Finger Pointing – May 26th

26 May

Good day everyone! I’m here to bring you my picks for today and boy, you don’t make it easy for me! The galleries are bursting with fabulous pieces of art, so many different styles and themes and stories and use of products and all of them total inspiration. Believe me, there is so much eye candy out there so once you’ve checked my picks for today, head on over to the galleries and see for yourself!

My first pick really jumped at me from the gallery. Fifties Fever by Migueline is bang on the money. I love the vibrant colours with pops of black and the page design is terrific. I’m really showing my age here but check out the vinyl! I can hear the music with those two dudes rocking… Rock around the Clock, Jailhouse Rock, All I have to do is Dream… now believe me when I say those tunes were before my time but not by much and I do enjoy a good old classic! I like the way the flower cluster and other elements are spilling off the page while the sequin scatters give the page a carefree feel and the photo is just perfect! Absolutely love this!

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I love photo’s with a little attitude and together with a stunning colour combination makes Beauty by IntenseMagic my second pick for today. There’s something about a frameless photo that somehow packs an extra punch. For me, it’s the ‘less is more’ principle which I really like. The brushwork here is outstanding and I love the choice of elements that have been carefully chosen and placed just so, so not to detract attention from the photo. Again, a few scatters here and there, a butterfly and a swirl or two make this layout wonderfully fine!

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I’ve spotted quite a few journal/planner type posts and I’m amazed at some of the detail that goes into one of these beauties. This example is by cariilup (check out her gallery, she is showcasing a few other pages) and it brought to mind my ‘diaries’ I used to keep as a teenager. Except I used things like chocolate wrappers that my first boyfriend had given me (except he wasn’t quite my boyfriend yet at the time!), and bus tickets and stuff, and I’d write a whole host of stuff that meant so much to a 14 year old! I love the pretty paper and journaler that cariilup has used here and the little tabs, doodles and wire clip are perfect accents. Then I looked closer… I’m sure that’s a little hair clip attaching the photo… love, love, love that detail! A totally refreshing and lovely piece of art!

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Love Life by Flohbock is just so stunning. The delicate pinks and pretty detail showcase the black and white photo perfectly and I love the spacing of the word art – it makes me want to slow down and take some time to consider the absolute beauty of this page, the photo and the story. Truly beautiful, sweet, tender and oh so precious!

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I always enjoy a layout that has a kind of split design like Party Girl by Isa Marks. The plaid paper works so well with the lined paper backdrop and the black and white striped paper strips provide super contrast. The cluster housing the cute, sassy photo is beautifully proportionate and I love the addition of the slide reel and film strip. The clustered detail at the top  and the splatters, little flowers, stars and sequins all add balance to the page beautifully and I adore the title work!

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My final pick for today is When you’re sick by bbe. The dark backdrop makes for a smashing dramatic effect and I love how the brush work and word art is symmetrical. The smidgings of colour add interest and depth and I swear this could be used as an emblem on a bottle of cough medicine! Just so wonderfully creative, original and totally awesome!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks today. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed bringing them to you and if you get a chance, please click on the links of these masterpieces and leave a comment for the artists. Enjoy the weekend when it arrives, take care and keep scrapping, who knows, one of your pieces could be featured here really soon!

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Finger Pointing – May 25th

25 May

Hi everyone! Jeanine here with the yummies I found in the galleries today. And there were some beauties I can tell you, it was again a hard job to narrow my picks down to six!

Smile Big by boatlady At first I thought a very extraordinary template was used here, but when I took a closer look it is a font used as a tempate for the doubled picture. I love it, it is so creative!! The background paper matches the girls shirt perfectly with the lace patterns and the colors used make this beautiful girls hair & face shine.

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Demons by chickypow A great C&S page I found here. The composition supports the message in a very strong way. I love the few stamps/brushes and the picture kept B&W. Wonderful!

