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ParadoxSketchbook
07-28-2017, 02:43 PM
�� Buddy Cards - 2 player cards, 2 artists ��

✉ The perfect place for artists who like to collaborate on art. ✉

★ HOW TO TRADE... Please Read ★

Player 1: starts the trade by making 2 cards that are identical (as close as you can get them to be).
Player 1 posts these cards to this thread. Please include details when posting such as (not required but helpful):
■ Medium you prefer the cards to be completed in
■ Medium that you used to make your starter cards
■ Possible themes or subjects (can be "artist's choice")
■ Name of the set (just to prevent confusion)
Details to include on the back of both cards (by Player 1):
■ AFA (or ATCsForAll.com)
■ Buddy Cards (so that we know where they came from)
■ Medium type: MM (mixed media); HD (hand drawn); HP (hand Painted); HD/HP (both hand drawn and hand painted)
■ Your username and return address (address can be included separately but is encouraged to be included on the card)
■ For your address: if you think you are moving or for any other reasons you can choose to add an email address instead. If an email address is included you SHOULD be emailing or contacting Player 1 on here (AFA) for address information.
When Player 2 in the thread "declares" that they want to work on the cards it is considered a "trade." Set up this trade by exchanging addresses via PM along with other details like materials, mediums, themes, etc.
Please do not mail anything unless both parties have agreed to the trade. These are individual trades only - there is no commitment for future trades.
Player 2: is responsible for completing (finishing) both cards by following the details agreed upon by both players. This means that the medium, theme, topics, techniques, and such that were agreed upon should be reflected on the cards.
■ Please be careful about the "do nots" of the trades... if players have listed topics/themes/mediums that they do not want then please do not include those.
■ You MUST communicate with your partner in advance if you plan to use: religious, political, gore, sexual, violence, or other adult (heavily censored) topics. This is a requirement for playing in this thread!
Player 2 should include their important details on the back of BOTH cards. Details include (required details are bolded): AFA Username, address/email, website/blog, location, date, signature, etc.
☯ Player 2 keeps one card and sends the second one to Player 1. Please share both cards in advance with your partner then both should determine who gets which card.
☯ Both players should give iTraders to each other when the trade is completed!


ŋ One fully completed trade shall be outlined/explained with images on the second post of this thread for you to look at. The second post also includes our official players.


⌘ ALL CARDS ⌘

✔ ATCs need to be 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" (64mm x 89mm)
✔ Other sizes are welcome too. Please make sure you include the actual size when posting the set(s) clearly in the thread.
✔ All cards must be placed inside a clear penny sleeve or in a small zip lock bag to protect them from harm.
✔ Please include the thread name and set name on the cards to prevent confusion. Example: "AFA Buddy Cards - MM Sketchbook Set"
✘ No loose 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 or other glittery mediums (glitter pens).
✉ 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.

♚ Hand Drawn / Hand Painted Group ♚
■ All cards for this group should be both STARTED and FINISHED in only drawn or painted mediums. Some mediums include but are not limited to: pencils, pens, markers, inks, paints, graphites, charcoals, etc.
■ You can include "additions" to these cards but they must also be HD/HP on another piece of paper then cut and glued to the cards.
❣ ONLY hand drawn or hand painted (or a combo of both) is allowed for this group, meaning no collage or gluing of pre-printed materials... and absolutely NO STAMPING.
■ "Painted Technique Backgrounds" are not allowed in the HD/HP group. A "paint technique background" is a random background created on a larger paper and then cut into smaller pieces (cards). It does not include a painted background that represents something like a sunset, sky, land, mountains or water.

♚ Mixed Media/Collage Group ♚
■ When both STARTING and FINISHING a mixed media/collage buddy card set you need to do more than "slap a piece of paper on a background". Please make interesting starters as it will be easier to find a second player to complete your cards.
■ And you should make it interesting, as well, when finishing the cards (Player 2) as it will make it easier for you to be accepted as Player 2 for future trades...or even for your own starter cards to be accepted. Please do not just place a sticker on a lovely mixed media background as you probably will have trouble getting Player 1 to do future sets with you (or even others in the thread).
■ Please do your best work! Just remember: would you be proud to autograph said cards if a fan had a copy? Would you be proud to display the cards in public or even your living room?

* Questions/Concerns *
Feel to PM (direct message) ParadoxSketchbook or ask in the thread and we'll help you out! :)

ARCHIVE
Thread 1: ~~ Buddy Card Trading ~~ (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30715)


******************************************

✪ Jams/Round Robins 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. Round Robins are where there are 3 cards and 3 artists.
You can find those here:
➳ Mixed Media - Continuous Round Robin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33948)
➳ HD/HP - Random Round Robin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34366)

ParadoxSketchbook
07-28-2017, 02:44 PM
༺ AVAILABLE CARDS ༻
*Click the Name to see the set & Details*

➳ Clock Stamp Set (first one) (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1920720&postcount=57)
➳ MM Both Sets: both are open themes (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1920777&postcount=66)
➳ MM Both sets: In/on/under/by the Sea; Zetti Style (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1920775&postcount=65)

✉ RESOURCES ✉
~TBA~

☺ BUDDY CARD PLAYERS ☺

(1) You do not have to be on these lists to participate in this thread!
(2) People on these lists are very actively participating (continuous players).
(3) NOTE even if you are listed here, each Buddy Set needs to be set up as a trade agreed upon by both players either via PM or in the thread.


♚ Hand Drawn / Hand Painted Group ♚
ParadoxSketchbook LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=38253)
Linda4atc LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=259)
CiCiCreates LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=34354)
IamWhatonearth LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=34754)
Marie LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=33678)
Kimmie LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=24785)
Evalila LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=2901)
Miss M LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=28590)
ChronicReader LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=39583)
LucyMc LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=34090)

♚ Mixed Media / Collage Group ♚
ParadoxSketchbook LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=38253)
Allegrae LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=30802)
CastleQueen5 LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=21118)
KESagers LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=768)
EvaLila LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=2901)
ChronicReader LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=39583)
dithespy LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=38136)
BluSkyHare LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=36120)
LucyMc LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=34090)
cinlan
Collagaint Ashley LINK (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/member.php?u=37573)

!!!UNCERTAIN LISTS!!!
*These players need to confirm if they still want to be included via PM or posting in the thread.

****PM sent to all players listed below on 07/28/2017. Going to wait till the end of August before removing the uncertain lists. Thank you!

♚ Hand Drawn / Hand Painted Only Group ♚
MACE
Artkeyologist
LucyMc
Stacy

♚ Mixed Media / Collage Only Group ♚
MACE
ArtsyOne
Foxglove
LucyMc

ParadoxSketchbook
07-28-2017, 03:32 PM
To start off this new thread and journey for all of us.. I actually made a set of buddy cards that I want to post.

Mailed to IamWhatonEarth
■ HD/HP only please
■ Completed as HD - used pencil to sketch the tree then finished it off with Statdler Fineliner (0.1) with the pencil lines erased. Done on cold-pressed watercolor paper (quite thick).
■ Theme/Subject: Artist's Choice
■ Myterious Tree Set
http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/images/12344306771923695_thumb.jpg (http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=12344306771923695.jpg)

Just some things to think about when you work on this card....
~What have we here? Is that a sun in the back? Or perhaps a moon? Or for all we know even a panet?
~What kind of tree is this? Does it grow apples? Or something even totally different like cell phones, fishes, gifts, notebooks, cute puppies, etc. Perhaps this is a Christmas Tree out in the open?
~What kind of atmosphere is in the card? Is it winter time? Perhaps dead of summer? Or a totally different enviornment from Earth? Such as "it rains diamonds on Jupiter" (this is a fact guys, lol)

Linda4atc
07-28-2017, 04:33 PM
Way to Go. It looks great. #2 under Buddy Card Players should read People instead of please.

I would love to be added to the hand drawn group please. And I'll go add the link to the old thread. Hugs :)

ParadoxSketchbook
07-28-2017, 04:49 PM
Way to Go. It looks great. #2 under Buddy Card Players should read People instead of please.

I would love to be added to the hand drawn group please. And I'll go add the link to the old thread. Hugs :)

Fixed and added! :D

CiCiCreates
07-28-2017, 05:03 PM
Thanks for including me on the hand-drawn list - I do still plan to play as often as possible!

ParadoxSketchbook
07-28-2017, 05:04 PM
Thanks for including me on the hand-drawn list - I do still plan to play as often as possible!

Does this mean you still want to be included on the HD list Cici?

CiCiCreates
07-28-2017, 05:06 PM
Yes please

ParadoxSketchbook
07-28-2017, 05:14 PM
Yes please

Added!! :D

IamWhatonearth
07-28-2017, 05:25 PM
Paradox, I'll take your trees if you're ok with me taking 3-4 weeks. I'm going on vacation for two weeks so won't be making anything too soon.

ParadoxSketchbook
07-28-2017, 05:28 PM
Paradox, I'll take your trees if you're ok with me taking 3-4 weeks. I'm going on vacation for two weeks so won't be making anything too soon.

Of course you may! :)
Just PM me your address and I'll mail them off tomorrow.

ParadoxSketchbook
07-28-2017, 05:34 PM
General question to see the type of cards that we all can make. If you answer these questions it'll help everyone determine what kind of starter cards we can all work on...
I plan to use these answers to make some sets in the next few weeks so make sure you get your answers in. ;)


Which Medium Group do you prefer? HD/HP/MM
What kind of theme/subject are you interested in? Can be broad or narrowed
Do you prefer certain colors?
Are you okay with working on cards that require you to "fill in" blank subjects? EXAMPLE: empty notebook/sketchbook, a building that you would determine the oclors and purpose of, an empty cabinet, etc

IamWhatonearth
07-28-2017, 05:38 PM
Oh, also put me in the hd/hp group. Lol

ParadoxSketchbook
07-28-2017, 05:40 PM
Oh, also put me in the hd/hp group. Lol

Added you! :wubclub:

Marie
07-28-2017, 06:24 PM
I'd like to continue in the HD/HP group please.
1. HD/HP
2. Lighter themes / broad
3. No color preference
4. Love 'fill-in' cards, as long as I can choose WHAT to insert

CiCiCreates
07-28-2017, 06:31 PM
Ditto Marie on all her answers!

