Friday 22 April 2016

Happy Earthday and safe travels

Hello dear friends! As many of you will know it's earth day today, the day when we celebrate the beauty and tranquility of our beautiful planet. So I wanted to wish you all Happy Earthday by sharing this card created as a card to wish friends safe travels.
We all know how much our beautiful earth, and the creatures that live upon it, are under threat, from environmental onslaughts, from terrorists and wars to name but a few. I think Earthday is perfect to bring greater awareness to these problems and to call on each of us to make responsible decisions.

OK, enough philosophy, onto my card:
I have no step by step photos, but will give you a quick run through the details. As you can see there are quite a few layers. I wanted a shabby grungy feel to this card so distressed the layers.
A piece of 7 x 7 scrapbook paper was treated with gesso, inks splatters and background stamping.
The globe was cut from metallic card, run through a Tim Holtz embossing folder and then coloured with some Alcohol Inks.
This layer was created with a piece of torn watercolour paper run through the same embossing folder and then I added some scraps of the top layer of a paper serviette with collage medium.
The top right corner needed something to balance out the other embellishment, it's a resin crown (I think from Prima?) I have had in my stash since ages.
A shabby Petaloo flower, some ribbon, twine and foliage and two little labels to wish my friends safe travels.
And that was pretty much it. I don't enter challenges very often, but as this one fits the Earthday challenge over at Anything but Cute, I thought I would add it there.

Thank you for your visit like always and HAPPY EARTHDAY!!!

You are the source of all change on the planet. If you tend to your internal peace
You're tending to Peace on Earth
                                               Panache Desai


Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful card, happy Earth day to you, too. Valerie

brenda said...

Sham on me Astrid as I have to admit I didn't know, although I was aware that it's a full moon today and the most distant in the lunar calendar. How do I know that, well I always get my broomstick at the ready for full moon (it's a sad family joke) !!

I digress, your creation today is very fitting for Earth Day.

B x

Pamellia said...

Wow, absolutely stunning Astrid!! I just love the panel with the butterfly and caramel label! Those little tags tucked in are such a great addition. A beautiful project for Earth Day!! Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Earth Day' challenge, I just love it! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Dorthe said...

It is really a day to ponder, and to add better and more responsible acts to our lives, Astrid. Your card is wonderful to add this day of Earthday !!
I love the metallic earth embossed to look this amazing, and the beautiful tag and flower finish it of so beautiful.
Hope your earth day is lovely, and sunny.
Dorthe, XO

Annie said...

Happy Earth Day Astrid x you have created a stunning card to celebrate this day as well as the travel your friends are undertaking.....they will love it for sure.
Fabulous colours and details with the most perfect adornments

Huge hugs
Annie x

Wendy L said...

This looks wonderful, xxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Happy Earth Day Astrid and what a way to celebrate, love your piece of art and adore the globe as I did on your previous piece of work. Tracy x

froebelsternchen said...

A wonderful project Astrid! Happy Earthday to you as well!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

LOVE this the globe! Peace to you too!

Redanne said...

This card is such a wonderful way to celebrate Earth Day Astrid. Your layering is always so impressive and this card is no exception. The Petaloo flower and the beautiful crown are wonderful additions and the globe is just perfect!

Thanks so much for joining in our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs, Anne xx

chrissie said...

Happy Earth Day to you as well Astrid. Such a beautiful card and a very thoughtful idea for your friends

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

I do so agree with what you have said in this post, our Earth is precious and we should always be aware. Your card looks stunning.
Yvonne xx

rachel said...

Happy Earth day to you too Astrid - I saw this card on fb earlier - its a stunner - I so need this globe die - absolutely brilliant! Hugs Rachel x

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic card, Astrid! I love the globe and the embossing done on the card. Happy Earth Day!

Maryann Laursen said...

And even it´s a little late, also Happy Earthday to you Astrid. Hope it was a good one. Your card is as usual just fabulous and look like a million. It´s simply amazing and perfect in any way. Have a wonderful week-end ahead here now and lots of fun I hope.

Pawsitively Creative said...

Wowzers! The different textures and embossing on this fantabulous design are awesome sauce! Your friend is sure to enjoy this stunning card and will be so happy looking at this during safe travels. Absolutely gorgeous! That caramel tag and the metallic Earth are beautiful. Wonderful celebration of Earth Day!

Thanks for joining our "Earth Day" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz! ~Niki DT

Sandy said...

Beautifully done Astrid and quite appropriate - it seems that "safe travels" goes out to all world travelers in this age of anxiety.
sandy xx

experiments in paper said...

I adore this card, Astrid - your use of the metallic paper and dry embossing for the globe is stunning in itself....and then to see all of the other fabulous detail here..... WOW!! Probably one of my favorites from you! xxx Lynn

Almo said...

This is another stunning card Astrid, loving all the beautiful embossed layers and pretty bow and flower. The globe especially makes it a perfect card for Earth day. As I am a little late, enjoy your Sunday. Mo x

Inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous project xx love , as always your gorgeous colours x

Deb said...

A wonderful card to celebrate this beautiful planet that we are lucky enough to reside upon and I echo your concerns for our future Astrid. The texture on the globe die is fabulous (never would have thought to emboss the die cut!) and all of your embellishments are as always perfectly chosen and placed. Thank you so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Jackie PN said...

a very beautiful card and very beautiful ad meaningful thoughts you've shared Astrid! happy Earth day to you as well! xo

Cec said...

Gorgeous shabby card. Love the big earth die cut with the embossing to give it texture. You have put together a lovely group of elements to make this beauty. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

sarascloset said...

Astrid, your work never fails to inspire me! What a lovely card to wish your friend safe travels! I am loving that metallic earth--so clever to emboss it, which adds to it's beauty and realistic-ness! And that embossed water color paper panel is just gorgeous!

And I'm honored to say thank you for joining our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT (now I don't ever get to say that to YOU!)

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is so beautiful! A most wonderful combination of texture and elements - everything that needs to be said is on this card celebrating our Earth! Hugs, Chrisx

Diana Taylor said...

This is so beautiful - I really do love that globe and I love the extra texture you've created on it through the embossing folder, just stunning.

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is wonderful Astrid!! Fabulous textures and I adore the way you embossed the globe .. looks amazing!! A very thought provoking post and a wonderful tribute to our gorgeous planet .. may we all at least try to take better care of her. Love this Astrid!! hugs x

Words and Pictures said...

I'm really enjoying all your globes at the moment. I've just bought this die while over here, and I'm now looking forward even more to playing with it. A lovely card, and such important thoughts behind it.
Alison x

Samra said...

Wonderful Earth Day Celebration make!
Thank you for joining our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

A Pink said...

Happy Earth day! Astrid even though I am late with my wishes . Gorgeous card and such a thoughtful way to celebrate our beautiful planet.

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