It’s Beatrice here and I’ve had a wonderful afternoon browsing the galleries. We’ve been having crazy weather in Michigan and tomorrow the forecast is for mountains of snow. The hint of spring we’ve been feeling is gone though my grandsons may have an opportunity to go sledding for the first time this winter. As always the galleries are inspirational and it’s difficult to narrow it down but here are my picks for today.
The sweet girl rises above the rain clouds and you just know that amazing things will happen. The lace and scallops across the page create a shelf for her. The paints, banners and brushwork scattered about lead to a very cohesive page. The butterfly pops off the page and the faint newsprint is the perfect backdrop for it all.
This is such a cute photo. The paper stacking at various angles creates an ideal frame for it. The little touches like the clipped lace corner and the buttoned bow followed by the scribble and paint draw the eye to the small cluster in the bottom corner enhancing her diagonal design.
Precious photos showcase her lovely ring. The monochromatic feel and block design are so appealing to me. She has embellished the page beautifully from the stapled tags, to the brushwork, button clusters and stacked word strips. The hinged paper strips on the side and her title work finish things off flawlessly.
This is a delightful white space layout. I love the way she wrapped the page with the bit of twine and sprinkled the lady bugs and flowers all about. Her shadows are just right. Placing the title letters vertically emphasizes her design. Still the terrific part of this layout to me is the way she combined different fonts to create her own word art, enhanced by the bit of chicken wire she placed on top.
I’ll begin by saying the combination of large black and white photo and smaller offset photo in color makes for a fantastic design. The photo itself is outstanding, a girl and her dog nose to nose exchanging precious kisses. The delicate brushwork along both edges of the page and the gorgeous floral clusters add just the right pop of color and create a stunning effect.
I noticed quite a few gorgeous layouts in the galleries using this collection. As Kait journals, the photo really does show a sweet moment between siblings. The watercolor floral background paper mimics the flowers in the photo. The stroke of Gesso adds dimension and the splashes of gold paint are an elegant addition to the overall look of the page. The little pink-nosed mouse peeking up at them is just darling.
I’ve come to the end of my post and I only hope you enjoyed looking at these layouts as much as I did. If you have a minute please click on the layout links and leave these well deserving artists some love.