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TF Balding
04-23-2012, 03:12 PM
Sooo Steamy! HD/HP Steampunk Pin-Up Swap!

Due June 30th, 2012
#players: UNLIMITED
Sign up/withdraw date: none, just COMMUNICATE!!!
#cards: 3:3
(Mixed media backgrounds & embelishments are welcome, but your focal point, the Pin-Up girl, MUST be HD/HP)


http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5329/7149216499_102f4f0691_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7149216499/) Steamy 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7149216499/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr

Flickr link to everyone's ladies! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/sets/72157629980016583/)

With gears, sprockets, awesome outfits, cool contraptions and lotsa steam, what's hotter than a Steampunk Chick? This swap is for celebrating that mechanical hotty! You can draw em any way you'd like (human, alien, cyborg or animal, its all good) as long as they're steamy!

The rules (cause without em there'd be Anarchy!) ;)

1. All cards must be standard 2.5x3.5 size.
2. All cards must be sent in protective sleeves.
3. This is a HAND DRAWN~HAND PAINTED swap, mixed media backgrounds are welcome, as are extra embellishments, as long as your FOCAL PIECE (the pin-up) is HD~HP. Also, embellishments should be either flat enough to not upset the postal machines (nobody wants their cards/returns to be eaten) or the card with embellishments should be individually packaged so that no sharp edges cause any calamities.
4. Cards should be in my greedly lil paws by the due date, June 30th, 2012, no later. Any cards recieved after that date will be returned to their owner.
5. Send in ONLY your best efforts. That's what others do and that's what they expect in exchange. I WILL return any poorly made cards to their owners.
6. Hosty cards are NEVER required, but WILL be pawed, drooled over & loved forevers . :wub:

Mailing Directions:
1. Pm me for my addy when you've finished your cards.
2. US Players: send SASE
INTERNATIONAL players: i will cover the 1st 10 who sign up. All other please send $1 US. All internationals please include a large label with your name & address clearly printed.
*if any international players would like to play but don't have access to a US $1, please PM me. We can work something out. Don't let the $1 stop you from joining!* :)

Now, who's ready to steam this place up with me?

1. Kavka (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225086&postcount=5)
2. Mrs.Alderman (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225114&postcount=7)
3. Mikesatc (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225156&postcount=9)
4. Onaki (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225163&postcount=11)
5. Pixiecorpse (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225171&postcount=13)-UK
6. Lazyshadows (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225222&postcount=16)-Greece
7. Westonwyse (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225231&postcount=17)
8. Oddbreed (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225247&postcount=18)
9. Halla (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225320&postcount=19)-Finland
10. Beyondshay (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225322&postcount=20)
11. Suntrade (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225404&postcount=22)
13. PandaCookie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225758&postcount=30)
14. Aidee (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1225951&postcount=32)
15. Freakyross (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1226387&postcount=36)
16. Jennie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1226456&postcount=38)
17. Alffly (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1226696&postcount=43)-UK
18. Burningthirteen (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1226791&postcount=45)
19. Lemon Crisis (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1228774&postcount=87) SE England
20. Raingirl (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1228964&postcount=92)
22. ThatGypsyLady (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1229507&postcount=110)
23. DADAology (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1230452&postcount=125)
24. Sheala.draws (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1231122&postcount=137)
25. Saiyuki08 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1239486&postcount=214)
26. Dedwar24 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1242938&postcount=254)
27. Blueborealis (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1243565&postcount=271)
28. Kalimara (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1245181&postcount=292)- Canada

04-24-2012, 09:37 PM
I really like steampunk and the entire concept behind the theme. Let me sketch out some ideas first and then I will decide if I can commit to this swap or not. Such a great swap theme though. Good job TF Balding!

TF Balding
04-24-2012, 09:40 PM
Wow, y'all found the swap before i even did, lol... hope ya make your ways back to play! :)

04-24-2012, 10:07 PM
I'll play~

TF Balding
04-24-2012, 10:27 PM
Yaaaay! Welcome Kavka! :wub:

04-24-2012, 11:09 PM
ME pleaaaaaaaaseeee!!!! <3

TF Balding
04-24-2012, 11:15 PM
Gotcha Lynds! :wub:

04-25-2012, 12:37 AM
can i join T

TF Balding
04-25-2012, 12:54 AM
Sure can! Welcome Mike! :)

04-25-2012, 01:17 AM
Add me to the swap! :)
Glad to see a theme like this again.

TF Balding
04-25-2012, 01:53 AM
Welcome Onaki! :wub: I always enjoy a Steampunk girls swap, thought I'd try my hand at running one!

04-25-2012, 02:04 AM
Ooh I thought I had more time to practice o_O
What the hey! I can do this sign me up please T!

TF Balding
04-25-2012, 03:30 AM
Of course you can Pix! :)

04-25-2012, 03:41 AM
Hehe no pressure! And thank you T! I did spend yesterday googling so I think I have an idea and I'm going to work on them slowly in phases :D

04-25-2012, 07:32 AM
Me me me me me me me me me!

