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HHC
02-11-2009, 11:04 AM
Welcome to the Fabulous February Collage-a-thon

Open to everyone!


Start time (in your time zone – when your clock says 5:00 pm, start) February 13 at 5:00 pm
End time (in your time zone) February 16, 2009 - 11:59 pm (We’ve extended since so many folks have a holiday Monday)


WHAT’S A COLLAGE-A-THON? It’s a marathon collage weekend 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 collage ATC’s, and this thread is our play room.
It’s open to EVERYONE, and is open themed. The only requirement is that you have collaged somewhere on your ATC.

HOW IT WORKS: At 5:00 on Feb 13 (your time zone) you start to collage your ATC’s (prepping ahead of time is encouraged), then upload to your gallery and post to the thread. Continue throughout the weekend. Wild and crazy trading ensues. At 11:59 on Feb 16 (your time zone) you’re done… however trading may continue…

OPTIONAL THEME AND CHALLENGE:
Saturday Theme: Romance – open to a variety of interpretations!

Sunday Challenge: Create ATC’s with at least seven (7) layers using different techniques & mediums.

A layer consists of papers, paints, drawing, rubber stamping, pens, colored pencil, glazes, glitter, embossing, napkins, beeswax, embellishments, etc.

For instance, you could layer a text page, a tissue paper, a napkin, stamp an image, tint with inks, place a clip art image, then do a layer of beeswax and then tint the edges with crayon... and you have several layers.

Or you could rubber stamp an image, layer with tissue, stamp another image, overlap with a clip art image, highlight with gel pens, add a glaze… do you get the idea?

Sample of ATC with layers:
In this card for the layered bird swap I have a 1) layer of torn papers adhered with soft gloss gel 2) a layer of tissue adhered with soft gloss gel 3) stamped images, 4) painted black dots & lines, 5) re-inker rubbed on for tinting 6) bird image, 7) beeswax. And the edges are “finished” using an ink pad. It's not complicated, but it has several layers.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/400/medium/1_Layered_birds-raven.jpg

HOW TO ASK FOR A TRADE: When you find a card you must have, please SEND A PERSONAL MESSAGE to that person asking for a trade. Please DO NOT post requests for trades to the thread.

WANT TO COMPLIMENT AN ARTIST: And you will… consider clicking the You Rock button and leave it there.

LOVE TO CHATTER? Please feel free to chat among yourselves, however we do request you back it up with lots of posts with cards. It makes it hard for those with little time to play to easily find the eye candy and we want to make it as easy as possible for folks to trade.

HOW TO POST YOUR ART TO THE THREAD: (borrowed from goatgoddess, thank you!)
From your atcsforall.com gallery:
Go to your pic in your gallery - Right click on the pic to bring up the menu - click on properties - this brings up the info on your pic - copy the address - go to your post and hit the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard) paste the address into the window that pops up and and hit ok - that puts the code into your post for your pic to show up

To make a picture loaded from the gallery smaller, you can change the last piece of the coded address. Notice the end of the code "w=l" (for large); you can change this after you paste it into your message to w=m (for medium) or w=s (for small).

[IMG]http://www.atcsforall.forum/gallery/file.php?n=15391&w=l[/IMG

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


loading your fabulous art into your gallery and then posting it in here, too.

NOTE: loading from your gallery is preferred by some of us because 1) your art is larger to see for those with bad vision, (2)we can look in your gallery to see everything that is available in one place (3) it is easier to mark cards "traded" in your gallery once there are pages and pages of cards in this wonderful thread.

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 pic 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


Grab your scissors and glue stick and let’s have fun! :D

Chardonnay1965
02-11-2009, 04:02 PM
woohoo..1 sleep to go..:D

poeticpaper
02-11-2009, 04:45 PM
so excited! I'll do better in the CAT than I did my one Zen in the zentangle-a-thon, I promise!

grammyquilter2
02-11-2009, 05:57 PM
Oh yeah! Already got tacky glue all over everywhere making some paper towel backgrounds....but, but, WAIT, somebody please tell me how you get the gel mediums to dry????? I have some months old and they are still sticky/tacky to touch and stick to other papers stacked on them. And some I used not so thick has the papers separating just like glue-sticked papers come apart in a few weeks. Do you spray with sealer or dust with cornstarch powder or what?????

JoyFlower
02-11-2009, 07:07 PM
Hooray! I'm totally looking forward to this, and I love the challenge themes. :) Thanks for being our leader this time, HHC!

jaw
02-11-2009, 07:25 PM
I will be working part of the weekend, but am preparing some things now! I'm loving this artsy fartsy stuff! Life doesn't get any better than this!!!!:jiggy:

Pippin
02-11-2009, 09:32 PM
Much excitement.

Grammy- I dont have any trouble with Gel Medium, I use Golden brand. Now ModPodge was a different matter and was ALWAYS tacky!

katilady
02-11-2009, 09:35 PM
Grammy- I dont have any trouble with Gel Medium, I use Golden brand. Now ModPodge was a different matter and was ALWAYS tacky!

Same for me. :)

grammyquilter2
02-11-2009, 10:12 PM
All my products are Golden brand because I saw posts about Mod Podge and they were supposed to be "the best".... but the Gel mediums just don't seem to dry permanently....they seem dry but later become tacky again maybe from humidity...Does anyone fan or heat dry them????

Chardonnay1965
02-11-2009, 10:25 PM
I have no idea what gel meduim is...I have mod podge but don't use it... I use white glue..I buy a premium wood workers glue...and have no probs with it..I buy it from a hardware shop..I think it is a 2litre bottle..I use soo much it works out to expensive to buy those small bottles at the craft shop......

cairnlae
02-11-2009, 11:22 PM
I switch back and forth between golden gel medium to modge podge all the time..never had the sticky problem w/ MP like I hear you guys do...

jaw
02-12-2009, 01:29 PM
I find them both just a teensy tacky, but not bad at all. I like the idea of just white glue ... But can you get the same textures and translucency as gel medium? I just bought my first bottle of Diamond Glaze last night ... now I get to play with that!! So many products ... so little time!!!

Grammyquilter2, I think maybe that Texan climate is being mean to you! :O)

Chardonnay1965
02-12-2009, 03:40 PM
white glue dries clear.....

Chardonnay1965
02-12-2009, 03:40 PM
woohoo..It's Friday......just a few more hours....'happy dance'

kysunflower
02-12-2009, 04:54 PM
I have some stuff I really want to use, some new images I bought also, so I'm going to try to play.

HHC
02-12-2009, 05:11 PM
I've worked on a couple of backgrounds... although I've done that in the past and then not used them... LOL.

Re stickiness: I've never had Golden mediums be sticky when dry... is it maybe the thickness of the layer? I usually do really thin applications. The time I used pva glue for one of my torn paper backgrounds, it just didn't work as nicely as my soft gloss gel. Although beneath all the layers, who probably noticed but me. LOL!

Chardonnay1965
02-12-2009, 07:02 PM
7 more hours to go...but who's counting????:wideeyed::biglaugh:

Chardonnay1965
02-12-2009, 07:27 PM
Hey where is Nanner?? is she not playing????

grammyquilter2
02-12-2009, 07:46 PM
Thanks for the pva comment, I have that in my arsenal also along with the diamond glaze, the ultimate glue, and my husband's carpenters glue (which tends to be yellowy), and spray adhesive, and the Xyron Cheetah glue dots, and Alene's Tacky, some "double tacky", and Fabri-tac....Biggest problem is the warping of the papers after they have dried.
Yes, Texas environment is not always so hospitable...but today is sunny 72 degrees at 5:45 pm and my flowers are blooming outside so pretty...

