Thursday, 22 April 2010

did you know that today is 'Earth Day'?...and PDCC#26


It's printed on my calendar but I did have to look it up in Wikipedia to check what it was as I'd never heard of it before, although it was started 40 years ago.  Apparently it is "a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's environment".  In honour of Earth Day, Julie chose some earthy colours for this week's play date cafe challenge:


But get this!  I reckon that terracotta colour is the exact colour of 'rusty hinge', one of Tim Holtz' new distress inks.  So it would have been wrong of me not to play with my new distress colours for this challenge ;)


Not having any ink or paint in that pinky/peachy colour I decided to start with that colour card for my base.  It's been ages since I decorated an envelope so out came my Cricut and George cartridge and I cut a pale envelope.   Then it was time to get inky with the gorgeous Rusty Hinge and Tumbled Glass - they are both so yummy!!

 
I used a little butterfly mask by Heidi Swapp as well as my faithful sequin waste to create some texture.  Along with a few splatters of water of course!


I do feel that this little envelope is begging for a tiny book to be tucked inside before finding a home in one of my journals.  I love how it's turned out, but it was a complete act of faith that if the colours worked so well in the challenge photo then they must also work on my piece..and they did!!  

We've got a very talented celebrity designer, Jen Tapler, over at The Play Date Cafe this week, and sponsorship from Mod Podge, so it's really worth heading over to the Cafe to see what all our designers have produced as inspiration for you, and to link your project to be in with a chance of winning this prize:
 


I love this image, all those little pots are so colourful!   Thanks Amy for this generous prize :)  ModPodgeRocks is Amy's blog which has lots of wonderful ideas for using mod podge, including making fabric bowls with your scraps of material!!

21 comments:

  1. You really hit the nail on the head with your color choices for this week's color story, Sarah!

    This is such a great interpretation and it's all Sarah : )

    xx

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  2. WOW Sarah! I love how you used the masking technique! So artsy & creative!

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  3. Ohh fab envelope, the colours are lovely together !

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  4. Beautiful, Sarah - these are my favourite colours, so I'm heading on over to look at the challenge.

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  5. Beautiful, Sarah - these are my favourite colours, so I'm heading on over to look at the challenge.

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  6. Ooh Sarah, SO yummy!! Love it! This envelope isn't just begging for a tiny book to be put in it, it's begging to be sent to me lol. Love the way you've used the colours for this challenge, and cracked open your new Tim Holtz die too, perfect!

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  7. Very artsy! Great use of the Mask and sequin waste!

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful! Everything worked wonderfully for you here, and the result is so good!

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  9. Wow! Such a stunning creation, Sarah! The masking is just amazing and the colors are right on.. perfect Earth Day creation!!

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  10. those colours are beautiful together Sarah!

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  11. What a cool technique, Sarah! Love it!

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  12. Lovely layering of colors and I too used that great rusty hinge! Was very excited to pull it out for the challenge. Gorgeous envelope and the pop of blue from the button was perfect!

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  13. The colours have worked beautifully on this envelope Sarah, I love the depth of colour and that Butterfly. Love your work as always. Tracy Evans x x

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  14. Gorgeous Sarah. These colours are just yummy. I would be displaying the envelope as well as the card that was inside, it's a work of art.

    Lisax

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  15. Gosh this is amazing! Love what you have done!!

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  16. ohhhh--beautiful beautiful beautiful! Love it--as always--you ROCK! Great stuff on your blog:)

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  17. Yes, what they all said!
    very cool.

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  18. That's beautiful, Sarah! You're always doing something sooo different and wonderful! xo Paulette

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