04-25-2012, 09:30 AM
def toss my in the ring boss:P

04-25-2012, 11:57 AM
Steampunk! Pin-up! I'm in!

04-25-2012, 12:01 PM
May I join please? :)

TF Balding
04-25-2012, 12:20 PM
Woo-Hoo! All my favorite peeps are coming out to play! :wub:
Welcome Voula, WestonWyse, Oddy, Halla, & Beyondshay!!!

04-25-2012, 01:34 PM
I want to play! I have never drawn pin ups, or steam punk, but I sure will try!

TF Balding
04-25-2012, 01:40 PM
Welcome Suntrade! :)

TF Balding
04-25-2012, 05:47 PM
And you did great! :) Its always fun to stretch your Muses occationally. I'll get some pics posted soon for everybody, but i can't wait to see what y'all come up with!

04-25-2012, 06:30 PM
I'm SO in on this one! :D

TF Balding
04-25-2012, 06:35 PM
Welcome FlyingPhoenix! :)

04-26-2012, 03:38 AM
Its nice to see I'm not the only one quaking in my boots at this challenge! We are a brave lot!

04-26-2012, 04:20 AM
Omg...glad to know im jumping into new territory with all you fabulous new found freaky~artsy friends! Giggle...How fun!

04-26-2012, 04:56 AM
XD heck yeah! I want to join!

TF Balding
04-26-2012, 05:52 AM
Woo-Hoo! Welcome Panda! :wub:

04-26-2012, 03:23 PM
I'm so in!

TF Balding
04-26-2012, 04:38 PM
Welcome Aidee! Glad ya decided to come and play again! :)

04-27-2012, 08:42 AM
woo, what a line up youve got going here T!

04-27-2012, 11:01 AM
Lurky, lurk, lurk

04-27-2012, 11:31 AM
You can add me T...

04-27-2012, 01:41 PM
I'm a gonna lurk, Tanya. You know what's in the works for me, but if I have the time and my hand cooperates, will see if I can steampunk some babes.

04-27-2012, 01:56 PM
Hi Tanya, I think I must try this I love pin ups, but have never drawn steampunk before. But since i can use paper behind them you had me hooked. And being able to add a doo dad here and there just makes me happy.

04-27-2012, 04:00 PM
Hey Playas, Tanya has had a family emergency and has asked that i check up on you all, make sure your behavin and what not...:P

burningthirteen, debs913~hope to see you jump in the mix

Freakyross,Jennie~so glad you both joined, mentally adding you to the list for T~

04-27-2012, 04:05 PM
Sure hope that everything turns out ok. She's in my thoughts

04-27-2012, 04:43 PM
Oh no! Sending big hugs Ts way!!!!
But we're all being taken care of by oddy so you don't need to worry about us :D

04-27-2012, 05:50 PM
Taken care of by Oddy....now that is a strange thought LOL :spinny:

04-27-2012, 11:12 PM
Ima let Tanya fill you all in when she gets online, alffly, adding you to the mental list too~

04-28-2012, 12:33 AM
Ooh! Nobody told me that there would be a mental list involved. Can I join too? :)

04-28-2012, 11:38 AM
Well burning 13 that's why they let me in.

04-28-2012, 12:16 PM
burningthirteen has hoped on the steam train,:wacko: me too Jennie

04-28-2012, 02:33 PM
much love to Tanya~

04-28-2012, 03:32 PM
I think I am having Tanya withdrawal. Sniff...hope she is okay and back soon. :wideeyed:

04-28-2012, 03:55 PM
Deb you'll get your fix soon enough http://www.smileyvault.com/albums/CBSA/smileyvault-cute-big-smiley-animated-023.gif (http://www.smileyvault.com/)

04-28-2012, 07:02 PM
;-; i hope so! i miss her too~

04-29-2012, 08:47 AM
its a beautiful day in the nieghborhood, :wacko:, hows the gang doing today? does anyone have any pics to post...:) im working on inking a few today~

04-29-2012, 08:54 AM
I am working on mine as well but ahm,my daugther keeps interrupting me!She wants my markers lol!Have a nice day everyone!

04-29-2012, 11:36 AM
Odd I think that everyone has asked for tanya back and we are all worried about her but I have to say you are doing one kick a@# job for her

04-29-2012, 11:45 AM
Yep! I agree with Jennie hope T gives you a big smooch when she gets back!
I've done 3, just gotta ink them, trying to get them done so I can at least post 1 to make sure I'm doing it ok :D
At least when my 3 yo decided to help cut atcs he didn't touch these 1s!

04-29-2012, 12:04 PM
Oh how funny, random sizes?

04-29-2012, 12:04 PM
Ok scrap that too excited she's inked and in my gallery with an uninked lady next to her :D

04-29-2012, 02:11 PM
I hope everything's alright with T...

...I've got my backgrounds done (Gonna layer them on my "trademark" gold/brown background). Hoping to start sketching them soon!

