Sunday, 30 March 2008

'A Small Thing of Greatness' ATC

This weeks challenge from Leonie is to create an ATC that has a message. I decided to base mine on recycling as now I have my new bins from the council you could say that I am a little obsessive when it comes to rubbish! However it doesn't take much and it really is time that we all looked after our environment before we start loosing more creatures. So that's my rant!

I decided to do something a little bit different and push myself away from the usual flat ATC. I created a 'wardrobe' effect by using 3 cream ATC blanks. I cut one in half and made a flap on one side. I stuck the flap between the other two ATC's to cover the join.

I then inked around all the edges using a 'bark' ink pad. I 'recycled' a Galaxy Easter Egg box to do the rest! The box had some cut out shapes of flowers and butterflies where you could see the egg through. So I used these as stencils to stamp the background. I cut out a brown flower, butterfly and some letters from the box. On the front of the ATC I have stuck down the letters - using a brown peel off pen on white peel offs for the additional letters I needed - to spell 'recycle'. Inside I have spelt out 'protect our Galaxy', and stuck down the shapes I cut from the box. So it's a little play on words too! To finish I added some more coloured in peel offs - small flower shapes, and tied the fronts together with ribbon. Hope you like it and can recyle something yourself today!



A very clever idea - love it.

I'm all for recycling & now feel guilty everytime I put something in our landfill bin.