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CynthiaSillitoe
09-19-2012, 07:59 AM
Time for elephants to take over AFA again!

Why? Well, I just love these funny, wise, and artsy creatures--and, judging by how many people like to make elephant art, join swaps, etc--I'm not the only one. Plus, last ellie-a-thon we won over some new ellie fans. Yay!

Anyway, 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 (September 21) 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 Monday the 24th.

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:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show....php?p=1148669

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. If I'm not here to answer, another athonner will know.

I'm setting this up a bit early. Feel free to chat. Also, you can do prep like backgrounds before Friday or go out and start rounding up elephants to model for you. :)

A few optional challenges:

elephant atcs
elephant apcs
zentangle elephants
inchie elephants
chunkie elephants
elephant art dolls or jewelry?
elephants in clothes?
elephants substituting figures in great art....like an elephant Mona Lisa?
Or, for those that have die-cuts or can figure out how to cut such things, what about decorated elephants, kind of like the decorated hands people like to make?
Oh, and moos or moo houses....get one elephant on moo or draw him over several?
Altered elephants? For instance if you have, in your stash, a small elephant toy (or want to make one out of sculpey) to paint, bedazzle, add all sorts of adornments to, go for it!
Realistic, whimsical, impressionistic, nonsensical, adorned, wildly colored, wrinkled and textured...you can't go wrong with elephants!

CynthiaSillitoe
09-19-2012, 08:01 AM
Setting this up early because I only got a couple of hours sleep. Back to bed now and who knows when I'll resurface. Remember prepping and chatting and talking elephants is fine even if it's too soon to start....and we're really not that far from our Australasia folks being ready to start.

I did invite some new athonners, so if you're confused, post questions here. Plenty of our regular athonners can help you out!

Moosecastle
09-19-2012, 08:45 AM
Wohoo!! I have been collecting elephants since the last elephant-athon, so I'm ready to go! Only thing is Monday is my birthday and I have guests Sunday... Hmmm... Could shape cake as elephant??! :D

dsign49
09-19-2012, 09:07 AM
I won't be able to play this time as I will be baby sitting. Might be able to check in and see the great art. Have fun.

CynthiaSillitoe
09-19-2012, 12:29 PM
Ooh, if you make a cake, take pictures!
If you can't play, definitely come admire the art!

Tandy
09-19-2012, 12:38 PM
I'm in. :) Looking forward to my first Athon. :)

KESagers
09-19-2012, 01:57 PM
Getting all my ellie stuff together. :)

CynthiaSillitoe
09-19-2012, 02:08 PM
Yay, Tandy and KES are in!

Wil Opio Oguta
09-19-2012, 02:22 PM
I still have time to collect my ellie stuff :-). Don't know whether I will be playing every day, but I will check in.

Cathy1
09-19-2012, 02:50 PM
I'm here to have fun - I luv ellies.

Will
09-19-2012, 02:53 PM
Let me join, please.

CynthiaSillitoe
09-19-2012, 03:16 PM
Wil, Will, and Carhy, great!

Janjo33
09-19-2012, 11:04 PM
I will try to sneak in a elephant or two. Actually I may be free to do art Saturday during the day - I hope!

CynthiaSillitoe
09-20-2012, 11:24 AM
Welcome, Janjo! Your elephants always rock. :)

Cathy1
09-20-2012, 02:43 PM
It is 6.45am here on Friday. Anyone for a early trade??

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_STAND_PROUD.jpg

KESagers
09-20-2012, 03:24 PM
Love your ellie collage to get us started.

CynthiaSillitoe
09-20-2012, 03:38 PM
Yay! Thanks for getting us started!

Janjo33
09-20-2012, 07:31 PM
Cathy1 - love it!

If only I didn't have to get up at 6AM and go to work on Friday! But maybe I can at least print out some ellie images tonight.

lilbad
09-20-2012, 07:44 PM
PTL, I was able to download two atcs. Now to find my ellie stash and get to playing. I lost my editing program with the new puter, but now am found!! Woot!

miloccpep
09-20-2012, 07:55 PM
might join in the fun Monday, being day off from performance!

CynthiaSillitoe
09-20-2012, 08:39 PM
Glad to hear you're found, Lil!

Rita, hope to see you Monday.

Janjo, hope you find some good images.

