Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Beach Themed Mini Book


If you are looking for my BLOG CANDY, be sure to check it out here!  It's available until March 3rd!

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!
Hannah

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

16 comments:

Karin said...

This is AH-MAZE-ZING! Holy cow, the details are incredible and not to mention a sweet and thoughtful gift :) Love!

Silli said...

wow- zers girl, your mini is beautiful...Love the colors, love the images... WONDERFUL.....HUGS

Chrissy said...

WOW!! I totally adore this. You are amazing. What a fantastic job.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Melissa said...

Such an adorable project Hannah! I think you win the prize for being an over-achiever! LOL Nah...just jealous you had that much time to make something pretty!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Wow! Amazing project!! LOVE IT!

Happy to see you play along with us in the PFF challenge this time! Hope to see you enter next challenge, too! :D Good Luck!!!

Hugs, Hege

Monica Hunter said...

This project is SO awesome! I love the colors, the details, the notes... EVERYTHING! Great work!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous! I love all the details!

Michelle Single said...

This is unreal cute!

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow this is super gorgeous! Love all the details! Amazing job and so creative!!

Thanks so much for joining us over at FFF this week and goodluck! :)

x♥Tracey♥x
FFF/DT for PFD

sunghee said...

wow~! what a creation! this is gorgeous and love all the details you put into!

Jenni said...

Fabulous, love the book and the tags, the image is fab and coloured beautifully. Thanks so much for playing along with the challenge this week at Creative Inspirations.
Jenni x

Brook said...

What a great project! I love the pelicans!

bosenberries said...

This is super cool! Thanks for posting our blog candy.. I hope you can check out the DT call HERE! Robin

Daisychain said...

A beautiful mini book, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Christine x

Margreet said...

what an amazing project Hannah....*claps*....
xxx Margreet

Suzi said...

Wowzer!! this is stunning, love every bit of it. Gorgeous work.
Hugs
Suzi x

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