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There's a new challenge over at the Hambo Hoedown! The challenge is to create a beach themed project. I haven't done a lot of beach themed projects, so this one took me a little while to think out. Of course, I had this cute Pelican - digi from Hambo Stamps to work with! I was browsing Tim Holtz' blog and he just posted this Valentine Mini Book! What a fantastic and fun idea! So I created my mini book using one 12x12 sheet of SU's Chocolate Chip Cardstock. I didn't have any of Tim Holtz' fabulous Tissue Tape so I had to improvise my border. I ended up using the Faux Leather Technique found at SCS. It took some time to get it all to look the way I wanted it, but I'm very pleased with the results! In my stash I found some old Creative Memories paper that looked like sand and water. Perfect! So I distressed the edges and inked the sides with Tim Holtz Distress Inks Vintage Photo and Broken China. I tore a section out of a dictionary for the print (definition of sand). The charm was found at Wal-Mart. It was silver, which didn't look quite right to me, so I coloured it with my Copic Markers (E97, E99). I secured it with hemp twine and my glue gun.
For the inside pages, I used more of that sand and water paper and distressed and inked all the pages.
The tags were cut out from manila folders and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo. Since I made this as a Valentine's present for my hubby, I filled the pages and tags with things that I love about him.
In this photo, you can see the shine from the Crackle Accents that I put on the fish (fishes?)! This is what the book looks like closed. I secured some hemp twine on the back page with eyelets and it loops around the front to hold the book closed.
Make sure you take a moment to visit the other members of the Hambo Stamps Design Team: The Bacon Bits! They've got some great cards to show you!
Silke Melissa Joy Judy Christy Karin Libby Monica
I hope you find some time to be creative today!
Challenges I'm entering this project in:
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 53 - Distress
Prairie Fairy Fridays - All in the Fine Print
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything But A Card