Hi all!! Cynthia here with my very first post as a Finger-Pointer! I’m still giddy with excitement over the invite to join the team! As a long time stalker, em, reader of the blog, I was very excited to be asked to join!

Can you believe it’s August already? Wow, time does fly! We are changing things a bit here at Gallery Standouts and as today is the beginning of a new month, it was my turn to introduce you to a new format, but we still have the amazing inspiration from the super talented artists in the galleries.

I’ve been poring over the galleries since early this morning, and these are the pages that had me returning to them again and again. I hope you enjoy them and be as inspired as I was!

Wild Watermelon Party by WendyP.

The extraction here is flawless and I love the effect on the photo, it seems like you can’t tell where the photo ends and the elements begin. Gorgeous fantasy page, and don’t tell me you’re not in love with that elephant!

My Backyard by StephanieLH

Ok, this next page just screams “Summer Fun” to me. I think  it was able to capture the essence and joyfulness of childhood perfectly with this photo, and the bold patterns and scalloped edges only add to the playfulness of the page. Well done!

Wood Love by EHStudios

I’m always in awe over the minimalistic layouts I see in the galleries, as I can’t produce a half-decent one to save my life. This page  is a gorgeous example of the style. Beautiful colors, balance, and the post-processing on the photo is perfect. Love!

kai by hutchie

Love the layering here, gorgeous composition and the scatters are placed so perfectly they really add a perfect finishing touch to the page. I’ve been in love with patterns lately and I love the way this one just makes the photo shine.

Urban Princess by amandac

Love the paint splatters and clustering here; the tiny elements add the perfect touch of whimsy and depth, and those wings…I die! Gorgeous photo processing as well, and the subtle shadows work so well to make this page a true standout.

A {heart} C by Cristina

Wow, wow, wow! Love the graphic feel of this page and the perfectly placed pops of color. One of those pages that makes you go, Hmmm, why didn’t I think about that? This should be printed and framed, beautifully done!



I hope you have a great week and start of the month, see you all soon!




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