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Linda4atc
04-25-2015, 02:18 PM
~Buddy Cards (2 player cards, 2 artists)~
Welcome to any artists who like to make art with more than one person.

~HOW TO TRADE.... Please Read~

~Player 1 starts it off by making 2 cards. On the back put AFA (HD or MM) Buddy Cards so we know where it came from and which technique group. Also your user name and return address.
~Post the cards in this thread and find someone who agrees to complete the starters.
~Set up the trade with this person and mail both cards to Player 2. These trades are each individual and there is no commitment for future trades so do not mail anything that has not been agreed to by both parties involved.

~Player 2 will complete both cards in technique agreed upon Hand Drawn only or Mixed Media. Many people do not want religious, Political, gory, sexual or adult topics. Communicate with your trade buddy before you use any of these. And then add user name to the back. They will keep 1 card and mail the other one back to Player 1.
~Both players give itraders when they complete the trade.


All Cards
~ATCs need to be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" an excellent way to mail sets is in a single row cut from a 9 pocket page. It not only keeps all the cards neat and together, it fits perfectly and stays flat in a legal size envelope.
~Other sizes are welcome too as long as the second artist is willing to work on sizes other than ATCs.
~~No gluing glitter is allowed since it can get messy for other players. You may use a glitter paint such as Stickles, which will not shed glitter.


Hand Drawn / Painted Group
~"All additions to Hand Drawn/ Painted ATC must be [hand drawn, painted, marker or color pencil art. Additions can be HP/HD on another piece of paper, cut out, and glued to the ATC. Only HD/HD art is allowed, meaning no collage or gluing of pre-printed materials, and no stamping."
~Painted technique backgrounds are not allowed in Hand Drawn Group. A paint technique background is a random background usually done on larger paper and then cut into atcs. It does not include a painted background that represents something like a sunset, sky, land, mountains or water.


Mixed Media/Collage Group
~ When starting a Mixed Media/ Collage Buddy set you need to do more than slap a piece of paper on a background. Please make interesting starters it will be easier to find someone who wants to complete the trade.
~Please do your best work, If you slap a sticker with an ugly white border onto a lovely mixed media background you probably will have trouble getting the first player to do another set with you later.

Jams are not a part of this thread. Jams are when player 1 starts only one card it is passed to two or three other people to work on. Then mailed back to the first person who makes good quality copies for each person who worked on their card.

Linda4atc
04-25-2015, 02:19 PM
Buddy Card Participants
!) You do not have to be on these lists to participate from time to time.
2) People on these lists are very actively participating (continuous players)
3) NOTE even if you are listed here, each Budy set needs to be set up as a trade agreed upon by both artists.

Hand Drawn/Painted Only
Linda4atc
MACE link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=3087)
Decals_gal link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=24785)
missxkay link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=7247)
Marie link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=33678)
Artkeyologist link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=19775)
CiCiCreates link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=34354)
LucyMc link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=34090)
Stacy link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=32127)
ParadoxSketchbook link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=38253)
IamWhatonearth link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=34754)

Open Medium & Collage Group
Linda4atc
MACE link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=3087)
ArtsyOne link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=32407)
Decals_gal link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=24785)
cinlan link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=33310)
Allegrae link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=30802)
Foxglove link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=27605)
missxkay link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=7247)
Marie link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=33678)
LucyMc link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=34090)
Ancient Planter link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=33297)
ParadoxSketchbook link (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=38253)

MACE
04-25-2015, 09:04 PM
I will join both groups.

Linda4atc
04-25-2015, 11:04 PM
Awesome MACE I have you down in both groups.

NatashaMay
04-26-2015, 03:41 AM
NOTE even if you are listed here, each Budy set needs to be set up as a trade agreed upon by both artists.
So, this means you post cards to the thread and wait until someone says to send them their way to finish?

Kimmie
04-26-2015, 08:28 AM
So, this means you post cards to the thread and wait until someone says to send them their way to finish?

I think that's the way I will try it (esp. since I'm new to all this). So, when I start 2, I'll post a pic and see if I get a taker? and if I want to finish someone's, I'd PM/post them? would that be right? *I'd just rather be notified FIRST before someone just up and sends me cards - due to work schedule. :unsure:

Please put me on both lists for now! :)

I'll just jump in with both feet, for the moment!

cinlan
04-26-2015, 09:05 AM
You can add me to the Mixed Media/Collage Group

cinlan
04-27-2015, 07:31 AM
I have some starter cards. Who wants to finish them?

MACE
04-27-2015, 11:38 AM
Since all you gals are wonderful artists maybe also post what medium you are posting. Since I'm in both, I'll claim Cinlans cards if she doesn't mind.

MACE
04-27-2015, 11:45 AM
~Painted technique backgrounds are not allowed in Hand Drawn Group. A paint technique background is a random background usually done on larger paper and then cut into atcs. It does not include a painted background that represents something like a sunset, sky, land, mountains or water.

I'm still confused on this. I always make my own cards. That way when I screw up I am not out a ton of money. I don't see the difference in painting a technique onto 3 backgrounds or individual cards. So what you are saying is no painted background by the first person? You want it done like the other group? So the LAST person does the background? Just want to make sure I have that straight. :) :)

cinlan
04-27-2015, 11:51 AM
That would be great Mace, I realized after I posted that I didn't say what kind of cards they were but since I was only in one group I figured you would figure it out.

cinlan
04-27-2015, 11:53 AM
Oops, Now I realize that my name is not posted in any group yet, Oh well these are Mixed Media cards.

NatashaMay
04-27-2015, 12:31 PM
MACE, as I understand it, it's not allowed to send just background unless it represents a landscape or something similar. You can send a random background, if you add something to it like an object, person, animal, border, etc.

