Carrie here and I’m on kitten birth watch 2014. We didn’t realize our petite cat was even pregnant until today. Our kitty, Katniss, is ultra-clingy and has decided she’s going to nest wherever I am. It’s gonna be a long night. Thank goodness I have all the pretties in the gallery to get me by. My picks are a labor of love. :)
What an amazing way to use the tags in your stash! Its easy to get lost in this photoless layout, which is composition reminds me of the the twists and turns of life adventures. I love that she’s used stitching vertically- makes it seem like despite all the twists, she has clear path. The page is finished with title that is not just informative, but echoes the feel of the page nicely. This page is definitely one to lift!
I’m a huge fan of Amy’s work and this page really illustrates why. The purple flowers pull you into her page and the beautiful B&W photo sucks you into the story she’s sharing with us. I love that her photo is snuggled in the composition like a hug. She’s framed the page with the stitched border. Her page is both loving and energetic, a perfect homage to the relationship of a little one and their auntie.
The background paper is striking and I adore the mixed alpha title. Just those two things immediately told me what the page was about. The pops of pink an purple really give the page extra power. When I really dig into this page, I see she’s used the lines of the background paper to set the flow of the page. It’s an uplifting page, despite the darker palette. She’s managed to capture the spirit of the song visually. Beautiful!
I didn’t plant a garden this year, so I’m living vicariously through whatever garden anything I see. She has great mix of textures, including the water splatter (perfect here!). It’s the color that draws you and the photos take you down the page- from seedling to the final result- a meal. The watering can’s spout points you back up the page and the doilies frame the canvas, while adding that garden to table feel. (feel free to send me tomatoes) Well done!
Celina masterfully used the design principles of scale and value to tell her story. This page uses a limited palette to highlight the drama of play. The big, blended, background photo is simply stunning (and I love that kitty hat). It sucks you right in. The title is simple, yet energetic, bringing you into the amazing photo cluster. With all those photos and the embellishing, she still has a fair amount of journaling, too, which makes me happy.
Look at that stunning silhouette! It shines against the softer colors. Texture, scale and color lend to the depth of the page. The white space and the arrows push you right to it. I love the textured kraft paper she used for her background and the paint splatters that provide the foundation for it. Gorgeous!
That’s it from me. No kittens yet… so back to watching bad TV and kitty snuggles. Until next time!