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06-25-2010, 12:39 AM
OMG how could I have missed the start of this????? Ok, I'm in for at least tomorrow and Saturday. Might have to work, but I'll squeeze in what time I can!

This looks like sooooooo much fun!! I've never done one of these before.. Hope I win a prize!!!

06-25-2010, 12:42 AM
jenaz, I'm glad you're joining us. :)

06-25-2010, 12:45 AM
Okay...finally ready to load some cards and log some scavenger points!

glasses #1 traded
glasses #2 traded
JuneATART #1
JuneATART #2
JuneATART #3

06-25-2010, 12:48 AM
and these...

JuneATART #4
Summer in the City traded

06-25-2010, 12:50 AM
Love the cards, the weavershand! Especially JuneATART #1 - it's awesome!

06-25-2010, 12:51 AM
Here's the best of what I created tonight... layers of 165# classic crest cover, stamped script (creamy brown chalk ink), two-three layers of background napkins, cut out napkin images, text (and dragonfly) printed on tissue paper, stazon saddle brown ink edging, beeswax. These are for a swap so not available.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Beeswax___Napkins1.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160225) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Beeswax___Napkins2.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160226) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Beeswax___Napkins3.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160227)

06-25-2010, 01:00 AM
Here's a WIP of my day's digital layering - all the layers are there, just not prettified yet. Oh, and it's about the nerdiest "family portrait" I've ever seen.
Link (http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/175/b/f/_WIP____Family_Portrait___by_ghillietoes42.jpg)

Those cards are absolutely gorgeous, HHC! Napkins are an incredibly interesting thing to include - unexpected but they look fantastic!

06-25-2010, 01:05 AM
Well, I've got one card for the night . . .

it's got a few layers, in that it's a collage, but I think I'm too late for that. I made a little collage sheet from the stuff I scanned today, printed it out then cut and paste. The stamp is real though. I think I'm gonna be dabbling in digital for the rest of the weekend. I just have the urge. Plus I need to keep my room kinda clean for the weekend . . .


06-25-2010, 01:08 AM
Good morning/good evening everybody!

Such wonderful art has been posted while I was asleep! Looks like today will be my play-day, I hope my muse doesnt leave me.

But first Ill have to feed my kitties - and myself LOL

06-25-2010, 01:11 AM
Gorgeous, Melissa!

Helen...when does the day end? Technically Thursday is over for me but not for some on the East Coast. So...how do we handle that?

BTW...i love what you do with napkins! I need to start collecting some. i dont understand the beeswax part but i love napkins in my collages.

06-25-2010, 01:20 AM
Amy, the day ends when each time zone hits midnight... roughly. Everyone should be able to play until their midnight Thursday. And then at 12:01 Friday morning, the new "challenge" is up for grabs.

If someone is a few minutes past their midnight when they post, I'd count it. They were creating it in the time frame, and if their scanner is as slow talking to their computer as mine is... LOL!

06-25-2010, 01:27 AM
that was my thought too. thanks for clarifying! melissa...youre in!

06-25-2010, 01:38 AM

So on that note, this tired person must head off to bed. I need to be up early for work, but after tomorrow I'm off for three days and can play and play...

Good night everyone... or good morning. Catch up with you all later. :sleep:

06-25-2010, 01:40 AM
night, Helen! see you manana!

06-25-2010, 01:47 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_atart_005.JPG #1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_atart_004.JPG#2
main computer down, backup computer only lasts short time before dying ... it can't talk to my scanner ... I'll just make some art and hope that HHC can upload Saturday night for me ... :) time for a BIG drink!!!!

06-25-2010, 01:49 AM
time for me to head to bed . . . then work. then more playing when I get home at 8:30 pm :( I'll prolly be by to see the pretty art on breaks tho! :) Hope to make some gothic arches for the non atc thing. If I can figure out a template.

06-25-2010, 02:04 AM
cant wait to see what you come up with, Melissa! night!

night, Jaw! sorry you are having trouble! good thing you and Helen are close by.

06-25-2010, 02:11 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Chair.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160246) Chair Available

06-25-2010, 02:39 AM
Heading off to bed! Thanks for making today such a great day to host a challenge. I'll check in the morning to see if anyone else made anything before their deadline and then I'll do the drawing and announce the winners.

Night all! cant wait for tomorrow. Nancy, my friend, its all yours!

06-25-2010, 02:54 AM
Night night everybody!
It's morning again for me :)

06-25-2010, 03:01 AM
Thanks for being a wonderful host WeaversHand!!

06-25-2010, 03:29 AM
I've had a crazy nutty day but I was able to catch a bit of time here and there in my studio and finished three cards before midnight...I just haven't been able to post until now...my son really wanted me to watch the end of a movie with him...an now he is in bed.

I also haven't been able to go back and read the thread yet and look at what I know has been wonderful artwork...but I will do that after I post my cards.

06-25-2010, 03:39 AM
Would like to trade this one for another APC or MJ card please:

47724 - traded

06-25-2010, 03:47 AM
OK...here are my cards...the descriptions are in the gallery...clicking on the images should take you to the gallery ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/large/1_sunrisegarden.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160248)Sunrise Garden (8 layers)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/large/1_summercity.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160249) Heat Wave (4 layers)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/large/1_summersong.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160250) Summer Song (6 layers)

06-25-2010, 04:20 AM
Heres my first piece for today, a gothic arch, approx. 5 1/2" high and 4 " wide:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_PurpleArch017.jpg available

06-25-2010, 04:53 AM
Eeek, I thought this started tonight...

What wonderful art you all have posted so far! As usual!!!

I'm really hoping to get a chance to play - my mother has just arrived for a long visit from the US, and I spent all evening last night telling her about the site and showing off all my trades, and telling her this weekend is the weekend to 'have a go' so there might even be a new member by the end of the weekend! :)

We will probably do textile stuff - thats what we usually do when we get together (if we can stop talking long enough of course!)

06-25-2010, 06:31 AM
I thought it started today too LOL

There are some amazing creations.

06-25-2010, 06:47 AM
Question - I'm confused :confused: Are we to do/follow the day's challenge? I have just be doing non-ATC items. Help!

06-25-2010, 06:50 AM
You can make whatever you want to, Blueskybreeze. The challenges are on page 1:Friday is Non-ATC Mail Art day – inchies, twinchies, chunky pages, rollos, tags, post cards… you get the idea. HOSTED BY Just Ducky.

06-25-2010, 06:57 AM
I am loving all the art that has been posted while i have been sleeping. It's lunchtime on Friday here, and i hope to have some more stuff uploaded this evening. At the moment i have no idea what i'm going to do, atc's, inchies, twinchies, chunkies. Ooooh there's so much choice. LOL. I'm a fly by the seat of my pants kinda girl this weekend so watch this space. ;) x

06-25-2010, 08:04 AM
I am going to try a chunky page today. I brought some stuff to work (probably forgot some essential item), and will try to sneak in a little cuttin' and pastin' here and there and then finish it up at home tonight. It will be interesting to see people post things today.

06-25-2010, 08:11 AM
I just finished 4 dog inchies...


06-25-2010, 08:20 AM

06-25-2010, 08:30 AM
Finished two atcs:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_SaveThem018.jpg Save them - on Hold

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_SelfPortrait019.jpg Self-Portrait - traded

06-25-2010, 08:57 AM
Tinka, those are sweet.

06-25-2010, 09:12 AM
good morning all! i've already made two cards this morning waiting for my love to get off the computer and go to work! i decided to play this morning... i wrote almost half a chapter this week so i am giving myself a break!! have to go in later though... meeting with my adviser!

let me get a few more things done so i can post a picture. i'll scan my first round also :)

06-25-2010, 09:15 AM
Loving the art posted this morning! I'm working on Twinchies. Bringing my available cards forward:

China Girl ATC

Life ATC

Young Victoria ATC (with gemstones)

06-25-2010, 09:35 AM
Iv'e always wanted to do inchies....here's my chance to go for it....
My first work of the day...
My summer travel wish...

