Happy Thanksgiving to our American scrappers! I’m sitting here watching the misty rain fall out my kitchen window and thinking of everything I am thankful for (even though our Thanksgiving was in Oct!) I often sit and think while I stare out the window and today, I am grateful to be a part of this wonderful blog team. This will be my last post for a few weeks on the blog as I am having surgery on Tuesday. As I perused the gallery, I thought, wow…I’m going to miss seeing all these beautiful layouts and having the honour to choose some for the GSO blog.” I hope everyone who reads this has a wonderful holiday. I am hoping to be back soon…but for today, here are my picks.
Everyone who knows me, knows I am a HUUUGE Harry Potter geek. I love all things in the wizarding world and this layout by Cfile blew me away! I love the creative way she used the elements. I love how the layout looks like it could be a page out of a wizarding textbook! The story of the Deathly Hallows documented is wonderful and the colours are perfect. I want this layout for my collection of HP stuff!
From Harry to Christmas! I loved this layout by Chigirl. I love the messy background paper and the brushes. The photo is just adorable and the little girl looks so happy. The stitching and the drawn elements of Santa and the reindeer are the perfect accents to this design. Lastly, the handwritten fonts are awesome and really lend to the old fashioned feel to the page. Just love it.
What is more gorgeous than a fresh snowfall? Not many things….this beautiful layout by Glori2 caught my eye right away. (maybe because I love snow days being from Canada!) The colours of the paper and the title really compliment the stunning photos. I love the little diamond inserts and the little deer element she added into the photo. Just so cute! The stitching and the brushes/stamps are wonderfully placed and add to the design with such subtlety. Fantastic layout.
I really like this layout by jlholden. Another winter page, but it’s such a great one. I love the perspective of the photo. The blend is outstanding and I really like how she added the elements in the bottom corner to mimic the tree on the left. I adore the little animals she added into the tree and the mailbox too. It just screams Christmas holidays and welcome home to me. Just a great layout.
I just dropped my jaw open when I viewed this gem in the gallery. I am a huge fan of art journal and this one is exceptional! It’s so much to look at and you see something new at every glance. I love the word art. I love the fonts she chose. I love the all the doodles and brushes and paints. I think this is art at it’s best. Just amazing and sbpoet should be congratulated on her wonderful creativity here.
Last but not least, this amazing layout by Wombat146 jumped out at me. The background wood paper is so authentic looking and I love the colours painted into it. The arrows draw your eye down to the photo and the elements and then the magic begins. I just love the whimsy of this layout. The photo evokes movement that mimics the arrows and the simple element placement just enhances it. The shadowing is top notch and I love the random numbers at the side. Just
Well that’s all for today! As always, please remember to leave these ladies some love! Happy Holidays and hope to be back soon! Happy Scrapping!