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sarat
04-15-2021, 12:34 PM
Due June 25, 2021

What is the Pointillism? Inspired Swap

Number of cards: 3 for 3

Number of participants: 25 maximum

Pointillism is a cool technique in which small distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image. It grew out of Impressionism. Georges Seurat and Paul Signac originally developed the technique and were later followed by artists such as: Pissarro and Luce.

Here are some inspired links:

https://www.widewalls.ch/pointillism-dotted-art/

https://mymodernmet.com/pointillism-art-georges-seurat/

Make three different Pointillism inspired cards. The style and medium can be the same for all three or you can mix it up as you choose.

Medium: Hand-drawn or painted, sewing, needlepoint, origami, hand-made stamp, etc. No stickers, digital or photography. Handmade art cards only. Check with me if in doubt about your medium. Make something that would be hard for you to give up.

Use your artistic skills and feel free to use your imagination and unique style. All cards must be original (i.e., no prints or copies).
Most of all---Have fun!!!

Requirements:

*All cards should be standard 3.5” X 2.5” and at least one layer of card stock.
*Cards should be flat enough to fit in plastic sleeves.
*Send cards in plastic sleeves.
*Withdraw early if you can’t do the swap, late cards may be returned if they can’t be swapped out.

Mailing and postage:

*PM me for my address when you are ready to send cards.
* Make sure your user name, location and swap name appear on the back of your ATC’s.
*Include your username on your SASE.

* International participants: I will pay postage for first 10 players. Please include a SASE.

*US participants: Include a stamped self-addressed envelope or stamps


Returns: When you receive your returns, please leave itrader for me and rep points for players.
An extra card for the host is always appreciated but not required.

Anyone want to play?


1. CiciCreates: USA--Received
2. Arc2dreams: USAwithdrew
3. Redplantlady: --UKReceived
4. TrinaLD: USA:Withdrew
5. LuAnnP: USA-Received
6. Blueangel: USA-Received
7. Essy: USA:Received
8. Donnacr: AustraliaReceived
9. rhodora55:USA:Received
10. Gemininorn: Ireland--Received
11. Luckycat479: USA--Received
12. Stonebandit: USA: Received
13. Beaksalot: USA--Recevied
14. Molly: USA
15. Plumhill2001:USA:Received
16. IamWhatonearth: USA-Received
17. Haagmm: USA--Received
18. jo.on.the.go: USA-Received
19. Ouroborous: USA-Received
20. KatieV: USA--Received
21. cmcarli: USA--Received
22. Lorna: USA----Received
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CiCiCreates
04-15-2021, 10:30 PM
I would like me to try this - I was sorry to miss it the first time around.

plumhill2001
04-16-2021, 10:21 AM
Lurking! :)

Arc2dreams
04-16-2021, 02:26 PM
I love this challenge! Sign me up

sarat
04-16-2021, 07:31 PM
I would like me to try this - I was sorry to miss it the first time around.

Big welcome. You are the first to sign up and I'm glad you get to do this round:yes:

sarat
04-16-2021, 07:31 PM
I love this challenge! Sign me up

We are going to have lots of fun--so glad you joined in.

redplantlady
04-17-2021, 10:36 AM
Oh sign me up please :)

sarat
04-17-2021, 09:03 PM
Oh sign me up please :)

So glad you jumped in.:jiggy:

Donnacr
04-20-2021, 03:40 AM
I have played in a couple of pointillism swaps and really enjoyed them. I do find that they take quite a while to make a card (for me) so I will lurk until I have some cards that I am happy with.

sarat
04-20-2021, 11:50 AM
I have played in a couple of pointillism swaps and really enjoyed them. I do find that they take quite a while to make a card (for me) so I will lurk until I have some cards that I am happy with.

Hope you make some art cards and jump in

TrinaLD
04-21-2021, 11:41 AM
Okay, I need a real change from what I've been doing so I'll give this a go. Please sign me up.

sarat
04-21-2021, 10:57 PM
Okay, I need a real change from what I've been doing so I'll give this a go. Please sign me up.

So glad you joined. Hope this is a fun challenge for you.:yes:

sarat
04-21-2021, 10:58 PM
Lurking! :)

Hope you are inspired and join in

sarat
04-21-2021, 11:07 PM
Here's one I did a few years ago: 222424

CiCiCreates
04-22-2021, 01:00 AM
That just looks fantastic! Sure hope I can do this theme justice - it is next up for me.

CiCiCreates
04-24-2021, 01:50 AM
It surprised me how much I’m enjoying this technique! I already have 3 1/2 cards done - it’s really fun depicting the color values and shading.

