View Full Version : Unofficial Solstice All Types Art-A-Thon

06-23-2011, 06:24 AM
Yesterday was Summer/Winter Solstice making it the longest/shortest day of the year depending on where you are and to celebrate the turning point in the year what better way to celebrate than create art?

I called this an unofficial-a-thon because there was no real organisation, planning or notice - I just decided to have one because I wanted one.

Start time (in your time zone) 12:01 am (midnight) on Friday morning, June 24, 2011End time (in your time zone) 11:59 pm (midnight) Sunday June 26, 2011

Make whatever you want - ATC's, chunkies, inchies, thrinchies, altered playing cards, gothic arches, art dolls, journal pages....anything your heart desires! It doesn't have to be available to trade, you could work on your swaps or personal art.

Post your work in the thread, have a chat, share a cuppa (or a cocktail) and most importantly have fun!!!!!

The fine print courtesy of HHC

What IS an ART-A-THON? It’s a marathon create-your-favorite-art weekend, done over the same day and time in each time zone.
It’s kind of like we were all together for the weekend to play with our art supplies and this thread is our play room.

HOW TO ASK FOR A TRADE: When you find a piece of art or goody bag 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. It can get way too confusing.

Note: If you do make a trade, please be sure to send to your trade partner within two weeks. If you’re running late, communicate!

WANT TO COMPLIMENT AN ARTIST: And you will… remember you can click the You Rock button and leave it there.

From your atcsforall.com gallery:
It’s 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.
Internet Explorer
1 Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu has “properties” at the bottom.
2) Right click on “properties”, and it will show you Address (URL). Highlight the address/url and copy (Ctrl C).
Then follow steps 3 - 5
Note: Your picture will come up as large. Most folks use small or medium in the thread.

Mozella Firefox and Mac Safari (most versions)
1) Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu that includes “Copy Image Location” (which is about 2/3 down the list for me)
2) Click on the “Copy Image Location”
Then follow steps 3 - 5

3) Go to your post in the thread and click on the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
4) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl P) into the window that pops up 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)
5) Remember that images from the gallery are small, medium or large. Most folks use small or medium in the thread. Find the word small, medium or large (or letters s m l) in the address and change it to size you want.

[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Maygar_Posta-traded.jpg [/IMG

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

From your computer:
1. Click POST REPLY at the bottom of the messages screen. Above the message box, click the paperclip next to the smiley face. Then upload as usual. This will upload your picture as a thumbnail.
2. If you go into the Quick Reply box at the bottom of the messages screen, click GO ADVANCED and you will get the paperclip above the message box.

From a flickr or photobucket account:

NEW TO A-THONS? If you have any questions at all, feel free to pm your host, or post your questions to the thread. We have a lot of experienced art-a-thoners who are more than willing to help those of you new to this craziness.

06-23-2011, 06:39 AM
I have just found out I have to do something tomorrow morning so I won't be checking in until the afternoon - in the meantime who ever wants to start off the fun, go for it!

06-23-2011, 06:46 AM
YIPPIE! I will be there!

Art By Camilla
06-23-2011, 07:03 AM
Awww...I'm going out of town. Bummer. Maybe if I pack today, I can squeeze in some art on Friday.....

/me opens a suitcase and starts flinging things into it.... :)

06-23-2011, 07:42 AM
I'll be here to play along with the rest of yous! I haven't got to do an athon for the last few times. I'm pretty sure there is nothing pressing on my agenda for the weekend, so count me in!

06-23-2011, 08:46 AM
WOW so good of you to give me an invite City Kitten THANK YOU!... and here I was thinking I would be bored to pieces this weekend.. COUNT ME IN TOO!

06-23-2011, 08:47 AM
Count me in!!!!

Wil Opio Oguta
06-23-2011, 10:18 AM
I love athons! But I am flying home on Sunday which means that I still have to do most of my packing. And of course some late minute shopping. If possible I try to squeeze in some playing time, but cannot make any promises. Same goes for Minnkel. So don't hold your breath, we might show up or we might not.........

06-23-2011, 10:25 AM
i am going to the beach this weekend. Don't know what my connection will be. Won't be able to post new things. (No I won't be taking my scanner to the beach!) But I will stop by for a chat. Thanks for including me, Manda!!!

06-23-2011, 10:36 AM
OH yay!! I'll be here, and I'll try to spread the word....party at Kittens house!
(Camilla, you are soooo funny, I got a visual of you throwing things in suitcase in order to do a little a thoning heehee)
>>>>>>off to prep some cards, I love the motivation that a thons give me, my muses just fling theirselves at my windows and I have to let them in.

06-23-2011, 11:35 AM
I don't go anywhere, so I'll be here with bells on! Thanks for letting me know!! I'm subscribing to the thread so I won't miss anything.

06-23-2011, 11:38 AM
you are one crazy party girl ..... I'll be working most of that time and apparently going to a Dixie Land Jazz festival when I am off work ... :O)

06-23-2011, 12:16 PM
Yay! I have to go to the dentist today and need something to look forward to, so I'll be here!

06-23-2011, 12:57 PM
Woohoo! I'll be around!