Linda4atc
04-27-2015, 12:46 PM
Good Morning everyone. I am sorry I fell behind on updating the thread. I want everyone to know that you do not have to be on the list to participate. In this group it is perfectly fine to drop in and participate when the mood strickes like you would in a PIF thread. The only commitment is to complete a Complete trade you have agreed to.
Pixi I wasn't sure if you want on the list now if you are not around much. You can still participate when you are here without being added. The list should be for people who want to be very active, so people can pm them if they need a buddy to complete a set.


Natasha May you are correct. In the hand drawn/painted group you must have some sort of image on the starter. It perfectly fine to paint a background sunset or room or something for your buddy to add to. Random paint techniques are great in the MM group.

Pixi
04-27-2015, 01:28 PM
Oh okay,Linda! I mostly right now wanted to bookmark, so yes, this is fine for me right now. :)

MACE
04-27-2015, 05:25 PM
Oh so we can paint t he background as long as we add something to it. gotcha.

Linda4atc
04-28-2015, 02:02 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_4-27-2015_HD_Buddy_cards.jpg The first two are spoken for, anyone want the Blue paintbrush?

NatashaMay
04-28-2015, 04:16 AM
Oh, Linda! Can I take the for sale rooster? :D

BekaH
04-28-2015, 01:17 PM
Hey oh! Sign me up for both groups :)

I want a paintbrush and a rooster please ;) LOL

NatashaMay
04-28-2015, 01:29 PM
I don't think excluding international players is allowed, BekaH. But the way these buddy cards are done is like a personal trade. Both parties need to agree on doing it, so nobody sends you cards without your knowledge. And unless you want to work on cards from an international player, you won't get any.

BekaH
04-28-2015, 01:40 PM
Thanks Natasha.

Linda4atc
04-28-2015, 04:56 PM
LOL Sorry NatashaMay the Rooster and Red paintbrush were remakes from the RRs for BekaH. I'm not sure I want to do yet another set. But you most certainly can if you wish.

NatashaMay
04-28-2015, 07:21 PM
no problem, Linda :)

BekaH
04-28-2015, 08:17 PM
Linda, you can add me to both groups, please :-)

Kimmie
05-01-2015, 02:03 AM
I promise, my friends, that I'll post something soon...hades has broken out at work this week; it figures! Maybe this weekend, I'll come up with something!

As enthused as I am about trying the buddy cards, for some reason I'm also a bit scared and intimidated....maybe experience will help with those issues! LOL

BekaH
05-02-2015, 01:30 PM
Linda, here are the finished rooster cards. I hope you like them. The second was much easier, since I had a reference. The first was more difficult as I had to figure out what I wanted to do with it

Linda4atc
05-02-2015, 01:40 PM
The are adorable Beka

BekaH
05-02-2015, 01:45 PM
Oh I'm glad you like them... I was a little concerned, but I thought they were cute :-)

cinlan
05-03-2015, 08:24 AM
Very cute rooster cards you two.

Kimmie
05-13-2015, 03:47 AM
ok, since I've never done this type thing before, here's a question; if starting a set of buddy cards, do I draw a subject on both cards leaving the everything else blank first? or do the backgrounds and let someone else add the subjects??

I didn't realize this would be quite this difficult. lol

Linda4atc
05-13-2015, 11:12 AM
It can be done both ways. I think it is easier to draw something first. Drawing on a background may complicate things. But the second person may draw on separate paper carefully (fussy-cut) cut it out and glue it onto a background.
If doing Mixed Media you can definitely do the background first. There are a lot of samples in our original HD RR thread. (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26392) But remember there were three artisit so some of the starters had very little on them.

Kimmie
05-13-2015, 03:53 PM
Gotcha, Miss Linda...that sounds good. Thanks for the information!!! :)

MACE
05-16-2015, 04:22 PM
I finished Cinlans card. I drew in a small leaf and found a stamp from Canada I had laying around and a little friend for the big butterfly. :)

Kimmie
05-16-2015, 06:30 PM
Cute, cute!!!!
I must get some started!!!! If I ever get caught up!! Awk! :)

Mesektet
05-16-2015, 11:37 PM
I have some mixed media starter cards. Would anyone like to finish them?

There is a larger version of the photo in my Gallery (Other Art section).

EDIT: Thank you, everyone. ArtsyOne is going to complete these cards =).

cinlan
05-17-2015, 08:05 AM
Great additions to my butterfly cards Mace. Love them.

ArtsyOne
05-17-2015, 08:26 AM
I have some mixed media starter cards. Would anyone like to finish them?

There is a larger version of the photo in my Gallery (Other Art section).
Mesektet, I would love to work on these lovely backgrounds.

MACE
05-17-2015, 12:58 PM
Asilla, we cant really scan the back of a card because it has peoples addresses on them and those are private. Some people use address labels and with there only being 2 in the swap you could write it width wise if you wanted to write instead of use a label. There is plenty of room, really!

MACE
05-17-2015, 01:09 PM
Asilla,
I made up a fake card out of an envelope so you could see how we do the back. There is plenty of room with just 2 people. The names and street address are fictitious so it is okay to post this. A lot of us also write in what we have done to the card under are names but it isn't mandatory. I wrote extra big and you see there is still room. Hope that helps.

MACE

MACE
05-17-2015, 01:10 PM
By the way Linda is there going to be a don'ts list for people that don't like stickers, or religious, or whatever? I don't want to offend anyone.

Linda4atc
05-17-2015, 05:15 PM
I was just interested, but I can's see how so much info can be written in the back of the card, I can't write very small - how do you do that ? Please show a backside so we
can see it- us there don't know :)
Anyway, can foreigners be in ? I think MACE was kind enough to show you a sample back. The Main thing is to have AFA Buddy cards on the top, and your user name info. It is handy to address but I think most of the time I just Username, Real Name and location. Then if there is room I add date and what I added to the card.

In the Buddy card group it is all private trade type agreements no cards are sent till both people agree, so the international issue is up to each person. But mostly it has not been a problem.


