Before we get to today’s edition of gallery standouts, there are a couple of announcements I need to make.

First, we’re at the time of year when the GSO team takes a holiday break.  This will be the last post for 2017 but we’ll be back on January 7th with a whole new year of gallery standouts.  You might want to check the blog once in a while, though, because sometimes one of the team members feels the need to make a post.

Second, this will not only be the last post of 2017 but it will also be my last post as a GSO blog team member.  I think if I were going to pick one little word to express my hopes/goals for 2018, it would be finish.  I hope to finish many projects that are overdue for completion and to finish working through several classes that I have had on hold for a couple of years.  It has been an incredible experience being a member of the GSO blog team! I want to thank all of my team members (past and present) for their support and friendship and  I want to thank all of you for sharing your art in the galleries and for following the GSO posts.

With that said, here are my picks for today.

My Story by stormchaser is an absolute beauty of a page!  The color palette is gorgeous and I love the “bulletin board” look of the page.  Awesome clusters.  Love that the large photo is B&W and love how it seems seamless with the patterened paper.  Perfect title placement.  Love this!

When I saw Lasagna by sbpoet in the gallery, my first thought was how perfect this would be as a poster in my “chef” kitchen!  Love the choices of art she has chosen for her frames.  Awesome page!

I’m a big fan of art journaling pages and I love Dear Future, I Am Ready by cinderella.  It really has the appearance of a paper page.  Love the background!  And that art doll, how cute is she?!  The paint splatter and the smeary font on the wordart/journaling further enhances the look of a paper page.  This would be a great cover or opening page for a journal.  Love it!

Snow-Cutie by jenwhite is a beautiful winter page. That sequence of photos is just darling.  Love the hand-written title with the bow added to cross the “t”.  The snowflake overlay adds an extra layer of winter to the page!  This is just “snow” cute!

Once again I am in love with a page by margje.  This time it’s All I Want and it’s gorgeous!  As is the case with most of her work, this piece features beautiful blending, awesome photo effects, and perfect finishing touches.

I absolutely love the lighting on Trish_1’s page Merry Christmas!  The large blended photo makes a perfect background for the framed photo which, by the way, blends flawlessly into the background.  Wouldn’t this make a gorgeous Christmas card?

These are the final gallery standouts for 2017.  I hope you have enjoyed my choices and will visit the galleries to leave the artists a comment.  Wishing you all the best in 2018!



5 thoughts on “Finger Pointing – December 17th

  1. Thank you for choosing my LO. You made my day!
    I’m sorry to see you leave, but I hope you’ll be back someday.
    Your goal to finish your projects is inspiring! I myself have PHD’s (aka Projects Half Done!) in sewing, crocheting and of course scrapbooking!

    1. You are very welcome! I know what you mean about the PHDs. I have several myself – sewing, cross-stitching, genealogy, etc. Here’s to us finishing as many as we can!

  2. I just walked in the door & turned on my laptop and saw my LO had been chosen for a GSO! What a nice surprise thank you so much it’s such an honor, there are so many talented artists out there and I love looking at all the LO’s you guys showcase. Good luck on your future endeavors.

  3. Thank you so much Patsy for highlighting my page here! Congrats to all others too! Great pages!
    Sorry to see you leave the GSO team but I can totally understand it! I sure will see you around in digiland!
    To all the GSO contributors I want to give you all a big hug, and a big thank you for all the lovely posts you did and all the picks and the highlighting of our pages! You made me and a lot of other people very happy! Let’s not forget that you are all doing this for free. I really appreciate this!

  4. Thanks, Pasty! I’m thrilled to be highlighted here. I hope to see you in our classrooms during your “finishing” year. 😀 xoxo

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