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02-12-2012, 09:05 PM
Oh, I like the hand drawn, and the collages, and I am glad to see the chunky hearts
as I saw that swap thread and thought there are several swaps where members
could be making an extra one while doing their swap and putting it here.
And a "duh! didn't think of that!" moment when I saw the atcs with shells
covering them.
I am so very happy to see the wide variety of art pieces being shown here so far.
And lots more to come hopefully.
Anyone who has to leave us to work, just remember to check in Tuesday
evening for an update as we will continue until the midnight hour on Tuesday

02-12-2012, 09:17 PM
Okay, restarting everything TWICE worked... here are what I have available:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_valentine_leftovers.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/1_valentine_leftovers.jpg) Numbered from left to right: Top 1-3, Bottom 4-6.

P.S. Not to be grumpy, but isn't it polite to let folks when you aren't coming?:skeptical:

02-12-2012, 09:33 PM
HHC, seems locals think it is okay to be inconsiderate for trading artist cards.
The local group here got so bad about having people put their names up for a
trade and then not following through. It was a major reason for my dropping
But perhaps their loss will our members' gain.
Trying to follow up on a request, I ran across the makings for a card and glad
this a-thon is not just for valentines.
Val-A-Tart, 03, Capt. Blood (Erol Flynn)

Just Ducky
02-12-2012, 09:43 PM
HI Helen.. polite ??? I thinking that is the orginal LOST art.... kinda goes with manners...

so ok kids, I got chunkys.. this only took about 12 hours... sure feels good they done.. as I am too.....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_val_thon_17.jpg.... Chunky # 1 TRADED.. thank you

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_val_thon_18.jpg.... # 2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_val_thon_19.jpg.... # 3

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_val_thon_20.jpg.... # 4

these are sturdy, but not really thick... NAKED.. but will add dangles if you want them..

02-12-2012, 09:57 PM
Melody, I'm into zentangle :)

02-12-2012, 10:01 PM

seems like I can only mange to find time for one a day...

02-12-2012, 10:06 PM
I see you all been busy busy busy artists while I studied the inside of my eyelids. I'd still be doing that but got a cramp in the top of my left foot and HAD to get up and walk it off! The dog needed out too. Freezing rain coming down out there so he didn't stay out long!
Guess I'm up for awhile despite having only 5 hours of sleep.

If you all want to see a few of my little books there are 4 of them in my gallery in the Mail Art: Traded and for Swaps category. Let me know if anyone would like to trade for a little book. I will make little books upon request, if anyone is interested in one.
As soon as I get some coffee in me I'll get busy on some art! Not sure what the muse wants to play with right now. We can't do a thing till we fuel up ....I shall return!

02-12-2012, 10:14 PM
551 Shake a tail feather #2
val-a-tart #10
hand drawn with marker, ink, glitter pen and a feather

big toe studio
02-12-2012, 10:17 PM
i;v been wanting to try this for months, so here goes

its a batik look. there are instructions in issue #4 of the arttrader mag. It is very easy and pretty quick,too

the top 3 were 1st attempts. as you can see, the angel is very blurred because I couldnt get enough ink off. think i will try drawing details back in. I think the rest will be ok for backgrounds
for the bottom one, i diluted the india ink and just brushed it on-like it better

02-12-2012, 10:18 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Cupid_Chunky.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284057) Vintage Valentine Chunky
Will add dangles if you want them!

02-12-2012, 10:28 PM
[QUOTE=Just Ducky;1182875]HI Helen.. polite ??? I thinking that is the orginal LOST art.... kinda goes with manners...

so ok kids, I got chunkys.. this only took about 12 hours... sure feels good they done.. as I am too.....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_val_thon_17.jpg.... Chunky # 1 TRADED.. thank you

Hi Ducky--I love this one. Been admiring your art. Haven't talked or traded in sooo long. Glad you are quacking along

02-12-2012, 10:40 PM
Here are today's work...
cloud Traded
sun Traded

02-12-2012, 11:13 PM
Ooo...Jean. Love these. Especially the one with the tree. Very nice.

02-12-2012, 11:27 PM
dmnh, cute little books, especially in the matchbox case.
Jean, gotta say I like the one with the tree especially also.
And Nancy has added some more of those lovely vintage pretties I have
a weakness for.
So happy to see the little bird with his feather tail and all the nice
art pieces from everyone.

02-12-2012, 11:36 PM
my contribution to the Valentine theme:
Work in progress on acrylic background w pink hearts.
Light Chunky - Love, a balancing act.

Thanks Ducky!

02-13-2012, 12:00 AM
Some more from me.
93637 #11 93638 #12 93639 #13 93640 #14 93641 #15

Just Ducky
02-13-2012, 12:02 AM
rita... great chunky... how about... Love, a balancing act.... or.... keeping love in balance

02-13-2012, 12:06 AM
miloccpep, think Ducky is so right, Love is a balancing act just seems right
for your great chunky.

02-13-2012, 12:25 AM
I've been drooling over the wonderful eye candy. I've had a grand total of 4hrs sleep. Woke up choking. Wish my body clock was set to choke at 6am instead LOL

I'm having a cup of tea and then I might start on some art.

02-13-2012, 12:25 AM
Thanks Ducky! grammyquilter2, Ducky is indeed correct and so are you. Love, a balancing act it is then! Thank you both.

02-13-2012, 12:27 AM
Aonther great day of art! I fell asleep watching TV tonight. :sleep: I see talk of Zentangles - might have to do a few of those tomorrow - not sure where the muse will lead . . .

Night all!

02-13-2012, 12:43 AM
Nite KESagers, hope the rest will restore the muses to give their full powers for all as
night passes round the globe.

02-13-2012, 12:48 AM
Night? It's 12.44 noon time here!

Card 22: Flowers Say Hello From the Heart.
Pink on Pink! The text was from Dianne.

02-13-2012, 12:49 AM
Oh my gosh, I caught up! I snickered to myself when Jewels said it took her an hour to catchup (several pages ago, now), but me...between art breaks and blowing-my-nose breaks, yup, I'd say it took me an hour or so. Good thing stuff was drying.

Had a great Cricut class yesterday. Didn't do too much cutting, but in the morn, I learned all the functions on the machine a few things that the manual (which I actually read) does not impress. Like hit "reset all" before making your next new cut; that way, old settings don't disrupt your future plans.

In the afternoon, I cut some vinyl-ish material and etched a dragonfly on a 6" mirror. I cut acrylic keys that I can rubber stamp with. Cut out kissing bird stencils from some material (I keep wanting to say acrylic, but the materials are in my detailed notes handouts). I said to myself, "I'll keep the cut-out birds will be great for my ATCs, especially since they can be Copic'd, so here's a chance to experiment"...and now I can't find the *bleeping* birds! I cut fabric, too, but I'm not keen on that. Cool to try, but I'm just hoping I can add it to ATCs without having to heat fuse it (will that even work on cards?)

I also learned how to "cut" with the Cricut pens; they outline an image and then will cut it if you want. I'm thinking the drawing part will be great for details like Winnie the Pooh or Tigger, rather than piercing them together. I have the black-brown set, but I so need to get the colors! The instructor showed us a sign he made: drew a saying "Once Upon a Time" in black, then outlined it in the shift feature using green and then did shadow feature in gold, and the overall image looked 3-D.

The cough I had during class developed into a real cold last night, so I've been sluggish today. Of course, now it's almost midnight here in Michigan and I am kinda awake. I created some things (will post soon, before bed) and am working on a few more. Here's hoping I can sleep a lot (eventually) so I'm okay for our planned Valentine's Dinner tomorrow night.

02-13-2012, 01:05 AM
I got to play a little bit before bed tonight. Guess I'm getting into the valentine spirit. both traded

02-13-2012, 01:51 AM
awh, KathyD your little elephant really is a sweetie.
wow, sounds like you really did get a class on your machine. Hope you
find the birds.
lol, I really have been trying to get something done to post, especially
since I have some trades pending. But just can't seem to get anything
accomplished. I so admire everybody's artistic talents and accomplishments.