LuAnnP
04-25-2021, 08:57 AM
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I've painted a lot of ATCs in this style. (All quickly traded...) so of COURSE I would love to join. (Off to find the TINY brushes....) BTW: I ordered a whole bunch of "disposable" mascara brushes on Amazon because acrylic paint dries so quickly on a little brush. They've been great!

Blueangel
04-25-2021, 09:19 AM
I would like to join, please.

sarat
04-26-2021, 01:47 PM
Yes! Yes! Yes!
I've painted a lot of ATCs in this style. (All quickly traded...) so of COURSE I would love to join. (Off to find the TINY brushes....) BTW: I ordered a whole bunch of "disposable" mascara brushes on Amazon because acrylic paint dries so quickly on a little brush. They've been great!

Sounds like you are ready to go. Thanks for joining in .

sarat
04-26-2021, 01:47 PM
I would like to join, please.

Big Welcome! Hope you have fun with this one.:wub:

CiCiCreates
04-26-2021, 03:00 PM
Sara, are you aware that if we enunciate your username it sounds like Seurat? No problems remembering who the host is for this swap, right!

Essy
04-26-2021, 10:45 PM
I finished two, so I would like to join in please! Thank you :)

sarat
04-27-2021, 07:22 PM
Sara, are you aware that if we enunciate your username it sounds like Seurat? No problems remembering who the host is for this swap, right!

That is so funny. I never thought of that but I am honored. I have seen his works in museums here and he is French (so sexy) and a pointillism artist as well.

sarat
04-27-2021, 07:24 PM
I finished two, so I would like to join in please! Thank you :)

You are on a roll. Glad you joined in . If you are inspired, post your creations.:yes:

Essy
04-28-2021, 07:39 PM
Sunflower, Kitty, and Jellyfish
Sorry for the crooked image, I am not great at scanning cards lol

sarat
04-28-2021, 08:21 PM
Sunflower, Kitty, and Jellyfish
Sorry for the crooked image, I am not great at scanning cards lol

Those are all fabulous. I love jellies!

Donnacr
05-02-2021, 11:57 PM
I have real trouble drawing anything freehand so I used stencils for my cards. If they are okay please sign me up

rhodora55
05-03-2021, 08:27 AM
I would like to join please

sarat
05-03-2021, 12:08 PM
I have real trouble drawing anything freehand so I used stencils for my cards. If they are okay please sign me up

Those are awesome. Signed you up.

sarat
05-03-2021, 12:09 PM
I would like to join please

Signed you up. Hope you have a fun time creating:yes:

Donnacr
05-03-2021, 08:01 PM
My cards are on their way

Gemininorn
05-04-2021, 02:58 PM
Please sign me up for this:yes:

luckycat479
05-05-2021, 11:22 AM
I'd like to POINT out I'd like to join, please.
Sorry for the puns. I kind of live for coming up with these when I ask to sign up for a swap. Hope it makes someone else chuckle besides me. :jiggy:

Lorna
05-05-2021, 07:32 PM
I love the art in this thread! :swoon:
I am quietly lurking. I'm trying it out on a Moo right now to see if I have a method that works. I am playing with markers. I think watercolor would be really hard to control...end up with random blobs.

sarat
05-05-2021, 09:00 PM
Please sign me up for this:yes:

Welcome! Welcome! I love international players. reminder that I will pay for return postage for international players. Just send a label. If you can a SASE too.

sarat
05-05-2021, 09:02 PM
I'd like to POINT out I'd like to join, please.
Sorry for the puns. I kind of live for coming up with these when I ask to sign up for a swap. Hope it makes someone else chuckle besides me. :jiggy:

:twitcy::twitcy::twitcy: I love puns and a good sense of humor. Welcome aboard.

sarat
05-05-2021, 09:05 PM
I love the art in this thread! :swoon:
I am quietly lurking. I'm trying it out on a Moo right now to see if I have a method that works. I am playing with markers. I think watercolor would be really hard to control...end up with random blobs.

Hope you jump in. I use fine tip markers like sharpies. Watercolor would require those thin hair brushes---i think it would be challenging.

sarat
05-05-2021, 09:06 PM
Essy: You fabulous art cards have arrived. Wowee! First arrival. Thanks for the wonderful blank cards. I may have to try some pointillism on them.

stonebandit
05-07-2021, 07:48 PM
I would like to join please!

sarat
05-08-2021, 01:45 PM
I would like to join please!
Big Welcome! Glad you decided to join in on the fun:yes:

beaksalot
05-09-2021, 12:33 PM
This sounds challenging! Please sign me up. Thanks!!

