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    VAL-A-TART 2012

    VAL-A-TART 2012

    Hosted by HHC and tag-along grammyquilter2... and here's what's happening:

    Start time (in your time zone) 12:01 am on Friday morning, February 10, 2012
    and end time (in your time zone) 11:59 pm on Tuesday evening, February 14, 2012.

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


    OPTIONAL CHALLENGES/THEMES FOR THE VAL-A-TART:
    and No, you don't have to make Valentines only, this is an ALL TYPES of ART.
    Friday – Red! anything, just something with red
    Saturday – Birds, Bees and things with wings
    Sunday – Valentines (had to get them in somewhere), or Pink!
    Monday - use Lots of Layers (like painting, stamping, embossing, fibers, collaging, embellish, etc)
    Tuesday - Paint Chips and Postage Stamps


    Remember this VAL-A-TART is open to EVERYONE.
    Themes are ENTIRELY optional. Create whatever is speaking to you today.

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


    Here's the "fine print"

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

    HOW IT WORKS: At 12:01 am on Friday, Feb 10th (your time zone) start creating art, then upload your lovely creations to your gallery and post to the thread. Continue throughout the weekend and on till Valentine's Day! Trading and chatting ensues. At 6:00 pm on Tuesday, Feb 14th (your time zone) you’re done creating art… however you may continue to chat and trade as long as you like. (6:00 pm is to give time for that romantic evening on your
    social schedule).


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

    Who’s ready to party?
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    Last edited by grammyquilter2; 02-11-2012 at 07:13 PM.
    Thanks HHC for co-hosting VALENTINE-A-TART 2012

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    Yours truly is Home Alone () this weekend...I feel a val-a-tart coming on!
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    woohoo! hoping to play as much as i can.

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    WELCOME!

    My first co-hosting of anything, so please let me know anything needs corrected
    or improved. All ideas and suggestions are welcome.
    So get ready, get set, .... aaawwwhh, it's only get on your mark today!
    Gotta wait till tomorrow...
    Thanks HHC for co-hosting VALENTINE-A-TART 2012

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    Ahhh was wondering when the official thread would start! Now I'm ready and roaring to get started. My table looks like a collection of small boxes as I've sorted through some of my ATC stash and gotten some fun things put together!!

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    I'll be here tomorrow evening.
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    Hee hee, I can start tonight at midnight! Yahooooooooooooo! Let's hope I won't be too tired! Have a live trading session this evening!

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    IŽll be here, too
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    Great. I hope to be playing in this.

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    still havent made my scanner cooperate... so apologizing in advance for the poor quality pics - and will remember to include link to my flickr with the higher pixel pics

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    I am ready to partyyyyyyyyyyy.
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    I am sure I am going to have some time to play - have done some backgrounds, cut out some chunkies and printed some collaged bits. Just cutting them out tonight ready for tomorrow. Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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    Oh, goody. I'm ready for a great weekend.

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    Thought I would move this over here in case somebody was interested:

    from ArtDuJunque:
    I made a handmade book out of bookmarks that were being thrown out.
    here are the piccies:
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gall...x.php?n=280652

    HHC mentioned a list to send invitations; but if anyone has someone you think
    would be interested this week, please be sure to let them know.
    Thanks HHC for co-hosting VALENTINE-A-TART 2012

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    3 of Spades - The Red Cat

    Card 1: 3 of Spades. traded
    APC w text background, collage book, stamped cat.
    Last edited by miloccpep; 02-13-2012 at 08:45 AM.

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    Yay! our first posting of art! Looks like the race is off to a great start.
    Thanks HHC for co-hosting VALENTINE-A-TART 2012

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    Made some backgrounds. All ready to get started!
    I used to have a handle on life, but it broke off.

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    Miloccpep - we can always count on you to get us off to a great start!

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    Great Miloccpep. I still have about 9 hours. Of course, I hope to be asleep when the time comes.

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    I'm still trying to figure how in the world there was a book titled "The Red Cat"!
    lol, I may be jumpting ahead a bit, but I am thinking maybe I need to co-host
    another a-thon called the Rent-A-Muse-For-A-Day-a-thon. Maybe one atc for
    one muse for one day?
    Still working on my "red" idea, hubby walked by a while ago and just shook his
    head so guess it is not "done" yet!
    Thanks HHC for co-hosting VALENTINE-A-TART 2012

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