Monday, September 2, 2013

To everything there is a season…

and the subject of September's challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles is to share which season is your favorite! I'm pretty happy with all the seasons here in California (although it would be nice to have AC in the summer) but I especially love fall. The leaves turn, the evenings get a bit crisper, Starbuck's starts selling pumpkin lattes… and around here we usually have a nice stretch of Indian summer where it is still warm and beautiful. For the past three years or so, every October we've been going camping at New Brighton Beach in Santa Cruz with a big group of friends. The weather has always been gorgeous and we've had a great time on the beach.  For you see, the Santa Cruz beaches are often fogged in during the summer and the better weather is in the fall! This layout is documenting our trip from last year:

The twist for the challenge is to include at least three leaves on your page. My leaves are kelp leaves! I used Distress Stains, inks and mists on a vellum sheet to get that mottled seaweed coloration (so much inky messy fun!) Then I cut the kelp shape out of the page to layer behind the photos.

Be sure to go to SEM to check out the layouts done by the other DT members. There is a lot of inspiring work to be seen. Link up your project by the end of the month and you'll have a chance to win our monthly sponsor's prize! Don't forget the twist…

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  1. Lisa, I love this LO--especially your handmade kelp! Beautiful job, Angel!

  2. love how it looks like the kelp leaves are floating in the water! so great! lovely pics as well!

  3. Love your layout! The kelp was so cool and love how you layered it over your picture. ~Kim


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