Thursday, March 13, 2008

GREENIE #9

Christine of Pink Angel - a shop of beautiful collages and stationary - sent over a link to a super green project on her blog. For 2008, she is determined to recycle and reuse something monthly in a creative way. As her first post was right after the holiday she created a beautiful piece of art for her mantlepiece out of cards (picture below). I can't wait to see what else she comes up with.

1. When did you decide to start making eco-friendly stuff and what triggered your going green?I'm not sure really, I've always tried to re-use were possible in life in general so bringing that into my crafting was a natural progression.

2. What recycled, reused, or eco-concious materials do you typically use? What is your favorite? I use fabric scraps a lot and any left over pieces of paper and card from other projects. I've got some recycled paper I love to use which came from here: http://www.elliepoopaper.co.uk/I have recycled Christmas cards, newspaper, jeans and old bingo games in just a few of my projects.There's lots more I want to do, I especially want to find good quality recycled card to use for my cards and invitations.

3. What non-art or craft related things do you try to do to lead an eco-savvy life?I try not to accept plastic carrier bags when I shop and recycle as much as possible in the home There's so much more I could do and I am aiming to improve all the time. I'm currently planning a wedding and trying to be as eco-friendly as I can.


4. What is the one thing you wish people would do more of to contribute to the green cause?A big issue in the UK at the moment is the plastic bags one. One of our big stores has announced it's to start charging for plastic bags in May. I hope this will get everyone thinking about the issue and taking their own bags to the supermarket with them.


5. Do you have a green hero? Artist or environmentalist or just uber-eco friend?I love what Amelia of Bombus Designs (bombus.etsy.com) does with recycled materials to make amazing decoupaged furniture and very cool stationery.

2 comments:

Christine said...

Thank you for the lovely post! It's reminded me to put another recycle project up on my blog, I will get one done this weekend!

Erin said...

LOVE the note cards! Such a great design.