Hello, it’s Beatrice here and I’m excited to be doing my first post for the GSO Blog.  It may be obvious but bears repeating, the talent is amazing and choosing quite difficult but without any additional chatter here are my picks for today.

Swim (MOC Day 3) by Jenny  The palette of yellow, gray and blue is perfect for the bright, cheerful pool photos. The stapled bits, paint spatters and sprinkling of flowers are a lovely complement to her blocked design. The journaling fits just right on the striped background paper and the sideways title is the perfect final touch.


MOC4_ Extraction by Smileark  What an amazing undertaking and while I love a good project this is one I probably won’t try with my grandchildren. The photo strips tell the story in a way no journaling ever could. The snowy paper and embellishments play a supporting role. She even manages to include a couple of tires as part of her clusters.  Sometimes it’s the little things like the stitches behind the adorable stickered snowman and the tiny carrot placed on top of one of the photos that make a layout a true standout.

2015_12_06_ Tire Snowman

Moments in Time by lkdavis  This is actually one side of a double page spread so you should definitely click the link to take a look at the other side. This one came first in the gallery for me and I was ready to choose it before I knew there was another equally gorgeous side. Her photo crops are exquisite. The bits of script journaling on top of the photos suit the blocky design. Her longer journal fits perfectly in the space to the side of the photos. The monochromatic look is enhanced by the bits of texture, stains and stitching. That one spot of blue via the button is the perfect final touch.


More presents by Maruma  Christmas may be over for most of us but for most children there is always the possibility of one more present lurking, hidden under the tree. The photo crop emphasizes the theme of the layout and the photo treatment is enhanced by the colors of the papers and elements. The mask overlays just the right amount of the photo and the pop of green as well as the hanging ornaments across the top add to the effect.  The stitched and cutout tree and the title-work finish things off in just the right way.


Trust by Mlle TerraMoka

I’m always attracted to large photo layouts. The paper strips across the top and bottom and the bits of word strips and spattering of paint in no way detract from the photo focus. Finally the word art is placed in just the right spot on top of the blank area of the photo.


Happy Holidays by MoniqueLiedtke

What a perfect design she used to create this paper layout. The circle with various pie shaped pieces of paper is striking even more so with the addition of the horizontal strip of photos across the top. I love the variety of elements and alphas placed atop as well as the paper pieced corners. The circular journaling framing the layout is superb and ties it all together.


I hope you enjoyed my picks and it would be much appreciated if you would click on the links and leave the artists some love.


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