Halloween Riddles TP Roll tag album

I am so honored to have been selected to participate in the May Arts/Helmar “Ink It!” Craft Challenge! I was sent 4 different gorgeous May Arts trims to work with and the only rules to the challenge were to ink them up any way I wanted! I was also provided with a small bottle of my favorite adhesive for trims, Helmar 450 Quick Dry.

For my entry, I decided to create a tp roll tag album with Halloween Riddles for my kiddos, using several products from May Arts “Partners in Craft” and Helmar “Preferred Partners” (these partners are noted in the materials section below the pics). Here’s what I came up with:

Cover and front of 1st tag:

First spread with the coordinating tags:

Second spread with coordinating tags:

Third spread with tags:

Last spread w/coordinating tags:

Materials:

5 TP rolls
May Arts trims (flowers, suede leaves, canvas, net ribbon)
Pink Paislee (Helmar Preferred Partner) Hocus Pocus papers and embellishments
Little Yellow Bicycle (May Arts Partner in Craft) stickers and clear cuts
Unity Stamp Co. (Helmar Preferred Partner) stamps
Tattered Angels (May Arts Partner in Craft) Glimmer Mist
LSG Flat Fabio mists
Faber Castell Design Memory Craft (Helmar Preferred Partner) Stampers Big Brush Markers
Fancy Pants stamps
Maya Road stamps
Viva Decor Inka Gold (silver)
Studio G stamps
Distress inks and stains

Adhesives used:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Acid Free Glue


CLICK HERE to see the other entries and for your chance to win some fabulous May Arts ribbons!

Inspirational Journal Challenge for Tracy/Helmar

Soooo, back at the beginning of May, Tracy Weinzapfel of Helmar USA threw down a challenge to join her in creating a personal Inspirational Journal. You can see the recorded Ustream video clip on her blog here along with further details: Tracy’s awesome blog. The challenge was from the beginning of May through the end of June, to complete this album. Well here it is with less than a week of June remaining and I finally finished my COVER. Yes, my cover. lol So, here we go…

I knew that I wanted to use this one perfect image off of the Webster’s Pages diecut paper from the Spring Market collection. I knew I was going to use this specific quote with this image from the first moment I saw the paper months ago, so when Tracy announced the Inspirational Journal project, well I already had an idea in mind…but how to make it look like I imagined? Not a clue. Here’s what I ended up with instead. This is a 2 part cover here’s the outside/cover of the entire album (the quote reads, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning to dance in the rain”:

When you lift the acrylic cover, this is the inside page/second part of the cover which actually illustrates the first part of the quote (the fussy cut image from the WP diecut is coated in iridescent medium, but you can’t see it in the pic):

So as you can see, it’s a bit backwards, but so am I…so I think that’s about right for me. 😉 If you’re thinking hmmm…that acrylic looks kinda hazy…you’re right! It’s not your eyes and it’s not me trying to get a photo on a castover day, it’s diluted acrylic paint that I coated on the backside of the cover to make it look like a hazy, rainy day. TFL!

Materials:

Webster’s Pages Spring Market diecut
Winsor & Newton Iridescent Medium
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Strathmore watercolor paper
Kaisercraft large square acrylic album
Stazon ink
Stamp by Victorine Originals

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry (make sure to test before use on acrylic)
Helmar Zapdots
Helmar Acid Free Glue