07-27-2011, 04:16 PM
MID-WEEK APC-A-THON~Altered Playing Cards
And itís open to everyone!

Start Time~ (in your time zone Ė start when your clock says 12:00 pm) Wednesday July 27th, 2011
End Time~Sunday 12:00am (in your time zone) July 31st

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

WHATíS AN APC~A~THON? Itís a marathon altered playing card event done over the same day and time in each time zone. Itís kind of like we were all together to play with our art supplies and ATCís, and this thread is our play room.
Itís open to EVERYONE, and is open themed. The only requirement is that you use PLAYING CARDS collaged for the base of you design your ATC.

AND WHAT IS APC? An altered playing card is where at least one number and suit are still visible to some degree.

HOW THE APC-A-THON WORKS: At 12pm on Wednesday, July 27th (your time zone) you start to altering your APCís (prepping ahead of time is encouraged), then upload to your gallery and post to the thread. Continue throughout the event. At 12am on July 31th (your time zone) youíre done Ö however you may continue to trade as long as you like.

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

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

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

WED~3 color challenge: ANY three colors you choose to use
THURS~famous people court cards
FRI~whimsy zetti fun: stripped hats, legs and arms...goofy zetti animals with a whimsy twist
SAT~favorite artist: this can be ANY of your favorite artists
SUN~mixed media collage : must have 1 NON paper item on the apc

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

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

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

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

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


07-27-2011, 04:18 PM
ok guys I hope i did this right...:eek: please excuse me or the tardiness, had to pick up the teenager~

play hard and have fun!

i will be posting pics late this eve~

07-27-2011, 04:45 PM
Looks good. :) I can't wait to play. Today was all about taking the cat to the vet for her shots, now waiting on the A/C guy and really hoping that's a quick fix because if he has to get into the crawl space, I have to clean out a closet.

So, yeah I am so ready to play. :)

Spirit Soul
07-27-2011, 06:03 PM
Gosh! I made some today for a warm-up, but since you started it today at noon, I'll post them here.
77923 77924 77925

07-27-2011, 06:33 PM
Great cards to get us started! How did you make them? Is it sponged ink or paint on the backgrounds? (I'm fairly new to APCs and always looking for tips!)

07-27-2011, 06:50 PM
Hoping to play a bit!

07-27-2011, 07:00 PM
I am going to try my best to create lots of cards for this. You give me inspiration to get my work done so I can make APCs. I would love to own a deck!

07-27-2011, 07:09 PM
Georganna posted a clear APC in the gallery today?!? I had no idea there was such a thing. A deck just went into my basket at Amazon. ;)

07-27-2011, 07:13 PM
Georganna posted a clear APC in the gallery today?!? I had no idea there was such a thing. A deck just went into my basket at Amazon. ;)

THose are cool.. i have gotten a few clear card blanks from folks in PIF's.. Not sure how to glue stuff or make stuff stick to them so I haven't done anything with them..

07-27-2011, 07:59 PM
I've gotten some too from www.skybluepink.com. I haven't used them yet, either. I was thinking about using double-sided tape to stick things to them...maybe even tape a transparent card to a background atc? I don't know. They're intriguing.

07-27-2011, 08:14 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_you_do_what.jpg available

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_moxie.jpg traded

07-27-2011, 10:01 PM
I just finished 2.
The Queen of Hearts is undersized(3 1/2 X 2 1/4)

07-27-2011, 11:17 PM
Oh nice cards to get us started!

That's a good point about the clear cards. I really like the 3M spray adhesive but I haven't used it yet on anything clear so it might be too cloudy. I wonder if gel medium would be the best thing? Or when all else fails punch a hole and use a brad to attach things. ;)

07-27-2011, 11:34 PM
Can't wait to start tomorrow!

07-28-2011, 12:08 AM
finally home after a LONG day painting walls...ugh! but theres nothing like coming home to a bunch of eye candy!

so many AWESOME cards already, and ive NOTHING to trade...yet! you are all doing fab....looks like i may be playing tomorrow :(..but you never know...i do have a few hours left in this eve~

07-28-2011, 12:09 AM
Hello, marathoners!
Didn't realize this was starting today-thought Thursday-so better get crackin!:D

If those clear cards being referred to are actually transparencies cut down to ATC size......it's better to use GLOSS Gel to glue than matte...doesn't leave a whitish "finish' ( only temporary with gloss gel as it dries).....also, it takes about a day to dry and go really clear......unless you live in Arizona, maybe?

