'For the Love of the sea', nautical themed scrapbook journal photo mini album

This 10 page Nautical scrapbook journal photo mini album measures 6 by 4 inches and is bound with two hinged rings with a chain and loop closure.

The main colour theme of this Nautical album is blue.


Unique features of Nautical album:

1. Using handmade nautical themed items throughout
2. Two acetate pages
3. Two central pocket pages

Nautical Cover

The textured and inked background evokes the sea, accented with 'Beach rules' quotation and nautical rope detail.


Glass dew drop beads pick up on the watery theme and the dimensional foam lettering adds a fun touch.

Nautical page 1 - beach hut

To create the impression of rolling waves and the sea, layers of torn paper strips in graduating blues are used to make a pocket into which three bleached wood effect tags are tucked.

The beach hut opens to reveal a place for a photograph.
Fibres and shell beads add a tactile element to the page.

Nautical page 2 - Us together

The first of a pair of acetate pages in this album.
The lifebouy photograph frame is hand coloured and hand tied.
Sparkle medium adds texture to the sea on this page.
A wooden bird element and novelty buttons add dimension to the page.

Nautical page 3 - vacation memories

The reverse acetate page uses the same circular photograph frame, on this occasion porthole.
The clam shell opens to reveal space for a message.

Assorted blue fibres add texture on this page.

Nautical page 4 - rest and relaxation

This top opening pocket page contains 4 nautical themed cards which can be used to mount photographs or messages.  
The pocket can also accommodate a variety of loose photographs or messages.

The pocket is held closed by winding the twine around the two recycled buttons.
The distress painted wood frame has space for a feature photographand is made from recycled wood (coffee stirrers).

Nautical pages 5 and 6

A vellum envelope pocket has been placed in the middle of the album to hold additional photographs or memoribilia. Three journaling cards have been provided and the vellum has been decorated simply by using sea themed postage stamps.

Nautical page 7 - Photograph matt

This large layered photograph matt has a deep and textured half frame featuring:

  • Novelty seahorse button
  • ice blue eyelash fibre
  • tiny sea shells

Tucked behind the photograph is a large tag which can hold additional photographs or messages.


Nautical page 8 - Love you

The second of a pair of acetate pages in this album. 
A 'z' fold booklet has space for journaling or small photographs. The booklet is held closed by a magnet under the button.
The crackle glazed driftwood fencing and sparkle medium beach add texture to this page.

Nautical page 9 - Pure joy

The reverse acetate pages features a crackle glazed square frame with brass brads in each corner.

The page features the 'beach rules' sentiment from the cover and a hand dyed silk ribbon through the spine loops.

Nautical - Page 10 - Journey

This flap and slit pocket page holds a large layered photograph matt and several tags of assorted sizes.
The edge of the on page pocket is formed by the hand stitched sail on the stick boat.


The twig boat evokes childhood beach memories with its hand stitched calico sail.
The sea effect is sprinkled randomly with sparkle and enhanced with a textural fibre.

Products used:

The paper used throughout came from docrafts papermania 'ahoy there' paper pad.
The blue range of Tim Holtz distress inks used are; chipped sapphire, faded jeans, stormy sky and weathered wood.
Fishbay Elements from Etsy made up a custom bundle of British Blue fibers which add a wonderful textural element to this album.

Thank you for looking.
This album supported the work of the Society of St James.


If you would like to commission a mini book for a loved one or a special occasion please contact me


Debbie xx

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