By the way Linda is there going to be a don'ts list for people that don't like stickers, or religious, or whatever? I don't want to offend anyone.
I am not going to be keeping a homers/ address list for this group. But I will add to communicate with your trade buddy if you want to use religious, Political, sexual or gory stuff to be sure they don't mind.

Linda4atc
05-17-2015, 05:26 PM
OK I added that to the first post on Player two's instructions. If people have anything else they really can't abide it should be up to them to communicate in the trade agreement.

MACE
05-18-2015, 06:56 PM
Yeah, so when they offer they should say here's a starter, does anyone want to work on it? Please don't make it over pg13 or whatever, right?

Linda4atc
05-18-2015, 09:00 PM
That sounds good Mace I also worded it better in the post....
Many people do not want religious, Political, gory, sexual or adult topics. Communicate with your trade buddy before you use any of these.

MACE
05-18-2015, 09:41 PM
Oh that's perfect!

MACE
05-19-2015, 06:17 PM
Hey Mesektet if no one has claimed those I'll go ahead and finish them.

MACE
05-19-2015, 06:58 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3087/large/1_girl_buddy.jpg

Cards I started for a buddy trade. Anyone want to finish them?

Mace

Kimmie
05-20-2015, 01:18 AM
I'd love to give those a go...for my first attempt! I'll PM you, Mace, with my info! :)

MACE
05-20-2015, 10:27 AM
Sure ... they're all yours :)

Linda4atc
05-20-2015, 03:10 PM
Lovely Mace. I still have the Blue Paint brush set if anyone wants it?

MACE
05-20-2015, 08:54 PM
No ideas are springing in my head right now, but if no one else wants it Linda perhaps some ideas will be there by the time they arrive. Speak up if anyone wants it!

Thanks for the compliment Linda. I try to think of inventive things for mixed media. I don't want to just slap stickers on it and call it done. I usually go to book stores and look for interesting books which is where the girl came from.

ArtsyOne
05-29-2015, 12:41 PM
I have some mixed media starter cards. Would anyone like to finish them?

There is a larger version of the photo in my Gallery (Other Art section).

EDIT: Thank you, everyone. ArtsyOne is going to complete these cards =).

Received these today. The photo didn't do them justice - they're beautiful. Now, must think for a while about what to put on them.

PS: I really liked the stamp you put on it. Didn't recognize her as the Queen, just thought "what a nice looking old lady in a blue hat". :v_spin:

ArtsyOne
05-31-2015, 09:51 AM
Well, inspiration came on strong yesterday. The vases were painted in watercolor so they would look semi-transparent.

I understand that I keep one and send one to the originator (Mesektet). Is that right?

BekaH
05-31-2015, 02:08 PM
Oh those are beautiful! :-)

ArtsyOne
05-31-2015, 04:59 PM
Question about when leaving iTrader - when I do this, do I indicate I'm a "Player" or "Trader" ???

Linda4atc
05-31-2015, 06:33 PM
Question about when leaving iTrader - when I do this, do I indicate I'm a "Player" or "Trader" ???
Good question, Trader is used. Player is only when you are giving to a host who has sent you returns from a swap.


Well, inspiration came on strong yesterday. The vases were painted in watercolor so they would look semi-transparent.

I understand that I keep one and send one to the originator (Mesektet). Is that right?
They are lovely. Yes, you keep one send the other to the person who started the card. You then give itrader for the card you kept, and they give itrader when they recive their "homer". By the way who is the starter of that lovely set, we would all like to know.:D

ArtsyOne
05-31-2015, 06:44 PM
Thanks for the reply and information.


By the way who is the starter of that lovely set, we would all like to know.:D

Mesektet

Mesektet
06-02-2015, 06:50 AM
They are so beautiful, ArtsyOne. You've done an amazing job; I'm so excited to be getting one of those lovely cards back.

ArtsyOne
06-02-2015, 08:05 AM
Thanks, Mesektet

The card is on its way back to you - mailed it yesterday.

ArtsyOne
06-03-2015, 09:49 AM
I have a pair for anyone who would like to finish them. Please, no stickers and keep it a G rating. It could be HP/HD or Collage (especially since I covered the whole surface).

Watercolor and ink on 140lb CP watercolor paper. The surface has a bit of a texture.

Any takers?

BekaH
06-03-2015, 10:12 AM
I'll take them artsy :-)

ArtsyOne
06-03-2015, 11:27 AM
Okay, they're yours.

I don't keep anyone's address, so you'll need to PM me yours again.

ArtsyOne
06-03-2015, 07:17 PM
I thought for sure I had posted a picture of the card starters. I'll try again.

Bekah - Now that you see what they are, if you'd rather not have these, that's okay.

BekaH
06-03-2015, 08:58 PM
I think I can figure out some way to work on them :-)

ArtsyOne
06-04-2015, 02:08 PM
BekaH - I wanted to send you a PM, but for some reason that link isn't showing up for me. So, just a reminder to send me your address. I'm going to assume that I can receive a PM even though I can't send one.

(If this persists I'll try to contact the admin folks about it.)

MACE
06-04-2015, 08:52 PM
Safe and sound in Ohio

Kimmie
06-05-2015, 03:31 PM
Mace, I mailed your card to you a few days ago, just to let you know. I hope you'll find it acceptable. :)

And sorry friends, but I have not had time to post pics... haven't even scanned them!!! Awk!!!!

Linda4atc
06-05-2015, 07:54 PM
Mace, I mailed your card to you a few days ago, just to let you know. I hope you'll find it acceptable. :)

And sorry friends, but I have not had time to post pics... haven't even scanned them!!! Awk!!!!
No worries, it is not mandatory that you post them here. But we sure do appreciate it. :D

ArtsyOne
06-20-2015, 08:12 AM
I mailed a set of cards to Mesektet today. Enjoy!
Watercolor background with circles in Ink Tense, on 140lb. CP watercolor paper.
Here's a pic of the "starter".

