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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Steampunk and Purses

Hello everyone,

My neck is still sore - but I'm not in my neck brace right now - so all is once again well with my little corner of the world.

The theme for this months ATC over at Blissfull ATC Swap was steampunk. - now being a member of the senior citizenry this was something really different to me. I mean I never heard about it much less figured I should be using it as an art theme. So I gave it a go and was really playing around in my photo software. The first card I created was the one above - of dear little Genghis and I really thought he was the cats meow - but I didn't figure my partner would be as thrilled as I about how handsome he is.

So I noodled my brain some more and created this one.

Drum roll please. . . .
I titled it Opening the door to Steampunk and you guessed - my little door really opens up to reveal a Victorian Lady and a few gears.

Now I am not sure if I hit my mark or missed the idea behind steampunk all together; But I did give it the good old fashion try. I kind of like it - but then again - I've already sent it on to my swap partner - so I hope she likes it.

Of course - I made a card to send along with My ATC on its journey across the country. Just trying to inject a little humor where ever possible - maybe she'll be so busy laughing at the card - she won't care if my card isn't true steampunk or not. Ha! Ha!

Next I have been participating in the purse Challenges over at Frosted Petunia and this month - we were to make an ATC.

I'm not really a shoe or purse type person - I own only three purses - so I really had to do some meditating to get in contact with my inner purse hound - so to speak.

So I drew a fairy and put a purse in her hand and figured she could be the purse fairy - but then I figured any self respecting fairy would have more than one purse for each outfit. So here is my finished ATC - even A Fairy has to decide which purse goes best with her outfit.

A Little corny maybe and probably not as sophisticated as many of the cards that will get traded; but hey it's the best a tomboy with a sore neck could come up with at the time.

Of course I made my card to accompany my ATC on it's journey to Australia and sent it on its way - hoping it would reach her by the deadline date. Not sure how fast mail delivery is when heading overseas. So I got my fingers and toes all crossed hoping it gets there on time.

Hey maybe all that concentrating on keeping my fingers and toes crossed is why - my neck feels better. To much concentrating overriding my pain center.

Or maybe it's the pineapple my sweet sister-in-law tells me to eat, because it helps get rid of pain.

I guess I'll just meditate on that for awhile.



pchickki said...

Penny you got it! The steam punk bug and you have done a fabulous job of it.

It catches on doesn't it and I love your cards.
Great job!!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Glad your neck is improving. But please! Do not do too much, or do anything to set your progress back! Phulllleeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzze!

Being "Olden," I don't "know-from-Steampunk," although I've seen the word. And sort of have an idea of what is shown, for it. But still don't know where it "came from." Do you?

I am so, so, so grateful for your sweet comment on my blog, yesterday [Wed.]. I had to read it out loud to my husband, and want to point my entire family to it!!! Seeeee, they live with me and know "the real me." The wild/and/crazy me. The not so sweet all the time me.

But it surely is wonnnnnnderful, to have blog pals like you, who notice only nice things, and tell me of them. Just sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! Hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs, hugs...

Gentle hugs,

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

hilarious post... I don't understand the steampunk thing either. I have asked for some definitions so that I can try it though. I think you did a great job. As, I am also a tomboy with daydreams of being a diva I would have been challenged on the purse one too - would have called in my 7 and 5 yr old granddaughters (mini diva's) they would have pulled it all together for me!!!! Glad you are feeling better.
cheers, dana

BLISS angels said...

Penny you nailed it on the head. it is very steampunk..

Brian said...

I sure am glad to hear that your neck is doing some better!!!

Plush Possum Studio said...

Penny: I finally am able to report your ATC with card made it to our PO Box in time for our Mail Call Day today!!!
And it is a beauty! We at PPS salute you!
Just LOVE working parts (I'm not kidding).
THANK YOU so much for your beautiful work!

P.S. I'll be posting scanned versions of your work in the next post over at PPS.
Be there or be square!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

For someone in the 'senior' crowd, you are sure hip! LOL! I think both steampunk cards are terrific and your purse fairy is awesome. Very clever and cool!
Take care,

Toni said...

What wonderful ATC's and you rocked the Steampunk !!!! yipee.... very creative having the door open ! and your Artful Bag ATC is just fabulous !!! Both are just little gems of art :)

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful work of art.