CiCiCreates
05-09-2021, 11:21 PM
Here are my cards for the set. They are much more vibrant in real life, sorry.

sarat
05-10-2021, 03:17 PM
This sounds challenging! Please sign me up. Thanks!!

Welcome! Signed you up. We love challenges as long as we are having fun.:jiggy:

sarat
05-10-2021, 03:17 PM
Here are my cards for the set. They are much more vibrant in real life, sorry.

Love these. So creative:yes:

plumhill2001
05-10-2021, 06:08 PM
Here are my cards for the set. They are much more vibrant in real life, sorry.

CiCi, those are so good! The cactus is my favorite. Love the colors!

Molly
05-10-2021, 09:51 PM
Here are a couple in progress. If these are up to par I will finish and would like to sign up. Been quite some time since I have worked in this style.
222999

sarat
05-11-2021, 11:48 AM
Here are a couple in progress. If these are up to par I will finish and would like to sign up. Been quite some time since I have worked in this style.
222999

Absolutely. Hop on in:yes:

stonebandit
05-11-2021, 08:34 PM
Not the best picture, but here is my attempt at this

223014

plumhill2001
05-11-2021, 09:29 PM
Not the best picture, but here is my attempt at this

223014

Those are fantastic!

sarat
05-12-2021, 07:40 PM
Not the best picture, but here is my attempt at this

223014

Love them!:jiggy:

Molly
05-13-2021, 08:18 AM
Absolutely. Hop on in:yes:

Excellent, please add me I will send out this weekend.

aginghippychic
05-13-2021, 09:07 AM
Lurking

sarat
05-13-2021, 11:58 AM
Lurking

Oh yes--hope you jump in and stretch yourself.:eek:

rhodora55
05-14-2021, 09:13 AM
going out today223054

plumhill2001
05-14-2021, 09:21 AM
going out today223054

Those are amazing! :jiggy:

CiCiCreates
05-14-2021, 01:45 PM
Rhodora55, tell me you’ve done this before - your cards are fantastic!! You have included such detail- I purposely made mine simple.

sarat
05-16-2021, 04:42 PM
going out today223054

Wowee! You have inspired me for sure.

plumhill2001
05-17-2021, 06:59 PM
I'm ready to sign up, please! :) I'll get these in the mail tomorrow.
223112
223113

CiCiCreates
05-17-2021, 08:16 PM
Those are great - I love the way you did the bark on the birch trees.

Gemininorn
05-18-2021, 08:22 AM
I forgot how much time these little dots can take, but I did get one finished so far. I have to work on creating more contrast with the colours I think.

Gemininorn
05-18-2021, 09:44 AM
I hope I got the contrast better in this one

sarat
05-19-2021, 05:07 PM
I'm ready to sign up, please! :) I'll get these in the mail tomorrow.
223112
223113

So cool. I am so happy you joined in. And how great that so many of you are sharing your art.

sarat
05-19-2021, 05:09 PM
I forgot how much time these little dots can take, but I did get one finished so far. I have to work on creating more contrast with the colours I think.

Yes! It is a lot of work and I appreciate your wonderful art.

sarat
05-19-2021, 05:24 PM
The mailperson brought me a bunch of goodies yesterday:jiggy:. Several envies for both of my swaps and what great eye candy

sarat
05-19-2021, 05:27 PM
Stonebandit: Beautiful art cards. So colorful and amazing creatures! :yes:

sarat
05-19-2021, 05:28 PM
Rhodora55: Wowee. Such vibrant colors and wonderful designs. Thanks for the hostess card.:jiggy:

LuAnnP
05-20-2021, 03:48 PM
OH! MY! GOODNESS! I have not been looking at the "daily updates" for the last few weeks... and I have missed so much! I feel like the person who came late to the party. Please pardon my blurting, but I am going to put all my comments in one big post (with references to the post numbers …)

SaraT: that lovely tree that you posted as an example inspires me to try some trees… but this one is so perfect that I just want to copy it…. (but I won’t. I promise!)…. #14

Three great ATCS (Sunflower, cat, Jellyfish) by Essy are as gorgeous as I always EXPECT from such a talented artist… (we tend to join the same swaps because we both have such good taste I proudly own a few "Essy cards!"). #25

Donnacr! I was just cleaning my studio (again) and thinking that it might be fun to try pointilism with a stencil. YOURS are just lovely. (great minds think alike!?!?!) Your color choices are just splendid! #27

CiCiCreates: I love every one of those cards…. but I think I could start collecting “pointillist trees.” Yours and the tree made by SaraT are BOTH so fantastic ( I have a thing about trees…) #42

Molly, I love the happy “Sunshine” and “Bloom” cards I can hardly wait to see all your cards when they are finished. #46


Post #48 by stonebandit: your work is new to me, but it looks totally amazing. All those teeny tiny dots are hard to photograph. I wish I could see these “in person.” (I want to see ALL the cards in person! I LOVE pointiilism!)

