Monday, August 8, 2011

More Blending

After I "painted" with daylilies I thought of doing more similar layouts. I had two sets of photos in mind. Then the August Oscraps Creative Techniques challenge was posted with a fabulous tutorial on a method of blending. So the challenge is for More Blending! I used one of the subjects, a Purple Gallinule that was a rarity last year in Ohio. You might have seen a layout about it last May. This is a very different approach. I took two of Dick's photos and went to town. The Purple Gallinule shows its wonderful colors in one photo and features its enormous foot, that allows it to walk on the marsh vegetation, in the other. Everything is blended together according to the challenge.
Designer Credits:
-bluish paper, patterned paper, blue wave, yellow spots, glitter paint all from the Oscraps Collab "TrOpical"
-purple paper from Bohemian August by Miss Crow's Magickal Emporium
-flower from Stuck on You by Maya de Groot
fonts: Aquanaut, BlacklightD


  1. The techniques you used for your layout are perfect to show off the Purple Gallinule. Dick got some great shots of the bird! I still can't get over how big it's foot is! You did a great job with the blending, and the elements and papers you chose for this worked out great! Very creative page!

  2. What fabulous colours there are in this wonderland you´ve created for your aquatic Bigfoot. It´s such a colourful bird, I can see why you call it Gem Of The Marshlands. It´s all so beautifully and seamlessly blended it´s hard to tell where one photo ends and the other begins and you´ve given everything in between such a smooth watery look I feel I´m gazing into a pool. Beautifully done!

  3. What a beautiful all the colors here and what a great technique used here. I'll have to check this out. Totally awesome page!