Beartown State Park is an area of massive fragmented boulders, nearly vertical cliffs and deep crevasses. Hidden with the rocks is the beginning of a story that really has no ending. . . the formation of rocks and their gradual destruction by the forces of nature; only to be incorporated into new rocks later.
Chris suggested we visit this state park in southeastern West Virginia after he and friends did when staying at the Josephs' cabin near Greenbank. The board walk circled through the rocks and trees. The weather was rainy but we carried a big umbrella we could share and enjoy the adventure.
I modeled this layout after Jenni Bowlin's "Magpie" paper. I took a chance and printed my script on a textured specialty sand colored paper which absorbed the ink well and did not jam in the printer! The embellishments were scanned from Jenni's paper, then sized, printed on cardstock and soaked in a walnut ink before adhering to my layout. A little color wash spray and acrylic paint splatters and voila!
Another little trick I like: Before printing my photos, I fill the background of my paper with a dark color (on these I used a dark brown), then added a white "stroke" to my photos.