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05-01-2012, 01:18 PM
An athon is an art marathon of AFAers around the world all making art. They're fun, a great way to trade art, and also a chance to get to know people.

Ok, here's how it works. One minute after midnight, when it's now Friday morning (May 4) and not Thursday night, you can start. You can also start any time after that. :) Create art in any media of any type (atc, apc, zentangle, inchies, chunkies) as long as it has an elephant (or several) on it. Upload pics both to this thread and the athon gallery. When you see art you want, send a pm to the artist to set up a trade. (It's much better to send a PM then to ask in the thread because the athons have lots of posts and people might miss your request.) Let people know you like their work by giving you rocks. Feel free to chat while enjoying art. Have lots of fun!

We will go through Sunday the 6th. We might even go through Monday if people aren't done.

How to upload to the thread: (Thanks to whoever wrote these instructions!)

It’s easiest to have two windows open.
1) Go to your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu that includes “Copy Image Location”.
2) Click on the “Copy Image Location”
3) Go to your post and hit the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
4) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl V) 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) and then you're done.

[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_64.jpg [/IMG

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

Remember that images from the gallery can be small, medium or large. Find the word or letters s m l in the address and change it to 'small' or 's'.

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 this doesn't work, you can add as attachment. Start a post, click go advanced, then manage attachments, choose the file, and then close window--it should be attached. The only downside to this method is that you only have so much attachment space so you might have to go in and delete stuff eventually.

How to upload to the athon gallery:

Upload as usual, but scroll through the choice until near the bottom (I think it's the 10th option) where it says "Athon Gallery" and choose that one. :)

Athoners, if I've missed something I should have added, let me know. Also, if anyone has a question, please post.

I'm setting this up a bit early. Feel free to chat. Also, you can do prep like backgrounds before Friday.

Wil Opio Oguta
05-01-2012, 01:53 PM
I will be playing, not all days as I still have to work on Friday.

05-01-2012, 01:56 PM
I finished all my swap cards and chunky's so I should have time to play. Might have to find some more elephants.

05-01-2012, 02:00 PM
I'll be dropping by a well.

05-01-2012, 02:25 PM
I'll be there, with bells on....lol

05-01-2012, 02:34 PM
I've been cutting out elephant images - next I need to do some stamping. :)

05-01-2012, 02:59 PM

05-01-2012, 03:25 PM
I intend to be here!
I have lots of elephants running around in my head and I'm anxious to get them out of there and onto paper!

05-01-2012, 03:43 PM
Great! I'm super excited. I've got to get through tomorrow and Thursday's hectic-ness and then it's all elephants around here...and take out.

05-01-2012, 03:52 PM
I'll try to drop!

05-01-2012, 05:36 PM
I hope to pop in sometime over the weekend. :)

05-01-2012, 05:55 PM
I will be joining you, I spent the morning going through my box of old books and magazines looking for pictures of elephants to collage!!

05-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Will definately be checking in & going thru my herd, er uh, hoard of ellyphant pics! :jiggy: :wideeyed:

05-01-2012, 08:02 PM
I'm glad so many people can play. :)

05-01-2012, 08:59 PM
Well dang it...my first elie went in the garbage! Apparently, I only know how to do flowers! Will keep trying.

05-01-2012, 11:00 PM
Hope to stop by a couple of times. I hadn't thought of inchies until you mentioned them. But tiny elephants could be cute!

05-01-2012, 11:03 PM
I've started and elephant chunky book - I hope to get some chunky pages made to trade.

05-01-2012, 11:25 PM
I'm doing chunkies as well.

05-01-2012, 11:35 PM
Well dang it...my first elie went in the garbage! Apparently, I only know how to do flowers! Will keep trying.

Don't forget my motto: Just call it abstract. :)

Hope to stop by a couple of times. I hadn't thought of inchies until you mentioned them. But tiny elephants could be cute!

I think they'd be fun, too...kind of challenging.

I've started and elephant chunky book - I hope to get some chunky pages made to trade.

I hope to do some chunkies, too. I definitely have chunky-sized elephants, though they prefer to be called traditionally-built. :)

05-01-2012, 11:39 PM
Traditionally-built! LOL!

05-01-2012, 11:46 PM
I've never tried inchies, but they sound fun - I do cut blanks for then a lot out of my scraps. Maybe some ellies will bring them out! Yay! er... phhrrrrrrr! (ellie sound)

05-02-2012, 01:58 AM
I'v collected some ellie pic, so hope to be here and play some.
The Singapore Art Festival starts May 18th and I'v been busy practising paper weaving as I am holding court in the Kids Arts Village almost everyday!

05-02-2012, 06:47 AM
I've started and elephant chunky book - I hope to get some chunky pages made to trade.

I'd planned on making ellie chunkies, before I knew I'd be in Holland. Even though I can't take part, I'll still ooh and aah and covet everyone's work! :D

05-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Hey you guys, I created an Etsy Treasury that includes an elephant... http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTIyNzQ3ODN8MjcyMjc1NzY3Mg/shades-of-gray?ref=pr_treasury


05-02-2012, 02:54 PM
Ibus, yes, come ooh and aah and we'll do another one in late summer or fall. :)

HHC, that's so cool! I'm an etsy-addict.

I had to get an eye exam today, so my eyes are still dilated. Better now than during the athon, but it's still annoying.

05-02-2012, 03:34 PM
Don't be, we're very friendly and it's lots of fun!

05-03-2012, 06:39 AM
Is it time yet? :) Although I still have stuff to do today before I can enjoy an art weekend. Random elephant fact: one of the titles for Ganesha, the Hindu elephant god, is "remover of obstacles." Totally makes sense as they can tear down anything in their path. When I'm feeling stuck in life, I often wish for some spirit elephants to get some obstacles out of my way.

05-03-2012, 07:56 AM
Hey! i can start tonight at mid-night! I'll get ready!

05-03-2012, 09:36 AM
Elephants you say, hmm. I don't have any plans for the weekend so I could try what I can come up with.

05-03-2012, 01:14 PM
Yay, Rita and Halla! I've been rounding elephants up today and practicing drawing them. I actually draw them really well on my ipad, but with pencils/pens, I'm having trouble. Maybe I should get out fingerpaints?

