Monday, February 8, 2016

Destination Album

Hey Friends!

Today, I wanted to share an album I created recently for CHA. I used Frank Garcia's French Riviera collection newly released by Prima. This collection is vintage style by the sea-it reminds me of some things I would see in Cape Cod back in the days...the old days.

For the base-I used one of the Memory Hardware albums by Frank Garcia-it's a heavy weight  chipboard album with lots of pages inside-ready to customize! 

I transformed my album into a vacation book, ready for family vacation photographs at the beach! I spent a lot of time working on the cover-I wanted it to look beachy and whitewashed...

My boys have collected shells from our previous vacations over the years. I decided to incorporate them into the design-they add an organic touch and they were hand picked by my children which makes it even better!

I love the texture from the burlap and raw trims as well as the metals with the rust finish. They look like they have been weathered for years by the sea. French Riviera is what I used throughout the book for the seaside theme.

This is a peek at the inside cover and first page. I always like to layer ephemera, paper pieces and fun bits to make up the pages for a unique look. Adding splatters and spots make everything more interesting too.

Another shot of the cover so you can see some of the dimension added to the front with handmade flowers, die cuts, stickers and more. This is probably one of my favorite projects to all that is left to do is add some special photos.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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