View Full Version : Hand drawn/painted Fairies - May 15, 2012

03-15-2012, 07:13 PM
Swap Due Date – May 15, 2012
Signup/withdraw date - May 1, 2012
Number of Cards - 3/3
Number of Participants - 12
Medium - hand drawn or hand painted only


Hi everyone! And welcome to my first swap. :D

Theme is: FAIRIES

A fairy (also faery, faerie, fay, fae; euphemistically wee folk, good folk, people of peace, fair folk, etc.) is a type of mythical being or legendary creature, a form of spirit, often described as metaphysical, supernatural or preternatural. Fairies are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers.

Although in modern culture they are often depicted as young, sometimes winged, humanoids of small stature, they originally were depicted quite differently: tall, radiant, angelic beings or short, wizened trolls being two of the commonly mentioned forms.
(source) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairy)

I think we can all use a fairy or two so let's draw them up to give us a hand. They can be whimsical or realistic, your own characters or an imitation. Any kind is fine with me as long as it's a fairy. :)
For this swap, please create 3 hand drawn or hand painted ATC's depicting a fairy or fairies.

Fairy rules:

Please sign up by posting on this thread. No PM's, please.
All cards should be the standard ATC size: 2.5” x 3.5”.
All cards should be sent in individual plastic sleeves.
Cards should be on a sturdy base, like cardstock or cardboard or watercolor paper. No flappy cards, please.
Original work only. Please do not make copies, submit prints, or create three virtually identical cards.
Please do your best work, nothing rushed or messy. Send work that took time and care.
Hand drawn or Hand Painted only please - no embellishments!
On the back of the card, please include at least: swap name,your user name, your real name and date.

Hostess ATC's (on the swap theme) are not required but will be greatly appreciated and cherished.:notworthy:
I appreciate those of you who want to share your materials, but my talents are limited to drawing and painting so what I receive for any other purpose I share with others. I don’t mind passing it on I just want you all to know I do.

Fairy mail:

When you're ready to mail, please PM me for my address.
I am from Slovenia, Europe so I'm pretty sure I'm international for all of you. :) No worries! I will cover all postage but if you include a dollar bill, I'll be very thankfull. :D
Please make sure you mail your cards on time. It takes from a week to 10 days for mail to get to me.
On the back of your envelope, please write down the swap name and your user name.
I will provide return envelopes but please include a big label with your address on. NEATLY PRINTED (hand or computer)

When you receive your returns, please leave iTrader for me (the host) and rep points for the artists.

If you sign up and find you cannot make the deadline for whatever reason, please communicate. If you don't withdraw and I don't receive your cards, I will give neutral iTrader.

Ok! Let's draw some fairies! :D Here is some inspiration from me.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/12129/small/1_atc181.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/12129/small/1_atc160.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/12129/small/1_atc53rainbowfairy1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/12129/small/1_atc23.jpg

Magic folk:
1. Kavka (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203368&postcount=2)- received
2. jaw (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203399&postcount=3)- received
3. kentuckydakota (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203442&postcount=5)- received
4. Mikesatc (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203465&postcount=7) - received
5. Clopina (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203472&postcount=9) - lost in the mail
6. Onaki (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203475&postcount=11)- received
7. renren16 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203486&postcount=12)- received
8. pixiecorpse (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203504&postcount=14)- received
9. lazyshadows (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203585&postcount=16) - received
10. Trollis (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203673&postcount=18) - no cards and no withdrawal
11. Josg913 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203721&postcount=20) - received
12. crafty (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1203776&postcount=23) - received

Fairies waiting:
1. MelanieS
2. SunTrade
3. freeflyinangel
4. acalla


03-15-2012, 11:36 PM
I'll play~

03-16-2012, 01:09 AM
I would love to play! :jiggy:

03-16-2012, 02:31 AM
Sign me up!!! great swap

03-16-2012, 03:39 AM
Would love to make fairies. May I join?

03-16-2012, 04:26 AM
Welcome everybody! :D Thanks for signing up.

