Saturday, March 5, 2011

Women of Courage

I decided to create a tribute to Rosa Parks in Chris' book "Women of Courage." A number of people had worked in the book by the time it came to me. Not only were many of the popular heroines already taken, there were only a few spaces left to work in the book. Kathy, who had the book before me, had decorated only one page. I decided to use the other side for my spread.

I chose Rosa Parks as my subject. She was an amazingly courageous woman who refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man during the height of segregation. This single act fueled the start of the civil rights movement.

My spread uses a packing tape transfer of the iconic image of Rosa Parks on the bus. I placed the tape transfer onto a weathered-looking piece of scrapbook paper. Next, I took black tulle, gently gathered it and stapled it to a chipboard backing. I attached the chipboard to the scrapbook paper using decorative brads and tied the ends of the tulle into a bow at the bottom right corner of the page. I added a jeweled embellishment on the bow to complete my page. Here's to you, Rosa Parks.