View Full Version : Whimsical Childlike Art-Hand Drawn, Hand Painted, some Mixed Media-Due November 5

09-18-2019, 06:57 PM
Swap Due Date: November 5, 2019
Sign Up/Withdrawal: any, please communicate
Number of Cards: 3/3
Number of Participants: 20
Medium: Hand Drawn/Hand Painted/ some Mixed Media*

Whimsical Childlike Art can be seen through artist's like Mindy Lacefield, and Juliette Crane (please Google or search them online and other artists similar to this to get an idea of what I'm talking about, if you need) let them inspire you to make your ATC art for this swap.

* some Mixed Media: I mentioned this because these artists use some scrapbook paper or painted papers they make to collage/include in their paintings, drawings,etc. You're welcome to do that if you like.

Most of all have fun!

Any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! :)

PM me for my address when ready to mail.

Send cards in individual sleeves please. Include username, real name and swap name on back of cards, and anything else you would like to add.
U.S. Players: please enclose a Forever postage stamp and a large address label along with your ATC's.
International Players: I will pay for return postage for the first 5 players. Other international players please enclose $1 well-hidden and a large address label along with your ATC's. I will provide envelopes.

Hostess cards will be cherished, but not required.

When returns are received, please remember to leave iTrader for your host, and rep points for those you received cards from.

Who would like to play? :)
0. Essy
1. miss -here!
2. hem18 -here!
3. withdrawn
4. mwilding -here!
5. CreativeSquirrel
6. Vegan4animals -here!
7. 3moffday2 -here!
8. acalla -here!
9. lazyshadows
10. CiCiCreates -here!
11. MrsMixedMedia -here!
12. Terri F -here!
13. aginghippychic -here!
14. sarat -here!
15. artbymee -here!
16. plumhill2001 -here!
17. CreativeK -here!
18. withdrawn
19. Willowh -here!
20. casiovonmir -here!

09-18-2019, 08:27 PM
Me, please!

09-18-2019, 09:32 PM
Wow, those are wonderful artists, I looked them both up! I will lurk for a while and most likely sign up later (if I see that I can do this style).

09-18-2019, 09:49 PM
Welcome miss! You're my first player, yay!! :) Thank you! CiCi, thanks for checking out my swap and the artist's! Let them inspire you and have fun with it, you can do this ;) Hope you join us! :)

09-19-2019, 01:13 PM
fun idea! Id love to join - please sign me up!

09-19-2019, 02:07 PM
Essy, I am fascinated by this simple and colorful art style. I have been doing some research and can add a couple of other names to Juliette and Mindy. Patti Ballard and Kelly Rae Roberts (I have a little book by her). You probably already know these names. I am inspired to see if I can do this (but not quite ready to sign up just yet).

09-19-2019, 02:52 PM
hem18, welcome! :) Thank you for joining us! Yay! :)
CiCi, thank you so much for the information it will give the rest of us more inspiration to glean from :)...hope you join us ;)

Remember the kindergarten school days cutting, pasting, coloring, drawing, doodling...and being excited of what we made...so proudly showing it off to our friends and parents :D ...this is what I would like for all the players to feel and enjoy the time creating your cards...no pressure. ..please just have fun! :)

09-19-2019, 03:04 PM
CiCi, I looked up the artist's you mentioned...I've seen their work, but didn't know their names. Thank you for sharing!

09-19-2019, 10:15 PM
I checked out these artists and I LOVE the art. I would love to join in and try this style.

09-19-2019, 10:33 PM
ravenshadow, welcome! Yay, so happy you're playing! :)

09-20-2019, 08:41 AM
i'm in, essy ... your swap sounds wonderful!

09-20-2019, 11:43 AM
Awe, thank you mwilding! Welcome! So happy you're joining us, yay!! :)

09-22-2019, 05:11 AM
This sounds like a fun one, lurking for the moment hope I van find the time.to join

09-22-2019, 07:10 AM
Juliette Crane is now one of my favorite artists. I watched a short video of her painting one of her pieces, and all I want to do right now is glue paper and fabric to an ATC and paint and draw all over it! Please add me to your list!

09-22-2019, 11:59 AM
Casiovonmir, hope you decide to join us :) thanks for checking in!
CreativeSquirrel, awesome, glad you checked her out and got inspired! Welcome! So glad you are joining us, yay! :)

09-22-2019, 02:05 PM
I'm liking this challenge! Please sign me up!