03-16-2012, 05:34 AM
i wanna join

03-16-2012, 05:55 AM
Thanks Mike. You're in. :)

03-16-2012, 06:02 AM
Ohhh I wanna join!! :D

03-16-2012, 06:06 AM
Welcome Clopina! I'm really excited the swap is filling up quickly. :D

03-16-2012, 06:12 AM
I'll join~

03-16-2012, 06:53 AM
I'd love to join :D

03-16-2012, 07:17 AM
Thank you for joining! :D All my favorite artists! This is gonna be a great swap. :cool:

03-16-2012, 07:33 AM
Ooh I would love to join please :D

03-16-2012, 08:43 AM
Welcome pixie! I'm happy you joined. :)

03-16-2012, 10:27 AM
Me me me!Did i make it on time?:-)

03-16-2012, 10:32 AM
Yes, you did Voula. Nice to have you joined.:D

03-16-2012, 01:29 PM
I would very much like to join this as my first swap! :)

03-16-2012, 01:40 PM
Welcome Trollis! We'll be newbies together. :) If you need any guidlines, just ask and I'll be happy to help.

03-16-2012, 02:57 PM
Thank you Shannon! :D You got the last spot and we're now FULL. Yay!!:D I'm starting a wait list if anyone is interested.

03-16-2012, 03:56 PM
can I be a waiting fairy please
thanx joan

03-16-2012, 04:03 PM
Of course! :D You're first in line. TY!

03-17-2012, 12:13 PM
Is anyone drawing? :) Perfect weekend for fairies, being St. Patrick's day. :D Please post your finished work in the thread so we can get some more inspiration.

03-17-2012, 03:37 PM
my fairies plus one for the Host NatashaMay

03-17-2012, 03:49 PM
They are gorgeous, Mike! Thanks for the hostie card. :D

03-17-2012, 04:19 PM
Your Welcome Natasha.. Thanks for having me

03-17-2012, 04:40 PM
Wow Mike you're always so fast! And your work is beautiful as always. I love those fairies!

03-18-2012, 03:22 AM
Oooh, how did I miss this??? Could you please put me on the waiting list?

03-18-2012, 03:41 AM
I'll take a spot on the wait list too!

03-18-2012, 03:57 AM
Thank you to both. You are now waiting fairies. :D

03-20-2012, 04:04 AM
Shannon they are great! :D I'll help you with the photos so everyone can see them here, too. Message me for my address if you're ready to send them out. :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19301/small/1_Sleepy_time_Fairy.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19301/small/1_Music_Fairy.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19301/small/1_Grass_Fairy.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19301/small/1_Fairy_of_Pink_and_Purple.jpg

03-20-2012, 11:39 AM
My Girls are done! They are posted in my gallery... don't have enough points to post pictures in a thread yet. Check 'em out! My favorite is Sleepy Time Fairy.

Posting pics is a bit tricky at first- at least I found it to be. But if you look just below the box where you enter your comment, there is a button marked "go advanced". Click it, and it opens up all kinds of options, including "manage attachments". That's the button you want. No minimum points necessary. Hope that helps :)
And your fairies are so sweet!

03-20-2012, 05:42 PM
I would also like to be onthe waiting list!

03-20-2012, 06:50 PM
Sure thing SunTrade! :)

03-21-2012, 03:20 PM
Here are two of my fairies. :D

03-22-2012, 01:59 PM
I decided to draw a fairy for each participant in the swap as my "first swap gift" :) Feel free to shout out if you like any one in particular. :D Here are the first five.

03-22-2012, 02:04 PM
Sure thing! :D You're on the waiting list.

03-22-2012, 02:25 PM
Oh they are so cute NatashaMay and such a lovely thought! Really need to get mine started...
If any have green hair ;) me likey green :D

03-22-2012, 03:12 PM
great work,as always!the red headed one stole my heart ;-) i am almost done as well!

03-23-2012, 07:00 AM
Drat...I missed this
Could you add me to the waiting list?

03-23-2012, 07:11 AM
Of course acalla. :) You're seated next to the rest of the fairies in the waiting room. :D

03-23-2012, 07:27 AM
Of course acalla. :) You're seated next to the rest of the fairies in the waiting room. :D


03-25-2012, 06:28 PM
Three more fairies! :D How's everyone doing?


