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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Beach Bum Journal

Every bum needs a beach, every beach needs a bum, and every beach bum needs a journal to keep track of important things, right?! I certainly think so, which prompted me to create this journal using my Zutter BIA, along with beachy-keen paper from the Cosmo Cricket Snorkel line all topped off with a newly released image from TCP's On The Beach. This is my favorite image from the set, and I had fun paper piecing Poochie Bum's umbrella, book and swim shorts. The rest of the image is colored using colored pencils and a blender pen. I love the colors in this particular sheet, so bold and vibrant, yet a little muted, so I wanted to keep it all low-key, so to speak, just like Poochie!

A couple of fun details are the buttons (Candy Sprinkles BT-001) and the gold coins stamped with a shell and starfish image, also part of the On The Beach set. Alma is always adding fun little images to coordinate with the larger ones, perfect for adding a little sumpin'-sumpin' here and there. To make the gold coins: smear a little versamark/watermark ink on card stock, pour a pile of embossing powder on top, heat from bottom, stamp image (without any ink) before it cools completely. After that process was completed, I used my smallest Nestie circle die and cut out the coin, and the scratches on my Big Shot plates (kwim?) left cool marks in the coins.

Here's a closer shot of the coins:

Come back tomorrow for another TCP project and have a great Thursday!


Valerie said...

WAY cool! And the coins, even cooler with the scratches!

Jennie M said...

I love this journal and the coins are awesome!!

stempelhexe said...

Cool, that`s phantastic.


Cindy Major said...

I love that journal! It is so very cool, and so is that journal!



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