View Full Version : Handdrawn/painted Trees of All Seasons~Due Jan. 13

11-09-2017, 02:08 PM
Due Date: January 13, 2018

Withdraw by Date: Anytime - just please communicate
Number of Cards: 4:4
Number of Participants: Unlimited
Media: HD/HP

HD/HP Trees of All Seasons

This swap is for hand-drawn/hand-painted trees. The idea is that you will draw/paint one tree in each season: winter, spring, summer, and fall. In return, you will get one tree from each season.

Swap Requirements:

Original artwork: Hand-drawn or hand-painted only (no additional media)

Standard ATC size: 2.5 x 3.5

4:4 (hostess cards are never a requirement, but would be treasured)

Good craftsmanship: send in something that you would be excited to see in your return envelope. I am going to do my best to swap effort for effort.

Please make sure your cards are sturdy.

Each card needs to be in its own protective sleeve.

Please include swap name, your username, real name, and location on the back of each ATC.

No problem if you need to withdraw, but please communicate. Neutral itrader will be given to those who disappear.


US Participants – Please include a legible SASE. One forever stamp is enough. I will add extra postage, if needed.

International Participants - Please include a mailing label with your address clearly written or typed. I will provide an envelope for returns for all international players. Please include a well concealed US dollar bill or US global forever stamp.

Please make sure to package your card securely. We don't want these wonderful works of art to get banged up in the mail.

When you are ready to send in your cards, please send me a private message.
Also, please post when you send in your cards, so I can be on the lookout.

Make sure your cards are mailed in time to be in my hands on or before the due date.

It is always fun and inspiring when artists share their cards in the thread, so feel free to do so!

When you receive your cards, please leave itrader for your hostess (that would be me) and "you rock" points to the players you received cards from.

londonont1 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1939763#post1939763) RECEIVED
ann_stebbing (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1939811#post1939811) RECEIVED
xela7072 (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1939824#post1939824) RECEIVED
bluesky (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1939958#post1939958) RECEIVED
ParadoxSketchbook (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1940354#post1940354)
heymaggie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1941393#post1941393) RECEIVED
Fandanie (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1943092#post1943092) RECEIVED
ChronicReader (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1943883#post1943883) RECEIVED
Forestcreekart (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1945205#post1945205) RECEIVED
Firefly (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1942487#post1942487) RECEIVED
CiCiCreates (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1946691#post1946691) RECEIVED
Onaki (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1947703#post1947703) RECEIVED
pattisscrappin (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1947703#post1947703) RECEIVED
miss (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?34723-Handdrawn-painted-Trees-of-All-Seasons-Due-Jan-13&p=1949042#post1949042) RECEIVED

11-09-2017, 07:20 PM
I would like to sign up, please.

11-09-2017, 07:35 PM
Great, Suzi! Welcome!!!!!

11-09-2017, 10:20 PM
lurking.....I am doing one swap at a time so I don't over commit myself.

11-09-2017, 10:56 PM
I am lurking! I love the topic!

11-09-2017, 11:25 PM

11-09-2017, 11:27 PM
I would like to join please.

11-09-2017, 11:55 PM
Sounds fun. :) Lurking for now.

11-10-2017, 02:09 AM
Lurking so I stay in touch. I will no doubt want to sign up a little later.

11-10-2017, 03:41 AM
Welcome to the swap, londonont1! :v_spin: and welcome to the lurkers!

11-10-2017, 07:03 AM
Yes please. I like the sound of this one.

11-10-2017, 08:12 AM
Yay, ann_stebbing! Welcome :)

11-10-2017, 08:52 AM
Me please!!!

11-10-2017, 09:02 AM
Welcome xela7072! :) :) :)

11-10-2017, 04:54 PM
Please add me

11-10-2017, 07:00 PM
Welcome, jo.on.the.go! Glad you're joining us!

11-10-2017, 07:11 PM
Sign me up please. I love trees - but they can be tricky to draw!

11-10-2017, 07:34 PM
Sure thing, dithespy! Welcome :)

11-10-2017, 07:45 PM
Yes, trees can be hard to draw. There is a tree right outside my dining room that has the most gorgeous yellow-orange leaves, but if I painted a picture using that color it wouldn’t look real

11-10-2017, 08:06 PM
I'm in.

11-10-2017, 08:28 PM
Wonderful, Bluesky! Welcome:)

11-10-2017, 09:45 PM
lurking for now!! but sounds interesting!

11-12-2017, 09:02 AM
Welcome to lurk, but hope you decide to join us :)

11-12-2017, 09:04 AM
Just checking in. How's everyone's weekend going?

11-12-2017, 09:25 AM

11-12-2017, 10:22 PM
Lurking until I know I can commit

11-13-2017, 12:31 AM
May I please sign up for this one Prex? :D

11-13-2017, 06:17 PM
Welcome, ParadoxSketchbook!

11-13-2017, 11:39 PM
Sign me up. This was actually the idea I was going to go with for my first swap lol, gotta keep thinking.

11-14-2017, 12:56 AM
Sign me up, please :)

11-14-2017, 02:42 PM
Sign me up for this one please! :)

11-14-2017, 06:49 PM
Sign me up. This was actually the idea I was going to go with for my first swap lol, gotta keep thinking.

