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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

ABAA A bird in hand? Challenge August 2009. ATC We clad ourselves with false colours

I really didn't want to miss the challenge this month but had resigned myself to the fact that I would because my project is big (A3 size), she's posh and she's only half finished. She also wouldn't take kindly to being rushed. So I'll post her later in the month when she is ready and I have more time.

But then the lovely Sylvia sent me a book on making ATC's, showing ones with flaps and windows and hidden bits of loveliness and it set my brain cell whirling.
Also the delightful owl stamp that came free with the July 09 edition of Craft Stamper magazine has been sitting on my desk hooting "use me, use me". And then a phrase from the book 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith has been buzzing around in my head, so I've put them altogether tonight in a little ATC.
If you've never read Alexander McCall Smith before he has a deft and sensitive understanding of human relationships and is well worth trying. He's also written lots of books to choose from!

We've all done this at one time or another haven't we?
Trying to fit in or trying to stand out or trying to banish loneliness.
I like him best in his real colours, I think we all shine best in our real colours, whatever they may be.

I hope I'm not too late for the deadline.
:-) This is my best shiny side smile Linda and Rosie!

Will finish visiting everyone this week, look forward to seeing you all.



Hi Gini
This has a lot of depth - not just in the colour, but also in the meaning behind it. I love your "take" on things, and the way you look at life - you are one talented lady.
Love and hugs, Sylvia xxx

Linda said...

Thats so sweet Gini...a really lovely ATC. The first of many to come?
I haven't read any of AMS's novels, but have 44 Scotland St on my bookshelf....you have inspired me to start reading it.

Rosie said...

I love the way you look at life Gini - and your thoughts about "false colours" really pressed my buttons. It's great the way your owl turns out to be blue and purple!! A great entry for our challenge.
Rosie ABAA

Karen said...

Hi there Gini! Isn't it a shame that we always feel that we have to offer 'false colours' when all we really want is to be ourselves :) I love what you have done with the little owl...mine is still twit-twooing at me haha HUGS XXX

LaY hOoN said...

The ATC is so cute and sweet.
Well done, my dear friend.

P'tite Plume said...

Your ATC's very nice, I love the owl.

Anni's Art said...

Your ATC is so lovely, love the little owls they are so sweet with all the hearts on, thanks for your comment on my bird, here in Denmark we also have much rain right now.