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Bluevioletz
06-04-2020, 09:17 PM
Swap Due Date: Thu, Aug 6, 2020
Sign up / Withdraw date: Thu, Jul 30, 2020
Number of cards: 3 for 3
Number of participants: unlimited
Medium:Hand-Drawn or Hand-Painted

Theme: Journey to the Castle
We’re on a journey to a castle that looms mysteriously in the distant landscape. Create your own castle designs with rising towers that reach for the sky, curtain walls covered with intricate designs and symbols, fabulous gateways, and tiny window details. Feel free to reference photos of real historical castles or those created for fantasy artworks and fairy tales. Cherry pick your favorite castle elements to design unique castles that appeal to you. Surround your fairy tale castles with your choice of mountain tops, cliffs, forests, waterways or fantastical placements like among the clouds. Your choice on whether to include tiny little characters (people, animal or magical) in the foreground. Get lost in a fairy tale story of your own making.

Details

Send 3 original designed 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, digital art, white backgrounds, 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

Mailing

PM me for my address (if you mailed to me in the past, it is the same)
Send each card in individual sleeves
USA players: include 1 Forever stamp
International players: Send $1
Include an address label
I will provide envelopes

Joining the adventure...

Bluevioletz
It's Amanda - no response to PM
LuAnnP
Bluegreener
Artbymee
CiciCreates
Criggles1972
An. M. Sudyka - cards sent to incorrect addy, returned, resent, arrived post deadline & swapped
Jodi
Jeffwoodart
AncientPlanter
Miss
Josiesuelupin
Majanga
Oneeyedwonder
Ruemeridian

miss
06-05-2020, 11:34 AM
This looks fun! Lurking with intent :)

CiCiCreates
06-05-2020, 12:14 PM
Lurking, so I will be subscribed. Sounds really fun! I assume a whimsical style would be ok? (I can just envision a damsel in distress).

Bluevioletz
06-05-2020, 12:20 PM
Welcome Lurkers! :D

Hi Cici! Yes, all hand-drawn and hand-painted styles are welcome! They can be whimsical, realistic, stylistic, cartoon, fantastical, etc... And yes, add any type of character you think fitting to enhance the scene. A damsel in distress most definitely works very well with this theme!

Can't wait to see what you create. :)

bluebird
06-05-2020, 02:04 PM
I'm lurking! I love this theme! :cute:

zhouzhou
06-07-2020, 12:42 PM
Lurking...

Bluevioletz
06-08-2020, 05:30 PM
Lurkers welcome, hope you will all join! :jiggy:

Itís Amanda
06-15-2020, 10:47 AM
Joining- so can I do like stone carvings (like gargoyles for instance) and detailed strained glass windows? Like bits a of a castle you would see inside or around it? I love hyper detail in my drawings.

Also, how would I send you the money, (international newbie here!) is PayPal ok?

Bluevioletz
06-16-2020, 08:45 PM
Welcome Amanda! Yes, details are a wonderful way to make your castles unique. Love the idea of gargoyles, stained glass, and stone carvings!

Yes, paypal works, I can pm you my paypal when you're ready or you can slip in one dollar into your envelope if you have dollars. Either way works!

dithespy
06-16-2020, 09:36 PM
Lurking for now. This sounds like fun.

LuAnnP
06-17-2020, 12:08 AM
I would like to join this swap. Please sign me up!

Bluegreener
06-17-2020, 12:41 PM
Me please!

Bluevioletz
06-17-2020, 07:19 PM
Welcome LuAnnP & Bluegreener!

artbymee
06-18-2020, 11:22 AM
Sign me up please

Bluevioletz
06-18-2020, 06:54 PM
Welcome Artbymee! And all ye lurkers, don't forget this swap, we need YOU! ;)

CiCiCreates
06-18-2020, 11:36 PM
Well, I finished one and have three more sketched! So I guess I’m ready to sign up now. My castles are all from Fairyland. I had great plans for little fairies in the picture as well, but alas, my cards will be “fairyless”. The castles themselves were challenging enough, I try so hard not to get hung up on detail.

redplantlady
06-19-2020, 11:53 AM
Nice idea: lurking :)

Bluevioletz
06-19-2020, 04:26 PM
Woop woop, Cici has joined, yay! So happy you are enjoying adding in those details. Yes, the castles can be fun to draw but then the challenge is trying to add characters. They might be too small. It is an atc after all. The trick would be either hint at characters if they are far away or keep them super close to the foreground so the castle can be seen at a distance. Don't know where I will land with mine once I get started.

Sometimes my drawing hand has a mind of its own. ;)

All lurkers welcome, hope you are getting excited about this theme, we are going to have amazing detailed cards on this one!

Criggles1972
06-20-2020, 06:12 PM
Hi, can I please play? :huh:

Bluevioletz
06-21-2020, 09:26 AM
Welcome Criggles, so happy you could join us!

