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08-30-2011, 09:20 PM
School’s Starting All Types of Art a-thon!

Hosted by Just Ducky and HHC... and here's what's happening:

Start time (in your time zone) 12:01 am (midnight) on Thursday morning, Sept 1, 2011, and end time (in your time zone) 11:59 pm (midnight) Monday Sept 5, 2011

This weekend we will :
1) Create art: ATC’s, chunky pages, 4x4’s, 4x6’s, inchies, twinchies, charms, jewelry, art dolls, skinny pages, journal pages, tags, rollos, gothic arches, post cards, altered tins – or whatever type of art your heart calls you to create.
And we'll be collaging, sewing, painting, drawing, digital altering, photographs, metal work, beading, sculpting, using postage stamps, creating Found Poetry... you name it!
2) Show what lovely creations you've made
3) Trade art - if you wish.
4) Chat (if you can only stop in to admire the art and chat sometimes, that’s absolutely okay!)


Thursday – All things Animal including Sheep and Mice
Friday – Art Dolls (i.e paper doll, dotee doll) OR People themed art
Saturday – Birds, Bees and things with wings
Sunday – Books / Back to School themes
Monday - Flowers and Plants / Autumn themes

Remember this weekend is open to EVERYONE.
Challenges and themes are ENTIRELY optional. Create whatever is speaking to you today.

ALSO NOTE that your work does NOT have to be for trade. If you’re working on swaps or a quilt or your journal, show us whatever you’re working on today.

Here's the "fine print" :rolleyes:

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 IT WORKS: At 12:01 AM Thursday Sept 1 (your time zone) start creating art, then upload your lovely creations to your gallery and post to the thread. Continue throughout the weekend. Trading and chatting ensues. At 11:59 on Monday Sept 5 (your time zone) you’re done creating art… however you may continue to chat and trade as long as you like.

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
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 can be small, medium or large. Find the word small, medium or large (or letters s m l) in the address and change it to size you want. Most folks use small or medium in the thread.
[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:

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.

Who’s ready to party?

Rogue Gal
08-30-2011, 09:47 PM
Woot! New ATART! :jiggy:

08-30-2011, 09:56 PM
yay! Our first victi... err, artist!

08-30-2011, 10:16 PM
Woot! Woot!

Looks like some great daily themes!

08-30-2011, 10:25 PM
This A-Thon is going to be the perfect way to decompress after a very hard week emotionally and @ work. I will be working Thur & Fri, but hope to come home & create. Can start posting pics on Sat.
Yes! I am planning my weekend around this A-Thon!!

08-30-2011, 10:31 PM
I sure hope I get time to play.

08-30-2011, 11:08 PM
This is going to be fun... my hubs is working Sat - Monday, so I'll have LOTS of time to play.

Now if only my muse cooperates. :)

08-30-2011, 11:26 PM
Yay! Always love an A thon! Looking forward to it!

Just Ducky
08-30-2011, 11:42 PM
the Duck is into prep. mold .. gathering my animals 2 by 2... ya know a little mouse here and sheep there... and of coarse a litter of puppys and kitties.. I will be sitting here posed and ready at Midnight... yea, I can talk the talk but sure hope I can walk the walk..

08-31-2011, 01:03 AM
:goofy:I never get this right, is this happening ON Thursday? Or starting midnight between Thursday and Friday?

08-31-2011, 01:09 AM
Yipee, I'm going to make some time to play. Of course it is Thursday in NZ before it is Thursday in USA so I can get the jump........ Looking forward to making some meecies for my Owls and Hedgehogs. They are feeling kinda hungry hehe

08-31-2011, 01:19 AM
This is happening one minute after midnight on Wednesday (tomorrow for me)... so it's Thursday morning at 12:01am.

Does that make sense, or have I confused the issue? ;)

08-31-2011, 02:31 AM
Yay! A party with friends. :jiggy: I've lots of swaps my evil twin signed me up for. With your help, inspiration, and creative energy, maybe I'll be able to complete some of these commitments. It's always a lot more fun to make cards during these ATARTs!

08-31-2011, 02:57 AM
Just heard the Bell so here I am to sign in.. Tomorrow is Thursday whoohooo... heehee

Will be able to do LOTS of animals! LOL Mice Huh.. hmmmmm

08-31-2011, 03:49 AM
Fabulous! I´ll try to be there :D

08-31-2011, 04:01 AM
I can't wait - only 6 hours till I can start!!

08-31-2011, 04:27 AM
I can't wait - only 6 hours till I can start!!

Lucky you! 13 1/2 hours to go...

Although I´m not sure if I´ll be able to stay up that late to start creating ;)

08-31-2011, 12:26 PM
atart 1 - collage on text background, punch swirl and flower n glitter.
atart 2 - stamping white on black w single panel paper-cut using recycled envie.traded

08-31-2011, 12:51 PM
:spinny: Thanks for the "heads up", HHC! I've missed far too many a-thons.
Great start miloccpep!

08-31-2011, 12:54 PM
Woo Hoo Another athon. Just what I need to motivate me to finish coloring all the sketched ATC's and Chunky pages I have from OLG!!!
I'll try to play as much as possible!!!

08-31-2011, 01:10 PM
atart 3 - APC collage - 5 Diamonds
atart 4 - APC collage - 6 Diamonds
atart 5 - APC collage - 7 Diamonds
atart 6 - APC collage - 8 Diamonds

this is a flower cut into 4 parts. 7 & 8n Diamonds both share a butterfly.

08-31-2011, 01:13 PM
So pretty! You are off to a good start Miloccpep!

08-31-2011, 01:13 PM
Wow miloccpep, you've gotten us off to a great start!

08-31-2011, 01:16 PM
LOL! It's 1.14 am here in Singapore. Besides, my mood lifted today... so decide to rough it out and start creating! Glad you guys like them! I feel very encouraged! Thanks people!

08-31-2011, 01:25 PM
Beautiful APCs, miloccpep! ;)

08-31-2011, 02:01 PM
OH Wow I didn't realize we get to start tonight at midnight not tomorrow. YAY!

08-31-2011, 02:15 PM
Oh yes! We get all day Thursday through all day Monday! :yes:

08-31-2011, 02:16 PM
Awesome, I'm really looking forward to this ATART Helen, thanks for putting it together. I wanted to rep you but I've given you too much love lately :wub:

08-31-2011, 04:43 PM
I'm wishing it was tomorrow so I could art. So instead I am working on some backgrounds and in my art journal getting in my groove! ;)

08-31-2011, 05:10 PM
Ok Here is my first card, its for the "Adventure Mouse" swap I am hosting... But it is Thursday and its animal day....LOL
Not for Trade: Monty takes the Dare.

Alright I couldn't sleep this morning so got up and did some creating. LOL Going for breakfast and work now!

08-31-2011, 05:57 PM
Mouseit, that is too funny! Go Morty! LOL!

08-31-2011, 06:13 PM
Well, I'm gearing up to join in some this weekend. Was all excited in a weird kinda way cuz our internet was out for several hours today...hoped it would stay out tomorrow then I wouldn't have to work and could do art stuff...but then I couldn't party here either....guess I'll have to work some and art some too!

08-31-2011, 07:39 PM
Thank you, Helen!
I will be popping in...hopefully with art...

08-31-2011, 07:44 PM
Are we there yet...are we there yet...are we there yet....I am terrible at waiting for these things to officially start..LOL

08-31-2011, 10:11 PM
atart 7: collage and origami traded

Just Ducky
08-31-2011, 10:22 PM
oh Rita... great cards ya showing all us... "can't play yet " gals... I so glad you are doing the weekend play party... and hope Milo is feeling better...

