View Full Version : Let's Face It Swap - HandDrawn/HandPainted Images of Faces - due June 1

04-02-2012, 11:58 PM
Swap Due Date - June 1, 2012
Withdrawl Date - none, just please communicate!
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Media - Hand-drawn or Hand-painted (mixed media backgrounds okay)
Number of players - 20

Welcome to "Let's Face It!" - A swap surrounding FACES!

(Friendly face) - Intro!
Any hand-drawn or hand-painted faces are acceptable, as long as they are human. This means men, women, or children. If you cannot draw a perfectly-realistic face, who cares... let's practice. Just spend time on your cards and do your best. Send in something you'd be happy to get in return.

(Stern face) - Ground Rules!
- Send in 3 different cards. (The same subject is fine, just make the cards different.) No prints. A hostess card is not required to play, but it will make my face smile.
- All cards must be sent in plastic sleeves.
- All cards must be standard 3.5 x 2.5 ATC size.
- All cards must be flat. A flat mixed media background is okay, but the faces must be hand-drawn or hand-painted.
- Include proper info on the back of each card: your real name, your AFA name, your geographic location, title of card, the swap title
- When your returns arrive, leave a note in the thread, leave Rep Points for your artists, and iTrader for your hostess.
- Get your cards to me IN TIME! I will be sad to, but I will return late cards because it's not fair to other players.

(Disgruntled postal-worker face) - Mailing instructions!
- All players - I WILL PROVIDE ENVELOPES. Send your mailing address on either a large sticker label or a piece of paper. Please, please, please, please write clearly.
- US participants - Send one loose stamp.
- International participants - Send nothing. My treat.

(Puzzled Face) - Any questions?
I am only a PM away!

(Excited face) - Who wants to play?!!!!!
When you go red, your cards are in my hands.
1. TF Balding
2. Pamitha
3. Evalila
4. Mikesatc
5. Gerry - withdraw
6. Halla
7. Lazyshadows
8. debs913 - withdraw
9. BryaAmirault - withdraw
10. Josg913 - withdraw
11. Joss
12. pixiecorpse
13. miss
14. notinkansas - withdraw
15. jessann
16. Pochadiva
17. Nancy - withdraw
18. Freakyross
19. SunTrade
20. andyaly
Wait List: (Hate-to-see-anyone-go-but-would-love-to-have-you-play-too face!)
1. shahzaadee -Taking a withdraw spot! She's in!
2. Onaki - Taking a withdraw spot! She's in![/COLppOR]
3. MelanieS - Taking a withdraw spot! She's in!
4. dezineliz - Taking a withdraw spot! She's in!
5. [COLOR="red"]jo.on.the.go - Taking a withdraw spot! She's in!
6. Oddbreed - Taking a withdraw spot! She's in!

Below are some fantastic examples from my personal collection. A sincere thanks to zamora64socorro, Pamitha, Evalila, and KathyD for allowing me to post their cards!

TF Balding
04-03-2012, 01:13 AM
Yep yep, i'm game! :)

04-03-2012, 02:00 AM
I am really swamped for time but really love doing people so I'm in!

04-03-2012, 02:05 AM
IŽd love to play:)

04-03-2012, 06:36 AM
i'm in.. sounds aawesome

04-03-2012, 07:29 AM
yes please, my faces might look more like gremlins but I will give it a go.:wideeyed:

04-03-2012, 08:27 AM
Sign me up. :)

04-03-2012, 09:04 AM
What a way to wake up in the morning... 6 players (and 6 great artists!) - Happy to have each of you!
Welcome, TF Balding, Pamitha, Evalila, Mikesatc, Gerry, & Halla!

04-03-2012, 10:28 AM
How did i not see this earlier?Thanks Laura!I am in!:)

Just one question,you want realistic faces,right?As i think i am more "skilled" in the whimsical faces he he.But i can give it a try!

04-03-2012, 10:42 AM
I love doing faces. Sign me up :D

04-03-2012, 11:30 AM
Can i play?

04-03-2012, 12:49 PM
And how did I not see it earlier either? Me please, me please. (happy face)

04-03-2012, 01:33 PM
I am totally in!!!! Please :D

Now to pick the faces! :D

04-03-2012, 01:45 PM
Yay! Excited to have you all...
A heartfelt welcome to Lazyshadows, debs913, BryaAmirault, Josg913, Joss, and pixiecorpse.

And, as for Lazyshadow's question... No, don't worry about making the faces realistic. Anything goes, so long as it's human! I love your style, so get your whimsy on, girl!

04-03-2012, 02:07 PM
Can I play?

04-03-2012, 02:25 PM
me too please!

04-03-2012, 02:53 PM
miss & notinkansas... welcome aboard! I'm thrilled you're here!

