Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Near and far

One of the LYPLYP prompts mentioned the idea of pairing a close up with a wide shot, to give the detail and its context. I had the photo of the rusty shopping trolley on Abergele beach that I really liked but wasn't quite sure what to do with, and this prompt set me off towards making this layout:


It's another digi layout - but not using a template this time, I put it together completely from scratch! So proud of myself, I used overlays, journaling spots, drop shadows; I even changed the colour and opacity of a couple of the elements to blend them with the background for added texture and interest! And while I'm sure it could look better I'm pleased with it and I'm thrilled that I'm making progress with my digi knowledge :-)

*Edited to update: with many thanks to the lovely, kind, helpful and generally wonderful Cheri, who helped me to improve the drop shadows, I've changed my layout slightly and the pic above shows the new version :-)

15 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

You're making tremendous progress...wish I could do half this.
And I love the LO....great colours....and how beauty can be found in the 'ugliest' of things.

Deb said...

Well done, Mel. I really need to sit down and spend some serious time with PhotoShop. I had played with it a bit in the beginning when Carrie first loaded it to our computer, but got distracted. Now I'll have to start over. You have inspired me!!! xo

JO SOWERBY said...

fabulous mel, plus loving the new header

Photographing Mom said...

Love it, Mel!!!!!!!!!!

Photographing Mom said...

Love it, Mel!!!!!!!!!!

Cheri said...

For a self-proclaimed digi novice, this is awesome Mel! With my whopping year and a half of experience, the only thing I could suggest for improvement would be to shorten the distance/strength of the drop shadows on your journaling strips. Unless you were going for the effect of having the journaling strips attached by pop-dots.

Liberty :) said...

looks really good well done mel!!!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great digi layout, and it inspired me that I should do a near and far with my crab pot pictures!
Rinda

Clair said...

Well, I know which version of the beach I prefer. Good job with the digi-pages Mel. Loving the colour choices in them!

The Creative Beast said...

this is a beautiful layout, Mel, and the colors are so soft =-)

BTW: the new banner is looking gorgeous!

jillconyers said...

Great layout. Before I read your update I noticed the drop shadows. Want to share your secrets?

Scrappi Sandi said...

Just catching up on your last couple of posts...had a busy couple of days!! That is an awesome wedding cake!!

I saw this LO in the forum & loved it...well done you on mastering digi!

I'd love to know how you did the photo as your header...I've tried before but could not get the photo the full width...any advice?! :)

Rachel B said...

Love your digi page Mel, it looks great.

Karen said...

Great job, Mel. I've never quite gotten to doing a complete digi page on my own.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Very well done! I love the feel & the look you have given these pages