I got hour and half to start... and I will be posting somethin before I go to bed ...
don't know what yet... animal... bird... since it will be so late gonna have to be an easy one to start...

08-31-2011, 10:33 PM
Oh fun, Ducky! I won't be making it until Midnight... I have a stupid bug and feel like crap, but hopefully a good nights sleep will help.

I am DETERMINED to art this weekend however I feel! :)

08-31-2011, 11:21 PM
Oh Helen so sorry to hear you're sick! Hope you feel better quickly!!

08-31-2011, 11:41 PM
Well less than three and half hours for me. Maybe I should go to bed now so I can get up early? lol

Just Ducky
08-31-2011, 11:44 PM
oh oh ohhh... got idea fer my midnight card... gotta go... :jiggy:
have to sign out of here and move to the crafty room... 11:45 now, so I am rEAdy....

hi Linda and Robin... and Helen so hope a nice soft bed gets ya feeling better...
I WILL be back.... soon...

Miss Iowa
08-31-2011, 11:52 PM
Thanks for the reminder, Helen. I will probably be around to play for a bit. Hope you feel better so you can, too!

09-01-2011, 12:08 AM
It's finally midnight here in central Indiana. First card of the weekend looks pretty fab, I think.

09-01-2011, 12:23 AM
have a bunch started .. we'll see what I can finish! :)

09-01-2011, 12:32 AM
Great. Hopefully I can get something done.

09-01-2011, 12:38 AM
woohoo! 23 minutes left and then its time to play!!

09-01-2011, 12:41 AM
atart 08: Stencil Cat on stamped text background.
atart 09: Stencil Wolf on stamped text background.
atart 10: Stencil Dog on stamped text background.
atart 11: Stencil Wolf on stamped background.

Just Ducky
09-01-2011, 12:52 AM
I did it... my first of the weekend... made this card for my friend Milo... get well puppy.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_milo.jpg... Rub My Belly...

09-01-2011, 12:59 AM
Wonderful cards, StaticEmbrace, miloccpep and Ducky!

On that note, I'm off to bed. Create up a storm, y'all! See ya in my morning. :)

09-01-2011, 01:04 AM
Milo gives you a cyber lick on the face! LOL! Thank you.

Ruby Opaltones
09-01-2011, 01:21 AM
I've never done an "a-thon" before.But I think I'll start here because it seems so forgiving, and you've given us so much freedom to do the kind of art we love. Is there anything else I have to do except do art, post it to the thread, and perhaps, trade?

How do we thank hosts of an a-thon?

Ruby Opaltones.

Just Ducky
09-01-2011, 01:23 AM
thanks Milo... love them wet licks...

and now all you West Coastie gals... this pooped Michigan duck is heading for the pond.
boy the first hour of our artie weekend and me and Helen are crashing....

so hope I get up to a WHole bunch of ARt ... looking good already..
catch up with ya all in the day light....
I know we got a gaggle of gals gonna be coming in here shortly, as them down under and the other side of this tiny world gals will be showing their stuff...:D

Just Ducky
09-01-2011, 01:28 AM
HI Ruby... and welcome to the fun... and yep, you got it right... make your art.. this is Artist choice weekend...
oh, when you want to post cards into your gallery, you can post them... under the heading of..... A-Thon Gallery... I believe A-Thon gallery is the 4th from the bottom of the drop down thing, when you upload cards...and yes, please post your cards here to the thread...
this will be getting fast and wild, so hang on tight...
ask for trades... if you see a card you like ???? better send a private message fast...

oh and to thank the hostess ???? .... just a thank you is super... a YOU ROCK is always great... NO... itrader to hostess... but your personal trades are just like anyother trade. and itrader exchanged...
so saddle up and have fun...

09-01-2011, 01:43 AM
I thought I might join in the fun. I've never done an A-thon before either. It's nearly 2am here in Michigan so I thought I'd post this before heading off to bed. It's for trade. But probably tomorrow. Night.

Just Ducky
09-01-2011, 01:58 AM
yea......... a nother Michigander... Hi Jewels... dang cute card gal... and jump in anytime you can this weekend... have fun... (it's a rule)

OK, Im otta here... Miloccpep... take over gal... it's late afternoon where you at and I going to bed...

09-01-2011, 02:27 AM
I still have 1/2 hour before I can start...got a few things gathered, hope to get a couple done before my bedtime!

09-01-2011, 03:01 AM
Woot! Finally midnight here!

Since I have to wake up my youngest at 2AM to check his blood sugar, that gives me 2 hours to do some playing! See you soon with something!

09-01-2011, 04:04 AM
I made some Christmas APC's.
mrubyjean has first choice

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250378 - traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250380 - traded

09-01-2011, 05:19 AM
Great start everyone!

Here are my first cards, these are for KittyNLs´ Black and White Swap.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_BW001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_BW002.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_BW004.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_BW003.jpg

09-01-2011, 05:45 AM
Well I couldn't sleep so I'm up creating ...YAY for a thons! I've got several cards done. I'll post them in the morning, off for some shut eye now I hope!!

09-01-2011, 06:07 AM
I have 5 drying--probably won't be finished drying before I crash, as it is now 3 AM!

09-01-2011, 07:28 AM
Good Morning (Afternoon or Evening depending where you are)!
Having my coffee and enjoying the art.

09-01-2011, 09:12 AM
Good day to you all. My brain wouldn't stop thinking about art last night, which made it hard to sleep. Going to get the kiddos off to school, then back home to create artsy goodness! Working on a moley and some acts today. Might be able to sneak a few critters in there as well. ;)

09-01-2011, 09:25 AM
Has only one more day of work and I am off on holiday for 2 weeks! whoohoo... what a rush!! Going to landscape my garden some.... heehee visit with one of my granddaughters and have fun creating ATC's..LOL

09-01-2011, 09:45 AM
Good Morning. These are Mall Birds. Only 1, 2, 4, 6 and 7 are for trade. The others are going in the Text Background Swap.

09-01-2011, 09:48 AM
Good morning lovely artists!

Wonderful art has been posted while I snoozed... and promises of more to come this morning! :)

09-01-2011, 10:00 AM
Here's my first - ATART 1 - Peaches TRADED

09-01-2011, 10:03 AM
Yum! Jo those look delicious!

09-01-2011, 10:46 AM
I have 1 for trade........

A Young Smile......traded

Just Ducky
09-01-2011, 11:24 AM
HI gals.. I see we got a few goodies showing up for show and tell... it's a beautiful Sept 1 here in Michigan.. just a tiny bit of tree color change happening.. ahhhh Fall...

anyways I am still in my slow moving mood.. but hope to fire up my creative eye later this early afternoon... see if I can get my (house) work all done and have rest of the time for fun.... do they still make them frozen dinners ??? man, if I didn't have to cook, I really could have fun...

09-01-2011, 11:28 AM
Okay here are my first four from the middle of the night. Jewel gets first dibs cause I owe her one.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_ATC_ATART_SEPT_Coming_in_for_a_landing.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250434) Landing

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_ATC_ATART_SEPT_Owls_Pink_and_Blue.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250435) Pink and Blue TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_ATC_ATART_SEPT_Owl_and_Pumpkin_I.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250436) hOWLaween

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_ATC_ATART_SEPT_Ducky.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250437) Pending

09-01-2011, 11:56 AM
atart 12: APC 10 Diamonds - collage postage stamp and origami butterfly.
atart 13: APC Jack Diamonds - collage postage stamp and origami butterfly.
atart 14: APC Queen Diamonds - collage postage stamp and origami butterfly.
atart 15: APC King Diamonds - collage postage stamp and origami butterfly.

