Friday, November 21, 2008

Are You Green?

”Reduce, Reuse, Recycle…” you see it everywhere. People are becoming more conscious about taking steps to reduce the negative effects that our waste has on our environment. It is not surprising that Tinkering Ink would jump on the bandwagon and introduce their newest line “Becoming Green”!

The Becoming Green collection from Tinkering Ink is printed on Kraft paper which makes this entire collection take on an earthy feel. Manufactured in the USA from 100% recycled products and 30% post consumer waste, this line brings papercrafting to a whole new level - GREEN! This limited edition kit contains 12 double sided 12 x 12 inch papers. The patterns are designed to bring a touch of nature to your papercrafting table. With birds, leaves, butterflies, wood grain, dandelion type flowers, and more, you will be “Becoming Green” in no time!

I love the look of Kraft paper because of its neutral color. Paired with the earth tones found in this limited collection, it was extremely easy to decide what I would create, it was just going to be hard to decide which one to start on first. The papers were lightweight enough that I knew it would be easy to use them on an altered project, yet they were sturdy enough that they could stand alone on a layout.

I used the paper design that resembled a dandelion type flower as the base for this layout. Then I used my border punch to make the scallop edge on the striped paper, and inked the edges to add some contrast. I mounted my photograph on two different patterns; cut two butterflies from another pattern in this kit; added a few more embellishments plus a title and my layout was complete!

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I mounted the butterfly wings with foam tape to give them dimension and also so they will not flatten while stored inside my album.

Title: the Boss and me
Products used: Cardstock (Prism Prismatics)
Patterned Paper (Tinkering Ink, Becoming Green kit)
Border Punch (Fiskers)
Distress Ink (Ranger)
Alcohol Ink (Ranter)
Clear embellishment (Maya Road)
Foam Tape (Scotch)
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

On a recent trip to the mountains I saw some beautiful sights including the sun rising and setting amongst the trees along with a magnificent overlook of the valley. I couldn’t choose just one favorite picture from that trip so I decided to showcase them in this little mini album. One particular pattern in the Becoming Green kit resembled a filigree leaf pattern and when placed on the chipboard pieces it brought them to life by giving the birds feathers. For the front and back covers I chose the small butterfly pattern which gave me a nice background for my embossed image and writing along the edge.

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Title: Bird Mini Album
Products used: Cardstock (Prism Prismatics)
Patterned Paper (Tinkering Ink Becoming Green kit)
Chipboard Book (Maya Road)
Copper Pen (Krylon)
Stamp (Inkadinkado)
Embossing Powder (PK Glitz)
Brown Pen (Micron)
Iridescent Medium (Windsor & Newton)
Leaf Pattern (
Adhesive (Adhesive Tech, Permanent Bond Glue Runner)

The new Limited Edition Becoming Green collection from Tinkeiring Ink is sure to bring inspiration to many of your projects while having the peace of mind that you are not adding to the growing problems of waste in our global environment. The rich earth tone patterns printed on a backdrop of Kraft paper makes this a very versatile product to work with because the colors will not compete with your photographs. Since this collection is a "Limited Edition" that means it will not be around forever, and priced at only $9.99, you cannot go wrong by adding this collection to the top of your scrapbook shopping list!

Are you “Becoming Green”?

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