Well, folks, here we are at the end of the month and – for me at least – just a few hours to go in the day. As I looked around the galleries tonight, I stopped by a few of the forums to just peek around, and I found a common thread on a few of them: “Where did the time go this month?!” Good question – and one I wish I had an answer to, as I’m wondering the same thing! Whether the days are flying by or simply creeping along, it seems that many of us are still finding that precious creative time each day. Let’s see what I found to share with you today.
Jelly Bean Joke by klee73010 just had me laughing so hard! You might not think that a layout with a couple of photos of bags of jelly beans could be so entertaining, but I assure you, the journaling on this page is well worth a read. This is storytelling with a sense of humor – and is totally awesome sauce!
This next layout is beautiful for it’s simplicity and color palette. In maiagarri’s page, The Day, I love the off-center photo – that was what originally drew me into this page. However, as I looked more closely, I realized I’ve seen this kit and it’s titled “Grad,” as in graduation. Love that this scrapper (as well as others) used this kit for a page about a different topic. Nicely done.
My third layout tonight is a wonderful piece of art from a scrapper that has great style. Marleen’s page, Twiggy, is a great example of white page and minimalism. A simple frame and some messy stitches are all that’s needed on this almost pop-art-like page. I love the masking and the little hints of purple, pink and red.
By comparison, wimpychomper’s Ten Things I Love About Being Your Mommy is full of bits ‘n’ pieces! Everything is built so carefully, layer upon layer, with each speech bubble a message to the children who, rightly so, are at the center of the page.
When I look through galleries, I’m viewing page after page of thumbnails, so there are certain things that catch my eye. Photo processing is one such thing. Oldenmeade’s page Factory has a very interesting – and cool! – photo treatment. The processing on the photo reminds me of something hand-sketched and then perhaps tinted with color, maybe using color pencils. The detail that the photo retains, even with the processing (or perhaps enhanced by it) is wonderful. In contrast to the graphic artistry of the building is a great blending of masks, overlays, paint splatters and doodles. Love this.
Rounding out tonight’s picks is a photo-less layout. Cover – Lincoln by tracermajig seems perfect for a little boy who’s full of imagination and love adventure. I’m assuming this is a cover to a scrapbook (or book) for a child. I bet they will love it, just as I do!
Well, that’s it for today … and for the month of May. See you all around digi-land next month!