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Evalila
07-13-2012, 04:19 AM
monarch had the wonderful idea of an IMPROMPTU-Marathon. There were several ideas about the theme, so letīs make it an

All-Types-of Art-A-Thon!!!


Who will be hosting? Jean, KittyNL and Evalila:D

Start time (in your time zone) on Friday morning, July 13, 2012
and end time (in your time zone) 11:59 pm on Monday evening, July 16, 2012.


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


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

What IS an a-thon?
It’s a marathon create-your-favorite-art, done over the same day and time in each time zone. It’s kind of like we were all together for the weekend to play with our art supplies and this thread is our play room.

HOW IT WORKS: On Friday, July 13 (your time zone--which is really Midnight on Thursday if you think about it!) start creating art, then upload your lovely creations to the A-Thon Gallery and post to the thread. Continue throughout the event time. Trading and chatting ensues.

HOW TO ASK FOR A TRADE: When you find a piece of art or goody bag you must have, please SEND A PERSONAL MESSAGE (pm) to that person asking for a trade. Please DO NOT post requests for trades to the thread. It can get way too confusing.

Note: If you do make a trade, please be sure to send to your trade partner within two weeks. If you’re running late, communicate!

WANT TO COMPLIMENT AN ARTIST: And you will… remember you can click the You Rock button and leave it there.

HOW TO POST YOUR ART TO THE THREAD:
From your atcsforall.com gallery:
It’s easiest to have two windows open. I can create another "tab" and get to my gallery in one and be in my post reply box in the other.
Internet Explorer
1 Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu has “properties” at the bottom.
2) Right click on “properties”, and it will show you Address (URL). Highlight the address/url and copy (Ctrl C).
Then follow steps 3 - 5

Note: Your picture will come up as large. Most folks use small or medium in the thread.

Mozella Firefox
1) Go to the main page of your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu that includes “Copy Image Location” (which is about 2/3 down the list for me)
2) Click on the “Copy Image Location”
Then follow steps 3 - 5

3) Go to your post in the thread and click on the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
4) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl P) into the window that pops up and hit OK - that puts the code into your post for your picture to show up; (you paste the address from the properties box over the http thingy that shows when you open the "insert image" box)
5) Remember that images from the gallery can be small, medium or large. Find the word small, medium or large (or letters s m l) in the address and change it to size you want. Most folks use small or medium in the thread.
[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Maygar_Posta-traded.jpg [/IMG

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

From your computer:
1. Click POST REPLY at the bottom of the messages screen. Above the message box, click the paperclip next to the smiley face. Then upload as usual. This will upload your picture as a thumbnail.
2. If you go into the Quick Reply box at the bottom of the messages screen, click GO ADVANCED and you will get the paperclip above the message box.

From a flickr or photobucket account:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2115

NEW TO A-THONS?
If you have any questions at all, feel free to pm your host, or post your questions to the thread. We have a lot of experienced art-a-thoners who are more than willing to help those of you new to this craziness.

miloccpep
07-13-2012, 04:38 AM
Just got this pm and time is now 4.36 pm Friday! Just as well I'v been working on my trade!
So you might as well include me. Will upload in a while!

Cathy1
07-13-2012, 04:53 AM
I'll hopefully get to play some tomorrow. Have fun everyone

KittyNL
07-13-2012, 05:02 AM
Goodmorning, I just finished my last card for the PAT. I do have some time this weekend and it is raining today. Sounds to me the perfect timing for another a-thon! :)

miloccpep
07-13-2012, 06:06 AM
Origami - Both traded.

Blue Seismosaurus on recycled paper background, stamping on body.
Stingray on acrylic background.

KittyNL
07-13-2012, 06:57 AM
The first two from me!

1. Frida
2. Blue butterflies

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_2.jpg

Mouseit
07-13-2012, 07:02 AM
Gawd why do I think I could have just one weekend doing what I want.....LOL Might be in might not... I have an eye appointment tomorrow and I am so very tired at the end of this week, learning another new system... gesh when will it stop... besides which I nearly cut off my little finger on my right hand today on a screw in my basket of all things......we will see....

prayer_at_night
07-13-2012, 07:14 AM
How wonderful is this???
Lately I've been surfing too much instead of making art, so this a-thon is *just* what I need this weekend! <3
Will be back with swap cards and inchie houses for trade. :D

miloccpep
07-13-2012, 07:17 AM
Loved both your cards Kitty!

miloccpep
07-13-2012, 07:47 AM
Sleeping Cat - Origami, on Ikea's catalogue background. - traded

Jewels
07-13-2012, 07:54 AM
Didn't know about this! I'll have to art this weekend.

miloccpep
07-13-2012, 08:15 AM
Jack Russell - Origami on acrylic background and stamped border. That's the marking of my JR Elvee. Brown dock tail and markings around right eye. Traded.

monarch
07-13-2012, 08:25 AM
Thanks so much for starting this!!! My husband is going fishing this weekend and it is going to be really outside, so I thought this would be fun!!!!Thanks again!!!! I hope I can get something done now........................:):)

KittyNL
07-13-2012, 08:25 AM
One set of inchies and one ATC. It finally stopped raining, I will do my grocery shopping now before it starts again..

3. Set of flying inchies
4. Mona Lisa

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_3.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_4.jpg

Neener
07-13-2012, 08:35 AM
I'm in.. Husband is playing golf this weekend. If I get my domestic stuff done today I can do it! This will be my very first ATHON... Hope I can measure up.


Kitty I love those inchies and everything else I've seen..

GALZART
07-13-2012, 08:37 AM
I may not be creating, but I'll be watching to see all the fantastic work everyone produces.

rothko
07-13-2012, 08:46 AM
I should be able to play this weekend!

miloccpep
07-13-2012, 08:48 AM
Cat in the Garden - origami on stamped background. He looks like he is going to...:mask:
traded.

amyfaerie
07-13-2012, 08:55 AM
sweet! i'm usually completely without any way of participating in the athons, so i'm going to try to make a few cards to trade today!

acalla
07-13-2012, 09:10 AM
This is my first art-a-thon here in afa.

I've only done them over iatcs....so I was wondering exactly how to post them in my gallery so peeps know they are for trade.

My first piece
Jenna

acalla
07-13-2012, 09:15 AM
Okay....so I looked at my gallery
There is a folder A-Thon Gallery
If I put them in there people will just automatically know they are for trade?

Jewels
07-13-2012, 09:16 AM
I think if it's marked as Athon Gallery or ATC- Available then it's free for trade. Then you just mark it traded when it goes.

Evalila
07-13-2012, 09:16 AM
acalla, just post them to the A-Thon-Gallery. And when a card is traded, move it to traded ATCs (or whatever traded category fits **LOL**)

dsign49
07-13-2012, 09:18 AM
Great art so far
I won't be able to make art to as we have concert tickets to see Allan Jackson...
will check it out tomorrow.

miloccpep
07-13-2012, 09:20 AM
Jenna looks so BASHful!

acalla
07-13-2012, 09:32 AM
Thanks guys...
I will post them in here and in the art a thon gallery....than move them out when traded.
:)

Suze
07-13-2012, 09:50 AM
Yay! thanks to Monarch for the great idea, and hugs to Eva, Kitty, and Jean for stepping up and hosting. And theres some exciting new players, and I already like the work I've seen.
some golf widows here too.
and "I can't stand the HOT weather outside" traders. (include me)
off to make cards!

tammybeck
07-13-2012, 09:51 AM
The first two from me!