07-28-2011, 01:43 AM
LOL! didn't realise it starts today either. Here it is, 2 atc sized playing cards.
Jungle Birds collage on acrylic background.
Flamingo and friends - traded

07-28-2011, 02:13 AM
id take Arizona heat and mug over Washingtons rain and mug...its taking about a week for something to dry here:twitcy:

great cards miloccpep!

07-28-2011, 05:21 AM
They are english sized laying cards so are slighty narrower

07-28-2011, 05:22 AM
They are english sized laying cards so are slighty narrower

07-28-2011, 05:35 AM
Ooooh, I wish I could play- I may play- not sure, this weekend we are having a London meetup of atcers, 8 of us will be arting all day Saturday and Sunday, so maybe I will get time to make some then and come and trade with you gals. Have fun and I hope to be back later!!

07-28-2011, 06:33 AM
Holy Mike!
It's 4:19 AM here....and I"ve got one card to show for it...after working on it for -believe it or not 3 1/2 hours-yikes-

Old b/w theatre card of a Female jester digitally cleaned up and coloured, then printed out and collaged onto the playing card with letters,added metallic highlights,stamped edges and a few gold braid stickers

...took a while to settle on what colours I wanted to make her clothing before printing her up, and took forever sifting through back-ground designs...then decided to scrap the backgrounds once I cut her out ...!

See everyone back around noon-our time!

07-28-2011, 07:18 AM
well worth your time WildGoose!

07-28-2011, 09:55 AM
If I'm not too tired, I'll try to work on some when I get home. But I also have a lot of swaps :( the cards that have come out are gorgeous! :)

07-28-2011, 10:28 AM
Great cards everyone. Sure hope I get time to make some.

07-28-2011, 01:06 PM
Here are two of my cards that I started yesterday. They are based on the theme of 3 colors - purple, yellow, and black. I should have a few more on that same theme later on.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/large/1_APC1.jpg traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/large/1_APC2.jpg available

07-28-2011, 02:33 PM
Here are three cards I made in the Pooh Theme

07-28-2011, 02:33 PM
Great cards posted. Here are two more of mine.
(2 of spades is traded)

07-28-2011, 02:36 PM
I was really busy yesterday trying to make cards for this athon as I am not sure what time I will have on the weekend.

07-28-2011, 02:39 PM
Cathy, I love these...especially the Jack of Clubs. PM me if you think we might be able to work out a trade.

07-28-2011, 02:39 PM
These are english playing cards so are a little narrower

07-28-2011, 02:58 PM
Ooooh, I wish I could play- I may play- not sure, this weekend we are having a London meetup of atcers, 8 of us will be arting all day Saturday and Sunday, so maybe I will get time to make some then and come and trade with you gals. Have fun and I hope to be back later!!

I think we should all keep an eye on CNN for any reports of wild artists causing a ruckus in London this weekend. :)

Great cards, everyone!

This first one of mine is narrower than an ATC. I'm not sure by how much. (Yes, an artist probably should own a ruler, but I finally gave up looking for one.)

07-28-2011, 02:59 PM
And these are all standard size:

Spirit Soul
07-28-2011, 03:19 PM
Got a few more done:
78007 78008 78009

78010 78011

07-28-2011, 04:02 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/large/1_APC_Vintage.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/1_APC_Vintage.jpg)4 Hearts and 2 Diamonds are traded

07-28-2011, 04:05 PM
Oops Sorry, I will remember to post the next group smaller!

07-28-2011, 04:09 PM
Love the cards Nancy, especially the circus ones. And they are big enough so I can see them!!! :)

07-28-2011, 05:24 PM
First set from me. Standard size cards. Napkin background with gel medium, collaged images with real tea tag quote. Will trade for other size or shape APCs.