Ancient Planter
06-21-2020, 03:03 PM
Definitely lurking for the moment - sounds like so much fun!

An. M. Sudyka
06-21-2020, 11:53 PM
Sounds like fun, please send me your address so I can mail you my cards. Thanks.

artbymee
06-22-2020, 02:24 PM
These are my cards:216260

Jodi
06-22-2020, 04:12 PM
Hi can I join please?

Bluevioletz
06-22-2020, 06:44 PM
Welcome An. M. Sudyka & Jodi, so happy you've joined! :D

CiCiCreates
06-25-2020, 02:52 PM
Here is my set. They are all castles from Fairyland, in watercolors, markers, and pens, with touches of gold or silver glitter paint.

Bluevioletz
06-25-2020, 10:14 PM
Gorgeous set Cici, they are magical!

Bluevioletz
06-26-2020, 06:29 PM
Mail Call! Artbyme, your lovely cards have arrived!

JeffWoodArt
06-27-2020, 09:09 PM
I would like to join :) you can expect castles of Scotland from me... my long, long ago heritage :)

Bluevioletz
06-28-2020, 10:40 AM
Welcome Jeffwoodart! Scotland castles sound wonderful, can't wait to see them!

IamWhatonearth
06-28-2020, 07:47 PM
Lurking

Bluevioletz
06-29-2020, 06:12 PM
Hi IamWhatonEarth! hope you will join the fun! ;D

Bluevioletz
06-29-2020, 06:14 PM
Mail Call! Jodi - Your awesome castles have arrived safe & sound! :D

Bluevioletz
07-02-2020, 07:46 PM
Got my castles started and will be coloring this weekend!

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Lurkers, the long weekend is a great time to join us! ;)

CiCiCreates
07-02-2020, 08:13 PM
These are great even before coloring! After coloring, they will be so impressive, and I love that flying dragon!

CiCiCreates
07-02-2020, 08:29 PM
My castle cards went in the mail today!

Bluevioletz
07-03-2020, 12:55 PM
Thank you Cici, I will be on the lookout for them!

beaksalot
07-03-2020, 02:21 PM
This sounds like fun. I'd love to join.

Bluevioletz
07-03-2020, 03:37 PM
Awesome, welcome Beaksalot! :D

Ancient Planter
07-05-2020, 10:50 AM
My last one is sketched out and ready to paint so I think you can officially sign me up for this one. Thanks!

Bluevioletz
07-05-2020, 09:29 PM
Welcome Ancientplanter! So happy you're joining!

Ancient Planter
07-06-2020, 10:00 AM
Mine are going out in today's mail. I forgot to photograph them before sealing the envelope, but 2 used "snow paper" for a background. That's watercolor paper I'd sprayed ink on and left out during a snow 'storm' to get snowed on a couple of years ago. I sprayed more ink on the snow covering the paper, then let the snow melt onto the paper, making interesting backgrounds. Sometimes they turn out great, and other times the ink just all runs off and leaves almost nothing on the paper.

CiCiCreates
07-06-2020, 10:56 AM
That sounds fascinating. I’ve heard of this technique before, right on this site somewhere. But alas, no snowstorms here!

Bluevioletz
07-06-2020, 07:25 PM
that's so cool AncientPlanter, can't wait to see how they turned out! :D

Ancient Planter
07-06-2020, 09:13 PM
Ah, but CiCiCreates, in Arizona you can make Monsoon Paper! https://quinncreative.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/monsoon-papertutorial-variation/

CiCiCreates
07-06-2020, 09:49 PM
Thanks for posting that, AP, very interesting instruction!

Bluevioletz
07-09-2020, 05:18 PM
Mail Call! Cici & AncientPlanter, your fabulous sets have arrived!

josiesuelupin
07-13-2020, 03:57 AM
Can you add me to the list? Thank you!

Bluevioletz
07-13-2020, 07:49 PM
Hi Josiesuelupin! welcome to the Journey to the Castle Swap! :D

Bluevioletz
07-13-2020, 07:50 PM
Mailcall! Jeffwoodart, your wonderful castle set has arrived! They look amazing!

LuAnnP
07-15-2020, 11:22 AM
I am seeing some truly awesome art for this swap, so I am trying to up my game and do just one card each day. Here's the first: Alcohol ink on Yupo. Only 25 KB so not much detail. I am going to post a high resolution copy on my blog. Is is considered polite to post that URL here?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_castle_1_sm.jpg


JULY 28 UPDATE: Here's the URL to my blog. I DO like to really see the details on my cards (but I also see why we need to limit file sizes on the atcsforall server!) https://pepperwoodatcs.wordpress.com/2020/07/28/castle-swap/

And here are the other cards:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_small_384.JPG
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_small_383.JPG
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_small_382.JPG

LuAnnP
07-15-2020, 11:23 AM
Mailcall! Jeffwoodart, your wonderful castle set has arrived! They look amazing!
I just looked in the gallery. for these. A-MAZING!

