View Full Version : Get LOST-- a Lost (TV) Swap (Due June 17, 2008)

04-28-2008, 06:45 PM
Swap Due Date - June 17, 2008
Signup/withdraw date - June 1
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants -12

This swap is all about the TV show Lost!

- All cards should be standard 3.5” x 2.5”
- No heavy or bulky embellishments. If you can't resist, then send an extra loose 17cent stamp for EACH thick card.
- All cards should be sent in plastic sleeves.
- Please include your username and the swap name on the back of all cards.
- Please only send work you are proud of. All mediums are welcome, but should be uniquely your own. No stickers, coloring book pages, or tracing. Collages should have multiple (3+) images. Detailed cards with backgrounds are appreciated. No "cheap" or generic images, like Dharma symbols, random islands, the black and white "Lost" logo, etc. I encourage you to focus on specific characters, but the choice is yours, as long as its creative.

- Please read the thread up top about how to mail ATC's. Do not decorate your envelope.
- Include your username on your SASE.
- International participants – I will cover postage for up to five; after that, I would need U.S. stamps or a U.S. dollar. Please include a self-addressed envelope. It would be appreciated if Canadian participants could include unused Canadian stamps for me to use in future swaps.
- US Participants – Include a stamped, self addressed envelope. (Remember to use a 42 cent stamp.)
- If you have to withdraw, please do so by June 1. This is a small swap to begin with, and if people drop out I'd like to have the chance to find someone to take their place.

Please note the due date is Monday, June 17. Please plan to be on time!

Who wants to join me?

1. Paperfairys (RECEIVED!)
2. Linda4atc (RECEIVED!)
3. Monster (RECEIVED!)
4. Queenofthenight (RECEIVED!)
5. ScramperSue (RECEIVED!)
6. Michelle32855
7. kysunflowers (RECEIVED!)
8. kalipso84 (RECEIVED!)
9. Thecoffeeshopgirl (RECEIVED!)
10. rubbergypsy (WITHDREW)
**and me, of course!**

04-29-2008, 08:29 AM
Not only is it my FAVE TV SHOW but its also due on my birthday :D

Can i join please ? :jiggy:

04-29-2008, 01:17 PM
Ok I rented all the Lost dvd to watch them in order. I'd like in on this, I need to try to draw real people more anyways. Push my limits right? :cute:

04-29-2008, 06:06 PM
Welcome Paperfairys, Linda4atc, and monster! :)

04-29-2008, 11:52 PM
Oh yeah ... I definitely need in on this one ... please!!!

04-30-2008, 05:11 PM
Thanks for joining, Queenofthenight

04-30-2008, 06:11 PM
:) I love the quotes you chose!

05-02-2008, 04:21 PM
Has yesterday's episode inspired anyone? We've got plenty of spots open!

05-05-2008, 05:12 PM
All the way to the second page... horrors! :)

Anyone else considering joining?

05-06-2008, 09:55 PM
Yeah, I thought it would be a bit more popular than this... there are a lot of swaps open right now, though, so I guess folks are kind of busy. I hope some more join us eventually... it's awhile till the sign-up deadline. Maybe the finale of LOST will be so mind-blowing that folks won't be able to resist the swap. :)

Btw, Monster... I know you finished your cards... are you ready to mail? PM me when you need my address.

05-07-2008, 01:07 AM
Please sign me up :)

05-07-2008, 04:00 AM
Ok, here is what I'll be sending...my FIRST ever "Digital" drawing...used MS Paint :D

"Mr. Eko with Smoke"

05-07-2008, 11:19 AM
Well, I just can't resist any longer...I plan my week around Lost! Sign me up, please :)

05-07-2008, 04:53 PM
Yay! Welcome to ScramperSue and Michelle32855!

Awesome smoke monster, SS!

05-09-2008, 01:15 PM
I told myself I wasn't going to jump back into swaps yet, but I can't resist LOST. So please sign me up.
I do have a question too. Can I use like a dharma logo or LOST logoif I use a charcter over the top of it, like the dharma logo or LOST logo are the background?

05-09-2008, 01:15 PM
scrappersue, I love your awesome smokie.

05-09-2008, 06:05 PM
Welcome, donnA! And yes, logos can be used as backgrounds.

05-10-2008, 12:22 AM
miss, somehow I had 2 accounts, steming back to a sign in problem when I joined, and the 2 accounts have been merged. So now I, kysunflower, am donnA. Just wanted to let you know.

05-10-2008, 12:23 AM
Thanks for the logos, had a neat idea.

05-16-2008, 03:31 PM
Can i Join??
i'm italian how many internationals?

05-16-2008, 06:29 PM
I think you're only my second international, so yes, there's plenty of room for you. Welcome, kalipso84!

05-17-2008, 06:45 AM

05-17-2008, 06:06 PM
I'll be on the look-out, monster. :spinny:

How's everyone else doing?