Sorry alrice46! Great minds think alike. If it makes you feel any better, your first swap can only be 3:3, so doing all 4 seasons wouldn't have been possible. But, I'm glad you are joining us! Welcome :)

11-14-2017, 06:50 PM
Welcome sweetangel and naturenerd3! :)

11-15-2017, 06:05 PM
Please put me on the lurkers' couch!

11-17-2017, 11:43 PM
This will be fun. May I join please?

11-18-2017, 07:43 AM
Absolutely! Welcome :)

11-19-2017, 09:07 AM
I hope you all are having a great weekend! Anyone traveling for the holiday next week?

11-19-2017, 02:35 PM
My family lives close by so 1/2 hour there and back is all the traveling that I do for the holidays.

11-19-2017, 08:54 PM
Well, that's not too bad. We have a 3 hour drive (each way) to visit my husband's family in southern NH. My parents live about 15 minutes away.

11-23-2017, 03:41 AM
I would like to lurk and only commit once I got some cards done. Love your owl avatar prex79

11-23-2017, 07:42 AM
Thanks, Gemininorn!
Welcome to the lurker's lounge :)

11-23-2017, 08:35 AM
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Safe travels to those on the road!

11-26-2017, 12:24 AM
I'm in

11-29-2017, 09:50 AM
They will be in the post this afternoon.

11-29-2017, 11:52 AM
LOVELY! Thanks for sharing in the thread!

11-29-2017, 01:21 PM
I love your cards, Ann! How clever to do the same tree in different seasons. For some reason, I never considered that. I was thinking of doing very different trees that you might expect to see at their best in a specific season. Is that ok, Prex?

11-29-2017, 05:39 PM
As long as there is a clear indication visually of the season, you can do it either way.

11-30-2017, 07:34 AM
Beautiful trees Ann, there is so much detail in there. :)

11-30-2017, 09:24 AM
I'd like to play. An stebbing LOVE your cards

11-30-2017, 07:13 PM
Welcome, Fandanie :)

12-01-2017, 03:05 AM
I will join! And I am almost done with my cards, so can you please send me your address?

12-01-2017, 07:01 AM
Thank you for the compliments ladies. I thought they looked a little pale in the photos, as I used pencils this time (though the leaves are watercolour). I'm trying to improve my pencil skills (plus my current addiction seems to be buying watercolour pencils). I now have a huge range, but I love playing with them.

I did a set of embroidery trees using the same basic shape and different techniques, that's what gave me the idea for using the same tree for each season. The hostie is a surprise though!

12-05-2017, 03:11 AM

Spring and summer are done using pitt artist pen and copics. The tree in the autumn card is pitt artist pen and watercolor pencils, and the sky is copics. Winter is pitt artist pen and watercolor pencil.

12-05-2017, 02:18 PM
in the mail

12-05-2017, 05:19 PM
Lovely set, ChronicReader!
Both sets shared look so lovely together as a set. It's almost a shame to have to break them up.

12-08-2017, 07:26 PM
I have trees in from ann_stebbing, londonont1, and ChronicReader:) wonderful artwork, all!

12-09-2017, 10:38 AM
Please delete me from this swap. I am no longer able to participate. Thanks.

12-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Sorry to see you go...

12-13-2017, 10:41 PM
May I play?

12-14-2017, 05:37 AM
Welcome, Forestcreekart! :)

12-14-2017, 05:51 PM
I was silently lurking...so I have my cards done already, teehee!190678

12-14-2017, 06:11 PM
I really love your cards, Forestcreekart, and what I assume is the host card is very clever!!

12-14-2017, 07:10 PM
Beautifully done, Forestcreekart. I'll be on the lookout! :)

12-17-2017, 11:46 AM
I have to drop out of this one :( So sorry. Maybe some other time

12-17-2017, 01:16 PM
lurkin' :-D

12-17-2017, 08:20 PM
Sorry to see you go, naturenerd3, but thanks for letting me know.

Welcome to lurk, Firlefanzereien. Hope you decide to join us :)

12-19-2017, 03:19 AM
Be on the lookout! I mailed my cards today :)

12-20-2017, 03:29 AM
I have to withdraw due to health problems. Surgery in January should help me regain full use of my dominate hand so i can create again. I will be back creating hopefully in March.

12-20-2017, 05:19 PM
Thanks for letting me know, alrice46. I hope your surgery goes well and you have a speedy recovery. Happy holidays!

12-23-2017, 12:16 AM
I hate to do it, but I am going to have to withdrawl. I don’t see myself having time to complete these cards in time. If anything changes, I will drop back in. So sorry....

12-23-2017, 07:21 AM
Thank you for letting me know, Suzi.

12-23-2017, 07:54 AM
I was silently lurking...so I have my cards done already, teehee!190678

I may steal your idea of a tree of all seasons for a hostess card if you don’t mind. Very clever and beautifully done. All your cards are lovely!

12-23-2017, 11:59 PM
OK, I just finished "Winter" and the other three are sketched out. So I guess I'd better get signed up. I should be able to mail these out before New Year's.