09-23-2019, 01:21 AM
Still not quite ready to sign up, but obviously intrigued. I say obviously because I discovered another artist to study - Susana Tavares. I really love her look!

09-23-2019, 01:35 AM
Vegan4animals, excellent! Welcome! So happy you're joining in! Yay! :)
CiCi, awe you're so sweet sharing more inspiration, thank you! I will look her up ;) so hope you are able to join us :)

09-23-2019, 08:11 PM

09-24-2019, 12:22 AM
NIK, welcome, enjoy lurking! Hope you can join in ;)

09-24-2019, 03:02 AM
May I join please :)

09-24-2019, 01:40 PM
3moffday2, yes of course, welcome! So glad you're joining in! Yay! :)

09-25-2019, 10:44 AM
Love the theme and I would love to join! :)

09-25-2019, 12:21 PM
My dear friend, great idea for a swap! Can i join?

09-25-2019, 03:36 PM
I now have two cards finished and two more well on their way, so please sign me up. I’m not sure how pleased I am with my cards, this seemingly simple style is fighting my natural inclinations. I really love the look, but I struggle to get that style to come through in my images. Well, you will see when I post pictures, and I hope they’re ok. I did discover a great way to do interesting backgrounds though! Will do more with this new technique.

09-25-2019, 05:04 PM
Acalla, awesome! Welcome! So happy you're joining us! Yay! :)
lazyshadows, another welcome to you my dear friend and thank you! So happy you will be joining us as well, yay! :)
CiCi, I'm so proud of you taking a leap and trying it out! Welcome! Yay! :) I'm happy you gleaned a new technique from it! ;)

09-25-2019, 08:30 PM
Sign me up!
I ditto everything CiCiCreates said in a previous post! Lol

09-25-2019, 09:19 PM
Oh, good, MrsMixedMedia! Thanks for empathizing, we can be brave together!

09-25-2019, 09:45 PM
Lol, MrsMixedMedia and CiCi you both gave me a chuckle :D
MrsMixedMedia, welcome! So happy you are joining us! Yay! :)

09-26-2019, 06:59 PM
This is my second set - it was harder for me than I thought, haha. I kept trying to overthink things - I really enjoyed this process!! Thanks so much!

09-26-2019, 07:22 PM
wow hem18! beautiful cards!

09-26-2019, 07:52 PM
Hem18, those are lovely! I especially love the golden-haired girl! <3

09-27-2019, 01:10 AM
Awe, you did beautifully...they are sweet pieces of childlike art hem18! I'm glad you enjoyed the process :) Thank you for playing!

09-28-2019, 01:17 PM
Haven't done much HD/HP in awhile. This is just practice but is this what you're looking for?210128

09-28-2019, 06:37 PM
Lurking till I see what I can come up with.

09-28-2019, 07:15 PM
NIK, that's so cute! Yes, as long as you are enjoying the process and having fun...which it looks as though you are ;) So does this mean you're joining? :)
aginghippychic, welcome and lurk away :), sure hope you join in! :D

09-28-2019, 09:07 PM
Yes, please sign me up Essy.

09-29-2019, 08:53 AM
good morning. if this little bunny is the type of art you are looking for, please sign me up.

09-29-2019, 02:17 PM
NIK, welcome! So happy you're jumping in to play! Yay! ;)
aginghippychic, yes! Adorable bunny! Welcome! So glad you're joining in to play too!Yay! ;)

09-29-2019, 02:37 PM
Aginghippychic, I really love the little bunny! I wanted to do some cute animals, but ended up with 4 little girls instead (not predictable at all - LOL). Pics coming soon.

09-29-2019, 04:45 PM
Sounds like fun. Please sign me up.

09-29-2019, 07:47 PM
Here is my first one. I would like to try using a collage background for some others, but I do like this one...

09-29-2019, 08:16 PM
Pretty cute!

09-29-2019, 08:49 PM
sarat, welcome! So happy you are joining us! Yay! :)
Vegan4animals, awe, so sweet! I'm so happy you're having fun with it! ;)

09-30-2019, 08:08 PM
here's another card for the swap: flower fairy

09-30-2019, 09:03 PM
I love her!!

