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mzspurslasso
03-21-2012, 12:20 PM
Swap Due Date: May 30
Signup/Withdraw Date: No signups or withdraws…just send your cards in on time to play!
Number of Cards: 3 for 3 only
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Medium: Hand Drawn/ Hand Painted


Whimsical Tree Challenge

For this swap, please hand paint or hand draw Whimsical Trees…but…do NOT color them traditional colors. What I mean is the tree trunk cannot be brown, tan, white, gray, or black. The leaves cannot be green, red, gold, yellow, or orange.

These trees need to be wild colors! Use your imagination. Make them fun, different, wacky, anything unusual. See how creative you can be! Feel free to expand your color craze to the sky or other scenery you may have on your cards. Questions? Just ask.

Please put your best efforts into this swap. No quickies here! Challenge yourself to go further than you think you can. Add one more thing, try one more color, just stretch a bit.

No embellishments at all for this swap. None. Zero. Nada. Cards with embellishments will be returned. (Please don’t make me return your cards…I never like doing that)

**Please post any sort of comment to the swap thread so that others can find you easily to give you rep points. ** It’s not a requirement to play but it sure does help your fellow players find you to thank you for your art.

This is a no sign-up swap. Your name will be added to the list in this first post when your cards arrive. I also post a comment in the swap thread when cards arrive.

Cards that arrive on or before May 30th will be swapped out.
Cards that arrive after May 30th will be returned to the artist.


Pretty please with a cherry on top:
Do not send envelopes. (I provide them ..it’s part of my system ;) )
Please do send loose postage.
Keep your cards flat. No embellishments at all for this swap.

Nitty Gritty:

Send only your best work.
ATC card size- 2.5 x 3.5 inches. Please measure. Too small? Adhere it to another card. Too large? Cut it down to the right size.
Originals only. No copies or prints of previous work.
No embellishments for this swap.
Got a question? Ask. Ask. Ask. I’m happy to clarify anything for you.

Please send me a PM (private message) for my address. Sometimes I miss the requests for those in the swap thread.

I will provide envelopes for all players. I will cover postage for International players. US players, please send loose postage to cover your returns. If you are able, and would like to, please send an extra stamp to assist with the postage for our International players. (this is NOT a requirement)

Be sure to add your ATCs for All swap name to the back of your cards. It helps if you also add the swap title to the back as well.

I will give iTraders out sometime before I mail the returns. Please be sure to leave “You Rock!” rep points for the cards you receive and an iTrader for me for hosting.


Thanks for playing in this swap!

Cards Received:
1. Robin returns received
2. beyondshay returns received
3. Rebecca410 returns received
4. debs913 returns received
5. kris10satcs returns received
6. alanabannana returns received
7. coyotesgirl returns received
8. jewelsreturns received
9. the_girl_with_starry_eyes
10. maineatc returns received
11. Pamitha returns received
12. Bubblecup returns received
13. leann returns received
14. Jenn Luc Picard returns received
15. lazyshadows returns received
16. patgel returns received
17. dsign49 returns received
18. lilbad returns received
19. kwailin777returns received
20. That Gypsy Lady returns received
21. Laurie Kett returns received
22. tekamarie
23. Irva returns received
24. Elfreturns received
25. jessann returns received
26. Flmgo33 returns received
27. JayBeeYell returns received
28. boekwrm returns received
29. josq913
30. squirebearreturns received
31. mandjara returns received
32. ICraft returns received
33. terryart returns received
34. CherylS returns received
35. sunkissed
36. blue_eyes
37. akindajoyreturns received
38. artkeyologist
39. iEmilyAnn
40. tjs returns received
41. Rollagalreturns received
42. idolores returns received
43. mvb
44. Artistically
45. Roadhousette returns received
46. DenaCottrellreturns received
47. Jan returns received
48. sassy returns received
49. WendyKreturns received
50. theatrerachelreturns received
51. Hiddentreasure2010 returns received
52. Palmira
53. ineedtocreatereturns received
54. ladonnavk returns received
55. HeatherLeeArt returns received

Idolores
03-21-2012, 03:21 PM
Fun! I'll give it a try see what I can come up with. :)

CherylS
03-21-2012, 03:52 PM
Sounds like fun. Sign me up.

rebecca410
03-22-2012, 01:54 AM
I'm in!!

Terri F
03-22-2012, 07:52 AM
would love to be in this one please

kris10satcs
03-22-2012, 10:41 AM
Oh, I gotta give this one a try!

Joss
03-22-2012, 10:56 AM
oooh I love wild and whacky!

mzspurslasso
03-22-2012, 11:57 AM
Yipeee!!! Come one come all!

lazyshadows
03-22-2012, 12:09 PM
Me me me!

