Finger Pointing – April 16th

16 Apr

Hello and happy Easter Sunday! I had a terrific time checking out all of the beautiful pages in the galleries today. We have a wonderful sampling of great nature photos, whimsical designs, and some fun topics to document. Come take a look, you’ll be glad you did!

This is Liz J., and these are my picks.

Not all who wander are lost by conniemiles

Love the framing on this one! She used the photo space very effectively to create a scene within a scene. I like the fading-into-the-page polka dot paper. The pretty sprigs of flowers work nicely to lead the eye from one spot to another on the page. It’s a very reflective scene, and looks like a lovely place to visit. The word strips telling us all we need to know worked perfectly in the corner. And, cute frog accent!

love of family by Phellewell

That heart shaped border really drew me in! I love the mix of patterned papers filling in the shapes. This is a paper page, made more amazing by the work that must have gone into that heart border! It has sweet hand-written journaling, a thing I can never get enough of. I like the use of the tags to give a secondary border to the photo. The bold title work was a terrific touch too.

love roses by Pixie

I thought this had a nice design, really embracing that rule of thirds… and sure enough, this artist cites a rule of thirds tutorial in her credits! I like the composition, well done with the tutorial! The large focal photo of the single bloomed pink rose and the bud about to bloom just filled me with hope, it’s such a lovely sight. Love those Scrabble tiles for the word art. The elegant striped paper and sprinkling of hearts were a nice touch. And, again, I was drawn to the hand-written journaling, done with a beautiful font.

i cn rit by lorryfach

The title on this one intrigued me enough to take a closer look, and then I was hooked. It’s a great design against the kraft graph paper, with all the little bits of stacked and cut out papers. The placement of the text is an interesting choice, and it made me read it all, having it offset from the focus, which was cleverly done. I love the tone of this piece, encouraging but still recognizing that the child has to learn this particular skill without the adults doing the work for her. I love that Lorry documented this. Such a great milestone, and this child will look back and smile at how far she’s come, in no time at all. And, by the way, look a little closer at the photo. That’s a budding artist, too!

Alaska berries by indigosd

This piece was made during a speed scrap, can you believe that?! Such an unusual subject, which allowed her to tie in her relationship with her brother. Love the word art, and the great way the photos are framed. The masked state shape with the patterned paper applied made for a cool embellishment. Love the title font too.

bike ride by Roxana

We all know that a great starting point is lifting someone else’s design. It’s so fun to see where someone’s creativity takes them in a scraplift! I loved the tilt on the papers, the cute sticker word art, the banner anchoring the top of the page, and the whimsical feel. The patterned paper chevrons leading us across the page are a super idea to give the page movement. Best of all is the framing, separate, but inclusive of the photo. It was so effective to align the pavement of the photo with the tilted paper, it looks like the rider will ride right out of the photo! A very fun page, and a lift that she definitely turned into her own terrific design!

Such fun pages today, weren’t they? Please click on the linked title and give the artist some well-earned praise! Have a great week!

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5 Responses to “Finger Pointing – April 16th”

  1. conniemiles April 16, 2017 at 7:09 pm #

    Thanks so much for the feature!! A fun surprise on this Easter Sunday!

  2. Roxana April 17, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    Thank you! That was so unexpected and such a grate surprise!

  3. Lorry April 17, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

    Thank you!

  4. Pixie April 18, 2017 at 11:21 pm #

    Wow – what a pleasant surprise! Thank you!

    • Terri Fullerton April 19, 2017 at 9:20 am #

      Well deserved! Way to go Pixie!

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