1. Frida
2. Blue butterflies

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_1.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_2.jpg
that frida rocks!

monarch
07-13-2012, 10:11 AM
Again thank you guys for getting this going!!!!!! Now I have something to look forward toooooooo............:) I start chemo again next Wednesday so have been kinda down in the dumps~~~~~~~~~~~~

acalla
07-13-2012, 10:13 AM
I just did another...

Sad Sam

Suze
07-13-2012, 10:29 AM
heres two for show and tell. I just finished them up , their for Palmira.

Suze
07-13-2012, 10:30 AM
oh, Acalla, I just love your work, so good! :)

KittyNL
07-13-2012, 10:32 AM
Lovely cards all!

PMC... don't tease us with these great cards that are not for trade... :)
Love Sad Sam acalla!

KittyNL
07-13-2012, 10:34 AM
3 more from me.

5. Butterflies
6. Another Frida
7. Butterfly

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_5.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_6.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_7.jpg

miloccpep
07-13-2012, 10:34 AM
Cooling off on a hot day - Origami Otters on recycled paper background. Craftpunch Sun. traded.

Evalila
07-13-2012, 10:46 AM
Great start everyone!!!

Iīm working on some journal pages at the moment, theyīre not dry yet, so show and tell will have to wait until later.

I hope my internet connection will work better then. I have problems since yesterday evening - itīs soooooo slow and kicks me out every now and then :realmad::arghh:. And unfortunately hubby is working on his computer, so I canīt use that one:(

But Iīll check in as often as I can.

Joss
07-13-2012, 11:03 AM
Hiya everyone, I will try to come and play- I am just exhausted from this term at school- and we have another week left!!

acalla
07-13-2012, 11:53 AM
paintmanycolors...."Its Time" is so fantastic!!!

I just love collage and fairies

acalla
07-13-2012, 12:03 PM
I have another done

CynthiaSillitoe
07-13-2012, 12:26 PM
Cool. I'm here!

monarch
07-13-2012, 12:52 PM
Moo cards 59 & 60 available
Moo House 20 available

oddbreed
07-13-2012, 01:01 PM
WOW! you are all off to avery busy morning, love everything ive seen this morning~

thanks for the PM, i havent been able to make an artathon in awhile~

heres a goofy paper doll antler girl

Blanche
07-13-2012, 01:32 PM
OMG! (does anyone say that anymore? well.. I just did!)
The art is amazing on just my scroll down one page! :notworthy:
My commitments today keep me away from my crafting table just now, but after I can jump back in and get a few swap commitments finished, I hope to play and trade!
I just LOVE A-Thons!
Keep Rockin on with your bad selves! Great Art!
:spinny: :v_spin: :)

KESagers
07-13-2012, 02:04 PM
What fun and a great start already! Another hot weekend here - perfect for arting!

HotMamaRama
07-13-2012, 02:11 PM
Oh Oh Oh - What a GREAT idea to have an athon this weekend! I was planning to hide away and make art all weekend and this fits in perfectly!!!

And to think I have the scanner up and running too! I may actually get to upload pictures this time!!! :jiggy:

Evalila
07-13-2012, 02:19 PM
Hereīs what Iīve been working on today - no mail art, "just" my journal. I donīt think the pages are completely finished, but at least I made several backgrounds and started these four pages.

acalla
07-13-2012, 02:29 PM
Another....
Darla

acalla
07-13-2012, 02:29 PM
HotMamaRama....yippie...come play :)

HotMamaRama
07-13-2012, 02:36 PM
Yay - Thanks for the welcome Harriet - I do hope we get to do some trades this weekend. I NEED more of your arty goodness! :wubclub:

acalla
07-13-2012, 03:02 PM
Yay - Thanks for the welcome Harriet - I do hope we get to do some trades this weekend. I NEED more of your arty goodness! :wubclub:

:cool:and I want more of yours!
Pm me when you want something

CynthiaSillitoe
07-13-2012, 03:04 PM
A few from me:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_tear.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_summerflower.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_blackheart.jpg

KittyNL
07-13-2012, 03:17 PM
Two more from me

8. Black and White
9. Green butterfly

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_8.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_9.jpg

Neener
07-13-2012, 03:18 PM
Here's what I've been doing. Had to do gardening all morning, so I'm having trouble getting the mojo going.

Marryth
07-13-2012, 03:23 PM
I work every weekend, so it'll be a while before I can truly participate, but I am happy to sit back and drool over the lovelies you folks post! Never thought I'd be actively happy about my job ending in late October, hah. ;)

Jewels
07-13-2012, 03:30 PM
Here's a couple of Kitties.

Telly Time! and Yoga Kitty

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_Telly_Time.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_Yoga_Kitty.jpg

KittyNL
07-13-2012, 03:31 PM
I am going to watch some telly (Say yes to the dress is on, I love this show with all the crazy mothers LOL) and then I am going to bed. Have a great day all, I will be back tomorrow!

Jean
07-13-2012, 03:51 PM
Super art, everyone! I've started off by sorting through my currently unfinished projects and am now going to cut up inchie bases and moo bases....Whoohoo!!

KESagers
07-13-2012, 04:38 PM
Just organized my gallery with my remaining available APCs left from last weekend. Here is an offsite JAM cards I finished today.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Offsite-JAM.jpg
traded

acalla
07-13-2012, 04:52 PM
A wee sea dragon....

prayer_at_night
07-13-2012, 04:59 PM
Oh wow, everyone! Gorgeous art where ever you look, and it's only Friday! :D

I need a bit of help, please. This is a card I made for the Sketch, Doodle and Pop swap today:
http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb447/prayer_at_night/cherrygirl.jpg
I'm happy with the girl (despite the too thin arms @_@°), but I have no idea at all what I can put into the background. Any ideas? I'd be eternally grateful! <3

Jewels
07-13-2012, 05:00 PM
What a cute Wee Dragon.

Maybe a Zentangle sort of pattern behind her?

theweavershand
07-13-2012, 05:27 PM
ill see if i can get anything made. i have a couple projects to work on and im still trying to get boxes unpacked and things organized around here so im not sure what ill be able to accomplish.

thrilled to see acalla playing with us! im a huge fan!

Jean
07-13-2012, 05:46 PM
Love the pups, acalla! Love it all, actually - have backgrounds drying and will eventually actually get to ART, lol.

acalla
07-13-2012, 06:09 PM
Grumpy little fart gnome....