Rhodora 55, when I was looking at the examples of pointillism on the internet, I thought to myself “you can’t possibly do a great pointillist landscape on an ATC….” but you proved me wrong! Gorgeous colors! Love ‘em all!!! #54

#58 Such CUTE cards were made by plumhill2001! What a great variety of topics and color schemes!

Gemininorn: (#60 and #61) I am totally amazed at how perfect each of those little dots is! That turtle is amazing… but the water beneath the fish….I just keep looking and saying to myself …. Wow. Just. Wow.

You have ALL inspired me today. Time to get out the paints!!!

sarat
05-21-2021, 01:34 PM
OH! MY! GOODNESS! I have not been looking at the "daily updates" for the last few weeks... and I have missed so much! I feel like the person who came late to the party. Please pardon my blurting, but I am going to put all my comments in one big post (with references to the post numbers …)

SaraT: that lovely tree that you posted as an example inspires me to try some trees… but this one is so perfect that I just want to copy it…. (but I won’t. I promise!)…. #14

Three great ATCS (Sunflower, cat, Jellyfish) by Essy are as gorgeous as I always EXPECT from such a talented artist… (we tend to join the same swaps because we both have such good taste I proudly own a few "Essy cards!"). #25

Donnacr! I was just cleaning my studio (again) and thinking that it might be fun to try pointilism with a stencil. YOURS are just lovely. (great minds think alike!?!?!) Your color choices are just splendid! #27

CiCiCreates: I love every one of those cards…. but I think I could start collecting “pointillist trees.” Yours and the tree made by SaraT are BOTH so fantastic ( I have a thing about trees…) #42

Molly, I love the happy “Sunshine” and “Bloom” cards I can hardly wait to see all your cards when they are finished. #46


Post #48 by stonebandit: your work is new to me, but it looks totally amazing. All those teeny tiny dots are hard to photograph. I wish I could see these “in person.” (I want to see ALL the cards in person! I LOVE pointiilism!)

Rhodora 55, when I was looking at the examples of pointillism on the internet, I thought to myself “you can’t possibly do a great pointillist landscape on an ATC….” but you proved me wrong! Gorgeous colors! Love ‘em all!!! #54

#58 Such CUTE cards were made by plumhill2001! What a great variety of topics and color schemes!

Gemininorn: (#60 and #61) I am totally amazed at how perfect each of those little dots is! That turtle is amazing… but the water beneath the fish….I just keep looking and saying to myself …. Wow. Just. Wow.

You have ALL inspired me today. Time to get out the paints!!!

Wow! You really combed through all the amazing art work here. Isn't it great when participants share their creations. I love trees too!

sarat
05-21-2021, 01:36 PM
Donnacr: I am always impressed when envies arrive from soooo far away. Love what you created. Big thanks for the hostess card.

IamWhatonearth
05-23-2021, 12:06 AM
Sign me up!

Haagmm
05-23-2021, 10:09 AM
I made some pointillism cards yesterday. If these are acceptable please sign me up.

CiCiCreates
05-23-2021, 01:56 PM
Oh, Haagmm, I would be happy to get any one of them!

sarat
05-23-2021, 05:52 PM
Sign me up!

Oh Yeah! Welcome.:jiggy:

sarat
05-23-2021, 05:54 PM
I made some pointillism cards yesterday. If these are acceptable please sign me up.

Love these. Great designs. Signed you up:yes:

sarat
05-23-2021, 06:08 PM
Plumhill2001: Your awesome art cards arrived. So great in person. Thanks for the hostess card, It will be hard to pick one.

LuAnnP
05-24-2021, 09:47 AM
I made some pointillism cards yesterday. If these are acceptable please sign me up.
This are really lovely. Love the BOAT especially!

LuAnnP
05-24-2021, 10:02 AM
Well, I tried to be a Pointillist but sort of strayed back into my Impressionistic mode. I haven't enjoyed a group of paintings SO MUCH in months. THANK YOU, sarat, for a great swap topic!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_795_atcfa.jpg “Little Stream” (First card I wrote on… then decided to go for better titles…)


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_796_atcfa.jpg “Little Dotty Stream”

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_797_atcfa.jpg “Dotted Waterlilies… with Apologies to Monet…”

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_799_atcfa.jpg “Sky. Land. Water. Dotted.”

