This is my entry into the CardMakers United Challenge which is running at the moment. Here is the brief:
'The theme is 'Seaside', that's it! so your card can incorporate anything with a seaside theme; shells, sea, sand, deck chairs, candy floss...the possibilities are endless.
I was struggling to put it all together, then I spotted my Dolly Mamas stamp on the shelf. I stamped the image twice and decoupaged it using Whispers pens and a waterbrush to colour. The background is Bazzil card, and for the sea effect I rubbed a white colorbox chalk inkpad to create the waves and tore the bottom edge to show the white core. The sand is created with Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder 'Antique Linen' and the starfish is diecut. Finally, the sun embellishment I picked up some time ago; can't remember where. Looking at the finished result reminds me of myself on the beach in Cyprus, lol.