09-30-2019, 11:33 PM
Sign me up please

09-30-2019, 11:54 PM
I'd like to sign up if there's still space! I'm wondering if I can do this style but I'd like to give it a shot. Looks like you're filling up fast! :jiggy:

10-01-2019, 12:16 PM
Awe, sweet card aginghippychic! :)
artbymee, and plumhill2001, welcome! So happy you're joining us! Yay! :)
I'm so happy so many are willing to try this theme out! Thank you all, enjoy the process! :)

10-01-2019, 04:15 PM
Here is my set. They photographed a little washed-out. All dresses were collaged on, cut from scrapbook paper and painted over. Separate cards can be seen in my gallery.

10-01-2019, 04:46 PM
Awe, CiCi those are all sweet! :)

10-02-2019, 09:49 AM
I would like to join! Thanks for hosting!

10-02-2019, 02:10 PM
Another artist who came to mind is Rosina Wachtmeister. :idea:

10-02-2019, 02:34 PM
here's another card: fall flyer

10-02-2019, 02:36 PM
Wow, love that one too!

10-02-2019, 04:14 PM
CreativeK, welcome! Thank you for joining in to play! Yay! :)
plumhill2001, thank you for the artist's name, I'm going to look her up! :)
aginghippychic, Oh my...so sweet! :)
Everyone is doing such a sweet adorable job on their cards!!! I feel so privileged to be hosting this swap :)
Hem18, your precious cards have arrived!! They are so gorgeous in person, the photo didn't do them justice! ;) Thank you for the hostess card!! :D

10-03-2019, 03:54 PM
Could you please PM your address to me? My cards are done. I'll post pics soon. ;)

10-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Plumhill2001, will do that now, look forward to seeing your cards! ;)

10-03-2019, 06:59 PM
Here they are! Probably sideways, but I can't seem to fix that. :wub:
These will go in the mail tomorrow. :D

10-04-2019, 01:29 AM
plumhill2001, oh those are adorable! :) I will let you know when they arrive ;)

10-04-2019, 06:51 AM
here's my last card: songbird

10-04-2019, 08:19 AM
Please sign me up

10-04-2019, 01:17 PM
Essy, my cards are on their way to you.

10-04-2019, 02:13 PM
I would love to participate in this one! Fun!

10-04-2019, 05:43 PM
plumhill2001, I checked out the artist you mentioned, very cool and adorable art! Thanks for sharing! :)
Awe, aginghippychic, the birdie is so sweet! :)
LucyMc, welcome! Glad to have you join us! Yay! :)
CiCi, okay great, I will let you know when they arrive! Thank you :)
Willowh, welcome! Happy to have you join us! Yay! :)

10-05-2019, 04:38 PM
Here is my set - I'm worried that they aren't childlike enough...

10-05-2019, 05:00 PM
I think they are great, V4A! Your bluebird lady goes with my canary girl.

10-05-2019, 07:32 PM
Vegan4animals, awe great cards, those are all sweet! :)

10-06-2019, 01:30 PM
Completed my cards, I had a lot of fun with this theme!
(I made five so I can keep a souvenir for my collection) :)

10-06-2019, 04:25 PM
MrsMixedMedia, awe adorable and creative set! So happy you enjoyed making the cards! Yay :)
I sent you a PM with my address ;)

10-07-2019, 06:25 PM
plumhill2001, and CiCiCreates your sweet set of cards have arrived! :) Thank you for the hostess card and again for playing! ;)

10-08-2019, 04:29 PM
Sign me up please my cards are done

10-08-2019, 07:17 PM
Casiovonmir, welcome! So happy you're joining us! Yay! :)
aginghippychic, your adorable cards have arrived! :) Thank you for playing and for the hostess card! ;)

10-09-2019, 03:54 AM
My set, on it's way


10-09-2019, 10:12 AM
Your cards are so pretty, casivonmir! Love the girl with the bird and the one with the cloudy purple hair.

10-09-2019, 04:59 PM
Casiovonmir, great set of cards! They are sweet :) Will let you know when they arrive ;)

10-10-2019, 04:40 PM
MrsMixedMedia, your sweet cards arrived! Thank you again for playing and for the hostess card! :)

10-11-2019, 05:35 PM
artbymee, your sweet cards have arrived! Thank you again for playing and for the hostess card! :)

10-13-2019, 08:42 PM
Fashioned after the work of Juliette Crane

10-13-2019, 09:01 PM
CreativeK, your cards are adorable! :)

10-13-2019, 09:11 PM
Wow, those cards are great!

