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Finger Pointing – June 23rd

23 Jun

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing fine, enjoying the weather and having a good time with your loved ones. Over here in Assen, we are enjoying the TT week. For the city it is a big thing, a lot of people from all over Europe come over and have fun in the city, a lot of them intend to see the racing on Sunday if they are not too drunk or too tired ;) and there are bands playing all over on stages in town. But let’s see the picks I found for you to inspire and enjoy! I picked a lot af artsy pages today, it was a real joy to scroll through the galleries! There were a lot of challenges going on in digiland, maybe you want to participate in one also! It’s great fun!

Photophilters challenge by KarenK Karen doesn’t say wich filters she used, but it turned out wonderful! The picture of the girl looks like it is messy stitched. I love it! Also like the vibrant colors very much. And isn’t the word ‘Alive’ great? Great AJ page!

Artsy Challenge by OKate Well, artsy this is indeed! Love how Kate blended the picture and how she used the wordartbrush on the side. Great quote too! A truly artistic page!

life is sweet by chigirl This page drew my attention because of all the lovely colors fitting so well with the theme and the M&M/icecream picture used on this page. Love how chigirl filled all the arrows with all kinds of patterns and the wordartsticker with the icecream on it is lovely!

Nautical by tiramisu A piece of ART we have here, look at the frame and how tiramisu blended it with the picture, very skilled! Love that beautiful seacluster on the right side and love the empty space on the rest of the page! A true standout!

Wallart challenge by Migueline WOW, wow, wow! An almost pictureless monochromatic page and it is so powerfull! Love the feel of fog and suspence I get looking at this one. Could be the start of a horrormovie or the bookcover of a thriller. Love the pops of dark dots and schmiers. They lift up the page in a great way. Wonderfull!!!

A GOOD THING by sbpoet Last but not least another beautiful AJ page! Love the soft approach here, all the shapes on the background, the colors, the hinch of closed eyes I see in it and the sweet wordart. An amazing page!

These were my picks for today. I hope you like them as much as I do and if you intend to visit the galleries (just click on the links), please leave the artists some love! They deserve it! Have a good day/evening/night!

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Finger Pointing – June 6th

6 Jun

Hi everyone! From a partly wet and partly sunny Holland I bring you my picks of today found in the galleries I visited.

Lavande by Dady  What a beautiful clean page this is! These wonderful pictures make me want to pack my bags and drive to France right away! I can almost smell the lavender and hear the bees buzz seeking for honey

Paris by Weaselwatchr Another ‘French’ page and a totally different approach! Love the blended background here and how all the colors mix so well together with the colors of the picture. Love how Weaselwatchr composed the cluster as if it is a bunch of picked wildflowers

Snapshot by MlleTerraMoka What a gorgeous picture this is and another great clean page!Isn’t the kid adorable, peacefully sitting by the water, enjoying the ducks in the pond, not even noticing a picture is taken. And the drawn succulents are so very pretty! (Don’t know what happened here with the typething…)

Marijkes 52 Inspiration challenge page for June 2017 is one my attention was drawn to immediately as I scrolled through the gallery. I love large picture pages and here I particulairly love the blending, the subtile words in the background and the summer colors!

You Got This by Jacqueline What a happy girl! Love everything here, the drawn elements, the sweet soft colors, the slightly diagonal placement of the B&W picture behind the frame. All adding to a wonderful memory page!

Promise by Dalis My last page, but not the least one! I love messy pages and this one I adore! Love the colors, love the tiny picture, love the story and of course love all the brushes, paints, washitapes, splatters and the bikes! I want to see a picture of you cycling next year Dalis! ;)

These are my picks for tonight! I hope you like them as much as I do and get some inspiration looking at them and please leave the artists some love when you visit the galleries. They deserve it!

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Finger Pointing – May 16th

16 May

Hello everyone! I hope you are all doing fine tonight! I had a wonderful Italian dinner with my youngest son, his girlfriend and my ant. The weather was awesome today, so we could sit outside and enjoy our delicious meals. It was yummie! After we got home I dived into the galleries and as always there are so many gorgeous pages to pick, I had a hard time chosing wich ones I wanted to post. But I managed to pick six! I hope they will inspire you to scrap outside your box!

TrishD’s Shadow Dancing Wow, I love everything about this page, the picture and the kind of cartoonish effect Trish managed to give it, the grunge background wich fits perfect to the type of girl and how she’s dressed and the title with that gorgeous shadow effect. What a wonderful page!

You only live once by amandaresende I am so glad Amanda is back! I really missed her pages for the time she was away. This page is so playful and it looks so real! Like I could just touch these little cups of waterpaint and take them from the page. Love the message also and love how Amanda used the different fonts here.

