Carrie here, bringing you today’s standouts. Tomorrow is my 38th birthday, which means the end of summer is nigh! Where does the time go? It’s a question that seems to always crop up on my birthday, but my new response is “Let me get my album out so I can show you”. :)
As a mom to a teenager, let me juts say how easily these small, random things can be forgotten and how awesome it is to have them documented. You will forget, but that’s why we do what we do. Neitis does what we do exceptionally well using a straightforward composition, with beautiful clustering. My absolute favorite part of this page is that alphabet is the title. It’s innovative and unexpected. My other favorite part is that she’s managed to sneak a photo into that cluster. It’s an all around brilliant page.
There is a rawness to her color choices and it’s mixed with breathtaking blending and graphic elements. She plays with the block (or square) composition, taking up almost the whole canvas, but everything has space to breathe thanks to beautiful alignments and flow. The result is an eye catching page that makes you wonder about the story. Whatever it reads, I’m sure must be full of heart.
Celeste is on of those wonderful teachers who taught me what I know and I always love her pages. Here, her color choices really support the story of a cold pool experiences and the scatter feels like water droplets. She’s expertly used pattern in her scatter to create dimension and texture.The borders push into the page and the scatter moves you through it. Also, the title is just so clever! Notice how she uses that one pink pattern circle at the bottom of the photo for emphasis and tension? Brilliant!
Never have I seen a page with such action. I keep waiting for that cutie pie to rope me! I keep noticing things I love about this- the color, thr lines creating movement, the photo treatment… What I do know stands out the most for me is the ribbon made to look like the boy is clutching it. She did all that AND made the page flow in a “Z”. I hope this is going on a wall somewhere.
The photo and it’s treatment is gorgeous. I love that the background matches the background of the photo. It creates a strong foundation for composition and makes the tilt feel really natural. I love that’s she used black stitching and splatter to lead us through her page… and I have a thing for black on pages, especially soft ones. To finish off the page, she’s used a beautiful script font for her title and right justified her journaling. And I want to know what font she used for her title…
Even if this is a poem or song lyrics, it’s a still as powerful because we can all relate to these questions because we’ve all be emotionally wounded before. She’s mixed serif, handwriting and decorative fonts that gives this page a very written in the moment feel. I love a page where embellishments means something to story: Here, she use black and blue embellishments (get it?). The flowers and kraft background keep the page hopeful despite the subject. I feel like the clock tells us that’s only a matter of time before things get better… maybe one day even as awesome as this page!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks! Thanks so much to everyone who shares their pages in galleries around digi land… I can’t wait to see what you do next :)