Sunday, February 27, 2011

Contrasting Coasts

What a contrast!  Last week I shared a layout of the sunny California coast.  I used bright blue and soft yellow colors to pick up the colors of the sky and our clothing.  While I know that was an atypical day for them, it created quite a contrast for us.

One of my favorite photos from the entire trip.
I used Photomerge in Photoshop Elements to put together two shots of the coast taken from the bottom of a twisty, steep trail my husband wanted to try.

In this layout we have moved further north to just above Trinidad and the coast closest to Redwood National Park.  Apparently the climate in this part of California is often foggy especially in the late summer and fall.  The fog provides provides a mist that nourishes redwoods.  We got just a little glimpse of a clear coast when we went to one of the state parks later in the afternoon.  However we weren’t there very long until the fog rolled right in.

It really is beautiful just in a different way than the sunny day we spent on a Sonoma County beach.

Project notes:
  • ·         I just could not find enough of the right paper to go with these photos.  Also I knew that I would need to reprint many of the photos from the 4x6's I already had.  This seemed like good layout to do digitally.  However I did have some great Thickers and chipboard letters to use for part of the title.
  • ·         Foggy has been added when creating the digital layout.  After printing I added the chipboard letters.
  • ·         I did use one paper that looks great with these photos by adding strips of border punched paper to each side.

I really do try to get a lot of our location photos scrapbooked.  If I put them in another photo album, we would never look at them.  Which of course reminds me that there are some photos from our early trips that have never been properly scrapbooked.   I guess we never 'catch up.'

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients: digital background by  from two peas in a bucket
Lettering: Oliver chip stickers by Basic grey; nutmeg Thickers by an American Crafts
DSP: Penny Black


  1. this is a great layout lisa-love the photo you merged-I am taking aphotoshop class at our local community college-
    my blog candy arrived today-i love it all-thank you again

  2. I thought I recognized the photos! I'm originally from there! My family would go to Patrick's Point all the time when we were growing up. I'd recognize that vista looking down from the top of the Agate Beach trail any day.

    And no, that section of California is not sunny at all. They get almost as much rain as Oregon!


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