View Full Version : Pen & Ink Swap Part 3 - Due April 21st

02-19-2008, 06:19 AM
Closed to sign-ups

Swap Due Date - 21st April
Signup/withdraw date - 22nd March
Number of Cards - 3 for 3
Number of participants - UK unlimited, international 25

Pen & Ink Swap Part 3

For those of you who love to work with pen and ink. You may use any pen or ink, in any colour for your drawings/paintings. Original work only. No other mediums to be used, no coloured in printed out pages, no overworked printed pages. Any theme. Please only send in your best work that you would be happy to receive as a return. Any work not meeting these criteria will be returned.

UK players please send in a SSAE with a 1st class large letter stamp. International players the postage is on me but please send in a SAE. Make sure all envelopes are readable. Send your ATC's to me in a clearly marked envelope with your return address. Make sure your yoiur ATC's are packaged well. enclose them in a self seal bag for added protection.

ATC requirements:
Must meet the swap criteria
Put your ATC's in trading card sleeves
Please sign your work either on the front or back of the ATC
ATC's must include the following on the back: Swap name, title (if it has one), series or edition number if needed, username, real name, country of origin.

ATC's not meeting all requirements will be returned.

1. Pamitha (USA)
2. Rocketwoman (USA)
3. Summer5 (Canada)
4. flashviv (Australia)
5. maxie23 (Canada)
7. gourdhead1997 (USA)
8. Jean (Canada)
9. KarenM (USA)
10. howiewonderstud (Canada)
11. Mrs Ragbruty (UK)
12. pauseability (Singapore)
13. marita (UK)
14. Dragoness (Canada)
15. slibee (USA)
16. Luvloz (Australia)
17. Lois
18. maria_magenta
19. dmnh (USA)
21. LiseBu (UK)
22. sirandom (USA}

pm sent 5th May

Useful websites:
HomeSchoolArt (http://drawsketch.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=drawsketch&zu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.homeschoolarts.com%2Fpenink.ht m)
Chinese Brush Painting (http://www.asia-art.net/chinese_tech_brush.html)
Chinese Brush Painting Step By Step (http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Gallery/9679/content.html)
Ink Wash (http://www.mmwindowtoart.com/drawing/inkwash.html)
Glossary (http://www.ackland.org/tours/classes/glossary.html)
How To make A Pen & Ink Drawing From Stills (http://carol.nuvox.net/dolphin/howto/)
Ink Drawing Textures (http://drawsketch.about.com/library/blinktexture.htm)

02-20-2008, 03:09 PM
I'd love to do this one! Please?

02-20-2008, 03:15 PM
Glad to have you as first participant on my first swap on this new site.

02-21-2008, 11:45 AM
i'd like to join. sounds like fun. can i use different colored ink? or just black

02-21-2008, 01:45 PM
Welcome to the swap rocketwoman. You can use any oloured ink you like. I'll amend the first post.

02-21-2008, 06:34 PM
Sounds good, add me to the list. Thanks, Jo

02-22-2008, 03:11 AM
We;come to the swap summer5

02-22-2008, 08:55 PM
I'd love to join adifferentstory - btw what is with the little tag 'totally sane' under your avatar?

I thought you were as crazy as a loon................:D

02-23-2008, 04:49 AM
Welcome to the swap Linda

At least let me think i am LOL

02-23-2008, 05:01 AM
Pen and Ink is a favorite medium of mine .may I join, too?

02-23-2008, 05:40 AM
Welcome maxie23

02-23-2008, 05:44 AM
I'd love to join too

02-23-2008, 05:54 AM
Glad to have you with us whitemoth

02-23-2008, 10:48 AM
Yes, one of my favorites. Please let me play in this one. I love my pen and ink!

02-23-2008, 11:20 AM
Welcome to the flok gourdhead1997

02-23-2008, 01:38 PM
I would never have dared try pen/ink if it weren't for your gracious encouragement of a shy newcomer back in the day, adifferentstory! Of course I'm in!