ParadoxSketchbook
07-28-2017, 10:48 PM
I'd like to continue in the HD/HP group please.
1. HD/HP
2. Lighter themes / broad
3. No color preference
4. Love 'fill-in' cards, as long as I can choose WHAT to insert

Added you to HD/HP as requested. :) And thank you for the answers.


Ditto Marie on all her answers!

And noted! :D

xstitcher
07-28-2017, 11:06 PM
✪ Jams/Round Robins 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.
You can find those here:
➳ Mixed Media - Continuous Round Robin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33948)
➳ HD/HP - Round Robin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30714)

Both of these threads are not JAMS............they are Round Robins, 3 cards, 3 people!

Linda4atc
07-29-2017, 01:58 PM
Both of these threads are not JAMS............they are Round Robins, 3 cards, 3 people!
Oops you are correct, I missed that when I looked it over for Paradox. you might change it to say....

✪ Jams and Round Robins are not a part of this thread. Round Robins are similar to Buddy Cards but there are three artists and three cards made in the set.

You can find those here:
➳ Mixed Media - Continuous Round Robin
➳ HD/HP - Round Robin

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.

ferretgirl
07-29-2017, 04:47 PM
Checking in to the thread...

ParadoxSketchbook
07-29-2017, 10:56 PM
http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/images/946699381613189777_thumb.jpg (http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=946699381613189777.jpg)

Mailed to IamWhatonEarth
-Started as: HD/HP
-To be completed as: HD/HP
-Theme: artist's choice
-Name: Blue Sketchbook Set

ParadoxSketchbook
07-29-2017, 10:59 PM
Both of these threads are not JAMS............they are Round Robins, 3 cards, 3 people!

Thank you for pointing that out! :)


Oops you are correct, I missed that when I looked it over for Paradox. you might change it to say....

✪ Jams and Round Robins are not a part of this thread. Round Robins are similar to Buddy Cards but there are three artists and three cards made in the set.

You can find those here:
➳ Mixed Media - Continuous Round Robin
➳ HD/HP - Round Robin

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.

Should be fixed now :D


Checking in to the thread...

:wubclub:

IamWhatonearth
07-30-2017, 12:14 AM
Decals_gal is Kimmie now, that's why.

ParadoxSketchbook
07-31-2017, 11:50 AM
Decals_gal is Kimmie now, that's why.

Thank you! I'll contact her then. :)

Kimmie
07-31-2017, 06:48 PM
Thanks for contacting me....I'm going to lurk for now and see what others do....I thought it would be easy to start or complete cards HD/hp, but I'm not sure anymore. Yes, decals_gal is now Kimmie - me! :)

I'm having trouble finishing my own cards...:twitcy:

ParadoxSketchbook
08-01-2017, 12:07 PM
Thanks for contacting me....I'm going to lurk for now and see what others do....I thought it would be easy to start or complete cards HD/hp, but I'm not sure anymore. Yes, decals_gal is now Kimmie - me! :)

I'm having trouble finishing my own cards...:twitcy:

Well maybe you'll see something that sparks your interest then?
If you're having trouble finishing your cards then why not post them here and we can help? :)
Do you want me to keep you on the HD/HP players list still?

Kimmie
08-01-2017, 09:59 PM
Ok, for now I'll be on the HD/hp list, please. :)

Allegrae
08-02-2017, 07:23 AM
Mixed media, please!

ParadoxSketchbook
08-02-2017, 11:45 AM
Ok, for now I'll be on the HD/hp list, please. :)

Added! :D


Mixed media, please!

Added! :)


For Mixed Media Artists:
Anyone have any sets started that need to be sent to Artist 2? Please do share them here.

ParadoxSketchbook
08-04-2017, 05:41 PM
What all can I do to bring life to this thread, everyone? :)

Any suggestions or ideas are more than welcome!

Do I need to make a bunch of starters? Or should we have a little art-marathon where we focus on making starter Buddy Cards?
I personally am looking at the art-marathon as the idea would be to make only starter cards during the a-thon, then when it is over come here to the thread and post what we have for everyone to see and claim. It might bring in new players as well. :)

CiCiCreates
08-04-2017, 05:44 PM
Sounds like a good idea to me!

Kimmie
08-04-2017, 07:40 PM
I'm always afraid that I'll ruin someone else's starter card....does this fear go away with practice? when you get more confidence? I always feel like whatever I add to a card makes it "not look right" or ruins it...lol...

Also, samples of "starter cards" for hd/hp would be helpful, maybe?

I just need to learn how to do this! Sounds like such fun! :)

Kimmie
08-04-2017, 07:42 PM
Oh, and the idea of a starter Buddy card marathon sounds interesting...it would have to run quite a time spell....how would it be handled?? wouldn't we need the starter cards before the actual marathon to show the finished card from both buddies? (I'm so dumb about these things!! lol)

Kimmie
08-04-2017, 07:43 PM
duh...ignore my crazy self....I just re-read your post to see what we'd do! I need a nap!

CiCiCreates
08-04-2017, 07:51 PM
You won't have any problem at all with this, Kimmie - I have admired your art since I joined AFA! As for "ruining" someone else's starters, we all do starters expecting them to be finished, and you have to just "let go" of your card and maybe your preconceived idea of what it should be. And you are right - it really is fun! Marie and I have done so many together, it has just happened that way - sometimes she has started a set that I finish and sometimes I start and she finishes. Sometimes we are so surprised at what the end product turns out to be, but I for one, have never been disappointed, even with other artists that I have played with. It is such a fun surprise, you will love it! And yes, your confidence does build as you go.

ParadoxSketchbook
08-04-2017, 08:43 PM
Sounds like a good idea to me!

That's 1 vote for the marathon!


I'm always afraid that I'll ruin someone else's starter card....does this fear go away with practice? when you get more confidence? I always feel like whatever I add to a card makes it "not look right" or ruins it...lol...

Also, samples of "starter cards" for hd/hp would be helpful, maybe?

I just need to learn how to do this! Sounds like such fun! :)

Practice + Encouragement should do the trick! You'll be responsible for the practice, and the Encouragement just leave it to us! You'll get plenty of that here from everyone. :)
And I think...it might just help if you took on a few different types of Buddy Cards to practice with various types. Also if you are afraid to finish then don't forget someone out there might be afraid to start a set! :D So why not start and gain encouragement and practice that way as well?

So you would like examples? I think I can put together something. Let me see when we can do the a-thon and plan in advance for some.


Oh, and the idea of a starter Buddy card marathon sounds interesting...it would have to run quite a time spell....how would it be handled?? wouldn't we need the starter cards before the actual marathon to show the finished card from both buddies? (I'm so dumb about these things!! lol)

Well, I figured they would be quicker to make as they are starters...instead of like other a-thons where you have to complete what you make so I don't think we'd need that much time. And no we would create the starter sets during the a-thon... the idea is to pass the muse around, get everyone hyped about making starter sets. This way we can come back to this thread and start posting them and claiming them for trades. My way of attempting to bring life here lol. And no, not dumb, just haven't been exposed to such things - two totally different topics. :)


duh...ignore my crazy self....I just re-read your post to see what we'd do! I need a nap!

I literally NEED one but cannot take as I have a bunch of art to complete as payments :swoon:


You won't have any problem at all with this, Kimmie - I have admired your art since I joined AFA! As for "ruining" someone else's starters, we all do starters expecting them to be finished, and you have to just "let go" of your card and maybe your preconceived idea of what it should be. And you are right - it really is fun! Marie and I have done so many together, it has just happened that way - sometimes she has started a set that I finish and sometimes I start and she finishes. Sometimes we are so surprised at what the end product turns out to be, but I for one, have never been disappointed, even with other artists that I have played with. It is such a fun surprise, you will love it! And yes, your confidence does build as you go.

I agree there! The whole point is to see "how would someone else finish this?" I am trying to do something with the cards I post here: instead of 2, I make 3. I mail 2 but keep the third for myself and finish it on my own. Then when I get 1 card returned I have 2 cards to put in my collection next to each other - just to see how 1 starter can be completed in 2 ways.

ParadoxSketchbook
08-04-2017, 08:51 PM
1) Added another section to the second post: now you'll see:

Completed Example
Available Cards
Official Players

2)Looks like the Buddy Card A-Thon is getting good votes so I am already working on writing it up. Currently, the details I have are as follows... feel free to give suggestions (edits, add ons, changes etc).

Estimated run time: 1 week (can change it to 2 weeks upon request)
Estimate of run date: August 21 to August 28 OR August 7 to August 14
Focus/Goal: have everyone create as many "starter sets" as they can during the a-thon
When completed we just migrate back to this thread and post away at all the available cards we have made. From there just take it off! Start trading like crazy and finishing cards like crazy!
This does not mean more starters cannot be started after the a-thon... PLEASE make more starters.

I have some ideas put together for building "example" starter sets... so if anyone wants to help please send/post pictures of starters you have done in the past.

Art101
08-05-2017, 12:21 AM
Posting as a lurker, so that I can keep enjoy watching the progression of artwork on the cards. :)

ParadoxSketchbook
08-06-2017, 09:09 PM
Posting as a lurker, so that I can keep enjoy watching the progression of artwork on the cards. :)

Just a reminder that this is not like a regular... actually it is not a swap at all.
Just like the other MMH and PIF threads, this is a 1:1 trade thread that never ends. ;)
Do pitch in when you find something that interests you.

ParadoxSketchbook
08-09-2017, 01:25 PM
Buddy Card-a-thon has been sent over to the official calendar for approval! :D
Once it is approved I'll post the thread.

⌚ Run Time: August 17th to August 24th ⌚

During this time, please migrate there to create Starter Sets. Once the week is over, on the 25th we'll migrate back here.

***Normal trades are still carried out here.
I'll post a link to the thread when I get an approval. :) Can't wait to see what you guys make!

CastleQueen5
08-09-2017, 02:28 PM
Hey, I found you because of the Art a thon buddy card coming up.

I can do the mixed media group. I don't do hand drawing at all.

So add me please.

