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Feb 14 - Technique - Lighthouse


Feb 14 - Technique - Lighthouse

Lighthouse at Bill Baggs State Park - Key Biscayne

I liked Jody's tutorial for this challenge. I really liked the photo of the lighthouse with the bright white against the clear blue sky. Using the new technique I brushed over the photo leaving it incomplete and added a blue background and used the same brush to erase away some of the color to mesh the two together a bit. It was fun to do.

Poem: "The rocky ledge runs far out into the sea, And on its outer point, some miles away, The lighthouse lifts its massive masonry, A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

BMU_Coastal_Fragment
BMU_Coastal_NavagationStar
BMU_Coastal_SeaGems
BMU_Coastal_Special
BMU_Coastal_WaterDroplets
BMU_Seascape_EMB_Foam,foam border, sand
CVW_SupplyTracker
AASPN_ArtPlaySocializeBonus_WarmGlow2
JenMaddocksDesigns_SSAddOn_horse
STI_Renew_PaperBiggie_12x12_solidblue
BMU_DynBrush_ArtDiary with Gaussian blur



    The result is spectacular! Those colors are amazing together -- very striking. I especially like the sparkle on the page. Great poem, too.
    Gorgeous layout! I love the shading, sparkles, and background for the journaling. The foam at the base of the lighthouse is nice, too. Beautiful!
    Beautiful job!
    This is so beautiful. The poem is very pretty. I love the waves crashing up against the lighthouse. The sparkle and the colours are stunning!
    I LOVE lighthouses and this is just a beautiful LO and poem, Cherylann!
    Incredible!!!! I love how this page looks like it was painted! so amazing!
    Amazing, this looks gorgeous love the effect from the new technique and it's a lovely photo. TFS xxx
    Gorgeous - the brushwork looks like spray - so perfect for this photo - and the foam at the foot of the light really helps this illusion. I like the poem, too - the biblical allusion so subtle but so perfect. Great layout.
    Love the perspective of the photo. Great job with the blending.
    The way you have managed to use this technique to make the dots look like salt spray is just stunning! I have seen paper scrapped pages where they sprinkle salt on the page to affect the watercolours used and it gives this dreamy soft blended effect... And you have nailed that here! It looks like the spray from the sea has hit your page!! The foam and poem are brilliant touches but the salt effect has me looking and looking (and wondering how you got it to look like that!!!)... Stunner!