Happy Monday! It’s Beatrice and it’s my turn on the blog today. I like to think that all the artists have been busy creating and posting over the weekend so I have many gorgeous designs to view in the galleries. And yet I’m not certain that it makes my job any easier with so many to choose from. So without further delay here are my six picks for today.
The photos in this layout are outstanding. I especially love the sun flare in the robin photo. The addition of the sticks and leaves under the bottom photo extends the nest beyond the photo. Both the sketched and painted flowers are just right as is the title work and journaling. I love the little stack of word strips stapled to the top of the photo.
This layout is one side of a two page layout and you can see it here: The Elephant Camp. In her description the artist makes it sound so simple but in my opinion she managed to create a standout simple or not. Sometimes the photos are so perfect they can stand on their own with just the right amount of embellishing and journaling.
There is a lot to take in on this layout. My eye was immediately drawn to the partial sketch extending the lighthouse in the photo. I love all the curves both in the cut-out pp and the banner across the top. It’s easy to get carried away with color and pattern but in this case the white background is ideal.
I’m always happy when I can pick a hybrid project and this card is absolutely darling. The alpha overlay just says “loves to read” and the layered papers, stitching and cute little bookworm add up to a sweet little greeting card that I’m certain will be loved by the recipient.
This layout really jumped out of the gallery for me. The blue and yellow palette is gorgeous and there is an incredible amount of texture overlaying the large photo she used for the background. The dripping sparkles and golden scatter add to the formal look of her layout which works so well with her theme.
I was inspired to make my final pick because of the palette she chose. The bright pinks, teal and navy are the perfect foil for the large, black and white photo. And it’s another gorgeous photo chosen as the background along with that charming, wood grain in pink which is quite unusual. I love the way the subject (the artist herself) is framed by the gigantic trees and the arrows pointing toward her outstretched arms are perfectly placed. Finally, her journaling is a lesson for us all.
I hope you enjoyed my picks and found them as inspiring as I did. Please leave these well deserving artists some love by clicking on the links and as National Scrapbook Day approaches, happy scrapping!