View Full Version : Whimsical faces/ portraits swap hand drawn/hand painted due November 15th

09-15-2018, 10:00 AM
Swap Due Date -15th November
Signup/withdraw date - 11th November.
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - Unlimited
Media- HandDrawn/HandPainted

For this swap I want to see your whimsical portraits, whimsical girls OR boys are welcome. Cards must show face and shoulders of your person, then include any other props you wish. You can draw in any style but the idea is to draw whimsical and not realistic portraits.

Card Rules-
1. All cards must be completely hand drawn or hand painted, embellishments are not allowed.
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 15th November. 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.
5. I will post in the thread on receipt of your cards.

0 BexMadeMe
1 karenr
2 Evalila
3 Kentucky Dakota
4 lazyshadows
5 mwilding- withdrawn
6 DmyTLadybug- withdrawn
7 Totofoto
8 ArtsyAud
9 AngelJoy
10 flowerlily64
11 notinkansas
12 plumhill2001
13 mcgillisj
14 weditt
15 Rosecake
16 miss

09-16-2018, 01:45 AM
Yes please, I would love to join! :jiggy:

09-16-2018, 06:00 AM
Welcome karenr!

09-16-2018, 01:50 PM
Meeee please :)

09-16-2018, 04:35 PM
Welcome Evalila!

09-16-2018, 05:58 PM
I love to draw whimsical faces. Please add me in there. :)

09-17-2018, 02:20 AM
Welcome kentuckydakota!

09-17-2018, 11:33 PM
Lurking please until I have time.

09-18-2018, 10:13 PM

09-22-2018, 04:54 AM
My cards are already on their way :)

09-22-2018, 05:41 AM
This swap is calling me! Can i join?:)

09-22-2018, 05:47 AM
Of course lazyshadows, welcome!

09-22-2018, 06:17 AM
whimsy, and plenty of time - please add me to your swap!

09-23-2018, 09:30 AM
Welcome mwilding!

09-25-2018, 09:11 AM
Evalila's cards are here. Thank you for the host card :)

09-25-2018, 12:01 PM
ooooh, I would love to draw some whimsical faces! My first swap back on AFA in a while!

09-25-2018, 02:37 PM
Welcome DmyTLadybug!

09-27-2018, 09:37 AM

09-30-2018, 10:16 AM
Here are my faces, I've been trying different styles.


10-01-2018, 02:08 PM
Bex, those are wonderful! I especially love the girl with the duck on her head....I just love the round face!

I'm lurking for now - I definitely want to get into drawing more, and I LOVE whimsical people.

10-01-2018, 02:20 PM
Thank you Foxglove. I hope you get time to join us.

10-05-2018, 03:34 AM
Lurking for a while.

10-05-2018, 01:05 PM
Hey this is a good one for me. Can I be in?

10-05-2018, 05:25 PM
Please include me in this swap.

10-07-2018, 06:48 PM
Welcome to our newest players :)
Glad to have you join us Totofoto and ArtsyAud!

10-11-2018, 03:07 PM
cards received from karenr, thank you for the host card :)

10-11-2018, 09:45 PM
Me, too, please!

10-11-2018, 10:54 PM
May I please join?

10-13-2018, 10:46 AM
Welcome AngelJoy and flowerlily64!

10-13-2018, 12:24 PM
Thank yo u BexMadeMe :)

10-13-2018, 05:41 PM
i am so sorry to have to withdraw .. hope to join you again next time.

10-14-2018, 12:01 AM
Bex, when you get a minute, can you shoot me over your addy? I'm ready to pop my cards in the mail. Tried a few different whimsical styles.

10-14-2018, 02:17 PM
Those are great kentuckydakota

BexMadeMe, mine are almost ready. Can you please PM me your address? I will post them here and let you know when they actually go out.

10-14-2018, 04:35 PM
mwilding no problem.

kentuckydakota your mailbox is full so I cannot reply to your pm.

flowerlily64 please pm me direct when you need my address as I could miss requests in the threads and will always answer pms asap.

If anyone needs my address and has been in my previous swaps it is still the same.

10-14-2018, 06:00 PM
oops, sorry. Got that fixed. Try er again, Bex.

10-14-2018, 10:16 PM
flowerlily64 please pm me direct when you need my address as I could miss requests in the threads and will always answer pms asap.