02-13-2012, 01:56 AM
So much Fabulous art. I just finished a Zombie Doll for Muppets swap. His blood paint is drying so I'll post pictures in the morning. Thank you all for sharing a wonderful day of art!

02-13-2012, 01:56 AM
I have yet to do anything valentinish. Love that little elephant, KathyD!

I started working on some little books and the drawing muse came rushing back into the room after a PM from Jean. I have 5 little books ready to sew as soon as I get done posting this.
Jean gets first pick of the dragonflies.

green dragonfly #2 TRADED
blue damselfly TRADED

02-13-2012, 02:21 AM
Here are some cards (posting pics always is the longest part of this!):
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-IDoNotChaseCars.jpg i do not chase cars --TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-INap.jpg I Nap --TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-InSearchOfJoy.jpg In search of Joy --TRADED

02-13-2012, 02:25 AM
My only chunky so far for the A-Tart: Winged Spirit -- ON HOLD

02-13-2012, 02:30 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-HappyTummy.jpg Happy Tummy:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-LuckyPair.jpg Lucky Pair: -- ON HOLD
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-CoffeeLove.jpg Coffee love (yes, real SB card on bg paper): --ON HOLD

02-13-2012, 02:48 AM
I'm working today but I hope to have some time to play in the evening.

02-13-2012, 03:28 AM
Here are three little books for trade. They don't have much in the lines of art attached to them but I did hand bind them. They're made from heavy chipboard tiles from a kid's memory game. They have 15 day planner calendar paper pages and they're 2 inches square.
I have two more ready to sew but I need to go to bed. I'll finish them up in the morning.
Here's the Zine Book I talked about earlier today as well.

If you want a little book, shoot me off a PM. I'm easy to get along with, make me an offer!

honeybee book
purple dinosaur book TRADED
robin book TRADED

02-13-2012, 03:35 AM
Good morning! Will try to make more cards today, but I scanned one I finished yesterday.
Setacolor glimmer paint on gesso, HD and copic markers.

02-13-2012, 03:40 AM
A few silly cards.

02-13-2012, 04:21 AM
finally able to get some cards made.

VAT 1 traded
VAT 2 traded
VAT 3 traded

02-13-2012, 04:23 AM
and these...

VAT 6 traded
VAT 7 traded
VAT 8 traded

02-13-2012, 04:33 AM
Yawn. I made a few more cards but the meds I took for this cold are sinking in. Gotta love it, actually. It's 3:30am here on the East Coast, and I'm off to bed. See you all in the morn...or the afternoon.

02-13-2012, 04:36 AM
Theweavershand, those are lovely! you are on a roll now.
ScrapPea, sure hope you feel better quickly!
It is 2:30 am and I have spent hours trying to get printer to print and taken
apart and put back together, cleaned ink cartridges, etc., etc., changed
various types papers, etc., etc. until I am ready to throw anything Hewlett
Packard brand into the garbage. All their tech help is trained to do is
try to sell you something else. Maybe my blood pressure will be down in
a few hours and things will go more smoothly.
lol, I may end up doing more "hand drawn" than I planned ever to do!
Hoping everyone else has good vibes for more wonderful art pieces.

02-13-2012, 04:42 AM
Here is a WhatNotchie for a swap on swapbot. The term comes from a forum post asking for definitions on inchies, twinchies and whatnotchies:D


better quality http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosecastle/6868374973/in/photostream

big toe studio
02-13-2012, 05:03 AM
my collage muse finally went to sleep, so here is a hd/hp card

02-13-2012, 06:51 AM
Please note: Sniisk gets first choice, and chaosatlanta gets second choice cos I owe them a card each.... LOL

# 2 - Dance TRADED - Thank you!

# 3 - Friends TRADED - Thank you!

# 4 - Shopping TRADED - Thank you!

# 5 - Be Mine II TRADED - Thank you!

02-13-2012, 06:57 AM
Still 3-5 hours at work...

02-13-2012, 07:07 AM
How many days, hours do we have left on this Van-ART?

02-13-2012, 08:07 AM
I'm amazed at how much everyone's gotten accomplished! Keep it up!

Have a few cards to scan in, but I'll probably get them posted when I get home from work this afternoon. Hi-ho, Hi-ho, it's off to work I go....

02-13-2012, 08:19 AM
Only 2 this morning.
93685 Orange blue spring - for Joss

93686 Pink Spring - traded
Ink and paint on gesso background

02-13-2012, 08:24 AM
afternoon all xxx what lovely work :)

since I'm at the w*rk thing till 5:30, my inspiration fairy is huffing with me, anyone wanna borrow her for a few hours? it's heading towards midday:30 here.

hope everyone is well, I've still got what I had over weekend.

02-13-2012, 09:05 AM
Ok Thats me for the day.... I will have more tomorrow as its the last day for us Aussies..or are we going until Tuesday?
Night all... and thanks to those of you who traded with me.

02-13-2012, 09:45 AM
I've not accomplished much this morning. My muse is still in bed LOL

02-13-2012, 09:58 AM
my muse was ruined by having the grandkids yesterday- am thoroughly exhausted.

02-13-2012, 10:42 AM
Good Morning All, Hope the muses come back quickly Joss and Lynne, sure been enjoying your art! I'm up too early again today, the doggies are used to my hubby waking at 4:00am and think I should stand in his place...UGH!

Well it gave me an opportunity to finish Undead Fred, a little Zombie Art Doll for the Mupps swap. He's my first art doll and I am not a much of sewer. He's a bit hair challenged but I keep telling myself that adds to his charm...LOL

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Art_Doll_Undead_Fred.JPG (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284133)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Art_Doll_Undead_Fred_close_up.JPG (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284134)

02-13-2012, 10:47 AM
A while ago, I got this wonderful book Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed Media by Ann Baldwin, and this is the result. Not sure if I am ready to let them go...


02-13-2012, 10:57 AM
A while ago, I got this wonderful book Creative Paint Workshop for Mixed Media by Ann Baldwin, and this is the result. Not sure if I am ready to let them go...


I have that book ,it's one of my favorites, lovely pieces!

02-13-2012, 11:01 AM
LOVE undead Fred

02-13-2012, 11:06 AM
Thank you Robin,Fred is cute!!!

02-13-2012, 11:11 AM
Well, these would have been posted yesterday, but our internet was down almost all day. PM me if anyone is interested in either one.

02-13-2012, 11:14 AM
Love all the great art being shown here!! Undead Fred is adorable and marilou those are great cards!! Now I have to go back and see what else I missed.

02-13-2012, 11:16 AM
@Mouseit - We're Tarting until 12midnight on Tuesday. See you 'til then?

I'm not too stuffily now, but I can't sleep, no matter how tired my body says I am. Maybe if I create a few cards, then answer some PMs, then maybe I'll feel...well...I don't know. Here are the last of the cards I did last night (this morning):

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-SleepytimePooh.jpg Sleepytime Pooh

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-NightOwl.jpg Night Owl (actually more purple bg than blue, collage, watercolor HP and Perfect Pearls. -- ON HOLD

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-NeverJudgeABook.jpg Never Judge a Book (the full quote didn't come out either: "Never judge a book by its movie") HP watercolor, stamps, collage -- TRADED

02-13-2012, 11:27 AM
Here are the first two of my Lots of Layers cards for today. Further description of layers is in the gallery post. (I have my granddaughter all day today but I'm hoping to get some studio time in with her.)

Match Made in Heaven
Love Gifts

02-13-2012, 11:29 AM
Mouseit, lol, keep on doing art!
Sorry I was sleeping and missed your question. We changed it
to be ending at the end of Tuesday so we go all the way through
the big Valentine Day, 11:59 pm on Tuesday. I know you are
ahead of us, so please remember to check back after you end
to see what stragglers are still doing!
Oh, your little mouse dancing like no one sees him is so cute!