Suze
07-13-2012, 06:09 PM
woohoo, great start everyone. One done from me. working on envies. :)

"I love athons"

acalla
07-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Oh wow, everyone! Gorgeous art where ever you look, and it's only Friday! :D

I need a bit of help, please. This is a card I made for the Sketch, Doodle and Pop swap today:
http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb447/prayer_at_night/cherrygirl.jpg
I'm happy with the girl (despite the too thin arms @_@°), but I have no idea at all what I can put into the background. Any ideas? I'd be eternally grateful! <3

She is fun :)
Maybe a cherry tree limb with a few cherries would work well
Just thin branch with nice movement from the side but going above her head

acalla
07-13-2012, 06:15 PM
Thanks for all the sweet compliments ...
Its fun to be here :)

HiddenTreasure2010
07-13-2012, 06:17 PM
awesome art!
just looking for now....

dmnh
07-13-2012, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the invite Evalia! I've just turned my computer on for the day but I've been arting since I got up! Nothing to trade just yet....I finished sewing a monster I started yesterday. I'll get his picture taken and put him up for trade if anyone is interested. The paint brushes were yelling at me yesterday so I'll appease them today and get out the paints and see what I can come up with!
I cut ATC blanks yesterday too so I won't have to take the time to do that today! Yeah!!!!! I love ATHONS!
Beautiful creations already in the thread.

prayer_at_night
07-13-2012, 06:27 PM
Thanks, Jewels and acalla!
I kinda like both your suggestions, so I'll "sleep over it" and decide tomorrow. :)
And yay! More eyecandy and more players! :D

acalla
07-13-2012, 06:31 PM
I like Jewels idea too :)

acalla
07-13-2012, 06:34 PM
Do I need to mark which ones traded in this thread too?

oddbreed
07-13-2012, 06:44 PM
just finished the red head, the purple haired girl i did yesterday, the pink haired girl was pulled outta hiding just for this event, and the DOD was some what of an experiment~

rothko
07-13-2012, 06:49 PM
finished up two encaustic cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/580/small/1_lakewhittemore.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/580/small/1_springhassprung.jpg

acalla
07-13-2012, 06:58 PM
One more than I am off for a hike :)

Nite Teddy

sharlene54
07-13-2012, 06:59 PM
Thanks for the invite. I love marathons and I haven't had time for the last few. I have managed to finish some and I'm working on some inchies-I love those inchies.

J-1(traded)
J-2(traded)
J-3(traded)
J-4(traded)

HotMamaRama
07-13-2012, 07:00 PM
WOW Acalla - you are an ATC making machine today!!! And Each one is as fabulous as the next!!! :notworthy: Amazing!

thatgeekyartgirl
07-13-2012, 07:08 PM
Oh no its already 6pm in austin ive got some catching up to do! To bad I literally work all day tomorrow, well almost literally lol

Neener
07-13-2012, 07:25 PM
Last entries for today. These are all encaustic paintings.

KESagers
07-13-2012, 07:44 PM
Do I need to mark which ones traded in this thread too?

Some of us are super organized and mark all traded cards in the thread when they trade. I start out with good intentions and then lose track. As long as you move your traded cards out of your "athon" gallery into your "traded" gallery that's good enough.

Blanche
07-13-2012, 07:50 PM
Great Art just keeps coming along.. o-bli-di-obli-da!
Took a long nap, just love those on my day off when I wotk 4/10s that end up being 4/12s! lol ok, well Hubs is napping now, maybe I can sneak into the craft room, shove the fishing stuff outta the way and get to creating. hmmmmm maybe!
Awesome art ya'll!

KESagers
07-13-2012, 08:14 PM
My first available for today:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Try-Something-New.jpg
Try Something New

jensaz
07-13-2012, 08:29 PM
acalla, I wish I had something to trade you! THOSE cards are stunning!!

Jean
07-13-2012, 08:48 PM
OMG I have got to get busy finishing cards! Everyone is doing such drool-causing work...oy.

Yeah, I would mark them traded in the thread as well as the athon gallery.

CynthiaSillitoe
07-13-2012, 08:56 PM
One more from me today:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_fury.jpg

KESagers
07-13-2012, 09:07 PM
The backgrounds for these cards were received in Joss' background swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Photo-collages.jpg

Remember This
Blue background by Mouseit
My original photo

Purple Garden
Purple background byMargoArtist
My original photo

both are available to trade

sharlene54
07-13-2012, 09:34 PM
I've been creating inchies, if anyone wants to trade inchies for inchies.

J-5(traded)
J-6(traded)
I-1

beyondshay
07-13-2012, 09:35 PM
They are beautiful KE!!!

Just found the athon...I'm going to try to get to some collage~ie stuff tonight...

loving the wonderful posted art!!!

KESagers
07-13-2012, 09:37 PM
Thank you Beyondshay!

Great inchies - the faces are my favorite!

dmnh
07-13-2012, 09:50 PM
Oh wow! You all have been busy since I was here! I've been working on ATCs.

First up, the monster I finished this morning. He's for trade if anyone is need of a foot tall-ish orange monster! I'm always in need of paper for book making. Anything not less than 4x6 inches. Or I'll consider other things, like art, too. He's perfectly kid friendly, can be thrown in the washer and dryer. He won't mind at all.

I tried to get my dog, Fred, to pose with orange monster but Fred woke up too soon, wondering what the devil I was doing with the camera in his face. He doesn't like his picture taken. He got out of my chair, which he isn't supposed to be sleeping in in the first place and refused to cooperate in the photo shoot.

tradedOrange Monster

dmnh
07-13-2012, 09:54 PM
And four ATCs for trade:

Chipmunk and Vulture are on cardstock done in markers.
Fish are on book pages adhered to cardstock and are done in watercolor and markers.

If anyone is interested just shoot me off a PM.

Chipmunk Max ATC
Turkey Vulture ATC
Purple Fish ATC
Orange Fish ATC

KESagers
07-13-2012, 10:41 PM
Collages using my original photos. (Photos are clear in real life - the dimensional embellishments are blurring the scan.)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Shades-of-Orange.jpg
Shades of Orange

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/2_Yellow-Butterfly.jpg
Yellow Butterfly

KESagers
07-13-2012, 10:42 PM
Oh that orange monster is way cool!

Jean
07-13-2012, 10:42 PM
Argh - beautiful, adorable, cute, fun art everybody! I hope to upload tomorrow midday... .family interfered today, sigh.

HHC
07-13-2012, 10:52 PM
Oh my goodness! I just checked in and found out about this a-thon!
I get to work the next 3 days, so not sure I'll have time to play... but you never know! I'll at least keep tabs on what lovely art you all are creating. :)

sharlene54
07-13-2012, 10:52 PM
I'm so glad you all decided to host a marathon this weekend. THANKS!

Awesome art.

I'm done for tonight. I know I'll have a lot of catching up in the morning. Good night.

KESagers
07-13-2012, 11:25 PM
Me too - see y'all tomorrow!

iowesa
07-13-2012, 11:42 PM
Some fairies I made based on the 1"x2.75" rectangle ("moo"). They're in my "mail art" gallery.
:)

Jean
07-13-2012, 11:50 PM
They're adorable! So glad everyone is playing and lurking, lol. Nice to keep each other company during the athon, eh? For now, though, I'm heading off to bed. G'Night, all!

CynthiaSillitoe
07-14-2012, 12:10 AM
See you all tomorrow!

miloccpep
07-14-2012, 12:30 AM
I'v been trying to upload for the last 2 hours! Pic are now in my gallery.

HotMamaRama
07-14-2012, 12:33 AM
So here is what I managed to complete for today. The moo's I had almost done last week, but added a few more details today. The rest are ATCs that are available to trade. Harriet has first dibs for our trade.