Robin
03-22-2012, 07:23 PM
This sounds interesting!

irva
03-23-2012, 08:23 PM
i would like to join!

jensaz
03-23-2012, 09:08 PM
So, just to be clear - NO EMBELLISHMENTS?????!!!!!:biglaugh:

Gonna lurk for the moment and see what I can come up with.:mask:

dsign49
03-23-2012, 11:18 PM
This is one I will be lurking , but don't be surprized if cards show up in your mail box for the swap. :)

tekamarie
03-24-2012, 12:02 PM
I am totally doing this!!!

beyondshay
03-24-2012, 03:28 PM
I've gotta get in on this one!! Weeeeee:jiggy:

Idolores
03-24-2012, 11:39 PM
Would these work? Are they whimsical enough?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=292345

Boekwrm
03-25-2012, 07:25 AM
Lurking (hiding behind a big purple tree..)

tjs
03-26-2012, 12:39 AM
This sounds like something I could actually do:spinny:

mzspurslasso
03-26-2012, 10:09 AM
Would these work? Are they whimsical enough?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=292345


I can't tell all the colors from the scans, but if the tree trunks are brown then they would not qualify for this swap. (The trees are beautiful though!)

rebecca410
03-26-2012, 10:53 AM
Is glitter considered an embellishment?

mzspurslasso
03-26-2012, 11:14 AM
I think glitter would be an embellishment since it's not typically in the hand drawn/ hand painted mediums already. Thanks for asking though!

DenaCottrell
03-26-2012, 11:51 AM
What about Twinkling H2O's watercolor paint? It has glitter in it which would be really fun for this swap. I wouldn't want it to be confused with glitter though. Would that be okay?

mzspurslasso
03-26-2012, 12:57 PM
What about Twinkling H2O's watercolor paint? It has glitter in it which would be really fun for this swap. I wouldn't want it to be confused with glitter though. Would that be okay?

Dena, Twinkling H2O's would be great.

DenaCottrell
03-26-2012, 01:24 PM
Yeah!! Their colors are so vibrant and bright that I'm positive I can come up with something.

Idolores
03-26-2012, 01:27 PM
I can't tell all the colors from the scans, but if the tree trunks are brown then they would not qualify for this swap. (The trees are beautiful though!)

I used brown and red then washed it out...so only a trace was left. No worries I'll add a quote and post in my gallery. Back to the drawing board. "I must not be afraid of color" :)

rebecca410
03-27-2012, 03:05 AM
Here are my 4 trees. Go postal wednesday!!

mzspurslasso
03-27-2012, 09:07 AM
Love them Rebecca410!!

rogalaca
03-27-2012, 12:22 PM
is there still room left for this.????

mzspurslasso
03-27-2012, 01:16 PM
Absolutely! It's a no signup swap with unlimited participants.

hgsv1549
03-27-2012, 01:52 PM
Keeping this one in mind for sure!!!

rogalaca
03-27-2012, 02:42 PM
Absolutely! It's a no signup swap with unlimited participants.

OK will see what I come up with.
thanks

Idolores
03-29-2012, 11:55 AM
trees take 2!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=292345

beyondshay
03-30-2012, 12:48 AM
I have completed my Whimsical Trees!!! I really enjoyed making these cards...thanks for the great topic!
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q155/justsayshay/1WhimsicalTreesSwap.jpg

debs913
03-30-2012, 10:08 AM
Hmmm...looks fun!

Bubblecup
03-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Can I join please? I got my trees all done! :D

mzspurslasso
03-31-2012, 05:49 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from Robin! Thank you!!

Boekwrm
04-01-2012, 06:28 AM
I love your trees Idolores, especially the purple one.

I am working on my trees, maybe I will stop hiding behind my tree :wubclub:

mzspurslasso
04-01-2012, 10:13 AM
idolores, Bubblecup, and beyondshay...great cards!

mandjara
04-01-2012, 02:01 PM
Cool ! I wanna try it too! If I succeed you'll will find my cards someday before the end...LOL

mzspurslasso
04-01-2012, 02:59 PM
Just a reminder....

For this swap, please hand paint or hand draw Whimsical Trees…but…do NOT color them traditional colors. What I mean is the tree trunk cannot be brown, tan, white, gray, or black. The leaves cannot be green, red, gold, yellow, or orange.

These trees need to be wild colors! Use your imagination. Make them fun, different, wacky, anything unusual. See how creative you can be! Feel free to expand your color craze to the sky or other scenery you may have on your cards. Questions? Just ask.

Please put your best efforts into this swap. No quickies here! Challenge yourself to go further than you think you can. Add one more thing, try one more color, just stretch a bit.

No embellishments at all for this swap. None. Zero. Nada. Cards with embellishments will be returned. (Please don’t make me return your cards…I never like doing that)

ICraft
04-02-2012, 01:32 AM
Here are my 4 trees. Go postal wednesday!!

