Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Balboa Island

Wow, this week is flying by and there is only one more before the kids go back to school.  On the one hand, Yeah! bye kids!, and on the other hand, Boo!, schedules, sports, homework, no free time.  

From my quick trip last week to Balboa Island, I took some photos using the coolest App called Hipstamatic on my iPhone.  The app comes with a bunch of "lenses" and more you can purchase.  I just love the 60's vibe and some of the darker ones that looked shadowy and mysterious.  

For my 12" x 12" layout, I used a lighter sea blue paper for the background by Bazzill as well as their paperbag-colored paper for the sand (torn and rubbed with chalk). The surfboard paper came in a pack I bought recently with other Hawaii-type flowered papers (I cannot think of the name).  It also has a kind of retro-feel I thought would look groovy with the Hipstamatic photos.

I cut the Trip to the Beach lettering out with a Cricut cartridge called Summer Vacation at 3", as well as the Beach Arrow.  The GellyRoll white pen came in handy to highlight  the edges.  I used buttons and a couple layers of thread to "tie" the surfboard paper to the page and printed other 2"x2.5" photos using the "contact sheet" feature.  The netting and shells have been in a box of embellishments I have been meaning to use (boy, I have a lot of things in that category! - LOL!)

Hope you like it!

Page 1 of two-page layout.  Small photos are printed using a contact sheet feature.
The shells were glued on with glue dots and the photos are created using the Hipstamatic feature on my iPhone.
I layered the netting and the Beach sign as well as outlined the sign with a white GellyRoll pen.  I want to use that pen on everything, it works so well!
I punched a small hole on either side of the surfboard paper and then pulled a double layer of thread through the holes and taped then ends on the back of the page.  I then glued the button on top of the end of the string where it threads through to the other side.
Highlighted letters make the words stand out on the page and give it a more finished appearance.

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