4x4 chunkie

06-25-2010, 09:40 AM
Good morning! I'm amazed at the art you've all posted!

All the challenges are totally optional. If you want to play, great. If not, that's okay too. Just create whatever you feel like creating and have fun!

06-25-2010, 09:49 AM
These are my first twinchies:

Don't Leave ME (says: desert: to abandon, leave)


06-25-2010, 09:54 AM
I'm working on a gothic arch, and may do more... however must go get ready for work. Sigh! I'll be back around 4:30.

Create lots, have fun!

06-25-2010, 10:09 AM
Here is what I have for trading :) Last night and this morning :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_JUNE10_ATART__10_.JPG #1
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_JUNE10_ATART__8_.JPG TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_JUNE10_ATART__3_.JPG #6
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_JUNE10_ATART__11_.JPG TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_JUNE10_ATART__5_.JPG TRADED

06-25-2010, 10:11 AM
and the rest :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_JUNE10_ATART__6_.JPG #9 TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_JUNE10_ATART__4_.JPG #10 TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_JUNE10_ATART__1_.JPG #11

ALSO i have 5 envies with paper goodies (tissue paper in some colors, 3 sheets paper in Chinese, Russian, Portuguese). If anyone trading with me wants to trade "cards plus goodie upgrades" and send me a small assortment of papers I will include the above with your card. all cards are coming with a sheet of text paper.... can't remember which book i took them from :)

06-25-2010, 10:44 AM
Here are my newest cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Butterfly020.jpg Butterfly ATC available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_SummerAPC021.jpg Summer - APC (4" x 6") available

Just Ducky
06-25-2010, 10:47 AM
Hello WORLD.... and all you fellow arty people in it...
so lets see... MAIL-ART challange today... and I seeing a bunch you guys already to go on my challange list.... sure glad it's going to be a blind drawing.. sure wouldn't want to pick one againt the other...

HHC... you off to work gal, and see ya tonight...
Tinka.... love your MJ work.. I am a fan, but haven't done a MJ card..

and now I have to go back and read tho again... I forgot everyone already. it must be another senior moment for me..

06-25-2010, 10:55 AM
i have those moments too ducky... and i'm not 30... yet....

i like seeing all the challenges and the SHUNT players... it is fun cause i'll see something and be like OKAY need to get more points... evalila is playing fast and furious! and robbygirl is too. i have to take a picture with my hat.... that will get my points up there!!

Evil Seedlet
06-25-2010, 11:03 AM
Ok, this doesn't count as my non ATC thing for today because I made it yesterday, but here is my first ever altered matchbox:

Copper Box (On Hold)

06-25-2010, 11:08 AM
Wow Seedlet, I may have to try that!

06-25-2010, 11:10 AM
Ok here are my entries for the challenge...

Tea Time Twinchies


Evil Seedlet
06-25-2010, 11:11 AM
<3 It was pretty fun! I have a lot of little charms and stuff I never get to use and I had been wanting to make one, but just never did until someone sent me a matchbox to play around with.

Evil Seedlet
06-25-2010, 11:12 AM
Now I gotta decide what I want to make for the challenge.. I have never made a chunky page before, I might try that if I can find enough stuff to stick to it XD

06-25-2010, 11:20 AM
I'm excited for today! I've never made art to trade other than ATCs (beyond custom art trades, and that just feels different), and I'm all ready to try some new stuff. I'm thinking chunky pages first - I've got a swap I'm going to make a few for. I'm a little nervous about them, though.

Just Ducky
06-25-2010, 11:26 AM
Evil one... I love love your matchboxes... now I have to add that to my LONG LONG
list of things I wanna do....
chunky... doesn't have to be really chunky... just think of a large size ATC...
I just finished a couple and they are what people would call plain... I just like my image I used.... and then got lots of dangle fibers hangin off the side... didn't scan well with the dangles... so got to use your imag(have need help here with spelling)

and so yep... I have so far on my MAIL-ART list..
Evil Seedlet

Evil Seedlet
06-25-2010, 11:27 AM
:3 I'll keep that in mind, thanks Ducky :)

06-25-2010, 11:31 AM
Still no takers for my first bookmark but it was fun so I went with a second....

Just Ducky
06-25-2010, 11:32 AM
these are my 2 Chunky's for this weekend... got a couple bookmarks I working on...
as you see, I make plain chunks.. but I just loved these large cats... and they do look good with the dangles... (that I don't have on now because of scanning.) sorry...
NOT asking for a chunky as trade... any thing in your gallery is super... ATC is fine with me..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_summer_9.jpg Summer # 8
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_summer_10.jpg Summer # 9

06-25-2010, 11:36 AM
Some of us had to work yesterday and today and don't have much to trade yet. By the weekend I hope to have some things to trade for the great stuff that has been posted so far.

06-25-2010, 11:41 AM
I am loving all the great stuff I see! I have had a busy morning ... but I will be back with some art for tradin' later.

06-25-2010, 11:53 AM
I have been lurking and looking at all the fabulous posts.....I didn't even know about some of the wonderful art things being created....hope to get some time this afternoon to participate

06-25-2010, 12:03 PM
wowsers everyone! some good looking stuff coming out her. i just finished up my art for the morning... it is time to eat something and get to campus!

i will be back later tonight. tonight is CHUNKY PAGES!! i am joining all the chunky newbies. big ATC okay by me!

i want to do a "housecat" themed chunky book. if anyone else likes specific themes or would like to do a chunky page trade with me please PM me and i will work on them over the weekend. i would like to trade chunky for chunky :)

my gallery is up to date - all cards minus the new unscanned ones are in my gallery. let me know if you like anything. i am cool with doing 2:2 and 3:3 swaps if you like different cards. also please pick from my "normal gallery" if you like things there also. some are gathering DUST!!

Just Ducky
06-25-2010, 12:04 PM
oh we got a lurker... welcome to the fun place Lunamoth... and fellow Michigander...
this is an OPEN play time... make what you want... be it alot or only one... your choice.
can do ATC... or anything really... painted.. fiber... it can even be something you just want to show and tell... just be sure to say if it is NOT FOR TRADE..

yes, we do have working women..(no, not that kind) but just remember when you gals can start to play, many of us early starters will be wearing out... and many of the over the big pond gals and guys... are even a day ahead of us... so they into late Friday nite and even Saturday... I get soooooo lost...:wideeyed:

06-25-2010, 12:04 PM
I want to trade with everyone but I haven't even started yet. I just haven't had time. I'm out tomorrow morning but hope to have the rest of the dy devoted to art.

06-25-2010, 12:20 PM
I'd love to trade with everyone in this Athon too! Please check my gallery if you want to trade. I'm sorry I haven't been asking for trades the Scavenger Hunt has me crazy :wacko:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_All_You_Need_is_Love.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160361)AVAIL

Evil Seedlet
06-25-2010, 12:24 PM
Ok, here's my first ever chunky page!

"Self" Not available, would cost too much to send at this point XD
4x4 on a pizza box (lol) Made with handmade paper, ribbon, chipboard, magazine cut out, paper cut out, acrylic paint, scrapbook paper and ink.


Just Ducky
06-25-2010, 01:03 PM
Evil one... lookin' good gal.. fun ain't they ?????

ok... so far for the Friday challange.....

Tinka....Evalila....Ginabee...Jenzar....Novasmen.. ..Evil Seedlet

and now I gotta leave for a while.. check on ya all abit later...

06-25-2010, 01:06 PM
"Morning" - or I should say "afternoon" everyone! Really wonderful art! I'll take one of everything please.:biglaugh: Now off to my craft lair to see what creations await . . .

06-25-2010, 01:12 PM
Hi everyone! Just a quick visit here :). So many beautiful cards and other stuff here!

