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    Post-Christmas/New Year Athon thread

    Your Hosts for this wonderful time of creation will be (in alphabetical order): donnacr and friends.


    Start time (in MY time zone) 12.01am (JUST after midnight) on Wednesday 27 December, 2017 and end time 11.59pm (midnight) in the latest time zone, or thereabouts. . .


    What we can do: ATCs, chunky pages, Inchies, Twinchies, charms, jewellery, art dolls, skinny pages, journal pages, tags, rolos, gothic arches, postcards - or whatever type of art your Muse calls you to create

    All mediums are welcome: collaging, sewing, painting, drawing, digital, photographs, beading. . .

    All styles are welcome: APCs, zentangles, stamps (postage and rubber), stickers. . .

    And of course we can trade.

    OPTIONAL CHALLENGES FOR THIS ATHON:
    Wednesday: Christmas &/OR making cards from leftover wrapping paper &/OR ONLY using
    Christmas
    colours (red/green/gold/white)

    Thursday: APCs &/OR ALTERNATEChristmas colours - ie NO red or green allowed &/OR after Christmas (Santa, elves, us. . .)

    Friday: try a different size - smaller (Inchies 1"x1", Twinchies 2"x2", Moos 1"x2.75"), bigger (Chunky 4"x4", postcards 4"x6"), longer (bookmarks 2"x6") &/OR monochromatic &/OR black and white with one other colour

    Saturday: try a different media - if you normally collage try drawing; if you normally draw try napkins and beeswax; try origami; try iris or teabag folding; try stitching or fabric; try zentangles; etc &/OR completing at least one ATC that has been sitting unfinished for far too long &/OR snow (snowflakes, people/animals/things in the snow, snowmen and women, etc)

    Sunday: all the good things in life &/OR with text &/OR stencils and/or punches

    Monday: New Year (resolutions, greetings, party, Father Time and baby New Year, etc) &/OR something old/something new (old favourites - techniques/colours/styles but used in a new way &/OR celebrate the Past (Vintage anything, favourite decades - I love flappers and Art Deco (20's and 30's), etc)

    Tuesday: stamps (postage and rubber) &/OR stickers &/OR washi tape

    Wednesday: things with wings &/OR tea & coffee (use them to draw with/colour your cards, teapots and cups, tea parties - think Mad Hatter, etc) &/OR shaped cards (start with a standard ATC then cut your shape, keeping as close to ATC size as possible - houses, Hearts, Diamonds, etc)

    Thursday: cards showing the Season you are in (Summer/Winter depending where you live) &/OR cards showing something different about how Christmas is/was celebrated at your location &/OR cards showing iconic places or things at your location (Australia and the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Opera House)

    Friday: animals (rubber stamps/ postage stamps; HD - realistic, whimsical, cartoon, zetti, etc; punched/die cut and any other &/OR the 12 days of Christmas &/OR a Christmas movie - eg It's a wonderful life, Miracle on 34th Street, The Grinch

    Saturday: reuse your Christmas cards (make ATCs, Inchies, Moos, etc) &/OR in memoriam (famous or family) &/OR travel (places you want to visit/ have been, modes of travel)

    Sunday: finish those cards that you started but didn't finish during this Athon

    This Athon is open to everyone and every kind of level and types of art.
    Last edited by Donnacr; 12-28-2017 at 08:47 AM. Reason: adding Saturday choices
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    What IS an A-THON?

    It’s a marathon when you can create art, done over the same time in each time zone. This thread is going to be our crafting room.

    HOW IT WORKS:
    Start creating art when it's time to start, then upload your lovely creations to your gallery and post to the thread. Trading and chatting are going on all the time.

    HOW TO ASK FOR A TRADE:
    When you find a piece of art you would like to trade, 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.
    1) Go to your gallery & right click on the picture you wish to post - this brings up a menu that includes “Copy Image Location”.
    2) Click on the “Copy Image Location”
    3) Go to your post and hit the "insert image" button (looks like a postcard)
    4) Paste the address (right click, click paste or Ctrl V) into the window that pops up and hit OK - that puts the code into your post for your picture to show up; (you paste the address from the properties box over the http thingy that shows when you open the "insert image" box)
    5) and then you're done.

    [IMG]http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/gallery/images/296/small/1_64.jpg [/IMG

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

    Remember that images from the gallery can be small, medium or large. Find the word, or letters s m l, in the address and change it to 'small' or 's'.


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

    From a flickr or photobucket account:
    http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/show....php?p=1148669


    NEW TO A-THONS?
    If you have any questions at all, feel free to pm me or any of the other Hosts 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.

    IMPORTANT:
    REMEMBER TO PUT YOUR USERNAME ON THE BACK OF YOUR CARDS.
    You can't get an iTrader if your trading partner doesn't know who you are.
    Last edited by Donnacr; 12-26-2017 at 03:24 AM.
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    Sorry for the delay in loading this thread but the site would not accept it for the past few days due to the server move. Apologies for the weird formatting in post #2 but I cut and pasted from last year's thread and the site won't allow me to change the Bolding that it added when I saved.

    It is here now and ready to start in a little over 15 hours.

    Any suggestions for themes for Saturday will be gratefully accepted.
    Last edited by Donnacr; 12-25-2017 at 07:11 PM.
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    i have to work, but what an excellent time to try a one of something different and not be locked into a swap quota.
    i have had odd ideas rolling around in my head.
    if i get time will work them into a project
    i hope you have a lot of participants
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    Donna, I hope I can make it some. I have some cute Christmas paper I want to do something with... and don't want to wait until next year.

    Also... I pm-ed you on the second post, trying to be helpful. Possibly not, but a girl can hope.

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    I am marking the site.
    I have a new address. PM me for it.

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    Ready to start in 6 hours now. . .
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    I'm on vacation and back at work on January 2nd. I'll have plenty of time to craft with my daughter.

    Donna, did you send invitation? Or can I do it now? I want to be sure we'll have all the players we can .

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    If you could send invitations that would be fantastic sniisk, Time is simply running away from me at the moment.

    Welcome to everyone who has bookmarked the thread - just over an hour to start time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnacr View Post
    If you could send invitations that would be fantastic sniisk, Time is simply running away from me at the moment.

    Welcome to everyone who has bookmarked the thread - just over an hour to start time.
    Donna, I'll send them. It's not going to take too many minutes .

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    Sniisk, thanks for the invite! We've been having an easy Christmas at our country cottage, just the kids and husband and me. Tomorrow we need to drive home and there'll be quite a lot of visits in the following days. So I can not yet tell if I will have card making time. I do have glue and scissors and some very simple supplies here with me, so maybe we could craft a little with the kids tonight.

    Nice to see you all! I hope everyone has been enjoying their Christmas/winter celebrations.
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    Hello! Having my morning coffee ... Did I see the dates right? Starting today and running for a whole week and a half? woo-hoo! That is an Art-a-thon! Thanks for the reminder. I'm sure I will find some time to play.

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    Yes, you read the dates right! This is the first time in 6 years that I will be in the same place for the full length of time - it is also to allow people to recover from Christmas and still play.
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    Is it really Wednesday in Australia already? I'm just starting Tuesday and time zones confuse me. I'll be watching this and hope I can make a few things. Sniisk told me about this ATARt---thanks.
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    It's now Wednesday in Australia. And I'm starting. But not in Australia, of course .

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    It is now after midnight in Australia so the Athon is live!! Here is my first card
    Attached Images Attached Images
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    Good start, Donna!

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    Very fun stuff. Thank you for posting this.

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    Thanks for the reminder. Hoping to play with some new stamps.
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