Thursday, 22 April 2010

Happy Earth Day!

I'll be celebrating Earth Day 2010 by planting my onion sets this afternoon. And I'll sow some carrot seed if I can find the packet from last year. I've already planted tomatoes, cucumber and potatoes and really hope for a good crop this year. My tomatoes were very disappointing last year but that was probably my own fault as I spent quite a lot of time away from home and didn't look after them properly.

Here's a little Earth Day project I copied from Erin Lincoln's blog Procrastination Station. As soon as I saw her lovely little areoplane box I wanted to try my own version. Instead of a piece of doweling I've used a lolly stick for a wand. It works just as well and enables my dragonfly to flit from flower to flower. This was also my first attempt at creating a sky by sponging over a scalloped Spellbinders die. I've seen this technique used on a number of blogs recently and I'm really pleased with the result. These lovely tulip-type flowers and the dragonfly are from Papertrey's Wishing You set which I found for sale on Splitcoaststampers recently.

I hope Kayla likes it - her 4th birthday isn't until September but I couldn't resist Erin's post and wanted to make a box straight away.

Oh, and I'm entering my project for the Passion for Papertrey challenge this week too as the current theme is floral!


  1. OMG this is so cool! I love that idea and the way you've adapted it for your own creation! Your sky is looking super btw - so effective!
    Thanks so much for entering this into our challenge on A Passion for Papertrey!

  2. What an amazing project, Ann! I love the flowers, that background is stunning and the dragonfly is so sweet! Great work! Good luck on the veggies this year ;)

  3. How beautiful!!! I love the colors and the flowers and especially the sentiment. Hope you enjoyed Earth Day!!! :) Theresa

  4. This is amazing! I noticed the clouds in the background right away...The perfect thing for this card with these happy tulips! I just love the details contained in this project...Well done you :)


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