We'll call these sketches "prep"--they may turn into art once it's officially time. Being neither a night owl or an early bird, I couldn't stand not to do a bit of ellie fun.

KESagers
09-20-2012, 09:21 PM
Sweet Ellie sketches Cynthia!

Cathy1
09-20-2012, 09:22 PM
Cute Cynthia - looking forward to what they turn into. LOL

Miryei
09-20-2012, 10:00 PM
This looks like a fun challenge for this weekend!

lilbad
09-20-2012, 10:09 PM
109224

CynthiaSillitoe
09-20-2012, 10:13 PM
Sweet Ellie sketches Cynthia!

Thanks!


Cute Cynthia - looking forward to what they turn into. LOL

So do I!


This looks like a fun challenge for this weekend!

Yes, come play!


109224

Ooooh...and LilBad raises with a tag. :)

lilbad
09-20-2012, 10:16 PM
Tag, you're it!!

Jewels
09-20-2012, 11:25 PM
Checking in. I'll try and get some Ellie Art done this weekend too.

Tandy
09-20-2012, 11:30 PM
Already seeing cute stuff on here. I still have 3.5 hours to go before it's 12:00 here.

JoyFlower
09-20-2012, 11:40 PM
Whee! The ellies have started to appear! :v_spin:

Tandy
09-21-2012, 03:15 AM
Yay! Now I can start Making elephants. :)

Tandy
09-21-2012, 04:25 AM
Here is my Ellie #1
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-1.JPG

Tandy
09-21-2012, 04:27 AM
Ok. It is 1:25 a.m. and I am off to bed. I just had to get at least one Ellie done right at the start. :) More Ellies to come tomorrow (um, actually I guess that is today, but after I get some sleep).

Cathy1
09-21-2012, 06:08 AM
He's gorgeous Tandy

Tandy
09-21-2012, 09:11 AM
Thanks Cathy1.

JoyFlower
09-21-2012, 10:30 AM
Off to work I go... bleh! I'd rather stay home and make elephants! :laugh: See you all this evening!

Miryei
09-21-2012, 11:05 AM
I decided to go cartoony for the first couple, as that's not something I usually do. Here they are:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/11_aceo_002.JPG (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=326096)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/9_aceo_003.JPG (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=326094)

JoyFlower
09-21-2012, 11:31 AM
Heehee! Love that pink Ellie!

JoyFlower
09-21-2012, 11:41 AM
Just tossing an idea out... I'd love to trade Ellie postcards! 4x6 inches. :D

Tandy
09-21-2012, 11:50 AM
Here is my Ellie #2
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-2.jpg

CynthiaSillitoe
09-21-2012, 12:07 PM
Wonderful elephants!

Just a reminder....not sure if I posted this or not...when you upload art if you scroll down through the choices like atcs for trade, there's an athon gallery choice. If you put your art there, all the eles will be together.

Ok, I'm going to get started. Love the ideas of 4x6 postcards. I have some clip art eles that would fit better on those!

Tandy
09-21-2012, 12:49 PM
Ellie #3
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-3.jpg

Miryei
09-21-2012, 01:08 PM
A baby!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/5_aceo_008.JPG

This is a lot of fun.

nanner
09-21-2012, 01:25 PM
Beautiful pachyderms, peeps! I am supposed to be doing 101 other art things right now. Might just have to squeeze some ellie art out of my trunk to play along. Too FUN!

KESagers
09-21-2012, 01:35 PM
Oh wow! What a nice parade of ellies already. I have been working on some die-cuts and stamped images but I'm not sure how to use them yet. I'll be thinking about it while I clean house today.

CynthiaSillitoe
09-21-2012, 01:42 PM
A couple of hand-drawn ones from me. I'm off to the studio to see what I can collage. :)

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

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

Tandy
09-21-2012, 01:47 PM
Ellie ATC #4
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-4.jpg

Tandy
09-21-2012, 02:39 PM
Ellie ATC #5
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-5.jpg

lilbad
09-21-2012, 02:54 PM
Such cute packaderms! (Did I spell that right??)

Miryei
09-21-2012, 03:05 PM
If you've sent me a trade request: I like to hold on to new ATCs for at least a day or so, so I won't be responding to anything until tomorrow. I'm not ignoring you; I haven't even opened them yet.

