Thursday, April 18, 2019

IB68 Monochromatic Earth Day

Happy Thursday, peeps!  It's time for another Inspired By challenge!  Since the retired list came out, I thought it would be nice to highlight one of my favorite retiring In Colors, Tranquil Tide.  I will be sad to see it go!  So here we go:

And here is Laurel's prompt:

Usually I stick to the prompt photograph when creating my card. Bit since the name of the prompt is "Earth Day", I went more with a nature theme than the photo!  I stamped the trees from Winter Woods on a small panel of Very Vanilla, stamping off a few times (without reinking) to give a lighter look in the background.  I also stamped a partial sentiment from a retiring set, Wood Words, and diecut it with a Stitched Rectangle die:

I mounted it on a Thick Very Vanilla card base that I embossed with the Woodland embossing folder, and added some Tranquil Tide ribbon for the vertical elements.  This also fulfills a couple more challenges, the Global Design Project's monochromatic, and the Freshly Made Sketches sketch:

Earth Day is always a good day to remember our natural what will you create this week?  Share it at Inspired By....can't wait to see what you make!  

A few pix from our church's Easter Egg hunt:

Blessedly, our Lord doesn't "hide" his treasures...they are open and free for all who seek him!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

This is gorgeous LeAnne - so much detail for a monochromatic card! Love the layering of the stamping and the embossed background too -I will miss that embossing folder!

Kampin' Karen said...

For some reason, I didn't get notified of your post so I'm glad I just went to check up on you! I LOVE your card. These trees are wonderful and I'm so happy the stamp set and the TIEF are in the new catalog. Good luck in the challenge and congrats on your win this week. I forgot what the site was but I know I saw your card. I so enjoy an Easter egg hunt. Cassidy is a sweetie. Hope you are having a good time with her this week.

I Card Everyone said...

I think the top left globe was your inspiration for this monochromatic loveliness, LeAnne!

Wendy said...

What a great card and a reminder to treasure all that we have around us each day! I love how earthy this card is from the embossed cardbase to the trees stamped in Tranquil Tide. That color was one of my favorites and you can bet I will still use it! Love all the elements to this great card, LeAnne! TFS and enjoy your day! :)

Carol L said...

Your card is just gorgeous and a good reminder for me to use my embossing folders more often! Love the colors! What a fun photo of Cassidy's big smile and bag of goodies! Sh'e growing into such a beautiful young miss!! Happy Easter to you and yours :)

Ginger said...

Beautiful card, I love the the color!

Lisa Elton said...

This is serene and just lovely!! Cute photos of Cassidy ;)

Linda Callahan said...

This card is so elegant! Beautifully done! And that looks like a fun Eater egg hunt!

Kim S said...

Tranquil Tide is my fave too - it's one of the few retiring things I stocked up on!! LOVE it with the row of trees and the embossed background. A blessed day to you too!! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.