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No matter what by NBCrowabout Although I never make them myself, I love colorful AJ cards like this one and I love the message in cutout magazine letters. It’s a pity there are so view entrances in this gallery, I love to see more!

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2016-Week-18-Left by bestcee Seeing this pages I got a feeling, this must be a lovely and warm family to be part of, they are playing together, making fun, joking around and do serious stuff like reading stories.  I love the childs drawing and I overall love everything about this page, the scribbled frames, the background and the happy feel it gives me. Great 365 page!

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Mecanical Dream by beaute Steampunk is usually not my cup of tea, but this page is an exception. This is fantasysteampunk and I love it! It is so whimsical and sweet, from another world! Love it how the boy seems to really stand in between the machinerie!

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Starlight by ehtucker Aawww, how sweet is this little doggie! And how lovely are these ‘falling’ stars, flowers and stars on a string.  Love the vertical composition and the cluster of elements behind and around the picture.

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I’ve come to the end of this post, I hope you like my picks. Have a great evening and see you next time!

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Finger Pointing – May 24th

24 May

Hi, Patsy here choosing another round of Galley Standouts for your enjoyment.  I really enjoy browsing the galleries and choosing pages but I really don’t enjoy the paring down process.  There are so many awesome pages in the galleries that I hope after you’ve taken a look at these, you will go take a closer look at them in the gallery and leave the artist some love.  Then, I’d love it if you’d check out some of the other works in those galleries.  You’ll be happy you did.  Now down to work.

Moment Captured by wombat146 is a gorgeously grungy piece of art.  I love the dimensions she has created with the layers of brushwork, the grunge texture,  and the wordart.  This piece is a moment captured brilliantly!

Moment Captured by wombat146

I love the softness of Seattle’s Finest Houseboat Homes by helendubois.  The photo is blended beautifully into the white textured background.  The frame, brushwork, and Home element create a great focal point on the page.  I would love to live on that houseboat but having this framed on the wall might be a good substitute!

Seattle's Finest Houseboat Homes by helendubois

If you’re looking for a gorgeous “man-page”, you don’t have to look any further than Heart of a Lion by jirsev.   The choice of papers and embellishments creates a perfect backdrop for that awesome photo.  Her layers are beautiful and I love the sepia-tone of the page.

Heart of a Lion by jirsev

Speaking of beautiful art that would look great on any wall, Sunflower by Marleen is a stunning example.  The beautiful fall colors against the stark white background are exquisite.  Love the stitching and the brushwork!  And the placement of the title is perfect!  Gorgeous!

Sunflower by Marleen

Daddy and friends by ValeJules is a stunning heritage page.  I love the combination of the photo extraction and the blended photos.  Both techniques are beautifully done.  The vertical strips and transfers work perfectly in the horizontal design.

daddy and friends by ValeJules

And I love a page that documents an important moment in life.  Air War College by grandma lynnie is just such a page.  This page has the look and feel of a traditional paper layout.  I love the cluster of elements and journaling on the right side.  It is a perfect balance to the large photo.  Beautiful page for an awesome memory.

Air War College by grandma lynnie

Those are my picks for today.  I hope you are inspired by them.

 

 

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Finger Pointing – May 23rd

23 May

Spending some time tooling around in the digi galleries is a sure fire way to perk up a Monday! I imagine life is getting busy for many of us with the end of the school year and then summer fast approaching right after that. The good news is that we’ll all have plenty of photos to scrap!

Let me show you just a few of the amazing layouts I saw in the galleries today:

Salt & Peppa by AmandaJ

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First, I just HAD to click on this to read the story! A dark background seems to always catch the eye, but the photo frames look like shelves which echoes what is in the photos. What a fun place to visit, a Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum! Nice classic use of a monochromatic color scheme and just letting the story complement the photos.

Should Be Read by Rucola Designs

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LOVE this! Reading is such an important thing for all of us, no matter our age. It’s a great idea to document her “to be read” iBooks bookshelf mimicking an actual bookshelf.  The colors she chose reinforce the look of opening a physical book. The artsy vibe with the blended title and the brushwork is a truly stunning addition.

