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Finger Pointing – June 12

12 Jun

Hello, everyone and happy HOT Monday! I spent quite a bit of time in the galleries this evening trying to narrow my choices, I swear it gets harder and harder every time I do this! LOL! Anyway, I hope you adore my picks!

Starting us off on this super muggy evening is this STUNNER titled Friends by the very talented zwyck. I so adore everything that the layout artist has done here! From that spectacular capture, to the gorgeous processing, the masking/blending, the monochromatic color palette, right down to that brilliant pop of color, all of it really makes for a spectacular Standout!

I really loved the journaling in this next Standout by beehive50 titled right here, the whole experience is so beautifully expressed. I love the overall design, and the tonal palette, too. And the selfie, priceless!

Next up is this beauty titled Shattering by DanielleS83. Such a gorgeous work of art, seriously! GORGEOUS! This is one of those layouts that needs to be hanging in a frame somewhere prominent where everyone can enjoy its beauty!

I fell head over heels for the fun happy feel in this next Standout by myssp titled Summer Fun. The circular design is absolutely brilliant, and all that gorgeous color is so delightful to the senses! The layout artist’s layering and clustering is pretty stellar, too!

I can’t tell if this next Standout titled 2017 week 18, left side and right side by Lynnette is digital or hybrid, but either way, I absolutely LOVE them! I really adore the black and white images mixed in with the color images. The names of the days of the weeks laid over the photos are so perfect, too! Such a beautiful Project Life spread!

Rounding out my choices this evening is this phenomenal work of art by misslovescraps titled If you search hard enough. The creativity here is just amazing! Truly, AMAZING! Another beauty that should be destined for a frame and hung where others can enjoy it.

And that’s a wrap for me! I truly hope you been inspired by my choices! See you all in the galleries again real soon! Have a FABULOUS week! xxoo

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Finger Pointing – June 4

4 Jun

Hello, everyone! Katherine here with today’s round of FABULOUS Standouts! I hope you adore my picks!

Starting us off on this gorgeous Sunday is this beauty titled look at you by amandaresende. I absolutely adore the design here with all the circles. All the different patterns really creates a lot of visual interest! I LOVE how Amanda journaled right over that adorable black and white image, too!

I really couldn’t help but stop and stare over this next Standout by mcurtt titled (given by me) art PAINT CREATE. The artistry here is just amazing! LOVE all the different colors here, and those images are pretty stinking stellar!

I fell head over heels for Janedees’ Nesting. Really love the design here, and the color palette really accents those fabulous images! All the brush work is pretty amazing, too!

Next up is this lovely layout titled Anna Color by jodegaard. Like the layout above, I really LOVE the design here! The masking is gorgeous, and the tonal palette really lends to the overall beauty here.

Next up is this STUNNER by margje titled Dream of times. The artistry here is just incredible! Absolutely ADORE the processing on the image and how it spills out of the frame. The masking/blending is superb, and I love the monochrome palette!

Rounding out my choices this evening is this ever so ADORABLE layout titled Beach by NAdams. LOVE the HUGE image, and the out of bounds/spill over is so brilliantly clever and creative! Love all the brush work, and the mixed media sun is perfect here.

And that’s a wrap for me! Hoping you all have a wonderful week! See you in the galleries again real soon! xxoo

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Finger Pointing – May 28

28 May

Hi, everyone! Katherine here with today’s round of AMAZING standouts! Being able to spend time in the galleries this evening was such a nice distraction from all the crazy busy from this holiday weekend. Inspiration abounded! My favorite six-ish were these:

Starting us off tonight is this delightful photo-less work of art titled Artful Marks by Traumelfe. I absolutely adore what the layout artist has done here. The grunge-y painterly feel is just splendid, and I so love the pinks, yellows and greens together, really makes for a striking color combination!

I had a tremendously difficult time choosing between these next two Standouts and decided to point to them both! This first one by Barbara Houston is titled Soul Shining Stuff. The design here is just amazing! The placement of the mixed media sun and the daisy is just brilliant!

This second one titled Summer Adventure by zlemon is an absolute STUNNER! The image is so breathtaking, and like the layout above, placement of the mixed media sun is absolutely brilliant! The masking is flawless, and I love the romantic feel the text lends to the overall layout.