See you in the art a thon,

Which Medium Group do you prefer? MM
What kind of theme/subject are you interested in? Can be broad or narrowed If you know me, I like cats, zebraz, tea, coffee, trees birds, flowers, sunflowers, dachshunds, Funny, Quirky. Do you prefer certain colors? No not really, I like them all. Green is my favorite.
Are you okay with working on cards that require you to "fill in" blank subjects? EXAMPLE: empty notebook/sketchbook, a building that you would determine the colors and purpose of, an empty cabinet, etc I am fine with most ideas. I do like a challenge or something to help me think outside my box.

ParadoxSketchbook
08-09-2017, 02:34 PM
Hey, I found you because of the Art a thon buddy card coming up.

I can do the mixed media group. I don't do hand drawing at all.

So add me please.

See you in the art a thon,

Which Medium Group do you prefer? MM
What kind of theme/subject are you interested in? Can be broad or narrowed If you know me, I like cats, zebraz, tea, coffee, trees birds, flowers, sunflowers, dachshunds, Funny, Quirky. Do you prefer certain colors? No not really, I like them all. Green is my favorite.
Are you okay with working on cards that require you to "fill in" blank subjects? EXAMPLE: empty notebook/sketchbook, a building that you would determine the colors and purpose of, an empty cabinet, etc I am fine with most ideas. I do like a challenge or something to help me think outside my box.

Oh yay someone already pitching in for the marathon! :D
Welcome aboard - glad to have you here for the MM list as we need more players in that one. XD
I added you! Can't wait to see what you make. :)

ParadoxSketchbook
08-10-2017, 12:18 PM
Exciting news everyone!!!

We are having our own little marathon! :D

August 17th - 24th is when it has been approved for. I'll get a thread up once we are closer to the date.

Please do pass the word around to those that might be interested! ;)
I cna't wait to see what all we create.

ParadoxSketchbook
08-12-2017, 10:14 PM
http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/images/746244602704688294_thumb.jpg (http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=746244602704688294.jpg) ↞ Vintage Bee Set 01

http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/images/55974450310696058696_thumb.jpg (http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=55974450310696058696.jpg) ↞ Glazed Bee Set 01

For both sets:
❥ Medium to be completed in: Mixed Media
❥ Medium Started: Mixed Media (collage, stamp, sharpie, gel pens, Prisma Marker)
❥ Theme: BEES (pretty please only bees)

ParadoxSketchbook
08-14-2017, 03:36 PM
We are live (a little early):

Buddy Cards - a - thon! (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34420)

Please head on over to get started!

KESagers
08-17-2017, 01:29 PM
Would you please sign me up for the mixed media/collage group?


What kind of theme/subject are you interested in? Can be broad or narrowed
Pretty much anything goes but what I am not interested in is dark, scary, horror, nudes, political.

Do you prefer certain colors?
I love lots of color! :)

Are you okay with working on cards that require you to "fill in" blank subjects? EXAMPLE: empty notebook/sketchbook, a building that you would determine the colors and purpose of, an empty cabinet, etc
If I understand this correctly I am fine with this. Happy to work on any type of art.

KESagers
08-17-2017, 01:53 PM
http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/images/746244602704688294_thumb.jpg (http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=746244602704688294.jpg) ↞ Vintage Bee Set 01

http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/images/55974450310696058696_thumb.jpg (http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=55974450310696058696.jpg) ↞ Glazed Bee Set 01

For both sets:
❥ Medium to be completed in: Mixed Media
❥ Medium Started: Mixed Media (collage, stamp, sharpie, gel pens, Prisma Marker)
❥ Theme: BEES (pretty please only bees)

I would be interested in finishing on of your bee sets. How about the Vintage one? - I think both backgrounds are really cool! :)

ParadoxSketchbook
08-17-2017, 02:13 PM
I would be interested in finishing on of your bee sets. How about the Vintage one? - I think both backgrounds are really cool! :)

All right - I'll send the Vintage Bee Set over to you then! I'll wait for the marathon to finish in case you want another set from me from there. :)


Would you please sign me up for the mixed media/collage group?


What kind of theme/subject are you interested in? Can be broad or narrowed
Pretty much anything goes but what I am not interested in is dark, scary, horror, nudes, political.

Do you prefer certain colors?
I love lots of color! :)

Are you okay with working on cards that require you to "fill in" blank subjects? EXAMPLE: empty notebook/sketchbook, a building that you would determine the colors and purpose of, an empty cabinet, etc
If I understand this correctly I am fine with this. Happy to work on any type of art.

Added you to MM! :D

KESagers
08-17-2017, 02:28 PM
Great! Thank you! Yes - let's wait to mail until the marathon is over.

ParadoxSketchbook
08-17-2017, 02:29 PM
Great! Thank you! Yes - let's wait to mail until the marathon is over.

Invitations sent! :)
I hope we get some life soon >w<

Evalila
08-17-2017, 02:45 PM
Thanks for the invite!

Add me to both groups, please :)

Which Medium Group do you prefer? either is fine
What kind of theme/subject are you interested in? trees, bees, birds, flowers, dark, creepy or gothic, Fantasy, Steampunk, curvy girls and ladies, anything Tolkien, GOT, Star Trek,
Do you prefer certain colors? all colors are beautiful
Are you okay with working on cards that require you to "fill in" blank subjects? EXAMPLE: empty notebook/sketchbook, a building that you would determine the oclors and purpose of, an empty cabinet, et Why not?

ParadoxSketchbook
08-17-2017, 02:47 PM
Thanks for the invite!

Add me to both groups, please :)

Which Medium Group do you prefer? either is fine
What kind of theme/subject are you interested in? trees, bees, birds, flowers, dark, creepy or gothic, Fantasy, Steampunk, curvy girls and ladies, anything Tolkien, GOT, Star Trek,
Do you prefer certain colors? all colors are beautiful
Are you okay with working on cards that require you to "fill in" blank subjects? EXAMPLE: empty notebook/sketchbook, a building that you would determine the oclors and purpose of, an empty cabinet, et Why not?

Welcome! :D Added you to both!

I hope you join us for the art marathon as well! :)

Miss M
08-17-2017, 04:33 PM
Please sign me up to the HD/HP group :) I'm not sure I'll have time to play in the athon, but I will definitely be checking out the starters!

Which Medium Group do you prefer? HD/HP only
What kind of theme/subject are you interested in? open, check my profile if you need ideas
Do you prefer certain colors? nope
Are you okay with working on cards that require you to "fill in" blank subjects? sure, as long as it's this artist's choice :)

Beverley
08-17-2017, 06:24 PM
Thanks for the invitation... this is very new to me. Not sure if I will participate in the A-thon this time.... need to learn more about it. Will follow along though :)

ChronicReader
08-17-2017, 08:15 PM
I would love to participate in both collage and hdhp.

dithespy
08-17-2017, 08:16 PM
General question to see the type of cards that we all can make. If you answer these questions it'll help everyone determine what kind of starter cards we can all work on...
I plan to use these answers to make some sets in the next few weeks so make sure you get your answers in. ;)


Which Medium Group do you prefer? HD/HP/MM
What kind of theme/subject are you interested in? Can be broad or narrowed
Do you prefer certain colors?
Are you okay with working on cards that require you to "fill in" blank subjects? EXAMPLE: empty notebook/sketchbook, a building that you would determine the oclors and purpose of, an empty cabinet, etc


I prefer the mixed media group.
I'm interested in animals, zetti, steampunk, collage, postage stamps
I like all colors
I'm fine with fill in

dithespy
08-18-2017, 12:09 PM
Are these OK? All are collage, 2 with postage stamps. Have I done enough? Or too much?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter1.jpg claimed by CastleQueen

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter2.jpg claimed by KESagers

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter3.jpg claimed by ParadoxSketchBook

ParadoxSketchbook
08-18-2017, 12:29 PM
Please sign me up to the HD/HP group :) I'm not sure I'll have time to play in the athon, but I will definitely be checking out the starters!

Which Medium Group do you prefer? HD/HP only
What kind of theme/subject are you interested in? open, check my profile if you need ideas
Do you prefer certain colors? nope
Are you okay with working on cards that require you to "fill in" blank subjects? sure, as long as it's this artist's choice :)

Sounds awesome to me! :D Glad to have you here in the regular thread!


Thanks for the invitation... this is very new to me. Not sure if I will participate in the A-thon this time.... need to learn more about it. Will follow along though :)

That sounds good to me. If you subscribe to the a-thon then you can see what all we would be doing there. Meanwhile this thread is pretty simple:
either you start 2 identical cards or finish them for someone
- to start cards just make 2 identical ATCs (as close as you can get them to look like each other) and post them here
- to finish just look in the thread to see if we have any available sets and let the artist know you want to finish them (you'll exchange addresses by PM)

That was my "quick summary" as I know the first post is a little over bearing to look at >w<


I would love to participate in both collage and hdhp.

Added you to both! :)


I prefer the mixed media group.
I'm interested in animals, zetti, steampunk, collage, postage stamps
I like all colors
I'm fine with fill in

Added you to MM! :D

ParadoxSketchbook
08-18-2017, 12:31 PM
Are these OK? All are collage, 2 with postage stamps. Have I done enough? Or too much?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter1.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter2.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter3.jpg

Those are PERFECT! As the first artist you really get to decide how much work to put in. You can leave them as is or even add more on there if you wanted to.
Though if you could: post them to the a-thon thread as well for everyone there to see? :)
Buddy Cards-a-thon (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34420)

ParadoxSketchbook
08-18-2017, 12:38 PM
I should have thought of this sooner... we need a way to make it quick and easy to see what sets are available in this thread. So this is what is happening now to make that possible:

இ In post 2 of this thread I am going to remove the examples:
Instead I'll work on making a guide that discusses "Starter Sets" and even the whole concept of this thread. This is so that the second post is not so long from the images.
In summary you'll see possibly 2 links that should lead to a new tab with the examples and guide.
இ Post 2 shall serve as a tracker from here on so it is going to have the following details in it:

Guide to "Buddy Cards" and "Starter Sets"
List of "Official Players" in two lists (HD/HP and MM) - now with your details added in for what themes you like and which ones you do not
List of available Starter Sets - direct links to posts made by the actual artists in this thread.

