Archive | November, 2015

Finger Pointing – November 30

30 Nov

Hello, everyone and welcome to today’s round of GORGEOUS Gallery Standouts! I hope you enjoy my picks!

Starting us off is this super lovely work of art titled holiday lips by Mrshobbes. I absolutely adore all the white space here, it works exceptionally well to keep your focus on that delightfully cropped image! Really love the muted color palette, too!

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Next I have this delectable beauty by Mrivas2181 titled Baking Day. The design here is fabulous! LOVE the cut-outs! I really love how those gorgeous colors play off that tonal background, too!

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Really love the delicacy in this next Standout titled random fact by Amandajanew, in spite of the skull and crossbones! LOL! Love the composition and the way the black just pops!

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Up next I have a pair of Project Life/Pocket Page layouts titled Week 45 and Week 46 by gracielou. Absolutely LOVE all the visual interest that the mixture of images, embellishments, and text create here! I also love how the pocket artist combined the color and the black and white images in Week 46. Such a stunning pair of layouts!

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I couldn’t help but point to this next beauty by Jetje titled Christmas morning. The blocked design is really fabulous here! LOVE the images, and the shadowing is nothing short of stellar!

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Rounding out my choices this evening is this amazing piece of art titled Christmas Countdown by Cherrylej. Just like the layout above, I really love the blocking here! The combination of christmas red and green with the black and gold is absolutely stunning, really makes everything just pop! The images are pretty spectacular as well!

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And with that it’s a wrap for me! Hoping you all have a truly blessed week! See you all in the galleries again real soon! XXOO

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Finger Pointing – November 29th

29 Nov

Hello, everyone! Margje here on this stormy and rainy Sunday here in the Netherlands, with my round of picks from the galleries! While the wind outside makes a lot of noise, I’m happy to be inside with a nice cup of coffee. And I love all the warm and cozy pages I see in the galleries! We are heading for the December pages with all their magic and light! And I have to say I’m ready for it! So let’s see what I found for you today!!!

Weeeee!! By downhome

I love the design of the page and all the glitter and bling! Beautiful cluster work and layering! I love the color combination. Fun photo’s as well! They seem to enjoy it very much! I so hope we will get some snow this winter!

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iced smile by bellbird

This page is so cute and beautiful! You got to love these sweet photo’s! I love the total look of it, and how the place holder card is at a bit of a tilt, it adds so much interest! Love all the elements, the golden arrow and that lovely stitch at the bottom!

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adventures in the sand by marijke

I love the way this page is divided! The photo and blending are totally awesome! The colors are beautiful and I adore the brushwork! Love also the title and the stitched element! So calm and serene! So wonderful to look at!

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winter-wonderland15 by MummyD

Very beautiful winter page! Love all the blue colors and how they blend perfectly in the page! The composition is wonderful! Love the cluster work a lot! And she has a very beautiful daughter! Great photo and light! So sweet and beautiful!

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Listen to Your Heart by jana

Jana was feeling a little artsy today! I’m happy she did! what a beautiful and pretty page! She has a very beautiful daughter! Those eyes they are gorgeous! I love the photo treatment and the soft colors she used here! The scribbling is looking like a flower in her daughters hair! Great idea! Love those beautiful flowers on the bottom of the page too! Striking title! Good advice for everyone!

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always…. by Sokee

Love this unique composition, and beautiful layering. That narrow strip of red and white stripe is brilliant for drawing the eye in! Love her shadow work too! I really like the beautiful colors in the brush/splatter behind the photo! I see a bit of a world map in it! Elegant and awesome page to look at!

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Thanks for taking a look at the layouts I’ve chosen. I really hope you love them as much as I do. If so it would be great if you’d stop by the artist’s galleries and give them some love!  See you all next time!!!! And Happy Scrapping!

 

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Finger Pointing – November 28th

29 Nov

Hello again! I was here only two days ago and today it’s my honor again to pick some beauties to show you! I’l keep it short, have to get up early tomorrow, so here we go!

November faves by mimisgirl Love this messy one! Love the nonchalance feel the page gives me, like the scribbles, brushes and all the other elements were just random put somewhere on the page. I know it isn’t, Mimi placed everything deliberately where it is now. I love the composition, I love the colors and I love how she colored the wordart and fonts.

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XOXO Autumn by Margje And again I couldn’t ignore this beautiful Autumn page by Margje! Wonderful treatment of the picture, lovely colors and great composition! An eyecatcher right away!

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Little things by Icpereyra A simple page but so meaningful! It truly are the little things that make life big! Love the titlework here and all the colors used for it. And isn’t that picture gorgeous?

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Mon raisin by Dady A wonderful C&S page by Dady. One doesn’t need much to make a lovely page, this one proves it! Love how the heartbrush comes back in the patterns on the triangles. Her extraction is wonderful done, the grapes seem to hang out of the triangle ready to be picked!