It's one of those days when it took the whole day to come up with the right color combination. I am finding out Purple is not an easy color to co-ordinate. Nothing seems right. These are the best I came up with finally!
Put the 4 cards together and you get one big flower.

09-01-2011, 11:58 AM
Morning everybody!!

i am trying to get myself awake and ready to play:jiggy:

09-01-2011, 11:58 AM
How did I miss seeing this? Would love to play. Will have to get out the pens and see what I can come up with. Great stuff so far everyone!

09-01-2011, 12:08 PM
Here are a few from last night and finishing off this morning ..

09-01-2011, 12:23 PM
ATART 2 Ellie

09-01-2011, 12:30 PM
Here are some Starbucks Coffee Collages.

09-01-2011, 12:35 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Time_Flies_.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250464)My first for today..Great work everyone!

09-01-2011, 12:36 PM
Ooh! Lot's of pretty art! I need to get some of this finished.

I have made a mess. Does that count? LOL!

09-01-2011, 12:41 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Pretty_Girl.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250463)Ain't she sweet! Wow! Welcome new Athoners! Is that a word!! LOL

09-01-2011, 12:58 PM
Here are a few more ... now I must get ready for work! :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sept_atart_006.jpg#6http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sept_atart_007.jpg#7http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sept_atart_008.jpgnot for trade

09-01-2011, 01:05 PM
JAW ~ #8 looks a lot like someone I know!!!! :)

I'm working on a 6 page moley layout!! :eek: Which comes out to 21" X 5.5"!!! Might be here for a while! But I can post progress at some point maybe.

Also might have to take a break from this and work on some smaller ATCs just so I have something to show for the weekend. ha ha

09-01-2011, 01:15 PM
atart 16: APC 09 Clubs, collage.
atart 17: APC 10 Clubs, collage.

09-01-2011, 01:20 PM
Ooh! Lot's of pretty art! I need to get some of this finished.

I have made a mess. Does that count? LOL!

tee hee! I am trying to clean up some mess so I have some where to make another:swoon:

Here are a few more ... now I must get ready for work! :)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sept_atart_006.jpg#6http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sept_atart_007.jpg#7http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2964/small/1_sept_atart_008.jpgnot for trade

Oh how do you know what I look like when I wake up? Lol!

Great ART everybody!!!

09-01-2011, 01:23 PM
Wow! Lots of fabulous art has been posted since this morning...
I actually have a couple of my own ready to go:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC202.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250473)
#202 : Something to Squawk About : TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC203.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250476)
#203 : Things Are Looking Up

09-01-2011, 01:26 PM
OOOHHHH great art already. Need to get my skates on.. might have some time tomorrow and on Sunday I've got all day to play. I will be back :D

09-01-2011, 01:49 PM
Here's what I have finished this morning...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_atar__4.jpg $4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_atart_-_a_pocket_full_of_rye.jpg Pocket Full of Rye

09-01-2011, 01:54 PM
I have my first one done, http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_Snowcat__Atart_Sept-2011.jpg Snowcat
Done in colorpencils.

09-01-2011, 01:59 PM
Yay for athons indeed! I'm feeling lousy, but the eye candy has cheered me up considerably. I'm going to eat something and then see if I can play a little. I probably won't get scans up today, but we have lots of days ahead of us, right?

09-01-2011, 02:03 PM
These are two similar to Strange Bedfellows.

09-01-2011, 02:25 PM
a few more and I really am off to work now!

09-01-2011, 02:36 PM
Here are my first cards, made after midnight last night.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0849.jpg # 1 Party Time

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0851.jpg # 2 Some like it hot

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0850.jpg # 3 Laugh, dance and be merry (TRADED)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0852.jpg # 4 The best is yet to come

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0853.jpg # 5 You make me feel so young

09-01-2011, 02:43 PM
I was thinking the same thing. Singing Blackbirds here I come.

09-01-2011, 02:54 PM
That's what I am doing as well. I'm working on paper colls, monster ATCs and chunky's and oh so much more... Why do I do this to myself!?!?! :twitcy:

09-01-2011, 02:58 PM
me too! determined to get these altered photos finished and off to Evalila in Germany. then i can play a bit.

09-01-2011, 03:20 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Angel_Of_Mercy.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250502) Angel of Mercy.............

09-01-2011, 03:23 PM
OMG the cards being posted are fantastic and I won't get a chance to play until tomorrow

09-01-2011, 03:29 PM
need to get some hedgie headed your way too, Cathy!

09-01-2011, 03:43 PM
I know, I couldn't wait for the athon as a good excuse to get down to business on my swaps...plus make some extras for trading too--hopefully! Some really great eye candy so far here.

It took me 2 years to try out this A-thon thing and now I'm HOOKED!! :jiggy:

09-01-2011, 03:47 PM
they do get your creative juices flowing and are so darn fun!

09-01-2011, 03:52 PM
Got a few cards made. :)

09-01-2011, 03:58 PM
2 cards I completed today for the Mid-July PAT

09-01-2011, 04:00 PM
ATART 3 - Lying Lion

09-01-2011, 04:15 PM
Morning all... Lots of Lovely cards being created while I was sleeping! LOL

Have been preparing backgrounds yesterday so watch this space.

Whats today's theme?

Just Ducky
09-01-2011, 04:18 PM
dang what great SHOW and TELLs... and for us USA gals it's only thursday afternoon..
this place will really be rockin' in the next day or so....

I have got 3 funny kitty's so far... see what gets on paper later this evening...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_fur_Me.jpg.. What-Fur Me ?? (traded)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Fixed_Yet.jpg... Fixed Yet ?? (traded)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Almost.jpg... Almost.. (traded)

these 3 are traded BUT...the 2 drawn cards I can do more, if ya like... and Fixed, I can do a couple more.I have a couple images ..

09-01-2011, 04:34 PM
We had visitors today. Haven't seen many butterflies this summer but there were 2 and a Hummingbird Moth this afternoon. Prints are available to trade. As always my digital art is UNLIMITED.

Gold Butterfly

Yellow Butterfly

09-01-2011, 04:35 PM
OH Happy Day! Love the work so far, wanna trade, been a long dry spell.
Slow starter here.
But its a LONG a thon, so I can drool over all the art and paint when I can....

09-01-2011, 05:16 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Pet_Cemetary__Atart_Sept_2011.jpg Pet Cemetary (halloween)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Geish__Atart_Sept_2011.jpg Geisha

09-01-2011, 05:28 PM
Wow! Look at all the pretties that have been made while I was at school. :jiggy:I'm so jealous of everyone who got to play while I was busy doing calculus.

09-01-2011, 05:57 PM
Apparently our Butterfly Bush is the place to be today. Yet another type of Butterfly was there when I went out tonight. Prints available to trade. As always my digital art is UNLIMITED.

Blue Butterfly top wing

Blue Butterfly under wing

09-01-2011, 05:58 PM
wow, kristin! those are gorgeous!

09-01-2011, 06:04 PM
Wowzers! Look at all the fabulous art!

Kristin, how do you get the butterflies to hold still for you? :P

09-01-2011, 06:14 PM
Thank you! They really love that bush and there are so many blooms on each stem that they seem to lose themselves in what they are doing.

09-01-2011, 06:45 PM
Here are my first couple. Extras from the Altered Portrait Swap that finished up today.