Tea Cup Hearts
all are traded

07-28-2011, 06:39 PM
2 more for me--regular size--will trade of any size

#5-10 of spades(beeswax) traded
#6-9 of spades(gel medium) traded

07-28-2011, 06:53 PM
Here are two more from me.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/1_APC3.jpgtraded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/large/1_APC4.jpgtraded

07-28-2011, 08:05 PM
Wow so many lovely APC made! IU am putting the washing on then I am starting my APC So I hope I can have some up for trade after lunch :)

07-28-2011, 08:58 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_yellow_tulip_apc.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_red_butterfly_apc.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_hibuscis_apc.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_dreams_apc.jpg beeswax and napkin and tissue ...available

07-28-2011, 08:59 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_red_parrot_apc2.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6786/small/1_bluebird_apc.jpg two more beeswax and napkin (on hold)

07-28-2011, 09:55 PM
Another two - these are the last of the alcohol ink backgrounds. They are more colorful then they are scanned.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/large/1_APC6.jpg Traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/large/1_APC5.jpg Available

07-28-2011, 10:23 PM
Birds of Prey.
An Owl: collage on acrylic background traded
An Eagle and A Hawk: collage on sky background.

07-28-2011, 10:33 PM
Oh, WOW! How did I miss this APC-athon???? Great cards so far! ;)

07-28-2011, 10:54 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/large/1_APC_Olio.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/1_APC_Olio.jpg)more for trade

07-29-2011, 12:06 AM
WildGoose here now at a reasonable hour!
Ace of Spades.

Found a colourised photo of a silent era vamp called Lya DePutti......put a black fan and abstracted spider web behind her
There's a wee bit of silver ink used here and there-hard to scan

Think that dress and pose-and hair style look ACE!
Wonder how well -known she was in her time?

07-29-2011, 12:26 AM
gosh, an A Thon! and I didn't even know it! I think its the first time in the (almost) year I've been here that I'm missing one.
:(.......feeling blue.
Oh, well...I won't think about that tonight, I'll think about it tomorrow. (:idea: )

07-29-2011, 12:37 AM
10 Heart - A Kingfisher collage on acrylic background. Punch leaves.
10 Diamond - A Dragonfly collage on acrylic background.traded

Miss Iowa
07-29-2011, 02:27 AM
My first regular APC.



07-29-2011, 02:40 AM
10 Heart - White Rabbit and Cheshire Cat traded

07-29-2011, 02:52 AM
hello all - well its close to midnight i remembered about 2 hrs ago that we had an APC - A - THON! So heres my first cards. :eek:

07-29-2011, 04:32 AM
They are regular sized 31/2 x 21/2 inches

07-29-2011, 05:31 AM
WOW.....AMAZING APCs being posted!

07-29-2011, 05:43 AM
YES wow amazing cards! And I can't play- darn and double darn, will just salivate!
Our London meetup starts tomorrow - Yahoo, eight of us gonna art all weekend- may even get to make some APCs.

07-29-2011, 05:55 AM
I have 2 APC for trade if you would like to trade please private message me :)
1: Beauty 8 of hearts. (Traded)
2: Smile 7 of spades. (Traded)

07-29-2011, 05:56 AM
I have been playing with this card all night trying to add more to it but I now think like it best minimal. It is a normal playing card size, 31/2 x 21/2 inch.

Hopefully I will get time tomorrow to play some more.

Night all

07-29-2011, 06:18 AM
Hi All I got one more finished i hope you like it is for trade if you like just messsge me TFL :)
3: APC Queen of Ace (Traded)

07-29-2011, 06:31 AM
Bears with Us. Collage.

07-29-2011, 08:06 AM
WOW, some really gorgeous stuff here!! I'm going to try to play some, but have a busy weekend ahead so not sure what time I'll have. Loving the eye-candy!

07-29-2011, 08:16 AM
Damn I just realised that I have missed two nearly THREE complete days on this... I have an excuse though I have a sick husband at the moment, so with work and him "dying" and wanting me to do everything for him... well you get the picture.. poor baby....

SOOOO HERE I AM NOW.... *curtsies*

07-29-2011, 08:22 AM
How did I miss this ! argh.... These are some awesome apcs!

07-29-2011, 08:51 AM
I made 2 more last night when I couldn't fall asleep.
6 of spades(traded)
10 of spades is undersize (traded)

07-29-2011, 10:03 AM
Short Stories - collage on acrylic background. traded
Wide-eyed Boy - Collage on mag cutout background. traded

07-29-2011, 10:46 AM
Some more APC. I was up most of the night (just could not sleep) but that left plenty of APC creating time :twitcy:

07-29-2011, 10:46 AM
BTW Wonderful cards everyone!!!

