I made this back to front canvas using a gorgeous plate called
Seaside No 1 Plate by the Artistic Stamper. It features a range of shells, the Ship's Wheel with the two little children in the centre, the fish, the parasol, and this lovely Marilyn Monroe style bathing beauty having a paddle. I used Crackle Paint around the edge, and then Distress Inks and shimmer spray. The shells around the edge were made of clay with a little Stickles over the top, and the mould was lent to me by my friend Von when she was here to play - she buys her moulds from her local greengrocer! The little beach hut is actually one of the very reasonably priced wooden bird houses sold by the Artistic Stamper, and I just pulled out the perch and the hanging loop and decorated it with blue and white striped paper and shells. There will be lots more using this plate of stamps as it is so versatile, and captured the wonderful feeling of this hot summer we are having.