Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lauras sketch #32

Okay I have gone really DIFFERENT for this weeks sketch from Laura at 2 sketches 4 U. I have made a card completely out of RECYCLED HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS!!! What the!!!
We are celebrating "Green Week" here in Australia. And I endeavour to do my bit for the environment by recycling paper, card, plastic and green waste. So as I was emptying the recycling bin this week I began to wonder what a card would look like using some these products ... well this is what I came up with!

I have used my base cardstock from a cereal box and used the pattern side as part of the presentation. I have then used paper from the inside of an envelope (I knew the bills I received would become useful for something!) I have used AL 'who cares' stamps and randomly stamped 'reduce, reuse, recycle' over it and again on scrap card from the inside of the cereal box and cut them out and created a word ribbon at the top. The red plastic mesh is from a fruit bag.

I then stamped 'respect mother earth' on card from the inside of the cereal box and cut it out. The frilled edging around the title is actually the plastic that the cereal came in and I just cut it into strips and pleated the strips. I then mounted this on the red mesh. On the outside of the cereal box it had a recycling and 'Australia made' symbols which I cut out and with 3D foam tape I attached them near the title.

Here is a view of the back so you can see that using the outside of the box adds to the appeal of the card!
I promise next week to go back to a normal card! but I enjoyed making this card ... it was a challenge and I enjoy doing things outside my comfort zone ... give it a go!
Thanks for looking and have a great week.

12 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, how creative is this and saving the planet at the same time. Way to go.
Hugs
Desire

Sankari W. said...

What a great green creation!! LOVE that use of the red fruit mesh - what a brilliant idea!! Okay - now I am inspired to do the same!!! Happy Earth Day!!!

Laura Davis said...

Oh my goodness this is GREAT! Love the recycled theme :) Great work:) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome!!! Lome the green theme!!

cheryln said...

how fabulous is this?! so creative!! LOVE it!!

Linby said...

wow- that really is recycling - great card
Linby

marley said...

what a wonderful idea! your card is great!

Heather said...

Phenomenal! Love to be green!!
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Heather said...

Me again...
I'm back because I realize now how perfect this would be for the current Scrap Your Crap challenge. http://scrapyourcrap.blogspot.com/

I'm working on my entry for it now, and I thought of your card. Anyway, check it out if you want. :)

scrapbook CAPITAL said...

arent you a clever little chook. well done on the recycling... ithink we all need to take a page from your book

Greta Adams said...

oh heck yeah....this is fabulous...and i LOVED that you used a cereal box as the base of your card...genius!!
thanks for playing..

KimmyS said...

What an AWESOME AWESOME take on two challenges. Love it