04-03-2012, 04:07 PM
Please sign me up!!!!

04-03-2012, 04:39 PM
Welcome to AFA and to this swap, jessann. I'm happy to have you play.

04-03-2012, 05:02 PM
Locatray.....I'ld love to join your swap!

04-03-2012, 05:16 PM
May I join...

04-03-2012, 06:08 PM
Add me...Laura!:notworthy:

04-03-2012, 07:19 PM
Welcomes all around to Pochadiva, Nancy, and Freakyross.
Very glad you're all here to play!

04-03-2012, 07:55 PM

04-03-2012, 08:36 PM
Is there room left for me? I'd love to play!

04-03-2012, 08:50 PM
Is there room left for me? Is there an echo in here?? Wait list me if you must.

04-03-2012, 09:35 PM
Please sign me up! :D

04-03-2012, 09:55 PM
A warm welcome to SunTrade & andyaly!! You gals claimed the last two spots with my thread being posted less than 24hours ago. You have made my face smile!

I am sad that shahzaadee & Onaki (two top dawgs) didn't slide in under the tag, but am happy that my wait list is stacked with such goodies. I don't want anyone to go, but I hope you get to play too. Would that make for a confused face?

04-04-2012, 05:02 AM
I'll take a spot on the wait list!

04-04-2012, 06:04 AM
Phew I'm glad I signed up and didn't decide to lurk :D

04-04-2012, 06:15 AM
Guess I will just have to join the wait list. Missed the boat, but my ship shall cometh in. Hmmm, am I just blabbering or does that sound cool?

04-04-2012, 08:44 AM
Please include me on the wait list.

04-04-2012, 10:08 AM
~I'm making pouty faces.:sad:

04-04-2012, 03:06 PM
MelanieS, dezineliz, and jo.on.the.go - You are all on the wait list. Too bad I am limited to 20 players- This now makes 5 super duper artists on the wait list. Thanks so much for your interest.

04-04-2012, 07:30 PM
HandDrawn/HandPainted Images of Faces my atcs i made

04-04-2012, 10:08 PM
Mike! You early bird! I love them- great job!!! THANK YOU for posting to the thread too.

04-05-2012, 03:21 AM
Wow Mike! And here I was thinking I was fast, I sketched 31 atcs yesterday and coloured 18 of them :D my 4 faces included...I did one of helena bonham carter...but it looks a bit like michael jackson :wacko:

04-05-2012, 08:51 AM
Wow, pixiecorpse, you have been busy. If you get a chance, post your faces to the thread to give us more eye candy. Happy creating!

04-05-2012, 09:10 AM
Will do :D tonight will be colouring some more adding ink and if I've got time backing and cutting, I like to scan in bulk :D

04-05-2012, 12:31 PM
Wow Mike! And here I was thinking I was fast, I sketched 31 atcs yesterday and coloured 18 of them :D my 4 faces included...I did one of helena bonham carter...but it looks a bit like michael jackson :wacko:

Can't talk. I just fainted!:laugh:

04-05-2012, 12:48 PM
Hehe, I do have a motive, postage goes up on the 30th april here, and someone told me it was 60% for international mail :wideeyed: so trying to get as many swaps done and mailed out before then :D

04-07-2012, 10:44 PM
OMG Pixie. 60%! That's crazy ....

Anyway, I was traveling and came home today .... but I always carry my tablet and drawing box with me, so I made some cards. Is kind of weird, because these are my bables and I when we were 1. But those are some of the pics I had in my tablet! LOL.

I feel strange giving these away! But if they are ok, I will just send them. They are watercolor.

04-07-2012, 11:38 PM
OMG Pixie. 60%! That's crazy ....

Anyway, I was traveling and came home today .... but I always carry my tablet and drawing box with me, so I made some cards. Is kind of weird, because these are my bables and I when we were 1. But those are some of the pics I had in my tablet! LOL.

I feel strange giving these away! But if they are ok, I will just send them. They are watercolor.

Adorable....Pixiecorpse....you are an animal! Sorry about your postage!

04-08-2012, 12:14 AM
Those are great Maria! The middle two are especially nice...I love the expressions:D

04-08-2012, 04:46 AM
Awwww they are sooooo cute!!!!
Mine are in my gallery :D I used 2 of my kids too lol, gretch is picking her nose aged 2 and george is pulling a face from this xmas :D
Kids can be useful for something after all!!!

04-08-2012, 06:20 AM
They are too wonderful for words ST.

04-08-2012, 01:14 PM
SunTrade- I love your cards! And many, many thanks for posting them to the thread.
Pixie- I am off to have a look at yours in your gallery now. Fun! Thanks for letting us know they are up.
Is anyone else out there busy working on cards? Or are most of you eating Easter dinner at Aunt Bertha's?