Also, symmetry is hard.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/4_aceo_009.JPG (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=326130)

CynthiaSillitoe
09-21-2012, 03:24 PM
A couple more atcs and a 4x6 postcard. (It's been awhile since I did anything that size... I may do more plus some chunkies....anyway..)

I hope to draw more tonight and check in throughout the day....keep those ellies coming!

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

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

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

Wil Opio Oguta
09-21-2012, 03:38 PM
Such lovely ellies I have seen today! I did not have any time today, but tomorrow I will have my napkins and bees wax out. Let me know if you want a specific apc.

Tandy
09-21-2012, 04:00 PM
Ellie #6
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-6.jpg

prayer_at_night
09-21-2012, 04:47 PM
Oh yay, it started! :jiggy:
I'll see what happens this weekend, but I guess I'll get at least some elephants done - after all, I actually have free time now. :)
Lovely elephants have been posted! Keep it coming, ladies and gentlemen! :)

Tandy
09-21-2012, 05:39 PM
Ellie #7
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-7.JPG

Tandy
09-21-2012, 06:43 PM
Ellie #8
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-8.jpg

Nancy
09-21-2012, 08:14 PM
I do not have much Art time but I finished these two..Butterfly and African....This is the weekend of my Church International Festival and you can believe I am going to eat food and listen to the music of all 19 countries represented!! http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/large/1_Elephants_1_-2.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/1_Elephants_1_-2.jpg)TRADED

CynthiaSillitoe
09-21-2012, 08:37 PM
Wow, Nancy those are great! So far, I've got one done that I need to scan. I finally drew a really great elephant foot, something I 've been trying to do for awhile. A bunch of other elephants wound up in the trash. :(

Ok, here's the foot:

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

KESagers
09-21-2012, 09:15 PM
Enjoying all the ellie art. Here is my first one:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_In-the-Garden.jpg
In the Garden - traded

Miryei
09-21-2012, 09:33 PM
Ellie #8
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-8.jpg

This is beautiful.

JoyFlower
09-21-2012, 09:49 PM
Look at all the pretties! I managed a bit of doodling today during phone conversations and waiting for computer searches to finish. :wacko:

I think I shall watch an episode of Sherlock and see if I can turn them into something tradeable.

Jewels
09-21-2012, 10:28 PM
Here are some collage Ellies.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_What_Wrinkles.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Little_Ellie.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Venture_Forth.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Imagine.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Coming_Through.jpg

JoyFlower
09-22-2012, 12:01 AM
I've got two done. :) Both postcard size.

Prancing Pachyderm and Pachyderm Poobah!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_001__1024x681_.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_002__687x1024_.jpg

KESagers
09-22-2012, 12:09 AM
Those pink/purple ellies rule Jewels and JoyFlower! I have a purple ellie to be collaged later. ;)

CynthiaSillitoe
09-22-2012, 01:00 AM
'night all....see you tomorrow!

Cathy1
09-22-2012, 01:52 AM
I have been out all day today,, have just grabbed a coffee and scrolled through the ellies. Great art everyone. I am going to try and make a couple tonight so will see how I get on.

Such a beautiful day here today - weather just warming up and tomorrow I am going to plant my tomatoes.

See you all later.

Wil Opio Oguta
09-22-2012, 07:41 AM
Here are my first ellies:

sharlene54
09-22-2012, 08:59 AM
I have been lurking. I don't know if I'll have enough time to join, I'll see how my weekend goes. I'm off to have a haircut this morning.

The art is great, I'm enjoying it so much.

Jewels
09-22-2012, 09:48 AM
Here are some hand-drawn Ellies.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Reading.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Ballerina.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_What_Was_That.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Student.jpg

Miryei
09-22-2012, 09:52 AM
Cute!

For anyone who's interested, there's an elephant swap going on here: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24432

Jewels
09-22-2012, 11:01 AM
Adorable Inchies, Nuphar.

lilbad
09-22-2012, 11:07 AM
Wow, there are some lovelies here...great work, ya'all

Amapola
09-22-2012, 11:28 AM
Lovely elephant art by all of you so far! I am lurking & hoping to have some creative time tomorrow. It would be my very first time to join an Athon!

CynthiaSillitoe
09-22-2012, 11:54 AM
Hope you can play!

Amazing work, everyone. I am off to the studio soon.