Your trees are all beautiful but that turquoise and pink tree is ULTRA - AWESOME!!!!:notworthy:

Laurie Kett
04-02-2012, 05:56 PM
Would Love to join!:)

mzspurslasso
04-02-2012, 09:05 PM
Welcome Laurie Kett!

debs913
04-03-2012, 03:38 PM
My whimsical trees are in my gallery. Including: Pink Eyeball Tree, Blue Baobab Tree, Spaghetti & Meatball Tree, and Palm Tree. Go see :D

jessann
04-03-2012, 04:16 PM
Im so excited trees are my favorite!!!!

Terri F
04-03-2012, 09:15 PM
I'm sorry I must withdraw. Too much going on now. Have fun everyone. :)

beyondshay
04-03-2012, 10:15 PM
Trees went in the mail today!

alanabannana
04-04-2012, 07:16 AM
I made these cards up. If they are ok please sign me up. the purple leaved tree has an orange trunk, it looks brown in the posting

mzspurslasso
04-04-2012, 08:45 AM
Awesome cards everyone!!!

cairnlae
04-04-2012, 09:07 AM
Those ARE awesome cards alanabannana!! Yours have inspired me to have a go as well!!!

mzspurslasso...I'm getting such a big giggle out of this thread. I am usually the one who doesn't read directions/the handout beforehand.

mzspurslasso
04-04-2012, 02:00 PM
Oy! Okie dokie them Mz Cairnlae...this is your official request...pretty, pretty, pretty please with whipped cream and a cherry on top...read and re-read the directions ;)

(that goes for EVERYONE else too!) :)

cairnlae
04-04-2012, 02:12 PM
I think you misunderstood me. This time I took the time to read all the way through. Its just obvious by all the "may I join and I have to withdraw" posts , others have not. :P :P Pay no attention to the annoying gloating girl in the corner scribbling trees with her crayons.

mzspurslasso
04-04-2012, 02:58 PM
You are too funny!! :)

debs913
04-04-2012, 08:29 PM
mzspurs I don't read your directions any more because they are so straight forward I have them memorized! No envies, big address label, postage, sleeves, right sized cards, non-tree colors. Got it!! Woo hoo :D

mzspurslasso
04-04-2012, 08:50 PM
You get a star debs913! ;)

Welcome akindajoy!

patgel
04-06-2012, 05:00 AM
I'll have a go

mzspurslasso
04-06-2012, 06:31 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from Beyondshay! Thank you!!

Jewels
04-06-2012, 07:58 PM
I'd like to join, please.

mzspurslasso
04-06-2012, 10:30 PM
Welcome One and All!

ICraft
04-07-2012, 12:31 AM
alanaBannana your trees are wonderful - of course I wouldn't expect anything less from you - your cards are always great!! I've been diligently practicing on trees - you know I have a hand drawn/hand painted phobia but my practice trees have been looking promising.:v_spin:

mzspurslasso
04-07-2012, 09:16 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from Rebecca410 and debs913! Thank you!!

debs913
04-07-2012, 09:44 PM
Wow! That was quick :D

Artistically
04-09-2012, 04:34 AM
I also would love to try. Painting trees in this way sounds so interesting and amazing to me, a good task to test my painting skills :)

Pamitha
04-11-2012, 12:07 AM
I have three done. I hope to do a fourth and then the host can choose a gift from all four.

beyondshay
04-11-2012, 02:43 AM
WOW! Pamitha...absolutely BEAUTIFUL trees! Love them :yes:

mzspurslasso
04-11-2012, 07:04 AM
Lovely trees!

Pamitha
04-11-2012, 12:59 PM
We were just over in the Seattle area which has totally different trees than our area of the state. Wow. I got my inspiration from a green tree with green leaves and red leaves at the tip. If they can come that way naturally, trees can come any which way. Thank you for your comment. I'm blushing and happy.

artkitty
04-11-2012, 01:05 PM
trying to break out of my box
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/18939/small/1_dangle_tree.jpg

debs913
04-11-2012, 04:43 PM
artkitty...it's official...you are OUT of the Box :D Way cool!

Pamitha
04-12-2012, 12:10 AM
Artkitty, WOW!!!! I love it.

Boekwrm
04-12-2012, 06:18 AM
Trees okay for this swap?
98473984729847198470

mzspurslasso
04-12-2012, 08:11 AM
I am soooooooooooooooooo excited about all the trees ya'll have done!!! Awesomeness deluxe!

mzspurslasso
04-12-2012, 07:03 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from kris10satcs! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
04-12-2012, 07:04 PM
Ms. Spurs, I just put my cards in the mail and realized--I forgot loose postage! Would you like me to send another enevelope with loose postage? Sorry! :/

I'll cover your postage on this one. If you join another swap maybe you can cover someone else's postage then...pay it forward kind of thing. :) No worries!

mzspurslasso
04-12-2012, 07:05 PM
Welcome One and All!