ArtsyOne
06-20-2015, 09:11 AM
Anyone know why posts to this thread don't show up on the list of "New Posts" ??? I've noticed this before and have confirmed it now that my post above hasn't been listed when I click on "New Posts" - even though those posts later than mine are listed.

Linda4atc
06-20-2015, 09:31 PM
Hmm it should show up that is weird. If you want to click on the REPORT button on the first post and ask the admin if they can fix it....

Also your yellow background is lovely. Is it for the mixed media or HD group?

ArtsyOne
06-21-2015, 07:41 AM
The yellow background can be developed by whatever medium Mesektet wants. HD or MM. I'm not specifying.

ArtsyOne
06-21-2015, 07:42 AM
Hmm it should show up that is weird. If you want to click on the REPORT button on the first post and ask the admin if they can fix it....


I'll do that. It may explain why there's little activity on this thread. No "drop-ins".

cinlan
06-21-2015, 09:19 AM
I have some MM Starter Cards, Anybody want them?

159938

Carole Cadek
06-21-2015, 09:20 AM
ArtsyOne, when you post to a thread it won't show up in your Today's Posts (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/search.php?do=getdaily) links list, it will only show up if some one else posts to the thread that you are watching.
When I checked my Today's Posts (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/search.php?do=getdaily) links it was the 8th thread in the list, right under your reported thread post. :)

Linda4atc
06-21-2015, 11:35 AM
Thank you Carole, we just wanted to be sure that it was working properly. Didn't know if it was glitched. Hugs

ArtsyOne
06-21-2015, 01:28 PM
When I click on "New Posts" this Buddy thread does not show anywhere on the list of today or yesterday.

Linda4atc's post was done at 10:35 am (indicated on the post heading). This post is not included in the "New Posts" list - I checked the times to find where it should have been, and it is not there. Neither is Carole's post in the time where her's would have been.

To be sure I wasn't missing seeing the thread I did a search for "Buddy" - nada!

Linda4atc
06-21-2015, 06:06 PM
Hi ArtsyOne, it took me awhile to figure it out. We are on the link Carole gave for TODAYS POSTS (I'm not sure how to get to that other than her link). We were not in the link for New Posts and I finally realized that it is because the I (and you) had already seen the post so it was no longer a "New Post" It only shows posts that are still new to each person.

ArtsyOne
06-21-2015, 07:21 PM
So where is this "Todays Posts" you mentioned?

ArtsyOne
06-21-2015, 08:10 PM
I have some MM Starter Cards, Anybody want them?

159938

Cinlan, I would love to work on these. I'll PM you my address.

ArtsyOne
06-21-2015, 08:15 PM
I have a MM starter set to offer. The background is watercolor, on CP watercolor paper. The cutout is a Mucha Art Nouveau illustration over a torn paper strip.

cinlan
06-22-2015, 07:08 AM
Thanks ArtsyOne-coming your way.

Linda4atc
06-23-2015, 12:12 PM
You can send me the Mucha Art set. The Todays post link is in Carole's post

ArtsyOne, when you post to a thread it won't show up in your Today's Posts (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/search.php?do=getdaily) links list, it will only show up if some one else posts to the thread that you are watching.
When I checked my Today's Posts (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/search.php?do=getdaily) links it was the 8th thread in the list, right under your reported thread post. :) she did ATCsforALL Forums » Search Forums » Search: Posts From Last Day

But if you just go to New Posts after someone posts here, BEFORE you click on this thread it will show in New Posts.

ArtsyOne
06-23-2015, 07:10 PM
Linda, the set is yours.
I really like art nouveau and have a digital set of Mucha illustrations. They are so cool.

----
Thanks for the clarification about the New Posts. I guess I was operating on the assumption this forum was set up like another forum I frequent, in which even my post, if it is the last one on a thread, will show up on the list. Every forum setup is different, apparently.

ArtsyOne
06-25-2015, 10:29 AM
Cinlan - received your LOVELY cards today. I'm going to think about them for a few days and see what I come up with.

cinlan
06-25-2015, 01:24 PM
Thanks for letting me know artsyone.

MACE
06-26-2015, 02:53 PM
I'm still around. Had a lot of work four projects back to back which I just finished.

ArtsyOne
07-02-2015, 08:04 AM
Finished cinlan's starters. They'll go out in the mail today.

Linda4atc
07-02-2015, 02:07 PM
very pretty.

cinlan
07-03-2015, 10:08 AM
I love it ArtsyOne, Great job! Thanks :)

MACE
07-06-2015, 09:06 PM
Just popping on to check my mail and to say I'll be in Ohio until I post here that I won't be. My 80-year-old mother doesn't want me to leave :P ... I miss my dog, but she's in good hands and I love my mom. She's trying to get me to stay until Thanksgiving. Not sure if I'll do that.

Good news: My sister just sent off a batch of mail that PO was holding for me.
Bad news: I threw a few envelopes on my art table before I left for my TWO WEEK vacation :P

ArtsyOne
07-08-2015, 02:37 PM
I have two MM/collage starter sets for anyone who's interested.

cinlan
07-09-2015, 07:19 AM
I will take the lantern girl starter set.

Linda4atc
07-09-2015, 12:59 PM
Lovely ArtsyOne.

ArtsyOne
07-09-2015, 01:16 PM
I will take the lantern girl starter set.

It's yours. Will get it off today or tomorrow.

Mesektet
07-10-2015, 03:49 AM
Here is a buddy card that ArtsyOne and I worked on. I did make a second one as well, but I accidentally dropped a mini Distress ink pad on it :shocked:. Luckily, it's not ruined (it's only a spot) but it doesn't look as lovely as this one. I'll be keeping the one with the ink spot =P.

ArtsyOne
07-10-2015, 08:39 AM
How lovely, Mesektet! I'm looking forward to seeing it in person.