03-27-2012, 05:14 PM
I was all ready to start mine but had an emergency set of vampires to do! Going to get them sketched at least over the next couple of days so I can paint and ink over the weekend. Narrowing down the type of fairy is my problem so I'll probably sketch the lot and see which want to be coloured first :D

03-28-2012, 06:22 AM
Way to go, pixiecorpse. :D I'm looking forward to seeing them.

03-28-2012, 08:55 AM
Hehe thanks NatashaMay me too! They never do end the way I think they're going to in the beginning! :D

03-28-2012, 10:09 AM
rebecca410 has withdrawn so crafty you're first on the waiting list. Welcome to the swap. :D

03-29-2012, 04:16 AM
I'll be keeping my eye on them, Shannon. :D

03-31-2012, 04:51 AM
Three more fairies from me. :D Eleven down, one left to go. Hope everyone is doing well. :D


03-31-2012, 11:48 AM
The dark haired one in the green dress is gorgeous! ;) me likey :D

04-02-2012, 09:03 AM
I'll make sure she'll fly your way. :)

@Mikesatc - I got your fairies in the mail today. They are gorgeous! Thanks for the extras. :D

04-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Woohoo thank you NatashaMay! I finished mine today :D so please can I have your address please :D and I will get them scanned and uploaded too :D

04-02-2012, 12:12 PM
Address is sent. :) Can't wait to see them. :D

04-02-2012, 02:14 PM
My fairies will fly your way tomorrow.

Take a look at my gallery if you like and let me know what you think;)

04-02-2012, 02:19 PM
They are wonderful, Voula! I'll be waiting for them. :D

04-02-2012, 02:27 PM

04-04-2012, 07:38 AM
Mine are postal will try to remember to pop them here too later for you to see :D

04-04-2012, 08:17 AM
Hope you remember. I'm dying to see them. :D

04-06-2012, 12:15 PM
First fairy finished!
Scanner made it too bright. Ugh.

The other 3 will come soon. :D

04-06-2012, 12:25 PM
Fantastic, Clopina! :D

04-06-2012, 12:33 PM
Ooh she's gorgeous Clopina! Still need to upload mine, at this rate they'll get to you before I do :D

04-06-2012, 03:56 PM
Thank you so much! :D
you lazy pixie, you know we want to see them!! :P :goofy:

04-06-2012, 04:04 PM
I know! I have to delete some things from my gallery too...but I've been busy atc ing, postage goes up end of april here so I'm trying to get lots done and mailed before then :D but will definitely be sdometime over the weekend have another 20 to scan from the last couple of days and spending tonight colouring and inking so I have some more to do too :D I like to work in bulk hehe

04-07-2012, 02:11 PM
Thanks freeflyingangel! I procrastinate a lot! And usually spend the day thinking ideas out in my head so once the kids are in bed I can just get on with them as I've already done the thinking and doing a few swaps at once is handy then if I get a bit stuck with 1 set I can start another :D

04-08-2012, 06:42 PM
here they are!
I hope you like them!

04-09-2012, 09:18 AM
Wonderful work on the fairies, pixecorpse! :D Love the pointy ears. :D

04-09-2012, 09:21 AM
Thank you! Glad you like them, they'll be with you in no time :D

04-12-2012, 06:14 AM
Voula your gorgeous fairies arrived today. :D Thanks so much for the extra. :notworthy:

04-12-2012, 09:56 AM
I am glad the fairies found your home and that you liked everything;)

04-16-2012, 07:10 AM
JOSG913 your fairies flew in today! :D Gorgeous girls! Thanks so much for the extras!

04-19-2012, 11:13 AM
How is everyone doing with fairies? Here is my last one. :D

04-19-2012, 11:24 AM
She's gorgeous! Love her green hair!!!!
Wonder where my cards have got to :wideeyed: thought they might have been there by now...