05-03-2012, 01:31 PM
I really think it will be the fourth now... *stares hypnotically at the clock* :daydreaming:

05-03-2012, 01:39 PM
I really think it will be the fourth now... *stares hypnotically at the clock* :daydreaming:

LOL! It ought to be. :)

05-03-2012, 02:03 PM
Card 1: can't wait to grow up! collage. TRADED
Card 2: Hello! Hello! collage.
Card 3: Black/White w Red. collage on stamped background.
Card 4: Brother's Keeper. collage.

05-03-2012, 02:27 PM
Those are so great to get us started! I like all 3 of them!

05-03-2012, 02:38 PM
oops! sorry Kristin, I'v just added one more! LOL!

05-03-2012, 02:39 PM
Love those ellies - great art to wake up to

05-03-2012, 03:10 PM
Card 5- flowers for teacher: collage.

That's it for this morning. It is already 3.09am. I have an early morning appointment so I better get to bed! Will try for more tomorrow! Good night all zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

05-03-2012, 04:04 PM
Those are adorable. I actually have 6...count 'em--6 elies!!

05-03-2012, 04:42 PM
Even though I have a ton of stuff to catch up on and a desk to clean up/sand/paint this weekend (yay garage sale find from last week for $5)...I still might find time to fit an ellie in or two.

...maybe try a steampunk one even. ;)

Awesome start, by the way!

05-03-2012, 04:52 PM
A steampunk one sounds cool, FlyingPhoenix!

Hoping I get inspired, elephant-art-wise this weekend!
I'll be watching, in any case...I love elephants!

05-03-2012, 05:20 PM
Great cards, Rita!

I think steampunk sounds like fun, too. :)

05-03-2012, 06:48 PM
Great hoards of elephants are moving from east to west around the world - come on midnight! :D (Nice elephant inspiration miloccpep!)

05-03-2012, 07:53 PM
Just wanted to add these clip art sourcesfrom KESagers and Moosecastle:



05-03-2012, 08:32 PM
Card 6: Baby Sitter - collage

05-03-2012, 09:04 PM
Card 7: Prosperity Ellie - collage w craft punch clover leaves.

05-03-2012, 09:12 PM
Miloccpep, that Prosperity Ellie gave me an idea! (Can't start for another 3 hours and 49 minutes though.)

05-03-2012, 09:55 PM
I got 2 hours here. Sigh.:mask: I shall have to lurk a while longer.

05-03-2012, 10:01 PM
Miloccpep, that Prosperity Ellie gave me an idea! (Can't start for another 3 hours and 49 minutes though.)

Glad to be of help, FlyingPhoenix!

05-03-2012, 10:10 PM
miloccpep, You certainly got the elly-a-thon off to a great start! Love your cards!

05-03-2012, 10:12 PM
Light Chunky
Card 8: Blue Elephant w postage stamp and craft punch.
Card 9: Lord Ganesha, the remover of Obstacle.

This is cut from a wedding invitation. Note the garlands on the left wall...(the right as well except I'v covered it w flowers) the bride n groom exchange 3 garlands of fresh scented flowers. The exchange of garlands symbolises their unification, as one soul in two bodies. It is an inward acceptance by each of the very fragrance in the other.

05-03-2012, 10:34 PM
Calling an early night so I can be up with the elephants....er the birdies...whatever. :)

05-03-2012, 10:42 PM
miloccpep, You certainly got the elly-a-thon off to a great start! Love your cards!

Thank you Blanche. I'v cancelled my morning appointment just so I can keep the muse going! Can't wait to see your creations.

05-03-2012, 10:45 PM
Great hoards of elephants are moving from east to west around the world - come on midnight! :D (Nice elephant inspiration miloccpep!)

Thanks Janjos!

05-03-2012, 11:10 PM
I can't believe that I have just found this!?!?:huh:

And now I have to run off to a specialist appointment - but I SHALL return!

05-03-2012, 11:35 PM
I've been cutting out these simple little elephants for this idea I had and now I have an army of the things. :wacko: Hope everyone likes them because I'll probably make a bunch of cards.

05-03-2012, 11:44 PM
So many Elephant Jokes out there. Here's a few.
Red and Green/ TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Yellow.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Red.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Blue.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_White.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Green.jpg

05-03-2012, 11:44 PM
I have a chunky background, a foreground and danglies. I'm waiting 15 minutes to put it together. Never mind that I have to get up at 6 to go to work (should have took the day off!)

05-04-2012, 12:00 AM
Loved all your witty texts Jewels! ROTFL...!

05-04-2012, 12:04 AM
jewels great elephant jokes. Sure hope I will get one.

05-04-2012, 12:08 AM
Like I said I seem to have a small army of Elephants here. Rather daunting because I didn't realize I'd made so many.
Here's 3 more. Wrinkled Ellie and Printer Jam Ellie/ TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Speed_Bump.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Wrinkled.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Jammed_Printer.jpg

05-04-2012, 12:50 AM
Light Chunky
Card 10: Origami Elephant - After a meal, droopy eye and stomach hanging low...

05-04-2012, 01:10 AM
Hi everyone, lots of great art already. It's !:00 am Friday morning here in Canada. Have to go to bed now. As it is still my Thursday night sleepy time. I'm off to dream ellies. Cant wait for morning coffee and dailies.... Happy creating...

05-04-2012, 01:17 AM
First elephant!
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Pink_Elephant.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=299733) Pink Elephant Traded

05-04-2012, 01:24 AM
What a cute Pink Elephant, Janjo.

I think it's off to bed for me. Dreams of a field of Ellies.

05-04-2012, 01:47 AM
Card 11: Origami Red Ellie on acrylic background
Card 12: Origami 3 folds Brown Ellie on acrylic background. * Poor ellie tore his trunk a little...:P.
Card 13: Origami 5 folds Blue Ellie on acrylic background

Credit: David Mitchell

05-04-2012, 02:14 AM
Loved that chunky, Janjo!

05-04-2012, 04:17 AM
Hey.... I got 2 ellies DONE... wow.. so can I join in the fun? both are collage...
1) Rogue traded
2) Elefant traded

05-04-2012, 05:44 AM
Ok, now it's finaly time!

05-04-2012, 05:46 AM
And 2 Chunky pages.
Sorry for the misty look, I do not have a scanner.

05-04-2012, 06:58 AM
Loving all the elephants :wubclub:

05-04-2012, 07:12 AM
Awesome artwork everyone!

Sadly, I've got to work, then have a function afterwards...probably won't get much accomplished until tomorrow. However, Keep it up!