Jewels
04-13-2012, 02:37 AM
I hope these are Whimsical enough. If not let me know.

mzspurslasso
04-13-2012, 11:30 AM
Jewels they look fantastically whimsical! I can't tell the colors from the scan. But for everyone please remember:

"For this swap, please hand paint or hand draw Whimsical Trees…but…do NOT color them traditional colors. What I mean is the tree trunk cannot be brown, tan, white, gray, or black. The leaves cannot be green, red, gold, yellow, or orange. "


Thanks for asking!

mzspurslasso
04-13-2012, 11:31 AM
If any of you have made the trunks brown, tan, white, gray, or black...just add color to them so they aren't "normal" colors. :) Same thing for the leaves.

lafaver55
04-13-2012, 12:36 PM
I would love to play.

Jewels
04-13-2012, 01:10 PM
Alrighty, I'll get them mailed.

lazyshadows
04-14-2012, 02:40 PM
My trees are in my gallery,do hope they are whimsical enough Tracy;)

Let me know,if they are ok,i will mail them on Monday!

debs913
04-14-2012, 02:42 PM
Voula your trees are MEGA-whimsical :D

lazyshadows
04-14-2012, 02:44 PM
Thank you Deb!!:notworthy:

terilyn6
04-14-2012, 11:17 PM
This sounds so fun. It will be my first swap if I come up with something worth sending!:wideeyed:

Pamitha
04-15-2012, 12:44 AM
Lazyshadows, those are amazingly odd trees. Perfect for this swap!

mzspurslasso
04-15-2012, 11:06 AM
My trees are in my gallery,do hope they are whimsical enough Tracy;)

Let me know,if they are ok,i will mail them on Monday!

Outstanding! Please send them on!

mzspurslasso
04-15-2012, 11:07 AM
Come on in....plenty of room in this swap!

Pamitha
04-15-2012, 02:59 PM
Tracy, I'm assuming you haven't moved? Sending to the CR 461 address. Let me know if I'm wrong.

mzspurslasso
04-15-2012, 04:33 PM
You are correct thanks!

mzspurslasso
04-15-2012, 05:18 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from coyotesgirl and alanabannana! Thank you!!

JennLucPicard
04-15-2012, 06:55 PM
I just drew up two trees... when I am finished I will post them up here. What a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon

JennLucPicard
04-15-2012, 08:40 PM
:laugh:Ok, just finished. I have your address still, so they will be on their way tmro.

mzspurslasso
04-15-2012, 09:14 PM
Awesome cards!

lilbad
04-16-2012, 12:25 AM
Well now...I have given this some thought. Can I join you?

beyondshay
04-16-2012, 12:33 AM
Gorgeous trees JennLucPicard!!! Loooove them!

mzspurslasso
04-16-2012, 10:26 AM
Absolutely, Lilbad!

lafaver55
04-16-2012, 07:43 PM
I apologize I need to withdraw so that i can address injuries I sustained in a fall. I am sorry

Charisse
lafaver55

patgel
04-17-2012, 10:21 AM
Hi, please have a look to my gallery, if the trees are ok, PM me your address. :) Thanks

mzspurslasso
04-17-2012, 11:02 AM
I apologize I need to withdraw so that i can address injuries I sustained in a fall. I am sorry

Charisse
lafaver55

I hope you feel better soon! No worries about the swap...just take care of you!

mzspurslasso
04-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Hi, please have a look to my gallery, if the trees are ok, PM me your address. :) Thanks


patgel, they look fantastically whimsical! But I can't tell the colors from the scan. If they are done in the colors below, please adjust them and then send them on. I love the style, just need to color to be whimsical too. :)

Everyone...Please remember:

"For this swap, please hand paint or hand draw Whimsical Trees…but…do NOT color them traditional colors. What I mean is the tree trunk cannot be brown, tan, white, gray, or black. The leaves cannot be green, red, gold, yellow, or orange. "


Thanks for asking!

lilbad
04-17-2012, 11:12 AM
Did you add me to the list? Mine are done, but we are in the middle of a remodel and the printer/scanner isn't hooked up this wk. Will wait to mail them after scanning. Can you send your addy?

jaw
04-17-2012, 01:05 PM
How'd I miss this? ... but alas ... must lurk :mask: lurk ... for now ...

mzspurslasso
04-17-2012, 02:08 PM
lilbad...it's a no signup swap so you'll see your name on the list when your cards arrive. :)

Elf
04-17-2012, 03:29 PM
OK! I'll do it. I've been working on a series of palm trees based on the ones on my sand dune- they're pretty freaky!

mzspurslasso
04-17-2012, 05:32 PM
Lurkers Welcome, Jaw! (although all the posts have subliminal messages saying "play...you know you want to...just play) ;)

Bring on the freaky, Elf!

dsign49
04-17-2012, 05:41 PM
here are my trees:

mzspurslasso
04-17-2012, 11:28 PM
AWesome!