Chardonnay1965
02-12-2009, 08:29 PM
the glue I have is a yellowy colour but dries clear...

cairnlae
02-12-2009, 10:13 PM
i'm watching seasons 1 and 2 of Heroes and clipping art for this weekend..LOL...

Chardonnay1965
02-12-2009, 10:15 PM
3hours and 45mins to go...:D:D

nanner
02-12-2009, 10:16 PM
Char and her time zone! No fair.

:D :D :D

Chardonnay1965
02-12-2009, 10:18 PM
nanner..:D:D..I was wondering where you wuz..:D

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 03:39 AM
here are my first 5 cards

feb cat 001 http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/43696/2890810990040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2890810990040999427uDRFzM) TRADED

feb cat 002 http://inlinethumb64.webshots.com/43519/2660354320040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2660354320040999427rbRGxm) TRADED

feb cat 003 http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/40288/2691431830040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2691431830040999427AIlWCr)

feb cat 004 http://inlinethumb13.webshots.com/43596/2490521580040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2490521580040999427kCAnWi) TRADED

feb cat 005 http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/27134/2693876780040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2693876780040999427ocbZxk)

just pm me if ya wanna trade...:D

jaw
02-13-2009, 04:47 AM
wow Chardonnay!!! I'm so excited! I have new glues and bunches of clipped items, stamps, napkins(serviettes;)) and paints and pencils and ATC blanks and pens and papers and punches and .... I HAVE TO WORK.... aaahhhhh I don't wanna ... I think I feel a fever coming on <cough> <cough> ... I think I'm too sick to work .... oh damn! I'm the boss, I can't call in sick tomorrow ... oh well ... I'm employed! that helps me buy all my art supplies! OMG .... I'm rambling ... I'll go to bed now ... tomorrow ... we play!!!!!!

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 04:51 AM
see ya tomorrow..:D

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 06:07 AM
4 more cards..
Feb cat 006 http://inlinethumb60.webshots.com/44603/2410212700040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2410212700040999427cLJjyv) TRADED

feb cat 007 http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/38287/2449569360040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2449569360040999427TNtSCk) TRADED

feb cat 008 http://inlinethumb55.webshots.com/42166/2237818010040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2237818010040999427crjmAO) TRADED

feb cat 009 http://inlinethumb50.webshots.com/44593/2596513900040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2596513900040999427sJVFoe) TRADED

Pippin
02-13-2009, 09:58 AM
Lovely cards, but some of us are working !!!!

JoyFlower
02-13-2009, 10:15 AM
As usual Char has started this CAT with some pretty pretty art. :)

JAW, I totally feel your pain...I'm off to the office soon....but I am taking my laptop, so I can watch the fun and drool over the cards being created.

Tamrantula
02-13-2009, 10:25 AM
ok--I am SOOOOOOO loving those pandas!
Question: I am WWAAAAAAAAAYY over here on the west coast....so will start this CAT much later than most--it's only 6 am here! Do I have to wait till 5 PM MY TIME to request a trade? Cause I am soooo afraid those adorable pandas will have all gotten up and wandered off to their new homes! And here I will be, sitting and staring at the clock....wishing it would move faster! LOL!

Actually, I am just getting ready to leave for work, and am not sure if I will be able to check in from there--depends on the day! But, I am curious about that!

coffeelatte
02-13-2009, 10:36 AM
Taking today off, but waiting for delivery of my new mattress! I hope to cheat a bit and start gluing a little earlier than 5pm, but we shall see!

Just bought 5 or 6 cool old books while out thrifting after work last night, so lots of new materials!

Hee haw! CAT is finally here!

hayward_cs
02-13-2009, 10:53 AM
HURRAY!! This is my first CAT, and I can't wait to get started. Not certain I will make much, but with an entire weekend and no children I have to come up with something, right? LOL

nanner
02-13-2009, 11:26 AM
Char is getting us off and running...:D!

Tam, if you see something you like, you can request a trade anytime. It's up to the artists if/how/when/why they trade the cards. In fact, there are no rules saying you can't trade with someone not participating in the CAT even. Though, we sure do like first dibs!

HHC
02-13-2009, 12:29 PM
That is correct. Some folks may not wish to trade until you have cards posted, but most, I believe, are willing to hold a card for you until then. I frequently (also on west coast) make a card in a theme they collect when I am able to officially "start". :)

Lovely cards, chardonnay!


Char is getting us off and running...:D!

Tam, if you see something you like, you can request a trade anytime. It's up to the artists if/how/when/why they trade the cards. In fact, there are no rules saying you can't trade with someone not participating in the CAT even. Though, we sure do like first dibs!

jaw
02-13-2009, 12:38 PM
I have to go to work now .... I wanna stay home and play ... <sniff, sniff> ... Have fun you guys ... see you tonight ... :cool:

Bright-Spark
02-13-2009, 01:10 PM
I've done one....

Be gentle with me, remember I don't normally do collage, so I am hoping to improve my skills as the weekend progresses!:unsure:

cairnlae
02-13-2009, 01:17 PM
Looks great Sparky!

HHC
02-13-2009, 01:22 PM
Great collage, BrightSpark!

nanner
02-13-2009, 01:27 PM
Sparky...SWEET! Looks great.

Butt-in-ski alert: Something to consider (forgive me if you know this already)...loading your fabulous art into your gallery and then posting it in here, too.

This does a few things: (1) for those of us with bad vision (me!) we can see it BIGGER (2) we can look in your gallery to see everything that is available in one place...as you post more cards, they'll be on diff pages, your gallery keeps them all in one spot and (3) it is easier to mark cards "traded" in your gallery once there are pages and pages of cards in this wonderful thread.

Bright-Spark
02-13-2009, 01:28 PM
You're both way too kind (but thanks!)

Bright-Spark
02-13-2009, 01:29 PM
Okay and understood, Buttinski boss!

cairnlae
02-13-2009, 01:33 PM
thats a good tip to bring up nannerriffic...that really should be including in the instructions on the first page if it isn't already...hint hint...

mrubyjean
02-13-2009, 01:39 PM
Yes, thanks, nanner! Very helpful tip...

cairnlae
02-13-2009, 01:44 PM
You're both way too kind (but thanks!)

don't let that get out would ya?! ruining my rep is not part of the deal....:D

HHC
02-13-2009, 01:47 PM
Alright, already! I'll put it in the first page! ;)

And it is an excellent tip. That's how I usually look at the CAT cards... :D

Sunny
02-13-2009, 02:23 PM
Wow, just discovered this things was happening. I've got stuff on my plate this weekend, but I think I'm gonna join in the fun. I loooooove collage! :)

cairnlae
02-13-2009, 02:29 PM
YAY Sunny!!!

seekingforart
02-13-2009, 02:51 PM
not sure if I get to play! Someone has been nagging at me to finish my cards for a swap!!! :err::sad:Hopefully sunday! Are we playing on Monday?

nanner
02-13-2009, 03:17 PM
Someone has been nagging at me to finish my cards for a swap!!!

Sounds like a real tyrant you got there. :dull: Hope we can still squeeze some collage out of you, Seeking Dear!

Sunny...yes...get in here! We're gonna trade something once and for all!

Sunny
02-13-2009, 03:18 PM
Sounds good - though don't expect too many cards from me - I'm slow.

seekingforart
02-13-2009, 03:22 PM
Sounds like a real tyrant you got there.

