Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Folded ATCs

Great idea for another swap, and a new way for me to look at ATCs. I made one for myself and one for the swap.
I've been wanting to use some of my photographs. I took this picture of Rodin's sculpture "The Gates of Hell" last Spring. I cut the photo in half along the opening to the gates or maybe it is the exit?!?! I highlighted the thinker above the gates with a pebble, cut in half.

I wanted the inside of the ATC, to be in contrast with the stark image of the photograph, so I used the shining stone background, for a bright color with gold hightlights.

And finished the ATC with these stamped images:

For the swap, I decided to make a tri-fold ATC. I took an old map, wrinkled it and ran a distress ink pad over the surface to give it an aged look. The front of the ATC:

With the first fold open:

Opened all the way:


Unknown said...

Wow!!! I love your ATCs the Hades one is one wonderful piece of UNIQUE art - really executed well.
And I love your FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY sublime.....

Rosie said...

These are great ATCs Carol! I think that's a really saucy image of that couple!!
I love that you share your creative process when you blog and the background techniques I learn are an absolute treat!!

charlie said...

I'm totally loving your folded ATCs! So inspirational. I think I might like the one with the gate the best.

By the way, you've been tagged.

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1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
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Autumn Labbe-Renault said...

Carol, I sound like Adrienne here, but I'm drooling on my keyboard. These are gorgeous. I did some folded ATCs a while back but they did not look like these. Very well executed.

denise's little birdie studio said...

These are so cool.

Rena Sawatski said...

Carol, Iike Autumn, I am also drooling over my keyboard. l Love the ATC's, especially the first one. You sure have been busy since you got back.