JennLucPicard
04-18-2012, 06:45 PM
patgel- your trees are fabulous! I LOVE the Miro tree!

mzspurslasso
04-18-2012, 09:26 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from jewels, the_girl_with_starry_eyes, maineatc, Pamitha, and Bubblecup! Thank you!!

irva
04-19-2012, 08:07 PM
address please got to get y cards out!

kwailin777
04-19-2012, 10:46 PM
Can I join in with these cards?

Pamitha
04-20-2012, 12:13 AM
Kwailin77, those are fun trees. Nice job.

patgel
04-20-2012, 06:11 AM
I posted the cards today.

kwailin777
04-20-2012, 09:46 AM
Thanks Pamitha. :)

lilbad
04-20-2012, 11:44 AM
Pat, those are ever so clever!

mzspurslasso
04-20-2012, 10:30 PM
Please send me a PM (private message) for my address. Sometimes I miss the requests for those in the swap thread.

I've seen several posts in the thread requesting my address. Please look over the swap guidelines again. :) I've got that note in there about sending me a pm for my address because it's easy to miss a request in the thread. I have sent everyone my address that I saw a request for. If you have not received it, please send me a pm.

Please, please...everyone re-read the swap guidelines. Please note the tree colors, postage & label requests, and basics of the swap.

Thanks so much! I appreciate you! :cute:

mzspurslasso
04-20-2012, 10:42 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from leann and Jenn Luc Picard! Thank you!!

lilbad
04-20-2012, 11:30 PM
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99135

99136

99137

Going into Monday's mail. Thanks for hosting!

Jewels
04-21-2012, 02:19 AM
Great trees Lilbad!

lilbad
04-21-2012, 12:19 PM
Thanks, Jewels. A bit out of my league, but I had fun.

mzspurslasso
04-21-2012, 01:06 PM
Loving these cards ya'll!!

terryart
04-21-2012, 02:47 PM
I would LOVE to play!

mzspurslasso
04-21-2012, 05:08 PM
Welcome to the Wild Whimsical Forest!

mandjara
04-22-2012, 01:17 PM
pfffff okay, well, what can I say,.... I am going MAD slowly...:wacko: LOL I have made several trees, but somehow my style is simple compared to all of you ...so I made a tree, threw it away, made another one, threw it away etc... Now I finally have something, I am gonna send it in, and just hope and pray you will like what I made :unsure: I did try!!! :jiggy:

mzspurslasso
04-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Mandjara...don't worry about what the others did. Just do YOUR best work. Enjoy the process! :)

mandjara
04-22-2012, 04:07 PM
thanks :) I will drop it in the NL mailbox tomorrow. It is coming your way!

mzspurslasso
04-22-2012, 07:44 PM
Wonderful, ThatGypsyLady!

lilbad
04-23-2012, 11:28 AM
Mailing mine today. Thanks for hosting for such a fun swap.

mzspurslasso
04-23-2012, 03:30 PM
Hi Everyone!

I am getting lots of questions from lots of folks about the trees in my private messages and on here. Please read the swap guideline statement below once more. If your tree trunks are those colors, please adjust them before sending. Same for the leaves. The goal is to be totally different than natural trees.

It's really hard to tell exactly what colors everyone has used based on the scans, so please look at the guidelines. You know best what color your cards are. :)

Here's the swap guidelines:
"For this swap, please hand paint or hand draw Whimsical Trees…but…do NOT color them traditional colors. What I mean is the tree trunk cannot be brown, tan, white, gray, or black. The leaves cannot be green, red, gold, yellow, or orange. "

flmgo33
04-23-2012, 05:14 PM
Here is my attempt at Whimsical Trees. They do look better in person than the scans show but let me know what you think. :)

lilbad
04-23-2012, 06:44 PM
Nice work!!

mzspurslasso
04-23-2012, 06:51 PM
So far all the trees posted and received have been fantastically whimsical!

mzspurslasso
04-23-2012, 06:54 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from lazyshadows! Thank you!!

dsign49
04-23-2012, 10:51 PM
Sent mine off today.

lazyshadows
04-24-2012, 08:41 AM
Good to hear Tracy!:)

campdesigns
04-24-2012, 12:08 PM
I am new to the forums but I would love to participate! I have already one watercolor tree finished!! Can't wait to see them all, so far they are all wonderful!!!:P

mzspurslasso
04-24-2012, 09:50 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from patgel! Thank you!!

Theatrerachel
04-26-2012, 01:31 PM
I'm an ATC "virgin" and I'd like this to be my first swap. Be kind.