Yeap! She is!:realmad:

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 04:17 PM
ok--I am SOOOOOOO loving those pandas!
Question: I am WWAAAAAAAAAYY over here on the west coast....so will start this CAT much later than most--it's only 6 am here! Do I have to wait till 5 PM MY TIME to request a trade? Cause I am soooo afraid those adorable pandas will have all gotten up and wandered off to their new homes! And here I will be, sitting and staring at the clock....wishing it would move faster! LOL!

Actually, I am just getting ready to leave for work, and am not sure if I will be able to check in from there--depends on the day! But, I am curious about that!

nope you can ask when ever..I have already traded a card to HHC..:D

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 04:19 PM
I've done one....

Be gentle with me, remember I don't normally do collage, so I am hoping to improve my skills as the weekend progresses!:unsure:

very nice...

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 04:22 PM
Good morning all....:D....

cairnlae
02-13-2009, 04:23 PM
good afternoon!:D

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 04:25 PM
is it 5pm yet??:D

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 04:27 PM
I usually remove my cards from the gallery when I trade them..if you wish to see all my cat cards in one place check out my webshots.... the addy is in my signature...

Bright-Spark
02-13-2009, 04:29 PM
Two more done.

I've followed instructions, rare occurance I know....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1030/large/1_Take_me_in_Hand.jpg

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1030/large/1_I_know_I_have_Lost.jpg

HHC
02-13-2009, 05:43 PM
It's only 1:30 here... I'm working on another art project, and also need to get some ATC's done for a valentine party tomorrow... so I should be well warmed up by 5:00.

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 05:44 PM
Happy Valentine's Day everyone..:D

grammyquilter2
02-13-2009, 05:46 PM
Ok kiddies, you speed demons had better get busy as time is a wasting and Char seems to be in the lead....I just got home and will get busy in another hour fifteen minutes (just in case there is a time police around somewhere....)
I already planned my Sunday card and have ELEVEN layers so far...hope it will work...
PLEASE DON'T DELETE SO QUICKLY on traded cards, the rest of us don't get to see them by the time we get home from working 8+ hours....
Like the heart/geisha card traded already....

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 05:49 PM
all my cards are in my webshots....there is a link in my sig....they are all together in one album..:D

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 05:49 PM
I am just gonna have some breakfast..then I will create some more..:D

nanner
02-13-2009, 05:55 PM
Just over an hour to go here. Should be go-time for Carnie-girl, though!

I'm seeing some treats I want already. But I hate owing...so gonna have to make some goods first! I feel some "Friday the 13th"-esque cards coming on (not the Jason kind, the bizarre-things-can-happen kind.)

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 05:57 PM
oooohhhh..Nanner is in da house..:D:D

HHC
02-13-2009, 05:58 PM
I have three hours and 6 minutes before I can start... although I am working on an art project and on some valentines for an art group party tomorrow. I'll be all warmed up and ready to go. :)

cairnlae
02-13-2009, 05:58 PM
yup..its 5 pm here and I'm gettin goin...

nanner
02-13-2009, 06:03 PM
yup..its 5 pm here and I'm gettin goin...

I LOVE it when she talks like this! :jiggy:

Tamrantula
02-13-2009, 06:20 PM
Only 2:30 here--and I won't leave work till 4--then, rush home to be ready to play by 5! DOn't run out of steam till I get there to play! LOL

nanner
02-13-2009, 06:48 PM
A Valentine's Day wish: Little Cowboy Seeks Little Cowgirl to ride into the sunset!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3395/3277662250_f8471f6f63_s.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/image.php?u=702&dateline=1231024543

HHC
02-13-2009, 07:36 PM
Just a hint for those new to a collage-a-thon and the trading, which can get a bit crazy. It's easy (at least for me) to get confused so what I do is this:

I keep a note pad next to the computer to jot down all the trades I make.
I also have a supply of envelopes on hand and when I make a trade I write their name on the inside flap of the envelope and also on the back of the card, and put the card inside the envelope. If I do two or more with the same person, I keep adding the cards into the envelope.
That helps me keep track of who and what I'm trading... usually. LOL

I got this idea from someone during another CAT quite some time ago (although I don't remember who to give them credit) but it's been a great help for me.

Oh, I also make sure I have a supply of stamps on hand. :D

Pippin
02-13-2009, 07:38 PM
LOL!!! I'm home now, but off out for dinner shortly. Getting my stuff out before I go and then I can get right into this!!

Memo to self..remember to wash glue brush before going to bed!

Dadreemer
02-13-2009, 07:44 PM
That's a great idea HHC (and the one who came up with it).

*still lurking* It's 3:42ish over here and the rain is coming down. Might get something started when the time comes.

grammyquilter2
02-13-2009, 08:05 PM
This is the beginning...So far there are 8 layers: cardstock, painted paper towel, India ink stamping, another paper towel layer with ink stamping, glitter gel pen, stickles and a rhinestone jewel...still to have diamond glaze over the glitter hearts and gold or silver stickles around edge over ink edge......anyone interested ?

nanner
02-13-2009, 08:08 PM
Wow, grammy...8 LAYERS?! Beautiful piece.

I have a couple drying...and a few more started for the wee-hour-oddness.

Linda4atc
02-13-2009, 08:18 PM
45 minutes and counting!!! The only thing that has kept me in line today is the Picture Profiles I'm working on. :D

JoyFlower
02-13-2009, 08:24 PM
Grammy - that's beeyouteaful! :) I would be interested in a card like that!

HHC
02-13-2009, 08:52 PM
Beautiful layers, grammy! 8 minutes and counting......

Tamrantula
02-13-2009, 08:55 PM
I just got home--6 min till time I can start creating! I had planned to cut stuff out earlier in the week...and didn't get to it, so don't know how many I will do...but, I can't wait to see!

Love the beautiful cards I have seen already!

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 08:56 PM
ok here is my next batch,,,:D

Feb cat #010 http://inlinethumb63.webshots.com/41918/2258895590040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2258895590040999427mENRot) TRADED

Feb cat #011 http://inlinethumb28.webshots.com/44763/2227486330040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2227486330040999427sVbbUo) TRADED

Feb cat #012 http://inlinethumb06.webshots.com/31301/2277980610040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2277980610040999427cjuYBk) TRADED

Feb cat #013 http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/43933/2663998520040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2663998520040999427XsAVsx) TRADED

Feb cat #014 http://inlinethumb19.webshots.com/41362/2217704540040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2217704540040999427hlNdXl) TRADED

Just pm me if ya wanna trade...

nanner
02-13-2009, 08:58 PM
Gems in this set, Char. :D

adoonaisoul
02-13-2009, 09:12 PM
Im so excited im so ready fot this :)

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 09:13 PM
just let me know if ya want any ..the Masquerade ones are one offs as the images were from a stamp camp years ago and are non-repeatable..:D

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 09:15 PM
Just a hint for those new to a collage-a-thon and the trading, which can get a bit crazy. It's easy (at least for me) to get confused so what I do is this:

I keep a note pad next to the computer to jot down all the trades I make.
I also have a supply of envelopes on hand and when I make a trade I write their name on the inside flap of the envelope and also on the back of the card, and put the card inside the envelope. If I do two or more with the same person, I keep adding the cards into the envelope.
That helps me keep track of who and what I'm trading... usually. LOL

I got this idea from someone during another CAT quite some time ago (although I don't remember who to give them credit) but it's been a great help for me.