10-15-2018, 10:40 AM
My girls are out in the mail, ready to be picked. Please let me know when they arrive :)


10-16-2018, 04:30 PM
I'd like to introduce you all to Clem, Betty Sue, Baby Huey, and Miss Prim.

They will be on their way this week for swapping next month.


10-17-2018, 12:31 PM
I'd like to play please!

10-17-2018, 03:04 PM
ArtsyAud your cards arrived, thanks for the host card :)

Welcome notinkansas! Glad to have you join us.

AngelJoy and flowerlily64 thanks for sharing, top cards :) I will let you know when they arrive.

10-19-2018, 02:08 AM
My faces are in the mail as of yesterday. :)

10-20-2018, 04:15 PM
Officially lurking!
I've got some drawn up, but I want to be sure I get them done in time before signing up. :)

10-21-2018, 01:54 PM
finished my cards. will pm you for address

10-21-2018, 02:44 PM
Great cards notinkansas :)

10-22-2018, 09:04 AM
Lovin’ your cards, NIK! The brown-eyed one especially really rocks.

10-22-2018, 02:53 PM
Okay, I have gone from lurking to seriously lurking. Here’s girl number one I did today. When I get a few more done I will officially join. :yes: Kelly inspired me.

Uh-oh, now there are two. I meant to delete the first photo but was unable. That card did not have the finishing touches on it. Oh well, now you see work in progress and finishing touches. Finished one is one on the right.

10-22-2018, 03:21 PM
Okay, I have gone from lurking to seriously lurking. Here’s girl number one I did today. When I get a few more done I will officially join. :yes: Kelly inspired me.

She's a beauty :)

10-22-2018, 03:31 PM
Cards received from flowerlily. I am in love with their eyes!

10-22-2018, 04:01 PM
she's lovely Rosecake!

10-22-2018, 04:13 PM
Please sign me up, Bex! :)
I mailed my cards today.
My computer won't let me upload photos, so my camera probably reset itself to HUGE photos. So, they may be a mystery. Hope they get there okay. I'm not thrilled with technology...

10-23-2018, 02:10 AM
welcome plumhill 2001!

10-23-2018, 10:15 AM
kentuckydakota your cards arrived. Thank you for the host card.

10-23-2018, 01:05 PM
Since I couldn't post my pics here (too big), I've posted them on my blog, and you can see them there. That way you can get a little family news at the same time, ha ha. :)
I know I could have resized them, but that's too much trouble for lazy old me. I've reset my camera, so it should be okay now.
Lisa's blog (https://lisa-richards.blogspot.com/2018/10/some-artwork.html)

10-23-2018, 02:03 PM
plumhill2001, too bad those vintage cards turned out to be the wrong size -- they are fantastic! I was wondering if the round cards were the right size for ATCoins???

10-24-2018, 07:59 PM
My cards went postal today!

10-25-2018, 12:04 PM
plumhill2001, too bad those vintage cards turned out to be the wrong size -- they are fantastic! I was wondering if the round cards were the right size for ATCoins???

AngelJoy, yes! The round cards are just right for ATCoins! :) At first I planned to keep them because I thought my grands would love playing with round cards. But then I went back to the same thrift store and found a pack of really big round cards which they'll have an easier time holding. SO, I'm planning to use them for ATCoins at some point. Or include them for hostie gifts!

10-25-2018, 04:05 PM
Here are my last three girls.

10-25-2018, 04:10 PM
Here are my last three girls.

All beautiful. I especially love the little match girl, very touching.

10-25-2018, 06:15 PM
Rosecake your girls are just beautiful!

10-26-2018, 12:07 AM
Such sweet faces, Rosecake.

10-26-2018, 02:09 AM
Rosecake they are all delightful :)

10-26-2018, 09:03 AM
AngelJoy your cards arrived. Thank you for the host card.

10-27-2018, 12:37 PM
mcgillisj I received your cards, just signed you up!

10-28-2018, 12:33 PM
Cards are in the mail! :)

10-28-2018, 12:34 PM
Rosecake wow! Frida stole my heart! Great art in this swap, yeah! :)

10-28-2018, 01:20 PM
Lovely faces/cards rosecake!

10-29-2018, 09:18 AM
I'm so sorry. I have to withdraw.

10-29-2018, 02:50 PM
No problem DmyTLadybug maybe next time.

