vintage travel ATCs

This is probably the last bit of artwork I will do before I move house a week from Monday (9/20/10) and I wanted to share what I've done. Some people might wonder if having a commitment like this, at this particular time caused me stress, but no. Truly - I was really happy to create these! It gave me a needed break from all this tedious packing. And when I was finished, I really started packing up my studio with a vengeance, just to get it done! These ATCs are for my dear friend Frieda's swap: Vintage Travel ATCs hosted on the ATCs for ALL site. I have partaken in quite a few of Frieda's swaps there and they are always fabulous. Frieda's Swap call:

Here we are in August and it's time to go on holiday. Travelling has been a firm favourite for centuries now and what could be better than to celebrate vintage travel in our ATCs. All techniques are welcome and mixed techniques are a special favourite of mine, so painting, collaging, fabric, stamping, stitching or whatever else you can think of, or in fact a combination of them. Keep in mind though that the cards have to look VINTAGE!

I made 5 ATCs: one for Frieda, one for Steven, and 3 for the swap! They are all based on photographs from Steven's family because I wanted them to have more meaning for me while making them. I used an old map as a background for the photos and blended 2 colors of paint together per Mary Green's instructions in Lesson 6 of Collage Coterie Online Workshop.
What do you think? Click for super-size ATCs!

The Wolfe Island Ferry, Ontario, Canada -Steven's family still owns property there.
Steven's grandmother and mom
Friends of the Deming family flew in to visit!
Steven's Father seated next to his mother on the right.
They were traveling in MAINE, and those are all names
of towns there. Steven chose this one to keep. ; ^ )
 He says he will use it as a bookmark! 
Steven has labelled this photo "Three days to Canada".
Pictured is his grandmother and one of his Aunts travelling from
Hartford CT, to Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada where is grandmother was born.
I had fun making these ATCs and I am so happy to say my studio is really shaping up - or I should say, getting boxed up! I will be mailing them off to you tomorrow, Frieda!!!