Hello, this is Jana in for Paula tonight. It’s super windy here tonight, blowing some of our decorations outside clear across the yard earlier today. We just really need some snow for Christmas, but it doesn’t look too promising at this point, which is really unusual for us. Oh well. Meanwhile, I went gallery hopping and found some real gems for you. Here are my picks for today. Enjoy! I’m sure the artists would appreciate some love too. The links make it really easy for you to visit their galleries.
Merry Christmas by Mielz– This is such a charming little Christmas card. I love the messy stitched tree and the colored baubles and sprinkles around it. The blue bow at the top and the lifted frame really set it off. I think the simple greeting in lower caps makes this a perfect card.
Anna Color Challenge 12.04.2015-12.17.2015 by Secima-I just love those adorable teddy bears! They look so nostalgic and sweet. This page has a lot of textures with the gesso, lace and paint splatters, which really give it a lot of depth. The Christmas tree swirl and star, along with the other doodles and loops are beautiful. The script and word transfer add another layer of awesomeness and I think this is just such a warm and special Christmas page!
decemberdays10 by Arte Banale -This artist has a gorgeous Days of December album in progress! You should visit her gallery and check it out. Her style is unique and I love the ripped notebook edge paper format. I don’t speak Polish, but I can imagine this was a special scene in a holiday play. The photo really showcases the main characters and costumes. I love the lifted frame with the amazing word art and elements!
Sweet by zinzilah-Oh my goodness, just look at those bright red candied apples! Don’t they look wonderful? Makes me just want to reach out and take one off that silver tray! The placement of the photo and the use of white space are just perfect. The white stitching on the white paper works well here and I love the simple brad and word art to complete this layout.
Our Greatest Weakness by Rollinchen-Wow! This stunning page absolutely popped out in the gallery! I think it’s fantastic! I love how artsy it is with that big yellow sun and stitched images all around. The quote is wonderful and so are all of the painterly images all around. Awesome page!
And finally, look at this gorgeous layout! Christmas Magic by Terry- This is truly a magical page! I’d love to take a ride in that beautifully lit carriage. She did a fabulous job of blending her photo and creating amazement. The star and and elements of greenery really compliment this page, as does the word art.
It’s that magical time of year worldwide. I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays and the best for 2016! I’ll be back in January. Until then, happy scrapping!