10-14-2019, 05:33 AM
Wow, CreativeK, those are great! Especially the animals! I love all the colors and layering.

10-14-2019, 04:22 PM
Ready to mail :-) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19410/1_ADA13061-4ABE-4969-A994-1F9F4EDAEBCA.jpeg

10-14-2019, 04:27 PM
Those are super cute, Willowh!

10-14-2019, 04:28 PM
Those are fantastic! Exactly the style I couldn’t quite capture.

10-14-2019, 05:09 PM
Willowh, great cards! Thanks again for playing! I'll PM you now ;)

10-15-2019, 03:58 PM
casiovonmir and Vegan4animals, your sweet cards have arrived! :) Thank you both again for playing and for the hostess card! ;)

10-17-2019, 02:29 PM
Terri F, I saw your set of cards they are so cool and sweet! I'm going to PM you right now.

10-18-2019, 03:14 AM

1 :bird on bird
2:Hello yell oh!
3: green morning
4 : jewel panda

May I have your mailing address please ? Thank you :)

10-18-2019, 10:55 AM
3moffday2, awe, great cards! :) I sent you a PM with my address ;) Thanks again for playing!
I'm enjoying hosting this swap, thanks to all the players doing such an amazing job with this theme...I'm loving it!! :)

10-18-2019, 09:46 PM
I'm sad I lurked so long that the swap got full! Wonderful swap, Essy. Everyone's cards are so lovely.

10-19-2019, 01:42 AM
Just to let you know that I already mail it on 10/18 :)

10-19-2019, 10:47 AM
Mim, I'm sorry, would've loved to have you join us. Thank you, I'm happy the theme was well received :)

10-19-2019, 10:48 AM
3moffday2, thank you I'll let you know when they arrive! :)

10-19-2019, 12:25 PM

10-19-2019, 10:16 PM
Willowh, your sweet cards have arrived! :) Thank you for the hostess card!

10-20-2019, 07:53 PM

10-20-2019, 08:13 PM
Monica, and ksj1717 thanks for lurking! Swap is full at the moment, but thanks for checking it out :)

10-21-2019, 03:26 PM
3moffday2, your lovely cards have arrived! Thank you for the hostess card and for playing in the swap! :)

10-21-2019, 05:21 PM
I mailed my cards today, and they're in my gallery.

10-21-2019, 06:35 PM
miss, thank you, I will let you know when they arrive! They're adorable! :)

10-24-2019, 09:05 AM
Mine are done!

I had so much fun making these cards...loved it :)

Here they are:

10-24-2019, 12:19 PM
I thought this swap would be right up your alley, and I was right! The cards are wonderful!

10-24-2019, 04:49 PM
miss, your adorable cards have arrived! Thank you for the hostess card and for playing in the swap! :)
acalla, your cards are so adorable! :) I'm happy you had a blast making them! ;)

10-24-2019, 06:06 PM
Those are adorable, acalla!

10-25-2019, 03:44 PM
CreativeK, your sweet cards have arrived! Thank you for the hostess card and for playing in the swap! ;)

10-27-2019, 03:58 PM
essy, my cards are on their way ...


10-27-2019, 06:15 PM
mwilding, Wow, they are sweet! Great style! :)

10-27-2019, 10:12 PM
This was a challenge but I finished my art cards and are ready to send them

10-27-2019, 10:30 PM
sarat, great! So happy you played in the swap...looking forward to seeing your cards! :) I just sent my address to you by PM.

10-28-2019, 12:05 AM
As much as I wanted to play I'm afraid I'm going to have to withdraw. :) Not the best with time management these days. Sorry.

10-28-2019, 11:52 AM
notinkansas, awe sorry you have to decline, but I understand :) no worries and thank you for letting me know ;)

10-28-2019, 12:03 PM
I can't remember if i already told you, my atcs are on their way!

Terri F
10-28-2019, 01:06 PM
I would love to jump in.
Thank you :)

10-28-2019, 02:59 PM
lazyshadows, wonderful! Thank you, I'll let you know when they arrive :)
Terri F, Yay!! I'll sign you up! So happy you can play ;)

10-30-2019, 12:30 AM
sorry I must drop out... my life is kind of crazy now. I must deal with it.