06-23-2011, 01:03 PM
I'll be around! Have a family reunion on Sunday so, I may not get to be creative that day...except with food!!! Thanks, CityKitten for having this athon!:jiggy:

06-23-2011, 02:36 PM
Thanks for the invite!

06-23-2011, 03:21 PM
I'll try to join in on this one. I'm newish to the site and I've never done an -athon. I'll be coming and going during the weekend but I should have plenty of time to crank out some art. Thanks for letting me know about this, Suze!

Rogue Gal
06-23-2011, 08:15 PM
Woot - thanks for the invite! If the muse cooperates, I'll be playing. I've got a couple of chunky page ideas, plus a couple of things that I owe people that I want to have ready to mail out Monday.

I'm calling this a kitten-a-thon :)

06-23-2011, 08:31 PM
Thanks for holding an a-thon this weekend! It gives me extra incentive to get a couple of swaps finished and out so I have time to play! :)

06-23-2011, 09:41 PM
of course my time is 110% taken all weekend ... but ... :jiggy:

06-23-2011, 10:38 PM
How's Herman's time? Or will a kitten-a-thon make him nervous? :) (Love that term, RogueGal, and that's what the empty rep I sent you was supposed to be. Sigh.)

06-23-2011, 10:40 PM
Woohoo look at you all here for my kitten-a-thon (thanks Rogue!). Even if you can't play just stop in and say hello if you get a chance. I have done all my morning chores and am ready to hit the art table!

06-23-2011, 10:47 PM
Herman may be able to show up for a bit ... but jaw will have to go to work ... to pay for ink ... to draw more Hermans ...

Just Ducky
06-23-2011, 11:05 PM
Kitty thon... now this sounds like a winner... and more fun then Summer Solstice... at least around here these last days.. coolllll... rain, lots of rain... and ain't it WintER time in that down under country ????

and whippeee... hi JAW/HHC/Mousie/Cynthia/ oh and KESagers...ManyColors... and and and
so many friends of MARathoners... oh and Jean, you still in charge of ice bucket ???

06-23-2011, 11:08 PM
It's not Friday ... but .... I just uploaded some cards to my gallery .... just sayin' :)

06-23-2011, 11:10 PM
Ha, you KNOW I have the ice bucket filled and the liquor distributor on red alert! Pssst...hey y'all...we have an athon-virgin here...we'll have to give her the business....*snicker*

06-23-2011, 11:12 PM
I'm makin' my list and checkin' it twice.... Baileys....wine....bourbon punch....ice....am I forgetting anything?

06-23-2011, 11:26 PM
I was just thinking I forgot to invite the Duck!!!!! Major faux pas on my part - it wouldn't be an a-thon without the Duck in the house.

06-23-2011, 11:30 PM
It's not Friday ... but .... I just uploaded some cards to my gallery .... just sayin' :)

JAW's gone rogue! Great cards by the way!

06-23-2011, 11:31 PM
wow...glad i stumbled onto this! ill see what i can put together this weekend. should be all caught up with swaps by then.

Just Ducky
06-23-2011, 11:38 PM
JAW... would you PLEAse just post your cards here in the thread ?????
I checked your gallery and ya driving me nuts with your HERMAN cuties... your hermey has got to be the newest/cuties critter to come down the pike....

oh Jean, ya think you could pick up some of them cute drink unbrella's help keep the ice from melting to fast... oh wait, I will just drink faster....

Oh NO... miss Kitty, you sent me message... got it... and here I am.... you might wish you had fergotten...;)

06-24-2011, 12:05 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_june_002.jpgJune #2

06-24-2011, 12:08 AM
Jean...is in control of beverages? ice..check, liquor...check, wine...check, little umbrella's ..check, cabana boys to serve and massage shoulders...chec...what a minute, whars' them cabana boys?
I guess I'll jist hav ta take care of rounding up sum' cabana boys. sigh
(jist a wee bit of a challange as I live in a retirement community, them boys might be a little on the slow side....but I'll make sure theys put in their teeth first, anyways.:P.........)

06-24-2011, 12:10 AM
Jaw dances to the beat of her own drum. What cha' gonna do wit a gal like that?
I love it...............and love the new pics of Hermie.

06-24-2011, 12:14 AM
Here are some others I did today ... :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/medium/1_kat_001.jpgkat #1

06-24-2011, 12:54 AM
Love them JAW. I love Herman! I might need to make some Winston's to be his friend.

I went to the art table and finished cleaning it which took forrrrrrrrrrrever, but I have some goodies drying now.

06-24-2011, 02:52 AM
I haven't got much done today but I think that will be OK as you are all sleeping :)

I have a Harry & Winston coming to joing Herman - nothing for him to be scared of unless he is filled with catnip then he better hide from Haz.

06-24-2011, 03:04 AM
Goodmorning all, anyone up and playing? I just finished breakfast, time to get out my arty stuff (had to clear everything away yesterday as my sister was coming for dinner :D, needed the table for eating)!