And that Fred! Think his hair is perfect for him! Great!

And more lovelies posted, thanks everyone for sharing. I sure
hope everyone will be feeling better, internets working, and hubby
let me use his printer so just know even though it is raining the
day is a sunny attitude day.

Minnkel, What glue did you use for the Reese wrapper!
I have been trying to use Dove choc wrappers, but everything
I try looks good and then later peels off because the foil is too slick.

02-13-2012, 11:55 AM

02-13-2012, 11:56 AM
I'm off to work ... check in later .. :)

02-13-2012, 11:57 AM
Grammy I'm not sure what Minnkel did but when I use foil or something that doesn't hold glue well I usually put it thru my Xyron machine,it puts an even layer of permanent adhesive on the bottom of the wrapper then I avoid put glue over the top of the wrapper (Cuz it gets all peely) and I spray the whole card with a Krylon triple thick sealer.

02-13-2012, 12:27 PM
I finished two more cards. Now it's off to shower and start the day, PMs to reply in an hour or two. Promise!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-BigCityKittie.jpg Big City Kittie -- TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-WhenIMeow.jpg When I meow... -- TRADED

02-13-2012, 12:31 PM
started working on some last night, not sure how they will turn out or if anyone will like them but i guess ill never know until i try...hoping to have some done and posted today but with two small children its a little bit hard >.<

02-13-2012, 01:13 PM
Fred is the bees knees! Love the art being done- have pmd lotsa peeps (again).

my muse is back- am still sitting here in my pyjamas---LOL...

Have made 5 new cards- but the site won't let me upload them right now-tells me my gallery is full- which it isn't, so am investigating...Ummm??

02-13-2012, 01:17 PM
I've been working on swaps morning. Puss in Boots are now done. I made an extra of one card because it turned out so cute. Here it is. TRADED


02-13-2012, 01:25 PM
Minnkel, What glue did you use for the Reese wrapper!
I have been trying to use Dove choc wrappers, but everything
I try looks good and then later peels off because the foil is too slick.[/QUOTE]

Wow...I just "squiggied" on a fair layer of Elmer's white glue. Got me worried so I checked the card and the wrapper is on there good and solid.

02-13-2012, 01:34 PM
Thanks for tip. I know not all white glue is the same! Got some Office Max brand
on sale when school started, made in China, and it is the worst glue I can ever
remember using.
Oh, Jewels, I just LOVE your Puss in COMBAT Boots!
Such a creative bunch this crowd is, so many clever ideas, so many smart titles/
quotes, and so much diversity in techniques and materials used. Love it ALL!

02-13-2012, 01:41 PM
Office brand is horrible. I got some Glue Stick and ended up throwing it away because nothing was sticking.

02-13-2012, 01:43 PM
Huge amount of beautiful cards here! I hope to upload my newest cards soon.

02-13-2012, 01:56 PM
It is Tuesday morning here so HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to everyone. Hope the valentine fairy brings you something nice.

All my completed trades are going in the mail today so thank you very much to those of you who have traded with me. There are still a few pending trades which will be posted in the next couple of days. The art has been fantastic on the site to date and there is still a day left. I do hope I can do a few more trades before it finishes.

02-13-2012, 02:09 PM
OMGosh! Thanks for reminding us time is flying when good friends get together
to have fun, and we need to get that last piece working! Since it is just Monday
noon here, my procrastinating mind thinks there is lots of time left! But my muse
still is in hiding....

02-13-2012, 02:09 PM
Hello everyone!

Happy Valentines, Cathy!

I decided I'd jump to the end and go back to see what you've all created. Too many pages... :D

02-13-2012, 02:10 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_77.jpg ATART #27 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_86.jpg ATART #28 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_85.jpg ATART #29 TRADED

02-13-2012, 02:17 PM
One more APC for now. Have some ATCs drying and will post after a bite of lunch.

Yellow Butterfly

02-13-2012, 02:26 PM
Happy Valentines day Cathy!

It took me a while to read all the posts. I was working today and now have a few hours of evening left. Let me see what I can come up with... better check the theme for today first. See ya later.

02-13-2012, 02:33 PM
No sleep for me last night. Between not feeling well and Calvin had a hairball at 4am. Gonna try for another nap and see if I feel up to arting later today.

More great art from all of you! I'm glad we have another day!

02-13-2012, 02:35 PM
OK, they were dry and lunch can wait just a few minutes longer. (ya think that if I wait long enough the guys will fix lunch? yeh...me neither.....)

Two more for the Lots of Layers theme. Layers are listed in the gallery description.

She Tried to Hide Her Heart
Hearts Break Free

02-13-2012, 02:36 PM
A few from me, playing around with some black chipboard backs I got.





02-13-2012, 03:05 PM
These are probably the last for me. My back is killing me from hunching over the sewing machine.Backgrounds are hand painted fabric. colors don't scan well
#1 has a purple background with metallic silver TRADED
2 & 3 have a pale pink background

02-13-2012, 03:13 PM
Four more from me this evening.

12. Blue rose
13. Butterfly in hand
14. Butterfly
15. Black and White Valentine

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_VALaTART_12.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_VALaTART_13.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_VALaTART_14.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_VALaTART_15.jpg

02-13-2012, 03:16 PM
Cheryl they are lovely, but I am sorry your back hurts from making them.
Do you use the rubber triangle/sloped door stops under your sewing machine?
They tilt the machine surface slightly toward you and your back stays
straighter. I know there are other things to use also, but the quilting
guild I used to attend told us about this as being the cheap/fast way to
do it.

02-13-2012, 03:19 PM
I'm falling in sleep. Have to stop. I need to be working again at 7 am :sleep:. Good night and we'll meet here tomorrow :).

02-13-2012, 03:27 PM
Goodnight Sanna, sleep well

02-13-2012, 03:36 PM
Nite to those ahead of us. The sun just came out here, need to go add compost
to garden and fix lunch, but glue is drying now. Finally maybe something to
show when I get back.

02-13-2012, 03:47 PM
Sweet Dreams Sanna. Well here is my contribution for todays layers. It is a fish for GrrrdJules Malicious Fish Swap. He has layers and layers of handmade papers, and tissue paper and indian ink.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_Mail_Art_Fish_for_Malicious_Fish_Swap_Silver_and _Gold.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284204)

big toe studio
02-13-2012, 03:48 PM
another one that wont upload. heavy sigh
its a blue watercolor angel chunky

02-13-2012, 03:49 PM
Also I have these three cards still for trade that I am bringing forward to help me keep track. Please PM me if you'd like to trade :yes:

Just Ducky
02-13-2012, 03:50 PM
WESTMINSTER DOG SHOW..... for you doggie lovers, this is the big 2 nite TV thing.. Monday and Tuesday

so here's my BEST in Show puppies cards....
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_val_thon_17.jpg...... #1
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_val_thon_18.jpg...... #2
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_val_thon_19.jpg...... #3
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/2_val_thon_20.jpg...... #4 TRADED.... thank you

02-13-2012, 04:15 PM
Oh, Ducky! you are just rushing me, I haven't gotten outside to work yet. But,
I will scan this one before I put the glitter stickles border edging and it also needs
the metal wedding ring tied on the dangle fibers.
Front and back views of Sweet Memories, Val-A-Tart 06/07

Yes, Ducky, it's yours! TRADED

02-13-2012, 04:25 PM
It seems my attachments are now used up, so really need some help before i continue, look in my gallery for the next 3.

02-13-2012, 04:30 PM
Wow these came out sooo big....They are probably my last for today..I have to stop and go for a swim and then work on some swaps that have to go in tomorrows mail...So much awesome art in this AThon.............http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/large/1_Mothers_Love___Puppy_Love.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/1_Mothers_Love___Puppy_Love.jpg)

02-13-2012, 04:33 PM
Heh, I was bad today :-D I worked on a PAT card during class.