Oh, I also make sure I have a supply of stamps on hand. :D

very good advice...I also put my address labels on the back of the envies..
and put on the addresses as I put the cards in the envies....saves spending hours at the end writing all the envies

nanner
02-13-2009, 09:37 PM
Tuscany's Mother Nature: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/1_tuscany_s_mother_nature.jpg

The Truth Behind the 976 Numbers (traded): http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/1_Real_976.jpg

This one has moving bits behind cellophane, Fierce Silhouette: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/1_fierce_silhouette.jpg

adoonaisoul
02-13-2009, 09:42 PM
senryu and dragon fairyDragon Fairy TADEDSenryu traded

poeticpaper
02-13-2009, 09:50 PM
it's ON!!

TRADED CAT 1. Johnny, will you be my valentine? (valentine I took from my daughter's snack bag from valentine exchange at school and I made this to start off the CAT. SORRY, GIRLS, he's taken!

CAT 2. Stars in the Sky at Dusk

TRADED CAT 3. Rainbow Sunshine

TRADED CAT 4. Bee on Her Shoulder

TRADED CAT 5. Dove Mail

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 09:52 PM
cool cards everyone..:D

Sunny
02-13-2009, 09:54 PM
Excellent cards - wish I could get started tonight, but the bf is coming over!

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 09:56 PM
Excellent cards - wish I could get started tonight, but the bf is coming over!

lol..tell him you've got a hot date with some crazy collagers..:D..

Sunny
02-13-2009, 09:57 PM
lol..tell him you've got a hot date with some crazy collagers..:D..

Have you actually ever tried that? Doesn't go over as well as you might imagine....:huh:

VintageGlimmers
02-13-2009, 10:05 PM
Alright! The kids are fed, shlepped back and forth from the movies and hubby is out on a play date with his old high school friends. I am going to be a collaging fool tonight! Here's my first few:

1. Dissed Shareholders - Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1643/small/1_Dissed-Shareholders.jpg

2. Crunk Pictures - Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1643/small/1_Crunk-Pictures.jpg

3. Step Off - Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1643/small/1_Step-Off.jpg

4. Wack Policy - Trade Pending
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1643/small/1_Wack-Policy.jpg

5. Daddy's Got to Bounce - Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1643/small/1_Daddy_s-Got-To-Bounce.jpg

poeticpaper
02-13-2009, 10:05 PM
oh, geez, I better get off the comp and start collaging again!

poeticpaper
02-13-2009, 10:06 PM
Vintage, that Shareholders card is hilarious!!

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 10:16 PM
Have you actually ever tried that? Doesn't go over as well as you might imagine....:huh:

lol..I know..but it sounds good in theory..:D

nanner
02-13-2009, 10:25 PM
Great cards, peeps!

LisaLisa...you SLAY me. Now check your PM.

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 10:44 PM
woo hoo...this is fun..so far I have traded 6 cards..:D:D

Linda4atc
02-13-2009, 10:47 PM
Great cards everyone! Seen a few I'd like to have! Vintage Glimmers your cards are beautiful, but I must be to old or square because I don't understand the wording ... <confused blush>

I have my first 5 cards drying ... Need to log out for about an hour, Be back as soon as I can.

cairnlae
02-13-2009, 10:50 PM
I have one so far...Ive been too busy clipping images and watching season 2 of Heroes(playing catch up)..to really get in the groove yet....

grammyquilter2
02-13-2009, 10:55 PM
Oh, poeticpapers, how could you torture me showing the pirate and then saying he is not available??? Oh my, I see so many cards I would love to have and this is only the first day...yeah, I don't have to work tomorrow.....

jaw
02-13-2009, 10:56 PM
I'm hoooooooome!!! I've read through all the posts so far and I'M OFF TO THE STUDIO!!! Glue stick at the ready!!!! Hope the hubby doesn't want dinner tonight ... he'll have to order in and share with me cuz I'm not cookin'! (I never do anyway - he really is a better wife than me!) Off to play ... I'll be back!!! now where did I put that bottle of Guinness? ...

morning star
02-13-2009, 10:58 PM
Okay, I've finished some.
The butterflies have some irridescence that doesn't show on the scan
and the moonstruck one isn't as shiny as it looks.
three butterflies is traded

VintageGlimmers
02-13-2009, 11:04 PM
i'm watching seasons 1 and 2 of Heroes and clipping art for this weekend..LOL...

I'm watching Season 2 of Dexter while I'm collaging - it's rather disturbing that I love this show so much.

Great cards everyone! Seen a few I'd like to have! Vintage Glimmers your cards are beautiful, but I must be to old or square because I don't understand the wording ... <confused blush>


Linda - that's what cracks me up the most about them. I'm way too old and square to talk this way. And I have this set of flashcards that gives the definitions of all these words - LOL. Pairing them with these completely "square" images makes me laugh. So who wants to school Linda on what they mean? LOL

nanner
02-13-2009, 11:07 PM
m.star...I'm digging whatever's going on with that bird on the far right.

adoonaisoul
02-13-2009, 11:21 PM
All These THREE are TRADEDyay here are my next one, this is my first cat and im having fun, somebody trade with me :P

poeticpaper
02-13-2009, 11:23 PM
OK, Linda, here's your lesson: (the simple version)

crunk=crazy
tap=have sex
cold dissed=showed them who's boss
step off=back up
wack=ridiculous

ok, class, back to collaging!

nanner
02-13-2009, 11:29 PM
Loving that freak monkey, michelle! Poetic, that is hilarious.

It's Friday the 13th...and this is what happens.

Eyeing the Punch: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/1_eyeing_the_punch.jpg

Marge's Hair-Do(n't): http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/1_marge_hairdont.jpg

Fast Machine (any Angus-n-Malcolm fans in da house?): http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/1_fast_machine.jpg

VintageGlimmers
02-13-2009, 11:33 PM
Oh, poeticpapers, how could you torture me showing the pirate and then saying he is not available??? Oh my, I see so many cards I would love to have and this is only the first day...yeah, I don't have to work tomorrow.....

I feel your pain grammyquilter!! That card is awesome and I drooled over it. :v_spin:

Joni Owens
02-13-2009, 11:37 PM
GEEEEZ! It's 10:36 and I'm just getting started!!!!! Somebody send Publisher's Clearing House to my door so I can pay a taxi to haul my boyfriend around this weekend - his truck is in the shop and thinks I have taxi tattooed on my ......well....u know.

adoonaisoul
02-13-2009, 11:38 PM
my computer wont let me copy in the proerties area so they have to be small i guess, sorry

poeticpaper
02-13-2009, 11:50 PM
two more for ya'll

TRADED CAT 6. blue dragonfly

TRADED CAT 7. purple leezards

Chardonnay1965
02-13-2009, 11:51 PM
Oh, poeticpapers, how could you torture me showing the pirate and then saying he is not available??? Oh my, I see so many cards I would love to have and this is only the first day...yeah, I don't have to work tomorrow.....

yes he will be very happy to move to Aus..:D....

poeticpaper
02-14-2009, 12:10 AM
okay, last one of the night, I think.

I need to reserve my strength for the long day tomorrow!

TRADED CAT 8. Mermadia

poeticpaper
02-14-2009, 12:18 AM
love me some haiku, Cat!