My Inner Beauty by pattyanne I always have to take a look in the Mischiefcircus gallery when it’s my turn to post and I find the most gorgous and sometimes funny pages there. This time it’s a serious one, the quote is for sure! I love this strange combination, the large head, peacock feathers, the colorcombination and the leaves as a hairpiece. I love it all! It is so different, I can’t keep my eyes off of it!

The Aviator by Traumelfe And another stunning page! The plane, the grey aviatorpicture, the brush, the background paper, it all adds to the vintage feel. Even the wordstrips do. Wonderful piece of work!

Oslo by Applechick I love the graphic feel and the perspective here! Love how the building appears like a bridge and how Applechick blended it all to a beautiful piece of art!

Happy by Gracielou Oh…I love girly pages and particulairly these lovely colors! Love the diagonal setup of the page and the piece of lace behind the pictures, love the drawn ‘be happy’ and love all the stamps and brushes making a great background for the pictures.

Well, these were my picks, I hope you like them and I hope even more you get inspired by these wonderful pages! See you next time!

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Finger Pointing – May 10th

10 May

Hello everyone! After a day full of sunshine and all kinds of events happening I want to keep it short tonight. I am tired and have to get up very early tomorrow to get my son in time to his new job. So let’s see what I found to hopefully inspire you today!

I could not agree more with cinderella’s Paris is always a good idea! If you ever come to Europe you should visit Paris! It is truly the city of love! And I love the page cinderella made! Love all the scribbles, the drawn elements and the almost grafiti feel here. A wonderful piece of artjournaling!

Margjes I’ll guide you is as always a masterpiece! Love how the lighthouse comes back in the background as a stamp or brush. And love all the lush greens Margje used here! And love what she did with the text here, the font she used and the placement of her words and journaling. They are just perfect!

Time By The Shore by Tracermajig Another seapage and also a stunning page! The colorcombination here does the trick I think, different blues and sandcolors always work so well together and give that instant summer feel! Love that little heart! Very well done and a great memory!

What I love about PLM’s Selfie time Seeing this checkered background in the gallery made me want to take a closer look and I was surprised by the amount of splatters and tiny ellies that are on the page. All the colors work so well on the black and white background! Love it!

DivaMom96 did a great job with her The Beauty is in the Memory What a dreamy page this is! Love the light on the water here and the stitched sun is so wonderful. It doesn’t even bother me it doesn’t shine by itself.

Me Time by HeyJude And last but not least anoher AJ page with very bold neoncolors.  The combination with the geometric shapes works very well! Love everything on this page, there’s so much to see!

These are my choices! I hope to see you next time! Have a great evening!

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Finger Pointing – April 26th

26 Apr

Hi everyone! Jeanine here on the night half Holland celebrates Kingsnight in the bars and pubs and even in the cold outside. Tomorrow king Willem Alexander celebrates his 50th birthday and the streets of the villages and cities will be filled with people who want to make a little money with their garage sales, it’s a tradition to have garage sails on Kingsday. Others stroll through the stalls and stands to find something they maybe weren’t even looking for to find a bargain or two. I found something too! I found six gorgeous pages to hopefully inspire you and be a delight for your eyes!

Monthly Muse by AmandaJ This is so awsome and creative! A sweet tribute to a mom! And it looks so real also! Like you could pick one of the branches and put it somewhere else. This is a wonderful tribute to Amanda’s mom!

Robolivers Granny Mae Another touching tribute to a wonderful and sweet woman, Granny Mae! I love the use of colors and bold paintstrokes here. Everything on this page in my opinion is carefully chosen and placed to honor this granny. Love it how all the elements and words surround and embrace her.

Your Classic Photobook vol13 by Skripka  Wow, these pictures are stunning!! And the colorcombination is too! The turqoise, pink and orange work so well together and it makes me want to join the party! Must be great fun with that clown too! Love the clean approach here, it needs nothing more to dress it up!

Tatiana by Maxi B As far as I’m concerned this could be a Renaissance painting from an old master! Beautiful blended with the leaves on the back of the girl. Love the dreamyness and her look downwards. Is she expecting someone? I can look for ages at this one, making up a story in my mind.

Kellygirl made this beautiful AJ page Keeping a Diary! I love everything about this page, the bold colors, the funny pink ‘glasses’, the scribbles, the quote, the stamps, the messy black frame and the big wasp on her head. This kind of pages inspire me to make pages out of my comfort zone!

Butterfly by Madi Another wow! The frames are used so clever, following the shape of the wings of the butterfly. Love how Madi brightened the center of the butterfly and softened the tips of the wings. Very creative and very beautiful!! And I love that quote, it gives hope, something we all need sometimes.