06-24-2011, 03:31 AM
*waves* Hi Ya back ducky... Ok girls we already started here and I have just got home from work, fed the cat, and the doggies and are ready to art.. Only I have a headache, so need to get some food into me I think, so deciding to start a little later.. heehee

Will be ready soon....

06-24-2011, 03:55 AM
OK, I know Herman has a lot of friends already.... but maybe he wants to come and play with me one day?

06-24-2011, 03:58 AM
OMG! How adorable! Kitty that is just so cute!!! Gotta love a penguin!

06-24-2011, 04:48 AM
Oh I love that pengie - so cute!

06-24-2011, 05:22 AM
I did three ATCs this morning. 1 (the sun) is for the PAT June, the other 2... I am not sure if I want to trade them, I really like them myself... :D

06-24-2011, 05:49 AM
They are awesome - sometimes I keep cards for myself that I love too hehe

06-24-2011, 05:55 AM
I take the easy way out.. LOL I ALWAYS make one for me too.... heehee

06-24-2011, 06:33 AM
HAHA, I am so glad I am not the only one... :D

Three more from me, one with packing tape transfer (meerkats) and two with a paper napkin, one with collaged text under it and one with rubber stamping in the background.

06-24-2011, 06:45 AM
I have just cut my finger which has made me grumpy so I am handing Magnum Temptations all round (They are chocolate ice creams with white choc chips, brownie pieces and coated in chocolate) YUM!

Now I am going to do some crochet and watch the tele. Have fun and keep creating and I will see you all in the morning.

06-24-2011, 06:47 AM
OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH............ a Magnum Temptations! YUMMIE, I would love one! It sure it will solve your 'grumpyness' :D

See ya in the morning Manda!

06-24-2011, 08:02 AM
Some of you get up very early! Or maybe you haven't gone to bed. :) It's going to rain tomorrow and Sunday so I won't be tempted to do much other than some art. Woohoo.

06-24-2011, 09:02 AM
Beautiful cards!

I'm finally home from Copenhagen and also my husband arrived. Finally. I don't think I have time to make cards but I hope to visit here and see all your beautiful art.

06-24-2011, 09:22 AM
Enjoy your time with your husband, sniisk!

Beautiful cards everyone, you're off to a great start! And what an adorable penquin, Kitty!

06-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Just posted 5 new chunkies in the gallery. Now if I could only figure out how to post them here....

06-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Finally figured it out... Whew!

06-24-2011, 10:26 AM
These chunkies look great Sally!

06-24-2011, 10:26 AM
Not sure that I can participate. Daryl won't be in until Saturday afternoon, but I have a moley journal I need to finish before the 1st and a PIF due. Will probably check in the awesome art work when I can though.

06-24-2011, 12:56 PM
Wonderful art! I'm off to see what I come up with. :)

06-24-2011, 01:09 PM
Thanks, Kitty! I like your new ones too.

06-24-2011, 01:59 PM
One more from me today. I am going to watch some tele and have a Magnum Temptations! I was thinking about Manda's Magnum all day, so I gave in and bought myself one as well :jiggy:. I got one with dark chocolate, vanilla icecream, chocolate chips and cherries. Looks delicious....

See ya tomorrow :D

06-24-2011, 02:03 PM
Ok, I'm ready to jump in! Just completed these inchies....

Bottom Row: TRADED
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6054/5866710811_1e630e0970_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5866710811/)
Birds and butterflies inchies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5866710811/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

now to see what else i can make....

06-24-2011, 02:31 PM
gonna try to jump in this weekend...finished this before work today

06-24-2011, 03:16 PM
I'm at work today...and am supposed to be packing for a cross-country family trip this weekend...but maybe I can sneak in a little art.

Wonderful artwork displayed so far!!

06-24-2011, 04:45 PM
I got some cards done, but will have to post scans later. The scanner is connected to my desktop pc, which has a computer chair by it, which has a sleeping cat in it. Um, yeah. Everyone's happier if she gets her beauty rest.

06-24-2011, 05:10 PM
I've been working on a swap... will post pictures in a bit. :)

06-24-2011, 05:11 PM
Helen, I'm working on your heart card! :D

06-24-2011, 06:23 PM
Ok, the cat decided to let me have the chair, so here are today's cards:

06-24-2011, 06:49 PM
Its so really great to see a few newbies in here having a go! Welcome and enjoy the chat and entertainment... LOL

I have to go rescue one of my mothers chooks this morning, shouldn't take me long, but I also want to make sure her fire is burning as its so cold here, so0 should be able to get to the creativeness that is happening in my brain real soon...

Ok off I go back later to create!

06-24-2011, 08:00 PM
Great art everyone!

And I agree with Mousie, it's fantastic to see some fresh faces diving in and playing along. Welcome - you will have so much fun!

I got some backgrounds done last night so I am ready to go!

06-24-2011, 08:08 PM
Glad I stumbled in here - awesome to have a venue to chat it up while I get things done for swaps - and follow those tangents that are sure to show up!

06-24-2011, 08:13 PM
Ok, got some made. Went to my favorite topic for inspiration- shoes!

