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Finger Pointing – July 10th

10 Jul

Hello everyone! I love looking through the galleries for inspiration, and it is a pleasure to highlight the pages here! I am sure you will not only be inspired, but charmed by today’s picks.

Rojo  Sing by MrsGaramer makes me want to start singing! It was created with such enthusiasm. The extraction and cut-outs are attention-grabbing, and the placement of the elements make you feel as if the music is blaring. This page vibrates with energy!

 

I’m only human by SonaS is a poignant and moving art journal page. Her message is one we all know, but tend to forget. A lovely piece of art with a beauty that goes beyond the eyes and touches the heart.

 

The blending is glorious, and the brushes add a wonderful sense of depth in Art by coccocou. Her composition supports the title and journaling effectively and beautifully. Exceptional page!

 

Love the texture and title work in Tiramisu’s page, Summer Berry. The blue tones are tranquil, and the red button adds a dash of oomph and zing. The stitching is the perfect finishing touch giving her page a feeling of movement and energy. Fabulous!

 

Pure sweetness by Weaselwatchr is just that – Sweet!! Love the combination of green and gold, exquisite element work, and precious photo. Her title placement is skillful, too. Beautifully designed page!

 

3 Years – Married Bliss by alsoarty is a charming, celebratory page. The string of hearts, the unique way she journaled, and the distressed photo are marvelous. Love the tilt to the paper layers and vibrant color palette. Sparkling and joyful!

 

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Finger Pointing – June 27th

27 Jun

Hello fellow-scrappers! Deborah here with the picks of the day. Enjoy and admire.

July by Mother Bear

I love pages with big photos, and this one is exquisite. The placement of the focal photo with the little girl’s eyes gazing into the summer sun is a perfect fit for the journaling and word art. The supporting photos are also fitting for her theme. Lastly, but certainly not least, look at her masterful clustering. I am green-eyed of artists who can create such glorious, yet realistic, clusters. Well done!!

 

Now is the Time by Marie-Claire

Did I mention I adore big photos??  This page has much to love. The blending at the bottom of the large photo is intricate and mesmerizing. Her title work is eye-catching with contrasting fonts and stamps. And the final, splendid detail is the subtle extraction of the butterfly. Impressive!

 

Family by JAMSquared80

The lovely vintage photo paired with turquoise and lime green is striking. The stitching, layering, and clusters all come together to make a charming heritage page. Special!

 

Creative Life by Annave

What an engaging guy page! The extraction and shadows are top-notch. Fantastic use of brushes and light, too. The pink flower is delightfully unexpected, and draws your eye to the handsome young man. Very clever and creative.

 

Love You by Marijke

Clean, crisp and captivating! The arrows and caption for each photo is a skillful way to highlight them. How about the shadow work on the papers?? Outstanding!!

 

Wild Summer by Mymalloryboys

The colorization of photos to coordinate with her layout is super-fun. This is a delightful summer story told with photos and wonderful element work. Every layer is truly fabulous!

 

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Finger Pointing – June 13th

13 Jun

Good afternoon! I found a great variety of pages for you to delight in today. Enjoy!

Happy & Silly by Justagirl

This page is full of happy sweetness! The large photo is endearing, and the cluster is fabulous. Her shadow work rocks, especially on the green glitter triangle – It grabs you and takes your eye directly to the title. I love the moment Justagirl has captured with her photos, journaling and embellishments. It will become more precious with each passing year.

 

La Malediction De LaPerle Noire By Zanthia

I admire composite artists, and the wonderful scenes they create from their imaginations. This one looks like a rollicking adventure! Love the look on the little guy’s face and his oh-so-fitting pirate hat. Gazing on this magical seascape, you can almost feel the water splashing your face, and the boat rocking beneath you.

 

Lunch by Myself? by AmieN1

I love that AmieN1 captured her lone, but happy lunch. The beer looks refreshing! The textures are amazing here, especially on the title. She has created impressive dimension with embellishments, papers, paint and stitching. Everyday pages are favorite, and this one is full of whimsy and charm!