JoyFlower
09-22-2012, 12:55 PM
This little ATC "Flora" and I are having coffee and browsing the gallery. Such wonderful ellies!! ... Thinking I may have a go at some more realistic cards.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_002__736x1024_.jpg (TRADED)

Miryei
09-22-2012, 01:06 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/16_aceo_001.JPGhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/10_aceo_003.JPG

lilbad
09-22-2012, 01:10 PM
Amazing colors. Cutie from JF.

CynthiaSillitoe
09-22-2012, 01:36 PM
One from me. I also have another postcard, but I can't decide if it's done, plus I hope to work on some more later. So much fun to see the gallery filling with ellies!

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

lilbad
09-22-2012, 01:54 PM
109304









Would like to trade for another 4x6

Cathy1
09-22-2012, 03:34 PM
Here is my Ellie Family - Eric, Edith and Ethel. They are urban Ellies having moved into the neighbourhood recently. They have always dreamed of far off places and long to see more of the world. Eric especially is very handy with moving logs and lifting heavy things so is looking for a job that will keep him busy. Edith is a stay at home Mum as Ethel is still at school. Both Ethel and Edith like to do paper crafting and are thinking of trying their hand at making Trading Cards.

The Ellie Family will be happy to interview any prospective sponsors and consider all offers.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_Eric.jpg..http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_Edith.jpg..http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/6898/medium/1_Elthel.jpg

CynthiaSillitoe
09-22-2012, 04:15 PM
Great 4x, Lil!

Cathy, I love those eles. They're like paper dolls!

lilbad
09-22-2012, 04:23 PM
Thanks, Cynthia. Not much trading going on today....?

lilbad
09-22-2012, 04:32 PM
109320





Has danglies.

Tandy
09-22-2012, 05:15 PM
I'm sorry I've been absent all morning. I teach art to kids on Saturday mornings. I'm back now and ready to get my elephant on. :)

CynthiaSillitoe
09-22-2012, 06:19 PM
Thanks, Cynthia. Not much trading going on today....?

Don't be shy, folks, trade! :D

I've got three more drawn that I'll scan. I also have been looking for more stuff to add to my collage stash as I may use it all up this time!

JoyFlower
09-22-2012, 06:22 PM
Lil, I like that postcard ellie! Cathy, your Urban Ellies are too funny...what a clever thing!

Welcome back Tandy!

I'm mostly hiding inside today... we still have a lot of smoke in the air from the various fires around the state. Smells like a campfire everywhere. :( So, I've been trying to take care of some neglected housework and such. Simmering up some tomato-spiniach soup in the crockpot.

I've just done a little watercolor ATC, and have another ready to paint.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_003__734x1024_.jpg gentle elephant (TRADED)

CynthiaSillitoe
09-22-2012, 06:31 PM
Ick. I haven't been paying enough attention to the news. I knew Idaho was on fire. (what you need are some elephants spouting water!)

JoyFlower
09-22-2012, 06:35 PM
I agree, Cynthia ... firefighter elephants would be fabulous!!

Tandy
09-22-2012, 07:02 PM
Ellie #9
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-9.jpg

Tandy
09-22-2012, 07:03 PM
Ellie #10
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-10.jpg

Tandy
09-22-2012, 07:04 PM
Ellie #11
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-11.jpg

Tandy
09-22-2012, 07:04 PM
Ellie #12
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-12.jpg

Tandy
09-22-2012, 07:06 PM
Joyflower-
What time should I be there for dinner. Yum! Lol. ;)

maggiebloom
09-22-2012, 07:20 PM
Hi All !

Great to see all the super work being done. Luscious eye candy! I finally had time to make some elephant cards. I am a new "Ellie" fan. During the last athon I became a zebra fan - so now I have another addiction! Nobody told me That being an ATCer was dangerous ! LOL

Here are some Elephant APCs I just put in my gallery. I'd love to trade for APCs to add to my "animal" deck. Check my gallery for other APCs I have!

JoyFlower
09-22-2012, 07:27 PM
Joyflower-
What time should I be there for dinner. Yum! Lol. ;)

Oh, wouldn't that be fun! Then we could paint elephants together while we slurped soup. :laugh:

Here's my second watercolor ellie ATC, I call him "Sonny."