07-29-2011, 12:45 PM
Hello everyone...I'm late to the party...rushing in all out of breath~~ I've been admiring the art work though! Here is my first for the weekend :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_APC__APC_Athon_5h_Fairy_Party_Girl.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=243388)

07-29-2011, 01:09 PM
A second set of cards from me. Standard size cards. Vellum overlay collaged with music images. Will trade for other size or shape APCs.

Music Clubs

6, 8, 10 -traded

07-29-2011, 01:38 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/large/1_Terri_Birds.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/1_Terri_Birds.jpg)King and eight are traded......

Wil Opio Oguta
07-29-2011, 02:06 PM
At last it is weekend so I can start making apc's. Here are my first 4 - I used a combination of beeswax/napkins and pimped up some older cards -:

07-29-2011, 02:20 PM
Great cards, everyone! Some more from me:

07-29-2011, 02:21 PM
And these:

07-29-2011, 06:25 PM
A few more for this afternoon.

Hope everyone is having a great day. We have some sun here in weastern WA (shocking) so I took Rex my new tortoise out to tank around the back yard. :jiggy:

Looking for trades - PM me if you see something you like :D

07-29-2011, 07:23 PM
So I have five cards, but Cynthia, Owl-Lady, and Cathy all get first picks, haha...already set aside trades before I'd even made any cards O.o. Ladies, if you don't want any of these, I'll be making more :) Bigger views in my gallery.






Spirit Soul
07-29-2011, 08:41 PM
Cynthia, I just looked back at the beginning of the thread and saw your questions about backgrounds. Some cards I used alcohol inks, some with napkins Mod Podged on (with the 2 white layers peeled off), some are painted with acrylics. Acrylics will scratch off unless the card is sandpapered, but I just coat the finished card with medium or Mod Podge. It's nice to tone down that shockingly white playing card background sometimes.
Great cards everyone is producing!

07-29-2011, 08:52 PM
I love looking at everyone's cards. Great inspiration for me.

OK-here's a few more
10 of diamonds-traded
9 of clubs-traded
9 of diamonds (traded)

07-29-2011, 10:33 PM
Here is my next set. Standard size. Napkin background embellished with additional images and die cuts. Will trade for other size or shape APCs

Botanical Spades
4, 6 - traded

07-29-2011, 11:42 PM
Regular size 31/2 x 21/2

07-30-2011, 01:03 AM
I'm off to bed soon - Great cards everyone. :D So nice to see such wonderful art.

07-30-2011, 01:25 AM
Hi all I have just finished 2 more card will all the bilding going on out the back I am luck i got that done lol If you would like to trade let me know TFL :)
4: discover (5 of hearts)
5: Lil' Robot (10 of spades)

07-30-2011, 02:26 AM
Regular sized 31/2 x 21/2 in

Wil Opio Oguta
07-30-2011, 04:50 AM
Three more apc's have been completed. All are a combination of napkins/beeswax with collaged paper.
(queen of diamonds and 2 of spades have been traded)

Wil Opio Oguta
07-30-2011, 05:42 AM
And 4 more:
(10 of cloves and 6 of hearts have been traded)

07-30-2011, 05:54 AM
The last of mine for this swap - I have had a wonderful day doing hardly anything else but making cards.

There are some wonderful cards being posted for this swap and the eye candy is terrific.

If anyone would like to swap with any of my cards, please PM me and I will get back to you.

Happy crafting everyone.

07-30-2011, 06:29 AM
Hi All,
Ok I know I should have started Wednesday but had sick husband, then I got sick... its abounding around here, I am sure someone just breathed on me!

So Here is my first offering.. more to come....

4 Clubs
10 Hearts (TRADED - Thank you!)
King of Spades (TRADED - Thank you!)

07-30-2011, 07:38 AM
Ok did these today too... while Owl lady was here using my computer...LOL she forced me to actually create something...LOL

8 Diamonds

2 Clubs (TRADED - Thank you!)

Queen Spades (TRADED - thank you!)

Wil Opio Oguta
07-30-2011, 08:08 AM
Some more cards are completed - actually 8 :-). Here are the pictures:
(7 of hearts and ace of spades have been traded)

Wil Opio Oguta
07-30-2011, 08:10 AM
And the remaining 3 pictures:
(9 of diamonds and 4 of spades have been traded)

07-30-2011, 08:53 AM
Ok Here are my last ones before going to bed...

Ace Diamonds (You all knew I had to have a mouse in there somewhere...LOL)

4 Hearts

Ok goodnight my fellow crafters.... see you on the morrow.....