Available for trade:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5115/5868167162_eac85821bb_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5868167162/)
Night clubbin' heels (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5868167162/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

available for trade:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5068/5867613031_a9620fbba7_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5867613031/)
When it fits... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5867613031/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

available for trade:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3180/5867614101_7072c48b09_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5867614101/)
Fierce boots (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5867614101/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

06-24-2011, 08:27 PM
Nice shoes and Boots! LOL

Blanche I agree I like having chats as I work..LOL

I am all ready to go only I have now invited my mum for fresh home made veggie soup for tea, which I will also make during the day only I forgot to get some soup mix beans at the supermarket so you know where I am going.. I will be back.. Don't any of you move from your desks! LOL

06-24-2011, 08:38 PM
Oooh it is a soup day isn't it, I might make some too.

06-24-2011, 08:53 PM
Well this one has lamb shanks and bacon pieces in it so far with the soup beans...LOL no smell to share yet!

06-24-2011, 08:57 PM
Great idea, Mouseit!

I have been following a low-carb regime the last few months to lose some weight and get my carb-laden appetite under control -

hrmmmmmm I love soup, wondering what I can make...

Addictedtoshoes, those are awesome!

06-24-2011, 09:06 PM
LOL Blanche I think I have started something now...

Just finishing off my "something purple" swap and will show you when they are done...

06-24-2011, 09:16 PM
That soup sounds yummy!!

Thanks for the compliments! I had to add a twinchie to the mix:

available for trade:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3097/5867707917_a6468d3f19_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5867707917/)
Rose twinchie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5867707917/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

06-24-2011, 09:43 PM
wow, some really good eye candy here!
and the soup smells delicious...
I got two done. I cleared off my art table and am only working with acrylic paint, its been a long time since I've done just acrylic.

"Thank You Van Gogh" >>>>if I ever try to do a whole Van Gogh on a teeny atc card again will someone please kick me in the shins?:wideeyed:
"Psalm 25" their both hand drawn and painted on heavy watercolor paper

06-24-2011, 09:45 PM
whoops , forgot to say that I think I'm keeping the Van Gogh copy. :)

06-24-2011, 10:02 PM
May try to join later

06-24-2011, 10:03 PM
Just poped in to say HI and i hope to get some Art done this weekend If the kids let me!!!!LOL
Wow i am loveing all the cards already!! xxoo

06-24-2011, 10:14 PM
I won't get time to play, but sure have enjoyed look at the beautiful are that has been made. Will be lurking off and on this weekend.

06-24-2011, 10:29 PM
*crying here* just finished putting all the veggies in the soup... Only the onions seem very strong this year and have cried with tears rolling down my cheeks...LOL

HI OWL-LADY!!! heehee send the kids to the footy!!!

06-24-2011, 10:52 PM
Those onions will get you every time but they are so yummy!

I just finished a set of Round Robin (JAM) cards - I'll upload a sample tomorrow.

Enjoying all of the art!

Rogue Gal
06-24-2011, 11:09 PM
Try refrigerating onions so they are nice and cold before you cut them - it helps with the tears :)

06-24-2011, 11:11 PM
Here are the cards I finished today for the May PAT.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_May_PAT_-_lighthouse.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=236263) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_May_PAT_-_Bird.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=236264) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_May_PAT_Dragonfly-butterfly.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=236265) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_May_PAT_-_children.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=236266) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_May_PAT-Time_for_Donnacr.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=236267)

06-24-2011, 11:13 PM
A couple more
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_PIF_-_Lilac_Fairy.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=236273) PIF - Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Muted_butterflies.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=236274) Available

06-24-2011, 11:14 PM
Ok, here are my last ones for the night, I won't be able to play tomorrow (i'll be shopping!):

available for trade:
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5030/5867962331_583b570a05_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5867962331/)
Found poetry twinchies (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5867962331/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

06-24-2011, 11:31 PM
Hi. Thanks, paintmanycolors, for alerting me to this. I have an all-day writing workshop Saturday with errands after, so I'm not sure when I'll be able to stop by. I like to think that my Sunday is free...but my husband may have other ideas. Here's to a productive weekend!

06-25-2011, 12:05 AM
WOW Nice cards HHC! Very Pretty!

06-25-2011, 12:41 AM
Hi ALl,
Ok Thought I would show you what I have completed today, I had one completely done, but I have finished three today....

Here you go ~ All are traded sorry because they belong in the "I spy something purple" swap

06-25-2011, 02:18 AM
More great cards!

I feel guilty cause I got a splitting head ache and crawled off to sleep it away with my boys (Winston makes and excellent hot water bottle).

I am going to try and get a couple done now.

Rogue Gal
06-25-2011, 02:27 AM
Manda, I hope you feel better soon! Kitties make the best nurses, don't they? Always good for a cuddle when you're not feeling well.

I bought 3 new stencils today and I'm dying to try them out, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow. Have several partially made chunkies, some of which will get finished tomorrow, and a bunch of packing tape images to play with.

06-25-2011, 02:28 AM
Kitty had one of them myself last night and crawled into bed early too, without doing a card at all.. so don't feel guilty sometimes we just gotta do yah know! Hope its better now!