I have 8 more ATCs sketched out - 4 of which have their first layer of color. Hope to have more to show and tell tomorrow. For now, it's bedtime for me. See you all tomorrow!

Cathy1
07-14-2012, 12:33 AM
Just checking in to admire the eye candy. I have been busy making some cards which I will try and load but I am having serious computer problems and they won't be fixed until Tuesday. I'll try and load them shortly.

Cathy1
07-14-2012, 01:34 AM
I have posted my cards to my gallery but I can't upload them here (computer probs) - have a look and ask me for a trade. I would like to swap the chunkies for chunkies if possible,

I made this series from a sheet of stamps that one of my ATC buddies sent me - gorgeous "Mythical Creatures" Stamps.

KittyNL
07-14-2012, 02:45 AM
WOW great art has been posted while I was sleeping!

Goodmorning/afternoon/evening all for those awake!

Evalila
07-14-2012, 04:33 AM
Hello everyone, Iīm finally here, too:)

At the moment my internet seems to work quite well, weīll see how long this will last...

Wonderful, wonderful stuff everyone. Think Iīll have to make something for trading, too.

Yesterday I just finished up the birthday cards for my sisters, they both have birthday this month. Each of the card has a pocket at the back for a gift coupon.

sniisk
07-14-2012, 05:09 AM
So many beautiful cards and other art here! I have made some cards but because I don't have any possibility to upload pics here, I can't show them. But it doesn't matter because I can't mail anything either :wacko:.

Evalila
07-14-2012, 06:22 AM
First two ATCs for trade:

House on the Hill

Two little Houses

acalla
07-14-2012, 06:37 AM
Morning ya'll :)

Thanks for letting me know about traded cards
I am just going to mark my cards as traded in my gallery than :)
I'll try to do it right away so their status is current

KittyNL
07-14-2012, 07:31 AM
Goodmorning acalla, afternoon Evelyn. It is quiet this morning... I have been working on a little gift for my Coffee Swap participants :). I am half way. Now I will make some cards for trading.

Jewels
07-14-2012, 08:29 AM
Good morning everyone. Lots of great art on here. Welcome to the Athon RenatevanRooijen!

I've mostly been working on swaps and PATs so far. Hopefully I'll be doing some trading cards today.

KittyNL
07-14-2012, 09:11 AM
Two more cards for trade

10. Time
11. Birds

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_10.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_11.jpg

Evalila
07-14-2012, 09:27 AM
More from me -

Foxglove

A kind of Frida

KESagers
07-14-2012, 09:38 AM
Morning everyone! Enjoying all the art that has been posted. n :)

Sniisk - You know what I like - I'd be happy to do a blind trade with you if you see something you like.

I'm hoping to work on some "lite" chunkies this weekend.

acalla
07-14-2012, 10:05 AM
Just finished Barnabas

Evalila
07-14-2012, 10:17 AM
and three girls:

GALZART
07-14-2012, 10:23 AM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/322/large/1_Challenge.jpg

Working on my Guild Callenge...the Theme is Flowers. I'm not a fan of flower fabric...so I've made a Batik background and am attaching various types of flowers: pin, buttons, stamped flowers, and a dimensional flower so far.

KESagers
07-14-2012, 11:31 AM
What a beautiful quilt!

CynthiaSillitoe
07-14-2012, 11:40 AM
Wow, cool stuff! I'm still trying to wake up and then I'll head off to the studio. Some swaps I need to work on, but I think I will also have some more atcs for this...and maybe moos. Yesterday, my moos were not working, but maybe today they will.

monarch
07-14-2012, 12:15 PM
available Moos............... I have a few in my gallery toooo that are available............

59..........available
60..........traded
61..........available
62..........available

Moo House 20 traded

HiddenTreasure2010
07-14-2012, 12:22 PM
great eye candy, I hope to get involved sometime over the weekend.Still got some catching up to do.....

Jewels
07-14-2012, 12:28 PM
Here's couple more Kitties.

Now You've Spoiled your Dinner! and So... Who's Gonna Get Off and Push?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_Now_You_ve_Spoiled_Your_DInner.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cat-_So..._Who_s_Gonna_Get_Off_and_Push.jpg

miloccpep
07-14-2012, 12:34 PM
Poor Puddytat!

dsign49
07-14-2012, 12:43 PM
Jewels love the Kitties

sharlene54
07-14-2012, 12:49 PM
GREAT--GREAT art from everyone. I'm happy to be trading with some new traders.

I hope to trade some more.

here are 2 more-circus and steampunk--

J-7(traded)
J-8(traded)

KESagers
07-14-2012, 01:40 PM
This is a chunky lite. Very thin - two layers of cardstock. Traded as is - no additional embellishements. Left is front - right is backside. (The dimensional sticker is blurring the scan.) Will trade for other types of art.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Alice-goes-to-the-beach.jpg
Alice Goes to the Beach

Wil Opio Oguta
07-14-2012, 01:59 PM
I just found this atart. Kelly and I have to figure out whether we have time to pay along. Love the cards I have seen sofar.

Evalila
07-14-2012, 02:06 PM
I just uploaded three more cards to my gallery. My internet is making me crazy , so I wonīt even try to upload these to the thread:(

monarch
07-14-2012, 02:29 PM
2 more available...............

Moo card 63
Moo House 21

Neener
07-14-2012, 02:35 PM
Been busy this morning. Once I got started I couldn't stop. :0)

Neener
07-14-2012, 02:37 PM
Some more...

Jewels
07-14-2012, 03:04 PM
These 2 are ON HOLD for Acalla. She asked for sheep so I tried to do some from Shaun the Sheep. See link for video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtfb4m6xGCA

Ewe Rock! and Timmy with Teddy

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Sheep-_Ewe_Rock.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Sheep-_Timmy_and_Teddy.jpg

KESagers
07-14-2012, 03:28 PM
This is a chunky lite. Very thin - two layers of cardstock. Traded as is - no additional embellishments. Collage using recycled cat calendar images. Left is front - right is backside. Will trade for other types of art.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Lazy-Naps.jpg
Lazy Naps

KittyNL
07-14-2012, 03:43 PM
Two more from me, probably the last ones for today.

12. Frida
13. Butterflies

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_12.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_ATC_Athon_13.jpg

acalla
07-14-2012, 04:11 PM
Jewels...those are so darn fun...Thank You!
:)

Joss
07-14-2012, 04:53 PM
Some fab cards so far. My grandkids have gone home, so am making mine now. Will post them soon, before I go to bed.

KESagers
07-14-2012, 05:12 PM
This is a chunky lite. Very thin - two layers of cardstock. Traded as is - no additional embellishments. Collage using recycled cat calendar and other collected images. Left is front - right is backside. Will trade for other types of art.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Grillin.jpg
Grillin'

rothko
07-14-2012, 05:18 PM
here are my cards for the "philatelists unite!" swap:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/580/1_phil-uar.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/580/1_phil-polska.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/580/1_phil-album.jpg

dmnh
07-14-2012, 05:37 PM
Lots of pretties posted while I slept the day away!

