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!!!