View Full Version : Frida Kahlo hand drawn/handpainted due July 11, 2018

05-12-2018, 11:58 AM
Swap Due Date -11th July
Signup/withdraw date - none but please keep me informed.
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - Unlimited
Frida Kahlo HandDrawn/HandPainted

It has been just over a year since I held this swap and cards were so cool I think its time to do it again!
As most of you probably know Frida was the famous Mexican painter mostly known for her self portraits.
I am collecting hand drawn/hand painted Frida Kahlo inspired ATCs and would love to add more to my collection. I hope some of you will join me.

For this swap cards must have a Frida character as the main focus. Your Frida drawings can be whimsical or realistic you choose. As long as we recognise her as Frida.

Card Rules-
1. All cards must be hand drawn or hand painted, embellishments/mixed media are allowed BUT the main character and the majority of the elements must be hand drawn (50-75% handdrawn). You could choose to add a collage background for example. Please do not add bulky embellishments as this adds to the postage cost.
2. Cards must be correctly sized with straight edges 2.5 x 3.5 inches, make sure that they are neither flimsy, or extra thick. Please check and measure your cards before sending, (it is harder to rectify these problems after I have received your cards).
3. Cards must be fully coloured (no white backgrounds)
4. Please include your username, real name and the swap name on the back of your cards along with any other info you wish to add.
5. Host cards are not required but will be treasured should you wish to include one.
6. Where possible I will exchange effort for effort and like for like cards to the best of my ability and dependant on cards received.

Postage info
1. The due date is 11th July. Please be mindful that I am in the UK so allow plenty of time for posting to me. Any late cards will be returned to senders.
2. Please pm me when you are ready for my address to send your cards.
3. Please package your cards carefully to ensure they reach me undamaged, and send in individual plastic ATC sleeves. I will need a large return address label or piece of paper with your address on it, I will supply my own envelopes.
4. UK players please send either a first or second class stamp for return postage.
International players please send either $2 USA or contact me to pay via paypal.

Here is some inspiration from my collection-

From top row l to r, then bottom row l to r-
cards by Reverie JJ, miss, IrishRose, Lazyshadows, Evalila, GwennieJo

Players list-
0 BexMadeMe
1 dithespy
2 Essy
3 mcgillisj
4 Fandanie- withdrawn
5 karenr
6 Melanie
7. Ellen
8. mwilding- withdrawn
9. lazyshadows
10 Mikesatc
11 yellita96
12 redplantlady
13 casivonmir
14 Gypsiejanie
15 ARTG33K74
16 Evalila
17 tarotwisdom
18 NatashaMay

05-12-2018, 10:03 PM
Lurking with intent

05-13-2018, 03:55 PM
I'd love to try this again. I believe my skills have improved since last year and I'd like to see if I'm correct. Sign me up, please.

05-13-2018, 04:01 PM
Welcome dithespy!

05-13-2018, 08:14 PM
Lurking.... If I can get some Frida's done, I'll be back!

05-13-2018, 08:51 PM
May possibly join this one...going to change up my style up a bit I think...oh, just sign me up please, if I commit I will work on them lol :)

05-13-2018, 09:11 PM
Please add me!

05-13-2018, 11:44 PM
I would like to play again

05-14-2018, 02:37 AM
Welcome Essy mcgillisj and Fandanie!

05-14-2018, 05:13 AM
Ooooh YAY!! May I join please?

05-14-2018, 01:54 PM
Of course karenr. Welcome!

05-14-2018, 10:41 PM
Lurking - want to see what I can come up with before committing. Loved last year's swap!

05-18-2018, 11:58 PM
I’d like to join, please - if it’s ok that I lean to the extremely-whimsical-but-totally-recognizable side of this one. :spinny:

05-19-2018, 09:32 AM
Welcome Melanie, style is totally up to you.

05-19-2018, 07:38 PM

Thanks! I have my cards ready and will drop them in the mail Monday morning.

05-20-2018, 07:58 AM
I love to join! I wil contact you for paypal!

05-20-2018, 11:25 AM
love frida! i'm in on this one!

05-21-2018, 12:37 AM

05-21-2018, 01:23 PM
Oh Frida! Can i join?:)

05-21-2018, 03:20 PM
A big welcome to - Ellen, mwilding and lazyshadows. Glad to have you all join us.

Melanie your cards make me smile!

05-21-2018, 10:12 PM
Lurking! I knew very little about Frida until I needed to make a card for a PAT. I'll see what I can get made before committing, but she's such an interesting subject. ;)

05-23-2018, 07:24 PM
May I join

05-24-2018, 05:24 AM
May I join

Of course. Welcome Mikesatc!