I'll be working on a couple of chunky pages and more ATCs throughout the evening.
For now I offer some fishes. All are done in watercolor and marker on book pages adhered to cardstock. Shoot me off a PM if you're interested, please.

Gary Goldfish ATC
Gertie Goldfish ATC
Gloria Goldfish ATC
Mean Purple Fish ATC

KESagers
07-14-2012, 05:39 PM
Two more - chunky lite. Very thin - two layers of cardstock. Traded as is - no additional embellishments. Will trade for other types of art.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Summer-in-Wonderland.jpg
Summer in Wonderland with tea bag tag danglie

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Stars-and-Stripes.jpg
Stars and Stripes - original photo of my kitty Kona

Neener
07-14-2012, 05:54 PM
Last ones for today. I just realized I missed lunch! These are stamped on a watercolor background and then finished with watercolors.

Joss
07-14-2012, 06:30 PM
off to bed, here are my first three:

104677 Lost in the Crowd traded

104678 Masai Tribe

104679 Drumbeat

trini70
07-14-2012, 06:39 PM
Got some done!
7 of clubs (started last weekend, finished today)
zentangle queen of diamonds
"Green Flower"

Suze
07-14-2012, 06:45 PM
lovin' all the artsy stuff!
I did two 5 1/2" by 4 1/2" envelopes. Inspired by acalla and one of my fav whimsy artists ,Mindy Lacefield.

done with inktense pencil and #2 pencil, and a little white acrylic (back is painted too) : )

Suze
07-14-2012, 06:57 PM
oh dear, once again I am unable to upload to athon gallery or my gallery. so I'll just have to keep trying. I wonder why this happens. didn't happen for 2 yr. , and now I have probs.
oh well, hopefully , eventually , I can upload to gallery:)

dmnh
07-14-2012, 07:23 PM
I've been honing my portrait painting skills. Obviously, I need a LOT more practice before I'm any good at it! All three of these are watercolor on book page, 4x4 inches. Not exactly chunky pages but they could be if that is what someone wanted.
If you're interested shoot me off a PM, and I'll get back with you ASAP.

Caroline
Hattie
George

acalla
07-14-2012, 07:40 PM
Love those envies paintmanycolors!♥

CynthiaSillitoe
07-14-2012, 08:35 PM
Here are today's...two are inspired by the sketch, doodle, pop swap--I wanted to do more. As, for Gus...well, I think he came from a demented cabbage patch...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_theshopper.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_shelovedflowers.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_gus.jpg

KESagers
07-14-2012, 08:51 PM
A little collage:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Vintage-Collage.jpg
Vintage Collage

KESagers
07-14-2012, 09:32 PM
A collaborative ATC:
the background is from Just Ducky
the frog is from another artist
the lily pads are my Dad's original photo

THANK YOU TO ALL!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Happy-Times-at-the-Pond.jpg
Happy Times at the Pond

miloccpep
07-14-2012, 09:43 PM
I'v been busy perfecting the Spidercrab Origami. Also Origami Leaf.

I have a question - really hope someone can enlighten me.

What do you call the piece that's been punched out? The Green piece in the picture.

KESagers
07-14-2012, 10:00 PM
If it's been punched it's called punch art. If a die cutter has been used it's called a die-cut. The green piece is the negative shape and the blue is the positive. The green piece can then be used as a stencil. Does this answer your question?

BTW - wonderful origami!

Jean
07-14-2012, 10:21 PM
Thanks, Kristin! I wonder too....

Sorry, all - the day got away with me - dss had a crisis, argh. And the weekend was so clear, too....:( Hoping to get my cards up tomorrow. They are for a PAT.

Really enjoying everyone's work! Kudos all!

miloccpep
07-14-2012, 10:22 PM
here is an example. How do i describe this? APC 3 of hearts w henna painted hand in the ????? I want a name to call that piece of green. Do I say 'a punch art'.
I don't have a die cut machine. Mine are all craft punches. Bought some corner ones lately and been using them! I think the example of 3 of heart has its corner punched out!

rothko
07-14-2012, 10:29 PM
i would just call it APC with collage elements.

lilbad
07-14-2012, 10:34 PM
How did I miss this.....?

miloccpep
07-14-2012, 10:37 PM
i would just call it APC with collage elements.

I normally would do that because I have no idea how to describe it further. But it would be wonderful to be able to name it correctly.

KESagers
07-14-2012, 11:09 PM
When I use punch art as a main embellishment I usually include that in the description. For example I would describe it as: collage art with henna painted hand and punch art. Or you could title it as Punch Art APC or something like that. Punches are so much fun - I wish we all lived closer - we could have punch art parties!

HotMamaRama
07-14-2012, 11:21 PM
Well I've missed you all today. Didn't get much of anything done art wise today, but had a nice visit with Theresagram and been enjoying the rain. Actually got to use my windshield wipers today! :jiggy: First time in a year and a half! So much rain in fact, that neighborhood kids have been SWIMMING and playing in the standing water in the park behind our house! Our back yard park is now lake front property! LOL

Hope to catch up art wise tomorrow. Love what you all have been creating in the meantime.

CynthiaSillitoe
07-14-2012, 11:27 PM
When I use punch art as a main embellishment I usually include that in the description. For example I would describe it as: collage art with henna painted hand and punch art. Or you could title it as Punch Art APC or something like that. Punches are so much fun - I wish we all lived closer - we could have punch art parties!

I used to punch a lot of confetti and put it in letters...some penpals liked it and some didn't. Anyway, I got punch-thumb and had to stop. :wacko:

miloccpep
07-14-2012, 11:52 PM
Thanks Kristin. I now have a name to use. Punch Art! Yeah, how nice if we live closer to each other. Want to move to Singapore?
I want to use as many of my art supplies in my art. What I kept away, I forgot about them. That's why my table is SO MESSY whenever I do art, which is everyday!!

KESagers
07-15-2012, 12:23 AM
Oh I know - it hurts like crazy after awhile! I have even resorted to setting some of my old flat bottomed punches on the floor and then I carefully step on them to get them to punch. I know I'm going to break one one day but if they are too hard to use with my hand and I can't use them that way I figure it doesn't matter if they eventually break as long as I get some use out of them. The new punches are much easier to use.

HotMamma I hope you get good rain. Seems like most of the country needs it. We are hoping for some tomorrow.

Time for me to get some sleep. See you tomorrow!

dmnh
07-15-2012, 12:41 AM
Some time back there was a swap of paper punches. Not the punches themselves, but the shapes punched from them. If memory serves me correctly, the returns ended up being 50 different punches? This took place a few years ago. I have trouble remembering if I ate breakfast! I've long since used all those punches or they've gotten lost in the abyss of the studio. I only own a handful of punches myself.

I've been working on a couple books for last couple hours. They should be done before I call it a day.
I have a couple envelopes and an ATC to offer at the moment. If you're interested, shoot me off a PM and I'll get back to you.

Pink Owl envelope
Orange Poppies envelope
Agnes ATC

KittyNL
07-15-2012, 03:22 AM
Goodmorning all! You all have been busy, lovely art & discussions. I was thinking how we would call the leftover from a punch.... I think it would be restvorm or so, rest is remainder. I think that it would translate to negative form (just like with painting).