***This means you would be responsible for letting us know if a set you posted is now not available - pretty please!

Don't forget that the a-thon (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34420) is live and kicking.

Collagaint Ashley
08-18-2017, 01:48 PM
I find this confusing, but please add me to the MM/collage only group.

CiCiCreates
08-18-2017, 01:54 PM
C A, I think all you really have to know is that you can make 2 starter cards and post pictures for someone else to claim and finish, or you can claim someone else's starters to finish. It's really fun on both ends!

CiCiCreates
08-18-2017, 02:00 PM
Paradox, I hope I didn't butt in there! I didn't think you were doing things very differently than before, but do let me know if there are basic changes. I like your idea of the second post having the available starter cards.

ParadoxSketchbook
08-18-2017, 02:34 PM
I find this confusing, but please add me to the MM/collage only group.

Which part confuses you? :)
I'll add you to the MM list. <- related to that I want to point out that being on a list is NOT required in order for you to participate in the thread. :D

And here is a basic breakdown of what happens here (CiCi already covered it in a sentence):
- you can either start 2 identical ATCs OR finish them
* To start just make 2 identical ATCs and post them here.. .wait for someone to claim them. When someone does, simply get their address via PM and mail it to them. They'll complete the 2 ATCs and mail one back to you.
* To finish cards, just look in post 2 for a list of available sets and post a comment in this thread about which set you are interested in. Give that artist your address via PM and wait for them to arrive. Once you have them just complete both ATCs (try to keep them identical or mathcing in some way) then share them here. Mail one back to the original artist.
- In both cases: both artists give each other iTrader ratings (you as the trader)

I hope this covers it? :)


Paradox, I hope I didn't butt in there! I didn't think you were doing things very differently than before, but do let me know if there are basic changes. I like your idea of the second post having the available starter cards.

Nothing too different at all! I am just changing how thigs are organized now as a host... to make life easier for everyone.

I just want to make a guide for those new to Buddy Cards or those that want information on Starter Sets... so nothing has changed! :D

Evalila
08-18-2017, 03:05 PM
Available starter sets:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MMZetti002.jpg mixed media (regular printer paper colored with acrylics and spray inks, torn and glued to cardstock, rubberstamping, washi tape, stenciling with gesso) Theme: Zetti

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MMTheSea001.jpg mixed media (acrylics, ink and gesso on atlas paper, stenciling with acrylics, rubberstamping) Theme: In/on/under/by the Sea claimed by ChronicReader

Evalila
08-18-2017, 03:10 PM
Also available:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MMFabricPaper004.jpg mixed media (handmade fabric paper, mounted on cardstock; acrylics, rubberstamping) Theme: open
claimed by BluSkyHare
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MMOpenTheme003.jpg mixed media (bookpages on cardstock, postage stamp, acrylics, paper doily) Theme: open claimed by dithespy

dithespy
08-18-2017, 05:09 PM
They're wonderful Evalila

Kimmie
08-19-2017, 05:06 AM
I've PM'd ChronicReader (in the Buddy card aThon) for a chance at doing a couple of buddy card sets she posted there...just for the record... lol!

Evalila
08-19-2017, 09:01 AM
Two available hand-drawn sets (ink and marker on bristol)

Update: both claimed by Linda4atc

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_HDGreyFrame006.jpg "Grey Frame"

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_HDPhotobombingFairy007.jpg "Photobombing Fairy"

dithespy
08-19-2017, 09:46 AM
Gorgeous cards Evalila

Kimmie
08-19-2017, 10:22 AM
Evalila, they are wonderful, esp. the concept of a photobombed card! One day soon, I hope, I'll get over my fear of failure and ruination with a hd/hp 'ing card!

I cannot wait to see what someone can do with those! :)

Evalila
08-19-2017, 10:32 AM
Thank you both!

Kimmie, your hd/hp cards in your gallery are wonderful! I donīt think you could ruin a hd-card!

dithespy
08-19-2017, 11:24 AM
I've just looked at your gallery, kimmie and I agree with evalila! Go on ... you know you want to!

Linda4atc
08-19-2017, 01:34 PM
Kimmie, I just looked at your gallery to. Are all the cards on the first page hand drawn? They are perfect. I also love the Spooky Houses on the next page. I think you will fit in perfect as a hand drawn artist.

Evalila
08-19-2017, 02:47 PM
More available mixed media starter sets:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_MMEmbossed008.jpg for ChronicReader Open theme: Black embossed cardstock, colored with Faber Castell Gelatos and metallic marker

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_MMSteampunk009.jpg for ChronicReader Theme: Steampunk: watercolor paper with acrylics and ink, paper collage, rubber stamping, postage stamp

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_MMLight010.jpg Open theme: paper collage, tissue paper, rubberstamping

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_MMGreen011.jpg open theme: paper collage, washi tape, tissue paper claimed by katelnorth

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_MMOrange012.jpg Open theme: music sheet, paper collage, rubberstamping, Glimmer Mist sealed with gel medium claimed by dithespy

ChronicReader
08-19-2017, 03:13 PM
Evalila, I would love the black and/or steampunk if they are available!

Kimmie
08-19-2017, 07:33 PM
Why, thank you all for the wonderful encouragement! (now, if I can just at least start a buddy set!!!!...that may make the muse kick in for me.) :twitcy:

CastleQueen5
08-19-2017, 10:31 PM
Thank you both!

Kimmie, your hd/hp cards in your gallery are wonderful! I donīt think you could ruin a hd-card!

I wouldn't bet on that. You have not seen my skills.

Linda4atc
08-19-2017, 11:19 PM
These are all hand drawn, I use Copic markers, and PITT or Copic black multiliner on smooth Bristol. I also have an elephant HD RR I'll put in that thread.

I left the the Bottles uncolored because I did not know if the next artist wanted to add some "spirits". If not I can color them in before mailing.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_8-2017_Jack_Boos_BUDDY.jpg Jack Boos TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_8-2017_Bottle_of_Boos_BUDDY.jpg Bottle of Boos TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_8-2017_Cat_face_BUDDY.jpg Cat Face TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_8-2017_elephant_BUDDY.jpg Elephant TRADED
Just noticed the spots in the backgrounds, the spots are NOT on the cards. I guess my scanner needs a good cleaning.

CiCiCreates
08-19-2017, 11:25 PM
Linda, I'd like to finish the cat faces.

Kimmie
08-20-2017, 06:36 AM
OK, Linda....I'm going to (gulp!) ask for the Jack boos....now you know I can't resist a jack-o-lantern! I'll PM you now! Thanks! :)

BluSkyHare
08-20-2017, 08:05 AM
Also available:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MMFabricPaper004.jpg mixed media (handmade fabric paper, mounted on cardstock; acrylics, rubberstamping) Theme: open

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MMOpenTheme003.jpg mixed media (bookpages on cardstock, postage stamp, acrylics, paper doily) Theme: open claimed by dithespy

Evalila, can I claim the top cards--warm colors with black dots? I'll PM you.

BluSkyHare
08-20-2017, 08:07 AM
Ooopsie--also, please sign me up for the collage group, Paradox! :cute:

katelnorth
08-20-2017, 11:05 AM
Evalila - I really like your collaged sets - both the ticket one and the one with numbers, if either is still free to work on?

katelnorth
08-20-2017, 11:33 AM
Here are some buddy card starters I made during this a-thon. I think I am ok to just list them here without joining a group, but let me know if not...


These are all fairly basic collage, with a few variations.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy5smaller.jpgcard: Amsterdam. media: map, paper image, washi tape. theme: open CLAIMED BY dithespy

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy1smaller.jpg
card: Pink. media: magazine page, washi tape, postage stamps. theme: open CLAIMED.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy4smaller.jpg
card: Cat. media: newspaper, paper image, washi tape. theme: open CLAIMED BY Linda4atc

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy2smaller.jpg
card: Circle. media: envelopes. theme: open CLAIMED BY EVALILA

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy3smaller.jpg
Card: Poppies. media: magazine page, postage stamps. theme: open CLAIMED by PARADOX SKETCHBOOK

CiCiCreates
08-20-2017, 11:48 AM
Those are all wonderful starters, Kate! If I was a collage artist, I would snap one up (I'm sure someone will).

katelnorth
08-20-2017, 11:52 AM
Those are all wonderful starters, Kate! If I was a collage artist, I would snap one up (I'm sure someone will).

Thanks CiCi - I keep thinking that about the handdrawn starters... :)

Linda4atc
08-20-2017, 01:34 PM
Directions for these are in the gallery on each card.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_8-2017_Coral_BUDDY.jpg Coral TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_8-2017_Dragonfly_BUDDY.jpg Dragonfly TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_8-2017_Grass_BUDDY.jpg Grass TRADED

CiCiCreates
08-20-2017, 02:27 PM
Oh dear, now I must ask for the "grass" one too! Along with the pretty music image, it has inspired a great idea!

Linda4atc
08-20-2017, 02:27 PM
I still have these three starters in my gallery from back in April...


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Dolphin_left_4-2017.jpg Dolphin (available)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Dolphin_right_4-2017.jpg I made this set into trade cards, going to do the Route 66 as well.

CiCiCreates
08-20-2017, 06:36 PM
Starter set: Is this bow tied around a floral bouquet? Tied around a kitten's neck? Tying on a baby's bonnet?.....Something else?

CiCiCreates
08-20-2017, 06:37 PM
Starter set: Is this fantasy bird flying toward it's nest, a birdhouse, a bird bath? Or perhaps decorating a lady's hat?......Something else?

CiCiCreates
08-20-2017, 06:38 PM
Starter set: Is this a happy home? A schoolhouse or church? Or a bookstore, bakery, pet shop, or.....?

CiCiCreates
08-20-2017, 06:57 PM
Linda, did you see my Post #89?

