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Bluevioletz
10-19-2017, 09:35 AM
Swap Due Date: Dec 20, 2017
Sign up / Withdraw date: Dec 13, 2017
Number of cards: 3 for 3
Number of participants: 12
Medium: Hand-drawn / Hand-painted


Magical Forest Creatures
Create three lively scenes of a forest creature or many forest creatures about to do something magical. Embellish their natural forest habitat with fantasy or magical elements that creates a story about what they are doing. Are they trying to accomplish something practical with magic? making a spell for something fantastical? or simply showcasing a unique personality with their workings? This is an opportunity to have fun by creating a mini visual story of the character you create and enhance it with a wonderful setting & objects that define your character. Consider developing 3 different types of forest creature characters (examples: owl, fox, rabbit, bear, wolf, deer, racoon, etc.) or having two or more characters interacting to create more interest in each card.

Details:

Send 3 original hand-drawn or hand-painted artist trading cards (measuring 2.5” x 3.5”)
A 4th “hostie” artist trading card would be greatly appreciated but is not required
Add on the back of each card: your real name, username, date, city/state or country, swap name
NO: prints, embellishments, stickers, collage, stencils, white backgrounds, black & white, flimsy cards
Upon receiving your cards, leave an iTrader for me, your host, and Reputation Points via this thread for the artists of the cards you receive.


Mailing:

PM me for my address
Send each card in individual sleeves
USA players: include 1 Forever stamp
International players: send $1.15 via paypal to me (with the friends & family option), or include a well concealed $1-2 or 1 international US stamp in your mailing
Include an address label
I will provide envelopes


I'm looking forward to seeing some gorgeous cards! Who would like to join the fun?

Players
Bluevioletz
1. Bluesky - received
2. HeatherO - received
3. Pabkins - received
4. ChronicReader - received
5. Urocyonfox - received
6. Goldfish - received
7. Amee.burton - received
8. (Smallgirl - withdrawn) - Adding in LynndayBrown - received
9. Cats_n_Dogs - received
10. GwennieJo - received
11. LegendaryLynn - withdrawn
12. IamWhatonEarth - received

Waitlist
* BexMadeMe - not able to join at this time.
* LynndayBrown - joining.
* Alexrm15

Bluesky
10-19-2017, 10:29 AM
I'm in

HeatherO
10-19-2017, 10:45 AM
I’m in also

Pabkins
10-19-2017, 01:04 PM
I simply must join your first swap plus I LOVE the theme!

ChronicReader
10-19-2017, 02:01 PM
I will play! Still learning how to draw, but at least animals are easier than people.

Urocyonfox
10-19-2017, 02:51 PM
I am totally in on this one too. I can’t wait

cats_n_dogs
10-19-2017, 04:05 PM
bookmarking....

Bluevioletz
10-19-2017, 05:38 PM
Thanks for joining Bluesky, HeatherO, Pabkins, ChronicReader & Urocyonfox!! :D

Cats_n_dogs - sounds good, I'll keep an eye on you too. :cool:

goldfish
10-19-2017, 11:03 PM
I'd like to sign up please. Great theme!

IamWhatonearth
10-20-2017, 12:24 AM
Lurking.

amee.burton
10-20-2017, 12:24 AM
Hi I would love to be added please.

smallgirl
10-20-2017, 12:35 AM
I have not done any hd/hp cards in a long while! Please add me :)

Bluevioletz
10-20-2017, 12:29 PM
Welcome Goldfish, Amee.Burton & Smallgirl, I've added you to the list. :D

IamWhatonearth, lurkers are welcome too! ;)

cats_n_dogs
10-20-2017, 02:12 PM
Bluevioletz, Please add me to the list.

GwennieJo
10-20-2017, 02:13 PM
Me me me! Thank you for the invite - love your theme!

Bluevioletz
10-20-2017, 04:11 PM
Fantastic, Cats_n_Dogs & GwennieJo are added to the list of fabulous players! Welcome. :D

LegendaryLynn
10-20-2017, 05:02 PM
I’m in! :) amazing theme!

Pabkins
10-20-2017, 05:11 PM
Oh goodness almost full already! How exciting!! Too bad there is a cap this is a marvelous theme you’ve got.