05-24-2018, 08:29 AM
Thank you for having me

05-25-2018, 10:23 AM
My cards are ready for mailing

195506 195507 195508

05-25-2018, 11:01 AM
Love your cards, dithespy!

05-25-2018, 11:08 AM
Thank you, nanvan. I'm still learning when it comes to drawing people. I keep trying!

05-25-2018, 02:02 PM
dithespy very nice :-)

Melanie your cards arrived! Thank you for the host card :-)

05-28-2018, 04:32 PM
Here are my atcs for the swap

05-28-2018, 04:58 PM
Fantastic cards, Mikesatc!

05-28-2018, 05:43 PM
Thank you nanvan

05-28-2018, 07:23 PM
ME ME ME ME!!!!! I would love to join!!

05-29-2018, 08:59 AM
Nicely drawn Mikesatc!

Welcome yellita96!

05-29-2018, 03:59 PM
Hostee atc for bexmademe

05-29-2018, 11:56 PM
Nice hostie, Mike!

05-30-2018, 02:01 AM
Hostee atc for bexmademe

:-) thanks Mikesatc :-)

05-30-2018, 02:15 PM
Cards arrived from Essy today.

06-02-2018, 06:07 AM
Cards received from dithespy today. Thank you for the host card :-)

06-02-2018, 02:59 PM
Here are my cards, I will mail them this week! Almost forgot, I''ll have to send you a pm first.

195879, 195880, 195881.

I made you this hostcard.

06-02-2018, 03:16 PM
Great cards Ellen!

06-02-2018, 08:35 PM
Awesome, Ellen!

06-04-2018, 07:10 AM
yes please

06-04-2018, 03:14 PM
yes please

Signed you up redplantlady

06-06-2018, 10:06 AM

I'm brand spanking new on this site and I would love to join this swap if possible, it's seems a fun one to start with

this would be my first card

06-07-2018, 04:52 AM
Fabulous card casivonmir! :jiggy:

06-07-2018, 05:07 AM
Love your card, casivonmir!

06-07-2018, 05:10 AM
I LOVE Frida! I'm lurking for now and hope that I can commit.

06-07-2018, 08:27 AM
Great start casivonmir! I'll add you to the players list.

06-09-2018, 04:30 AM
Thank you BexMadeMe

I finshed my second card yesterday, 2 more the go and the're coming your way

My second offering for this trade

06-09-2018, 02:32 PM
Love your Frida, casivonmir! Love the way the cat's eyes and Frida's eyes stand out against the darker background!

06-09-2018, 04:55 PM
casivonmir that second card is delightful :-)

06-09-2018, 06:21 PM
Mailed my cards yesterday!!

06-09-2018, 06:23 PM
I'd like to join please :-)

Fierce Armadillo
06-10-2018, 12:48 PM

06-10-2018, 09:27 PM
I'd like to join please. I've got my cards ready to mail. :-)

06-10-2018, 10:07 PM
Everyone is making such beautiful Frida cards. I’m impressed!

06-10-2018, 10:22 PM
Here are my cards.

06-11-2018, 04:23 PM
Welcome Gypsiejanie! I will add you to the players list. Great cards :-)

06-11-2018, 05:05 PM
I would like to join please.

Also, I was fortunate enough to see the Frida Kahlo retrospective at the Mexican Museum of Art here in Chicago. This is before her work was popular, and the exhibit was rather dead, so I had like four hours of viewing to myself. :d Such a privilege.

06-12-2018, 01:50 AM
Welcome ARTG33K74! Cool :-)

06-13-2018, 07:22 PM
Lurking. Itís difficult for me to pass up a Frida Swap so let me see what I can do.

06-15-2018, 12:35 PM
mcgillisj your cards arrived. Thank you for the host card :-)

06-18-2018, 02:09 PM
karenr your cards arrived. They are all lovely :-) thanks for the host card.

06-19-2018, 10:40 AM
Cards received from yellita96 and Gypsiejanie today.

06-19-2018, 01:49 PM

I am ready to mail, please send me the mailing address and PayPal account email address.

06-19-2018, 02:36 PM
I have some cards sketched and inked, so I guess I should sign up :D

06-20-2018, 02:15 AM
please may i join this swap my cards are ready to go if you could IM me the address thanks so much

06-20-2018, 03:37 PM
Welcome Evalila and tarotwisdom!