BluSkyHare
08-20-2017, 07:18 PM
Here are my first two starters offered;
UNCLAIMED: Blue with Black Squares--artists choice, this is watercolor with crayon pastel resist and black permanent ink
Claimed by ParadoxSketchbook: Mirror Cockatoo cards--please add mirror imaged images, these are watercolor, black perm ink & slightly textured napkin and the whole card is sealed with modpodge

Linda4atc
08-20-2017, 08:43 PM
Linda, did you see my Post #89? Nope I missed that so sorry. But the Grass set is yours. :cool:

Linda4atc
08-20-2017, 08:47 PM
Here are my first two starters offered;
for the Blue with Black Squares--artists choice, this is watercolor with crayon pastel resist and black permanent ink
for the Mirror Cockatoo cards--please add mirror imaged images, these are watercolor, black perm ink & slightly textured napkin and the whole card is sealed with modpodge
I love that Blue set! The Bird set is lovely too, I don't really understand what you asking for when you ask for mirrored image add on?

CastleQueen5
08-21-2017, 12:50 AM
I posted some card sets over at the art a thon and also in my gallery.

CastleQueen5
08-21-2017, 12:56 AM
I love that Blue set! The Bird set is lovely too, I don't really understand what you asking for when you ask for mirrored image add on?



Do you see how her birds are Opposite each other on the cards? She is saying if you finish the cards please also use that opposite or mirrored idea.

So if you add flower don't add a flower to the right on both cards. You would add one to the right on one and to the left on the other. Like if the cards were looking in mirror.

Linda4atc
08-21-2017, 01:08 AM
These cards are made with assorted papers on cardstock painted with gesso I tinted with a bit of orange acrylic paints. The Steampunk and a couple sets are edged with chalk ink that I heat set so it won't bleed.

I have an assortment of stamps so pick a background set and an optional stamp set to use on them.
Green eye skull
Ratatouille
Poe TRADED with #O3
Purple eye skull
Baseball TRADED with set #O5
Tito and Janis TRADED with set #O4
Shells TRADED with set #O1
Love & roses TRADED with #O2
ALL cards TRADED,
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_Buddy_01-03.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_Buddy_04-05.jpg

CastleQueen5
08-21-2017, 01:12 AM
Linda those are super. I think I like the shoe one the best cause it is divided between the 2 cards.

BluSkyHare
08-21-2017, 06:46 AM
I love that Blue set! The Bird set is lovely too, I don't really understand what you asking for when you ask for mirrored image add on?

CQ's got it right, Linda. Since the birds face in opposite directions, anything you place on one card you'd place on the other card, but facing in the opposite direction, as well.
Maybe it's too difficult for players to do this??

BluSkyHare
08-21-2017, 06:51 AM
Linda4atc, I'd love to claim set #4 (with the prominent music) with Tito & Janis please.
(actually, I'd like them ALL! hahaha!) They are awesome!
Did you want to claim by blue with black?

katelnorth
08-21-2017, 08:05 AM
Some more cards available for working on:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy10smaller.jpg
Card: Tree. Media: paper on card. Theme: open CLAIMED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy9smaller.jpg
Card: Dragonflies. Media: card, washi tape, sticker. Theme: open CLAIMED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy6smaller.jpg
Card: Fish. Media: ink marbling on card, sticker, washi tape. Theme: underwater

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy7smaller.jpg
Card: Bitch. Media: card, washi tape, sticker. Theme: open

ParadoxSketchbook
08-21-2017, 12:11 PM
Okay everyone - because this was a lot more productive then I had thought it would be I am going to wait till the 25th to update the second post in this thread.

I am going to remind you on the 25th to post which sets are available from the ones you have made thus far (just names work). :)

Awesome job everyone! It was a grand surprise to come on here and find so many sets!!! >w< :jiggy:
I hope this stays as the thread continues on! :D

ParadoxSketchbook
08-21-2017, 12:25 PM
So just for record keeping here is what I made for the Hand Drawn - Hand Painted group:

http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/images/368812018982393144_thumb.jpg (http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=368812018982393144.jpg) <- Custom Building Set 01
*Started in HD: pencil sketched then finished with waterproof liner
*To be completed in: HD, HP, or MM
What kind of building is this? A shop...? Perhaps it is a bakery? A salon? Or maybe even a house? Who knows? :D

http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/images/055821661580310_thumb.jpg (http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=055821661580310.jpg) <- Playing Cards Set 01
*Started in HD: pencil sketched then finished with waterproof liner
*To be completed in: HD, HP, or MM
I have been itching to get this idea drawn since I found out about Buddy Cards! I really wanted to make actual playing cards like Magic the Gathering or Pokemons and see what we all could do with a blank template. I'll be making another clean version for a surprise event I have planned in the future for AFA where a similar ATC blank is going to be available for use.
So with this set - anything goes! Literally! You can add States, Countries, People, Food, Characters, Cars, etc...anything! I just want to see how you use the blank areas I have blocked out.

http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/images/08729312982645265720_thumb.jpg (http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=08729312982645265720.jpg) <- Framed Window Set
*Started in HD pencil sketched then finished with waterproof liner
*To be completed in: HD, HP, or MM
I really don't know which way is "up" for these... I got confused and left it like that so just do whatever you think is best? I made this set with the intention to "see inside the window" so please make/add something inside. :)

http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/images/9242780867035789942_thumb.jpg (http://freespace.com.au/imagehosting/viewer.php?file=9242780867035789942.jpg) <- Tree Portrait Set
*Started in HD pencil sketched then finished with waterproof liner
*To be completed in: HD, HP, or MM
You can add leaves or leave it be. I made this for my personal self to post to dA for digital artists. To see what kind of "leaves" they add as I have seen some crazy trees there. I have seen stars, food, etc in place of leaves (not the fruit)... so just do as you want with this one as well.

***All of these are open to interpretation - just have fun!
Please feel free to add elements or even remove/hide elements to these cards! Open to any HD, HP, or MM/Collage players! :D Can be completed in color, monochrome, B&W, anything!
I made all of these sets with the hope that we can do a collaboration between the groups that we have in this thread (group 1. HD/HP, group 2. MM). So they have been started as HD/HP and now I would love to get at least 1 set completed as MM if possible but not required!

Linda4atc
08-21-2017, 01:54 PM
Linda4atc, I'd love to claim set #4 (with the prominent music) with Tito & Janis please.
(actually, I'd like them ALL! hahaha!) They are awesome!
Did you want to claim by blue with black?

Sure! I hope everyone realizes that we are going to be even busier when all this Buddy mail starts arriving. I already have 12 trades set up.:chatterbox: LOL

ParadoxSketchbook
08-21-2017, 02:03 PM
Sure! I hope everyone realizes that we are going to be even busier when all this Buddy mail starts arriving. I already have 12 trades set up.:chatterbox: LOL

Oooooh my gosh that is a lot!!!! :)

Linda4atc
08-21-2017, 02:22 PM
ParadoxSketchbook and CiCiCreates Why don't you both just surprise me with a set or two of your Hand Drawn starters. They are all so cool :cool::D

CiCiCreates
08-21-2017, 02:53 PM
Will do, Linda! Are you sure you don't have a preference?

ParadoxSketchbook
08-21-2017, 03:16 PM
All right you creative peeps... I want to try at a few these myself so calling these out if they are still available?
I am linking to your original post in the titles for easy access.

katelnorth - dragonflies (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921483&postcount=104); poppies (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921278&postcount=85)

Linda4atc - set #02 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921433&postcount=100) with the flower & love set combo (I have an idea for White Day in Japan for this) and the bottle of boos (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921185&postcount=79) set

BluSkyHare - Cockatoo set (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921378&postcount=95) is what I prefer but if not I can work with the blue one as well

CiCiCreates - fantasy bird set (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921363&postcount=92)

Evalila - open theme (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921082&postcount=75)one in the center (only one not marked as claimed)

ParadoxSketchbook
08-21-2017, 03:16 PM
ParadoxSketchbook and CiCiCreates Why don't you both just surprise me with a set or two of your Hand Drawn starters. They are all so cool :cool::D

I'll send one your way! :D

Linda4atc
08-21-2017, 03:33 PM
Awesome. and no preference, I actually kind of like an occasional challenge.

Paradox I got you down for those two. :)

CiCiCreates
08-21-2017, 03:58 PM
Ok, Paradox, I will send you the fantasy birds (please PM me your address). Linda, you will get the other two, I do have your address unless you've moved within 6 months.....Where is our Marie? I'm missing her on here!

katelnorth
08-21-2017, 06:52 PM
HI Paradox - I had a previous request for the dragonflies
(been out most the afternoon/evening at Harry Potter Studios so not checking my emails!), so they have gone, but you are welcome to the poppies if you'd like them... I have your address from the RR group.

[QUOTE=ParadoxSketchbook;1921604][COLOR="Purple"]All right you creative peeps... I want to try at a few these myself so calling these out if they are still available?
I am linking to your original post in the titles for easy access.

katelnorth - dragonflies (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921483&postcount=104); poppies (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921278&postcount=85)

ParadoxSketchbook
08-21-2017, 06:55 PM
HI Paradox - I had a previous request for the dragonflies
(been out most the afternoon/evening at Harry Potter Studios so not checking my emails!), so they have gone, but you are welcome to the poppies if you'd like them... I have your address from the RR group.

[QUOTE=ParadoxSketchbook;1921604][COLOR="Purple"]All right you creative peeps... I want to try at a few these myself so calling these out if they are still available?
I am linking to your original post in the titles for easy access.

katelnorth - dragonflies (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921483&postcount=104); poppies (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showpost.php?p=1921278&postcount=85)

Poppies work! :D

Allegrae
08-22-2017, 08:45 AM
Linda4atc, I would love your baseball and Poe sets!

I have 2 mixed-media starter sets available:

Card: Jellyfish Media: Tinted paper, washi tape. Theme: Under the sea -- claimed by Paradox Sketchbook

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/Buddy%20Cards/Buddy%20Card%20Jellyfish.jpg

Card: Bugs Media: Paper, washi tape. Theme: open. -- claimed by katelnorth

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/Buddy%20Cards/buddy%20cards.jpg

ParadoxSketchbook
08-22-2017, 11:38 AM
Linda4atc, I would love your baseball and Poe sets!

I have 2 mixed-media starter sets available:

Card: Jellyfish Media: Tinted paper, washi tape. Theme: Under the sea

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/Buddy%20Cards/Buddy%20Card%20Jellyfish.jpg

Card: Bugs Media: Paper, washi tape. Theme: open.

