I started with one of those dollar frames from Michaels, painted it blue and you can't see it in the pic, but I added a layer of glitter paint as well. Then I tore some strips of kraft cardstock and layered it on the bottom for sand. I only glued down the bottom part of the strips so I could distress the edges a bit and then went over it with Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink.
I cut the chair from the Life's a Beach cartridge at 3" and sponged it with a bit of indian corn blue ink. It's adhered with foam tape to pop it up a bit. The pail and shovel were also cut from Life's a Beach at 1.153". The flip flops were cut from the Best of 2010 cartridge at 1.361". I used scrap paper for all my pieces.
The umbrella was cut from Life's a Beach at 3". The sun was also cut from Life's a Beach at 3". I inked the edges with tea dye distress ink and raised the center on foam tape. The bird was cut from Indie Art at 1.5". This bird doesn't have a solid layer and I wanted the white underneath so I used CCR hide option to erase the lines and cut the piece solid.
I think it turned out pretty cute! What do you think??