Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Beach book #1

This is the first of at least two beach books I'm going to make using the pictures we took in San Diego in August. I ended up with so many photos and I didn't want this book to be humongous, so I decided to save some for a smaller/mini-book size. (This one is 8 1/2 x 11".)
I'm really happy with the cover for this book. The picture on the front is a photo I took of a tile mosaic on the boardwalk. I loved the colors and knew it would be my inspiration for the cover as I was taking the picture.
The cover is a piece of corrugated cardboard; I used a razor knife and metal ruler to cut through the top layer and then peeled back 2" from the top and bottom. Then I lightly painted the top and bottom with a light blue pearl acrylic paint. A few buttons and this and that and viola!
I kept the pages pretty simple in this book. I didn't want the book to be too bulky so I kept the embellishments flat and minimal.
Beach book #2 will be a quick and easy project...and will most likely be my next post. :o)


melissa kaye said...

Oh my! You did such a magnificent job, Deb! I especially like the beach blanket pages with the little tiles of pale colors. So beautiful and so creative. ;)

♥ Mel

jelly roll said...

LOVING THIS. period. the end.

traci said...

love, love, love it!!!! i love the simplicity of it. perfect for beach photos. great job deb.

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