02-23-2008, 02:11 PM
I would like to join in. I too like pen/ink drawings :)

02-23-2008, 10:38 PM
pen & ink
is where I got my start with abstract paintings 10 years ago-
may I join?

02-24-2008, 02:02 AM
Welcome Jean, JarenM and howiewonderstud

Mrs Ragbrutty
02-24-2008, 06:53 AM
I'd like to join in with this swap please. I'm in England.

02-24-2008, 09:14 AM
Summer5 alerted me to this swap and I would love to be able to join. May I?

02-24-2008, 09:16 AM
Oops, forgot to say I am from Singapore.

02-24-2008, 09:25 AM
Hi, I would like to join in too, please. I will be using FW acrylic inks, if that OK?

02-24-2008, 10:05 AM
Mrs Ragbruty, pauseability and marita welcome aboard.

Acrylic inks are just fine.

02-25-2008, 05:06 AM
Welcome Dragoness

02-28-2008, 03:33 PM
Anyone else want to sign up?

02-29-2008, 11:42 PM
Me Too Please!

03-01-2008, 03:21 AM
Welcome Slibee

03-01-2008, 06:15 AM
I enjoy these swaps too much to pass this one up! :)

03-01-2008, 06:46 AM
Welcome aboard Luvloz

03-02-2008, 06:00 PM
Please add me to the game!

Just to be clear: I can use any color ink and draw on any color paper; right? (My favorite is silver ink on black cardstock.)

Is it okay to deckle the edge and mount on another card? Or would that not be appropriate for this one?

Thanks for hosting.

03-02-2008, 06:07 PM
Everything you want to do is fine by me. Welcome to the swap Lois

maria magenta
03-03-2008, 09:29 PM
I'd like to join.

03-03-2008, 11:16 PM
Welcome to the swap maria

03-04-2008, 12:52 PM
I would like to join this swap, please.

03-04-2008, 02:38 PM
Welcome dnmh

03-05-2008, 12:00 PM
Okay ladies, this one is pretty far out there. If nobody likes it, I can do more tame stuff. Sometimes I wonder where my mind is...

03-05-2008, 12:03 PM
Ha! I just read dmnh's signature quote. Too true in this case.

03-05-2008, 02:10 PM
gourdhead, send it and i'll hope i get it. that is great, so much detail. you do such a great job with texture on these black and whites.

03-05-2008, 02:22 PM
me please

03-05-2008, 03:24 PM
Wow gordhead that is pretty powerful stuff but....... I just love the darker side of things and eyes.

03-05-2008, 03:24 PM
Welome to the swap Ang

03-06-2008, 07:52 PM
gourdhead1997 - I think it's a fantastic card, please don't tone it down.

03-09-2008, 06:19 AM
Anymore takers?

Lise Bu
03-09-2008, 12:33 PM
yes please x x x

03-09-2008, 03:22 PM
Welcome Lise Bu

03-09-2008, 03:23 PM
wow gourdhead- that is so neat-
you have a fan here, for sure-
several by the sounds of things!
that's awesome!

03-12-2008, 07:08 PM
Mine went into the mail this afternoon!

03-13-2008, 08:09 AM
Thanks for letting me know karen. I look forward to seeing them.

03-13-2008, 11:48 PM
It would be delightful to do this swap. Count me in!

Sheri Rand

03-14-2008, 05:06 AM
Welcome to the swap sirandom

03-16-2008, 09:54 AM
I got another one done. I used color but it was all done with dip pen.

03-16-2008, 09:59 AM
Wow gourdhead that is truly amazing work. I really can't wait to see these in real life.

03-17-2008, 08:19 AM
Wow, can I bags the dragon? LOL It's very cool.

03-17-2008, 07:05 PM
mine are done and ready to be sent. let's see if i can upload them to the list for a little preview. thanks for hosting the swap.

