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!!