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u300/allegrae/Buddy%20Cards/buddy%20cards.jpg

May I try the "Jellyfish - under the sea" one? I am starting my own under the sea collection now :)

Linda4atc
08-22-2017, 12:49 PM
Linda4atc, I would love your baseball and Poe sets!



Cool The stamps were not matched to a particular background. The bottom set on each of the two pages are what is available now #O3 and #O5. Is this okay?

Allegrae
08-22-2017, 01:06 PM
Sure! Will send it your way!


May I try the "Jellyfish - under the sea" one? I am starting my own under the sea collection now :)

Marie
08-22-2017, 01:18 PM
I'm back! Is there anything left for me to jump in on? How much time left to work up some starters?

Marie
08-22-2017, 01:19 PM
Paradox!!!!!! Congrats on your monthly contest WIN!!!!!!!!!! :jiggy:

ParadoxSketchbook
08-22-2017, 01:50 PM
I'm back! Is there anything left for me to jump in on? How much time left to work up some starters?

Ah yes the Marathon continues till the 24th and I think we still have some starters left for you to take and finish! :D Once the a-thon is over I'll update the second post in the thread with which sets are still available. I hope you make some starters too! XD


Paradox!!!!!! Congrats on your monthly contest WIN!!!!!!!!!! :jiggy:

aww thank you Marie! :wubclub:

BluSkyHare
08-22-2017, 01:51 PM
Paradox-sending the cockatoos your way!

ParadoxSketchbook
08-22-2017, 01:53 PM
Paradox-sending the cockatoos your way!

Yays!! :jiggy:

katelnorth
08-23-2017, 04:14 AM
Allegrae, I'll take the bugs if no one has claimed it yet. I have just the thing... :)

LucyMc
08-23-2017, 07:51 AM
Please count me in for both HD/HP and Mixed Media!

Allegrae
08-23-2017, 09:29 AM
Bugs on the way to you, kate!


Allegrae, I'll take the bugs if no one has claimed it yet. I have just the thing... :)

ParadoxSketchbook
08-23-2017, 12:00 PM
Please count me in for both HD/HP and Mixed Media!

Added you to both! :D

ParadoxSketchbook
08-23-2017, 12:02 PM
Ooopsie--also, please sign me up for the collage group, Paradox! :cute:

Ooopsies... missed this >w<
Added you in now! :wubclub:

Linda4atc
08-23-2017, 12:39 PM
Morning everyone. Well I have to go into town tomorrow so this a-thon is almost over for me.:mask:

ParadoxSketchbook
08-23-2017, 12:43 PM
Morning everyone. Well I have to go into town tomorrow so this a-thon is almost over for me.:mask:

Well I think you did an awesome job of creating starters still! :D

Marie
08-23-2017, 12:51 PM
Available starter sets:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MMZetti002.jpg mixed media (regular printer paper colored with acrylics and spray inks, torn and glued to cardstock, rubberstamping, washi tape, stenciling with gesso) Theme: Zetti

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MMTheSea001.jpg mixed media (acrylics, ink and gesso on atlas paper, stenciling with acrylics, rubberstamping) Theme: In/on/under/by the Sea claimed by ChronicReader
Evalila is your Zetti set still available? I'd like to try that if it is. :-)

Marie
08-23-2017, 12:54 PM
Squeaking in.... Will post 2 sets today!

ParadoxSketchbook
08-23-2017, 01:03 PM
Squeaking in.... Will post 2 sets today!

Can't wait to see them! :D

Linda4atc
08-23-2017, 01:17 PM
LOL Marie spell check is putting new words into your post #133, Or is that a new nickname for Evalila" ;)

CiCiCreates
08-23-2017, 02:43 PM
Took me a few minutes to figure that out too, Linda! Gotta love spellcheck, makes me crazy sometimes.

Marie
08-23-2017, 03:48 PM
Linda, yikes!!!! Oh Siri.... corrected with a big "thank you"!

ChronicReader
08-23-2017, 06:30 PM
Turning off autocorrect is the first thing I do with a new phone. I use a lot of other languages when I text to certain people.... Mandarin and Japanese do not mix with English at all.

BluSkyHare
08-23-2017, 06:34 PM
Two new starter sets from me;
Seahorses--claimed
Loteria with Flowers--no theme--available (if you don't want to use the loterias, you don't have too)

Linda4atc
08-23-2017, 06:37 PM
LOL With my big fingers and small phone I feel like I am really battling that spell check thing on some words especially usernames that it doesn't want to accept.

Well I planned on doing art today and it is already 3:00. I got up late then spent some time going through my papers and new recipes from the Diabetes class Monday. Then I went over to the trailer that started out as "my studio" and ended up being a junk/storage shed. I was looking for the jar of modeling paste to use with my stencils. I know I have a good size jar barely been used, and I've been looking for it on and off since this a-thon started.
Instead I found my knitting/crochet books and patterns. I have all the needles and lots of yarns. I spent a couple hours browsing through all of them again. I really am bad about jumping from one craft addiction to another and never getting half the things I planned to make completed. That is why these tiny pieces of art have stuck with me for so many years, I actually get finished results.

ChronicReader
08-23-2017, 06:40 PM
I am the same way.... I have photo boxes from Michaels filled with half completed art projects.

Linda4atc
08-23-2017, 06:44 PM
LOL yes and I still have no idea where my modeling paste is hiding!:mad:


Turning off autocorrect is the first thing I do with a new phone. I use a lot of other languages when I text to certain people.... Mandarin and Japanese do not mix with English at all.
I never even thought to look for an auto correct off. I have an iphone-6. Would you still get a spell check? My computer has a red underline on miss spelled words and I click it for correct spellings...

ChronicReader
08-23-2017, 06:45 PM
Yes, it just doesn't correct them automatically.

Marie
08-23-2017, 06:50 PM
Top card is collage and gel pen. One has a postage stamp. I can enclose matching stamp. Theme "Funny or snarky"
Collage group. CLAIMED by BluSkyHare :-)

Second is shimmer spray and chalk with drip dye. Theme is "Landscape or Dream"
HD/HP group CLAIMED by BluSkyHare :-)

Marie
08-23-2017, 07:02 PM
Chronicreader, that's brilliant! I didn't know that was an option!

Marie
08-23-2017, 07:17 PM
Top card is distress ink and spray chalk
Either Group --theme--- artists choice. Claimed by Linda4atc

Lower card is distress ink and shimmer spray over gesso
HD/HP group. Theme-- artists choice. CLAIMED by CiCiCreates

Linda4atc
08-23-2017, 07:44 PM
Marie If you like Day of the Dead theme and collage elements or embelishments I think I could have some fun with the top set. post 147

Marie
08-23-2017, 07:55 PM
Linda4atc that sounds really fun! I'll get them out to you!

Allegrae
08-23-2017, 08:13 PM
Would love the seahorse/shell set, if it's still available!



Two new starter sets from me;

BluSkyHare
08-24-2017, 09:02 AM
Would love the seahorse/shell set, if it's still available!

Ok, Allegrae the seahorses & shells set is coming your way!

BluSkyHare
08-24-2017, 09:04 AM
Top card is collage and gel pen. One has a postage stamp. I can enclose matching stamp. Theme "Funny or snarky"
Collage group

Second is shimmer spray and chalk with drip dye. Theme is "Landscape or Dream"
HD/HP group
Marie, I'd love to claim the shimmery "Landscape or Dream" set, if I may!

ParadoxSketchbook
08-24-2017, 12:16 PM
Love just how this thread is so alive! >w<

Marie
08-24-2017, 12:19 PM
you've got it BluSkyHare! Please PM me your address.. :-)

Marie
08-24-2017, 12:43 PM
Love just how this thread is so alive! >w<
Yes!!!!!!

CiCiCreates
08-24-2017, 01:08 PM
Marie, I'll take the green shimmery spray ones if they are still available

Marie
08-24-2017, 02:15 PM
CiCi, I'll get them out to you. :-)

KESagers
08-24-2017, 05:21 PM
I am moving my un-traded starters over from the marathon thread. Please PM me your address if you are interested in claiming a set. ;)

My original backgrounds with die-cuts that have been hand colored with glitter gel pens. Mixed Media

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_pink_bud.jpg
Pink Bud - open theme - to Castle Queen

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_fern.jpg
Fern - open theme - to Castle Queen

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_winter_tree.jpg
Winter Tree - theme: winter or tree etc. to Marie

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_Daisies.jpg
Daisies - theme: garden - to Collagaint Ashley

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_abstract.jpg
Abstract - open theme to Allegrae

KESagers
08-24-2017, 05:23 PM
These backgrounds were embossed then inked with Dylusions, Distress ink, Distress paint and Encore pink metallic. Sealed with a pink glitter spray sealant.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_Burlap_0001.jpg
Burlap - open theme to Allegrae

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_floral_0001.jpg
Floral - open theme - to ParadoxSketchbook

ParadoxSketchbook
08-24-2017, 05:25 PM
Thank you KESagers for the reminder! :wubclub:


********************************
Everyone: Please post your cards here that are still available (unclaimed).
If you have already shared them as images then just simply link to the post from this thread. If you have yet to share them to this thread then please do so now.

I'll be adding these to the second post for everyone to view.

Marie
08-24-2017, 06:06 PM
I'd like Winter Tree please :-)

Allegrae
08-24-2017, 06:22 PM
KESagers, would love the abstract and burlap cards!

Marie
08-24-2017, 07:52 PM
For the collage group

BluSkyHare
08-24-2017, 08:10 PM
For the collage group

I'll take them off your hands, Marie! I was eyeing those earlier.
You have my addie. :)

Marie
08-24-2017, 10:54 PM
You've got it BluSkyHare! Thanks!

KESagers
08-24-2017, 11:05 PM
Gallery updated - thank you! :)

Linda4atc
08-24-2017, 11:13 PM
I remembered someone asking for your floral embossed card....
Nice! :laugh:

KESagers - I would love to try the floral embossed set - I have an embossing powder set but have never actually attempted it so it might get used for this set. And may I please try one of the Eclipse ones? I like how you actually added an image from the actual eclipse into these - very clever!

Linda4atc
08-24-2017, 11:16 PM
My available cards are all in my available gallery. I have more to scan but I used stickles on some so I have to wait for them to be very dry.

