View Full Version : Here´s the Draw-(and Paint-)-a-Thon, July 1 - 3

06-30-2011, 01:24 AM
Draw-a-thon for July 1 - 3 --- but painting is allowed, too :D

I can hardly wait to play, so this is going to start Friday, July 1 00:01 am (Midnight) your local time and end on Sunday, July 3 at 11:59 pm your local time.

You can use mixed media or collage - for example -, too, but there must be at least one handdrawn or handpainted element in your artwork.

What is an A-Thon?
It´s a marathon where you can create art, done over the same time in each time zone. This thread is going to be our craftroom, where we can meet, talk, encourage each other and admire each others art.

Trading: is very welcome. But please DO NOT post requests for trades to the thread, this can get too confusing. Please use the Private Message (PM) System. DO NOT delete your image or post after making a trade, but edit your post instead.

Please include your name, username, location and date on all your art.

If you make a trade, please be sure to mail your art within two weeks. Communicate, if you´re running late!

Want to compliment an artist: And you will ... ... click the "You Rock" button unter the person´s post and leave it there.

PLEASE remember to use a kind of fixative/sealer on pencil/charcoal drawings.

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:

And now sharpen your pencils, grab your pens, markers or pastels and paints and begin prepping backgrounds - but don´t start until Friday.

06-30-2011, 01:28 AM
Yay! I'm ready for a draw-a-thon!

06-30-2011, 07:13 AM
I am hopeless at drawing but I am going to spend the time practising and being inspired by all you fabulous artists!

06-30-2011, 11:01 AM
I spent ALL day yesterday drawing for the Herman's Friends Swaps, in my gallery. I am ready to do more drawing now, I hope it stays with throughout the weekend. Thanks for the link Evalila.

Hmmm starts at midnight, I have about 16 hours.... maybe I should sleep this afternoon.... LOL

06-30-2011, 11:06 AM
I'm in

06-30-2011, 11:07 AM
Linda, Those are great love each and everyone of them.

06-30-2011, 01:10 PM
If my nephew and his wife don't come to visit this weekend, I'm in. I love to draw and paint!

06-30-2011, 02:44 PM
I really like that we can use mixed-media for this marathon! :)

06-30-2011, 02:44 PM
I am glad you added painting in the athon. I am not so into drawing or... maybe I should do more of it. Anyway, I have a busy weekend ahead, but try to drop in a few times.

06-30-2011, 10:08 PM
Yay! I hope I can find the time! Maybe work on some swap stuff!

06-30-2011, 11:34 PM
I'm going to do some drawing... hopefully something worth sharing. LOL! And I will be playing with my watercolors too. :)

07-01-2011, 05:40 AM
Am I the first one?

OK, I have one handpainted item in my ATC ;). I have a collaged background, 'painted' with ink, painted a shell with acrylics and then finished with rubber stamping.

Not for trade, I am working on some stock (for the London meet up :jiggy:)

07-01-2011, 07:11 AM
Aaah, I´ve been busier than I thought I would be, so I haven´t started yet. :arghh:

Kitty, wonderful start - and a great idea to work for the London Meet-Up!!!

07-01-2011, 11:19 AM
Here are my first atcs - also for the London Meet-Up :)

ink pen, marker, colored pencil

07-01-2011, 11:28 AM
Ohhh love the dragons. Morning peoples. Pretty card Kitty.

07-01-2011, 11:44 AM
Oh lovely cards so far. You all can do such detailed work. I r a simple draw-er. :)

07-01-2011, 01:02 PM
Here are two more:

07-01-2011, 01:22 PM
I'm hoping to participate at least a little bit this weekend! Wonderful cards so far, Evalila and KittyNL!:jiggy:

07-01-2011, 01:23 PM
today I'm drawing cards and will upload something when I've painted 'em and they're dry enough to get scanned. Happy Canada Day!

07-01-2011, 01:40 PM
Wow! Wonderful cards ladies! I can see I'm going to have to travel to London to snag some of this lovely artwork. Lets see, a ticket from San Fran to London...

07-01-2011, 01:56 PM
Here's my first.

07-01-2011, 02:34 PM
I'm anxious to start my drawing but have been busy this morning and have a meeting early this afternoon....then I will dive in.....