12-26-2017, 08:21 AM
Yay, CiCi, welcome :)

12-26-2017, 07:47 PM
Forestcreekart, your beautiful set of trees are here. Thank you very much for the host card!

12-28-2017, 07:50 PM
Mine went out this morning, Prex, I do hope they get there by due date.

12-28-2017, 07:55 PM
I wouldn't worry. There's plenty of time :)

12-30-2017, 11:42 PM
My trees are done and will be mailed tomorrow.

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Thanks to Forestcreekart for the hostess card idea!

12-31-2017, 08:05 AM
Please add me to the swap, messaging you for your address :)

12-31-2017, 09:29 AM
Lovely set of cards, heymaggie! Thank you for the host card :)
Welcome, Onaki!

01-01-2018, 08:48 PM
Less than 2 weeks left until the due date. I know I'll be receiving quite a few sets soon, since I've had so many address requests. I can't wait to see what you all have made :)

01-02-2018, 06:38 PM
Firefly and CiCiCreates, your cards arrived today :)

01-02-2018, 06:52 PM
Wow, thank-you! That was pretty fast!

01-03-2018, 06:07 PM
I'm so sorry. I've been in total chaos for the past few weeks while we've been completing building work and I've been unable to make any cards at all. I so wanted to do this swap but it's too late now. I'll have to withdraw, I'm afraid. :(

01-03-2018, 07:48 PM
No problem, dithespy. I knew something was up, because I hadn't seen any posts from you in a bit. I'm glad it's just busy real life and that you haven't left us. Hope things calm down soon for you:)

01-04-2018, 06:15 PM
can I please join? I will put in Mail tomorrow, could I please get your address?

01-04-2018, 06:19 PM
Welcome, pattisscrappin. I'll pm you my address now.

01-04-2018, 07:42 PM
Mailed today.

01-05-2018, 11:25 PM
thank you for letting me join, my cards went in the mail today! I will post pics tomorrow

01-07-2018, 01:14 PM
Had a snow day Thursday and was able to start these, and then finished them last night. I can get them to the post office tomorrow, and fingers crossed they can make it to you by Friday... So I guess what I'm saying is sign me up! :)

01-07-2018, 01:23 PM
I'm sure they'll get here. Beautiful set!

01-07-2018, 01:23 PM
Very cute and creative! I love the filigree branches and the way the colors identify the seasons!

01-08-2018, 06:09 PM
Thank you! They went in the mail today.

01-09-2018, 12:12 AM
191436191437here there are:

01-10-2018, 07:15 PM
Put mine in the mail last week. Hope they get there soon.
Sorry I didn’t let you know before.

01-10-2018, 09:29 PM
Lots of mail during the last couple days. Sets in from: miss, xela7072, Pattisscrappin, heymaggie,bluesky, and Onaki.

01-12-2018, 06:52 PM
Trees are in from Fandanie :)

01-12-2018, 06:56 PM
CiCiCreates' trees:

01-12-2018, 07:02 PM
Oh, those are cute!

01-12-2018, 07:07 PM
Thanks for the scan, Prex!

01-12-2018, 07:34 PM
No problem. Sorry it took so long. I've had them in the scanner ready to go, but kept forgetting to get the laptop out...

01-18-2018, 10:43 PM
Sorry y'all.... I will get these swapped out tomorrow and into Saturday's mail.

01-20-2018, 03:58 PM
Trees are on their way :)

01-20-2018, 05:34 PM
Excited to see them!

01-24-2018, 05:16 AM
I received my returns this morning. Thank you for hosting this swap, and thanks to my artists - forestcreekart, CiCiCreates, prex79 and heymaggie. Lovely set of cards. Just off to leave points.

01-24-2018, 05:20 AM
Oops, just said I got your Winter card prex79, when I actually got your Spring one. Don't know how to change it, but thank you anyway.

01-24-2018, 11:24 AM
Wow, Ann! I cannot believe how quickly those got to you! I mailed them Saturday...

01-26-2018, 04:45 PM
What a great swap! Here’s what I received (on Jan. 23rd):

SPRING - Onaki
SUMMER - Fandanie
FALL - Bluesky
WINTER - Forestcreekart

Thanks to you all, and thanks to Prex79 for hosting. You Rocks already sent and now going to leaf iTrader for Prex79!

01-26-2018, 11:01 PM
My fantastic returns have arrived! Thanks to Ann Stebbing for the Summer tree; Xela7072 for the Autumn tree; ForestCreekArt for the Spring tree; and Prex79 for the Winter tree. Thanks to Prex also for a really fun swap!

01-31-2018, 06:17 PM
I'm going to to archive this swap in a few days. I'm thinking about hosting a mail art swap, but am going to put off hosting another atc swap for a bit. I hope everyone is enjoying their returns :)

02-04-2018, 08:45 AM
I'm going to have this swap archived. People should still be able to leave rep points for the artists they received work from. If you're not sure how to do it, please pm me and I'll try to help you.
Thanks for playing, everyone.
Also, if anyone is interest, I'm hosting an altered Jenga block swap. The link is in my signature below.