Saturday, November 29, 2008

Somerset Memories

I want to give a BIG THANKS to Audrey Hernandez for writing this wonderful article in the latest Somerset Memories and giving me the chance to be included! I created three "Chunky ATCs" as part of this challenge, and to my surprise all three appeared in the article! These ATCs are very special to me, as the pictures are family members that have passed. Several other fantastic artists appear in the article, so be sure to check it out!

(you can click on the pictures to enlarge)

The picture in the above ATC is of my great aunt "Nina". She was always my favorite, and many people say I look like her. Also, a friend at work told me that the word "Caline" that appears at the top of the piece actually means "hug" - I learned that after the fact.

Above, at the bottom of the page, you see my grandfather and grandmother. I used their wedding pictures, and as part of the backgrounds, I used scanned images of their marriage license and my grandmother's birth certificate. The dates you see on the rusty bits are their birth years. Audrey's amazing piece also graces this page!

I really loved this project, and if you haven't tried Chunky ATCs, you're missing out. Be sure to get the magazine to read the full article. As Audrey points out, these are so fun to work with because you can nail and staple objects into the wood!


  1. congratulations Kristin!! Looks like I'm going to have to purchase still another magazine - see my latest blog post *smiles*

    i love all artwork that includes family and friends, so i'm especially fond of the pieces you created for somerset memories.

  2. Congrats, Kristin! Those are gorgeous! I'll have to pick it up...I love that mag...I'm so proud of you!

    Still working on your journal cover...

  3. Congrats Kristin! What a gorgeous project. Your Chunky ATCs are absolutely amazing...splendid in all of its details.

  4. How wonderful to be included in this article Kristin! And your work is beautiful. I think it's serendipitous when you include something like "caline" without knowing it's meaning -- you were guided to use that!! And as for your relatives...beautiful people. You do by the way resemble your Great Aunt Nina. ♥

  5. congrats kristin!!
    i have to 'bug' my brother-the carpenter-to get my hands on some wood and make some of these wonderful chunky atc's-someone mentioned to me that a little larger in size and they would make fantastic book ends!!
    thanks for sharing and inspiring us
    enjoy your day

  6. Congratulations Kristin! They look beautiful!

  7. Congratulation Kristin!
    Love your Chunky ATCs!

  8. these are absolutely gorgeous Kristin, no wonder all three got in. love all the details, the marraige license etc, brilliant ideas. well done!!

  9. Congratulations, Kris! Your ATCs look stunningly beautiful! As always! :o)

  10. I couldn't have did it without you and the rest of the group. Your blocks are gorgeous and were showcased so well. Thanks for participating and big congrats on them being pub'd. You totally deserve it :)

  11. these are just great! -- congratulations!

    i am having a give-away contest for my book over at my blog if you want to come see.


  12. Kristin! Congrats!! I just bought this mag the other night but have not had a chance to look through it. Will be looking for your wonderful pieces!
    Artful Blessings,

  13. These are so very cool! You are everywhere! Congrats!

  14. WOW! These are awesome! As soon as I read this post I went to SS and backordered this issue. HAVE to try some of these. What fabulous little gifts they will make!


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