Been feeling blue, I guess...
Music To My Soul
The annual seagull pilgrimage to Yachats River Beach has begun, except this year they are joined by pelicans.
Credits: Everything Designer Digitals. Background paper and paper edges by Lynn Grieveson (Little Hampton and Worn Paper Edges). Masks by Anna Aspnes (Floral Art 2 and 4) and me. Some coloring provided by Katie Pertiet's paper from the color challenge of 10/28/08. Music frame by Kellie Mize (Journaling challenge, 11/2/08). Font: DB Poetic and Times New Roman.
Colors Of Winter
I know it's not winter yet, but once the rains start, well, it might as well be. It only gets slightly colder when actual winter arrives, and there's a little more hail. Heh.
Credits: All Vinnie Pearce, Pixel Canvas. Papers from Pieces of Me and Weathered greens. Freebie Template Challenge #5. Font: Oregon LDO (heh!). Journaling reads: "We take our walks along the 804 trail and discover what the increasing rains and winds are doing to the shoreline and the tenacious grasses along the dunes. You jump and run and throw rocks and dig holes -- and pay no attention to our tut-tutting -- just as alive as the roar of the waves, the waves shouldering against the dark rock, spraying their very vitality to the gloomy skies." Very simple!
Memories Of The Sea
The pattern in the long strip is taken from a kimono, of all things. I've turned it into a rubber stamp, but also used it as an overlay for the paper (I'm feelin' a blog freebie coming on soonish!). I'm thinking forward to the time when Allen will have to carry the ocean with him...
Credits: Background paper and strip of paper mine, though the strip has been "worn" with Lynn Grieveson's Worn Page Edges (Designer Digitals, slightly modified to fit my shape). Frame by Katie Pertiet (DD, Stitched Up Frames). Stitched frame by Anna Aspnes (DD, Stitched by Anna No. 1 White). Flowers by Monica Larsen, Floralis. Fonts: Boris Black Bloxx and Luna. Journaling reads: this is our ocean and this is you by the ocean and this is me taking a picture of you by the ocean and here is my gift to you a memory of this day and our beautiful beloved ocean"