Monday, 23 July 2012

Auf der Suche nach Mr. Hyde / looking for Mr. Hyde

Inspiriert durch die Challenge "Movie Madness" auf HauntedDesignHouse entstand dieses Diptychon.

Ich mag prinzipiell alle Verfilmungen der Geschichte von R.L. Stevenson, doch besonders gefällt mir der "vergessene Movie-Klassiker" mit John Barrymore aus der Zeit, wo die Bilder laufen lernten.

Für die Hintegründe verwendete ich zwei von mir überarbeitete Ausschnitte einer Fotografie von Thomas Begbie aus den 50er Jahren des 19. Jahrhunderts, die das alte Edinburgh zeigt, in dem zu der Zeit Robert Louis Stevenson an der Universität als Student eingeschrieben war und angeblich ein durchaus vergleichbares Doppelleben geführt haben soll wie seine zwei Protagonisten in der Geschichte. Sozusagen optisch auf Stevensons Spuren zu wandeln, nachzuvollziehen, welche Eindrücke ihn zu seiner genialen Geschichte inspiriert haben, fand ich reizvoll.


Für die ATCs habe ich die Hintergründe mit Distress Ink "pumice stone" und schwarzer Stempelfarbe eingefärbt und mit Wasserspritzern zusätzlich ge-altert. Den ausgedruckten Schriftzug habe ich, damit er nicht so "neu" aussah, nicht nur an den Kanten distressed und mit "barn door" die Ränder ge-inkt, sondern auch mit dem Schleifklotz flächig überschliffen.

Da die Figuren des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde in der Geschichte ja auch gewissermaßen aneinandergekettet ein Schicksal teilen, entschied ich mich für eine Kette, um die zwei ATCs zu verbinden.

Ich habe dieses Projekt auch noch auf Craft Your Days Away zum Thema "Graustufen und eine Farbe" ins Rennen geschickt. 

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A diptych ATC inspired by HauntedDesignHouses Challene "Movie Madness".

I generally like scary movies and movies after great mystery novels, but from the Jekyll-and-Hyde-movies I love especially the old classics movie with actor John Barrymore from the early time of movie pictures! 


For the backgrounds I used an altered photograph taken by Thomas Begbie in the 50s of the 19th century. The time, where R.L. Stevenson himself lived as a student in Edinburgh and was said to have led a double life quite similar to the ones of his two main characters of the novel... I thought it thrilling to kind of walk in Stevensons shoes and see the locations that evoked this brilliant story in his imagination. 


Backgrounds were inked with Distress ink "pumice stone" and black stamping colour. I also added some spritz to create a stainy look. The printed letters were distressed at the edges, coloured with "barn door" and afterwards I sanded the whole card to get an aged and worn look. 


As Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde were firmly tied together somehow by fate in the story, I decided to use strong "chains" to tie the ATCs together, to visualize this aspect of the story too.


I also entered this project at Craft Your Days Aways Challenge "SHADES OF GREY + ONE OTHER COLOUR".


To have a closer look, please click the pictures. Thank you!

23 comments:

  1. Huhu claudia, Deine Hyde-ATCs sind echt der Hammer schlechthin. Alleine schon diese grandiose Idee, Du hast sie echt super umgesetzt.

    Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Wochenanfang

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  2. Herzlichen Dank, Rosie,

    für deine lieben Zeilen und den Besuch! Auch dir einen guten Start in die Woche!!!

    LG aus Wien,

    Claudia

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  3. love this full of mystery and forboding.... EE

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    1. Thank you, Evil Edna,

      for your visit and the lovely comment!

      Greetings from Vienna,

      die amelie xx

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  4. WOW! FAbulous! Love how you've chained the Atc's together and the whole story about your inspiration. Thanks for sharing with HDH this week. xxD

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  5. Fabulous - what a wonderful idea. I love your creation. :-D Thank you for joining us at Haunted Design House x

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  6. I absolutely LOVE this. Seriously so classy. Thanks for sharing it with us at Haunted Design House xxx

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  7. FAB card! Great images. Thanks for joining us at Haunted Design House this week :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna, ike, Andrea and I Don't Do Straight,

      for your lovely visits and the great comments!!!! So happy about it!
      I am glad I found your great blog! Thank you for this lovely inspiration and the challenge!

      Greetings from Vienna,

      die amelie xxxx

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  8. Gorgeous card. Love your details. Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away. Hugs Berit

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    1. Thank YOU, Berit, for the challenge and the nice visit at my blog!


      Hugs, die amelie xx

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  9. Wow, this is a really cool ATC I love the subject, great films/book. loads of thought gone into this and I love the chains. Who ever gets this is in for a treat,
    Mark

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    1. Thanks for the visit and the great laud, Mark!

      I really appreciate that! Love your artwork very much!


      Greetings from Vienna,

      die amelie xx

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  10. This is awesome sweetie. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.

    Hugs
    Cathy
    xxxxxx

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    1. Thank YOU for the lovely challenge, Cathy!
      And for stopping by and leaving such nice lines!


      die amelie xx

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  11. Ooooo, it's beautiful ! I love your artwork. You've catched the whole spirit of the book / movie :)

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    1. Thank you so much for this awesome laud, Sandra!!!


      Hugs, die amelie xx

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    1. Herzlichen Dank, Silvia,

      dein schönes Lob freut mich sehr!!!!


      Liebe Grüße aus Wien,

      die amelie

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  13. This is really lovely, really like the LO, Thanks for joining challenge at craft your days away, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor x

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    1. Thanks for the visit and the lovely laud, Gaynor!

      I really enjoyed your challenge!!!
      CU soon ;)


      die amelie xx

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  14. Very cool - I like the chains!

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    1. Thanks for the visit and the laud, nwilliams6! :)

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