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Fingerpointing Dec. 11th

11 Dec

Ho ho holy guacamole!  We are well into December, and for a lot of us, we’re walking, running or driving in snow.  Thankfully not a lot of it here, but definitely enough that we need to slow our roll.  I have enjoyed strolling through the galleries today and found so many wonderful winter pages.  These are the beauties that made the cut:

SANTA BABY by conniesmiles

Babies in a Santa hat always make me smile, and these photos are simply precious.    Everything is nicely placed.  I like the santa title and cute elements throughout, including that great edge overlay.

Winter Cold by bcgal00

The sharp to soft focus on the photo is gorgeous.  I like the appearance of the hand written note, which is spot on.  The weather can change in a matter of a few minutes here in the north, so we just have to take it as it comes.  I like the vintage look to the paper with bits of white lace, and the colorful clusters on both sides of the page really draw your eye to the center.  Very pretty!

Winter Wonderland by katie pertiet

I’m going to call this style . . .  artsy clean.  The overall appearance to me is definitely clean.  Not a lot of fuss, except for a few extra elements along with some brush work  in the vertical direction, but it’s that little bit of extra that makes all of the difference here.  The fact that it’s a pink winter page makes it even more attractive.  Love the white space too with the gray shading behind the photo.

Finally Feels Like by Roxana

I love the small pieces of patterned paper on the side and lots of white paper on the other.  The polaroid framing is a nice touch, and the winter photos look very nice, especially with the winter stamp in the upper corner.  The scattered snowflakes look great and the shadowing is perfect.  This is such a pretty winter page!

Time to Celebrate by alannabanana

This is such a pretty winter page, with a unique blend of orange and beige colors.   The wide square frame looks very nice, and of course the photo is delightful.  Great shadow work and  I also like the grungy look to the background.  Every time I look at it I see something different.  Simply gorgeous!

Challenge 1 by Madi

Everything about this holiday page is adorable!  I love all of the elements layered in her makeshift headdress.  The smile on her face matches mine.  *big smile*  Great texturing too.  I like the dark background because it makes those splatters and white snowflakes pop.  Fun fun fun.  It seems like some of the best pages come from challenges.  I’m looking forward to watching this season brings.

That’s it for today, friends.  I hope you have enjoyed these selections, and I hope they have inspired you to take some time to keep those memories alive.  Happy Holidays from me to you!

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Fingerpointing – November 22nd

22 Nov

This is such an inspiring time of year and I’m betting that everyone wishes they had more time to sit down and do some scrapping or journaling or maybe to design a bit of digital art.  If you’re like me, it’s the perfect way to start your day, or for that matter, to relax at the end of a long day.  This morning I was up early.  With a cup of tea by my side, I took a leisurely stroll through the galleries, and these are the pages I’d like to share with you today.

Scent of Winter Berries by Chic_lady

This is such a pretty corner design with plenty of white space and some winter favorites like pine branches, a christmas tree and snow.  I really like the small bits of color and the black splatters.  The simple wordart at the bottom is perfect.  As I  gaze at this piece of art, it sort of gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Christmas spirit by Ashleywb

Here is another festive page in a more traditional scrapbook style.  The photo is adorable and it does look like the girls are getting into the Christmas spirit!  I like the stack of papers behind the photo with just a hint of blue and green grunge.  Finishing if off nicely is a festive cluster and a bit of documenting the memories.

You are my star by huyentrang43

I can’t start with anything but . . .  how cute is this baby!?  She just makes me smile!  (I’m guessing it’s a girl because of the bow on the headband)   The lightly patterned paper looks great for this design.  I love those bold stars, the side clusters and sticker title.   Am I the only one that wants to do a lift?  This is a total winner for me.

The Big Chill by caliten

I’m totally in love with this vertical design in circles filled with patterns, wordart, shapes and grunge, not to mention the brushwork.  Love that underlined title with the journaling below too.  The single photo really stands out in the best way possible.

