It’s Monday, the start of a new week, and I notice my picks share a similar palette, at least to a certain extent. I may have been influenced by spring finally arriving in Michigan. I see a lot of blue and green and everything looks quite fresh. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.
What first attracted me to Life is Good by ConnyS was the split photo. It’s a creative technique, especially when you have a long, vertical photo which would appear unbalanced as part of your layout design. I really like clouds and paint dispersed throughout the slightly textured background. The clusters are so pretty and the larger butterfly finishes the visual triangle. The slight angle to the title-work completes the layout design in just the right way.
I love the soft colors washing the solid paper in Glad Day by OKate. The photo is lovely and I like the way it’s tilted and framed by the offset journal card. The little bits of newsprint and hand drawn floral brush add additional interest to the background. The journaling/title-work, works perfectly for the clean style used in this layout.
This photo-less pocket page, Retreat, Relax, Refresh by Saar, is so serene. I like the large words, placed in the visually pleasing triangle as well as the combination of assorted, patterned papers filling the spots of the template. The clusters are perfectly shadowed and so pretty. I like the way the journal cards emphasize the theme and blend seamlessly with the papers.
The photo in Silence by Armygrl is outstanding. By keeping the embellishments simple, the attention is kept on the photo. The combination of circle stitching and dotted lines is very effective. The ladder of paper strips walks the eye up to the photo. Placing the leaf stamp on top of the photo is unexpected but works really well. The paper cut leaves seem to extend the photo itself. The quote she chose for her journaling is just perfect.
The combination of royal and black really made What a Week by Amson jump out of the gallery for me. The journal cards are used so effectively in creating her blocked design. I like that she bordered the background on two sides only drawing the eye into the center of the layout. Journaling in white on black is stunning and the story itself is an interesting (for lack of a better word) read. The title-work is stacked so it fits in the perfect spot.
My final pick is a hybrid project, [TN] Together We Have It All by Pepper. Showing one page really doesn’t do this project justice, so I hope you will click through and view some of the other pages of this travel notebook. I really like the graphic look of the pages in this book. How interesting it will be to look back on the adventures had by this family as they vacation together.
I hope you have enjoyed my picks for today as much as I enjoyed finding them. If you have a minute, please click through either the title or photo and leave these well deserving artists some love. Thanks and have a great week!