I decided to make a decorative box. It started off life as a box of M&S Marc de Champagne truffles (they were really good!). I thought the box was pretty nice too so I kept it for a suitable project.
Sandpaper makes a great beach (the clue's in the name), so I went to my local hardware shop to buy some. I must have looked confused as one of the assistants came up to ask if I needed any help. I told her I was trying to choose which colour I liked the best. I got a very strange look, so I had to explain what I wanted it for. She then said "I've not had anyone say that before". They obviously don't get many crafters in there!!!!
I started off by stamping all of the beach huts on some card, then I stuck the sandpaper on. As I was going to decoupage the huts this meant that I didn't have to worry about the gaps between them.
I coloured all of the images in with my ProMarkers, trying to be bright and random with the beach huts, then I cut them out and stuck them on. I also used a ProMarker to add a bit of shadow to ground everything.
My original idea for the top was to use the shell stamps and verse, but once I coloured the sides in it looked far too busy for my liking.
So I kept it really simple by just continuing the sky and adding some seagulls and an appropriate verse. The "rope" is piping cord. It was 10p for a metre in Dunelm Mill. I felt like a really big spender when I got to the checkout!
That's my project, I look forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with. It's a great theme to have fun with. The rest of the DT certainly have. Their projects are stunning this month.
Congratulations to the winner and the Top 5 from the Mr & Mrs challenge. As always the entries were fab. It's my 24th wedding anniversary this month and they've certainly given me some ideas.
Remountable Harbour Set