Aging Gracefully
Sunshine (not available for trade)

09-01-2011, 07:06 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_TeaCup_Pixie__Atart_Sept_2011.jpg Teacup Pixie

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Quiet_Fairy__Sept_Atart_2011.jpg Quiet Fairy

I have a confession here. The Quiet Fairy and Geisha are I guess what you would call series cards. I drew them several years ago and then made copies of the light sketch. I found them and decided to complete them for this Atart. The Fairy was used for a swap. Each one a little different, and the Geisha was used for some personal trades, again each one colored a bit differently. Letting you know in case you may have one already from years ago.

09-01-2011, 07:20 PM
You all are producing some mighty fine eye candy in this thread!
I've given the dog a bath, gone to the grocery store and made a pitcher of sun tea so it's time to get busy and make some art myself! Bank clock was saying it is 113F degrees out there so the best thing is to stay inside under the air conditioning!
I cleaned off my desk yesterday and found a few projects that were not quite done so I'll be working on those to start off with! Be on the look out for a few little books that will be up for trade later this evening!
Happy Arting everyone!

Miss Iowa
09-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Thank you! They really love that bush and there are so many blooms on each stem that they seem to lose themselves in what they are doing.

They're probably stoned from all the nectar. :huh: LOL!

09-01-2011, 08:27 PM
Well, I just totally messed up what I was trying to do. Poo! At least I know what doesn't work. LOL!

09-01-2011, 08:29 PM
How are you feeling, HHC? Any better?

I just had an "accidental" 4 hour nap! It wasn't in the plans, but I guess it should have been!

Will have to take care of the things I should have been doing earlier, now...then art later--prob another late night, since I slept during the day!

09-01-2011, 08:33 PM
ATART 4 - Go Little Cobra Go! TRADED

09-01-2011, 08:44 PM
I will be lurking...my art studio is tore slap up :rolleyes: seriously..redoing the space and I can;t get to anything ...its all stacked up in the living room...someone came to my front door, looked in, then looked at me as if to say "you're a hoarder"!

09-01-2011, 09:03 PM
someone came to my front door, looked in, then looked at me as if to say "you're a hoarder"!

I think anyone who comes to my house may think this....my art space is spread all over our living space! LOL

09-01-2011, 09:40 PM
Well, let's try this again..... First try got lost in cyber space somewhere!

I see you all are still cranking out the fine art! There are many reasons why I love doing athons but the one I like best is getting to see what you all have been up to while I've been up to the same!

I still have unfinished projects to work on this weekend. My goal is to finish all projects started!
These three little books were already cut out, the covers made and just sitting on my desk waiting to be sewn together. That's what I've done today. That and putting the inchie on the front of each of them.
I will trade these little books for a naked postcard, a chunky page or we can talk about what you might have to trade if you are interested in one of the little books.
These books are 2x1.5 inches. Two of them have approx 15 brown kraft paper pages and the other has 9 watercolor paper pages.
If you're interested, shoot me off a pm, please!

I'm off to start another project. There are still little books to be sewn so there will be at least 2 more of these before this athon is over!

heart tree watercolor mini journal TRADED
blue bird kraft paper mini journalTRADED
black blue bird kraft paper mini journal

09-01-2011, 10:23 PM
More faeries! I think I'm a bit obsessed :rolleyes:

80881 80882

09-01-2011, 10:28 PM
This is for ChaosAtlanta who wanted another kitty card.

09-01-2011, 10:44 PM
cairnlea, I feel your pain. I am gearing back up in the jewelry realm, and my partner in crime came over for dinner tonight to map out our plan of action for the next few months - when I showed her my workspace in our closed in garage affectionatly known as 'The Shed' she could not see ANY beads - a bit disconcerting, I'm sure! When I swept my arm over a portion of the shed and said "this side is beads" and then with a flourish, "this side is paper", she finally got it. Way lots of work to be done, especially if we are to bring metal working into the mix ! LOL!

Bump the metal, Bump the beads, It's an A-Thon weekend! Bring on the PAPER!

Hoping to join in on the trading this weekend when I am off from my busiest time of year at my job that pays the bills!

LOVIN the ATCs posted so far!

09-01-2011, 10:53 PM
me too!

I think anyone who comes to my house may think this....my art space is spread all over our living space! LOL

09-01-2011, 11:02 PM
My first altered envie. Not too shabby, i'd say.

80888 80889

09-01-2011, 11:08 PM
OHHHHH snuck home from work to sneak in and have a look at what I have missed while I was at work.. LOL who wants to have lunch anyway!

OHHHH nice nice artwork going on!!


Just Ducky
09-01-2011, 11:33 PM
oh dang, the Mice are running rampent... get back to work Mouseit... and I ain't fergotten ya, trying for a mouse or two tomorrow.. sticking with cats and dogs today... Purr and bark.

big hand for ALL the beautiful art all you guys are sharing today... and just think we still got ??? (excuse me, had to check the calander) 4 more days... wow..Fun Fun...

Just Ducky
09-01-2011, 11:41 PM
see... I come to read and look at all I have missed earlier today and forgot I got a couple more show and tell....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_pup_on_pup.jpg... Brothers

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_perfect_pair.jpg.. A perfect Pair

I have a couple more puppy cards,,, not done yet..

09-02-2011, 12:26 AM
Another project finished!
Little book, approx 60 pages (5 signatures of 5 pages each), 4.5x6 inches. Pages are colored, unlined writing paper. Covers are chipboard collaged with magazine cutouts and then with glitter paint and then sealed with Krylon spray varnish. It is sewn with a coptic stitch which allows it to lay flat when opened.

If you're interested in this book, I will trade for just about anything....send me a PM, we'll talk about what you have for trade!

I have more little watercolor journals in the making. Pictures of those forthcoming in the next few hours or so!
You all are rocking this thread with some mighty fine artwork!

09-02-2011, 01:33 AM
here is one for trade........

Sam The Zetti Worm.......

09-02-2011, 02:12 AM
I've got five, maybe six more mini journals with watercolor pages in the works. Covers are drying at the moment. Hopefully that fool cat of mine hasn't messed them up. He's over on my painting table at the moment, standing on the little covers which still need to be cut out, drinking my brush cleaning water. The water's clean save the bit of glue that's dissolved in it from the brush used to glue the little covers, so he's good to go. He's drank worse and had no ill effects from it!
Work on those will commence in a bit. I need something to eat first.

I have one more book to trade and another that is already traded (just for show and tell).
The little green book is the size of an ATC. It has 12 pages of watercolor paper, sewn in the coptic stitch which will allow it to lay flat when open.
If you are interested in this little book, please shoot me off a PM! I will trade internationally and I will trade for just about anything! All you have to do is ask and if I'm agreeable to such trade, any of my little books can be yours!

Green and Yellow Little Watercolor Journaltraded
Strawberry cupcake mini watercolor Journal TRADED

09-02-2011, 02:23 AM
atart 18: My pet Gecko - collage on layered background.
atart 19: Gecko at a wedding - collage on text background. traded

09-02-2011, 03:08 AM
*comes in Dancing* Cos I got 2 weeks off work! whoohooo gunna catch up on my swaps after having so much fun and being able to STAY UP LATE or ALL NIGHT if I want to... *snickers*

*reaches for the chocolates and a drink of spring water* I think I need my wits about me.....

Ducky you keep watchin too and keep peddling faster on ya wee wobbly legs

09-02-2011, 03:41 AM
atart 20: collage, stamping and punch cats.

09-02-2011, 04:11 AM
Wow lots of art already! I have asked for several trades and got accepted by a couple people but they have not picked their cards yet.... I will be making more but don't forget to take a look if we have a pending trade.

