The pool opened this weekend so we spent lots of time there. The weather cooperated except for a couple of late afternoon showers. It’s so quiet today after the long weekend, the perfect time to browse the galleries looking for standouts. It’s Beatrice and here are my picks for today.

I love the perspective in the photo in Wander by Corrin and of course there is always something so engaging about a photo captured from behind. I like the angles on the patterned papers and the way they peek out ever so slightly. Combining the journal card with the photo of the same size makes for a classy layout design. Her elements are small and not distracting and I like the combination of the wire and sticker clouds. Finally her journaling is heartfelt and a sweet read.

I found more great perspective in Breeze by anke55. We seem to be looking up and from behind at the outdoor tables with the gorgeous red umbrellas. The masking is perfect and emphasizes the focal point. I like the texture added by the paints, scribbles and bit of gesso in the corner. The pop of red in the ink splotch and tiny flower echo the red in the umbrellas. The slight tilt to the title and journaling finish off the layout just right.

It was the layout title that drew me in to Grow (a/k/a, I am weirdly and unexpectedly excited about gardening!) by ElizabethW. And of course I had to take it a step further and read the journaling, which is charming by the way. Her layout design is so clean beginning with the blue cardstock as the foundation. I like the white stroke around the photo framing the title on both sides. The single orange button and the word strips are perfectly placed. The little cluster at the bottom, placed atop the paint, supports and emphasizes her theme.

The layout design in Mallorca by Roxana is so striking. The white background is the ideal choice for the black, red and yellow design elements. While the majority of the elements are horizontally placed, the overlapping circles surrounded by dots walk the eye diagonally across the page. I love the way she cut her title out of the photo allowing the white to show through.

I’m always looking for creative ways to use the journal cards found in so many digital kits and Paradise by Sucali uses no fewer than three. I love the photo treatment which really makes the brightly colored floaties pop. I like the angled strips placed across the top and bottom, framing the page. The script title work is so pretty and the few embellishments wrap things up expertly.

Reading the story behind Pilgrimage by Squeak actually gave me chills. How thrilling to have photos taken in the same venue nearly seventy years apart. The layout design is simple, placing the emphasis on the very special photos. Even so, there are little touches like the paper bits, scribbles and text behind, that add interest. The red spatter brings out the red in the right hand photo and the painted border frames the page flawlessly.

I’ve come to the end of my post as always. I hope you will take the time to click through the links and leave these well deserving artists some praise. Thanks and have a great week.





2 thoughts on “Fingerpointing – May 30th

  1. Thank you for mentioning my layout here Beatrice! You made my day!
    Congrats to all others!

    ~Susanne~ (sucali)

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