Friday, 17 August 2012

Away We Go To The Beach - Mini-Album

Regular readers will know I take a lot of beach photos. I had some printed out that I'd decided not to use on 12x12 layouts, but I still wanted to scrapbook them. So, as I was in a summery scrapping mood,  I've made a mini album to display them:


I made the pages by cutting 5 pieces of Echo Park Everyday Eclectic paper down to 5" wide - then rounded off the top edges of the papers using a bowl as a template:


And I cut the height of the pages down so that they increase in size - the front cover is 6" tall, the first page is 7", the second page is 8⅛", the third 9¼", the last page is 10⅜" tall:


And then I decorated the album with more Everyday Eclectic bits, a little machine stitching using white and gold thread, a Papermania Brad Making Kit, buttons and gems from my stash, plus some of these epoxies which have been sitting in my stash for too long:


They went well with the theme:



The photos were various sizes and orientations, but I managed to cut them all down to 4x4" square to give continuity to the album:





I love making mini albums at the moment - I have them all on display in a basket in my dining room, for visitors to peruse!

Have you got any photos printed out and lurking in storage that you could use in a mini-album? Don't forget you can link up mini-albums to my Scrapbooking Soiree, as well as layouts!

x

19 comments:

Jimjams said...

What a wonderful mini-book. Good to see the bowl for scale - I thought it was quite small tags when I spotted your upload on UKS - but now see it's a much larger "mini"-book :D
Love the way the pages are different sizes and stack together.

rach said...

Wow, that's a great mini book. love the idea of using a bowl to do the top.

scrappyjacky said...

Love how bright and summery it all looks.

Staci said...

Beautiful mini book! TFS!

Louise said...

a wonderful book, i love how the papers all decrease in size and the papers are perfect x

Alinor said...

this is like super cute!! i also have hundreds of pictures of the beach, currently dreaming of moving near it!

Christina said...

I love this-I just pinned the whole thing, thanks so much for sharing!!!

Ashley said...

Very cute! Love the shape and the layers of buttons and embellishments at the bottom.

scrapperjen said...

This is DARLING!!!!! I may do some of this with our vaca pictures from this year.
TFS!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is awesome! Love how you embellished the cover and the fun shape of the mini itself.

laura said...

That is an awesome little album. I love how you stepped the layers (Stadium style)

Ana said...

Love the shape! Awesome work

Sara said...

GORGEOUS album!! Love everything about it!!

Sian said...

The colours are just so perfect - it really makes me want to reach out and touch it!

Alison said...

Beautiful mini..love the shape and the colours you've used!
Alison xx

dragonllew said...

This is gorgeous I love the bright zingy colours perfect for the beach.
Jenny x

JO SOWERBY said...

lovely mini Jen, so nice to see you all having such fun. can i ask where u got the cameras from? are they stamps?
jo xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

I love the rounded tops and decreasing page size - great ideas for something a bit different.

Clair said...

Ooh, love how you rounded your pages - good old school style improvisation!

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