Hello!!! Hope you are doing well wherever you are! I’m a bit shocked at how fast this year is going, already end of July? I have mixed feelings about this…my appliances all (including my computer) decided to give up on me so maybe August starting isn’t such a bad thing…I can get a new computer soon and we are on the process to get a new dishwasher….anyway, I ll try to be brief as I had the post almost half done but my computer refuses to cooperate and I just had a crash…and had not saved the post. So without much further, here are some of the most beautiful pages from today’s galleries!
First page is very special as she was the very first GSO I picked, I remember this well as at the time I didn’t know her and I was surprised at how came to be that I had never come across her pages! Every page of hers is amazing, and this one is no exception. Love how she integrated the photo to her composition, the template is amazing and her take on it makes it even more so, everything here is done to perfection, from the harmony in combining colors to her perfect shadows…..love this, outstanding page!!! Downsizing 2014 by Carol aka Iowan
Next is Be Amazing by Dana. She is an amazing scraper and this page is a great show of the talent… love how clean it is, how precise the composition, fresh feeling, the colors super well balanced (a fav combo of mine!) the B& W photo is precious and here again, the shadows are awesome!!!!
Enjoy Summer by Akizo is another one of the pages that jump at my eye tonight. The template is marvelous, the choice of colors super well combined… those patterned papers look so perfect here, clean and not at all crowding the page, this is impeccable ! Love her little clusters, the title work is beautiful, shadows also perfect… I cannot resist an Akizo page!!!!!
This next page combine a number of things I love: Venice, The Digi Dares and Paula Kesselring. One of our most passionate dreams with my daughter is to be one day wealthy enough or somehow be able to go to Venice in the Orient Express…though I don’t think we will…is extremely expensive, but of course this page takes us a bit closer. Always love Paula’s way to fill the page and always stick a bit of either humor, thoughts, emotions and there is always a story to them in the best way. Here with the facts about gondolas I even learned something new…absolutely gorgeous page!!!!!! Venice: The Digi Dares #414
These last two pages are both amazing scrapping therapy and both very different but with all the strength, emotion in both that makes them stand out. I most definitely love writing down what goes on in my life, even if I have to admit that these days I don’t share as much journaling as I used to a couple of years ago, but I have seen so many of us, connected by the love for memory keeping & art journaling, so many of us who in one way or another live with chronic pain, and I have met so many people who have become, honestly, as important in my life as the people I have known and have strong friendships for many, many years, and these people in many ways help me heal of my own thing, even if we don’t always talk… in not so many words: these two pages, I think, are two different shows of the strength and emotion that is present in so many amazing artist/scrappers… and this is something I love and the reason I am able to continue to make a record of our lives for my daughter.
Shine in the Darkness by eve11ne: the title is already a treasure. Love how she made a template work in such artistic way. Love the deep purples & blues with the pops of color, which keeps the page shining, I like to think that can represent the hope she knows and hopes for things to take a turn for the better… an amazing page coming out of a not so amazing situation… I wish, when I see pages like this, that I had the magic wand that could sort something out with some magical spell…or at least that I lived closer to some of my scrapper friends that go through the same…thanks so much for the inspiration and courage on putting this out :)
and last but not least (absolutely not least!!!) Pain Sucks by Jana NJ– a page full of impact, with a punch, with all that tension and frustration and…well, I do know all these things too well. I have found an amazing page made by Jana every day I have been to the galleries since founding Get It Scrapped…and each and everyone of her pages have the heart & soul… Here the visual is an impact that creates the dynamics with the words…having been a chronic pain sufferer for the past 12, almost 13 years, I understand the feelings behind the words…hope and determination to work through these things ( and making a page like this is precisely that). I really really hope you find the answers soon Jana. Same as above, I wish there was something I could do…
So…as usual, I hope you love and get inspired by this as much as I do…please, do click on the high-lit name of the LO & Author to get to their original galleries and leave them some love- Have a great weekend!!!!