Players when you are ready for my address please can you pm me directly, as per my rules. Requests in the threads easily get missed. I reply to pms within 24hrs, usually much sooner. It takes a lot less time for me to do it this way, I can just pop in quickly and do what needs to be done, if you need anything urgently again pm is the best way to get the quickest reply. On my work days I do not always have a lot of time to check in, and if correspondence is all together in pms it gets done. Thank you for understanding.

06-20-2018, 03:40 PM
Ellen your cards arrived. Thank you for including a host card :-)

06-22-2018, 01:04 PM
My 4th card for this swap, BexMadeMe you can choose your host card I'm sending them to you on monday


06-22-2018, 01:53 PM
Thanks casivonmir I will look out for them. That last Frida has the cutest monkey :-)

06-23-2018, 01:24 PM
Here are my cards:

196656 196657 196658 196659

06-23-2018, 01:55 PM
Your cards are beautiful!

06-24-2018, 04:05 PM
I'm going to with draw from this swap
My son is having a jaw replacement surgery on July 3rd
Just got the date
I will be with him until the second week in August.
Creating art will be hard to do. Sorry to miss the fun of this swap

06-25-2018, 05:53 AM
May I sign up, please? I have the cards almost done. Your address is the same Bex, right?

06-25-2018, 03:04 PM
Fandanie no problem thanks for letting me know. Wishing your son a speedy recovery post op.

Welcome NatashaMay! Yes address is the same.

06-28-2018, 10:16 AM
Cards received from NatashaMay and casivonmir today.

06-30-2018, 09:01 AM
My cards are on their way :)

07-01-2018, 05:38 AM
Forgot to update thread that tarotwisdom's cards are here.

07-01-2018, 01:45 PM
Cards are in the mail! :)

07-03-2018, 05:41 PM
drat! I made some, then saw the date! Maybe they will arrive in time.


07-04-2018, 11:13 AM
drat! I made some, then saw the date! Maybe they will arrive in time.


Just pm'd you art junkie.

07-04-2018, 11:36 AM
mikesatc and Evalila your cards are here. They are all so wonderfully realistic, thank you both for the host cards :-)

07-07-2018, 08:55 AM
Just waiting on 3 sets of cards. If you have not posted and need to withdraw please let me know asap.

07-07-2018, 09:36 AM
Ready to go 1st class- I am in the UK :)

07-07-2018, 03:14 PM
Here are mine: with a monkey, parrots, with shorn hair and as a wounded deer

07-10-2018, 04:07 PM
Cards are here from redplantlady and lazyshadows. Thank you both for the host cards.

07-11-2018, 04:03 PM
Due date is today. I am missing just one set of cards. Unfortunately I can only wait one more day, as due to working, Friday or Saturday will be the last chance I'll be able to get to a post office for a while. Any late cards will have to be returned so fingers crossed!

07-12-2018, 07:44 AM
Change of plan, I have to post today! Watch your mailboxes folks.

ARTG33K74 your cards did not make it , they were not in todays post either. I will contact you by pm when I have them,

07-13-2018, 08:54 AM
Thanks for cards from gypsiejanie, dithespy, and Melanie. Great stuff :)

07-16-2018, 08:10 AM
Thank you BexMadeMe I got my set today, Evalila, Essy and KarenR I love your cards they are awesome

07-17-2018, 03:42 AM
What talented artists we have on this site! Thank you so much tarotwisdom, redplantlady and mcgillisj for their gorgeous Fridas. And thanks for hosting BexMadeMe - I love my returns!

07-17-2018, 04:24 PM
I got my Fridas today. :) Thanks Mikesatc, lazyshadows and BexMadeMe!

07-18-2018, 05:56 AM
My cards arrived. Thank you Evalila, Lazyshadows and BexMadeMe! Your cards are all wonderful.:)

07-18-2018, 09:24 PM
Thanks very much to dithespy, Essy, Gypsyjanie and especially to BexMadeMe for hosting!

07-23-2018, 08:41 AM
My cards are here! Thank you!

07-28-2018, 06:05 AM
Anyone else got their cards? Not heard from any USA folk yet, or Australia?

07-28-2018, 09:40 AM
Mine arrived - they’re wonderful! It was a fun swap, I loved seeing all the variety!

07-28-2018, 06:31 PM
Thanks Melanie :)

07-28-2018, 06:38 PM
Hi Bec, Mine arrived on Friday. Thank you so much for hosting. Absolutely LOVED this swap and my returns from casivonmir, Evalila and tarotwisdom.