IamWhatonearth
10-21-2017, 12:15 AM
Wow, its filling up really fast. lol Add me then. XD

amee.burton
10-21-2017, 08:01 AM
Thank you :)

Bluevioletz
10-21-2017, 08:49 AM
Thank you for joining LegendaryLynn & IamWhatonEarth!

It's a full house and I'm so excited. It's going to be fun! :laugh:

BexMadeMe
10-21-2017, 02:34 PM
Uh oh I guess I was too slow, but look forward to lurking and seeing the art!

Bluevioletz
10-23-2017, 10:07 AM
Hi BexMadeMe, I've added you as 1st on the waitlist. I've also made a note that you are International as you would need more time to jump in if the spot opens. Thanks so much!

BexMadeMe
10-26-2017, 12:28 PM
Thanks Bluevioletz :-)

Urocyonfox
10-27-2017, 11:05 AM
I'm gonna try my new watercolors for this one, I might try to do a marker set as well in-case i'm not happy with the watercolor ones. I'm so new to watercolors I would hate for them to not look good and anyone feel cheated.

Bluevioletz
10-27-2017, 12:12 PM
Can't wait to see them Urocyonfox! Enjoy playing with the new materials. :)

ann_stebbing
10-28-2017, 05:55 AM
Lurking.

ChronicReader
10-31-2017, 12:54 AM
Are these acceptable? They were a lot of fun to make, they were my first experiments with copic markers.


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39583/small/1_168.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39583/small/1_169.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/39583/small/1_167.jpg

Bluevioletz
10-31-2017, 08:58 AM
Hi ChronicReader, lovely set of cards! I really like the colorful forests you created and your forest creatures are so cute! Happy to hear you enjoyed using the Copic Markers, they can be really fun to use because they create such intense colors. I think you will like them a lot as you continue to use them in you artwork. :)

ChronicReader
10-31-2017, 09:58 AM
i love that they blend! i made my cards with one pack of six, two shades of each primary color

Bluevioletz
10-31-2017, 10:37 AM
ChronicReader, I forgot to mention that when I started with a small set of markers like you, I used my colored pencils to add other colors and shading to the market colors I already had. This way, you can expand on the color set you currently have by mixing between the two mediums. This is a fun way to try a new technique for shading and/or adding texture to your art.

ChronicReader
11-03-2017, 06:04 PM
in the mail

Pabkins
11-07-2017, 08:13 PM
Hiya Blueviolets, I assume since itís fantasy and magical my creatures can be fantasy beasts correct?

Lynndaybrown
11-07-2017, 08:36 PM
If you're taking people for the waitlist I'd love to be added to it! Thanks!

Lynn

Bluevioletz
11-08-2017, 09:38 AM
Dear Pabkins, absolutely!!! Yes, yes, yes, fantasy and magical creatures most definitely fit the theme. :)

Lynndaybrown, fantastic, yes, I'm adding you to the waitlist.

ChronicReader, your lovely cards arrived and are safe and sound.

Pabkins
11-08-2017, 08:07 PM
Thanks Bluevioletz! I’m on it then

Bluesky
11-11-2017, 10:52 PM
This has been a good challenge..I have my ideas sketched out .

Bluevioletz
11-12-2017, 10:35 AM
Awesome, can't wait to see them Bluesky!

alexrm15
11-14-2017, 06:51 AM
I'd like to join :)

Bluevioletz
11-14-2017, 08:42 AM
Hi Alexrm15, I've added you to the waiting list. Unfortunately, I am limited to 12 players only this first time around.

smallgirl
11-14-2017, 09:14 PM
Since time is marching on and I only have one card sketched out so far, I will give up my spot to someone on the wait list. Sorry for dropping! This is a fabulous theme and I hope to play in another of your swaps soon. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.

Bluevioletz
11-16-2017, 09:48 AM
Hi Smallgirl, ok, I will mark you as withdrawn. Hope to see you at a future swap! :)

Urocyonfox
11-21-2017, 10:13 AM
I have my cards sketched! I'm so nervous to ink and color them!!

