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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!