04-29-2012, 02:48 PM
Jennie, thank you! its really hard to "try" to fill anyones shoes, let alone a badass like Tanya, I really appreciate you all puttin up with me~

pixiecorpse you did an excellent job on the card, i just looove the mechanical arm, keep em coming

and you should all know that Tanya and I have been in keepin in touch, she is going to be really busy with family over the next few days, so i will keep ya posted

04-29-2012, 03:00 PM
Woo thank odd! Although kinda wish you didn't like her I think I've fallen in love! :D it will be hard to let her go...but I will its for a good cause!
And at least T knows we've been working hard in her absence :D

TF Balding
04-30-2012, 03:02 AM
Hey everybody! Sorry to have abandoned you all so suddenly. As Odd said, I had a family emergency. I'm not quite ready to go into details just yet, but I will say that it's been three of the hardest days of my life & all the well wishes and good vibes you guys sent have been very much appreciated. Big *HUGZ* to all of ya for em!

Oddy-doll, thank you sooo much for keeping things in line for me! A big *HUG&SMOOCH* for you Chica! :wub:

Now... Back to business... The Mental List (Welcome to T's Asylum!) :goofy: Freakyross, Jennie, alffly & burningthirteen!!! Debs if ya get tired of lurkin I promise we'll save ya a crayon for Rec time! ;)

Hope I got everybody (there's nuff straight jackets to go around)! Holler if I missed anyone! :laugh:

Ps. Pix that card is smokin hot! If she does not show up in my mailbox I will be completely and utterly heartbroken!!!

04-30-2012, 03:26 AM
You don't have to tell us anything T! Its lovely to see you back and hope everythings ok or at least getting better now!
Odd did a wonderful job in keeping us all in line!
I've mailed your MMH zodiac btw.
And I updated the photo so all 4 are done, they just need backing and they're all coming to you don't you worry I'll let that hottie go its for a good cause :D

TF Balding
04-30-2012, 03:36 AM
Oh I love them! You did an awesome job! *pfft* and you were worried about doin Steamies, silly gal. ;)

And I won't lie to ya. Things aren't ok & it's going to take awhile to get back to normal, but I will be just fine. Just gonna have some hard days ahead. But I'll have a new guardian angel to see me through.

Ok... Nuff of that. Anybody else got any goodies to share?

04-30-2012, 04:52 AM
I thought so too! Surprised myself but I think if I do a lot they might end up looking too similar!
And were all here for distractions and silliness when you need it :D

04-30-2012, 08:25 AM
yay! Tanyas back in da house! were her for ya doll~

04-30-2012, 01:00 PM
Welcome back Tanya. so glad that you are ok. We're here for you. And thank you my mental state is pretty good but pleas keep the straight jacket available just in case.
Hope everything passes quickly
Blessings jennie

TF Balding
04-30-2012, 01:16 PM
Thanks guys.
Jennie if the straight jackets aren't for you we have a lovely selection of crayons and fingerpaints in the Rec Room... ;)

04-30-2012, 02:11 PM
dont forget the glue:wacko:

04-30-2012, 02:30 PM
Ooh if there's glue there better be old catalogue pics to stick down!

04-30-2012, 02:38 PM
Odd I told you I'm not into glue but rather wearing velcro and sticking to the walls

TF Balding
04-30-2012, 02:44 PM
Not sure if we're allowed glue (ya Sniffers), but i'll definitely check on it... as for the walls? I prefer the rubber kind. *bouncy*bouncy*bouncy* :goofy: ;)

04-30-2012, 02:48 PM
Tanya!!! *flying tackle hug* im very happy your back~ my straight jacket is big enough for us both muahahaha!! as for my ladies there still ideas brewing in me noggin.

TF Balding
04-30-2012, 03:02 PM
Weeeee! Thank God for rubber rooms, lol... made that flying tackle hug that much more fun! ;)
I'm glad to be back!

I started a girly Thursday evening... lined er sometime early Saturday mornin. Sad to say i havent even erased the pencil off er yet, but i have plans for her. :) It was a long weekend, but i found myself lurkin the forum in the shadows alot & thinkin bout cards i'd work on when i had the time& sanity. I've been tradin stuffs for lotsa lil gears n mabobbits n have plans for all of em now.

04-30-2012, 04:22 PM
im not into glue either Jennie, but it might temp others:P

ok Lyndsey we all want flying tackle hugs~

TF Balding
05-01-2012, 08:10 AM
Good morning Sunshines! How is everyone today?

05-01-2012, 08:47 AM
Afternoon ;)
I'm going to sort out all my envies for mailing and weigh them then see how much the postage went up today :o
And later when hubby goes out I'm going to educate the kids in the ways of princess bride :D

05-01-2012, 09:16 AM
princess bride, loved that flick~its an early morning here...need coffeee:wacko:

05-01-2012, 09:47 AM
Nuttynanners doing a princess bride swap so if I get the kids to watch it then there might be less interrogation while I'm doing them...I hope :D
Its almost 3pm here and I'm ready for a nap :O

05-01-2012, 10:24 AM
Pixie they are young! what's that and why are the words that start every sentence of their vocabulary. That changes when they are teenagers then the starting word is Mother :rolleyes: or Daddy :rolleyes:

05-01-2012, 10:51 AM
Hehe that's true I'd rather listen to the what's that than I want hehe

05-01-2012, 11:17 AM
my sooo sexy steampunk pin up girls

05-01-2012, 11:41 AM
Very sexy mike! Woo!