Wil Opio Oguta
05-04-2012, 07:19 AM
I am also still working, but that does not stop me from checking in on this thread and asking for trades -:))? A couple of hours and than I can go to my studio.

05-04-2012, 09:57 AM
Here's a few more Elephant Jokes.
Red, Green and Yellow/TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Shooting_Blue.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Shooting_Red.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Shooting_Green.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Shooting_Yellow.jpg

Wil Opio Oguta
05-04-2012, 10:23 AM
Here are my first 3 ellies for this athon:

05-04-2012, 10:51 AM
I've spent the morning sorting my elephants into themes; circus, India... And the past 45 minutes I've been through everything to find my matchbox elephants (see earlier link or old thread). They are gone! And my printer is still out of ink... Not that I don't have plenty others to craft with; but I had an idea with those :(

Sorting elephants is like herding cats. :) You can try, but they like to go their own way!

Loving all the art...you guys totally rock. I'm off to the studio to see what I can come up with!

05-04-2012, 11:09 AM
two available......

4 x 4 What A Sweet Life.....................on hold

05-04-2012, 11:25 AM
99939 Traded

99940 Traded


I'd love to trade for 4x4s.

05-04-2012, 12:20 PM
Hi all, great art! You have all been so busy. i have a few things collected together. Will be putting them together over the afternoon. Hoping for a late afternoon posting of pics. Till then...I will be creating...have a great day!

05-04-2012, 12:26 PM
Super ellies everyone! :) *going a delicate shade of green*

05-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Here's some drawn Elephants.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Blowing_His_Own_Horn.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Sweet_Serenade.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Reading_the_Paper.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Couch_Potato.jpg

05-04-2012, 01:18 PM
These are adorable...!
Such a fun topic to play with!

05-04-2012, 01:31 PM
So many great elephants already! Time to play!

Did you know? There really truly is a designated holiday—September 22—set aside solely for the appreciation of elephants.

More great elephant trivia here:


05-04-2012, 01:40 PM
So many great elephants already! Time to play!

Did you know? There really truly is a designated holiday—September 22—set aside solely for the appreciation of elephants.

More great elephant trivia here:


Really?! I was thinking about another ellie-a-thon in the fall. Maybe I'll try to put it then.

Ok, cards from me:




05-04-2012, 01:41 PM
And these. Tomorrow I hope to do some chunkies as I have some great ellies that won't fit on atcs.




05-04-2012, 01:53 PM
This is an old elephant offering from my gallery but I just changed the background - like the green better than the plain white - and anyone who trades with me during the marathon will get one of these also.


05-04-2012, 02:30 PM
Ooh, that's cool! I've been thinking about trying to draw Horton.

Wil Opio Oguta
05-04-2012, 02:48 PM
Here are my last ellies for today. See you all tomorrow.

05-04-2012, 03:04 PM
awesome ellis......Just taking a break...ahhhhh

05-04-2012, 03:26 PM
What a trumpeting array of ellies and as they are my (second) favourite of all African wild animals, I will be playing tomorrow (Too tired now, have had a very tough week at school).
I have seen many ellies in the wild in Africa and touched and patted a baby elephant (that was much taller than me of course.) He was adorable.

05-04-2012, 04:31 PM
Here's some drawn Elephants.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Blowing_His_Own_Horn.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Sweet_Serenade.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Reading_the_Paper.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Couch_Potato.jpg

I LOVE these ellies! :notworthy:

05-04-2012, 04:34 PM
Amazing elephants! I hope to do some tonight.

05-04-2012, 04:34 PM
Ooh, that's cool! I've been thinking about trying to draw Horton.

I've done him before, I think he's in my gallery.

05-04-2012, 04:53 PM
What a glorious herd of ellies in this thread! You all are on fire with the masterpieces!!!

I did 5 postcards early this morning before I called it a day. Got my days and nights mixed around again so I'm on European time.
I'm fixing to work on some little books here in a bit...sorry none for trade..all are already taken and they're not even finished yet. When I get the book covers finished, I'll get busy on some more elephants.

I'll trade postcards for postcards or whatever you might think is a fair trade for a postcard. I'm easy to get along with, just make your request. Please ask for your choice by title of postcard so I know which one you're talking about. Thanks!

Blue and Orange Indian Elephant postcard
butterfly purple elephant postcard
flowers purple elephant postcard
little blue elephant postcard
Red Indian Elephant postcard

05-04-2012, 05:11 PM
Lovin all the Ellies!

Circus of Elephants

Collage of elephants. Introducing Sage the monkey who is Ellie's best friend. You'll be seeing Sage often this weekend. LE of 4


Hand stamped, heat embossed and watercolored. LE of 2

05-04-2012, 05:34 PM
I have managed to get three done.
99963 #1 99964 #2 TRADED 99965 #3 TRADED

05-04-2012, 05:35 PM
These elephants, all of them, are AMAZING! You all rock!

05-04-2012, 05:37 PM
What amazing elephant art. It just get to be getting better all the time.
Keep up the good work everyone.

05-04-2012, 05:38 PM
Such cuties!!

05-04-2012, 06:00 PM
Love all the ellies. KeSagers lovely circle of ellies, I love it.....

05-04-2012, 06:22 PM

99967 Traded


Watercolor 4x4s ....hope to trade for other 4x4s.

05-04-2012, 07:05 PM
I agree...it's fun to see what everyone comes up with!

05-04-2012, 07:10 PM
here are some of mine :) 99969
I love all the elephants and would love to trade :cute:

05-04-2012, 07:44 PM
What fabulous eye candy this morning. I may not have any time this weekend to create but I certainly will be checking in and drooling. Great ellies everyone.

05-04-2012, 08:00 PM
Just sharing - this one is already traded.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Elephant_01.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=299913)

05-04-2012, 08:02 PM
Terrific elephants so far!

I made a bookmark ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_ELbookmark.jpg Traded

and, since I've been working on Moo cards for grrrdjules swap...I made a moo-sized (1"x 2.75") elephant card (the ellie's "butt" is on the back of the card) ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/large/1_ELmoo.jpg Traded

BTW, I will consider any ellie art in trade!

05-04-2012, 08:55 PM
What is a moo card?

05-04-2012, 09:08 PM
I just heard of moo cards myself actually. Itis just a 1"x 2.75" vertical card...often used, in the outside world, as business card. Here is the swap so you can see some...http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=23220

05-04-2012, 09:22 PM
I haven't got my book covers done yet, but I couldn't wait any longer. I HAD to draw some elephants.