06-25-2010, 01:25 PM
Hi Sanna, hope u & Mum are well. We're missing you. x

06-25-2010, 01:26 PM
Hey, Sanna! Glad you could pop in!

Everyone is off and running today! As you can see, I'm always a late starter. Getting yesterday's names ready and in the hat for the drawing. I'll announce that and the winner of the most layers in just a bit.

Then I'm off to try my first chunky!

06-25-2010, 01:54 PM
Okay...*drumroll, please*....the winner of the Layered Art Challenge Drawing is....IRememberInADream!! Congratulations!


The Queen of Layers is....dmnh with a whopping 20 layers!! Woohoo! You rule!

Congratulations to you both! Donna, I have your address. Mika, if you could send me yours, please. I will have both of your prize packages out to you after this whirlwind weekend!

Thanks to all who played. We had 21 participants with qualifying entries and I really loved seeing all the different layers that went into each of your art work. You are all rock stars!

06-25-2010, 01:59 PM
Howdy Sniisk! Congrats to the winners!

My first offering of the day is a set of Kaleidoscope inchies created from my Clematis photo. Please know that prints are unlimited while it is being offered.

Clematis Kaleidoscope inchies

06-25-2010, 02:09 PM
You all just keep on making gorgeousness!
Kristin, those inchies are to die for! Very pretty! I love the colors! I'll have to PM you!

I have a few errands to run this afternoon and will get back in the swing of this ATART when I get back from town.

I can't believe I won a prize in the layers challenge! WHOOOOOO HOOOOOO! Thanks so much Amy! I'm glad I didn't have to pick the winner cause in my opinion, all the entries were winners!

I shall return in a few hours with some nonATC art things. Steve's mohawk is drying at the moment and there are a couple of things waiting to have a picture taken.

06-25-2010, 02:10 PM
We posted at the same time! I love the elephant! I'll get the seahorse sent off when I send out my ATART trades. Thanks so much for making him for me! He'll go fantastically with the rest of the elephant postcards!

I never win anything either....must of been both our lucky day! Congrats to you!

06-25-2010, 02:10 PM
Made some more APC's.

47742 - 7 of Hearts - TRADED

47744 - 8 of Hearts - TRADED

47745 - 3 of Diamonds - TRADED

47746 - 8 of Spades - TRADED

06-25-2010, 02:21 PM
oh my goodness, what a lotta things going on here.way to go everyone, congrats dmnh, love yours robby, beepsie fab cards so far, karen wonderful colours as always.
i have just finished a stinking week of work, and done some cards. don't think i can/will be doing any challenges, too stressful right now, but here are my first cards anyway...

47747 traded


47749 traded

47750 traded

06-25-2010, 02:40 PM
congrats contest winners! i still have no idea how you got that many layers on the card donna. after about 5 i start to glue myself to the cards :)

i'm at work, waiting for a meeting. i should have brought some blanks to work on. let me see what i can find around the department. maybe plan from the SHUNT list :) i've had soo much fun making cards from that list !!!!

06-25-2010, 02:47 PM
Congartulations to the winners! :yes:

Here are some inchies from me:


06-25-2010, 02:53 PM
I finished my first chunky page! It's not available for trade - for a swap - but I thought I'd show it anyways.


06-25-2010, 02:55 PM
Question about the 4x4 chunkies - are they one sided just like ATCs?

06-25-2010, 02:56 PM
yup, one sided. but people decorate the back (at least a nice paper to cover up the tagboard). you put your info, etc, on the back.

nice card ghillie! it makes me think ARR MATIE!!

06-25-2010, 03:14 PM
Mingo, I hope you get to play! I love your cards!!

06-25-2010, 03:16 PM
Beeps - thanks for the answer!

Two rolos up for trade - would love to trade rolos with everyone!:biglaugh:

The background is Bernie Berlin's phone book technique. Overstamped with StaZon ink and a recycled calendar image with one of my spirellis.

Shades of Purple Winter, Purple Bird

06-25-2010, 03:18 PM
My errands didn't take as long as I thought they would. I'm back home for a bit. Got both of the art dolls I'll be offering done, now waiting on the glue to dry and figure out what kind of stand they're going to get. Neither of them will stand alone and I can't put a hanger on them.
I need to run back to town for a stop at the thrift store. I didn't want the dog to go to town with me earlier cause it's blazing hot outside but do you think that fool dog listened when I told him, "Fred doesn't get to go!"? Of course he didn't! He about knocked me off my feet to beat me into the van! There was no stopping him! So I'll have to fool that fool dog to get to go to town by myself in a bit!
I'm off to take pictures and scan what I can for now.
Wish me luck at finding something good at the thrift store!

Evil Seedlet
06-25-2010, 03:54 PM
Oookay, been working on the scavenger hunt, here's what I came up with:

Tasty fish: (on hold)

Self portrait: (avail)

Chair: (avail)

Alphabet: (avail)

Baby Foot 2: (avail)

Caterfly: (avail)

06-25-2010, 04:01 PM
fred sounds like a real sweetheart. stinking hot and humid here too today.
here are some more:





Just Ducky
06-25-2010, 04:08 PM
good grief... I can't leave you kids alone for even a minute... (sound familuer):policeman:
I go off line and everyone goes nuts again.. great things showing up.. and I trying to take names and keep my list right...

OH Joss.. so happy you could pop in and play with us...
Sanna... glad to see you my friend... keep well and send our love to your mama..

I have to leave again... going out to supper .... yea... no cooking to night.. I don't know who is the happest about that... ME ??? or poor hungry hubby...
so I should be back about 7 or 8 my time and will post a updated list of our Friday challange people... and keep the noise down while I am gone...

06-25-2010, 04:13 PM
** bangs on pots and pans **

we'll be sure to keep things hoping for you ducky! :)

i keep wondering if i should rollo or not. HUMM. choices.

i wanna go make more cards but, no, time to grocery shop and eat dinner. i will post my dry cards from this morning later tonight and get my CHUNKY on!

06-25-2010, 04:17 PM
Great Art ya'll..Have Fun Ducky..okay, I'm going to kick my muse in gear, again, lol.

Just Ducky
06-25-2010, 04:19 PM
I heard that... who's banging pots....:policeman:
and Beeps... get that chunky posted tonight... I want your name in my hat later...
(you haven't already posted a Non-atc have you ????

ok... I'm otta here...

06-25-2010, 04:27 PM
so...working on my very first chunky pages...help me out here...one side should have holes in it and very little to no decoration for connecting to the book and the other side my or my not have dangles and things tied to it?

How many holes and how are they placed? or is there some other way that they are connected and there are no holes? im confused.

okay...found a tutorial online...said no holes so i guess ill leave that up to the person who gets them. so much new stuff to learn! i love it!

06-25-2010, 04:32 PM
Here are 3 more APC's...
People who want to trade for another APC have first choice.

Jack of Clubs

6 of Clubs
47763 - traded

8 of Diamonds

06-25-2010, 04:49 PM
ahoy there ducks, get back here, what's this business of going off to be 'wined and dined', you should be watching over the rabble left behind! (but do enjoy it)
hiya sanna missing you here this weekend, hope your mom is doing okay.
this thon makes me realise (yet again) that i have so much to learn still in art...not much goes on in london with atcs. we are backward here.

06-25-2010, 04:52 PM
postcard Follow Your Dreams

crocheted rock on a string-it's rather boring if you ask me.....if time allows and my muse cooperates I'm thinking to crochet around a rock with copperwire instead of string

peanut person- sophia saltly....she started out as a real peanut in the shell. I used tissue paper and glue to cover the peanut, acrylic paint, eyelash yarn, fake pearls, embroidery floss, a fabric rose, a bit of copperwire for her purse and the frame of her hat, micro beads and some metal screen from a television screen and silver colored florist wire for her arms and legs. She stands about 2.5 inches tall.

peanut person Steve Salty of the Salt City Salters Basketball team- He started out as a peanut in the shell also. Tissue paper, acrylic paint, silver florist wire, a wooden bead painted red for his ball, blue crewel embroidery yarn for his hair (stuck together with E6000). He stands about 4 inches tall.

