Finger Pointing – May 13th

13 May

Hello and happy Saturday! I love Saturday blogging, because it gives me lots of time to scroll through the galleries. There were lots of scenic pages today that called to me, wide, tall and well-cropped photos, and some fun, whimsical pages too. Come take a look, I know you will enjoy these projects too.

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

Mary Lake hike by MariSt

Well wow! Check out that panoramic! I don’t know about you, but I find panoramic photos very challenging. She used this technique very effectively to capture the scene. I love the translucent big word art overlaid on the left side of the layout. The little inset photos hugging the sides tell the rest of the story about the setting. Part of what I like about this is the absence of a lot of digital embellishment, she really relied on the photos and just a little bit of text to set the tone, and it worked!

April Fun by grannytoby

Oh my hybrid heart! I love the popped-out stitched clouds and paper-filled title work on this real-life paper page! The leaves, stickers, sequins and beautiful colors are so appealing on this. The corrugated paper used at different directions created fun depth, along with the pop dots! I was so caught up in looking at the design, I looked at the photos last, and then broke out in a huge grin. That big #1 is such a fun way to memorialize the occasion! Just adorable, all the way around.

new adventure by happyGRL

That photo crop and the happy colors on this real-life paper page really drew me in. The title work done with stickers and thickers (raise your hand if you know what those are!) on top of the photo is a fun touch. I like the whimsical feel she created with the doodly background and banner behind the photo, and the effective use of white space. This is just fun, and it makes me want to walk into the photo and tag along on the new adventure along with them!

Wild Pacific Trail by janedee

This great travel page has so much to love! That texture added to the background photo gives this an artsy look, while the inset photos, title and story tell the tale. I like that combination, just enough artistry mixed in, yet telling the story of their outdoor excursion. The wide border combined with the stitched border ground this nicely. I like the drawn-look chevrons leading us into the title, and the painted mats supporting the photos.

Golden Sunset by caapmun

I love how Carmel created a wave effect over the photo! The near-monotone look of this and the photo treatment make this look so beautiful. And all of the touches of gold turn this into such an elegant piece! Really lovely.

maurices by Barbara Unzen

As we head into Mother’s Day, I had to pick a page that says “Mom” to me. This page about Barbara’s daughter, Lauren’s, first job, grabbed me with its great bracket title work. Such a cute idea for the store “advertising.” I enjoyed reading Barbara’s proud story, and the way she combined the two colors in the text kept it fresh. That wide photo bordered with the stitched ribbon and circle background paper really appealed to me, it is simple and effective.

I hope you all enjoyed those picks too, and if so, please click on the linked title and leave the artist some much-deserved praise. Have a wonderful Sunday, and Happy Mother’s Day to mothers and daughters alike!

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One Response to “Finger Pointing – May 13th”

  1. Jane May 14, 2017 at 6:31 pm #

    Thanks so much for featuring my page Liz! Congrats to all those featured!

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