There are so many wonderful elephants on this thread...Wow! You all are great!

Following Mama ATC traded

05-04-2012, 09:37 PM
awesome card!!!

05-04-2012, 09:42 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Orange_and_Taupe_Ellies.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=299925) Finally I have time to post..spent the afternoon with the dermatologist having a Squamous cut out of my scalp and the last 3 hours with
people over to see it. I have been so blessed, this is my first after living on ocean or lakefront property for the past 30 years....It did not hurt at all because all I was thinking about was elephants!!! I am amazed at all the ones you have posted...I am so glad to be part of this creative group and looking forward to trading!

05-04-2012, 09:50 PM
Wow! Lots of fabulous elephants in the thread! I hope to get something made soon!

05-04-2012, 09:57 PM
Donna and Nancy...wonderful work. Mruby...woot!

05-04-2012, 10:11 PM

05-04-2012, 10:12 PM
Another collage.....

1) Amblin' In The Sun traded

05-04-2012, 10:26 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Jungle_Couple___Lorenzo.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=299931) Jungle Couple and Lorenzo ready for new homes!

05-04-2012, 11:00 PM
Do drunk elephants see pink humans?

1) Shots

05-04-2012, 11:20 PM
Good question.

Here's a couple more Elephant Jokes.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants_in_the_Fridge-_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants_in_the_Fridge-_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants_in_the_Fridge-_3.jpg

05-04-2012, 11:21 PM
And here's a couple more drawn ones to answer those age-old questions...

Why Elephants Don't Play Soccer
Why Elephants Don't Chew Bubblegum

05-04-2012, 11:23 PM
Hilarious! You crack me up!!

05-05-2012, 12:00 AM
Thanks for the Moo card info Mrubyjean!

Oh my goodness the Ellie art here is just fabulous!

I worked on some ATCs and chunkies - nothing ready yet but I'll finish them tomorrow. Have a good night everyone!

05-05-2012, 12:23 AM
I'm hitting the hay as well...have two more in the works, but will have to wait until I am less sleepy!! Cheers all!

Just Ducky
05-05-2012, 12:30 AM
oh man... such great cuties EVERYONE... and me and ducky ain't playing this weekend..
my BIG lose.. but I sure am gonna be sitting here drooling...

05-05-2012, 12:44 AM
just stoppin' by to cheer all you Ellie a thoners on....:jiggy::jiggy::yes:

I hope I can play, I hope, I hope!...now I'm gonna go back and read the thread and drool over the cards.
(is anyone making chunky's? that would be fun, a Ellie Chunky Book.)

05-05-2012, 03:48 AM
One more collage:

Black & White traded

05-05-2012, 04:45 AM
And here's a couple more drawn ones to answer those age-old questions...

Why Elephants Don't Play Soccer
Why Elephants Don't Chew Bubblegum


05-05-2012, 04:48 AM
oh man... such great cuties EVERYONE... and me and ducky ain't playing this weekend..
my BIG lose.. but I sure am gonna be sitting here drooling...

I second that, fabulous ellies being created. I'm also drooling Ducky and can't even get vaguely tempted to take part, no supplies!

Wil Opio Oguta
05-05-2012, 05:01 AM
And 2 more ellies:

05-05-2012, 05:16 AM
Love what you've created so far!

I just started making my first ellie. Think my muse is taking a nap or something but I'll try.

05-05-2012, 05:17 AM
It's three am, do you know where your elephants are? :)

Great art, everyone! Someone should definitely host an elephant chunky swap.

05-05-2012, 05:27 AM
Hi Everyone! I've been AWOL for a while but didn't I pick the perfect weekend to stop by - I love Ellies, and their certainly is lots of fabulous ones to be found here. I hope I can find a bit of time to play along, trade and add to my collection.

05-05-2012, 05:36 AM
So many great elephants already! Time to play!

Did you know? There really truly is a designated holiday—September 22—set aside solely for the appreciation of elephants.

More great elephant trivia here:


I didn't know that! Thanks for sharing this trivia. Sept 22 is my birthday, maybe that could be why I love elephants so much! :)

05-05-2012, 06:35 AM
No time like the present as they say.

I have made 3 just now and these will be the only ones I will have time to make, I will however keep dropping in over the weekend to look at all the wonderful Ellies and drool.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/1_Raja_Ride_0001.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/1_At_The_Big_Top.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/14962/small/1_African_Sunset.jpg

Card 1. Raja Ride, Card 2. At the Big Top, Card 3. African Sunset (Traded)

05-05-2012, 06:54 AM
I am in ellie heaven right now- so many wonderful ellies to drool over. I have done a few, so will get cracking now so I can post some here.

05-05-2012, 07:08 AM
I'm in..now to get started!

05-05-2012, 07:10 AM
Oh goodness! I haven't been playing, but have been seeing SO MANY AWESOME ELLIE ARTWORKS in the gallery. :jiggy: I just had to pop in and say how much I am enjoying the delights you are all creating!

05-05-2012, 08:00 AM
Awesome Ellies Everyone!

Huzbee took the car this mornin, so I'm home alone....Hmmm....wonder what I'm going to be doing while he's at work, and I can't make it to the farm until he gets home. :D

Wil Opio Oguta
05-05-2012, 08:14 AM
Here is an ellie apc:

05-05-2012, 08:21 AM
It's three am, do you know where your elephants are? :)

Great art, everyone! Someone should definitely host an elephant chunky swap.

My ellies are at home on my dining room table! ;)

I'd certainly join an elephant chunky swop! If there's not one up and running by the time I get home, then I'll host it myself! ;)

05-05-2012, 09:02 AM
i am so glad to see so many of my friends playing this weekend. Yay!
Here are my first few ellies. I will have to give first choice to a few people first.
Let's do it!

100004 Ellies #1 traded

100005 Ellies #2 traded

100006 Ellies #3 traded

100007 Ellies #4 traded

05-05-2012, 10:06 AM
Nice work you all....read the paper, did the x-word, and now to finish some ellies!