Neither of the peanut people stand on thier own. I still need to figure out a base for them.
I have trees to make.

06-25-2010, 04:54 PM
i keep wondering if i should rollo or not. HUMM. choices.

i wanna go make more cards but, no, time to grocery shop and eat dinner. i will post my dry cards from this morning later tonight and get my CHUNKY on!

Oh please rolo and put me down for a trade!:):):)

Out for dinner and grocery shopping for me also soon. Not getting very much done today between dishes and laundry. Maybe I can put the peddle to the metal tonight. Really enjoying everyone's art though!

06-25-2010, 05:07 PM
Wow, wow, wow! So much wonderful art being posted I wanted to comment on things and opted to leave reps instead. You peeps ROCK! I've only gotten a couple of paper dolls (posted below) done so far today.

06-25-2010, 05:32 PM
Hey, Russell! so glad you could join us!

06-25-2010, 05:47 PM
Really great art stuff being presented...I'm working on twinchies..slow going as I just started them. Go you Chunky Monkies and Rolo Besto's, Art Doll Makers and all the rest.

06-25-2010, 05:50 PM
I've been stuck in an inservice all day while you guys have been playing. I am so wanting to play too . But I won't be home for another hour stoppered into a library on the way. Don't have too much fun u till I get there,

06-25-2010, 05:55 PM
We're making LOTS OF NOISE while Ducky's away..

06-25-2010, 05:57 PM
Ah well, i didn't manage to get a lot done today apart from a bookmark which i will upload in the morning. My 'mojo' has gone awol. Hope it returns tomorrow. Sweet dreams everyone. x

06-25-2010, 06:05 PM
Sweet dreams thepoz! Can't wait to see your bookmark. I'm thinking of making one too.

06-25-2010, 06:12 PM
night, Pauline! sending creative vibes your way and hoping the muse is back come morning!

06-25-2010, 06:47 PM
Night Thepozbabe!

My first chunky. 4x4 print of my citrasolv for the background. Collage images and a real key with a dangly charm key. Did I do it right?

The Key to Life-traded

Ms Bunni
06-25-2010, 06:50 PM
Hi Everyone! FINALLY off work and ready to play! I have some summer time inchies I will be uploading shortly!

06-25-2010, 06:56 PM
Hey Brittani! Glad you could join the party!

06-25-2010, 06:58 PM
I'm here. Have been lurking all day and working on some scrapbook pages. But I've got an atc dancing in my head that I've got to start working on soon!

Lots of neat stuff being posted!

06-25-2010, 07:05 PM
Here is my w.i.p. chunky page - a first chunky for me
going to put some dangley things on it now.

Ms Bunni
06-25-2010, 07:54 PM
Here are my summer time inchies!

06-25-2010, 08:01 PM
java, I think you already add the DANGLEY bits

He he, does this count as a Joke?

06-25-2010, 08:01 PM
java, I think you already add the DANGLEY bits

Bahahahahaha :biglaugh:

06-25-2010, 08:03 PM
got the dangles now
47780 available

Ms Bunni
06-25-2010, 08:06 PM
hehehe...Dangley bits:twitcy:

Just Ducky
06-25-2010, 08:23 PM
you gals are just tooooo bad... dangley bits in deed...:embarrassed:
I don't see dangle... they just hanging off on the left......loflmao....

Java... your chunky is great... bet you will have a bunch of the gals here after this one....

so OK gang... the duck is back from supper.. full.. and content... oh wait that's a cat...

06-25-2010, 08:27 PM
Hiya! I'm finally home from work and have read through all the wild and crazy art you've been doing all day. :cool:

06-25-2010, 08:28 PM
I need to relax a bit and then I'll get to work on the stuff I have in progress... :D

06-25-2010, 08:44 PM
For those considering Gothic Arches, here is a template for you and a link to a challenge blog:
A6 (4x6 size) http://belindaschneider.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/gothicarchtemplate.pdf
Gothic Arches Challenge Blog http://gothicarches.blogspot.com/

What I do is create a template using light cardstock measured 4x6, fold it in half, cut my arch in the top 2 inches and use that to trace around on the heavy cardstock or chipboard. :)

06-25-2010, 08:45 PM
okay i'm back for the night. i have 3 hours to get my nonATC up so ducky won't send the :policeman: after me!!

i got some new goodies today, including MORE stuff for SUNDAY'S PRIZE!!! get your stamps out ladies and gentlemen it's a great grab bag!

i'm gonna shower and make some stuff. OMG> excited

Just Ducky
06-25-2010, 08:55 PM
what ???? HHC needs rest ???? BeebS is going to shower ???? ya all think this is a day at the SPA ????

so ok.... my Friday list update...

Tinka...........Evalila.........ginabee........jen saz..........Novasmen.........Evil Seedlet

OKwiccan........KESagers...... Dmnh...... ghillietoes42...........


if you have shown us any MAIL-ART ... and your name isn't here ???
blame the duck and just let me know... I will add your name and stick the duck in a corner....

Ms Bunni
06-25-2010, 09:02 PM
It five o'clock somewhere....happy hour twinches...complete with sugared and salted rims!
I'll be back...going to make myself a drink...is it OK to Art under the influence?!?

06-25-2010, 09:10 PM
Here's some stuff I did today...


ETA: These are 8x8 scrapbook pages I did for an album I'm making for my mom.

06-25-2010, 09:10 PM
Well, I'm finally home . . . but totally drained from work. I'll try my best to get something posted.

Just Ducky
06-25-2010, 09:10 PM
my two Bookmarks... and this is it for me with Mail-Art... going back to ATC...
and I am NOT asking for bookmarks for trade... and with my earlier Chunky's .. NOT needing chunky for trade on them either... so.. wanna trade ????

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_summer_10.jpg Summer...# 10

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_summer_11.jpg Summer...# 11

and MS... sure could use one of them pretty drinks... but do you have a larger size? I need MORE....

06-25-2010, 09:20 PM
before my 'puter dies .... HI EVERYONE!!! Beautiful stuff!!! Off to a party ... so no time for art :(
then work tomorrow followed by the drive to HHCs! so BY GODS!!! I will be making art at some point this weekend!! LOL
I have drawn about 6 cards, but ... I just need a power cord for my good computer ... this one overheats within a few minutes and then it just shuts down! Handsome husband has the solderer out and hopefully can fix the old cord before the replacement arrives ...
how funny! I am rambling like anyone really gives a sh** if my computer works or not!
LOL!! xoxo

06-25-2010, 09:26 PM
Every time I have checked in today there has been something new and exciting posted - what fun!

06-25-2010, 09:27 PM
ducky, you know i don't do animals. just drunk ducks. do a 4x4 in an asian theme & i will look at trading. speaking of not doing animals, did you see the crazy animals i listed today. i can never get my art to post over here. but i have several 4x4's with backs as neat as fronts. anyone who wants to see a back, i will post it. hope everyone runs over to my gallery & checks out my work. i am looking to trade. btw, the art posted for this thon has really been great. & keeping up with the thread is a real kick.

06-25-2010, 09:29 PM
jaw, lol, we all care a bunch that your computer is giving you fits. no fits, just take the anger out on more art.

06-25-2010, 09:36 PM
Two more....


That's all I got done, but I had a fever most of the day.

Oh, I did grout some tiles that I'm going to stamp tomorrow for coasters!

Oh, and 3 loads of laundry.

But that's it!

06-25-2010, 09:40 PM
Two more....


That's all I got done, but I had a fever most of the day.

Oh, I did grout some tiles that I'm going to stamp tomorrow for coasters!

Oh, and 3 loads of laundry.

But that's it!

Wow! you get more done with a fever than I do when I'm healthy. I love your scrapbook pages you are posting - that dog is adorable.

06-25-2010, 09:48 PM
Okay here is my latest. OHH chunky pages.

