Friday, May 1

SASPC: Stay Strong!

Hello Friends, I hope this post finds you and yours healthy and well in these crazy times. Sending out many many wishes for good health to you. I decided to make a couple of ATC's for this month's challenge at Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges, with some inspirational words for all of us. I couldn't resist adding in some rabbits/hares and a bit of Alice in Wonderland too.


I ran some watercolor paper through texture folders (Sizzix gears and queen of hearts), and then painted them for the backgrounds. I decided on a blue/green theme for the gears. 

...and a red/orange/yellow theme for the Queen of Hearts one.

While that dried, I painted and embossed a pocket watch bit (Seth Apter), and a top hat I cut myself.

Next, I added some metallic lustres to both cards, and a bit of Quinacridone Gold, to bring out the highlights.

I wrote in I'm late repeatedly on the gear card.


I made a little vest for this fellow and doodled a bit around him, added in a few gears, and the words STAY STRONG seemed so right for this time in our lives. (Rabbit dies from Tim Holtz)

I made a top hat for this rabbit, colored him with pencils and Q. Gold, and stuck those big ears through the hat. It's certainly a good time right now to...START DOING THINGS YOU LOVE.

Thinking of all of you. If you have time in your life right now to join us, please do! We are so inspired by your creations!! Maura

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  1. It's always a pleasure to view your art and to see your creative process. I'm not good at commenting, but always know you inspire me! Thank you!

    1. Thanks so much Sara! I really appreciate hearing this. Take care, Maura


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