04-19-2012, 11:41 AM
It seem longer than usual for mail to get to me these days. Lets give them some more time. :)

04-19-2012, 11:51 AM
I think the easter break messed up with our postal service with them having both the friday and the monday off, at least there's still plenty of time until the due date :D

04-22-2012, 09:31 PM
My cards are on the way tonight! :)
Thank you for letting me be a part of your swap. :cute:

04-23-2012, 01:12 AM
Hi Natasha, would you please take my name off the waiting list? I┤ll be on vacation starting May 3, so I wouldn┤t have time to make and send cards in case someone drops out. Thank you:)

04-23-2012, 02:08 AM
Awesome cards onaki!!!
Enjoy your vacation evalila!!!!

04-23-2012, 03:31 AM
Oops, forgot I was on the waiting list, and I made my cards this weekend. 9 of them, to be exact. Guess I can just put them in the gallery for trade.

04-23-2012, 05:50 AM
Fabulous fairies Onaki! :D
Evalila, you're off the wait list. Thanks for letting me know.
MelanieS, you're first on the waiting list, so it can still happen if someone drops out this week.

Remember everyone, withdrawal date is May 1. After that I'll be expecting everyone's cards in the mail. Please give it at least 10 days for mail to get here.

04-23-2012, 10:07 PM
okay, I'll hang tight. :spinny:

04-26-2012, 04:52 AM
Onaki I love your fairies!! :D

And here is my second one!

Working on my last two right now. :P

04-26-2012, 04:55 AM
Wonderful, Clopina! :) I'm looking forward to meeting the whole bunch in person. :D

04-26-2012, 05:02 AM
Thank you Natasha! :) Hopefully they'll all be ready to go your way really soon!

04-26-2012, 05:43 AM
She's gorgeous Clopina!
Hoping my fairies stop de touring and hurry up and get to you very soon!

04-26-2012, 06:11 AM
Hope so, too, pixie. Nothing in the mail today.:no:

04-26-2012, 06:20 AM
Well I'll keep my fingers crossed they make it in time but I guess with the amount I mail out there's more chance of cards taking a holiday in the postal service! There's still plenty of time for them to drag their little wings to you :D

04-28-2012, 02:57 AM
Here are the three cards I've finished.


Going to work on one more card when I get back from a short trip!
It's 35 ║C over here and I've been longing for a swim for the longest time. xD

04-28-2012, 04:22 AM
Fantastic fairies, Raine! :D Enjoy you swim. I'm jealous!

04-28-2012, 04:27 AM
Renren16 beautiful fairies!

35 degrees?Wow!Today it is a bit colder than usual in Athens and i dream of the deep blue sea;)

04-28-2012, 04:38 AM
Wow! Amazing cards renren!
We've had 2 weeks of rain....so I'm totally jealous!

04-29-2012, 07:05 AM
How is everyone doing with the fairy cards?:spinny: Remember, withdrawal date is May 1. After that I'll be expecting everyone's cards in the mail. Please give it at least 10 days for mail to get here.

04-29-2012, 09:05 PM
Thank you! It was just a swimming pool, but still fun <3
I long for the beach though, and maybe someday go to the Tubbataha underground river/cave too! :D /shameless tourism plug xD

I'm sending the three cards I have in a few minutes. And I'll send a host card on May 2 (May 1 is a holiday- Labor Day, so post offices are closed). I hope my envelope reaches Slovenia soon!


05-02-2012, 05:27 PM
Ok, so I assume I am not going to get off the waitlist, so my cards will be in the gallery for trade! :)

05-02-2012, 05:36 PM
It appears so, MelanieS. Thank you for waiting this long. :) I'll check out your fairies when you upload them. :D

05-03-2012, 12:22 AM
Mine will be in the mail tomorrow :)

05-03-2012, 05:27 AM
Fairies came in the mail today.:jiggy: Pixiecorpse, I can't believe it but your fairies took 1 month to get to me. :D Now they are here and they look awesome! Thank you for the extra!:notworthy:

Onaki, your girls arrived as well! They look fantastic!;)

05-03-2012, 05:51 AM
Wooooooo! Those naughty fairies! I can't believe they made it! Yippee!
And your very welcome!