05-01-2012, 12:28 PM
Thank you Gemma

TF Balding
05-01-2012, 12:40 PM
Very kool Mike!

05-01-2012, 02:29 PM
Love the Mike!

05-01-2012, 02:44 PM
thanks Tanya and Maria

Lemon Crisis
05-01-2012, 05:42 PM
I love Steampunk - sign me up please :3
Saw this thread yesterday & let my muse loose with my sketchbook to see if I'd have the ideas to commit, and I do! I have three planned, but I want to add a host card too so I'm not stopping 'til I've run out of steam (cue groan). Ahem.

So yeah, if you don't mind the fact that I'm new here, I'd love to be added to the list!

TF Balding
05-01-2012, 07:26 PM
Welcome to the Asylum Lemon Crisis! We looove fresh meat here! ;) :goofy:

05-01-2012, 09:09 PM
Welcome to the Asylum Lemon Crisis! We looove fresh meat here! ;) :goofy:

what she saidhttp://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-happy020.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

TF Balding
05-01-2012, 09:54 PM
Heehee... :laugh:

05-01-2012, 10:15 PM
Mike those are great

05-02-2012, 01:09 AM
Please sign me up. Love anything steampunk.

TF Balding
05-02-2012, 01:19 AM
Sure thang! Welcome Raingirl! :)

05-02-2012, 06:51 AM
Mine are on their way :D

TF Balding
05-02-2012, 07:23 AM
Thanks for the heads-up PC! I'll let ya know when they arrive! :)

TF Balding
05-02-2012, 07:31 AM
Lol, no worries Westonwyse! You still have 2 whole months. (And if it makes you feel any better, i've only got 1 card 3/4 finished myself) ;)

05-02-2012, 07:58 AM
I lock the kids in their room while I work! :big laugh:
But seriously I like to use a visual to star so that helps then depending on what I'm doing depends on how much sketching I'll do then I colour with my water colour pencils water it up, add more pencil if I need it it then ink when dry :D
Think its as I know I don't have a lot of time in the evenings to work it makes me more productive :D
Now collage on the other hand takes me FOREVER!

05-02-2012, 03:13 PM
Great cards pixiedarlin

05-02-2012, 04:22 PM
Thank you very much Jennie! :D

TF Balding
05-02-2012, 04:43 PM
There's no limit or set sign up time, so welcome to the Asylum psywiz13! :goofy:
(Hey Oddy, more fresh meat! ;) )

It looks like you're pretty new to the site, so if you have any questions just ask! We're a bit off, but we're a fun bunch n will help any way we can. :)

05-02-2012, 05:01 PM
*sigh* I can't believe its been 4 wonderful month since I was the fresh meat in the house! :D

TF Balding
05-02-2012, 05:30 PM
Awww Pix, we still love ya, even if you're not so fresh anymore ;)

05-02-2012, 06:13 PM
Hehe thanks T :D

05-02-2012, 07:20 PM
Ooh good call on your first returns! They won't take long! And before you know it you'll be juggling 10 swaps :D

05-02-2012, 07:47 PM
im old meat. lol been here a year and a month or so @-@ it dosent feel like so long, but most addictions dont XD!!! Welcome psywiz13

05-02-2012, 08:44 PM
Welcome psywiz13 to our little home. We know by the way that this can and usually is addicting but the more you do the better your art is and so it's always enjoyable. I think Mrs Aldermnan and I signed up the same day. But some have been here way way longer than us. like 2008. I'm Glad you joined us.

TF Balding
05-03-2012, 12:44 AM
Welcome ThatGypsyLady! :)

05-03-2012, 03:32 AM
We'll never become old meat mrs alderman we'll just mature like a fine wine! :D
And Jennies so right! The more we do the better we get and there's so many new styles/ media to work with this is definitely my idea of heaven!

05-03-2012, 03:18 PM
im rotten meat too, lol or zombiefied, which ever you can stomach... psywiz13ThatGypsyLady welcome to the chain gang~

05-03-2012, 03:29 PM
I'd take zombiefied over rotten any day of the week I can still hear my college tutor shouting at me and the stench after I left some meat and maggots in the art room bin :/ at least I got awesome pictures out of it at the time :D

05-03-2012, 04:08 PM
Hey who said that meat and maoggots aren't art?

05-03-2012, 04:51 PM
they didnt mind it being art, they just didnt appreciate my very lax disposal of it after i was done :D

05-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Oh, so you are the one that can't put a napkin off the table and into the trash at my house

05-03-2012, 09:44 PM
you guys are killin me, lol, in a good way~hows the art comin? anyone got pics to share? poke poke....