Namaste,

mzspurslasso
04-26-2012, 01:56 PM
Always. ;)

ICraft
04-27-2012, 12:40 AM
I'm ready to take the HD/HP plunge. :wideeyed: Here's a peek....I hope they will be acceptable.....I've been whimsically working on them all week....of course some didn't make it very far in the elimination process but I finally came up with enough for the swap, an extra host ATC and even a couple left overs that I'm putting in my gallery.

mzspurslasso
04-27-2012, 09:58 AM
Beautiful!

Boekwrm
04-27-2012, 05:06 PM
oh my, Icraft, these are all looking so good!

mzspurslasso
04-27-2012, 06:14 PM
Lots of cards came in yesterday and today. I'll update the received list by Sunday afternoon.

Thanks!!

ICraft
04-28-2012, 02:45 AM
oh my, Icraft, these are all looking so good!

Thank you so much - I am always sooooo nervous whenever I try to draw. I think this is only the 2nd swap I've done that was HD/HP so I truly appreciate the feedback! So happy you liked the cards.

lilbad
04-28-2012, 11:02 AM
Nicely done!!

blue_eyes
04-28-2012, 08:28 PM
I think I am going to have to try these. Need to do some stepping out of the box!

Theatrerachel
04-29-2012, 11:47 AM
I'm new to ATC. What does HD/HP stand for?
Thanks!

Jewels
04-29-2012, 11:51 AM
It stands for Hand-Drawn or Hand-Painted.

blue_eyes
04-29-2012, 05:06 PM
Sat down last night about 9 pm to work on a tree. Well finally at 1:30 am and 6 trees later I decided I better go to bed...lol. These were lots of fun. Now to decide which trees to send.

mzspurslasso
04-29-2012, 09:55 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from dsign49, lilbad, kwailin777, That Gypsy Lady, Laurie Kett, tekamarie, Irva, Elf, jessann, Flmgo33, and JayBeeYell! Thank you!!

j.kett
04-30-2012, 10:05 AM
Going to have a lot of fun with this one!

lilbad
04-30-2012, 10:57 AM
Love the whimsey!! Good job!

mzspurslasso
04-30-2012, 11:19 PM
Fun cards!

kwailin777
05-01-2012, 10:05 AM
Squirebear, so beautiful! Love the color!:)

sunkissed
05-01-2012, 04:03 PM
I'd love to join if these are whimsical enough :) 99760

mzspurslasso
05-01-2012, 04:40 PM
Awesome!

kwailin777
05-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Sunkissed, those are beautiful! Blue ones my favorite.:)

CherylS
05-02-2012, 06:24 PM
My trees are done. I used metallic inks and markers. I'll mail them out tomorrow.
1. weepy willow 2. clouds tree 3. triangular forest 4.lollipop trees

kwailin777
05-02-2012, 10:54 PM
Cool trees CherylS!

lilbad
05-03-2012, 10:23 AM
Some real eye candy here!

mzspurslasso
05-03-2012, 10:27 PM
Loving all the trees!

mzspurslasso
05-03-2012, 10:48 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from boekwrm, josq913, squirebear, and mandjara! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
05-04-2012, 07:10 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from ICraft! Thank you!!

ICraft
05-04-2012, 11:07 PM
Cool trees posted by CherylS and sunkissed!

lilbad
05-04-2012, 11:34 PM
Good to see you, ICraft!

blue_eyes
05-05-2012, 09:39 AM
my trees are on the way!

mzspurslasso
05-05-2012, 01:36 PM
Beautiful!

Artistically
05-05-2012, 01:39 PM
My cards are also done (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=299618) ... and it was so fantastic to paint a tree in so many different ways ... I really love such fantastic challenges :) and of course this community which the fantastic possibility to join them.

mzspurslasso
05-06-2012, 03:14 AM
Great trees Artistically!

Looking forward to yours craftADDchick. :)

iEmilyAnn
05-06-2012, 09:58 AM
Can I join?

mzspurslasso
05-06-2012, 12:13 PM
Of course! :) Unlimited number of players and a no sign up swap. No worries, there's room for all.

tjs
05-08-2012, 11:05 AM
Yay! Going postal...

artkeyologist
05-09-2012, 03:03 PM
In the mail today :radar:

mzspurslasso
05-09-2012, 06:37 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from terryart, CherylS, and sunkissed! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
05-10-2012, 09:07 AM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from blue_eyes! Thank you!!

WendyK
05-14-2012, 10:32 AM
Mine are going postal today

mzspurslasso
05-14-2012, 08:47 PM
Love the cards!

mzspurslasso
05-14-2012, 08:51 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from akindajoy, artkeyologist, iEmilyAnn, tjs, Rollagal, idolores, mvb, Artistically, Roadhousette, and DenaCottrell! Thank you!!

blue_eyes
05-15-2012, 06:50 AM
What a lot of fun trees! Can't wait to see what comes back!

mzspurslasso
05-16-2012, 08:11 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from Jan! Thank you!!