I'll be eye-ing your cards tomorrow!

ok, I'm seriously leaving now...

kysunflower
02-14-2009, 12:20 AM
she dreamed of a different place
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1414.JPG

deciever
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1415.JPG

TRADED silence
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1416.JPG

kysunflower
02-14-2009, 12:23 AM
the ticking clock
#1
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1417.JPG

#2
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1419.JPG

#3
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1422.JPG

#4
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1423.JPG

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 12:34 AM
fabulous cards all..:D

HHC
02-14-2009, 12:34 AM
Okay... I made valentines all day for an art group party tomorrow... and used the left overs for my first cards. And I found this irish lass...
Queen of Hearts1 (TRADED); Queen of Hearts2 (TRADED); To My Valentine1(TRADED); To My Valentine2 (TRADED); Shamrock Lass (TRADED)

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 12:37 AM
wonderful cards Helen..my fav is Shamrock Lass..:D

kysunflower
02-14-2009, 12:38 AM
nice cards Helen

OriginalYouth
02-14-2009, 12:40 AM
Hey, the AFA one year anniversary is next week, if you guys want to collage some cards for that, lol! :D Cakes, anniversaries, birthdays, woohoo!

Linda4atc
02-14-2009, 12:42 AM
Thank you for teaching me the slang the only one I knew for sure was back up! :twitcy:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_001.jpg #1 Vintage Doll
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_002.jpg #2 She Who Must Be Obeyed (traded to HHC)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_003.jpg#3 Stormy Friends (note it has been very stormy here all day but I have you all as my friends) traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_004.jpg#4 He Is Late Again! traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/small/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_005.jpg#5 Gears of Time (traded to Kysunflower)

OriginalYouth
02-14-2009, 12:45 AM
Dangit, you guys are having too much fun! I'm too tired from flu-ridden kids in my bed all day to get all my schtuff out. Maybe tomorrow.

katilady
02-14-2009, 12:46 AM
Here's one from me. Drawing has my attention tonight. I'll try to bust out more!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_C_Lamb.jpg

VintageGlimmers
02-14-2009, 12:52 AM
I'm calling it a night tonight - it's nearly midnight. I finished up two more but they need to dry before I can scan them. Night all - I'll be dreaming of all the wonderful cards I've seen tonight and will see the rest of the weekend. :)

adoonaisoul
02-14-2009, 01:09 AM
Gotta get the glitters out!!!! holagraphic paper, sequins, glitter, sparkly brads, glitter stick ons, etc, hope you like them :)TINK IS TRADED

nanner
02-14-2009, 01:13 AM
Goodnight, Lovelies! Will regroup tomorrow for some V-Day cards...nighty-night.

cairnlae
02-14-2009, 01:13 AM
here a couple more from my camp...I'm sure I'll get more motivated and more done tomorrow...

Edit: Both of these are traded.

adoonaisoul
02-14-2009, 01:34 AM
http://http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=20884&d=1234588095

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 01:35 AM
3 more cards..:D

#015 http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/18975/2690854410040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2690854410040999427LcfLuU)

#016 http://inlinethumb36.webshots.com/42851/2733569140040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2733569140040999427uFDLCG) TRADED

#017 http://inlinethumb52.webshots.com/44851/2434659130040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2434659130040999427gcFQmL) TRADED

just pm me if ya wanna trade..:D

Dadreemer
02-14-2009, 01:36 AM
Oh my, ya'll are just too good. Totally diggin' the cards being made here. I've been at it since 5 and only have pieces of cards done. I'm so OCD! DAMMIT!

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 01:46 AM
Oh my, ya'll are just too good. Totally diggin' the cards being made here. I've been at it since 5 and only have pieces of cards done. I'm so OCD! DAMMIT!

well come on girl..get a shift on we wanna see your pretties..:D:D

cairnlae
02-14-2009, 01:56 AM
man...char..you always trade away those pandas before i get a chance at em!:wub:

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 01:57 AM
Ok--here is a start for me....

1. Being happy is better than being king!--traded
2. Happy Days--traded
3. Nurture--traded
4. Nice
5. My girl

morning star
02-14-2009, 01:59 AM
these all have seekingforart's crayon background technique.
chickadee is pending

katilady
02-14-2009, 02:02 AM
Morning Star I LOVE 'Woot'!

OK, last one from me then bedtime:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_C_Developer.jpg

kysunflower
02-14-2009, 02:04 AM
kati I love it!

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 02:06 AM
man...char..you always trade away those pandas before i get a chance at em!:wub:

don't worry there are more pandas comming..:D...

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 02:08 AM
Wow--That is great, Kati! Love it!

morning star
02-14-2009, 02:13 AM
last three for tonight. I am soooo wound up. Hope I can sleep.

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 02:19 AM
Those are great Morning star...esp the Wildlife one! LOL! Love the humor (as someone with 5 kids!)

adoonaisoul
02-14-2009, 02:22 AM
collage with magazine, stickers, brads n buttons

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 02:58 AM
Am I the only one getting double posts of all PM's? The site is running really slowly, at least for me...so, I wonder if there is a bit of a glitch?

HHC
02-14-2009, 03:05 AM
The site is a bit slow right now...

Here are my last three for tonight... I can't keep my eyes open and need to get to sleep. I have another turtle in the works, and a few birds too, and may have to make a couple more of those shamrock lasses... LOL. More coming in the morning...

Brown Birds (traded); Blue bird (traded); Painted Turtle (pending)

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 03:08 AM
Wow! I wish all these cards came with tutorials! LOL. I look at these cards and see so much depth...but can't seem to get the same dimension with mine, and I don't know why! I rubber stamp, emboss, distress ink...stuff like that...but they look flat to me....oh well, I will keep trying! Maybe the technique will happen in spite of me!

adoonaisoul
02-14-2009, 03:24 AM
here are some more cards :Pglenda valentine traded,mermaid dream traded

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 03:48 AM
not slow for me..

jaw
02-14-2009, 04:00 AM
I've been struggling to get some done. A few are drying and I have lots of bits of things done. Then I pull up the site and get myself all intimidated ... Okay ... time for some sleep ... I think I have such a mess at my art table that I need to organize it and then I'll be able to think!! It has been overwhelming me all night ... (I mean, good gawd! I made some backgrounds and they are on my table and ... I can't find them! What's up with that?!) ... Tomorrow I will scan and show what I do have (after work) and then ... MY MUSE WILL BE WORKING!!!! (good god ... you don't think my Muse got laid off do you?!)

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 04:05 AM
lol..your muse just needs a cat nap..:D

Linda4atc
02-14-2009, 04:22 AM
Ohh my those Birds are beautiful HHC!!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_006.jpg #6 Joy (poor scan) (traded to Char)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_007.jpg #7 Brown Eggs (traded to mrubyjean)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_008.jpg #8 Art Teacher ( I'm sorry, I want to keep this one) (not available)

Going to go to bed now ... I have numbers 9 & 10 drying. I tried to wait so I could get them out tonight but they are still to wet to scan.

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 04:29 AM
I have a few drying, too...but it is 12:30AM here now...and hubby wants to do something tomorrow for Valentines day, so I better get to sleep. Then, I can play some in the morning, before we go out.

Some beautiful cards going on here! So glad to be a part of the fun! Hope to make some great trades over the next couple days!

Night all--see ya all on the flip side!

Terrorgirl
02-14-2009, 05:16 AM
ok it 9.30 am UK time i am busy for most of today and nothing to do with valentines (got to build a new dog run) but will be on for a whils after and then can do tomorrow and monday. I hope that is ok to be in and out. People seem to be having so much fun !!!

kylieluvsart
02-14-2009, 05:34 AM
hi everyone I have made a few will scan tomorrow...... not doing much tomorrow will do heaps tomorrow.