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_004__735x1024_.jpg (TRADED)

maggiebloom
09-22-2012, 07:28 PM
Here are 2 more Ellies !

lilbad
09-22-2012, 07:43 PM
Cheryl,
We were in Walla2 last wk, Spokane and Moses Lake. Terrible smoke. Our drive to the Gorge on Tuesday was horrid. We made the decision to cut across to Madras/Sisters instead of going down the gorge....big mistake. Sisters was almost impassable with smoke. Wish you well.
Nice Ellie!!

Janjo33
09-22-2012, 07:56 PM
Two ATCs - both are colored pencil.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Elephant_07.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=326302) Red, White & Blue Elephant Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Elephant_06.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=326301) Gray Elephant

Tandy
09-22-2012, 08:30 PM
I just got a message saying "Maximum Number of Allowed File Uploads Exceeded." Anyone have any advice?

Jewels
09-22-2012, 08:34 PM
It means you have too many picts in your gallery. You'll have to delete a few traded ones to add more new ones.

CynthiaSillitoe
09-22-2012, 08:38 PM
Never mind, I think Jewels is right. :)

Maggie, I'll have to do some apcs tomorrow!

Tandy
09-22-2012, 08:45 PM
Ellie #13
Let's see if I do this right...
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/small/1_Ellie-Athon-13.jpg

Tandy
09-22-2012, 08:46 PM
Thanks Jewels and CynthiaSillitoe

JoyFlower
09-22-2012, 08:53 PM
Cheryl,
We were in Walla2 last wk, Spokane and Moses Lake. Terrible smoke. Our drive to the Gorge on Tuesday was horrid. We made the decision to cut across to Madras/Sisters instead of going down the gorge....big mistake. Sisters was almost impassable with smoke. Wish you well.
Nice Ellie!!

Oh, dear, Lil! Yakima is smoky, but I know Ellensburg all the way up to Wentchee is far worse. All around the region they cancelled sporting events for the schools, as the air is too unhealthy for activity. They even cancelled the parade associated with the Central Wa. State Fair. They are telling people with allergies and respiratory issues, the very young and elderly that they should stay indoors, and use the air conditioner when driving...so our central air/car air filters out the smoke. Ick! I feel so bad for the areas that are really in the middle of it all.

Hey! Looks like we picked up a couple more ellie-artists! Cool! :D

HiddenTreasure2010
09-22-2012, 09:14 PM
Awesome cards everyone!
I better get going while the goings good.

Nice to see you all having a great time!

CynthiaSillitoe
09-22-2012, 09:33 PM
Hey HT!

Ok, these are this evening's....

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

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

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

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

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

Janjo33
09-22-2012, 09:46 PM
Tandy - are your drawings ATC size or ?

Tandy
09-22-2012, 09:48 PM
Tandy - are your drawings ATC size or ?

Yes, Janjo33, so far they are all ATC size.

Tracy/Tandy

Nancy
09-22-2012, 10:10 PM
TRADED
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1854/small/1_Ellie_3_copper.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=326343) Ellie covered with a metalic copper glaze that does not show up on my scanner!

KESagers
09-22-2012, 10:14 PM
Crashed and took a nap this afternoon and woke up in time to get dinner ready for company and now the day is almost over but I'm going to try to do some sort of ellie art before bed. I have to say you all are ROCKING THE ELLIE ART!!!! It is just fantastic and I hope tomorrow I can really focus on creating a lot more art so that I can trade!!!

CynthiaSillitoe
09-22-2012, 11:26 PM
Must sleep...see you all tomorrow!

Janjo33
09-22-2012, 11:59 PM
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_Elephant_08.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=326357) Elephant #8

Tandy
09-23-2012, 12:22 AM
Ellies #14, #15, and #16
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-14.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-15.jpg
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-16.jpg

JoyFlower
09-23-2012, 12:24 AM
A couple more from me... "Babycakes" and "Party Like a Pachyderm." Both ATC size.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_006__734x1024_.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_005__732x1024_.jpg

Jewels
09-23-2012, 12:34 AM
More Ellies!!!! Oh and I put better picts up for the first four from this morning.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_A_Real_Swinger.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Elephant_Artist.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Elephants_at_Ocktoberfest.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Faster_Than_a_Speeding...jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Fun_in_the_Pool.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_The_Biggest_Loser.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_We_Need_a_Bigger_Hoop.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Belly_Button.jpg

Tandy
09-23-2012, 01:29 AM
Ellie #17 (ATC)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-17.jpg

Tandy
09-23-2012, 02:11 AM
Ellie #18
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-18.jpg

Tandy
09-23-2012, 03:34 AM
Ellie #19 and its time for bed. Goodnight.
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-19.jpg

Moosecastle
09-23-2012, 06:48 AM
Jewels, those ellies rock!!!!!