04-08-2012, 03:23 PM
Thank you! I did a lot of pencil work .... it usually rakes me over 20 hours to do a decent portrait. These are not so elaborate, but I think they were cute enough!

The one with the pacifier will be 26 this year! OMG!

04-08-2012, 03:45 PM
Hehe awww that makes yours even cuter!
My 5yo scolded me for drawing her with her finger up her nose lol, I have the photo as my phone wallpaper :D

04-09-2012, 10:55 AM
Is your address still the same locatray? If so I'll have them in the mail in the morning :D

04-09-2012, 11:53 AM
Yes, Pixie, same addy. Can't wait to see your cards IRL!

04-09-2012, 12:27 PM
Yippee! Then I'll add it to my pile to mail in the morning....phew those stamps didn't last long :D

04-09-2012, 12:51 PM
I decided to do caricatures for this swap. LOL. They are supposed to be Obama, Uma Thurman, Sarah Jessica Parker and Queen Eliz II.





04-09-2012, 01:20 PM
Fun caricatures Joss!

04-09-2012, 02:56 PM
love the famous faces Joss!

04-09-2012, 05:59 PM
Hehe awww that makes yours even cuter!
My 5yo scolded me for drawing her with her finger up her nose lol, I have the photo as my phone wallpaper :D

HA HA! I have a picture of muy son when he was 5 playing in the shower, and I made a painting of it. He still is mad at me because as he tells me now, I divulge an "intimate and private moment"! :twitcy::biglaugh:

I am going to take a pic of it ...

04-09-2012, 06:02 PM
Cool cards Joss! Love the smiles!

04-09-2012, 08:24 PM
Joss- I love all 4 of those a ton. A ton. Thanks for making a hostess card. Now... how will I pick just one?!

04-09-2012, 08:54 PM
Jossie-- I got Obama and the Queen right away...not the other two because I didn't know who the celebrities are :D NEAT cards!

04-10-2012, 03:02 PM
Hehe private moment :biglaugh:

Mine went postal today :D

04-10-2012, 03:35 PM
Ha ha so glad you all liked them. I was thinking of hosting a caricature faces swap. Do you think anyone owuld join it?

04-10-2012, 04:27 PM
Sounds like a great idea joss, don't think I'd be able to do them as well as yours but, I'd give it a try :D

04-10-2012, 05:28 PM
I think a caricature swap would be fun. I can think of several folks who excel in that area.

04-10-2012, 05:44 PM
I'm going to start practicing right away ;)

04-12-2012, 03:51 PM
Great mail day for me here in Illinois!
SunTrade- Your cards are here. Thank you for the extra card & super goodies!
Mikesatc- Your cards are here too. Thanks for the Ryan card. Makes my heart skip a beat.
Great cards, early birds! Who will be next? .......

04-12-2012, 04:26 PM
Hopefully mine :D I'm trying to delete stuff from my gallery so I can upload more...taking bloody ages!

04-12-2012, 10:05 PM
I finished my faces. One is for you, Locatray, for hosting. Your choice. I tried a few different approaches and had fun making them. Please let me know your address and I'll get them mailed.

TF Balding
04-12-2012, 10:34 PM
Beautiful Pamitha! :wub:

04-12-2012, 10:40 PM
Pamitha- WOW- I love them! Thank you so much for posting to the thread. I will PM you my addy now. So happy you played!!

04-13-2012, 02:16 AM
They are wonderful Pamitha!

04-13-2012, 09:13 AM
Pamitha, those are FAB :D

04-15-2012, 04:22 PM
FYI-I made 'Let's Face It' cards. I know, I know, I'm only on the wait list. :rolleyes:

If anyone drops out...I'm ready! If no one drops out...Ima have a bunch of 1:1 trades to make with my lil faces cards, once this swap deadline comes of course. :cool:

04-15-2012, 06:36 PM
Shah- I love that you love my swap theme enough to do that! Hold onto those gems!

04-15-2012, 08:55 PM
shahzaadee since you are all ready, I think I'll bow out. Spring on the farm is really busy and I've still got 100 strawberry plants, 10 raspberries and 50 asparagus plants to put in, as well as 12 chicks in the bathtub.

locatray, sorry to withdraw, but will be watching for your swaps in the future!

04-15-2012, 09:34 PM
debs- I am truly sorry to see you go. <sniff sniff> I always enjoy your art. Sounds like you're quite artistic in the garden too- WOW! Send some green thumb my way. Good luck and thanks for letting me know.

shah- You're in, girl! You're a poster-child for planning ahead! Glad you're joining the group. Can't wait to see your cards. If you get a chance, post 'em to the thread for delicious eye candy.

Off to update the master list...

04-15-2012, 10:28 PM
*tear* ~waves bye-bye to Debs
Then does happy dance!! 'I'm in!! I'm in!!'

