Monday, April 18, 2011

steampunk atcs

these atcs were created by (clockwise from top left):
valerie, donna, uni, cathy, liz, and tarri
tonight i hosted a local atc group with about 6-8 women who meet once a month...and my theme was steampunk! click on the image once or twice to zoom in and see all the wonderful detail.

this group has been going for quite a few years now - it began in a local scrapbook store that closed a couple years ago, so now each member takes turns hosting in our homes. i went a few times a year or more ago, and i just started back up with them last month. i admire this group so much for staying together for so long!

each month we decide on a theme and we all make cards for everyone. we linger lovingly over the swapping part of the evening. we each take a turn handing out the atcs we made, and we share all the details...what inspired us, where we found our materials, what techniques we used.

then one of us shares a demo or we all make something - last month we did a really fun improvisational round robin, where we each started an atc background, then rotated the cards to each person to add a little something extra - a layer, a stamped image, some distressing, a border, an embellishment. each atc turned out completely different and unique.

tonight i did a demo on how to use alcohol inks to marbleize translucent vellum paper - perfect for atc or greeting card backgrounds.

a very enjoyable evening! next month our theme is mosaics...got my thinking cap on!

5 comments:

  1. love steampunk and the cards are fab!

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  2. You have made some great things together. Lovely ide to meet and scrap,too! Valerie

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  3. These are fantastic! I have never tried anaything 'steampunk'...in fact I need to research it.
    Thank you for sharing.

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