10-30-2019, 01:24 AM
ravenshadow, I'm sorry, we'll miss you. Wishing you well. Thanks for letting me know.

10-31-2019, 06:24 PM
mwilding and sarat, your lovely, sweet cards have arrived! :) Thank you both for the hostess card and again for playing! ;)

Terri F
11-01-2019, 12:22 PM
Mine went out on Monday I believe. ( the hubs was to mail them... haha) I hope they get there soon.

11-01-2019, 07:57 PM
acalla, your sweet, adorable cards have arrived! Thank you for the hostess card and again for playing! ;)
Terri F, your sweet, adorable cards have arrived also! Thank you again for playing! ;)

11-01-2019, 10:20 PM
Everyone has made such beautiful cards for this swap! I’m so sorry, but I really don’t like anything I’ve made, and I’m going to have to withdraw. :(

11-02-2019, 12:09 PM
CreativeSquirrel, I'm sad your dropping out :( we'll miss you. I was looking forward to seeing what you, ravenshadow, LucyMc, and notinkansas would have come up with, maybe next time :) Thank you for letting me know.

11-05-2019, 06:25 PM
Waiting on one more set (international) that has been sent awhile ago so should be here any day...I will give it a few more days before I swap out cards, thank you all for your patience and for playing in the swap :)

11-07-2019, 04:17 PM
I will be swapping out cards today, and getting them ready to mail out tomorrow...I'm still hoping the international cards arrive tomorrow, as my mail delivery comes early morning and my post office closes later in the afternoon, if so I will re-swap some around to include the international players cards also and get the envelopes sealed and go to post office to mail them out to you. Thank you so much again for playing and supporting my second swap, and also for your patience, it was my pleasure to host this swap :)

11-08-2019, 07:19 PM
Sadly, the international cards I was waiting on did not arrive in today's mail. I have swapped out the cards and took them to the post office, they are on their way to you players :) Thank you so much for playing in the swap, it was truly my pleasure to host it. I enjoyed seeing all the creativity and style you players came up with for the theme, I loved it! I hope most importantly that you all had fun making them :) I did my best to give each player a variety in your returns, I do hope you all enjoy them. As a thank you, I made each of you players a card in the Whimsical Childlike art style using some themes you collect in your profile, so you will be receiving four. Thank you again for your patience. Please remember to give iTrader points so I know they arrived for you, and YouRock! to the players of the cards you received. Thank you!!! :)
I hope to host this theme again in the near future ;)

11-12-2019, 05:58 PM
Received great returns from sarat (special hat), Essy (happy whimsy), CiCiCreates (canary girl), and vegan4animals (a little birdie told me)! Thanks everyone! Fun swap, Essy! Points coming right up!

11-12-2019, 06:16 PM
My wonderful returns arrived today! Thank you to mwilding, mrsmixedmedia & creativek for the great cards and especially essy for hosting & for the thoughtful and beautiful gift ATC. Love them all!

11-12-2019, 08:27 PM
Received some really nice cards today! Thanks Essy for your special card too! Will leave feedback tomorrow...

11-12-2019, 09:13 PM
I got my returns! “Cat” from Plumhill2001; “Green Morning” from Emoffday2; “Girl with Floral Hat” (my title) from CreativeK. Thanks to Essy for hosting, and for my darling card. Reps and iTrader coming soon.

11-13-2019, 12:37 PM
Ooo! Got my cards! I love this theme! Thank you Essy! Off to feedback!

11-14-2019, 01:55 PM
Received my fabulous art cards. Thank you Essy. Love my cards from m.wilding,vegan4animals, and casiovonmir

Terri F
11-16-2019, 09:47 AM
OMGoodness....I received my GREAT cards. Everyone did an awesome job!
Loved this theme. Thanks you Essy for hosting such a fun swap. I think we all had a good time.

11-19-2019, 10:12 AM
wonderful cards received from mrsmixedmedia, sarat, plumhill2001, and essy.. such a fun swap! thanks essy!!

11-19-2019, 02:27 PM
Mine arrived and they wonderful as is out hostess!!
I will leave rep points now.
Great swap...thank you so much for hosting!

12-04-2019, 02:57 PM
My cards are here! Essy thank you!