Bluevioletz
11-21-2017, 10:24 AM
Hi Urocyonfox, I'm sure they will be even more wonderful after inking and coloring. Take your time and they will work out just like you want them to. I also get nervous at that stage so the trick is to take a deep breath and just jump right in. :)

GwennieJo
11-22-2017, 10:30 AM
I started my cards but not sure they are "magical" enough - I'll work on them some more!

Bluevioletz
11-22-2017, 01:14 PM
Can't wait to see them GwennieJo! Yes, the more magic, the better! :D

Bluevioletz
11-23-2017, 10:51 AM
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!! Hope you all have a fabulous holiday with friends & family! :*

Urocyonfox
11-25-2017, 11:45 PM
I was able to get my cards done over this break. Watercolors are so hard!! *pouts* I hope my cards meet the theme enough, i am trying to figure out what to do about scanning them as my computer is out of commission currently.

Urocyonfox
11-26-2017, 11:32 AM
Okie Dokie lets see how this goes posting images in the new format
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cats_n_dogs
11-26-2017, 01:06 PM
Wow Urocyonfox, those are awesome!!

ChronicReader
11-26-2017, 03:21 PM
cute!

Bluevioletz
11-26-2017, 03:29 PM
Urocyonfox, those are beautiful! Nice work with the watercolors and i love how you incorporated the magic details!

Urocyonfox
11-26-2017, 06:44 PM
Oh my glob, I just realized the deacription says to strive for 3 different types of animals! Are my atcs
Ok? I only did 2 types In each card!

cats_n_dogs
11-27-2017, 01:16 AM
I think that the three types was total.

Bluevioletz
11-27-2017, 08:34 AM
Hi Urocyonfox, your cards are spot on. The suggestions were ideas only if you wanted to practice different types of forest creatures. It was not a requirement. :)

Cats_N_Dogs, you can make as many forest creatures as you like on the cards, there is no limit. :)

IamWhatonearth
11-27-2017, 07:11 PM
Here are my four and they are already on their way.
:)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_23483278_1494864840596999_1808112164_o.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_23627333_1499330290150454_1219662174_o.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_24085440_1508753582541458_766669753_o.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_24169650_1511186958964787_782755871_o.jpg

goldfish
12-01-2017, 02:06 AM
Got 2 lined out tonight. Great cards so far everyone!

Bluevioletz
12-01-2017, 03:51 AM
Yay, can't wait to see them Goldfish!

Bluevioletz
12-04-2017, 04:37 PM
IamWhatonEarth - your cards arrived safe and sound and they are wonderful!

Bluevioletz
12-05-2017, 09:07 AM
Another beautiful set has arrived from Urocyonfox!

Bluevioletz
12-06-2017, 12:29 PM
Hello Fabulous Magical Players!

This is a friendly reminder that the 12/20 deadline is only 2 weeks away.

Can't wait to see everyone's awesome sets!

cats_n_dogs
12-06-2017, 10:06 PM
Finals are finally over so you should be seeing some pictures from me soon. I have 1 and 1/2 done so I am still on track for mailing them.

goldfish
12-08-2017, 12:58 PM
Here are my creatures! I will post them today or tomorrow.


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21064/1_magicalcreatures.jpg

Bluevioletz
12-08-2017, 02:18 PM
Fantastic set Goldfish, they all look so magical! :D

HeatherO
12-12-2017, 12:19 PM
I sent mine in Monday. 😀 as a friendly reminder to everyone, all mailing/shipping services are taking longer for delivery this time of year.

Bluevioletz
12-12-2017, 02:58 PM
Hi HeatherO, thank you for the update, I will look for yours in the mail. I'll keep everyone updated as I receive them.

Bluevioletz
12-13-2017, 10:38 AM
HeatherO - your lovely cards have landed! :D

Pabkins
12-13-2017, 06:08 PM
Eeek!!! I’m going to have to ship mine the fast way to make it on time! My vacation was two weeks long and now time has flown and I’ve been in an art funk! Lovely cards folks!

cats_n_dogs
12-14-2017, 03:37 PM
I mailed my cards yesterday.

