Monday, January 25

Love is in the Air

Hello Monday, love! With Valentine's Day around the corner, we are getting all romantic and creating for someone we love. As red is the color of love, we would like to see a hint of that in your creation too! Looking forward to seeing what you create.

As for me, I love steampunk and headed off in this direction....or as I am calling these ATC's, SteamPink! Using a lot of pink and red, and working outside of my usual palette, which can always be a fun challenge.

Started out with blackboard for my ATC's and splashed on some bubblegum pink paint.

Placed them together and laid the gear masks over them...

Laid on the bright pink paint...

Made for some lovely gear designs...

Added a few more gear masks...

Outlined gears with black pen...

Sketched out some hearts on watercolor paper...

Time for the red, Candy Apple Red, that is!

Put the pieces together, add gears, moustaches, words, embossed clocks...oh what fun!

I made a set of four for an ATC exchange I am hosting...theme...SteamPink! I do love the little red heart clusters too, and cogs and gears, oh yes!

Here are three on display...

I hope you have enjoyed my creative fun with steampunk. What inspires you when it comes to love? I am looking forward to seeing what you share with us this week!

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  1. These are GORGEOUS Maura! its amazing how much detail you managed to get onto each of these ATC's ,, BRILLIANT!! :-) LOVE them :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Oh Maura!! I would love to exchange ATCs with you!!!!!! Let's do it!!!! I love trading ATCs and it would be so awesome to cherish one made from you!
    These are simply gorgeous!
    xx Zoey

  3. So much steampunk, Maura! I love how you added in the valentine palette, and the texture is fabulous!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Love the SteamPink idea! And what a great tip to line up the 4 pieces and use the templates at the same time. The little heart clusters are a sweet touch.

  5. Love the SteamPink idea! And what a great tip to line up the 4 pieces and use the templates at the same time. The little heart clusters are a sweet touch.

  6. Wow Maura, these are so pretty! So much details to them. Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  7. Love ATCs MAura! These pink and purple steampunk ATCs are stunning! Great work!!! BArbara

  8. SteamPink! Ha, ha! Love that! And you have always made such amazing steampunk creations. It was a joy to see pink added into the mix with these and those striped scallops at the top are DIVINE!

  9. These are such gorgeous ATCs, Maura. Love those beautiful steampunk elements. :)

  10. Steampink, that is brilliant! Love your wonderful ATC's thank you for sharing them, Deb xo

  11. Fabulous steampunk love! Beautiful layering of fun images and textures! I am so glad I was able to design along with you! You are always full of inspiration! Happily I can still come over and visit to see what is happening on your blog!

  12. Love these "steampink" ATC's and adore the feminine colour palette, which looks amazing with all the Valentine elements you've added! :)

  13. These are awesome Maura! And I love the steam-pink theme! Beautiful layers and details.

  14. Gorgeous ATCs, so much fun on a mini canvas :)

  15. I LOVE them! They each have their own personality even though you basically used the same elements. Blessings!


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