I started this layout for the Thursday "Peaceful" Challenge and finished it this morning for the Saturday Color one. I actually blended three photos together -- the sunset & my feet, my shadow and another sand one. I also blended in and used filters, etc to put the whole background and different papers together but I really need to start writing down what I do because I could never recreate or remember all the steps and pieces!
EDIT: I just remembered that I made the large shadow pic into a brush, then used it as a mask and clipped it to the sand. But I as wanted the silhouette to fit into the background/sand pic, I made multiple layers of the sand so it would be exact. And I used different blends on the many different layers and pieces 'til I was happy with it.
I spent a much-needed few days rest at the shore in July. Water and the beach always is so peaceful and soothing for me.
"I am in meltdown... "Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away." Barbara DeAngelis... Need to replenish... Water soothes me... I love the beach and hot sand and sound of boats and water lapping against the shore... Can I soak it in?... "Look within!... The secret is inside you." Hui-neng... I don't feel it... I'm not always sure I want to know the secret... OR, me... "
For this layout I used:
SNU Brush Set: Painted
AFT Beachcomer Paper Special
ASO SS Styles: glitter glows 6501
SNU Witty font
VRA SS Type Paths: Shapes (retired)
VRA AYO Zoom 4x6 Beachin' (retired)
and my own photos