Wil Opio Oguta
07-30-2011, 12:05 PM
A couple of more cards :
(all 3 have been traded)

07-30-2011, 12:11 PM
Great cards everyone!

I finally had yesterday off and was able to create some APCs ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_CatAPC2.jpg Available

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_CatAPC1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_CatAPC3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_APCBlueHand.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_APCCoffeeQueen.jpg All Traded

07-30-2011, 12:13 PM
And a few more ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_APCAbstract10.jpg Available

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_APCLavenderQueen.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_APCBarbeque.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/small/1_APCLlama.jpg All Traded

07-30-2011, 12:13 PM
So many beautiful cards....I've got to make more before I request trades again! O.O

07-30-2011, 12:27 PM
So many beautiful cards....I've got to make more before I request trades again! O.O

Me, too! I've totally fallen in love with apcs again. It's so much fun to see the different styles. :jiggy:

07-30-2011, 12:57 PM
Three more that are standard size:

Wonderland Court - traded

07-30-2011, 02:47 PM
These round ones are 3" diameter. I may try some more tomorrow (and we may have to push this through Monday.) But at least I got some done which was my goal. I've had the cards for ages since I saw some Joss did.

07-30-2011, 02:49 PM
These are all standard size:

07-30-2011, 03:24 PM
My Goodness! There is some FABULOUS ARt in here! After I post I am going to have to give You Rocks and see if any one wants to trade!

These have taken me so long to get done! I thought since I had this sheet of 'cards' by graphic45, that it would get my feet wet with making backgrounds for them - Oh Boy!

Anyway, I learned a lot though this- for example some embossing inks don't emboss, it's best to have several decks to use when you want a specific card, I work way slower than I realize!

Spades (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=243654) are here.

Hearts (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=243648) are here.

Diamonds (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=243644) are here.

Clubs (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=243642) are here.

07-30-2011, 03:27 PM
Oooh...I wish I had seen this thread earlier!

But, it would prob have been too much of a temptation as my child was just discharged from the hospital with a new diagnosis of juvenile diabetes, and we are spending a lot of time creating a "new normal" lifestyle.

Beautiful cards! Maybe I can sneak one in after I get home from work tonight or tomorrow!

07-30-2011, 03:39 PM
Another set from me. Napkin background with collage images. Standard size - will trade for other size or shape APCs.

Elements of Alice Diamonds

6,7,8,9, - traded

07-30-2011, 04:24 PM
Did I just read something about Monday?:jiggy:

07-30-2011, 06:07 PM
I scored a cool Heart Shaped Deck at a garage sale today :D I'm willing to trade for any size APC

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_APC_APC_A_THON_Heart_Shaped_Just_the_2_of_us.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=243678) TRADED

07-30-2011, 06:44 PM
I'm so happy I'm finally finding a little bit of time to sit down and play! Lots of awesome art showing! One more done in Acrylic Paint. 4 Ever

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_APC_A_thon_4_Ever.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=243691)

07-30-2011, 07:30 PM
I have made too many to post here individually, so check out my gallery :) I'll be making some more. Hoping to get a lot of cards for my decks (check out my ad if you want to help me out, hint hint ;))

07-30-2011, 07:44 PM
Did I just read something about Monday?:jiggy:

I think we need to go through Monday. There's just too much good stuff. :)

07-30-2011, 08:50 PM
I vote for Monday too! ;)

07-30-2011, 08:55 PM
Monday would be great since I'm just getting started...LOL

07-30-2011, 08:55 PM
I also vote for Monday!!!

07-30-2011, 09:01 PM
Mouse in Dah House! Morning all....

Ok my offerings for today are

Ace Clubs (TRADED - Thank you!)

Ace Spades

07-30-2011, 09:51 PM
OOOOOH, if you go through Monday I'll have time to play. We are taking my daughter to camp tomorrow and then I have Monday off from work and will be home alone!!!

07-30-2011, 10:12 PM
my morning offer:
Shakespeare's Works - collage. traded

07-30-2011, 10:52 PM
Heres is my Seven of Diamonds (TRADED Thank you!)

07-30-2011, 11:11 PM
I am In Monday is GR8 for me to!!!

07-30-2011, 11:12 PM
heeheeI love this one mousit so you!!