06-25-2011, 02:30 AM
Just so you know its all OWL-LADY's fault..LOL she showed me how to do paper napkin cards.. and now I have glue all over my fingers and have quite a few drying so I can add to them.. *sigh* Why couldn't I pick something easy to do so it could be shown here.. heehee

06-25-2011, 03:06 AM
My computer loses the Internet for 24 hours and I miss so much!! will have to go and make cards while my husband is reffing basketball tonight.

06-25-2011, 03:11 AM
Mousie do you use beeswax with the napkins?

I got some lovely ones from Rogue (thank you!) and I bought some beeswax on ebay but haven't given it a go yet.

06-25-2011, 03:40 AM
No Kitty I don't know how, but its on the list to learn..LOL

At the moment I am using mod podge and it gives it a great effect!

Ok I am off to have dinner with the Lionesses as its their changeover night.... Back in a few hours while my napkins and tissue paper dry....

06-25-2011, 03:50 AM
Morning all, I am back. It is a rainy day today, I do need to get some grocery shopping done... mmm... loved the soup talk. Rainy days are always good to stay in and do some arty things :D

06-25-2011, 04:30 AM
In my quest for deliciousness (ignoring that I had headache earlier) I made a chocolate and caramel tart for dessert tonight.... YUM!!!!

No cards yet - I am a bad a-thon hostess not leading by example :(

06-25-2011, 04:31 AM
lol yes blame me when you get glue all over you!!!!

06-25-2011, 04:49 AM
It is still raining.. I am waiting for it to stop so I can go to the supermarket. Got two cards done in the meantime. One for the PAT June (bunny), one for trade.

06-25-2011, 05:22 AM
You all are publishing so lovely cards!

06-25-2011, 06:06 AM
Still raining.... done two more :wub:

06-25-2011, 06:53 AM
Kitty they are fabulous!

06-25-2011, 07:11 AM
It's raining also here and we'll propably stay at home today. I hope to have a bit time to make cards too :).

06-25-2011, 08:27 AM
Kitty they are fabulous!

Thanks Manda!

06-25-2011, 08:41 AM
LOL Must be raining the world over its been raining here today too!

Ok Back from the Lioness Dinner, was a very very nice one.....Had a lovely time....

06-25-2011, 08:52 AM
Ok Two cards ready for trading.. Heehee

KT 1. Catching Moonbeams

KT 2. Reach for the impossible.

More tomorrow... Night all...

And Owlie it is your fault I got glue everywhere...LOL

06-25-2011, 09:56 AM
did some watercolor cards yesterday for the party today and boy is my back complaining about today

06-25-2011, 10:19 AM
LOL Must be raining the world over its been raining here today too!

Ok Back from the Lioness Dinner, was a very very nice one.....Had a lovely time....

Mouseit don't get too much water on your little furry self!!! AHHHH rain, wishing I were there instead of here in AZ 113 degree temps.. SIGH :swoon:

06-25-2011, 10:49 AM
Here are my first cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_142.jpg Solstice ATART #1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_6.jpg Solstice ATART #2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_18.jpg Solstice ATART #3

06-25-2011, 11:20 AM
"Thank You Van Gogh" >>>>if I ever try to do a whole Van Gogh on a teeny atc card again will someone please kick me in the shins?:wideeyed:

The Van Gogh is wonderful!!!

06-25-2011, 11:32 AM
Lovely cards all .... I am off to work, but will check in to see your lovelinesses later! (and yes! I am sure that is a word .. if not, then I just invented it) ;)

06-25-2011, 11:49 AM
Nice cards everyone!

Here is the JAM card I finished yesterday.


06-25-2011, 11:54 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_stripes.jpg chunky for Rogue Gal's zetti animal swap

06-25-2011, 12:12 PM
Oh fun art, everyone! I'm off to our local ATC trade a bit later... lunch to help celebrate one of the traders birthday, and then after staying with a friend to play with our altered books. :)

06-25-2011, 12:12 PM
What wonderful cards and pages you all are making!!

I am arting along with you this weekend.
I just finished a spread in my little moleskine notebook:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_moleskine_089.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=236379)

06-25-2011, 12:20 PM
OH MY. OH MY. What fab cards from everyone. I finally finished 3 cards for trading.
#1-Your Heart
#3-A Good Man is Hard to Find
All are in my gallery

06-25-2011, 01:06 PM
WOW! you are all really putting it out there...so many awesome pieces today!
2~it wasnt me
3~whos there

06-25-2011, 01:11 PM
One more from me in the Sea series. I have 2 background stamped and drying... might try to iron a napkin with some beeswax on there. I never did that before, normally I glue napkins to my collages... we'll see how that works out :jiggy:

06-25-2011, 02:33 PM
My last pieces for today.
Two with stamped backgrounds, collaged butterflies and napkin with beeswax
Two with stamped backgrounds with 2 different napkins with beeswax

Tomorrow I will be going to a second-hand market to see if I can find some treasures, lovely old vintage books, old magazines, old photographs and so on. I will come out and play later on the day. See ya, have a nice day/evening/morning.