05-07-2012, 10:44 AM
8 days left to send in the fairies. :D Nothing in the mail today.

05-07-2012, 11:27 AM
I've finished mines! Hope I can post them here later today. :D
Is your addy always the same Natasha?

05-07-2012, 11:29 AM
Oh, good. :D Yes, it's the same. I'm looking forward to receiving them. ;)

05-08-2012, 05:06 AM
Kentuckydakota, your fairies are here! :D They are gorgeous and thanks for all the extra. :)

05-08-2012, 10:49 AM
You're welcome. So glad they made it in time!

05-11-2012, 04:43 AM
I was so excited today to receive some fairy mailĘ:D
renren16 and jaw your beautiful fairies arrived. Thanks so much for playing in this swap. :D

05-15-2012, 10:10 AM
Today is due date! :D Thanks everyone for playing! I'm still waiting for 4 parcels. I know 3 of them are on their way but for one I'm not sure. I'll let everyone know when they arrive and when I swap them.:D

05-15-2012, 10:16 AM
Can't wait for the returns,i could use some fairy dust;)

05-15-2012, 01:28 PM
Mine were sent last week! You should get them before this week ends. :P

05-15-2012, 05:12 PM
Mine were sent last week too! I hope they arrive soon.

05-16-2012, 05:33 AM
Kavka, your fairies came in the rain today. :D They are gorgeous! Thanks for playing! :)

05-21-2012, 06:14 AM
I'm still waiting for 3 sets of Fairies. :) I have a feeling one has dropped out as I have no communication from her, the other two are coming from Italy. :D Nothing in the mail today.

05-21-2012, 08:48 AM
Aaah, why must mail from Italy always be the last?? Well, I hope both sets will find their way to you soon Natasha! :D

05-25-2012, 05:16 AM
I got Crafty's fairies today in the mail. :D Awesome! Thanks for the extra fairy. :D

05-28-2012, 06:57 AM
Tomorrow is the last day by which I have to send out the returns. Sorry, Clopina, your cards haven't arrived yet. If they don't make it by tomorrow, I will have to return them back to you.:no: And it looks like Trollis' cards won't make it either. I have no communication from her so I don't know, if she even sent them. I'll let everyone know when I mail the returns. :D

05-30-2012, 06:45 AM
Fairies are in the mail. :D I'm sorry Clopina, your cards didn't arrive yet:no:so I'll send them back to you when they do. Please let me know everybody when you receive them so I won't worry about them taking a detour or something. :D Hope you like your returns.

06-01-2012, 04:48 PM
Can't wait to see my returns! :D

06-05-2012, 09:21 AM
My fairilicious cards are here!Thank you!;)

06-05-2012, 03:43 PM
Yay! Fairies are landing. :spinny:I hear they made it to US as well. :D

06-05-2012, 03:56 PM
Hope mine come back quicker than they went to you :D

06-06-2012, 12:49 AM
Received my cards today! They're great thank you :)

06-06-2012, 06:33 PM
Sweet tiny fairies have arrived already! Yay! Thanks Kavka, Pixiecorpse and jaw and of course our wonderful hostess NatashaMay!

06-07-2012, 06:08 AM
I'm so glad everyone likes theri returns. :D RenRen16 your host card has arrived. Thanks so much! I love her! :D

06-07-2012, 03:24 PM
Yay! Gorgeous fairies were waiting for me too! Thank you kentuckydakota, mikesatc and JOSG913 and natashamay for the fantabulous fairies :D they all rock!!!

06-10-2012, 01:22 PM
Love my returns!
Thank you mikesatc, kavka, renren16, and our hostess!!!

06-11-2012, 03:37 PM
I'm so happy fairies are arriving safe and sound and that you like them! :D

06-13-2012, 08:51 AM
I got my fairies! Thank you so much Natasa for hosting, the lovely card and the cute stamps on the envelope! <3 And to Crafty, Onaki and JOSG913 for the beautiful fairy cards! :D

06-18-2012, 06:04 PM
You're welcome renren16. :) Kavka and crafty have the fairies reached you?