Just like the previous two layouts, I had a terribly difficult time choosing between these next two art journaling layouts and ended up choosing both. Both were created by the ever so talented patsyt and the first one is titled If You Want To Know Where Your Heart Is, and the second one, She Was Free. Both are just so gorgeous! Love all the grunge-y everything! LOL!

Next I have this beauty by jwalls 39 titled HARD TIMES. I really love how the layout artist opened her journaling by talking about scrapbooking not having to always be about “the good … the great and the best,” I think we forget about that sometimes, and this is such a powerful reminder of just that. I really love the raw emotion here, too.

Up next is this fabulous photo-less layout titled Moving by lovemuffin. Such a wonderful way to document this adventure. Love the little cityscape, and all the grunge-y-ness, too!

To wrap my post up I will leave you with this very powerful tribute titled Manchester by Applechick. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion, people must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” ~ Nelson Mandela

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Fingerpointing – May 24

24 May

Hello, everyone, and welcome! Katherine here with today’s round of GORGEOUS Standouts! After having made my way through all the wonderful galleries I finally managed to narrow my choices to the required six, I could have easily chosen a dozen more! Seriously, at least a dozen more! I hope you adore my picks!

Starting us off is this beauty titled  Vacation Memories by a very talented Mielz. The masking/blending/extraction (it’s hard to tell which was used, maybe a combination?) is absolutely stellar! Love the perspective of the image and how it plays with the title, makes it appear as though she were looking back on her memories. The pops of red contrast so beautifully against that tonal background, and I love the paint and text!

Next up is this darling layout by Amandaressende titled happy day. I really love the split-like design here and how well everything has been balanced! Love the pinks and reds with the orange, and those photos are so adorable!

I fell head over heels for this next Standout titled Old Ways Won’t Open New Doors by Miki. If I didn’t know that this was a digital artwork, I’d swear it was painted. Such a gorgeous work of art! LOVE the image, and the blending and masking is absolutely flawless! I so hope the artist frames this and hangs it on a wall somewhere where it can be enjoyed by everyone!

Up next is this super adorable layout by Breeoxd titled Achievement: Unlocked. I so adore the blocked design here! The contrasting color palette and all the text creates a TON of visual interest, and that capture is absolutely priceless (I have a similar capture of my oldest granddaughter when she was one and had just learned how to open the doors! LOL!).

Next I have this very striking Project Life layout appropriately titled PL2017 Week 13 by Lizziet5. While I soooo LOVE Project Life layouts and the “simplicity” of the concept behind the style, I have yet to attempt a Project Life project … layouts like this remind me that I really need to get my fanny in gear and START! LOL! Absolutely LOVE how striking this is! All the journaling cards are paired so well with the gorgeous images, to frame everything with the border all around is brilliant!

In wrapping up my post I give you this STUNNER by KarenW titled Dark and moody. The creativity here is just amazing! I absolutely LOVE every little inch here! And like Mikis’ ‘Old Ways Won’t Open New Doors’ above, I hope the digital artist frames this and hangs it on a wall somewhere where it can be enjoyed by everyone!

And with that I’ll bid you all a wonderful day! I hope you’ve found inspiration in my choices! See you all in the galleries again real soon! Have a FABULOUS rest of the week!

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Finger Pointing – April 30

30 Apr

Hello and welcome, everyone! Katherine here on this rainy Sunday with some real beauties for you! I hope you enjoy my choices!

Starting us off is this beauty by amandaresende with no title. Really adore the composition and eclectic feel here, and those pinks and greens together are simply delicious! Love the artists’ perspective on that stellar image, too!

Next I have this super adorable Standout title Flamingo Romper by marnie333. The dreamy feel here is absolutely spectacular! LOVE the out of bounds/spill over with the image on the left. The layout artists’ masking/blending technique is so masterful! And those images … soooooo precious!

I gasped out loud when I came across this next Standout by margje titled Healthy living, and I have a rule, if it makes me gasp, it goes on the blog. LOL! Seriously though, this is absolutely stellar digital work! So brilliantly creative the way the artist not only composed the layout, but her masking and blending is absolutely amazing! I’d pick this one as a Standout every day of the week if I could!

Up next is this STUNNER titled Family Story by Traumelfe. Really LOVE the design, and all the artsy goodness! The processing on the candid is so gorgeous, and I love how the layout artist has framed it with all the dashed lines and brushy goodness! A really, really GORGEOUS work of art!

