The Blue House Art Group met last week and we swapped ATCs with a summer theme. Several months ago we did a spring ATC swap so we now have two of the four seasons to display.
This was the ATC I made for everyone. The first thing that comes to my mind for summer is swimming at the beach and I love vintage photos, so I used an image from the 1920's. The background was done with the "wrinkle-free distress technique" where you swipe Distress ink on a craft sheet, spritz with water and then drag your paper through until it is nicely covered. I used two different blues to simulate water and sky. I added a summer definition stamp in the upper right corner before adding a wisp of cheesecloth and a strip of sandpaper. Then I adhered the image, outlined it with Stickles and glued on a few tiny shells.
This is a sampling of the ATCs made by the other members of the group. I think I missed a few when I took the picture, but you can see there was a great variety of subjects for the summer theme. That's what I love about swaps - seeing everyone's interpretations of the theme and the techniques used to create the ATC. Everyone did a fabulous job!