05-03-2012, 09:50 PM
No, not yet
Working right now on star wars for pixie. tomorrow is star wars day and I want to have them done

TF Balding
05-03-2012, 10:33 PM
Ok... sorry i've been crazy busy at work tonight guys, but i love the conversation...Pix do tell... please, wat kinda art project was this? Do ya still have pictures??? :laugh:

05-04-2012, 12:21 AM
Well let's hope it wasn't as a stylist for menu pictures. The aditional maggots might be a different kind of protein though

05-04-2012, 03:21 AM
I honestly can't remember what it was for, I did a painting it might be around somewhere and I put the pictures onto slides but a lot of stuff got thrown away when my mum moved and I couldn't get to her house to help keep a lot of my crap :D I really need to reorganise all my things :D

TF Balding
05-04-2012, 01:20 PM
Well, if ya ever come across that painting I sooo wanna see! Lol :)

05-04-2012, 01:38 PM
geeze how did I miss this one.....may I please play??

TF Balding
05-04-2012, 01:55 PM
Why of course DADAology! Welcome to our crazy lil group! :wub: :goofy:

05-04-2012, 02:27 PM
I will do :D I just hope its worth the wait if I do find it :D

05-04-2012, 02:44 PM
Well I hope it's something that you got a stellar grade on

05-04-2012, 03:08 PM
I passed the course :D it was all separated into lots of different projects. And the guy I used to share a taable with was a very bad influence so we'd spend a week messing about then a week actually doing the work and his was always better than mine! I've grown up a bit since then :D and don't get easily distracted hehe

TF Balding
05-04-2012, 04:23 PM
Heehee... cute guys in art class were always a distraction ;)

05-04-2012, 06:42 PM
So very true! :D

Oh do you know I was happily going to sit down n watch resident evil extinction and hubby walks in 5 minutes into it switching the news on bloody hell! And he'd been to the mexican restaurant in town with his friend pah!

TF Balding
05-04-2012, 06:58 PM
Hmmm... so many things about that just dont seem right.... of course my hubby loves all things sy-fy...

05-04-2012, 07:03 PM
Was hoping he'd get voted into the local council yesterday so he could shack up with his secretary and then I'd have the tv all to myself :biglaugh:

05-04-2012, 07:07 PM
lurking for now.

TF Balding
05-04-2012, 07:22 PM
Lurk away Rogalca! We'll save a spot for ya if you change your mind! :)

Pix... :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: that's all i can say to that...

05-04-2012, 07:29 PM
I'm lurking as well...

05-05-2012, 04:29 PM
ok. I'm in please. I think my ideas have solidified.
BTW this would make a great paper doll swap as well!

TF Balding
05-05-2012, 04:45 PM
ReverieJJ- hope ya decide to come back and play!

And welcome Sheala.draws! I agree, it'd make a great paperdoll swap (for a host who's experienced in those) :)

05-05-2012, 05:44 PM
ooh yes hottie paper dolls!

05-05-2012, 07:10 PM
Shela I know you are doing your own paper dog swap but we'd love to have you in my Abstract People Paper dolls- swap :)

TF Balding
05-06-2012, 01:59 PM
Ok, got my 1st Chica finished...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5329/7149216499_102f4f0691_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7149216499/) Steamy 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7149216499/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr

05-06-2012, 02:37 PM
Wooo! Hottie! :D

TF Balding
05-06-2012, 03:20 PM
The color on the pic is off (they always are), she's alot more vibrant IRL. Thanks Pix! :)

05-06-2012, 04:18 PM
Mine sometimes go the other way brighter in the scans and dull in RL hehe! She's looking good either way ;)

Lemon Crisis
05-06-2012, 04:59 PM
I agree with Pix - she's gorgeous! I'm not as good as you at drawing (yet ;)) but I'm enjoying making mine anyway, lol.

TF Balding
05-06-2012, 05:30 PM
No worries cause learning and growing is the name of the game around here. (Go look at stuff in my gallery from this time last year, or even 6 months ago. You'll see quite a difference) :)

05-06-2012, 06:14 PM
Hottness T!!! i love her feathers~

05-06-2012, 06:28 PM
OOOO love her

05-06-2012, 08:10 PM
for you tanya

TF Balding
05-06-2012, 08:54 PM
She's hot Mike! :wub:

05-07-2012, 04:24 AM
Don't worry about it lemon crisis! what T said is absolutely right, and the more you do the more confident you get, and its fun figuring out where your strong and weak points are! I love the marker style but I know its not worth me buying any as I'll fluff it up massively :D but its good to challenge yourself and work on the weaker points! :D

Mike she is a hottie :D

TF Balding
05-08-2012, 01:56 PM
Pixiecorpse your steamy peeps came rollin in yesterday! Very hot Chica! :wub: And thanks sooo much for the hosty card!

