Hello Scrappers! Happy Monday. It’s a gorgeous November morning here in Ontario. Still warm but we are expecting some snow this weekend! We’ve been really lucky this fall to have had some amazing weather. I’ve been lucky also because I got to peruse the galleries today and see some outstanding work. We sure do have some extremely talented artists in the digital scrapping world.
Although I didn’t really have theme in mind, as I look at these layouts I realize I subconsciously chose all neutral backgrounds. I do love the colour grey; it’s so calming and serene. So without further ado, here are my picks for today.
I smiled huge when I saw this layout by Adryane in the galleries. Not that it’s a funny subject, but because of the seriousness of the people in the photo and the title! I so want to know what the story behind this family is. Are they hiding something? Are they unhappy? Do they not want their photo taken? WHAT!? The blending by Adryane is always stellar and I love how she always has so much interesting textures in her layouts.
I love the stamped background and the lovely photo in this layout by Beaute. The softness of this is awesome and I love the little touches of paint and the little jewels placed here and there. The shadowing is fantastic and the colours are subtle yet draw the eye right into that sweet photo. Great job here.
One of my favourite scrappers is Dady. She is a master at what she does. Her photos always have interesting textures or filters and she knows just when to keep a layout simple or glam it up. I love this layout. I love the random colour in the photo and how she treated it. I love that she has two little elements, yet this layout looks so complex. The choice of font reminds me of an old newspaper article. It’s just classic Dady and it’s just so amazing.
Who would ever think to scrap their junk photos? This layout by Gerli, really caught my attention. To think she made this GORGEOUS piece of art with (she calls) junk photos is awesome. I love the colours in this. I really like how she split the photo to make two smaller photos. The paint splatters compliment the photos beautifully and the scribble draws the eye right around the subjects. I’m not sure what the photo is, but I really don’t care because it’s so pretty!
Birthday pages are so hard for me to do. I’m not sure why…but if I could scrap a birthday layout like this one by Jenna, then I’d be a happy scrapper! This layout is brilliant. I love the lines of paint behind that adorable photo of her little girl. I really like how just some paint can create such a dynamic texture and background. The little 3 in the corner is perfect and the paper elements are just right! This has inspired me to try some new birthday layouts myself!
This last layout by Oldenmeade touched my heart and my soul. Having a son who has high functioning Asperger’s; whose whole life is music, I related to this so well. Such a simple layout, but the message screams out loud and clear. My son communicates his feelings through music. He understands music more than words. I LOVE that Anne relayed this on a layout. The little notes and the scribble give this so much movement and the blended/masked photo is just beautiful. I can’t say enough how much this layout touches me personally. Thank you Anne.
These are my picks for today. I hope you love them as much as I do. The inspiration I see daily in the galleries is outstanding. Thank you all for sharing your art with all of us. Until next time…happy scrapping!!!