Oh, how awful about the accident. I ruined a card dropping a wet paintbrush on it from a 3:3 set - fortunately I was the third person.

cinlan
07-10-2015, 04:02 PM
Artsyone, I received my grape card back yesterday, it is gorgeous, I think I have a new favorite card. I hope I can do your lanterngirls the same justice. Thanks!

BekaH
07-13-2015, 02:49 PM
I still have a couple in my possession. I will work on them as soon as I can... However, I am needing to step away for now. Taking a break from art and this site for a while. Nothing personal, just have other things happening in life. Any issues, please feel free to pm me. :) THanks!

Linda4atc
07-14-2015, 10:44 AM
Sorry to hear that Beka, hope things get better. If you are going to be away from art and out of reach you may want to comunicate with your trade budies. See if they are good waiting or would prefer them o r sent onto someone else. Hugs

cinlan
07-18-2015, 02:34 PM
Your Lantern Girl is done, Hope you like it.

160669

Linda4atc
07-18-2015, 07:19 PM
That came out cute Cinlan, thank you for sharing it. Those of you who have sent me cards, I am sorry that I have not been very active. This is the last week for my class. I am taking another in the fall on the same days but it will only be three hours a day. I am not used to being on a schedule. This all day stuff has put such a crimp in my normal routines. I promise to put my ATC stuff as a top priority after the 25th. LOL

ArtsyOne
07-18-2015, 07:24 PM
You finished it off great, cinlan - can't wait to see it in person.

cinlan
07-25-2015, 01:18 PM
I have some starters. Who would like to finish them?

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ArtsyOne
08-02-2015, 09:49 AM
Mesektet - the card came yesterday. I love what you did to my yellow/orange background. It's perfect!

ArtsyOne
08-05-2015, 12:24 PM
Is anyone doing Buddy cards this summer??? (Besides me and cinlan?)

cinlan
08-05-2015, 12:52 PM
LOL, I don't think so ArtsyOne

Kimmie
08-05-2015, 07:13 PM
I've done one set with Mace - finished and sent them back but never heard back... hope she's okay....

I'm hoping to participate more during Autumn/winter time... sorry I've been slack. :(

ArtsyOne
08-14-2015, 04:42 PM
Received a finished card (purple/Mucha) from Linda4atc, and a starter set (which are a cool design).

Linda - what brand of gold pen did you use on the Mucha card? - shines real nice.

Linda4atc
08-14-2015, 07:29 PM
:unsure: I have a gold Uniball gel pen and several of the metalic gel pens with the caps from Michael's I am not sure which it is.

Linda4atc
08-17-2015, 10:09 AM
Looking for a Buddy on these Mixed Media "Love you a latte" cards. They are on a rigid card base, sprayed with color wash sprays, spoon is stamped colored with silver gel pen then topped with glossy accents. With the rigid base a collaged or painted latte would be awesome. (acrylic or oil, not watercolor)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/2_RR_001.jpg

Linda4atc
09-20-2015, 08:29 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/4_RR_002.jpg
This was started with the feather and pieced background by Artsy One. I collaged on a hand drawn bird and used sepia glossy accents and stickles glitter to draw the tree branches on.

Anyone looking to receive a starter set? I still have the HD /HP red paintbrush starter. Also I think I still have the mixed media "love you a latte" set.

ArtsyOne
09-25-2015, 12:39 PM
Received my card today, Linda. OMG, this is so pretty. The picture doesn't do it justice. Thanks for working on it and for going to the effort to draw the bird, which is so nice!

What kind of bird is this?

Linda4atc
09-25-2015, 08:15 PM
My computer broke. I am on my kindle but I hate trying to maneuver the forums with this gadget, so I may not be on as much as usual for awhile.

ArtsyOne
09-30-2015, 08:20 AM
Linda, I'll be happy to work on your "I Love You Latte" set if you still have it.

Allegrae
10-08-2015, 07:27 AM
Would love to join the MM/collage group!

Linda4atc
10-08-2015, 05:16 PM
Awesome Allegrae, All you need to do is make a starter set or two, and find a buddy to complete them. When doing a background it is nice to either use a couple techniques or add something collaged on the background.

To find a Buddy you can post to this thread and ask for a buddy or just pm one of people and ask them directly. Buddy will then trade addresses and itraders as you would in a private trade.

Allegrae
10-08-2015, 06:53 PM
Great! Who's up for some starters?

Linda4atc
10-10-2015, 11:10 PM
Me!:P

Linda4atc
10-14-2015, 12:34 AM
Received my card today, Linda. OMG, this is so pretty. The picture doesn't do it justice. Thanks for working on it and for going to the effort to draw the bird, which is so nice!

What kind of bird is this?

I am sorry I do not know what kind it is, It was just an image I drew from my clipart program. I am sorry it is late but I have the Latte cards to send you.

Foxglove
10-15-2015, 11:08 AM
I'd like to join the mixed media/collage group. I'll work on some backgrounds in the next couple of days.

Linda4atc
10-15-2015, 08:22 PM
Awesome foxglove.

Foxglove
10-16-2015, 10:15 AM
Here's my backgrounds for the Mixed Media - hope they're okay. I painted the whole card blue, then laid a rose stencil over them while still wet and used a baby wipe to wipe off the excess paint. Really loving this technique, but not sure if you all count it as mixed media background. And sorry...one of the cards ended up crooked when I scanned it.

Linda4atc
10-16-2015, 06:36 PM
Yes it is mixed media, and lovely. If you have any trouble finding a buddy for it, you can always send it my way.

ArtsyOne
10-26-2015, 08:09 PM
Foxglove, I'd be happy to work on your cards - love the colors. I'll PM you my address.

ArtsyOne
10-26-2015, 08:12 PM
I Love You a Latte cards are finished. These were great cards to work on. I love your painted background - just gorgeous.

Your card will be in the mail tomorrow, Linda.