Persevere by gonewiththewind (Cheryl)

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It was an inspired choice to scrap with a photo taken from this perspective, standing behind the subject. But it works so well for this story, she’s watching her daughter walk forward, moving toward her goals and aspirations.  It’s our job as parents to watch them move away from us and see it as positive growth. For me, the paint echoes clouds and the knowledge that the sky is the limit.

Dreaming of a Home by nowens

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Photo-less layouts always stand out, perhaps because you have to work harder to understand the story that’s being told. This page tells a complex story but it turns out to be a hopeful one. The choice of the bright, playful watercolor papers and elements reinforce the positive attitude and the hearts symbolize the fact that home is where the family is together.

Soccer by y_baros

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I love the horizontal band page design superimposed on top of the idea of a soccer field. It’s perfect placement of elements, large and small, tucked and layered, peeking out and pointing. So many things to look at and they all work seamlessly together. Nicely done!

Little Artist by Pepette

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It’s like a peek into the creative mind of a child… love the realism of the elements she chose. It looks like you could just dip your paintbrush and start playing with him. Beautiful shadowing and blending and I love how the banners imply movement, perhaps what’s going on inside the artist’s brain.

I hope I found something that inspires you today. If you head over to look at one or two up close, leave the scrapper a little love!

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Finger Pointing — May 22nd

22 May

Today’s posts are about kids and places, but not on the same pages! I had a lot of fun looking around lots of different galleries today, and these are the pages that made me smile the most. I hope they make you smile too.

This is Liz J., and these are my picks.

Grow by Rochelle86

This just tugged at my heart strings, those adorable boys in their matching glory. I enjoyed the subtle shapes in the background, and the doodly lines gave this great movement. Love the whimsical feel with the flowers and paint.

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May 1 by scullen2

Possibly the best conversation ever documented. I love the key line framing, and the hilarious perspective on the journaling. A must read. Connie has a knack for engaging the reader, and this is just great scrapbooking. The photo of the baby is unbelievably cute, and you just know he was wrapping Grandma around his adorable little finger!

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Liam Naps by aurian

She had me with the photo. But it’s not just the photo, it’s the idea that this page is going in little Liam’s baby book, and years from now his girlfriends are all going to say, “Awww” when they see this, and his mom is going to know they are keepers. (Ask me how I know that. :) ) Super cute word art with great placement. Fun angle on the paper and I really like the idea of the one line of journaling running along the bottom of the asymmetrical paper. This totally made me smile.

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The Hike by taxd4ever

I am a fan of a good multi-photo page. This one really appealed because of the background photo layered with insert photos. I like the title work, and the placement of the text hovering over the water. This page makes nice use of different types of word art and charms.

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california, I miss you by jerilie

Another great multi-photo spread! I love the journaling (and not just because I live in Southern California and also love Wahoo’s!). It really resonates for anyone who has moved away from a place they connected with. Great use of photos to depict the place. I like the circular style and the tucked in elements.

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Travel Challenge by rache77

This travel page makes me want to book a flight to some exotic island! I love the combination of map paper and brushwork, with the stacked elements supporting the photo.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s picks! If so, please click on the linked titles and leave the artist some love. Wishing you all a terrific week!

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Finger Pointing – May 21th

21 May

Good afternoon, evening or night you all! Jeanine here, sitting in front of my laptop after we had a lovely sunny springday over here in the Northern part of Holland. It has been a while since it was my turn to post, so it was a pleasure searching pages for the GSO tonight. And I found a whole bunch of beauties! Here they are!

You are free to fly by Shivani Ah…how gorgeous are these pictures! And those curled frames look so real! I love the paperstrip with the drawn circles leading to the cluster of flowers and brushes at the bottom of the page. And all the used colors match the colors in the girls shirt. A very playful page, I love it!

