It is a wet day so perfect for finishing a few swaps.These are the ATCs I have made for The Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil swap hosted by Monika in Australia over at milliande.
This title I believe is from a Horror film and as I am NEVER EVER going to see it I just did my own thing.
As I have mentioned before I collect vintage photos and some time ago I bought a collection of photos of funerals and graveyards,this may seem a little odd but as I have also mentioned before I love graveyards. These photos were mainly European (German ) I think and spanning many years,and today they came in very useful. I chose some of the smaller ones and sprayed them with bleach to disguise the names on the headstones. These were attached to the ATCs which I had cut from black mount board. I then used pictures from some very old books I have called OUR OWN COUNTRY Which are about 120 years old and are a very early tour guide to Great Britain they have some wonderful pictures in them all etchings.
After I had glued down the pictures I coloured the cards with Distress inks (Walnut Stain ) to age even more.I then attached transparencies of a tree in my field which I had printed in Black.I also added some text taken from the books.
It is always very hard to photograph transparencies as you get a reflection but I hope you can see what I was trying to achieve.
I had already taken my own photos for this swap of the small graveyard next to my parents cottage, and I altered one of them using Picassa/Picnik.. As the cards above are quite dark and sinister I have made two extra using my photo and Monika can decide which to use.
This is my photo and pages again from the vintage books and Paper Artsy rubber stamp.