Finger Pointing – July 11th

11 Jul

I’m an early riser thanks to my puppy who is actually no longer a puppy. I’ve enjoyed a few hours wandering the galleries, selecting layouts to feature today. It’s difficult to narrow down my choices to just six but here they are in no particular order.

Letter Home #2 by mocamom  showed up in my Facebook feed and I knew I needed to search for it to show it here. As a person who often changes a journal spot to a photo, I’m always impressed by layouts with lots of journaling. I hope you can read her story because it’s outstanding. I love the layered papers and the toys sprinkled about the page. The arrows and geotags point toward the heartfelt journaling and direct the eye there.  I love the cluster at the bottom and the inclusion of the journal card.

Puffin Fun by jana is such a fun layout featuring the equally adorable puffins. I really like all the themed elements she placed on the layout, especially the bow-tied starfish. I love the torn frame and the word art placed around the edge of the page. I like the contrast between the square corners of the background paper and the rounded corners of the word art. The title work combining two distinct fonts/alphas is a perfect finishing touch.

Fall in Love with Shamian by Scrapping with Liz has an impressive list of credits but everything works perfectly together. The pops of pink in the flower and button pick up the pink in the photos. I love the paper strips combined with the ribbon, lace and word art and the way the title is placed on the tag. The flock of birds direct the eye into the layout. I like the way she discretely placed the qr code so a specific viewer may be able to see video footage of the event.

A Day for a Bike Ride by helenedubois has such a colorful palette. I like the way she duplicated the colors from the photo to the paint rings and spatters and even the banner across the top. The photo mask really makes the bikes the focus of the layout. The blended music background may have the rider singing along as he/she pedals away. The title work in black really stands out and mimics the black in the bike frames and tires.

Hugs in Person by cfile is a great story about online friends meeting in real life. The layout is beautifully crafted. I love the sketchy photo treatment of the Kings Cross Station and the way it’s extracted and blended into the background where midway it almost looks like bricks. I like the white journal card and the rotated title. The pops of dark pink/red in the flower, title and camera element really stand out. The resized photo and card work so well together and the text on the word bits embellishes the story in just the right way.

Cleo’s Last Pose by kbrivitch is a beautiful tribute page to a majestic kitty. I really like the framing in both the layered patterned papers and the photo frames. The journaling placed in the half circle is so heartfelt. The pink in the flower clusters works really well with the black and white kitty. I like the stacked banners and the adorable cluster combining the journal card and elements. The striped ribbon divides the page between the photos and journaling perfectly. I am so sorry for your loss.

Once again I have come to the end of my post. I hope you will click through the links and leave these well deserving artists some love. Thanks and have a great week.

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4 Responses to “Finger Pointing – July 11th”

  1. Jana July 11, 2017 at 11:06 am #

    Thank you so much for choosing my page Beatrice! Congratulations to all of these artists today!

  2. CFile July 11, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    Thank you so very much for the GSO!! It was fabulous to meet Cynthia in person and this makes it even more special with the GSO! Thank you so very much!! What a suprise!! Congrats to everyone ele chosen today!!!
    Christa

  3. MrsPeel July 12, 2017 at 5:31 am #

    Beatrice…. what a post, AWESOME, amazingly fab pages… I maybe a bit biased here on Christa’s page (the Hugs in Person one) as that is me she met at Kings Cross last week!!!!!!! It was such an amazing experience, after 4 years of a tight friendship online, to meet in person (and I don’t say “real life” because to me the online contact is also as real as it gets!!!) I am so SO delighted to see the page highlighted here…Christa is an amazingly talented scrapper, and even more as this page means so much to me!!!!!!! <3 Congratulations all, the pages rock and inspire!!!!! Beatrice, thanks for giving us so much inspiration (always!!!)

    • Beatrice July 12, 2017 at 6:25 am #

      I was excited to see the two of you had a chance to meet. Always such beautiful projects in the galleries. Congrats and well deserved.

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