This is another photograph taken at Presque Isle State Park (check out last week’s layout here). This was a beach at the east end of the park, that just sort of appeared between the trees while we were walking the trail and looking at the lighthouse. It was such an incredibly hot summer day. I still don’t know why this beach was empty, except that maybe it was so hot that everyone stopped at one of the many other beaches that we passed earlier on the trail.
I find that one of my habits is the use of limited colourways in my layouts. It’s a look I like, and it’s something that comes easily for me. Using shades of brown and blue-green were a natural fit for this photo. To avoid having a narrow colourway look too simple, I always use a variety of shades. The browns include everything from a pale, off white beige, to a deep, cocoa brown. The blue-greens range from an almost true green to a turquoise. That variety helps add dimension, and the use of multiple patterns helps add interest. Everything from solids, to geometrics, to textures, to florals. They all add lines and weights that keeps your eye engaged.
- American Crafts, white cardstock
- We R Memory Keepers, Simply Spring, Sprout
- We R Memory Keepers, Albums Made Easy, Dictate Journalling Cards
- Crate Paper, The Open Road, Chipboard Frames
- Basic Grey, Capture, Designer Chipboard Stickers
- Amy Tan, Remarks, Noteworthy, Accent & Phrase sticker book
- Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes, Accent Stickers
- Becky Higgins, Project Life, Alpha Stickers
- My Mind’s Eye, Lost & Found, Record It!, Antique enamel dots
- Studio Calico, Mister Huey’s Color Mist, Clay