04-16-2012, 04:10 PM
Yay for a great mail day!
pixiecorpse & joss - your great cards arrived today. Thanks to both of you for a hostess card! Much appreciated!

04-16-2012, 05:42 PM
woop! thanks for letting me know! happy they got there safely!!!

TF Balding
04-16-2012, 07:34 PM
Shahz if those are the babies you posted on FB, they are SPECTACUALR!!! (And if they aren't, well then i'm sure these are wonderful, too lol) :wub:

04-16-2012, 09:31 PM
Check it.
Adam, the drunken fool
Maria, the pothead
Jeffrey, the beggar
Jessica, the thief (accidentally or by unknown purpose of the universe, I sketched this out on watercolor paper, only realizing that after the fact. So I splashed a little color on there to see what would happen)

TF Balding
04-16-2012, 09:37 PM
Yep, there's those beauties!!!

04-16-2012, 10:45 PM
Thank you so much for the hostie card, Shelley. They are 4 great faces! Let's all face it- Shahz iz got it goin' on! Awesome cards!

04-16-2012, 11:46 PM
OMG All cards here are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

04-17-2012, 08:55 AM
Thanks friends! I have been working toward doing 'people' for the last few years. I still have my usual challenges when approaching the face but I figure it's best to keep working at it, than give up.

TF Balding
04-17-2012, 02:09 PM
You're doing one heck of a job Shahz! I've been working on people, too... But I seem to have got sidetracked in anime/comic book style and forgot about realism for awhile, lol. Your faces are totally inspiring though. :wub:

04-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Tanya- If you want to submit anime/comic faces, that's totally fine. Voula asked me the same thing about her whimsy style. Anything goes, just so long it's a human face! I don't want anyone to feel confined.

TF Balding
04-17-2012, 05:26 PM
Thanks Laura! Ima give realism a shot (i need to get back on that track) but i'm glad to know i can fall back on my stand-bys. :wub:

04-17-2012, 06:15 PM
I have a realism woman's face you made for me in a MMH last year and I love it, so I know you can, grrl! Her name is "Ferrin" - Do you remember that card??!

TF Balding
04-17-2012, 06:28 PM
Uuummmm.... not so much... :laugh: i've been a lil sleep deprived since last year. ;)

04-17-2012, 06:39 PM
Check it.
Adam, the drunken fool
Maria, the pothead
Jeffrey, the beggar
Jessica, the thief (accidentally or by unknown purpose of the universe, I sketched this out on watercolor paper, only realizing that after the fact. So I splashed a little color on there to see what would happen)

Wonderful cards Shelley!

04-17-2012, 08:51 PM
Great cards, shahzaadee....I love the long-haired dude (reminds me of my husband back in the day....:))

04-18-2012, 11:14 AM
Shelley awesome cards,Jessica is my fave;)

Tanya,i am 100% sure you can do great portraits,realistic or not!You are a fab artist girl;)

And, here are my whimsical cards ha ha,Laura,i tried to be realistic but my markers have a mind of their own!:wacko:


04-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Gorgeous faces ladies!!!!

04-18-2012, 11:27 AM
I love them all, Voula. Thanks for the hostess card! They're beautiful! The last one with the green background is my favorite. You captured a great emotion in her face. And I love that you posted to the thread. Yippee!

04-18-2012, 11:41 AM
Good to hear Laura,i will mail them tomorrow.The one with the green background is my fave as well.I almost kept her;P

04-18-2012, 01:17 PM
Shahzaadee and lazyshadows great faces!

TF Balding
04-18-2012, 02:15 PM
Oooo Voula! Gorgeousx4! :wub: but ima lil odd, I like the one on the tan (pink?) background. She looks like she's reeaally thinking about something serious.

04-18-2012, 02:41 PM
Hehe that's the face I have when hubby talks to me and I'm thinking about something else :D

04-18-2012, 08:01 PM
Lovely ladies Voula....you have that delightful style shining through!

04-18-2012, 11:58 PM
Voula, your faces are just lovely, all of them! Whimsical is good.....that's the best part about this type of swap--so many different styles!

04-19-2012, 12:37 AM
Here Here, andyaly! Well said!

04-19-2012, 11:50 AM
Great cards everyone....Joss, that Obama is so funny...Love, Love it!!
I am still trying to get the courage to start mine!

04-19-2012, 01:26 PM
Just finished mine:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_LetsFaceIt004.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_LetsFaceIt001.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_LetsFaceIt003.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_LetsFaceIt002.jpg

TF Balding
04-19-2012, 01:40 PM
Gorgeous Evalila! Love the lashes on the redhead! :wub:

04-19-2012, 02:37 PM
Evelyn- They are true beauties! Thanks for a hostess card. Can't wait to see 'em IRL. And, thanks for posting to the thread :)

04-20-2012, 11:16 AM
how in the h*ll did i miss this??!