07-30-2011, 11:49 PM
Yes for Monday! I have hw but...I'll fit it in. I have been maniacally creating APCs because I have three decks in the works so onward for extending it :D

07-30-2011, 11:49 PM
Oh my goodness! I forgot this was going on. Fabulous art, peoples.

07-31-2011, 12:04 AM
Four more :) And I have one sitting on my desk that isn't glued but is in the works...and I plan on making some more. Can you see I've gone APC crazy? :p





07-31-2011, 12:17 AM
Wonderful cards in this marathon! Glad we're talking about an extra day. Have a good night everyone - see you tomorrow.:sleep:

07-31-2011, 12:41 AM
Thank-you, oddbreed, for starting this a-thon...and everyone else for all the eye-candy to see whenever I"ve come online!

Gone for the long week-end-will be sure and check back to the thread Tuesday to see more!

Cheers, everyone!

07-31-2011, 01:22 AM
Here's the last ones from me. I'm having to call it quits. I did get 9 done, which is more than I thought I would be able to do. Thanks for hosting, this was a blast.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/large/1_APC7.jpg traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/large/1_APC8.jpg traded http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/5909/large/1_APC9.jpg traded

07-31-2011, 02:36 AM
All Wound-up! traded
Patched and Cleaned! traded

07-31-2011, 04:08 AM
Remember that time when... traded

07-31-2011, 06:28 AM
Oh, the frustration!!!:realmad: I am unable to take part in this a-thon due to a longer than expected hospital stay.
All these wonderful cards!! and me with nothing to trade :cry:

I will keep looking and wishing - keep up the good work

07-31-2011, 06:46 AM
Mixed Marriage - collage. traded

Spirit Soul
07-31-2011, 08:29 AM
Yay for Monday! Thanks for hosting, Oddbreed, but where are YOUR cards?!? I was certainly hoping to see some of your fantastic art here.

07-31-2011, 08:42 AM
WELCOME - in any Language. traded

07-31-2011, 10:15 AM
2 more finished--7 of diamonds is a mini, 9 of hearts is a standard size

07-31-2011, 10:47 AM
Calligraphy - collage on text background.

07-31-2011, 11:16 AM
Good day to you all! It's rainy here, so perfect for making APC's, don't you think? :)

07-31-2011, 11:22 AM
Well I'm off to play tennis this morning. I hope to play some more when I get back. Lots of lovelies over night!

07-31-2011, 11:30 AM
have a counseling session then I'm buckling down and finishing some cards. Poor Mouse keeps getting cheated out of the cards she asks me for lol...so I'm hoping to make a mouse card for you :)

07-31-2011, 01:17 PM
My cards for today (I have work this afternoon):
2 of Hearts = On Hold
Jack of Clubs = Traded
Ace of Hearts = Traded

07-31-2011, 01:18 PM
Well these cards dried over night and are ready to go out into the world. I'm building an enclouser for my tortoise today so I'm not sure how much time i'll have for cards
:( But I am happy my little guy is getting an outside play space. It should be in the upper 70s tomorrow.

07-31-2011, 01:43 PM
A series of face cards from me. Will trade in royal pairs (the King and his Queen must stay together) and will trade for other size and shape APCs.

Flushed with Royals

07-31-2011, 02:00 PM
Ducky gave me these cards and the backs are so cool I altered them a little bit with stickers. Will trade for other size or shape APCs.

Cats Rule
7 - traded

Lucky Dog
3 - traded

07-31-2011, 04:16 PM
Ok, I have some cats, too. Mrubyjean gets first pick as I owe her a card.

07-31-2011, 04:17 PM
And some non-cats. :)

07-31-2011, 04:59 PM
WOW some great art in here....I am at work today and a meeting tonight so I might or might not be able to do another card or two... as we are doing "Monday" too..LOL

Katrina - I shall look forward to that mouse card! heehee

07-31-2011, 07:01 PM
I've been working on cards all afternoon. Got some done and then HD was using the computer so I made more. Here they are.
78320 #1 TRADED 78321 #2 78322 #3 TRADED 78323 #4 78324 #5

07-31-2011, 07:04 PM
Here are some more.
78325 #6 78326 #7 78327 #8 78328 #9 78329 #10

07-31-2011, 07:10 PM
Here are some more.
78333 #11 78334 #12 TRADED 78335 #13 TRADED

07-31-2011, 07:12 PM
My last three.
78336 #14 TRADED 78337 #15 78338 #16 TRADED

07-31-2011, 07:13 PM
Nice new cards!