 

Never too Old by Jana_NJ

Jana is an amazing storyteller, and this page is no exception. There are many brilliant details here, including the inking (love how it changes from pink to turquoise to black as it crosses the photo), blending and brushwork, photo processing, mix of dynamic textures, shadowing, and placement of the bird and glow. Powerful and beautiful!

 

Friendship by Beaute

Love the black and white with pops of blue, red and violet. Also, I adore how the doodles give the page a comic book feel, and move the eye through the composition.  I found myself staring, wondering what is photo and what is part of the page. Fun and fresh!

 

Summer Goals by Oldenmeade

The bold, rich colors of the photo contrasting with the lighter colors of the paper and embellishments are one of the many reasons this page is a standout. What a masterful extraction! Love the balmy, summery clusters – the ice cream cone and bubbly drink are yummy. A delight for the eye!

 

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Finger Pointing – June 9th

9 Jun

Happy Friday! There were so many amazing pages in the galleries today. It took me forever to narrow it down to only six. Here they are:

Camp Life By Sylvia

I admire artists who scrap with a minimalist style and still tell a complex story. Love the tilt to the photo, drop shadows, woodland embellishing, and anchoring with the grass-like rickrack. Makes me feel as if I am beginning a grand camping adventure!

 

Destiny by TRACEYB

The intricate weaving of the film strip caught my eye here –  I love how it leads you through the page. The contrast of bright pink with the inked circles and frame are also very eye-catching. Stunning work with the clusters, too!

 

Hello June by EllenT

There is so much for the eye to discover on this funky page! The bold title grabs you, and the fun layering keeps you involved. The photo is perfect for her theme, and I love how it is tucked into the corner with the colorful, city elements. And how cute are the building cutouts in the background? Love it all!

 

Searching by Jeanet

Love the blend work, circles, and brushes! Not to mention, the super cool photo treatment. This page makes you stop and think. You can’t help but wonder about the young woman and what she is experiencing. The artistry in this page feels genuine and thoughtful.

 

Week-end Karting by Ga’L

I love the lines and white space on this page. The layering behind the photo showcases it beautifully, and the paint touches add the perfect amount of flair. Love the use of color here, too. The pops of red and turquoise give it a lively, jubilant feel!

 

Hello Summer by DELISAK

Another page with amazing color!  This is such a delight, from the wonderful collection of embellishments to the colorful, patterned background paper and the lovely journaling. She captured the summery feeling very well. Reminds you to enjoy the moment!

 

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Finger Pointing – May 23rd

23 May

Hi all! Deborah here with Tuesday’s captivating picks. I often find myself wowed by pages with filters, extractions and photo actions. Today I was drawn to simple and classic. I hope you love them as I do!

Style by ouisiekellly

I saw this one immediately! She has used only 2 colors and one embellishment but what a stand-out page this is. The photo is priceless, and it deserves a very special layout. Ouisiekelly has certainly created that! Wonderful, amazing and striking…I don’t have enough words to describe how much I LOVE this page.

Snapshots by miimsgirl

Another beauty with a limited color palette. The vintage-style photo and pops of red are eye-catching. I love her white space design, shadow work and button scatter. Elegant and classic!

Paris by Alinalove

The background she created makes me swoon. I love the textured paint, and the subtle row of butterflies in the upper right corner. Her touching journaling tucked between the photo of herself and the Eiffel tower is wonderful storytelling. To me, this page exemplifies what scrapbooking is all about.

Joseph-Class of 2017 by jenevang

I adore pages with big photos, and this grad photo of Joseph certainly deserves center-stage. Her neutral color palette with the pops of red and gold glitter stars is tailor-made for a masculine tribute page. The placement of the title and cluster is ideal as it follows the line of the photo and draws attention to her handsome son. Another classic beauty!

Wanderers by Cherrygutz

I love the mirror composition of this page. The tag, quote, and flower embellishments are perfectly paired with the focal area. Her clusters, title work. layering and paper choices all add to the charm of this lovely artwork. Delightful!

