Hi everyone and welcome to todays gallery standouts! As usual, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed catching up with the galleries and seeing all the amazing layouts from all over the world. You know, that’s one of the things I love about this memory-keeping, story-telling, art-making thing we do… the fact that it unites so many people from far and wide who all have the love of this pastime in common. That’s a pretty powerful thing, don’t you think?! So before you head off to to work on a project of your own, take a look at some of the delight I found today!

I love the page design of Kindness Matters by Tinaphillips215 with the contrasting patterned paper choices and mix of brush work. I also love that the photo appears to be rebelling against conforming to the scattered frames that add interest and how the variety of ribbons and title strip work so well with the film strip. With a little twine and some paint splatters thrown in for good measure, this is an amazing page!

Moving onto softer tones, marnie has managed to stop time with the adorable photo on her page aptly entitled Tiny Toes. The gentle masking and doily detail up top add such a calming effect to the layout while the torn frame and pretty little floral detail add a little depth. Completely adorable!

Perspektiva by Secima is a fine example of the use of mixed media. There’s no doubt that the fabulous lighting in the photo draws the viewer in while the pretty button and stitching detail simply compliment the focus of the page. I could study the blending and texture on this project for hours and I love the mix of tones. A fine piece of work!

Another project with beautiful blending that I admire so much is Selfie by faby33. This really inspires me to think outside the box of my own creativity with it’s blending formation and clever incorporation of the pretty photo. I also like the edging here – just enough to enclose the detail of the page without detracting from it. A smashing layout!

I’m a huge fan of super neat layering and Shannamay is a master. Take a look at her page entitled So Tired. Pretty little details adorn the sweet photo while the banner and framing behind are perfectly in proportion. I like the gently patterned back drop and the fact that the title of the page mirrors the border on the right and, oh my, I love the shadowing on the twine leading down to the cute little flair! I really feel I can reach out and touch this! A stunning page!

A black backdrop is perfect to highlight all the pretty detailed clustering on Love You by AliceM. The pink, peach, silver and black colour combination is so gorgeous and compliments the black and white photo beautifully. I like the chunky patterned paper layering and mix of brush work that anchor the detail of the page and those little stars are so cute! A layout that truly pops!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today and when you get a chance, please click on the links and leave a comment or two for the artist. Have a great week, happy creating and I’ll see you in the galleries! Take care, bye bye.

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