Hi there! Jana here on this August 4th evening. I have been in quite a whirlwind of having company at our house. Last week, my sisters, niece and our daughter were here, all from out of state. Today, a close friend of mine flew in from Baltimore for the week. I love every minute of having people here but I haven’t had much time to scrap. So for now, I will take a break and go gallery hopping in pursuit of today’s Gallery Standouts! I can’t wait! It’s always like going on a treasure hunt and I’m always amazed at all the talented artists out there. I hope you enjoy my picks and don’t forget to leave some love for the artists. The titles/authors are direct links to their galleries. Have a wonderful rest of the week and I’ll be back again next week.
The Sweetness of the Swamp by myla is such a gorgeous piece of art work! I love the landscape photo and how the waterway leads your eye right into the swamp. The trees surrounding the water are so lush and green. The photo itself is a real beauty but myla created such a striking visual interest with her extraordinary masking! I also love how the photo stretches across the entire page.
Los Angeles by Adryane is a fabulous example of thinking outside the box! Just look at those photos incorporated on the buildings! You can’t help but wonder if those people really lived there, back in the day, and what their lives might have been like. The tints of colors are subtle and very effective. I have been a huge fan of Adryane’s creativity for many years and I adore her style. This layout is truly a standout!
Escale en eaux troubles by etoiledunjour really grabbed my attention! Isn’t that baby adorable? She’s all swaddled up with a flower in her hair and sleeping, well sleeping like a baby. There is a lot of eye candy on this page, including the dog with the pirate’s hat. I love how the page is divided diagonally and how the main photo is accompanied by a smaller one in the top left corner. This page is rich with colors and textures and is truly gorgeous!
Nature by tinkelbel is such a lovely layout. The flower is gorgeous and the blending is fabulous! All of the layers and textures are very painterly, as if this was actually painted on a canvas. I love the typography and the quote is one of my favorites. I have used it on my own layouts in the past. This is a beautiful example of a rectangular digital format.
Inked by mugsbigsis absolutely blows my mind away! This artist is ultra creative and I always admire her work! Doesn’t this flower just scream HAPPY! I bet you’re wondering…was this a painted flower or did Kelly paint it with digital ink? I love all the drippy paint and the bright colors on that white daisy and how the photo is frames! Extraordinaire standout!
tardis by zinzilah totally amazes me! I love the intense blue and all of the stars and other splashes of bright colors! The phone booth is awesome and the idea of the “tardis” time machine from Dr. Who is super. I love all of the blending as well. This standout is an excellent art journal layout!