It’s Out Now by Lego

If this toothless smile doesn’t bring a little joy to your day, nothing will! Such a fun composition to go along with the super-cute photo. The masking and framing keep the toothless grin in the lime light but the embellishing, journaling placement, and touches of paint add whimsy and lightheartedness to this darling layout! It will certainly be cherished in the years to come.

 

 

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Finger Pointing – May 12th

12 May

Happy Friday! I hope you will be as inspired as I was by the artistry I found in the galleries today. Here are my picks:

Good Day by Mrs. Peel

I saw this page in an email I received today. (I love Friday newsletters with all the new goodies in the shops!) I was immediately inspired, and clicked on the image to see a larger view. To my surprise, it was by one of my fellow bloggers, Cynthia Taylor. Her page looks like the beginning of a grand adventure. The doodling on the photo is charming and invites you into the adventure. I adore the treatment on her background photo. The faded colors give it the look of a vintage postcard. I want to scrap lift this captivating layout!

Intuition by Wombat146

Oh, the art of blending! The giftedness of this artist is displayed perfectly in her intriguing page, Intuition. The stunning color palette draws you in and it is difficult to pull yourself away from the complexity of the brushwork and blending. I also love the contrast between the block word art and script title. Stunning and magical!

Advice for My Boys by Dpsbdennis

What lucky boys to have a mother who has such loving, thoughtful advice and can give it so creatively! I like how she warped the text to fit it into her awesome tree. The grass, flowers, and butterflies give her page a touch of whimsy. It comes together beautifully, and I hope she hangs it in her sons’ bedroom so they can enjoy it every day.

Walking path by digigrandma

I started digital scrapping in 2009, and this lady was one of my first scrapbooking idols. She takes everyday moments and turns them into enchanting works of art. Walking path is a perfect example of her talent. All her artful touches – the framed butterfly, glitter title, and worn layers – complement the picturesque photo. You can see why she was an inspiration to a newbie (and still is)!

What a Wonderful Day by EllenT

This is a show-stopper! Love the bright summery colors, the repetition of shapes, her bold title, and the diagonal flow. It packs such a powerful punch, and makes me long for beach days. Brilliant!!

Click by twinsmomflor

Oh wow, what a spirited page! It is such a dynamic composition.  The extraction, pops of yellow, brushwork, and doodles fill the page with vitality. I am in awe of this exhilarating layout – Sigh!!

 

 

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Finger Pointing – April 28th

28 Apr

Hello! Its Deborah and it is a gloomy Friday here in Minnesota, but I found some glorious color in the galleries. Here are my picks for today:

Good Vibes by Kayleigh

Talk about color – Could you find a more vibrant layout than this one? It screams, “Spring!”. The circle anchors the page perfectly, and she has done a super job of embellishing and layering. She is a master at shadowing, too.

En Randonnee by Dady

This layout makes me happy. The photo is quietly beautiful, and the sketching outside of the frame compliments its quietness. Her embellishing is simple but very sweet, especially the boots on the bottom of the page. Love the mood of this darling page.

Weekend Vibes by kaphelps

Love the simplicity of this layout. The title work, framing and overlay all work together to draw your eye to the action. The blue paint is the perfect finishing touch, and gives the page a feeling of serenity. Great work!

Champ de Colza by Cocodou

The background photo is amazing and looks like it goes on forever. Her yellow brushwork emphasizes the seemingly never-ending fields of flowers. I have never heard of Champ de Colza but after looking at this stunning page, I want to visit. Even on a rainy day, it is gorgeous! The contrast between the bright flowers and the dark clouds is striking. Beautifully done!

Flirty Girl by Weaselwatchr

Doesn’t it look like  little flirty girl is going to reach out and swat the flowers? The photo is so sharp and clear, and the flower clusters are realistic, too. Everything is perfectly placed to create a little piece of magic for the kitty and us!

 

Adventure, The Great Outdoors by Ga_L

This page has so many awesome details. I love the circle framing the part of the photo that spills out of the conventional frame, the cute tree brush work, the camera grounding her title, and the pops of red that bring so much energy to her fabulous layout. Love this adventure!

 

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