Finger Pointing – July 15th

15 Jul

Hello All!  Recently I have been redecorating my house, and despite my love of color, through the process, I have discovered the beauty of a neutral background.  I find a neutral base very soothing and a great backdrop for some pops of color.  Obviously my design choices have impacted my layout choices this week and I hope you find the following pages as appealing as I do.

In The Moment | Sylvia

I love the white-washed wood background on this layout and how it allows the sweet little girl, especially her eyes, to pop from the photo.  This page reads that she is main focus of this moment and everything else is just there to accentuate how adorable she is.  The mixing of different medias, paint, wood, paper, adds texture and depth to the neutral field, while the small pops of yellow and orange add a little color and interest.  It’s a wonderful moment captured on a wonderful page.

Saint-Cado | Marijke

My next choice, Saint-Cado, is striking in it’s simplicity.  Marijke’s choice of the neutral kraft background is perfect for her blended photo.  Not only does it stand out well, but the tan tones give it a warm vintage feel that invites you into the timeless scene.  The addition of the small photo helps extend as well as end the blended scene, while the stitches and orange paint add more texture and appeal.  Simply Beautiful.

Prague | Marleen

Prague, by Marlee is another simply stunning layout.  I love that the black and white photo covers almost the entire page; the photo effect she used gives it an artistic texture that reminds me of pencil drawings.  The paint splatters add to the sense of a hand drawn image while the touches of yellow lend a sense of whimsy and warmth to the layout that is both an unexpected and wonderful surprise.

Lazy Days | Alannabanana

While Lazy Days by Alannabanana isn’t in the same neutral family as my three previous picks, it evokes that same soothing sense that says sit down and relax.  The photo is warm and inviting and blended perfectly into the perfectly blended background paper.  The addition of the neutral borders helps to ground the photo while the paint splatters, flowers, butterflies and stitching add more texture and movement to the peaceful scene.  The star scatters on both edges are the perfect finishing touch.

Monochromatic Love | Melhope1230

While it was the black and white tones of this one that first caught my eye in the gallery, it was the photo that really grabbed me.  I love the crop on it and that the father and daughter have the same look of quiet anticipation on their look-alike faces.  The shadow on the photo is also wonderfully done; it feels like it would fly off the page if not for the camera holding it down.  The paint splatters, frames, leaves and numerous red hearts are a fun finishing touch for the page.

Explore | Karen B

My final pick of the day is Explore by Karen B.  I can not say enough about the beauty of that photo; the rich colors of trees against the softness of the sky is a stunning, natural contrast that never gets old.  The panoramic viewpoint against the white background is fabulously dramatic and plays up the length of the bridge and the distance to the other side.  The explore title and one life – live it word art, with the single line of journaling, are all that is needed to tell this adventure story.   Another simple, yet stunning page.

That’s it for me.  I hope you enjoyed the layouts I shared with you today.  If you have time, please click on the individual links to leave some love for these designers and memory keepers.  Thanks!  :)

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4 Responses to “Finger Pointing – July 15th”

  1. Sylvia July 16, 2017 at 2:01 am #

    Thank you so much Lorie ♥ !!!
    What a big surprise.
    Congrats to everybody.

  2. Marijke July 16, 2017 at 5:29 am #

    Thank you Lorie for selecting my page. What a hono to be in the company of such wonderful pages.
    Congrats to the others!

  3. Karen Busby July 16, 2017 at 5:51 am #

    Thank you so much. So wonderful to see my page here. Love all your picks. So much talent, They are all beautiful.

  4. Marleen July 16, 2017 at 8:30 am #

    Thank you so very much Lorie you like my page, it’s an honor for me, believe me!!

    Congrats to all the other artists!!

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