Finger Pointing – February 10th

10 Feb

With so much goodness in the galleries, I’ve had a hard time narrowing down my picks and my lack of decision making power at discounting some fabulous work has resulted in no less than a 50% bigger post today! So grab yourself a coffee, tea or if you’d prefer something stronger, go for it, make yourself comfortable and check out what I’ve found to share with you.

A trip to New York is on my bucket list so this page by jenn mccabe attracted my attention straight off. I love how the photo treatment creates a monogram of the letter N making up the title work and the black and white image, beautifully blended, and the manilla and mustard yellow colour palette is an eye catching combination. Gorgeous!

You Make Me Smile by timbenmami is a fine example of how perfectly shadowed layers create such depth on the page that I really want to reach out and touch it. I love how the black and white image pops against the softly patterned papers and the addition of the leaf cut out, notepaper and tag add interest to the layered stack while the pretty clusters and stitching lead the viewer around the page. A terrific design!

Staying with the pinks for a moment is Jet Lag by sbravoa. While it’s not Valentine’s Day quite yet, the pretty pink hearts make for a lovely alternative to the reds that we are so used to seeing at this time of year! And then it was the journaling that caught my eye. You may be familiar with the song but if like me, you’re not, check out the link! Using lyrics is one of my favourite ways to journal especially when I just can’t find the words myself. Of course, this page also documents modern day technology which will be wonderful to look back on in years to come! A beautiful piece of work!

Project Life is one of my favourite ways to document my stories and I love the clean, classic and timeless look of PL Wk 8 by Kelly Mobley. This page is so beautifully coordinated with a super set of images, soft tones, pretty elements and gorgeous word art. I haven’t started my PL for this year yet and I’ll seriously be considering switching to a portrait grid like this. I love it!

I’m so in awe of those of you who create heritage pages. Bowens by sarahorton is so very soft and pretty and I love how the gorgeous vintage clusters bordering each side of the image could well be the garden borders spilling out from the image. There’s so much eye candy in this page – I can’t tell you how long I’ve stared at this, drinking it all in, and I love the little birdhouse! Totally priceless!

Without fail, colour pops always draw me in and Just Be by Memories.matter is no exception. The patterned backdrop is cleverly designed with the repetitive hearts and is strategically placed three quarter the way down the layout, allowing the image to rest nicely on the perfectly shadowed heart doily, allowing the black and white chevron frame and little red hearts to pick up the colour from the image and provide the pop. Finished off with the superb title work (oh how I love that it sits so beautifully on the white space!), hashtag and cute little button, this is wonderful!

I’m sure I’m not alone when I consider a purple, orange and black colour combination to be a typical Halloween palette but Atusia has proved how amazing this colour mix looks at any time of the year! On her layout entitled Girls just wanna have Fun, I love how each of the colours have been used sparingly to avoid overpowering the pretty images. The choice of elements is exquisite and I love how the background brush work, the scribbles and the skew frame provide the fun and energy in the layout. A real treasure of a page!

I think it’s fair to say that a page with beautiful white space never passes me by. Never. Feeling Good by Anne PC makes use of strips and geometrics to lead the viewer down the layout, across to the right and up to the journaling. I love the diverse set of elements that add such delicate detail and play along with the tones in the images and those little labels add the perfect finishing touch. Delightful!

I so want to train my brain and my eyes to create stunning pieces of work like A Beautiful Canvas by lynnpremo. Oh my. I love how the detail, in all its glory, emerges from the dark backdrop… the pops of colour… the muted tones… the hot spots… the shimmering reflection that draws me down to the title… the staples, the stitching… and the bold circular cluster to the right that belongs there perfectly. I adore this and I’m going to challenge myself to step outside my comfort zone and attempt to address my inner artsy! But please, don’t hold your breath, it could take me a while! A splendid piece of art!

And that’s all from me for today. I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks as much as I have. When you get a moment, please click on the links above and leave the artists a comment or two. Till next time, be inspired, happy scrapping and I’ll see you in the galleries!

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7 Responses to “Finger Pointing – February 10th”

  1. Jenn McCabe February 10, 2018 at 4:24 pm #

    Thank you so much for noticing my page. I hope you do get to NYC one day soon! :)

    • Liz Toms February 11, 2018 at 7:17 am #

      You’re so welcome Jenn! Yes, maybe next year!

  2. Sara February 10, 2018 at 5:07 pm #

    Thanks so much, Liz! You made my day!
    So tickled to have Kayleigh’s beautiful template showcased. She amazes me and makes scrapbooking easy :)

    • Liz Toms February 11, 2018 at 7:18 am #

      My pleasure Sara! It’s a gorgeous template and I love how you used it!

  3. Anne PC February 12, 2018 at 6:59 am #

    Thank you so much ! You made my day !

    • Liz Toms February 15, 2018 at 10:04 am #

      The pleasure is mine Anne… I love your work!

  4. Kelly Mobley February 24, 2018 at 10:27 pm #

    Thank you for including my PL page!!! I am behind this year and hoping to get caught up soon. There are so many PL styles out there, I super appreciate the praise!

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