Better images on my blog page:


https://pepperwoodatcs.wordpress.com/2021/05/24/pointillism-swap/

Blueangel
05-24-2021, 11:40 AM
Everyone's cards are so beautiful! Mine went out in today's mail. :)

sarat
05-25-2021, 02:47 PM
Well, I tried to be a Pointillist but sort of strayed back into my Impressionistic mode. I haven't enjoyed a group of paintings SO MUCH in months. THANK YOU, sarat, for a great swap topic!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_795_atcfa.jpg “Little Stream” (First card I wrote on… then decided to go for better titles…)


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_796_atcfa.jpg “Little Dotty Stream”

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_797_atcfa.jpg “Dotted Waterlilies… with Apologies to Monet…”

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/46503/small/1_799_atcfa.jpg “Sky. Land. Water. Dotted.”

Better images on my blog page:


https://pepperwoodatcs.wordpress.com/2021/05/24/pointillism-swap/

Oh How wonderful these are:jiggy:

Donnacr
05-26-2021, 01:46 AM
rhodora55 - I am trying to contact you but your Inbox is full, please delete some PMs.

gemininorm - did you use liquid pearls for your dots? They seem to be raised. . .

sarat - I don't know how you are going to swap these and give them away, I would want to keep them all

redplantlady
05-26-2021, 09:14 AM
Oh Sarat, another great swap, I have loved this one! I always love your artist inspired swaps, I think you can learn so much about the techniques through trying them out.

I used coloured pencils and also tried acrylic paint pens. :)

CiCiCreates
05-26-2021, 01:17 PM
Love them all Shirley, but especially the trees!

sarat
05-26-2021, 02:17 PM
rhodora55 - I am trying to contact you but your Inbox is full, please delete some PMs.

gemininorm - did you use liquid pearls for your dots? They seem to be raised. . .

sarat - I don't know how you are going to swap these and give them away, I would want to keep them all

What an inspiring swap this is. Donnacr: What is wonderful is that I get many hostess cards and so I always end up with cards for my own collection. Our artists are so generous.:notworthy:

Gemininorn
05-26-2021, 02:23 PM
gemininorm - did you use liquid pearls for your dots? They seem to be raised. . .


No, I used dotting tools and thick- ish acrylic paints.

jo.on.the.go
05-28-2021, 03:30 PM
I would like to join. Here are my cards. They will go in the mail tomorrow.
This was hard!

223336 Iris

223337 The Rose

223338 Beach Scene

223339 Leo

CiCiCreates
05-28-2021, 03:35 PM
That iris is my favorite.....but not by much!

IamWhatonearth
05-29-2021, 04:44 PM
My cards are done! Tried to make it obviously dots but hard with a brush!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_190808070_523596812332790_9094157879917775502_n. jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_190426610_950666725717463_2462792691981006413_n. jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_186524109_320352429605529_461084305224043461_n.j pg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_186529049_905670970282136_1463390590704168640_n. jpg

CiCiCreates
05-29-2021, 04:51 PM
Fabulous!!

sarat
05-29-2021, 08:06 PM
Oh Sarat, another great swap, I have loved this one! I always love your artist inspired swaps, I think you can learn so much about the techniques through trying them out.

I used coloured pencils and also tried acrylic paint pens. :)

Those are fabulous. I am so glad you enjoy these artist inspired swaps. You and others are regulars and I really appreciate that.:cool:

I was off site for a few days and missed so much.

I love how so many of you are posting your art and using such different mediums.:spinny:

sarat
05-29-2021, 08:08 PM
I would like to join. Here are my cards. They will go in the mail tomorrow.
This was hard!

223336 Iris

223337 The Rose

223338 Beach Scene

223339 Leo

Another stunning set of art cards. It is challenging. My wrists and fingers sometimes hurt and I have to take a break.

sarat
05-29-2021, 08:12 PM
My cards are done! Tried to make it obviously dots but hard with a brush!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_190808070_523596812332790_9094157879917775502_n. jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_190426610_950666725717463_2462792691981006413_n. jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_186524109_320352429605529_461084305224043461_n.j pg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/34754/small/1_186529049_905670970282136_1463390590704168640_n. jpg

How creative. Wow! I can't believe you used a brush. Amazing.

