View Full Version : Magical Forest Creatures Swap (HandDrawn/HandPainted) ~ Due Dec 20, 2017

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.


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.


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?

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 (Smallgirl - withdrawn) - Adding in LynndayBrown - received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 LegendaryLynn - withdrawn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

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

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

10-19-2017, 10:45 AM
I’m in also

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

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

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

10-19-2017, 04:05 PM

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:

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

10-20-2017, 12:24 AM

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

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

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

IamWhatonearth, lurkers are welcome too! ;)

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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:

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

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!

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

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.

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

10-28-2017, 05:55 AM

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.


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. :)

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

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.

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

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

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


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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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. :)

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

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

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

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.

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

11-26-2017, 03:21 PM

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

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!

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

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. :)

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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.

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


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

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.

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.

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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!


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

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

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

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!?)

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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.

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:

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

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.

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! :)

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!

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!

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