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2014: These days… by MrsPeel I love large picture pages and this one called me even before I new Cynthia made it! I want to be there where the picture is taken, I want to feel the water wet my feet! Love it how Cynthia left most of the picture untouched and only used some wordarts and a few ellies to dress up her page.

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9 – Black Friday by zinzilah This one is a little creepy, that right eye on the left side is somewhat scary and then the title…brrrr…It could be a Stephen King booktitle. I love it! I love the treatment of the picture, I love the feeling of not getting home ever if I would answer the call….

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This is it for tonight ladies and gentlemen! I hope you like my picks and please leave som love when visiting the galleries!

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Finger Pointing – November 27th

27 Nov

Hello and happy Friday! For those of us in the United States, we had a day of thanks yesterday, and for many, a day of shopping today. I enjoyed my tour of the galleries, as always, admiring all of the talent in this community. Today’s picks are so fun, and are all about shapes, angles, and great story telling.

This is Liz, and these are my picks.

I love you by wendyp

I broke out into a huge grin when I saw this page, so naturally I had to include it in today’s picks. Love the shadow work on all the bits and pieces! The exuberance of the expression on the child’s face is contagious. And the word art just went right to my wild thing heart, being the huge Maurice Sendak fan that I am. (Love the little boat – what tribute wild things’ page would be complete without that?!) The feel of this was made more interesting and fun by the placement of all the patterns together. This was simply magical, I totally love it.

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Connor by Sharon Evans

I just love Sharon’s design sense. Every element has a purpose in supporting the page, and her design is just delightful. Love the doodly photo corners, tag and journal line, and the grid brush offsets the patterned paper, doilies and photo from the kraft background beautifully. The story is adorable, as is the page. The red beads do a great job leading us down the page to the date. I like the use of the plain chipboard circles and monogram as accents. Great page.

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072815 airbound by suzanner

This page provided a really unusual look at a tourist moment, and I really enjoyed it. Great artsy way to include the view and the plane in the background of the page. I like the photos tucked in to the pocket along the bottom, that’s a clever design idea for including multiple photos. Wonderful shadow work on this one. Such a great way to memorialize this great trip experience!

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Together by timounette

I have long admired the talent of this scrap artist. She has a wonderful, and often varied, style that really appeals to me. This page has a great minimalist feel, doesn’t it? But it still makes quite a statement. Love the asymmetrical papers, the near-monotone tone, and the fun little extraction to go outside the frame. I found myself wondering what has the attention of the people in the photo. I like a layout that makes me wonder. Well done.

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Harvest by wvsandy

Love the cut out bit with the duplicate insert of just the face from the bigger photo. Terrific blending on this one, and the birds are a fun accent. I like the photo treatment in addition to the blending, the softness of the main photo made for a great background. The word art accent is a great final touch.

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kinderturnen by Maruma

What a great use of circles! I love the masking of the main photo, and the perspective on the photo is fabulous! But she also repeats the circle design so effectively throughout, with the inset photos, the stitching and the buttons. Love the little splashes of paint, the bright green, and the way that title follows the circle too. The graph paper made a great background for the whole terrific page!

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I hope you love today’s picks as much as I did! If so, please click on the linked title to leave some love for the artist. Have a great weekend!

 

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Finger Pointing – November 26th

26 Nov

Hi everyone! A large part of the world is busy preparing the Thanksgiving diner and gather with family and friends. Over here in Holland, we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, so for this Dutchie it’s a perfect night to blog. All the American girls were too busy LOL! Happy Thanksgiving for everyone who is celebrating tonight, I hope the turkey is prepared well and you enjoy the company of all your dear and loved ones! Here are my choices of tonight!

Happy Thanksgiving by myssp A lovely Thanksgiving page! I love the colors here and the triangles with the letter and fall decorations. This page catches the meaning of Thanksgiving perfect!

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AnnaColor challenge by cocodou Wow, what a sweet squirrel and what a beautiful soft page! This is real ART. I Love how the stitches draw the attention to the picture and Cocodou did a great job blending all the different elements she used together  (see her long used material list). Wonderful!

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I don’t even remember by Captivated Visions Another piece of ART! No picture needed here! The brushes, the writing and the few elements do it all! I love this kind of pages, the blocked brushes and doilies work perfect together and the choice of colors is superbe!

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Stay warm by eve11ne A pretty traditional page we have here, love the large title and all the ellies and animals peeking from under the picture and paperpieces. The patterns in the title, frames and paperpieces are gorgeous and I love the mix of drawn parts and real thingies here.

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Cosy and Merry and Bright by elitka What a vibrant page this is! Love how the pictures seems to be two separate ones, but in reality is one. Love all the sprinkled tiny things and for all love the messyness here!

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Insanity by kythe And to finish my post with a critical note by kythe according to Black Friday sales wich starts tomorrow November 27….I am glad I only shop digital stuff, not having to pull stuff out of other peoples hands or shoppingcarts, not pulling others aside to get what I want or think I need…. I think I would not want to participate in that madhouse also….So I was pleasantly surprised to bump into this page, wich expresses how people can ‘hurt’ each other because discounts they get just a day after being thankfull….