05-18-2008, 12:42 PM
haven't started yet ... have two swap with due dates ahead of you but definitely have the ideas swirling in my head (can anyone say Sayid???):yes:

05-18-2008, 01:28 PM
(can anyone say Sayid???)
:v_spin: :v_spin: :v_spin:

I haven't actually started mine yet, either, though I did buy a rather ridiculous (and ridiculously expensive) fan magazine so I can use the pictures for reference or possible collages.

05-19-2008, 02:06 AM
Well here are mine, I took on this swap to challenge myself to draw real people ... I still need a lot of practice but I think these are at least recognizable if you know that there are from "LOST" ... LOL ... I used acrylic paints ...

05-19-2008, 12:19 PM
Wow Linda, those are great!!! :cool:

05-19-2008, 06:34 PM
Thank you Queenofthenight and Monster. Wow Monster that is such a nice thing to say! I am not happy with the eyes or nose but I totally loved the way the brush strokes seperated and worked when I did her hair. I tried th get the same with Claires hair and it just wouldn't work. I am still very new to acrylics and to drawing real people, I need lots of practice.

I actually have 4 new art books (drawing tutorials), and several painting tutorial books and I really need to take time to sit down a faithfully do the lessons instead of always doing swaps and art my way.

05-20-2008, 06:30 PM
Wow, Linda, nice job!

Monster's cards arrived-- yay!

05-20-2008, 08:55 PM
I'd love to join in 2 if there's room!

05-21-2008, 06:30 PM
Welcome, thecoffeeshopgirl! Still plenty of room.

05-21-2008, 09:09 PM
As I start to draw my cards, I have come to the conclusion that way too many Lost guys have facial hair, and that it is very hard to draw correctly (particularly that in-between-not-quire-beard scruff)!

05-21-2008, 09:33 PM
Yes I noticed that too! But I guess shaving isn't a high priorty for survival, LOL. hugs ...

05-21-2008, 09:56 PM
I noticed also ... but I think that makes most of them more sexsehhh! heeheehee!!:swoon::v_spin:

05-22-2008, 05:03 PM
Hey, I'm not saying the stubble isn't warranted (though shouldn't they all have full grown beards by now, realistically?) or sexy (in some cases, anyhow...)-- just hard to draw accurately! :)

05-23-2008, 01:58 PM
You could always do a bunch of Kate cards! Not that I have a mad crush or anything...

Lol, I'll keep that in mind. Actually, I finished Hurley and Sayid cards last night, and rather like the way they turned out.

Paperfairy's awesome caricature-esque cards came today. So far I have seen three sets of cards (monster, paperfairys, and Linda4ATC), and it's obvious we're going to have a nice variety of characters and styles!

Still a few spots left if anyone else wants to join in the fun!

05-27-2008, 12:55 PM
Linda4atc's cards arrived today, and are just as lovely in person as in the scans.

05-27-2008, 01:15 PM
Good to know they arrived I had fun pushing my abilities to draw and paint real people.

05-27-2008, 07:07 PM
Four more days to sign up, three more spots left, and, best of all, two more days till the finale! :)

05-27-2008, 08:26 PM
Four more days to sign up, three more spots left, and, best of all, two more days till the finale! :)

LOL it took me a little while to figure out what you were talking about. I rented the whole series on DVD because I am not good at watching shows each week. We lost track of the first season about the time Claires baby was born. So I need to wait for this season to come out on DVD... sigh ....

05-29-2008, 06:53 PM
So I need to wait for this season to come out on DVD... sigh ....

You're in for some great episodes!

05-29-2008, 09:08 PM
I did 6 for 6, hope that is OK.
Here is the other one I'm sending.:wubclub:

05-30-2008, 05:15 PM
I did 6 for 6, hope that is OK.

I am pm'ing ScramperSue in a sec, but I just wanted to clear this issue up if anyone else wanted to do six cards.

This is a small swap. Right now I have nine people signed up, and three sets actually received. Presumably I will have at least six people send in cards, but even so, it hog-ties me if people are sending in six. If, for example, I end up with exactly six swappers, that would mean they're ALL getting one of the six-card person's cards. If several people do six, now the three-card swappers are all getting cards only from the six-card swappers, while the six-carders get the variety.

For those of you who have not hosted before-- swapping out can be harder than it looks! I only had one previous swap (also very small), and it was a bit confusing to make sure everyone ended up with a nice variety that I thought they'd be pleased with. If some people are sending in extra cards, that makes my job doubly hard.

This is not meant to be a knock on any artists (I am not trying to imply that people sending six cards would not be sending quality cards). I'm just saying, in a swap of this size, I think I can only handle three per artist.

I'd love to host a sequel-LOST swap in the future, if that makes anyone feel better.

05-31-2008, 12:46 PM
Last day to sign up-- any takers?

Thecoffeeshopgirl's cards arrived today-- how is everyone else doing?

05-31-2008, 08:12 PM
would love to join this swap.

05-31-2008, 08:45 PM
Glad to hear they arrived safely.

