Monday, 13 June 2011

Mona and Friends annual ATC swap




These ATCs were done for a swap which the wonderful Marion from Bockel 24 is hosting. It is an annual blog ATC swap with the theme Mona and Friends. The aim is to make 3 ATCs with altered portraits of women by Rennaissance artists. You can find out more about this swap here

I decided to do all three of my ATCs with portraits of Angelo Bronzino. Though each one was a quite different portrait, they all have a similar look. I decided to alter mine in a sort of Gothic style, but not dark Gothic as I don't like that apart from at Halloween time.
I created the background with old papers, gesso, acrylic paints and inks. The images were altered with bits from two Paper Whimsey Gothic sheets and some bits from free collage sheets from Pringle Hill Studios and Paper Scraps. Thank you ladies!

16 comments:

  1. Wow, Astrid, I love your Renaissance ladies!!

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  2. Geniale ATCs liebe Astrid, gefallen mir durch die Bank weg wahnsinnig gut.

    Herzliche Grüße
    von Anke

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  3. I thought I recognized that chapeau!!! So happy that you've used it to create these little goodies. They wonderful, Astrid. Full of charm. I love that you didn't do "dark" Gothic, but kept true to your romantic, lovely style! Hugs, Terri xoxox

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  4. My goodness, Astrid! These ATC's you really managed perfect. I'm thrilled! Press my fingers crossed that I get one of them ....

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  5. Wow, how totally gorgeous!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  6. wow I hope I get one from your ATCs

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  7. Lieve Astrid,
    Ze zijn geweldig! Petje af!

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  8. Uhooi,,
    Wow,, It works very good, creative and interesting,,

    Uhooi.blogspot.com

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  9. Love them Astrid. I am looking forward to getting my returns from Marion

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  10. Astrid, you have your own beautiful style, and it shows so well in these lovely ATCs. Fabulous, my friend.

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  11. Astrid! These a beautiful each one and bit by bit of color and texture. Great job! It was nice to see your name on Marion's annual and I'll keep my fingers crossed that I may get one!

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  12. Oh Astrid these are just simply Divine. I hope I am a lucky recipient of one of these little Beautys.

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  13. Deine ATCs sind einfach traumhaft schön geworden, da kann man auf Marions Rücksendung gespannt sein!

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  14. Oh my! These are fabbo! I hope I get one of these in the swap!

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