July 31st? Where on earth is this year going to? It’s crazy how time flies and I think when you’re a recorder of stories and memories, the speed at which time passes appears to be much more acute! Only the other day, I found a picture of my youngest daughter that I wanted to scrap. It was when I came to enter the date of the photo on my layout that I discovered the photo was from 10 years ago! OK, I knew she was still at school but you could have knocked me down with a feather that it was so long ago! That’s what I love about documenting our lives – that the stories are captured forever, regardless that my daughter is going to be 26 years old this year and married! Here are some fine examples of layouts that the creators and their families will enjoy looking back on in years to come.
Our New House by tam65 showcases a neat series of photo’s that document one of life’s milestones. I love the simple design with the twirls and paint spots and all that glorious white space leaves lots of room for the manoeuvre of the subject! A lovely airy page and I hope the occupants will be very happy in their new location!
I always find it interesting to see how different artists make use of patterned paper on their layouts. The angles of the patterned paper on Your Vibe by emmasmommy add an unusual twist and the delicate pattern of each piece works so well as a backdrop to all those lovely layers. The casual paint and brush work adds to the playful feel of this page and I like that the slide frame housing the image really allows the photo to stand out against the detail on the page. A great composition!
Staying with a playful feel, Laugh and Play by KayTeaPea has me a little bit dizzy but in a good way! The photo, anchored perfectly with the chunky pieces of patterned paper, is a great capture and I love how the backdrop of the page continues with the connotation of the roundabout. The little clusters top and bottom, together with the paint splatter to the left create the visual triangle that carries the eye over the page and down to the perfectly placed journaling – again anchoring the page as a whole. A super, fun page!
True North by raquel is another example of a beautifully balanced page with all elements emanating from the beautiful photo. I love how the design appears from top left to bottom right, the title work appearing to cup everything that the artist holds dear and the journal strips finish off this masterpiece perfectly. So beautiful!
The thumbnail in the gallery of my next choice drew me in immediately with the natural, teal, pink and peach colour combination. On further inspection of Hit the Books by HeyJude , I was intrigued by the layers of gorgeous goodies displayed in such a casual way that they add so much interest and have my eyes scanning all the detail! I love the grungy edges and backdrop, oh and the crop of the photo is perfect!
My last pick for today is Along the Canal by Ordazd. I love how the photo effortlessly blends with the paint work and masking while the watery spots and perfectly chosen brush work compliment the mood of the page. Finished off with the understated title and vintage text, this is a gorgeous piece of art!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today and, if you have a moment or two, please click on the layout links and leave a comment or two for the artists. Till next time, have a super August, take care and happy crafting!