Well it's 1am and I have a hand drawn mermaid card done. I have to set up my other computer to do the scanning so I'll post tomorrow night. I have a doctors appointment and errands to do tomorrow so I will be gone all day. I am taking my laptop, and may drop in for a look while at the laundry-mat.

Have fun everyone, see you later. :D

09-02-2011, 04:45 AM
Well, after a busy day getting the boys all ready for their first day of school next week--I got a couple more cards made, and drying.

Since it is almost 2 AM, I will post tomorrow--and hope to make more goodies!

Loving everyone's art!

09-02-2011, 08:06 AM
Hi All, Well I have been working really hard since coming home from work... I also have a pain in the tummy... Hmmmm wonder if its to much chocolate.......NAH! LOL

Anyway Here is my "peoples" challenge for today....

#1 - Follow your heart - TRADED

#2 Mollie

# Odette - TRADED

09-02-2011, 08:11 AM
You all have been so busy to create so many lovely ATCs and other art. I have been busy with my work and other things :(.

I made something little in the evening and I hope to continue to create something on Sunday evening. I hope someone will still have something to trade then :).

09-02-2011, 08:30 AM
three postcards (4 X 6) for trade......

Dance with Me.......traded

09-02-2011, 08:34 AM
It is early morning in Kansas and I've been up all night. Time to get some errands ran and get a nap in sometime before noon. I'll be back later in the day with more to trade.

I have five more little books to offer. They are all 2x1.5 inches with 9 watercolor pages, sewn in the coptic stitch which allows them to lay flat when open. Each has a USA love stamp on the cover.
If you're interested in any of these little books do send me a PM. I will trade for a postcard, a chunky page or almost anything you might have to trade! PM me and we will talk! I am always on the hunt for unusual paper to use for book pages if you happen to have any paper laying around you'd like to trade for a little book.
Everyone have a fabulous Friday!
Happy Arting!

white traded

09-02-2011, 09:51 AM
wow how did i miss this A-thon (silly Me) I hope I can get some cards done to put in But with My Mum flying in on sunday I dont know if i will get time :(

09-02-2011, 10:13 AM
Got my Singing Blackbird cards done for the Swap.

Ruby Opaltones
09-02-2011, 10:42 AM
hi all
Here are some cards to trade, if anyone is interested:

Flower garden - Traded

Rainbow Arc 1 (Traded)

Rainbow Arc 2 - Traded

Triple Suns - Traded

Ouroboros - Traded

Snake and gator - Traded

Green wave

Pawn shop sign - Traded

Fish hook

Running Cat: this piece is 9" X 7" - "other art" I guess it is.
The shadow on the left side is from the paper not being flat when I took the photo. The paper is really a uniform colour.

09-02-2011, 10:43 AM
ATART 5 - Grapes

09-02-2011, 10:48 AM
I have been making cards like crazy for the last couple of days but none of them are for trade :sad:, they are Hostess cards for my Cat swap which has just finished. Here's a sample:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0002.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0006.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0004.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0007.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0009.jpg

I have been making some other cards but my husband has finally arrived home from the football and, as it is almost 1am I am going to bed. I will scan my other cards and load them later this morning after a good night's sleep.:D:

09-02-2011, 10:57 AM
Wow, you have all been busy! I love what you're creating!

I need to get busy and get some of this pile 'o stuff finished! :)

Just Ducky
09-02-2011, 11:35 AM
Morning ya all... well almost noon.. and this ol Ducky is slow moving.. just a bunch of other stuff to get done so I can PLAY... why does other stuff have to get in the way of FUN....
a special HeLLO to our Sniisk... so happy to see ya gal.. and hope you can join in sometime yet this weekend... don't forget we are ARTing till your midnight Monday..

so OK... let me move my buns and see what goodies I might finish today...
HI.... HELEN... ya better quit messin' with your messes and ART today...
and good grief, Mouseit is on 2 week vacation... well there goes the neighborhood...

09-02-2011, 11:43 AM
available for trade..........

Sam The Zetti Worm.........atc....traded
Misc Inchies.............

09-02-2011, 12:29 PM
Good Morning Lovelies! I've been up for awhile but thought I'd better get something done before checking in because once I start browsing on the internet it swallows full hours in a single gulp...LOL.

I finished one of my microbooks for Charlie Brown's swap.
1st Thumbnail - Bound Inchie Book
2nd Thumbnail -Fronts of pages
3rd Thumanil -Backs of Pages

09-02-2011, 12:48 PM
Hello, I was waiting for the maintenance man this morning and finished 3 cards while waiting ;)

1. Don't drink the water traded
2. Lost (for trade)
3. ATC for the Black and White swap

09-02-2011, 12:54 PM
ATART #6 Watermelon

09-02-2011, 01:03 PM
I love your card!!!! I wish I could trade with you again!!!!!

09-02-2011, 01:38 PM
Wonderful cards Cheryl!

09-02-2011, 01:39 PM
Oh, awesome art is being posted!

Cheryl, are those for the paint chip swap? ;)

09-02-2011, 01:45 PM
Little Pre Halloween fun. "Skelly Plant"

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_ATC_ATART_SEPT_Skelly_Plant.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250730)

09-02-2011, 02:03 PM
A few from me today:

09-02-2011, 02:07 PM
Here are a Mall Bird and some more Java Birds.

09-02-2011, 03:04 PM
This one is for Ducky:


09-02-2011, 03:15 PM
Lovely ducky for ducky!

I made a set of inchies, vintage kids.


09-02-2011, 03:15 PM
ATART 7 Strawberries TRADED

09-02-2011, 03:26 PM
This one is available for trade. Flat chunky - no charms or danglies. Since it will ship for regular postage I will trade for any other type of art.

A Sitting Cat

09-02-2011, 03:31 PM
Here's a post card I just finished for the Tracy Moore Post Card Swap.

Just have to add a bit more depth to the moley spread and then I'll scan that one for show and tell in a bit.

09-02-2011, 03:53 PM
Got a pretty postcard done for dmnh, and I just realized I left my watercolors at school :swoon: I don't know what I'll do with myself now!

My Elephant Thinks I'm Beautiful

Isn't it insanely cute? :D

09-02-2011, 04:02 PM
Fabulous art everyone!

I'm having a hard time making things work the way I want... prolly 'cuz I don't feel well. I'm still gonna scan and post them so you can point and laugh! :laugh:

09-02-2011, 04:27 PM
Oh My! Great stuff everybody! I just finished work ~ so I hope to get some art going on, soon. I'd love to finish some stuff to trade with y'all.

09-02-2011, 04:37 PM
A couple more from me. The fox was made before midnight for the "animal" day...then onto people cards, starting with #7.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0854.jpg#6 Foxy (TRADED)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/medium/1_scan0855.jpg #7 Memories

09-02-2011, 05:02 PM
I am having internet problems again. I am in town right now with my laptop. If I can not get back on this weekend I will be soo ticked. I may get out before but I know I will go out again early next week (Probably Tues) and should be able to mail my trades then.

As for pending trades, if you do not hear from me, you can hold it or trade it to someone else. I really don't know what will happen when I get back home....

09-02-2011, 05:03 PM
I will check in again before I go later today.

09-02-2011, 05:05 PM
It's seems I'm awfully slow this weekend. Finished up a veggie doll that was lying around the desk partially done. He was left over from the "Seedy Garden People" swap when his buddies flew west. It's a pity to allow him to go to seed. :laugh: He's available in trade for another art doll.

