Saturday, 14 January 2012

Medio Pollito (Postcard Challenge #2)

Well I finally made it - here is my postcard for week 2 of Darcy's challenge. This weeks country is Spain and I found a traditional Spanish folk-tale called Medio Pollito (meaning Half Chick) which I based my card on.
'Medio Popllito is a little black Spanish cockerel chick born with one leg, one eye, one wing - hence the half chick name. He got bored with life on a dull farmyard, with nothing but a dreary maize field to look at and headed off to Madrid to see the King.  The tale describes how on his journey he came across Water, Fire and Wind who needed his help but he rudely refused them all.  Eventually as the story progresses Medio Politto needs the help of these elements in retun but of course they remind him of his earlier rudeness and leave him to his fate. The story concludes with the wind swirling Medio Politto up onto the highest steeple in Madrid and there the wind left Little Half Chick standing on his one leg and looking off over the world with his one eye. Whichever way the wind blows that way must Little Half Chick turn. He can never step down, for this is the story of the first weather-cock.' 
And here is how my postcard looks in my book - I have written a synopsis of the story over the page which I painted and stamped on first.  The Postcard is held in the photo corners I won last week form Darcy - they were perfect for the job!  

I had a blonde moment and forgot to take a pic of the back so until I get round to that it reads -

Hi Ellie,
The Little Darlings have been very naughty but they enjoyed the Spanish fairy tale Medio Pollito you told me about.  You will have to look out for him when you are in Madrid. I miss you, write back soon... lots of Love, Twinkle xx 

24 comments:

  1. great research what a splendid story :) and beautifully illustrated.

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  2. WOW Love your Card and the wonderful tale it is based on! You ROCKED This one!

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  3. What a marvellous story! Your card sums up what I love most about this challenge - learning new things about the countries we 'visit' :)

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  4. Amazing... Love your card! ♥
    And the story is so funny, actually it is kind of sad but I really like weather-cocks! :)

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  5. wow love this one, the embossing folder is perfect, loving all the random facts too lol

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  6. Fabulous card Esther :D I love this little folk story and your beautiful artwork :D XXX

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  7. The story is charming, the art and the book are wonderful.

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  8. Fantastic background story & loving the postcard artwork, very vibrant :)

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  9. How fun to read this delightful tale!

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  10. Lovely card! What a sweet story.

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  11. Love the card,the embossed background. Great idea to include a folktale in the story.

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  12. oh this is brilliant hun just adore the embossed background so effective,love the story too hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

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  13. I love this story! Now I know how the weather- cock got on my grandmother's roof. :)

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  14. I love your postcard Esther and what a wonderful story.
    xxx Hazel.

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  15. Smashing card, super story.
    Jen x

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  16. thanks for the great story - I had not heard it before. Love your rendition beautiful.

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  17. beautiful artwork, loving your characters cant wait to see what you do next week :)

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  18. oh I am just loving this challenge. love all the discovers from everyone and this fairytale of the weathervane is delightful. I am sad we had to leave my Dad's weathervane when we sold the house but I remember it and have photos. I never thought about it before but that is all we see (half chick) when looking at the thing. Love your card and looking forward to more.

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  19. I love your postcard.

    Nicki.xxx

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  20. really enjoying the history of the weather vein, great art work too xxx

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  21. Wonderful card, awesome colouring. Caz

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  22. Super postcard, lots of vibrant colour and texture. Interesting story and it looks well in your book.

    Janet xx

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  23. Oh I love this! wonderful to have the story as your background. Great texture on your card and wonderful colours, superb! M

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