03-17-2008, 07:08 PM
Oh they are wonderful rocket woman.

03-17-2008, 08:33 PM
Rocketwoman, those are most excellent. I really love the trees.

03-17-2008, 10:20 PM
Ohhh, they are so pretty, Rocketwoman. My fave is the castle.

03-18-2008, 01:26 AM
Rocketwoman, Lovely cards!!!

03-22-2008, 02:33 AM
Does anyone else want to play. The swap closes to sign-ups toady.

03-26-2008, 11:11 PM
Will PM you

03-30-2008, 09:57 PM
these are the drawings I am submitting for this swap-
hope u like them!:eek:

03-31-2008, 12:28 AM
They're great howiewonderstud

03-31-2008, 02:19 AM
Howie! Wow! You ARE a wonder stud! Those ink blots are quite nice. I see a dragon in the first one and a jester in the last. Does that mean they are coming to take me away.... Haha?????

03-31-2008, 05:22 PM
Argh...here are my cards... I am amazed by how hard it was to do such simple images after being out of it for since December 6. It took the entire day yesterday to get these and ruin about 11 atc blanks, argh. Anyway, I'll keep trying and if I get something better I'll send it in, too.

03-31-2008, 05:59 PM
They are lovely Jean. I especially love the maple leaf.

04-01-2008, 12:11 AM
Howie - your cards are fantastic! I see a seahorse in the last one.
Jean - I really like the duck.
Here are my cards for this swap.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7098&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=7098)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7099&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=7099)http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/file.php?n=7101&w=s (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=7101)

04-01-2008, 12:19 AM
They are very delicate Loz. Love them.

04-01-2008, 12:40 AM
My cards have been mailed a week ago. You have me as from U.S.A. on page 1 of thread.....sorry I am from Canada; just a small correction,we are neighbors after all.

04-01-2008, 12:44 AM
Thanks for letting me know. I'll change the country now.

04-02-2008, 05:19 PM
lol- glad you guys like them!
they aren't really anything in particular- just shapes and stuff- but the weird thing is, they all come out differently and everyone sees something else in each one! my paintings are the same way- jsut really big versions of the same abstractions...

they are in the mail and off to the UK as of Monday afternoon...

04-02-2008, 05:44 PM
Why do I always see sheep in clouds LOL

04-02-2008, 09:52 PM
Hello, My cards were sent April 2, 2008. Thanks for hosting.

04-04-2008, 01:32 PM
Hi Lynne! Mine are going out today, Friday, April 4.

04-04-2008, 02:17 PM
Great Pamitha. I'll be watching for them.

04-05-2008, 01:34 PM
i mailed them last Monday afternoon- got a notice saying my itrader rating was in
I find it so hard to believe that they got to UK that quick!

04-05-2008, 02:23 PM
Sometimes it happens LOL Actually i've had mail from the US arrive in 3 days and also mail arriving 6 weeks later LOL

04-06-2008, 12:30 AM
Rocketwoman, Howieswonderstud, Jean and Luvloz - your cards are great - thanks so much for sharing them, I love to see other people's interpretation of the theme, here are mine. They are in tomorrow's mail. Thanks for hosting this swap Adifferentstory - loved it.

04-06-2008, 01:04 AM
They are lovely Linda

04-07-2008, 01:05 AM
Flashviv, your birds are flying and sweet!!!!!!

04-07-2008, 05:29 AM
Thanks for hosting this swap a differentstory.
The black and white images all look wonderful
I may have gone a little multicoloured. I do get rather carried away with the lovely colours acrylic inks come in.

04-07-2008, 06:02 AM
They are wonderful Marita

04-08-2008, 12:26 AM
Linda - you have such a talent for drawing birds, the cards are stunning.

Marita - wonderful cards, I love the see people work in colours for these swaps. :)

04-08-2008, 12:56 PM
Flashviv and Marita - gorgeous work!!!

Lynne, my cards are en route...since either yesterday or Friday, not sure which.

