Beetle (as an insect) Swap Due IMH Nov30
4 for 4
THIS SWAP IS NOW CLOSED FOR NEW SIGNUPS
Due in my home by November 30, 2007 (no later-no excuses). If you can't make the deadline please feel free to ask me to withdraw your name, no problem because I know how time gets away.
I have been wanting to host a Beetle Swap for the longest time and M A N U Z posted a card (sample attached and I will post more later) that finally pushed me over the edge.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: This swap will primarily be drawn/painted, but I received permission for some of us to do some collage work. If you do not want to received collaged cards just let me know and when I swap them out I will make sure that you receive drawn/painted only. So take your pick, realistic drawn/painted and/or interpretive collage like M A N U Z. Beetle's wings are such beautiful colors, even the black ones are irridescent. So feel free to use some of those lovely Sparkling H2O's, metallic inks, paints, and powders and go to work. I would like the beetle to take up the entire ATC sized card. JUST ONE BEETLE PER CARD WITH A COLORED BACKGROUND.
Send loose (never been used) postage and return label. No return envelopes
International postage is on me, just send an extra ATC if you would like to.
When you are ready to send your cards PM me and I will give you my address.
Thanks for considering my swap and I do hope you will join up.
YOU MAY CHOOSE ONE OR BOTH:
drawn/painted = realistic and/or collaged = whimsical (for lack of a better word) LOL
1. Gingersnap - received katie, abi, WhiteMoth, TabLynn
2. abi - received TabLynn, TheeCoyote, WhiteMoth, Gingersnap
--3. Merricat (no pref)-withdrew
4. TabLynn - received Thee Coyote, abi, Gingersnap, katie
5. WhiteMoth - received Gingersnap, abi, Katie, TheeCoyote
6. TheeCoyote - received TabLynn, abi, WhiteMoth, katie
7. katie - received TheeCoyote, Gingersnap, TabLynn, WhiteMoth
Last edited by Gingersnap; 11-30-2007 at 04:31 PM.
Ok sign me up! I love bugs, or more correctly coleoptra
You are signed up for my coleoptra swap, abi. LOL Thanks for joining me.
What a cool idea for a swap. I've never drawn bugs before but think I might be able to come up with something cool for this, and the due date's out there a bit. Please add me!
Question: Are you looking for realism? Manuz's card (love her work; hi Manuz!) shows a beetle with words all over it, which obviously isn't "real" -- at least, I've never seen a beetle with text! -- but the beetle part of her work is pretty realistic, and you made reference to "real" beetle wings being iridescent.
Just want to get the parameters straight! Thanks!
Last edited by potbellyarts; 09-28-2007 at 06:40 PM.
Good question potbellyarts. I have since clarified it above and here "realistic drawn/painted or interpretive collage.
Last edited by Gingersnap; 09-28-2007 at 06:43 PM.
Oh I absolutely love this idea, I echo Shel's statement exactly! I've never been drawn to insects, but this intrigue's me!
I love drawing beetles! Sign me up!
I have your signed up TabLynn and Merricat. Thanks for joining.
Excellent, Molly. Thank you so much and it will be a great reference. Check it out everyone.
I checked it out and must say a great BIG HUGE thank you for the link TheeCoyote!
Love it....please sign me up.
I prefer interpretive collage ....if that's okay?
Not a beetle, but check this one out http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonferguson/1435565238/
And this group http://www.flickr.com/groups/insectsesthetics/pool/
See, now you guys have encouraged me. I been bug shoppin'
I'd like to join this one but I can't be sure I'd be able to fit it in. I'm going to try before the sign up deadline and see if I can. There is just so much material out there!
Last edited by TheeCoyote; 09-29-2007 at 04:30 AM.
I have you signed up WhiteMoth. Thanks for joining.
TheeCoyote, thank you so much for all of the inspirational sites. I do hope you will sign up.
I'm ready. Sign me up.
My preference--a good mix of both techniques rather than all of one or the other. Only as much as is possible and reasonable though.
BTW, what in the heck is "interpretive" collage?
I made this for this swap....but....
I wanted to get input first.
I used a stamp for the face and wings.
Is this okay?
if not...no biggie...I understand of course.
Just let me know if I should carry on with cards like this or do something different.
Last edited by WhiteMoth; 09-30-2007 at 06:51 AM.
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Well, I like it. What a fun card.
Is the medium mix okay for the swap?