Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Desert Dreams

The weekly scraplift is not just of a page, but also a concept. It is the term crush and "could be related to a person, or maybe it’s a place or even a thing in your life. " 'Crush' would mean a short lived love; something that doesn't last. Beside a puppy-love or infatuation for another person, it could be a new hobby, a food, an activity/game. Something you're very attracted to at least initially and then the spark burns out. Or you do something so much and then get tired of it."

I had no idea what to scrap. I'm never going to admit to a singer I liked as a preteen and those sorts of things are so long ago I can barely remember anyway. Eventually I thought about a place I love but that I don't go much anymore. That became my theme. I used a favored photo from years ago taken in southwestern New Mexico.
Designer Credits:
all Anna Aspnes
-background: ArtPlay Palette Autumn Haze
-photo mask: ArtPlay Palette No. 10
-brushes, brad, transfers: ArtPlay Palette Encapsulate
fonts: Enchanted Prairie Dog, GrutchShaded, BlacklightD


  1. Great photo from New Mexico. I've never been there... I would like to visit some day. I think a warmer climate in the winter time would be nice, but I do enjoy the spring and fall (and most of the summer) here in the mid-west. Sometimes I think I would like to move back to Colorado when we are ready to retire... but we will probably stay right where we are at. I like the brushes and fonts you used on the page. I think it turned out great.

    Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you and hubby have a wonderful day. :)

  2. You seem to like wide open spaces, Jean, though I´d have thought there would be little cover for a bird watcher on this seemingly endless desert. The heat wouldn´t appeal to me either but in this lovely photo I detect a cool looking blue mountain in the far distance which looks more appealing than the arid foreground.
    There´s a windswept look to the background indicative of time passing and the clock isn´t just a fitting symbol but it also leads the eye into the photo and gives the page an interesting 3D look.

  3. You have captured the New Mexico desert the cactus in the foreground with the mountains in the background! I've driven through New Mexico many times in my lifetime, usually on the way to Colorado from Texas. Lots of desert before getting to the gorgeous mountains of New Mexico and on into the mountains of Colorado. Both have their own appeal, but I must say I prefer the mountains of New Mexico over the desert. What a challenging challenge this scraplift did good!

  4. Beautiful photograph! Neat journaling.