07-31-2011, 07:54 PM
I uploaded all my APCs in the gallery and I'll share some here as well. I love the work everyone has done. Now that I've pulled myself away from the art table, I'm going to look around and see if there is something I can trade for.

More in the gallery!






07-31-2011, 09:08 PM
Short Stories Writer - collage. traded

07-31-2011, 10:16 PM
Hi I have 3 more APC for trade
SNOW PLAY (traded)

07-31-2011, 10:18 PM
Gorgeous cards everyone :) Here's another set. I'm getting worn out haha. These will make 22 for the weekend O.O yes. 22...wow. Anywho, that means I'll get 22 more cards for my decks :D




07-31-2011, 10:20 PM
Heres a few more for trading - i also have s few APCs in my normal gallery up for grabs :D

07-31-2011, 10:20 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7195/small/1_ATC_APC_A-thon_19.jpg For Mousey :)



07-31-2011, 11:07 PM
More great cards! I have another batch to upload but I'm half asleep so I'll do it tomorrow and I'm hoping for more trades before this fun is over. ;)

07-31-2011, 11:08 PM
So much wonderful stuff added!!!

08-01-2011, 12:17 AM
I played this afternoon, using alcohol inks and paper napkins.... dismal failure! Did not work at all. bah! double bah!

So now to re-think and come up with another "clever" idea. :eek:

08-01-2011, 12:50 AM
H O P E - To be traded as a set.

08-01-2011, 02:47 AM
... at the end of the rainbow.

08-01-2011, 05:16 AM
Great trading with everyone this long weekend. I still have a couple of APCs in my gallery if you still have to pick a card from me or want to do a last minute trade.

My envies went out today except for a couple I have to finish.

It was great fun. Thank you to the organisers. I'll be in the next one for sure.


08-01-2011, 07:38 AM
My Baby Brother - collage.

08-01-2011, 08:11 AM
Lone Toucan - collage

08-01-2011, 09:21 AM
Has there been a post about this? I'm wondering what to do with the backs of the APCs. I've been leaving mine blank in case someone wants to collect and display as a real altered deck of cards. What do you do? Is there a rule about it? Thanks.

08-01-2011, 09:37 AM
I did mine the same way I would an ATC backing. Title, Name of athon, my name/user name and date. Unsure if there is a post on this though.

08-01-2011, 12:38 PM
Great A-thon everyone - i still have a few cards left if anyone wants a trade. I also have some in my "normal" apcs for trade gallery a few pages in.

Thanks all !!

08-01-2011, 12:46 PM
Has there been a post about this? I'm wondering what to do with the backs of the APCs. I've been leaving mine blank in case someone wants to collect and display as a real altered deck of cards. What do you do? Is there a rule about it? Thanks.

I've been writing my name and the date on the back of the actual card. I used to mount them but heard some people like to see the real backing, and besides, mounting them takes too long haha :)

08-01-2011, 12:50 PM
Has there been a post about this? I'm wondering what to do with the backs of the APCs. I've been leaving mine blank in case someone wants to collect and display as a real altered deck of cards. What do you do? Is there a rule about it? Thanks.

I leave mine blank except for a little sticker that has my username/e-mail on it. I like to see the backs -some of them are so interesting.

08-01-2011, 01:20 PM
Tim Holtz blown ink technique. This is the first time I've tried it on APCs and I'm sure I'll have to do it again - too much fun! Standard size cards - will trade for other size or shape APCs.

Blown Ink color combo 1

Blown Ink color combo 2

08-01-2011, 07:10 PM
Cynthia wanted everyone to know she doesn't have internet access at the moment but she'll be back within 24 hours :)

08-01-2011, 07:20 PM
My last one for the marathon. I've tried to keep my gallery up to date. My trades will go out later this week so there is still time for any last minute ones. :)

Wild Joker

A big "Thank You" to our hostesses! What a fun weekend. I was really in the mood to art up some APCs.

08-02-2011, 10:42 AM
Thanks everyone! A huge thank you to our host! I only played a little but had so much fun and appreciate the trades, they want out in the mail this morning!

