Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Bathing Belles! By Lucy Edmondson

I hope you will like this little heart shaped album in a heart shaped tin. I love having the aperture so you can see the front page of the album. I have used some gorgeous vintage double sided papers - those were the days, when you didn't have to worry about exposing too much flesh on the beach!

This is what you will need:-

Seaside Plate No 1
Gibson Girls Plate No 2
Distress Inks
White Gesso
Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Picket Fence
Fibres or Twill

All available from The Artistic Stamper.

You will also need a tin with an aperture - doesn't have to be heart shaped. My tin was red - which was a difficult starting point! I have also used a fish and some shell art moulds, made up with Fimo and Stickles, but you can use real shells or any seaside ephemera, to decorate the top of the tin. I used a selection of the 'On the Boardwalk' Collection of double sided 12 x 12 papers by Graphic 45, but there are such a lot of images on the Seaside Plate that you could use to make your own backgrounds.

I covered the tin with gesso then added Crackle Paint, and sponged on Distress Inks, and sprayed on some shimmer mists. I cut a front and back cover for the album from mountboard, then the pages from the ds paper, doing a bit of jigsawing so I had the images I wanted, where I wanted them. I added a selection of images from the Seaside plate and the Gibson Girls paddling, stamped in Sepia.

I set eyelets in the top left of each heart shaped piece and attached them together with a book ring and some fibres (the twill Jennie sells would work well too):-

Finally, I took one of the die cut border strips from the paper set, which had an index tab on it, and snipped the words 'On the Boardwalk - By the Beautiful Sea' from the name tab at the top of one of the papers, adhered this to the index tab, blended it in with Antique Linen, added brads, and stuck it diagonally across the front of the tin. The words 'Down the Boardwalk She Came' were positioned on the front page to show through the aperture.

Thanks for looking and your comments are greatly appreciated.



Lori said...

Gorgeous project, and gorgeous theme! Well done!

Jennie said...

Lucy, a gorgeous debut piece, thank you so much :))

Sid said...

What a fantastic decorated tin ! Love your colour choices and theme Lucy.

Helen said...

What a great project, your decoration of the tin is just superb!

Stampersue said...

Nice project - I love the colours -thanks for sharing.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just beautiful! Luv the idea, FAB!

Netty said...

Fabulous, love it. Annette

Tracy Evans said...

Oooh I love hearts and your heart tin and book are decorated beautifully. I love the theme and the papers and the aperture in the tin is such a great idea. Tracy x

Alison said...

Your tin is fabulous Lucy! x


Minxy said...

Delightful Lucky, very vintage chic

Minxy said...

lucky.. where did that k come from, it ment to read Lucy.. opps sorry hun lol