Bright-Spark
02-14-2009, 06:46 AM
Managed some more!

The last is probably as close as I get to the romance theme. Too old for romance! Only lust counts these days!!:yes:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1030/large/1_Guilty_Pleasure.jpg CAT#4 Guilty Pleasure

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1030/large/1_Emporium.jpg CAT#5 Emporium

http://http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1030/large/1_Little_Angels.jpg CAT#6 Little Angels

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1030/large/1_Let_my_lips.jpg CAT#7 Let my Lips

T*Time
02-14-2009, 08:46 AM
Great stuff everyone!!! ;)

grammyquilter2
02-14-2009, 09:25 AM
Happy Valentine's Day....especially after such an awful 13th..."I'm not superstitious, but..so many things unordinary happened yesterday....today can only be better"....bring on the eye candy, I'm hungry for.....oops, maybe just breakfast...

I am stopping at 10 layers on her, waiting for your pm.

kysunflower
02-14-2009, 10:15 AM
TRADED kept woman
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1428.JPG

and you think I care,, why?
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1429.JPG

apple?
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1430.JPG

PENDING Don't mess with me
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1431.JPG

kysunflower
02-14-2009, 10:19 AM
Queen B!tch
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1427.JPG

cake
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1432.JPG


The Warning
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/220/large/1_SANY1433.JPG

grammyquilter2
02-14-2009, 10:25 AM
Oh, Don't Mess With Me.....It just needs to be mine....will pm you, hoping, hoping,....

poeticpaper
02-14-2009, 10:25 AM
Happy Valentine's Day....especially after such an awful 13th..."I'm not superstitious, but..so many things unordinary happened yesterday....today can only be better"....

Tell me about it! My hubby got rear-ended by a Corvette yesterday morning...

:(

It sucks. Noone was hurt, 'cept the cars.

He loved his car, but it may be totaled (please pray for this, 'cause we have GAP insurance and we'd be free and clear)

Fri. the 13th is truly cursed.

HHC
02-14-2009, 11:04 AM
Wow, Friday the 13th was lucky for me, good things happened all day. Hmmmm...

Great cards everyone! I need to get a cup of tea and will get started again in a bit. :)

cairnlae
02-14-2009, 11:21 AM
Cairn is in da houssseeee.....just let me get my cup of coffee....:err:

jaw
02-14-2009, 11:31 AM
Okay ... I'm up ... but I have to go to work! So .... I'll try to scan in a couple and then ... off to work ... and then ...I'LL BE ON VACATION!!! But first ... caffeine ... where's my coffee ... Heck, I'd even take some of HHC's tea!

jaw
02-14-2009, 11:44 AM
Well, something isn't working with my scanner :arghh:... so off to work I go .. Suppose it's the universe's way of saying, "quit screwing around and go to work!"?

cairnlae
02-14-2009, 11:45 AM
often it is just that!!!!:cute:

poeticpaper
02-14-2009, 11:47 AM
TRADED CAT 9. Kitty Cat

CAT 10. Flower in Her Hair

CAT 11. Feather

CAT 12. Happy B-Day ATCsforall! (metallic pink background is bright and shiny, not dark like in the san)

TRADED CAT 13. Kiss Me

jaw
02-14-2009, 11:53 AM
Okay ... sometimes I'm like a dog with a bone!!! Unplug the scanner, plug back in and ... Voila! Here's 1 thru 4 ...
Egg/Chick is taken

nanner
02-14-2009, 12:01 PM
Morning, Lovelies! Happy Valentines Day to all you sweeties.

Poetic...sorry to hear a Vette killed your car!

sniisk
02-14-2009, 12:17 PM
OK, I'm taking part in this now first time. If I do something wrong, please let me know asap.

My first cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/large/1_DSC01506.JPG TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01515.JPG TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01595.JPG TRADED

sniisk
02-14-2009, 12:21 PM
Question: Do I need to delete my ATCs from this thread when I have traded them?

Here are some more cards:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01617.JPG TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01619.JPG MOVED TO A NEW POST

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01713.JPG MOVED TO A NEW POST

HHC
02-14-2009, 12:22 PM
Awesome cards this morning... and last night... well... Awesome cards everyone!

Here's my first three of the morning... the background is colorful images clipped from a magazine, painted with gesso then wiped before quite dry, then colored with water soluble oil pastels...

Black bird1 (TRADED); Black bird2 (TRADED); Turtle (TRADED)

sniisk
02-14-2009, 12:35 PM
And the last cards from the morning (it's evening here now).

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01729.JPG TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01731.JPG TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01307.JPG TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01747.JPG MOVED TO A NEW POST

grammyquilter2
02-14-2009, 12:58 PM
Oh Sniisk, love your Chocolate and Credit Cards lady, that is great....you seem to be doing everything fine.....Matter of opinion, but I don't like people to delete traded cards in a hurry because my old computer won't get me into flickr/etc. There is a small "edit" button at lower right corner of your posting that you can go back and click and then it will open up and you can add the notation of traded, then click "save" button and everything is done nice and tidy....those admins did a great user friendly job on this site.....

morning star
02-14-2009, 01:04 PM
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

two in celebration Love birds and Be My Valentine.
(Be my valentine was a paint chip with be my valentine as one of the colors.)

sniisk
02-14-2009, 01:05 PM
Grammy, thanks for the advice. I didn't get the idea to edit my posts :). I should think more...
Now I'll continue my project and I'll upload more cards after some hours or tomorrow morning. This is so fun and I have whole weekend time to do this!

cairnlae
02-14-2009, 01:06 PM
morning star..love the Edward Gorey girl!!!

morning star
02-14-2009, 01:16 PM
morning star..love the Edward Gorey girl!!!
I love her too. I made a transparency from one of his calendar pages.

katilady
02-14-2009, 01:34 PM
It's all rainy and cold here, bah! I am up, but have to go out for a bit--the scrap store is having a huge blow out sale, woot! I after I have spent too much money I will be back to play!

nanner
02-14-2009, 01:35 PM
Robot Love (traded): http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/1_robot_love.jpg Pinocchio's Crush (traded): http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/small/1_pinocchio.jpg

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 01:37 PM
Well--it is morning here now...so, will have to get my creativity flowing! Some beautiful cards I am a'seein"!

Creativity is in da' house!

HHC
02-14-2009, 01:39 PM
Alright kiddies, I must leave for a few hours so make sure you share your crayons and are nice to the new kids on the block. :D

Love all the cards being posted, BTW!

Linda4atc
02-14-2009, 01:43 PM
Wow I hope I haven't missed out on all those lovely's this morning!! I need to pm some of you ...

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/2_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_001.jpg #9 Children

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/2_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_002.jpg #10 Cherish (traded to sniisk)

morning star
02-14-2009, 01:47 PM
I'm usually all envious of you California girls this time of year but not today It's sunny and warm (for winter) here. Although I'm still having a little jealousy snit about that sale :) In a town of 4,000 population there aren't any good craft stores. A group of us did start a gallery though. WOOT! Okay I'm going back to work..no more rambling!

sniisk
02-14-2009, 01:58 PM
Katilady, sounds like you have a great plan! I didn't need to buy anything because my husband gave me a Valentine's Day present (I have never before got it). I got two ink pads, collage images and tape :).

CattyCat
02-14-2009, 02:00 PM
I'm doing a series of Japanese Haiku cards for this CAT.

