Sunday, June 13, 2010

Vintage Tractor Layout

                                                               

~"Strong"~


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! 

Thanks for visiting  Create it-GREEN today! Come back soon!

6 comments:

  1. Great layout! I was really drawn to this since we used to restore & exhibit antique tractors & farm equipment. It's amazing to see these machines come back to life...the ultimate in recycling!

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  2. Hi Jan, thanks so much for visiting. Glad you stopped by. What a great blog you have here, love the theme of recycling. Good for you. Take care, Riki

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  3. Fantastic Vintage tractors layout Ali!
    The touches of ribbon really set it off!

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