I know some folks have trouble making the transition from the weekend to Monday but I’m finding that Monday is the perfect time to look for outstanding layouts. Layout artists have been busy scrapping and it was difficult to narrow down my choices, but without further delay, it’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks.
Uniquely 7 by dotcomkari was actually the first layout I found as I was starting to browse the galleries. I love the vertical design with the minute page edges and bit of doily added at the top. The background is perfect for her cluster which is amazing and perfectly shadowed. I hope you will click through and read the journaling which is a tribute to her daughter on her seventh birthday. It’s heartwarming.
Sometimes the title alone can lead me to click on the thumbnail and read further, especially when combined with a particular photo. Harriet Houdini by carollee is a perfect example. While the page design is quite simple the chicken wire and torn edge as well as the horizontal title (I definitely plan to check out the font) support her photo cluster and story in just the right way. I know this layout artist to be a great storyteller and if you click through and read her story I promise you will have your first laugh of the day.
I’m always on the lookout for unique ways to scrap heritage photos. I really like the perspective of the storytelling in Noteworthy by zinzilah. While it’s often difficult to recall the actual event, she writes about what she remembers while looking at the photo. Her layout design is exceptional with the striped paper behind the angled paper supporting the framed photos. I love how she added a small photo of the toy featured in the story on top of her black and white photo. The one small cluster atop the frame appears to be tied to the page and the title work completes the layout perfectly.
It’s not always necessary to journal on a page when the photo can tell the story. In Happy Place by seniorgal the out of bounds photo is executed faultlessly. The addition of paint, gesso and bits of scribble brushwork add texture and dimension to the page. The title combined with the small cluster below is the perfect added touch.
Discover by Sweeet is a gorgeous pocket page where the photos and journal cards work together to tell the story. The photo treatment is exceptional and matches the kit palette perfectly. Her clusters and scatters direct the eye around the page and the way the artist cropped the chalked dinosaurs front and back is a clever touch.
Leaves by ernie88 is my final pick. I was torn but in the end I could not resist these darling photos. I love the large blended photo with the smaller, stacked framed photos on top. The word art is perfect for the photos and the horizontal paint and tiny elements split the page in just the right way.
I’ve come to the end of my post and with great difficulty narrowed down my picks for today. I hope you will take the time to click through the layout links and leave these deserving artists some love. Thanks and have a great week.