Japanese Haiku 1 traded, Japanese Haiku 4 traded

OriginalYouth
02-14-2009, 02:05 PM
If anyone makes any AFA 1 year anniversary / birthday / party cards, PM me the link in the gallery, pretty please!

Bright-Spark
02-14-2009, 02:16 PM
Some more:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1030/large/1_So_to_Bed.jpg CAT#8 So to Bed

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1030/large/1_I_want_one_of_those.jpg CAT#9 I want one of those

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1030/large/1_Where_on_earth_am_I.jpg CAT# 10 Where on Earth am I

VintageGlimmers
02-14-2009, 02:41 PM
Wow - so many fantastic cards being made! I was busy cooking a pancake breakfast for 3 15 year-olds boys this morning. Just finished cleaning up the living room and kitchen and hope to make a few more cards today before heading out for a quiet dinner with hubby. Here's a couple I made using images from the old family slides from my childhood that I've been scanning and restoring. The little graduates are my brother and his friends from Kindergarten and the little girl is me - lol

1. Thoughts of the Keg - Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1643/medium/1_Thoughts-of-the-Keg.jpg

2. Shoes Too Tight! - Traded
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1643/medium/1_Shoes-Too-Tight_.jpg

cairnlae
02-14-2009, 02:49 PM
LOL..kindergarten keggers..who could forget?!:wacko:

hayward_cs
02-14-2009, 02:50 PM
Here is my contribution thus far...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/Hayward_CS/atccompleted183.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/Hayward_CS/atccompleted180.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/Hayward_CS/atccompleted185.jpg ~ TRADED :)

Not very many to start with, but they are there (and they are drying LOL) They are also brighter and they have some glitter that didn't show up in the pictures.

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 02:55 PM
Oh gosh! LOVE that pinched shoe one! LOL! So makes me think of the time my little nephew (too little to talk much) cried when his shoes were put on, then wore them all day without hardly a whimper. When the shoes were taken off MANY hours later...his little pinky toe was bent all backward! It had been that way so long that it took hours for it to lay flat again! Poor little guy!

cairnlae
02-14-2009, 03:02 PM
oohhh..that makes my toes hurt to think about it!

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 03:06 PM
Here are a few I started last night/finished this morning.

1. Explore--traded
2. Mine--traded
3. Special--traded
4. Special Day--traded

katilady
02-14-2009, 03:06 PM
I am back and I must brag! For $20 I got:

pkg. mica sheets
5 somerset studio mags
5 jars of Pearl Ex powders
sheet of rub on words
2 pkgs. of library pockets (yes Nan, I will send you some)
pkg of 10 swirly foam stamps
3 Zig archival pens
3 Marvy Metallics pens
paper mache butterfly box to decorate
pkg of transfer images
12 scrapbook papers

W O O T ! !

sniisk
02-14-2009, 03:18 PM
Two more cards!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01277.JPG TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01741.JPG TRADED

morning star
02-14-2009, 03:27 PM
Two more
These are transparencies over watercolor and embelished.
Katilady I have my ears plugged and chanting! NAH,nah,nah
Really, I'm happy for you! SCORE! I love those finds. Nothing gives me a rush like getting a DEAL. Well, maybe ATCs

OriginalYouth
02-14-2009, 03:33 PM
LOVE That Paris Card, Hayward CS!

I tried to go collage, but I'm too sick and fuzzy to do well, it pretty much sucked. :(

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 03:44 PM
If anyone makes any AFA 1 year anniversary / birthday / party cards, PM me the link in the gallery, pretty please!

Maybe tomorrow, someone will make you a "7-layer" cake! LOL!

(cause tomorrow is the 7 layer collage day--thought I better clarify that play on words in case someone didn't know what I was talking about)

coffeelatte
02-14-2009, 03:52 PM
Finally here, slept like a baby last night on our new mattress. I've go four cards done for the CAT and several for other swaps...plus put together a great envelope of clippings this morning that is a little late going out to someone...

Camera didn't like taking these - a bit blurry, I think. The clips for "Fear of Cats" came mainly from Dadreemer, I believe.

coffeelatte
02-14-2009, 03:53 PM
Morningstar - is your Pink card still available? Sending you a pm now...

mrubyjean
02-14-2009, 04:02 PM
Wow ~ Fabulous work by everyone so far!!
I'm slow this weekend...but I managed to start a few cards last night and finish them off this morning before coming to work. (First card still available; others traded)

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_scan0005.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_scan0004.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_scan0003.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_scan0002.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/512/medium/1_scan0001.jpg

sniisk
02-14-2009, 04:17 PM
OK, three more cards today. Here they are.

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01469.JPG TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01752.JPG TRADED

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_DSC01749.JPG TRADED

Now I need to go to sleep before it's midnight here...

coffeelatte
02-14-2009, 04:19 PM
Mrubyjean - just sent you a pm...

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 04:20 PM
Hey--I got this great image that REALLY wants me to use her.....but I need the perfect phrase...any ideas?

kristinized
02-14-2009, 04:21 PM
I'm loving everyone's cards!

cairnlae
02-14-2009, 04:22 PM
here are two more from me....

Linda4atc
02-14-2009, 04:28 PM
LOL she is adorable but words are the hardest part for me. I often use my little clear stamps for words. They were one of the best buys I made!

speaking of Buys!!! Kati you made me wish I was in Eureka today! At first I was thinking that it was a good thing I wasn't... but I know I could have spent a $20 for a haul like that. Grats hun ...

adoonaisoul
02-14-2009, 04:40 PM
here are a few more , love michelle
yoga fairy traded
Forrst fairy traded
opera fairy traded too!

katilady
02-14-2009, 04:55 PM
speaking of Buys!!! Kati you made me wish I was in Eureka today! At first I was thinking that it was a good thing I wasn't... but I know I could have spent a $20 for a haul like that. Grats hun ...

It was a bummer you weren't there! It was packed in the store, had to elbow my way through!

nanner
02-14-2009, 04:57 PM
A couple Valentines for your Ex:
(Granny is Traded)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_ex_lose_number.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_ex_stuff_it.jpg

morning star
02-14-2009, 04:59 PM
This card has a painted background, the squares are color/waxed paper, outlined in crayon, pucnhed butterfly and cutout image of woman. So how may layers would that amount to? I'm trying to figure this out for tomorrow.

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 05:00 PM
good morning all..I'm Baaaccckk...
I have a couple of cards I made last night to upload....including ..you guessed it..some more Pandas.. so as soon as I am properly awake I will upload..:D:D

nanner
02-14-2009, 05:03 PM
Some kitschy retro Valentines: (knocked socks traded)
http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_hung_the_moon.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_knock_my_socks.jpg http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/1144/medium/1_deer_valentine.jpg

katilady
02-14-2009, 05:09 PM
I LOVE 'you hung the moon' Nanner!

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 05:24 PM
Here is one--just can't quite get into the hearts and flowers, yet! LOL

Poison Valentine--traded

hayward_cs
02-14-2009, 05:29 PM
Here are a few more from me. I am starting on the lovey-dovey ones as soon as the backgrounds dry (impatiently waiting LOL)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/Hayward_CS/atccompleted188.jpg ~ Traded :cute:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/Hayward_CS/atccompleted190.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/Hayward_CS/atccompleted192.jpg (This one looks like it *needs* something more to me...hmmm...perhaps it is not yet finished LOL)

grammyquilter2
02-14-2009, 05:52 PM
Oh yeh, I like a lot of them, even ones not in my usual taste range, ....
but I do have to say I really like mrubyjean's Chat Noir cat and the Gold Threads cards and duly note they are already taken....:no:

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 05:59 PM
ok..4 more cards from me for you all to enjoy....:D,,including 2 more Panda cards..