07-01-2011, 03:43 PM
I hope to be drawing and painting and stuff this evening. My youngest, Nikki, (26yr) said she drank too much coffee today so she came over and is cleaning my house....Yay!:jiggy:

07-01-2011, 06:55 PM
Oh Margie, they are just Darling! :yes: I like all three. Good for you for giving yourself a birthday gift!

07-01-2011, 09:13 PM
Here we go! Called "Blonde Bombshell"

07-01-2011, 09:16 PM
I'm right behind ya, Bonnie ;)
finally got one done.................

Summer (traded)

07-01-2011, 10:32 PM
Beautiful card, paintmanycolors....I love your avatar too, by the way!:D

07-01-2011, 11:14 PM
I figure a lot of people will go to the ocean this weekend so I'm posting a "Sea Shell".
and my last post in this thread for the day is a "Large Yellow and Orange Flower" (traded)

07-02-2011, 01:21 AM
I have been drawing tonight while drinking beer and talking to my daughter on the phone... don't ya just love speaker phone?! ... anyhoos ... I will post my "in progresses" maybe .. in a bit... Or I may start coloring them in and post them after that ... omg ... I am just so indecisive! LOL ...
One more Guinness and I'm good!!

07-02-2011, 02:22 AM
I hope I can play later but now I need to go and start renovating our summer cabin.

07-02-2011, 02:41 AM
Well ... I have been coloring on my cards .... and it is time for bed ... I'll post tomorrow when they are complete.

07-02-2011, 05:42 AM
What busy busy beavers on this site already. Love all the art, specially the London meetup cards...mmm dragons dragins and more dragons (says she licking her lips).

I am going to meet Lynne today (adifferentstory) and talk about our arrangements for the London meetup as I am helping her host it. Will be back later and do some drawings.

As the London meetup coincides with my 2 year Anniversary on this site, I have a real treat in store for the gals who are coming, some new new cards, never seen before. HAHA (so kentuckydakota, get on a plane fast!)

07-02-2011, 05:45 AM
Oh, have fun today, Joss!

Here are four more (not available, sorry:))

07-02-2011, 05:59 AM
Morning Evelyn. More great cards.
I just realised I had been drawing all day yesterday, doing these APC for trades, and the draw-a-thon had already started!

76080 apcs for lilthamel

76081 apcs for mouseit

76082 apcs for citykitten

76083 apcs for evalila

07-02-2011, 06:20 AM
Had too much caffine myself today, :jiggy:3am, and playing at AFA!
I did managed to color 12, yes 12 of my drawings! :huh:Don't have the mental capacity to scan them at this hour, but I will attempt it when I wake up....if I get to sleep! :sleep:

07-02-2011, 09:35 AM
Oh, wonderful art here!

Joss, I LOOVE my APCs!!

I´m still working on some more cards, almost finished. But I need to get on the other computer to get them scanned in - but hubby is using it at the moment :)

07-02-2011, 09:43 AM
morning everyone. haven't had my coffee yet.
Is there medication for a thon addiction?

07-02-2011, 09:48 AM
morning everyone. haven't had my coffee yet.
Is there medication for a thon addiction?

LOL I haven´t found some:) Maybe I should ask my doctor??? Hmm, better not, I think it´s okay the way it is - although I know hubby is of another opinion :twitcy:

07-02-2011, 12:05 PM
having my coffee .... then I'm gonna play ... will be getting two of my grandgirls later, so there will be much art happening ... I'm thinking of getting out the easels and paints and seeing what happens ~ although the 6 year old thinks ATCs are "grandma's size art" LOL

Spirit Soul
07-02-2011, 01:22 PM
Well, yesterday didn't pan out but we got out the markers today and had a fun morning. Here are mine, and my daughter's will follow. All are done primarily with Prismacolor markers and colored pencils, with some stamping and acrylics thrown in.
76099 76100 76101
76102 76103

Spirit Soul
07-02-2011, 01:24 PM
These are Nadia's. She is 15. Thanks for letting her play!
76104 76105 76106
76107 76108

07-02-2011, 01:25 PM
Awesome job Nadia!!! Love that wolf!! :)

07-02-2011, 01:48 PM
I wasn't able to add an image to my reply post. Here's what I was able to get done, a journal page. Read the story about it on my blog at marywalkerdesigns.com

07-02-2011, 01:49 PM
Wow great art popping up all over! Here are a few I got inked last night. Let's see, there's Curious George (Traded), Heathcliffe the Cat(Traded), The Handstand(Available) , and Madge and Ethel Go to Town(Traded):D

07-02-2011, 01:54 PM
Great stuff I´m seeing here!!! :D

Here are my next atcs:

07-02-2011, 01:55 PM
and the last one :)

07-02-2011, 02:27 PM
Wonderful cards Evelyn, Terry and Teresa.