A funny face by faby 33

The photo and photo treatment is gorgeous here.  I like the almost monotone color scheme with small pieces of patterns skillfully arranged for interest.  Other than that – I’ve seen “grimace” a time or two while trying to photograph my own boys.  You never know what you’re going to get, but they’re all part of the subjects character.  Personally, I think it’s adorable.

tuckered out by nancyr

This is a great multi photo page dedicated to Luther and his first trip to the Jersey Shore.  Lucky guy!  I love the flow of this page and the blending is great.  I like the large photo being part of the background.  The scattered shells and stitching are nice touches, and the odd sized alpha title is perfect.

That’s it for me today folks.  I hope you’ve enjoyed these scrapbook pages and digital art pieces.  You can get a closer look by clicking on the title.  Till next time, keep creating and have a great day!

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Fingerpointing – November 17th

17 Nov

It’s a dreary Friday here in my corner of the world.  Life is happening today, and not in the best way possible for me.  My day started out with tired, sore eyes.  There was plenty of eyecandy in the galleries though,  so I’m going to get right into sharing what I’ve found.

Novemberrr by PLM

I was struck by the mix of colors, and that adorable little guy in a bright red jacket.  Wonderful choice of elements and perfect layering, along with a good amount of white space which includes the snow from the photo.  Very pretty indeed!

You Are Adorable by Rosie

I adore these soft colors of blue and gray along with the bits of silver metal and what a wonderful choice for a background.  The layering is absolutely inspiring and draws your eye right into that sweet photo.

Grateful by Annemiekkok 

It’s that time of year when we give extra thought to what we are most thankful in our lives.  This is a super nice page doing just that.  This is a great design, and I love how the wordart is arranged around the photo.

Let It Rain by Norma

What a gorgeous mix of colors!  I like how she framed that nicely masked photo and added corner clusters with the prettiest flowers!  The turquoise raindrops and umbrella are an extra nice touch.

The first snow by Mary-11

Some of the holiday pages are trickling in and this one caught my eye today.  Love those cute photos, and the clusters with flakes, pine needles and berries.  The large red and white stripes are great accents, and there is plenty of white space too.  Such an inspiring page to get us in the mood for the holidays.

WOMEN NEEDED by Nonni_f

Oh yes, we are a force to be reckoned with!  I could not pass this one up, coming from a male dominated workforce.   This page is vintage in the best way possible!  The design is just wonderful as are the elements used.  This page is “I want to hang it up in my room” good!

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s picks.  If you have time, won’t you stop by the galleries and leave a positive message for these artists?  Until next time, happy scrapping everyone!

 

 

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Fingerpointing – November 2nd

2 Nov

October is in the rear view mirror, and November is full speed ahead.  I’ll be sad to see all of the fun Halloween pages fade away, but we’re gearing up for Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays now in the galleries.  We still have plenty of time to share our colorful autumn pages though.  Officially, winter doesn’t start until December 21st.  Speaking of holidays, I hope you don’t mind if I just share one more Halloween page that caught my eye. Here we go with today’s Gallery Standouts:

Happy Halloween by Kellygirl 

The design of this page is fantastic.  I love the oversized corner flowers along with the rest of the elements she chose.  Everything works so well together.  Love love love the background, brushwork and that cool title.  I want this costume for next years Halloween party, crows and all.

A Beautiful Mess by tracpitch

What an interesting design.  I’m drawn to the grunge and this is chock full of it both in big and small ways.  The title says it all.  I think most of us are (a beautiful mess) from time to time.  The fact that I keep studying this and finding new and interesting bits and pieces to it means it’s truly a standout.  This is a great piece of art.

Cock and Bull Challenge – Bathing Beauties by A-M

Just to explain, Cock-and-Bull is an absurd, improbable story presented as the truth.  What a fun idea for a page!  I love the vintage photos and as far as the journaling goes – well, ANYTHING goes, and a good imagination is a big plus. I like the little horizontal ribbon cluster as a final touch to this masterpiece in deception.  (and I mean that in the nicest way possible.)