05-08-2012, 02:02 PM
Wow! They were fast!!!! Thank you for letting me know :D and glad you like them :D

TF Balding
05-08-2012, 02:06 PM
If no one has any objections I'd like to make a flickr gallery for these (like I did in my last swaps). I post em with their artist's name as the title, both to let everyone see ALL the work together and to have an easy reference come swap n rep time should anyone not be able to figure out who their lovelies came from. Pm me if you'd rather not have your set included. :)

05-08-2012, 02:15 PM
It was a lifesaver for me in your stockings swap! So I say yay for the flikr gallery!!!

05-09-2012, 12:09 PM
I really liked being able to see all the cards on flickr last time too!
It's nice not to have to go through the thread to find all the cards. Plus you even include the cards that people didn't upload so it's especially nice.

05-09-2012, 01:19 PM
lurky lurk...

TF Balding
05-09-2012, 01:40 PM
Pix n Kavka: glad yall like the Flickr gallery. :) I always enjoy seeing everything together & hoped I'm not the only one.

Poeticpaper lurk away! Hope to see ya back! :)

05-09-2012, 02:17 PM
the flickr gallery is an AWESOME idear! i just peaked at the cards today, NICE!

05-10-2012, 01:20 AM
Started sketching these out and I remember now what the best thing about steampunk is, corsets!

TF Balding
05-10-2012, 02:12 AM
Ooooh yeah! Luvs me some corsets!!! :D (ok, on other people... on myself? Not so sure, lol) ;)

05-10-2012, 01:41 PM
I'm not having any problem drawing the corsetted steam punk pin ups but the backgrounds are eluding me. So I have decided that I will cut out the pin-up and uhu gluestick to steampunkish paper. that will fix it. See no more head-ache from figuring out what to do

TF Balding
05-10-2012, 01:57 PM
Sounds good to me! (The card I posted was drawn, cut out with an exacto knife, glued to funky paper, then to a playing card that turned out to be a quarter inch too small all the way around, so I glued it to an atc blank, colored the edges, slapped on some flat gears, clear coat & some sepia stained glass goo around the edges for a final touch... *phew* that was a mouth full, lol) :laugh:

05-10-2012, 02:25 PM
Wow! you busy bees! I just drew cog shapes :D

TF Balding
05-10-2012, 02:34 PM
It was one I finished out during that gorgeous full moon (which always makes me crazy productive)... Now I've set the bar high for myself and the moon has passed... Well we'll just have to wait n see :laugh:

05-10-2012, 02:45 PM
Hehe I know you can do it T! I was inking my geishas on the bus today :D

TF Balding
05-10-2012, 04:02 PM
Lovely n steamy ladies came in from Mikesatc today! Thanks so much for the awesome hosty card! :wub:

Lemon Crisis
05-10-2012, 04:34 PM
Flickr is a good idea, I certainly have no objection to mine going up there!

I've finished one of my girls, but I may do some tweaking so I won't upload her 'til I'm happy. Still - one down only three to go! Lol :P

TF Balding
05-10-2012, 04:39 PM
Sounds like we're in the same boat! ;) Good thing we still have plenty of time left! :)

Lemon Crisis
05-10-2012, 04:48 PM
Aye! Time is always good ;). Luckily I have a couple of sketches & some ideas, but I probably won't even use them in the end lol.

I work better late at night too, which isn't always helpful :nah:

05-10-2012, 05:08 PM
I only get time to work at night because of the munchkins stealing all my pencils otherwise hehe

05-11-2012, 02:23 PM
Flickr gallery sounds good, it's fun to see all the cards.

I just started working on my first card and it is hard! I've never drawn steampunk before and I'm hoping I could draw cogs and corsets separately. And trying to get things look metallic, usch! Still I'm interested to see how the card turns out and love the challenge.

TF Balding
05-11-2012, 02:59 PM
It is a fun challenge. I'm drawing mine so far and adding some gears and bits. Remember as long as your card is reasonably flat & your steamy chica is handdrawn you're good to go! :)

05-12-2012, 09:44 AM
Wow they are awesome psywiz13!
Halla yep once you figure it out it is hard to stop! I've just mailed my steampunk bat for debs creative combo swap, had to mail him fast or he'd have sneaked himself into my fabulous new binder :D

05-12-2012, 12:46 PM
Here's my first card. All comments are welcome.
Other cards are still a question mark for me, I'm now doing random steampunk sketches to get to know the style.

05-12-2012, 12:54 PM
She's perfect Halla! And a hottie! :D

TF Balding
05-12-2012, 01:03 PM
Ditto what Pixie said! She's gorgeous! :)

And that's a great link psywiz13! Lotsa awesome visuals! Thanks!

Lemon Crisis
05-12-2012, 01:04 PM
Halla she's gorgeous! I'd forgotten about that particular pin-up pose for some reason, but it works great for steampunk :D

05-12-2012, 03:15 PM
Halla wow!;)

05-12-2012, 03:51 PM
Thanks, nice to hear you like her. :)

05-13-2012, 10:19 AM
wow halla! so cute and beautiful. i love that she is riding a tiny blimp~

05-14-2012, 01:28 PM
wowza! halla, that rocks!

