I started with a base of 2 double sided papers. One side had sand, shells and starfish, and the other was water. So I used one paper as the base, and then tore the other paper in half with a wave so that it looked like waves on the beach.
Since this layout is going in a shadow-box frame, I could get nice and lumpy. I laid out my photos and matted the one with my daughter. I added an acetate postage stamp to one photo and then layered some rings from the 3-in-1 Word Ring pack - Travel, some acetate film strips, a post card and some acetate clocks.
I layered a cocktail umbrella with the word ring, acetate clock and doodled around the photos.
For this photo I layered the photo with the acetate film strips (I cut 2 in half to give the illusion that they are really long). I added a word ring, acetate clock and then some clock pieces. I always find that time just stops when we are at the beach. I also snuck in some real shells with the photographed ones!
I added lots of natural elements like some offcuts of burlap (from another project I made), some twine and more shells. I also tucked in some gems for a little extra sparkle.
I have joined in the following challenges:
Lasting Memories Layout Challenges - Buttons, Bling & Brads
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes