Beach Rules

It’s hard to believe that the end of summer is already here. I have one more beachy project to share before we wind up the season.

For this project, I started with a piece of cardboard that I had previously distressed and painted, and then put aside for another day. It was the perfect background for my project. I added more paint, inks, and Stickles until it looked like a mermaid’s ocean. Then I started layering my elements.

Zunky Chic ~ Beach Rules

The photo is of Lily Munchkin, making “sand angels” on the beach. I inked a tag with Distress Ink to layer behind the photo.

Zunky Chic ~ Beach Rules

The lighthouse and “Beach Rules” sign are from Graphic 45’s By the Sea collection. Then I layered moss, shells, and sea glass to frame it.

Zunky Chic ~ Beach Rules

I wanted the piece to have a distressed look, as if it has been worn away by the ocean waves and salty air.

Zunky Chic ~ Beach Rules

I tied a collection of charms and beads to the end of the tag to give the piece another layer of movement.

Zunky Chic ~ Beach Rules

I’m already working on the Halloween projects. I guess it won’t be long now…


One comment to Beach Rules

  • Audrey Pettit  says:

    OMGosh, Erica, this is amazing! One of my top, top faves of yours! Love all the movement and flow to this and the color is fabulous! You have definitely captured the feel of a mermaid’s ocean, for sure. Love the real moss, sea glass, and shells you’ve added, and love the texture from the burlap. The charms are so, so cool, too!

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