The calendar turned but I’m in disbelief that this is the 2nd day of August already. Summer is coming to an end and school will be starting soon, here in the States anyway. So my picks for today celebrate this wonderful season we all enjoy! Come take a look.
Blue Summer by meterr
Drippy popsicles and shirtless toddlers are certainly fond summer memories for most of us! I can taste that ice cold, blue raspberry treat right now and can definitely remember taking shirts off the kids outside. The painterly background really pops and the bright colors coordinate beautifully with the blue popsicle. The white paint provides a place for the eye to rest and focus on that cute photo. Love the van and surfboard too! Delightful summer page!
Paradise Pier by QuiltyMom
This page just screams summertime fun! I don’t think any summer is complete without a trip to an amusement park if you have kids. This is a grand collage of photos, showcasing rides, carnival foods and popular characters. I love how the ferris wheel circular frame breaks up the squares and rectangles. Keeping the elements simple and few are key to keeping this layout photo based. Perfect font for the title too! Fantastic summer page!
jump by lego
Can you say awesome? What a fun photo idea and a great capture! I bet they made a big splash into that beautiful lake! The orientation on the left side of the page really works beautifully here. It’s very well balanced with lots of supportive elements, word art and brush work both above and below the photo. The blues are gorgeous against the neutral background. Great summer page!
Like a fish in water by faby33
When I think of summer, I think of swimming, don’t you? What a great close-up action shot, showing this little swimmer taking a breath and wearing her goggles. The horizontal page design beautifully spans across the center of the page. The bright colors and repeated word art really makes everything pop against the white background, which just happens to be some brilliant use of white space on this layout. I love those cute little fish and the ones swimming off the right side of the page adds a little whimsy. Cute summer page!
Me Time by bcgal00
The title grabbed my attention right away. I think we all can relate to needing a little me time now and then. The sketchy scarecrow blended at the top right is marvelous; adds such an artsy feel to this page. I love the summer garden photo and it looks like a great place to visit. Reading the artist’s journaling made me feel so peaceful and it’s clear she took time to enjoy a summer day on her photo walk. Fabulous summer page!
Baignade by timounette
I will leave you with this wonderful double-page spread from the river Dordogne. The watercolor sketch is gorgeous and leads the eye right into the photos. Children playing in the water with their crocodile raft just screams summer fun! And how lucky mom is to relax in the water with a good book! The simple word art and one-line journaling is all this layout needs. I love how the script follows the line of the river. Gorgeous summer page!
What are your summer memories so far? I hope these pages and artists inspire you to scrap some of your own photos. After all, summer is disappearing fast. Feel free to leave some comments for these artists. I know they would appreciate it. Just click on the title links to do so. Have wonderful first week of August and I’ll see you in the galleries!