Ouroborous
06-02-2021, 11:21 AM
I’d like to join if it isn’t too late :)

sarat
06-02-2021, 01:41 PM
I’d like to join if it isn’t too late :)

Welcome aboard! Hope you have fun and join in the conversations.

sarat
06-02-2021, 01:43 PM
Blue Angel: Love your art cards. So delicate and intricate. :wub:Thanks for the hostess card

KatieV
06-02-2021, 02:55 PM
Hello! I'd like to join. I started my cards yesterday -- it's been so long since I tried something like this that I had no idea how long these dots would take. I should have started with a bigger brush :twitcy:

Gemininorn
06-02-2021, 05:25 PM
I was not happy with my initial cards and went back to the drawing board. I came up with some, I hope these are acceptable. I know the picture is fuzzy, they look better in real life.

CiCiCreates
06-02-2021, 06:20 PM
Those are gorgeous! They look like jewelry.

sarat
06-03-2021, 12:56 PM
Hello! I'd like to join. I started my cards yesterday -- it's been so long since I tried something like this that I had no idea how long these dots would take. I should have started with a bigger brush :twitcy:

Welcome! Thanks for taking on the challenge. Yes! It is harder than it looks.:goofy:

sarat
06-03-2021, 12:56 PM
I was not happy with my initial cards and went back to the drawing board. I came up with some, I hope these are acceptable. I know the picture is fuzzy, they look better in real life.

Wow! Did you do another set? That is commitment. These are wonderful.

KatieV
06-03-2021, 01:04 PM
I will mail mine out. If I keep them, I'll keep adding dots, ha! Once you get going, it's hard to stop :jiggy:

(I dunno why my pics are sideways hmmm)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/332/small/1_0132B8E7-1FDE-4314-B307-98168CF3A782.jpeg

CiCiCreates
06-03-2021, 02:17 PM
Love your cards, KatieV!

Ouroborous
06-04-2021, 09:27 PM
I finished my ATCs
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPuE-nVhxjI/?utm_medium=copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPuE0n8hE2D/?utm_medium=copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPuEpODBCdD/?utm_medium=copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPuEdb7hdUd/?utm_medium=copy_link

sarat
06-05-2021, 12:42 PM
I will mail mine out. If I keep them, I'll keep adding dots, ha! Once you get going, it's hard to stop :jiggy:

(I dunno why my pics are sideways hmmm)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/332/small/1_0132B8E7-1FDE-4314-B307-98168CF3A782.jpeg

Those are stunning. Thanks for posting.

sarat
06-06-2021, 02:04 PM
LuannP: Beautiful art cards. Acrylic--that is challenging. :wub: Thanks for the hostess card.

sarat
06-06-2021, 02:06 PM
jo.on.the.go: More eye candy in the mail. Love the colors and designs. They look different up close and further away. Thanks for the hostess card. Always appreciated.

sarat
06-06-2021, 02:12 PM
Redplantlady: They made it all across the ocean!! I find that amazing. You are such a consistent and amazing player in these swaps.:cool: So glad you enjoy them. Love your art cards. Thanks for the hostess card.

luckycat479
06-06-2021, 10:28 PM
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I was inspired by Monet's Haystack series and thought I'd try my hand at it! These are Chartpak markers on trace paper.

Gemininorn
06-07-2021, 02:49 AM
My cards went postal on Saturday.

CiCiCreates
06-07-2021, 02:49 PM
My cards are finally in the mail on their way to you.

sarat
06-07-2021, 10:08 PM
I finished my ATCs
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPuE-nVhxjI/?utm_medium=copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPuE0n8hE2D/?utm_medium=copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPuEpODBCdD/?utm_medium=copy_link
https://www.instagram.com/p/CPuEdb7hdUd/?utm_medium=copy_link

Love them. The cup is amazing.

sarat
06-07-2021, 10:15 PM
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I was inspired by Monet's Haystack series and thought I'd try my hand at it! These are Chartpak markers on trace paper.

So cool. I love that you were inspired by Monet and his haystacks. You stretched yourself. How wonderful.

sarat
06-08-2021, 04:34 PM
IamWhatOnEarth: Your fabulous art cards arrived. :wub:Love the designs and colors. Thanks for the hostess card.

beaksalot
06-10-2021, 05:31 PM
Everyone's work is gorgeous and amazing!! Here are mine. They'll go in the mail by tomorrow (6/11).

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plumhill2001
06-10-2021, 05:59 PM
Everyone's work is gorgeous and amazing!! Here are mine. They'll go in the mail by tomorrow (6/11).