04-08-2008, 04:34 PM
Thanks for letting me know Jean.

04-09-2008, 04:26 PM
I received Pamitha's, Slibee's and Marita's wonderful swaps today.

04-10-2008, 06:49 PM
Lynne, my cards on their merry way. Just sent them the other day. I hope everyone likes them.

04-10-2008, 09:28 PM
Great. I'll be on the look out for them

04-14-2008, 06:27 AM
I received Jean's wonderful pen & inks this morning.

04-15-2008, 06:00 AM
I received gourdhead's and dmnh's wonderful swaps this morning. Thanks for participating.

04-23-2008, 09:14 AM
All the returns were mailed today.

04-23-2008, 07:11 PM
Yeahh!! I can't wait!

04-24-2008, 05:41 AM
Yay, I was just starting to wonder when I'd be seeing these fantastic cards. :)

04-24-2008, 10:52 AM
I must be the first to get mine! :jiggy:
Lovely cards from Lise Bu,Pamitha and Mrs Ragbrutty
Thank you Lynne for being a wonderful host

04-28-2008, 10:57 PM
eeek-was hoping they would get here before I leave- and since they aren't I won't get to see them until they get forwarded onto me in another week or two... patience....:cute:

04-28-2008, 11:44 PM
Recieved wonderful cards today from Rocketwoman, Maria Magenta, and Summer5. Thanks ladies they are awesome and special thanks goes out to Lynne for a fine swap.

04-29-2008, 03:13 AM
That's a shame Howie.

04-29-2008, 09:10 AM
Received my beautiful set of cards today. And they came from all over the world. Thank you howiewonderstud (Canada), flashviv (Australia) and adfferentstory UK)herself. That was fun.

maria magenta
04-30-2008, 10:39 AM
I got lovely cards from slrandom, Slibee, and Jean. Thanks everyone!

05-03-2008, 04:13 AM
Thanks to our host and to Lise Ru, Kity R., and Karen M. for great atcs.

05-03-2008, 06:26 AM
I received STUNNING cards from dmnh, rocketwoman and gourdhead1997. Thanks for ADS for hosting my favourite-can't-miss swap again!

05-03-2008, 06:35 PM
thanks for hosting such a great swap, i'll leave you itrader feedback tomorrow. i've already left you some for today. also, giant thanks to summer5 for an awesome hatchet fish, and dmnh for a wonderful mermaid and luvloz, i love that vase with flowers. great swap all, thanks!

Lise Bu
05-04-2008, 02:37 PM
Received my cards today - thanks so much to: Marita, Karen M and maxie23 for my great cards x

05-05-2008, 08:21 AM
I'm late saying thank you! My cards arrived Friday, but I was all excited with the collage-a-thon and didn't post. Ooops!

I got super cards from howiewunderstud ("Buddy"), sirandom (Fantasy Flower), and maria magenta ("Cute Puppy 2"). I'm off to leave rep!

05-06-2008, 03:08 AM
I received my cards last week but have been busy moving house and haven't had the chance to let you all know (well that's my excuse!!). ADS thanks so much for hosting this swap, really enjoyed making my cards and love my returns from Pamitha, Pauseability and Luvloz.

05-06-2008, 03:12 AM
Thanks for letting me know Linda. Hope you're settling into your new home ok.

05-06-2008, 03:16 AM
New house is great Lynne, I like it better than the Cowra house we were renting, it has a really nice private back yard, so lots of BBqs will be happening I think. I am starting a new job on Monday, I was lucky enough to get the first one I applied for. I will still be in the employment consultant line (despite applying for an administration assistant job advertised they offered me something else, which was really cool!)

05-06-2008, 03:20 AM
So glad you like it. I know you were worried about moving. That's fantastic that you got a job so quick and something you will enjoy.

05-08-2008, 05:20 AM
I am sending this swap to archives. I sent pm's to participants who had not let me know if their had received their returns. If you have no, please let me know by pm.