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9/8 Color & 9/6 Peaceful Challenge: "Fill Your Soul"

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.

Journaling reads:

"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


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Wonderful page Marilyn! Fantastic blending and I love the colors and beautiful journaling as well. Thanks for taking part in the challenge!

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I am so in awe of your technical expertise!! So much blending and layer work...and your shadow as a brush to make the silhouette.... wow!!! It looks so effective! The sand layering was inspired... it looks so realistic there under your silhouette...watching you relaxing at the beach... I love your quotes and how you tied them together in your journalling... it is a page that keeps on giving... the more I look the more I find... fabulous!!!

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What a beautiful layout! I feel peaceful just looking at it! Thanks for explaining how you did the shadow picture...I may have to try that sometime soon! Thanks for joining the challenge!

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This is gorgeous! I love the varied shades of warm orange -- I can just feel the sun. Your blending is amazing. I love how you managed to blend 3 photos together and thanks for letting us know how you did the shadow. It turned out beautifully! You know how much I love blending, so this layout is a real treat to see. The quotes mixed together with your own thoughts are lovely, too.

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What a fabulous page! Love the journaling and quotes around the edge. Great background photo and shadow image - really nice. Masterful blending. This is art that invites reflection. Well done, Marilyn.

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This is just an awesome page and all of the work put into it. As I read your journaling, it occured to me that possibly you recreated that peace as you patiently put this all together. What I saw was you bringing the peace back and expressing it. At least I hope that's what you were creating because in the process, I could hear the boats and the water lapping and the restfulness. All of this is a true artist at work. Wonderful work.

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How amazingly clever! The use of your shadow as a clipping mask is inspired and all that work and it still looks wonderfully peaceful. The colours are terrific.

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Marilyn! Marilyn! You have outdone yourself on this layout - it's is fabulous an I love the peaceful and serene vibes it gives out - I can tell you did a lot of work on this and it shows. I love the colors and the perfect quote - makes me feel so peaceful and I sure need to feel that peacefulness - thank you for sharing your moment of serenity! Your layouts just get better and better - what an artist you are!

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It looks great, Marilyn! Love all the blending. (I know what you mean about not remembering - I made this fantastic background once with blending, but could never duplicate it). It really does look peaceful.

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