Monday, May 26, 2008

The Pen Pals



Today over at Think Monday Think ATC the theme is to create two ATCs with at least one image connecting the two ATCs. Bear in mind that the two ATCs should also look nice on their own.
A few weeks ago I received an order from Alpha Stamps in it was the Pen & Ink Clear Stamp Set and I just had to use it...after all I bought it LOL. So I sat down and worked out my design.


For the base of the ATC I decided to use old book print that I colored with the Weathered Wood Distress ink by Tim Holtz. I then stamped in black the "New Penmanship" images. The women are from a really old issue of Somerset Studios, I cut out two of the woman and put them on opposite sides of the ATC's. On a separate sheet of card stock I stamped the pen nibs and cut them out, before mounting them using 3D tape I spread black glitter all around the edges.

I finished this piece really quickly so I thought I would go see what Mixed Media Monday's challenge was...and low and behold it fit in with my current piece!
This week we have the wonderful Willy as our guest host. Willy has chosen “pens and pencils” as the theme. So the challenge to you is to make a piece, using something to do with pens and/or pencils. As always, the interpretation is open to your imagination. Have fun
On top of all that I am going to use these ATC's for the Alpha Stamps Monthly Lot o Rama...talk about combing projects! And i didn't even know I was.
Below I have included the original collage images that I took my "Pen Pal's" from and a larger image of the Pen Pal Left and Pen Pal Right.

Thanks for looking and as always any and all comments/critiques are welcome
Caro

30 comments:

Clau said...

Very beautiful! I love the 3D effect of the pens.

truutske said...

Whow...great idea...beautiful diptych!!!

Willy said...

Wonderful ATC's!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous ATC

Linda said...

Lovely cards...what a great stamp set too!

Sija said...

Wonderful diptych!

Maggie Ann said...

Wonderful work...I loved seeing it.

Femmy said...

beautiful diptych!!!!

Annapurna said...

I came to your blog from Mixed media monday, Looks like you had it figured out.
Love the creations you made for pens and pencils challenge.

mixedmediamonday said...

Wonderful ATC's - don't you love it when you can kill two birds (or more) with one stone? Thanks for participating on Mixed Media Monday! Diane

Faye said...

What a gorgeous work of art! I really admire your creativity. All that work paid off because you have a top notch diptych.

KardKrazy said...

This is fabulous!

Simple Journeys said...

Great take on the theme! The 3-d effect is awesome!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow thlis is absolutely unbelievable.
Fabulous design. Love this.

filetta said...

absoluty WONDERFUL !!

Jella said...

Beautiful !!!!

Claudine said...

A beautiful dyptich

Janny said...

Really beautiful!

jami said...

I love these cards, the vintage women are beautiful.

Laura said...

I love these ATC's, wonderful vintage look!

vintage wil said...

very beautiful card !!!

Angenita said...

This is really beautiful!

Fiona Whitehead said...

What a brilliant idea - I love it

Sue said...

I love how you've created your ATC's. They look wonderful. xx

Lenna Andrews said...

Caroline,
I just love this set of ATCs. They have real style and wonderful composition. Really awesome work!

: ^ ) Lenna
http://www.alittlecreativespace.com

Vix Kennedy said...

Beautiful works of art :)

Gillian said...

Gorgeous Atc's

Susi said...

Beautiful ATCs and nice 3D effect. Great combination of the challenges.

Solveig said...

I only can say : wonderful!!

anne said...

Love these atcs. Great idea for a swap I think!!!!