06-25-2011, 02:36 PM
i slept all day yesterday, but i think i'll join in today! :D

06-25-2011, 03:08 PM
A couple from me today:

06-25-2011, 03:34 PM
I've been watching a movie on Netflix, "One Bad Cat", a true story about the Rev.Robert Wagner, who at the age of 50, began painting. amazing, inspirational movie. He did "Outsiders Art" (primative art) and died in 2006. He was "one bad cat" prior to age 50, then found religion and the rest is history.(caution, there are just a few paintings that are crude nudes)this is my second time watching it.....found myself in tears at the end of movie yesterday..............but so much eye candy , just had to watch it again.
inbetween I've done two "pear" atc's.
"One Pear" acrylic pear collaged onto watercolor background
"Two Pears" acrylic pear's collaged onto collaged phonebook background.

Hey You Guys...........wonderful art!!:jiggy::jiggy:

06-25-2011, 03:37 PM
whoops, heres the Pear's.............:embarrassed::spinny:

Art By Camilla
06-25-2011, 03:37 PM
My flight was cancelled and rescheduled for 6am tomorrow morning. ARGH!!!

So, I'm home unexpectedly today, and I'm playing too! My camera is packed, and my cards are too wet for the scanner, so I don't have any pics to show you all. But just know that it's going well and I am happy with my work!

I'm at that stage where I can't finish a card until glitter glue dries completely - that could be a while, it's humid here. So I have to decide if I want to carefully move it from my workspace and place it somewhere else to dry, or if I walk away for a bit and leave things undisturbed.

Hmmm.... maybe I'll experiment with gluing pack tape transfers to ATCs, and see how that goes. I think I'll just use gloss gel medium - is that the best choice? It should dry nice and clear, I think.

06-25-2011, 03:57 PM
so i'm just not feelin' it today... but here are some recent things i've finished:


06-25-2011, 04:50 PM
Rothko - Great art - lovin those birds. The texture on that last card is so cool - what is it?

06-25-2011, 05:33 PM
Rothko - Great art - lovin those birds. The texture on that last card is so cool - what is it?

thank you!

the texture is golden's granular gel medium mixed with gold paint. then i put a very light touch of red paint on the high spots.

06-25-2011, 06:27 PM
hey, i managed to make an art journal page. still wet so i can't scan it.

06-25-2011, 06:33 PM
I finally got some things made. I worked on the zentangle last night and this morning. It takes awhile to complete. The raisin box is a keeper because the box was a vacation souvenir. The collage was made using materials sent to me by traders. I don't do many collages but I have some neat materials, so here's one.

I haven't made 15 posts so I can't post pictures here. You'll have to go to my gallery to see. Sorry.

06-25-2011, 06:37 PM
Of course all I have to do is post 2 more times and I can do that. So here's one. Number 2 will follow. :D

06-25-2011, 06:38 PM
And here's the final post to make 15! Yeah!

06-25-2011, 06:39 PM
So here are my ATCs.


06-25-2011, 06:56 PM
Good job Mrob46!

Here is one from me:

By Ear - available

06-25-2011, 07:11 PM
Crazy Cool art in here!! I see some cards I would like to trade for, I better get busy!

Today I ran errands and finished up a few cards for swaps - the first 3 are digital and the next 2 use techniques from Citykitten's Workshop!

06-25-2011, 07:18 PM
I have cards but when I try to insert them here, it won't allow me. There is no option that looks like an envelope, just a URL link, then it tells me i cant post a URL link unless I have 15 posts or something like that...weird!

06-25-2011, 07:21 PM
Tammybeck - If you let us know we can check your gallery whenever you upload new cards. :)

Here are some available holiday cards from me:

Fireworks, Flags

America, Freedom

06-25-2011, 07:27 PM
I have cards but when I try to insert them here, it won't allow me. There is no option that looks like an envelope, just a URL link, then it tells me i cant post a URL link unless I have 15 posts or something like that...weird!

You just need one more post. Post something, like I did. :)

06-25-2011, 07:50 PM
and one more. (such good art everyone...!)

"Hello Dolly"

06-25-2011, 08:16 PM
WOW Some great art has been done while I was sleeping..LOL I also slept in this morning, OH MY! That's usually not heard off.... any way, glad to see the great art.

I have one more ready to go now its dried, I had to go over Mr Music though as he didn't come through as I would have liked.... he is cute though! (New technique for me)

KT # 3 : Mr Music

06-25-2011, 08:40 PM
Lovely work ladies, you were productive while I was shopping :) ... I just have to cut up fruit for sangria, then talk to the bf, and then I should have some time to play before I go to bed

06-25-2011, 09:26 PM
Great art everyone.
I have 2 more
#4-"Honey of Mine"
#5-OK Little Girl" (traded)
Both are in my gallery

06-25-2011, 09:59 PM
Last 3 for me today. Sorry I didn't get a chance to make any for trade (I sooo want some cards I see here today!) - kinda sorta signed up for a lot of swaps!

I got my Zetti on ...