Just got back from a wonderful afternoon meeting Lynne (adifferentstory) and talking about our meetup at the end of this month. We are going to have such fun and I am hoping to learn lotsa new techniques. Yay.
Hope to draw tomorrow, going to make a quick easy meal and relax now.

07-02-2011, 02:46 PM
Just browsed through the thread. Delightful cards everyone!!

Have fun with those granddaughters jaw!! "Grandma sized art" is too funny! :wubclub:

And Joss, I bet today was fun. I know everyone will have a great time at the London meetup. Looking forward to hearing about it. :)

Hoping to hang out with my art supplies all afternoon, so I'll be back to visit and share!

07-02-2011, 02:54 PM
Here's a post called "Lilith" http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5547/small/1_lilith.jpg

07-02-2011, 03:19 PM
Woke up sick yesterday. The Doc says it's probably just a virus so I gotta wait it out. Haven't felt up to doing any art but I'm enjoying all that has been posted. :)

07-02-2011, 04:49 PM
My first for the day "Sophie" (traded)

07-02-2011, 05:11 PM
I hate it when things get in the way of a thoning..grrrr.
Like grocery shopping for the week on a fourth of July week end.
Alls well, I took a happy pill and the various aches and crud should be gone soon.
Heres all I've managed to do.

"Quiet Cove for Babies" (traded)

07-02-2011, 05:32 PM
Here are two cards created for jaw's swap for Herman and friends.

07-02-2011, 06:10 PM
Beautiful cards, everyone! Love that baby mermaid! I'm spending my day mowing grass....I have a very big lawn :swoon: but I'm hoping to get going on some drawing once I'm done!!

07-02-2011, 07:08 PM
Here's an "Alley Cat" (TRADED)

07-02-2011, 08:36 PM
LOTS of eye candy!! love the cat, Bonnie and "Herman's Friends " are toooo funny.
got another one done......and I went to Hobby Lobby.....but didn't buy A THING.....I must be slipping.


07-02-2011, 09:10 PM
Ruth is beautiful - love the rich colors you've used!

07-02-2011, 11:30 PM
Hiya Ladies! Sorry I didn't check in yesterday. I went into town and got a new book from Michaels, A Compendium of Curiosities by Tim Holtz! Love it.

But I did get my Paints and made something for the 4th of July. And I have three cards to trade....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_001_7-2-2011.jpg Helping Peggy (Think Twice) available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_002_7-2-2011.jpg Herman Wonders available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_My_Art_003_7-2-2011.jpg They need a Ladder available

07-02-2011, 11:36 PM
My next card is called "Sarah Dreams of Peace"
Adding a "Summer Frog"

07-03-2011, 12:21 AM
Wow! You all have been busy creating fun art! I did work on art, but no drawing today.

I'm in the midst of swapping out the Sunflower cards... 32 folks ended the swap and my large art table is covered with them all. I had to take a AFA break! LOL!

07-03-2011, 12:31 AM
That's A LOT of sunflowers HHC! Bet they are beautiful!
I made two more Herman's friends cards and posted them over in the swap thread.

Now here's one "just because" card that is now going to go to Joss' house. :) Her name is Gemma.

07-03-2011, 12:54 AM
Ooh, she's lovely!:jiggy:
I finally got one card done:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Two_Giraffes.jpg traded

I was going to do more tonight, but I think I'll get to bed instead!

07-03-2011, 02:50 AM
Here are my first cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_63.jpg DAT #1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_68.jpg DAT #2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_60.jpg DAT #3 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_71.jpg DAT #4

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_72.jpg DAT #5

I don't have the internet in use much during the weekend and maybe not possible to upload more cards.

