Friday, July 29, 2011

Beach Mini Album


I had so much fun making this Beach Mini Album!  My basic supplies were paper, ink, and stamps!

I decided to use the Creative Cuts and More 6" x 6" album.   You can order an album kit, or the cover and pages individually.  You have the option of regular pages or pages with tab.  So many options.  I started with chipboard pages and and covered them with cardstock.
The albums come in other sizes and you can check out all of Creative Cuts and More album options HERE.  Don't forget to check out the kits as well.


I stamped the light blue cardstock with various swirls and seashells with "bashful blue" by SU.  I inked the edges of the label, light and medium blue cardstocks with Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Chocolate and  Pearlescent Beige.
Most of the images are from GinaK's "Gifts From the Sea".  I included a few images from Layers of Color "Under the Sea" and Crafty Secrets "Seaside" as well. 



You can achieve that beachy feel ...
by adding twine / raffia / jute and by distressing the edges with ink and a Tim Holtz distress tool.  Don't be afraid to add a little ink or paint around the edges of your photo as well.  Scroll all the way down to check out a few more idea's on how to achieve that beachy look, including sand.





The die used for the labels was Spellbinders Labels Eight with my Grand Calibur.


There is a lot of fussy cutting, but worth it!










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Need a few more beachy idea's ??

If you want to add "sand" to your layouts ... use pumus.
And cheese cloth is another great product to use on your beachy layouts.


 I created this layout using the "Seaside" set by Crafty Secrets.

I created my own chipboard charms.


You can see the pumus - sand in this close-up.  You can get pumus in the artist section of your local craft store.  It comes in a grey color, but you can easily mix paint with it.





And you can see the cheese cloth in this close-up.

I hope you are inspired to scrapbook those summer photo's!
hugs, Melisa

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You can view more of my Mini-Albums HERE.
You can view more of my Beach / Summer projects HERE.
You can view more of my Creative Cuts and More Projects HERE.

29 comments:

mylaughingmagpie said...

Melisa,
This is a beautiful album! I love the soft colors & all your fussy cutting & techniques just "make" the album! TFS!

Dawnll said...

Oh my word this is so beautiful! I could almost smell the sea air looking through the pages.
So glad you joined the Die cut diva team for this hop

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Such a beautiful album and LO! Wow! That was alot of cutting for sure! Thank you very much for joining us this week at The Shabby Tea Room!

Hugs...
Melissa

scrappinlil said...

This is such a beautiful album...I love the beachy feel too it and all the techniques you did. I also love all the beautiful photos and the great embellies. I am now a follower. TFS

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

OMG fabulous gorgeous creation Melisa. I luv it.

Hugs
Sudha

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Wow, this is SO cool! The photos are just wonderful and I love all the beachy embellies...
I do a good number of beach pages so I always love to see what others do..that cheese cloth! What an idea!!!!

Leah Schaeffer (SOUS DT)

Brenda said...

WOW what an awesome mini!!! Thanks for all the tips....no more making jelly using my cheesecloth in my scrap-booking!!! JK ..hubby loves my blackberry jelly!
love you use of twine and rafia as well...sooo lovin this!!
hugs
Brenda

Scossie Jane said...

I agree, you can almost hear and smell the sea with this fabulous mini album Melissa - it is truly evocative of the beach - LOVE it! And the layout is beautiful too! .... Hugs x

Barbf said...

Love it! It makes me want to go to the beach

Nanne said...

oh wow!! I luv this.. the details are amazing and yes, your fussy cutting is so worth it.. looks fabulous and thank you for the sand idea, gonna have to remember that one..
hugs
Nanné from SOUS

Fern said...

Melisa, this is beautiful!!!! Love your fussy cutting and your photos are fantastic!!! Also some great tips!!! Hugs!!!

Noelle Reese said...

OH MY GOSH! This is my all time favorite color combo and your album is so beautiful! I love it! You are a rock star cutter too!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous!!!!Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful creation with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

Savannah said...

Love these colors!! Beautiful album!!

lisa808 said...

Love your beach album!!! The colors and embellishing are fab.

annette said...

Simply beautiful ... love the beachy look , fussy cutting & the photos ... fabulous .. luv X:)

Shirley said...

How very pretty and what great memories for you and yours! Lovely!

Elizabeth said...

Great album! Loving the colors!

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Lolô Artesanato said...

Wow!
I love your style and all those distress
xx
Leila
leilacassimira@gmail.com
:)

Rasia said...

That is probably one of my most favorite beach albums yet! Very neat ideas that I hope to use someday!

Tracy said...

Fabulous beach mini!!

Faye said...

Wow, wow, wow, what an amazing and detailed project. Thanks for sharing at Paper Sundaes. xxx

EstherT said...

This mini is incredible! I love the colour palette and all the fussy details!

~Thanks, Esther
esthert119(at)yahoo(dot)ca

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

I just love all the distressing in the mini! It has a real beach feel to it and adorable details!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Fabulous summer album!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

mustangkayla said...

Such a great mini! Great distressing and feel to the album! Makes me want to go to the beach!

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Melissa, as a beach lover i am just swooning over this post! LOVE all the beachy details and the raffia, pumice, and cheesecloth tip! LOVE the photos, too! Glad I came to visit!

NoraAnne said...

This is so gorgeous! I just love the super beachy/cottage feel to it! I have this crafty secrets stamp set and you've inspired me here so much to break it out and ink it up! I love how you used the torn strip of brown on the side of the pages, brings it all together so nicely and the little chipboard charms you made are adorable! Fussy cutting is always worth the great look at the end, isn't it?!?!

Jennie said...

Stunning pages Melisa and what a wonderful keepsake you have created of your summer memories.

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