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Wishing you a happy ending of Thanksgiving and… remember to be nice to your fellow shoppers when you can’t resist to go out and shop Black Friday sales! ;)

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Finger Pointing – November 24th

24 Nov

Hi, Patsy here, on a cold (OK, it’s 73 degrees but I’ve been in FL for so long that it feels cold to me now!) Tuesday.  Here in the United States, amid all of the craziness here and around the world, we’re getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday.  Tomorrow will be a very busy day so I’m enjoying my quiet, gallery browsing day today.  Here are my six standouts for today.

Stop by musicmom3 is a beautifully blended page but it’s the journaling that takes it over the top.  I love her title and the quote by Gandhi – so fitting for her story.  A beautiful way to express her opinion about proposed actions in this country.  It’s such a scary time but we’ve all lived through them and we can’t forget the mistakes of the past or, as the saying goes, we’re doomed to repeat them.  Very compelling page!

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And from those slightly dark thoughts we move on to hope Blooms by Katherine B.  What a beautiful thought and framed piece of art!  Love the mix of a digital kit and a die cut machine!  And her title is amazing especially with the strip threaded through the ‘O’.  Love the dimension in the flowers!  The soft color palette is perfect for the subject.  Beautiful!

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Au devoir Novembre by Malou29 is a striking artsy page!  Love the large N and the leaf scatter.  The background with its texture and splats is perfectly grungy!  A fitting farewell to November!

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And now that we’ve said farewell to November and Fall, we’re on to December.  I totally fell in love with Oh Joy by sucali when I saw it in the gallery.  The use of white space is stunning!  I love the crop on the photo, the placement of the word art,  and the papers which are a perfect complement to the colors in the photo.

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Continuing with the winter theme is  Joy To The World by tiramisu.  The blending on this page is amazing.  I love how she’s used the red, gold and green on the page.  The scribbles and swirls add wonderful movement to the page.  Gorgeous!

Joy To The World by Tiramisu

So we’ve bid November and Fall goodbye, seen a gorgeous December 25th page and now it’s time to turn to the calendar for the new year. December Calendar Topper by Starlite9711 is gorgeous! Love how she built the photo cluster!  And the brushwork grounds the whole cluster beautifully.   I love the December memories word art!  Anyone would love seeing this at the top of their December calendar.

December Calendar Topper by Starlite9711

Those are my choices for today.  I hope you enjoyed them.  If you have time please check them out in the galleries and leave the artists some love.  Titles and images are linked to make it easy.  Thanks!

 

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Finger Pointing-November 23rd

23 Nov

Hello everyone! Jana here with today’s Gallery Standouts. This is Thanksgiving week here in the United States, as we all anxiously await our family feasts on Thursday. Meanwhile, I found some amazing layouts in the galleries so let’s get started. I hope you enjoy these as much  as I did!

This first layout, Give Thanks by zlemon, truly represents the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The iconic turkey and pumpkin are blended beautifully agains the artsy background. I love those bright colors of the turkey and the fall leaves are splendid. The title wordart says it all, and not just on this special holiday. I adore the sweet little bird sitting on the branch and the brush work gives this layout some nice finishing touches. Lovely page!

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I totally love ‘Tis The Season by Anke! I am so taken with the photo treatment here.  The faded sketch and brush work on the kraft background is wonderfully graphic and the desaturated photo looks beautiful against it. The painterly frame is subtle and works well to draw your eye into the photo. I also love the glitter and the hints of holiday elements she used and the bits of red are perfect! Awesome page!

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This next layout really pops with all it brilliant colors against the black background! SHE by TrishD completely transformed a portrait into an amazing piece of art. Just look at all the graphics across the page, including across the woman’s face. I love the music at the bottom. She did a stellar job with all of the blending and brush work! Gorgeous page!

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This next layout is such a heartwarming one. My Heart Sings by LeeAndra captures a special moment and affirmation of a family’s choice to move. I love the journaling strips with little pink hearts scattered around. The title wordart is perfect and what an awesome drop shadow. The top and bottom borders frame this page beautifully and the white space helps to bring attention right to the focal area. Wonderful page!

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Look at this beautiful holiday card!  Merry Christmas by Rollinchen reminds me of an old-fashioned Christmas. The parent and child just cut down their Christmas tree and are bringing it home in the snow. My hubby and our youngest daughter still do this every year. I love the blending of the desaturated photo and also the snowy overlay and frame. The sweet little bird and flowers are nestled in at the bottom with the Merry Christmas greeting. Gorgeous card!

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My final pick for today is this darling, whimsical layout! Champignon by zaza09 is a fairyland of mushrooms. I adore the bright pink colors with splashes of orange throughout. I love how large the photo is and how she framed it with a double frame. The black stitching is wonderful and so are the little word strips. The gorgeous pink flowers are perfect accents for the big, pink mushroom. Magical page!

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So that’s it for today. Have a wonderful week I’ll see you next time! Happy Thanksgiving to those who will be celebrating!

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