Wil Opio Oguta
09-23-2012, 07:47 AM
Here are some ellies I made this morning:

KESagers
09-23-2012, 09:27 AM
Here is a set of ellie ATCs. Original background, heat embossed and water colored image. Will be traded individually - not as a set.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/large/1_Colorful-Ellies.jpg

Blue -traded, Green
Purple, Orange

Ibus
09-23-2012, 10:58 AM
Those are gorgeous Kristen :wubclub:

maggiebloom
09-23-2012, 11:00 AM
Morning All ( or Good Afternoon- as the sun dictates!!)

Look what appeared while I was asleep!

Ibus
09-23-2012, 11:04 AM
I tried to pack for every eventuality, but left the most important stuff behind. So all my ellie images are in an envelope on my desk on the other side of the North Sea.
I've drawn three ...

109386 TRADED

109387 TRADED

109388

JoyFlower
09-23-2012, 11:12 AM
Good morning from Washington. :) Please meet Arthur, the newest addition to my ellie herd.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_001__732x1024_.jpg

Ibus
09-23-2012, 11:14 AM
He's CUTE :wubclub: Pleased to meet you Arthur :)

Tandy
09-23-2012, 11:31 AM
Good morning everyone! I'm about to head off to church, but I'll be getting my elephant on this afternoon. ;)

maggiebloom
09-23-2012, 12:19 PM
A few more Ellies .....

maggiebloom
09-23-2012, 12:26 PM
Is it too early for Christmas????? This Ellie is getting presents ready!

CynthiaSillitoe
09-23-2012, 12:29 PM
Wow! Fabulous art, everyone! I better get my act together. Way too lazy today....

Wil Opio Oguta
09-23-2012, 12:31 PM
Maggie,
it is never too early for Christmas :-)

Miryei
09-23-2012, 01:43 PM
Here's some pencil sketches I haven't decided how to finish:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2920l6t.jpg


And a few more elephants from last night/this morning!

KESagers
09-23-2012, 01:50 PM
Here are some Ellie APCs. Will trade for any type of ATC:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Ellie-Face-APCs.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Ellie-APCs.jpg

Cathy1
09-23-2012, 02:46 PM
Wow everyone. Got up this morning to be greeted by a large herd of elephants. Fabulous art everyone. Just wished I had more time to make more ellies to trade as a herd of the beauties in this thread would be awesome. I'm off to work in an hour or so but will check in again tonight. Art on everyone:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:

KESagers
09-23-2012, 02:47 PM
and a few collage cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Momma-and-Me.jpg
Momma and Me

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_Mud-Bath.jpg
Mud Bath

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/768/medium/1_A-True-Friend.jpg
A True Friend

Amapola
09-23-2012, 02:57 PM
Hey you elephant artists, how long does this fun go on? I've never played in an Athon so I'm not sure if I get the schedule right. The OP says through Monday, so does that mean I can play until it's the end of Monday (midnight) in my time zone? Or do we all finish at the same time? I've just been admiring your lovely ellies so far but might have time to make some if it's still on tomorrow!

Jewels
09-23-2012, 03:24 PM
It ends Monday at Midnight your time. Welcome aboard the elephant train.

KESagers
09-23-2012, 03:25 PM
Hi Amapola! It goes until Midnight Monday your time zone - so some zones will be ending before others. I believe the West Coast of USA is the last to end.

LOL - Jewels we were answering at the same time. ;)

Janjo33
09-23-2012, 03:27 PM
Amapola - yes, Monday midnight your time.

This is a photoshopped elephant - printed on glossy photo paper.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/1_American_Elephant.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=326521) American Elephant

CynthiaSillitoe
09-23-2012, 03:49 PM
We can even go through Tuesday, if there are inspired stragglers....who's going to stop us? :) (Though by Wednesday I have to start working on swaps again as someone keeps signing me up for them....)

A few for today. I have an APC drying, too.