TF Balding
04-20-2012, 01:24 PM
Heehee, ya musta blinked. ;) filled up crazy fast, too, cause Laura runs a good swap. :)

Here's my 1st card...
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5348/7096735675_ce1c331be2_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7096735675/) Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7096735675/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr

04-20-2012, 04:49 PM
Oddy- We'll miss you and your FACE around here! Next time. Once I get past these first 3 swaps, I can have unlimited players and then nobody will miss out.

TF_B- Thanks for your kind words, chica! And, I LOVE your first card. You're amazing!

04-20-2012, 04:51 PM
Pamitha- Your lovely cards arrived. Thanks for a hostie card and an extra stamp. I will have trouble picking which of your cards to keep my hands on... they're all really, really wonderful.

04-21-2012, 02:38 AM
I spy some great cards by Evalila and TF...nice jobs ladies!


04-21-2012, 07:08 AM
Wow! Fantastic faces everywhere! Lovely ladies Evalila, TF and Pochadiva!!!!

04-21-2012, 08:33 AM
Ooooooh, Bonnie, those are cool. What a pleasing color palette. Thanks for posting... and for the hostess card. Everyone is so generous. What kind of paint did you use?

04-21-2012, 09:42 AM
Thanks for the comments!....I used Pelikan watercolors.

TF Balding
04-21-2012, 01:37 PM
Oh wow, those are so awesome and creative P-Diva! Love em all!

04-21-2012, 04:49 PM
Thanks TF!

04-22-2012, 12:41 PM
Sorry but I am going to have to withdraw, my muse is not working on these, I hate to drop, but I wont send in cards I dont like.
It will give someone a chance to join from the waiting list.

04-22-2012, 12:47 PM
Gerry, I am sorry to see you go! I was hoping to return the favor to you after your fun Things That Spin swap. I'll cross my fingers for you in my next swap. Thanks for letting me know, I totally understand.

The good news is that we can welcome Onaki! Yay, I'm happy to have you and your amazing art!!! Three cheers for Onaki!

04-23-2012, 09:27 AM
Halla- I saw your cards for this swap in the gallery. They're outstanding!

04-23-2012, 09:32 AM
My cards are done, maybe. With three of them I'm satisfied but one makes me wonder, if I'll send it or not. It's the man with green eyes who - in my opinion - looks like a mud wrestling Hasselhoff. :P

(Bigger pictures in the gallery.)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8650/small/1_212_redhead_letsfaceitswap.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8650/small/1_213_man_letsfaceitswap.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8650/small/1_214_oh_letsfaceitswap.jpg

? http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8650/small/1_215_mrgreeneyes.jpg ?

04-23-2012, 09:33 AM
awesome!!!! they are all fabulous Halla!!!!

04-23-2012, 09:57 AM
Locatray and pixiecorpse thanks, good to hear you like them.

04-23-2012, 11:09 AM
Halla,your cards really stand out.I have a preferance for the lovely redhead though!;) Great work!

TF Balding
04-23-2012, 03:25 PM
Halla i love the mudwreslin Hasslehof look-alike. I'd totally put him in my collection! :)

04-23-2012, 04:50 PM
Wow, Halla!!!

I mailed my cards today.

04-23-2012, 05:04 PM
Halla- ALL FOUR are show-stoppers! WOW!
Miss- I will be on the look-out! Thanks for letting me know.

04-23-2012, 10:57 PM
Halla...those cards kill!

04-24-2012, 08:00 AM
Thank you all, I really appreciate your comments. So be it, Hasselhoff will travel with the other crew to locatray's hands. :D

04-24-2012, 11:35 AM
:) :) :) :)

04-27-2012, 12:29 PM
Wowza- 4 awesome, creative, colorful, expressive faces showed up today from miss. I love your cards, Valerie! And thank you for a hostess card!

04-27-2012, 07:13 PM
Lazyshadows -- Your four beauties arrived. Thank you kindly for a hostess card. I will have a hard time choosing which one to keep. You do such a great job on eyes. And, thank you for the extra goodies too!

04-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Did anybody create any faces this weekend?
It's too quiet in here!

04-30-2012, 07:55 AM
I did lots but for other swaps, you've already got mine :p
I sent your daughters pif card on saturday too :D hubbys been doing all the school runs throws me off my sneaky mailing :D

04-30-2012, 08:59 AM
My cards just went in the mail :)

04-30-2012, 09:06 AM
I will keep an eye out for them, Evelyn!