Jan
05-16-2012, 10:51 PM
Glad they made it and here they are.

HiddenTreasure2010
05-17-2012, 12:53 AM
Awesome art happening around here!
Here are pics of the cards I will be mailing tomorrow.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Whimsical_Tree_Swap_Webster.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Whimsical_Tree_Swap_Petals.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Whimsical_Tree_Swap_My_Smartie_Tree.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Whimsical_Tree_Swap_Arazona_Heat.jpg

mzspurslasso
05-17-2012, 08:43 AM
Great cards!

patgel
05-17-2012, 11:00 AM
Love your cards Jan and HiddenTreaasure2010

mzspurslasso
05-19-2012, 10:41 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from sassy and WendyK! Thank you!!

lilbad
05-20-2012, 01:32 PM
Gosh, this is coming down to the end soon. Have enjoyed seeing all the amazng art here!

mzspurslasso
05-20-2012, 04:09 PM
You're right lilbad... just a few more days until the swapping begins. :)

mzspurslasso
05-22-2012, 09:25 AM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from theatrerachel! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
05-22-2012, 10:10 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from Hiddentreasure2010! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
05-23-2012, 09:20 PM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from Palmira! Thank you!!

Palmira
05-23-2012, 09:39 PM
This was very fun and challenging! Loved it and love whimsical anythings but especially trees, I can't wait until I get mine in the mail! Thank you so much for sponsoring this. Palmira

Artistically
05-27-2012, 12:54 PM
I am totally surprised that one of my whimsical trees is shown on the front page ... and only because this amazing challenge ... which really motivates me to try something new, because I have never drawn any whimsical stuff before ... but it is always so nice to try and try ... so I think I am gonna paint more whimsical stuff soon :3

mzspurslasso
05-27-2012, 01:39 PM
Yay!! So glad you are all enjoying it. The trees coming in are pure awesomeness!

mzspurslasso
05-29-2012, 08:59 AM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from ineedtocreate and ladonnavk! Thank you!!

mzspurslasso
05-31-2012, 09:45 AM
Wonderful Whimsical Trees arrived from HeatherLeeArt! Thank you!!

beyondshay
06-01-2012, 03:31 AM
HOLY TREE SWAP MZSPURSLASSO!!!! That's a MIGHTY BUNCH of cards you have to swap!!! You are MOST IMPRESSIVE! I haven't hosted a swap yet...you are fantastic for taking on such a job!!! Can't wait to get my returns!!!! YAY!

ineedtocreate
06-04-2012, 10:22 PM
I don't think I ever posted to this site. I can't wait to see the returns!

Idolores
06-09-2012, 01:02 PM
Looking forward to seeing some trees soon!

mzspurslasso
06-09-2012, 02:27 PM
All returns will be headed your way Monday. :) Having a ball going back through all the gorgeous trees! :)

mzspurslasso
06-10-2012, 01:07 AM
My apologies...a few of you sent fabulous paper scraps in your envelopes as a host gift. I looked over and realized I hadn't thanked each of you individually. Now they are in my basket of goodies. Please know how much I appreciate them all and you!

mzspurslasso
06-11-2012, 10:38 AM
The trees have left the building. All trees are en route to their new homes. Enjoy!!!

~The cards in this swap were uber-fantastic. Please let me know if you'd be interested in a second Whimsical Trees swap.

Have a beautiful day!

Idolores
06-13-2012, 07:08 PM
Got some amazing trees today!!

beyondshay
06-13-2012, 09:41 PM
Received BEAUTIFUL trees today from: Pamitha~"Lemon Rose Tree", JennLucPicard~Red Eye Tree & Kris10satcs~Purple tree holding heart. Fantastic returns from a Fantastic Host!

Leaving Rep & iTrader for you <3

kwailin777
06-14-2012, 12:15 AM
Beautiful trees in the mail! (ThatGypsylady Creativitree), (Sunkissed blue tree on blk), and (Rebecca410 pink purple blue swirl tree) Thank you fellow players and our awesome host!:)

kwailin777
06-14-2012, 12:33 AM
Rebecca410, I haven't forgotten to leave you iRock. I hit the IRock button twice by mistake. It says I have to wait a bit before leaving you more points.:cry: Sorry

DenaCottrell
06-14-2012, 02:43 PM
Received awesome cards from WendyK, Sassy, and Jan. Thanks also to MzSpurs for hosting such a fun swap.
Thanks,
Dena Cottrell

Jewels
06-14-2012, 03:25 PM
Great trees from Lilbad, Alannabannana and Robin. Off to leave Yourocks and iTraders.

