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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Destination Unknown... By Land, Air or Sea – Steampunk Inspired Transportation Blog Hop


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Welcome to my stop on LeslieRahye's Steampunk inspired transportation Bloghop coinciding with National Transportation Month and Train Day! This bloghop is ALL about things that go... by land, by air or sea...with a steampunk twist of course!

Since I have been in ATC-la-la land for two weeks now for the current Anything But a Card Challenges - Challenge No. 18 - ATC's {artist trading cards}... I figured this would be the perfect medium for this theme. Though I am totally head over heals for Steampunk - it's such a wide spanning genre. For this special transportation themed hop, I thought I would skew a bit to the Victorian side and set my world traveller off on a train journey cross country... where she'll stop - only she knows! 



I created this ATC based around this vintage image of a Victorian girl boarding a train for a "destination unknown". I've been having fun dragging out my hoards of stamps to collage on my mini masterpieces. One of my favorites is this scrollwork question mark that I made the spot with a postal code stamp. I added two vintage postage stamps to the top corner and overstamped another postal code. I wanted to get the feel of a real vintage postcard. I didn't forget the bling - I edged the entire card with a gold Krylon pen. It was hard to not junk it up with gears - but there is a different story being told here :)


This is the backside of my ATC with my signature and info for swapping. I made this look like a vintage mini postcard using a few stamps and old paper distress ink and an epoxy stamp sticker for faux postage. The thing that's fun about making ATC's is that you can decorate the front and the back with the theme - or completely different! My apologies for blurring out my email addy and personal address to keep it away from the pesky spambots.

Please scroll down to click on the squares below to continue to all the fantastic artists on the hop...and enjoy the ride! Sb





14 comments:

  1. Wow Susan I love your vintage twist for your hop theme, and your ATC is just gorgeous. I particularly love your question mark/destination unknown sentiment and how you have your details on the back looking like a true postcard. Beautifully Done! xx

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  2. Fabulous ATC! I love that it's not "junked up" with gears....I think sometimes we lose sight of steampunk's non-gear-crusted side...great job!
    Thank you for being a part of my steampunk inspired transportation blog hop!!

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  3. I like your adventurous little gal and how your ATC really conveys the excitement mixed with a little bit of apprehension of her stepping into unknown territory. And I am now following you ( I am new on DT for Altered Pages and I am new subscriber to Mailbox Muse) www.thepaintedcrane.com
    x Gia

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  4. Your ATC is a side of steampunk we rarely get to see!

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  5. that is just adorable....I would by that from the store

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  6. Really lovely and romantic card - and though I don't consider gears "junking up" anything, I think this one is perfect as is! No gears needed! lol Nice work! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This came out beautiful! Amazing that it's all stamps. Looks digital. TFS

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  8. Great vintage postcard! love the layered "traveled" look!

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  9. Loving your Victorian-ish steampunk-ish ATC. I also love that question mark. It was very clever of you to use it on this ATC since the little girl does look a bit unsure of where she is going. I always love your work, and this is no exception! TFS

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  10. Love your ATC.... the image is a great one!!!!! I need to check out anything but a card!

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  11. What an amazing ATC! ATC's are a new adventure for me so I am really excited to see your project and all of it's layers! Thank you so much for sharing with this new visitor/follwer! I am looking forward to your future posts!

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  12. I love your ATC! Looks exactly like a postcard. Soooooo cool!

    Thank you for the kind comment you left on my blog. I really appreciate it (and I'm a big fan of yours).

    Marilyn

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  13. Fab ATC!,I wonder where she is going too?! :)

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