Shall I send some rain over? Summer hasn't really started yet...But please send us some sunshine in return :notworthy:

dmnh
07-15-2012, 03:58 AM
Goodmorning Kitty!
I wish we could exchange weather for a bit. Your rain would be most appreciated! I would gladly send some sunshine your for it.

I've completed three little books and another is under the press, still in progress.
I'll consider most any trade for them. Make me an offer! I like art! I like paper! All are blank, ready for your own creative uses.

Blue Text With Twinchies- is 6.5 x 7 inches with 6 brown paper bag-like pages. I drew the twinchies.

tradedGreen Stripes and Dots- is 5x3.5 inches with 16 manilla paper pages.

Gray Book- is 6.5x7 inches with 16 manilla paper pages. This one is ready to be embellished inside and out!

If you are interested, shoot me off a PM and I'll get back with you.

Evalila
07-15-2012, 04:04 AM
Good Morning!

Itīs raining again (or shall I say "still") around here:( "Nice" weather to stay inside and make art. I decided to work on some patterned papers today.

KittyNL
07-15-2012, 04:06 AM
Goodmorning Donna! I am going to pm you about your books. Love them... :)

KittyNL
07-15-2012, 04:08 AM
Goodmorning Evelyn! You are also in some urgent need of sunshine? Me too....

sniisk
07-15-2012, 04:12 AM
Evelyn and Kitty, you can get some sunshine here. We haven't had too much rain. Actually, I wish we could have it more often.

KittyNL
07-15-2012, 05:21 AM
Where are you Sanna? We will come to you!

sniisk
07-15-2012, 05:50 AM
I'm at the moment in the Northern Finland. It's a beautiful and sunny day here Not too warm but absolutely not chilly either. We are going to have a lunch outside, in the garden :).

Evalila
07-15-2012, 07:23 AM
My first two patterned papers - not for trade:)

monarch
07-15-2012, 07:33 AM
I love love your paper!!! beauitful!!!!

Joss
07-15-2012, 08:22 AM
Love your paper Evie. Here are a few more from me. And yes, it is still raining here too!

104739 Shopping in London

104740 Miss Smythe

104741 Not new shoe

104742 Blue Bikini

104743 Foggy day

Jewels
07-15-2012, 08:29 AM
Good Morning all. Some great art being posted. It's wonderful to wake up to.

Palmira
07-15-2012, 08:32 AM
Coffee 1, coffee 2, experiment, lone church, mate for life

Palmira
07-15-2012, 08:33 AM
Old truck, villa street

Evalila
07-15-2012, 09:05 AM
Great cards, everyone!

Here are papers # 3 and 4

KittyNL
07-15-2012, 09:21 AM
Love your papers Evelyn, especially number 4!

miloccpep
07-15-2012, 09:35 AM
Evelyn, how did you do the patterned paper? I may have missed something written earlier?

Wil Opio Oguta
07-15-2012, 09:39 AM
Lovely art is posted in this thread. Kelly and I have been working on quilts instead of atc's/apc's. I try to post pictures later, but first we go out to have lunch. And for all of you in Europe who have rain, the temperature here is in it's 90s (hot, sunny and muggy).

Evalila
07-15-2012, 10:07 AM
Evelyn, how did you do the patterned paper? I may have missed something written earlier?

First I made some backgrounds. There are several ways to do this - 1. paint the pages with watercolors, 2. add alcohol inks of your like to a bowl of water, soak the paper and let dry completely, (used for # 1 and 2) 3. wet the paper with a little water and color it with Glimmer Mist (used for # 3 and 4). There may be far more ways to do the background, but thatīs what I usually do.

Then - grab our ink (pens), markers, gel pens, colored pencils and just start doodling. You can also add stamps to the design, if you wish. ( I did this on papers # 1 and 3).

Thatīs it:)

Suze
07-15-2012, 11:00 AM
good morning all, yummy art!
gonna try to do more envies and maybe postcards.
A thon Away !!!!! :jiggy::jiggy::jiggy:

KESagers
07-15-2012, 11:05 AM
Great art while I slept! I'm going slow this morning. Need coffee and hoping for rain! The skys are grey - it's a good sign.

miloccpep
07-15-2012, 11:08 AM
Thank you for the explanation, Evelyn. Now I have a better idea.

Jewels
07-15-2012, 11:09 AM
Here's few from me.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Birds_of_Prey-_Harrier.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Birds_of_Prey-_Eagle_s_Flight.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Birds-_Song_of_the_Morning.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cats-_Here_I_Am.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cats-_Grrr..._I_Am_Fierce.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Focus.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_House_Across_the_Way.jpg

CynthiaSillitoe
07-15-2012, 11:51 AM
I've been doodling some papers myself. I'll have to get some scanned. Mostly it's been to relax, but some I hope will turn into moo or inchie houses. (Those are my next mixed media swaps to do, once I finish my Marie Antoinette chunkies.)

Any minute now I'm going to pull myself together and head to the studio...though it feels awfully nice being in bed, too...lazy day!

oddbreed
07-15-2012, 12:02 PM
just posted a bunch of new cards in my gallery IF anyone wants to peek

dsign49
07-15-2012, 12:51 PM
The Concert was great, had a good time...so maybe I should try and create some art today. It still is very hot here again...and no rain...some sprinkles last night. I think it has been hot all over the USA.:arghh::arghh::arghh:

prayer_at_night
07-15-2012, 02:00 PM
Oh wow, everyone here is so fast!
I'm like super-slow compared to everybody else's speed. ^^°
Anyway, this is what I did yesterday evening, for the Moo moo swap:

Moo <3s you
Moo <3s grass
Cow-Stacking

Neener
07-15-2012, 02:04 PM
Busy morning. Just realized I missed lunch again. Geez...

Neener
07-15-2012, 02:05 PM
One more, all watercolors.

KESagers
07-15-2012, 02:47 PM
Two more chunkies lite. Very thin - two layers of cardstock. Traded as is - no additional embellishments. Recycled calendar cat pictures. Will trade for other types of art.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Summer-Sunflower-chunky-lite.jpg
Summer Sunflower

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Watermelon-chunky-lite.jpg
Watermelon

Wil Opio Oguta
07-15-2012, 03:12 PM
No cards for me this weekend, but this is one of the quilts I have been working on - and the only one at the moment which is finished :-):

KESagers
07-15-2012, 03:16 PM
Love that red barn Wil! It's a beautiful quilt!

GALZART
07-15-2012, 03:18 PM
No cards for me this weekend, but this is one of the quilts I have been working on - and the only one at the moment which is finished :-):

Very nice quilt!

Suze
07-15-2012, 03:54 PM
wonderfuf quilt, Wil !
did one envelope , Yikes, I better get faster


Annie (traded)

this atc is up for trading too, Butterfly Kitty

KESagers
07-15-2012, 04:16 PM
They are wonderful!

KittyNL
07-15-2012, 04:25 PM
Beautiful quilt Wil and I love your envelops PmC!

