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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Another Vacation ATC

This ATC is for Group 1 of the vacation themed swap hosted by TexasTam. I knew immediately what I wanted to do for this one and with some careful pre-planning, it turned out as I had pictured it. It was a little time consuming as each piece had to be cut individually on the paper cutter before being fitted together as a little book.

All of the books standing up!!

close up of cover/front


Friday, April 30, 2010

Vacation ATC--Boothbay Harbor, Maine

I had what I had thought was a great image to use for this project--a black and white photo of the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club around 1900. The crowd on the dock included women with the long dresses and parasols. The harbor was filled with boats of all kinds. I worked for over 2 days trying to come up with an ATC that I liked and nothing I tried seemed to work so I finally scrapped it and started over. The ATC below is the result.  The movie Carousel was filmed on location there starting in August of 1955 and the image is a poster featuring one of the locations-- Brewer's Wharf, a local family-owned business that provided marine services and ran a small shore dining room.  The family was paid $500 for the use of the buildings. Carousel was the first movie I was taken to see because my aunt was an extra in a couple of the scenes and my grandparents owned the wharf.  The ATC  represents summer vacation in Boothbay Harbor to me and hope also to everyone else in the swap.

Note: same grandparents from the vintage swap!!