07-03-2011, 04:10 AM
I've made 8 cards from start time of the a-thon til tonight. I've not been doing too well and haven't gotten on line, but I'm going to scan these and get them up asap. I love all the gorgeous art here!!!

07-03-2011, 05:10 AM
I'm up ridiculously late so I'll through up a few more and then I'm done til tomorrow.
The mouse card isn't blurry- it's the bad scanner.
My son asked me to make more of Madge and Ethel so here is Madge and Ethel Make the Team Traded
Mouse on stilts Available
Butterfly Traded

07-03-2011, 05:28 AM
Sarah Bishop Inspired Girls....

Well I took the hand drawn Poses from Sarah Bishop, then sat down with markers and had fun coloring.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/34_My_Art_001.jpg Joy TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/3_001.jpg Chaps

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/2_002.jpg Sheer Nightie

07-03-2011, 06:07 AM
Morning all. Morning Evelyn. Wowsers, what a feast for the eyes. I have started- will go right now and get some done to trade trade trade. I love the Sarah Bishops, Gemma and Sanna's cute cards too.Love yours as always Suze. As for that butterfly and the new Madge and Ethel cards....aaaah!

07-03-2011, 06:24 AM
Hello all!

Wonderful eye candy everyone!!! :)

I managed three cards this morning, but for some reason I´m not able to upload them at the moment :skeptical: Will have to figure out if it´s a problem with the website or my computer....

07-03-2011, 08:28 AM
Here are my cards. Somehow the internet connection on my notebook isn´t working, so I have to use hubbys computer. BLAH! :mad::arghh::err:

07-03-2011, 10:36 AM
Good morning! Beautiful art everyone!

Evelyn, My f12 key turns off my internet connection if I bump it accidentally... which I do every so often. It has a tiny bluish light usually and when it turns red, no internet. Took me forever to figure it out when it happened, but I remember it now! :)

Spirit Soul
07-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Here are a few more. Lovely art from everyone! The unicorn card is by Nadia.

76211 76212 76213


07-03-2011, 11:28 AM
morning' all some really fun art being posted. I'm itching to do more so I can trade ; )
but this is what my art space looked like when I woke up, (art supplies on table are like the march of the wooden soldiers...they just keep coming forward, til all I have is a teeny weeny space to work on,, lol...)

art space for spacey artists

07-03-2011, 12:06 PM
Terry and Nadia, some wonderful work! Joss, you too, and (darn ICS!) just everyone, I'm enjoying looking at the art so much.

"Days End at Quiet Cove"

07-03-2011, 12:53 PM
At last, after shopping, making lunch and ironing, I can sit down and post my cards I made this morning. Then I can do some trading!

76218 Sister S'Kate'

76219 Mr and Mrs Smith

76220 Old Maids

76221 I Hate Mondays!

07-03-2011, 12:53 PM
ROFL .....i don't think its "ICS", LOL....its CRS....
and Sanna, I meant to say you've done some awesome work and Eva, and Kentucky.
back to the art table for me......i wanna trade!

07-03-2011, 01:27 PM
And two more:

76225 Cocky Locky

76226 Zent fish

07-03-2011, 01:35 PM
Goodness! More gorgeous art - love what everyone is doing!
Here are two more - they are both "continuous line drawings" - lots of fun to do!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_w.continuous_line_pear.jpg Pear (available!) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_w.continuous_line_apples.jpg Apples (available!)

07-03-2011, 02:22 PM
Ohhh Gosh so many wonderful cards!! I posted mine about 2 am last night. Now I have waisted half the day trying to wake up enough to get motivated. LOL

07-03-2011, 04:16 PM
Some fantastic cards being posted!!
I did a couple more this afternoon:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_No_Room_in_the_Tree.jpgNo Room in the Tree traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Brown_Eyed_Girl.jpgBrown Eyed Girltraded

07-03-2011, 05:00 PM
Wow! good work all!!!!!
I managed to get two more done. Hopefully , I'll do a couple more....love a thoning.
Is it over tonight or tomorrow night?:unsure:
I better check ; )

"To the Moon and Back"
"MiMi Sold Make-up"

07-03-2011, 05:30 PM
I think it should go through Monday the 4th, but I do not think I'll be available most of the day...

