-01-2012, 11:46 PM
WOW Pixie those are GREAT! :notworthy: I specially love the Beetlejuice!

04-02-2012, 02:14 AM
Thank you so much!!! Think beetlejuice is my fav too and the hardest hehe that expressions not easy :D

04-02-2012, 03:43 PM
Will do asap!

04-03-2012, 07:23 AM
Mine are postal :D

04-03-2012, 12:26 PM
Cool! I will be on the look out!

04-03-2012, 01:25 PM
Thanks suntrade! Now to finish my dolls! :D

04-06-2012, 02:46 AM
Thanks krystenr! :D

04-06-2012, 03:16 PM
nice :)

and happy bday to suntrade!

04-07-2012, 09:22 PM
I can;t wait to see the psywiz! I will Pm you my address asap.

Terri you cards are here!

04-10-2012, 04:52 PM
Mailed my cards today!

04-10-2012, 08:03 PM
Mailed my cards today!

Yeah! I can't wait to see them!

04-11-2012, 12:50 PM
I just want to give everyone a heads up! Cards are due in three weeks! I can't believe how fast time goes by!

04-11-2012, 05:17 PM
I think they need to change the amount of time to make ATCs from three months to like one. The anticipation kills and I don't think hardly anyone takes that long. :)

04-11-2012, 06:07 PM
LOL One can make it a month I guess, I decided to give more time so people can participate in may swaps I guess. I usually turn around my cards in less than three weeks after I sign, so I prefer a shorter time myself!

04-11-2012, 06:18 PM
Its handy having a longer due date if there's little interest at first, like mine! The longer its there the bigger the chance of more players hopefully :D and its nice if you get your cards in early and forget and then surprise the due dates almost here :D

04-11-2012, 11:55 PM
Just stopped by to say hi.

04-12-2012, 12:24 AM
http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-greet013.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php) Hey Moonrose!

Last year we had so many people playing ... this year things have slow down quite a bit from what I can tell. I will be honest, and say that I should have been in the thread much more, but I have been so busy! Trying to keep up with all of it .... and is not slowing down!

04-12-2012, 02:59 AM
Life can be a pain in the bum!

cRude hArt
04-12-2012, 07:08 PM
Oooh nice swap!

04-12-2012, 07:13 PM
cRude hArt I have one spot left ....... ;)

cRude hArt
04-12-2012, 08:08 PM
Trying to decide if I have enough time to get them done and mailed.

04-12-2012, 11:50 PM
:radar:No preassure.... although within Texas cards arrived in less than 2 days!

04-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Miss your cards are here! They are beautiful!

04-13-2012, 09:41 PM
I will send you one! Ususally is sent when requested LOL. I am sure they will be here on time!

04-14-2012, 01:03 AM
I know it's last minute, but I would really like to participate if possible?! Cant quite tell from the list if there is an open spot or not...please let me know!!! :radar:

04-14-2012, 01:05 PM
Yes!! You are so welcome beyondshay!

04-14-2012, 02:34 PM
YAY YAY YAY! YAY YAY YAY! I'm working on my cards RIGHT NOW!!!! Did I already say YAY?! hehee

04-14-2012, 03:13 PM
Awesome! can't wait to see them!

04-14-2012, 10:30 PM
Pixiecorspe you cards are here! they are FABULOUS!

04-14-2012, 11:49 PM
Woohoo! Was wondering where they'd got to! Thank you for letting me know they got there safe and sound :D

04-19-2012, 06:38 PM
Mine r out in the mail today :)

04-19-2012, 07:38 PM
here are mine

04-19-2012, 08:33 PM
Thres WOWOWOWOWOWWOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-20-2012, 03:22 AM
thanks peeps :) had the day off from work so i figured i wld knock out some swaps ;)

04-20-2012, 03:53 AM
I second that Woooooooooooooo! Awesome cards threshold!!!!

04-20-2012, 11:03 AM
I don't mind :D
awesome cards!!!!!!! :D

04-20-2012, 12:14 PM
psywiz13 we will just keep it a secret! LOL, Your cards are AWESOME! I specially like the scared kid with the pumpkin pale.

If you want to attach images to the thread, and not necessarily put them in the gallery, you can edit and go advance, or click on post reply (not quick reply), and scroll down where it says "manage attachments". Then click on it and you can add them that way. :cool:

Hope that helps.

04-20-2012, 12:19 PM
Or do what suntrade says and click the paperclip option to open a new window to upload them :D

04-21-2012, 01:33 AM
Whew...Tim Burton...quite the challenge! Didn't know if I could do it, but I think these will pass?! I pm~ed you for your addy SunTrade and will get them in the mail asap!

04-21-2012, 02:11 AM
They are AWESOME beyondshay!!!!!!!!

04-21-2012, 12:40 PM
Love the spider web dress. :)

04-21-2012, 08:35 PM
Those are great! Can't wait to see them in person! :)

04-23-2012, 03:43 AM
Woooooo! Awesome cards freeflyingangel!!!!! :D

04-23-2012, 10:41 AM
Terrific cards freeflyingangel! Great work :)

04-23-2012, 11:58 AM
those ARE AMAZING freeflyingangel! Specially love your Sally!

Just want to let everyone know that we only have a few days until due date, and that everyone will be receiving an extra card from me!