DUCKY you can put my name in the hat now. i have been good and made my first chunky. i'm doing a "seasons of birds" set. got spring done.... need to do the others next :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_spring_chunky.JPG #C1

and some self portraits. Evalila gets first dibs then after that.... you can let me know :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_ATART_4__1_.JPG TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_ATART_4__2_.JPG #13
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_ATART_4__3_.JPG TRADED

off to do more chunky pages. i'm ready with my hat on :)

06-25-2010, 09:50 PM
Great scrapbook pages, Theresa!

Jaw... we all DO care. Not having a computer that's working during an a-thon is a major crisis! LOL! :)

06-25-2010, 09:51 PM
Wow beeps! You've been busy! I need to get working on my hat. I do have a tiara that is now going on my head... however it's not altered. Just a tiara. :dull:

06-25-2010, 09:54 PM
hey, I made some art today!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC191.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160461)
employee of the month : sorry not for trade

the sole card I finished today & now I have fallen in love with him and can't bear to send him off.
scrapbook paper, hand drawn bunny, text, punches, gold paint, white paint, colored pencil, black ink, and love.

I also managed to finish a grand total of one inchie!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_pirateocto.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160468)
pirate octopus : AVAILABLE - I will try to get more inchies done tomorrow, because trading 1 inchie is just sort of silly.
background is serendipity - papers, paint, glitter glue, etc.. pirate octopus I drew on the computer and printed him out "inchie sized", then I embellished him with silver gel pen.

oh & this little guy qualifies me for the mail art contest! woo-hoo!

06-25-2010, 09:58 PM
Not just 1 inchie - 1 very cute inchie!

06-25-2010, 10:01 PM
Wow! you get more done with a fever than I do when I'm healthy. I love your scrapbook pages you are posting - that dog is adorable.

He was a great dog. Yeah, I was going to rest today, but then I just kinda started doing stuff. :confused:

Ms Bunni
06-25-2010, 10:20 PM
chaosatlanta...I LOVE that one inchie...maybe he can find a friend and make his way south to Macon!

06-25-2010, 10:26 PM
Morning all! Ok, it is technically NOT morning...but when you work nights, your morning might be any time of the day! LOL

It is almost 7:30 in the evening here, and I just got up (Boys are home for school now, so it is sleep when sleep can!).

.....heading off to the art table to see which projects I can finish today!

Awesome art you have all been creating while I have been away!

06-25-2010, 10:29 PM
Here is my first ATC for this Art-A-Thon. I started thinking about the It's Summer theme....then thought about being hot...then thought about cooling down...then drew a polar bear....hmmm? This "cool" card is available for trade

Edit: It is now traded

06-25-2010, 10:38 PM

First ever gothic arch. Done digitally. Not sure if that's 'gothic arch acceptable media' but it turned out cool and was lots of fun :) I haven't worked digitally in a while, now I remember why I love it so :)

used vintage materials and a butterfly in photoshop.

06-25-2010, 10:44 PM
I'm a bit down.. I need a kick start.... anyone awake?

06-25-2010, 10:49 PM
i was supposed to be free for the weekend, but now i'm working again. so i'm not getting much art finished but it is being worked on! meanwhile, i do have lots of papery goodie-envelopes i would love to trade, either for other goodie-envelopes or for art!
- int'l olympics-themed postage stamps: http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/75773_05Apr10_poststamps.jpg
- some unusual acrylic and unmounted rubber stamps: http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/medium/75773_16Nov09_stamps4.JPG
- vintage christmas cards, photos (not reprints), children's book illustrations, poetry and book pages (i have pages from a very old novel called "a virgin of yesterday"! :biglaugh:
- and plenty of other little oddities
send me a message if you want any!

06-25-2010, 10:50 PM

but not very awake. In need of mountain dew, but I'm out, and I'm slumping . . .

06-25-2010, 10:51 PM
Slump slump.... :) I am very slumpy and the weekend is running away and I got nowt done since Thursday artwise... feeling a bit of a failure/non starter.....

Ms Bunni
06-25-2010, 10:55 PM
OK, here is my last bit for tonight...but, I will be back tomorrow night after work

Annie Get your Gun Button Fairy

06-25-2010, 10:57 PM
Summer time is more reading time...

Sort of a self portrait...of me doing my next favorite thing to AFA...


06-25-2010, 11:15 PM
winterchild... wishing you an art kick start....

06-25-2010, 11:24 PM
I'm awake. :err: Should be tired from all I did today, still have a bit of a fever, but I still feel like doing something. Have a problem though....one of my celing lights here in my craft room is burnt out. :( Takes a special flourescent bulb and we don't have any. So hubby is going to pick one up at the hardware store tomorrow.

06-25-2010, 11:26 PM
I made a hat/crown/headgear. I couldn't get the damned thing to sit straight on my head so it's a jaunty paper hat....if someone wants to trade for it, I think I could let it go pretty easy.

Tree of Life pendant in purple glass beads with three plastic silver beads thrown in there too, twisted with copperwire.

Then there's two stick bookmarks with beads on the end:
blue heart bmk with copperwire and glass beads
red flower bmk with silver florist wire and glass beads
the picture with the book shows what the bmks look like out of the book and in

if anyone wants any of these things please send me a PM. Tomorrow I'm going to make ATCs and maybe some more tree of life pendants. I have a birthday party to go tomorrow so it will be late afternoon before I can get to arting again.

So much great art in this thread .....and to think a lot of it will sailing around the world within days! That is amazing!

06-25-2010, 11:27 PM
Don't worry everyone - we still have 2 whole days left!:)

Theresagram I really hope you feel better.

Cool hat DMNH!

I'm working on a chunky but I don't think I'm going to get it done tonight so this might be my last for the day:

Asian inchies

06-25-2010, 11:29 PM
Donna, your hat rocks! Or maybe you're just rocking the hat! You go, girl!

Love you other stuff. Very pretty.

06-25-2010, 11:30 PM
Well, I am finally getting to do something. Here is a can I recycled into a container to hold ATC's blanks or you could put finished ones in there, too. It is available for trade.

06-25-2010, 11:30 PM
Don't worry everyone - we still have 2 whole days left!:)

Theresagram I really hope you feel better.

Cool hat DMNH!

I'm working on a chunky but I don't think I'm going to get it done tonight so this might be my last for the day:

Asian inchies

Pretty inchies.

I'll be ok, the worst thing is the fever on top of the stinkin' hot flashes! :shocked:

06-25-2010, 11:32 PM
Yo! Tell me about it!!!! And the summer heat on top of it all . . . :mad:

06-25-2010, 11:33 PM
I'm sorry to ask, because I know it is already somewhere here in the thread but what were the dimensions for the gothic arches? I found a template online but don't know if the size is correct

06-25-2010, 11:40 PM
well HHC said it was 4x6 with the curve starting at the 4 on the 6 inch sides and meeting at a point, but the template I found was 4 by 5.5 inches. So I made one in photoshop. It looks a bit different, but I don't know if there is a "standard" because I think people would cut the arch differently.:err:

06-25-2010, 11:49 PM
Slump slump.... :) I am very slumpy and the weekend is running away and I got nowt done since Thursday artwise... feeling a bit of a failure/non starter.....

No worries, we have more time. When I'm in a slump, I create backgrounds.

06-25-2010, 11:51 PM
Okay...finally ready to post today's efforts! My first chunky pages! Ducky...I accepted your challenge and I have answered it! Woohoo! Yay me! :biglaugh:

I apologize for the lousy pictures of summer and winter. too chunky for the scanner.

still deciding on the dangly bits!