I did not make any ATCs for trading today. I have been working on a swap, I started a new canvas, I read a book, took a nap. Sounds like the perfect lazy Sunday to me LOL!

prayer_at_night
07-15-2012, 04:52 PM
Thanks again for the help with the cherry girl! <3
In the end, I took the cherry tree branch (though I had already decided on the zentangle patterns I wanted to use *lol*). :)

Blanche
07-15-2012, 05:17 PM
Well, I decided to be lazy this weekend and spend sometime at the beach, read a real paperback book, cooked veggies on the grill, napped....
maybe I will feel creative later today or maybe tomorrow.. Just one of those weekends!! In the meantime, I sure have enjoyed all the great Art & Techniques in here!

Neener
07-15-2012, 05:48 PM
Last cards for me girls. It's been a fun weekend.

HotMamaRama
07-15-2012, 05:57 PM
So I have finally had some time to start arting again and I seem to be stuck in sketch mode. Hope to actually get some of these colored and finished before the end of the Athon. Love going through the thread and seeing all the eye candy that I missed!

Cathy1
07-15-2012, 05:59 PM
I still have three chunkies which I would like to swap for other chunkies. I can't post them to the thread but they are in my galledry.

Jean
07-15-2012, 06:07 PM
here is an example. How do i describe this? APC 3 of hearts w henna painted hand in the ????? I want a name to call that piece of green. Do I say 'a punch art'.
I don't have a die cut machine. Mine are all craft punches. Bought some corner ones lately and been using them! I think the example of 3 of heart has its corner punched out!

When you punch or cut a shape out of a sheet of paper, you essentially create a stencil, whether you use it to reproduce the design or not. I'd call your card an APC 3 of hearts with henna painted hand reaching through hand-cut (hand-punched) paper stencil.

dmnh
07-15-2012, 06:38 PM
You quilt artists amaze me! I wish I had your skill with needle and thread. Absolutely gorgeous!

I don't have any art to offer for trade yet today. Only just got out of bed an hour or so ago. I have a couple more little books in the works and my painting muse may come out to play again, too. We'll see what happens.....

Wil Opio Oguta
07-15-2012, 07:19 PM
[QUOTE=dmnh;1265965]You quilt artists amaze me! I wish I had your skill with needle and thread. Absolutely gorgeous!

LOL that is exactly what I say when I see a painting or a drawing.

dmnh
07-15-2012, 07:42 PM
I finished a little book. I made a trade with Kristenb710 a month or so ago for a couple of her paintings. She removed the canvases from the boards before sending them to me so I could make book covers out of them.
This is the second book cover made from the painting titled DEVILED HAM. It has 50 sheets of copy paper for pages, sewn with crochet cotton in the long stitch. It's about 4 inches square. It isn't for trade. Just showing it off.

I have to run away for a bit. My sister called to ask if I'd go with her out north to take the truck out there so it's there in the morning when the workers show up to do whatever it is the workers are supposed to be doing out north. I thought one of the workers was going to be at my house installing my new water pump but I may mistaken on that! Anyway, I'm going to be gone for a couple hours at least. Out north is 30 miles one way!

KESagers
07-15-2012, 08:06 PM
Cool book!

dsign49
07-15-2012, 08:11 PM
Great Art everyone...I finally finished some cards;
104810 # 1

104811 # 2

104812 # 3

104813 # 4

104814 # 5

GALZART
07-15-2012, 08:39 PM
[QUOTE=dmnh;1265965]You quilt artists amaze me! I wish I had your skill with needle and thread. Absolutely gorgeous!

LOL that is exactly what I say when I see a painting or a drawing.

Me too!

miloccpep
07-15-2012, 09:18 PM
When you punch or cut a shape out of a sheet of paper, you essentially create a stencil, whether you use it to reproduce the design or not. I'd call your card an APC 3 of hearts with henna painted hand reaching through hand-cut (hand-punched) paper stencil.

Thank you Jean.
Talking of Stencil, I bought a few but am not sure how to apply color, say, acrylic without smudging the image! I bought the stencil brushes in different sizes as well. Mostly I ended up just drawing the outline onto the card. Boring! Can you help with this?

dsign49
07-15-2012, 09:39 PM
does this go through Monday

Jewels
07-15-2012, 09:40 PM
I think it does.

KESagers
07-15-2012, 09:59 PM
I thought so too.

Enjoying your cards Dsign49!

miloccpep
07-15-2012, 10:02 PM
dsign49, I spied a couple of Singapore postage stamps! LOL!

CynthiaSillitoe
07-15-2012, 10:06 PM
Some moos:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_peacelovejoymoos.jpg

CynthiaSillitoe
07-15-2012, 10:07 PM
And some kind of strange apcs...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_strawberryfields.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_monster.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_screamingmonk.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_jester.jpg

KESagers
07-15-2012, 10:48 PM
Great colors on your cards Cynthia!

Seems like I've been working on these all day but they are finally finished. A series of 4 patriotic chunkies.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Patriotic-Chunkies-front.jpg

On the front is a recycled calendar image with a digital print of one of my stamp collages for a background.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Patriotic-Chunkies-back.jpg

On the back is a collage inspired by a different war poster.

All are TRADED

Suze
07-15-2012, 11:03 PM
loving that the athon is going through tomorrow, I'm so slow. :)
and I love hanging out with all the athoners, makes making art more fun!

Milo....about your stenciling, I found some little sponge dauber's by Tsukineko, 3 in a pack, that work really good on smaller surfaces. I like sponge daubers better than stencil burshes. Stenciling is so much fun, and theres so many really awesome stencils out there.
good luck!

miloccpep
07-15-2012, 11:11 PM
loving that the athon is going through tomorrow, I'm so slow. :)
and I love hanging out with all the athoners, makes making art more fun!

Milo....about your stenciling, I found some little sponge dauber's by Tsukineko, 3 in a pack, that work really good on smaller surfaces. I like sponge daubers better than stencil burshes. Stenciling is so much fun, and theres so many really awesome stencils out there.
good luck!

Sponge huh...mmm...never thought of that. Okay, will give that a try! Thank you PMC!

KESagers
07-15-2012, 11:33 PM
Time for me to say "Goodnight!" I'll check in tomorrow to see if anyone is still playing. :)

CynthiaSillitoe
07-15-2012, 11:52 PM
I may get a little done tomorrow, though I also need to get some other trades in the mail.

sharlene54
07-15-2012, 11:54 PM
I'm enjoying everyone's work. I did't get any cards made today, but I did do some trading. My son and his girl friend came for the day. We had such a nice time. I am tired though, so, good night to all

I hope to get some cards made tomorrow.

miloccpep
07-16-2012, 01:45 AM
Just finished working on the backs of 3 chunkies. All are traded.

Random punch art decorated the page of a pair of dancers.
Collage of a bunch of tulips w grasshopper, and ladybug.
Recycled security envie w and a foam heart-shape punch art.

Evalila
07-16-2012, 03:18 AM
Oh WOW, wonderful art has been posted while I was asleep.

And yes, this A-Thon goes until Monday (actually today, for me:))

KittyNL
07-16-2012, 03:35 AM
Goodmorning Evelyn!

I do have an additional day off today, but I have some chores I need to do. Sorting out my clothes is one of them, my goal for today is to get rid of everything I haven't worn in a year.... Difficult, I normally end up with trying on all kinds of stuff and putting it back in the wardrobe with the idea of wearing it someday :) .