#018 http://inlinethumb16.webshots.com/43535/2087111750040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2087111750040999427nEsola) TRADED


#020 http://inlinethumb37.webshots.com/43812/2876432400040999427S200x200Q85.jpg (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2876432400040999427nEBVqg) TRADED

cairnlae
02-14-2009, 06:05 PM
you know it Char..I hope you are referring to me and panda #21!!

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 06:10 PM
you know it Char..I hope you are referring to me and panda #21!!

umm..actually someone pm'd me....but I'd be happy to make you a similar card if she picks that one...

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 06:18 PM
just out of idly curiosity..how many people are interested in one of my Panda's with a melted crayon background?????

I have plenty of images..just might need to do more melted crayon backgrounds

Sunny
02-14-2009, 06:30 PM
Ack! I feel so behind! Ok, here are my first two - hopefully I can get them on here correctly....http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/index.php?n=60827

Sunny
02-14-2009, 06:33 PM
Ok, let me try again. I think you mean right click to get properties....

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2803/large/1_sisters.jpg

Sunny
02-14-2009, 06:34 PM
Woo hoo! Next one:http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2803/large/1_Mmmmm---Mouse.jpg

Linda4atc
02-14-2009, 06:35 PM
Ok here is 4 more, I feel like everything is taking me a lot longer than normal to get done.

#11 Be Mine (trade pending)
#12 Toothbrush
#13 Proper Love
#14 In Love


http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_011.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_012.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_013.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/large/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_014.jpg

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 07:23 PM
I got 2 more pandas drying....:D

Sunny
02-14-2009, 07:49 PM
Here's two more:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2803/large/1_Moondancing.jpg Traded

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2803/large/1_fashion_silence.jpg

katilady
02-14-2009, 07:51 PM
OK, one more from me and another drying:

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_C_BatTalk.jpg

dmnh
02-14-2009, 07:56 PM
I forgot all about this CAT! Darn it! I could have been creating up a storm yesterday instead of sitting here playing mindless games of solitare! I have two drying right now and will be back later to make some more. Right now though...I'm off to my sister's house to make jello shots for the NASCAR party tomorrow. Looks like art-time is being eaten away this weekend!
You all making some wonderful cards! Soon as I get a few more done I'll be pming to ask for a trade or two!
Happy collaging!

Tamrantula
02-14-2009, 08:08 PM
Well everyone....I am off for a Olive Garden dinner, and out to see Inkheart! Should be a fun evening!
Will be spending more time tomorrow making cards...got a few drying now.

Hope not all the cards get traded away while I am out having fun! LOL

Have a great evening!

Sunny
02-14-2009, 08:16 PM
This is on some fabric I dyed a few years ago. Also, it's much shinier in reality. http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2803/large/1_Radha_and_Krishna.jpg Traded

adoonaisoul
02-14-2009, 08:24 PM
here are some more :P
GOLD VALENTINE TRADED
Castle fairy traded
dragon traded
flute fairy traded

adoonaisoul
02-14-2009, 08:25 PM
and anotherTRADED

adoonaisoul
02-14-2009, 08:35 PM
where did everybody go :( am i the only one here who doesnt have a date for valentines day :P people come play art with me

adoonaisoul
02-14-2009, 08:38 PM
TRADEDhttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/2739/large/1_dragon_p.jpg

dmnh
02-14-2009, 08:39 PM
Here's the two that were drying...

excuse me
important notice-TRADED

I'm headed back to my sister's house. I spilled coffee all over the front of me cause of that danged dog of mine! Had to come home for a clean shirt and figured I'd get these two scanned. If anyone wants one of em, shoot me off a pm. I'll answer as soon as I get home.

JoyFlower
02-14-2009, 08:39 PM
Here are my first three - hope to add more in awhile. Right now I am going to go read everything I've missed so far. :)

20994 trio of happiness TRADED
20996 family TRADED
20998 love is everything TRADED

cairnlae
02-14-2009, 08:40 PM
we're here..we are colagin....

Tamrantula...you are gonna LOVE Inkheart...it rocks!!!!

Tellulah
02-14-2009, 08:44 PM
Hello collage-a-thoners! I've been watching this thread jealously since I discovered it yesterday. I'm planning on joining in on the fun Sun and Mon...can't wait! If all goes as planned, I'll be back here with cards. :cute:

Tellulah

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 08:47 PM
I have 5 panda cards in various stages of doneness..(is that a word??lol)

Sunny
02-14-2009, 09:02 PM
Must.... eat.... food.... (as opposed to the glue and ink I've been gnawing at for the last few hours....)

katilady
02-14-2009, 09:16 PM
Here's the one I had drying, it says 'anima and animus'. Got cut off!

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/974/large/1_C_AnimaAnimus.jpg

HHC
02-14-2009, 09:39 PM
Hey everyone, I'm back. Looks like you've been busy kiddies and made fun art. Lots of great eye candy.

I need to get a glass of wine and spend a bit of time with my hubby, then will sneak away to make a few more ATCs. :D

poeticpaper
02-14-2009, 09:51 PM
geez, I am worn out today! Don't know if I'll make any more atcs tonight. I think I'll be a couch potato and cuddle with hubby in front of a movie as soon as the girl goes down...

Maybe I'll have more energy tomorrow...

Thanks for all of the trades today! I do hope I'll make more so I can trade more!

Yay for TRADING!

adoonaisoul
02-14-2009, 10:09 PM
the irish one is soooooo sparkly you just cant tell how cool it is i swear its awesome!!!
Bliss is tradedRomance is traded
im irish traded too

jaw
02-14-2009, 10:10 PM
Okay ... I'm home! and ....ON VACATION!!! YA-HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! (It'll really sink in when we get to Arizona Monday) For now ... my handsome husband is still at work and I am ready to play with my artsy-fartsy stuff!!! Holy Glue Stick Batman! It's time to play! To the studio Robin:mask:!!!

Linda4atc
02-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Woweee! My darling just got home. He got me a new Print Master Platinum since my other would not load so I could use it. Also while he was at it he got me the PrintShop Deluxe version 23, Art Explosion 300,000 Image Collection, TWO color cartridges for my printer and some Godiva Chocolates! I think maybe I need to spend some time with him tonight instead of collading all night. What do you think?

http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_015.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_016.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_017.jpghttp://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/259/medium/1_Feb_09_collage-a-thon_018.jpg

#15 Blood Lust (traded)
#16 Meow
#17 True Love
#18 Different Goals (traded)

grammyquilter2
02-14-2009, 10:18 PM
Joy Flower, Love is Everything is fantastic....
Adoonaisoul, I notice you have lots of sparkly colorful backgrounds, what do you use?
Your cards are very striking to me.
Oh man, today would be the day Hubby decided to end a two week argument and occupy my art time (I mean, share the day with me!)
And Char, how do you do melted crayon backgrounds that stuff sticks to the card with the waxy surface, or do you use the carpenter glue on them?

Chardonnay1965
02-14-2009, 10:27 PM
have you read seekingforart's tutorial in the art trader mag???
It isexcellent..I seal mine with glue...or glossy accents..depends which is closer to hand..:D..I have even sealed some with UTEE (ultra thick embossing powder)