Hi! Liz here, with my first post! Like most scrapbookers and crafters, I love watching the picks that make it onto this blog. And, looking around in digi-land today I saw such beautiful, fun, sweet, amusing amazing designs by all the memory keepers out there that I first just want to applaud all of you for your terrific creations. It’s really hard to narrow down the selections, but I hope you will all agree that these are pretty special.
Here are my picks for today:
With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I saw a lot of lovely tributes to dads in the galleries. This one by Lindsay has such a great back story (click on the title to read why she created this page!). The big focal photo with the subtle word art made a great background for the fun fisherman embellishments. I like how the focal photo fades into the journaling toward the bottom. Nice brushwork and great shadows on this page.
Aren’t those filled circles a clever design idea? They lead you down past the photo to the journaling. Smart. And the muted border brush work on the stacked paper ties all the colors together nicely. Love that fact-telling journal spot. The photo treatment gives this an old time feel, but the background is all contemporary. I like the little doodly flowers and the chicken wire for accents. Totally sweet.
I was surprised to read in the description that she is texting on an iPod, and part of what appealed to me is that knowledge. (It’s a good reminder to give some context in your descriptions, I think!) This photo was a great candidate for the big blended background photo, and the photo treatment makes her eyelashes ad-worthy. I love the flourishes, ribbon, word art, and brushwork surrounding the smaller insert photo, and that she kept the colors to the muted tones of the small photo.
Celeste has a great eye for design, and this page is seriously clever. First, the fedora-wearing sax player is just a great photo. Smart to convert it to black & white, and surround it with the strips of bright patterns. But the thing I love best about this is the big cut out circle, surrounded by the text path. The scribble behind the photo stack breaks up the neatness of the stacked printed paper, and the little button and brad embellishments do a nice job of leading us outside the circle.
This one could be framed and hung in your home. So pretty, serene, and beautifully masked. The sentiment is a terrific reminder to just relax. I like that she kept the colors relatively muted but in very appealing tones. The little pencil hanging from the torn journal paper is a delightful touch.
I love, love, LOVE the doodly bits on this one! Great border work grounding the page, and the lean into that bottom left corner is a great design idea. Love the pretty, bright flowers, the bold title work, the interesting little stitch and brush embellishments. Really nice use of paint to offset the colors a bit, and the doodly journal strips are a fun way to finish it off.
Thanks for looking! If you like my picks, please click on the link to each and give them some love. They each really deserve it!