Friday, 28 March 2008

Fab Friday Challenge #3

A Small Thing of Greatness

For this weeks challenge I would like you to use this the little format of your ATC to carry a much larger message. You may wish to pick something political, emotional or even a much loved proverb that carries a strong message, anything that you feel strongly about.

I chose a Native American Indian theme, and used the following Cree Indian Prophecy:

Only after the last tree has been cut down
Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been caught
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten

I think the words are sad, but true, and the developing world abuses its position to the expense of the rest of the world and its inhabitants.

Well, thats my soap box, whats yours? I'd love to hear what you are passionate about......get it out of your system.

I made a frame around my ATC, which was composed of mount board. The image is downloaded from a fantastic blog

audreysblog.yuku.com

I used melted beeswax over the image to reduce the shine of the paper. Grasses where glued onto the side, and beads threaded along the inside of the frame. The prophecy was written on paper ribbon which was threaded onto an old ribbon coil, fixed to the back of the ATC using the end of one of my colouring pencils (saves chewing it!!), so the ribbon can be wound off, and back on. Delta paints where used for all the colouring, in brown green yellow and bronze.



11 comments:

sharon said...

Watch out guys, that anonymous comment looks like it could be linked to a virus so don't click on it! There are some other blogs that have mentioned similar problems and now have to vet the comments before posting them, although I'm not sure how you go about this yet.
Love the challenge Leonie - I'm off to get creative while I watch Eastenders!
Sharon
xx

Momiji said...

just love the native american atc Leonie!

Sally said...

Great theme this week, can't wait to get started. I love your's, its truly inspirational :)
Sally
x

Sally said...

Just finished mine, it's here

http://sally-sallysstuff.blogspot.com/

Sally
x

sharon said...

Hi Leonie
I love yoyr ATC - very powerful. Here is mine! Exciting news about your workshops.
http://sharon-ward.blogspot.com
love Sharon
xx

Rosie said...

Here's mine - turned into quite an emotional exercise ....
http://atcexchange.blogspot.com/

Lin said...

Just fantastic.I home school my son and we have just completed a project on Native American Indians. I showed him these and he really loved them. He is trying to make them now. Bless.

Kaz said...

this is absolutely stunning, your atc and frame are just gorgeous.

daisy said...

Squeezing mine in at the last moment.

http://distinctly-daisy.blogspot.com/2008/04/laugh-every-day.html

Jaqi said...

Beautiful, love them, the colours are fab. Jaqi

Fabrizio said...

I just made this ATC today and I like saying 'Sweet' so although not political...oh well here it is anyway :

SWEET ATC

Leonie that ATC is gorgeous !