I will be back later.

KESagers
07-16-2012, 07:21 AM
Yipee for another day! I need a nap first and then I'll be back. ;)

Jewels
07-16-2012, 09:04 AM
Here a few collages this morning.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Mice-_Elvis_Mouseley.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Mice-_Strawberry_Thieves.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Giraffe-_Mama_and_Baby.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Cats-_Cheers.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Having_a_Ball.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Frogs-_Hello_There.jpg

Jean
07-16-2012, 12:44 PM
OMG. I am loving the art!!!! Y'all have been so prolific!

Let me apologize for my woeful job of co-hosting. I'll be around today, but between family drama - starting last week, escalating over the weekend and hopefully reaching resolution today - my new book (a romance!), and church stuff....I feel as though I don't have a lot on my plate, I have had to upgrade to a PLATTER! lol

KittyNL
07-16-2012, 02:24 PM
No ATCs from me today. I have been cleaning out my wardrobes and taking out 5 ... yes 5 :wideeyed: of bags to the thrift shop.

And I have been working on this 8" x 8" canvas. I recycled an old canvas, I called it Nature.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/8556/small/1_nature.jpg

HHC
07-16-2012, 02:36 PM
You are all doing FABULOUS art! I worked all weekend, and didn't get much done. However, I did make a few houses made for swaps this morning.... and now I'm off to work again!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Inchie_House-_206___Lovely.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Inchie_House-_206___Lovely.jpg) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Moo_houses_-_happy_girl__1925.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=313945) http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/small/1_Inchie_Houses-_213___Party.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=313947)

prayer_at_night
07-16-2012, 02:58 PM
Fabulous art, people! <3
This is what I've been doing yesterday evening... I did say that I'm horribly slow, right? ;)
ATC is for a personalized trade, theme: Pin-Up girl and sunflowers. :3
The colours will have to wait for now... I really need to start on those inchie houses I said I'd make over the weekend. ^^°

CynthiaSillitoe
07-16-2012, 02:58 PM
Groovy houses! I played with some of those today, but none are dry yet.

KESagers
07-16-2012, 03:06 PM
Wonderful art everyone! I need to go throw the laundry into the dryer and then make my way back to the craft room.

CynthiaSillitoe
07-16-2012, 03:11 PM
Holy crap. I think there might be clothes in my dryer from last week. Part of why Picasso and Monet were so prolific is that someone else did laundry. And then there was Cezanne who just went around filthy....

Suze
07-16-2012, 04:05 PM
wow HHC , loving those moo houses and inchie houses, Kitty, awesome canvas, would lov e to see it up close, prayer, you and I are slow, but your really working on some good stuff! Jean, lol, does sound like you have to upgrade to a platter, (at an all you can take buffet...finish some probs, go back and get more..:) ..thinking of you today.

just finished another envelope.
"Eat Your Spinach"

KittyNL
07-16-2012, 04:08 PM
Goodmorning/afternoon all. It is almost time for bed on my side of the world. And I cannot stay up too late as I need to go to work tomorrow.

Have a nice and creative day all!

KESagers
07-16-2012, 05:28 PM
Another great envie Paintmanycolors! Are you going to use them to mail things?

Here are 2 last ATCs from me:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Too-Much-Tea.jpg
Too Much Tea

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Into-the-Wind.jpg
Into the Wind

KESagers
07-16-2012, 05:39 PM
and two last lite chunkies: chunky lite. Very thin - two layers of cardstock. Traded as is - no additional embellishments. Will trade for other types of art.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_One-Fine-Day-chunky-lite.jpg
One Fine Day

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Simple-Pleasures-chunky-lite.jpg
Simple Peasures

That's my little Kona and big Calvin sitting in the window. :)

Suze
07-16-2012, 06:38 PM
thanks Kesagers, I love doing the envies, and am decorating back and a teeny bit on card inside.
Not sure what I'm going to do with the two I've held back. two are traded.
I'll prob use them for Birthday cards for my (4) adult daughters.
birthdays start in Aug. One in Aug, one in Sept, one in Oct. one in Nov. :swoon: , and my two adult sons have birthdays in Oct. and Sept. :swoon::swoon:
not even gonna count the 14 grandkids. :swoon::swoon::swoon::swoon:

I LOVE them ALL! :)

(darn kids are like rabbits, don't know where they got it from : )

dmnh
07-16-2012, 08:06 PM
You all are still on a roll today!!! Beautiful creations!

The roadtrip with my sister out north last night took longer than I had hoped it would so I didn't get a chance to come back here last night with anything to show. I did get these two little books made last night before I went to bed.
My sons have been here most of the day working on my water pump so not much art got done today either. I was without water for about a week. The old pump died and had to wait for a new one. It's fixed now though so I'm a very happy camper!

The little books are made from lightweight chipboard boxes that originally held pamphlets. I've covered them with scrapbooking papers to pretty them up. One has 24 pages of manila drawing paper for pages, the other has 40 pages that were originally a DayRunner refill calendar from 2007. Both are 3.5 inches square by 3/4 inch thick with a little velcro dot to hold them closed.

I will trade both of these little books if anyone is interested. Make me an offer! I'm always looking for paper for book pages and one can never have too much art around. If you think you can't live without one, shoot me off a PM. I will consider any trade.

If I get the other three little books sewn that I've been working on this afternoon, I'll put them up for trade as well.

Orange dots Book
green, purple and pink book

HotMamaRama
07-16-2012, 08:47 PM
Here are a few that I've been able to color in so far. Several more sketched. Just hope I can get a few more colored before the deadline. I owe a few to a couple of people, so I don't know what is available yet!

Also - I've got tons of PM's in my inbox that I am trying to catch up on. Been dealing with a sick kid today so haven't caught up on the PMs. Not ignoring you, promise!

KESagers
07-16-2012, 08:54 PM
Dmnh - no water for a week! That brings back bad memories - I'm such a baby about the comforts of life. I'm glad you have it now.

Paintmanycolors - your daughters are going to love those envies!

HotMama - fabulous art to keep us going!

miloccpep
07-16-2012, 09:59 PM
Jean, KittyNL and Evalila, thank you all for hosting this impromptu atart!

monarch
07-17-2012, 09:58 AM
Thank you gals for hosting this ATHON!!!!!

KESagers
07-17-2012, 12:35 PM
Thank you to Jean, KittyNL and Evalila for hosting a surprise marathon! It was another fun weekend of arting with all of you. :)

Jean
07-17-2012, 02:18 PM
OMG! This really was an ATART - cards and houses and chunkies and books...was there more I can't recall?! My head is spinning as I scroll through the posts and see all the wonderful, colorful ART!

Finally, things are somewhat settling down....dss had work woes that will involve the labor board, but he's interviewing now for a new job closer to home, so hoping for best there. Other drama has subsided, some getting handled tonight, the book is proving to be a REAL escape for me (and a whole lotta FUN!)...c'est la vie! ;)

Thanks for all the good wishes and I know I had prayers going up, too. Much appreciated! I hope life cooperates better the next time I co-host!

HHC
07-17-2012, 05:32 PM
Thanks to the hosts for treating us to an impromptu a-thon! I've loved seeing the art. :)