TF Balding
05-14-2012, 03:22 PM
Got 2 more drawn n lined in the last couple of days! I'm off work the next 2 and hoping to have something to show yall soooon. :) Anybody else got any goodies?

05-14-2012, 03:47 PM
Ooh can't wait to see T! I just get to sit back and enjoy the eye candy from here on out :D

05-14-2012, 03:55 PM
Anybody else got any goodies?
Yup yup! My Steamy Steampunk Pinup Girls (http://burningthirteen.com/2012/05/steamy-steampunk-pinup-atc-swap/) are all done and preparing for their journey.

TF Balding
05-14-2012, 04:11 PM
Gorgeous! Your colors always pop! And love that they all have their own story, too. Very kool! :wub:

05-14-2012, 07:50 PM
seems like ive been working on these forever... does the shaky hand syndrome give them character?!

burningthirteen your cards are fabulous!

05-14-2012, 07:57 PM
Thanks Odd! Your cards are great too, love the muted greys and browns that really give them a industrial steampunk feel.

05-14-2012, 08:02 PM
wow you two~ those look great!! i love your regal black haired babe Odd~

05-14-2012, 08:13 PM
ahhh, thanks you guys...i m partial to the red head too Lyndsey

TF Balding
05-14-2012, 08:27 PM
Wooo-hoo! More hotties!!! And they are smokin' Oddy!!!

05-15-2012, 05:00 AM
Ooh look at those hotties burning13 and oddy! They are all fantastic!

05-15-2012, 01:12 PM
My cards will start travelling your way tomorrow:)

TF Balding
05-15-2012, 03:51 PM
Weee! Can't wait to see your lovelies Voula!!! :wub:

TF Balding
05-18-2012, 01:08 PM
BurningThirteen your gorgeous ladies made their way here yesterday! Beautiful work!!! And thank you so much for the hosty card! :wub:

05-21-2012, 02:16 PM
Due to not having enough stamps my cards went out a little later than I had originally planned but they are postal now!

Here they are :)

05-21-2012, 02:24 PM
Kavka AWESOME cards!

05-21-2012, 02:27 PM
They are fantastic kavka!!!!

TF Balding
05-21-2012, 03:16 PM
Beautiful ladies Kavka!!! I espacially love the expression on the bottom right gal, lol. Are they more of your OCs? Helen aaand who else?
I'll let you know when they arrive! :wub:

TF Balding
05-22-2012, 01:15 AM
Voula your gorgeous gals arrived today!!! They are so awesome! Did ya post pics in your gallery? Everybody oughta see these! :wub:

Btw, I'm off tomorrow and am going to try and get the sets I've received posted in the flickr set I've created for this swap. It's just so much fun to see them all together! :)

05-22-2012, 07:52 AM
Yay! Can't wait to see it!

05-22-2012, 09:42 AM
Tanya now that you mention it,i think i didn't post any pictures:no: Good to hear they are with you now;)

Kavka and Odd awesome cards!

TF Balding
05-22-2012, 01:23 PM
Ok, my pics don't do these ladies any justice, they are much more vibrant IRL (very much in true Voula style). Here are Lazyshadows' cards:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/7249972574_6c696d60c1_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7249972574/) Lazyshadows (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/7249972574/) by TF Balding (http://www.flickr.com/people/tfbalding/), on Flickr


05-22-2012, 01:37 PM
They are fantastic!!!

TF Balding
05-22-2012, 01:48 PM
And I just posted the flickr link to all the cards I've receives so far at the head of the thread, but I'll post it again Here (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tfbalding/sets/72157629980016583/)! :)

05-22-2012, 02:28 PM
holy hell, i had to reactivate my FB to sign in to flickr...wtf...ANYhoo, extremely AWESOME set of pics over there! love that you are doing a gallery for each swap!

Lemon Crisis
05-22-2012, 02:38 PM
Wow, all the cards posted so far are amazing :D
Liking the Flickr gallery too!

TF Balding
05-22-2012, 03:39 PM
Reactivate your FB? Huh... Didn't realize the two were connected. Weird. But glad y'all likey (& glad ur back on FB Odd) ;)

05-22-2012, 04:40 PM
Hehe it does look fantastic T!
Ahh twitters enough for me, I don't have enough time to get sucked into FB :D

TF Balding
05-22-2012, 09:22 PM
I have FB... Tanya Fite Balding if anyone wants to find me, but I'm not on it much, lol. I spend most my free lurky time here at AFA. :D

05-22-2012, 11:42 PM
here are my ladies! fun swap!

TF Balding
05-23-2012, 12:49 AM
Awesome Sheala! Love that Rosie the Riveter pose! :)

TF Balding
05-23-2012, 02:50 AM
Welcome Saiyuki08! adding ya now! :)

05-23-2012, 07:12 AM
They are awesome sheala!!!!
Yep all my lurky time is here and twitter, not room for FB too hehe especially with me starting an 8 week job on friday, need to keep my fixes streamlined :D

05-23-2012, 09:45 AM
so many beautiful ladies!!!! Voula i love the white/light pink haired lady~ and i love Sheelah's blonde!