05-05-2012, 10:07 AM
Two more ellies to post. I'm leaving now for a 1 1/2 hour road trip - will be back on line later.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Paper_Elephant.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=300038) Paper Elephant Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Elephant_02.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=300037) Elephant 02

05-05-2012, 10:21 AM


05-05-2012, 11:17 AM
Here's some more Elephant Jokes.
Charging and Float/ TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Charging.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Float.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Marshmellow.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Peanut_Butter.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Tow_Truck.jpg

Wil Opio Oguta
05-05-2012, 11:24 AM
In between making apc's for another swap I made 2 ellie cards as well:

05-05-2012, 11:36 AM
such fun elephants!! I'll try to pop in tonight ...

05-05-2012, 12:09 PM
What a great start to the Ellie day! I had to get some chores done this morning and now it's time to start on making lunch but the dishes are washed and the laundry is started so soon I can plaly. :)

05-05-2012, 12:21 PM
Elephant 1 TRADED
Elephant Silhouette

I have been reading the most fascinating book about elephants, Elephant Memories by Cynthis Moss. It is her study of the elephants at the Amboseli Park in Kenya. Her study covered 13 years of watching the various families. It is a very touching story and gives lots of information about how these guys act, and the effect of hunting and climate on their population.

05-05-2012, 12:28 PM
One of my favorite Ellie books. I think it's the herd you can see in a couple of documentaries, with Echo the elephant?

Great art, everyone!

I'm so jealous of those who have been up close with elephants. It's on my bucket list. A cousin of mine rode one in Thailand last year.

Ok, I better go make some cards!

05-05-2012, 12:36 PM
Elephant 2 - TRADED

I don't remember reading about an elephant named Echo. The main "characters" are Torn Ear, Tania, Slit Ear, Teresia, Tuskless and Bad Boy.

05-05-2012, 12:45 PM
Elephant 3 (with ears out) TRADED
Elephant 4 (side view) TRADED

These are on hold, but if you are interested, please let me know because if they don't go to the people who are trying to decide, they will become available.

05-05-2012, 02:05 PM
one 4 x 4 available................

Ellie Busying Sawing...............

05-05-2012, 02:20 PM
Gosh, I'd forgotten how stubborn and unwieldy elephants can be when they want. I'm going to scan and post the three cards I've gotten done. My desk is still covered with half-done atcs and chunkies (though those aren't going well. I really need chunky-schooling in Portland.)




05-05-2012, 02:26 PM
Here are my first two of the day.

Time is a Circus

The Monkey Cage

Wil Opio Oguta
05-05-2012, 02:32 PM
Here are my last 3 cards for today. They all have images of marula fruit on them. That is the fruit elephants love to eat when there is alcohol in them.

05-05-2012, 02:55 PM
It's true that elephants like marula fruit, but there's no truth to the story of them having alcohol in them. The filmmakers spiked the fruit with alcohol to get the desired result!

05-05-2012, 03:09 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_PlayTime___Snack_Time.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=300116) Finally have 2 more finished....Play Time and Snack Time....I was never to fond of elephants before this AThon...I thought they were so unanimated and stinky in the zoos I have visited, but after studying the posted pictures they really are interesting and I can only imagine what a thrill it would be to see them in their natural habitant!
Now I am eager to read the book you have discussed!

05-05-2012, 03:18 PM
Oooooh and aaah and it's torture! I wish I could trade ellies, I'm way past a delicate shade of green now, we're approaching malachite hues! ;)

Gorgeous ellies everyone! :notworthy:

05-05-2012, 03:23 PM
Oh my goodness! You all are just cranking out the wonderful ellie art like there's no tomorrow! Such great art in this thread! I wish I could trade for all of them!

I have one ATC done, ready to be scanned but that won't happen till I get home later this evening. I have a birthday dinner to attend. Beings it is my birthday dinner, I can't decline the offer. Honestly, I'd rather stay home and draw elephants.

I have a question for you all. I know you all collect elephant art-you wouldn't be in this athon if you didn't. But do any of you collect other elephants? And if so how big or small are your herds and what is your favorite elephant in your collection?

I've been collecting elephants since I was about 14....I just turned 51 so I have a 'few' elephants in my herd. My house burned seven years ago and I lost about half the herd then but have added to it since then and surpassed the total number that I once had. It's been awhile since I counted them all....few years....at last count there were almost 400 in my herd. That count does not include elephant art that I have received in trades. There are quite a few of those too.

I had planned on putting my big picture frame back together this weekend. This frame holds 42 trading cards. It had presidents in it when I acquired it. I took all the presidents out and collected 42 elephant ATCs over a period of a year or so, to put in this frame. The frame is ready to be put back together but I can't find the ATCs now. No clue where I put them. Somewhere safe where I'd know where they are? Yeah right. I hate it when I hide things from myself!

It is really hard for me to choose a favorite from my herd. If I must choose though, it would be the one made from sisal rope. I'll take a picture of him later and show you all.

Art on, Artists! You all certainly know what you're doing!

05-05-2012, 03:38 PM
That's so cool Dmnh! I'm so sorry to hear about the fire. I'm glad your herd has recovered in numbers. This is my first foray into collecting Ellies. :)

Ellie Love

Political Circus

Run- traded

05-05-2012, 03:44 PM
I would like to trade chunky for chunky as I am trying to collect enough pages for an Ellie book.

The Truth chunky

Get the Monky chunky

Keep the Circus

Ellie Love chunky

05-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Baby Elephant - elephant facing left TRADED
Elephant #5 - elephant facing right TRADED

05-05-2012, 04:24 PM
I'm a total elephant-a-holic. (I know, big surprise.) It happened this way: my first elephant was a gift from Santa of a stuffed elephant mother and baby. The mother has velcro on her trunk, so she can hold the baby close. Apparently, Santa knew that my mom loved elephants, but didn't often buy them because my dad disapproved, since they're the Republican symbol, and he's a lifelong Democrat. (Mom always said this was nonsense, because it's not like anyone ever asked the elephants if they wanted to be a symbol, or if donkeys wanted to be a symbol of the Democrats, etc.)

Years later, my mom started reading a lot of books about elephants and wanting to watch shows. I learned that when she was five, she asked for an elephant for her birthday, so I started buying them for her and started reading and watching ellie stuff wih her, and she started buying them for me. We just fed each other's addiction. I love that they are so smart and wise and intelligent, also often humorous.

Mom died two years ago. I inherited her herd and have added to it. I've never counted and I guess it would depend on how the count would be....I mean, if rubber stamps of elephants and atcs counted, I can't even estimate. If you're just counting stuffed elephants, figurines, and such...probably three or four dozen. I'm always adding to it, too, though, and love trolling Etsy for elephant stuff.

