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ATC swap! thread - sign up here

This is a branch off of the artist trading cards thread

If you have questions about what to do and what this is about, please see the thread posted above.

This is a SIGN UP for our first round of swaps!  DUE MAY 10 in my HOT LITTLE HANDS

The themes are (you can pick 1 or more)

--Surprise (anything you want to make - it will be a surprise)

For each theme you want to do, you will send 3 cards and get 3 back. Hopefully there will be enough so I can swap you within theme but, if not, then you'll get a mix.

Cards need to be 2.5x3.5 inches. You can use any medium you wish. Please avoid heavy embellishments/thick cards (like 1/4 inch, not like cardstock). Please send stuff you are proud of. Most of us are not "artist" but the fun of doing ATCs is that we can share our unique artistic ways of doing things. Cards that are not to size will be returned to you.

Let us know in the thread which themes you are gonna make and send for. I set the due date in a little over a month.


On the back, please label the card with your name, user name (vegweb or ATCs or both), and the name of your card if you have one. You can also label it "vegweb swap" and the date so people can remember where the card was from.

If you have an account on atcsforall, let me know and i'll give you itrader feedback since you mailed to me.

Once ready, MESSAGE ME for my address and send me your cards (see other thread for links).

Everyone: please send a LABEL with your address on it. I'll supply envelopes

US: please send postage equal to the cost to mail your envelop. 3 cards are 1 stamp, more cards might cost more. If you feel lazy or want to help with international postage, you can send me a $1 to cover your postage.

International: if you are outside the US, I'll pay to ship your stuff back.

Shortly after the deadline, I will swap around the cards and mail out the packages to people.

Quickie Reminders

-Everyone is welcome to play! Even if your work is "stick figures", if you put time and care into your work that's fine!
-If you have questions, check out the link above or send me a PM.

So who wants to play? I'll update this list as people sign up. i'm going to do a general list, no theme lists. but theme away!

faunablues - GOT
L2A's noah - GOT
algae -GOT
permanentgrin - GOT


I've never check-out this thread but I'm glad I finally did. Awesome art!


I mailed my ATCs today. :) They should take 5-10 business days to get there.


I still haven't started my cards.....just been super busy with N's parents being here.  BUT they're going away for a few days tomorrow so I'll have all of Sunday to do mine.  I have ideas I just need time!


I totally dreamed about this last night!!

I made a really silly / funny card in my dream (which isn't really silly or funny in real life) which I'm gonna try to make this weekend.


Yes!  I can't wait to see the cards.  I'm getting giddy.  I'm finishing mine tomorrow.  I don't feel especially good about one of them, so I may try another idea.


I can't find card anywhere : /

I *was* planning on a nice veg out day tomorrow (N's parents are away for a few days - phew) but I guess I'll have to go and find card somewhere tomorrow.


Just cut some thicker paper to 2.5 x 3.5 inches!!!!
I am done with mine. Noah agreed to make 3. If he gets them done I will mail Monday. I like mine!
HH, I have your addy. I will message you when I mail them!!!


OK, l2a.

Shell, just cut up index cards.

These, in case the Brits or Kiwis use a different term:

I'M DONE!!!!  There's one I'm not hugely excited by because I ran out of talent and steam, but I'M DONE!!!


I used cut-up index cards.  Thin cardboard would work as well (like from a box of crackers or something).


I made six cards, but am only using three.  Here are the discarded ones so everyone can have a good laugh... or cry.

Little Lion Man:  I quit working on this one when I realized there's no saving the back of the lion, even though they look tapered off when they lay.

Secret Stonehenge:  There's something about owls and Stonehenge, so I tried to tie in the categories of birds and sunset, but it's static and meh.

Oompah Woodland:  It was cool in my mind.


I used cut-up index cards.  Thin cardboard would work as well (like from a box of crackers or something).

I didn't think of chipboard.  That'd be cool, with the package labeling on the backside.


I managed to find a cheap pack of card to cut to size.

Double H - I love love love Oompah Woodland!


lol.  I'll send it to you as an bonus for participating even when training for a run and having visiting "in-laws".


I have just finished my first card - and am so unbelievably proud of it!  It is the one I came up with in my dream, but of course it is not as good as the one I dreamed about.

However, it is kind of ok and I MIXED SOME OF THE PAINT COLOURS MYSELF AND THE COLOURS ARE JUST WHAT I WANTED!! (sorry - I was really pleased with the colours so it deserves all capitals!)

Just about to start my second card which should be easier as it's not all painted, mostly oil pastels (they were cheaper than wax crayons!)

And I'm in a dilemma about my third.  I have 3 ideas - one I should be able to do, one a may be able to do and one I probably don't have the skill for but may try anyway!

PS HH - message me your address please!


This is so exciting!  I can't wait to get my cards!  I'm jealous of hh because she gets to see ALL the cards.


pg - You'll all get to see them!  I'm going to scan them and after y'all have received them, I'll post them.


I'm doing my last one tomorrow and then making a mail trip on Monday. I can't wait! I wanted to have mine mailed out earlier but I've just been so busy with classes. It's definitely going out Monday though.

Please tell me Monday isn't a holiday. It seems like every day I turn around it's another holiday.


oooh hh I love Oompah Woodland as well! Lucky shell for getting it!

I sent out my cards on Friday so hopefully they'll arrive safely around the time everyone else's do. I can't wait to see everyone's!


I love the oompah too! dayum!
oh, and Noah is IN!!!
He refuses to color, but his pen drawings are pretty good on their own. Hope this wont mess up the mix?



I ended up quite pleased with my cards even if N did take the piss out of them.



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