I thought I'd start by sharing my entry into this month's Clarity Stamp challenge 'I do like to be beside the seaside' http://claritystampchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-5.html
I altered a £1 mirror frame from IKEA. I used the Clarity Stamps beach set, clarity card, core'dinations card, promarkers, stickles, acrylic paint and some sandpaper (£1 bargain from Wilkinsons). I got more texture into the sandpaper and cardstock by tearing it. The core'dinations is great for this as you get the contrasting colour when you tear.
I really enjoyed doing this challenge, especially because I love anything to do with the seaside!