Linda4atc
08-25-2017, 03:48 AM
Two new starters. I also added 5 trade cards I made today. Two are one of my dolphin sets, LOL.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Oct_Moon_Buddy_cards_8-2017.jpg Oct Moon starter
Rubber stamped Bats, Inked Moon and edges
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Halloween__Buddy_cards_8-2017.jpg Halloween Starter
Collage, heat embossing and stickles paint

katelnorth
08-25-2017, 04:06 AM
Two sets left unclaimed of the ten I made for the marathon. They are these:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy7smaller.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6349/1_buddy6smaller.jpg

Open themes for both of them...

dithespy
08-25-2017, 07:40 AM
These cards are all still looking for new homes

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter8.jpg(claimed by CastleQueen)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter7.jpg (claimed by BlueSkyHare)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter6.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter5.jpg(glaimed by linda4atc)

BluSkyHare
08-25-2017, 08:10 AM
Ok, the early bird and all that---
dithespy I'd love your 3 peices cards--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_starter7.jpg
And katelnorth I'll claim you fishies, too!

I have too sets left as well--both open theme:
The Flowers and Loterias from post #140--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34341&page=7
and Blue with Black Squares from post #95--http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=34341&page=5

CastleQueen5
08-25-2017, 10:35 AM
DIthespy I would like the set with the lady with the SPLIT personality haha. I will pm you.

I also need to update my cat sets, but I still need more coffee. I can scroll through and read stuff while drinking my coffee, but to reply and update. That takes a few more cups.

Linda4atc
08-25-2017, 11:45 AM
dithespy Looks like most of your sets are trading now. If Lucky is still open I'll take that one please.

CastleQueen5
08-25-2017, 11:55 AM
My available buddy card sets are still in the Athon area of my gallery. I will move them later today.

I have 2 crazy cats on alcohol inks left, I don't think anyone asked for the Trees. I also have some cats on a pinkish background and some on green paws.

My coffee has kicked in and I am going to go get some things done.

Marie
08-25-2017, 12:08 PM
CQ... me! Me! I want the trees please!!!! Pick me!!!

Evalila
08-25-2017, 12:08 PM
I have one Starter set left:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MMLight010.jpg

KESagers
08-25-2017, 01:26 PM
I remembered someone asking for your floral embossed card....

Oh wow - I missed this - not sure how but I did! Thanks Linda!:notworthy:

dithespy
08-25-2017, 03:01 PM
I'm so glad my sets are almost gone! I can't wait to see what you do with them.

I've finished off two sets for Evalila and one for katelnorth. I hope they like what I did with them! I will post pictures later.

BluSkyHare
08-25-2017, 04:00 PM
Evalila, I hope you didn't mail out that other set of yours I claimed, because I'll take these, as well (I had my eye on them but didn't move).


I have one Starter set left:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_MMLight010.jpg

katelnorth
08-25-2017, 06:34 PM
I hope we are meant to post pictures once we've worked on someone's buddy cards; I've finished up a set started by Evalila, which will be going back in the post tomorrow or Monday (it was a quick trip here from Germany)...

Hope you like them!

dithespy
08-25-2017, 06:41 PM
Lovely cards Kate and Evalila!

Linda4atc
08-25-2017, 07:11 PM
Cool Buddy work ladies.

ParadoxSketchbook
08-25-2017, 08:22 PM
Good grief....everyone, you just lost me again. >w<
It seems unclaimed sets were posted but then claimed again?

I'll update the thread on Monday when my head is properly working... *goes back to making twinchies*

Also the a-thon thread is closed so you can continue all discussion here and not get confused like me.

CiCiCreates
08-25-2017, 08:47 PM
Sometimes forget to leave iTrader because of the "back and forth" aspect of buddy cards, and I don't like to forget! When do we leave it? Do both partners leave it at the time the cards are finished? See, I've already forgotten how I did this on my last trade.

Marie
08-25-2017, 10:23 PM
CiCi... I usually post itrader when I mail/ receive the completed card. :-)

Marie
08-25-2017, 10:41 PM
CQ... I did! I asked for the trees! 0/'

Linda4atc
08-26-2017, 01:32 AM
Well since I was up most of the night last night I ended up low energy today. I spent a lot of time going through a box of scrap papers and images and try to get organized. I do have one set of buddy cards and a couple trade cards done. Also spent some time playing with some stamping but didn't make anything with "yet :D". I do not when I'll crash tonight so not going to plan to scan till tomorrow.

See you then

BluSkyHare
08-26-2017, 07:16 AM
Ok, I HAVE to stop checking in here...When all the cards I claimed arrive, plus the cards from a CRRR I've joined, plus the cards I need to make for a regular swap---YIKES!
The problem is that when I see a set that hasn't been claimed they call to me for help. :twitcy:

Linda4atc
08-26-2017, 12:01 PM
Ok, I HAVE to stop checking in here...When all the cards I claimed arrive, plus the cards from a CRRR I've joined, plus the cards I need to make for a regular swap---YIKES!
The problem is that when I see a set that hasn't been claimed they call to me for help. :twitcy:
LOL I know what you mean. But if it helps, I am not in any hurry for my trades. I stopped counting at 12 trades, some are actual trade not just Buddy, But I know I am going to be very busy for some time. One thing that will help, I am already setting aside collage elements I think may fit on some of the sets I requested....:D

CiCiCreates
08-26-2017, 12:23 PM
Linda, I just saw your gorgeous pink set with the flowers at the bottom. They want me! They are calling out in a very loud and unladylike way, for such feminine images....pretty please!

Linda4atc
08-26-2017, 12:24 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Pink_Buddy_8-2017.jpg Pink Buddy TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Autumn_Buddy_8-2017.jpg Autumn TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Skull_Buddy_8-2017.jpg Skull Buddy TRADED
The orange paper is Color Wash spray which I heat set. The Leaf is made with modeling paste and a stencil. I mixed a bit of the spray in here and there for color and scratched in the veins. The Skull is rubber stamped image. NOTE On this one only the chin of the skull has been glued down. This is so the second artist can layer something behind the skull (then glue the rest of it down).

ferretgirl
08-26-2017, 12:26 PM
Linda, I will take the leaves if they are not spoken for. The flowers were calling to me, too, but CCC3 got there first!!

CiCiCreates
08-26-2017, 12:27 PM
Pink buddy please!! You were posting pics at the same time I posted my request above.

Linda4atc
08-26-2017, 12:41 PM
Linda, I just saw your gorgeous pink set with the flowers at the bottom. They want me! They are calling out in a very loud and unladylike way, for such feminine images....pretty please!

:laugh: Thank you, nothing better than a good laugh in the morning. They are yours. ferretgirl the leaves are yours.

ChronicReader
08-26-2017, 02:39 PM
I would love the skulls!

Linda4atc
08-26-2017, 02:43 PM
You got them, Guess I should get busy again. LOL

Collagaint Ashley
08-26-2017, 04:11 PM
Please add me to the mixed media/collage group! I'm definite.

Will every set already claimed indicate that? Some sets on the first page look like they're still available.

Thanks,
Ashley

Collagaint Ashley
08-26-2017, 04:17 PM
Hi castlequeen. I'll claim the crazy cats. Really any of the cat sets is fine.

Collagaint Ashley
08-26-2017, 04:22 PM
Dithespy I'll claim your "starter 6" set. Gorgeous!

Collagaint Ashley
08-26-2017, 04:27 PM
KESagers, I love your daisies and fern starters, but let's discuss your ideas for finishing them b4 we proceed.

Thanks!

BluSkyHare
08-26-2017, 04:38 PM
Linda4atc--Great idea to leave the skulls only half glued down! I may steal that idea. Also a great idea to start thinking about what you'll need/like, to finish the cards coming your way!

CiCiCreates
08-26-2017, 05:45 PM
Not sure if the whole thinking process is different for MM artists and HD/HP artists, but I have found that before I can even begin to draw a starter, I usually need a finished idea in my head. Then I try to think of several other options possible, and then when I post pics, I do truly try to "let go" of my original image(s), because I do not want to limit another artist in any way. Sometimes the creative surprises are just wonderful. Collaborative ideas are fine too, of course!

Linda4atc
08-26-2017, 06:13 PM
Not sure if the whole thinking process is different for MM artists and HD/HP artists, but I have found that before I can even begin to draw a starter, I usually need a finished idea in my head. Then I try to think of several other options possible, and then when I post pics, I do truly try to "let go" of my original image(s), because I do not want to limit another artist in any way. Sometimes the creative surprises are just wonderful. Collaborative ideas are fine too, of course!

It is cool to hear how other people process things. I usually just start with something (or part of something) I like. Occasionally I have ideas on how they can be completed but not often. LOL I don't even know ahead of time what I'll do for my personal mixed media art ahead of time. With hand drawn sometimes I know ahead of time but not always.

If I am working on someone elses starters I often work out two or three ideas before I decide what to do.

Linda4atc
08-26-2017, 06:14 PM
Welcome Collagaint Ashley.

CiCiCreates
08-26-2017, 06:20 PM
I often work out two or three ideas for finishing as well, Linda, which is why it is so funny that those pink starters of yours brought to mind about 6 or 7 possibilities! I will have to have them in hand, and then decide - fun!

Linda4atc
08-26-2017, 08:19 PM
LOL The flowers on those were cut from a piece of stationary, a note from a trade. It started as a trade card. When I put the flowers on the first one, I decided I had to find another pink background to make it a Buddy starter.

I'm working on Steampunk cards with modeling paste gear backgrounds. Believe me I need to remember to use my plastic gloves when I use the expresso color wash spray. It works good for a lot of stuff but its color really looks dirty nasty when it is all over your hands and arms, not like a pretty bright color. The sprayer was clogged so I poured some out on mat to use. It was way too much and when I tried to pour some back I really made a mess.