08-02-2011, 11:33 AM
Class today. I forgot for a second that it was Tuesday. Eesh. Anyway, I'll organize and stamp everything tomorrow and they'll be out by Thursday. Thanks, Odd and Cynthia for setting this all up :)

08-02-2011, 11:36 AM
I'm here! I'm back! You should have heard me trying to explain to my ISP that they couldn't have an outage because I was athonning. And then I went to campus and found I couldn't remember a bunch of my passwords. Thanks, Katrinabean, for passing on my call from the wilderness.

Ok, I'm going to catch up on my PMs and then see what wonderful art was added yesterday. :)

08-02-2011, 02:15 PM
great fun...didn't get to play as much as I'd hoped but I did get some awesome trades. my cards will be out by week's end (need to get some stamps!)

08-03-2011, 09:29 PM
I had a blast playing with y'all. My cards went out yesterday and Monday. I had almost forgotten what a hoot an a thon can be :jiggy:

08-03-2011, 10:32 PM
Just wondering.....can and Apc be a compltely hand drawn card or does it have to be on a playing card?

08-03-2011, 11:02 PM
I don't think I've ever seen any like that. If it were me, I'd check first with the other person if it's 1 on 1 or with the host if it's a group just to be sure it was ok. It's a very intriguing idea.

I'll have my cards all out Friday. I broke my own rule and forgot to get more stamps before the athon.

08-04-2011, 10:04 AM
back at the preschool in the mornings for volunteering so all of my envies will go out tomorrow, when I have a chance to address them and get them sorted! Thanks again, girls :)

08-04-2011, 01:42 PM
Mine won't be getting in the mail until next week. I have 3 grandchildren here until Sunday and they keep me very busy. I will get them all ready to go in the mail on Monday.
Thank you to our hostess. What a great ACP-a-thon. Thank you to everyone that traded with me.

08-05-2011, 01:23 PM
YAWP!!!! (It's a Dead Poets' Society thing.) All my athon cards and other 1/1 trades are finally in the mail. So when are we going to engage in this madness again? :)

08-05-2011, 01:56 PM
Soon I hope :D Gives me an excuse to not work on swaps haha...oh my procrastination.

By the way, I still have like four cards available if anyone's interested :)

08-05-2011, 02:09 PM
Mine went out yesterday. :)

08-05-2011, 07:30 PM
Anything happening THIS weekend? I know, I'm greedy..... but dh has to work all day tomorrow and one of the littles is sick, so we are homebound and cabin fever is setting in.

08-06-2011, 01:15 PM
you could always make some APCs for me, RaineyDay :D hahaha. Hope the little feels better.

08-06-2011, 09:22 PM
Does anyone need any Tens for their collection. I was suffering withdrawal symptoms today and made some APCs. I think I am addicted LOL.

I've got them in my gallery if you want a better look

08-07-2011, 03:38 PM
Those are beautiful Cathy! I have some Jacks I should finish up.

08-07-2011, 05:57 PM
All of my trades have been mailed as of yesterday. In return, I am getting wonderful mail these days - I just LOVE A-Thons!

If anyone wants to trade wih me in the theme I worked in for the APC (Alice in Halloween Land) see my traded gallery for the style (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?c=1&u=9539), PM the suit and card # you would like and I will make it for you. Since I am new to APCs, I will trade for anything!!

MANY Thanks to CynthiaSillitoe & oddbreed for hosting a delightful A-Thon!!

08-10-2011, 07:11 AM
received cards from owl-lady,Cathy1 and Dilys, Such lovely APCs and love the back designs!

Wil Opio Oguta
08-10-2011, 08:49 AM
Does anyone need any Tens for their collection. I was suffering withdrawal symptoms today and made some APCs. I think I am addicted LOL.

I've got them in my gallery if you want a better look

I love them. The only problem is that my list of missing cards is in my studio - 2 floors above me - and I don't feel up to that yet. Getting out of the hospial, in/out of the cab and getting my bearing again at home has been enough exercise for today.

08-10-2011, 09:01 AM
Hi Wil, glad you are okay. So take care.

Wil Opio Oguta
08-10-2011, 09:02 AM
Hi Wil, glad you are okay. So take care.

Thanks Rita! Hopefully I have more energy tomorrow.

08-14-2011, 02:20 PM
I was just looking a my uncompeted deck of cards. I sure hope we do this again. and I will have more time to play.

08-16-2011, 04:29 AM
Received cards from Blanche, and KESagers.

08-16-2011, 09:46 PM
More cards received: dsign49 and Wil opio!