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Tamrantula
01-14-2010, 10:30 PM
Mid-Week CAT (collage-a-thon)

And itís open to everyone!

Start time (in your time zone Ė start when your clock says 5:00 pm) Wednesday February 3, 2010 at 5:00 pm
End time (in your time zone) Friday Feb 5th, 2010 - 11:59 pm

A-thons typically happen throughout a weekend--but, there are some of us who work weekends and that makes it more of a challenge to participate. So, this event will be Wed through Friday....but is open to ALL.


WHATíS A COLLAGE-A-THON? Itís a marathon collage event done over the same day and time in each time zone. Itís kind of like we were all together to play with our art supplies and collage ATCís, and this thread is our play room.
Itís open to EVERYONE, and is open themed. The only requirement is that you have collaged somewhere on your ATC.

AND WHAT IS COLLAGE? A collage (From the French: coller, to glue) is a work of art made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
For the purpose of this a-thon, collage is the combining of materials to create art, be that paper, fabric, beads, paint, metalÖ any combination of materials in an assemblage manner is considered collage.

HOW THE COLLAGE-A-THON WORKS: At 5:00 on Wednesday, Feb 3rd (your time zone) you start to collage your ATCís (prepping ahead of time is encouraged), then upload to your gallery and post to the thread. Continue throughout the event. Trading ensues. At 11:59 on Feb 5th (your time zone) youíre done collagingÖ however you may continue to trade as long as you like.


HOW TO ASK FOR A TRADE: When you find a card you must have, please SEND A PERSONAL MESSAGE (pm) to that person asking for a trade. Please DO NOT post requests for trades to the thread.

WANT TO COMPLIMENT AN ARTIST? And you willÖ consider clicking the You Rock button and leave it there.

LOVE TO CHATTER? Please feel free to chat among yourselves, however we do request you back it up with LOTS of posts with cards. It makes it hard for those with little time to play to easily find the eye candy and we want to make it as easy as possible for folks to trade.

HOW TO POST YOUR ART TO THE THREAD:

NOTE: loading from your gallery is preferred by some because
(1) your art is larger to see for those with bad vision,
(2) we can look in your gallery to see everything that is available in one place
(3) it is easier to mark cards "traded" in your gallery once there are pages and pages of cards in this wonderful thread.

From your atcsforall.com gallery: Itís easiest to have two windows open. I can create another "tab" and get to my gallery in one and be in my post reply box in the other.
1) Go to your picture in your gallery & click the picture to bring up the page where people leave comments
2) Right click on the picture to bring up the menu
3) Click on properties at the bottom of the menu - this brings up another box with the info on your picture
4) Copy the Location. I think there is an actual Copy Image Location to click on, or highlight the "location" and copy (right click, click copy or Ctrl C)
5) Go to your post and hit the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
6) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl P) into the window that pops up and and hit ok - that puts the code into your post for your picture to show up; you paste the address from the properties box over the http thingy that shows when you open the "insert image" box
7) and then you're done.

An easier way with my browser(Firefox) Go to your gallery, find the picture you want to post, right click to get a menu, click on Copy Image Location, then proceed with steps 5-7s. The image will be small, you can adjust the size if you'd like.

[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/large/1_sunflower_sparrow.jpg[/IMG

(leaving the last bracket off the above so you can see how the address will look)

Remember that images from the gallery can be small, medium or large. I like to use medium ... find the word large or letters s m l in the address and change it to size you want.

This thread will be closed and a new official CAT thread will be opened just before the event begins!

sniisk
01-15-2010, 02:15 AM
This sounds good! I can't play then because I'm working but it's fair to have other than weekend a-thons too :yes:.

HHC
01-15-2010, 02:33 AM
I may be able to play a bit... :)

hayward_cs
01-15-2010, 02:36 AM
I will plan to be there :D

NYJunkie
01-15-2010, 10:40 AM
I'll try to do a few for this mid-week CAT, but no promises. I love seeing what everyone makes and really would love to make lots of cards....hope I get some un-interrupted collage time. Thanks for hosting, Tamrantula.

mrubyjean
01-15-2010, 12:16 PM
Those are working days for me, but maybe I can fit a little collaging in!

Evalila
01-15-2010, 12:20 PM
Guess Iīll be able to play at least a bit! :D

Tamrantula
01-15-2010, 12:48 PM
If we get a few people all playing "a lttle bit" it should be a successful a-thon!

There is an impromptu CAT this weekend also, if anyone hasn't seen it!

sniisk
01-15-2010, 12:50 PM
I'm sure there will be many players in this mid-week CAT too. I can visit in the evenings too but I'm not sure if I can make any cards.

GoldenWolf
01-15-2010, 12:53 PM
I might be able to play if I can get some of my swap obligations out of the way and no emergencies come up with clients.

RobbyGirl
01-16-2010, 12:05 PM
You can count me in Tam!

Tamrantula
01-19-2010, 05:38 AM
We had some beautiful cards in the impromptu CAT this weekend!

See ya all in a couple weeks for this mid-week CAT!

Lynnelise
01-19-2010, 10:31 PM
i'll try to participate (now that I've found some of my collage stuff while doing the impromptu CAT!):D
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KESagers
01-20-2010, 12:53 AM
I'm gonna try to play also.

Question: The CAT we just had was all ATCs - are we going to stick to that format or are collaged inchies and twinchies also appropriate?