05-05-2012, 10:16 AM
Your cards had a safe flight from Germany. They're here & they're outstanding!
Thank you for the host card! :yes:

It has been so quiet in this thread. Maybe everyone is busy busy busy making ART! Missing all your faces! :cute:

05-05-2012, 01:54 PM
shahzaadee - Your cards are here in my hands! I LOVE THEM! Your linework is insanely good. Thank you for an extra and for sending 2 stamps. Ya sweetie!

05-05-2012, 02:07 PM
This swap has so many great artists!Can't wait for the returns;)

05-05-2012, 02:20 PM
I'm way out of my league here. I'm gonna withdraw and let someone with better abilities take my spot. But I'll keep working at it....and maybe if there's a round 2...

05-05-2012, 08:14 PM
Oh, notinkansas, I'm sorry to hear that. I understand & respect your decision, but for the record- This is not out of your league, dear! You are an excellent artist!

I will PM MelanieS and see if she's still interested in a spot. If so, we have a new player to welcome aboard.

05-05-2012, 11:32 PM
YAY! I'm in! Love all the cards shown so far!

05-05-2012, 11:35 PM
WooHoooo, MelanieS!

05-09-2012, 10:56 AM
May I withdraw and give my space to someone....My attempts are terrible!!

05-09-2012, 12:20 PM
Sorry to see you go, Nancy!

Welcome, dezineliz!

05-09-2012, 01:56 PM
Thanks for adding me. Glad I made it in !

05-09-2012, 02:19 PM
[QUOTE=locatray;1231208]Oh, notinkansas, I'm sorry to hear that. I understand & respect your decision, but for the record- This is not out of your league, dear! You are an excellent artist!

Thanks for the encouragement... I just need more practice to keep pace with this group! :notworthy:

05-09-2012, 03:36 PM
Mine will be mailed out tomorrow! Thanks for allowing me to play :)

TF Balding
05-09-2012, 03:37 PM
Gorgeous Onaki! :wub:

TF Balding
05-09-2012, 03:39 PM
Laura I forgot to mention that mine went out Monday (I also forgot to get pics of the last 3 so I guess they're a surprise) :goofy:

05-09-2012, 03:44 PM
Great cards, Onaki! Glad you shared them on the thread.

Tanya- I will watch for your cards. And, oooooooh, I love a surprise!

05-10-2012, 12:39 PM
dezineliz's cards were hand-delivered to me today while our daughters had gymnastics class together. They are fab! Thanks for the hostie card, friend!

05-10-2012, 01:10 PM
Awesome cards onaki!!!

05-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Happy mail day! TF Balding's cards are here in my greedy little hands- I might not let them go. Ha! They're BEAUTIFUL, Tanya! You robbed everyone of a drool session by not posting them!
And, thank you for the hostie card & other goodies.

TF Balding
05-10-2012, 02:59 PM
:embarrassed: My bad... You can post em if ya wanna... :)

05-12-2012, 11:15 AM
Here are TF Balding's cards:

05-12-2012, 01:03 PM
Gorgeous T!!!!

TF Balding
05-12-2012, 01:08 PM
Thanks for posting them L! :)

And thanks PC! They were fun to make & play with a variety of styles.

05-12-2012, 09:55 PM
Fantastic cards, Onaki and TF Balding!! :notworthy:

05-13-2012, 05:40 PM
Love the cards being posted...the bubble gum card is really a standout TF!

05-14-2012, 04:03 PM
I like TFB's cards, too. And, yes, the bubble gum one shows a lot of creativity!

05-14-2012, 04:33 PM
I have my cards all ready to mail so the carrier should have them tomorrow!

05-14-2012, 10:42 PM
I will watch for them, Bonnie- Thanks for the update! Can't wait to see!

05-14-2012, 11:13 PM
Two more sets of cards arrived today...

Rest assured Halla & Onaki, your beautiful faces are here safely.
Halla- Thank you for the hostess card!
Onaki- Thanks for the prints.

Awesome cards, ladies!

05-19-2012, 10:05 PM
Pochadiva- Your fantastic cards made it safely to Illinois. Thank you kindly for the hostess card.
Swap time is going to be so fun for me! Everyone is submitting wonderful artwork.

05-22-2012, 11:50 AM
I mailed mine on the weekend! Sorry I wasn't able to post them to the thread, but my scanner isn't working again.....

05-22-2012, 04:15 PM
Andyaly - Great! I will be on the lookout. If you want, I would be more than happy to put them on the thread once they arrive to me. Let me know. Can't wait to see them- always love your style!

05-22-2012, 04:29 PM
Ok, Josg, I understand. Best wishes. Thanks for letting me know.

(DRUM ROLL...) jo.on.the.go is up to bat! Happy to have you and your wonderful art, Jo! Welcome!!

05-23-2012, 10:09 AM
Laura, I will work on some cards today!