Linda4atc
10-26-2015, 10:01 PM
Very cool, thank you

Foxglove
10-27-2015, 01:49 PM
Those look great, ArtsyOne! My buddy cards went in the mail today.

Crafty3790
10-28-2015, 07:58 PM
Can I join?

Linda4atc
10-28-2015, 11:32 PM
Sure Crafty! Just speak up if you want a set someone started or go ahead and start a set yourself by making two cards. On the back label it with AFA Buddy Cards Or AFA HD Buddy cards and find someone to complete them. You trade addresses via a pm and you will both get a completed card to keep and give each other itraders like any private trade.

ArtsyOne
10-29-2015, 10:53 AM
I have a set for someone. I know it's not going to be to everyone's taste. But if you see a possibility, it'll be yours.

ArtsyOne
10-31-2015, 04:02 AM
Here's one other set. The last hurrah for fall or could be a Thanksgiving theme.

Crafty3790
10-31-2015, 06:52 AM
I'll do the second set.

ArtsyOne
10-31-2015, 09:55 AM
Okay, Crafty. It'll go out on Monday.

Welcome to the group. When you return mine, feel free to include a starter pair for a new set - but not necessary, of course. (You can check my likes and dislikes on my profile.)

ArtsyOne
11-01-2015, 06:46 PM
I have another set ready to go out. It's a very loose watercolor of sort of flowers. While it's HP, I'm not restricting it to that, and it could also end up as mixed media.

Linda4atc
11-02-2015, 10:16 AM
They are beautiful! I have an idea for them if you want to send them my way.

ArtsyOne
11-02-2015, 10:25 AM
They're on their way, Linda. Glad you like them.

ArtsyOne
11-02-2015, 06:03 PM
Foxglove - I finished up your starters. Hope you like them.

Because they are different, you get to choose which one you want.

Crafty3790
11-02-2015, 07:16 PM
Beautiful I love peacocks

Foxglove
11-02-2015, 09:59 PM
Foxglove - I finished up your starters. Hope you like them.

Because they are different, you get to choose which one you want.

Oh wow, I love them both! Surprise me! And thank you...they look wonderful!


By the way...the watercolor flowers are so pretty...can't wait to see how they're finished.

Crafty3790
11-03-2015, 05:13 PM
Here's some background cards.
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Crafty3790
11-03-2015, 07:14 PM
Here's another set
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Linda4atc
11-03-2015, 07:37 PM
both are cool, my fav is the purple red ones just because I like the colors.

Linda4atc
11-08-2015, 07:52 PM
Hand painted set started by ArtsyOne with the flowers
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_11-8-2015_Buddy_cards.jpg

Linda4atc
11-08-2015, 08:18 PM
OK maybe it would be a good idea on the Buddy cards if the starting buddy puts a mailing address info on the back. I do not save envelopes, unless the stamp and printed liner go into my scraps stash. LOL ArtsyOne I need your addy for the homer, I don't see it in my pms.

ArtsyOne
11-08-2015, 11:53 PM
Lovely finish, Linda.

Crafty3790
11-12-2015, 10:37 AM
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Here's the cards hope you like them

ArtsyOne
11-12-2015, 11:04 AM
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Here's the cards hope you like them
Oh YES! Love the fan. It all works well together.

ArtsyOne
11-16-2015, 08:46 AM
Here's some background cards.
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I'd like to work on this green and leaves set if you still have it. Very interesting textures.

ArtsyOne
11-19-2015, 01:40 PM
Crafty- received the backgrounds today.

Crafty3790
11-19-2015, 01:48 PM
Glad you got them

ArtsyOne
11-22-2015, 05:45 PM
Finished set - Crafty3790 and me

Crafty3790
11-22-2015, 06:59 PM
Those are beautiful

Linda4atc
11-22-2015, 07:04 PM
yes they are.

ArtsyOne
12-11-2015, 02:13 PM
My gosh, it's been a month since anyone posted on this thread.

I received a homer from Crafty3790 - the Asian fan. LOVE it. And a starter pair to work on.

ArtsyOne
12-16-2015, 12:21 PM
Linda - I finally managed to get your paintbrush set finished. I had a hard time coming up with this - hope you like it okay. I'm only showing the one I'm sending you 'cause I sort of messed up the other one.

Crafty3790
12-16-2015, 12:24 PM
That looks great

missxkay
12-16-2015, 01:19 PM
Could I join both MM & HD/HP group? :)

Linda4atc
12-17-2015, 02:59 AM
ArtsyOne it is beautiful. Hi missxkay! welcome. Do you have any questions?

missxkay
12-18-2015, 01:20 AM
I think I've got it. :)

These are two starters I did up this evening.

Crafty3790
12-18-2015, 09:30 AM
I'll take one

ArtsyOne
12-18-2015, 09:52 AM
missxkay - I'd love to work on the snowflake set. I'll PM you my addie

missxkay
12-18-2015, 04:45 PM
Snowflakes off to Artsy One

ArtsyOne
12-26-2015, 11:23 AM
Crafty3790

Finished the blue/pink background set and sending your way.

Would you like a starter set - I have one ready to go if you want it.

Crafty3790
12-26-2015, 11:59 AM
Love them can't wait to get them

Linda4atc
12-26-2015, 03:48 PM
lovely starter!

ArtsyOne
12-26-2015, 05:50 PM
Thanks Linda. I love that image of swallows in flight and use it whenever I can.

Crafty - they'll go in the envelope and off in the mail tomorrow.

ArtsyOne
12-31-2015, 12:07 AM
Snowflake cards finished and a homer off to misskay tomorrow. Those dark spots in the snowflakes are shinny rhinestones - looks better IRL.

Linda4atc
01-01-2016, 01:50 AM
http://www.allsmileys.com/files/smiley-central-holidays/4475.gif Happy New Year http://www.allsmileys.com/files/smiley-central-holidays/4474.gif

Crafty3790
01-02-2016, 08:16 PM
Got finished card from artsyone and ones to finish.

