Here is my take on this week's Saturday Scraplift. What a great page to lift! Thanks, kmar77, for the inspiration, and thanks, Janet, for choosing that great page!


The story is this...


I'd recently seen a video for Photoshop technique in which a photo is made to look like a 3-D pop-up card. The effect looked really cool. Part of the technique involves extracting a portion of the photo, and the Saturday scraplift was just the kick in the keester I needed to get me started and give that technique a try. Only problem was I had no photo in mind to scrap, so I took a romp through my photo stash and dug out this moldy oldy--Mr. Squeak and I on the shores of Lake Arenal in Costa Rica. The mountain in the background is really an active volcano, Arenal. On this day we were making our way from the Monte Verde Cloud Forest to the Arenal Lodge on the other side of the lake. We made the trek by horseback, which is another story for another day...This photo was taken during our lunch break as we stretched our legs before saddling up and finishing our journey.


The advantage of taking forever to finish a vacation book is that you can still add pages to it even years later! Smile


So, the video for the technique seemed very easy to follow but it took me two days to get this page to a point where I liked it. I had stubbornly decided that this was the photo I would scrap, but I did not anticipate how difficult it would be to get the Arenal volcano in the final version of the page, and it was us in front of the volcano that I really wanted as my end product. I must have trashed the whole thing at least twice, and I certainly barked at my long-suffering husband on more than one occasion. However, lest you feel sorry for him, he gives as good as he gets. Our office at home is a room that we share, and by the end of this long process Peter joked that even he could do it! "Are you still working on the same page? Hit 'Control D.' Now add an adjustment mask to your layer. Save. Easy!" says my husband, who does not know Photoshop at all but who had heard me muttering such phrases to myself for two solid days.


<sound of crickets chirping>


You are all invited to my divorce party! Smile


Credits
Lynn Grieveson
Mapmakers Paper Pack
Ripped and Stitched: Record It


Cassie Jones
How’d They Do That? No. 13: Bending Shadows


Katie Pertiet
GeoLabels: Traveler No. 01 Brushes and Stamps
Maybe Tomorrow Kit (wooden star)
Photo Clusters No. 43 (staple)
Plated: Summer
Pocket Cards: Air Mail No. 01
Slide Reels No. 01
Taped Together Overlays No. 01
Wood Veneer Word Arrows No. 01


Photoshop technique is by Blue Lightning, but there are several good 3-D pop-up technique videos out there. Background map is an internet download.


Thanks for stopping by!