SWEET by by AnkeKramer

I was drawn to this adorable design, with only a soft muted peach for color.  The photo is cute as can be and looks to be somewhat vintage.  The cluster behind the photo is perfect, especially with the cutout pattern and I especially like the shadowing of it.  The short and sweet title (pun intended) directly below goes into a nice vertical design with hearts and finally a small wordstrip for a nice ending.

FALL by aasta

This is an absolutely adorable fall photo.  The addition of those autumn leaves is basically all that is needed to make this into a work of art and something I’d most definitely print to hang on a wall.  I’ve done a fair amount of staring at this page and I just can’t help but smile from beginning to end.  Anyone else besides me want to lift this page?

LOVE by faerywings

I ask you . . .  what’s not to love?  All of the focus goes exactly where it should.  The dark brown background is a great choice for the white frame and photo.  A simple title is perfect because honestly, where are your eyes drawn?  I can’t stop looking at that face!  ♥ The challenge was to use a large photo, and lots of white space.  Nailed it!  The backstory – this beauty is a rescue.  She is now healthy, peaceful and content in her new furever home.  *sigh*

I’ve come to the end of today’s post.  Hopefully you have found some inspiration from these selections today.  If you have time, could you stop by the galleries and leave some positive feedback?  Till next time, happy scrapping everyone!

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Fingerpointing – October 16th

16 Oct

Hello to everyone, and thanks for joining me for today’s Gallery Standouts.  The galleries are filling up with lots of oranges, yellows, golds, and reds in honor of this wonderful autumn season that is upon those of us in a 4-season world, not to mention those of us who are getting ready to celebrate Halloween.  As always, there was no shortage of eye candy today.  Here are my top 6 choices in various colors and styles.

capturing october by sylvia

We have had many October mornings that look exactly like this.  It’s a beautiful capture of a day in the season.  I like the background which seems to match the mood of the photo, and the minimal bits of soft blue elements.  The grungy page framing adds so much to the overall look, and the simple title says it all.

Beautiful Autumn by MaggieMae

With the addition of just the right background paper and seasonal photos, this layered template was turned into a work of art.  Wouldn’t this look great hanging on a wall for the autumn months?  What a great design.

Hide and Seek by joyg

This is such a beautiful work of art.  The brushwork and elements surrounding that adorable little owl are perfectly placed and the overall look is perfection.

Highlands by magnolia2907

Everything about this page is beautiful, from the photo to the blending to the clustering and choice of colors, elements and brushes.  In a word – perfect.

Venice Backwaters by profolly

The first thing that stands out is the photo treatment, and then the scene itself.  I love the splatters of color and bits of text with a healthy dose of white space below.  I also like the thin font used in this title.  Every picture tells a story.  Isn’t that the truth?

Catrific by EHStudios

Oh my, isn’t this adorable?   This is an excellent example of minimal, right down to the tiny kitten in the photo.  I just love this!  The fun (almost) circles in various colors in this horizontal design look great, especially with the black specks, and the addition of those two tiny kittens to help frame the photo is super cute and playful.   This page had to be so fun to play with.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these selections and maybe they’ve even inspired you to do some scrapping of your own.  How about a scraplift of one of them?  I have my eye on one of them to lift real soon.  If you have some time, won’t you please take a closer look in the galleries and maybe even leave some positive feedback for these artists and scrappers?

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Fingerpointing – October 9th

9 Oct

Hello and welcome to the October 9th edition of Gallery Standouts.    I’ve been browsing the galleries in search of some beautiful pages to share with you.  There was an abundance of inspiration today, and these are my top six choices:

Leaf Peeping by christa

I admit to being a leaf peeper myself.   The fall color report map shows that we’re about 75% into peak colors.  Maybe next weekend I’ll be doing some peeping of my own.  This is such a pretty autumn page!  There is plenty of white space here, which guides your focus to those black and white photos.  I like the patterned paper in rectangle shapes behind the photos, and the 3-point leaf placement.   Awesome shadowing on them by the way.

