Today’s picks are all about white space, which is a little unusual for me. I didn’t start out the trip through the galleries looking for it, but there it was in all its glory, white space and more white space. So I went with it! And this is what I found.
This is Liz J., and these are my picks.
As we start the school year all around the U.S., I like to look at the back-to-school pages filling the gallery. This is a very fun comparison page, from the beginning of a school year to the end. I love the use of the whimsical elements throughout this page. The blocks of different colored vertical strips housing each photo and its accompanying text worked well to differentiate the two time periods. Fun title alpha. And oh, yeah, it’s a paper page! I like that she left a bit of white space at the top, and edged the whole thing with stitching.
Nothing says white space better than a wide-grain wood background. I love the way that ripped frame doesn’t quite clear the top of the subject’s head. Diane included a terrific combination of hand-drawn and painted elements with real looking elements, to create a nice border splitting the top fourth of the page off from all that cool white space. I love the perspective on the photo, it’s like he’s looking into the future.
This lovely page makes great use of the corners! Such a sweet photo, I had to stop and take a closer look. I love the doodly bits (I always love doodly bits!), the grid brushwork behind the photo and elements, and the nice stack of papers (especially the corrugated one) edging the page.
There is a lot going on within this design, which is much more apparent because she left a pretty wide section of white space. That helps lead the eye into the design, which I really enjoyed. Love the shadow work, and the big bracket mat behind the photo, edged with that clipped-on tag. I liked the short and sweet journaling and the way it is placed sideways, to flow with the design. The translucent ruler is a sweet reminder of the child’s age and growth. And, of course, I like the whimsical feel!
This page makes nice use of white space all around the subject. I like a good patterned paper mix, and the colors and patterns here worked so well, I was drawn right to it. The photos made me smile, great action and fun cropping. She arranged her title alpha in an unusual top-justified way that I thought was clever. I like the handwritten font for the journaling surrounding the photos and paper.
Debi is a master at making white space work, and this is a great example of her clean style! I love that sideways journaling, and how it changes color as it overlaps the photo. The acrylic arrows leading us into both the photo and the journaling are a fun touch. The very light grid background breaks up the white of the white space just enough. I really like that vertical line she created between the journaling and the elements, ending in the key line word frame sliding off the edge of the page. That pop of orange in the tags and brad is the perfect accent color.
I hope you loved today’s picks too! If so, please click on the linked title and leave the artist some well-deserved praise! Have a great weekend!