05-05-2012, 04:29 PM
A fresh cup of coffee and ellie eye candy -= a wonderful morning.

Great art everyone - I wish I had time to play -maybe later this afternoon but I just had to drop in and say what fabulous ellies.

05-05-2012, 04:44 PM
My name's Elizabeth and I'm an elephantaholic!

I can't remember how many elephants I have in my herd, but I've been collecting elephants for the last forty odd years. My favourite elephant is one that my father had, but mum has disinherited me, so now my brother will get it, even though he doesn't really want it :sad: it's a very big ebony elephant.

05-05-2012, 04:56 PM
That's terrible, Ibus. We should round up a posse and liberate him for you. We will ride in on elephants!

05-05-2012, 05:58 PM
I had some ellies earlier, but not anymore. I have a huge wooden (ceiling high) raffie and her baby, will take a photo and post it too, bought it in Cape Town at a street market- where did you get most of yours Ibus?

05-05-2012, 06:13 PM
Elizabeth, so sorry to hear that. :( I used to collect elephants years ago. I don't know if I have any of them left.

05-05-2012, 07:32 PM
Fabulous ellies.....

05-05-2012, 07:44 PM
I have over 1000 giraffes, but no elephants except one circus chunky. Good thing I'm about to get a few more art pieces. But the giraffes have over run my space and I'm about to divide the heard and send some off to new homes.

05-05-2012, 07:51 PM
What a wonderful herd of ellies in this thread!

Mine are in the A-Thon gallery, I am experiencing technical difficulties at the moment getting them posted in here. Will try again later...
I have 3 ATCs and one Chunky Lite.

05-05-2012, 09:57 PM
I still have 5 4x4s to trade....!

05-05-2012, 10:30 PM
Well, I'm home from my birthday dinner. My friends threw me a late birthday dinner. Baked fish and homemade hush puppies....it was yummy! And Chocolate cake with chocolate icing for dessert!

I have one ATC completely done, 2 chunky pages almost done and 4 ATCs drawn, but not colored yet. I'll be posting all of them sometime in the next couple hours. Once I get the four ATCs done.

Ibus, that ebony elephant sounds super cool! I wish you could somehow get it instead of your brother beings he doesn't want it anyway.
Cynthia, that's so cool you got all your mom's elephants!

The picture here in this post is of an elephant I etched on one of the windows in my Ford Windstar van. I get a lot of comments on it cause folks see it when I'm out and about in the van. I put it there in 2004. Sorry it's not a great picture. It was dark out when I took it. The elephant is about 9inches long to give you some sense of its size.

Keep up the good work, ladies! I'm off to color elephants. I shall return eventually!

If you all get a chance, go outside and admire the moon tonight. It is gorgeous!

05-05-2012, 10:51 PM
Happy late birthday Dmnh!

Yes - it's some sort of super moon tonight but I think we are cloudy - I'll have to go check.

Looking forward to another day of Ellies! :)

05-06-2012, 12:05 AM
Happy Birthday to you dmnh!

05-06-2012, 12:28 AM
I want a late birthday! (Mine comes right after Christmas, so I'm always holiday-ed out.) We should have an unbirthday-athon. Ok, I've taken ambien so I'm a little like the elephants with the spiked fruit.

See you all tomorrow!

Just Ducky
05-06-2012, 01:16 AM
ya all keep the herd coming... what a super collection of ellies... sure wish my duck was in the mood... but sometimes he just want to float ...

05-06-2012, 02:45 AM
Well, I finally have some ellies to post. Which I will get done later this morning. It is 2:40 am in the morning here now. Time to hit the hay... Had a struggle today getting something on to that paper, did all kinds of things. That I didn't like. Love the art...

05-06-2012, 02:50 AM
I said I'd be back in a couple hours. I was mistaken. It's been more like 4 hours, but I do have something to show for the delay. Nothing more than promised though...and not even that much actually. The chunky pages are not dry enough to scan so they will just have to wait till later to show. My fingers are covered in blue paint so that must mean there are blue elephants about.

Here's 5 ATCs. All done in markers on cardstock. There might be more before the night is done. Those specks on the scans are not actually on the cards themselves. Someone needs to clean the scanner bed. That would probably be me cause I doubt anyone is going to volunteer.

dark gray elephant atc traded
green long legged elephant atc traded
line drawing elephant atc traded
purple ellie atc traded
red sun atc

05-06-2012, 03:19 AM
dmnh, great ellies!

Here are two from me.
card 14: Origami Ellie Orange
card 15: Origami Ellie Blue.

05-06-2012, 04:17 AM
card 16: Origami Yellow ellie w flying ears. traded
Scanner does not show the ears as curved.
credit: Ann Lavin

Wil Opio Oguta
05-06-2012, 05:35 AM
Here are my first ellies for today:

05-06-2012, 08:17 AM
Two Ellies before I go to sleep... my nights and days are flipped these days. They are ATC's, both collage, acrylics and inks

1) Blossom
2) Under The Spheres traded

05-06-2012, 08:17 AM
nice ellies! I'll be back this afternoon with more

05-06-2012, 08:36 AM
You all have been creating lovely elephant art! I hope to join a bit in the evening.

05-06-2012, 08:41 AM

Ok...so the best laid plans....

My muse went in a totally different direction and finished a swap I've been lurking on instead of elephants. Then, when I went out to the farm to work on the desk, I ended up napping for 2 hours before I even got to the desk. I still need to sand the thing, but at least it's washed down and the handles are off of it. Another distraction of having my collaborative writer online and we worked on a couple projects, and by the time I came home it was 11:30. Yikes.

This morning's Odyssey has been trying to find my cricut power chord as I found an elephant on one of my cartridges, but it's no where to be found. I'm thinking that this afternoon/evening I'll try to get some Ellie art done (after church and while I'm doing laundry/huzbee's at a meeting). Possibly even some Bottle-cap style pins I found in my quest to find the power chord. :D

Wil Opio Oguta
05-06-2012, 09:16 AM
Here are 3 more ellies:

Wil Opio Oguta
05-06-2012, 10:22 AM
And some more:

05-06-2012, 10:38 AM
awesome art everyone, I'm just doing some finishing touches. Last minute driying...Takes forever while watching for it. I'm going to try speeding it up with a heat gun...little early for those skills, but here goes...lol

05-06-2012, 10:47 AM
Such good elephants everywhere.

