A little bit of Christmas and a little bit of not but mostly Christmas because the galleries are brimming with beautiful layouts as we head toward the holiday. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.
This big, gorgeous photo-focus layout jumped right out of the gallery for me. Honestly it makes me feel cold just to look at this photo. I really like the equally sized circles and brads overlapping and beside the photo. The words strips and tiny flower-adorned bow are the only other embellishments to enhance this clean and simple page.
I suppose you never know how many ways you can support your theme until you make the effort. This layout is so appealing to me with the circle theme repeated in everything from the cutout to pasted circle pieces of patterned paper, to the clock, the doily, the coins, the frame and the subtly stamped flowers. Even the lids of the crock pots placed in a row echo the theme. I enjoyed reading the journaling and I love the way the artist supplemented the text with the word strips. This is clearly a carefully planned and executed page with amazing results.
I like this white space page with its subtly patterned background complemented by the bold strip of red plaid. The photo is adorable and the journal card balances it perfectly. I like the placement of the black and white tree as well as the string and trail of lights. The horizontal cluster including the title contrasts perfectly with the overall vertical design of the page.
I know this page started out as a template but the artist definitely made it her own. I like the way she bordered the page in green on just three sides. The framing works perfectly for her small photos. The cluster she built on the right hand side is amazing. I really like how she backed it with the painted branches and added the ornamental frame. I like how she included the scribbles and especially the way she topped one with the green heart button.
I like the blended photo in the corner with the painted dots and scribbles balancing in the opposite corner. The triptych of photos is outstanding, framed in black and stapled together. I think what struck me most about this page, besides the clever design, was the addition of red paint, string and drips which really makes the red in the photos pop!
After carefully reviewing this artist’s gallery and some of the comments made on her layouts, I conclude that this is a digital page. I’m still not entirely convinced that it’s not hybrid which means to me that if it is digital the shadows are outstanding. Regardless, the composition is lovely. I like the way it looks like an open book complete with tabs and tags layered under the photo. It even appears that one hand in the photo is actually holding the frame in place. The paint and scatters complete the look of this gorgeous page or project.
Sadly, I’ve come to the end of my post. I hope you will take the time to click through the layouts and leave these well deserving artists some love. Thanks and have a great week.