Fall Chunky
Spring Chunky
Summer Chunky
Winter Chunky traded

06-25-2010, 11:53 PM
I'm sorry to ask, because I know it is already somewhere here in the thread but what were the dimensions for the gothic arches? I found a template online but don't know if the size is correct

The size I've always made for swaps is 4 x 6. The one's I've found online vary. I usually make my own, as the ones I have from swaps are the 4x6 size.

well HHC said it was 4x6 with the curve starting at the 4 on the 6 inch sides and meeting at a point, but the template I found was 4 by 5.5 inches. So I made one in photoshop. It looks a bit different, but I don't know if there is a "standard" because I think people would cut the arch differently.:err:

The swaps I joined - two or three - had the size at 4 x 6, with the arch in the top two inches. I created my own template in the size I wanted, as I mentioned earlier. I was creating a book, and it helped to match the pages.

06-25-2010, 11:56 PM
Okay... so here are two of the gothic arches I made today. One more is drying. These two are not available for trade... they are for a bird themed book I'm making.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_ATART_-_Inspire_arch.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160501)Inspire http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_ATART_-_caged_arch.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160502) Caged

Oh, I should mention that I "decorate" the back with the same background on my arches and chunkys and sometimes add images to the back depending on my mood. :)

06-25-2010, 11:58 PM
Whew! I made it just in time!

Kaleidoscope chunky of my little Kona. The Kaleidoscope is not blurry in real life - the embellishments are making it difficult to scan.

Flower Girl chunky

06-26-2010, 12:00 AM
Love those chunkies and arches! Such amazing varied art today - very inspiring.

06-26-2010, 12:02 AM
HHC, how do connect the book pages? I have ideas floating in my head for more butterfly arches and a book would be really cool :)

06-26-2010, 12:05 AM
Those are gorgeous, Helen and Kristen!

06-26-2010, 12:06 AM
Here is what I made today...on what was not supposed to be a busy day :arghh:!
At least I'm posting before midnight this time...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/large/1_b_wbk.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160503)Bookmark w/Helen Keller quote "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/large/1_seabk.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160504) Tidepool Bookmark ~ Collage includes real Puget Sound seaweed (collected by me) and three layers of glaze.

Will gladly trade for any art, not just bookmarks!

06-26-2010, 12:08 AM
I punch two holes evenly spaced about 1/4 into the left side of the page,and use small binder rings (http://www.screwpost.com/index.php?cPath=O0_2) or ribbon to attach then together.

06-26-2010, 12:13 AM
Working on two more chunkies right now, but I don't know if I'll finish tonight. I got really busy randomly this afternoon and therefore got no work done... Sadness.

06-26-2010, 12:13 AM
thanks HHC . . . again ;) ( oh and I forgot . .. those bird arches are very beautiful)

KESAGERS: those bookmarks are gorgeous

Just Ducky
06-26-2010, 12:22 AM
boy there is no way I can keep up with all the great stuff showing up here ... and my list of Mail-Art is growing and growing... have 21 names for my hat right now...
but I will not close out the challange till I up in the morning...
and I will go back from this post and recheck for names... this is what I have as of right now... PLEASE... if you did MAIL-ART and I don't have your name... send me a message

TheWeavershand.... Blueskybreeze.... Milissamyth.... HHC..... Theresagram..... Jensaz
Chaosatlanta.... Beebs.... MS Bunni..... JavaZarf....Russell....Ghillietoes....Dmnh...
KESagers.... OKwiccan.... Evil Seedlet.... Novasmen.... Ginabee...Evalila.... Tinka.... Myrubyjean....

again... I will check for more MAIL-ART people in the morning... and then into a hat they go... and gonna draw one WINNER.... and one SECOND... then think I will draw out all the other names and the LAST one out of the hat... gets my last place package....

06-26-2010, 12:29 AM
Ducky...I didn't do mail art...just some scrap pages.

06-26-2010, 12:32 AM
You are all awesome.... I think its starting to work... justplease don't go to sleep on me..it gets lonely down here!!

06-26-2010, 12:35 AM
Winterchild, you should put on some music and dance! That always helps me get in a creative mood!

06-26-2010, 12:39 AM
im not going anywhere for a while winterchild...youre not alone

06-26-2010, 12:40 AM
Another great day everyone! Chunkies are new to me but now I'm hooked.:) Way past my bedtime but I'm looking forward to today's new challenge - gotta get some sleep first. See y'all again in a few hours.

06-26-2010, 12:41 AM
night Kristen! see you tomorrow!

06-26-2010, 12:41 AM
That's it for me...see all tomorrow.....zzzzzzz

06-26-2010, 12:43 AM
Well can't do any special art atm(need an SD card), but i have an idea that may work...

Still fun to participate some i suppose.

06-26-2010, 12:48 AM
As I said before... you all rock....! What does a hot flush feel like?

06-26-2010, 12:54 AM
okay i'm out for the night. made some more cards, another chunky, and colored some images for later. OYE. my sweetie is mega passed out on the bed. i'll have to push her to the side if i wanna sleep :biglaugh:

will see everyone tomorrow. i'll post my stuff from tonight but won't be on until later. have to birthday party and make pies for a sunday potluck. OHH PIES

06-26-2010, 12:54 AM
Okay, here is the last of my creativity for the day.. Going to snooze as it's almost 10 pm and I have to work for a bit tomorrow. Hopefully I'll get back in time to do tomorrow's challenge!!


47823 TRADED

06-26-2010, 12:56 AM
well, i need to sleep. Work tomorrow. noon to 9, I think, maybe I can get some done before work, I definitely need to get more done after work . . . man, i need a day off.

06-26-2010, 12:57 AM
melissamyth, i 3 hole punch mine with my crop-a-dile. then you can buy the rings is different sizes & even colors. after you ring your book, i tie ribbons or fibers around the
empty part of the rings. turns out beautiful. i have about 6 books.

06-26-2010, 01:06 AM
winterchild, image if you will the worst fever you ever remember. it comes very quickly some women flush, others simply burn. at night i would sweat through my niteshirt, my sheets. have to get up & change all the linens & my clothes. thankfully i am not bothered anymore. for some women it is much worse than others.

Just Ducky
06-26-2010, 01:14 AM
HI Winterchild... sure wish I could stay up and look over your shoulder...
so put another log on your fire... keep warm... create.. create.. and have fun...
and you asked about what a hot flash felt like ??? WELL it's HOT and comes like a FLASH... (LOL)

and everyone ... that's for a great MAIL-ART day... don't think we have ever had so much non ATC art on a All ART A THON before... and you all gave so much fun...
see ya all in the morning... well later in the morning.. I am at 1:15 now...

oh and Beeps... you are ROllin' thunder today... go gal go....

06-26-2010, 01:20 AM
As I said before... you all rock....! What does a hot flush feel like?

It feels like spontaneous combustion! My doc says everyone is different, but mine, I suddenly feel like I'm on FIRE! Everywhere. It sucks.

06-26-2010, 01:21 AM
I have a few things to upload--2 chunky pages, 1 altered puzzle piece (this is a big puzzle piece--almost chunky page size), 1 altered domino magnet, and a pic of my art hat in progress! I am not sure if I will work more on it, but it sure needs more!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_014.JPG Sweet dreams Chunky page

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_011.JPG Gargoyle Chunky page

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_015.JPG Square dance puzzle piece

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_029.JPG Clock domino magnet

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_034.JPG Crazy hat--still needs work!

06-26-2010, 01:24 AM
I've almost finished one more chunky page (waiting for it to dry) for a swap and a bookmark (which I'm sort of attached to at the moment and might not trade...). I'll post pictures of them soon!

06-26-2010, 01:34 AM
Tamrantula is rocking!!!

I just wondered... as you mentioned the Hot Flush.... I get little ones sometimes, in the night... it only started since I started taking Prozac.. actually I quite enjoy mine... gee I'm odd.... ;)

06-26-2010, 01:43 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6101/small/1_chunky2.jpg (For a swap)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6101/medium/1_bookmark1.jpg(Currently uncertain about trading)

06-26-2010, 01:54 AM
My posts keep disappearing into cyberspace....!

06-26-2010, 01:58 AM
Winterchild, maybe it's because it's almost a full moon....