Crafty3790
01-02-2016, 08:17 PM
By the way love the finished card it's beautiful

Crafty3790
01-08-2016, 11:06 AM
Here's the card. I cut the cat tails out with my machine then colored them in.
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ArtsyOne
01-10-2016, 02:13 PM
Nicely done, Crafty

Crafty3790
01-10-2016, 02:25 PM
I'm glad you like them I will be sending them out this week

Linda4atc
01-12-2016, 12:11 AM
If anyone is interested I reopened my Star Wars swap. It is a pick a group swap with a doll group, atc groups and more! Star Wars Mail Art Swap (pick-a-group)~ Due March 21, 2016 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31987)

Linda4atc
01-16-2016, 06:28 PM
New starters.. Looking for a Buddy...
(dandelions) .http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_1-15-2016_Buddy__005.jpg TRADED
(yellow paint) .http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_1-15-2016_Buddy__004.jpgTRADED
(tangled-print) .http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_1-15-2016_Buddy_003.jpg TRADED
GEMS (USA only) .http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_1-15-2016_Buddy__002.jpg The background is recycled from stash my painting teacher had leftover from his printmaking class. The white is also printmaker scraps. For HD peeps I will include some scraps of the white printmaker paper with this because it has a different feel to it and should be tested with your medium.

Linda4atc
01-16-2016, 06:32 PM
ArtsyOne I am sorry it took me so very long to do this set. The space did not fit with the things I tried. Then I decided to try something Asian but had nothing that worked for that either. I fell back on butterflies. I hope you like it.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_1-15-2016_Buddy_001.jpg

Crafty3790
01-16-2016, 06:58 PM
I'll take yellow paint and tangled print

Linda4atc
01-16-2016, 07:04 PM
Awesome Debbie! I will have them and ArtsyOne's hommer in the mail on Tuesday morning.

Linda4atc
01-16-2016, 07:27 PM
Okay I did something different on these two sets. It is something that can be done with collaged images too. I have rubberstamped images colored and carefully cut out. I did not glue them down so something can be added behind them. But will glue them if asked to.
(Gate) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_1-15-2016_Buddy__006.jpg acrylic background TRADED
(Squirrel) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_1-15-2016_Buddy_007.jpg one of my MM backgrounds

Linda4atc
01-17-2016, 02:43 AM
Hey I have been doing thing wrong. I have always put my starter sets in my traded gallery but today I decided to go ahead and put them in my available gallery with a description of the cards and this info...


These are all Mixed Media Starter "Buddy Card" sets I started. I am looking for a buddy I will mail both cards to. When they receive them,
they will then complete the set,
add their info on the back,
mail one card back to me,
keep one card for themselves,
we will both give itraders when we have our completed buddy card.
~~ Buddy Card Trading~~link

I have two new Buddies and I have pointed them to this group if they decide they like it. :D

missxkay
01-17-2016, 03:12 AM
Those are some awesome starters, Linda. I'd love to see the finished works. :yes:

CiCiCreates
01-17-2016, 05:27 PM
Hi everyone! I am one of Linda's two "new buddies" and am excited to work on her gate cards. I would sign up for the HD/HP group, but I am wondering if I can be "active" enough! I love the PATs, and Swaps with a theme I like, but sometimes I think I am over-extended and stress a little. So far I haven't had to back out of a swap though!

Linda4atc
01-17-2016, 05:44 PM
You do not really have to sign up. With buddy cards it is always don as private trades. You should try to complete cards in a timely manner, but I myself was really bad with the last few set I received. It is important to communicate. And sharing is helpful to the group as whole it keeps things interesting.

ArtsyOne
01-17-2016, 07:32 PM
Hey I have been doing thing wrong. I have always put my starter sets in my traded gallery but today I decided to go ahead and put them in my available gallery with a description of the cards and this info...
I think that's a good idea. I'm going to start doing that, too. I haven't posted any finished sets in my Gallery, but may put a few there now, as well.

ArtsyOne
01-17-2016, 07:36 PM
Welcome CiCiCreates

You can be as active, or inactive, as you want. This is not a very demanding group.

I haven't signed up here but just drop in when I have something to offer or to "grab" a set to work on that someone posts.

CiCiCreates
01-17-2016, 07:52 PM
Thanks, ArtsyOne! That seems like a great way to handle it.

ArtsyOne
01-19-2016, 02:06 PM
BE MY VALENTINE

Here's a romantic starter set for someone. Red paper on white, with satin and lace ribbon.

(I have a new toy - a lacy corner punch.)

missxkay
01-19-2016, 04:10 PM
Very pretty, Artsyone. I would love to work on that one.

ArtsyOne
01-19-2016, 06:01 PM
missxkay - it's yours
Please PM me your address.

Linda4atc
01-20-2016, 09:46 AM
If you have more lace I would love one of those too.

ArtsyOne
01-20-2016, 09:48 AM
I can easily make another set, Linda.

ArtsyOne
01-20-2016, 12:03 PM
I can easily make another set, Linda.

All ready to go. Will need your address.

ArtsyOne
01-22-2016, 11:16 AM
Here's a new starter for whoever wants it.
.

Crafty3790
01-23-2016, 04:34 PM
Received buddy sets from Linda4atc

Linda4atc
01-23-2016, 05:06 PM
awesome, have fun.:)

Crafty3790
01-24-2016, 11:40 AM
Here's a set that need a buddy

CiCiCreates
01-26-2016, 04:13 PM
My "finish" for Linda4atc:http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34354/large/8_008__600x800_.jpg

CiCiCreates
01-26-2016, 04:14 PM
Sorry, I can only seem to do a link. This was fun, I might actually provide some starters!