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30mm dandelion by Maruma A very cute picture and a dear moment to scrap about. I love how Maruma used a brush to give us the impression the dandelionseeds are blown out of the picture, very clever and creative! And the bright green and pink work gorgeous together!

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Be Positive by Jana_NJ What a great page Jana created here! I love the blending and the use and treatment of the picture in the background. The journaling is very touching and so sweet! Wonderful work!!

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Frida_art by Zinzilah Yes! Make art, not war!! And how beautiful is this page!! So vibrant, full of color, full of life! All the brushes work perfect with the picture of Frida. I love it, this is a piece of art!!

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Heart of a Lion by TraceyLee Wow, that’s what I said seeing this page in the gallery. This looks so real, like there are real elements placed on an old paper with a drawing on it. Great shadowwork, great composition!

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Artist at work by twinsmomflor Ahhh, another ahh page! I love the messy feel of this page and all the brushes and stamps that work so well together.  Keeping the sides a little darker leads the attention to the girl and the words in the middle. I love it and I think this would be a great wall hanger in the girls room!

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I’ve come to the end of my post, I hope you like my choices and please, if you visit the galleries, leave the artists some love…   See you next time, I wish you a great weekend!

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Finger Pointing – May 20th

20 May

This has been an absolutely gorgeous day here in Minnesota!  We spent a few hours outside enjoying the weather and then I came back inside to spend a few hours checking out the gorgeous pages in the galleries.  As usual, I wasn’t disappointed!  I think I had the most “pre-cut” choices of all time today.  There are just so many beautiful art pieces in the galleries and they run the gamut of styles so I’m sure you can find many that speak to you.

First up for today is My Crazy Life by kendallt.  When I saw this beauty in the gallery I knew I had to include it in today’s standouts.  The photo cluster spanning the page is just amazing!  And I love the three photos – how fun are they?  I am a big fan of matting pages and this one works perfectly with the overlappying cluster in the bottom right.  Love how everything draws your attention to the photos – the text overlay, the triangles, and the brushed branches.  The title on a journal card tucked within the cluster is  the perfect finishing touch.

My Crazy Life by kendallt

Keeping with the “my life theme”, my next choice is My Life by immaculeah. I love the color scheme and the offset composition of this page.  The journaling is awesome and I love the font and the editing marks.  The patterned paper on the right side of the page creates a perfect balance for the journaling.  The choices of embellishments and their placement keep your eyes moving around the page.  Love it!

My Life by immaculeah

Artist at Work by gina is so amazing.  The photo treatment is stunning and the photo is beautifully blended. The splats and other embellishments are perfect with the “artist at work” theme.  And I love the understated title … it just works!  Gorgeous piece of art!

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I LOVE large photo pages and girl and the sea by Maruma is an absolutely gorgeous one!   I love the perspective and sereneness of the photo.  The low opacity title and the blended frame are awesome with the soft photo.  The embellishment cluster works beautifully to ground the child and to bring out the red in the boat.  Gorgeous page!

Girl and The Sea by Maruma

OK, all I could say was WOW! when I saw Flourish_1 by MrsPeel in the gallery.  The colors are beautiful against the black and white photo and the contrast in the face is awesome.  Love the “framing” of the face by the elements and journaling.  And, speaking of the journaling, it’s not only a great message but it’s beautiful with the change is colors.  This is definitely a wall-worthy piece of art!

Flourish_1 by MrsPeel

Kayleigh is absolutely a master with clusters and layers and her Here We Go page is proof of that.  The weathered wood backdrop is the perfect setting for the beautiful layers she has created.  I love the title work and the placement of the journaling.  Stitching the wood paper to a darker mat sets off the page beautifully.

Here We Go by Kayleigh

Those are my choices for today.  I hope you take your own visit through the galleries to discover how much beauty there is in them.  And while you’re there, stop and leave a little love on the ones that inspire you or just make you happy.  The pages here are linked (titles and images) so that you can find them easily.  Have a great weekend!

 

 

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