Bluevioletz
12-14-2017, 04:24 PM
Thank you for the heads up cats_n_dogs, I'll be looking for them in my mailbox!

Bluevioletz
12-15-2017, 09:19 AM
Bluesky, your beauties have landed! :D

Bluevioletz
12-16-2017, 09:10 AM
Goldfish - your magical cards are here, yay! :D

Lynndaybrown
12-18-2017, 11:49 AM
Sent my cards with overnight shipping today( monday) - so they should arrive tomorrow by 3 - Forgot to take photos of them to post
Sorry about them being so last minute - swamped by the holidays!

Lynn

Bluevioletz
12-18-2017, 12:36 PM
Yay! Thanks for letting me know LynndayBrown! Can't wait to see them!!!

Pabkins
12-18-2017, 01:23 PM
Here is my set (link to gallery) (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/36646/1_91398519-E1FB-4575-B674-C4897CFD5D63.jpeg)

Thanks for the wonderfully fun swap theme. I look forward to the marvelous returns. Happy Holidays everyone

Bluevioletz
12-19-2017, 10:42 AM
Such beauties Pabkins, can't wait to see them in person! :D

Pabkins
12-20-2017, 02:35 AM
Okie Dokie lets see how this goes posting images in the new format
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Such an awesome direction you went with your set Uronyonfox! Im totally twitterpates with those bunnies (haha anyone remember twitterpated!?)

Urocyonfox
12-20-2017, 08:46 AM
*blush* thank you dear, I really wanted to do something different than my normal style, WATERCOLORS ARE HARD!!

Bluevioletz
12-20-2017, 09:18 AM
LynndayBrown & GwennieJo - your lovely sets of cards have landed! :)

Bluevioletz
12-20-2017, 02:04 PM
Cats_n-dogs - your cute set has arrived!

cats_n_dogs
12-20-2017, 09:51 PM
Whew. I was getting worried that they would be late..... I am glad that they arrived safely.

Bluevioletz
12-22-2017, 11:48 AM
Amee.Burton - your cards have arrived, yay!

Bluevioletz
12-25-2017, 02:21 PM
Merry Christmas everyone!

All cards are in and I'm working on swapping them this week. They will be in the mail back to you soon!

goldfish
12-25-2017, 02:51 PM
Yay! Canít wait. Merry Christmas!:v_spin:

amee.burton
12-26-2017, 02:28 PM
Yay thank you so much! I hope you had a Merry Christmas as well.

Pabkins
12-27-2017, 10:51 PM
Excellent news, I look forward to the returns. Happy Holidays

Urocyonfox
12-30-2017, 09:05 PM
My cards arrived safe and sound, gah thank you everyone for such lovely cards. Thank you Bluevioletz for hosting nad the cards you send, Pabkins I received your 'forest tea' and GwennieJo I received your 'forest fairy'

Thank you everyone What a great swap to send the year on. I hope everyone has a happy new year and stays safe during these crazy times.

Bluevioletz
12-31-2017, 10:52 AM
Happy Happy New Year Everyone! Yay, cards are landing already, what a great way to ring in the New Year! :wubclub:

cats_n_dogs
12-31-2017, 05:53 PM
My cards have arrived safe and sound as well! Thank you to everyone for such a great swap!

goldfish
01-05-2018, 03:03 AM
Sorry to be late posting but I got my beautiful cards earlier this week. Thanks so much for hosting! Reps and Itrader coming soon.

Bluevioletz
01-05-2018, 09:00 AM
Thank you for letting me know Goldfish! Happy to hear your liked them!

Everyone - please remember to give reps and Itrader once you receive cards. I want to make sure everyone got their returns safe & sound too! :)

GwennieJo
01-05-2018, 10:25 AM
My returns arrived yesterday! I think the storm slowed down the mail. I love my cards! Thanks for hosting, bluevioletz! Reps and itrader on the way!

ChronicReader
01-06-2018, 09:28 PM
Received my cards several days ago, but ended up at the bottom of a bunch of swaps I received in a short amount of time. I apologize for the wait!

Pabkins
01-10-2018, 01:37 AM
I recieved my fabulous returns and I love them! Thank you for a super fun theme/Swap!