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Fantastic, beaksalot! They're all great, but the swamp one is extraordinary! :jiggy:

TrinaLD
06-11-2021, 12:51 PM
Sarat, I'm sorry but the dots are driving me nuts. Hubby has some health issues right now that are taking all of my time and I just can have fun with this swap. I'll catch you next time. Please withdraw me. Thanks.

By the way, great cards everyone!

LuAnnP
06-11-2021, 05:51 PM
I apologize for another long post, but I want to recognize all the high quality ATCs that I am seeing in this thread.

I was away for a week on vacation, then took a week to get things caught up, so I MISSED A LOT.

In the future, I plan to do fewer swaps AND to do a better job of participating as each person posts their art. I know it is nicer to get compliments the day you post! :wub:



Haagmann (#71) I DID get one comment posted on time... but in the interest of keeping things together I will repeat: Great cards! LOVE that boat!


redplantlady (#81) What a great set! Lots of variety in the subject matter, but of course I am loving those TREES!

jo.on.the.go (#85) Each of your ATCs is GORGEOUS… but I am most impressed, this time, with that LION. How you managed to capture so much with relatively few dots…amazing!

iamWhatonearth (#87) It was fun to see your lovely cards on Instagram first (and a high-res image is SO much nicer.) I absolutely LOVE the colors each of these!

KatieV (#100) I wish I could see these “in person.” All those shades of pink and green remind me of some beautiful vintage fabrics I have seen. Truly lovely!

Ouroborous (nyqgooddraws) (#102) I loved to see your wonderful cards on Instagram. So much DETAIL! “Goodnight Moon” is probably my favorite, partially because of the fun title… but I must admit to covetting the sun/moon pair.

Luckycat479 (#107) Your Monet-inspired cards are just wonderful. Colors are spot-on. Very pretty haystacks!

Beaksalot (#113) I love the variety in your Pointilism set. It looks like they have some interesting texture. (And some of the color schemes make me think of the “Arts and Crafts” movement. (Recently watched a special about that…)

cmcarli
06-12-2021, 07:18 PM
I would like to play.

I am intrigued by the concept. When I showed my sister, an elementary teacher, my first try, she knew exactly what it was and also identified it as Pointillism.

Thank you for this inspiration to explore.

sarat
06-14-2021, 10:15 PM
Everyone's work is gorgeous and amazing!! Here are mine. They'll go in the mail by tomorrow (6/11).

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Fabulous and such a great variety.

sarat
06-14-2021, 10:17 PM
Sarat, I'm sorry but the dots are driving me nuts. Hubby has some health issues right now that are taking all of my time and I just can have fun with this swap. I'll catch you next time. Please withdraw me. Thanks.

By the way, great cards everyone!

Sorry to see you go. Hope your hubby gets better soon. Take care of yourself.

sarat
06-14-2021, 10:20 PM
I would like to play.

I am intrigued by the concept. When I showed my sister, an elementary teacher, my first try, she knew exactly what it was and also identified it as Pointillism.

Thank you for this inspiration to explore.

Big welcome!! Hope you have fun.:yes:

sarat
06-14-2021, 10:26 PM
My mail was full of amazing art. So inspiring.

Ouroborous: So glad you had fun. Superb cards. Such tiny dots. Thanks for the hostess card.

CiciCreates: Stunning art--great detail and themes.:wub: Thanks for the hostess card.

sarat
06-14-2021, 10:28 PM
Luckycat479: Love your inspiration and how you made the images.:jiggy:

CiCiCreates
06-14-2021, 10:51 PM
Hoping mine arrive soon - Mailed them on the 6th.

CiCiCreates
06-14-2021, 10:53 PM
Whoops, I see from the list that you do have them - yay! (Also your post#121, thanks).

sarat
06-14-2021, 11:33 PM
Whoops, I see from the list that you do have them - yay! (Also your post#121, thanks).

I just posted them:yes:

sarat
06-14-2021, 11:36 PM
KatieV: Your beautiful flowers arrived.. I love peonies. :spinny:Thanks for the hostess card.:

sarat
06-18-2021, 11:48 AM
Beaksalot: Your fabulous art card arrived. Love the colors and textures. Such detail. Thanks for the hostess card.

sarat
06-18-2021, 11:52 AM
Gemininorn: Your beautiful mandala art cards arrived. So vibrant. Thanks for the hostess card and generosity. They made it all the way from Ireland!!! :jiggy:

Gemininorn
06-20-2021, 10:42 AM
Sarat that is great to hear, I am glad you like them. I had done a little bit of pointilism painting years ago and had forgotten how much work it can be. So making the cards took me longer than I had calculated, but since they made it on time I can relax again ;)

Haagmm
06-21-2021, 06:12 PM
Sarat - over the weekend I found my pointillism cards. :( I took them to the post office today. They said that the envie should arrive on Friday. If they don't, please feel free to send my cards back in my SASE. I am so sorry!

