Can it really be the end of September already? Just three months until the end of this year? It’s madness, I tell you! And I believe Digital Scrapbooking Day has been brought forward a month which means… it’s tomorrow! Yes people, there will be all kinds of DSD sales, challenges and, I think, general fun to be had across the scrapbooking community so it’s likely to be a lively weekend for you all! But before you head off and check out what’s going down during the next day or so, take a look at some of the gems I’ve found in the galleries today.
I have a soft spot for monochrome pages, particularly those with just a dash of colour and I love the comparison on Biancka’s Throughout the Years layout. The mix of frames make for an interesting photo cluster and I like the balance of the word art on the top left and bottom right photo’s. Exquisitely decorated, the understated floral clusters and butterflies add a softness so fitting to a predominantly masculine page. A lovely capture of moments in time of a child’s life and so delightful!
All too often in my own scrapping, I find myself in a creative slump desperately wishing I could think outside the creative box for a change. I also spend a fair amount of time wrestling with my desire to keep things neat and classic and linear (and I meant this painstakingly so!) while another part of me wants to throw caution to the wind and JUST DO. It’s so refreshing therefore when I come across something a little different (ok, a lot different!) to my own style and Good Day by steffinchenb had me glued to the unusual detail. I love the unique selection and placement of the elements that make up this hybrid work of art and how each piece compliments the project in it’s entirety while still maintaining it’s own individuality. An awesome layout!
On her Now and Then page, Anny-Libelle has used a super combination of beautiful brushwork and coordinating elements to provide the perfect cushion for her photo. The gorgeous autumnal colours give the page a warm, late Summer, boho look and the grungy worn backdrop and stamped stitched border, with button detail, adds to this look. Balance is expertly achieved by the black brushwork, the word strip and the large title work and I love the addition of the little mosaic heart! A treasure, for sure!
Anyone who has kids living away from home will probably identify with documenting text messages, emails, etc. In fact, it’s one of my favourite ways of recording our lives in the present day. Goodness, I even stalk our kids on social media for their photo’s because, you know, a Mama’s gotta do what a Mama’s gotta do! Flex Selfie by Wendymck is a perfect example of how an ordinary, everyday message can be captured, perfectly and succinctly, for the record. I like that the photo frame is mirrored with the stamped selfie badge and the worn and scratched backdrop adds super texture while the flair adds to the fun element of the page. Terrific!
When I first saw This is Me by legal_memories I instantly thought wow. Just wow. You know why? Because although as a scrapper I document every aspect of our lives, our loved ones and our ups and downs, very, very rarely do I document me. Just me. My picture, my thoughts, my wishes, my hopes, my dreams. I love the simplicity of this, the documentation is a snapshot of the here and now and how lovely for future generations and family to look back on this and know actual facts. I am truly inspired to do this for myself – and my family – because it’s simply priceless!
My last pick for today is Once upon a Time by Oldenmeade. The night sky of the photo is in perfect contrast to the dark backdrop while the fabulous composition of the layout and the white frame that draws the viewers eye into the photo makes this totally captivating. A pretty mix of brushwork, delicate florals, scatters, scribbles and that gorgeous watercolour heart makes for a fairy tale. Utterly enchanting!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today. If you have a moment, please head on over to the galleries and leave a comment or two for the artists. Have a great weekend everyone and for those taking part in any DSD activities, enjoy! Till next time, take care and happy crafting! Bye bye!