02-13-2012, 04:56 PM
I wish you all a bunch of hugs and love today ~ Just so you all know you are special and unique!

Just Ducky
02-13-2012, 05:04 PM
Mouse.... yea, we know... it's the big V heart day for you... but we gotta wait till tomorrow. you "down there" gals are always ahead of us.... lol

Grammy, now don't go rushing yourself gal... go outside and have fun playing in the dirt.
after the sun goes down you can play with artie stuff...:yes:

02-13-2012, 05:10 PM
No Ducky, it just isn't so! Everything is already traded by the time I see it and
there won't be anything left for me by then.
Desperate times call for desperate measures: lol, while cutting some fibers for
the chunkie, I cut 7 pieces each 2 yd long to make an envie full of fibers. It is
my default trade offering if anyone is interested.

02-13-2012, 05:26 PM
*whew* caught up again, for now. My cards, my PMs...and now my husband is home and we're off to dinner soon. Valentine's Day must be celebrated a day early since he travels on business on the 14th and flies home on the 15th...his birthday! he got a raw deal this year, so sick or not, we're going out tonight. Actually, I am feeling a bit better. Went out, bought OJ but have taken no meds in hopes that no nap=good night sleep tonight.

Not that any of that negates making cards or chunkys....

big toe studio
02-13-2012, 05:47 PM
2 more valentines

mrubyjean gets choice on mountain scenes other will be avaiable

mountain view(top row_ traded)
rest available

02-13-2012, 05:51 PM
great work being posted. Worked all day, afterschool club and home for 40 minutes to get dinner on the table and off to a night gig I have tonight - some under the table work on Mon and Tue night. When I get home, have to collect the sap that is running - tapped some maple trees yesterday and then to collapse and go to bed. No new work for me:sad:

02-13-2012, 06:13 PM
Here are 2 more....still on yesterdays theme since my internet went down for the better part of yesterday. I see alot of beautiful art!!
93735 Available

02-13-2012, 06:18 PM
More ATCs available:

1. Butterfly
2. Dogs
3. Dragonfly

02-13-2012, 06:20 PM
ATCs Available: (also shown in the ATART Gallery)

4. Home sweet Home
5. Hydrangea
6. Kitten
7. Peek a Boo

02-13-2012, 06:23 PM
Final 2 ATCs available: (also in ATART Gallery)

8. Plant
9. Tweet

02-13-2012, 06:25 PM
A few more then off to fix dinner. Gosh I get tired of cooking meals. So these just might be my last for today. Glad we have all day tomorrow!!

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to all you guys in the Pacific and Far East!

Copper Queen
Lace and Feather
Flowery Words

02-13-2012, 06:41 PM
What fab stuff still being posted. My problems with uploading and editing has been fixed by Carole Cadek (thanks CC you are a blessing!)
Here are my 5, first three went into my gallery and were snapped up within 5 minutes, and the last two are on hold till two people can choose first tomorrow.
I think I will start a few more before bedtime, Can't keep up with the demand. Thanks you all.

93749 VAT #32 (traded)

93750 VAT #33 (traded)

93751 VAT #34 (traded)

93752 VAT #35 (on hold)

93753 VAT #36 (on hold)

02-13-2012, 06:41 PM
Finally got these scanned in... The steampunk themed ones have a base color of gold acrylic paint (the scanner killed it though)

"Gears and Film" - Traded Thanks!
"For the One I Love" Unavailable - (Valentine for the hubby)
"Steampunk Valentine" Traded Thanks!
"Love and Happiness" Available
"Block" (This is my original poetry...the posts from earlier inspired me to go back and look at my original work for this one - The scanner cut off some of the words though >.<) - Traded Thanks!

02-13-2012, 06:48 PM
You all are doing wonderful art! I'm working on a few, but here are a couple that are finished... I think. :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_ATART_Here_comes_the_Sun.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284250) Here come the Sun TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_2.16_ATART_Bright_petals.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284251) Bright Petals

02-13-2012, 06:54 PM
Happy Valentine's to everyone celebrating it now! I got lucky and found some Tim Tams at my local grocery story and I have them saved for tomorrow. (It's Australias favorite cookie made by Pepperidge Farms) :)

02-13-2012, 07:00 PM
Phew! Finally got caught up with all the awesome arts! Took more than an hour for me!


02-13-2012, 07:15 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3883/small/1_ATC_Calico.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284255)

02-13-2012, 08:20 PM
Love that kitteh, Robs!

02-13-2012, 08:59 PM
Got home a couple of hours ago, here is one so far... Watercolor hearts/wings/glass microbeads. PM me if you want to trade - I have a total of 2 available and in my gallery

93768 TRADED

02-13-2012, 09:52 PM
Minnkel, I noticed on your cards description Molded Glue Feather, but I am
seeing a square design that looks like a cast piece or maybe a stamped
in some soft product to develope texture. Is that it? What is it? (what kind
of glue or is it polymer liquid or maybe acrylic modeling paste medium.)
FlyingPhoenix, nice of you to share your poetry with us! Think most of us
can relate!
and Happy Valentine's Day to all as the special day rolls around to you!
So happy for everyone who has dropped by during this a-thon, but we still
have more than 30 hours to go so hope everyone can make it a bang up day
with lots of pieces posting! Don't forget when your day ends miloccpep
and sniisk and mouseit and Joss and everyone!, that there are still new things being made so check back

02-13-2012, 10:25 PM
I have been under the weather during this TART :cry: but managed to start and finally finish these cards:

Language of Love - traded
Love travels - traded

It has been truly a joy to come in here and enjoy all the fine art posted in here and to see such creativity!

02-13-2012, 10:37 PM
Today's work...I'm having fun with these!

02-13-2012, 10:47 PM
Home from work... PM's answered ... gallery updated ... caught up with the thread ...
time to open that bottle of inspiration --- I mean, bottle of WINE ... and see what happens!!!
somewhere around here I have my backgrounds for Mrubyjean's dictionary page swap ... darned if I can find 'em ... hmmm ... guess I'd better open that bottle!

02-13-2012, 10:51 PM
didn't get to play today...........had a blood draw, a doctor's appointment and chemo and was gone most of the day.........:sad: Hopefully tomorrow.................

02-13-2012, 10:52 PM
Left the house for class #1 at 7:30, had lunch and went to class #2 at 1:00, consused up and drove straight to work which started at 4:00, it is now 9:50 and though its been a really long day I have finished 3 cards, started two cards and other than sealing and finishing all 5 are good to go. Will post pics later when I can get on my computer.

big toe studio
02-13-2012, 10:56 PM
Art du J:
you cram more into a day than i do in some weeks. IM "wored out" just reading it all

02-13-2012, 11:26 PM
[QUOTE=Joss;1183458]Here are my 5, first three went into my gallery and were snapped up within 5 minutes, and the last two are on hold till two people can choose first tomorrow.
I think I will start a few more before bedtime, Can't keep up with the demand. Thanks you all.

I know!!!! Every time I look...they are all gone! ha ha...I think you are stuck making many many more!

02-13-2012, 11:28 PM
lol, big toe studio, I was just thinking the same thing reading ArtDuJunque. So
what's my excuse? hmmm, it will take a while to come up with something good
sounding after hearing her!
Blanche, yours are lovely too, and I can see why the bird is already traded.
Jean, must say I am liking your pieces tonight. They have a serenity about them,
and I just don't "get" abstracts.
Now I find the glitter glues have dried up since they have not been used for a
while. Must see what else I can find to use.
Hope everyone is having better luck.