A page or more earlier I was reading all these nice stories of people collecting elephants or giraffes. I have a bat collection...I must be some kind of weird. Actually, when I was in Egypt I even ate bat for dinner one night (no, it doesn't taste like chicken). How many of you have tried eating your favorite animals?

05-06-2012, 10:52 AM
What does it taste like? I'm not a very adventurous eater myself....

Love all the elephants. I am just lazing around...will head to the studio soon.

05-06-2012, 12:12 PM
Here are the cards I made today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_35.jpg ATART #1

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_29.jpg ATART #2

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_23.jpg ATART #3 TRADED

05-06-2012, 12:28 PM
Ok, I have three collage eleies left to trade...any takers?

Wil Opio Oguta
05-06-2012, 12:45 PM
Here are my last 3 ellies for this athon:

05-06-2012, 12:49 PM
Hi Sniisk! I hope you are feeling better today.

05-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Hi Kristin. I still have pain but can do a little bit something. We spent this weekend in our cabin :).

05-06-2012, 12:52 PM
I hope your time in the cabin was restful. I'm sorry you still have pain - this has been a long time. I'm glad you can play a little today.

05-06-2012, 12:53 PM
Here are my first ones for the day:


It Aint Easy!

05-06-2012, 01:19 PM
First set of ellie cards, all are ATC sized.

05-06-2012, 01:26 PM
Some inchies! Traded as a set of 6 inchies for any other type of art. :)

Relentless Motion

05-06-2012, 01:54 PM
I think we're going to have to go through Monday...I left five fantastic cards still not quite finished on the art table and then logged in to see so many I want to trade for....

Ok, an apc:


05-06-2012, 02:08 PM
Here are my last 4 for this thon. Loved making them, but didn't have too much spare time this weekend. Thanks for hosting this thon Cynthia.

100130 Ellies #5

100131 Ellies #6

100132 Ellies #7

100133 Ellies #8

05-06-2012, 02:12 PM
And these:





05-06-2012, 02:16 PM
And the second set.

I'm having trouble with our internet connection and am constantly offline. Loading any webpage takes several tries and that's for my replies to pm's will take time. It's not because I am ignoring you.

05-06-2012, 03:34 PM
Would love to trade chunky for chunky so I can add to my Ellie book.

Baby I'm Yours!

The Dissenter

Good and Happy chunky lite

Never Give Up

05-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Hi Kristin. I still have pain but can do a little bit something. We spent this weekend in our cabin :).

Thinking of you, hope the pain goes away quickly xox

05-06-2012, 03:48 PM
Loved all your witty texts Jewels! ROTFL...!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Jungle_Couple___Lorenzo.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=299931) Jungle Couple and Lorenzo ready for new homes!

Im off the a late start...eleven hours at the "Scrap Hop" yesterday....10 scrapbook stores over a 30 mile radius!

Tried to attach my URL's but apparantly I am not allowed to yet :nah:

See my gallery for my ele's so far!

Oh, I didn't think of that. Well, they're terrific elephants!

05-06-2012, 04:50 PM
I took some time today to scroll through this thread, and there is truly amazing artwork in here!
Believe it or not, I lost a herd of Ellies!!! :wideeyed: Yes, I store themed papaer stuff in ziplock baggies and I LOST my elephant bag!! :cry:
So anyway, I don't have time this evening to look for it anymore, so I will just enjoy the cards y'all post!

I have one more ATC up for grabs, pm me if you are interested in a trade.
TRADED.... This A-thon was tres fun, hope there's another one soon!

05-06-2012, 04:51 PM
My version of steampunk for Ellies. If it matters which one you get please specify "top" or "bottom." LE of 2

Steampunk Ellies

05-06-2012, 05:05 PM
Here are a few more! Would love to trade for hand painted/drawn ellies! :cute:

100153 100155 100156 100157

05-06-2012, 05:20 PM
More beautiful ellies added to the herd since I was last here!

I have some blue elephant chunky pages up for offer this time. I also have a couple of ATCs in the works that I'll post later. I still have 5 postcards up for grabs as well.
Holler at me if you're interested in a trade. Please ask for them by title. I know #3 is missing from the list. It's already spoken for.

Blue Ellie #1
Blue Ellie #2
Blue Ellie #4traded
Blue Ellie #5 traded
Blue Ellie #6 traded

05-06-2012, 05:23 PM
Finally getting to post three ATCs I have made ~

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_EL1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_EL3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_EL2.jpg All Traded

05-06-2012, 05:24 PM
awesome art everyone... http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_google_image.jpg. Just a little humor....I found in google images.

05-06-2012, 05:37 PM
I found some time to make some elephant cards today...
100168 #4 100169 #5 TRADED 100170 #6 TRADED

05-06-2012, 05:39 PM
Here are 3 more...
100171 #7 TRADED 100172 #8 100173 #9 TRADED

05-06-2012, 05:49 PM
Martha...love that zetti one!
Everyone....loving your work. Still have three left to trade !!

05-06-2012, 05:55 PM
Too funny HiddenTreasure!

05-06-2012, 06:14 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Beauties___Regal.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=300391) Here are my last 2..Beauties and Regal....Today was our big Art-Craft supply sale, mostly scrapbookers but other artists and crafters too
set up tables and sell their unused supplies, so prices are wonderful. Today there were 36 sellers. My most prizes finds were the little clover iron (new and in the package) for $2., A variety package of 50, 5x7 handmade papers for one dollar and a bag of 16 really nice silver and gold color charms for $2. and a bag of 6 colors of Tim Holtz distressed inks for a buck...and I would be just to embarressed to tell you how many sheets of yummy scrap book papers ( 5 & 10 cents each) and other goodies I got.......Now I am goint to the art room and see if I can figgure out how to make moo cards!!

05-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Oh, Nancy, that sounds like so much fun! Have a blast with all of your great 'new' supplies!

05-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Great minds think alike - I'm trying to figure moo cards also right now. You got some great finds - what fun!

05-06-2012, 06:32 PM
I have seen moo cards before - but never made them. What are the dimensions? :spinny:

05-06-2012, 06:40 PM
I think Mrubyjean said that for the swap on this site it is: 1 inch by 2.75 inches

05-06-2012, 07:21 PM
A couple more ATCs. Acrylics on cardstock for one of them and on recycled chipboard for the other. I forget which is which right this second.
There are a couple of folks who asked after the same image I did in markers yesterday so they have first choice on these two. If there are more requests, I can do more of these. Not in markers though. My grays are running dry!
Holler at me if you're interested!