Bluevioletz
07-15-2020, 09:17 PM
LuAnnp, your castle looks amazing, wow! Can't wait to see the others you create! And yes, please share your blog link, we would love to see. :D

Bluevioletz
07-16-2020, 06:18 PM
Here are my contributions to the swap! :D

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CiCiCreates
07-16-2020, 06:23 PM
Bluevioletz, every one of those is just wonderful! This was a great idea.

miss
07-19-2020, 12:36 PM
If these are OK, please sign me up!

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CiCiCreates
07-19-2020, 01:21 PM
I love your set, Miss! So varied and colorful! The purple castle with a hot pink sky might be my slight favorite.

Bluevioletz
07-19-2020, 04:03 PM
Gorgeous set Miss, great job! :D

miss
07-20-2020, 12:16 PM
Thanks for the kind words, CiCiCreates and Bluevioletz! These went in the mail today.

Bluevioletz
07-21-2020, 07:23 PM
Mail Call! Criggles1972, your fabulous cards arrived, yay! They look wonderful!

LuAnnP
07-22-2020, 09:41 PM
These are really lovely, Bluevioletz


Here are my contributions to the swap! :D

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majanga
07-24-2020, 05:22 PM
Please add me. I'm working on some cards which I hope to have finished soon.

Bluevioletz
07-24-2020, 06:58 PM
Wonderful, welcome Majanga! :D

Bluevioletz
07-24-2020, 07:01 PM
Miss, your wonderful set has arrived, the colors are so rich!

Oneeyedwonder
07-25-2020, 02:25 PM
Lurking in the moat.

Oneeyedwonder
07-25-2020, 05:12 PM
I am in! Please PM me your address.

Bluevioletz
07-25-2020, 09:38 PM
Welcome Oneeyedwonder!

majanga
07-28-2020, 08:41 PM
I dropped my cards in the mail today.

CiCiCreates
07-28-2020, 09:01 PM
That one in the balloon is so cool!

Bluevioletz
07-28-2020, 09:05 PM
Those are fabulous Majanga! :D

Bluevioletz
07-29-2020, 08:19 PM
Mail Call! LuAnnP, your fabulous set has arrived! They look awesome!

Ruemeridian
07-30-2020, 04:15 PM
I would like to join please, mailing my cards today (;

Bluevioletz
07-31-2020, 06:00 PM
Fabulous! welcome Ruemeridian!

josiesuelupin
07-31-2020, 08:43 PM
I mailed mine out today!

Bluevioletz
08-01-2020, 11:27 AM
Thank you Josie, I will be on the lookout!

Bluevioletz
08-01-2020, 05:32 PM
Mail Call! Oneeyedwonder, your lovely set has arrived! :D

Bluevioletz
08-03-2020, 07:48 PM
Mail Call! Bluegreener & Ruemeridian, your fabulous sets have arrived!

Bluevioletz
08-04-2020, 07:29 PM
Mail Call! Wonderful cards received from Josiesuelupin & Majanga!

Bluevioletz
08-09-2020, 08:05 PM
Hello Fabulous Players! The castles have been amazing, what a wonderful set of gorgeous designs you all made. The swap is now completed, and the castles are heading back to you. I hope you all love your returns! In the meantime, you can enjoy samples from our players in the Swap Gallery.

Click here (http://www.atcsforall.com/swap688.php) to see the amazing talent in our group!

Terri F
08-10-2020, 11:48 AM
Took a peek at the Swap Gallery of these cards.
AWESOME Cards.
Sad to say I didn't jump into this one.

Great job all ~*~

LuAnnP
08-11-2020, 10:05 PM
Hello Fabulous Players! The castles have been amazing, what a wonderful set of gorgeous designs you all made. The swap is now completed, and the castles are heading back to you. I hope you all love your returns! In the meantime, you can enjoy samples from our players in the Swap Gallery.

Click here (http://www.atcsforall.com/swap688.php) to see the amazing talent in our group!

Awesome gallery! I am SO impressed by the talent of this group,

Ancient Planter
08-13-2020, 12:47 PM
My great returns arrived yesterday! Fab. art received from Jodi, artbymee, and one eyed wonder. Thanks, Bluevioletz, for hosting! Off to leave You Rocks.

majanga
08-13-2020, 07:21 PM
Fantastic returns from LuAnnP, CiCiCreates, and Oneeyedwonder arrived today! Thanks to everyone and to Bluevioletz for hosting!

CiCiCreates
08-13-2020, 07:36 PM
I received my returns yesterday and left iTrader and reps already. My returns were by JeffWoodArt, artbymee, and majanga. I couldn’t leave rep for majanga until I “spread more love around”, which always frustrates me because I’m afraid I will forget. Majanga, the card from you was the Castle in the hot air balloon that I had commented on, thank you!