02-13-2012, 11:55 PM
Good morning from Germany everyone:D
Didn´t get to play yesterday, had to learn and do the homework for my Spanish class, but now I´m back;)

02-13-2012, 11:56 PM
yippee! Evalila is in the house!!! I will toast you with my Made in Germany wine glass! :)

02-14-2012, 12:01 AM
I caught up on the thread...more delightful art...I'm loving this val-a-tart
ArtDuJunque...what a schedule...and you got several cards done...way to go
I got one more done 553 Fancy Tail Feathers

02-14-2012, 12:32 AM
Lovely art peoples! I have a couple I'm laying out... and also have my little iron out heating. I want to play with beeswax! :)

02-14-2012, 12:33 AM
Evalila, I feel your pain. I have to study for spanish tomorrow.
I said I would post when I got home but as my replacement at work was a half hour late I think I'm just going to go to bed I haz a sleepy |-! zzzzz

02-14-2012, 01:29 AM
Looks like we have a new group joining from the West coast, welcome jaw and HHC.

Got one bookmark to post, front and backside
Val-A-Tart, 09/10

edit: It now had a tiny silver charm on one fiber, The tinyest little evelope showing a heart in
it and other side is addressed to: Made With Love

02-14-2012, 01:42 AM
I was going to post some Kitty picts yet tonight but scanner isn't co-operating. So just say goodnight and work it out tomorrow.

02-14-2012, 01:48 AM
nite Jewels, hope it works tomorrow.

Just Ducky
02-14-2012, 01:50 AM

and these are the last from me and ducky... "Wanna Be My Valentine"......
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Valentine_1.jpg..... # 1 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Valentine_2.jpg.... # 2
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Valentine_3.jpg..... # 3 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Valentine_4.jpg.... # 4
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Valentine_5.jpg..... # 5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Valentine_6.jpg.... # 6
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Valentine_7.jpg..... # 7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/631/small/1_Valentine_8.jpg.... # 8

# 7 TRADED... thank you

02-14-2012, 01:59 AM
Wow. Some great stuff here. And a lot already traded, which is just delightful! I'll be here through Tuesday night; husband travels on biz. I did however: make him an ATC for a swivel pencil holder that perfectly fits ATCs; tucked in two hidden cards (so far) in his suitcase; and we're going out for coffee in the morn (well, in about 7 hours) before he leaves.

I should get some of my stuff posted. Interesting how so many people use a scanner. I take pics of my art using digital setting and crop in Photoshop. Am I the only one???

02-14-2012, 02:03 AM
So much wonderful art to see in this thread! You all have been very busy!

The sleep monster took over and I'm just now getting around again. I have 7 ATCs ready for trade. I'll be back to upload them in the thread as soon as I get them all scanned!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

02-14-2012, 02:17 AM
What a busy bunch you all have been. Your creative juices sure have been flowing.

Well nothing created yesterday. I ope I can get something done today but my muse hasn't caught up with me yet.

02-14-2012, 02:30 AM
so here I sit... got my nose up against a blank wall... and all these good looking pieces of art passing by...
gotta just gotta get ducky working his magic for me...

I WILL be back later.....

Pushes Duckies Nose into the Chocolate while the walls going past... Do you think he noticed????

02-14-2012, 02:34 AM
o.o Mouseit, now Just Ducky will have to spend time cleaning up the mess
instead of doing artwork....guess you will have to make double to help out!
Happy Valentine's Day!

02-14-2012, 02:38 AM
I got in touch with my inner picasso!
All are on cardstock, drawn in markers.

Benny Lapping
Mrs. Harris
Mrs. Walb TRADED
Sad Mr. Shug TRADED

02-14-2012, 02:41 AM
And a couple more that Picasso had nothing to do with!

The ladybug is my first attempt at oil pastels. I very badly need to practice with the oil pastels!

If you want any of these, just shoot me off a PM. I'll be here all night!

Orange Ladybug
Maynard's Magpie TRADED

02-14-2012, 02:58 AM
I got in touch with my inner picasso!
All are on cardstock, drawn in markers.


These are delightful. I know Joss will get joy from them too.

02-14-2012, 03:18 AM
here are a couple more...

VAT 10 traded
VAT 11

02-14-2012, 03:25 AM
Brown Matchbox for swap on swapbot:


02-14-2012, 03:30 AM
Today´s first:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_LollipopGirl030.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_LollipopGirl030.jpg) Lollipop Girl

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_LilDreamer032.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_LilDreamer032.jpg) Lil´ Dreamer

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/small/1_AngelWithHeart031.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2901/1_AngelWithHeart031.jpg) Angel With Heart

02-14-2012, 03:46 AM
I should be able to leave work at 11am! Yey! More time to make cards today.

02-14-2012, 03:56 AM
Well there are only a couple of hours left on Valentines Day for me. I still have a few cards in my gallery and I will trade the chunkies for 2 x ATC if anyone is interested.

These are the cards I have to trade:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_FEB_2012__4.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_FEB_2012__8.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_FEB_2012__7.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_FEB_2012__2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/small/1_FEB_2012__1.jpg

German Shepherd/Beauty with Fan/Beauty with Butterfly (ATCs)
Accessories/I love pretty things (Chunkies)

All available

02-14-2012, 04:10 AM
o.o Mouseit, now Just Ducky will have to spend time cleaning up the mess
instead of doing artwork....guess you will have to make double to help out!
Happy Valentine's Day!

OHHH NOOO Grammy I didn't mean to do it... I sorry........ heehee

02-14-2012, 04:55 AM
lol, you are just lucky I am busy trying to re-scan my earlier posting
with an edit change to it.

The bookmark is now considered finished by me...And I hope whoever
is looking can see the little silver envelope charm on the fiber end
with a heart stuck inside.
Address side says it is to: made with love.
It is the tiniest valentine
I have ever seen.
Val-A-Tart, 09/10

And also wondering what happened to jaw and HHC? Thought they
were going to be posting something but guessing it will be in the
morning their time.

Cathy1, did you notice we had extended the time to be midnight ending of
Tuesday instead of 6 pm on Tuesday evening?
and now I will say nite to all

02-14-2012, 04:55 AM
Did some art with my mom(theweavershand) tonight...heres my cards, completely different from EVERYTHING in this art a thon but hopefully they will be liked...

here's 5 of them

02-14-2012, 04:56 AM
here's the other 5

02-14-2012, 05:53 AM
I've been working on Mr. Kitty again. He's all but done now! He still needs some whiskers attached and a coat of spar varnish. I'm quite pleased with him!
Next paper mache project to finish is the mushroom I started before I started Mr. Kitty.

02-14-2012, 05:56 AM
And while working on Mr. Kitty I figured I'd paint a bit as well. I didn't get much painting done though. Only 2 ATCs....I might head back to the kitchen table and paint some more ATCs before I clean up the painting mess....Haven't decided on that yet.
Here are four more ATCs for trade. Two are acrylic and markers, the other two markers only.
Shoot me off a PM if you're interested in any of them!

Eddie's Triumph
Carrying My Hearttraded
Flaming Heart Tattoo
Heart in a Tree traded

02-14-2012, 07:30 AM
Mr Kitty is just fantabulous Donna. Hello and good morning everyone. It seems that I have to make some more African cards, I am overwhelmed at your response and requests for them. Thankyou everyone, and here I go....

BTW, Happy Valentine's if you celebrate it. (I am quite cynical about it- like mariloupatch- I think it has become overcommercialized and expensive and even tends to be a veil for abuse in a lot of families- but I guess when you are YOUNG and in love - it still works!)

02-14-2012, 07:33 AM
Joss, it is easy to see how your African cards come from your heart.

02-14-2012, 07:41 AM
Mr Kitty is just fantabulous Donna. Hello and good morning everyone. It seems that I have to make some more African cards, I am overwhelmed at your response and requests for them. Thankyou everyone, and here I go....

BTW, Happy Valentine's if you celebrate it. (I am quite cynical about it- like mariloupatch- I think it has become overcommercialized and expensive and even tends to be a veil for abuse in a lot of families- but I guess when you are YOUNG and in love - it still works!)

As Steve never sends me a card i've now come to the conclusion "Why bother getting him one". LOL

We know we love each other so I guess that's te most important thing.

