Monday, April 6, 2015

Make It Monday Challenge #218 Earth Day - Nature

Hi there and welcome  to The Kraft Journal Challenge #218 - Earth Day - Nature.

Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Over the years this movement has expanded world wide and brings awareness to environmental concerns. 

We want to see your take on nature and all Earth Day is today.

Marsha Drain 
For this challenge, Marsha combined the verse from Isaiah 40:8 which mentions the grass and the flower, with a beautiful pre-colored digital tulip, also depicting nature.  The yellow ribbon is her recycled piece.  She has had it in her stash so long, she can't even remember where it came from but thinks it used to be on a floral arrangement.  (She always saves the ribbons.) To highlight the two main colors of yellow and green, she added some Baker's Twine on top of the yellow ribbon.  The layered panel was place on Buff Ivory, a soft yellow cream, before adhering it all to the green card base.  For more details, visit her blog Gramma's Room.

As we celebrate "Earth Day" this week, Karen really wanted to focus on the idea of RECYCLING.  The Kraft Outlet sells lots of great Tim Holtz products, and many of them come in plastic containers that are perfect for recycling.  Karen used the packaging from one of these Tim Holtz products for her project.  She took off the cardboard backing and traced it onto a piece of Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock.  That slides right behind the plastic packaging.  She filled the empty plastic space (where the product once was) with Tic-Tacs.  Next, Karen added a few simple embellishments to the packaging just to "dress it up a bit".   She used a Tim Holtz Journaling Ticket, and created some "flags" by cutting strips of Vintage Sheet Music and covering them with Red With White Polka Dot Washi Tape.  She also tied a couple lengths of Natural Hemp Cord at the top.  It's a lot of fun recycling these little Tim Holtz packages.  For more information on this project, you're welcome to stop by Karen's Blog, My Cup Runneth Over.

Tammy Hobbs
For the "Nature and Recycle" challenge,  Tammy focused on the "recycle part with reusing a toilet paper roll to create a gift card holder. She flattened it and sealed one end to create a pocket. She wrapped it in apple patterned paper that brings the "nature" to this project. Using Blackboard Stock Paper for the sentiment which was stamped using the chalkboard technique to tie the theme of the project together. Keeping with the "recycle" of the challenge, Tammy added a strip of bus patterned paper down the center recycling some left over scraps from a previous make.
Tammy Hobbs
A Grungy Prim Shipping tag was used to hold the gift card. It was cut to size to fit the pocket and dressed up with some Decorative Washi Tape.  A pull tab was created using Black Twill Tape. For additional pictures and product information, please visit Tammy's blog: Creating Somewhere Under The Sun

Use this week's theme to inspire you to create your project and then link it up at the bottom of this post before 6:00pm (Central Time) on Sunday.

Please limit your entries two per challenge, others will be deleted.
Participants in our weekly challenges have a chance to be selected as a Featured Artist and showcased on one of our "Feature Me Fridays" posts. Also, all who participate in our challenges this month have a randomly selected chance to win a $15.00 Store Voucher from Kraft Outlet!

***Remember to follow the Challenge rules or you will not be eligible to win! ***    


  1. Gorgeous work by the DT! Thanks for another wonderful challenge, see you again soon. hugs :)

  2. Thanks for reminding us that Earth day is near! I love this challenge!! Great projects as always.


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