I am still (not so patiently) awaiting my new SU catalog. And UPS has rescheduled my boxes of bulk catalogs. . . That's okay: I still have many cool stamps to play with! How about this GinaK stamp, Seafood Surprise? (Also available at All That Scraps.)
I stamped the bucket-crab on kraft card stock in black Versafine ink, hit it with my heat gun (see note on patience in the first paragraph), and laid down a quick underlayer of orange, red, and cool gray with my Copic markers. I used Prismacolor pencils to add white highlights, sand, and a hint of sky. I added some yellow Stickles on the sand, and I faux-stitched around the crab. (Emily Giovanni recently did a great tutorial on faux stitching if you still have questions about it. Also, Sharon Harnist did one for SCS a while back, linked here.)
I used two Cuttlebug A-2 Embossing folders for the background. As I looked at the swirls folder, it occurred to me that the swirls looked a bit like waves, so I embossed them on Soft Sky card stock and trimmed around them to make them wave-y. The "wild about you" sentiment is from SU's Wild About You set. Black grosgrain and mini brad are also SU products. I really like this little crabby guy!