Well my muse doesn't love me again today.

02-14-2012, 08:09 AM
My newest cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_83.jpg ATART #30 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/3_79.jpg ATART #32 TRADED

I'll try to finish today all the half made cards I have started during the weekend.

02-14-2012, 08:13 AM
What an amazing collection of cards from everyone so far! (:

02-14-2012, 08:18 AM
By the way, 60 different players have posted art in this thread. I'm not sure if I was able to calculate everyone but 60 is a lot!

02-14-2012, 09:00 AM
2 available......

One Fishy.....Two Fishy......traded
SAD.......No Valentines Fo Us................traded

02-14-2012, 09:04 AM
Ok Thats me out.... its 12.03 and I had to spend tonight doing the "thank you cards" for my swap that is due to be swapped out....

Night all...Thanks for letting me play and for my trades...


02-14-2012, 09:05 AM
Night Ruth!

02-14-2012, 09:32 AM
No contribution from me today. Spent the day creating some origami for trades. Will check in tomorrow to finalise some trades. Good night all.

02-14-2012, 09:50 AM
one more for trade........traded

02-14-2012, 10:24 AM
two more for trading

#15D CHUNKY-I'll trade chunky for chunky (on hold)

02-14-2012, 10:31 AM
I sure hope everyone is having a good Valentine a-thon and I am pleased
with the diversity of all types art we have had so far. Am so glad with the
success of trading also.
And yet, we still have time for More Art, More Trading, and More Sharing.
I must be dutiful also and remind everyone to be sure to sign the pieces
you trade. I can't thank everyone enough for making this a great a-thon!

02-14-2012, 10:33 AM
How about some tame hearts and a bit of zombie love!
If you're interested, shoot me off a PM!

40 Hearts
zombie in love TRADED
zombie loveTRADED

02-14-2012, 11:24 AM
Well, here's some more Kitties.
Naptime/PENDING, All Tied Up/TRADED and Trail of the Lunar Moth/TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_Naptime.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_All_Tied_Up.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_Trail_of_the_Lunar_Moth.jpg

02-14-2012, 11:37 AM
hey all :) answering pm's then will take a look at the art. none made today, off w*rk today & w*rk told me to stay away all week as i have the flu.

02-14-2012, 11:50 AM
60 players!?!?!!! That is awesome!

You know how it goes--"just this one quick thing"--and that lasts 30 minutes. That was me tying fibers onto a chunky (posting it later), so whoever gets it better appreciate it! :)

Onto the cards/chunkys I *would* have posted last night/3am:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-CityFireworksChunky.jpg -- City Fireworks chunky, reminsicent of my childhood days watching fireworks along the river in downtown Pittsburgh, PA as they roar and bounce off the cityscape in front of me. -- TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-ClimbingTreesChunky.jpg -- Climbing Trees chunky --TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-TheFabricOfLife.jpg -- The Fabric of Life--flower cut from my Cricut class this weekend!

02-14-2012, 11:51 AM
Oh no , Bunny, hope you feel better soon.
I have to go back and read all the threads I missed!
wish I could of participated more yesterday, but I'm making a scrapbook/art journal for a friend who's retiring and i think I bit off more than I can chew:err: ..we'll see! (been going out and taking photo's of her co workers on the sly and her office space etc. had to do it when she wasn't around.)
But maybe I'll get a couple more made. hope so.

02-14-2012, 11:56 AM
thanks for the well wishes xxx

02-14-2012, 12:05 PM
Good morning! Happy Valentines!

I'm trying to get caught up on pm's this morning so haven't gone through the thread yet. I have a couple to post in a few minutes and a pile in process...

02-14-2012, 12:09 PM
happy arrow through the heart day

02-14-2012, 12:18 PM

1. White Rabbit Valentime.
2. Caterpillar Valentime.
3. Tea Valentime.
4. Queen of Hearts Valentime.


better quality pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/moosecastle/6876073709/

02-14-2012, 12:20 PM
looking back and replying as i see...

minnkel loved the cards with the sequin waste, how did you get it to stay on the atc?

02-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Here are a couple I finished last night...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Blackbird_magic.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284403) Blackbird magic TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Dictionary_Mandolin.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284402) For Martha's Dictionary Page swap

02-14-2012, 12:26 PM
@paintmanycolors--her workspace!?! You are too cool! I thought I was the only one who would think of quirky things like that; I took pics of food when on my honeymoon. From seeing my friends do such things, I know better than to volunteer to make scrapbooks for such big events. I've made a few--a memorial after my friend's beloved dog died; celebrating a one-day scrapping event for the organizer (done that day)--but man, I admire you for that!

Going back to work...I mean art...I mean...well, whatever it is, it's the best thing that I can do being still sniffly, surprisingly awake for about 8 hours sleep in past two days, and with husband just left for biz trip until tomorrow..

02-14-2012, 12:29 PM

My ATCs are overflowing their 3 decorative boxes, so I thought I'd branch out into chunkys. made a few, like it a lot, adore the danglies. Is there proper etiquette for trading--do people expect chunky-for-chunky? do you ask first? do you post it somewhere? can it vary based on the trade? Is it totally the artists' discretion.

Your thoughts, please. Inquiring minds want to know.

02-14-2012, 12:33 PM
awh, purplybunny, so sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. Nice to be off work
to have the time to play, hope you feel good enough to squeeze in a bit of art.
And new art is great, love those kitties Jewels. I do admire hand drawn/painted
works, but I am not talented at all for doing such.
And the fireworks remind me of my childhood going to the park, sitting on a
blanket on a sloped area to watch fireworks.
Looking forward to HHC's postings, know I am going to wish I got more done
but hubby went into a mood last night so not getting much finished that I had
started. But we still have time....

02-14-2012, 12:41 PM
ScrapPea - personally I don't mind if I get chunky for chunky or chunky for non-chunky atc.

edit: thanks grammy :) not in mood to do any today so far but keep an eye on my gallery.

02-14-2012, 12:42 PM
ScrapPea, some people want only chunky-for-chunky. I can trade like that or for example chunky-for-2ATCs.

02-14-2012, 12:46 PM
Fell asleep on the couch last night and .... well ... it was 7:30 this morning before I even moved! LOL. I did finish a few cards last night while watching some TV .. I'll post in a bit.

I'm off work today, so I get to play! ... and HHC is getting into her beeswax!!!! yippee!!! can't wait to see what else she comes up with!!

02-14-2012, 12:51 PM
beeswax? oooh that's an idea! i have some that i got from a beekeeper last year and still going through it! made my own lipbalm and have some ear-marked for candles. Never thought of using it for crafting in this manner. I presume it has the same effect as when dying fabric?

02-14-2012, 12:53 PM
ScrapPea, also hope you feel better today!
My very limited personal experience has been either chunky for chunky,
or chunky for 2 atcs. But think anything goes as long as both parties
feel comfortable. "Communication" is the key! Some people feel type of
work makes a difference also. Best is to just ask!

02-14-2012, 12:54 PM
And so it's my grand finale. Have made 42 African cards in the last 4 days- that's a record for me- all in one theme.
Here are the final cards, so entice or beg me to trade- and show me what you got! LOL.

93847 VAT #36

93848 VAT #37

93849 VAT #38 (traded)

02-14-2012, 12:55 PM

02-14-2012, 12:57 PM
Happy Valentine's Day. I'll use any day or reason to be happy.

Here are Heidi and Hubert (card #554). Things aren't progressing to smoothly for them.

02-14-2012, 01:00 PM
We have until midnight tonight in our respective time zones to play?

that's right!!! but no violations are given if you go over just a bit ... :cute:

02-14-2012, 01:02 PM
Joss, your cards have different numbers here in the thread and in your gallery.

02-14-2012, 01:07 PM
Oh NO I will go and check right now! Thanks Sanna! Ugh!

