Hello and happy Saturday! Well, there is no denying it is going to be Halloween soon, and the galleries definitely reflect that! I found so many wonderful Halloween and autumn posts, a few of which made it into today’s standouts, along with some projects showcasing a special use of angles, framing, masking, paint and shapes.
This is Liz, and these are my picks:
Hillary actually had three Halloween pages posted that I saw today, and I admit I had a hard time picking just one! This one had such a bold use of the squiggly background paper, and the simple touches of orange and black gave the adorable photo just enough pop off the page. Great photo overlay, use of paint under the photo, and the well placed whimsical drawn cat is a nice accent too!
Tanya also posted three fabulous hybrid Halloween projects in a row, and they are each more special than the last. I am a big fan of well-crafted interactive projects, and a good cut-out card is going to get my attention every time. Tanya is a terrifically talented hybrid artist, and I always enjoy her projects. And, since I prefer my Halloween treats on the cute side, these cards really called to me.
Angles are super eye-catching, and she really got this one right. I like that the dark background paper stops intersecting the light background near the top, leaving another interesting angle exposed. This page has lots of great elements scattered throughout, nice shadow-work, great use of shapes, and a pretty color combination. Just sweet.
This page also makes good use of angles, but in a much more subtle way. The photo and arrow elements are angled to fit with the not quite straight journal card, and the combination worked quite well. I love the washed wood and the black & white photo combination. Nice journaling on this page, reminding me of the importance of telling the story.
I’m in awe of anyone who can take everyday photos of children and turn them into inspired art. I love the blending. The page has a wonderful combination of stamped, stacked and stitched leaves. The scene is set so beautifully with the two smaller inset photos stacked on the tall image focal photo, and it just feels like we are all on the walk with them. Very nice tone to this.
Joanne is an incredibly talented scrapper who often sees things through a different view than other people might. Her use of the window element on this page is such a clever way to showcase the photo, and make us feel like we are looking out the window with her. I love the well-placed leaves and the dictionary blendables as accents. The multiple layers of paint really highlight the framing of the photo. The blue background adds an effective extension of sky to the view.
I hope you all agree those are some special projects! If you love one or all of today’s picks as much as I did, please click on the linked title and leave the artist some love. Have a great weekend!