Arc2dreams
06-22-2021, 02:14 PM
Sorry, I need to withdraw.

sarat
06-24-2021, 10:12 AM
Sorry, I need to withdraw.
Sorry to see you go

sarat
06-24-2021, 10:20 PM
Wowee! I was out of town and returned to a bunch of fabulous art.

Just one more package waiting and then I will have everyone's art cards.:jiggy:

Lorna:Fabulous cards. Did I miss signing you up? So glad you joined and thanks for the hostess card.:yes:

Haagmm: Love the designs and colors. Such small dots.:notworthy: Thanks for the hostess card.

cmcaril:You also did such small dots and great images.:yes:

sarat
06-29-2021, 08:56 PM
All the art cards have been sorted. Envelopes ready to be finished and sealed. Will go to the Post Office tomorrow. This is been one of the most challenging swaps I have hosted and the returns have been the most amazing. I am so inspired.

sarat
07-02-2021, 12:28 AM
All the envies are in the mail!! If you look in the swap gallery you will be able to see a sample of art cards from most of you. I had trouble uploading a couple of cards so one or 2 artists are missing. I am sorry for that.

Lorna
07-02-2021, 05:47 PM
Thank you sarat for signing me up! My computer was acting up - it seems fixed for now. I hope my cards were up to snuff...I could not scan and post them so I took a chance and just mailed them.

I see you scanned one for me in the SWAP gallery - huge thank you!!!

Happy Independence Day!

Gemininorn
07-03-2021, 03:22 AM
I am going away on holidays for a couple of days so I will not be able to check my mail in a bit. I will give reputation points and iTrader as soon as I am back :rolleyes:

IamWhatonearth
07-03-2021, 02:18 PM
I just got my returns, thanks katiev, lorna, and ourorous!

plumhill2001
07-03-2021, 02:57 PM
Got beautiful returns from Ouroborous (Sunflower), rhodora55 (camp) and beaksalot (Swamp Crane)! Thanks everyone, and thanks to sarat for hosting! Have a great 4th of July everyone! :)

jo.on.the.go
07-06-2021, 11:10 AM
I received my cards the other day...Thanks for hosting sarat. This was a challenge.

Thanks to these artists as well
luckycat479 - Monet Grain Stack, morning, snow effect
Ouroborus - Goodnight Moon
IamWhatonEarth - 3/4

Great cards everybody!

LuAnnP
07-07-2021, 08:59 AM
Gorgeous cards have arrived in my mailbox. Off to leave "You Rocks..."

Haagmm
07-08-2021, 11:37 AM
I received my cards and they are fantastic! Thanks for hosting such a fun swap

Blueangel
07-10-2021, 10:04 AM
Thanks for a really fun and challenging swap! I've received my beautiful returns and have left feedback.

Lorna
07-16-2021, 01:27 AM
I have absolutely gorgeous returns! Thank to to LuAnnP, KatieV and plumhill2001 and huge thanks to sarat for all her work hosting the swap! Off to give rocks...

redplantlady
07-17-2021, 07:58 AM
Fab cards rom Haagmm, LUCKYCAT479 and stonebandit, they are really inspiring. Great hosting as ever, I always love these swaps:)

sarat
07-17-2021, 03:11 PM
I am so happy that you are enjoying your returns. If you go to the swap gallery you will see a sampling of the art cards I received. One or 2 artists may be missing as I had trouble with the uploading. I am sorry for that. As you will see, the returns were amazing. ALL of you did an incredible job and it was a really challenging swap. I am so inspired. :notworthy: Stayed tuned for another inspired swap (probably in September). All suggestions are welcome.

Gemininorn
07-18-2021, 05:37 AM
I was on holidays and have only returned yesterday to find my absolutely stunning returns by beaksalot, jo.on.the.go and CiCiCreates. Thank you sarat for hosting this fun swap (my first swap to participate in in a very long time) and I am now leaving rocks and iTrader.

redplantlady
07-21-2021, 11:06 AM
Thinking about artists - Paula Rego, David Hockney, Chagall, Ensor? xxx

Donnacr
08-02-2021, 08:15 AM
My fabulous cards have arrived from: Luann, beaksalot and cmcarli

Many thanks to our wonderful Host for this so enjoyable theme

off to leave points for all