09-02-2011, 05:09 PM
Also made two of seven journal pages (5x7 inches) for an off-site swap. It's slow going.... :swoon:

Miss Iowa
09-02-2011, 05:24 PM
Also made two of seven journal pages (5x7 inches) for an off-site swap. It's slow going.... :swoon:

What you are talking about! They're great! :wub:

Just Ducky
09-02-2011, 05:28 PM
so many super cards... wanting to comment on each one.. then I get lost when I go back and look and drool.. so let me see.... JO-on the Go... gal you making me hungry with your yummy art...
Cheryl.. you sure doing great with your first marathon... love your cards.. BlueFlower.. I just gotta try a DOLL... I keep saying that.. but I at least now have a pattern I found.
Robby.. such a funny 'Plant' shouldn't need much watering... Cynitha... I just gotta hit you up for a trade this weekend.... Tam.. cool art gal.. loving the Foxy, among others.
StaticEmbrace... hope we don't read in the news, that you broke into the school for your watercolors... Kitty... you inchie gals sure can do great inchies.. and Jewel, my fellow Michigander lookin' great gal..
good grief there is so much good stuff on just this one page... and now I am lost.. sure hope I got ya all... Linda4atc.. internet goofy again ? bummer..
oh my... how did I miss KESagers.. and you know I in love with my Chunky Ducky,,,

09-02-2011, 05:50 PM

09-02-2011, 07:12 PM
Okay... here's a couple for the Paint Chip swap that didn't quite work out. :dull: NOT AVAILABLE

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Paint_Chip-Lavender_Haze.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Paint_Chip-Serenity.jpg

Note to self... make sure there are no bits of lint between layers of napkins before beeswaxing. LOL!

09-02-2011, 07:36 PM
I have had that problem too, Helen...:arghh:...but, honestly, in your scans, your cards look lovely!

09-02-2011, 07:43 PM
LOL Donna, I wonder where you got that idea from about making so many thank you cards.. *laughs* They all look great to by the way....

OOHHH DUCKY did you see that Ducky?? He is soooo cute!

Great cards and Art people... they are marvelous!!!

09-02-2011, 07:54 PM
I just finished a card for the Not Your Normal Kewpie Swap....called the decapitator. I'm not posting the image here since it's a bit dark but if you'd like to see it you can find it here (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250795)

09-02-2011, 07:56 PM
Zombie Kitty Paper Doll : Traded (for a swap)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_zombiekitty.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250797)
He is just a simple non-jointed paper doll with a stand.

09-02-2011, 08:10 PM
Hiya, Yes Ducky, It's goofy again. I guess I am lucky that it isn't the computer, or the internet card it's self. Both are working here in town. It could be my booster, but they aren't sold anymore.

Last time it was acting up I went ahead and upgraded to a new MiFi card. That worked great in town, and even worked a bit at home without the booster. But it was a tiny bit. So I switched back to the old wireless card and the old booster. At this time they no longer sell the old cards or booster, and they haven't started selling a booster for the new ones, At least that is what I am told... "they are ordered but they are not filling the orders for anyone'

Anyway I hoping that it isn't my booster, that it WAS the towers acting up again, and it will be back to normal when I get home. Normal is 1 or 2 bars of signal and very slow, but hey it allows me to play!!!!!

09-02-2011, 08:15 PM
Here is my second post card for the Tracy Moore Post Card Swap.
I really like how this one came out. It's going to be difficult to submit this one. ;)


09-02-2011, 08:22 PM
ATART 9 - chocolate chip cookies
(after all that fruit, it was time for something "sinful" like a stack of cookies!)

09-02-2011, 08:28 PM
Oh, what a great idea! I'm hoping I can start playing tomorrow. I won't even mind my children waking me up at day break. maybe. LOL. Anyway, I love things with wings, so I'm going to try to created something and maybe have some fun trades. :D

09-02-2011, 08:43 PM
I love what you all are doing. I just had a brainstorm, so we'll see if it works. I've had enough failures for this weekend! :)

09-02-2011, 08:43 PM
It's very slow here and over at IllAtcs I can't get on at all. There is an a-thon over there as well. Maybe the servers are just having art overload

09-02-2011, 08:45 PM
grrrdjules, I've noticed the slowness too. Bummer that you can't get on at IllAtcs.

Hopefully it will clear up soon.

Just Ducky
09-02-2011, 08:57 PM
JO-ON-the-Go.... your last warning.. fruit and veggies were Ok.. but now you are really tempting us.. chocolate Chip cookies ??? warm from the oven.... sinful.. shame on you huh:
HotMama.. I don't think you should include that Tracy card with your swap... TRADE it to ME... and talkin' about trade.. HHC I super love your Lavander card even if it does have lint ???
RaineyDay... welcome to the party... and hope them kiddies don't move you too early.
Linda... if you need me to guard your "Butt" swaps just let me know... hee-hee
that Cat paper doll is super... and you say simple ??? love the stand idea..
Robby ... now that is not the Kewpie doll I remember from way back when...

and then there is that Mouseit person... I see she is back here tonight.. and probably
for the next 3 nights...:skeptical: and actually she is a really nice gal.. givin that she is a down under person... does really nice art too... can you believe that ?? :jiggy: love ya gal...

09-02-2011, 09:00 PM
Sal said they've restarted so all is working now... great stuff happening here!

Just Ducky
09-02-2011, 09:01 PM
I just thought it was my slow moving duck... but it's a tad faster for me right now... a few hours ago in the afternoon, I gave up trying to load some cards.. that slow... sure hope (they) get a real fix for us all... it is a madding problem some nights...

but we all just keep trying... you can't slow US down.. we always come back..:rolleyes:

09-02-2011, 09:29 PM
Hi everyone! Just caught up on the thread. Now I'm planning to join the fun and see how much art time I can squeeze out of the weekend! :jiggy: Looking forward to seeing more wonderful art and hopefully some trades!

Just Ducky
09-02-2011, 09:44 PM
Hi JoyFlower... dang good to see ya..
ok.. my additions for Friday... people was todays challange and this is the closest I got..

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_sally_in_the_sand.jpg... Sally in the Sand

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_the_Fairies_1.jpg... the Fairies #1
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_the_Fairies_2.jpg... The Fairies #2
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_the_Fairies_3.jpg... The Fairies #3

well nuts... I lost a Fairie thought I started out with 4... hummm...

09-02-2011, 09:54 PM
One more up for trade:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/323/small/1_ATC204.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250829)
Real Fun: Available

09-02-2011, 09:54 PM
Ducky, I love that Sally in the sand!!! What do you use to do your background colors? Is it pencil or ink or watercolor? I can't tell ... and I love it.

09-02-2011, 10:01 PM
Haha, I got inspired by some Duck. Hrmm.. :/ wonder who.

81043 81044

09-02-2011, 10:04 PM
You all are making such fun art!

Ducky, how on earth do you keep track of everyone? I get lost between posts! LOL! I'm blaming it on being sick... yeah, that's it!

Love the Ducky paper doll, Static!

Just Ducky
09-02-2011, 10:16 PM
good grief... a ducky doll... and what a doll that ducky is...

JAW... my Sally background is chalk... it's what I use for most of my drawn stuff... me and watercolor don't mix...
and Helen you can run but you can't hide from the duck... I see you over "there" playing in the gameroom....;)

09-02-2011, 10:19 PM
Ducky! I'm not trying to hide! My muse is, but I'm searching her out EVERYwhere. :)

cRude hArt
09-02-2011, 10:28 PM
I'm on a plane and almost home. Can't wait to get started after a VERY stressful week. This will be a nice diversion after some disappointing news.:huh:

Just Ducky
09-02-2011, 11:02 PM
yikes... this is a first.. (I think) hi, Crude hArt... hope you can hear us way up there ..in the big blue sky..
never had a posting from a airplane before... sorry to hear you have had such a stressful week... but you come play with us and we can try to put a smile in your step...