CherylS
06-14-2012, 05:07 PM
I received wonderful trees today from mandjara, akindajoy, and blue_eyes. Thanks to all and our wonderful host.

debs913
06-14-2012, 05:52 PM
Cards from kris10satcs, lazyshandows, and LaDonna grew out of my mailbox today. Thank you all and thank you mzspurs for another fun swap :D

Jan
06-14-2012, 06:33 PM
Trees arrived here too, I think so. thanks to a great host and kudos to Hiddentreasure2010 for "Webster, KWAILIN for a lightbulb tree and mvb for a squares and rectangle tree. How creative can that got. What a surprise and what fun.
One suggestion I would make is that players at least post once to this swap or any swap they choose to play in. I received cards from players not entered into this swap making it very difficult to give them a "You Rock" perk. It takes time to find them in the membership list and then go to their profile and then find somewhere they may have posted into another place on this site.

Maineatc
06-14-2012, 06:59 PM
Received wonderful returns today from ELF, Robin, and sunkissed. Thank you so much for a great swap, Tracy.

dsign49
06-14-2012, 07:36 PM
My whimsical trees cards came today from a Patgel, beyondshay and debs913 thanks so much and thanks tracy.

Robin
06-14-2012, 08:41 PM
I received my beautifull Trees today! Thanks to our wonderful Hostess and to Jewels,Alanabanna and the girlwithstaryeyes!

mzspurslasso
06-14-2012, 10:55 PM
One suggestion I would make is that players at least post once to this swap or any swap they choose to play in. I received cards from players not entered into this swap making it very difficult to give them a "You Rock" perk. It takes time to find them in the membership list and then go to their profile and then find somewhere they may have posted into another place on this site.

Thanks, Jan! :) It is posted in the swap guidelines to please post a comment to the thread for others to find you for rep points. But it's not required. Some folks will and others won't. With the size of these swaps it can be challenging on my end to keep up with making sure everyone posts something and still keeping it a no-sign up swap. I do agree with you though...if folks would post it would make things much easier for everyone. (hint, hint to all who haven't posted)

ICraft
06-15-2012, 12:26 AM
My cards arrived today - thanks so much to Boekwrm, alanabannana & Squirebear for the beautiful whimsical trees! Also thanks to our wonderful host mzspurslasso - as always - a great swap - you are super!!!

alanabannana
06-15-2012, 06:53 AM
trees are swaying in the breeze here from jewels, iemilyann and robin. thanks everyone

rebecca410
06-15-2012, 09:54 AM
Received great returns!! TY

mandjara
06-15-2012, 02:29 PM
oooooh I can hardly wait for my returns! But I guess I will have to practice my patience a little longer ...:-P LOL

kris10satcs
06-15-2012, 05:06 PM
Thank you mzspurslasso for hosting this creative swap! Thank you to the_girl_with_starry_eyes, BeyondShay, and HeatherLeeArt for your wonderful, Whimsical Trees!

mandjara
06-16-2012, 06:45 AM
GREAT trees arrived today! Tracy thank you for hosting this HUGE swap ! And thanks for the trees I received of Sassy,Leann and Tekamarie ....

JennLucPicard
06-16-2012, 08:55 AM
Great cards from Maineatc, PATGEL, and Lilbad. Thanks for the wonderful cards!!!

mzspurslasso
06-16-2012, 04:02 PM
I'm so glad you are enjoying your returns! The cards were simply fabulous!!! Loved them all!

Pamitha
06-17-2012, 11:10 PM
Tracy, I just got in from Portland and my trees were here. YES! Many thanks to you for organizing and hosting the swap and to Bubblecup, That Gypsy Girl and LazyShadows for excellent, awesome, inspirational trees. I've left you all big thank yous!

Boekwrm
06-18-2012, 10:17 AM
This owning I received three beautiful trees. I love them to bits! Thanks Mzspurslazzo for hosting this great swap, thanks ICraft, JOSG913 and IDolores for your creative trees. Off to give Yourock an Itrader-point.

tjs
06-19-2012, 10:08 AM
Beautiful trees arrived!! Got some terrific cards from emilyann, rolla gal, & mvb. Thank y'all!

Tracy, as always, another great swap! Thank you so much for hosting!!

lilbad
06-19-2012, 11:55 AM
My very whimsical trees arrived....woot! Thanks for hosting a fun and well-organized swap. I rec'd trees from Patgel, JeanLucPicard, and Jill Bosch. Thanks all!

HiddenTreasure2010
06-20-2012, 09:03 AM
fabulous swap thanks to a great host Tracy. The artists, WendyK, Roadhousette, and Boekworm. I love them all!

patgel
06-20-2012, 11:58 AM
Hi mzspurslasso. I got my tree cards. Thanks for hosting. :)

lazyshadows
06-22-2012, 09:43 AM
My beautiful whimsical trees are here!Thank you!:)

WendyK
06-24-2012, 11:53 AM
Thank you to Tracy for hosting, and to Rachel Evans, Roadhousette, and Cheryl S for their lovely cards