10-30-2018, 10:14 AM
plumhill2001 your cards are here thank you for the host card :)

10-31-2018, 02:28 AM

10-31-2018, 10:56 AM
NotinKansas your cards are here. Thanks for the host card :)

11-03-2018, 03:49 PM
lazyshadows your cards arrived, thank you for the host card :)

11-04-2018, 09:48 PM
Is it too late to join? I have cards nearly done, and can get them in the mail Tuesday, which *should* get them there in time (fingers crossed).

11-05-2018, 03:16 AM
It's up to you miss, if you want to take the risk let me know. Looking at my schedule I will need to get these swapped out and sent on due date.

11-05-2018, 12:50 PM
May I join? My cards are done; I can pop them in the mail today. I know it is international - they *should* get there in time. If not, you are welcome to keep them - this was a fun theme that I enjoyed!

11-05-2018, 02:09 PM
weditt I am happy for you to send them but I do have to swap these out on time, so if they do not make the close date they will not be able to be swapped out. My schedule means that swapping day has to be due date this time. Fingers crossed! I will add you to players.

11-05-2018, 11:39 PM
Thanks - absolutely no worries if they are late - keep them as a thank-you for hosting a fun swap!

11-06-2018, 12:06 PM
Rosecake your cards arrived. For some reason I did not have you on the players list yet, so I will fix that now! Thank you for the host card :)

weditt I think we have a good chance :)

11-06-2018, 06:16 PM
I mailed mine today directly from the post office-- most of the letters to the UK that I've mailed from there in the past have made it to their destination pretty quickly, so fingers crossed that my luck holds! If not, oh well. Feel free to keep a hostess card either way :)

11-06-2018, 08:09 PM
Mine made it in a week.

11-06-2018, 08:19 PM
Popped them in the mail today - fingers crossed!

11-07-2018, 03:02 AM
Welcome miss!

Fingers crossed they will be here soon.

11-09-2018, 10:48 AM
Totofoto your cards are here!

11-09-2018, 12:09 PM
Trying to get back into ATCs after a break - this was very fun.
200987This is Wonky Eyes - marker and pencil. Video if anyone is interested: https://youtu.be/HShc-wkqDeU

11-09-2018, 12:12 PM
Cartoon Girl - I usually do this kind of face for Day of the Dead, but she was fun in watercolors, though I made like four of her *before* this card - ink dripped on the first one, then did not like the different papers that I tried:

11-09-2018, 12:16 PM
And the last two, Ponytail Girl in marker and pastel pencil and Stained Glass Girl in marker and color pencil:
200990200991Thank you so much for letting me join - it has been a while since I played with ATCs and this was so much fun, even if my cards do not make it in time for the swap (though I would love to get any of the cards I have seen in the thread!). I have already started on my next swap - though again I am working on the cards before I join...

11-09-2018, 12:19 PM
NotinKansas - These are adorable!

11-09-2018, 12:20 PM
Rosecake - this has such a lovely, old-timey feel, just gorgeous.

11-09-2018, 07:03 PM
Love your girls weditt!

11-09-2018, 10:57 PM
Notinkansas - thanks!

11-10-2018, 11:27 AM
Great cards weditt.

miss your cards are here :) thanks for the host card.

11-10-2018, 11:57 AM
BexMadeMe - thanks!

11-12-2018, 12:11 PM
weditt your cards arrived. Thanks for the host card :)
That means all cards are in so I'm closing up and starting swapping!

11-13-2018, 02:58 AM

11-13-2018, 12:57 PM
Posted returns today!

11-14-2018, 04:32 PM
Yay! Glad they made it!!

11-24-2018, 04:14 AM
My beautiful returns are here! Thank you! :)

11-24-2018, 03:32 PM
Thanks to BexMadeMe for hosting this fun swap! And thank you to flowerlily for "Winola," plumhill2001 for "Big Smile Girl," and Weditt for "Stained Glass Girl." All will be treasured.

11-24-2018, 06:29 PM
Thanks for great whimsical faces from Weditt (Ponytail Girl), Totofoto (Black and White Whimsey) and AngelJoy (Baby Huey)! Thanks, Bex for a great swap! :)

11-24-2018, 08:11 PM
I got great returns today from Bexmademe, Evalila, and Lazyshadows. All beautiful! Thank you!

11-26-2018, 07:21 PM
The prettiest whimsical girls were delivered today! Fun swap, great host!

11-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Glad to hear of all these returns arriving. Thanks everyone for participating.

11-30-2018, 08:55 AM
Received my returns today. Thank you for the gorgeous faces ArtsyAud, notinkansas, miss and thank you for hosting BexMadeMe.