Evil Seedlet
01-20-2010, 01:18 AM
Definitely going to try to play! I'll keep an eye on this thread!

jaw
01-20-2010, 04:28 AM
working then, but may be able to squeeze in a little art time! :O)

dina54
01-20-2010, 07:26 AM
How cool is THIS? I work EVERY weekend (well somebody has gotta do it....) Marking my calendar :D

Chardonnay1965
01-22-2010, 11:43 PM
how cool..I can play as I am on holidays then..woohoo..:D:D

Tamrantula
01-25-2010, 08:14 AM
Just FYI--we decided for this CAT, we will do ATCs, inchies or twinchies!

You don't have to trade like for like--that is between the traders to agree upon!

dina54
01-25-2010, 03:26 PM
OK, I am READY! LOL.
I went through ALL my collage "stuff" and filled some envelopes with bits and pieces sorted by color, THEN, I made a big pile of lots of likely "alterable" photos. Now I just have to wait....
BTW, does "Found Poetry", qualify? I have quite a few envies of "poems" set aside to illustrate.

KESagers
01-25-2010, 03:36 PM
Oh wow! Can I come over and play?

Tamrantula
01-25-2010, 08:15 PM
Come one, come all KESagers! The party will be rockin'!

Tamrantula
01-25-2010, 08:17 PM
dina54, found poetry is definately collage in my book! I just tried some of those, and thehyw ere tons of fun!

dina54
01-25-2010, 11:39 PM
dina54, found poetry is definately collage in my book! I just tried some of those, and thehyw ere tons of fun!

Yea, they are! They are so much easier to do if you makeup the poems and THEN "illustrate": them, IMHO. I may just do straight up collage, though. We'll see.

VintageGlimmers
01-26-2010, 10:05 AM
Marking my calendar also. I'll be finished with filling out college financial aid forms by then so there will be cause to celebrate! :twitcy:

ginabee
01-26-2010, 02:34 PM
I'm planning to play!

Linda4atc
01-26-2010, 03:46 PM
Well These are my husbands days to work so I'm planning to be here to!!!

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jaw
01-27-2010, 01:43 AM
OMG ... I have the 4th & 5th off !!! well ... date night with hubby on the 4th ... but all day to play!! I can't believe it!

sniisk
01-27-2010, 03:52 AM
There will be so many players! I can't wait to see what you'll make :).

bluelotusflower
01-27-2010, 01:30 PM
Certainly I'll try to work a little on cards, but my work work schedule is crazy -- Wed (eve), Thurs (eve), Fri, Sunday. Maybe I can squeeze a few cards in between times! :rolleyes:

tlsexton0913
01-29-2010, 01:31 AM
I would like to try this. I am new, but my friend that lives near me did one and I thought it sounded fun. You do sleep right? :twitcy:

tlsexton0913
01-29-2010, 01:32 AM
What is "found poetry"?

Tamrantula
01-29-2010, 02:11 AM
Hmmm---I don't know if I know the exact definition--but here is a card of mine that I think fits the bill:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0699.jpg


Collage with a bit of text

tlsexton0913
01-29-2010, 02:17 AM
Hey Tam! I was snooping around the old swaps, etc. and I found this "Found Poetry-a-Thon" that explained it very well. Just in case anyone else was wondering:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12787&highlight=change+mood

Tamrantula
01-29-2010, 02:20 AM
Hey Tam! I was snooping around the old swaps, etc. and I found this "Found Poetry-a-Thon" that explained it very well. Just in case anyone else was wondering:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12787&highlight=change+mood

Thanks for the link! That explains it better than I could have!

bluelotusflower
01-29-2010, 08:42 AM
Great example and wonderful card, Tam. Thanks for the link TL! Dina, I'm impressed with all your organizational skills. WOW! ;)

dina54
01-29-2010, 09:36 AM
Great example and wonderful card, Tam. Thanks for the link TL! Dina, I'm impressed with all your organizational skills. WOW! ;)

LOL, now every time I sit at my work table, I see those envies ALL lined up and want to make collage cards, but it's too soon!!!!

chaosatlanta
01-29-2010, 11:54 AM
oooh .... that sounds good! I don't know how much time I will have ... but surely I can squeeze in a few inchies!


Just FYI--we decided for this CAT, we will do ATCs, inchies or twinchies!

You don't have to trade like for like--that is between the traders to agree upon!

Tamrantula
01-29-2010, 12:51 PM
Time is almost upon us! (ooh--that sounds like some good text for a card! LOL)

I will open the official thread on Monday--that should cover any international players who are lucky enough to get to start SOOOO much earlier than I do! LOL...Being the West Coast, I am about the end of the road, other than Alaska!

Tamrantula
01-29-2010, 12:52 PM
I know--I thought I should invite Dina here to organize my stuff so I am ready!

dina54
01-29-2010, 01:54 PM
I know--I thought I should invite Dina here to organize my stuff so I am ready!

LOL, tempting, but I'm afraid I wouldn't make it there in time!

bluelotusflower
01-29-2010, 07:57 PM
LOL, tempting, but I'm afraid I wouldn't make it there in time!

You would have time to travel where I live, Dina. To make it easier, why not send your stuff to me? Then I would be organized AND have all your neat images to play with! :idea:

Tamrantula
01-29-2010, 10:44 PM
oooh--now, why didn't I think of that?

LOL

HotMamaRama
01-30-2010, 12:12 AM
speaking of Alaska... how can I miss this? I had so much fun at that last Impromptu CAT even if I only get a few cards done - I'm in!!

Tamrantula
02-01-2010, 08:52 PM
oK--The time is upon us for this super mid-week CAT! I have opened a new thread, here is the link.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13917

I am going to have this thread closed so there is no confusion!