05-23-2012, 10:43 AM
sheala.draws awesome cards!

TF Balding
05-23-2012, 12:24 PM
Those are awesome! Can't decide which I like the best, but wow! Always fun to see art from a new face. :)

05-23-2012, 12:28 PM
I want 1 of those! They are hot!

05-23-2012, 03:21 PM
saiyuki08 def BADASS!

05-23-2012, 03:52 PM
wow!! love those saiyuki!!!!!! there so fun and sexy!

05-23-2012, 08:07 PM
Lots of great cards here!!

TF Balding
05-23-2012, 08:49 PM
I totally agree! :D

05-24-2012, 01:01 AM
saiyuki08 and sheala those are awesome.....love them all.

05-24-2012, 08:09 AM
Here are my steampunk pin-ups

05-24-2012, 11:12 AM
WOW Jennie, those are GREAT!

TF Balding
05-24-2012, 01:22 PM
Ditto to what Odd said, plus some! Those rock Jennie! :wub: Love how sassy they all look!

05-24-2012, 03:36 PM
spunky's the word that came to my mind! they are awesome Jennie!!!

05-24-2012, 04:04 PM
hehe there very feisty!!

05-24-2012, 07:40 PM
Thank you guys

Lemon Crisis
05-26-2012, 10:03 AM
sheala.draws, saiyuki08 and Jennie - awesome cards! :D

TF Balding
05-26-2012, 03:02 PM
Gorgeous gals came in today from Kavka & Sheala.Draws! As always, even better IRL yall! :wub: & thanks sooo much for the hosty cards! Love em!

05-26-2012, 03:21 PM
Another card is done. I hope it fits the theme.

TF Balding
05-26-2012, 05:00 PM
I love er Halla! :wub:

05-26-2012, 06:15 PM
She's gorgeous Halla! She makes me think of absinthe and the freshly cut grass...I LOVE green :D

TF Balding
05-26-2012, 09:57 PM
TGL those are hooooot! :D

05-27-2012, 01:18 AM
TF Balding and pixiecorpse thanks. :)

ThatGypsyLady those are gorgeous!

05-27-2012, 05:43 AM
Ooh love the sepia tone!!!! They look awesome thatgypsylady!
Right that's it I'm booking a flight to stake out Ts house and running away with all the hotties :D

05-27-2012, 10:48 AM

TF Balding
05-27-2012, 12:39 PM
Bahaha, If ya can find me bring it on Pix! ;) I have RL friends who've yet to venture out to my lil house in the woods (cause I'm kinda in the middle of nowhere) :laugh:

05-27-2012, 12:42 PM
Wowie wow gypsylady! there awesome! my fave is the last one, with her knees up <3

Lemon Crisis
05-27-2012, 03:03 PM
Halla - she's gorgeous & I love the pipe, lol.

ThatGypsyLady - Like Pixie, I love the sepia colour yours have. Sexy ladies!

05-29-2012, 04:38 PM
:D hehe that sounds like a challenge!!! Although thinking the air fare might be what keeps me at home not a trek in the woods :D

05-29-2012, 07:36 PM
My girls ready to fly!

TF Balding
05-29-2012, 07:41 PM
Those Steamies are hot! :wub: Pm'n ya my addy now.

05-29-2012, 08:41 PM
Raingirl Fabulous pin-ups, love them all but really love the girl in pink

TF Balding
05-30-2012, 12:16 AM
Awesome to see ya back dedwar24! Adding ya now!

Also, steamy chicks from Jennie & Saiyuki08 arrived today! Beautiful gals & thanks so much for the hosty cards! :wub:

05-30-2012, 01:10 AM
hey you can send those to my addy raingirl~ and good to see you back dedwar24!!

05-30-2012, 01:11 AM
in fact i'll take over the swap for you tanya. no problem XD

05-30-2012, 06:04 AM
Raingirl those are wonderful!

05-30-2012, 09:36 AM

TF Balding
05-30-2012, 12:37 PM
in fact i'll take over the swap for you tanya. no problem XD

:laugh: I bet you would! ;)

05-30-2012, 12:56 PM
I am struggling with this one! But I finally got a couple drawn. Will post before I send them to make sure they fit the theme.

TF Balding
05-30-2012, 01:10 PM
I'm sure you're doing great Suntrade! No worries. :)

05-30-2012, 03:12 PM
:laugh: I bet you would! ;)

meee toooo!

05-30-2012, 04:29 PM
*high five odd!!* i am getting time soon to play on art bigger than a moo XD yay school is almost done!!!!!!!!!

05-30-2012, 04:47 PM
Hehe I get first dibs on card stealing :D

Fantastic hotties raingirl!

TF Balding
05-30-2012, 04:49 PM
All the sticky-fingered love in this room... *sigh* :wub: :laugh:

05-30-2012, 04:59 PM
Ooh that sounds so rude! *blush*

Lemon Crisis
05-30-2012, 05:04 PM
Raingirl, they are some sexy ladies!

Ooh that sounds so rude! *blush*