07-03-2011, 06:03 PM
I don't think I will be doing anymore now, am off to bed soon. And tomorrow we work here on this side of the pond. Thanks for hosting Evelyn (you are probably going to bed soon too).Have a wonderful July 4th all my friends. Please pm me for trades, the cards are all in my gallery.

07-03-2011, 06:56 PM
Wow, you all have been pretty busy drawing. I've only been able to sit down today and draw. I've been practicing cat drawings. Not sure how many cards I can make today. Here are two for DAT:

Cards aren't in my gallery, but if you'd like to trade, just PM me.

07-03-2011, 07:08 PM
Beautiful cats!
Here are two more cards....I'm glad it rained here this afternoon, so I didn't have to feel guilty about not being outside weeding!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Dancing_Fools.jpgDancing Fools available
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5639/small/1_Flowers_in_Her_Hair.jpgFlowers in Her Hair traded
I hope everyone else is having as much fun as I am.....I love draw-a-thons!

07-03-2011, 07:37 PM
Three more:
One more Madge and Ethel. This one is Madge and Ethel on Holiday
Sparkly Snail and friend traded
and lastly, Raggedy Ann

07-03-2011, 07:55 PM
A couple more ....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_w.rosie.jpg Rosie (available) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_w.aurora.jpg Aurora (traded)

07-03-2011, 08:12 PM
Here are some "Fast Friends"

07-03-2011, 09:42 PM
This is what I worked on today:

Stamped flowers colored with a watercolor wash. Watercolored again with Twinkling H2Os then overdrawn with Prisma marker color accents and glitter gel pen. The individual flowers were cut out and are now ready to be added to a future project.


Just Ducky
07-04-2011, 12:19 AM
well this DUck sure missed a fun weekend... just plain fergot all about this... and then I get a reminder from Joss but of coarse I didn't read it till just a few minutes ago... and it's now wee hour of Monday... but I sure did enjoy looking and drooling over all I missed...
and Evelyn, looks like a great bunch of great show and tell from so many fun gals...

07-04-2011, 12:50 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/35_My_Art_001.jpg Huggy Bear
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/22_My_Art_002.jpg Green Bird
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/13_My_Art_003.jpg Uncle Sam
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/8_My_Art_004.jpg Eagle

Here are four more for me.

07-04-2011, 01:10 AM
Thanks for the host :). I didn't have much time to stay here but at least I made something and traded something :). But I have been painting all the weekend anyway. Not cards but a summer cabin, heheheheeeeee.

07-04-2011, 01:53 AM
Wonderful artwork, everyone!!!

Thank you all for playing - and feel free to play along today, too. But I won´t be online very much ´cause I´ve got lots to do today.

And my internet still isn´t working - seems there´s a problem with the UMTS connection around here. When I get in, it´s only with GPRS ***BLAH*** Surfing the web is no fun with that :arghh::mad::wacko: Hope it´ll be solved soon. At least I´m glad it isn´t because of my notebook...

07-04-2011, 01:58 AM
Thanks for the fun time everyone! Here are my last two for this a-thon. :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_w.Jennifer.jpg Jennifer (available)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_Pink-eye.jpg Pink-Eye (I'd love to trade this for another giraffe card if anyone is interested!)

07-04-2011, 02:29 AM
My last card...went froggie..."red eyed frog" (traded)

07-04-2011, 10:54 AM
Well I'm so bummed that I had such a busy weekend and missed this! You all created some GORGEOUS art! My Summer is so crazy busy but I have a lull next weekend and I've been hankering to create some inchies, maybe some of you would like to join me. I set up an interest thread.

07-06-2011, 05:37 PM
I was gone all day yesterday. And today I have a bunch to do. Thank for a very good a-thon. I like it when my muse goes into overdrive. :)

07-06-2011, 06:58 PM
Thanks Evalila for hosting and letting me know about this a-thon. I enjoyed it.

07-06-2011, 11:43 PM
Yes, thank you Evalila for hosting the drawathon.....I had lots of fun too! :jiggy:

07-07-2011, 04:36 PM
Thank you Evalia :wub:

Everyone keep an eye on the calendar I asked if I can squeeez a learn-a-thon in between the weekend of the inchie-a-thon and the weekend of the sticker-a-thon! Should be a fun month!