06-26-2010, 02:12 AM
Well, I am having trouble keeping my eyes open. It's been a long day. I have things started but none finished. I'll have time to play tomorrow while I await delivery of our new stove...

Good night all... create lots!

06-26-2010, 02:30 AM
night, Helen!

06-26-2010, 02:38 AM
Its goodnight for me too. see you all tomorrow!

06-26-2010, 03:03 AM
Good night everyone!

Looks like for the next few hours Ill be the only one whos playing :( ("All alone am I ... doobidoolala")
Think I have to move to another time zone LOL

06-26-2010, 03:03 AM
Goodnight Everyone, Sorry I wasn't around much today, injured my wrist playing tennis. Couldn't do any of the NON ATC art I was hoping to do today :( Thank goodness I got in a few small projects this morning. I'm hoping it will feel better tomorrow, I've been icing all evening.

06-26-2010, 04:39 AM
Here's 3 more domino pendant. I'm a notorious insomniac. So, I guess I'm making up for lost time while everyone else sleeps :wideeyed:

I couldn't get a good focus with the camera and they look absolutely horrible in the scanner. Sorry

Also added another ATC's container can.

06-26-2010, 05:10 AM
Gosh, you all were so busy yesterday! Beautiful art! Very inspiring folks!! The most I managed in the end was a walk collecting grasses and feathers so expect something with these elements...

Even beter, the sun's shining so I reckon it's going to be 'art on the patio' today :)

06-26-2010, 05:21 AM
hey robby take care of that wrist, rest it for sure!
hey bobby starting prozac can give all sorts of side effects just persevere
hey everyone else, i am loving what you are all doing here.
somehow this past week at school in the heat wiped me out, haven't managed to pick myself up yet, will do some more drawn cards later. but will keep lurking and hopefully my energy will return.

06-26-2010, 05:28 AM
Hiya all..I finally made it here....
here are my first ATC's for the weekend..

#002 http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/46371/2665755050040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2665755050040999427bGypie) TRADED

Just pm me if ya wanna trade..:D:D

06-26-2010, 06:30 AM
Here ar 2 more APC's.

4 of Clubs
47832 - traded

2 of Spades
47833 - traded

06-26-2010, 07:02 AM
Here are two mixed media guardian angels I made today as a gift for my nephews Julian and Florian for their christening tomorrow. I used several papers, tissue paper, skeleton leaves, acrylic color, markers, ink pens, glitter, gel medium and ribbons:


06-26-2010, 07:08 AM
Tamrantula is rocking!!!

I just wondered... as you mentioned the Hot Flush.... I get little ones sometimes, in the night... it only started since I started taking Prozac.. actually I quite enjoy mine... gee I'm odd.... ;)

Since i started taking Prozac, all i wanna do is sleep. I can't keep my eyes open. x

06-26-2010, 07:16 AM
Prozac backwards is Cazorp, that would be a good name for a rock band (or a robot).
ok, maybe I need another cup of coffee.

06-26-2010, 07:21 AM
More coffee !!! LOL

06-26-2010, 07:27 AM
Morning folks - I will be working on art projects all day (from 10:00 Am until around midnight tonight) sadly, I will be away from my computer as I will be creating with friends away from home. I will try and check in via iphone when I can today though. Looking forward to seeing what wonderful mixed media creations everyone comes up with today.

06-26-2010, 07:27 AM
Here is the bookmark i did yesterday. I may try some Gothic Arches today. Never made any before.
Gonna go & visit my grandaughter 1st though & if i can keep my eyes open i will be back later.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3303/medium/1_Bookmark.jpg TRADED

06-26-2010, 08:22 AM
Well, here is my last can and I will be out of pocket for a while. I'll be back this afternoon late. I hope to try some Gothic Arches. I've never done any of them.

06-26-2010, 09:04 AM
here are my next 2

06-26-2010, 09:18 AM
here we go... more JAMs with 1000 AND a new chunky. my chunkies don't have danglies yet. my dangly stuff is at the other house :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_atart_4__2_.JPG 15
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_atart_4__4_.JPG 16
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5860/small/1_atart_4__3_.JPG 17

and chunkies:

i just started embossing. anyone have tips to make it look more awesome?

06-26-2010, 09:26 AM
Good morning! What fun catching up with my 1st cup of coffee...oh'd and ah'd over the delicious art...my muse has turned inward and wants to keep everything, lol. I made a Digital collage, last night.

Angels Reported Gathering - Digital Print

06-26-2010, 09:46 AM
Good morning all! Felt so good, just had to paint. Since my crabapple trees had recieved such a good response from the tree swap. I decided to make a couple of trees for here.

City Tree Available
Pink Crabapple 1 traded
Pink Crabapple 2 Traded
Yellow Tree traded

06-26-2010, 09:53 AM
Good morning everyone! Wide awake much earlier than I planned, but lots to do today so I guess it's all good...

Beautiful art just keeps a comin'.

Ms Bunni
06-26-2010, 09:58 AM
I have to go to work while the rest of you are doing art and racking up points:mad:
I'll be back tonight~ see you guys later. Beautiful art BTW~

06-26-2010, 10:04 AM
Oh! And it's MiXeD mEdiA Day! Yay!
Three or more different media on your cards and you're eligible for a goody bag full of all kinds of good "stuff"...

Please list your media when posting to make it easy on your hostess... lol!

06-26-2010, 10:12 AM
Summertime... and the artin' is easy.

ha! When I have the time to play with art, why does my muse go somewhere else? :)

06-26-2010, 10:30 AM
Have to tell you my 'Oops' story! I haven't used eyelets in so long I forgot to punch the hole first, lol.

06-26-2010, 10:39 AM
Hey HHC--I need a little "napkin & beeswax" help.
I usually only use one napkin, because everytime I have tried out layered napkins, it comes out all "blobby".
Is the script behind your flowers and birds a napkin layer, or rubber stamp or text page?
Do you usually go light to dark or dark to light with the layers of napkins?

Yours just come out SOOOOO breathtaking, and I want mine to have the same "Wow" effect!


06-26-2010, 11:07 AM
I have made a bookmark for Mixed Media Day featuring rubberstamping, stickers, eyelet, fiber ribbon, 2 x 5 7/8". Photo's are front and back, Love Be.
The second bookmark is Waiting.

Love Be Bookmark

Waiting Bookmark

Just Ducky
06-26-2010, 11:24 AM
MAIL-ART Winners..:cool:

I just did the hat drawing for our Friday Challange .... MAIL-ART.....
put 23 names in my very stylish hat... and winner is :notworthy:

WINNER ........ JavaZarf........

second place winner .......... Tamrantula......

and last name to come from the hat.... (also a winner)......... Bluesybreeze.......

thanks to all you guys for joining in our fun day.... and I will be getting your winning packages packed and ready to mail ......

06-26-2010, 11:27 AM
Congratulations to all the lucky winners. :) x

06-26-2010, 11:33 AM
Congratulations winners!

It's before noon & I have some art ready to trade. Yippee!

"Baby is Stuffed" : TRADE PENDING
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC192.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160604)

And it is mixed media: scrapbook paper, hand drawn kitty, text, punches, gold paint, white paint, colored pencil, black ink, and love.

I also have a watermelon card available from Thursday:
(card ends at white border - was scanned on green paper)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC189.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=160130)

PM for trades.

06-26-2010, 11:36 AM
Here are some ATCs from me:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Sunset028.jpg Sunset http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_GoldenGirl025.jpg Golden Girl http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_LonelyOldTree027.jpg Lonely Old Treetraded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Happy030.jpg Happy http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Angry029.jpg Angry http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_Sad031.jpg Sad

06-26-2010, 11:44 AM
*drool at the art..* CONGRATULATIONS WINNERS!

