Monday, March 9, 2009

Another Un-Made ATC

I wish I could take credit for the spiral cut hidden picture trick in my last post, but I took it from the book, "Alter This! Radical Ideas for Transforming Books Into Art" by Alena Hennessy (Lark Books, 2007). I just borrowed the book from the library last week and the spiral surprise was what got me inspired to get started on Anna's book. Thank you for all of your positive feedback nonetheless!

So here's my next installment in the continuing saga of the un-made ATC swap. The materials came from Sharon Carmorlinga (I love her last name!) and the phrase "Child of God" stood out at me for the very reason that she did not include a child image in her materials.

There was nothing for it but to transform the ATC into an art doll (see Mar/Apr 2009 Somerest Studio for my original inspiration). Notice that all of the brads show up in the original ATC. They were not just poorly placed embellishments! ha! The body parts all fold in behind so the card can travel incognito. heehee. I am hosting an ATC paper doll swap for Christian Paper Artists so, in this case, one swap is doing double duty for another!
The doll parts are from a piece of Somerset Studio clip art (from their CD sent free with a 2 year subscription). It was an illustration of a group of girls which I printed out on card stock and then I just cut out the parts I needed.

Now go make some art!

6 comments:

Linda said...

Things are green!! I have that CD of clipart...I should use it, huh? Love your recent art! You are a busy little thing.

Erica said...

Love it! I need to get into my room and make something. You inspire me everyday and then by the time I get home, I'm wiped out. Maybe this weekend.

Linda said...

I'm back! Thought there would be a new blog entry. Oh well.

So is this your new "catch phrase"? Go make art! hmmmmmm what could mine be?

Anna said...

COOL!! I love how you made the atc into a "child of GOD"! I signed up for the doll swap - and I'm going to Michael's today to look for some stamps to maybe help make mine..... thanks for hosting this swap.....

Margaret said...

STOOOOOOOP being so darned clever, get you Ms prolific!!! what an inspiration you are! lovethis card with the foldaway parts, very clever!

Shannon (Faith and Chocolate) said...

Fun, fun! After all the talk about the SS issue and paper dolls, I had to go see for myself... OH how cool! And fun... I wonder if the swap is still open...and if I can get them done... Hmmmm... Love your little ATC doll!