Hello, everyone! It’s Carrie once again. I hope those of you in the States are enjoying the last hurrah of summer. Labor Day weekend is nuts here at the beach, so we are hanging around the house. Next week we’ll enjoy some quiet beach time. It’s a perfect time to browse the galleries, so let’s take a look at the pages that stood out to me tonight…
I must have stared at this page for a good ten minutes… I just want it to be hanging on *my* wall. There’s something about scenes with umbrellas I really enjoy. I love the stark white with the reds, pinks and blacks with just a few touches of yellow. I’m also a fan of thread that leads us into the scene. There’s a delicate restraint to this page, thanks to the palette and almost symmetrical design. I want this. :)
Those photos really grab attention, especially on that charcoal background. This page is all about contrast telling the story visually. I love the way she edges the canvas with those gorgeous patterns. Sometimes I struggle getting patterns on the page and this is a great approach. Her clusters lead us down the page and the fact that she used four clusters instead of three really plays up the drama. What an intense page!
I’m starting to think there’s a theme to my picks today… perhaps I’ve had just too much boy time this weekend? In any case, I fell in love with this charming layout. I love all the layering and patterns, with the scatter bursting out of the cozy cluster… While there is no journaling, we can tell exactly what’s going on here, which is no easy feat. Well done!
Here the patterns to push you around the canvas. The line of sight on the photo is unexpected. Instead of looking at us, that precious girl is looking towards the cluster with the “love this” flair. She is as happy as can be in that very moment. The journaling and word art create a shelf to support all the other parts of the page. I love that she’s finished her page with sprig of lavender (don’t quote me, I have a brown thumb). It adds a little extra punch to the page.
The split background using tone on tone papers really lends to the magic of this layout. I love the way she’s placed her composition right at their intersection. And those circles create a working machine, spinning cogs kinda feel… like we are in her head watching her thoughts. The finishing touch is that big, blue compass that pulls our eye to the cleverly cropped photo. This is lift-worthy!
The blending on this page blows my mind. It has an ethereal quality to it and an amazing depth. I love that it’s edged in yellow at the top because it grabs your eye immediately. The arrows direct your eye around the page. The butterfly is aligned with the edge of the face. And that butterfly is not just an adornment, but a symbol of transformation…or transformative words, since it’s near the ear. There’s just so much to love about this layout!
That’s enough out this chatty Cathy (er, Carrie)… I’ll see you next month!