Thursday, 7 July 2016

Life is an Adventure...Happy little Stampers Mixed Media

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Today I am going to share my first make for
 Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge July 2016
and the theme is

I have made a Mini album - Life is an Adventure - using recycled toilet roll inners.
I started this at the UK Stampers Network Retreat - and finished it at home...

Four toilet roll inners were flattened and painted - and then embellished.
They were connected together with a metal ring decorated with ribbons.
4 tags were made, one to go inside each sleeve.

This is the front cover with an ATC attached.
Many of the pages feature some of a background made using excess orange and blue paint on my craft mat from another project. On here it was just a vertical strip.
The ATC base was stencilled first with a  spray.
Each element was distressed around the edges.
 I added a banner stamped with script and a call out stamped a sentiment.
Finally I added a stamped airplane and arrow diecuts.

The ATCs added to the next two sides involve  diecuts and stamping.

More stencilling, stamping - and melted wax crayon for the sea.

More background, overstamping, added lace...

The last page has more stencilling and overstamping...

The tags inside were originally stamped with a map stamp and distressed around the edges.
I added orange ribbon and elements from Graphic 45 papers
and Lunagirl.


  1. great recycling project, I am doing a project for my nieces second grade class and we are making hanging bats from toilet paper rolls. Today in Hobby Lobby you could buy a box of them for 6.99. I think I have about $30 worth in my closet.
    Barb Housner

    1. Would love to see your bats! We also use toilet roll inners to make Christmas crackers...

  2. This is such a cool project, Susan. Gorgeous. I love the seaside/travel theme. Welcome to the team!

  3. Beautiful this tag booklet. I love the colours and the sea.
    xxx Michelle

  4. Susan, this is fabulous way of recycling! Love the album and tags.

  5. What an amazing mini book Susan and what a fabulous way to use up old toilet rolls! Welcome to the team!


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