April 11, 2010

Celebrate


Earth Day is April 22 and I intend to celebrate fully! I am a founding member of the Olean Area Earth Day Coalition and we used to put on a huge celebration that thousands of people attended each year. Alas, we've toned it down a lot in recent years although we still hold workshops and invite the public. I've been asked to teach a workshop on "nature based crafts." It's too bad I can't use paper, ink and stamps, huh? *grin* I'm planning on clay moulding, something with naturally dyed local Alpaca wool, and maybe some re-purposed crafts (like using those old jeans and t-shirts to create something new).
I want to have a "kids" table too, and focus on homemade playdough dyed with natual substances, macaroni and dried bean collages, and making your own crayons from soy wax. Have any other ideas for me?

This card uses Becky Oehlers' adorable set, Wonderfully Whimsical. I LOVE that this particular sentiment is included! I masked the main panel and pounced Aqua Mist ink inside to make the BG for the trees. I thought about doing some distressing or inking the edges for an aged look, but decided that clean and simple was what I wanted.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a GREAT Sunday!

25 comments:

Sue Ann said...

Dana I really love this card and what an important day to celebrate!!!! When it gets closer to the Christmas season I would love if you could come down and go to the NY Botanical Gardens with us..... and bring all the boys. They do a train layout that will make you fall down with all the major buildings and sights of NYC and they are all made out of NATURE!!!! YOU WOULD LOVE IT!!!!

Janice {Nysse} said...

This card is really beautiful and that is one sentiment in the set that caught my eye too! I really like the CAS style too...and your colour combo is perfectly earthy! Goodluck on you Earth Day celebrations, you have got lots of great ideas!

Kara said...

Great card! Hope your Earth Day celebration has a great turnout!
Kara

Emm said...

So cute! I really like what you did with the Whimsical set!

Julie Campbell said...

You just amaze me! Your life seems so COOL! :) Love your card & hope your Earth Day celebration is a huge success!

Barbara said...

This is just awesome, Dana!! Kudos to you and this is a perfect card for Earth Day--totally wonderful design!

Lauren said...

This is an awesome card!!! I will have to try this one myself...thanks for sharing!!

Belinda said...

Huh, that craft sounds awesome! Be sure to share it on your blog! :) LOVE LOVE LOVE this card and the little tree next to the big one!

Nadine said...

Dana I LOVE how you designed this card! The colors, layers, and image are perfect. I also like you've got Earth popped out on a circle punch! :o)

Diane Jaquay said...

How cute is this?!! Love it Dana!!

megspaulding said...

So cute Dana, I just love the tree images! Love it!

kolling143 said...

Great CAS card and I love the focal point panel shape!

Ted said...

Dana, loving the color choices here. I think you also have a knack for color combos! :) Great card!

Terri said...

Very cute. What a great use for those trees too!

IamDerby said...

Pretty card Dana! Happy Earth day celebrating to you. Your craft class sounds fun.

Baseret said...

I love how the blue and white pop off of the kraft cardstock.Great card!

Lorraine said...

Hi Dana, my first time visiting your blog. I love your clean/classic design style! Your cards are beautiful! I also appreciate the food photos/recipes...yum! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Carter said...

Very nice card!! Love it all!

Lee Anne said...

You really have a lot of different techniques here! This is beautiful!

Monica K. said...

Wow, what a cute card! I love how you masked out the trees. It looks so awesome.

Pat said...

Great card, Dana. The colors are perfect for earth day, especially that little blue circle for "earth". I'm lovin' the tree from this set, too.

Courtney Baker said...

Very cute! I love the colors~

Janelle said...

Wow, great card, Dana! Love that set -- and it keeps moving up on my wish list. Maybe if PTI would stop putting out so many new sets each month I could make a dent in my list! Anyway, love the masking, the punched out, popped up Earth, the shape, ribbon/button element -- oh, everything! Your Earth day celebration craft plans sound spectacular! Not sure I could improve on your ideas -- but a couple ideas came to mind for the kids. Pinecone birdfeeders -- although maybe using suet to coat the pinecone before rolling in seeds wouldn't be so appealing to a vegan. :) Or, if you're near water and have lots of natural "stuff" available -- when I was a girl scout in Oregon, we always made little rafts out of large chunks of tree bark on our last night of camping trips, decorating them with leaves, sticks, flowers, moss, etc. putting a candle on it and setting it out to float on the lake. That was always a highlight.

Mariana said...

This is a beautiful card!! I love the colors and everything about it!!

Mara... said...

beautiful card, Dana. The colors are just wonderful. Good luck with your earth day celebration. How about bringing some of your paper scraps and having the kids make something with scraps? We've also made bird feeders from milk cartons or any other plastic containers and my kids loved doing that.