Hello everyone! It’s been raining here today, so I was happy to spend some time perusing the galleries. This is Jana and I’m delighted to share some outstanding layouts with you today.
Speaking of rainy days, take a look at this artistic page created by one of my favorite digi artists, margje (Marianne). Spring Rain is a wonderful example of photo editing using a black & white image and then applying different filters such as watercolor, sketch, etc. It’s always surprising to see what effects can be achieved. I love the watery colors and the umbrella. The vertical type is placed perfectly for visual interest and so is the title.
I’m a huge fan of abstract art and this one, Valentin_nap by Secima is absolutely fabulous! First of all, the colors are so beautiful and I love the bird of paradise blooms peeking through. The flowers are blended throughout the page and then are brought together in collage form. I think the black accents help to ground everything in cohesive layers and in particular, the black lines and loops. She added some lace and great textures to further add to the abstract look. A simple word art title, also black, is all that was needed to complete this layout.
My next pick really jumped out at me when I saw the photo. Is that really an owl? As a pet? How cool is that! I love his cocked head and inquisitive face. Bagel loves by dawnskip, is a gorgeous mix of grays and lavenders that certainly compliment the photo. Neutral backgrounds are always easy to work with when you want to add pops of color. There are so many awesome textures here; watercolor paper, flowers, shabby paper tears, stitching and feathers. You’ve got to have feathers with birds! Everything is placed beautifully around the photo, drawing the eye right to the focal point.
Another rainy day layout caught my attention today. listen to the mythymn of the rain by *gina* reflects the somber mood we often feel on rainy days with the gray background and desaturated photo. And take a look at how the photo was cropped and blended in…masterful! There’s no doubt that these boots are the focal point. I think gina did a fabulous job adding some subtle color to her page and at the same time added a beautiful border and accents. Great textures with the watercolor circles, white gesso and the chicken wire as well.
This next layout is simply gorgeous! Roses by Mielz, although a digital page, would also make a beautiful card for someone special. The blended roses are arranged beautifully on both sides and the lovely butterflies, sprinkled throughout, add a delicate touch. Flowers and butterflies…always a good thing! I love the three stitched circles that unify the piece and create some movement and texture. Even with all that you see here, there is still plenty of white space and it actually leads the eye to the center of the page and rests on the word art quote. This is a well balanced and artistic page.
My final pick, last but not least, is this wonderful layout. Simple things by Corrink is a wonderful example of horizontal design and simplicity, beautifully composed. Every piece here stretches across the entire page.What a beautiful photo by the shore with the splash of water captured! It looks so serene, yet also full of action. The smaller framed photo is adorable and is the perfect accent to tell the story of the day. The paper strips on the top half of the layout are from a soft color palette, which greatly compliments the focal photo’s tones. Word art, stitching and a flair completes this page.
The sun is trying to peek out now and is shining on some of our trees that are trying to bloom. I love spring! Enjoy your day/evening and I hope you got inspired by these artists. To take a closer look, you can click on the highlighted titles. Until next time, happy scrapping!