These were my choices. I hope you like them and hopefully inspire you too! Wishing you a wonderfull end of the day and see you next time!

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Finger Pointing – April 9th

9 Apr

Hello everyone, what a lovely day it was over here in the Netherlands! A 22 degrees Celsius we enjoyed, it felt almost like summer! I have a wonderful selection of beautiful pages to show you! The galleries were overloaded with yummie layouts! I guess because it’s Sunday, everyone has time to scrap ;) Let me wait no longer, here we go!

I am starting off with this gorgeous page 4theLoveOfOurKitchen by our own MrsPeel! I hope to be able to visit her one day (I have plans to travel through Europe when I retire in about 5 years), to sit in her kitchen and chat and drink coffee and a little wine maybe till the morning hours! Love how Cynthia decorated the page, how she left a part pretty empty and totally adore how she journaled in three sections.the big title, the red and the partly B&W picture and of course the splatters! A kitchen without them is not a real kitchen! ;)

And here we have a very artsy work that drew my attention immediate as I entered the gallery. It’s called My Friends Mom by lindarobin and it is gorgeous! Great blendwork here and a good sense of colors. Love all the words all over the page. I am sure the mom will love it!

Ahhh…look at these cute little  Shoes…. by readstoomuch! Great dr Seus quote! I love the stars that reflect the sparkles in the adorable shoes! This is really a very fun page!

Light in the Heart by sweeet, love how sweeet used the picture as a background and complemented it with all these beautiful Chinese elements and characters. And in this case, beauty is also in the face and in the heart! What a gorgeous page!

Another wonderful fun page! Watching You by gerli shows so much humor! And that picture is hilarious! What a luck to catch a child like this! And look at that background! Isn’t it a beauty!! Love all the soft pastel splatters and dots here!

And my last page, a wonderful piece of art! G&T designs by Networka! Love the picture of the girl and the butterfly on her nose. Love the netting too, it gives me a sense of seeing a little mermaid dreaming about her life and what she wants to do when she is grown up.

These are my choices for today! I hope you like them as much as I do. Have a great evening and see you next time!

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Finger Pointing – March 28th

28 Mar

Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a nice day! Over here in the Netherlands the sun was shining all day and it was a nice 20 degrees Celsius! Almost summer temperatures and it still is March! I have to work tonight and I don’t know how busy it will be and if I have time to get my blog done, so I thought I’ll go and pick my choices early today. Here they are!

Rainy-Days by Pallavi01 The minute I saw this London bus I had to take a closer look at this page! I love London, even when it’s raining, so no better combination to scrap about! ;). I love being outside in the twilight and I love what Pallovi01 did with here page. The tiny stars at the bottom are too cute and the additional bokeh picture next to the journaling is one I could have made myself.

Chihuly cover by Kathie02 Well, I had no clue what or who Chihuly was, so I googled it and it appeared to be a glass artist. Never heard of him, but he makes the most gorgeous glasssculptures and installations. You should take a look at his website! Kathie made a wonderful C&S bookvcover with his art. It speaks for itself and it made me curious enough to take a look and I’m sure once her book is finished, her visitors will pick it up and take a look in it!

Currently Watching by biancka A traditional page with wonderful clustering and shadowing! Love the series, love the B&W picture between all these lovely colors! I always have to think of the Kill Bill movies (wich I love) when I see pictures of Lucy Liu ;)

No Need to Sparkle by bockel24 I always take a look at the MCC gallery when searcing for GSO pages, they are often funny with a serious touch and today I found this one. This is so true, no need to sparkle and hurry, just be yourself, that is and should be enough! I love the faithful look in the eyes of the bear and look at his ears! And his body….are these pictures of a very hairy male skin??

but by Adryane This is a very complex page and is shows the creativity of Adryane! The button with the word ‘but’ on it refers to the butterflywings wich the girl is carrying and maybe also to the red ‘buttons’ between the duplicated picture of the girl. Love everything about this page, the blending, the picture, the rectangles and how this grew to become this piece of ART! Wonderful!

2007 DuckTour-Riverview by bestcee This page is mostly in black and white and still it looks very colorful. As you all know by now, I love messy pages and this one is messy and a kind of neat at the same time. The composition is great with the pictures just below the center of the page. Love the bold map parts and of course all the scribbles, drawings, splatters and messy borders. Well done!

Well ladies and gentlemen, these were my picks for today! I hope you like them as much as I do! I can head of to work with a calm heart, not worrying if I have time to post my blogpost. Wishing you all a nice evening and see you next time!

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