I used Tim Holtz's July Tag as my inspiration for this piece. He showcased some very clever ideas for adding texture to his Sand and Sea die cuts and I was keen to have another go at these techniques. I started this layout with a piece of card board that measures around 7" x 9". I ripped off some of the surface to reveal the corrugations, and painted it with Fresco Paint in a colour called Stone.
For your inspiration, here's a picture of some of the shells the children collected. So now you can see why it's called Shell Island ! x
Here are some of the products I've used that Kim stocks in the wonderful eclectic Paperie Shop. She has also taken delivery of loads of Tim Holtz's newly released products so it's well worth hopping over there, especially if you want to get ahead with your Christmas crafting !