06-25-2011, 11:02 PM
ok, started playing with wax and tissue paper:

available for trade
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5157/5871091889_b4ecc84068_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5871091889/)
Chic twinchie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5871091889/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

available for trade
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5074/5871061763_b885719f94_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5871061763/)
Wax butterfly (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5871061763/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

available for trade
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5314/5871663610_2beaca5a21_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5871663610/)
Wild thing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5871663610/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

06-25-2011, 11:07 PM
Ohhh - I love that color!

06-25-2011, 11:09 PM
Here you go two more that I have been playing with.

# 4 Peace

# 5 Home is where the heart is.

06-25-2011, 11:30 PM
Uno mas:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5149/5871175455_decec24033_m.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5871175455/)
Moody (http://www.flickr.com/photos/addicted2shopping/5871175455/) by addicted2shopping (http://www.flickr.com/people/addicted2shopping/), on Flickr

Rogue Gal
06-26-2011, 02:13 AM
In a mermaid mood today. Made two and have a third partially made for tomorrow. Both mermaids are available, but I would prefer to trade for another chunky page. Fibers can be added on request.

75712 - "Mermaid Chunky #1" - It's a bit hard to see, but there is an octopus printed on the background paper - perhaps I should outline it? Borders are metallic purple German scrap.

75713 - "Mermaid Chunky #2" - Borders and stars are metallic turquoise German scrap.

75714 - "Owl Chunky" - I'm not sure yet if I want to trade this, but I could probably make a similar one if I decide to keep this one.

Rogue Gal
06-26-2011, 02:20 AM
And a couple more chunky pages for trade. Would prefer to trade for another chunky page.

75715 - "Night Time Chunky" - can add fibers on request

75716 - "Amore Chunky"

06-26-2011, 03:49 AM
I am so sorry I have been a most ungracious hostess. You have all been doing such wonderful work and I have been MIA most of the time. Today I was taken out on an unplanned day trip by my dad, we went to Phillip Island and I was lucky enough to see a fairy penguin up close. But it was a very long day and the wind was howling, it was so strong it almost blew me over and I am not a little girl so that is saying something.

Anyway here is one I made on one of my phonebook page background we made for ATC Workshop techbiques:

06-26-2011, 11:05 AM
Drew up some cards, now to paint them!

06-26-2011, 11:22 AM
Wonderful art being posted here! I'll post what I did yesterday soon!

06-26-2011, 11:44 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_monkey_business.jpg another chunky for the zetti animal swap

06-26-2011, 12:17 PM
Last 3 for me today. Sorry I didn't get a chance to make any for trade (I sooo want some cards I see here today!) - kinda sorta signed up for a lot of swaps!

I got my Zetti on ...

I traded the Zentangled face that I did for a swap. But there's no sign up for that swap so if I don't get the cards made, no problem.

06-26-2011, 12:26 PM
how do i make thumbnails to post here?

06-26-2011, 12:30 PM
hey, i think i figured it out! just finished these:



06-26-2011, 12:50 PM
aw man, i was convinced i had cheesecloth but i can't find it anywhere. maybe i used it all up. feh, there goes THAT plan... :(

06-26-2011, 01:44 PM
a chunky that i just finished. yes, that's an actual brooch on it.


06-26-2011, 02:17 PM
Been here a year and still don't know how things work, except for basic ATC trading. Just noticed this thread and discovered it is current -- so, can I enter the cards for trading that I completed this weekend?

Here they are:

06-26-2011, 02:53 PM
hi georganna!

it's not really an "entry" thing -- an "-a-thon" is just where we reserve a weekend to work lots and share what we've made. and if you see something you'd like to trade for, you PM the person. but it's not a swap, just a chance to sorta watch each other work. :)

06-26-2011, 02:59 PM
Been here a year and still don't know how things work, except for basic ATC trading. Just noticed this thread and discovered it is current -- so, can I enter the cards for trading that I completed this weekend?

Here they are:

Cool cards! Yep, athons are just a chance to show off what we're working on and trade. They're a great way to get to know people, too. :) If you see something you want to trade for, you just send the artist a private message.

I got a few done today:

06-26-2011, 03:23 PM
I have done nothing arty today... I went to the secondhand market with my sister, bought some old books, a few vintage postcards and some other images. And then had some lunch, worked and sat in the garden (it is a lovely sunny day today), read a book and so on. Sounds like a perfect Sunday :D

Thanks Manda for hosting!

06-26-2011, 03:30 PM
I thought I would have time to craft today but I spent my crafting hours by writing PMs to Evalila, KittyNL and Joss and planning our London meeting :). But I think I used my time wisely :).

06-26-2011, 03:33 PM
I thought I would have time to craft today but I spent my crafting hours by writing PMs to Evalila, KittyNL and Joss and planning our London meeting :). But I think I used my time wisely :).

VERY wisely ;)

06-26-2011, 04:01 PM
here's an art journal spread i just did:

06-26-2011, 04:03 PM
my scans are really terrible; if it's something that isn't absolutely completely flat, it gets all weird. :(

06-26-2011, 04:33 PM
okay, here's something completely flat, LOL --

06-26-2011, 05:46 PM
You all have been beautifully busy this weekend!

