Monday, June 9, 2008

Collage-A-Thon

As I mentioned in a previous post, I participated in part 1 of the 2 part collage-a-thon on http://atcsforall.com/ this weekend - I had a blast! The collaging and trading starts at 5:00 p.m. Friday in whatever time zone you're in and ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday. The trading can be fast and furious - it is all arranged by private message. You do need to be a member of the board, but that doesn't take but a minute to set up.
First of all, I took an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of glossy white paper that someone saved for me at work (my friends are learning to throw NOTHING away - unless they want me to ask them if they are perhaps smoking crack when they throw away a postcard that came in the mail or well anything - I recycle as much as I can!) and I did an alcohol ink background with the adirondack line from Ranger. This is so awesome!!!! Then I cut the paper into 2" x 3" rectangles and adhered them to my ATC blanks.

Cool, huh? I really enjoyed the process! Then I just made my ATCs - here they are, all traded except for one!




This really was so much fun and two people I traded with twice! Since this was my first time participating, I was amazed at how open people are to trading! There is another one next weekend, again, it starts Friday night at 5:00 pm and ends Sunday night at 11:59 p.m. in whatever time zone you reside. I am so going to be prepared this time, with plenty of backgrounds already made. I think the only rule in this CAT is that there should be some kind of collaged image on your ATC. I am so down with that - I love collage! By the way, the vintage images are all from vintage sewing patterns - aren't they a hoot?
I hope to see some of you there this weekend - trust you won't regret it, except the lack of sleep - Friday night I was up till 4:30 a.m. I was so excited and having so much fun. Since I'm not a good sleeper anyway, it was okay - I was up at 6:30 because I had a church meeting at 9:00 and well you know the rest regarding MW. Blush.
Peace out! Cheeka

8 comments:

Moonwillow said...

Wow sounds like you had a load of fun! and they turned out terrific! love them all of course but I am lovin the butterfly one and the retro girl the most! lol

Cheeka said...

you should join us this weekend! It's addictive!

Kim said...

Very very cool! I love the background technique alot!

momto6 said...

Very wonderful idea! I am trying to see if this might be something I can join next weekend. - Nicki

Cheeka said...

Nicki you should! Even if you only have a few hours to make cards, you'll have a blast! For someone like me who is new and shy about trading (me shy? shhhh don't tell my friends they will be busting my chops) it's a way to jump in with both feet! I only got nine done and traded 7 of them. Anything goes, too!

peggy gatto said...

loved meeting you! Your atcs are bright and fun to see! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Marilyn said...

These are really fun. I love the Ranger inks on glossy stock.

Michelle said...

These are very beautiful, great, vibrant colors!! Love them!!