05-23-2012, 10:14 AM
Laura, thank you so much for offering to scan my cards--that would be wonderful! I miss being able to scan them....hopefully my scanner will work when I get the new computer hooked up to it!

05-23-2012, 03:52 PM
We had another player withdraw, so I invited the wonderful Oddbreed to join our group. Yippee- she's in! A warm welcome, Oddy!!

Andyaly- Sure thing, no prob. I will get them on the thread once they are here. More material for us to all drool over!!

05-23-2012, 04:45 PM
Here are mine. They will go out tomorrow.

05-23-2012, 05:23 PM
They are gorgeous jo!

05-23-2012, 08:45 PM
Wow, Jo, amazing linework. Thanks so much for a host card. I will have trouble choosing! I'm thrilled you got a chance to play!!

05-23-2012, 08:50 PM
great cards Jo! Thanks for letting me know the cards made their journey safely Laura!

05-24-2012, 12:54 AM
i'll ge tthese in th epost tomorrow~ thanks Laura!

TF Balding
05-24-2012, 03:43 AM
Gorgeous gals Oddy! :wub:

05-24-2012, 04:09 AM
What T said! Blue hairs my fav! ;)

05-24-2012, 11:13 AM
thanks ladies, i like th eblue haired one too, i think its the wonky eyes

TF Balding
05-24-2012, 01:32 PM
I like the wonky eyes... And the pouty lips... And the wiggly necks, heehee... Basically everything bout em! :)

05-24-2012, 02:59 PM
Will mail them out today....

TF Balding
05-24-2012, 03:13 PM
Love the way the smoke is rollin outta that chica's mouth Lannie! Your stuff always kicks some serious arse! :wub:

05-24-2012, 03:44 PM
what T said, they rock!!!

05-24-2012, 03:45 PM
looove the first one~looks a bit like lil Wayne:)

05-24-2012, 05:36 PM
As usual, Freaky's cards freak me in all the right ways. Awesome, Lannie, and thanks for sharing! Another thanks for a host card.

05-24-2012, 09:56 PM
Great cards showing up!! All of them are amazing. I think I'm in love- T's yellow-haired girl in the bottom r corner. I see a wonky 'Ellie-Mae' LOL!!!
This is my brain. I can't help it. :cool:

05-24-2012, 11:08 PM
You're all giving me the perfect opportunity to say.....
If there are cards that you really love, make sure to comment here in the thread. I go thru the posts at swap time & try to match you all up with your favorite cards. (Call me Cupid.) Plus, we all know it feels good to get AFA love after you post your babies.

05-24-2012, 11:54 PM
Jessann, your fun cards are here. Thanks for a hostess card!!

05-24-2012, 11:57 PM
ALSO- How did I miss that Odd posted her cards in here? Sorry I didn't comment, dear, you know I got nutin' but luuvvv for your cards! Great set!

05-25-2012, 02:33 AM
Mine are ready to mail! Pm-ed you for your address. :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/small/1_img517.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/small/1_img519.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/small/1_img513.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/9642/small/1_img518.jpg

05-25-2012, 05:34 AM
Oh, wonderful Melanie, LOOOOVE the first one!

05-25-2012, 11:44 AM

05-25-2012, 06:42 PM
Wonderful cards, Mel! Thank you so much for sharing & for a host card- lucky me! I PMed you my addy. I will let you know when they arrive.

05-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Just wanted to say thanks to the folks who made such nice comments about my cards.

05-25-2012, 07:35 PM
WOW.....jo.on.the.go, oddbreed, freakyross and MelanieS.....fantastic cards!!

05-26-2012, 02:53 AM
Aubrey...I tried to follow a tutorial off youtube and somehow that came out...so hate that card...I think the scale was too hard for me...I am trying it in my sketchbook as well hopefully it will come out better...But thanks for the kudos...

05-26-2012, 11:24 AM
I feel you freaky! I've got a how to draw vampires book, all the pics I've drawn don't look like they're supposed to, but my colour schemes are better :D
They are great melanieS!!!!

05-26-2012, 02:54 PM
Andyaly- Your cards arrived. They're splendid! Rich, vibrant color & a fun, lighthearted spirit. TY for a host card! For the group's enjoyment, here they are:

TF Balding
05-26-2012, 03:20 PM
Gorgeous! :)

05-27-2012, 01:08 AM
Laura, glad to hear my cards arrived so quickly, and thank you so much for scanning and posting them!! And I really appreciate your kind comments!:)

05-27-2012, 04:01 AM

05-27-2012, 10:48 AM
what a great set!

05-27-2012, 07:46 PM
Love all I'm seeing!

05-29-2012, 09:39 PM
Steller mail day for me... Excellent cards from Freakyross, jo.on.the.go, & oddbreed. Thanks to all of you for the host cards. It's swap time on Friday! Holla!

