Sunday, April 10, 2011

Looking Up

It was funny.  I picked this sketch challenge because of the photo collage.  I thought I would just use a variety of our hiking photos from Redwood National Park.  When I started laying out the photos, I noticed a pattern.  Lenny was looking up in so many of the shots.  I guess we did a lot of that surrounded by some of the tallest trees on the planet!

It is another of the Joys of Papercrafting that you really notice patterns when you start playing with your photos to create a page.

Anyway, I thought it made a good subject so I concentrated on just the photos that emphasized the size of the trees.  Here is the journaling:

Lenny was determined those trees were not actually 300+ feet tall!  He walked out measurements to try to 'compute' their real height before finally acknowledging that the park service was not trying to deceive us - like they do for trail lengths, of course.

Have you ever noticed that hiking trails are way longer than they are posted for?  I guess it could just seem that way, but I think it is how they measure.  I know we have walked at least 4 miles when the trail only says 2 :-)

As for the layout, I already had many of the photos printed so I made my own collage.  I did a Panorma (see this post for details on doing that in PSE) for the tree.  I didn't realize until I printed it that I'd picked an option which resulted in my husband being slightly taller than he really is - and thinner too.  I'm sure he won't mind.

I used SCAL and the Cricut to cut the title like the one in Nichol's sample.  The edge is distressed in Vintage Photo and stamped with a little Whisper White using the Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp.

For the sketch that goes with this layout, see the weekly challenge at Two Peas - Apr 8 '11 Challenge

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Campy Trails DSP by American Crafts
Stamps:  Stitches by Hot of the Press, Woodgrain by Hero Arts and Season of Friendship by SU!
Ink:  Soft Suede, River Rock
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake
Stickers:  On Holiday from The Girls Paperie
Chipboard:  Basic Grey


  1. Your layout is outstanding. I love it. Your focus is perfect.

  2. I love the vertical emphasis of your layout - perfect fit for your photos!

  3. these are such great photos lisa-and you have scrapped them really well-love the title you gave this one. we have been to yosemite national park and have seen some of these giant trees

  4. Beautiful layout, gorgeous pictures. Aren't those trees just magnificent?


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