LO by Ali MacDonald
This layout features Eco- friendly ribbon from Nashville Wraps, a fantastic company who has sponsored Create it-GREEN! Check out the brown eco-grosgrain ribbon in the lower left corner - it was wonderful to work with, cut, and adhere. Apparently it was made from recycled water bottles!
Isn't that amazing?
This LO is "GREEN" in several ways.
1- Using up "stash"-- I used up a whole piece of patterned paper from 2002; Sandylion Design's "Tree Bark." Go on: dig through your paper stash- you WON'T regret it!
2- Creatively making use of scraps-- The floral medallion tucked uner the photos was a scrap. You'd never know I only had half a medallion, now, would you?!! *Grin*
3- Giving GREEN companies the business -- The medallion is from "Paper Trunk" paper, a GREEN manufacturer I love to use!
4- Trying new upcycled products!-- The brown eco-grosgrain ribbon used in lower left is made from recycled materials- in this case, WATER BOTTLES! GO Nashville Wraps!
5- Reducing waste-- I employed my CM Square punch to remove a very small portion of a photo that otherwise may have been discarded, then used it superimposed on my layout as a "focus" spot. The oxen are featured in that tiny photo.
6- Adapting older paper-- I was able to make use of the John Deere vintage tractor motif from an older-style themed patterned paper from Creative Imaginations. I would never use the whole sheet but WILL use these motifs. To adapt the motif to my LO, I used my CM corner shaper and ink to add some interest and create a more vintage-y look.
I had fun being green and trying out the Nashville Wraps eco-grosgrain ribbon.
Thanks Nashville Wraps!
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