I really adore the traditional feel in this next Standout by Nath_ titled Hello. The natural color palette is the perfect backdrop for those beautiful images! I really love the stitched pocket, too! It’s the perfect spot for that full length photo!

Wrapping things up for us today is this GORGEOUS work of art titled Hang in There by dawninskip. Such an amazing photo-less layout with a very powerful sentiment! Everything about this is just perfect. I hope the layout artist prints and frames it, it so deserves to be hanging on a wall somewhere.

And with that, it’s a wrap for me! I really hope you’ve found inspiration in my choices! I’ll see you all in the galleries again real soon! Blessings to all of you! XO

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Finger Pointing – April 2

2 Apr

Hello, everyone! And welcome to today’s round of Gallery Standouts! I’ve spent the entire morning looking through all the galleries and I finally managed to whittle my choices to the required six, and one more for good measure. ;P I hope you adore my choices!

Starting us off is this super lovely layout by Amandaresende titled lucky no3. Really love Amanda’s scrapbooking style. Always have, and it’s such an honor to be able to point out her incredible talent. And this beauty affirms that! Love the soft, delicate feel in the background color, provides the perfect backdrop for that fabulous black and white capture! Of course her masking and blending is flawless, and all the artsy brushwork provides the perfect touch to make this a truly outstanding layout!

Next up is this adorable layout titled Sing by Annemiekkok. Really love the from side to side design here with the skewed image and title, and how the embellishments and brushes keep bringing your eye right back to that super cute capture! Love the display of color, too!

I pretty much stopped in my tracks when I came across bab200s’ Barcelona Bubbles in the gallery. This is just so wonderful! The masking and blending here is really amazing, but what really caught my eye was that phenomenal image! I can’t tell if the rainbow of color in the image is part of the image, or added in post processing. Either way it is a truly stellar capture! The minimal use of embellishments really adds to the magic of that photo, too.

Up next is this incredible work of art by Marleen titled Comfort. Absolutely love everything about this, especially that color palette! Love how the blues and greens play so well together here against that tonal background. The contrasting blacks provides just the right amount of dimension, too!

Next I have this beauty titled disney magic by Amber Ries. Amber is another one of my favorite scrapbookers, and like Amanda above, it’s always such a tremendous honor to be able to point out her incredible talent. I really love her ability to be able to mix artsy with traditional, not the easiest thing to do. Love the colors, and her framed extraction is incredibly brilliant!

And last, but in no way least, is Earlofoxfords’ Go Swim. Absolutely love the design here. All the layering is really quite amazing! Love the mix of patterns in that blocked strip. The images are all pretty stellar, too!

In closing I’d like to leave you this honorable mention of sorts by 2worldswings titled Your mistakes. LOVED the message … “your mistakes do not define you” … and thought I’d share it with all of you! See you all in the galleries again real soon! Blessings! XXOO

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Finger Pointing – March 26

26 Mar

Hello and welcome, everyone! Katherine here on this rainy Spring evening with some real beauties for you! I hope you enjoy my choices!

First up is this really lovely tribute to a truly beautiful soul by Lizziet5 titled Tribute to Pam. She is loved. She is remembered. She is missed.

Next up is this beauty titled Explore the World by Mimisgirl. Love all the messy artsy in the background here. The play with the digital sticker and the sketched cityscape is the perfect backdrop for the focal photo, and the little floral cluster adds the perfect amount of charm.

Really love all the little details in saarmf’s Cityscape. Her layering and clustering is nothing short of masterful, and the shadows are perfect. Love the brush work and all the painterly splats.

I absolutely adore the Project Life-like design in this next Standout titled Downtown by Staciahall. The mix of colors here is truly amazing, and I love how all the black and gray really makes them pop all the more. All the details are simply perfect, and the images, stellar.

Next is this lovely layout by Biancka titled I Love This City. I really adore the composition here. The black and white images are perfect against the mix of reds, yellows, and blues. The layering and clustering is pretty phenomenal, too.

And last, but certainly not least, is this fabulous Project Life two page spread titled 2016 Week 45 p1 and 2 (only p1 is linked) by JennV. The mix of blocking here is fantastic, and I love how the stitching adds so much visual interest. The images are all pretty spectacular, too.

And that’s a wrap for me! I hope you’ve all enjoyed my choices! I’ll see you all in the galleries again real soon. XXOO

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