Following Mama ATC #1
Following Mama ATC #2 traded

05-06-2012, 08:07 PM
Here are a couple of Chunkies.
Be Yourself/ TRADED and Wuv You

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant-_Be_Yourself.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant-_Wuv_You.jpg

05-06-2012, 08:13 PM
And a bunch of Elephant Joke cards are still hanging around. Does this end tonight or tomorrow?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Speed_Bump.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Shooting_Blue.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Tow_Truck.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Peanut_Butter.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Marshmellow.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants_in_the_Fridge-_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants_in_the_Fridge-_2.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants_in_the_Fridge-_3.jpg

05-06-2012, 08:53 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_First_Moo_cards.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=300440) Blanche and Kirstin, I just finished these three and it was so fun and quick making them! The animal one has me puzzled I thought it was a sheep and after I posted it it looks like a goat...so what is it...Maybe lilbad will see it and she will know...The fiber on top came from a real sheep or goat but I forgot which..Maye the hole in my head is confusing me..LOL I used a heavy mat board for the background, I think it would be difficult working on anything thin...so both of you get busy. I bet you will love making them.

05-06-2012, 09:00 PM
Those are so cool Nancy! My favorite is the lady with the little dog. :) I think mine are thinner than yours. Also I went horizontal. They are fun though.

My first attempt at Moos. The backgrounds are Ducky's - digitally altered by me. Will trade for other art.


05-06-2012, 09:01 PM
I think we should go through Monday. Admittedly, that's partly because I still have cards to finish. :)

05-06-2012, 09:15 PM
Hmmm, I think I spot a sheepie!!

05-06-2012, 09:27 PM
I'm really liking all those moo cards! I think I'll go cut some blanks and paint a few while I have the paints out. Been working on book covers. Lots of drying time involved!

I can play through Monday. I have a couple of drawings already done but they aren't ATC, Chunky or anything else-sized. Not sure what I will do with them. They're both elephants.

Keep up the good work, ladies!

05-06-2012, 09:35 PM
My son thinks I have a lot of elephants on my desk, but he hasn't been to some of you alls' houses LOL

Three more offerings -

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Elephant_03.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=300455) Elephant 03 Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Baby_E.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=300456) Baby E Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Baby_E2.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=300468) Baby E2

05-06-2012, 09:36 PM
I wouldn't mind going through Monday...I have yet to get any cards done. @.@

I was experimenting, and this is what I came up with:

Willing to trade for other forms of art! These babies are pin-backed bottle caps I bought from Michael's a while back. Both are available.

...now to see if my muse will let me steampunk.... :D

05-06-2012, 09:53 PM
My computer froze me out yesterday just as I was going to show my cards so I will show them now THEN catch up with what I have missed.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0018.jpg#2 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0020.jpg#4 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0021.jpg#5 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0022.jpg#6 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0023.jpg#7 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/8_scan0024.jpg#8 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0025.jpg#9

05-06-2012, 09:56 PM
And some more:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/8_scan0028.jpg#12 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0029.jpg#13 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0033.jpg#16 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0034.jpg#17 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0035.jpg#18 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/7_scan0036.jpg#19

05-06-2012, 10:02 PM
More awesome ellies! Great art everyone.. Are we continuing the Elephant Athon on to Monday?

05-06-2012, 10:38 PM
So much great Ellie art keeps coming! Not sure how much I'll be able to craft tomorrow but I will be checking in to see what is new and make some trades. :) My gallery is up to date with what I still have available.

05-06-2012, 11:19 PM
Ok, let's definitely go through Monday. It seems like there's a lot still available and also we may get some people who were busy this weekend.

I'm really happy everyone's had fun with it!

05-06-2012, 11:40 PM

05-06-2012, 11:41 PM
Should we move our art out of the a-thon gallery once it's traded?

05-06-2012, 11:49 PM
Yes, usually Janjo. That way, the only ones in the Athon Gallery are available to trade.

Here's a couple of new drawn Ellies.
Elephant Lawn Maintenance and Early Morning Elephants

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Lawn_Maintenance.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Early_Morning.jpg

05-07-2012, 12:16 AM
Here are a couple more Steampunk Ellies. I will have a few more Ellies to upload tomorrow.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Steampun_Ellie_2__card_13.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6462/small/1_Steampun_Ellie_3__card_14.jpg;
Joss has first choice.

05-07-2012, 12:20 AM
I think it's off to bed for me. Good night all.

05-07-2012, 01:00 AM
I made some moo cards. They're for trade if anyone is interested.

I'm done with elephants for the night. I have books to sew together.
I'll see what I can come up with tomorrow.
Thanks for hosting this elephant a thon, Cynthia. And thanks to all who traded with me.

Moo Elephant #1
Moo Elephant #2
Moo Elephant #3

05-07-2012, 02:30 AM
I will try to make something more in the evening.

05-07-2012, 04:49 AM
OMG there has been a stampede of ellies overnight, what glorious cards and 'moos'. Dilemma -what shall I do?? Maybe later, moo on gals.
Karen I love them both- you choose one for me.

05-07-2012, 05:06 AM
3 more:
1) Big Top... Collage ATC traded2) Patchwork ... polymer clay traded
3) A Handsome Fellow..... collage, polymer clay frame

05-07-2012, 08:36 AM
Here are my next cards:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0038.jpg#21 (After the party - pink elephants:))
The next 4 cards look much better in real life - my scanner has exaggerated the background colours
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/6_scan0039.jpg#22 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0040.jpg#23 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0041.jpg#24 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0042.jpg#25

05-07-2012, 08:41 AM
These 5 all have a punched elephant (which you can pull completely out) hiding behind different animals
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0043.jpg#26 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0044.jpg#27 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0045.jpg#28 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/5_scan0046.jpg#29 http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/3190/small/4_scan0047.jpg#30
This is the punched elephant:

05-07-2012, 08:46 AM
Oh Donna those are great, I think I want one of those also.

05-07-2012, 10:19 AM
Awesome ellies to wake up to...Beautiful work guys...well got through the dailies my first cup of tea, time to go to my favorite place....creating table....yayyyyyy.....Check in a little later.Have an awesome afternoon...

05-07-2012, 11:05 AM
Look at all the amazing Ellies parading by. You gals ROCK!