04-23-2012, 12:29 PM
Ooh how lovely are you!!!! And they are fantastic!!!! :D
And that reminds me I need to make my storm troopers ;)

04-23-2012, 12:35 PM
Ooooooo....FUN! An extra card for meeeeeee!!!! YAY!!! So excited to see what FABULOUS cards I will receive!!!!

04-23-2012, 05:58 PM
Threshold90, psywiz13. and scwk0511 Your cards are here! All I can say is WOW!

Everyone's cards are so fantastic, maybe I should go AWOL woth them! (LOL Don't worry just joking ....)

04-23-2012, 06:03 PM
Awesome! Is a simple card, but I always enjoy making a little something for my players!

04-24-2012, 08:47 PM
pixie your beetlejuice is awsome! love them all !

04-24-2012, 08:48 PM
it seems all the cards are spectacular! such a fun swap can't wait to get the cards in the mail!

04-25-2012, 04:15 AM
Thanks irva! It was tempting to keep him! But sharing is far more fun! :D

04-25-2012, 01:30 PM
I remember when I first started painting. I was so emotionally attached to my paintings I could not get rid of any of them. I have a couple of my first paintings that are awful, but I still love them. Is good to know how much one grows as an artist!

04-25-2012, 02:12 PM
I have some like that but I've been trying to sell them hehe and no one wants them! But I know what you mean I do have a few special bits that I've made that I'll never get rid of :D

04-25-2012, 03:55 PM
Awesome im glad u got em friend :)

04-25-2012, 06:45 PM
beyondshay your cards are here, and they are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-26-2012, 04:11 AM
Yay! Yay! Yay! Im glad you like them and that they arrived so quickly....BIG SMILE!!

04-27-2012, 02:47 PM
these are on the way. sorry for cutting it so close!

I ended up with a Depp/Burton theme...

04-27-2012, 04:09 PM
*whit woo* awesome sheala! I like the way you think :D

04-27-2012, 06:33 PM
Sheala they will be here on time. DO NOT WORRY! Those are fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I specially LOVE scissors hand!

04-27-2012, 06:39 PM
freeflyinangel your cards are here. They are amazing!

04-28-2012, 10:25 PM
lots of great stuff in this swap!

04-29-2012, 06:13 AM
Everyones done awesome art! Can't wait for the returns!!!!! :D

04-30-2012, 12:22 AM
Yeah! Time really flies. I can't believe we are already in the middle of the year!

04-30-2012, 11:28 AM
Ooh, should we be stalking our mail person yet? :)

04-30-2012, 01:20 PM
Not just yet! Due date is tomorrow! I am waiting for a couple of cards, and then swap!

04-30-2012, 10:53 PM
Woot~Woot....almost swappy~swap time!!!! YAY!!!!

05-01-2012, 04:22 PM
I waited until today for a couple of member that have not communicated, but since the cards did nit arrive today, I am going to go ahead and drop them in the mail tonight.

Thank you so much everyone! You all are amazing. I almost took all the cards for myself! :milady:

Thank you for all the goodies and hosts cards too, and I Hope you all enjoy your returns!

05-01-2012, 05:04 PM
Oooohhhhh swap day! Thank you so much for an awesome swap Suntrade!

05-01-2012, 07:19 PM
Ooh, I'm excited for returns :)

05-02-2012, 11:33 PM
You all need to check out our awesome gallery that Carole put up for us!


05-03-2012, 11:35 AM
That is a way super cool gallery for this swap! Love it!

05-03-2012, 11:40 AM
To the swap gallery! Yay Carole!!!!

05-03-2012, 11:44 AM
Oh that is awesome! Kinda wish I'd stolen your mind control deelie for all the cards now :D

05-03-2012, 08:10 PM
Fantastic gallery spread!!!! Can't wait to get my grubby hands on my new cards!!!! grin...

05-03-2012, 08:20 PM
Lol, you put Tom Burton in my rep message, lol!

05-04-2012, 11:39 AM
I received super duper cards today from SunTrade, Ghoasti, miss, and a wonderful hostess card from SunTrade! Thank you for handling such a fun swap! I love my cards.

05-04-2012, 04:01 PM
wow! That was FAST! Happy you like your returns!

05-04-2012, 09:04 PM
Weeeeeeeee! I got my cards today...FREAKTASTIC T.B. Style cards from Sheala.draws ~ Dark Shadows Barnubas, SCWK0511 ~ blonde gurl, and MoonRose442 ~ Jack Skelly w blue glitter stars plus a GORGEOUS Jack from a MOST AWESOME HOST!!!! WHAT A GREAT SWAP!!! Thanks SunTrade! Ya'll ROCK and I left points to prove it :notworthy:

05-05-2012, 11:53 AM
Thanks so much for some awesome returns SunTrade!! Thanks also to Miss for "Confusion", MoonRose442 for the lovely Corpse Bride, and to pixiecorpse for Beetlejuice... Beetlejuice... Be, uh, I think we'll just leave it at that.

05-05-2012, 03:11 PM
Glad everyone is loving their returns!

05-09-2012, 11:15 PM
I got COOL cards today I love every one!!!!!! Thank YOU Thank YOU Dear host.

05-10-2012, 07:57 AM
Woooo! Supertastic mail for me!!!!!! Thank you soooo much Suntrade! Love the fantastic jack card!
I got sooooo many fantastic cards from threshold90,irva,krystenr,beyondshay,artdujunque and miss!
To rep and itraders I go! :D