Project Life Spread by LauraWonsik

This is an interesting design for Project Life.  I like the journaling placement as well as the thin horizontal lines, just a hint of pattern and elements, and the corner title.  Most of all, I was drawn to something as simple as a slight rotation.  It really makes a huge impact.

Autumn by beaute

What a great vintage photo to frame.  Speaking of framing . . .  I really like how she used these frames in such an artistic way.  I also like the wordart, and the horizontal paper strip behind both the photo and wordart.  There is plenty of subtle brushwork, and white space too.  Beautiful design!

You by keepscrappin

This is such an interesting design.  I love the bold black and white pattern as a background, with the torn paper on top of it.  Wonderful layering of papers and elements with both bold and soft colors and patterns,  all drawing you into that sweet photo.  Love the large title too, and some scribbles for good measure.    I REALLY like this page.

Photo Adventures by suzanner

What an interesting page!  I love the lengthy journaling that hugs the shape of the main design.  The placement of the multiple photos is totally creative and I just love how she included a cropped selfie photo in her travel photos.  This is super fun.

Glorious Days Of Autumn by lenak

This is the perfect way to end an autumn post.  These bright autumn colors make my heart sing.  The photo itself is gorgeous, and the floral cluster on the side simply adds to the beauty.  I like the artistic background, the black swirls, and what a great title.  This really makes me want to go out and enjoy some of my own autumn beauty.

And with that I’ll call it a day.  I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s selections, and have a little time to do some gallery surfing of your own.  It’s good for the soul.

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Fingerpointing – September 29th

29 Sep

Hello everyone and welcome to today’s Gallery Standouts.  There is no lack of beautiful, artistic and just plain fun pages in the galleries today, and I’d like to share six of the pages I found that stood out.  Ready or not, here we go.

Cher at Lake Paulina by dwsewbiz

I like that most of the background is actually one of the photos, and the cardboard paper blends in beautifully.  The bits of stitches and messy strings on the photo frames looks great, and I like all of the texture.  Cher looks like she’s enjoying the day.  Is that a hat she’s wearing?  Too cute.

Perfect Conditions by cinna

The wordstrips tell a story on their own, and how true that sentiment is.    Beautiful layering here, and I like how she included a few different text styles.  Very pretty choice of colors and elements,  and I really like the addition of the textured white space on the right.  Great the selfie too.

Enjoy Life by SanVHM

This page is bright and happy and it makes me smile.  The yellow and turquoise colors look fantastic together as a background, and the white space above is perfect.   What a nice photo, and I like the double polaroid framing.  The addition of some colorful patterns layered behind and near the photo adds interest too.

I want to tell The World About you by dotcomkari

This is a project and a half, and for me it was well worth every minute spent on it.  It’s one of those ARTjournal projects that just knocks your socks off.  I’m crazy about all of the black doodles, journaling, scratches and word bits.  Then throw in  all of these little colored elements spaced nicely throughout the page and all of a sudden you have a masterpiece.  I’m still studying it.

Love This So Much by Kayleigh

Kayleigh captured soft, sweet, playful and spunky all in one gorgeous page.  I love the soft colors and ever so slightly vintage elements with these photos of her adorable but very modern little girl. As always, the layers are perfectly placed and dotted with a loving title and wordart.  For me, this is as close to perfect as it gets.

September Garden by Jacqueline

I love everything about this page.  It is so visually appealing.  The grungy multicolored background looks great, and the clusters surrounding her sweet photo are simply fantastic!  This page is a definite two thumbs up for me.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Gallery Standouts, and I hope they have inspired you to take some time to do a little creating and memorykeeping of your own.  Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for more inspiration.  Enjoy your weekend!

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