06-26-2010, 11:46 AM
Congratulations to the Mail Art Winners! :)

06-26-2010, 11:49 AM
Tamran - not HHC here, but I do enough beeswax to make some suggestions. ;)

On my beeswax stuff, I'm using a craft iron to smooth out the "blobby" things - sometimes the little holes you can't see in the napkins add air pockets - just keep reheating and resmoothing and eventually they go away. I put the wax pellets right on the image/card and melt them with the iron - others use brushes and melting pot.

I try to go light to dark - because I have problems "lightening" a dark patch on a beeswax card, once it goes dark. I did some beeswax nebulas for that swap and started with where I wanted light, then layered in the dark bits until I had the effect I needed.

Beeswax will make something "sorta dark" into REALLY dark - I didn't use much, if any, true black on my nebulas, but they look like I did. I think the deepest color I used was some plum tissue/plum mulberry paper.

And I've been known to rubber stamp the inner (typically white) layers peeled from the napkins - it's a really nice effect!

Hope this helps?

Hoping to play sometime today, but we have this party and I have to cook some for church tomorrow! Definitely plan to be here tomorrow afternoon, though! ;)

Thanks for your help and suggestions, mingo!

I should clarify...by "blobby" I meant....um...muddy? HHC's colors are so vibrant and pretty--and most of mine come out dark, drab...not pretty! LOL

I will try our suggestions later and see if I can't get some pretties made!

06-26-2010, 11:59 AM
I brought a few blanks (one black!) and black/white pens with me to work last night. Here are the doodle results! I "think" the flower counts as pointillism type art? I have never done it and am not really sure! The others are zetti or zentangle type doodles.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0742.jpgZentangle mess
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0743.jpgZetti flower
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0744.jpgSpider web Zentangle
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0745.jpg Point of flower

06-26-2010, 12:00 PM
Hey HHC--I need a little "napkin & beeswax" help.
I usually only use one napkin, because everytime I have tried out layered napkins, it comes out all "blobby".
Is the script behind your flowers and birds a napkin layer, or rubber stamp or text page?
Do you usually go light to dark or dark to light with the layers of napkins?

Tam, I use a cream cardstock, stamp the script on that, and layer the napkins light to dark. Frequently some of the background color is ink pad ink applied. I also cut our portions of the napkin design (flowers, birds) and layer that too. I try out different combinations before I do the final "wax" down.
And I use a mini quilting iron, melting my block of wax directly onto the art piece surface.

Edit: Some of the darker napkins also have a fabulous second peeled layer with a lighter version, and those get used a lot in the background also.

06-26-2010, 12:02 PM
Have to tell you my 'Oops' story! I haven't used eyelets in so long I forgot to punch the hole first, lol.

LOL! :laugh:

06-26-2010, 12:02 PM
MAIL-ART Winners..:cool:

I just did the hat drawing for our Friday Challange .... MAIL-ART.....
put 23 names in my very stylish hat... and winner is :notworthy:

WINNER ........ JavaZarf........

second place winner .......... Tamrantula......

and last name to come from the hat.... (also a winner)......... Bluesybreeze.......

thanks to all you guys for joining in our fun day.... and I will be getting your winning packages packed and ready to mail ......


06-26-2010, 12:04 PM
Okay... they called and the stove will be delivered between 12:00 - 2:00, so I'm off running a couple of errands. Back soon!

Keep creating lovely art!

Just Ducky
06-26-2010, 12:09 PM
so Ducky has sent off messages to our MAIL-ART winners..
now I gonna go have my late morning/afternoon coffee and then I am coming back and do some playing with ya guys....

06-26-2010, 12:32 PM
just finished 2 cards:

Fashion and Bird ( wagtail)

47860 - traded

47861 - traded

06-26-2010, 12:47 PM
Congrats to the winners!

Lots of great stuff being posted! You're all making lots of beautiful things!

I'm going to see what I can make today... :wideeyed:

06-26-2010, 12:50 PM
Thanks HHC for laughing with me! I have an ATC finished, Sabrina..working on other stuff.

Sabrina ATC

06-26-2010, 01:04 PM
Yay, I won something?! I haven't even started a project for today. Have been working on scavenger hunt points.

06-26-2010, 01:18 PM
Congrats to the winners! and great art already today! just getting started here. hope to have some stuff to post later.

06-26-2010, 01:21 PM
Finally here!

My gallery is up to date - losing track in the thread as usual.:err:

Here are my first two for the day:

Born to be Unique, A Romantic Life (keeping them large so you can read the quote)

media used:
digital print of my citrasolv art
collaged vintage image and quote
punch art

06-26-2010, 01:25 PM
Great pages! (Sad to hear about Thomas Kincade though. :()

06-26-2010, 01:27 PM
Here are my 1st two for today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3303/medium/1_Hopeful_Fairy.jpg Hopeful Fairy TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3303/medium/1_Flower_Fairy.jpg Flower Fairy

06-26-2010, 01:31 PM
Beautiful art postings!! Did Thomas Kincade pass away, Theresagram? More twinchies...

Choose twinchie

First Cup in the Morning twinchie

06-26-2010, 01:42 PM
Beautiful art postings!! Did Thomas Kincade pass away, Theresagram? More twinchies...

Choose twinchie

First Cup in the Morning twinchie

No, he was arrested for DUI recently, but the worst part was he had to file bankruptcy because of the fraud charges. http://www.nctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/article_37e67a0d-fe1b-5a3b-8748-b6b311473810.html I really like his artwork.

Just Ducky
06-26-2010, 02:00 PM
ok.. ducky is back in the making mold... :)
first I will bring up cards from before.... and please take a look-see in my gallery.. I do have a few cards from before this wild fun time thingy

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_summer_5.jpg Summer # 5
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_summer_6.jpg Summer # 6

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_summer_10.jpg Summer # 10 (my chunky comes with hangie things)

06-26-2010, 02:05 PM
Wowiezy, look at the great art stuff!
Theresagram, I hadn't heard about that with Thomas Kinkade, thanks for explaining it.

NOT For Trade: Red Sky in Morning ATC using inchie from Rubyragdoll

06-26-2010, 02:11 PM
2 more for today's challenge:

The Color Within-traded, Feed Your Heart-traded

media used:
digital print of my citrasolv art
collaged vintage image and quote
paper flower with metal brad

06-26-2010, 02:13 PM
No, he was arrested for DUI recently, but the worst part was he had to file bankruptcy because of the fraud charges. http://www.nctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/article_37e67a0d-fe1b-5a3b-8748-b6b311473810.html I really like his artwork.

My goodness! I had no idea. Really too bad because he seemed to be so positive. I hope he can get his life back together.

06-26-2010, 02:23 PM
Im visiting here just because I wanted to see all the beautiful art here. I made 8 ATCs today but because Im using internet by a mobile phone I cant upload any pictures. But Ill upload the pics when I can use my own computer again (maybe on Thursday).

Just Ducky
06-26-2010, 02:25 PM
hello Sanna... so glad you can visit .... kinda naked around here without your beautiful art..... anything I am showing you would like... just let me know..

06-26-2010, 02:31 PM
Here are my latest cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_Leaf032.jpg Leaf - fabric, paper, gold metal foil, acrylic colors TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/medium/1_BWSteampunk034.jpg Black and white

06-26-2010, 02:33 PM
Hi Sanna! Same here..if you like something of mine, I'll hold it.
KESagers, Lovely collages with Kincade's sayings...Wow, you should see my work area! I work on top of my dresser and it's 4" thick with stuff..lol..Fun time we're all having.

06-26-2010, 02:50 PM
Here are two more I have finished. The "Fun Foam Flowers' is a mixed media. I used: Old text paper, fun foam, stamping, acrylic paint, watercolor paint and ink.

Fun Foam Flowers traded
Koi Available

06-26-2010, 02:56 PM
Here's what I'm working on today. I just stamped these tiles. I'm making coasters for our bar. When the ink dries I'm going to color them, then spray them with Krylon and put some cork on the back.


And here's a pic of what the stamp looks like on paper.