05-30-2012, 09:41 AM
thanks for letting us know Laura!

05-30-2012, 12:48 PM
I am loving all the cards here!

05-30-2012, 01:58 PM
Yay! Swap time!! Its gone so fast!!

06-03-2012, 10:38 PM
MelanieS- Your beautiful lady faces showed up in Saturday's mail! Yippee!

I was out of town this wknd and, due to a cousin bonfire that went on until 3am, I need sleep tonight, so I will swap all these cards tomorrow night. They will hit the mail on Tuesday morning, players!

THANK YOU ALL so very much for playing and sharing your art. You have given me 18 hostess cards, dollars toward postage, extra stamps, papers, stickers, and wonderfully nice notes. I am one lucky hostess! Big hugs to you all. I hope you all enjoy your returns. Remember to leave Rep points for your artists and come play in another of my upcoming swaps!


06-03-2012, 11:17 PM
Yayyy! Really looking forward to the returns.....there have been so many wonderful cards posted to the thread! Have fun swapping, Laura! :)

06-04-2012, 04:13 PM
yay for returns!

06-04-2012, 06:09 PM
SO glad they arrived!

TF Balding
06-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Weeeee! :D

06-04-2012, 08:55 PM
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06-05-2012, 05:55 AM
SoooooOoooooo excited!!!!!!! :jiggy:

06-05-2012, 01:55 PM
Returns are in the mail!
I'd love it if you'd drop in the thread and let me hear they arrived to you...

06-05-2012, 02:05 PM
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i love returns!

06-05-2012, 03:24 PM
Me too!!!! I haven't had any art mail in a week! A week! Withdrawals!!!! And no post at all since saturday with the queens jubilee and 2 extra holiday days.....

06-07-2012, 04:55 PM
Laura, my wonderful portraits have arrived! Thanks so much for hosting this challenge and thanks to Desineliz, Evalila and Shanzaadee for wonderful faces! You are all fantastic!

06-07-2012, 08:10 PM
Jumping up and down! I received the most awesome cards today from TF Balding, Evalila, and dezineliz. I love them all so much and I thank our gracious Hostess Laura for her efforts in making this a super fun swap!

06-08-2012, 01:24 PM
Faces showed up at my place today! Great swap, Laura. And thanks to these artists:
Halla - Man
miss - Meg
Pamitha - Shy Guy

06-08-2012, 08:37 PM
woop woop, mail call~got my fancy returns today, even got the ones i was guakin at~
thanks so so much Laura! will go leave reps and itrader now~

06-09-2012, 03:21 AM
Received three amazing cards from Joss (Obama), Suntrade (Me!), and Oddbreed (The blond pigtailed one! :D)

Thank you so much for hosting a great swap! Love my returns :)

itrader left for hostess, and reputation/you rock! left for host and the three I received cards from. <3

TF Balding
06-09-2012, 12:22 PM
Got mine yesterday, too! Was an awesome surprise after a reeeaaally bad day at work! Laura you spoil me! Shahzaadee's beautiful Maria the Pothead, Lazyshadow's pouty lipped brunette, and Halla's mud wrestlin Hasselhof!!!! All so very incredible, thanks y'all!!! And lotsa :wub: to ya Laura for another great swap!

06-10-2012, 08:01 AM
Happy to hear returns are showing up to brighten your days! It is easy to swap cards when every single one turned in is amazing! Y'all rocked it!

06-12-2012, 03:16 PM
My returns arrived!! YAY!
Confession- Ok. So they arrived a while back. I was too busy to even open them...can you imagine??!?!

Thanks to our wonderful hostess! Thanks to Pamitha, jo.on.the.go, and Halla for sharing they're artistic talents!!! Off to leave rockin' points for rocking artwork!

06-12-2012, 11:00 PM
Yippee! My faces arrived today, too.....I absolutely love them all!! Thank you so much to lazyshadows (Let's Face It 2/4), Shahzadee (Jeffrey the Beggar) and MelanieS (Brunette)...these are all fabulous cards! Laura, this was such a great swap--a HUGE thank you to you for hosting! :):):)

06-13-2012, 02:24 AM
Love my cards too!
Awesome swap, thank you locatray!
And thanks to lazyshadows, onaki, and jessann for such KEWL cards!

06-13-2012, 02:07 PM
My cards are here:) Thank you!!

06-14-2012, 07:11 AM
Yay! Got mine! Woop! Thanks locatray for hosting! And thank you joss,mikesatc and jessann for your awesome faces!
Rep and itraders I go :D

06-15-2012, 05:49 PM
Great returns from a great host, going to do itrader and reps right now.

06-17-2012, 06:35 AM
Gorgeous set of faces received. Thanks for our lovely host and TF Balding, Onaki and Pamitha for amazing cards!