I made this small book recently as a project for Buzz and Bloom. Our theme was "our favorite day/week/event of 2007". I had a couple events to pick from, but chose to reminisce about my summer vacation.
My favorite place to be is at the beach. I love smelling the sea air,
feeling the sea breeze on my face, walking in the sand, and just
soaking in all of the surroundings. It was only natural that I picked this for my favorite week of the year.
To make this book, I used Buzz and Bloom's set of Tabbed Index Cards - Circles for my book base . I punched holes in the chipboard and bound the book using the Bind-It-All. It worked beautifully with this chipboard!
The pages were colored with chalk inks. I stippled several colors onto the pages. Next, I white washed them with white Brilliance ink. I randomly stamped some flourishes, added layers of clip art/printed paper, and added my personal "words". I followed this all with embellishments - shells, ribbons, buttons, charms, flowers, more shells, netting, etc.
In this set of chipboard pages, tabs on two of the pages have a center that punches out. I used one of these as my front page. I added an inked Mini Token - Seashore behind the hole and glued it in place (the token is just a bit larger than hole. I then filled the recessed area with Diamond Glaze and clear small micro beads. Came out looking like a shell in the water.
I also made sure all of the tabs were decorated front and back. I added words, another Mini Token, and a burlap flower with a shell center to the tabs. I also attached a Mini Token to one of the ribbon tied to the binding of the book.