ArtsyOne
01-26-2016, 05:51 PM
Nicely done, CiCi

cinlan
01-26-2016, 08:36 PM
I have some starters ready for a buddy

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Crafty3790
01-26-2016, 08:37 PM
I'll take them

missxkay
01-26-2016, 10:51 PM
Lovely work, CiCi!

cinlan
01-27-2016, 07:49 AM
Great Crafty, they are on your way, I think you had posted some starters also if you still have them you can send them to me.

Crafty3790
01-27-2016, 09:21 AM
Ok I will send them to you.

CiCiCreates
01-27-2016, 03:12 PM
Any takers for my blue doors?http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34354/small/18_001__600x800_.jpg

CiCiCreates
01-27-2016, 03:13 PM
How about my ribbon bows?http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34354/small/14_002__600x800_.jpg

CiCiCreates
01-27-2016, 03:15 PM
The doors are watercolor pencils, the bows are watercolors, all done on 140 lb watercolor paper.

Crafty3790
01-27-2016, 03:35 PM
I'll take the bows the starters went out today

Crafty3790
01-27-2016, 03:36 PM
It's a good thing I'm caught up on my swaps I have a few cards to do

CiCiCreates
01-27-2016, 03:44 PM
OK, Crafty, I will send you the bows.

Crafty3790
01-27-2016, 03:47 PM
I know just what I'm going to do

CiCiCreates
01-27-2016, 04:35 PM
Ooooo, suspense! I will PM you when they go out.

ArtsyOne
01-27-2016, 04:48 PM
I'll take the blue door, CiCi

CiCiCreates
01-27-2016, 04:56 PM
Great, ArtsyOne! I will send them out tomorrow.

Linda4atc
01-28-2016, 08:01 PM
Both are lovely. You can just surprise me if you want make anymore.

CiCiCreates
01-28-2016, 09:22 PM
OK, Linda, maybe I'll just do that! Will PM you when they go out. Got a low blood sugar episode at my computer this morning and passed out for a second. On the way down, gashed my forehead and whipped my neck, so just taking it easy all day. Hope tomorrow is better!

Crafty3790
01-28-2016, 10:31 PM
That's awful hope you are feeling better

Jennifer
01-29-2016, 01:12 AM
Just discovering this buddy card thing and I'm interested in trying it, so bookmarking for now!

missxkay
01-29-2016, 01:49 AM
I received the Valentine starters from Artsy today. :yes:

Linda4atc
01-29-2016, 09:39 AM
Hi Jennifer, you can join in anytime by offering or asking for a starter set. Then set up your buddy trade with an address exchange through pms. If you really enjoy it I can add your name to the first post participant list, but you do not have to be on the list to participate.

ArtsyOne
01-30-2016, 09:23 AM
Just discovering this buddy card thing and I'm interested in trying it, so bookmarking for now!

Hi Jennifer and welcome to the Buddy thread

If you'd like to PM me your address I'll be happy to send you a starter set.

cinlan
02-01-2016, 08:39 AM
Here is the finished set started by Crafty3700. Hope you like it





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Crafty3790
02-01-2016, 08:44 AM
I love them

Linda4atc
02-01-2016, 12:37 PM
very sweet set, well done.

CiCiCreates
02-01-2016, 02:50 PM
Cinlan and Crafty, I love those too!! All my faves - roses, pink colors, silhouette, Victorian shoes, so feminine and pretty!

Linda4atc
02-02-2016, 07:39 PM
Artsy One your Valentine lace set arrived. Now I hope I can find those vintage cherubs I had.

Crafty3790
02-02-2016, 07:42 PM
Got cinlan and cicicreates now that the A-thon is over I can work on them

CiCiCreates
02-03-2016, 07:27 PM
I think I am ready to take on another starter set from someone. I probably do best at HD/HP (but that could also apply to mixed media I guess).

Marie
02-03-2016, 11:35 PM
Want to take on some trees?

CiCiCreates
02-03-2016, 11:42 PM
Sure, those are neat! Do you still have my address? PM me if you need it.

Marie
02-04-2016, 06:02 PM
I hope you like them.

CiCiCreates
02-04-2016, 06:10 PM
Cute, Marie! I used to love making a wish on dandelion puffs!

Marie
02-04-2016, 10:48 PM
I hope she wished for a nose job because she just got one! Ha ha much better… :-)

Linda4atc
02-05-2016, 11:23 PM
LOL the dandelions are fun Marie, and the trees are cool.

Jennifer
02-06-2016, 06:38 PM
ArtsyOne, I received your cards today, they're great already-can't wait to get started on them!

Crafty3790
02-07-2016, 12:13 PM
Here's the ribbon card

CiCiCreates
02-07-2016, 12:59 PM
So cute, Crafty! Can't wait to get it!

Marie
02-07-2016, 01:35 PM
Sweet!

CiCiCreates
02-07-2016, 01:44 PM
Linda, I would love your starter set, "Gems", if it's still available. Just saw it in your gallery.

ArtsyOne
02-07-2016, 02:18 PM
Well done, Crafty.

Linda4atc
02-08-2016, 02:26 PM
Ok CiCiCreates her is you bird starter all done. I still have the Valentine, I did not find my cherubs yet.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_buddy_cards_2-8-2016.jpg

Marie
02-08-2016, 02:44 PM
Sweet lil birds!

CiCiCreates
02-08-2016, 03:49 PM
Looove the bird baths, Linda!! Thank you!

Crafty3790
02-08-2016, 03:50 PM
To cute

Crafty3790
02-09-2016, 01:05 PM
Hope you like it

CiCiCreates
02-09-2016, 07:45 PM
Marie, just received your "tree" starters. Will get to work on them soon!

CiCiCreates
02-09-2016, 07:47 PM
Anyone want to finish my rainbow starters?http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34354/large/14_002__600x800_.jpg

cinlan
02-09-2016, 10:20 PM
Great finished card crafty3790

Marie
02-09-2016, 11:40 PM
CiCi, I'd love to! Just send them along when you send the tree back if you're not in a hurry. :-) I've already got an idea!