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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Plastic Fantastic


A rather poorly episode last week meant that Mum and Dad had to step in to rescue the children, all ok now though :)... and catching up, starting with Rhi's wonderful plastic dare...

This week it's Rhi here to dare you and I'm on a recycling mission. I dare you to look again at the plastic packaging around you and transform it into a brand new card. It could be food packaging, craft packaging or just something plastic that's destined for the bin or recycling. Trim it, die cut it, alcohol ink it, crop-o-dile it, give it a new lease of life then share it via your blog for us all to see. Happy Recycling!

So going back to my youth, I melted a strawberry yogurt pot in the oven, we used to make key rings out of them... You need a normal plastic pot, stick it upside down, on a baking tray, in the oven on a really low temp, I used gas mark 1. Wait until it has shrunk then take it out and drop a hefty book on it (I utillised the Argos catalogue :)) Melted yogurt pot. Done.




Other bits and bobs used were;
Basic Grey paper - I think it is Scarlet's letter
Prima flowers
Papermania brad
Creative Impressions ribbon
Printed sentiment and strawberries
Doodling (lots of) and inking.

TFL :)

12 comments:

Terrie B x said...

mmmm Jo this is sooo scrummy...love the way youve made use of the plastic!!!I used to love that when we were little.Did you put the crisp packets in aswell and make badgesout of them?
It was great.....Matbe an idea there for the Challenge...Anyhoows I`m sooo glad you are over your poorliness:)x

Kim said...

Well I never whatever next, this is superb, utterly fantastic....

Gina said...

Very clever recycling - I love what you did with the yoghurt pot! It looks fantastic! :O)

Kathy said...

Glad you're feeling better, Jo - sounds like you must have been pretty crook!
SUCH a great card - I love how you've used the yoghurt pot, and all the papers and embellishments - it's just fab. The Argos catalogue is a bit on the chunky side isn't it? perfect for flattening things....

Em said...

Love it!

What a fab idea - shall be melting all sorts now lol!

Em said...

Jo, thanks for your comment on my blog, have replied to your question on there......

Fabrizio said...

Hi Jo, thanks ever so much for the lovely comment you've left on my blog, truly appreciated. Your 'berry' happy birthday card is gorgeous ! I love it !

est26 said...

Hope all is well with you now Jo
The yoghurt pot sounds like greaat fun, I taught shrink plastic in a workshop today...much fun had by all!!!Great card too

Cleo said...

Fab cards:) Wow I really like how fun they are:)

mamaluke said...

Hope you're feeling much much better! Intrigued by yogurt pot melting, must try that! Love the card! TFS

Jules {Creative Makes} said...

Wow, what a fab idea!

Katty Bell said...

Wow, a piece of crafting genius!
These cards really are 'fantastic.'
Catching up with your latest :) (I have only been trying to sign in with the wrong username, no wonder my posts are'nt working! Doh!)
Katty.X