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

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

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

prayer_at_night
09-23-2012, 04:51 PM
I totally agree to Tuesday as the end! More a-thon time is always good. :)

Also, I made an ATC for this today, and I guess I'll be making a few inchies tomorrow. :)
I'll upload tomorrow. :wub:

Amapola
09-23-2012, 05:20 PM
Thanks for your answers!

KESagers
09-23-2012, 06:04 PM
Thin chunky - no thick embellishments or danglies.

Not sure if this needs more collage elements or if it should be kept simple. It's available as is if anyone likes it this way.

I have 2 available to trade and I will trade for other types of art.

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

Miryei
09-23-2012, 06:17 PM
I need some inspiration. I currently have 5 rough pencil sketches, and no idea where to go with any of them. I've attached them as a thumbnail, please help!

Jewels
09-23-2012, 06:47 PM
You could make them all outrageous colors. The world needs more blue and hot pink elephants, don't you think?

Tandy
09-23-2012, 07:11 PM
Ellie #20
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-20.jpg

Ellie #21
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-21.jpg

Ellie #22
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-22.jpg

Tandy
09-23-2012, 07:14 PM
Tandy - are your drawings ATC size or ?


You could make them all outrageous colors. The world needs more blue and hot pink elephants, don't you think?


I agree...outrageous colors would be cool. Pink, Blue, Purple, Yellow, etc.

Janjo33
09-23-2012, 07:19 PM
This is a light chunky, too - no danglies at least.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1430/small/2_Beatific_Elephant.jpg (http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=326575) Beatific Elephant Traded

JoyFlower
09-23-2012, 07:25 PM
Ohh...I haven't made any chunkies or moos for this a-thon yet. :idea: But after church and a tiny nap I did make two more ATCs. Off again soon for birthday dinner for my sweet Mom.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_002__728x1024_.jpg B'loon http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/383/medium/1_003__728x1024_.jpg Helga

Tandy
09-23-2012, 08:39 PM
Ellie #23
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-23.jpg

Ellie #24
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-24.jpg

Ellie #25
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21438/1_Ellie-Athon-25.jpg

KESagers
09-23-2012, 09:24 PM
The great ellies just keep coming!

Trying to keep my gallery up to date and marking what has traded. Off to bed for me - I'll try to pop in a little tomorrow. :)

HHC
09-23-2012, 10:29 PM
We just returned home from my uncles memorial service in Portland. So wonderful to celebrate the life of a kind and loving man. And wonderful to see so many relatives and give them hugs.

Your elephants are fabulous, everyone! No clue if I have it in me to create one, but you never know. :)

Nancy
09-23-2012, 10:35 PM
If you have been wanting to try out the PrismaColor Double Ended Brush tip markers..
check out DickBlick.com. They list for $5.28 each there and are now on special for $2.50 each....I have spent the day picking out 15 beautiful colors and am so excited now maybe I can learn to shade my poor attempts at drawing.

Miryei
09-23-2012, 10:56 PM
Here's one of those pencil sketches, finished. I decided to learn how to use my watercolor pencils. My husband claimed this one, and the rest will be uploaded tomorrow when I can get proper lighting.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/1_aceo_elephants_010.JPG

Amapola
09-24-2012, 05:52 AM
That's lovely, Miryei, as are all the previous artists' creations. I had time for at least one, so here comes Ganesha, the Yoga Elephant. He can be seen in my gallery from now on.

Amapola
09-24-2012, 07:57 AM
another one stomping prettily! Party Miss Ellie can be seen in my gallery from now on.

Wil Opio Oguta
09-24-2012, 08:24 AM
Here are 2 more ellies (both cards are poker cards, no idea why one shows up bigger):

CynthiaSillitoe
09-24-2012, 12:17 PM
Wow. I love seeing everyone's art! I've got to throw some clothes in the wash (such excitement) and then I'm off to see what I can make.

Miryei
09-24-2012, 02:09 PM
My current favorite:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/21132/large/2_aceo_elephants_001.JPG

And the other new ones, as attachments

CynthiaSillitoe
09-24-2012, 04:51 PM
Wow, those are really amazing!