I'm late for the party but I have gotten some art done this weekend!

I was ordered to keep my feet up this weekend so I sewed dotee dolls and a little stuffed pig. Pig was started weeks ago but I finished him yesterday. Dotees were all done this afternoon.
All of them are for trade if anyone is interested. The Dotees are all under six inches not counting their tails. Piggy is about 6 inches long, 4 inches high. If you want one, just shoot me off a PM. I'll trade for just about anything so if you're interested, don't hesitate to ask!

Cotton Top Dotee
Green Dotee
Hairy Blue Dotee TRADED
Green Velvet Owl Dotee
Green Velvet Piggy

06-26-2011, 05:49 PM
I am a terrible seamstress but I can put together copper wire and beads a bit better! Here's a Tree of Life Pendant. It's about 1.5 inches across. Carnelian chip beads, jasper chip beads and salvaged copper wire. Shoot me off a PM if you're interested in it! I will trade it for just about anything.


06-26-2011, 06:59 PM
Here are 3 more. I uploaded thumbnails this time. These 3 are for the Zen Faces Swap. I may replace the Devilish one because it doesn't look human. :)

06-26-2011, 07:41 PM
Great art being posted! You guys are rocking!

I've been working on chunkies all day. Agonizing, I should say. :twitcy: LOL I had some brilliant ideas....but so far they aren't translating too well onto my papers. :(

But I'm not going to give up.

06-26-2011, 07:44 PM
Thank you Cynthia. I'm glad you think my cards are "cool". Can't see much from thumbnails - but at least I learned how to upload this way. I think your "lucy" is darling!

06-26-2011, 08:02 PM
Just happened across this a-thon!

Haven't made much of anything for the past several weeks, since I have had a back injury.

Feeling a bit better this week! Whoot!
So...5PM on Sunday, I find this? Wonder if I can make a something or two?

Off to see what happens!

06-26-2011, 08:08 PM
Thank you Cynthia. I'm glad you think my cards are "cool". Can't see much from thumbnails - but at least I learned how to upload this way. I think your "lucy" is darling!

If you click on the thumbnail it will show bigger! ;)

06-26-2011, 08:14 PM
Great art from everyone. I'm enjoying having a look at the art work, even though I haven't gotten any finished today. I may get 1 more done by the end of tonight.

I do have some cards in my gallery for trading, if anyone wants to.

06-26-2011, 09:05 PM
yep-I got 1 more finished-the last of them.
#6-Ticking-in my gallery

06-26-2011, 09:14 PM
lovin' all the art and warm fuzzies going on here...........thats why I love a thons. I wish I could work faster and get more done. But it is what it is, huh?
heres my two for today (might be able to squeeze on more in:nah::yes::huh:

The Ballgown........copic markers,micron pen, glitter pens
Three Pears........watercolor pencils , copic markers, micron pen, prismacolor pencils.
(I might save "The Ballgown" for the center of a Chunky, got an idea for a pink and gold chunky) ; )

06-26-2011, 09:46 PM
Normally, we have an open house and it's slow so I have time for art. This time, it was too steady for me to get anything done today - good news, but a bit frustrating as I have cards waiting for colour...I'll upload to my gallery when they are done.

06-26-2011, 10:39 PM
WOW!!! i spent the day mowing and you all have been enjoying yourselves here...ugh! so glad someone was having fun;) i managed to have make a few magnets for the funky fridge swap

06-26-2011, 10:42 PM
btw everyone is seriously creating some cool stuff here!!
2 thrinchies i finished off from last night~

06-27-2011, 12:02 AM
Well, I found the muse enough to make a few cards...then, went to scan...computer said printer wasn't installed completely! Only had and used the crazy thing for a couple years! Anyway, didn't have the CD...so, went online...found a place to upload driver, etc...got the instillation process ALMOST...THEN, it wanted that disc! LOL

Anyway, worked around the system...clicked cancel and continue....

Don't know why...but it is working now! Woot!

06-27-2011, 12:14 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0848.jpg# 1--A fine song
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0847.jpg # 2--Hugs and kisses
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0846.jpg # 3--Dream
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0845.jpg # 4--Animal House

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0844.jpg Chunky Page (yet to be chunkied!)

I am not too happy with the chunky...white pen didn't work out! Also, can be chunkied if someone wants to trade, and wants chunkies!

Not super great cards....but feels good to be able to be getting back into arting! Been a long few months!

06-27-2011, 03:57 AM
Awesome cards and chunky Tam!

06-27-2011, 06:39 AM
Thanks so much to everyone who played along this weekend, everyone put up such great artwork!

06-27-2011, 11:05 AM
Thanks for hosting Citykitten!

06-27-2011, 11:06 AM
Thank you for hosting, Manda! It was fun, playing when I could and viewing all the eye candy.
Fabulous art everyone!

06-27-2011, 10:34 PM
I had fun, Citykitten, thanks for hosting an impromptu party. They're the best kind!

06-28-2011, 01:03 AM
Thanks for hosting Manda!

I had super busy weekend (at home, but still) but I made three cards :). I think we need more this kind of impromptu a-thons :).