05-31-2008, 09:55 PM
Welcome, rubbergypsy.

Still room for two more!

06-02-2008, 06:07 PM
address to send to?

06-02-2008, 06:10 PM
Yay! Cards today from Scrampersue and kysunflower.

rubbergypsy, I'll pm you with my address in a sec.

06-03-2008, 06:36 PM
Just a reminder that it is two weeks till due date! I'm pm-ing people who haven't contacted me yet with my address and a reminder. How's everyone doing?

06-05-2008, 06:31 PM
So, what's new?

Anyone going through Lost withdrawal yet?

06-07-2008, 02:51 PM
kalipso84 pm'ed me to say her cards are on the way. How's everyone else coming along?

06-08-2008, 03:25 PM
just started my cards yesterday ... hope to have them in the mail in a few days. Getting them together really makes me realize, overall, how engaging this show really is (and the guys aren't half bad to look at either!):jiggy:

06-10-2008, 12:43 PM
I'm here just trying to get my art-to-do-list caught up.... it's nice that i got these done early! ... besides i like seeing them when I'm in my gallery ... LOL

06-12-2008, 06:39 PM
Just a reminder that the due date (June 17) is rapidly approaching!

06-13-2008, 10:37 AM
Sent mine out today by fedex ... you should have them by Monday. I will post to my gallery today if you want a sneak peak. Can't wait for the returns, I've seen some great cards posted!:jiggy:

06-13-2008, 06:37 PM
Cool collage cards from kalipso84 today. You're right, Queenofthenight, we have a great variety-- can't wait to see yours.

06-14-2008, 05:15 PM
here are my cards ...

06-14-2008, 09:14 PM
Cool! I especially love the second one. :)

06-14-2008, 11:03 PM
Thanks Valerie, I had a lot of fun making them!:)

06-16-2008, 03:14 PM
I can't wait to get the returns on this, I've been looking forward to it,I love this show.

06-16-2008, 05:26 PM
Okeydoke, Queenofthenight's cards arrived today (and are just as awesome as they look in the scans). The only one I haven't heard from is michelle, but I have organized returns tentatively and can always switch a few things around if hers should arrive tomorrow. The cards will be in the mail Wednesday, and I really hope everyone is pleased with the returns-- there's a nice assortment of cards, and I tried to give everyone a nice variety as far as medium and characters. I can't wait to see what everyone thinks. :)

06-16-2008, 09:00 PM
glad to hear mine arrived safe and sound ... I'm sooo excited for the returns, I've seen some waaaay awesome cards!!!!!! Yipeeeee!!!:jiggy::spinny::cool:

06-18-2008, 04:17 PM
OK, returns were mailed today! Hope they arrive quickly and safely. I think I remembered to give i-trader for everyone, but remind me if I didn't.

06-18-2008, 10:56 PM
woo whoo! can't wait.

06-18-2008, 11:05 PM
soooo looking forward to these :)

06-21-2008, 04:17 PM
Got mine today, thanks to queen of the night, paperfairys, and monster

06-22-2008, 11:43 PM
Got my cards! Thanks to elains, Julie/ Queen of the Night, and especially Linda for the gem of my collection, her Sun Kwon card!

:embarrassed: you are welcome sweetie!

:yes: my lovely cards are here too! Sayid from our lovely Hostess, and another hunk ...Sawyer from paperfairy's, and last but not least Backgammon from Monster! you all did great cards.

Miss this was an awsome swap here is a scan of your Sayid ....8225

06-22-2008, 11:49 PM
If you need a larger scan I can upload it to my gallery till you get it copied?

06-22-2008, 11:52 PM
Damn...i didn't get one sawyer card :::sniff-sniff:::: LOL

I rec'd hurley from kalipso, island romance from kysunflower, Tom from monster, and another that i have to go see it again, i forgot who made it.

thanks for a fun swap valerie!!

06-23-2008, 01:32 PM
Damn...i didn't get one sawyer card :::sniff-sniff:::: LOL

Yeah, there was a sad shortage of Sawyers! And I am proud to say that the two there were, I swapped out and did not hold onto (or put them under my pillow, or any of that...:laugh:)

Thanks for the scan, Linda!

06-24-2008, 07:12 PM
Just checking in... judging from i-trader and/ or posts here, I believe everyone has gotten their cards but Queenofthenight, kalipso84, and Thecoffeeshopgirl? Hope they arrive soon-- it amazes me that the mail arrives in England (paperfairys received hers) before California or Canada! :err:

06-24-2008, 07:54 PM
Got my fabulous cards today!!! Soooo cool!!! Thanks to linda4atc, scrampersue and kysunflower ... so awesome!!!! And a huge thanks to Val (miss) our wonderful hostess! This swap rocked!!!:jiggy:

06-24-2008, 11:20 PM
Got my fantastic returns today!
Thanks to Miss, Scrampersue and Kalipso84.
And thanks to miss (yet again, for hosting such a fabulous swap!)