Hello and happy Saturday! I admit that I started my search for today’s posts thinking I would steer away from winter pages. It’s so early in December still, I thought there might not be many posted yet. But, wow, those galleries are just filled with gorgeous wintery pages, so I was quickly persuaded to show you some of the standouts I saw. And, of course, there were a couple of surprise, fun non-winter pages too, just to round things out.
This is Liz J., and these are my picks. I hope you like them too!
I found the circular design on this real-life paper page very appealing! Some things are easy to do digitally, and not so easy in paper scrapping, like circular elements. So I have to give her credit for a well-balanced and fun design. Love the puffy alpha for the title work and the whimsical elements that create the circle. The muted tones of the elements work well to keep the focus on the bright photo.
Okay, I give up. I started out this post thinking, “It’s too early for Christmas pages, I’m looking for something else.” But, seriously, who could go past this hilarious page and not call it a standout?! The elf is adorable, anchored to the page and shadowed in such a lively way. The text made me laugh out loud (more than once). For those of you that do December daily albums, I admire the tenacity and ingenuity these take. This is a great page for the album, well done.
Wow, this is so pretty, isn’t it? I love the crackle effect on the reindeer, and the glitter overlay. That one shot of color in the midst of the trees creates such depth. Just lovely. Great shadowing on this page.
Great story on this one, and I really enjoyed the bold use of an unusual non-traditional color scheme for a Christmas page. I really don’t think the house looks bad, by the way, and I’m sure it tasted fine! The IKEA flat-pack gingerbread house concept just cracked me up. Great use of the button sprinkling and whimsical touches, and nice shadowing on this page. Fun border combination between the stacked paper and doodly line border. I hope she won’t be so put off by this experience that she doesn’t ever bake another gingerbread house (although from the date on this, I can see that I may be encouraging that too late already!).
I loved the theme of this one! Congratulations to this artist on getting her Associates’ degree, and even more so for continuing on the path toward a Bachelors! This had a lot of fun touches, the pencil and jar, the doodly circles and border, and the list numbers, which I thought worked well best because she largely ignored their list-i-ness, and used it as a jumping off point to give it to us in straight journaling.
Mirjam is one of my favorite scrapbookers, I think she is amazingly talented! She turned this scraplift into something very special. I like the black and white conversion on the one photo in the foreground, and the map paper adhered to the coin frames was just perfect for this theme. So pretty and austere! I feel like I am on the sea looking out the window of the cabin at these amazing sights!
Weren’t those wonderful projects? If you like them too, please click on the linked title to leave some praise. They all deserve it! Have a great rest of your weekend!