Linda4atc
08-26-2017, 11:55 PM
All four of these are from a Red background I painted with acrylic paints. I used Liquitex Light Modeling Paste and a stencil to do a raised emboss on each.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Red_Buddy_Set_8-2017.jpg Red Buddy Set TRADED


Both the Gear Trade Cards started out exactly like the Gear Buddy set with the same colors. Look at the other two cards to see how I altered them. Feel free to do what ever you want them.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Steampunk_8-2017.jpg Steampunk Buddy Set


With this card I went over the whole card with a silver inkpad then rubbed most of it off. I used a marker to color the Gears black, and India ink to drip black splatter on the card. All is heat set..Getting in Touch (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=509736)

For this card I added a darker color over the whole card, then heat set it. When good and dry I pressed it into a stamp pad and covered with clear gloss embossing powder giving it a real shine. The image is silver embossed and given to me in a rubber stamp image trade. Classy (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=509737)

katelnorth
08-27-2017, 03:22 AM
Ooh, Linda - I do love those steampunk ones. I'm not going to claim them, because I have quite a few things to work on and not much summer holiday left, but I'm going to look at them wistfully. Not sure how I'd finish them off anyway, so it's probably just as well!

Marie
08-27-2017, 10:08 AM
Linda, is the red buddy set still available?!? Me please if it is!!

Linda4atc
08-27-2017, 10:54 AM
Marie it's yours. And who knows katelnorth, it may sit in my gallery long enogh that you can get them another time. LOL

dithespy
08-27-2017, 11:37 AM
My first completed sets are finished and posted in the gallery. I hope you like what I did with them evalila and katelnorth!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_buddy_1.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_buddy_2.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/38136/small/1_buddy_3.jpg

Linda4atc
08-27-2017, 12:50 PM
They sure look good to me. Well done.

Collagaint Ashley
08-27-2017, 01:34 PM
Please see my posts #199 and 200.

ChronicReader
08-27-2017, 03:59 PM
These are the ones I still have available:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39583/small/1_skull_green_hat.jpg Skulls with Green Hats.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39583/small/1_skull_blue_hat.jpg Skulls with Blue Hats

katelnorth
08-27-2017, 07:09 PM
Very nice, dithespy - great finishes!

ParadoxSketchbook
08-28-2017, 02:40 PM
CastleQueen - If I am the second player then I leave iTraders when I mail the cards out (just the way my To Do List works out)... if I am player 1 then I wait to recieve one card back to leave iTraders. :)

Collagaint Ashley - Added you to MM list - and welcome aboard! :D

Linda4atc - if any of the Steampunk Sets are available I'd like to give them a shot! >w<

dthespy - awesome completed sets you posted!!! I am glad we can start putting together a whole list of starter & completed sets now.

What does everyone think about me opening up an album to a photo sharing website for these to be posted on? :)

I actually did not do any buddy cards this weekend - was busy working on 2 Tarot cards that I hope to post here eventually.
I was actually busy writing up concepts for a story I hope to get all written out and hopefully add illustrations to. Very busy as my head was constantly hurting from the inventing that was going on. XD
I'll be sending any starter sets claimed this Wednesday so be on the lookout.

Linda4atc
08-28-2017, 06:49 PM
Paradox The Steampunk set is yours.

CastleQueen5
08-29-2017, 12:56 AM
I got my buddy cards mailed out today. I have about 6 cat sets left. I think my gallery is up to date and accurate. They are still in the art a thon part of my gallery. I will fix that soon.

BluSkyHare
08-29-2017, 08:12 AM
Here are the cards I finished for Evalila. One says "if you're lucky enough to be different" and the other finishes the thought with "never change, be you bravely".

Marie
08-29-2017, 08:32 AM
Very nice!

Evalila
08-29-2017, 09:26 AM
wonderful cards, dithespy and bluskyhare!

@ dithespy: I would love both left cards :)

@ bluskyhare: Iīd love the right one :)

I have received a bunch of envelopes today, not sure if I get to open them before tomorrow - I have a plumber her working on our heating installation...

KESagers
08-29-2017, 01:58 PM
KESagers, I love your daisies and fern starters, but let's discuss your ideas for finishing them b4 we proceed.

Thanks!

Everything of mine traded last week except for this one:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/small/1_Daisies.jpg

It's yours if you want it. I'm PMing you now.

ParadoxSketchbook
08-29-2017, 02:13 PM
Nice work everyone! I do not upload the cards here to AFA so if anyone else does not then simply link the thread you posted them in here one last time.

If you guys can move your cards to the "available" ATCs category that'd be a great way to keep track of which sets are sitll available. :)

I did an oopsie... I used the embossing powder as planned on 3 of the 10 cards I made for the a-thon... and then I accidentially finished them all yesterday >w<
Sorry about that guys. I was hoping to put out a few MM starter sets but oh well... I got excited lol!
I am going to use 4 for a swap but the rest would be available for just trading.

Allegrae
08-29-2017, 06:59 PM
KESagers & BluSkyHare, received your starters today and will start working on them. Thanks for sending!

KESagers, I loved your note about the eclipse stamp. I had no idea! I've received so many of those stamps, and I never had a clue. Had a great time pressing them today!

ChronicReader
08-29-2017, 10:13 PM
Haha I did the exact same thing!

KESagers
08-30-2017, 10:59 AM
:) :) :)

I can't stop making the moon appear when I put those darn things on the envies. Too much fun!

KESagers
08-30-2017, 11:00 AM
All of my starters to date have traded. :notworthy: Thank you all very much!

Marie
08-30-2017, 12:35 PM
:) :) :)

I can't stop making the moon appear when I put those darn things on the envies. Too much fun!
I saw your note about that on the starters that I got from you… But I haven't figured out how it works yet. Where am I supposed to place my finger?

ChronicReader
08-30-2017, 01:58 PM
on the black moon

ParadoxSketchbook
08-30-2017, 11:11 PM
Apologies everyone - I've had some personal issues come up so my online time has slowed down. But now that I'm mentally over these things I'm back online.
Currently going through a whole stack of envies to give iTraders - no idea how the pile got so big >w<

Any ideas/recommendations for you guys want to see on the official "Guide to Buddy Card Trading"?

Currently, I have "Quick Run" at the top that is the fastest version.

Then I have a section for each:
What Are They?
Mediums & Supplies
Trading Process
Examples

KESagers
08-31-2017, 04:12 PM
I saw your note about that on the starters that I got from you… But I haven't figured out how it works yet. Where am I supposed to place my finger?

Yes - ChronicReader is correct - the center black circle is the part that fades away from the heat of your hand to reveal the moon behind it. Most fun postage stamp ever! I hope they do more innovative things like this in the future.

Kimmie
08-31-2017, 05:27 PM
Paradox, can/will you add my name to the "mixed media" group, also? I'm already in the "hd/hp" group. I really believe that, at first, it will be easier for me to do mixed media cards than only hd/hp. Although, I'll be attempting to do my first hd/hp buddy set coming from Linda4atc!! :jiggy:

Marie
08-31-2017, 09:11 PM
Kesagers, that was so cool!!! I had no idea!! Thanks chronicreader too! Now I can't stop playing with it!

ChronicReader
08-31-2017, 10:04 PM
Buddy with KESagers.

Card One:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39583/large/1_solar_card_1.jpg

Card Two:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39583/large/1_solar_card_2.jpg

KESagers, let me know which one you want me to send to you!

Linda4atc
09-01-2017, 12:01 AM
I want to mail tomorrow afternoon ... Let me know if you have a preference (right or left) before then

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/2_Katelnorth_Buddy_8-2017.jpgstarted by Katelnorth
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Marie_Buddy_8-2017.jpg started by Marie
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_KESagers_Buddy_8-2017.jpg started by KESagers

The riders and flying monkeys are hand drawn.

ChronicReader
09-01-2017, 12:22 AM
I love the witch and snowman!

Marie
09-01-2017, 08:51 AM
Linda those are amazing!!!! How do you do it?!?! I'm thrilled with either wicked witch! I wish I'd started the other cards too! Love everything you just did!

KESagers
09-01-2017, 09:53 AM
Chronic Reader those are so cool! I love that you marked the dated - now when I'm wondering when it was I can just look at our card. I like them both so please surprise me. :)

KESagers
09-01-2017, 09:55 AM
Linda - that is such a sweet winter collage picture! It reminds me of making snowmen with my mom when I was little. I was not so fashionably dressed though. ;) They are both great - please surprise me. :)

CastleQueen5
09-01-2017, 12:35 PM
Nice cards. I got two sets today. I plan to go work on them.

Linda4atc
09-01-2017, 01:38 PM
Thank you both. I will get them to the post office this afternoon. The witch was actually from a costume catalog, and the snow girl was from a piece of fabric I once had. I just made color copies of both and cut them out very carefully.

Here are the first two hand drawn sets. I have one more for each of these people. I hope to get them in the mail today too... (which one, right or left?)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_CiCiCreates_Buddy_8-2017.jpg started by CiCiCreates
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Evalila_Buddy_8-2017.jpg started by Evalila

CiCiCreates
09-01-2017, 01:52 PM
The one on the left please - they are great, thanks so much for a very creative finish!

BluSkyHare
09-01-2017, 04:14 PM
Marie, received you two starters today! Thank you!

CiCiCreates
09-01-2017, 04:22 PM
Marie, I received a starter set from you too. The green shimmer one, thanks!

Linda4atc
09-01-2017, 05:26 PM
heading to the post office will do itraders tonight. I have three i'm not mailing yet, but 18 envelopes going out today.:D Katelnorth I'm sending you the tiger card

Kimmie
09-01-2017, 10:23 PM
ChronicReader, I received a skeleton set from you! I'll get busy with those asap! thanks!

ChronicReader
09-01-2017, 10:59 PM
you are welcome!

Linda4atc
09-02-2017, 01:14 AM
l getting all caught up. I made cards for eight days for the a-thon. I made 9 regular trades, 2 HD round robin trades, 2 RAK's and 19 Buddy card trades with my starters. It took me 9 days but I mailed 18 envelopes today. I still have three more to go out. But I already noticed one mistake... CiCiCreates, I didn't get my Grass starter in your envelope. I will send it out tomorrow so expect two envelopes.

ChronicReader I sent you the pumpkins RR (3rd) but I will send the Skulls with your Homers.

CiCiCreates
09-02-2017, 03:04 AM
Ok, I will be aware of that, thanks. I can't believe how much you have accomplished - wow!