Just Ducky
09-02-2011, 11:12 PM
OK these are the last of my Fairies... had 8 done... only can find 7... I guess # 8 just kinda flew off...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_the_Fairies_4.jpg..#4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_the_Fairies_5.jpg.. #5

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_the_Fairies_6.jpg..#6 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_the_Fairies_7.jpg..#7

09-02-2011, 11:53 PM
I posted some cards, but just can't figure out how to post them here, the instructions never work for me


09-03-2011, 12:00 AM
Can't sleep. So I finished some peeled paint cards that I started yesterday.
All for trade #1 (traded), #2(traded), #3.

09-03-2011, 12:38 AM
*comes back in to ruffle ducky's feathers* heehee How ya going girlie?

Am working on my "flying things with wings..LOL waiting for 2 to dry who knows what I will do with the next one trying to do them in threes....easier to upload etc then...

Greasat art in here,

DUCKY!! Love your Faeries.. hmmm wonder if I can make you lose another one.. heehee

09-03-2011, 12:39 AM
My poor feeble Zetti-esque type ATCs. When other people do it, it seems so easy....then, when I do it...man, what a lot of work for some crazy "not quite what I was going for..." results! LOL

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/small/1_scan0857.jpg #8 Whatever it is.....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/small/1_scan0856.jpg #9 Under construction

09-03-2011, 12:44 AM
So much great art today! These ATARTs are so inspiring. Have a great night everyone!

09-03-2011, 12:46 AM
Good night, KESagers!

09-03-2011, 12:48 AM
I'm so impressed with what you all are creating!

I hope my muse kicks in sometime soon. I guess I need to get out my beeswax and napkins and just play around to see if something makes me happy. :)

09-03-2011, 01:09 AM
You all are making such fun art!

Ducky, how on earth do you keep track of everyone? I get lost between posts! LOL! I'm blaming it on being sick... yeah, that's it!

Love the Ducky paper doll, Static!

Helen You can speak for me, I agree with all of this. I too was wondering how the heck Ducky was keeping up on all that stuff.

Here is the Golden Mermaid I made last night.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Golden_Mermaid_Atart_Sept_2011.jpg TRADED

Everything seems to be working right now. Today I was browseing the Forum and a paperdoll swap caught my attention.
People of Wal-Mart Paper doll Swap (http://atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20429). there is a link in there I spent over an hour looking at. I found myself a little angry at the host comments about overweight people, but some of the fun and funny outfits people wear (or don't wear) caught my attention.


09-03-2011, 01:14 AM
A couple of photographs from my garden...

81058 Echinecea beginning to bloom 81059 Red Twig Dogwood Berries

09-03-2011, 01:21 AM
im really hoping i can just refuse to go anywhere or do anything tomorrow so i can just make art. really people...dont you realize its an ATART weekend? take care of yourselves for a day or two please! geez! what do they think i am...their mom or something? ;)

09-03-2011, 01:25 AM
It's still early in the morning and I am getting ready for a plein air painting day in the east part of the Netherlands. It's going to be a beautiful day... I am really looking forward to it. So no ATCs for me today, but I will be creating! See ya all later, have fun!

09-03-2011, 01:27 AM
Well I just killed two cards so I think I need some sleep. Look forward to playing again tomorrow with you wonderful peeps!

09-03-2011, 01:33 AM
Missed the thread today. Have a few swaps to finish up, but hoping to get some ATART in...probably on Sunday/Monday. Hope you are all having fun & creating wonderful art.

09-03-2011, 01:45 AM
I can't seem to fall asleep tonight. I've been thinking art. Anyway, here are some more cards--#4, #5(traded)

09-03-2011, 01:49 AM
Hey Duckie....Maybe my brain is full of swiss cheese...but isn't it you who usually lets us know, on these a-thons, how many artists we have participating?

I was glancing through the a-thon gallery...what an amazing variety of artwork....mermaids, fairies, foxes, ducks, coffee, fruit, yummy cookies!, wallmart folks, art dolls of a few variations, hand-drawn, collage, mixed media....and many others I am forgetting at the moment!

Awesome things happening in this a-thon!!

09-03-2011, 01:50 AM
HHC--are you feeling any better, yet?

Hope you can chase that bad ol' germs far, far away and come play with a healthy and happy body and mind!

Just Ducky
09-03-2011, 02:14 AM
boy you guys went nuts while I was looking the other way... ain't no way I can catch up with ya all this time... and it's after 2am... I tired.. pooped and tired...

ha ha.. Tamrantula.... well my guess is we have 35 members that have posted art so far... and about 6 or 7 lurkers... hoping we can reel them in for some play time with us...
boy this is a busy fun place... and we still have lots of creating time left...
going to bed... and dream of glue sticks..... nite everyone...
Mouseit.... you doing cards with WINGS ???? you must be dreaming too.... (roflmao)

09-03-2011, 03:44 AM
Here you go Although I spent quite a lot of time in the garden today I still got a few card completed.

# 4 Live Life

# 5 Memories

# 6 Spring - TRADED

09-03-2011, 03:46 AM
There they are Ducky.... Cards with wings.. heehee NO DUCKS mind.....

Ah well off to the 8 Ball end of season Dinner with my hubby... I will have a drink for you all... OH WAIT I am the driver.. darn.....

Rogue Gal
09-03-2011, 03:53 AM
Wonderful art, everyone! A few chunkies from me:

81085 - September Mermaid #1 Traded

81086 - September Mermaid #2

81087 - Boys and Dogs

81088 - Girl Reading

I have a couple other chunkies I finished for a private trade, but will post those tomorrow. 'Night everyone!

09-03-2011, 04:34 AM
Still up, waiting to do the 2 AM blood sugar check on my child....what better thing to pass the time, than a-thon art? Of course, being tired DOES make for some different art, for sure!

Today is the winged things day, right? So--here goes with a variety of winged things!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/small/1_scan0859.jpg #10 Time Flies

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/small/1_scan0858.jpg #11 Avoid hangovers, stay drunk

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/small/1_scan0862.jpg #12 Butterfly in a jar

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/small/1_scan0861.jpg #13 Rain

...and didn't I see something about a sheep card?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/459/small/1_scan0860.jpg #14 Winged sheep

09-03-2011, 05:40 AM
I have been sick for about 2 weeks with the blasted flu and only managed two cards tonight. I am giving in and taking some drugs so hopefully will have more energy tomorrow. Both cards are available as trades.

All legs
Dream - traded

09-03-2011, 06:08 AM
Good Morning! Lovely art happened while I was sleeping. I'm off to run errands, then I'm heading out to the Dragon*con Parade (huge event w/ sci-fi and horror and steampunk theme, etc..) should be lots of "things with wings" to inspire me. :eek:
Anyhow, I'll be back later to play.