02-14-2012, 01:10 PM
Here are my first two for today. Trying to work with postage stamps and appropriate paint chips. Details are in the gallery descriptions

Desert Mirage
Sweet Purple

02-14-2012, 01:14 PM
(Okay, now they match my gallery:)
PM me with your choice, but I have four people who need to choose first, then I will get back to you.

93858 VAT #39 (traded)

93859 VAT #40 (traded)

93860 VAT #41

93861 VAT #42

93862 VAT #43 (traded)

02-14-2012, 01:15 PM
I want to thank grammyquilter2 (Glendolyn) on behalf of all of us- did Lynne say 'more than 60 artists', for an outstanding job hosting this wonderful VAT. I am sure the success of this weekend was completely due to your spontaneity, immediate respones and cheering and encouraging us all. A BIG THANKS! Please choose one of my cards as a RAK for you!!

02-14-2012, 01:18 PM
laters xxx am going back to bed for a wee while

02-14-2012, 01:29 PM
poor purplybunny!! and she went wee wee wee all the way to bed ...
oh! now I need to draw that ... hmmmmm ....

(feel better sweet thing!!!)

02-14-2012, 01:45 PM
I don't think I can make more cards. Too early wake-up today and too busy day yesterday. And I need to be working at 7am again in the morning.

Thank you, our hostesses!

02-14-2012, 01:46 PM
If someone still wants something from my available cards, just let me know. I start to seal the envelopes tomorrow when I'm back home after work.

02-14-2012, 01:49 PM
Here are all my available cards from this a-thon.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_36.jpg ATART #1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_15.jpg ATART #4

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_30.jpg ATART #6

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_40.jpg ATART #14 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_48.jpg ATART #17

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_76.jpg ATART #31 TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_80.jpg ATART #33

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/2_57.jpg ATART #34

02-14-2012, 01:50 PM
ScrapPea - your question on chunky trading. I liike to trade chunky for chunky or offer 2 x ATC for 1 chunky. In most cases the backs of chunkies are decorated as welll and there is often a lot more work on a chunky. It is totally up to the two parties in the trade however and whatever they agree.

02-14-2012, 01:51 PM
One more paint chip/postage stamp card before lunch.

I must be feeling my age today. That and enjoying Valentine's Day with my own "silver sweetie" of 38 years. Was going through my paint chips and saw the silver and gold and it reminded me of that very old song "Silver Threads Among the Gold" all about a couple still in love in the twilight of their life together. Lyrics to the song are in the gallery post for this card.

The text is from John Grisham's book "The Painted House". Loved that book......

Silver Threads Among the Gold

02-14-2012, 02:06 PM
Here's my availables.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon_Butterflies__1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon_Have_a_Heart.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon_I_Do.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon_Hearts__3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon_Hearts__1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon_Spring_Medley.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon_Puppy_Love.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon_5_Red_Roses.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon_Floral__5.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Valentine_Athon_Floral__1.jpg

02-14-2012, 02:10 PM
OK one more......but now the natives are getting restless and hungry......

Gone Camping

02-14-2012, 02:27 PM
Here are a few cards from me... first three use paint chips. All are beeswax and paper napkins or painted paper towel. I love me some beeswax. :)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Paint_Chip_By_the_Sea_1.jpg TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Paint_Chip_By_the_Sea_2.jpg TRADED http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Paint_Chip_Titanic_Rose.jpg TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_ATART_lightness_of_being.jpg Lightness of Being http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_ATART_Orange_swirl.jpg TRADED

02-14-2012, 02:43 PM
Happy Valentine's Day!

02-14-2012, 02:44 PM
Wow. Those are gorgeous Helen.

02-14-2012, 02:55 PM
Hello everyone, it has been a great Val-a-tart! I don't think I will be making more cards tonight. Thanks to our lovely hosts and all my arty friends!!!
Hugs and happy Valentine's day!

02-14-2012, 03:01 PM
Last card for this incredible Val-a-thon. Thanks so much to our hosts for their lovely comments and their encouragement. I had a great time.



02-14-2012, 03:13 PM
Great a-thon! Thankies! I'm probably done...I might get a little time this evening. This morning's art time went to more finger painting backgrounds. I was going to save that for evening, but didn't want to spend all night wondering if the cat was napping on still damp paintings. Anyway...it's been great and I still have a few to trade if you see something you like!

02-14-2012, 03:19 PM
Kudos for all those who have participated, you are the ones who have made this
VAL-A-TART a success.....and continuing on till your time zone comes around.
After all, it is not over until the --- lady sings!
So who is in our last time zone tonight?

02-14-2012, 03:26 PM
This probably my last card. A Flower for My Sweetie/TRADED


Just Ducky
02-14-2012, 03:40 PM
ohhhhhhhhhhh Jewels.... perfect....

02-14-2012, 03:50 PM
Here is my first one for the day:


Ultra Lite chunky - two layers of cardstock. No thick embellishments or danglies - traded as is - will trade for other types of art.

My original photo of Lilacs where we used to live.

02-14-2012, 03:51 PM
Busy weekend. Finally got a few more made:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_abstract_circles.jpgAbstraction: Mixed media

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/4435/small/1_Soaring.jpgSoaring: Mixed Media

02-14-2012, 03:56 PM
Wish I could make them faster, but it takes me time. Could we extend this for another week....lol
93866 available

93867 traded

93868 traded

02-14-2012, 04:03 PM
Cool cake!!!!

It appears as though my muse has ran off to warmer climes.
Mr. Kitty is now done except for his coat of spar varnish. He looks really cute with his whiskers. You all will just have to take my word for that as I've not taken his picture yet.

Thanks to HHC and Grammyquilter for hosting this awesome athon! I've had a blast, traded a good many items and have traded with a few I've never traded with before now.

My trades will go out before the week is done!
Here's hoping you all have a Lovely Valentine's Day!

02-14-2012, 04:03 PM
gonna run to the main post office ... then a stop at the store for Valentine dinner fixin's ... then ART TIME!!!
gonna get into some postage stamp peoples me thinks!

02-14-2012, 04:05 PM
I will be sending the Val-atart trades in the next few days ... since I'm planning on doing some more trading!!! Mailing some swaps overseas today ... well ... and to HHC, too! :cute:

02-14-2012, 04:08 PM
I'm going to catch up on posts here. then I will make more cards. Then I will attack any PMs. Here's the latest and greatest:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/medium/1_ForTrade-ValATart-DragonwellGreenChunky.jpg -- Dragonwell Green chunky. This was the dangly issue from last night/this morning. You will love my fibers! *deep intense stare*

Since I had another teabag and SB gift card, I made "companion" ATCs:
--LEFT: Dragonwell: achieve happiness
--RIGHT: Dragonwell New Year
No, they do have to be traded together. I'm including this picture because I planned the cut like this and I think it looks cool. Isn't it great when you achieve the effect you wanted!?!

02-14-2012, 04:09 PM
Melody, this is an All Type of Art a-thon, so Yes! Cake decorating does count.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Postage stamp people always are so interesting.
Well it is beautiful sunny day but our caliche clay soil is just too mucky to
dig. Did enough to say "I tried", now back to trying to finish something

02-14-2012, 04:10 PM
Another French cat card. more on the way.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-ISitAndStare.jpg -- I sit and stare -- TRADED

02-14-2012, 04:41 PM
One last one: Jeanne

02-14-2012, 04:50 PM
I know I haven't changed my "mood" setting for an awfully long time. Now
I want to, but can't remember how. Could anyone tell me where and what
to do to change mood setting, please?

02-14-2012, 05:05 PM
Grammy - the way to do it is sort of round about and I'm trying to remember but I can't. I hope someone else can help us.

Here are some Snoopy cards.

Snoopy Yellow-traded

Snoopy Blue

02-14-2012, 05:09 PM
Just found this but haven't tried it:

- Directly under the New Message Icon is the MOOD (click this)

Now you will always have it here to change as your moods change"

02-14-2012, 05:12 PM
Ah yes - just tried it but my browser will not let me change my mood - I use Safari on a 4 year old Mac. I might be able to do it on my old PC laptop . . .

