View Full Version : Elephant-A-Thon Sept 21-24

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:

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!

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!

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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!

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

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


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

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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

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

09-20-2012, 10:09 PM

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


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!


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

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

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

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.

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

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

09-21-2012, 04:25 AM
Here is my Ellie #1

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).

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

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

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!

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)

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

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

09-21-2012, 11:50 AM
Here is my Ellie #2

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!

09-21-2012, 12:49 PM
Ellie #3

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


This is a lot of fun.

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!

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.

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. :)



09-21-2012, 01:47 PM
Ellie ATC #4

09-21-2012, 02:39 PM
Ellie ATC #5

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

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)

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!




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.

09-21-2012, 04:00 PM
Ellie #6

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! :)

09-21-2012, 05:39 PM
Ellie #7

09-21-2012, 06:43 PM
Ellie #8

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

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:


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

In the Garden - traded

09-21-2012, 09:33 PM
Ellie #8

This is beautiful.

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.

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

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

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

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

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:

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.

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

09-22-2012, 09:52 AM

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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)

09-22-2012, 01:06 PM

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

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!


09-22-2012, 01:54 PM

Would like to trade for another 4x6

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.


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

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

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

09-22-2012, 04:32 PM

Has danglies.

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. :)

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!

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)

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!)

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

09-22-2012, 07:02 PM
Ellie #9

09-22-2012, 07:03 PM
Ellie #10

09-22-2012, 07:04 PM
Ellie #11

09-22-2012, 07:04 PM
Ellie #12

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

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!

09-22-2012, 07:27 PM
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)

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

09-22-2012, 07:43 PM
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!!

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

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

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.

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

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

09-22-2012, 08:45 PM
Ellie #13
Let's see if I do this right...

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

09-22-2012, 08:53 PM
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

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!

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

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






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

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

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


09-22-2012, 10:10 PM
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!

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!!!

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

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

09-23-2012, 12:22 AM
Ellies #14, #15, and #16

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

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

09-23-2012, 01:29 AM
Ellie #17 (ATC)

09-23-2012, 02:11 AM
Ellie #18

09-23-2012, 03:34 AM
Ellie #19 and its time for bed. Goodnight.

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

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.


Blue -traded, Green
Purple, Orange

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

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

Look what appeared while I was asleep!

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


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


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

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. ;)

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

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

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
it is never too early for Christmas :-)

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


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

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



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:

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

Momma and Me

Mud Bath

A True Friend

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!

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

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. ;)

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

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.




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:

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

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.

Ellie chunky lite

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!

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?

09-23-2012, 07:11 PM
Ellie #20

Ellie #21

Ellie #22

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.

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

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

09-23-2012, 08:39 PM
Ellie #23

Ellie #24

Ellie #25

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. :)

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. :)

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.

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.


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.

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):

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.

09-24-2012, 02:09 PM
My current favorite:

And the other new ones, as attachments

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

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

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!

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.

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

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

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!

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.

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

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.





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


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.

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. :)

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. :)

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 :-)

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

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.

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.


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.

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

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

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