I have two more atcs plus two apcs to scan and upload...

prayer_at_night
09-24-2012, 05:13 PM
I just love scrolling through this thread, people, so much awesome art! <3
Sadly, my day today was full of business, and tomorrow I have a barbeque I totally forgot about... so I guess I won't be making any more elephant art than this one ATC. ;_; Well, at least I did make one, right? :)

"Meeting with a friend" is coloured with Copic markers and the elephant and turtle are silver glittery stickers. :3
I'd love to trade!

FlyingPhoenix
09-24-2012, 05:47 PM
Hi Everyone!

I know I've been rather reclusive lately. I've had quite a lot going on in life, and between that and internet issues...I haven't been around much. I'm just getting through my messages, and found that there was an Ele-A-Thon! Drat! I missed it. >.<

I still have these from the last one if anyone is interested:
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/19096/small/1_ellie_cap_pins_by_collegekid-d4ywb44.jpg I'll trade for other forms of art.

Jewels
09-24-2012, 06:57 PM
Here are some more Collage Ellies.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephant_Jokes-_Swimming_Trunks.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Baby_Ellie.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Circus_Star.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Elephants_Rule.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_The_Juggler.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/11549/small/1_Elephants-_Cutie_Pie.jpg

KESagers
09-24-2012, 07:33 PM
Another day filled with so much great ellie art!

Amapola
09-24-2012, 07:43 PM
Thank you for hosting, Cynthia! It was a lot of fun to keep checking all the cool elephant art in the thread. Luckily, tonight even I myself had time to make many more! But I did not get to use the scanner, so my ellies will not appear until tomorrow evening. See you later!

CynthiaSillitoe
09-24-2012, 10:39 PM
It has been fun! If anyone wants to play through Tuesday, feel free. I have a few stragglers to finish and scan.

Janjo33
09-24-2012, 10:51 PM
I have an elephant half finished - he may post before midnight :D

CynthiaSillitoe
09-25-2012, 12:23 AM
Here are four more. I hope I'll do some more tomorrow....just have to see how it goes.

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

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

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/7318/small/1_5clubsellie.jpg

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

Jewels
09-25-2012, 03:40 AM
Here's an Elephant Chunky.

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

Amapola
09-25-2012, 02:15 PM
I'm in need of an early night tonight. Of course, if I can't sleep, there are still a couple of hours till midnight... It was really fun to join an Athon for the first time!
Edited on Oct. 10: The 5 remaining elephants can be seen in my Availables gallery.

CynthiaSillitoe
09-25-2012, 03:18 PM
It was fun to have you here! I always love seeing what everyone comes up with for these. I plan on getting traded cards in the mail tomorrow, though I'm still open to trades. :)

Moosecastle
09-26-2012, 03:53 AM
I did manage to make 3 ATC's - but I have soo many elephants left... So when's the next ele-athon gonna be? :wub:

CynthiaSillitoe
09-26-2012, 12:16 PM
Lol! I don't know, but I'll let you know if I plan any. It's always nice to have everyone humor my need for these wise and silly creatures to take over AFA every so often. :)

KESagers
09-26-2012, 12:46 PM
Thank you Cynthia for hosting such a fun marathon! It was a great weekend. :)

Wil Opio Oguta
09-26-2012, 01:40 PM
All my traded cards will go into the mail tomorrow. Thanks to you all for another fun athon :-)

CynthiaSillitoe
09-27-2012, 06:19 PM
Wow! The stampede of trades has already started!

Ibus
09-27-2012, 06:39 PM
My trades went off today. Hope they arrive safely, as my daughter didn't seem to think the woman had charged me enough, and language is a problem right now, I don't speak Dutch!!
PLEASE let me know if you have to pay a ransom to retrieve them.

Cathy1
09-27-2012, 07:57 PM
I have just posted an all media SUPER DOOPER CHUNKY ATHON for the weekend 19-22 October so you might like to continue use those elephants that are too big for an ATC.:D:D:yes:;)

Hope you can join me - just click on the link in my signature.

hugs
Cathy

sniisk
09-30-2012, 11:12 AM
There has been so many lovely a-thons while I have been working ang working. I really hope to join the fun again some day.

KESagers
09-30-2012, 03:11 PM
We've missed you Sniisk.

Jewels
09-30-2012, 03:13 PM
Are there any more Athons coming up soon?

Ibus
09-30-2012, 05:16 PM
Yes, there's a chunky-a-thon coming up. Cathy1 is hosting it.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24601