02-14-2012, 05:22 PM
Played and completed a few cards....will upload whenever someone comes home to photo them! lolol

02-14-2012, 05:24 PM
A big thank you to our wonderful hostess and to those i've traded with.

As Sanna pointed out we've had 60 artists play. Wow and i've only traded with a fraction of those. If anyone wants to trade i've still got atc's left in my athon gallery.

Well the snow is now melting so i'm hoping to get to the post office in the next day or two so those I owe cards from previous athons will go out then too. Well that's if it doesn't freeze or snow again LOL I spoke to my mum this morning and she told me it that the rain had melted all the snow and how I must be pleased to be able to get out. Haha mum. She only lives 4 miles away and it didn't rain here LOL

02-14-2012, 05:46 PM
KESagers, thanks! yes, I thought it had to do with sending yourself a PM and not
opening it. I use a 3 year old Macbook so I know it worked with Safari, Chrome,
and Firefox before.
The trick is after you receive the PM, don't open it, go to your profile page and
there will be center top a heading saying you have a mail, and the little muse
icon which you click on and the new menu drops down to select. Worked.
Thanks so much for helping me.

02-14-2012, 05:47 PM
The mood thing does depend on browsers. I think it's IE it works on? I dunno. On chrome, I can never find it.

I'm definitely going to try to get a couple more made tonight and then I'll mail out tomorrow.

02-14-2012, 06:18 PM
Grammy - I'm so glad it worked for you. For me the drop down box was empty but my system is a year older than yours.

Here are some last cards from me:

Between Friends-traded

Screamin Valentine


02-14-2012, 06:20 PM
and a few more:

Kitty Love

Feathered Hugs-traded

Puppy Love

02-14-2012, 06:58 PM
Under the learn one more thing column,
Not only do you have to wait to repeat a person's rep till you have given so many
others, but there seems to also be a limit of total number to be given in a 24 hour
period of time. phooey!
And I got 74 participants counted so far!

02-14-2012, 07:05 PM
Next weekend is a holiday (3 day weekend) in the states because of President's day. I was thinking that maybe a postage stamp a thon was in order? Anyone interested in playing? Anyone interested in co-hosting? (HHC/Grammy hope you don't mind if I ask here)

Respond Here Presidents Day Postage Stamp A Thon?!? (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22463)

02-14-2012, 07:35 PM
Sounds like a fun idea, RobbyGirl. :)

02-14-2012, 07:42 PM
I finished up some swap cards, they are in my swap gallery.

02-14-2012, 08:03 PM
Thanks so much, grammyquilter and HHC for hosting this weekend!
Haven't played as much as I would have liked...but it has been lots of fun anyway.

I did rework my Wild Tulips Chunky ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_wildtulips.JPG Traded

and made an ATC ~

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

02-14-2012, 08:04 PM
Here are some of my last of the athon...
Lunar New Year 1, 2 and three
Years abstract

02-14-2012, 08:05 PM
and the last of the last...gonna try mounting them.

02-14-2012, 08:17 PM
A great big big thank you to friends grammyquilter and HHC for arranging this lovely fun-filled athon! I spent more time making art during this athon than I have in a loooong time. It was good to get back to paint and brush, and I thank you for the motivation.

Thanks, too, to fellow athoners for the inspirational eye-candy and company! And to those who have graciously agreed to trade with me, many thanks! I'll be getting your trades out this week.

02-14-2012, 08:28 PM
I had to show you what my husband made for me this afternoon.


It's a rusty wine barrel planter ring, hammered into a heart. I saw some just like it at the Flower and Garden show last week, and drooled over them. He casually said, I can make that. And so he did. :)

02-14-2012, 08:30 PM
Oh my gosh, where did the time goooooooo???

Posting 2 more cards. Have more collages cut out to assemble and then I'm branching off to play with my Copic markers and these plastic ATC-sized...well, plastic cards. I drew on one of them and I just couldn't bear to let it leave this house. Now that I know what I'm doing....

Hope everyone is having a fabulous creative day! This has been so much fun! Eating a lonely dinner, maybe off to SB once I catch up on everything. It's cold and snowy out, but I haven't sniffled since early afternoon. Maybe the heavy-duty meds are actually kicking in?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-CatBooks.jpg -- Cat books
I used this quote on another card, but then I found this picture and it was too perfect.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8971/small/1_ForTrade-ValATart-FeedMe.jpg -- Feed Me!

02-14-2012, 08:33 PM
I'm in such an artistic slump right now :arghh: I literally worked on a dozen cards over the athon, and I have some half finished and some trashed. These three did make it through, and if I can shut up my inner critic, a couple more may squeeze through by the end of the night.

Lovely art everyone! I've been enjoying it while trying to get my own creative process going...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Decorate.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284542)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_Spin.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284543)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6688/small/1_See_Through_Heart.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=284546)

02-14-2012, 09:21 PM
Thanks Grammy Quilter and HHC. I had a ton of fun! Happy Valentines Day

02-14-2012, 09:39 PM
Phoenix, believe me, I feel your pain and frustration! You are not the only one in your
situation. Inner critics seem to have a nagging attitude sometimes.
Oh, more lovely art coming in.
(blushing) guys don't thank me. I didn't do anything (almost literally, only a few
pieces got finished) and it is all the people and art they shared that made this thread
a success. I really want to thank everyone and especially HHC for helping me and participating!
And thanks for the trades I made also.

02-14-2012, 10:00 PM
Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Thanks to Grammyquilter and HHC for such a fun weekend!

I still have a few cards available from this weekend. After tomorrow I'll be moving them all to my Available For Trade list and off the ATHON gallery. Let me know if there is anything there you would like to trade for!!

Had a great time with all you wonderfully talented artists!!

02-14-2012, 10:17 PM
Hoping to get more done ... I have about 15 semi-conscious ... I mean, semi-completed ... cards ... I can draw easily, but my collaging is suffering ... heavy sigh! Lots of stamp people ideas, but they are not coming together very well right now!
Gonna go cook dinner and see what else comes from this day!!!

02-14-2012, 10:17 PM
AWESOME planter ring HHC! Tell that sweet husband GOOD JOB!!! and we'll be sending in our orders ...

02-14-2012, 10:34 PM
I had to show you what my husband made for me this afternoon.


It's a rusty wine barrel planter ring, hammered into a heart. I saw some just like it at the Flower and Garden show last week, and drooled over them. He casually said, I can make that. And so he did. :)

That is so lovely!!! Where are you going to put it?

02-14-2012, 10:42 PM
Here is the last one for me and another still available
93909 traded


02-14-2012, 10:55 PM
A few more from me. :)





02-14-2012, 10:59 PM
Okay, I've been a little busy the last couple of days so it's time for me to have an art dump. Some of these feel a little unfinished to me but I'll post them anyway and maybe get some feedback..

Well to start off with, in Printmaking Class today, the theme was Valentine Monotype.. if we wanted to, Professor brought in assorted stuff for us to use for the theme. Either way, today was a monotype day in class.

The next two were just rainbow ideas that I just got out of the little bit of cleaning and organizing I did this weekend. The Rainbow Tabs one isn't finsihed because I need to get a violet tab for the top. (No I did not drink all of these energy drinks, I asked other to save there tabs for me.)

Found this coffee themed card that I had made in 2009, also while doing my little bit of cleaning.

The next two are some more Altered Playing Cards, I don't know.. These are feeling not so finished to me.

02-14-2012, 11:00 PM
continue from previous post...

Butterfly Postcard.

And last my very first Art Doll. I'm thinking I'm going to take her head off, I haven't decided if I like it or not.

I'm thinking of making some more dolls but I probably won't be able to post them tonight and well, yeah I already miss this event. :(