I was on vacation this week. I was a total bum! lol
However, we did take a break from lounging around to head over to the coast for a day. It was overcast and rained off and on but nothing can dull my spirits when I am over there. :-)
We made a short stop in Crescent City, CA before heading up to Brookings. I managed to get a few decent photos there inbetween batches of fog lol
I turned one into a scrapbook page using Photoshop Elements. Now, I will say again, I do not scrapbook....but sometimes the mood strikes me to play with a photo so I have lots of digital goodies stored on my computer for just such occasions.
I did a lot of manipulation of the photo before I decided to add it to a scrapbook page. I lassoed and copied the gull and railing before I washed out the background (just to increase that foggy look that was already going on). I also added several overlays to give it a very aged/scratched look. I then added the gull back on top.
Once the photo was added to the scrapbook page, I used the eraser tool and some brushstroke brushes to rough up a couple of the edges.
The shell, sand dollar, plant, flying gulls and background paper are from Skys the Limit - Beachy Keen kit. The tag and button have been on my computer for over 10 years and with 2 computer changes and several system upgrades, the company name no longer shows up :-(
The water rings are brushes!
If you have never done so, you should check out all the brushes you can download online. There are so many really cool ones...for free! I love online freebies!!!
Hope you enjoy this glimpse of the foggy Pacific Northwest. :-)