This is my literal interpretation of the theme....the background paper is Heidi Grace flocked pearlescent paper, with Jolee stickers for the sea creatures. I used just tan paper for the sand, but covered it with Burlap Distressed Stickles. I think they are pretty cute.
This is my second set of cards....a little more out of the box. This is not my original plan...I had to change it up to get the look I wanted. Originally I wanted to do another literal card with a ship wreck and treasure under the sea. Well....I just could not get it to look the way I wanted, so...I found this clip art of the pirate ship in a storm and decided to use it. So, the ship is the literal, while the treasure is what you could find under the sea. I used a beautiful mirrored card stock that I embossed in the Cuttlebug for the background, pop dotted the image of the pirate ship. I cut the treasure cheasts from "Life's a Party" Cricut cartridge...distressed them and then added jewels, sea glass, shaped buttons, mini pearls, and gold stickles for the 'treasure". The sand is again tan card stock, but this time I ran it through the Xyron and then spinkled it with a very fine craft sand. Wasn't too sure about this one....but it is growing on me.
I am so enjoying this ATC's....I can really push myself to go outside of the box. Already planning & sketching next month's...Fright Night!