09-03-2011, 07:13 AM
Good Morning Everyone!
Wow~! Lots of nice things to look at this morning! Gonna have to put out some requests for a few trades!
There will no art from me today. I'm being kidnapped in a few hours and I won't be around to do any art! Won't even be able to check in to see what you all been up to :(! I'd rather not be kidnapped. Would much rather stay home, do some art, stick close to my bed. I don't feel so good today but those kidnappers aren't gonna care, they are going to show up and demand I go with them. There are 5 of them, only 1 of me and I don't stand a chance! I'm headed to a family reunion and it's my mother and sisters who are the kidnappers!
Truth be told I really do need to suck it up and just go with them without a fight, so that's what I'm going to do and I will pay for it later. That three hour car ride is not going to be fun at all! My old body is going to be a hurting unit when I get back home late this evening! Gonna be a l-o-n-g day!
I will take some portable art with me, probably some dotee doll bodies and the stuff needed to give them some personality. Bodies are already sewn, just need to put some eyes and whatnot on them. I can do that while riding in the car!

If I get busy right now, I can maybe get a few ATCs done to show before the kidnappers show up.

I started a new project last night. I was tired as all get out, up for almost 30 hours and sleep just wouldn't come! So I decided I needed to start on a paper mache critter. Here's the first stage. Still needs some tweaking before I put the first layer of paper on it. I won't finish this during the athon though. It's not quite life size.

Everyone have a fantastic, artful day!

09-03-2011, 08:00 AM
Tamrantula _ I had thought about the "time flies" option too..LOL I think its real cool! heehee

09-03-2011, 08:06 AM
Wonderful eyecandy everyone! :)

I´m currently working on some swap cards. These are for the Exotic Indian Women Swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_ExoticIndianWomen003.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_ExoticIndianWomen003.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_ExoticIndianWomen004.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_ExoticIndianWomen004.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_ExoticIndianWomen001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_ExoticIndianWomen001.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_ExoticIndianWomen002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_ExoticIndianWomen002.jpg)

09-03-2011, 08:32 AM
This will probably be the only art you see from me today.
If you're interested shoot me off a PM and I'll get back with you late this evening.

blue dragon ATC
green dragon ATC
green parrot ATC TRADED

09-03-2011, 10:42 AM
I have FINALLY managed to load some cards for the ATART hmmph!

all are available but Ducky has first choice of the dresses as I owe 2 to her.

ATART IVhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/12_scan0010.jpg#1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/12_scan0011.jpg#2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/11_scan0012.jpg#3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/8_scan0013.jpg#4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/11_scan0014.jpg#5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/10_scan0015.jpg#6 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/10_scan0016.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/10_scan0017.jpg#8 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/9_scan0018.jpg#9 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/10_scan0019.jpg#10

I have a few winged cards but it is nearly 1am again so I am off to bed, especially as it is Father's Day in Australia tomorrow/ today and I have the family coming over for a home cooked roast with the works - spent the day (when not crafting) cleaning, need to do find the dining table now as it is covered in all my crafting 'stuff' - oops!

09-03-2011, 11:00 AM
Good Morning! I slept like a stone last night, I must have really needed it! My Son and I went down to First Friday to enjoy the live music and art. I bought a super cool bracelet of turquois skulls. I'll take a pic ms post later. We competed in a Rock, Paper Scissors contest for $500 but sadly both lost in the first round..LOL. Beautiful art over night!

09-03-2011, 11:20 AM
Good day to you all! I just am amazed at all the loveliness you are creating. Must have a bit more tea and my breakfast and I'll be back... hopefully with a few finished pieces of art. :)

09-03-2011, 12:12 PM
Good morning, all you creative souls out there. In keeping with today's theme and to complete cards I owe for a swap, here are cards I've worked on this weekend. They are not available as they are for our lovely hostess (HHC's "Blackbird Singing" swap)!

Just Ducky
09-03-2011, 12:14 PM
man the over-niters did GRRRRrrreat... I see Donnacr is having huge dress sale.. I have mine picked out.. #8 .... dmnh is making a paper mache CAT ??? how neat, and no litter box cleaning...
Mouseit is sleeping (quiet please, them down under gals it's only 2:30 in the morning)
Tam... cute cards... great idea on the " avoid hangovers, stay drunk"....
come on Robin, show and tell us your pretty bracelet... oh and Evelyn, really beautiful cards for your Indian women swap...
I see our Helen is up and on her second cup of tea... Me ??? I am into my third mug of strong coffee.. and laundry and and and.... man this women list is never done:( think I will throw LIST in can and play... yep.. gonna play... wings ??? today ??? ok, I start diggin' for wings.

Just Ducky
09-03-2011, 12:17 PM
oh man... BlueFlower, you putting me on a guilt trip now... I in HHC swap too and haven't even started...great swap birds...

09-03-2011, 12:22 PM
I hear you, Ducks. I was on that trip myself. Decided I should use this weekend and this fun thread to complete (or at least start) some of the obligations my Evil Twin signed me up for. That girl needs a "time out"! :eek:

09-03-2011, 12:31 PM
More wonderful cards while I slept! I hope those of you that are sick start to feel better soon.

09-03-2011, 12:38 PM
Those evil twins do keep us busy, don't they?

Here's a few that I finished this morning...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_atart_bluebirds.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250979) Bluebirds http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_atart_blackbird.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250980) Blackbird TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_atart_Flicker.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=250981) Flicker TRADED

09-03-2011, 12:40 PM
I need to go to the grocery store as I'm out of my favorite tea. I'll be back! :)

09-03-2011, 12:50 PM
It's fun reading all your comments and seeing all the art that is being creative. Hi to all of you out there. I just got back from the beauty parlor and I took some of the ATCs with me. The staff there loves looking at them. Most people have never heard of them before and they enjoy looking through my collection.

Here are a few more I finished last night when I couldn't fall asleep--
#6(started at the NJ gathering), #7(traded), and #8(traded).

09-03-2011, 12:59 PM
Sharlene - those are wonderful! I did the same thing at my local PO. They couldn't understand why I was always coming in so I gave my favorite person there some ATCs.

09-03-2011, 01:02 PM
Today's cards:

09-03-2011, 01:19 PM
I've been working on the Under the Sea Swap and finally finished. These are some extras and have been posted. They are available. I think I'll go have lunch.

09-03-2011, 01:24 PM
Kristin--That's a great idea. They are so nice to me at the PO. I think I'll do the same thing. Sometimes when it's not busy, they like to tell me if they have visited the place the cards are going to.

09-03-2011, 01:45 PM
Well I'm having a slow start on this athon. Here are a few I got done. The elephant atc is available. Unfortunately, my scanner was not a friend to it or the Chunky page. The window is an opening card.

elephant atc- available
Elephant Chunky-Traded

09-03-2011, 02:18 PM
Here are some more cards from me, these are for Helens Blackbird Singing Swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_BlackBirdSinging001.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_BlackBirdSinging001.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_BlackBirdSinging002.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_BlackBirdSinging002.jpg)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_BlackBirdSinging003.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_BlackBirdSinging003.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_BlackBirdSinging004.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_BlackBirdSinging004.jpg)

09-03-2011, 02:31 PM
ATART 10 - Dad and the Kid TRADED

Just Ducky
09-03-2011, 02:44 PM
I see Evalila has done her Singing Blackbirds for HHC swap too... this must be Helen day..
so can't let all you gals have her swap cards done without me trying... so my show and tell with my first two...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_song_bird_1.jpg...... http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_song_bird_2.jpg

boy... is it ME ??? or the site running slow right now... took me almost 4 minutes to load up 2 cards... bummer...

joes lines
09-03-2011, 02:57 PM
Just jumping in for a few minutes. I did some cards for my new swap on Thursday and Friday and a Zombie Smurf alteration today. There's some great stuff in this thread, everyone!

09-03-2011, 03:41 PM
LOL great Zombie Smurfs Joe!

09-03-2011, 03:55 PM
ATART 11 - Pop and the Kiddo. I like the way the dad's are looking after the kids!