A FORMER ITV reporter has decided to put down her camera and create art using sand from one of Wales’ beautiful beaches.

When Holmes Chapel mum Victoria Pollitt wrote her son’s name in the sand with a stick, little did she know it would lead to a new business.

She took a photograph and carried on enjoying her walk along the beach in Wales with one-year-old son Joshua and husband Stuart.

The picture was so beautiful Victoria had it made into a canvas for Joshua’s bedroom.

She realised it would also make a unique gift for others, so the idea for Sand-Writing.com was born – a website selling canvas prints of names and messages written in the sand.

Victoria returned to the beach near Abersoch, north Wales, and began the task of writing the top 100 boys’ and girls’ names.

She added other popular names and spellings and messages such as Congratulations and Just Married.

“It creates a lot of interest as the names are quite big and end up covering the beach,” she said.

“The canvas prints give a lot of pleasure – they look wonderful on a child’s wall and make a great gift for Christmas or for a birth, christening or birthday.

“Older people also love the special message photographs or the simple drawings such as a heart.”

Victoria was a reporter for ITV until she left to have Joshua, who is now two.

She has always been a keen photographer.

“Some people suggested I save myself time and trouble by using computer technology to write the names, but this way is much more special,” said Victoria, who will be adding to the list of names and messages over time.

For more information visit sand-writing.com.